Oria met Iain Douglas-Hamilton while he was in Tanzania studying elephants for his doctorate thesis at Oxford.
Ahead of a Kent stage show this week, TV presenter Saba Douglas-Hamilton reveals the challenges and rewards of bringing up her children on a Kenyan safari camp where elephants and lions roam free.
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