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

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

Claire covers most areas of the Expert Africa programme, having travelled and researched extensively throughout Namibia, the Cape, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania and Malawi. She currently focuses on Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, the Cape and Malawi. In 2008 she travelled with her colleague Ellie to the remote Lake Eyasi and Lake Natron areas in Tanzania, and in 2011, again with Ellie, she travelled to the remote parts of northern Zambia, visiting Kasanka, Shoebill and Shiwa Ng'andu. Her most recent trips were to Malawi in November 2013 and Cape Town and the Garden Route in May 2014. She continues to travel to Africa regularly, exploring new places – and checking up on old ones!