Published Work


South Africa (Bradt , 1991, 3rd ed 1997)

Tanzania (Bradt, 1993, 6th ed 2009)

Uganda (Bradt, 1994, 6th ed 2010)

Visitors Guide to Kenya (Southern Books, 1995)

Ethiopia (Bradt, 1995, 5th ed 2009)

Malawi (Bradt, 1996, 5th ed 2010)

Mozambique (Bradt 1997, 5th ed 2011)

Ghana (Bradt, 1998, 5th ed 2010)

Rwanda (Bradt, 2000, 4th ed 2009) – co-authored with Janice Booth

East & Southern Africa (Bradt, 1998, 2nd ed 2001)

Northern Tanzania Safari Guide (Bradt, 2005, 2nd ed 2009)

Africa: Continent Of Contrasts (Struik Publishers, 2005)

uKhahlamba-Drakensberg WHS Guide (30 Degrees South, 2006)

St Lucia WHS Guide (30 Degrees South, 2006)

East African Wildlife (Bradt, 2008)

Eyewitness Top 10 Cape Town (Dorling Kindersley, 2008)

Eyewitness Kenya (Dorling Kindersley, 2009) – co-authored with Lizzie Williams

Kenya Highlights (Bradt, 2010)

South Africa Highlights (Bradt, 2012)

Somaliland (Bradt, 2012)

Ethiopia Highlights  (Bradt, scheduled 2012)



Backpackers Africa, 4th edition (Bradt, 1994)

Africa by Road, 2nd edition (Bradt, 1995)

Eclipse 2001/2 (Bradt, 2000)

Insight Discovery: Africa Safaris (Insight Guides, 2000)

AA Adventure Guide: Africa (AA/Frommers, 2001)

Which Holiday Destination (Which? 2001)

Insight Discovery: Rainforest (Insight Guides, 2001)

Insight Tanzania (Insight Guides, 2003)

This Way: South Africa (JPM, 2003 & 2008 editions)

East African Wildlife (Insight Guides, 2003)

Insight South Africa (Insight Guides, 2005, 2008 & 2012 editions)

Insight Cape Town (Insight Guides, 2005 & 2012 editions)

Zanzibar (Bradt, 6th edition 2006)

South Africa Pocket Guide (Berlitz 2005 & 2007 eds)

Cape Town Pocket Guide (Berlitz 2005 & 2008 eds)

Insight Namibia (Insight Guides, 2006)

When To Go Where (Dorling Kindersley, 2007)

Spiral Essential South Africa (AA 2007)

Journey Through Uganda (Camerapix, 2008)

Insight Senegal & Gambia (Insight Guides, 2009)

The Road Less Travelled (Dorling Kindersley, 2009)

Frommer’s South Africa (Frommer’s, 2009 edition)

Frommer’s East Africa (Frommer’s, 2010)

Spiral South Africa (AA 2011 edition)

World On A Plate (Dorling Kindersley, scheduled 2011)

Eyewitness South Africa (Dorling Kindersley, 2011 edition)




Black Eagle / Africa Geographic

Black Eagle is the publisher of the award-winning magazines Africa Geographic (formerly Africa Environment & Wildlife), Africa Geographic Traveller, Africa Birds & Birding and (now defunct) Discover Africa. Philip has probably been the most regular contributor to this stable of magazines over the past ten years, having contributed more than more than 40 major features covering 18 different African countries between 1997 and 2008.

Travel Africa Magazine

A respected British quarterly dedicated to African travel, this started out subscription only but is now sold in bookshops in several countries including UK and South Africa. Philip is probably the most prolific contributor to Travel Africa, having placed at least one feature or column in every issue from summer 1998 to the present.


This is a well-known British travel magazine aimed at independent travellers. Philip has contributed about ten features, most recently an article about budget travel in Africa for the June/July 2006 issue and cover feature about Tanzania in March 2008.

Other periodicals contributed to include:

BBC Wildlife

Diversions (South African medical magazine with prominent travel coverage)


Mail & Guardian (South African edition of the Weekly Guardian)

New Encounters (Blue Train in-train magazine)

Saturday Star (South Africa’s biggest selling Saturday paper)

Sawubona (SAA in-flight magazine)

Silhouette (Air Seychelles in-flight magazine)

Wildside (KZN Parks periodical)

Msafiri (Kenya Airways In-flight magazine)

Food & Travel (leading UK upmarket travel magazine)

Selamta (Ethiopian Airlines In-flight magazine)