Your Safety In Our Hands
We don’t take any risks when it comes to your safety on an expedition.
Our expedition leaders have been on medical training courses and we travel with an extensive remote medical kit in any areas that require it.
We complete proper risk assessments for all of our expeditions. These are based on a military-designed series of protocols.
Wherever necessary we commission professional, third party country assessments prior to travelling. This gives us a current snapshot of the situation in any given country.
We carry a satellite phone for emergencies in any location where cellular signal is at all doubtful.
We subscribe to Talk to a Doctor, meaning we have a UK doctor at the other end of the line 24/7 in the case of an emergency.
Not all companies take this comprehensive approach, preferring instead to hope nothing bad happens.
Sadly sometimes unfortunate things do occur, and we’d rather have developed a set of plans and procedures that we never have to use, than to have a problem and no plan.
Helping, Not Hindering
We travel in places that few tourists reach and where foreigners are still a welcome novelty, and the money we spend there goes to families and rural communities who really need it. We also run expeditions in some places where the positive stories we bring back help, in a small way, change people’s opinions for the better.
We will brief you on the cultural norms for each place we will pass through. It takes very little to ensure that we aren’t offending people by being insensitive to their culture, and knowing the basics will help you get the most out of your experience.
Preserving the environment – many of our expeditions pass through fabulous wilderness, and we want to keep it that way. In an effort to minimise the environmental impact of our expeditions we give everyone who travels with us a water filtration bottle. In 2016 alone this saved over a thousand plastic bottles of water. We recycle our waste where we can, and try to minimise our impact on the local environment and its inhabitants.
The Proof is in the Pudding
We’ve only been running expeditions since 2016 and already 85% of our customers have booked to travel with us again, with several people booking not only a second but a third trip with us. So we must be doing something right…