About Us

Real Africa, Real Asia and Real Americas are the travel brands of conservation charity Explorers Against Extinction. They are run by small UK-based company Real World Travel & Conservation.

Real World was first established in 2000. Over the years, its structure has changed. Today it is the charity which takes centre stage, promoting responsible travel as one of many activities to raise awareness about threats to wildlife and wild spaces, and to fund frontline conservation. All the profit from commercial activities including travel supports the running of the charity and enables tree-planting through the Carbon for Conservation scheme.

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The service we had from the local agents where ever we went was very very good and we were transported in nice vehicles which were new and clean. The places you booked us in to, I do not understand how they could be called Guest Houses, the rooms we had in these places just got better and better, the attention to detail with directions when travelling and the Rovos Rail train (on which we were upgraded to a Royal Suite!!), and the Safari all in all it made this the best holiday we think we have ever had, and that's saying something as we go away at least 3/4 times a year, and I did China for my 60th which we did not think could be topped. Thanks you once again for all you did for us.
Mr & Mrs L , UK ( Oct, 2015 ) Visited: South Africa, Zambia
Our driver/guide, James, was very good - particularly with the difficult driving on very dusty and uneven roads. He was always pleasant and cheerful. Thank you very much for a wonderful safari experience.
Mr and Mrs B. , UK ( Dec, 2015 ) Visited: Kenya
It is about time we contacted you to say how wonderful our holiday was. Everyone turned up as planned and were very courteous and helpful. The lodges were excellent - most comfortable, service and food excellent. Our guide/driver on safari was wonderful. He had the most amazing eye sight to spot the game and his knowledge was second to none. His driving was very good - we always felt safe - and he always kept a safe distance from the game, particularly the elephants! With the exception of rhino and cheetah I think we saw just about everything (only one leopard though and he was up a tree!). Wildebeest were in their thousands! May I also say how impressed we were with your service. Our emails were always answered within 24 hours (except when you were in Botswana!!) and you always gave us plenty of information. We will have no hesitation in recommending Real Africa and if you need to ask us any questions at all please do not hesitate. My sincere thanks for organising everything so well - we really did have a terrific and most memorable holiday.
Mr & Mrs S , UK ( Oct, 2016 ) Visited: Tanzania
A professional and personal service from the outset - many thanks Paul! We had a really wonderful experience in Rwanda and Kenya and would highly recommend Paul at Real Africa to anyone wanting a special holiday.
Mr S.A ( Sep, 2016 ) Visited: Kenya, Rwanda
Once again superb service - cannot fault a thing. We wouldn't use anyone else - nothing is too much trouble.
Mrs B ( Sep, 2016 ) Visited: South Africa
This is our third trip with Real Africa and they have all been amazing. The itineraries are always spot on with beautiful accommodation in every location we have been to. I would not travel to Africa with any other company as I feel we can completely trust Real Africa to organise us a brilliant holiday.
Mrs L ( Sep, 2016 ) Visited: Namibia
If you have a vision of a dream holiday in Africa, Paul at Real Africa can make that dream become reality. We have just returned from a family holiday in Kenya & Zanzibar. Our safari's in Kenya were amazing - balloon & bush champagne breaky second to none worth every penny. Girraffe Manor WOW. All accommodation first class. The Sea Cliff resort in Zanzibar is out of this world, and ideal to relax after the bush. Thank you Paul for helping us live the dream, you did us proud, and our hearts will hold these wonderful memories for ever.
The M Family ( Aug, 2016 ) Visited: Kenya, Tanzania
This is our second year with Real Africa, they have been fantastic with all our arrangements yet again. With them you can feel happy on holiday and not worry about travel to and from your resort, the lodges were of the best we have stayed in for many years. Botswana we stayed at the Ngoma Safari Lodge in Chobe, the wild life is unbelievable. We must have seen most of the 129,000 elephants in the area. So well done Real Africa.
Jo & DM ( Apr, 2016 ) Visited: Botswana
