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Saba Douglas-Hamilton

Saba Douglas-Hamilton is an award-winning filmmaker, TV host and conservationist. As an accomplished TV presenter, her best-known work is Secret Life of Elephants and Big Cat Diary. Today she spends her time at Elephant Watch Camp in Samburu and has recently returned to filmmaking to work on a twelve-part series for the BBC – This Wild Life.

Her childhood was spent travelling around East Africa while her parents battled to save elephants from the illegal ivory trade. Her parents’ passion for wildlife conservation rubbed off and after graduating from university, she started work for Save the Rhino Trust, Namibia, where she ran a community conservation project to protect the rare desert-adapted black rhino. She later joined Save the Elephants in Kenya, where she helped set up a research station in Samburu that now monitors a population of over 900 elephants.

Saba has led tours for Steppes in the past to allow our clients to travel and experience elephant conservation first-hand. If you would like to Saba for an insight into the fulfilling work of elephant conservation in Kenya please get in touch.

Holiday ideas to Kenya

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Thoughts. Opinions. Experiences

Figures at sunset, Masai Mara, Kenya
Kenya: Red in Tooth and Claw
Jarrod Kyte
This article is an excerpt from our new Steppes Traveller magazine – please get in touch with us to receive your…
Masai Mara, Kenya
Kenya: Changing perceptions
Chris Johnston
Times are changing in Kenya. Blixen’s “Flame Trees of Thika” have grown into a thriving agricultural heartland, Silicon Savannah (a district…
Fly camping, El Karama, Laikipia, Kenya
Kenya: Safari Hangout
Rob Gardiner
I wriggle my body onto stretched canvas and inelegantly flop forwards. The whole structure vibrates and I roll over. Above me,…
Wildebeest, Masai Mara, Kenya
Kenya – changing pre-conceptions
Chris Johnston
It was with some trepidation that I flew into Nairobi, with Kenya having been in the news for all the wrong…

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