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Russell, Africa Safari Specialist

Russell's passion for Africa started at the age of 17 when he embarked on his first adventure to Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. Aside from viewing the vast and varied wildlife on offer and immersing himself in the culture of the locals, the main purpose of his trip was to build a playground for children in a small village in Botswana and raise awareness on the prevention of HIV and AIDS throughout local schools.

Upon graduating from university and qualifying in physiotherapy, he took a year to travel the world, visiting Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, before starting his career in the travel industry.

Working in travel for the last five years has allowed him to see more parts of the globe, including Indonesia, North America and Egypt, but it wasn't long before the call of the bush saw him returning to Africa. Recent trips with Audley include Botswana, Zambia, Madagascar and Malawi.

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Russell, an Audley Travel specialist

Start planning your trip to Africa with Russell by calling 01993 838 406

I'll never forget when…

Having viewed a pack of resting wild dogs late one evening in the Linyanti Wetlands, our guide returned to find the same pack the following morning.

We came upon them whilst they were hunting, and with the pack showing total disregard to the vehicle, we followed them only to observe a leopard being chased into the nearest tree. Whilst watching and waiting to see the leopard's fate, we were treated to individuals in the pack chasing Impala within touching distance of our vehicle, whilst the puppies were escorted by older members to a safe distance.

Getting first hand experience of a wild dog hunt is like nothing I have ever experienced before on safari and the memory will stay with me forever.

Photos of Russell

Russell in Isalo National Park, Madagascar Russell in Isalo National Park, Madagascar
Russell in Majete Game Reserve, Malawi Russell in Majete Game Reserve, Malawi
Russell with villagers in Manafiafy, Madagascar Russell with villagers in Manafiafy, Madagascar
Russell enjoying sundowners in Kafue National Park, Zambia Russell enjoying sundowners in Kafue National Park, Zambia
Russell motorboating in the Linyanti Wetlands, Botswana Russell motorboating in the Linyanti Wetlands, Botswana
Russell enjoying lunch by the shore of Lake Malawi Russell enjoying lunch by the shore of Lake Malawi
Russell fishing in the Lower Zambezi, Zambia Russell fishing in the Lower Zambezi, Zambia

Photos taken by Russell

Pale chanting goshawk feeding chick a snake for lunch Pale chanting goshawk feeding chick a snake for lunch
Giraffe having a drink in the Central Kalahari Giraffe having a drink in the Central Kalahari
Lion in Tau Pan Lion in Tau Pan
Buffalo from above in the Okovango Delta Buffalo from above in the Okovango Delta
Relaxed leopard in the Okovango Delta Relaxed leopard in the Okovango Delta