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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Tracy Lederer


Tracy Lederer - Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Mozambique & Botswana  specialist

Specialist countries:

BotswanaMozambiqueNamibiaRwandaSouth Africa

Working as secondary school teacher from 1988 to 2002/3, Tracy always utilised her extended summer holidays to travel the world. She would buy a flight somewhere and then spend the 6/7 weeks independently exploring the country visited in great detail. She also took two periods of unpaid leave to embark on longer periods of travel to satisfy her wanderlust, the first for five months and the second for eight months. Her enthusiasm for scuba diving also developed during this time and Tracy has now dived in Australia, S/E Asia, the Red Sea, Central America, the Caribbean and Madagascar, as well as various African destinations.

Her love of Africa began with a trip backpacking and hitch hiking around Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi in 1993. Since then Tracy has travelled extensively in Southern and East Africa on numerous occasions. Her passion for travel finally pushed her to make a career move from education into the travel industry.

After working for a company tailor-making holidays for travellers with disabilities, she finally joined Expert Africa in 2004. She now specialises in tailor-making trips to Namibia, Botswana, Rwanda, Mozambique and South Africa, and has spent many weeks researching in these countries. Tracy is also a major contributor to Bradt's Namibia guidebook.