Lost Adventures was founded by Mikkel Legarth from Denmark in 2018. He co-founded Modisa Wildlife Project in 2010, a wildlife conservation project in Botswana, together with Valentin Gruener from Germany. Modisa means “guardian” in the local language of Setswana and their aim with the project is to act as advocates for the wildlife in Botswana and to assist in the human wildlife conflict by cooperating with local and foreign researchers.
Their project, and especially Modisa’s family member, a lioness named Sirga, found its way to the frontpage of Daily Mail in 2013. The story vent viral and was featured in CNN, BBC, China daily and Google’s year in search 2014, just to name a few. With their story followed an invitation from TEDx Copenhagen where Mikkel did a TEDx Talk at the Bremen Theater in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2013. The great interest in Sirga also laid the grounds for filming the award-winning series "Saving Sirga: Journey into the Heart of a Lion", available on Netflix, Animal Planet, Amazon Prime and ViaSat Nature.
Mikkel’s passion for Africa and its wildlife unfolded in 2008 with a 3-week placement at a wildlife volunteer project in Namibia. The 3 weeks turned into a 9 months adventure! The experience of living and working in the bush - and the bond he had built with a leopard called Lost, ultimately changed his dream of becoming a commercial pilot to co-found Modisa Wildlife Project in Botswana instead. In 2018 he embarked on a new journey with starting Lost Adventures - named after the leopard from Namibia.