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The Best Adventure Experiences of the Year - The 2020 Legend Awards

By The Editors - 12th May 2020


The 2020 Legend Awards are meant to serve as inspiration for future travel—when it is safe to do so. Learn more about this year's awards on our methodology page. When unparalleled luxury meets adventure, the limitations on travel nearly cease to exist. Bespoke travel companies are finding new, more high-end ways to explore the wonders of the world by land, sea, and air.

From superyachts sailing toward the arctic to private jets hopping between far-flung destinations, these luxury tour curators bring their clientele the most authentic yet over-the-top experiences. 

Our Legend Awards honorees for best adventure experience focus on a specific itinerary we love from our editors’ favorite tour companies of the year. These tour operators deliver five-star experiences in every destination they serve, but each has corners of the world they really shine in. Here is the best adventure experiences of the 2020 Legend Awards:

The Explorations Company


The Explorations Company’s ultra-luxe itinerary is their extensive 16 Days Over Africa trip; it’s an Ultimate Air Safari Tour. The trip takes guests through Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, and Botswana, allowing guests to see some of the most stunning wildlife in Africa. 

The Explorations Company exclusive journey takes you through the heart of Africa and opens up a world of discovery on an amazing authentic African safari in style. Visit extraordinary locations in some of the very best wildlife reserves Africa has to offer. Embrace local cultures and insights whilst staying in elegant lodges, hotels and safari camps.

Whether exploring on game drives, appreciating the unique landscapes, enjoying activities at the stylish lodges and camps, or just relax in comfort as Africa unfolds its secrets before you. This unique journey will create unforgettable memories to last a lifetime.

Example schedule below:

Day 1 - Arusha, Tanzania
Days 2/3/4 - Serengeti, Tanzania – witnessing the wildebeest migration.
Days 5/6 - Mahale Mountains. South Western Tanzania. Chimp trekking.
Days 7 /8 - Lake Malawi – snorkelling and diving and relaxing
Days 9/10 - Lower Zambezi, Zambia - game viewing by boat and by vehicle
Days 11/12/13 - Okavango Delta, Botswana – game viewing by boat and vehicle
Days 14/15 - Linyanti region, Botswana – game viewing by boat, vehicle and on foot
Day 16 - Livingstone – Victoria Falls. See the Falls and relax!

Please note that changes to the itinerary or sequence of excursions may be made subject to weather conditions.

Prices are from USD $85,500 per person based on four people travelling, for 16 days staying in the regions as indicated in the example schedule below and are subject to availability at time of booking, with a private wildlife photographic guide accompanying you, and the use of a private vehicle throughout and all private activities. The costs are based on staying at the tented camps. The villas will incur a supplement.

(Prices subject to currency exchange rates and exclude international flights.)

Please note, we can incorporate any amount of our philanthropic projects into your safari. We will discuss this with you and establish your interests. Please also note, that a portion of each trip automatically goes to a charity within the country you are visiting.

If you would like any more information about flying safaris in Africa I would be delighted to discuss this further. Please feel free to contact me directly or at The Explorations Company. You can also explore the Video Library for some escapism!


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