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BAck At Base

Meet the fantastic staff at Dragoman HQ in Suffolk! If you're interested in joining our friendly and dynamic team, please check the job vacancy page for any current opportunities!


Charlie Hopkinson

Sales and Business Development Director

Charlie is our fearless leader. Always ready and willing to travel to the most remote places and report back his findings. With over 30 years in the travel industry he has a wealth of knowledge to share, and directs the Sales and Business side of the organisation. 

A Little Bit About Charlie

At the age of 23, I first overlanded as a passenger on an Eastern Trans Africa from Cairo to Johannesburg, via Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Botswana and South Africa. I returned north along the same route to London as a co-driver. From then to late 1987 I led trips in Africa, Central Asia and India. Firstly Sales and Marketing Director of Dragoman, followed by Product and Marketing Director and finally Managing Director. During this time I have travelled many of the routes that we have on offer. In 2011 Dragoman bought Imaginative Traveller and it’s Tailor Made trips are one of the most exciting parts of the business. In April 2015 I hit Bhutan for some trekking and R&R in the mountains.