Friends in Melbourne and Singapore, I'm coming your way to talk elephants in early October so if you're around please come along to see some beautiful elephant images an update from me on all things elephantine! More details of the events are coming soon, but for now put these dates in your diary! All of my books will be available at these events.
- Comment Thread:
- Comments: Maggie Knewstub | Tammie, do I need to book for the presentation at Melbourne UNI? Would love to see Let Elephants be elephants. Maggie Knewstub
- Comments: Tammie | Hi Maggie, I don't have all the details for the Melbourne event but I know it will be in a venue that can take a couple of hundred people. Updates will be advertised here on my blog and on Facebook. Look forward to seeing you there!
There is a reason why Kenya's Maasai Mara is so famous. Not only is this World Heritage Site Kenya's most visited reserve, famous for its high density of herbivores and predators, it also protects one of the planet's last great migrations of mammals, including about 2 million wildebeests, and a thousands of gazelles and zebras, which visit between July and October.
Are you male? Are you a lone traveller? Do you know someone who is and wants to go to Namibia? Well this is your lucky day! This is a last minute offer for a single male to join my Namibian safari THIS September (1st-8th), sharing with another single male. Yes that's just a few months away!
Last year, Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp won Tatler's "Most Out Of This World" award. I reckon it would have been a tough choice for this between Hoanib Camp and Serra Cafema, two of the most remote and wild-feeling places you're ever likely to visit, both of them run by Wilderness Safaris.
We've seen some promising signs from China in the last week in relation to the ivory trade driving elephant poaching in Africa, with the Chinese government conducting their third ivory destruction in the last eighteen months and committing to phase out its legal, domestic ivory industry. No time line has yet been given, but it is encouraging to see the Chinese taking stronger measures and the steps have been lauded by conservation organisations.
- Comment Thread:
- Comments: Katherine West | I am very interested in doing an ethical safari! I would also love to do some voluntary work in Africa to help with conservation projects, particularly with elephants. Does this opportunity exist anywhere? Thanks, Katherine
- Comments: Tammie | Hi Katherine! Great to have your interest. I've dropped you an email about the ethical safaris I'm running in 2016 to Namibia, Botswana and Kenya. All my safaris for this year (2015) are sold out at this stage.