Gulnara Kieffer

Gulnara Kieffer, born Gulnara Miftakhova, is a Russian Tatar who was born in the city of Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation. In 2001, she graduated from the Kazan Pedagogical University (Philology Department) with a Russian language and literature teaching degree.

Thereafter, she applied her pedagogical skills while working as a governess for 2 years.

In March 2006, Gulnara moved to Moscow, where she was hired by movie production companies. There, she organized and coordinated the creation of films and musical concerts.

In 2008, she started working as a manager for a Russian music recording company.

Gulnara met Dimitri Kieffer in 2009 while guiding Russian artists in  Morocco.

Gulnara joined Nexus expeditions in August of 2011.

Together they cycled through Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Oman, United Arabian Emirates.

In 2021 they kayaked with Dimitri lake Malawi and then cycled together throught Botswana, Namibia and South Africa until they riched Cape Agulhas, the most southern point on the African continent.