An increasingly volatile Zimbabwe and the jungle-clad mountains of the Democratic Republic of Congo is where a dangerously charged game of cat and mouse plays out in Africa’s wildlife wars.
Canadian researcher Michelle Parker cannot resist the opportunity to make contact with the famed mountain gorillas, but she is wary of the man giving her this chance – professional big-game hunter, Fletcher Reynolds.
Fletcher represents all Michelle has fought against – the slaughter of animals for material gain – but she finds herself increasingly drawn to his power and is reassured by his apparent support for the stamping out of poaching.
Into this mix steps ex-SAS officer Shane Castle. He has been recruited by Fletcher to spearhead the anti-poaching campaign. Shane is a man who has seen what bullets can do – to both human and animal – but is also a man who makes Michelle start to doubt the choices she has made…
Here I am living the high life in the outdoor bath at Nantwich Camp in Hwange National Park. A couple of characters in Safari get up to more than just drinking beer in this very tub...
The first half of Safari takes place in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Waterholes like this one are teeming with wildlife in the dry season.
Hwange National Park is famous for its elephants. This is the sort of wild, dry country where Shane Castle, Michelle Parker and Fletcher Reynolds get up to all sorts of lust (and other stuff) in the dust.
Tony Park was born in 1964 and grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney. He has worked as a newspaper reporter in Australia and England, a government press secretary, a public relations consultant, and a freelance writer.
He also served 34 years in the Australian Army Reserve, including six months in Afghanistan in 2002.
He and his wife divide their time between two homes, one in Sydney and another in South Africa on the border of the Kruger National Park.