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Explore Wins for Wildlife at the British Travel Awards

Added 05 Nov 2013

4th November, 2013

Explore Wins for Wildlife at the British Travel Awards

Adventure travel specialist, Explore, is pleased to announce that it has won two British Travel Awards. Having been named the ‘Best Medium Escorted Adventure Holiday Company’ and the ‘Best Medium Safari, Wildlife & Nature Holiday Company’ of 2013, the adventure travel specialist is keen to extend its thanks to the countless consumers who supported it in the awards. 

For those particularly taken with Explore’s new ‘Best Medium Safari, Wildlife & Nature Holiday Company’ accolade, Explore offers over 80 wildlife tours across the globe, including some exciting new additions for 2014.

New in Africa is Explore’s 12 day Gorongosa and Wild Beaches of Mozambique tour. The tour travels from Kruger National Park to perhaps its most remarkable park in the continent: Gorongosa. Located in Mozambique, Gorongosa recently featured in Sir David Attenborough’s Africa series and has risen from the ashes of civil war to become one of the most beautiful reserves in the world. Departing in June, August and September 2014, the tour costs from £2,798 per person, to include return flights; camping, hotel and lodge accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; some other meals; transport and the services of a tour leader and driver.

Also new for 2014 is Explore’s 14 day Guyana and Suriname Explorer tour which searches for some of the world's rarest wildlife species. From tree-top canopies to jungle walkways, mountain summits and dense virgin rainforest, the tour tracks the elusive jaguar and rare birdlife. Customers will also get an insight into local life as they spend time with the Amerindian community of Surama and visit local villages where they will have the opportunity to learn about medicinal plants and their uses. Departing in August 2014, the tour costs from £2,977 per person, the tour includes return flights; hotel, lodge, guesthouse and camping accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; transport and the services of a tour leader and driver.

Discovering truly untouched habitats, Explore’s new 12 day Guinea Bissau and the Sacred Bijagos Archipelago tour travels to the West Coast of Africa. The tour travels through Guinea Bissau by bus, boat and canoe across savannah, lagoons, rivers, forest, mangroves and the ocean to the islands and tribal villages of this captivating country. Of Guinea Bissau’s 88 islands, only a handful are inhabited, allowing customers to admire prolific birdlife, nesting green turtles and saltwater hippos that have remained undisturbed by humans. Departing in November and December 2014, the tour costs from £3,192 per person, to include return flights; eco-lodge and camping accommodation; most meals; transport and the services of a tour leader and driver.

Ashley Toft, Managing Director of Explore, commented “We would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us in the British Travel Awards. This is the second year in a row that Explore have won two British Travel accolades* and it means a great deal that consumers have got behind us for two years running”.

He continued, “In addition to the new tours on offer this year, we have wildlife tours on offer in countries including Finland, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India and Uganda, costing from just £1,153 per person**. For other interests we have a wide range of tours on offer including cultural discovery, walking and trekking, cycling, food and drink, special interest, multi-active, polar, tailor-made and family tours”.

For further information, or to book, visit www.explore.co.uk or call 0844 499 0901.

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Notes to Editors

* In 2012, Explore was named ‘Best Overall Escorted Experience Tour Operator' and 'Best Medium Tour Operator to Southern Asia’ at the British Travel Awards.

**Explore’s six day Tiger, Tiger tour of India spends three days in Ranthambore National Park searching for the endangered Bengal tiger in addition to leopards, sloth bears, crocodiles and many species of bird. The tour also discovers the architectural and cultural delights of New and Old Delhi. Costing from £1,257 per person, the tour includes return flights, hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis; most other meals; transport and the services of a tour leader and driver.

For more media information, interview requests or images, please contact:

Louise Adlam, PR Officer – louise.adlam@explore.co.uk, 01252 379 511

Emily Davies, PR & Communications Officer – emily.davies@explore.co.uk, 01252 379 502