Chris Wain

Chris has been with Africa Travel for over 25 years, and no one knows Africa better.

His time with Africa Travel has seen him travel the continent, visiting over 25 African countries and enjoying such diverse and memorable experiences as gorilla tracking in Rwanda, canoeing along the Zambezi, quad biking in Namibia, and viewing lemurs in Madagascar. Off-the-beaten-track adventures have also seen Chris enjoying the magnificent beaches of Sierra Leone, snorkelling with turtles in the Comoros, and exploring the abandoned plantation houses of Sao Tome.

Particularly favoured memories are of exploring Lalibela’s magnificent churches in Ethiopia, of soaring along the Mozambican coast by helicopter, and of ascending Cape Town’s Table Mountain for the very first time.

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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The Top 5 Restaurants You Must Try When You Visit South Africa

Chris Wain

If you’re a big foodie and are planning a trip to South Africa then these are the top 5 restaurants you must try whilst you there.

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Review - Cape View Clifton

Chris Wain

A review by Chris Wain of the Cape View Clifton in South Africa

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South Africa's Wine Region: Oude Werf, Stellenbosch

Chris Wain

Chris Wain reviews the Oude Werf hotel in Stellenbosch. He looks at the location, the amenities and the history of the region & gives his verdict.

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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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Whether you seek a spectacular safari holiday, a blissful beach break, a cultural escapade, or something else entirely, there is no one better equipped to deal with your requests than Africa Travel.

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