Saskia van Waaijenburg is one of our most passionate Gecko's travellers. She has been on countless journeys, meeting hundreds of people and taking thousands of photos along the way.
Take a look at the faces of Africa, in this stunning set of images kindly supplied to us by Saskia. So many emotions can be seen - joy, curiosity and something in the face of one little girl that seems to be hard to define. One thing's for sure, the memory of these faces will stay with you forever.
Take a look...
Making many friends with the local children
The face of an eager young student - Mali
The inquisitive faces of Burkina Faso
A friendly local woman from Mandingue Country, Mali
About the author: Having caught the travel bug from my parents at the age of two, I have travelled to 90 different countries. My short term goal is to make it to 100 before I'm 40. My dream is to make it to all of them.
I have been on two Geckos tours including Egypt, Libya and Tunisia (Cairo to Tunis) and West Africa; Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana (Wild West Africa) and met some amazing people and have gotten off the beaten track. Recently crowned 'The World's Greatest Traveller' after being part of the winning team in the Global Scavenger Hunt, I spent my time teaching History, hanging out with my cat Chairman Mao, King of the Mush and travelling. Check out my blogs.
If you'd like to visit Mali or anywhere else in Africa, take a look at all our trips.