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Anton Walker

Anton Walker

Senior Africa Specialist | East & Southern Africa

Nothing quite beats an African sunrise, knowing memories of a lifetime are about to be made!

Anton Walker
Specialist countries
Botswana, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya

Anton is in the UK and usually available:
UK time: 09:00-17:30 Mon-Fri, and occasional Saturdays.
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More about Anton...
I grew up in Zimbabwe, with parents who are huge advocates of the natural world. We spent all our holidays exploring the countryside – so much so that by the time I was 12 we had been to every national park in the country.

This ignited my passion for travel and the wilderness, and led me to do a degree in wildlife conservation, which in turn drew me into working in Zambia as a safari guide and wildlife researcher. Realising this was to be my lifelong passion, I took the opportunity to backpack around the world with my partner before we dedicated our lives to travel and conservation. Our trip took us from Bali to China, Australia and New Zealand before sailing the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. With the globetrotting itch partially scratched, we both dived back into the books and the Land Rover seat and became full-time safari guides, working in some of South Africa’s world-famous lodges.

The beauty of guiding is the working cycle: every six weeks we had two weeks leave, and we would explore a new destination each time. Like this, we soon fell in love with Botswana, doing multiple trips there, including our honeymoon. On Okavango boat trips, in luxury fly-in camps and at remote sleep-outs miles from the nearest person, surrounded by the annual zebra migration, we slowly uncovered Botswana’s secrets.

I moved to the UK in 2014 and have been working in the Africa safari industry since then. This has given me multiple opportunities to explore the continent more deeply, from Tanzania’s great migration, to trekking with the Samburu in northern Kenya, canoeing the Zambezi, sleeping under the vast skies of the Kalahari and touring the remote islands of the Seychelles, Mozambique and Madagascar.

My passion for Southern Africa always brings me back, in 2023 I saw the perfect opportunity to join Expert Africa. I have been incredibly lucky with my travels across Africa: let me use my personal expertise to help create the perfect adventure for you.

Anton's most recent Africa trips



Jan 24 16 nights

Botswana in the green season is not to be overlooked. A plethora of birdlife and big game, predator actions, and interactions make for diverse sightings, ranging from honey badgers to wild dogs, African wild cats to cheetah hunts, and multiple leopard and lion sightings. It was the smaller animals that stole the show on this trip. Each evening, the cacophony of frogs, migrant swallows, bee-eaters, rollers, and raptors, all taking advantage of the emerging elates. The Okavango was filled with activity, and a G&T in hand while watching a distant evening rainstorm develop (occasionally donning a poncho) added to the drama of the green season safari!



Sep 22 10 nights

I was fortunate to visit Zambia at the end of the dry season, when the wildlife concentrations are at their best along the rivers, South Luangwa predators did not disappoint with daily sightings and I particularly enjoyed the walks from some of the camps. But the highlight was certainly Lower Zambezi where we managed to see so much wildlife and yet it was the canoe trip down the "Discovery Chanel" and while at a different camp fishing, where I managed to catch my life time best 18lb tiger fish!


Zimbabwe, Zambia

Apr 19 14 nights

An incredible adventure, seeing the best of Zimbabwean national parks, in May the weather was mild and game starts to gather in greater numbers, Canoeing down the Zambezi and tracking lion on foot in Mana pools were some highlights. The breath taking landscapes of the views over the Chilojo cliffs in Gonarezhou national park and the remote nature of the region left us spellbound.

Anton's previous Africa research

Country Arrived Length of stay Areas visited
Tanzania June 2017 10 nights Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti Migration Area, Ruaha National Park
Seychelles April 2017 5 nights Mahe Island, Denis Island, Praslin Island, La Digue Island
Kenya July 2016 13 nights Samburu National Reserve, Laikipia, Rift Valley, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Maasai Mara Conservancies
Tanzania, Zanzibar December 2015 3 nights Stone Town, Pemba Island
Botswana, Zimbabwe May 2015 12 nights Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Chobe National Park, Kwando-Linyanti area, Victoria Falls
Kenya April 2015 3 nights Maasai Mara Conservancies, Kenya Coast
Botswana May 2013 1 nights Maun, Moremi Game Reserve
Botswana February 2013 7 nights Okavango Delta Safari Reserves, Maun, Kalahari's Salt Pans
Zimbabwe May 2012 4 nights Victoria Falls
Zambia November 2004 6 nights South Luangwa National Park, Northern Zambia
Zimbabwe August 1995 7 nights Mana Pools National Park

Reviews from Anton's latest travellers

Laura from from SF

Arrived 12 Apr 2024, 7 nights

"My Apr 2024 trip"

"...once in a lifetime experience...amazing and you chose perfect places for me. …" Read Laura ’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

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