My name is Dean Swart and I view myself as an ordinary 47 year old guy, with a passion for the great out-doors and a burning need to get out and do something to conserve our planet. I was born and raised in Zimbabwe and schooled in Kwazulu Natal South Africa. On completing my education I returned to Zimbabwe in order to farm. In 2004 my farm was appropriated by the government in Zimbabwe’s land grab. Whereupon I left for the UK and changed my profession, moving into the construction industry. Finally I returned to settle in South Africa and due to the slow down in the economy and the construction industry, I decided that I needed to focus my energy on my passion for the outdoors. This has ultimately lead to an expedition.