• Flying High Mukono

    The Wild and Magical North



  • Flying High Mukono

    paddle, fish, hike



  • Flying High Mukono

    Experience northern sweden's wilderness



  • fishing boat on lake victoria

    travel to unique destinations

  • serene wilderness



  • fishing boat on lake victoria

    Namibia Horseback safari

    Book this unique riding experience with Marika Griehsel

  • mandela tour mbotyi beach hike 2018

    Southern Africa Fishing Safaris

    We design your dream fishing safari

  • a wild walk mbotyi

    journalism, photography and film

    we film and produce broadcast inserts, documentaries, high quality information films and communication features.

Welcome to Selected Stories
Marika Griehsel & Simon Stanford

We invite you to share our journey.

Follow us beyond the established tourist routes and experience a genuine meeting with people and nature.  We are firmly established in Africa  and now offer unique travel experiences in our other home region, Scandinavia. We have created Selected Stories as a platform to share the knowledge and insight that we have gained over more than 30 years of intensive travel, reporting and documentary film production in most corners of our wonderful planet.  

Join us for your next adventure.

Marika Griehsel & Simon Stanford


Travel & Courses

We have wide experience leading travel expeditions that are unique, provide knowledge, insight, challenges and  opportunities.

"Fantastic journey , Fantastic experience. Days on the mountain, unbeatable! - Challenging but such a nature experience & sense of community.  Just do it!"

Åsa Elm 25 mars 2020

Film Production

We produce documentary films and reportage. We produce films for selected organisations and companies.  We lead moderate and film seminars and conferences.

"I’ve followed Simon’s work, where he puts in more than just professionalism. Because of his wide international experience, and his own background in Africa, he has an ability to see people not as exotic objects, but as a part of mankind; or nature - not as plants or animals, but as the beauty that makes up our whole planet."

Malcolm Dixelius  - Producer.

marika moderator

Marika Griehsel

Journalist, lecturer & moderator

Marika Griehsel is a skillful moderator with close on 30 years experience as a foreign correspondent.  Always up to date, well informed and interested she leads conversations and debates in close collaboration with  conference co-ordinators.

Simon Stanford

Photographer, adventure & film director

Simon is an experienced director/photographer with many accolades to his name. He films and directs his own films and takes on assignments for clients in Scandinavia and internationally.  

"I've worked with Simon in several very different locations, and he's organised, efficient and collaborative. He has a great eye for detail, is highly creative with his camerawork, and has a real talent for narrative storytelling. AND - a huge plus - he remains open-minded and extremely easy to work with, even under the tightest of production deadlines.” 

Willem Marx. Bloomberg / CNN / CNBC. 


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