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Simon Taylor

Simon has 15 years experience working in travel and has been with Africa Travel since 2007. Whilst he has had many memorable experiences in the Middle East and Asia it is Africa's open spaces, big skies and wildlife that really captures his heart. A keen and accomplished photographer, Simon likes nothing more than being on safari, and top of his personal recommendations are walking safaris in Zambia and taking a hot air balloon trip over Kenya's Masai Mara or the stunning wilderness of Namibia's Damaraland. Away from work if Simon is not running around after his daughter he can usually be found in the kitchen or living the good life in his veggie patch.

What is your favourite place in Africa?

South Luangwa National Park in Zambia.  It is an unspoiled wilderness with excellent game viewing and guides and one of the best places to take a walking safari.

What is your most memorable experience in Africa?

Standing on the edge of the Victoria Falls at Livingstone Island in Zambia with the waters of the Zambezi pouring into the chasm below.  And seeing a leopard kill a porcupine is unforgettable too!

Where would you like to visit next and why?

I would love to visit Mana Pools in Zimbabwe.  Exploring on foot is a superb way to experience the bush and this is a great park for walking safaris.  You can also get up close to big game here while canoeing on the Zambezi.

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

Never miss a game drive when you are on safari.  While it may be tempting to stay in bed rather than have an early morning wake up call you should take every opportunity when in the bush as you never know what you might miss.  And while you are out, don’t be too focused on just ticking off “the big 5”.  There are so many other animals to enjoy not to mention the ever-present and amazingly varied birdlife.

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My favourite place in Africa has to be South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. It is an unspoiled wilderness with excellent game viewing and guides and one of the best places to take a walking safari.

Namibia Discover

Zimbabwe Discover

South Luangwa National Park Discover

The Kenya Experience Discover

Classic Zimbabwe Adventure Discover

The Grand Namibia Self-Drive Discover

Ongava Tented Camp Discover

Victoria Falls Hotel Discover

Sanctuary Olonana Discover

My Blogs

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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Namibia For Your Next Holiday

Simon Taylor

Namibia is one of our favourite places to visit in Africa. It's vast, it's interesting and there's really nowhere else on earth like it. Read our blog and find out why you should travel there for your next holiday.

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My Namibian Adventure

Simon Taylor

Our Sales Supervisor Simon has just returned from Namibia. Read his blog and discover what he got up to while he was there.

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The Great Migration - Our Experience

Simon Taylor

If you would like to experience the Great Migration, read up Peter Felix's account of the great migration so you know how and when the migration occurs.

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The Best Places To See Leopard In Africa

Simon Taylor

To help you in your search for leopard, we've put together a list of some of the best places to see them up close and personal in the wild.

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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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Our Value Promise

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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Your Holiday Protection

All flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. Our ATOL number is 3384 www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

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