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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Claire Scott


Claire Scott - Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Namibia, Malawi & Zimbabwe specialist

Destination manager:
Malawi

Specialist countries:

KenyaMalawiNamibiaSouth AfricaTanzaniaZambiaZanzibarZimbabwe

I grew up in South Africa and travelled extensively within the country in my childhood. I started working in the travel industry in the mid 80's after spending a year travelling and working in Europe.

I came to the UK with my husband in 1990 and worked for various tour operators in London over a 10-year period selling South Africa as well as Zimbabwe. I then started at Sunvil Africa, as it was then known, in 2001 – and have been here ever since!

I cover most areas of the Expert Africa programme, having travelled and researched extensively throughout Namibia, the Cape, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania and Malawi. Most recently, in June 2017 I also added Kenya to my list. I currently focus on selling Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, the Cape, Malawi and now Kenya too. In 2008 I travelled with my colleague Ellie to the remote Lake Eyasi and Lake Natron areas in Tanzania, and in 2011, again with Ellie, I travelled to the remote parts of northern Zambia, visiting Kasanka, Shoebill and Shiwa Ng'andu. My most recent trips have been to Kenya, and revisiting parts of Namibia including the Caprivi Strip finishing off at Victoria Falls. I continue to travel to Africa regularly, with a second trip to Kenya in 2018 on the cards!

Claire's most recent Africa trips

Nov-2018
13 nights
“Following my first trip to Kenya in June 2017 I visited again in November 2018 travelling this time with my colleague Olivia. We spent a day in Nairobi visiting the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage as well as the Giraffe Centre. We then flew up to Samburu and visited a selection of camps here, including tracking black rhino from Saruni Rhino Camp. We then flew to northern Laikipia starting in the Liosaba Conservancy and worked our way south finishing at Solio and had a lovely morning in the Aberdare National Park.”
Jun-2017
14 nights
“After 16 years at Expert Africa, having specialised in Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, South Africa and Zimbabwe, I was asked if I could join the Kenya team. I wasn't too sure what to expect in Kenya, but I really enjoyed my trip. This trip focussed on visiting the Lewa area of Laikipia and picked out some of our more popular camps in the Maasai Mara and the Conservancies. The highlight of this trip for me was seeing so many rhino, mainly white, in the Laikipia area, and lots of cats in the Mara.”
Dec-2016
16 nights
“This was my third trip to Namibia in a year and once again I travelled with Tom. This time we focussed on Etosha - Tom was already in Namibia on holiday - and I joined him in Eastern Etosha. From here we then went north up to the Caprivi and also dropped down into Botswana and finished in Victoria Falls. It was December and the trip started off really hot, but then half way along the Caprivi the rain started and it was very wet! The highlight was seeing wild dogs hunting in Chobe.”

Claire's previous Africa research

Aug-2010
12 nights

Latest reviews from Claire's travellers

“a very well constructed holiday by people who clearly know what they're doing.”

Excellent

Namibia

22 Oct to 31 Oct 2018

“This was my fourth holiday with Expert Africa”

Excellent

South Africa

22 Oct to 8 Nov 2018

“It was just what I wanted. Excellent. ”

Excellent

Zambia

10 Oct to 24 Oct 2018

“S. Luangwa is a lovely park, amazing for leopard lovers.”

Excellent

Zambia

26 Oct to 5 Nov 2018