Chris Wain

Chris Wain has been with Africa Travel for over 30 years, leading the sales team, and no one knows Africa better.

He has travelled the continent, visiting over half of the 54 countries, and is particularly proud of being recognised by Condé Nast Traveller as one of their Top Travel Specialists in the world.

His African adventures have included such memorable experiences as gorilla tracking in Rwanda, canoeing along the Zambezi, quad biking in Namibia, and viewing lemurs in Madagascar. His travels have also seen him soaring along the Mozambican coast by helicopter, snorkelling with turtles in the Comoros, and exploring the medieval churches of Ethiopia, but he lists the city of Cape Town as his favourite African destination.

What is your favourite place in Africa?

Cape Town – it has an extraordinarily beautiful setting and fantastically positive locals

What is your most memorable experience in Africa?

In addition to those already mentioned, I also have great memories of…..

  • Gliding through Botswana’s Okavango Delta on a mokoro
  • Swimming amongst the penguins on Boulders Beach
  • Snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi
  • Climbing Sossusvlei’s magnificent Dune 45
  • Pony trekking in the Lesotho highlands
  • Having a night time encounter with a hippo in Uganda
  • Tracking lion on foot in the South Luangwa
  • Walking with elephants in Zimbabwe

Where would you like to visit next and why?

Having tracked gorillas previously in Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC I am keen to see their West African cousins in the Congo Republic, and the pyramids of Sudan have always held a fascination for me.

What's your best advice for someone travelling to Africa?

Save up and just go for it. Africa is addictive - once it gets under your skin, I guarantee you will be longing to return.

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Once Africa gets under your skin, I guarantee you will be longing to return

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My Blogs


The Silo - The First Look

Chris Wain

Africa Travel Director, Chris Wain was one of the first through the doors when Cape Town's latest luxury hotel, The Silo by Royal Portfolio, opened recently. Here's what he had to say about the experience.

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Our Top South Africa Cruise Excursions

Chris Wain

Discover our top excursion ideas for your South Africa cruise.

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A Guide To Malaria Free Safaris In South Africa

Chris Wain

Discover our run down of the top malaria-free safari destinations in South Africa.

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A Guide To Golfing Holidays In South Africa

Chris Wain

Get the lowdown on golfing holidays in South Africa.

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Why Choose Africa Travel?

Africa Travel is the UK's premier specialist dealing with travel to Africa, but we aren't just a website or a call centre, we are a boutique, owner-run company with personal connections to many of the owners of the properties we feature.

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Book Africa With Confidence

During these challenging times many of us are understandably concerned about the impact and effect of Coronavirus on our travel plans, and so to offer you complete reassurance, Africa Travel have put in place our very own Book Africa with Confidence policy.

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