Saba Douglas-Hamilton is one of the BBC's most popular natural history presenters, and a captivating public speaker on a wide range of subjects in the fields of wildlife, anthropology, conservation, travel and filmmaking. Saba's unusual upbringing in Africa and her astonishing wildlife adventures, often under extreme conditions, combine to make an entertaining, enlightening and informative experience for audiences from the academic to the corporate.
Saba is best known for her myriad wildlife documentaries for BBC TV including, for the Wild strand, Escape the Elephant, Running with Reindeer, The Miracle Lioness, Search for Tigers, Search for Polar Bears, and finally Unknown Africa which featured Angola, the Comoros Islands and the Central African Republic. Saba co-presents the ever-popular Big Cat Diary and has produced and presented her own films for Animal Planet's Mutual of Omaha series, winning multiple awards for Heart of Lioness and Saba and the Rhino's Secret.
She has also reported for the BBC's Holiday programme from exotic locations such as Brunei, Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea and Antarctica. Her latest series, The Secret Life of Elephants, about her family's research and conservation work in Kenya, has just been broadcast to much acclaim.
Born and raised in Kenya by her zoologist father and author mother, her total immersion in African culture and wildlife, together with a first class degree in Social Anthropology, made her a compelling and knowledgeable presenter on the BBC's hugely successful series 'Big Cat Diaries' and 'Wild'. She has also produced, directed and presented a wide variety of programmes for the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, winning multiple awards for Heart of a Lioness and Saba and the Rhino's Secret. Her documentary series Unknown Africa shone a light on the African continent with features on Angola, the Comoros Islands and the Central African Republic.
A trustee of Save the Elephants and tirelessly committed to the conservation of African wildlife and its indigenous people, Saba's passion and insight make her a captivating and animated public speaker. She has spoken worldwide on topics ranging from HIV to peace negotiations in Kenya and is a regular guest speaker at the Royal Geographical Society where she is a Fellow.
Saba Douglas-Hamilton is available for awards hosting, conference and after dinner speaking.