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A wildlife safari to Zakouma National Park in Chad is a must – find out why?

Zakouma National Park in Chad - what can I say? For years, I have been wanting to visit it – just the name evokes mysticism and wonder and an instinctive feeling that my long awaited journey was going to be special – and without question, so it proved to be...

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Why should South Africa's La Residence in Franschhoek be on your holiday bucket list?

With the stunning mountains in the background and breath taking natural scenery, La Residence is a haven of tranquillity and exquisite opulence, including ten peacocks strutting around the estate! I recently had the pleasure of visiting this amazing private...

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Where are the best 3 places in China to see Giant Panda in the wild?

The Giant Panda population was down to just 1,000 by the late 1970s and they were declared endangered in 1990. Rampant poaching and rapid destruction of natural habitat had brought them on the brink of extinction.

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Panama's Islas Secas Private Island Holidays perfectly combine conservation and adventure

Islas Secas is the vision of a leading conservation philanthropist interested in sharing the wonders of the archipelago with fellow adventurers and nature lovers.

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Where in Patagonia are Chile’s five new National Parks located?

One of the most exciting stories to come out of Chile in recent times, especially for us nature and wildlife lovers, is the news that five new national parks have recently been created in northern Patagonia spanning some 10 million acres.

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Minke Whale Tagging Expedition in Antarctica reveals the secrets of a whale’s eye view for the very first time

I am very excited to be able to share a scientific first with you that is aiding in the ongoing protection of a pristine wilderness. Antarctica offers the perfect haven for many species of the world’s cetaceans, including the elusive minke whale.

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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, as the rhino population unhappily declines by three every single day. Did you know that rhino horn is made up from the same substance as your fingernails ...

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Where are these two exciting new lodges in Namibia located?

There are two very exciting new lodges opening up in Namibia in 2018, Shipwreck Lodge located on the Skeleton Coast and Hoanib Valley Camp which is located in Kaokoland.

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Why is Malawi such a good wildlife safari destination?

From my own personal experience Malawi is without question, an excellent wildlife destination for those contemplating a safari to Africa! Malawi has always been a personal favourite of mine as here is a country without the hordes of tourists which affect cu...

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Which are the best hotels in Madagascar for a luxury holiday or vacation?

When you think about Madagascar, what comes to mind? For me the very name conjures up exotic lands, unusual animals and adventurous travels. It certainly has all of these and more, and even better, while you are there you can enjoy some beautiful luxury hot...

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How can my safari to Africa contribute to conservation and communities?

Travellers are now beginning to seek more from their experiences, when on safaris or on holiday. No longer content with simply visiting a lovely place and then leaving it without a trace or any positive effect, but rather enriching these regions from their ...

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Why are wildlife collarings so vital for conservation in Africa?

Wildlife collarings are being used by many charitable organizations across Africa to assist in conservation of endangered and precious species. You can now, as I recently did, combine your safari with funding and supporting these charities and becoming dire...

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Why is a safari to Botswana one of the best places to see Elephant in the wild?

The African elephant is the largest mammal on land and when watching them browse, play, interacting and moving through the bushveld, one really knows you are on safari and are privileged to observe them in their environment.

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Which are the best binoculars for a safari holiday or vacation?

With so many brands to choose from, and so many different specifications available, how do you choose the best binoculars for your African safari holiday or vacation?

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Tibet’s top six travel highlights are included in this tailor made vacation

“Imagine a culture in which everything is geared toward helping all individuals become the best human beings they can be; in which individuals are driven to devoting their lives to becoming enlightened by the natural flood of compassion for others that aris...

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Pangolins are so adorable, so why are they on the most endangered list?

Most people don’t know what a pangolin is, so while the illegal poaching of elephants, rhinos and tigers regularly makes headlines, this rare, odd creature, which is quickly becoming one of the most imperiled and trafficked mammals on the planet, gets littl...

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Why is Zimbabwe one of the best places in Africa for a bespoke Horse Riding Safari?

If you are a nature lover like me and keen to get close to the amazing wildlife spectacle that is Africa, there can be no better way than on a horse back safari. A 4×4 may be fast and efficient, but the animals hear you coming and can disappear into the bus...

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Top five reasons why you should take a tailor-made holiday to Myanmar (Burma) – Asia’s forgotten land, beautiful and mysterious

From opening its doors to tourism just a handful of years ago, Myanmar (Burma) is slowly becoming a highly desirable destination for its charming landscapes and friendly people without being surrounded by throngs of tourists.

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How can you assist conservation by staying at Tongole Wilderness Lodge in Malawi?

What is it that draws you back to Africa? Is it the wide open spaces, the relaxed feel, the massive grin on your face when returning to a continent that you love?

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How does Reni Pani Jungle Lodge combine an authentic Indian wildlife experience, new levels of luxury and responsible tourism?

In Central India, a particular favourite of mine is Reni Pani Jungle Lodge in Satpura National Park (Madhya Pradesh) for the experiences that they offer in terms of wildlife but also for what they are investing in the local community.

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Conservation Safaris to Africa – where your adventures make a difference

I have the good fortune of being able to spend much of my time in Africa with the emphasis on understanding the various conservation and community projects in the region.

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What makes a Giraffe Collaring Conservation Safari to Namibia a once in a lifetime experience?

If you are looking for a truly once in a lifetime safari experience then this special opportunity Collaring Giraffe in Namibia, with the world authority on giraffe, Dr Julian Fennessy is simply not to be missed.

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Where in Tanzania can you participate in elephant collaring as part of a unique conservation safari experience?

Tanzania offers some stunning experiences for conservation – from elephant and lion collaring in the beautiful and unusual Saadani National Park on the Tanzanian coastline, to Lake Manyara conservancy in northern Tanzania.

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A collection of value added and thought provoking philanthropic safaris and vacations

New Adventures and New Offerings from The Explorations Company. The company have created their first ever annual ‘January Collection’.

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Why are Kenya and Ethiopia the only places you can see the Grévy's zebra in the wild?

Every year at the end of January we celebrate International Zebra Day. Did you know that one of the species is on the SERIOUSLY ENDANGERED LIST?

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You can help save the Rhino on this conservation safari

Kwandwe in South Africa, currently supports a healthy, increasing population of rhino and notably of the highly endangered black rhino since its successful introduction to the reserve in 2000.

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Why is Bhutan called 'Land of the Thunder Dragon'

The Druk is the "Thunder Dragon" of Tibetan and Bhutanese mythology and a Bhutanese national symbol. A druk appears on the flag of Bhutan, holding jewels to represent wealth. In Dzongkha, Bhutan is called Druk Yul "Land of Druk", and Bhutanese leaders are c...

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An insider’s tour of Japan exploring its Art and Architecture

Japan is a treasure trove of art and architecture. It is a society with great sensitivity to creativity and beauty and these inherent values shine throughout the culture.

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Why does Travel Philanthropy play such an important role within The Explorations Company?

The Explorations Company has always been involved in philanthropy and in particular Philanthropic Travel, supporting deserving, usually small, “sharp-end” conservation and community projects since our inception in 1989.

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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, Uganda & Congo - Everything you need to know

For many people, a gorilla trek often comes second on travel Bucket Lists to a classic big game drive in the Serengeti, Masai Mara or Okavango Delta, which is understandable – as getting to the gorillas takes more effort, more time and a bit more expense th...

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