AN ADVENTURE INTO THE VASTNESS
It takes a lot of confidence to claim to offer access to the most luxurious and life-changing experiences on Earth. But then, there are few globally significant wilderness areas that the Fellows of The Shackleton & Selous Society have not visited – nor indeed, spent their entire adult lives exploring, chronicling, and protecting.
“The sky was rarely more than pale blue or violet, with a profusion of mighty, weightless, ever-changing clouds towering up and sailing on it, but it has blue vigour in it, and at a short distance it painted the ranges of hills and the woods a fresh deep blue.”
Karen Blixen, Out of Africa
Southern, Central & East Africa
Ant is a multi-talented guide with broad ranging interests and an inquiring mind who consistently delivers unrivalled wilderness explorations into some of Africa’s wildest and most untouched landscapes...
Southern, Central & East Africa
After having spent 15 years in the trenches of the African safari industry, the time came to combine a passion for the wild with the realization that such places and species were in need of serious help...
"He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left. "
Jan Wigsten first came to Mongolia as the head of a pioneering tour group in 1980. In the three decades since, this intrepid Swede has elevated the art and the reach of glamorous camping or ‘glamping,’ as the British call it,to unprecedented levels...
China and South East Asia
When it comes to traveling the world, few do it with more passion or panache than Denis Pagé. This Canada-born, New Zealand-based adventurer has a résumé most modern explorers would die for...
India & Sri Lanka
Many years ago, somewhere in the wilds of India, two roads diverged Mandip took the road less traveled. He walked away from a secure career path in the Indian Civil Service and charted a course for his life that would take him to distant and untrodden lands, and fill his soul and fulfill his aspirations...
“The core of mans' spirit comes from new experiences.”
In the vast, primordial wilderness of northern Alaska, you need a very special guide: a tough pioneer who knows how to blaze new trails; a skilled survivalist; a fearless leader who can cope with anything nature throws at him...
Captain Dennis ‘Hank’ Rogers is a professional mariner with nearly five decades of experience navigating the waters of Alaska both as a commercial fisherman and as captain of the Northern Song...
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
"We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through.
Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love... and then to return home. "
Austrlian Aboriginal Proverb
Drew was raised on a property in rural South Australia before attending boarding school and university in Adelaide majoring in Agricultural Science. Drew travelled to Kenya in 1996 and found himself hosting guests at one of the flagships of East African tourism, Lewa Downs Wildlife Conservancy.
JEAN - MICHEL JEFFERSON
In “100% pure” New Zealand, travel experiences don’t come much more natural or wholesome than those designed by Jean-Michel Jefferson. This multi-award-winning connoisseur is renowned for tailoring itineraries that are both personal and unique...
"Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being."
In one of the birthplaces of human civilization, it takes a particularly cultured and passionate guide to show you the ancient wonders of modern-day Turkey. Aydin Kudu has been exploring and recording the natural, cultural and religious riches of this enchanting land from his earliest years growing up on a hazelnut farm beside the Black Sea
SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA
"Life is not what one lived, but rather what one remembers, and how it is remembered to tell the tale."
Gabriel garcía márquez
South & Central America
Macarena Iturralde, a naturalist and biologist by profession, was born in Quito, Ecuador, and has spent most of her adult life organizing and guiding journeys into the most exotic, pristine, and exciting parts of Latin America.