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Custom Luxury Safaris to South Africa - A World in One Country

The diversity South Africa offers is extraordinary, ranging from wildlife-rich regions where one can take both vehicle and Africa walking safaris in the Kruger Park, Limpopo, Marakelele, KwaZulu-Natal and parts of the Garden Route, to the beautiful ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town, which nestles under the shade of Table Mountain.

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The Explorations Company, where no two journeys have ever been the same

Largely unspoiled beaches run from Durban westwards all the way to Cape Town, perfect for beach holidays in Africa. You can also see leatherback and loggerhead turtles nesting on the beach at certain times of year, and the snorkelling and scuba diving are fantastic. The migration of the southern right whale takes place on the coastline and one can see dolphins, sharks, seals, and penguins.

If one is careful, one can dovetail a visit with the blossoming of the wild flowers, or fynbos as the local flora is commonly known. There is excellent horse-riding in South Africa – either on horse riding safaris or playing polo, to riding on the beach or through the winelands or private ranches in KwaZulu Natal.

Climb the Drakensberg Mountains or Table Mountain with a guide; visit the Zulu and Boer war battlefields with world-class guides taking in the most staggering scenery in KwaZulu-Natal; have wonderful picnics in beautiful forests; kayak and canoe amongst penguins, seeing them at close quarters or canoe and white water raft down the Orange River for several days.

Dine at any number of gastronomic restaurants and sample the finest wines in South Africa, staying in luxurious, boutique retreats and meeting the winemakers. Learn to fly fish with an expert guide or take a cookery course. We also offer gourmet cycling trails, stopping off at gastronomic venues (which are owner managed) for the night.

There are world class art galleries and plenty of fabulous artisanal arts and crafts. Lastly, for those with time on their hands, there is the fabulous steam train which links the Cape with Mpumalanga and Victoria Falls.

Flying Safaris in Africa - 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 in Africa - 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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100% Tailor Made

- Utterly designed and tailored around you and your requirements

- Totally unique every time you travel with us

- The very best hand picked guides which can make the difference between a  good and an outstanding holiday

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Priceless Knowledge

- Established over 30 years ago we have been around longer than most

- Our specialists come from, have lived in or travelled extensively in the regions we cover

- Unparalleled knowledge provides you with the best possible experience

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Making a difference

- Philanthropy is our philosophy

- Our founding principle is to always ‘put something back’

- An amount from each holiday is donated to our selected conservation and humanitarian charities

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As a guide, the cost of our extraordinary and utterly bespoke journeys tends to start from $1200 per person per day excluding international flights.

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Explore with The Explorations Company

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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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Your holiday is fully protected by the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018

Flight-Inclusive Bonding: We are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority and hold ATOL Number 7159

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