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.
This is the second trip we have done with A&K. (The first was in 1999.) We were very impressed with A&K on the first trip. We were even more impressed with A&K on the second trip. Consequently, we are already considering a third trip with A&K – to Egypt in March 2014.
- CS Norfolk
Braille Without Borders
Educates and trains blind and sight impaired children, and tears down ancient prejudices against the blind in one of the poorest regions of China.
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