Hi, I’m Chris Manfield – Specialist Journey Leader

As a chef and published author I escort The Classic Safari Company's specialist small group journeys to the world's most tantalising foodie destinations.

Chris Manfield

My Story

As a chef and author, I am constantly on the hunt for authentic and interesting food experiences, this informs how I travel and the places I like to visit. I am a global citizen and like to explore new horizons, take on challenges and revisit favourite destinations on a regular basis - I am fortunate enough to be able to do that through my work. Being a big fan of experiential travel, its immensely satisfying to share these adventures with like minded people, life’s too short to waste on the ordinary and mundane. Going out on a limb is a favourite pastime, don’t die wondering is my motto in life.


  • Born
    Brisbane
  • Destination Speciality
    India, Bhutan, Cambodia, South America, Africa, Europe
  • Favourite Animal
    Tiger
  • My Greatest Travel Tip
    Be curious and flexible, engage and put yourself outside your comfort zone
  • Favourite Places
    Anywhere there is good food, preferably with spice + chilli
  • Year joined the Team
    2000 - Spice Tour of Northern India
  • I Never Travel Without
    My camera and a note book
  • Craziest Experience Abroad'
    Not crazy, but thrilling - hot air ballooning at dawn over the Bagan temples in Myanmar
  • Greatest Accomplishment
    My enduring lifelong relationship with my partner - we are both travel junkies and together we explore the world

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