Emma Hill - Welcome to my profile!

Recent travels

My latest trip took me into the heart of Botswana's top wilderness areas for a 9-day mobile camping safari, an experience I will never forget! Have a look at my photos in Savute, Chobe, Moremi and Nxabega in the Okavango Delta.

About Me

I've lived in Cape Town, London, Wisconsin and Vermont but always return to Africa! Cape Town is definitely always home for me and so settling back in has been easy after so much travelling. I love photography, fine dining, working with enthusiastic and friendly people, travelling as much as possible and trying to explore a new place every year. Getting out of Cape Town for a weekend is always an adventure and a great way to unwind after a busy week in the city.

My passion for travel began with postcards being sent to me from all corners of the world from my father who was in the Merchant Navy. I was introduced to new places on a monthly basis and my own travel began when I left school and started exploring Africa and the world.

Where have I travelled

In South Africa - the Garden Route, Kruger National Park, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal. In the rest of Africa - Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar and Egypt.

Internationally - USA, Canada, England, Ireland, France, Holland, Madeira, Norway, Italy, Vatican City, Germany, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand.

My favourite travel moment

Soaring above the Masai Mara in a hot air balloon and my hour with the mountain gorillas in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

What I love about Africa

Its diversity and friendly people!

My African travel advice

Always take wet wipes with you on safari, plus a smile, and consider each African experience, whether it is a flat tire or an impromptu musical karaoke night with the locals as an adventure to remember.

Where I'd love to go next

A beach break on one of the Indian Ocean Islands (Mauritius or Seychelles)

Read real traveller reviews about my service as an Africa Safari Expert, or be inspired by my recommended trips, lodges and hotels around Africa. 

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Emma Hill

Africa Safari Expert

As a photographer I often get stuck behind the lens. Take time out to just experience Africa, its sounds, smells, sights and its magic. You will be back before you know it.

Read what our Travellers have to say

Hey Emma.... still not caught up after our trip, but I wanted to drop you a line and let you know that everything was wonderful. Can't say enough about the plan you put together and how wonderful all the venues and our contact people were. The different locations were all special in their own way. One of my hopes was to have good guides for our excursions, and the guides at all three locations were outstanding, as were our hosts at each of the venues! The facilities themselves were also top notch! Buhoma was gorgeous. The Porini camp in Amboseli, while not as fancy as some, was excellent for individualized attention and amazing animal viewing. Finishing at Kichwa was a treat, as we enjoyed the buffet, beverages, pool, etc.

You were right on in all your choices and plans for us, and I would enthusiastically recommend you to anyone I know who wants to travel to East Africa!

I must also say I am so glad we took part in the Community Cultural Tour. While I wouldn't have chosen that for myself, it gave great insight into the people of the area. We toured the school outside Buhoma, and as a teacher, I was really overwhelmed by how appreciative and joyful the children are, even though they have so little. It was a real eye-opener for our family.

Anyway, thanks for everything. It was an amazing trip of a lifetime! Again, I would recommend you enthusiastically to anyone planning a trip to Africa. I don't know if I will ever have the opportunity to return, but if I ever do, I will be in touch!

Jill Flynn - July 2015 View more reviews