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‘‘This is Real Travel, This is Expeditions for Change’’


The Concept

These journeys are journeys with friends - experts in their fields - journeys of discovery, journeys of exploration for like-minds, to get back to what it was all about, what travel used to be, about slow travel, real travel, travel for knowledge, travel for education, travel for discovery. These journeys are not about luxury, about expectations or ‘sightings’ they are about turning the clocks back, taking stock of where we are, personally, individually, globally. These journeys are about Change, expeditions for change, where we support and explore specific projects on the ground, where funding goes directly to the root cause; these journeys are our Expeditions for Change.

The Aim

Over the next two years we aim to bring together creators, conservationists, partners and collaborators to tell a story through our Expeditions for Change. Collaboration is key; it’s something that is often overlooked, everyone normally ‘wants something’. In fact, as a company, we are often accused of not looking for the ‘commercials’ and maybe that is an error, we honestly do believe that if you do things for the right reasons, the rest takes care of itself. This belief is what this project hinges on, a gathering of like minds, friendly souls, to go out there and make a difference. The Journey to Nature’s Edge project starts with the climate crisis and our first Expedition for Change in Svalbard, in the frozen north, four of us. Photographers, creators, believers in trying to do something a little bit different. From there wildlife conservation in the wilds of Africa with African Parks Conservation, then rewilding in the heartland of Latin America, and finally human wildlife conflict in Asia. Through generosity of spirit we aim to open up the conversation and see where it takes us. Content is an easy word to evoke these days, but through collaboration with our partners, our sponsors, our contacts on the ground, these ‘fellows of their fields’, we hope to bring this work to the public eye, visually, audibly, written, with a direct impact into projects on the ground

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The NWS Foundation

The NWS Foundation is founded on the principle of supporting grassroots projects throughout our natural world. Funds raised through sponsorship of the Journey to Nature’s Edge Project in specific will be injected into the individual Expeditions for Change and the projects that they support. Four key areas will be focused on including climate change, polar bears international and the Hearts in the Ice, wildlife conservation in collaboration with African Parks Conservation in Rwanda, rewilding in the wilds of Patagonia, and human wildlife conflict in Asia.

The Team


He is a British photographer and director whose career spans over 25 years. He has been fortunate to work with loyal clients from the Fashion and Perfume world to travel and everything in between. He is as happy to be in the middle of a desert, as he is in a studio creating his own world from nothing. In the underground garage of Vogue House in London, a solo show of his work was curated of his travels to celebrate Conde Nast's 20th Anniversary Party.


Benjamin Hardman is an Australian nature photographer, based in Iceland. Benjamin’s fineart works encapsulate the North’s most obscure landscapes – the barren, cold and volatile environments that are inhabited by glaciers, volcanic mountains and resilient wildlife. With a passion for teaching his minimalistic photography techniques and post-processing methods, Benjamin has been leading photographic workshops in Iceland and across the Arctic for over five years workshops in Iceland and across the Arctic for over five years.


Chris is an accomplished photographer, who has documented humans working in extreme locations like the North & South Poles, Everest, Papua New Guinea, DR Congo and the edge of space (aboard a U-2 Spy Plane). He’s also had the opportunity to photograph many global leaders, including as the photographer for the 14th Dalai Lama. As the Artist-in-Residence at the National Academies, he’s photographed some of the nation’s most accomplished scientists, from Astronauts to Nobel laureates.


Wildlife photographer Graeme Purdy has honed his art by photographing some of the most iconic and beautiful animals from around the world over the last two decades. From the arctic to Siberian forests, from Africa's jungles to it's open savannah as well as the depths of world's oceans Graeme has amassed a wealth of photographic knowledge to help you advance your own photography skills and develop your portfolio.


Karim Iliya is a photographer, filmmaker, future space explorer, and whale swimming guide based in Iceland and Hawaii. He was recently selected as part of the dearMoon mission aboard the Starship rocket. Karim and the rest of the dear Moon crew will undertake the first civilian flight around the moon.


At the front of NWS, our Founder & CEO Will Bolsover frequently heads out on recce trips. Some destinations he knows well from years of experience but regularly revisits to connect with specialists in the region; scientists, naturalists, and some of the best adventure guides in the world. In other destinations these trips pioneer the way, exploring to the very end of the road to untangle the complexity of travel in new, and often seldom visited regions.

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Will Bolsover

CEO & Founder of NWS

Will Bolsover

CEO & Founder of NWS

"The Journey to Nature’s Edge concept is based around slow travel, real travel and travel that gives back. All too often these days, we are drawn into a world of immediate returns and western comfort and that is not what travel has traditionally been about. Travel has always been about the thirst for knowledge, education, experiences, about slow travel, about real travel, and that is what we want to achieve here."

Gold By David Yarrow

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African Parks is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that focusses on conservation in Africa by taking on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. Natural World Safaris are proud to continue as one of four founding industry partners with African Parks. Through bespoke travel opportunities as Journey to Nature’s Edge, African Parks are able to share what they do and allow philanthropic travellers to experience a behind-the-scenes view of the challenges of protected areas management. Together we are committed to advancing African Parks’ conservation work and engaging travellers in the NGO’s public-private-partnership model.

Latin America - Patagonia – Rewilding