Writers from the heart.

We never set about writing – it just happened and before we knew it there were four books with a fifth on its way.
– Rory Johnston.

Rory Johnston & Virginia Doyle

Rory Johnston and Virginia Doyle write about love and family relationships – their message of hope, love and subtle spirituality is never far from the surface. Rory’s first short story: “Growing Up in Africa – A Short Story of Self Discovery in an Age of Innocence” – was written to Virginia as a means for her to understand his spiritual background as a young man in Africa. Their first co-work: “It Happened at Squeedunc Plantation” – tells the story of how their love evolved and matured over a period of twenty-five years. “A Major Hoodwink – How a Royal Scot outwitted a German General” – is an account of Rory’s parent’s love story and his father’s exploits in World War II. Rory then wrote “The Sands of Katambora”- a thrilling tale of a young man in Africa taking a failing hunting safari operation to a successful photographic safari business and model for conservation. This was followed by the second novel in the series, “Katambora Rising” – although based in former more innocent times the story has real relevance in today’s world of ivory and rhino horn poaching and loss of habitat.

Rory and Virginia invite you to share their world and their experiences through their writing – “We dedicate our message to lovers around the world. Be bold and grasp what you have with both hands and do not let go.”

Seen here are Rory and Virginia on safari in Africa, where they met and still travel to several times a year. Leopard Rock Lodge at Madikwe Game Reserve plays a pivotal part in “It Happened at Squeedunc Plantation.” It also serves as an inspiration for Rory’s new novels “The Sands of Katambora” and “Katambora Rising” – two thrilling novels about safari life in Africa.


For information on Rory Johnston’s safari’s to Africa and India – contact Rory at www.familysafariadventures.com. For top-of-the line luxury safaris contact www.africasafaristyle.com. He can personally design itineraries to many of the areas he still travels to today, ensuring the most exclusive and very best experiences on safari.

We have also just opened a new reservation service for Leopard Rock Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa. This luxury lodge accomodates just ten people so it is ideal for a family, small group of friends or company motivational meeting. You have your own private vehicle and personal ranger to explore this 180000 acre wilderness, home to the Big Five and the endangered African wild dog and cheetah. Check www.leopardrocklodge.com for more details.

Photography on this site courtesy of Karen Sachar – www.ksachar.com