• Duration:
    1 x 90' & 2 x 1 hour
  • Broadcaster:
    BBC Four
  • Executive Producer:
    Alice Keens-Soper
  • Distribution:
    BBC Worldwide

Richard E Grant goes on a vivid personal journey to uncover the history of safari in East Africa. He’ll reveal that the first safaris were pioneered by the some of the most infamous British colonists and as he travels through Kenya meeting some of the key players in this story he experiences how the incredible, compelling beauty of the bush and its animals made Africa the ultimate white mans playground. Grant discovers how safari had to continually reinvent itself as the glamorous early trophy hunting safaris gave way to mass tourism, and how the camera ultimately replaced the gun.

“The History of Safari ….looked with a critical inquiry at the lives of some truly amazing men who became white hunters, and at the astonishing luxury and extravagance of safaris”. AA Gill, Sunday Times

“Grant is an agreeably conflicted and completely engaged guide through the history…” Time Out

“The Withnail & I star makes an engaging host and the nature footage isn’t bad either.” The Daily Telegraph

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