Smithsonian Journeys Experts

Grant Nel

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Grant Nel holds a BSc (Hon) degree in Zoology, has worked in the African wild for 2 decades and has also travelled widely internationally. For the past 12 years Grant has lived a few hundred meters from the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers (both of which feature prominently in your itinerary). The Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park are virtually his back yard. He is a highly respected professional guide and conservationist in the region. He is a former CEO of The Selinda Reserve, and sits on the boards of two local environmental organizations.

What Our Travelers Say

Grant was an excellent leader. Very personable and his knowledge of the area was tremendous! 

- Rich B.

Grant "made" this trip for us. He is smart, engaging, personable, inclusive, and knowledgeable of the area and animals. GREAT!

- Previous Journeys Traveler, African Safari

Grant was outstanding. I cannot imagine a better expert - a very knowledgeable, down to earth, patient, charming, enthusiastic person. He imbued us with his love and respect for Africa.

- Previous Journeys Traveler, African Safari

Grant was top notch: personable, interested, and interesting as well as extremely knowledgeable.

- Previous Journeys Traveler, African Safari

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