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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Lyndsey Marris

Lyndsey Marris - Trainee Tanzania Specialist

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Lyndsey gained her first taste of Africa during her gap year where she spent three months working in Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa. After discovering the sheer beauty of the country, the wild landscapes and the wealth of wildlife she quickly became hooked and vowed to explore more of this vibrant continent.

Fuelled by her passion for wildlife she went on to complete both a bachelors and masters degree in Zoology at the University of Sheffield. During this time she had the opportunity to undertake a six-week biodiversity research project in Tanzania’s Kilombero Valley. The following year saw Lyndsey fly to Uganda where she spent five weeks exploring all that this beautiful country had to offer.

Following her studies Lyndsey resolved to return to Africa and she took up a position with the Kalahari Meerkat Project in South Africa. She initially spent one year working as a research assistant after which she was promoted and she spent a further two years working as the project manager. Whilst living and working in the Kalahari she explored much of South Africa and also took a short trip in to Namibia.

After spending three years running around after meerkats in the African bush she returned to the UK in 2015. Lyndsey joined Expert Africa in 2016 and is excited to be a part of the Tanzanian team.