Ultimate Encounter

Interviews

A safari ranger at the 2,800-hectare Olderkesi Conservancy — which is home to 1920s safari camp Cottars — Hellen Mako is breaking down cultural barriers and challenging gender stereotypes

Award-winning architectural photographer Gregor Sailer goes to extremes to take images that reflect inequality, insecurity and what lies ahead for the human race.

Cookson Adventures is one of the world’s most interesting travel companies, organising everything from conservation trips in Antarctica to exclusive retreats in Bhutan. Founder Henry Cookson shared a few details with Sam Bradley.

Free climber and BASE jumper Leo Houlding has scaled some of the tallest and most challenging peaks and walls in the world – and he’s still hungry for more.

With the recent International Women’s Day, the spotlight is increasingly falling on women such as Florence Kagiso who are picking up the baton for female empowerment in traditionally men-only areas. 

We talk deep sea adventures and the need for a better understanding of the world beneath the waves with explorer and submersible pilot Victor Vescovo, founder of Caladan Oceanic.

Laurie Di Vincenzo has worked with Quark Expeditions for 12 years and this year will take up the role of first Expedition Leader on the company's ground-breaking new vessel Ultramarine. 

Acclaimed author and friend of Silversea Cruises Paul Theroux talks surf breaks, new novels, and the inevitability of aging in the lead-up to his role as a Tale Teller on the line's 2022 world cruise. 

We talk with Jimmy Carroll, co-founder of travel company Pelorus, and a member of team Latitude 35, on marlin attacks, ocean conservation, and the challenges of rowing the Atlantic Ocean.

The tale of Afghanistan's first female tour guide, Fatima, is not only a story of hope for this war-torn nation, but for the women who seek a better future there. 

A remote mountain retreat with a purpose, Nayalap showcases sustainable tourism while throwing a lifeline to a community in need. 

American polar adventurer and educator Eric Larsen talks about his fitness regime, the popularity of polar expedition tourism, and offers tips for traveling to the planet’s coldest destinations.