I’m serious. I’m putting together a trip to the Luangwa Valley in October 2016, and another in 2017, and I’d be delighted if you could join me.
My new book The Sacred Combe comes out in January. It’s all about the secret special places that mean so much to us: the book’s subtitle is The Search for Humanity’s Heartland.
The Luangwa Valley has always seen my special place, and so inevitably the new book returns again and again the Valley. It begins on my first night in the Valley when I awoke to find elephants eating my hut, and it ends on my most recent trip, with elephants celebrating the arrival of the rains.
And it occurred to me that the best way to celebrate this book would be to set up the Sacred Combe Safari. So I called my old friend Chris Breen, with whom I have shared a thousand adventures. Chris is the founder and head honcho of the specialist travel company Wildlife Worldwide, and he agreed that this would be a fine trip and he would put it together. He liked the idea so much that he’s coming too.
We plan to walk, drive, sit and see wonders. We’ll see the valley at dawn; we’ll explore its secrets in the darkness. We’ll look for lions and leopards, we’ll raise our glasses to elephants, we’ll hear the honking of hippos from our beds and we’ll see the most fabulous birds on earth. I’ll even try and get you identify some of them on call.
We’ll be with some of the finest guides in Africa in the finest national park in Africa. Please come. We’ll have a blast.
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