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February 3, 2020
MARULA HARVEST

Marula trees grow in just one part of the planet: hot, frost-free subequatorial Africa. The fruit is wild-harvested to make  Amarula Cream Liqueur. In my book, that makes it pretty special. I went to take a look at the harvest. to the back of beyond At first it’s just me, a vulture and a rocky […]

January 11, 2020
EAT YOUR HEART OUT

Shila Desai started her specialist tour company by accident. It grew into a second act that renewed her sense of purpose and saved her from the rising damp of depression. Since 2011, Eat Your Heart Out Tours has taken clients on the most fascinating life experiences. The company’s specialist guides have contact lists that give […]

December 10, 1992
WINSTON THEKISO

His intricate pen drawings feature geometric shapes alongside the organic movement of plants. His combining of portraiture with landscapes references the inner world while also commenting on social issues. There’s a meditative quality to these thoughtful monochromes. "I don’t carry a sketchbook, but everywhere I go I record mental images. They’re snapshots observed in moments […]

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Safari Girl

HELLO

I’m Bev Tucker, a lifestyle journalist living in Ireland and Africa. My ancestry is Anglo-Celtic transplanted to East and Southern Africa six generations ago, which prompted the name of this blog. Safari is a Swahili word that means 'to travel away from home'. I grew up in various far-flung corners of Africa where I had the privilege of being taken on long expeditions to game reserves and other interesting places in our beloved and trusty family Land Rover loaded with everything we'd need for the duration. These were my first safaris and sparked my love of nature and an enduring curiosity about the world. Do enjoy browsing through these pages, feel free to contact me with ideas, queries or commissions and click on the blue link to follow me on Instagram.

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