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No Two Journeys Have Ever Been The Same

We’re specialists when it comes to creating unique holidays to the Polar Regions. With our knowledge and expertise, we can provide you with the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to these break taking parts of the planet. Whether for a couple, a family or a group of friends, we will take your holiday vision and turn it into reality. We will endeavour to exceed your expectations, planning an Antarctic or Arctic holiday that is perfect for you.

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.

Travel's new philanthropists

By Francisca Kellett - 27th June 2019

These days, luxury travel is as much about hands-on engagement with a destination as it is opulent escapism, and increasingly that means conservation and community. The smell of burning rhino horn is exactly the same as the smell of burning human hair. I kn...

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The Explorations Company CEO, Nicola Shepherd is Safari Awards Judge 2021 

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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Minke Whale Tagging Expedition in Antarctica reveals the secrets of a whale’s eye view for the very first time

I am very excited to be able to share a scientific first with you that is aiding in the ongoing protection of a pristine wilderness. Antarctica offers the perfect haven for many species of the world’s cetaceans, including the elusive minke whale.

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Extraordinary Occasions

When we reach certain milestones or have special occasions to celebrate, we occasionally search for places that we have yearned to visit in which to mark such a momentous event. We have arranged parties, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and family reunions for many of our clients in Africa, Asia, Latin America and The Polar Regions.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore – Dream – Discover - Mark Twain - You can view clips of some of our own favourite discoveries here.

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Private Travel

We have so many requests these days for a family or group of friends to have exclusivity and privacy. A private holiday to The Polar Regions can mean a luxury private mobile tented camp erected just for your party or a private yacht or boat.

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Premium Service

In addition to our Private Travel, we also offer a Premium Service for all of our clients. We have introduced this in response to our client’s demands. The service is multi-faceted, completely flexible and designed to run as an additional layer to our highly bespoke safaris and holidays.

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With the world increasingly aware of the disastrous effects of carbon emissions, particularly after the stark realities revealed to us during COP26 climate change conference, I know that many people are reconsidering how they will travel in the future.

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Aptly nicknamed ‘The adventure capital of Central America’, Costa Rica is the place to make you feel alive and raise the pulse. You don’t have to rough it to get your adrenalin kick, there are now some gorgeous hotels and lodges to stay in – between the thr...

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Why have The Explorations Company partnered with Sentinel Aviation?

I always recommend that you travel privately whenever possible to truly elevate your holiday or safari. The Explorations Company’s new partnership with Sentinel Aviation seamlessly melds concierge travel and private aviation.

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In 2021, more than ever, let us ensure we maximise our precious time with family and friends, where we can explore the magical and wild parts of the world and experience new wonders.

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Why are low carbon-footprint safaris & holidays becoming much more important?

With the world now far more cognizant of the stark reality facing us, we need to change our habits and lifestyles. The great conundrum facing us is how to balance the equilibrium when so many of us enjoy travel?

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How does The Explorations Company make a difference to conservation and communities in Africa and Asia?

Over the last few months, as we have experienced the global effects of COVID-19, I have noticed that many people have had the opportunity to spend time reflecting, most often on their own lives and how they can improve them.

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