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Where are the 4 Best Volcano Hikes in Latin America?

Positioned on one side of the famed Pacific Rim of Fire, Latin America certainly isn’t short of a dramatic volcanic peak or two. The Andes runs like an artery down the continent and is home to some of the highest and most spectacular snow-capped mountains a...

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Where can you enjoy the best ‘Glamping’ in Latin America?

Glamping is one of those words that has really come into ‘vogue’ in recent years but one that I think suits beautifully some of the more eclectic and unique places to stay in some stunning parts of Latin America.

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Why is Bhutan such an extraordinarily special kingdom?

Bhutan is an extraordinarily special kingdom and the only country in the world, where a government policy includes gross national happiness! Druk Yul, as it is otherwise known, is the perfect example of a successful country that preserves its ancient past w...

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How can you enjoy privileged access to experience China’s out of bounds locations?

Regarded as one of the cradles of civilisation, China is one of the most mystifying travel destinations in Asia. It offers so much for anyone interested in history, architecture, breath-taking scenery, incredible art work, culture, trekking, river cruising ...

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A great Nepal combination - Helicopter to Everest Base Camp and soft trekking in the Annapurna Mountains

Nepal offers so much for anyone interested in breath taking scenery, incredible art work, culture, wildlife and trekking.

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Damaraland – the place of the Damara people and breath taking scenery and wide open spaces

I have recently returned from what I consider to be the best safari in Namibia! Unlike her other African counterparts, Namibia offers such entirely different sensory experiences.

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Where are the very best Riding Safaris in Africa?

Riding Safaris in Africa are simply fantastic! Once you have ridden in Africa, we warn you that this could become addictive! (not only our own point of view, but also our returning riders who travel each year for another ‘fix’).

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Antarctica – the Ultimate Wildlife Journey

Antarctica – the last great and remote wilderness. Whilst many destinations claim to offer the journey of a lifetime, we think this is the ultimate in that category. What could compare to arriving on an uninhabited continent to find colonies of penguins, se...

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Choosing the best Antarctica cruise

Travelling to the far south to the mesmerizing ‘White Continent’ is a big decision. It is perhaps the ultimate destination for adventurous travellers; a destination that truly deserves to warrant the phrase ‘the holiday of a lifetime’.

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Discover the 12 attractions that make Botswana a wonderful safari destination

Botswana is one of Africa’s most notable safari destinations and countries, peaceful, a true democracy, a conservation haven, extraordinary scenery, remote and pristine. I lived and worked there for over 20 years, and dearly love the country.

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The Best Africa Photography Safari

Photographic Safaris in Africa - and how to get the best out of your photography whilst on safari in Africa!

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What is a flying safari?

When time is limited and you want to pack in as much as Africa can offer you, or you simply want to explore way off the beaten track, then nothing comes close to the ultimate way of being on safari - a flying safari which achieves all of these objectives!

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What makes the Best Safari in Tanzania?

Undoubtedly, the reason that most people take a safari vacation or holiday, is that they want to see animals - and lots of them! Coupled with the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti, Tanzania offers some of the most unrivaled wildlife viewing in Africa!

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How to experience the best African safari

Where is the best safari in Africa? This is a question we receive frequently and the answer depends very much upon you! Kenya and Tanzania offer you the greatest concentrations of wildlife with the wildebeest migration which travels through the Serengeti-Ma...

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Walking Safaris Africa

Walking Safaris in Africa offer the modern day traveller one of the best ways of discovering the continent and its wildlife - on foot!

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A Skeleton Coast Safari

I am sure that most people have a 'wish list', or a bucket list of places, as it is often referred to, these days of places that they want to visit in their lifetime. A flying safari along the Skeleton Coast in Namibia, must surely be on that list!

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Luxury Kenya Safari

A luxury Kenya safari is something that many people dream of! The world is divided by those who love wildlife and really want to get up close and personal. This means to sleep in a tented camp, listening to the amazing night calls of the whooping hyaena or ...

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Tailor Made Safari

We think the very best sort of safari is a tailor made safari. That way, you can ensure that you get exactly what you want! The perfect lodge or camp for you, the perfect area offering the best wildlife viewing, or bird watching, or plants – whatever takes ...

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Private Safaris

We’ve discussed luxury and we’ve talked about the fact that Africa can be enormously “grounding”, reawakening many an instinct that lies dormant within us.

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Where are the Remotest Safaris to Africa?

I am personally very excited about what is happening around Africa, not least the incredible input by the not for profit organisation, African Parks. Whilst we hear the very worst tales of poaching in Africa and wonder how on earth we can win against this p...

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Cape Town Sidecar Adventures

There is a delightfully unusual way of taking in all that Cape Town has to offer and getting completely off the beaten track in terms of the way that one can do so. Thrill-seekers and vintage lovers, anyone with a heart for adventure in fact, will have thei...

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Namibia - the best value luxury safari holiday in Africa for 2016

The best value safari in Africa? Undoubtedly Namibia! This extraordinarily beautiful country, with dramatic and colourful sand dunes, crystal-clear starry skies and great walking and balloon safaris, is now delivering amazing value for money. Here are some ...

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Adventurous activities on luxury safari holiday in South Africa

South Africa is best known as being the adventure capital of world, offering over 130 adventurous activities from exhilarating abseiling to shark cage diving. There is also a diversity of legendary scenic wonders from Table Mountain to God’s Window.

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What are the benefits of a luxury private mobile tailor-made safari in Kenya?

Many people ask me what are the benefits of a private mobile safari in Kenya. For me, it is the ultimate way of going on safari! Complete flexibility, freedom and exclusivity! Who could want more from life?

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Superb, Eclectic, Tanzania Riding Safaris – Something Entirely Different

I absolutely recommend horseback riding safaris in Tanzania, which fall firmly into my top riding experiences in Africa - an ultimate experience for enquiring minds wanting to experience the real Africa on horseback.

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More secrets revealed about my Gorilla trekking safari in The Congo

Odzala forest in the Congo is the home to the endangered western lowland gorilla, but there is so much more to see here too. Today I am on an adventure exploring the wilderness of the forest of Odzala National Park.

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4 enchanting secret desert gems in Southern Africa

Lucia Van Der Post, the well-known writer for the Financial Times’ How To Spend It magazine, recently travelled to Botswana and Namibia for a life-changing desert experience, meeting the precious cultures of the San people that have lived here for tens of t...

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Ethiopia’s top 9 amazing places to visit on holiday

Ethiopia, with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa, is a country of many contrasts. There are a wide range of altitudes and many distinct areas, from the highest point in the Simiens to the lowest in the Danakil Depression, lying below sea level.

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Where are the best walking holidays in the Himalayas?

This is an experience that I would implore everyone to undertake! I would, however, recommend that prior to taking this walk, that some form of cardio fitness is undertaken just to make the beginning easier. The other alternative, is that like me, you get f...

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Exploring beautiful Rajasthan by Bicycle and Train

Cycling isn’t new to anyone however at The Explorations Company we invented a perfect way to rediscover the world slowly, to see it and to absorb it. Cycling and train tours of Rajasthan can be very thrilling without compromising on any comforts.

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