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Saba Douglas-Hamilton UK Theatre Tour Dates April 2019

November 27th 2018  |   Conservation Safaris, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris  |  by   Richard Smith
Saba Douglas-Hamilton with elephant - UK tour

Saba Douglas-Hamilton rose to fame as an elephant conservationist and TV presenter on the BBC series This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries. She is undertaking a UK tour criss-crossing England, offering theatre goers an evening of wildlife stories as well as a behind the scenes look at her family’s life in a remote safari camp.

Saba Douglas-Hamilton’s UK Tour – April 2019 Dates

The Aardvark Safaris’ team will be supporting Saba Douglas-Hamilton’s 2019 theatre tour at the following venues:

Apr 2nd Dorset, Wimborne, Tivoli 01202 885566 GET TICKETS HERE

Apr 3rd Somerset, Frome, Cheese and Grain 01373 455 420 GET TICKETS HERE

Apr 4th Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Pittville Pump Room 0844 5762210 GET TICKETS HERE

Apr 5th Yorkshire, Leeds, City Varieties 0113 243 0808 GET TICKETS HERE

Apr 6th Lincolnshire, Lincoln Theatre Royal 01522 519999 GET TICKETS HERE

Apr 7th Northamptonshire, Wellingborough, Castle Theatre 01933 270 007 GET TICKETS HERE

Apr 8th London, Union Chapel 020 7734 8932 GET TICKETS HERE

Apr 9th Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds, The Apex 01284 758000 GET TICKETS HERE

***SOLD OUT*** Apr 10th Norfolk, Norwich, Playhouse 01603 598 598 GET TICKETS HERE

Apr 11th Norfolk, Hunstanton, The Princess Theatre 01485 532252 GET TICKETS HERE

Apr 13th Derbyshire. Buxton, Pavilion Arts Centre 01298 72190 GET TICKETS HERE

Apr 14th Cheshire, Crewe, Lyceum Theatre 01270 368 242 GET TICKETS HERE

Apr 15th Cumbria, Barrow in Furness, The Forum 01229 820000 GET TICKETS HERE

Apr 16th Glasgow, Mitchell Library 0141 353 8000 GET TICKETS HERE

Apr 17th Edinburgh, Assembly Rooms 0131 228 1155 GET TICKETS HERE

***SOLD OUT*** Apr 18th Aberdeenshire, Banchory, The Barn 01330 825431 GET TICKETS HERE

Apr 19th Perthshire, Pitlochry, Festival Theatre 01796 484626 GET TICKETS HERE

Apr 20th Isle of Skye, Aros Centre 01478 613649 GET TICKETS HERE

Saba A Life with Elephants Saba Douglas-Hamilton UK tour

Saba’s Introduction To Elephants

Saba grew up in the bush with her parents Ian and Oria Douglas-Hamilton, renowned conservationists in their own right, and was introduced to elephants as a babe in arms. She was sniffed from head to toe by an elephant called Virgo, whom her mother had come to trust, a ‘baptism’ she believes was part of her lifelong love of elephants.

Saba And Elephant Watch Camp

Together with her husband Frank, who works as Chief Operations Officer for Save The Elephants, she relocated her family to Elephant Watch Camp in the Samburu National Park, a luxury safari camp set up by her parents. This move and the dramas of running a safari camp with a young family in remote Kenya was the subject of the BBC series This Wild Life.

Saba and family collage

Theatre Tour FAQ’s

How much are tickets? Around £20. Some venues have discounted tickets for theatre members and students, 60+, etc.

How long is the performance? Two hours 20 minutes.

Can I bring my family? Suitable for children aged over twelve.

Can I get an autograph? Saba will be around after the talk for a meet and greet.

Tour merchandise? Saba has a selection of wildlife photo prints for sale – bring cash on the day to buy these.

Sample of Samburu Kenya photos you can buy on the tour © Saba Douglas-Hamilton

Gigantic lion asleep © Saba-Douglas-Hamilton

Leopard peering from the bush print to buy © Saba Douglas-Hamilton

Sunset and 5 Samburu warriors © Saba Douglas-Hamilton

Three tree climbing lionesses © Saba Douglas-Hamilton

Any Questions?

Got this far and not found the answer you want? Pop a comment in the section below and we’ll do our best to answer it. It may well help others too by allowing us to update this blog.

Plan A Holiday To The Douglas-Hamiltons’ Elephant Watch Camp

Start your safari holiday planning now by giving us a call or popping us an email. We’ve visited the Samburu National Park and know the other wildlife areas of Kenya intimately. We can ask the right questions, suggest camps, lodges and safari areas, or match you with the right luxury safari for you.

Questions and Answers with Saba

Read our Q&A interview with Saba on 2019 and the future of elephants

Read our Q&A interview with Saba on life in a safari camp in Kenya with your family.

39 responses to “Saba Douglas-Hamilton UK Theatre Tour Dates April 2019”

  1. Dave Ruddock says:

    Love your programmes.
    I had the honour of being Bill Woodley’s friend, stayed at Kamboya many times.
    Keep up your good work Saba.

  2. Madeleine says:

    I had a totally magical holiday at Saba’s Elephant Watch Camp. I highly recommend it.
    I loved it so much I am planning to go back soon.
    Wonderful work done by the whole family and staff.

