Biography

1971
Born to Danish mother Marianne Illum Berg and Danish / Swedish father Iens Illum Berg. One sister, Karina (1965).
Brought up on family hunting estate / wildlife and conservation reserve “Eriksberg” in Blekinge, Sweden.

1989
Finishes school. Lundsbergs Skola.

1989-1990
Goes to South Africa to work as a helping hand on game farms.

1991
Writes a collection of poems in Swedish and tries to publish for the first time.

1993
Starts a forestry education in Denmark. Escapes back to Africa as soon as possible.

1994
Moves to Tanzania and starts working as an apprentice professional hunter.

1998-2000
Starts working as a fully licensed professional hunter in Tanzania.
Writes and publishes “Rivers of Red Earth” (literally translated from “Floder af rød jord”). Autobiographical stories.

2002-2003
Writes and publishes “Tea on the Blue Sofa.” Autobiographical love letter.

2004-2005
Writes and publishes “So wanton a God” (“Abens hjerte”). Novel.

2008
Publishes “Looking at Harry." Short story collection.

2008
Becomes first woman member of the African Professional Hunters Association A.P.H.A. and the Tanzanian Professional Hunters Association T.P.H.A.

2010
Writes and publishes “Bark of the Sundogs” (“Vildnis”). Novel.

2011
Had the honour to head an expedition where she took ten severely physically disabled people on foot right across Namibia.
Filmed by Sweden’s national television, SVT.

2011, December
Starts writing “All Will be Well”. Autobiographical stories.

2011, 8 November
Gives birth to her daughter Mink Fredrika.

2012
When returning to hunt buffalo after one and a half years she is shocked and horrified to see the bush full of poached elephant carcasses and starts getting involved in elephant conservation.

2014-2016
“Ivory Black Foundation”.
The making of the documentary “Skypaths”.



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Misty buffalo mountains.
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Short story writing while filming.
Waiting for the bearded vulture in Lo mantang, Nepal.
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Some of my favourite people in the world are part of the hunting team.
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We walk. To the best adventures there are no shortcuts.

Natasha continues to be an author and a hunter/conservationist.