Careers with Expert Africa

Careers in specialist Africa travel with us

Our main office is near Richmond, south-west London. We also have small satellite offices in Wellington, Cape Town and San Francisco. 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. Most of our team are based at our offices in London and when we are recruiting we are usually recruiting for roles based here.

All of our team members 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 travel

African enthusiasts who are based in London (UK), Wellington (NZ), Cape Town (SA) or San Francisco (USA) 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.

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Internships for students


We usually have the capacity to accept one intern in the Expert Africa team at any one time – and we focus on students who are undertaking this as part of a university course, typically a sandwich course in travel and tourism or marketing.

These temporary posts usually last about 4-12 months, and focus on projects, often under the direction of the MD. We offer a basic travel / subsistence, but otherwise these posts are unsalaried: they are strictly for volunteers.

Internships are designed to help university students to understand more about a busy travel business, and specifically marketing and the travel industry; they are not designed as a precursor to employment with us.

We currently have an internship post available from 1 January 2018.