May 8, 2013
Seasoned travelers who are searching for a one-of-a-kind African safari experience need to have an expert explorer on their side; someone who has dedicated herself to discovering the most extraordinary secret places in the wild and last traditional indigenous people on the continent. Meet Cherri Briggs, owner of EXPLORE INC.
Cherri has spent over half her adult life traveling through Africa and cultivating relationships with indigenous peoples. She has served on the boards of many African conservation organizations, and is co-founder of DIRECT IMPACT AFRICA (DIA), an organization she and her husband, Richard, formed in 2008 to help benefit the lives of Africans living near protected areas and encourage conservation based development.
Whether you want to track lowland gorillas with skilled trackers or photograph elephants in the moonlight, Cherri works to create the most exclusive, personal, custom experience possible. She has a unique love for and connection with the African continent, its people, and wildlife.
Here’s what a few travelers had to say about their adventures with Cherri and the EXPLORE team:
“EXPLORE is top notch! They find the best lodges and the best guides, and create outstanding, highly-educational safaris for the most discerning traveler. They develop the finest hand-crafted safaris of anyone we know in the US.”
Philip Lovejoy, Deputy Executive Director at Harvard Alumni Association
“My experience working with Cherri can best be described in two adjectives: delightful, extremely rewarding. My husband and I continue to be impressed with her responsiveness, creativity, and willingness to listen to us as we have described our travel preferences and goals for our trips. Cherri and her team have put together six trips to Africa for us over the past 6 years, each lasting 4-6 weeks, and each unfolding without a glitch and offering the types of experiences we requested. Her interest in us as individuals, willingness to listen to us and offer various activities tailored to our interests, as well as her expertise in all the aspects of travel within Africa have been the foundation of each of our unique trips.”