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Local Heroes
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Local Heroes

The Beating Heart of Our Adventures

For almost 50 years, we’ve been leading the way in creating incredible adventures across over 90 countries worldwide. But it’s our local heroes that are the beating heart of all of our adventures – without their unrivalled knowledge, these trips and expeditions simply wouldn’t operate. Even as seasoned travellers, we can’t begin to understand the terrain, the deeply-rooted traditions and the unique customs, the way a local who has grown up their whole lives in a given region can.

Far too often, these individuals are overlooked for their skills in this industry, but we want to take this opportunity to celebrate this remarkable group of people that are all connected across the globe by incomparable expertise in their fields. We are unbelievably proud to showcase our local heroes, which include Peruvian porters whose strength and agility are unmatched on the Inca Trail; the women in Kilimanjaro who defy challenging social stigmas to trek to the roof of Africa; the expert Snow leopard spotters who dedicate their time to tracking one of the world’s most elusive creatures and the Polers in the Okavango who navigate the largest in-land Delta on earth. Below, we take a deeper look into the day-to-day lives of our local heroes, and how they continue to make a difference in the destinations we visit.

“When I’m poling in my mokoro I don’t fear anything because that’s where I was born and raised – in the wilderness.  I began learning how to pole when I was 15 years old. My team are all from Jidibe and they are exceptional, always there when I need them.”

Seitsane Boitumelo

Travel with our Local Heroes

Kilimanjaro Climb Rongai Route

Local Heroes
8 Days from USD 4,800

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Trek Africa's highest and most fabled mountain

Walking & Trekking
On Offer

The Inca Trail

Local Heroes
8 Days from USD 2,773
USD 2,505

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Follow in the footsteps of the Peruvian Incas

Walking & Trekking
On Offer

Namibia & Botswana: Dunes & Delta

Local Heroes
15 Days from USD 5,398
USD 4,890

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Wildlife and contrasting landscapes of Namibia and Botswana

Culture
On Offer

Wildlife & Wilderness of Botswana

Local Heroes
14 Days from USD 4,498
USD 4,125

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

A Safari through Botswana's best wildlife reserves and Victoria Falls

Wildlife
On Offer

The Inca Trail in Comfort

Machu Picchu
8 Days from USD 3,898
USD 3,675

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Follow in the footsteps of the Peruvian Incas in extra comfort

Walking & Trekking

Kilimanjaro Climb – Lemosho Route

Local Heroes
10 Days from USD 5,095

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Walk this less-trekked and scenic route

Walking & Trekking
On Offer

Botswana & Zimbabwe Lodge Safari

Local Heroes
14 Days from USD 6,598
USD 6,270

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

Botswana and Zimbabwe greatest natural wonders and wildlife

Wildlife
On Offer

Sacred Valley & One-Day Inca Trail Trek

Machu Picchu
7 Days from USD 1,948
USD 1,665

Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)

A short introduction to Cuzco and the Sacred Valley of Peru

Walking & Trekking