Born and raised in rural Zimbabwe and South Africa, Shara is a teacher with a deep love for remote African wilderness, and has a growing interest in conservation. In 2016 she paddled Lake Tanganyika in East Africa, the longest lake in the world, making her the first woman to complete this journey by non- motorised transportation.
Over the past few years, her adventures have taken her through the Canadian wilderness, up Kilimanjaro, through Iceland and into the Jordanian desert of Wadi Rum where she spent time with the Bedouin.
In 2013 she spent six months driving rural backroads solo from Kenya to Cape Town. At present, alongside her teaching career, Shara is assisting the Northern Rangelands Trust with strategies to curb tribal and human-wildlife conflict in Northern Kenya.