ADVENTURE operator Exodus has banned travellers aged over 40 from its African tours of more than four weeks inthe new Overland Expeditions programme.
It said the move was designed to ensure the groups on the longer duration trips are broadly the same age.
Product manager Phillip Normington said:"These tours always attract youngertravellers."
The brochure also recommends that people over 45 years old do not book trips to Asia or South America.
"Overland expeditions last many weeks or months and conditions can be strenuous and primitive," the brochure states.
Exodus has added several new tours to its programme including the 15-day Kruger, Swaziland and Mozambique trip and the six-week Indochina tour which goes through Northern Laos - the first time it has ventured into the region.
The London-based operator has also been given permission to access Mount Kailashin in China as part of its seven-week Roof of the World tour.
Normington said it had previously been banned for "Chinese reasons". "We kept asking the Chinese authorities for access to the mountain but were always refused," said Normington. This year however they have relented."
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