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- United Kingdom
- Expert Reviews:
- 36 Reviews
In 1992 Mark spent six hours reviewing his life while swinging from the end of a fraying cable in the world's highest cable-car, in Venezuela. The psychological shock of this experience was enough to send him plummeting down the slippery slope into the shadowy world of freelance travel journalism.
He led the first expedition by foreigners into Central Borneo's 'valley of the spirit world,' (researching his book Fever Trees of Borneo) and has since returned to those unexplored valleys on several occasions. He grew up in Africa, and returned in 1999 to trek through northern Madagascar with a zebu pack-bull. The full story was told in Maverick in Madagascar (published by National Geographic). Although based in Spain he returns to Africa frequently, and says that his perfect assignment is any story that can only be covered with an expedition-prepared 4wd and at least 3 weeks in the bush.
He has travelled the world (and 20 African countries) on assignments for more than 80 titles, including BBC Wildlife, BBC Earth, Esquire, Geographical, The Guardian, CNN Traveller, Sunday Times, CNN Travel, BBC Travel and Travel Africa.
Undercover assignments have taken him from Zimbabwean farms to Bolivian prisons, but charging elephants and a randy Peruvian llama taught him the real importance of journalistic footwork.
Expert Reviews 36 – Written by Mark Eveleigh
- Botswana country review
Desert and Delta diversity...and leopards galore!
- Central Kalahari Game Reserve
The pans and endless savanna of CKGR offer one of the best safari experiences in Africa!
- Chobe National Park
Spectacular landscapes, wonderful wildlife sightings and the 'gnarliest' elephants in Africa
- Khutse Game Reserve
Khutse is the most accessible part of the Botswana Kalahari from South Africa
- Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
World of extremes where the Okavango meets the Kalahari!
- Mashatu Game Reserve
Location for some of my best safari experiences ever
- Moremi Game Reserve
Best access point to Botswana's great wetland wilderness
- Northern Tuli Game Reserve
Incredible leopard country on the picturesque banks of the Limpopo
- Nxai Pan National Park
Baobabs, salt pans and great herds!
- Okavango Delta
Africa's greatest waterborne safari venue!
- Kenya country review
Home to ‘the greatest wildlife real-estate on Earth’
- Amboseli National Park
One of Kenya’s most picturesque parks with spectacular views of Kilimanjaro
- Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
A highland paradise on the slopes of Mount Kenya
- Masai Mara National Reserve
Big cat country par excellence!
- Nairobi National Park
Unspoiled savannah in the shadow of the concrete jungle
- Samburu National Reserve
Amazing predator territory
- Shaba National Reserve
One of Northern Kenya’s desert gems
- Tsavo East National Park
Kenya's biggest park is one of Africa's great 'lost worlds'
- Tsavo West National Park
Perhaps Kenya’s greatest unexplored wilderness
- Madikwe Game Reserve
Fantastic rhino and leopard sightings at marvellous Madikwe
- Tanzania country review
As a safari destination Tanzania has it all!
- Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara NP is famous for its tree-climbing lions and astounding views over the lake
- Ngorongoro Crater
As close to guaranteed big 5 sightings as you can get outside a zoo!
- Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti is Africa run completely amok!
- Uganda country review
Fantastic wildlife and some of the friendliest people in Africa make Uganda unbeatable
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Best gorilla safaris in the country
- Kibale National Park
Classic, pristine central African rainforest
- Kidepo Valley National Park
Uganda’s secret northern wilderness
- Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
A unique rainforest volcano reserve, in a golden triangle between Uganda, Rwanda and DRC
- Murchison Falls National Park
Nile wildlife watching at its finest!
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
Greatest collection of mammal species in Uganda
- Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve
Fantastic highland views and thick rainforest
- Zimbabwe country review
Once (and soon to be again) Africa’s most beautiful country
- Hwange National Park
The Zimbabwean Giant
- Matobo National Park
Iconographic Zimbabwean scenery with its stunning kopjes
- Zambezi National Park
Great wildlife sightings within a stone’s throw of Vic Fall’s extreme sports Mecca