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The Expert 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

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.”
May-2016
14 nights
“This trip to Namibia was my second after a 10 year break from selling Namibia and this time we focussed on Swakopmund and the Namib Naukluft National Park as well as the Namib Rand Reserve. I travelled with my colleague Tom and I was amazed how many properties there are now in the Sossusvlei area compared to my first trip there in 2001! The highlight of this trip was a balloon ride over the dunes of the Namib Naukluft National Park!”

Claire's previous Africa research

Aug-2010
12 nights

Latest reviews from Claire's travellers

“An extremely enjoyable holiday...Claire clearly understood what we were seeking”

Excellent

Zambia

9 Jun to 22 Jun 2018

“Expert Africa does it again! Claire is fantastic about listening to what you wa”

Excellent

Zambia

4 May to 22 May 2018

“We thoroughly enjoyed our trip.”

Excellent

Botswana

19 Apr to 14 May 2018

“We enjoyed the holiday”

Average

South Africa

23 Mar to 7 Apr 2018