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About Kangela Life

Who Am I & Why Kangela?

KANGELA an African word, used widely in Southern and East Africa meaning: to search / look for / to seek

I’m Chris Corbet, videographer, nature lover and overlanding & road trip fanatic. Living my best life and making the most of each & every day and new experience. After many years in the digital marketing space, I decided that corporate life wasn’t for me, sold my business and embraced the overlanding life. And I’ve not regretted it for a single minute.

In the words of the great Muhammad Ali:
“Live each day as if it’s your last, because someday it will be!”

Now: Exploring my home continent of Africa.

Connect On Social Media

I’ve got an active and popular YouTube channel here: Kangela on YouTube. And I’m active on Instagram, connect with me here: Kangela on Instagram. Please do follow and subscribe so that you’ll be notified when we add a new video or photo. If you’ve got an interesting channel (which I’m sure you do), I’ll follow back, I get so much inspiration from seeing what creators are doing.

So, What’s Different About Kangela?

There are any number of overlanding and road trip websites and social media channels extolling the virtues of living rough. They would tell us that we aren’t experiencing the “real thing” unless we are cold, dirty, tired and hungry. I believe that overlanding doesn’t have to be uncomfortable, and it doesn’t mean that we HAVE to forego creature comforts. So, Kangala Life is aimed at folks who want to experience all the wonderful aspects of overlanding and road tripping, but who prefer to do so in a little more style and comfort

Our Backyard
Early Years

I was born in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia back then) and after a spell working as a surveyor on the gold mines of the Witwatersrand, I moved to Cape Town in the 80’s where I met my beautiful Cape Town born wife Birgit, and started a family. In 1999 the internet became a focus and life steered in the direction of digital marketing. I sold my company in late 2013, giving me the privilege of being able to do what I love most pretty much full time.

Travel Advice, Inspiration And Awesome Places 

Photography has been a lifelong passion, in fact, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have a camera nearby. So please enjoy this visual overlanding journey, the amazing destinations we’ve visited, and the useful stuff uncovered in the process. We’ve been fortunate enough to come across some amazingly wonderful destinations, discovered some of the awesome places in the world, and, been incredibly inspired along the way.

What Did We Get Up To In 2020?

In March 2020 our life was thrown turned on it’s head like everyone else when the entire world went into lockdown. But it actually wasn’t a wasted year, although business dried up, we still managed to enjoy new experiences. We bought a 60 foot narrow boat and spent 4 months from June to September exploring the canals of the UK. You can follow that journey on YouTube here.

After deciding that life in Europe wasn’t for us, and checking out possibilities in southern Portugal, (that video is here), we returned to South Africa and embarked on a series of overland road trips, exploring our own backyard. Starting with a north to south road trip, staying at each of 11 Africamps glamping properties. You can watch the videos about that adventure here:

60460

Right now the overlanding life continues, during 2021 so far we’ve explored the Kruger National Park and the Kgalagadi in the Kalahari and are planning project 60460. Which will be an epic overlanding road trip, exploring 60 of the most iconic places in southern and east Africa, all by road, to mark my 60th year of an awesome life, lived to the full. Read about Project 60460 here.

Watch this space.

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Photography

Being obsessed with photography and videography, a Canon camera, GoPro, and a Dji Mavic Air drone, are seldom far from hand.

Working Together

I’m available for assignments and collaborations, with a large, growing and engaged following on this blog and on social media: 18k+ on Instagram, 5k+ on Facebook and a growing YouTube channel (now exceeding 12K subscribers). And, through my video marketing agency, Kangela Digital, I can help boost the profile of selected travel and tourism businesses. I never buy social media followers, they are all, as far as is within my control, real people with a real interest in what I have to share.

Contact Options & Media Kit Download

Media Kit (Pdf)

Drop me a message here or email me: hello@kangela.com


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