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