WelcomeI’m an award-winning travel writer, editor and photographer, specialising in Africa. I also cover responsible and ethical tourism in the UK, the Americas, Australia and elsewhere.
I write for The Independent, The Guardian, Rough Guides, National Geographic Traveller, Travel Africa magazine and numerous other publications in the UK and worldwide, in print and online. Much of my published work is illustrated with my own photography, shot on location.
As an editor, I handle commissioning, picture editing and project management for books, magazines, websites, e-books and apps. I have a particular interest in projects relating to eco-friendly independent travel, including wildlife-watching, cultural tourism and community tourism.
Many, many things draw me to Africa
Many, many things draw me to Africa: the diverse cultures and rich ecology, of course, but also the fact that it’s an ancient continent poised on the brink of change. African lifestyles have already altered a great deal in the twenty or so years I’ve been visiting.
From my base in the UK, I fly south on a regular basis, and have so far visited over 25 countries in North, West, East and southern Africa, sampling everything from obscure music festivals to five-star safaris. I have also covered many of the islands around Africa, including the Canary Islands, Madeira, Cape Verde, São Tomé & Príncipe, Zanzibar, Madagascar and Mauritius.
Epic overland journeys through some of Australia’s most stunning locations
My work as lead author of the Rough Guide to East Coast Australia and co-author of the Rough Guide to Australia has taken me on epic overland journeys through some of Australia’s most stunning locations.
I have explored Australia’s beautiful East Coast in depth, from the lush tropical rainforest and coral cays of Far North Queensland, to the cosmopolitan cities of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne - making plenty of side-trips to dive the Great Barrier Reef along the way.
Travel Writer, Editor and Photojournalist
www.tigerfoot.net • www.emmagregg.com
WINNER: Kenneth Westcott Jones Memorial Award, 2015
WINNER: AITO Travel Writer of the Year Awards, 2015
WINNER: LATA Consumer Magazine Travel Writer of the Year, 2014
FINALIST: AITO Awards, 2013 • FINALIST: SATOA Awards, 2012
WINNER: BGTW Awards, 2012 • WINNER: BGTW Awards, 2011
WINNER: Travel Press Awards, 2010 • WINNER: Travel Press Awards, 2009
MAURITIUS: Like a local (The Guardian, April 2016)
SOUTH AFRICA: Cape Town (Travel Africa magazine, April 2016)
EAST AFRICA: Tracking chimpanzees (National Geographic Traveller, March 2016)
BRAZIL: Rio Negro (National Geographic Traveller, December 2015)
AFRICA: Travels with locals (The Guardian, October 2015)
RWANDA: Wild adventures (Metro, October 2015)
ZIMBABWE: Rediscovering the classic safari (Journeys, Summer 2015)
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About the artwork
The image at the top of this page is a detail of a work by Original T-Bag Designs, a craft collective of previously disadvantaged people from the informal settlement of Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, near Cape Town, South Africa. They hand-decorate recycled tea bags to create original art, stationery, gifts and homewares. Their favourite quote is this, thought to be from Eleanor Roosevelt: “A woman is like a tea bag. You only know how strong she is when she is put in hot water.”