Leisure & Adventure Travel

Our Leisure, Adventure Travel and Expedition Safety Courses are designed to give the more adventurous traveller the knowledge and confidence to explore far and wide.

Avoiding trouble is the key to success; however we also provide a ‘tool kit’ for survival in difficult situations. Objective Travel Safety's training expertise comes from experience in the travel industry, extensive global travel and worldwide service in the military. We have a reputation as the leader in the provision of travel safety training. In the past, we have trained the 'Long Way Round' (Ewan McGregor/Charlie Boorman), Global Rally (Vintage cars, London to Sydney) and Driving Home (Colin Janvers Spinal Injury Trust, London to South Africa) Expedition as well as countless groups embarking on the popular Mongol Rally. We routinely run hostile and travel safety courses for the UK print media, the European Broadcast Union (EBU), NGOs and Gap Year travellers and annual courses for the Mongol Rally.

We accept from the outset that each individual's or expedition requirements will be different and our courses are modular and personalised to meet specific needs. However, underpinning all topics is the need to ‘think safe’ and we provide clients with a simple but effective tool. Typically, courses are either a half-day or full-day in duration, but can be extended to two or three days, permitting additional topics such as medical and specific environmental training. 

Our modular subjects include:

  • Personal security and situation awareness.
  • Theft avoidance and security of possessions.
  • Security advice and regional threats.
  • Kit, equipment and safety devices.
  • Cultural etiquette.
  • Accommodation security.
  • Negotiating check points.
  • Mines awareness.
  • Kidnap prevention and conduct if taken.
  • Emergency first-aid.
  • Travel and tropical medicine.
  • Navigation; map, compass and GPS.
  • Surviving natural disasters.
  • Vehicles maintenance and loading.

Off-road driving (not included in standard one-day course).

Recent Expedition courses:

  • May 2019 - Cycling Tour Scotland to Cape Town
  • March 2017 - www.london2beijing.com
  • February 2017 - James Kay & his brother driving London, USA via Russia & Japan
  • November 2016 - Gerhard Mukbel and his friend Oliver, Dresden to Dakar Rally
  • August 2016 - Ben Lockwood driving London to Cape Town
  • March 2016 - Alex Durgan & Holy Stewart driving London to Beijing
  • June 2016 - Rhys Howell UK to Mongolia - Mongol Rally
  • March 2015 - Max Bedall: Biking solo Banbury to China & then much of Australia!

Objective Travel Safety, along with The British House, China, supported the London2Beijing expedition which departed in April 2017.

View our Travel Safety Training & Risk Management Brochure



What they say about Objective Travel Safety

"The Objective training was excellent and provided us with the skills and confidence required to cope with any eventuality on our disabled driven expedition from UK to Cape Town".

Driving Home, Colin Janvens Spinal Injury Trust


"Objective Travel Safety provided us with the best preparation for the Mongol Rally that we could have hoped for. On multiple occasions during our travels we were saved by the knowledge gained on our two day experience and i can honestly say we probably wouldn't have completed the rally without it! Furthermore, as a keen traveller, I fully expect the knowledge we gained to come in handy countless times in the future. Charlie and his team created an enjoyable and hugely thorough course that I would highly recommend to any adventurer!"

Ben Grimshaw - Mongol Rally


The course on Friday was exactly what I needed, fantastic mix of new things to think about and very helpful advice. It was also great fun!
Thank you so much for your help and yes I'll be in touch with any questions or after the trip to let you know how it went!

James Kay, February 2017 - Driving across Russia, Mongolia, Japan & USA

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Course Costs:

Half-day course - from £490 + travel and VAT.

Full-day course - from £750 + travel and VAT.

Two day or longer courses; prices dependent on location and content. Please call to discuss options.

Once a year we host a Mongol Rally Training day, this year it is Sunday 24th June with a medical training day on Monday 25th June 2018. The price per person is £180 plus VAT. See more details on our Mongol Rally page.

Essential Equipment:

Objective Travel Safety recommends expeditions to use the Life Saver 10,000 litre Jerry can which will provide clean drinkable water.  Collect water from lakes and streams etc. and filter through the can. The can can be purchased from Objective Travel Safety.  We also recommend the 'starter pack' which has a shower attachment and spare filter cartridges. 


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