This blog is a literary game drive or how non-locals refer to it as a “safari”. I am a student at the Univeristy of Otago doing a Masters in Science Communication. I did my undergraduate at Otago University studying a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and film which is where my passion for studying Animal Behaviour ignited. I grew up in South Africa, visiting many wildlife reserves and my love for science communication was born on a game drive much like the one I am trying to create on this blog.


So welcome Traveler, my name is Samantha and I  will be your guide for the the drive.

*All images owned by Samantha Smyrke unless otherwise stated