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Expert Panel

We have gathered together an expert panel of the world's most renowned travel writers specializing in Africa. These award-winning writers and safari specialists are responsible for creating and informing our content. This includes writing almost a thousand firsthand reviews of national parks and reserves. They also contribute to our detailed park and country travel guides. Let our experts guide you to finding your perfect African adventure.

The Panel Members

Alan Murphy
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Alan Murphy
Australia AU
20 Reviews

Alan is a travel writer and author of over 20 Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guides to Southern Africa and Zambia & Malawi.

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Anthony Ham
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Anthony Ham
Australia AU
44 Reviews

Anthony is a photographer and writer for travel magazines and Lonely Planet, including the guides to Kenya and Botswana & Namibia.

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Ariadne van Zandbergen
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Ariadne van Zandbergen
South Africa ZA
101 Reviews

Ariadne is a renowned African wildlife photographer whose work is featured in many well-known guidebooks and magazines.

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Brian Jackman
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Brian Jackman
United Kingdom GB
46 Reviews

Brian is an award winning travel writer, author of safari books and regular contributor to magazines such as BBC Wildlife and Travel Africa.

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Christopher Clark
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Christopher Clark
United Kingdom GB
46 Reviews

Christopher is a British travel writer and has contributed to various Fodor's guidebooks and a range of travel magazines.

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Emma Gregg
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Emma Gregg
United Kingdom GB
82 Reviews

Emma is an award-winning travel writer for Rough Guides, National Geographic Traveller, Travel Africa magazine and The Independent.

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Gemma Pitcher
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Gemma Pitcher
Australia AU
25 Reviews

Gemma is a travel writer and author of several Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guides to Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.

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James Bainbridge
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James Bainbridge
United Kingdom GB
19 Reviews

James is a travel writer and author of many Lonely Planet guides, including senior author of the guide to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

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Kim Wildman
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Kim Wildman
Australia AU
44 Reviews

Kim is a travel writer who authored and updated over 15 guidebooks, including Lonely Planet's South Africa and Bradt's Tanzania guides.

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Lizzie Williams
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Lizzie Williams
South Africa ZA
87 Reviews

Lizzie is a reputed guidebook writer and author of the Footprint guides to South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

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Lucy Corne
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Lucy Corne
United Kingdom GB
22 Reviews

Lucy is travel writer for a range of publications, including Lonely Planet's guides to Africa, Southern Africa and South Africa.

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Mark Eveleigh
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Mark Eveleigh
United Kingdom GB
36 Reviews

Mark is a travel writer who grew up in Africa and has written over 80 titles for CNN Traveller, Travel Africa, Africa Geographic and more.

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Mary Fitzpatrick
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Mary Fitzpatrick
United States US
14 Reviews

Mary is an acclaimed travel writer and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including South Africa, Tanzania, East Africa and Africa.

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Melissa Shales
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Melissa Shales
United Kingdom GB
42 Reviews

Melissa is an award winning travel writer for Fodors, Frommers and Insight, including guides to Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

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Mike Unwin
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Mike Unwin
United Kingdom GB
43 Reviews

Mike is an award winning wildlife writer, editor of Travel Zambia magazine and author of the Bradt Guide to Southern African Wildlife.

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Nana Luckham
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Nana Luckham
United Kingdom GB
18 Reviews

Nana is a travel writer and author of multiple guidebooks, including the Lonely Planet guides to Africa, Zambia & Malawi and South Africa.

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Paul Murray
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Paul Murray
United Kingdom GB
15 Reviews

Paul is a travel writer, author of the Bradt guidebook to Zimbabwe and is closely involved in promoting tourism to Zimbabwe.

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Philip Briggs
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Philip Briggs
South Africa ZA
100 Reviews

Philip is an acclaimed travel writer and author of many guidebooks, including the Bradt guides to Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa.

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Stephen Cunliffe
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Stephen Cunliffe
South Africa ZA
78 Reviews

Stephen is a travel writer and avid conservationist whose work appears in prestigious magazines such as Africa Geographic and Travel Africa.

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Stuart Butler
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Stuart Butler
United Kingdom GB
41 Reviews

Stuart is a travel writer and author of numerous Lonely Planet guidebooks, including Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.

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Sue Watt
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Sue Watt
United Kingdom GB
26 Reviews

Sue is a travel writer, co-author of Footprint's guidebook to Tanzania and regular contributor to Travel Africa magazine.

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Tim Bewer
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Tim Bewer
United States US
21 Reviews

Tim is a travel writer who has covered 10 African countries for Lonely Planet's Africa, East Africa and West Africa guidebooks.

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