At Explorations, our mission is to offer you adventurous, authentic travel experiences to Southern Africa that are unique and memorable.


Our guided overland adventures take you to the Southern African countries of Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia, where you will visit some of the regions wildest places and experience world class game viewing, breathtaking landscapes and fascinating cultures.


We love Africa! 


And we firmly believe that driving the dusty roads, shopping in the local markets, sipping a GNT on the bank of the Zambezi and listening to the night sounds from your tent is one of the most remarkable travel experiences you will have. Anywhere.

With Explorations, this is all done under the guidance of experienced African guides. If this is not enough, here are some more reasons you should join us in Africa:


  • Our Adventures are immersive and change the way you see Africa and her people.

  • All of our Adventures are based around responsible travel.

  • Our routes are carefully reconnoitred.

  • Our guides are experienced and well traveled.

  • Safety is our first priority.

  • Having fun is just as important. 

  • Did we mention that WE LOVE AFRICA!


Explorations is owned and managed by husband and wife team; Stew and Kirst​ Nolan, who have travelled much of Africa and have a deep passion for sharing the wild places of this incredible continent. These two are a formidable pair with vast experience in the safari trade from conceptualising and tailoring privately guided safaris right through to guiding and hosting adventurous overland expeditions. Stew and Kirst are both born and bred South Africans, who love adventure and can't wait to share their Africa with you!


Stew Nolan

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Stew Nolan is a naturalist and professional photographer.


Stew has lived, worked and traveled through much of Africa, leading safaris into Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. With his friendly manner, knowledge of the African bush and adventurous spirit, he has accompanied numerous visitors to Africa and continues to share his passion for this continent and her people.

Visit his personal website to view his wildlife and travel photography:  www.stewnolan.com


Kirst Nolan

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Traveling Africa is Kirst's absolute passion!


Kirst has always worked in the safari and travel industry and has effortlessly tailored 1000's of safari itineraries for guests from all over the world. Having worked for some of the most prestigious safari outfits in Africa, Kirst has teamed up with her husband and continues to offer the same incredible service so many guests have come to know. 


Last time two years ago was amazing, this time it was even better!



- Christine Gray, New Zealand

Thank you, Stew, for such a well run trip. You have a great skill to engage all of the parties with an excellent mix of humour, patience and knowledge. Well done! You’ve inspired the four of us for a return!



- Richard Harrison, Australia

It's been an amazing experience. Everything has been really well organised and thought through and I definitely want to come back.



- Lutz Weissmann, New Zealand