Enjoying the adventure

About Us

Founded in 1998, Tribes is an independent, award-winning, specialist travel company. We’re a small company with a big heart.

Enjoying the adventure

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About Tribes

The Tribes team creates high-quality, tailor-made holidays, adventures and safaris; unmissable and inspirational travel experiences which aim to feed your spirit and benefit wildlife, environments and people.

Tribes is all about wonderful people: you, the curious traveller; our valued destination partners; the often visionary property-owners we work with; the superb guides, chefs, drivers . . .  and, of course, our incomparable team of experts here in the UK.

99% of our client feedbacks are fabulous, so we’re sure that your holiday will make you very happy as well as positively benefitting some beautiful corners of the earth along with the people and wildlife who live there.

We are: trustworthy & reputable – friendly & personal – knowledgeable & imaginative – responsible & protective – fully-bonded & offer value for money.

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Guy Marks - Director

Guy balances keeping Tribes running smoothly with his love of wildlife and photography which sees him travelling as often as possible.

Why book with us?

Because you can trust us to care

‘You treat your clients as unique people with unique holiday needs. You are a class act.’
Book with us with confidence, knowing that we put your wellbeing first, that you are financially protected, and that we will bend over backwards to give you the most seriously special holiday possible.

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Valparaiso street art, Chile © AGMarks

Our Awards

Blowing your own trumpet is not very British, is it?
Well, please look away now, as we’re about to be very un-British!

The late great Prof David Bellamy said:
“Can I join your tribe?!”

Founded in 1998 we consistently won any awards we entered for the responsible way we run our business. We are a recognised global pioneer of responsible travel and the awards below are the proof of this. We’re very proud of them.

We stopped entering awards in 2011. We should probably change that!

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Association of Independent Tour Operators

Within AITO, Tribes held the highest 5* award (no longer running) for sustainable travel. We also received the 2011 award for Most Innovative Sustainable Tourism Initiative.

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British Travel Awards

For two years in 2009 and 2010 we were delighted to be given the award for Environmentally & Socially Responsible Small Tour Operator. Since then the British Travel Awards stopped offering an award for this category.

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World Travel Awards

We were delighted to win the award for World's Leading Green Tour Operator in 2008, 2009 and 2010. We have also been nominated again this year for the World's Leading Green Tour Operator.

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Responsible Tourism Awards

The Responsible Tourism Awards have taken place since 2004. In 2005 we won Best Tour Operator, and were very pleased to be the Overall Winner of the Responsible Tourism Awards this year too. We were Highly Commended as Best Tour Operator again in 2007.

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Tourism for Tomorrow

After getting a highly commended in 2001, in 2002 we went on to get Best Tourism Organisation AND win the overall prize of being Global Winner of the Tourism for Tomorrow awards 2002.

The Tribes Foundation

Simply by booking with Tribes, you are making a difference. Every booking helps with The Tribes Foundation, the charity we back with admin and funds. Most clients give additional donations which we always put to very good use with one of the wildlife, environmental or social projects we support.

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