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The Expert Team

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Tom Morris


Tom Morris - Namibia Specialist

Destination manager:
Namibia

Specialist countries:

NamibiaZimbabwe

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

Apr-2018
16 nights
“I was excited to return to Namibia for this trip. We arrived after some late rains, which saw the end of a four-year drought, turning many areas lush and green - a significant contrast to the parched land I'm more used to. Personal highlights included the day trip into Fish River Canyon, walking on the Klein-Aus Vista reserve and the boat trip to Halifax Island. Four years after my first visit to the south, the dramatic scenery was just as spectacular as I remembered.”
Nov-2017
14 nights
“Having only previously visited Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, I was excited to explore the country in more detail and better understand one of Africa's original safari destinations. Despite Mugabe's ousting and the rains arriving, neither political events nor the weather overshadowed an excellent trip. Tracking a rhino mother and calf on foot in the Matopos, watching a coalition of cheetah brothers hunt and bungee jumping off Victoria Falls bridge were personal highlights!”
Sep-2017
14 nights
“This was my second Bradt guide research trip of the year and my first proper foray into the Okavango Delta. Josh and I enjoyed a range of accommodations from backpackers lodges in Maun to some of the Delta's most opulent camps. However, as is often the way, it was the wildlife that stole the show. Sundowners in the company of an inquisitive elephant, seeing 7 different leopards in 24hrs and trying to keep up with the Delta's largest pack of wild dog are certainly going to be hard experiences to beat!”

Tom's guidebook work

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

“Namibia was an incredible place... exceeded all expectations.”

Excellent

Namibia

15 Jun to 27 Jun 2018

“Would recommend this trip to others...”

Excellent

Namibia

12 May to 27 May 2018

“Lovely holiday, lovely lodges”

Excellent

Namibia

5 Jun to 10 Jun 2018

“Overall a very enjoyable trip. We would recommend Expert Africa...”

Excellent

Namibia

9 Apr to 29 Apr 2018