Saba Douglas-Hamilton, star of the BBC's new series 'This Wild Life', announced as special guest speaker at Real Africa's 15th Anniversary event.

Real Africa is delighted to announce that well-known conservationist, TV presenter and award-winning wildlife filmmaker Saba Douglas-Hamilton will be the special guest speaker at their 15th Anniversary event at The Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London on the evening of 8 October 2015.

‘My Wild Life’ offers a rare opportunity here in the UK to hear Saba talk candidly, first-hand about her childhood, her love of Africa, her filming career and her role in elephant conservation with Save the Elephants, a charity founded by her zoologist father, Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton CBE, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the African elephant.

Saba was just six weeks old when she met her first elephant, and since then has spent countless hours among them and many other iconic wildlife species around the world. Saba has hosted nine TV series, including BBC Big Cat Diary, which she co-presented with Jonathan Scott and Simon King; over twenty-four wildlife documentaries and has also directed two award-winning films, Heart of a Lioness and Rhino Nights, which recorded previously unknown behaviour for the first time.

After her children were born, Saba took time out to run the family’s safari lodge, Elephant Watch Camp, in Samburu National Reserve, northern Kenya, and has only recently returned to filmmaking to work on a twelve part series for the BBC about life in the bush with her author and conservationist husband, Frank Pope, and their three young children.

This Wild Life airs in the UK on BBC2 at 7pm every Monday and Tuesday from 31 August to 29 September 2015.

Real Africa’s anniversary event, also supported by Kenya Airways aims to celebrate Africa and its wildlife. On the evening a competition to win a safari to Kenya will be launched. The prize includes a three night stay at the luxurious Elephant Watch Camp, a small eco camp with just six ensuite tents facing the Ewaso Nyiro River. The camp is Saba’s home, as featured in 'This Wild Life' and guides are trained by Save the Elephants to recognise all the elephants that use the reserve.

In addition the proceeds of ticket sales will be donated to Real Africa’s nominated charity, Save the Elephants.

Please note: Saba will be available for selected media interviews at the RGS prior to the event.

Real Africa presents Saba Douglas-Hamilton, My Wild Life, 7pm – 8.30pm in the Ondaatje Theatre, The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR. Tickets £15 in advance. Doors open 6.45pm.

To book go to realafrica.co.uk

For further information contact Sara White, sara@realafrica.co.uk, 0780 143 9693

Information on Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 51 destinations worldwide, 41 of which are in Africa and carries over four million passengers annually. It continues to modernise its fleet with its 35 aircraft being some of the youngest in Africa. This includes its flagship B787 Dreamliner aircrafts. The on-board service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat on the wide-body aircraft is consistently voted among the world’s top 10 and most recently was declared the Business Airline of the Year in Africa. Kenya Airways takes pride for being in the forefront of connecting Africa to the World and the World to Africa through its hub at the new ultra-modern Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. For more information, please visit www.kenya-airways.com.