Stanley Johnson recalls family holiday in Kenya

Stanley Johnson
Stanley Johnson. Photo: flickr/Ravenswoodschool (CC BY 2.0)

In the latest of series of articles in The Times, Stanley Johnson has recalled biking in Afghanistan, following Marco Polo’s route from Venice and surviving a safari with his son, former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in Kenya.

The 77 year-old is an environmentalist and former Conservative MEP who has written nine novels.  He lives in London with his wife, Jennifer, and has six children.

Recalling his trip to Kenya, he tells the newspaper:

I remember taking my four older children on their first safari to Kenya in 1976. We drove west from Nairobi to the Masai Mara, then south into the Serengeti, east to Ngorongoro and across to Lake Manyara.

It was enlivened by me losing my bag, which bounced out with my passport, money and tickets. I had to drive back to look for it and, amazingly, Mary Leakey, the archaeologist, had found it and put up a notice. When I got there, she said, “Stanley, I presume?”

To read the full article, please visit The Times’ website.

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