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Tom Morris

Destination Manager

My love of Africa began in 2009 on a family safari to Zambia, followed by a school rugby tour in South Africa. On that first adventure, I enjoyed activities from safaris in the Lower Zambezi and whitewater rafting on the Zambezi below Victoria Falls to conquering Table Mountain and exploring Robben Island.

This first major trip outside of Europe sparked a profound wanderlust, and although I’ve ventured to numerous destinations since, Africa holds a special place in my heart. The unique blend of wilderness, adventure, and wildlife draws me back. In 2011, I embarked on a family safari to Laikipia and the Masai Mara in Kenya. The allure of the Mara was so strong that within two weeks, I was on a plane back to work at Cottar’s 1920’s Safari Camp for a month.

While pursuing a degree in physics at university, I engaged in an independent project aimed at fundraising and constructing a school in the Chikolongo region of Malawi. Visiting the school to assist with construction in 2012 was a profound experience. Following graduation, I spent six months in the French Alps during a ski season and embarked on an extensive two-month self-drive expedition with friends across southern Africa in a weathered Land Rover.

Post these adventures, I delved into the film industry, working on special effects for a year. However, the allure of Africa remained strong, prompting me to transition to the travel industry with Expert Africa in 2015. Initially focused on Namibia, I later expanded my expertise to encompass Zimbabwe and Botswana. Immersed in these destinations, I enjoy regular familiarisation trips and embraced the challenge of updating the Botswana and Namibia Bradt Guides for their 5th and 6th editions, respectively. Learn more about my recent travels on my Expert Africa bio page.

Posts by Tom

People walking in the Namib Desert. 3 mins

Namibia’s Top 5 Most Scenic Camps

Namibia is a country of stunning natural beauty, with its vast deserts, rugged mountains,…

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