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An insider's view to the best safari experiences in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is one of the most incredible wildlife safari regions in Africa. A year round destination, Zimbabwean guides are known to be some of the best in Africa.

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A luxury beach holiday in Mozambique

Does the thought of glorious sunshine, a pearl white powdery beach devoid of tourists and the most azure of oceans tempt you? Coupled with a special offer saving, how can one resist?

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A great combination - The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille villas and Cottars Camp, Kenya

It would be difficult to beat the heady combination of The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille villas and Cottars Camp. These are two of the finest properties in Kenya!

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Where are the top two travel destinations in Asia this year?

This time of the year, when the rest of the world is recovering from Christmas frenzy, there is tremendous anticipation and excitement across Japan for Fukubukuro or ‘lucky bags’.

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An opportunity to ‘Return to the Wild’ in Zambia’s South Luangwa

In my view, the beauty and luxury of a safari tends to lie away from the sheet thread-counts, the butlers and the size of the private pool but rather is betrothed to a blend of both serene escapism and front row tickets to nature’s never-ending action movie.

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How is the Mara Elephant Project protecting elephants in Kenya?

The Mara Elephant Project, situated in the world-renowned Maasai Mara Game reserve in southern Kenya, is a charity very close to my heart. I highly recommend supporting them, particularly if you are taking a safari to Kenya yourself.

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Where are the best malaria-free safaris and holidays in Africa?

Having just returned from South Africa and having had the privilege to revisit all of my favourite lodges and hotels, I can honestly reconfirm that you can have the most amazing city and safari experiences in these malaria-free regions.

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The AGOHELMA Orphanage is supporting orphaned children and vulnerable communities

The AGOHELMA Orphanage in Addis Ababa is the most inspiring place and I am always humbled by the amazing care and support given by them, not just to the children who live there but to the entire community.

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How does Uthando change disadvantaged lives in Cape Town?

Uthando is the most inspirational upliftment programme based in Khayelitsha which supports disadvantaged people living in the various townships around Cape Town.

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How is SEWA empowering self-employed women of Gujurat and beyond?

In our constant endeavour to engage with and support effective and innovative charitable organisations across our destinations, in India the Explorations Company is supporting SEWA, a trade union that supports and empowers self-employed women from underpriv...

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How are Excellent Development's sand dams saving lives in rural Africa?

Lack of accessible water is a major problem for much of the developing world. Excellent Development support rural dryland communities to build sand dams, with long-term positive effects for communities - and wildlife.

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Collaring Lion and Elephant in Tanzania’s Saadani National Park

The lion population in Africa overall has declined by 43% in the last twenty years. The good news is that 50% of the lion population in Africa occurs in Tanzania!

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The Explorations Company becomes a stakeholder of the Lion Recovery Fund operating in Namibia

Life for any desert adapted species in Namibia is harsh due to the relentless, barren terrain. But for an apex predator such as a lion, this is increasingly difficult as they reside in harsh, low prey areas with little water.

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The most exclusive Indian Ocean yacht charter & sailing holidays

Sailing itself is not a new experience, but most would not have considered taking a ‘safari’ at sea. However when you embark upon a private charter sailing safari, you can tailor your holiday exactly to your requirements, and enjoy the freedom of the ocean!

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What is the best way to explore the Galapagos Islands in Style?

Making a top list of the world’s best destinations for wildlife is almost impossible or, at least, very contentious, as it is so subjective.

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The top 3 luxury river cruises in Myanmar (Burma)

For those who appreciate the art of slow travel and are as interested in the journey as the destination, river cruising is one of the best ways to explore Asia, whether it is travelling on the holy Ganges in India, mighty Mekong in Cambodia, Vietnam and Lao...

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Cruising down the Ganges is one of the best ways to explore hidden India

For millennia the Ganges has nourished all of India’s great empires – from the Mauryas whose great Emperor Ashoka spread Buddhism around Asia to the Great Mughals and finally the British and other East India Companies.

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What can you do on International Cheetah Day?

Every year on December 4th we focus on ‘International Cheetah Day’ which highlights the struggle that Africa’s most endangered big cat faces to survive.

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Dhow Sailing is the best way to explore Mozambique’s Quirimbas Archipelago

A private dhow sailing safari makes the perfect end to an African safari, or a simply fabulous ten-day standalone holiday on the Indian Ocean in Mozambique!

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Why do Condé Nast readers love Zambia's Chindeni Bushcamp?

With Chindeni Bush Camp’s remote location, exclusive and comfortable facilities and top class guiding in Zambia’s wildlife-rich South Luangwa, it’s not hard to see why Condé Nast Traveler’s readers have recognised it as a top resort in Africa.

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Where are the best trekking holidays in Myanmar (Burma)?

For those seeking real adventure, Myanmar remains one of the finest destinations in Southeast Asia full of untouched regions offering a world away from modernity where one could experience truly authentic tribal cultures and pristine landscapes.

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How can responsible tourism help to save the tiger?

Since the dawn of human civilisation, tigers have held a mystical place in our imaginations. Revered and feared by ancient cultures across Asia, tigers have been featured in many folklores and myths and have come to represent royalty, courage, wisdom, prowe...

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A luxury cycling safari holiday through Central India

Recently I had the most amazing experience of going on a three-day cycling safari through Central India, taking in breath-taking views through the Maikal Hills and exploring the tribal areas of Chhattisgarh.

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Why is Nihi Sumba Island the best luxury resort in Indonesia?

My family spent a magical holiday in Sumba last year, where we escaped reality on this mystical island of spirits and horses, barely changed by human habitation.

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The Best Places to Experience a Gorilla Safari

Gorilla tracking is one of the most remarkable wildlife experiences known to man! But how do you choose between seeing mountain or lowland gorillas and which country should you see them in?

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Why was the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference so important for conservation?

The illegal wildlife trade is the fourth largest criminal activity in the world, whose actions impact not only the natural resources of each individual country but also the direct livelihood of local communities. Nearly 7000 species, and therefore their fra...

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Why is Congo gorilla trekking one of the best primate experiences in the world?

I have just returned from the most wonderful, adventurous gorilla trekking safari in the Congo’s Odzala-Kokoua National Park. There are not many places left in the world where one arrives with a frisson of excitement and spirit of adventure, (and certainly ...

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Where in Africa can you go on a wildlife conservation rhino darting safari?

You really should move heaven and earth to see the remarkable rhinos in the wild before it's too late! The rhino population unhappily declines by three every single day.

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Where are the best family safaris in Africa?

Africa really does lend herself to family safaris! The continent is stuffed full of fabulous things to see and do, with non-stop entertainment. Perfect for restless and adventurous families, whether travelling with young children or teenagers.

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The top 5 places to walk off the beaten track in Japan

Exploring places on foot with an expert local guide is often the best and least intrusive way to connect with the indigenous natural and social environment. The real charm of travel lies in slow travel and, personally, I find walking the most rewarding and ...

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