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Philip Briggs has been exploring the highways, byways and backwaters of Africa since he first backpacked between Kenya and South Africa in 1986. In the 1990s, he wrote a series of pioneering Bradt travel guides to African destinations then practically uncharted by the travel publishing industry, among them Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique and Rwanda, all of which he regularly updates for new editions. Philip is also the author or co-author of several other guidebooks including the Eyewitness Guide to Kenya and Insight Guide to Madagascar. He usually still spends at least four months on the road every year, and spends the rest of his time battering away at a keyboard in the sleepy coastal village of Wilderness in South Africa’s Western Cape.

Philip Briggs

My Favourite Destinations

Selous Game Reserve

Lake Natron and Ol Doinyo Lengai

Pemba Island

What People Say

  • The personalised service provided was far beyond my expectations. A three week trip visiting four countries in Africa, multiple game reserves, wineries and much, much more was flawless. While a close encounter with a leopard and her cubs…

    Chris Hutchens

  • We got in touch after hearing about Hide & Seek from a friend. Have to say hats off to Jamie, he was so patient throughout, even through our indecisiveness! Ultimately we ended up with the most incredible holiday of our lives. Thank you again, we will be back!!

    Amy Williams

  • Thank you for arranging our Safari holiday in Kenya and Tanzania for us. It was to celebrate our 40th. Wedding anniversary which was on July 1st. 2018, and through your arrangements, we have had a holiday that we will never forget...

    Margaret and Stephen

  • Thanks so much for a truly unforgettable once in a life time holiday. Hopefully we will be in touch again soon!

    Nick and Sarah

  • Spot on in terms of itinerary . We not disappointed by any of the suggestions and had the best holiday ever! Thank you!

    David Glen

  • Jamie was very helpful throughout the booking process and recommended the perfect holiday. There was nothing we would change having now been out to Tanzania. I would highly recommend Hide & Seek to friends and relatives.

    Amit Roy

  • Jamie was excellent. Once I described what we wanted I knew he would come up with the business. ..and he did!!! 5 stars

    Jessica Harvard

  • We spoke to numerous travel agents over the period we looked at booking our honeymoon and only hide and seek gave me the confidence I was looking for. Really pleased with our decision.

    Glen and Amanda Crawford

  • Hide and seek dealt with our last minute travel plans extremely well. Obviously, our accommodations shifted as availability diminished but ultimately they came up with a vacation that we will never forget.

    Bob & Jen