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Our Tailor Made Specialists

CHARLIE HOPKINSON

With over 30 years in the travel industry, Charlie, aka our fearless leader, loves travelling to the most remote places on the planet on his quest to discover new and exciting experiences for you to enjoy. First travelling as a passenger on an overland trip through East Africa, Charlie has visited a huge number of destinations including Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana and South Africa, Central Asia and India.

Having both travelled on and led a number of exciting trips, Charlie is perfectly placed to design creative and imaginative trips to all four corners of the globe and finds tailor-making trips is one of the most exciting parts of the business!

MIKE MARLOWE

A long term traveller, Mike enjoys nothing better than the thrill of arriving in a new place, eager to explore new cultures, meet new people and soak up exciting new experiences, sights and sounds. From hitch hiking around Europe to overlanding around Africa, there isn't much that Mike hasn't done when it comes to travelling, with his favourite destination being the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes.

Citing his experiences in West Africa's Burkina Faso, where he was impressed by the friendliness and respectfulness of the good-natured local people, Mikes biggest tip for travellers is to always explore with an open mind and an easy smile and you will find that smile returned in abundance.

LESLEY CLARK

Much to my mother’s distress, I started fairly early in the world of independent overland travel, journeying solo across America on a Greyhound bus when I was just 18. I was well and truly bitten by the travel bug and (this time much to my father’s distress) I soon gave up a perfectly lucrative career on the London Stock Exchange to pursue my two great passions; travel and scuba diving. My life as a scuba diving instructor gave me a unique opportunity to work and travel in some of the most beautiful parts of world. Over the years I have been lucky enough to call the Caribbean, America, New Zealand, Fiji, Madagascar, Turkey and Egypt my home. I have travelled to over 60 countries and yet still I struggle to understand why my “to-do” list keeps getting longer rather than shorter!

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