Brian Jackman

Brian Jackman

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Brian Jackman is a freelance journalist and author with a lifelong passion for travel and wildlife. For 20 years he worked for The Sunday Times, during which time he was 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 best known as Britain’s foremost writer on wildlife safaris, having spent more than three years in total under canvas in the African bush. His previous books include The Countryside in Winter, The Marsh Lions (with Jonathan Scott) and Savannah Diaries (the last two also published by Bradt). He is married, with one daughter, and lives in Dorset.

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July 1982: Horn of the Elephant

An extract from Brian Jackman's Savannah Diaries describing the elephants of Gonarezhou, the wildest national park in Zimbabwe. 

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Scar hunting

Feeding time for the nomads.

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Old Man: the end of a reign

When the time came, Old Man would have to fight for his pride, and maybe his life.

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