Gorilla and baby gorilla seen on safari in Rwanda (Shutterstock)
Article Words : Team Wanderlust | 31 October 2019

Inside our safari event: An evening of African wildlife and travel inspiration

Never have we been more excited to track painted wolves in Zimbabwe, learned more about the translocation of elephants in Malawi, or discovered just how ready we are for our next safari adventure...

African safaris are often top of our travel bucket lists. Whether in Kenya, Tanzania, or further afield to Zimbabwe, Mozambique or beyond, there are many different countries with a variety of safari types, price points and incredible wildlife to see up close.

So, when planning a trip, where do you begin? That very question sparked the idea for our African safari reader event. Wanderlust readers, safari first-timers, travellers searching for their next safari adventure and some of our top tour ops gathered together for an evening of inspiration and trip-planning, plus the chance to hear life-long safari devotee Sue Watt's first ever travel talk!

Watch what we got up to...

A little look at the evening...

And so it begins... with a few glasses of wine! (Victoria Middleton)

And so it begins... with a few glasses of wine! (Victoria Middleton)

Time to chat to one of our trusted tour operator partners (Victoria Middleton)

Time to chat to one of our trusted tour operator partners (Victoria Middleton)

While Lyn Hughes catches up with Wanderlust readers... (Victoria Middleton)

While Lyn Hughes catches up with Wanderlust readers... (Victoria Middleton)

The audience settles in for an exclusive: safari expert and journalist Sue Watt's first ever speaking engagement! (Victoria Middleton)

The audience settles in for an exclusive: safari expert and journalist Sue Watt's first ever speaking engagement! (Victoria Middleton)

Wanderlust co-founder and editor-in-chief Lyn kicks off the evening's talk (Victoria Middleton)

Wanderlust co-founder and editor-in-chief Lyn kicks off the evening's talk (Victoria Middleton)

It was impossible NOT to be captivated by Sue's five most memorable safari experiences (Victoria Middleton)

It was impossible NOT to be captivated by Sue's five most memorable safari experiences (Victoria Middleton)

Sue's a natural! (Victoria Middleton)

Sue's a natural! (Victoria Middleton)

Sue describes seeing a gorilla up close in Rwanda (Victoria Middleton)

Sue describes seeing a gorilla up close in Rwanda (Victoria Middleton)

Sue describes assisting the translocation elephants in Malawi and tracking painted wolves in Zimbabwe (Victoria Middleton)

Sue describes assisting the translocation elephants in Malawi and tracking painted wolves in Zimbabwe (Victoria Middleton)

Our expert panel answered the audience's safari questions (Victoria Middleton)

Our expert panel answered the audience's safari questions (Victoria Middleton)

Imagine Travel, Tucan Travel, Wildlife Worldwide and Audley Travel experts all sat on the panel (Victoria Middleton)

Imagine Travel, Tucan Travel, Wildlife Worldwide and Audley Travel experts all sat on the panel (Victoria Middleton)

Of course, team Wanderlust were there, too... equally enthralled by Sue's amazing speech! (Victoria Middleton)

Of course, team Wanderlust were there, too... equally enthralled by Sue's amazing speech! (Victoria Middleton)

Thanks to our partners Audley Travel, Imagine Travel, Tucan Travel and Wildlife Worldwide for their support & expertise!

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