Joro Experiences is a travel company that creates extraordinary experiences and we exist to help people find different ways of discovering the world.
That might be a solo expedition in search of polar bears in Alaska, a family’s journey to explore the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia, or a couple’s quest to catch their perfect wave. We connect our clients to some of the most exceptional individuals around the world, from street artists and helicopter pilots to carpet weavers and marine biologists. These people will help you travel deeper, introducing you to new cultures, communities and habitats on the ground.
We’ll never give you advice on where to go without having a conversation first. Every journey with us is entirely bespoke and we see each trip as a fresh challenge.
Our approach is both collaborative and critical. We tailor experiences to your interests and motivations, while taking the logistics off your hands. If you say you want to see snow leopards in Ladakh but we know you will have a better chance in Mongolia, then we’ll say so. We take a transparent approach to costs, and will be with you from start to journey’s end.
We respect the communities and environments in which we operate, and are committed to protecting them.
We’ve worked hard to create a network of individuals that truly care about their part of the world and we always give back to social and environmental causes that are relevant to you and your trip.
At various times Henry has called Hong Kong, the Middle East, Ethiopia and Turkey home. His early exposure to travel sparked a lifelong thirst for new experiences and has driven him to undertake a number of adventures since: driving 10,000 miles from London to Mongolia, working in Uganda to support start-ups with DFID and spending six months trekking in the Nepalese Himalaya and India.
Back home in London he has worked as a project manager for a key experiential events agency, looking after projects across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. His career continued as a project manager for a high-end adventure company where he spent three years designing world ‘firsts’ and coordinating exhilarating trips. Henry is constantly searching for new ways to engage with local communities while dreaming up Joro’s culture focused trips.
Fiordland, New Zealand
Justin Packshaw has built a life around travel. Born in the Mediterranean, he served in the British Army, has represented Britain in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht race, crossed Mongolia on horseback, summited Everest, jet-skied the coast of Nigeria and led several expeditions to both the North and South Poles (to name just a few conquered feats).
Justin is a strong campaigner for environmental conservation and, combined with his passion for adventure, brings a knowledge of how to use travel as a force for good to the Joro team. He is a dedicated philanthropist and his last two expeditions to the North & South Poles have raised over £1.3m for The Prince’s Trust (look out for a charity adventure with Joro launching next year).
Alongside Chairing Joro, Justin is also the CEO of the award winning British luxury brand De Roemer and has a busy schedule as a Public speaker. He lives in London, but would rather be sailing around the Med with his wife and two children.
Duncan’s varied career has seen him travel and work around much of the world. There are the four years he served as an Officer in the British Army with the Royal Regiment of Scotland, which saw him go on exercise in Northern Kenya and Cyprus and a tour in Southern Afghanistan, (all the while gaining knowledge of logistics and security which feeds into operations at Joro). More recently, he spent two years as the General Manager of two luxury horseback safari lodges in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Before returning home, he drove the entire coasts of Southern and Eastern Africa, an experience which furnished an appetite for adventure.
Qualified as a mountain leader, mountain bike leader, advanced diver and expedition medic, Duncan has guided mountaineering trips in the French and Swiss Alps, dived extensively throughout Africa and is a keen horse rider, kayaker, kite surfer and surfer.
Virunga National Park - DRC