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Matt Shock

Safari encapsulates everything that I love and yearn for in travel – wildlife, remote landscapes, wonderful people and special memories – and I am so lucky to have been able to form a career around these passions.

Matt Shock

Finding a career in travel was one of the best things to have ever happened to me, and I’m so thrilled that I have been recognised as one of Conde Nast’s Top Travel Specialists in 2021 and 2022. While I have always had a passion for travel and exploring new places, it was after a gap year visit to Africa that I knew this was the place for me. I instantly fell in love with Africa’s incredible wildlife and welcoming people, and have since been lucky enough to live and work as a safari guide in Namibia and travel extensively around the continent. All of my journeys have been completely wildlife focused – I have a huge passion for nature conservation, eco-tourism, and particularly wildlife photography and bird watching. I take such pleasure in discussing wildlife, the nuances of safari, and Africa’s remote places with my guests, and absolutely love sending them to the continent’s incredible range of destinations.


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My top tips

  • Always try and head out on a bush walk while you’re on safari – it paints the experience in a whole different light. 

  • Head to Kenya or Tanzania in shoulder season – beautiful weather, great wildlife, and far less people! 
  • Take a good head torch on safari to spot some nocturnal animals outside your room. 

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