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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

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.”
Sep-2018
9 nights
“After my parents first visit to Namibia in 2017 it took little effort to convince my dad and some family friends to return with me for a self-drive holiday. This trip focussed heavily on both walking and wildlife, a very successful paring. Personal highlight included walking with Buno Nebe at Mundulea who's insight into the bush and dedication to conservation are both admirable and inspiring; and the shear volume of wildlife in the Etosha Heights Reserve including a couple of memorable rhino encounters.”
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.”

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

“The trip was excellent... will do it again”

Excellent

Botswana

12 Oct to 4 Nov 2018

“A great trip... Really well organised... We hope to return”

Excellent

Namibia

2 Nov to 18 Nov 2018

“It was a fantastic trip. all the logistics and connections worked perfectly”

Excellent

Namibia

1 Sep to 12 Sep 2018

“An excellent trip and intinerary”

Excellent

Namibia

13 Sep to 27 Sep 2018