About Us

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- Wakanyi Hoffman, Author -

I am a writer, storyteller and keeper of African folktales. When I was a little girl growing up in Kenya, school holidays meant a trip to the countryside, where grandmothers awaited the little city kids, to share stories that used to be passed down while basking under a tree, or digging for arrowroots on hilly landscapes, or while sitting around an open fire waiting for supper. I am now a global nomad mom, raising four kids around the world, which means that there are no countrysides with grandmothers waiting to tell my children stories. Instead, I share these stories while sitting under the staircase, or on a couch, or at an airport lounge, a train station, inside a bus, or a car. Whenever the winter holidays come around, we read lots of books about Christmas from around the world. The 12 Days of Christmas Safari is my gift to all the little world citizens.  I hope that it sparks the adventure spirit in your hearts,  and inspires you to visit Kenya, and spend a magical Christmas holiday in the African bush.  xoxo

- Milena Weichelt, Illustrator -
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I have been painting nature-inspired art since I can remember. Growing up in Kenya, my favourite thing to do was going on a gamedrive with my family. The bush was a lot more wild back then, and I loved collecting lots of creatures along the way, transporting them around in my dad's landrover, which I named the "bush safari taxi".  Whenever an idea of a painting pops up, one of those creatures is bound to make their way on a canvas. One day, I'll paint them all! For now, enjoy the bigger creatures in the 12 Days of Christmas, and then come visit Kenya, where I still live with my husband and son. xxx