Our People
  • Amy snow biking Our Team

    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

  • Chris Packham Our Tour Experts

    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

Walking along the river, Zakouma, Chad

Doug Macdonald

My Expertise

  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia
  • Chad

Doug has travelled and guided through many countries in Africa, from well-known safari areas to some very unusual destinations, such as Zakouma National Park in Chad. It’s this experience and knowledge of this park, and the wild areas of Africa, that Doug will bring to your safari experience.

He was born in Zimbabwe, into a family of adventurers and explorers. His grandfather was also one of the first Europeans to canoe down the Zambezi River, heading into Mozambique on his quest to find minerals. Doug’s father was like-minded and spent much of his young adulthood in the bush, before passing on this knowledge to his sons – teaching bushcraft to Doug and his two brothers. Doug first joined the safari industry in 1989, working in Hwange National Park, then Matusadona National Park, where he concentrated on achieving his Zimbabwe Professional Guide’s License.

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Chad

Chad - Zakouma and the Wildlife of the Sahel

Led by Doug Macdonald, explore one of Africa’s most remarkable parks. Spend a week staying at the simple but comfortable Tinga Lodge, setting out on a series of game drives and bush walks through this fascinating landscape.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary?


Why Steppes