We keep a journal on all our travels. Our entire team does in fact, from handwritten scrawl in an old worn notebook to memories stored digitally in the cloud. We keep notes on updated travel routes and developments in all our destinations. We keep notes on the food, the smells and the feeling from being in a particular location. It’s all incredibly important. From fascinating history or biology shared by reputable guides to campfire tales of dubious accuracy, we think this is often some of the most interesting parts of any adventure. And so, we take notes, and when we come back we share them with you.
A Campfire Tale about a young guide, a walking tour and some very short shorts.
To highlight the culinary treasures of Africa, here's an A-Z guide to the delectable dishes you can find on your travels there with us.
Kenya is an incredible country and has long been a favourite destination for travellers. But, unless things change, Kenya is heading towards ruining the very thing they are famous for.
We’ve received some terrible advice over the years. So, comparing notes recently.
There are lots of information about the technicalities of visiting the gorillas.
The Campfire Tale about how the best things in Africa aren’t always the things you think.
The true story of Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, the woman behind the massive effort to save the temple of Abu Simbel.
Sometimes the little things are big enough on their own.
We are asked a lot of similar questions from people around the world.
Takeaways for the future of Africa travel after one of the biggest tradeshows.
It’s hard to explain the impact Mary Kingsley had in her short life.
Travel isn’t what is used to be. It used to be undertaken with a sense of adventure and discovery. As the world shrunk, so did our imaginations and over time, manufactured experiences, sponsored travel lists and mass tourism have slowly extinguished that magic. Amazing destinations, catering to the crowds, have become overwhelmed shadows of their former selves.
And so, we established The Explorer Society to be a travel company for like‑minded travellers. It’s for those who travel for the destination and the incredible experiences to be found within, not just for the bragging rights. We are passionate about avoiding the crowds and providing real and revelatory experiences.
We always try to maintain as open and honest a conversation with you as we can throughout the entire process. We are happy to chat about what we recommend, why, and why we do what we do.
The destinations we visit should be around for future generations to enjoy. We want the benefits of your visit go to those in the local area you visited, not some big corporation elsewhere.
What something costs isn’t the same as what something is worth. We always try to get the best value for your trip, irrespective of how you choose to travel and what budget you have.
The experience always comes first. This might mean five‑star luxury, three‑star simplicity or a camp out under millions of stars, whatever ultimately best suits the experience you’re after.
“I would recommend The Explorer Society every time.”
“I would not hesitate to recommend them for your African getaway. I will certainly use them again.”
“Cannot recommend highly enough!”
“Seamless and perfectly executed, I would recommend The Explorer Society to anyone.”
“I would recommend The Explorer Society and will be definitely using them in the future.”