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Japan's top holiday destinations for 2021 - Which of these would you choose?

Renowned for futuristic technology and ultra-modern cities, Japanese culture is however still deeply-rooted in Buddhist values and nature-worshipping, and large parts of the country continue to retain their outstanding natural beauty offering the most authe...

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5 ways you can make a difference on World Wildlife Conservation Day

World Wildlife Conservation Day on December 4th raises awareness of uncomfortable truths that we should all be aware of. This is a day when we can all contribute to the protection of wildlife and the habitats they live in, raise awareness of issues and dona...

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An experts guide to the 50 best holidays in the world for 2021

In 2021, more than ever before, we must ensure we make the most of our precious time with family and friends (or even alone) where we can explore the magical and wild portions of the world and experience new wonders.

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Why is discovering Africa and the Indian Ocean by private yacht charter proving so popular?

Discovering Africa and the Indian Ocean by private yacht opens up pristine and far-flung regions, from the unique archipelagos of the Seychelles and Madagascar, to the Kenyan and Tanzanian coast and even river and lake cruising further inland. There has nev...

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Why is a safari to the Central African Republic a great choice for intrepid explorers?

For travellers who truly seek and are inspired by the unusual, who perennially search for adventure, and who love both gorillas and elephant, then the Central African Republic truly is the answer!

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Why are private flying safaris the best way to explore Africa?

Are you dreaming of escaping to the most sublime of destinations? These days, the best way to take your dream holiday is entirely privately! This is where private air charters come into their own, affording you exclusivity, flexibility, and the most extraor...

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An expert's guide to the ultimate private jet safaris and holidays

Private jet safaris are the ultimate in private luxury travel! For a group or a multigenerational family travelling together they become quite affordable and greatly enhance your experience, allowing you to make the best possible use of your vacation time a...

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How is the Sumba Foundation transforming lives on Indonesia’s Sumba Island?

Indonesia is one of the most striking geographical regions in the world. Home to the legendary komodo dragons, it is nothing short of a fairy tale land of untamed rivers, mighty volcanoes, lush terraced rice fields, majestic architecture, coral rich seascap...

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How is the Salaam Baalak Trust in India helping to protect vulnerable street children?

“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.”

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Where can you experience the most exclusive Private Island holidays in Asia?

With the Indian Ocean gently lapping at its feet, Asia is home to some of the most gorgeous coastal regions in the world. Many of its paradisiacal islands make sublime hideaways to retreat, relax and discover pure local treasures that remain off limits to t...

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Why are low carbon-footprint safaris & holidays becoming much more important?

With the world so much more aware of the disastrous effects of carbon emissions, particularly after the vast differences that were evidenced around the world during various lock-downs, I know that many people are reconsidering how they will travel in the fu...

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5 Exclusive holiday Islands in Africa that you may not know about!

Here are five unusual and unexpected private holiday ‘islands’ that you may never have heard of, but I think that you would love and should consider! These islands are completely private and are unusually located inland and closer to the classic wildlife sa...

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Where are the top 10 private-island holiday locations in Africa and the Indian Ocean for 2020/21?

What is it that one looks for from a private island retreat? Is it exclusivity? Remoteness? Luxury accommodation? Perhaps the sheer scale of activity for the more adventurous and active family? Something for all the family, or the opposite; a romantic offer...

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How does The Explorations Company make a difference to conservation and communities in Africa and Asia?

Over the last few months, as we have experienced the global effects of COVID-19, I have noticed that many people have had the opportunity to spend time reflecting, most often on their own lives and how they can improve them.

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How did you fare in our Explorations travel quiz? Answers here!

We know our recent quiz caused some head-scratching! But, by the same token, we hope that all those who “had a go” had fun working out their replies.

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How can one help support elephant conservation on World Elephant Day?

World Elephant Day is celebrated every year on August 12th to raise awareness of the struggles elephants face to survive. You can help elephant conservation in Africa by donating or by visiting in person on your luxury safari to Africa. Elevate your safari ...

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Where can you take the best private sailing and yachting holidays?

Sailing and yachting holidays offer something for everyone; they can be jam packed with activity or one can simply use them to relax, soak up the sun, swim and read several books! What’s more, you have ultimate privacy and flexibility, what could be better?

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Where are the best private safari and holiday villas in Africa and Asia?

Taking a holiday or safari in an exquisite, completely exclusive villa – whether that be in Africa or Asia – is surely the best way to go on vacation right now! Social distancing is part of the attraction, but most importantly, one has complete privacy and ...

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Discover why India's Rajasthan region is so rich in art and architecture!

Travellers visit Rajasthan, India for a multitude of reasons, from art to history and architecture. Rajasthan has so much to offer, from elaborate palaces to exotic temples, magnificent gardens and serene lakes.

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Where is Africa's best contemporary art scene located?

Art is such a subjective subject. And yet, few people consider art when contemplating a holiday to Africa! But in fact, there is no reason why one shouldn’t incorporate the two, should art be a passion of yours!

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The best way to see the Great Migration in Tanzania is with private guide Richard Knocker

Travelling on safari with an expert private guide affords a multitude of benefits. For those seeking an outstanding and unique safari to Kenya and Tanzania, I wholeheartedly recommend spending time with Richard Knocker.

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Improve your photography skills on safari with private guide Albie Venter

The advantages of having a private guide are legion! I always recommend that whenever you travel on safari with a party of four or more, having a private guide will greatly enhance your experience. One such person is Albie Venter, professional safari guide ...

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How do you create genuine 'Kenyan Bush Cuisine' in your own kitchen?

Improve your cooking skills and learn to make delicious fresh safari-style cuisine in your own kitchen! Spend a few days with expert safari chef Antonia Stogdale on one of her inspirational bush cookery courses as part of your luxury safari to Kenya.

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Where are the best private luxury mobile tented safaris and holidays?

A luxury, mobile, private safari is, in my opinion, unsurpassed in terms of capturing the true adventure and spirit of the original safaris taken by Hemingway and Finch-Hatton in the early 20th century.

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Why is Zambia the best country for an eco-friendly safari?

Many people ask me, can one travel sustainably? The good news is yes, most definitely! This is a topic close to my heart. I think many travelers these days wrestle with their conscience, balancing their thirst to travel, whether for business or pleasure, wi...

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Green ‘silent safaris’ in electric 4x4s are the newest trend in eco-friendly Zambia holidays

Silent, sustainable, eco-friendly safaris in Africa – is this possible? Yes! Most definitely! Thanks to an electric-power initiative in Zambia, one can now take a luxury safari in Africa with a greatly reduced footprint.

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Why is philanthropic travel more important now than ever?

Over recent years, there has been an increasing awareness of world issues and global needs and as such, there has been a recent surge in travelling as a means to give back.

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Are you an Explorations travel expert? Try our quiz!

We have compiled an unusual quiz as part of the “Travel From Home” series we are running during the Covid-19 pandemic. The quiz is designed to be challenging, stimulating and amusing; how will you fare?!

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Where are the best holidays and vacations in Nepal? - An expert’s guide

Perched between the mighty empires of India and China, Nepal is a mystical land of towering peaks that has attracted great sages, Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims as well as adventure seekers and mountaineers for centuries.

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How can I maintain social distancing on holiday/vacation?

Travellers will be asking one big question right now: How can I travel safely post Covid-19 and will I still be required to observe social distancing? It’s a question that merits serious thought. The obvious answer is to travel privately. Not only does this...

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