Our original ethos holds firm to this day; we are totally dedicated to creating utterly personal and highly exclusive safaris, holidays & vacations for the most discerning travellers. Each itinerary we create is unique and in 30 years, no two itineraries have been repeated; each holiday experience aims to be ‘the journey of a lifetime’.
The success of our company is down to our people. The founder of the business was brought up in Africa (but born in India) and we are lucky to have probably the most experienced and knowledgeable specialists anywhere. We are unique; our Africa specialists come from Africa and intrinsically know the continent, its cultures and its wildlife. In the same vein our Asian specialists come from Asia / India and our Latin American specialist has family in Mexico. It is all about that crucial understanding of the places one is discussing and of course, being able to then translate that into the right holiday for each and every client.
We spend huge resource each year revisiting all the countries that we promote. Each place that we recommend for you has been thoroughly tested by us – the beds have been slept in, the rooms compared, the best views noted and the food sampled! We seek out the finest guides and the very best camps and lodges which give our clients the very best experiences.
Whilst the relevance of all the above is self-evident, our main driving force is passion for what we do; it is in our blood. Our enthusiasm and love for Africa, India and Latin America, their wildlife and their people, continues as a thread through each safari or holiday, whether focused on “luxury” or something more down to earth and perhaps highly specialised, that we hand-craft for all of our clients. We also are deeply involved in charitable projects – both humanitarian- and conservation-oriented – which clients are welcome to experience.
We have been chosen by the Financial Times on several occasions to arrange specialist group safaris for their readers. We were also chosen by Selfridges in London to arrange exclusive African safaris for their customers. Our owner, Nicola Shepherd, is also a judge for a publication that determines the quality of the safari camps and lodges in Africa and their sustainability and community practices.
We hope that we have the privilege to work with you.
By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
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 ...
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