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Tom Morris

Systems Manager


Tom Morris - Systems Manager

Destination manager:
Namibia
Zimbabwe

Specialist countries:

BotswanaNamibiaZimbabwe

I first travelled to Africa in 2009, initially to Zambia with my family, before joining a school rugby tour in South Africa. On this trip I enjoyed many uniquely African experiences including whitewater rafting on the Zambezi below the Victoria Falls, having lunch on Livingstone Island, climbing Table Mountain and visiting Robben Island.

On this trip I was bitten by the travel bug and, whilst I have travelled to many destinations since, Africa remains special. The combination of wilderness, adventure and wildlife ensures that I keep returning. In 2011 I visited Kenya on another family safari to Laikipia and the Masai Mara. I enjoyed my time in the Mara so much that two weeks later I was back on a plane to work at Cottar’s 1920’s Safari Camp for a month.

Whilst at university studying physics I became involved in an independent project to raise money and build a school in the Chikolongo region of Malawi. I was lucky enough to visit the school in 2012 and continue to be involved in the project. After graduation I spent six months in the French Alps on a Ski season followed by an extensive two-month self-drive trip around southern Africa in a beaten up old Land Rover.

Following these travels I spent a year working on special effects in the the film industry before the itch for Africa persuaded me to move to the travel industry and Expert Africa in 2015. Since joining I have throughly enjoyed getting to know our Namibia programme and I continue to travel extensively - both with work and independently.

Tom's most recent Africa trips

Nov-2019
21 nights
“Having worked on the 5th edition of the Bradt Botswana Safari Guide it was wonderful to get back out to Botswana and explore the Delta in more detail. Despite visiting at the height of a severe drought we were incredibly lucky on the trip with lots of cats, plenty of wild dog and several firsts. Personal highlights included a scenic helicopter flight transfer between camps, aardwolf & spotted hyena cubs and thunderstorms as the rains arrived.”
Apr-2019
16 nights
“Given the opportunity I often take personal holidays to Africa and when the chance to visit some of the most remote areas of Namibia presented itself my partner and I jumped at the chance. Highlights of this trip included quadibiking in the martian landscapes around Serra Cafema, waking up in the surreal eerie fog of the Skeleton Coast at Shipwreck Lodge and spending the day wit the Save the Rhino Trust tacking black rhino in Damaraland from Desert Rhino Camp.”
Oct-2018
13 nights
“Returning to Zimbabwe was a real treat, especially on a fly in safari. Mana pools is one of the original safari destinations which is quickly being 'rediscovered' by the safari industry as the political situation in Zimbabwe continues to improve. It was a real privilege to enjoy this unique park before it becomes really busy. Approaching wildlife on foot and canoeing down the mighty Zambezi were real highlights and contrasted wonderfully with water based activities on Lake Kariba to end the trip.”

Tom's guidebook work

Namibia

Namibia - 6th edition

Bradt Travel Guides

Major contributor

2019


For this book I spent a couple of weeks researching the Southern Kalahari and Fish River Canyon, Lüderitz and the Southwest and sections of The Central Corridor chapters. I really enjoyed returning to these often remote and picturesque areas.

Botswana

Botswana - 5th edition

Bradt Travel Guides

Major contributor

2018


For this book I spent four weeks in country on two different trips to help research and update the planning and preparation, Maun, Okavango Delta - Private reserves, Okavango Panhandle, Kalahari's Salt Pans and Central Kalahari chapters.

Latest reviews from Tom's travellers

“a very good 'Taster' of Namibia... a beautiful country... magnificent scenery”

Excellent

Namibia

6 Mar to 14 Mar 2020

“As always the trip was wonderful.”

Excellent

Zimbabwe

20 Nov to 29 Nov 2019

“everything we expected (and more)... highly recommended”

Excellent

Zimbabwe

10 Nov to 21 Nov 2019

“We had an excellent trip to Namibia”

Excellent

Namibia

20 Oct to 13 Nov 2019