About Sharon Butler-Morris
Sharon Butler-Morris appealed to the programme makers when she said in her audition "I watch loads of documentaries on Africa so I've seen the sights and heard the sounds but more than anything I want to smell Africa."
Sharon promised herself that she would make it to Africa before she turned 50 and so has made it with a good six years to spare. Sharon started a family very young and her four children are now all in their twenties so she has the time to do some of the things she's always wanted to do. She retrained in her late thirties and now runs her own PR consultancy firm.
"A lot of the things I do, I do to show my children what life can be."
She has always had a passion for big animals - elephants in particular, and one of Sharon's dreams had been to see them in the wild, in their natural habitat. "People tell me that you can elephants every day - I still can't get my head around that - if I see just one elephant, I'll be happy!"
You can imagine after five weeks, she was pretty ecstatic.