Every African safari should be a special experience.


The Explorations team expertly combines carefully curated itineraries with some of the finest guides in the business, to offer you a private safari experience that will never be forgotten.  

We understand that going on a safari can be a daunting experience, and this is where a private guide is invaluable.  Our private guides are with you from the start of your safari, right through to the end. Our private guides are your hosts on safari, and will not only interpret what you are viewing, but also provide continuity between different camps and lodges and different geographical areas you visit, which makes for a much more enjoyable and wholistic wildlife experience. 


Our guides are passionate naturalists who genuinely enjoy sharing their in depth knowledge with you. They are chosen, not only for their incredible skills as leaders, hosts and facilitators, but also for their personalities, sense of humour and their ability to relate to people of all walks of life. 

Traveling with our private guides ensures that your safety is a priority and that all daily logistics and organisation is taken care of for you, giving you the freedom to enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.

Contact us now to find out how we can work together to create your own privately guided safari:




Stew Nolan

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Stew Nolan is a naturalist and professional photographer and living in South Africa.


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:


Giles Kelmanson

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Giles is a naturalist who has guided professionally for over twenty years and has also travelled extensively throughout Africa. Giles has an incredible passion and knowledge of African fauna and flora. He loves nothing more than making his guests’ African adventure dreams become a reality. Whether it’s Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, searching for the elusive Ethiopian Wolf, experiencing the incredible migration through the Serengeti and Masai Mara or exploring the mighty Zambezi River. He strives to share Africa’s beauty and diversity with all of his guests. His friendly, professional nature as well as his ability to interpret and predict animal behaviour, will add an invaluable element to your safari.


Matt Yardley

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For Matt, the ever-changing realm of photography, safari and Africa all combined, make guiding the most exciting and stimulating career. This is what fuels Matt's passion!

Matt is an accomplished naturalist and an exceptional photographer, having spent several years guiding at Phinda Game Reserve in South Africa and traveling through Africa, he now leads safaris throughout Africa's wild landscapes, accompanying guests as a photographic guide and host. 

Matt is a gentleman, with terrific skills and an easy going nature.


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