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Expert travel writer:


Sue has been writing about travel to Africa for 15 years. Her first pieces were published in Travel Africa and she is still a regular contributor for the magazine, but also writes for The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, BBC Wildlife magazine and Wanderlust, among others. She has contributed to various guidebooks on Africa, including Bradt Zambia, Bradt Namibia and Footprints Tanzania. Sue also loves to write about Nepal, a country she knows well.


After giving up her day job as business manager in a barristers’ chambers, Sue took a year off, travelling first around Nepal for three months and then across Africa for eight months. This was when the Africa bug kicked in. On her return, knowing she could never work in an office again, she turned to travel writing to help feed her addiction to the wild places and wonderful people of the continent she finds so beguiling.

She’s at her happiest walking in the bush, learning all about wildlife from knowledgeable guides, then sipping a sundowner G&T while watching elephants play around a waterhole.

On the bucket list

To explore the remote Zakouma National Park in Chad recently given a new lease of life by conservation non-profit African Parks; to track elusive, enigmatic bonobos in the Congo Basin, DRC; to visit mystical Bhutan; and to walk the entire coast of Wales where she grew up.