Storytelling Safari with
Join travel writer Douglas Rogers, author of the best-selling books The Last Resort and Two Weeks in November, on this once-in-a-lifetime two-week literary safari co-hosted by Askari’s own Steven Taylor.
Taking place from July 27-August 10, Storyteller 2025 Safari starts on the Zambezi River at Victoria Falls, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, before moving on to three camps in Hwange National Park, arguably the greatest wildlife reserve in Africa, and three nights in the extraordinary Matobo National Park near the historic southern city of Bulawayo. On top of Zambezi River cruises and daily drives and walks to see the Big Five, you will enjoy superb food and drink, luxury accommodation and extraordinary conversation with some of the country’s leading guides, historians, conservationists, writers and artists.
Rogers will talk about his books, his two decades working as a travel writer, and stories of growing up in war-torn Rhodesia and independent Zimbabwe. Tales of his parents Lyn and Ros Rogers, the stars of The Last Resort, will feature prominently. He will also describe how he uncovered the story of a lifetime in his book Two Weeks in November, a true-life espionage thriller about the surreal coup that toppled President Robert Mugabe in November 2017. Throughout the journey you will get to meet and spend time with some unique Zimbabwean characters and personalities.
When he is not leading photo safaris in Africa, host Steve Taylor is the head of international security at Bain & Co, a global professional services consulting company. Steve will tell tales of his six years as a British military officer with an elite regiment, and stories of four decades working in wildlife and conservation in Africa, earning himself a reputation as one the finest safari guides on the continent.