Explorers Against Extinction charity expeditions recreate the journeys of explorers and adventurers. All profit from these trips, as well as fund-raising by the participants supports Explorers Against Extinction projects.
We also offer bespoke wildlife holidays through select partners – it works a bit like a dating service – we source the best responsible wildlife holidays from the UK’s leading independent operators – we put you, the traveller, in touch with the holiday specialist directly and watch the relationship blossom.
The specialist makes a donation to Explorers Against Extinction on behalf of each client we introduce (who subsequently travels). As a thank you for using our matchmaker service and supporting our work, we give you a complimentary membership to our Explorer Club for one year. You get to go on an amazing wildlife holiday which does not cost a penny more than if you had found the operator yourself, and we’ve hopefully saved you time trawling the internet…
You can find out more below.
Responsible Wildlife Holidays
We can put you in touch with one of our select travel partners – together they offer a comprehensive selection of tailormade and small-group holidays to Africa, Asia and the Americas. These partners have been approved by us – they are small and independent and they offer trips which support local people and local conservation efforts.
Trusting your travel arrangements to a responsible and conservation focused tour operator is an excellent way to support conservation.
How does it work? Click on the buttons below to search holiday ideas. You’ll find a selection of different wildlife holidays and experiences offered by small, specialist UK based travel companies committed to conservation. If you like what you see, make an enquiry through the website. We’ll put you in touch directly with the specialist – they will advise you further and book your travel. On behalf of each client travelling the holiday company we’ve put you in touch with makes a donation to Explorers Against Extinction and the person going on holiday receives a complimentary one year membership to the Explorer Club. Everyone is happy: the specialist is introduced to a wonderful new wildlife-loving client without spending additional money on marketing; we raise funds for our projects; you go on a dream holiday.
Ecotourism as a driver of conservation cannot be underestimated. How you spend your holiday Pound/Dollar has the power to help people in local communities earn a living and to help safeguard wildlife and wild spaces in the process.
We recommend trips that use:
local guides wherever possible, and camps/lodges who employ largely local staff;
properties that reduce their environmental impact through use of renewable energies and recycling/responsible waste disposable;
sustainable activities, and behind-the-scenes visits and experiences in line with responsible wildlife tourism.
Full details can be found by clicking on the buttons below. Please remember to mention Explorers Against Extinction in any correspondence, thank you.
Explorers Against Extinction run special departure trips to allow our supporters to explore remote and interesting places in the world, while also raising money for our causes. Due to Corona Virus we have had to postpone our 2020 programme. Details for 2021 will be unveiled once International travel becomes possible once more.
Everest Base Camp 1953 **Trip Full**
Dates: 27th February – 14th March 2020
Guides: Serap Sherpa, 7 time submitter of Everest. Robert Ferguson, author of the Nepal Handbook from Footprint Guides & EAEW Trustee..
Details: In February – March 2020 EAE trustee Robert Ferguson will be walking to Everest Base Camp, following the route taken by the 1953 British Everest Expedition that successfully reached the summit. This will entail walking from the Kathmandu Valley to Everest, a journey of some 200 miles through some of the most spectacular terrain in the world. Every step will be ascent or descent. He will be doing the trek using only equipment available at the time.
He will be joined at Lukla by a group of supporters all of whom will be fund-raising for EAE. They will all continue up to the Khumbu Ice-flow and Everest Base Camp.