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Tom Morris

Tom Morris

Systems Manager

Destinations Manager

For me, the African bush is the ultimate escape from everyday life.

Tom Morris
Specialist countries
Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

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UK time: 09:00-17:30 Mon-Fri, and occasional Saturdays.
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More about Tom...
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 film industry before the itch for Africa persuaded me to move to the travel industry and Expert Africa in 2015. Since joining I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our Namibia programme and I continue to travel extensively - both with work and independently.

Tom's most recent Africa trips


Namibia

Namibia

Apr 22 14 nights

This was my first trip back to Africa following the emergence of covid-19. Returning to Namibia, the destination I know best, made this long-anticipated trip all the more special. Namibia's 2021-22 rainy season saw good rains arrive relatively late in the season so the bush was green, and the wildlife was in excellent condition. Unfortunately, an abundance of grass made wildlife watching a little harder than usual. Still, Namibia's guides' expertise, patience, and perseverance were rewarded with memorable sights, including flamingoes on a water-filled Fisher's Pan in Etosha, numerous rhino and lion sightings, and some fantastic encounters with Damaraland's desert-adapted elephants.

Botswana

Botswana

Nov 19 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.

Namibia

Namibia

Apr 19 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.

Tom's previous Africa research


Country Arrived Length of stay Areas visited
Zimbabwe October 2018 13 nights Harare, Mana Pools National Park, Matusadona National Park
Namibia September 2018 9 nights Windhoek, Central Highlands, Etosha National Park
Namibia April 2018 14 nights Southern Namibia, Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Windhoek
Zimbabwe November 2017 14 nights Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Matobo National Park
Botswana September 2017 9 nights Maun, Okavango Delta Safari Reserves
Botswana May 2017 7 nights Maun, Kalahari's Salt Pans, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, North-west Kalahari & Panhandle
Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe November 2016 28 nights Windhoek, Damaraland, Etosha National Park, Okonjima Nature Reserve, Caprivi Strip, North-west Kalahari & Panhandle, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls
Namibia May 2016 13 nights Windhoek, Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Namib-Naukluft National Park, NamibRand Nature Reserve

Namibia

Namibia

Major contributor 6th edition 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

Major contributor 5th edition 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.

Reviews from Tom's latest travellers


Mrs C. from Dubai

Arrived 27 Mar 2022, 13 nights

" Namibian Adventure "

"We loved just about every minute of our trip …" Read Mrs C.’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr D & Ms P from Dursley

Arrived 12 Feb 2022, 7 nights

"My Feb 2022 trip"

"we loved every moment …" Read Mr D & Ms P’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Crooks from Bristol

Arrived 12 Feb 2022, 7 nights

"My Feb 2022 trip"

"The arrangements worked perfectly... …" Read Crooks’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr & Mrs M from Reading

Arrived 13 Nov 2021, 16 nights

"My Nov 2021 trip"

Overall rating: Excellent

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