National Geographic Experts


A National Geographic expert will accompany each departure to share insights and a rare behind-the-scenes perspective. Listed below are some of the experts and the departure date(s) they will be joining.

Bill Branch

Bill Branch has been a wildlife biologist at the Port Elizabeth Museum in South Africa since 1979 and has undertaken fieldwork across the African continent, from Ethiopia to Senegal and Madagascar. Bill is also a general naturalist and keen birder. He has described numerous new species and amphibians, received a grant from National Geographic to help fund his research on African reptiles, and published six books as well as several photographs and scientific articles. In 2015, Bill joined a National Geographic-supported science team for the land-based survey of areas around the Cuito River in the headwaters of the Okavango Delta.

Departure Dates
  • Dec 27, 2017 - Jan 05, 2018
  • May 30 - Jun 08, 2018
  • Aug 20 - 29, 2018
  • Sep 11 - 20, 2018