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Top tips, advice, technical know-how, photo ideas… and a glass of something cheery. Our series of informal chats are tailored to fit in with your busy lives. Travel Geeks: Rush Hour is just an hour long, and offers you the chance to hear from our experts, share a drink and join in the chat.
From the world-famous Kruger National Park and its multitude of creatures, to the lesser-known gems like western Etosha in Namibia — a safari is a lifelong dream for many. Whether you’re a first-timer yet to spot the Big 5 or are a seasoned safari-goer, this event is just for you. In association with Audley Travel, join our expert panel as we chat all things safari, from what to pack and where to go to how to get involved in conservation tourism. And here’s a little bit about what our expert panelists will be sharing on the night:
Emma Gregg, travel journalist
Award-winning travel journalist Emma Gregg writes about responsible, eco-friendly travel experiences with a nature, culture and conservation focus. Emma made her first trip to Africa in the early 1990s, and has since spent time in over 30 African countries. She has written several guidebooks, is a former editor of Travel Africa magazine and has been National Geographic Traveller (UK) contributor since the first issue.
Jonny May, Africa product manager, Audley Travel
Jonny first went on safari at the age of 13 and has been hooked ever since, extensively exploring north, east and south Africa. His highlight has been driving an overland truck from Cape Town to Cairo. Jonny has worked in the Africa travel industry for nearly ten years and this has included training guides in Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa and Kenya. His favourite safari experiences generally involve walking in the bush or camping out in the wilderness.
Harry Skeggs, wildlife photographer and expert safari guide
Harry is a multiple award winning wildlife photographer and expert safari guide. Having travelled extensively across Central, Eastern and Southern Africa, Harry has acquired an intimate knowledge of the flora and fauna that calls this continent home.
Mike Unwin, writer
Mike writes about travel and natural history for numerous publications, from the Daily Telegraph to BBC Wildlife. Among his 33 published books are the Bradt Guide to Southern African Wildlife and the Atlas of Birds. Although his pursuit of wildlife takes him around the globe, his first love remains Africa, where he lived and worked for eight years.
Jo Fletcher-Cross, contributing editor at National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Jo is an experienced journalist and a less experienced, but enthusiastic, stand-up comedian. She loves obscure European cities, brutalist architecture and Eurovision.
When: Thursday 13 September from 18:00 to 20:00
Where: Everyman Theatre, Whiteladies Rd, Bristol, BS8 2NH
Tickets: We’re offering 20 free tickets to each Travel Geeks: Safari with Audley Travel vent.