Alan Murphy AU
Member of the SafariBookings Expert Panel
Alan has been travel writing for 12 years, working for Lonely Planet and other travel publishers. He has written and contributed to many guidebooks on southern Africa - the African region he first visited, and it still weaves its magic on him. Alan remembers vividly his first forays into national parks in southern Africa, and his astonishment from observing the behaviour of randy dwarf mongoose through to skittish buffalo and grunting hippos at sunset. And it was in Zambia - lion tracking in Kafue, and being swamped with elephants in the Lower Zambezi, in particular - where he became aware of just how wild Africa can be. Alan (co)authored the Lonely Planet guides for Southern Africa and Zambia & Malawi. He considers it a privilege to be able to watch the interaction of African wildlife in their natural habitat and hopes to be cruising the parks in southern Africa for many more years.
Expert Reviews (20) - written by Alan Murphy
Other Expert Panel Members
Anthony Ham AU
Anthony is a photographer and writer for travel magazines and Lonely Planet, including the guides to Kenya and Botswana & Namibia.
Ariadne van Zandbergen ZA
Ariadne is a renowned African wildlife photographer whose work is featured in many well-known guidebooks and magazines.
Brian Jackman GB
Brian is an award winning travel writer, author of safari books and regular contributor to magazines such as BBC Wildlife and Travel Africa.
Christopher Clark GB
Christopher is a British travel writer and has contributed to various Fodor's guidebooks and a range of travel magazines.
Emma Gregg GB
Emma is an award-winning travel writer for Rough Guides, National Geographic Traveller, Travel Africa magazine and The Independent.
Gemma Pitcher AU
Gemma is a travel writer and author of several Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guides to Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.
James Bainbridge GB
James is a travel writer and author of many Lonely Planet guides, including senior author of the guide to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.
Kim Wildman AU
Kim is a travel writer who authored and updated over 15 guidebooks, including Lonely Planet's South Africa and Bradt's Tanzania guides.
Lizzie Williams ZA
Lizzie is a reputed guidebook writer and author of the Footprint guides to South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Lucy Corne GB
Lucy is travel writer for a range of publications, including Lonely Planet's guides to Africa, Southern Africa and South Africa.
Mark Eveleigh GB
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.
Mary Fitzpatrick US
Mary is an acclaimed travel writer and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including South Africa, Tanzania, East Africa and Africa.
Melissa Shales GB
Melissa is an award winning travel writer for Fodors, Frommers and Insight, including guides to Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Mike Unwin GB
Mike is an award winning wildlife writer, editor of Travel Zambia magazine and author of the Bradt Guide to Southern African Wildlife.
Nana Luckham GB
Nana is a travel writer and author of multiple guidebooks, including the Lonely Planet guides to Africa, Zambia & Malawi and South Africa.
Paul Murray GB
Paul is a travel writer, author of the Bradt guidebook to Zimbabwe and is closely involved in promoting tourism to Zimbabwe.
Philip Briggs ZA
Philip is an acclaimed travel writer and author of many guidebooks, including the Bradt guides to Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa.
Stephen Cunliffe ZA
Stephen is a travel writer and avid conservationist whose work appears in prestigious magazines such as Africa Geographic and Travel Africa.
Stuart Butler GB
Stuart is a travel writer and author of numerous Lonely Planet guidebooks, including Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.
Sue Watt GB
Sue is a travel writer, co-author of Footprint's guidebook to Tanzania and regular contributor to Travel Africa magazine.
Tim Bewer US
Tim is a travel writer who has covered 10 African countries for Lonely Planet's Africa, East Africa and West Africa guidebooks.