Aidan Hartley was born in 1965 and brought up in East Africa. He read English at Balliol College, Oxford and later politics at London University. He joined Reuters as a foreign correspondent and has worked in the Balkans, The Middle East and Russia.


Aidan and his family live on the Laikipia plateau, a beautiful Kenyan highland district between Mount Kenya and the Rift Valley. For an introduction to this unique part of Africa please visit


Read Aidan Hartley's regular Wild Life column and articles in The Spectator on


Aidan is part of a team working to establish the first Africa-wide environmental news and information agency. For details on this check out


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