Testimonials

“Philip was part of the Acorn team that produced the Ethiopian Tourism Organisation’s national tourism website and a series of 18 brochures. He was responsible for producing the copy for all the marketing collaterals. Philip is an exceptional wordsmith and can deliver informative and engaging copy for any defined audience, to an exact word count and very tight deadlines. His professionalism, combined with his in depth knowledge of Ethiopia, made him an invaluable member of the team and a real pleasure to work with.”
Alison Burgh, Director, Acorn Tourism Consulting Ltd

“I have worked with Philip for several years now, and he is, in my opinion, the best travel writer in the industry. He knows exactly how to get under the skin of a destination, and manages to inspire and engage while also providing practical advice for a reader on the ground. He’s conscientious, communicative and always meets deadlines. I would highly recommend working with Philip. ”
Laura Pidgely, Editor and Project Manager, Bradt Travel Guides

“Philip has made a substantial contribution to SafariBookings’ content being one of our foremost African travel experts. His knowledge of East and southern Africa is phenomenal, especially their parks/reserves, wildlife and birdlife. Philip is also a gifted writer and his engaging prose is always crafted with precision.”
Wouter Vergeer, CEO & Co-Owner, SafariBookings

“I recently worked with Philip Briggs on The Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa, which he researched and wrote from scratch. Philip was a joy to work with, being both friendly and dedicated. He delivered lively, engaging and informative text to the brief and on time, and responded to all queries thoughtfully and speedily. His knowledge of South Africa and its wildlife was encyclopaedic. I would gladly recommend working with Philip to anyone.”
Helen Fanthorpe, Senior Editor, Rough Guides

“I’ve regularly commissioned work from Philip since the late 1990s, initially for Africa Geographic, more recently African Birdlife. I have always found him to be a magazine editor’s ideal author. He meets deadlines, his work is well researched and clean, and he responds promptly to any queries (despite often being in the field). Best of all, his writing is fresh and engaging, sometimes delightfully quirky, and far from the ‘by rote’ style of some travel writers. It’s always a pleasure working with him.”
Eve Gracie, Editor, African Birdlife

“Initially, we were in touch with Philip to help us with professionally written copy on each given country and region that we offer. Given his extensive experience and reputation, I knew that all of the work was in good hands, nevertheless, Philip still managed to surpass our expectations. His breadth of knowledge is unquestionable, but the manner in which he can present this is a very rare talent. We will certainly be in touch again, and would happily recommend Philip to anyone.”
Jamie Pallin, Director, Hide & Seek Travel

“Whether he’s shining a journalist’s spotlight on the latest safari destination or delivering the updated edition of his authoritative, often pioneering, country guidebooks, Philip Briggs is one of those rare nature travel writers whose literary flair is matched only by the depth of their passion. It’s a passion born of a lifetime’s exploration of Africa, and none other can bring its wildlife and its landscapes to life quite like Phil.”
Jonathan Rossouw, Founder and Expedition Leader, Apex Expeditions

“Philip worked with Acorn on their digital marketing study for Lesotho, which involved the development of a new website for Visit Lesotho in 2019. He researched and wrote all the content for the site to an exceptionally high standard, delivering engaging and interesting content within a tight timeline. We have worked with Philip on a number of projects and rate him as one of the best content travel writers available.”
Kevin Millington, Director, Acorn Tourism Consulting Ltd