Cox & Kings introduces painting holidays to Africa with Art Safaris

Cox & Kings has partnered with Art Safaris in Africa to offer a collection of small-group holidays aimed at those inspired to paint and sketch the stunning wildlife and landscapes of Botswana, Kenya, Malawi and Zambia. Whether a beginner or an experienced artist, Art Safari's professional team of tutors and guides will encourage guests to sit, look, observe and sketch the surroundings, using observation as a way of learning about the land, people and wildlife.

 Among the tours on offer by Cox & Kings is Zambia: Large, Grey & Unmistakable, a 10-day / 7-night non-exclusive group tour from person departing 11 October 2014. Led by expert art safari guide Mary-Anne Bartlett, this tour gives travellers the chance to get up close to elephants and big cats, sketching from open vehicles.

 Talking about her inspiration to set up Art Safaris, Barlett says: "The most rewarding times I have had travelling have been when sketching - it causes an interaction that is seldom found between tourists and local people. It's also thoroughly absorbing and addictive. For me, a satisfying picture is that moment when I feel a total empathy with the subject, either the adrenalin of being near animals, or the sense of calm when they are peacefully distant in their landscape."

 For more information, and to see the full range of tours on offer, please visit www.coxandkings.co.uk/art-safaris

 Press Office: 020 7808 5694 / katie.parsons@coxandkings.co.uk