Hamish Douglas - Travel Consultant - click here to email me
Ever since I can remember I have been attracted to Africa so when I left school I took a gap year to volunteer in Malawi and spend some time learning about the people and the culture. I then travelled around the world and was truly bitten by the bug. I went on to work and travel in over 30 countries in 4 continents in hospitality, as a guide and on super yachts and have developed a desire to know more about the cultures, wildlife, food, history and just about every aspect of foreign lands.
Last five countries visited?
France, Italy, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Greece
Crocodile, my dream is to watch this prehistoric creature in the Mara River as the wildebeest migration comes through.
The best hotel I have ever stayed in?
Palais de Mediterranee, Nice
My favourite restaurant?
Boma, Victoria Fall, Zimbabwe
My favourite guide?
Leon Varley, Zimbabwe
Essential item I always take with me on my travels?
My SLR camera, to get the best pictures I can to do justice to the things I see.
One luxury when I travel?
An extreme sport e.g. SCUBA diving, kite boarding
What's my best piece of travel advice?
Be spontaneous and take an opportunity when it comes up, the unexpected things are often the best.
Where I would like to visit next and why?
The Galapagos Islands, to dive with schools of hammerhead sharks in this incredible biosphere reserve.
Javier Peralta (our guide in Cusco, Machu Picchu and thereabouts) and Edwin Frisancho Carrasco (driver in same place) were both simply AMAZING! We have been to different parts of the world and have had lots of different guides but these two people were the best we have experience by a mile.
- MG, London
A Roof for Chile
Began in the late 1990s to build dignified emergency housing for 350 families in extreme poverty, and has provided transitional houses for impoverished families across Latin America.
Sundowner – A&K’s Luxury Travel Magazine
Let our travel experts inspire you for your next adventure. Our Sundowner Magazine is packed full of experiences, ideas, travel tips and more. View a copy online or to order one to be delivered to your door three times a year, click here. In this edition discover Top Stargazing spots, Explore China by train, Top notch digs Down Under and much more.