OVERLAND & TOUR OPERATORS

Absolute Africa

Offer overland adventure camping safaris from 14 to 77 days in East and Southern Africa for the budget traveller.
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Acacia

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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The Adventurists

If you want to have the adventure of a lifetime and guarantee a never-ending list  of anecdotes these are the guys for you! To quote the experts themselves ‘We live to find ways to make the world a bit more difficult. To bring chaos into our over-sanitised lives.  To create adventures where you don’t know what will happen tomorrow or if you’ll even make it’.
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Different Travel

Different Travel is a tour operator that operates overseas charity challenges and adventure holidays. The reason they “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

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

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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Explore

Explore have been running small group adventure holidays since 1981. They currently have over 500 tours available in over 120 countries offering a wide range of activities and experiences from walking and trekking tours, cycling tours, polar voyages and family adventure holidays.
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Families Worldwide

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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Imaginative Traveller

Imaginative Traveller

Imaginative Traveller has had over 20 years experience in creating, operating and selling group adventures. Their experience and first-hand knowledge of the destinations allows them to offer a comprehensive range of itineraries from partner adventure companies around the world.
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Intrepid

Intrepid designs small group adventure trips to make sure you have an unforgettable, grassroots travel experience. They offer several trip styles and themes to cater for a diverse range of travellers.
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Mountain Kingdoms

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

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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Trekforce

As part of the GapFORCE family of programs, they have access to amazing and beautiful locations, whether you are planning a gap year or starting a new career, Trekforce can help you plan out how to take your first step into the unknown.

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Wild Frontiers

Wild Frontiers is an award-winning adventure travel company, founded in 2002 by travel writer Jonny Bealby. They specialise in stylish and original small group tours and tailor-made holidays to the Indian Subcontinent, Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Caucasus, Africa, South East Asia and Latin America.
Wild Frontiers are firm believers that travelling is all about the experience and it’s in the details – the places you stay, the transport and route that gets you there, and the people you meet along the way – that make the trip. We draw on our own extensive local knowledge and array of contacts to create authentic, extraordinary travel experiences in some of the world’s most fascinating destinations.
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Expeditions & Charities

Action Challenge

Whether it’s a cycle to Paris or a group of adventurers ready to tackle Kilimanjaro, Action Challenge go to great lengths to bring you experiences you cannot generally find elsewhere.
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BSES

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

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

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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Frontier Gap

Frontier has over 300 gap year, adventure travel and volunteering abroad placements worldwide. Running placements from 1 week to 1 year you can be assured they will have a trip for you.
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Greenforce

Frontier has over 300 gap year, adventure travel and volunteering abroad placements worldwide. Running placements from 1 week to 1 year you can be assured they will have a trip for you.
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Operation Wallacea

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 Operation Wallacea on 01790 763194 or email: info@opwall.com
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Raleigh International

Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity. Through teams of youthful, energetic volunteers, and our approach to hands-on learning, we inspire and empower local communities and young people to create lasting behaviour change. The outcome is a better quality of life for everyone.

On Raleigh expeditions, youth volunteers from the countries where we work and around the world deliver projects that provide access to safe water and sanitation, protect vulnerable environments and build resilient communities. Since 1984, over 40,000 volunteers have volunteered with Raleigh, helping us to create a global community working to build a sustainable future.
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Real Gap Experience

Real Gap Experience offer a diverse range of travel adventures and volunteer projects across 40 countries over 6 continents. Catering to both gap year travellers and career break explorers they offer a wide range of trips including, volunteering, community work, conservation, paid work overseas, teaching English, learning a new skill, adventure travel or sports and expeditions
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World Challenge

World Challenge are the largest school expedition company in the world, sending over 9000 students on expedition every year. World Challenge have been organising expeditions for young people through schools since 1987. In 2013, 669 UK teams from 247 schools went on expedition with World Challenge, with over 700 teachers. No other provider offers the depth of learning outcomes delivered by the World Challenge educational programme, the scale of safety and back-up, the number of destinations or the level of customer support that they give to teachers, students and parents.
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Wild Frontiers Foundation

The Wild Frontiers Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the award-winning adventure travel company, Wild Frontiers. Set up in 2009, the aim of the foundation is to provide a platform to create awareness, raise money and deliver funding to projects throughout the developing world. While the Wild Frontiers Foundation has created its own development projects – in countries such as Pakistan and India – it also works closely with partner charities to help deliver the highest standard of support at the lowest possible cost. Indeed, part sponsored as it is by Wild Frontiers, with others working on an entirely voluntary basis, every penny or cent donated to the charity, goes directly to the projects they are involved in.

Nomad Travel Stores supports the Wild Frontiers Foundation by donating 5% of purchases by Wild Frontiers clients to a campaign we are calling ‘Kit Out for Kids’.
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Information & Training

Fieldskills

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

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 and 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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Safer Edge

Safer Edge was formed in 2003 with the aim of “supplying specialist security and safety advice and training to the humanitarian and development sector.” They go where their clients work to join them in implementing programmes that are as safe as they can be in their own specific context. Safer Edge works on the principle of Inclusive Security – using a combination of approaches to ensure the safety and security of everyone operating in difficult environments whilst still enabling programmes and operations to work as effectively as possible. They employ professional, field experienced practitioners who understand through their own experiences, how to operate in humanitarian, development and civil society programmes.
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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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