Sean Connolly

Travel Writer, tour guide, and communications advisor in Copenhagen

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Sean Connolly (@shanboqol) first travelled to Africa as a student in 2008 and has been returning to the continent regularly to research, teach or simply soak up the ambiance in Africa’s countless little-visited corners ever since. He’s been poring over maps since before he could read them, and working with Bradt Guides since 2011.

Along with authoring two editions of Bradt’s Senegal, he’s also updated or contributed to the Bradt guides to Somaliland, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana, Uruguay, Sierra Leone, São Tomé & Príncipe, two editions of Rwanda (with eastern DR Congo), and Gabon. (See bibliography.)

When he’s not updating guidebooks with Bradt Guides, leading tours with Lupine Travel, or discussing the many merits of camel meat (with anyone), you’ll find him seeking out a country’s funkiest records or working with the Danish Refugee Council in Copenhagen.

  • Education
    • Ithaca College, BA Anthropology & African Diaspora
    • University of Copenhagen, MS Global Development