Chris McIntyre

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Chris McIntyre went to Africa in 1987, after reading physics at Queen’s College, Oxford. He taught with VSO in Zimbabwe for almost three years and travelled around extensively, mostly with a backpack. In 1990, he co-authored the UK’s first guidebook to Namibia and Botswana, published by Bradt, before spending three years as a shipbroker in London. Since then, Chris has concentrated on what he enjoys most: Africa. He wrote the first guidebook to Zambia for Bradt in 1996, the first edition of Namibia in 1998 and then a first Botswana guide in 2003; he also co-authors guides to Tanzania and Zanzibar. Whilst keeping these guidebooks up to date, his day job is managing director of Expert Africa – a specialist tour operator which organises high-quality trips throughout Africa for individual travellers from around the world. This also includes the Wild about Africa programme of trips guided by top professional guides. In his spare time, Chris maintains a keen interest in development and conservation issues, and acts as advisor to various NGOs and projects associated with Africa. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and contributes photographs and articles to various publications. Now based in Dockenfield, Surrey, Chris and his wife, Susan, still regularly travel and research in Africa – often with their two children. Chris can usually be contacted by email on

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Canoe Safari Lower Zambezi Zambia by Bob Hayne

The best national parks in Zambia

Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to game viewing in Zambia.

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Traditional life for the Bushmen

Chris McIntyre sheds some light on the lifestyle of these ancient people. 

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Walvis Bay Lagoon: a bleak future

Namibia’s oldest lagoon is on the verge of disappearing completely, writes author Chris McIntyre.

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Traditional life for the San

Author Chris McIntyre looks at the most studied social group on the planet.

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Bat viewing at Kasanka National Park

Climb to this tree-hide on a late November afternoon and witness one of Africa’s strangest wildlife spectacles. 

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