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Guidebooks by team members

Guidebooks by team members

Guidebooks we write

Plan ahead with the best guidebooks available to the countries Expert Africa covers.


A selection of guidebooks to countries in East and Southern Africa have been written by Expert Africa team members. These include a number of Bradt Travel Guides and also the Rough Guide to Kenya. See the books and our expert contributors below.

These guides are available for bookshops and online throughout the world. However, if you're thinking of travelling with us then we'll send you the latest editions, refundable against the cost of a trip subsequently booked with Expert Africa.
Namibia

Namibia

6th edition 2019

Namibia's profile has grown immensely since my first guidebook to it 30 years ago, as have the options for visitors there. So research for this edition was a huge undertaking; I was particularly grateful for help of many of the Expert Africa team.

Chris McIntyre, Author

In 2007 I was thrilled to be involved in edition 3 having explored the quirky South and Lüderitz. Since then I’ve contributed to ed. 4 & 5, and am again a major contributor to this 6th edition after an in depth trip to eastern Etosha and the Caprivi.

Tracy Lederer, Major contributor

I flew into the coastal desert town of Walvis Bay, drove north to Swakopmand and Heintiesbaii, then inland to Damaraland and Etosha, before rolling south to Windhoek. Standouts? – Damaraland's fabulous scenery and Etosha's extraordinary pans.

Richard Trillo, Major contributor

For this book I spent a couple of weeks researching the Southern Kalahari and Fish River Canyon, Lüderitz and the Southwest and sections of The Central Corridor chapters. I really enjoyed returning to these often remote and picturesque areas.

Tom Morris, Major contributor

Botswana

Botswana

5th edition 2018

This 5th edition of my Botswana guide is out mid-2018 and, as always, putting it together has been a team effort. Researching in 2017, it was great to see how well Botswana is doing, both for its people and its wildlife - a real success in many ways.

Chris McIntyre, Author

Previously a significant contributor to the 4th edition in 2014, in 2017 I revisited the Okavango Delta and explored the Makgadikgadi Pans and used the knowledge gleaned to help update these chapters of this 5th edition.

Tracy Lederer, Contributor

Having been an Expert Africa specialist on Botswana since 2011, my main role on this book was arranging one of the major contributors research trips to Botswana. I also contributed significantly to the chapter on planning and preparation.

Megan Green, Contributor

For this book I spent four weeks in country on two different trips to help research and update the planning and preparation, Maun, Okavango Delta - Private reserves, Okavango Panhandle, Kalahari's Salt Pans and Central Kalahari chapters.

Tom Morris, Major contributor

Northern Tanzania Safari Guide

Northern Tanzania Safari Guide

4th edition 2017

This Northern Tanzania guide has long been Phillip's book - but my wife, Susie, and I took responsible for the islands, and helped across the parks, thanks to the experiences of our travellers there, as well as our our own.

Chris McIntyre, Co-author

Tanzania Safari Guide

Tanzania Safari Guide

8th edition 2017

As with Northern Tanzania, my wife, Susie, and I input to this guide at the same time as being responsible for the 'Zanzibar, Pemba & Mafia' guide published at the same time.

Chris McIntyre, Co-author

Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia

Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia

9th edition 2017

My wife, Susie, and I have written the Zanzibar guide since researching its 6th edition, in 2005. Since then, the island, and the scale of tourism there, has changed immensely – but at its best, it’s still a very magical place.

Chris McIntyre, Co-author

I aimed to do a thorough overhaul of the sights and attractions of Stone Town in this new edition, as well as exploring several old sites in the rural hinterland of the town and writing up some worthwhile excursions.

Richard Trillo, Major contributor

Kenya

Kenya

11th edition 2016

The 11th edition of the Rough Guide to Kenya incorporated many new discoveries from my own trips, as well as feedback from Expert Africa clients and Rough Guide readers.

Richard Trillo, Author

Zambia

Zambia

6th edition 2016

I backpacked alone to write the first Zambia guidebook in 1996: then Zambia was unknown territory. Now this 6th edition is a team effort: the painstaking research trips helping our specialists to stay up to date with the latest Zambia developments.

Chris McIntyre, Author

Namibia

Namibia

5th edition 2015

I first travelled to Namibia in 1989, pre-Independence. I expected problems but found none. Just a captivating country which was, even then, very easy to travel around. Many editions later, it’s even easier to travel there and just as captivating.

Chris McIntyre, Author

In 2007 I was thrilled to get involved in edition 3 as a major contributor exploring the quirky Southwest and Lüderitz. Since then I’ve been a major contributor / contributor to edition 4 & 5 respectively, researching numerous fascinating areas.

Tracy Lederer, Contributor

Botswana

Botswana

4th edition 2014

Botswana is always an interesting book to research and write as the concessions and areas change relatively slowly, which gives me time to explore some of the areas in depth each time - and that's always a real pleasure.

Chris McIntyre, Author

Having quite recently been on several trips to the Makgadikgadi, Okavango, Kwando-Linyanti and Chobe areas of Botswana, I was able to relive and share many of those experiences while helping to update several chapters of this 4th edition guide.

Megan Green, Contributor

Kenya

Kenya

10th edition 2013

My 10th edition of the Rough Guide to Kenya was a major overhaul, with the guide now in full colour throughout. I added a great deal of new material from a series of trips before and after I joined Expert Africa.

Richard Trillo, Author

Northern Tanzania Safari Guide

Northern Tanzania Safari Guide

3rd edition 2013
Tanzania Safari Guide

Tanzania Safari Guide

7th edition 2013
Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia

Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia

8th edition 2013
Namibia

Namibia

4th edition 2011

I really enjoyed researching Windhoek, the central highlands and Etosha Park for the Namibia Bradt Travel Guide. It gave me the chance to visit a wide range of properties and I met a lot of interesting people.

Maruska Adye-Rowe, Contributor

Zambia

Zambia

5th edition 2011

Lucy Copson, Contributor

Botswana

Botswana

3rd edition 2010
Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia

Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia

7th edition 2009

Zanzibar's relative small in size, but there's a lot of places to get around and describe in detail for a guide like this - and the speed of change is high. This guide takes months in the country to research, and longer at home to write.

Chris McIntyre, Co-author

I helped research the Pemba, Mafia and Stone Town chapters of this book. Our trip (in February) coincided with Sauti za Busara - a music festival in Stone Town. Dancing in an old fort surrounded by Maasai was a strange but amazing experience!

Elizabeth Chapman, Contributor

Namibia

Namibia

3rd edition 2007
Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia

Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia

6th edition 2006
Namibia & Botswana

Namibia & Botswana

1st edition 1990

I co-authored my first guidebook to Namibia & Botswana in 1990 and a second edition in '94. Both were basic by today’s standards, with line drawings, sketch maps and few pictures, but as the first full English guide to these countries, they did well!

Chris McIntyre, Co-author

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