Careers in specialist Africa travel with us
Our main office is near Richmond, south-west London. We have a small satellite office in Wellington, New Zealand, and expect to be opening another office overseas shortly. Expert Africa is a market-leading, award-winning specialist tour operator. We work with a growing base of travellers and pride ourselves on a first-class track record for African expertise and customer service.
We employ honest, straight-talking people who are totally passionate about Africa. All of our team are based at our offices in London and New Zealand, although all travel extensively in Africa. Typically, this involves more than four weeks researching in Africa every year – in addition to any holiday.
We do not employ tour leaders or guides who work in Africa. On the contrary, we believe that our travellers will best enjoy Africa when they are guided by skilled and knowledgeable Africans – so we take pride in sending our travellers to stay at their lodges, learn from them and travel with them.
We are not currently advertising any specific job vacancies. When we do have one, we will post the details on this site.
Meanwhile, we always warmly welcome ‘speculative enquiries’, and will hold the most promising ones on file until we do have vacancies. We fill many positions this way, so good candidates will often find this worth their while.
Speculative enquiries for a job in Africa travelAfrican enthusiasts who are based in London (UK) or Wellington (New Zealand) – or who are expecting to move to these places – and who feel that they have something to offer us should please send in a full CV with a handwritten covering letter to our UK office, addressed to the MD.
These should include full details of your educational background, your office experience (especially in the African travel industry), and your travel experience – as well as an explanation of why you feel that Expert Africa might be the right company for you.
Please supply an email address if you’d like us to reply.
Internships in the Travel Industry with Expert AfricaWe often have one or even two interns in the Expert Africa team at any one time. These places are usually taken up by students who are doing this as part of a university course, typically a sandwich course in travel and tourism, or online marketing.
These temporary posts usually last 3-6 months, and the intern normally focuses on projects under the direction of the MD. Often these projects focus on online marketing and involve an element of research and often learning for the student. In the past they’ve even led to the company expanding into new styles of marketing!
Our travel internships are designed to help university students to understand more about a busy Africa travel business, and specifically marketing and the travel industry.
Internships with us do not pretend to be a precursor to employment with us – although we would not artificially rule this out.
We offer a basic travel / subsistence, but otherwise these posts are unsalaried: they are strictly for volunteers.
If you’re interested in an internship with us, then apply up to a year in advance. Send us your CV, details of the dates when you would like to be an intern, brief details of your course (if you are currently doing one), and tell us why you’d like to join us. Include your phone number and email, and we’ll reply directly to you.