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Co-Founder & Managing Director

Geordie Mackay-Lewis

Geordie has planned and led numerous adventures and yacht expeditions around the world and has a passion for unearthing the lesser-known regions of the planet. In addition to running Pelorus he also spends time with the Pelorus Foundation and is committed to global conservation. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, a winter mountain leader, advanced diver and paragliding pilot. Geordie served as a Captain in a British Army reconnaissance regiment, deploying twice to Afghanistan before running a group of automotive technology businesses across Europe. Prior to founding Pelorus he spent a number of years as MD of a high-end adventure travel company. 

Co-Founder Geordie Diving Geordie Mackay-Lewis horesback in Kazakhstan
Co-founder Geordie Mackay-Lewis Geordie Mackay-Lewis in Kazak

Number one unforgettable travel experience?

Exploring the lost island of Socotra was truly unforgettable. This extraordinary island sandwiched between Yemen and Somalia boasts endemic flora and fauna and utterly unique landscapes and environments not found anywhere else on earth. The Socotri people are a mix of fisherman and bedouin and are utterly charming. Despite its geopolitical location the people are hugely hospitable and you feel very safe and welcome. 

 

Top of your travel bucket list?

Gabon is currently top. To see hippos surfing onto the beaches alongside forest elephant and gorillas is a totally unique wildlife experience to Gabon. This coupled with its extensive national park network and few tourists makes it all the more desirable.  

 

Who would be your ultimate travel partner?

It would be fascinating to travel with Marco Polo. To hear his experiences as the first European to discover much of Asia and to revisit the lesser known parts of the silk route in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan would be extraordinary.