Hi, I’m Warren Smith – Africa & India Specialist

You name it, I’ve done it – travel, photography, business. I’ve travelled all over the world, spent time living in Europe and have worked in travel almost all my life. Feel free to pick my brains on any destination - I’ve probably been there.

Warren Smith

My Story

I’m a home grown Aussie, but I was born in Kuala Lumpur to Army folk and raised in several cities across Australia and Asia, which gave me the travel bug from a very early age. I lived in the UK for many years and spent my life travelling, jumping on a flight at a moment’s notice, but searching beyond the tourist hot spots looking for real and unique experiences – such as visiting the Caucasus Mountains in Russian Georgia this year. I have a real passion for Turkey, its cuisine and its extraordinary people. As the crossroads of the world for millennia, hospitality is in the Turkish peoples’ DNA – something I have never felt anywhere else – truly unique and an enlightening destination. I love the richness of foreign cultures both ancient and modern, learning about peoples' lives but also spending time with them, sharing food and a glass of the local wine. Getting to know how people fill their day, their history, their social norms and community structures, just draws me into a destination. It makes you feel like you’re really part of it.

  • Born
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Destination Speciality
    Africa, India, Nepal, Turkey, China, South East Asia, Europe..the list goes on!
  • Favourite Animal
  • My Greatest Travel Tip
    Focus on the experience you are after as much as the accommodation or travel style. Even if its a little rough, if it’s a passion you’ll still love it…
  • Favourite Places
  • Year joined the Team
  • I Never Travel Without
    Suntan lotion
  • Craziest Experience Abroad'
    Having a couple of Maasai Warriors’ walk into our bush camp in the wilderness of the Serengeti and join us around the fire. Nothing like asking the men themselves about their rituals in becoming a man.
  • Greatest Accomplishment
    Mastering the CSI booking system.

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