Philip Briggs

Philip Briggs

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Philip Briggs is a South African based travel writer with more than 20 years experience travelling in and writing about Africa. He acquired the African travel bug whilst backpacking between Nairobi and Cape Town in 1986 and has been exploring the continent on-and-off ever since. His first book was the Bradt Guide to South Africa, published in 1991, less than two years after the release of Nelson Mandela.

Over the subsequent decade, he authored a succession of pioneering Bradt Guides to destinations then uncharted by the travel publishing industry, among them the first standalone guidebooks to Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana and Rwanda. He still updates these books on a regular basis, but more recently has authored Bradt Highlights Guides to Kenya and South Africa, a Bradt guide to East African Wildlife, and a new Bradt Guide to Somaliland, published in March 2012.

He has also worked on the Insight Guides to Namibia, Tanzania, Senegal & Gambia, East African Wildlife, South Africa, Cape Town and Kenya, and various other books published by Dorling Kindersley, AA Guides, Struik/New Holland, and regularly contributes to specialist travel and wildlife magazines including Africa Birds & Birding, Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Travel Africa and Wanderlust.

Philip now lives in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg region together with his wife, the travel photographer Ariadne Van Zandbergen, his son John, and three dogs and a cat.

Expert Reviews 103 – Written by Philip Briggs

Botswana Botswana
Kenya Kenya
Malawi Malawi
Mozambique Mozambique
Namibia Namibia
Rwanda Rwanda
South Africa South Africa
Tanzania Tanzania
Uganda Uganda
Zambia Zambia
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

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