Meet the team

The Expert Team

We believe that to get the best from a trip to Africa, you need impartial advice from people who know Africa well, have actually been to the places where you are thinking of travelling and can advise you from first-hand experience – like our team!

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Amanda Bond

Amanda Bond - Rwanda Specialist, Trainee Zambia Specialist

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Since Amanda first started traveling in 2000, the African continent has been one of her favourite parts of the world. In 2004, after graduating with a degree in geography from the University of St Andrews, she set off again, starting out with six months in Africa and travelling around Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

From crazy activities like throwing herself off the Victoria Falls bridge and rafting down the Nile, to more relaxing stints in a hot air balloon over the Serengeti and a mokoro through the Okavango Delta, she was lucky enough to experience some of the best that Africa can offer, through a mixture of travel, work and volunteering.

Amanda’s love for travel then took her to Asia, where she spent some time teaching English, learning to dive and training to become a scuba-diving instructor. An initial year of travel stretched into several years working abroad. Her love for the natural world and exploration led her to cruise directing for an adventure diving company around South East Asia.

After working in dive operations in Asia and Micronesia, the lure of Africa was strong and so Amanda returned, to manage a hotel in the Drakensberg in South Africa. It was the perfect place to hone her hiking skills and, after finishing the job, she spent some time exploring Southern Tanzania then headed north to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Reaching the summit of Africa is one of her top experiences to date. Moving on to Zanzibar to manage a dive lodge on the east coast, she took every opportunity to continue exploring the surrounding areas.

Amanda moved back to the UK in late 2016 to be closer to her family, and joined the Expert Africa team shortly after. She completed her first trip to Rwanda in May 2017, and is now training up with the Zambia team. She is enjoying learning more about these beautiful countries and the different experiences they have to offer.