We had the most wonderful time so well organized, with concise fact sheets, excellent accommodation , transfers,which allowed us to enjoy our holiday without any worries. Botswana was the jewel in the crown.The Ngoma Safari Lodge a real find - Judy and Peter made us feel like VIP'S along with first class dining plus the game drives truly a bucket list time.. The river trips at both Botswana and Zimbabwe were a wonderful experience. Thank you for all your care and attention.
Mr & Mrs L ( May, 2016 ) Visited: Botswana, Zimbabwe
Real Africa understood exactly what I wanted from my trip and put together an itinerary that included everything I could have hoped for. They were approachable, sensitive, flexible and courteous. They were so reliable and efficient that I am travelling with them again this year.
Anonymous ( Jan, 2019 ) Visited: Tanzania
Everything was excellent; the travel agent, the Safari, the driver, the hotels and the wildlife. Absolutely amazing.
Simon B ( Jan, 2019 ) Visited: Kenya
Booking a holiday with Real Africa is always a pleasure. We’re just back from our 3rd holiday with them and everything as always was planned perfectly. They work with timescales and budgets, and have expert knowledge of the locations and hotels and really know what they are doing. The communication is always great. It’s always an easy experience and we can’t wait to book again.
Emma A ( Dec, 2018 ) Visited: Kenya
We have just returned from an amazing holiday, organised by Real Africa. All arrangements were impeccable and no detail was left undone. We had wonderful assistance at the airports and all the transfers flowed smoothly. It was lovely to know that we had 24 hour assistance should we need it. Thank you again to Paul Hickey Fry for organizing such a wonderful trip.
Bob A ( Nov, 2018 ) Visited: South Africa
We have recently returned from a fabulous trip to Rajasthan in India. With the help of our travel consultant Lily we developed a tailor made tour for 4 people that took in a mix of historic, cultural and religious sites, city and village life, evening desert safari and nature walks. The trip not only met our expectations but exceeded them and that was down not only to the planning but also to the execution on the ground by tour staff. This is our third holiday with Real World/Africa and yet again you have not let us down. Thank you all so very much.
Ros A ( Nov, 2018 ) Visited: Real Asia
Another trip without any hassle real we always use real Africa nothing is to much trouble for them highly recommended them
Gill A ( Oct, 2018 ) Visited: South Africa
We were looking for a way to celebrate a significant anniversary and contacted Paul at Real Africa with some ideas. Paul then put together a comprehensive and exciting package that met all of our requirements. The detail in the planning was first class and the execution was faultless. Throughout our experience Paul and the Real Africa team made us feel special and nothing was too much trouble. I would thoroughly recommend them.
Robert A ( Sep, 2018 ) Visited: Botswana
We have just returned from a 14 night safari trip to South Africa. Our whole trip was arranged by Real Africa and the arrangements were flawless. We were met at Johannesburg, escorted to our domestic flight and given help all along the way. The two lodges that we stayed at were beautiful with wonderful facilities. Our whole holiday was amazing and we can't thank ~Real Africa enough for organizing it for us.
Bob A ( Apr, 2018 ) Visited: South Africa
From the very first encounters with Real Africa at the travel shows at Olympia, we received the best possible service. Nothing was too much trouble for the company, in particular Paul Hickey-Fry, who provided us with all the information we could possibly need, drew up an absolutely amazing itinerary built around our requirements and made sure that everything went as smoothly and enjoyably as possible.
Joanne B ( Nov, 2017 ) Visited: Botswana
From our first contact with Real Africa (at the "Destinations" travel show) to our return from safari we have nothing but praise for the level of customer service we received. We asked Real Africa put together a bespoke package to the Selous NP in Tanzania followed by a trip to Zanzibar. This involved an overnight stay in Dar es Salaam, various light aircraft flights and changes of airport; every transfer working perfectly. We felt that Real Africa genuinely want to meet their clients expectations and demonstrate a level of flexibility and professionalism that meets the highest standards. We will use Real Africa for our next trip to Africa and have no hesitation in recommending them.
Peter A ( Oct, 2017 ) Visited: Tanzania
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