Anthony Ham


Anthony is one of Australia‚Äôs most experienced nature and travel writers with extensive experience in writing both long- and short-form narrative features and guidebooks. His feature articles range from in-depth analysis of current news events and travel stories to feature-length articles on wildlife, wild places and the traditional people who inhabit those wild places.

Conservation & Wildlife

Anthony writes regularly about issues that range from endangered species and indigenous peoples to extinction and the disappearance of wilderness. In doing so, he regularly visits and brings back stories from some of the last wild places on earth, especially in Africa, Europe and Outback Australia. His particular areas of expertise include big-cat conservation and the interaction between wildlife and human communities.

Travel Narrative

Anthony is a master of the travel narrative. He has honed his craft for more than a decade and his clients include The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Travel Africa, Wild Travel, Wanderlust and Lonely Planet Traveller. He has also written online travel features for the Guardian, BBC and Lonely Planet.

Current Affairs

Anthony is a respected writer of feature articles and his work appears regularly in the Features sections of Australia’s Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers. His longer-form journalism has also appeared in Good Weekend magazine (the weekend magazine shared by The Age and Sydney Morning Herald), The Monthly and Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR) in the US. Although he writes regularly about Africa, Spain and countries in conflict, he has also published feature-length profiles of figures as diverse as Silvio Berlusconi and Robert Mugabe.


Anthony has written or contributed to more than seventy guidebooks for Lonely Planet, including first editions to LibyaSaudi Arabia and Algeria. His other titles include: SpainMadridMallorcaAndalucíaNorwayItalian LakesAfricaWest AfricaKenya, Botswana & NamibiaSouthern AfricaEast Africa, Ethiopia & Djibouti, Tanzania, Middle EastMoroccoTunisiaIranJordanArabian PeninsulaIndia, Mauritius, Seychelles & ReunionAustraliaEast Coast Australia, Tasmania and Melbourne & Victoria.