Explorer Safari: Experience Africa

 

Explorer Safaris is a division of Grosvenor Tours, a leader in private, tailor-made travel and one of Southern Africa’s oldest operators arranging trips in Africa for over 50 years. We are proudly a division of Cullinan Holdings, which owns some of the premier tourism, travel and leisure brands in South Africa, and part of The Travel Corporation, a globally respected family of over 30 travel brands.

Our sister companies include some of the industry’s most recognized and awarded brands, such as the Red Carnation Hotel Collection (voted 2nd Top Hotel Brand in the World by Travel & Leisure) and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection (voted No.1 River Cruise Line), Trafalgar and Insight Vacations.

We leverage the combined industry experience, excellent supplier relationships and service-driven ethos of our parent companies to package and manage customized private tours in Africa. Through personally vetting every touchpoint of their experience in Africa, we ensure our guests enjoy complete peace of mind knowing that they are getting the best value for their investment.

We are members of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which is committed to making travel matter by supporting people, wildlife and the planet for generations to come. As such, we encourage responsible tourism which safeguards the places and communities we visit. We have also significantly improved our sustainable approach, with solar powered offices, the reduction of single-use plastics across our organisation and the investment into local initiatives.

Cullinan Holdings has major offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban and satellite offices and branches throughout the country and within Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The group employs approximately 2,500 staff.

We have our own fleet of luxury vehicles, impeccably maintained by Cullinan Holdings’ coach fleet, which comprises in excess of 130 coaches with a further 100 smaller vehicles, including specialized game drive vehicles, minibuses and sedans.



Meet The Team

Meet the team handling your tailor-made travel and safari arrangements.

Amke Brits - Explorer Safari
Amke Brits

Travel Planner | Explorer Safari

I love working in travel because there is no better feeling than experiencing something unique, authentic, new and completely different to your daily routine. Travel is about the spontaneous moments of experience things that scares you.  Africa and Southern Africa has such a diversity to offer, from its majestic and landscapes, friendly citizens and amazing cultural experiences.

FAVOURITE AFRICAN DESTINATIONS

Victoria Falls Safari   Botswana Safari  

FAVOURITE TRIP

Authentic Botswana & Zambia Safari  

BUCKET LIST

Climb Dune 45   Hop over to Mnemba Private Island  
Lauren Maker - Explorer Safari
Lauren Maker

Senior Travel Planner | Product Manager

I love Africa as it simply never stops beating. Whether you are in the bush or the city. It is fascinating, the people are vibrant, our wildlife is prolific and our birds simply leave you speechless. From East Africa to Victoria Falls to Okavango Delta, the terrain changes, the smiles are endless. The wildlife is incredible and will change your life.  Our food is phenomenal and of course we have top class wines. Africa is my life, my passion and my home.

FAVOURITE AFRICAN DESTINATIONS

Cape Winelands Holiday   Kenya Safari  

FAVOURITE TRIP

Luxury Rwanda Adventure & Gorilla Trekking Experience  

BUCKET LIST

Sustainable Travel   Food & Wine Vacations  
Pauline Deleplanque - Explorer Safari
Pauline Deleplanque

Travel Planner | Explorer Safari

I love working in Africa because it combines the beauty of the wild with the vibrancy of the cities. It is a unique destination which caters for every individual need. Come and see for yourself!

FAVOURITE AFRICAN DESTINATIONS

Serengeti Safari   Zanzibar Beach Vacation  

FAVOURITE TRIP

Luxury Mnemba Island Holiday  

BUCKET LIST

Wellness & Mindfulness Travel   Active Vacations  
Peter-John Mitrovich - Explorer Safari
Peter-John Mitrovich

CEO | Explorer Safari

Its that moment when the day calms, and you are in the middle of the bush, and the burnt orange colours of the sun captivate you in such away that you forget that there is a world with a momentum of its own out there; this is one of that moments I want to share with our world citizens that have a longing to visit Southern Africa, truly diverse, and naturally captivating.

FAVOURITE AFRICAN DESTINATIONS

Cape Town Vacation   Garden Route – South Africa  

FAVOURITE TRIP

Garden Route Exploration and Family Safari  

BUCKET LIST

Food & Wine Vacations   Family Trips  
Shanaaz Ziervogel - Explorer Safari
Shanaaz Ziervogel

Travel Planner | Explorer Safari

I love working in travel in Africa because it is so varied yet unique. Each country in Africa has something different to offer. I am passionate about people and I love selling amazing experiences that embrace the beautiful scenery and exciting wildlife of Africa.

FAVOURITE AFRICAN DESTINATIONS

Whale Coast Holiday   Madikwe Safari  

FAVOURITE TRIP

Cape, Cederberg & Kalahari Wellness Safari  

BUCKET LIST

Family Trips   Sustainable Travel