John Rendall will visit Joy’s Camp (Shaba National Reserve) and Harper-recommended Elsa’s Kopje (Meru National Park) in Kenya this February to share his stories, photographs and memories of Joy and George Adamson, and his own story, which is closely related to these magnificent places.
In 1969, Australians Rendall and Anthony Bourke purchased a lion cub from London’s Harrods department store for 260 pounds. After living in London for a year with his new owners, Christian the Lion was eventually integrated into the wilds of Kenya’s Kora National Reserve by George Adamson of “Born Free” fame. Documentary footage of the reunion of Christian the Lion with John Rendall and Anthony Bourke a year after his release eventually became a viral sensation (see below).
For more information about meeting Mr. Rendall in Kenya, please contact the Andrew Harper Travel Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 375-4685. Read Mr. Harper’s reflections on the Adamsons and “Born Free.”