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Welcome to Leaving Out The Dull Parts

Nicky Fitzgerald, CEO and Chief Editor of Angama's blog, shares what Leaving Out The Dull Parts is all about and explains the origins of its name

In that unforgettable hair-washing scene from the movie Out of Africa, Denys Finch Hatton recites poetry to Blixen as he gently massages shampoo into her hair.

KAREN: You’re skipping verses.

DENYS: I leave out the dull parts.

Welcome to Angama’s blog, ‘Leaving out the Dull Parts’. We love the movie, we love our beautiful lodge, we love telling stories, and most of all, we love the humour that the name of our blog implies. The Angama team, together with some loyal contributors, has one goal for ‘Leaving Out the Dull Parts’ and that is to delight our readers with some great African yarns, anecdotes and tales; a few about us and a whole heap more about everything else.

We will travel through East Africa discovering less-visited places and meeting the wonderful people who live there, showcasing the latest safari trends and style, and taking our readers behind the scenes wherever possible. The star of the blog is undoubtedly the Maasai Mara, its wildlife and the people who call this beautiful corner of Africa home. Every Tuesday a story is posted by one of our merry crew of contributors. Every Friday, in This Week at Angama, we share with our readers images of the best wildlife sightings and scenery the Reserve had to offer over the preceding seven days.

Thankfully, this blog is not about taking ourselves too seriously, but rather to bring a little African joy to our readers.

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About: Nicky Fitzgerald

After more than 30 years in hospitality, starting with a small hotel at the foot of Africa and followed by a further couple of Cape hotels, most notably The Bay, and sixty plus safari lodges across Africa and India, Nicky has served more meals, puffed more cushions, filled more beds, trained more staff and opened more properties than she cares to remember. Nicky is currently the CEO and is looking forward to handing over the business to take a third crack at retirement after which she will remain a delightfully opinionated member of the board

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Agnieszka

3 March 2020

unforgattable

Agnieszka

3 March 2020

unforgettable

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