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No Two Journeys Have Ever Been The Same

We specialise in luxury tailor made safaris and holidays to the most beautiful parts of the world; providing experiences that will stay with you forever. Our expertise spans four continents, offering truly unique journeys in over forty countries around the globe.

What makes us different?

From the outset we have always been involved in philanthropy and in particular Philanthropic Travel, supporting deserving, usually small, “sharp-end” conservation and community projects since our inception in 1989. In an age of increasing awareness about world issues and global needs there has been a growing trend towards “travel philanthropy” or, more simply put, using travel as a means to give back. The problem, however, is the overwhelming potential scope and, at the same time, making sure that promises are turned into reality. Our inchoate new offshoot, Philanthropy Plus, gives individuals who are eager to reconnect and help those less fortunate than themselves the opportunity to do just that as a core feature of their travel plans: thus travelling to - and directly experiencing as part of their holiday, safari or vacation – places and projects where they may be directly able to help.

Nicola Shepherd CEO of The Explorations Company is interviewed by Marcela Kunova

Nicola Shepherd, founder and CEO of The Exploration Company, organises unusual trips for HNW and UHNW clients ranging from birthday parties at an Indian Maharajah's palace to reliving Sir Vivian Fuchs's 1950s expedition to the South Pole. Citywealth caught up with her to talk about trends in the luxury travel industry.

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The Explorations Company CEO, Nicola Shepherd is Safari Awards Judge 2018 

All The Safari Awards Judges have been nominated by the previous years awards winners and finalists and are unquestionably the most highly-respected, knowledgeable independent tour operators selling safaris.

The judges sit at the head of the Good Safari Guide, ensuring that the lodges, camps and operations presented both in the guides and in the Awards really are the best in Africa.

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The Explorations Company are supporting Excellent Development in building Sand Dams in Dry-lands

The Explorations Company are supporting Excellent Development in transforming lives and habitats for local communities and wildlife. Here is how sand dams work and their potential impact in the world's dry-lands.

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Flying Safaris and Holidays - By Private Fixed Wing Aircraft

A Fixed Wing Flying Safari is a unique concept of travel in Africa. It introduces another dimension to a typical African safari, that of the beauty of the continent from the air. Accompanied and guided by experienced pilots who are also experienced safari guides a Fixed Wing Flying Safari is a truly memorable and exclusive experience.

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Flying Safaris and Holidays - By Private Helicopter

Epic helicopter journeys exploring corners of Africa that few have been to or even ever heard of. We specialise in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, the Congo and Namibia. Our tailor-made safaris cover wild and spectacular mountains, valleys, forests and deserts, with a focus on ‘remote and unknown, unexplored and unforgettable’.

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Why Should Limalimo Lodge Top Your Holiday Bucket List Right Now?

Commanding, inspiring and simply breath-taking scenery… this is what draws me back time and again to the Simien Mountains, Northern Ethiopia’s dramatically beautiful mountain range.

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What are the Top 3 Flying Safaris in Africa that will take your breath away?

Flying Safaris in Africa are the ultimate way of travelling on safari! You soar over breathtaking landscapes and then land to explore with an expert guide. Flying maximises your time at each location, allows you to gain a real sense of the topography of the country and takes you to the most pristine and untouched regions, far off the beaten track.

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Discover how Liuwa Plains in Zambia is setting new standards for 'Sustainable Tourism'

When one talks about sustainable travel achieving a low impact on a national park or area of natural importance, one park that defines this is the Liuwa Plains in the far western side of Zambia. Roughly the size of Wales, the park has only one tourism lodge (Time + Tide King Lewanika) within it which caters for a maximum of 12 guests in an area spanning 360sq.kilometres.

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Where to Enjoy The Best Family Holidays

The best family holidays take into consideration everyone's interests and provide adventure for the whole family. African safaris have something for everyone!

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What is the best way for you to experience a holiday in India’s remote Madhya Pradesh?

When I think of India, my home, I think of euphoric festivals, buzzing markets, vibrant costumes, delicious food, regal architecture, beautiful wildlife and peaceful countryside. More than anywhere else, India’s real charm and character lies in the hidden hinterlands, far from the endless rush for modernisation, and I feel that those who want to discover the real India should focus on this aspect of the country.

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A wildlife safari to Zakouma National Park in Chad is a must – find out why?

Zakouma National Park in Chad - what can I say? For years, I have been wanting to visit it – just the name evokes mysticism and wonder and an instinctive feeling that my long awaited journey was going to be special – and without question, so it proved to be. But I had no idea as to quite how special it would be or that it would leave such a lasting impression.

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