Links to Our Friends in the Travel Industry
Overland & Tour Operators
Offer overland adventure camping safaris from 14 to 77 days in East and Southern Africa for the budget traveller.
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Acacia has been leading travel adventures through Africa for the last 17 years. From exploratory overland adventures using their fleet of hardy custom-built trucks, to small group safaris, trekking trips, beach breaks and volunteering holidays, Acacia has passion and knowledge of Africa that will bring to life your travels on this exciting continent.
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Different Travel is a tour operator that operates overseas charity challenges and adventure holidays. The reason they are ‘Different’ is because many of their tours offer the opportunity to assisting at a local community project before or after their trek, cycle or canoe adventure, to give something back to the local community and really get to know the country they are visiting. They organise bespoke trips for charities, companies, public sector bodies, educational institutions and sports teams to meet their specific needs (team building, CSR, fundraising etc) as well as offering individuals the chance to join a unique adventure holiday!
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Dragoman have been taking people on authentic overland experiences for over 27 years. The spirit of Dragoman is that it’s as much about the journey as the final destination. We run trips in Africa, Asia and South America with trip lengths to suit everyone from 2 to 48 weeks.
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Exodus is the UK’s leading travel adventure specialist with over 35 years' experience. Exodus offers a diverse range of products across a range of different brochures including: Discovery, Family Adventures, Walking and Trekking, Cycling Holidays, Winter Activities, Polar Expeditions and School Adventures. Exodus enjoys a strong reputation for the freshness of its product, range and itineraries. It has a broad appeal from experienced travellers looking for more active and demanding programmes, through to those who enjoy a more leisurely pace.
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Families Worldwide is the UK’s only family adventure holiday specialist. Their trips are specifically designed for families travelling with children. They offer exciting family activity holidays to many destinations, including Morocco, Egypt, Costa Rica, Kenya, India, Greece, Peru, Nepal and more.
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Mountain Kingdoms offer worldwide walking and trekking holidays, tours, trekking peaks & family adventures. Whether you choose to join a small group departure or travel on a private tailor made trip, a fantastic holiday experience awaits.
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Oasis Overland specialises in affordable adventure trips and expeditions for backpackers who don’t mind roughing it. Oasis operate truck-based overland expeditions in South America, Africa the Middle East and the Silk Road from 15 days to 38 weeks, and small hotel based trips in Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Peru and Bolivia from 8 to 30 days duration.
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|Okavango Tours & Safaris
Okavango Tours & Safaris - a specialist travel company providing tailor made itineraries to the heart of Africa, from famously good safaris to spectacular beach holidays. Visit the Okabango website or call 020 8347 4030.
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Outposts Ltd is a Somerset based company which provides unforgettable adventure travel and activity breaks overseas, and in the UK, for individuals, groups, families, teenagers, companies, schools and cadets. The success of our expeditions to South Africa and Nepal has recently led us to expand into Europe. Outposts Travel Africa specialises in “Mild to Wild” holidays to many countries in Southern Africa. Run by DD Kingscote, the co-founder of Outposts, who grew up in Kenya and is a keen rider, Travel Africa offers the best of Africa to the discerning traveller. DD is an expert at perfecting the dream holiday, be it tracking gorillas in Rwanda or walking with camels in the Mathews Range; honeymooning beside the Indian Ocean in an archipelago off Mozambique or photographing the astonishing colours of dunes and birdlife in Namibia.
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Visit the Outposts Travel Africa website >>
STA Travel are specialists in travel for young people - with 65 branches in the UK & 450 worldwide they'll put together your dream trip. Whether it's a weekend away, a trek in Nepal or a round the world trip, the opportunities and choices on offer are endless.
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Expeditions & Charities
BSES is a youth development charity which aims to provide young people with inspirational, challenging scientific expeditions to remote, wild environments and so develop their confidence, teamwork, leadership and spirit of adventure and exploration. The Society is accessible to all young people, whom it encourages to apply to become Young Explorers and leaders.
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Charity Challenge offer the opportunity to make a difference and help raise money for charity. Over 30 different challenges, offering different levels of difficulty, including treks, mountain bike rides, white water rafting, snow shoeing, dog sledding and more. Cover Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East, Asia and Europe.
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Classic Tours is the originator of worldwide charity challenges. Over 45,000 people have raised £70 million for 500+ UK charities since 1992. Choose from dozens of overseas challenges: trek, cycle, climb, run, ride horses and more.
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Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes. Research is supported by students who join the programme, to strengthen their CV or resume, gain course credit, or collect data for a dissertation or thesis. This model enables the collection of large temporal and spatial datasets used for assessing the effectiveness of conservation management interventions. Expeditions run in Indonesia, Honduras, Cuba, Peru, Madagascar, Egypt, Mozambique, South Africa, Mexico, Guyana and Romania. Students can join for 2, 4, 6 or 8 weeks.
Contact us on 01790 763194 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
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|SISTERS FOR CHARITY
Sisters for Charity are women-only charity challenges. Conquer Mount Kilimanjaro - Trek Jordan - Cycle to Paris - Cycle Cuba. Have the adventure of a lifetime and raise funds for your favourite charity.
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Getting out there since 1978
Raleigh International is a youth and sustainable development charity. It runs expeditions overseas for people of all ages from a wide range of backgrounds.
Raleigh completes worthwhile community projects which have a positive impact in the areas in which we work, increase the leadership skills of the volunteers and raises their awareness of their role as active global citizens.
Since Raleigh was established in 1984, it has supported more than 35,000 people through its expeditions in 44 different countries.
By working together, Raleigh volunteers can:
- Take part in environmental projects and tough adventure challenges
- Develop a pride and satisfaction from helping others by immersing themselves in new and challenging situations
- Enhance their education and career prospects by building key skills
- Get a rare opportunity to experience remote off-the-beaten track locations, which very few tourists get to see
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Information & Training
Fieldskills have over ten years experience running unique training courses preparing expedition teams to operate in remote areas around the world.
Their courses include outdoor first aid training, travel safety and expedition leadership and specialist courses to prepare you for particular environments such as the jungle and the desert. They run open courses for individuals as well as in-house courses for universities, expedition and travel companies, schools and businesses. Fieldskills also have a base out in Borneo from where they run an amazing range of expeditions, mountain biking holidays, wildlife treks and jungle adventures. They work with schools expeditions and holiday companies as well as TV crews and individual adventure travellers.
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Wanderlust is the UK's leading travel magazine for the independent-minded traveller – whether you're looking for top-notch travel guides, advice or inspiration. Wanderlust was started on the back of a sick-bag on a long-haul flight by Lyn Hughes and Paul Morrison. Frustrated by the absence of a publication combining the right mix of wildlife, activities and cultural insight – not to mention inspirational writing and fantastic photography – the couple decided to produce a magazine packed with truly impartial information and fresh ideas. But it's not just a magazine anymore, the Wanderlust website also hosts travel news, an online community and more.
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|WILDERNESS MEDICAL TRAINING
Wilderness Medical Training has 20+ years of pioneering experience in training laypeople (Explorer courses) and healthcare professionals and doctors (Medic courses) in wilderness and expedition medicine. On Explorer courses learn how to use prescription medications and about advanced invasive techniques (intravenous fluids for example). For medics, our broad suite of courses will inspire you and equip you for an expedition medic job.
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