NEWSFLASH!

NEWSFLASH!

We’re very excited and proud to announce that our leopard-lady, Saba Douglas-Hamilton, will soon be sharing some of our best stories from Samburu in theatres across the UK! Starting on April 12th and running until May 3rd 2016, her talks will be a delightful mixture of barefoot adventures and fascinating encounters with the many sentient creatures she’s studied as a wildlife filmmaker around the world.  Together with the latest scientific insights into the world of elephants, the dramatic frontline of conservation with Save the Elephants, and behind-the-scenes glimpses using clips from TV series such as This Wild Life, Big Cat Diary, and the Secret Life of Elephants, the talk is sure to bring a blast of African sunshine to your evening and is suitable for all the family! Her talks will be taking place in the following regions and cities: Southwest Home Counties Midlands Scotland Taunton Leatherhead Shrewsbury Aberdeen Salisbury London Morecambe Oban Exeter Camberley Halifax Stirling Swindon Tunbridge Wells Bathgate Venues and dates with links for direct booking can be found on her website www.sabadouglashamilton.com, or here below: 12th April    Camberley Theatre, Camberley     01276 707600 16th April    Shrewsbury Theatre, Severn Walker theatre      01743 281281 SOLD OUT! 17th April    Swindon Wyvern       01793 524 481 18th April    Exeter Corn Exchange  01392 665866 19th April    Leatherhead Theatre   01372 365141 20th April    Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall  01892 530613 21st April     Taunton Brewhouse 01823 283 244 22nd April    Salisbury City Hall 01722 434434 24th April    Bathgate Regal 01506 630 085  25th April    Sterling, Macrobert Arts Centre   01786 466666 26th April  ...
My Favourite Elephants

My Favourite Elephants

The Save the Elephants team in Samburu can individually recognise about 1000 elephants, and have been monitoring them closely since 1997. For ease of reference each family is named after a category, like the Storms, Winds, Acacias, or Native Americans, so individuals bear names such as Tempest, Harmattan, Polyacantha or Sioux. What makes these elephants special is that they are part of one of the biggest remaining free-roaming wild elephant populations in Kenya that come in and out of the Samburu and Buffalo Springs national reserves at will, ranging vast distances across the wild frontier of the Ewaso ecosystem in the Northern Rangelands. The conservation efforts in north Kenya stand heads above other parts of Africa, because of the collaborative nature of the work that is done by the NGOs, community conservancies, game ranches, government agencies and parastatals based there.  Nothing is achieved in isolation, so for all our successes and triumphs at Save the Elephants and Elephant Watch Camp, I’d like to credit also our partners at Kenya Wildlife Service, Samburu County Government, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Northern Rangelands Trust, Ewaso Lions, Grevy Zebra Trust, Milgis Trust and the many Community Conservancies whom we have the pleasure to work with. In addition, from time to time we find orphaned or injured elephants (and other animals), and have to call upon the services of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust who unfailingly answer our cries for help by scrambling a rescue plane or immediately sending in their mobile veterinary unit. Thank you all! Right! Back onto elephants. Today, I’d like to celebrate some of the elephants I love best. Like Babylon, above, from the Biblical Towns, the oldest and most beautiful matriarch...
This Wild Life – A New 12 part BBC Series starting on the 31st August at 7pm on BBC2

This Wild Life – A New 12 part BBC Series starting on the 31st August at 7pm on BBC2

We’re delighted to announce that the new 12 part BBC series – This Wild Life – starring our amazing teams at Elephant Watch Camp and Save the Elephants, has hit TV screens across Europe and will soon be in the UK! It’s already been showing to great acclaim in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Norway and Turkey, and will soon be in Italy, Sweden, Romania, Israel, and China!  We hope it’ll inspire you all to come to Kenya soon to experience the open vistas, starscapes and exquisite wildlife of the northern frontier for yourselves. Excitingly, the UK broadcast is scheduled to start on the 31st August at 7pm, and will run throughout the month of September every Monday and Tuesday evening on BBC2.  So just as the kids go back to school, there’s somewhere marvelous to escape to on the telly! Filmed in the wild frontier of Samburu National Reserve, This Wild Life captures the humour, passion, beauty and heartache of what it’s like for a young couple with small children to live in the bush running a high-end safari camp. Amidst a fascinating array of nomadic tribes in an endless, open landscape, Saba Douglas-Hamilton and Frank Pope work around the clock, with a team of irresistible Samburu warriors, to enchant their guests with the beauty of the wild world, and meet the challenges of seasonal floods, monkeys running havoc in the kitchen, and some very territorial bull elephants, head on! We hope you’ll enjoy this light-hearted behind-the-scenes glimpse of life in Samburu, and we encourage you all to come and experience this “wild life” first hand at Elephant Watch Camp! Watch...
BBC Series ‘This Wild Life’ Out in Norway

BBC Series ‘This Wild Life’ Out in Norway

The much anticipated ‘This Wild Life’ has hit TV screens in Norway. The ten part BBC series starring Saba Douglas-Hamilton, daughter of well known elephant conservationists, Iain and Oria, gives a glimpse of the exciting life and conservation work in the bush with her husband, Frank Pope, and their three young children. Filmed in Samburu National Reserve, the series captures the cutting edge science done by Save the Elephants which includes collaring, monitoring and collecting data from the Samburu herds – the most closely researched group of elephants in the world. Also featured in the documentary is Elephant Watch Camp, the unique eco-luxury camp created by Oria, which Saba runs in between saving elephants, being a filmmaker, conservationist, loving mum and wife. We welcome all our Norwegian friends to come and experience ‘This REAL Wild Life’ in Samburu, Northern Kenya first hand and spend some days at Elephant Watch Camp. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance!   Photocredit: Tim...
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