Brian Jackman is a freelance journalist and author with a lifelong passion for travel and wildlife, whose love for the natural world began in Cornwall during the 1930s. For twenty years he worked for The Sunday Times, being voted Travel Writer of the Year in 1982. Today his work appears mostly in The Daily Telegraph, and although his travels have taken him around the world, he is a pioneer of ecotourism best known as Britain’s foremost writer on wildlife safaris, having spent more than three years in total under canvas in the African bush. A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, his books include The Countryside in Winter, Wild About Britain, his autobiography West with the Light – my Life in Nature, The Marsh Lions (with Jonathan Scott) and Savannah Diaries (the last four all published by Bradt). He is married, with one daughter and two grandchildren, and lives in Dorset.