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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Lucy Copson


Lucy Copson - Botswana, Zambia, Seychelles and southern Mozambique specialist

Specialist countries:

BotswanaMozambiqueSeychellesSouth AfricaZambia

Lucy (née Scholte) grew up in Cape Town, and spent many holidays exploring South Africa. After school, her love for travelling inspired her to start a career in tourism. She spent eight years working for tour operators selling tailor-made trips to South Africa, and then in 2005 Lucy decided to relocate to London. It was here that she started working for Expert Africa, and her knowledge really began to grow!

Lucy has been privileged throughout her 19 years in travel to experience some incredible destinations. She has travelled extensively in Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago and the Seychelles, and she focuses on tailor-making trips to these countries.

The sunny shores of Cape Town have now enticed Lucy back home, and we’re very excited to say that she has recently started a South African office for Expert Africa – where she continues to share her passion for Africa with anyone who wants to travel there.