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No Two Journeys Have Ever Been The Same

Now and again, something really special comes along that is a one off or only available for a very limited time. We are delighted to share with you, a truly unique selection of some extraordinary ‘Journeys of a Lifetime’ across Africa, Asia, Latin America and The Polar Regions. We specialise in providing only the very best in unique, bespoke journey's, whether that be for an individual, family, couple or a larger group of friends. We have the expertise, but it's your vision. Let your imagination run wild and we’ll take your vision and turn it into reality, exceeding your expectations.

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 2019 

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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New and Amazing Journeys of a Lifetime - Directors Pick

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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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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 safari or holiday can mean private villas, private houses, a luxury private mobile tented camp erected just for your party in a wildlife-rich region, a private yacht or boat, or taking over a camp or lodge in the bush.

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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 requirements. 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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Why is a luxury mobile safari such an amazing way to experience Zambia's wilderness?

For me, traditional mobile safaris are one of the best ways to experience the wilderness with the ground under your feet and your senses at the ready. Zambia is well known for these experiences and lends itself perfectly to mobile walking safaris.

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Why is Cottar's fly camp the most authentic private safari camp in the Maasai Mara?

For me, Cottar’s Fly Camping is the perfect way to be at one with Kenya’s nature in a safari camp which is simple but authentic, mobile and exclusive!

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Where are the best ‘glamping’ safari sites in Botswana’s Okavango Delta?

One of my favourite ways to spend time on safari in Africa is in a traditional luxury tented camp or glamping site, preferably mobile. But don’t fear – mobile camps are not short on luxury! What’s more, they offer some fantastic wildlife opportunities and c...

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Where are the very best Mountain Bike Safari Trails in Uganda?

With arguably one of the most pleasant climates in the world, thousands of kilometres of unexplored dirt tracks and friendly and helpful people, Uganda is THE mountain bike destination for those looking for a unique and off the beaten track adventure.

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Why does Uganda's Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary need our support?

For me, the unique opportunity to support the Chimpanzee Sanctuary at Ngamba Island and witness their work to care for 49 rescued chimpanzees is the experience of a lifetime. It is incredibly moving to spend time watching the chimps and learn about their ca...

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Why did Conde Nast Traveler select Singita Sasakwa for their 2019 Gold List?

One of the most beautiful safari lodges I have visited in Tanzania is Singita Sasakwa Lodge, and it would appear that the editors of Conde Nast Traveler concur, as they have selected it as one of the “Best Hotels in the World in Africa and the Middle East” ...

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