Smithsonian Journeys Experts

Mark Geraghty

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Mark was born in Ndola, Northern Zambia, being the product of a Jesuit education, Mark has a wide and varied interest in the world around him and has many fascinating insights into Africa, the continent of his birth, and has travelled widely throughout Southern Africa.

Mark has lived in Victoria Falls since 1995 and in that time has worked in every facet of the tourism industry. In recent years he has focused on guiding private groups in southern Africa. In 2003 he married his wife whose family had settled Zimbabwe in 1902, this sparked an interest in Africa’s early history:

The Cradle of Mankind, the Bantu Migrations, the Missionaries early travels on the continent and the subsequent “Scramble for Africa”.

Mark is a passionate storyteller with a piercing insight and great sense of humor

What Our Travelers Say

What we learned from Mark made the experience that much more memorable, with the added benefit of his amiable personality.  
- Y. Lorie, African Safari

Upcoming Tours

Treasures of South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana

16-17 days | Starting at: $10,690
Aug 13, 2024 - Aug 28, 2024

Featuring Rovos Rail
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Tanzania and Zanzibar

14 days | Starting at: $9,597
Sep 22, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024

Featuring the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
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