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

Specialist countries:

RwandaTanzaniaZanzibar

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

Fuelled by her passion for wildlife, Lyndsey completed both a bachelor’s and a master’s 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 has to offer.

Following her studies Lyndsey resolved to return to Africa and took up a position with the Kalahari Meerkat Project in South Africa. After one year working as a research assistant she was promoted and spent a further two years working as the project manager. Whilst living and working in the Kalahari she explored much of South Africa, including Cape Town and the Kgalagadi. 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 focuses mainly on Tanzania, Zanzibar and Rwanda. Since joining the company she has embarked on a several research trips to the Selous and Ruaha in southern Tanzania and has also visited almost every property we feature on Zanzibar. In 2017 Lyndsey was lucky enough to visit to Rwanda, spending two weeks travelling around the country.

Her favourite experiences with Expert Africa include trekking to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda; approaching elephants on foot whilst on a walking safari in Ruaha; and sleeping under the sea in an underwater bedroom at the Manta Resort on the Island of Pemba.