Sue Watt is a freelance writer based in London who specializes in African travel and conservation. A former business manager, her passion for Africa began nearly 20 years ago after spending eight months traveling across the continent on a belated gap year. She’s been returning ever since, now as an award-winning travel writer published in leading U.K. newspapers and magazines, including The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, BBC Wildlife magazine, Travel Africa magazine, and Wanderlust. Sue has contributed to Bradt guidebooks on Namibia and Zambia and writes for Travel + Leisure,, Rough Guides, and Lonely Planet.

• Won the British Guild of Travel Writers Members' Excellence Award (MEA) for specialist travel feature of the year in 2020
• Won the ATTA Media Award for best wildlife and nature feature (newspaper) in 2019
• Finalist for the Travel Media Award for regional publication feature of the year in 2018
• Won the Avis ATTA Media Award for best feature on environment and conservation issues in 2017
• Won the Avis ATTA Media Award for best wildlife feature in a national newspaper in 2017

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