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Ultimate Adventure Guides
Once upon a time luxury travel was all about five stars and gold taps. Not anymore. Our readers are adventurers as well as luxury-lovers. You've been asking us for more information on experiential travel You want to be explorers not just travellers. And we've listened. Which is why The Luxury Travel Bible, in collaboration with the Shackleton & Selous Society, is bringing you this Guide to The Super Guides. The Shackleton & Selous Society is a unique collection of the world's finest adventure guides, with the experience, the connections and the creativity to take you to Earth's most remote destinations in bespoke style. So where are you going first? And which Super Guide will craft the exclusive experience for you?
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Adventure in Africa

The recently launched Shackleton & Selous Society is an invitation-only global society of elite guides founded by four renowned Africa-based operators who invited their most respected peers in other remote regions the society is named after two iconic explorers from a century ago, Antarctic expedition leader Ernest Shackleton and Southeast Africa adventurer Frederick Selous.

Nigel Perks

Nigel has an endless passion for wildlife, wilderness and people since an early age and has spent his life in pursuit of the greatest wildlife areas on the planet. Even after 25 years exploring Tanzania he is still discovering new wilderness experiences for his guests so that every safari is unique and memorable so much so that our guests return year after year.

Peter Silvester

Peter leads safari all over Eastern and Southern Africa, with a focus on operating private mobile tented safaris in Kenya. He is amongst a handful of operators to run their own custom heavy equipment that is truly mobile and able to move within ecosystems in a single day. This allows his safaris take advantage of wildlife movements and cultural interactions that are impossible to predict.

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Howard Saunders is a TLTB favourite; charming and knowledgeable few offer a chance to see Africa as Howard does. Howard offers clients the chance to immerse themselves in the traditional East African safari, in private and exclusive tented camps on carefully planned journeys to the Masai Mara savannahs, the plains of Kilimanjaro country, or the famed mountain gorillas.

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TLTB knows Drew's work well. He specializes in guiding in the Outback and regional areas of Australia - he has a love of both the Outback and the Ocean and is at home both on a million acre cattle station or exploring the remote coastlines of Australia's. Drew's passion is getting off the beaten path in this vast country, exploring the rarely visited gems of Australia.

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Olly Williams offers privately guided expeditions to all Arctic territories with a focus on viewing endangered animals in their natural environment. The company work with other legendary guides, experts in their field, polar explorers and conservationists TLTB likes the fact that Olly focuses on to offering unique experiences 'for all the family'.

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TLTB can testify to the fact that when you meet Jean-Michel his enthusiasm for New Zealand is infectious and his knowledge impressive. Plus he is a great story-teller. Jean-Michel specializes in taking travellers deep under the surface of New Zealand.

Luxury Adventure Travel in the Galapogas Islands

In TLTB's opinion there are not enough adventure guides who are women, so we rate Dolores Diez as particularly special, as well as amazingly well qualified for the title of super-guide.Her key to success has been in never losing sight of the fact that preserving the unparalleled Galapagos habitat comes first and foremost and provides the basis for the amazing animal encounters and one-of-a-kind classic yacht expeditions that she is known for.

Luxury Adventure Travel in Alaska

Michael Wald has over 20 years experience guiding from the Arctic to the Antarctic.  He has an infectious love of wilderness and the outdoor skills to make wilderness travel fun and safe in even the most extreme environments. He has a varied background as arctic field biologist, woodworker, and teacher and loves to share his in depth knowledge of Alaska's natural history.

Luxury Adventure Travel in Turkey

Photographer, filmmaker, and native Turk - Aydin serves as a consultant to photographers, writers, and film crews on assignment in Turkey, providing invaluable access and interpreting his country's rich culture and history since 1987.  He has been leading groups, families and individual travelers on archaeological expeditions, cultural escapes, hiking trails and gulet voyages in various corners of Turkey.

Luxury Adventure Travel in Burma

Myanmar is on many TLTB readers' wish-list this year (despite its recent troubles) and who better to explore the country with than Nee Nee Myint , one of the most knowledgeable guides in Myanmar.  Through her depth of experience and understanding of the country, clients are led on enchanted journeys on highland lakes to see picturesque villages, traditional markets and floating gardens, into inland deserts adorned with pagodas and vibrant monasteries and to sail on the serene waters of the Ayeyarwaddy River.

Luxury Adventure Travel in Africa

Michael Lorentz's passion is sharing Africa's wildlife and wilderness with guests from around the world, facilitating the opportunity for them to experience an extraordinary journey into the wildest places. It all begins with the planning, when his mode of operation is to try to 'understand the travelers' dreams and expectations and ensure that these convert into a reality on the ground'.

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Born and raised in Kenya, Adam moved to Botswana in the early 1980's to pursue his ambition to run his own safari company. He has spent the last thirty years seeking new adventure and often taking guests along with him on that quest. He has guided safaris in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa and has explored a further nine countries on the African continent, but his favorite quintessential safari destination remains Botswana.

Luxury Travel Adventures in Africa

The safari industry has changed with the times. Travel is far easier especially cross-continent.  Guides are able to cover many of the countries that used to be hard to get to or insecure. Although based in Kenya, the birthplace of the truly mobile safari - James' safaris take him to many of the major wildlife and wilderness areas of Africa.

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Sandor spent seven years in the British Army before making Botswana's Okavango Delta home for the next seven, where he worked as an elephant mahout and qualified as a professional safari guide. A true Pan-African guide, Sandor specializes in exciting, original and inspirational safaris and his expertise lies in an in-depth knowledge of the Continent, precision planning and an ability to show his guests the wonder of life on safari.
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