No Two Journeys Have Ever Been The Same

The Explorations Company specialise in luxury tailor made safaris and holidays to the most beautiful parts of the world; providing experiences that will stay with you forever. Our expertise spans four continents, offering truly unique journeys in over forty countries around the globe.

What makes us different?

The Explorations Company has 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.

Nicola Shepherd CEO of The Explorations Company is interviewed by Marcela Kunova

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 up with her to talk about trends in the luxury travel industry.

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The Explorations Company CEO, Nicola Shepherd is Safari Awards Judge 2018 

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.

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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Flying Safaris and Holidays - 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 and Holidays - 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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Client testimonials


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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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Where in Africa can you go on a wildlife conservation rhino darting safari?

You really should move heaven and earth to see the remarkable rhinos in the wild before it's too late, as the rhino population unhappily declines by three every single day. Did you know that rhino horn is made up from the same substance as your fingernails but nonetheless people pay thousands for the horn? This sadly means that thousands of rhinos die every year, and people die too trying to protect them.

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Where are these two exciting new lodges in Namibia located?

There are two very exciting new lodges opening up in Namibia in 2018, Shipwreck Lodge located on the Skeleton Coast and Hoanib Valley Camp which is located in Kaokoland.

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Why is Malawi such a good wildlife safari destination?

From my own personal experience Malawi is without question, an excellent wildlife destination for those contemplating a safari to Africa! Malawi has always been a personal favourite of mine as here is a country without the hordes of tourists which affect cultures worldwide.

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Which are the best hotels in Madagascar for a luxury holiday or vacation?

When you think about Madagascar, what comes to mind? For me the very name conjures up exotic lands, unusual animals and adventurous travels. It certainly has all of these and more, and even better, while you are there you can enjoy some beautiful luxury hotels and lodges, to totally unwind and recharge your batteries.

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How can my safari to Africa contribute to conservation and communities?

Travellers are now beginning to seek more from their experiences, when on safaris or on holiday. No longer content with simply visiting a lovely place and then leaving it without a trace or any positive effect, but rather enriching these regions from their presence, I have been busy seeking out ways in which to combine wildlife and community projects with tourism.

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