  3. R MacGregor says:

    Not coming to Scotland

    • Renate says:

      Dear Mr Macgregor, Saba Douglas-Hamilton did visit four theatres in Scotland during her tour last year – Edinburgh, Oban, Stirling and Aberdeen. Sadly these were not among the best-attended shows.

      Best Regards


  4. Jan says:

    I have been watching your program and love it can you send me price list for hoilday
    Thank you

    • Renate says:

      Dear Jan,

      We enjoyed watching BBC’s ‘This Wild Life’ too. Your enquiry has been passed on to one of our safari experts.

      Best regards


  5. Ann Staniland says:

    Can you send me details of staying at the Safari camp please ?

  6. Peter Boston says:

    Hi could you please send to me a price list of your safari holidays. Will be going to the Exeter talk 🙂

  7. Christine Wilcox says:

    Hardly a UK tour – nothing north of Manchester and certainly nothing in Scotland! What a shame. I saw this advertised in Bristol when visiting my daughter earlier in the summer, but sadly there is nothing remotely close to where I live in the Scottish Borders. I am a great supporter of the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi and would have been very interested in attending….

    • Renate says:

      Dear Christine, Saba Douglas-Hamilton did 5 venues in Scotland in 2015. I know that is little consolation this time, but we hope that a future tour will include the North East and Scotland again.

      Best Regards


  8. Irene gourlay says:

    Want to do safari at your place plus more any info

  9. Jim Thom says:

    Does this lady plan to visit Scotland with her lecture tour?

    • Renate says:

      Dear Jim, Saba Douglas-Hamilton did 5 venues in Scotland in 2015. I know that is little consolation this time, but we hope that a future tour will include Scotland again.

      Best Regards


  10. Jane Flippence says:

    When can we follow more of Saba and her family exploits???? My Granddaughter, Lilly and I watch every episode!!!!!

    • Renate says:

      Dear Jane, That’s a good question. Make sure you tell the BBC how much you enjoyed the show and another series may be commissioned, Best regards Renate

  11. Pat Mackellar says:

    Such a disappointment that Saba is going no further north than Manchester and completely misses Yorkshire. I hope this will be rectified on future tour dates.

    • Renate says:

      Dear Pat, I’m sure she will next time. I’m sorry that it doesn’t help this year, but she did speak in a number of theatres in Yorkshire and Scotland in 2015.

  12. Anne says:

    Is there any way to contact Saba or a representative in private?
    We have booked tickets to come to see her in Manchester but won’t be able to stay for the whole duration because we are bringing our 16 month old who is named after her! We would love the opportunity to quickly see her before the show, would this be possible at all?

  13. Richard Hide says:

    Hi saba
    I grew up in Mwadui (Williamsons Diamond Mine) in the fifties and have followed all things African wildlife ever since. I will be attending your talk in Haywards Heath on the 4th Nov and look forward to your talk and meeting you.
    Kila la kheri

    Richard Hide

  14. Karen Frewin says:

    Good morning,
    I would love to know more info / prices of the Elephant Watch Camp. I would love to go on safari as its been my dream holiday for years and years !

    I attended the Elephant Talk on 4th Nov, Saba was brilliant !

    Many thanks

    • Renate says:

      Dear Karen,

      Glad you enjoyed the talk, your details have been passed on to one of our safari experts who will be in touch.
      Best wishes Renate

  15. Sean Heath says:

    Hi Saba, Thought the show last night in Swansea was brilliant! We have been fans of yours since you first came to our screens, our two kids grew up watching you.
    It was so nice to meet you after the show too, we love you even more after seeing you in person. Have you had any thought on the book you would take to your desert island?
    Alison and Sean

  16. Jan P says:

    Yesterday evening I attended Saba’s Truro 2017 venue. A brilliant evening, she didn’t stop, doing meet and greet both in the interval and after the show. Though just a few seconds, I feel priviledged to have met this exceptional woman whose family have done so much for Save the Elephants

  17. Sarah Tyler says:

    Wow. Saw Saba in Exeter this evening. Absolutely brilliant & humbling. We should all be doing more to save our wonderful wildlife. Thank you for a wonderful evening. And as for ‘Trump’ What goes around, (hopefully) Will come around. Believe in Karma.

  18. Isabelle Casali says:

    Je souhaiterais faire un safari avec ma fille , pouvez vous m’indiquer la période et le prix

    • Renate says:

      Cher Isabelle, Votre demande a été transmise à un expert commercial qui vous contactera. Cordialement Renate

  19. Sally says:

    Hi I live near Lincoln and Saba going to the theatre royal in Lincoln this is a very old building and cannot be adapted for wheelchairs I’m an electric wheelchair user and can’t get in the theatre and I’m also a very passionate person about African elephants is there any other place Saba is going near Lincoln or a different venue she could go to that’s more wheelchair accessible so even disabled people get to meet her and here her talks about the elephants please

  20. Erika says:

    Any venues in Kent area?

  21. Vivien Trott says:

    No venues in Essex. Perhaps next time?

    • Richard Smith says:

      I know Saba tries to cover as much of the country she can, subject to sensible logistics and theatre availability.

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