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Where are the most exclusive safari holidays in Africa?

We all want to get away from the crowds and cities to find a bit of wilderness heaven. This gives us time to spend with our loved ones and re-engage. It is good for the soul, to truly relax and unwind far away from home, away from media and emails and const...

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

With the world increasingly 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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How are women in Africa and Asia being empowered by The Explorations Company and it's partner charities?

8th March 2021 is International Women’s Day. This year, the theme is ‘Choose to Challenge’, where people all over the world are reminded to challenge inequality and celebrate women’s achievements.

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Where in India are the best places to go on a horse riding holiday?

Travel can help make a long-term and tangible difference through sustainable and responsible investment in nature, wildlife, and communities. My colleague Anthea calls it “travelling with a heart”.

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Why have The Explorations Company partnered with Sentinel Aviation?

I always recommend that you travel privately whenever possible to truly elevate your holiday or safari. The Explorations Company’s new partnership with Sentinel Aviation seamlessly melds concierge travel and private aviation.

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Where are the 10 best Africa safari destinations for first-timers?

Every love affair must start somewhere. For most, their love of Africa starts before they even arrive, feeling the lure whilst planning their first ever safari. Then from the moment you first set foot on African soil and immerse yourself in your safari, I k...

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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 do Conservation Safaris to Africa 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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Where are the best family safari locations in Kenya?

Get your kids to look up from their screens and let the thrill of Africa beat new excitement into their veins. Out on the far-reaching savannah – where the skies meet the earth - life and death are played out on a vast stage, and yet even the smallest creat...

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Which of Japan's privately guided garden tours make the top 10?

Traditional Japanese gardens are renowned all over the world for their variety, philosophy and exquisite beauty. Through privileged encounters with experts, you can learn so much about the secrets of Japanese Gardens including their designs and purposes.

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Where are Africa's top 10 Most Unusual Lodges & Quirky Hotels?

If you are seeking unique and unusual accommodation then Africa certainly delivers! Her landscapes, habitats and creatures are some of the most unique and iconic in the world. So if the ‘different’, ‘eccentric’ and ‘quirky’ thrills you, as it does me, why n...

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Why are philanthropic holidays shaping the future for travelers and the luxury travel industry?

2020 has been a year unlike any other. Our charitable partners have lost all their tourism-generated income whilst simultaneously supporting increasing conservation and community needs. Here is an update on how they have fared and how jointly, with your gen...

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A safari to Kenya’s Masai Mara guarantees one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on Earth

Kenya's Masai Mara is considered to offer one of the finest wildlife experiences in all of Africa. It’s easy to see why! With legendary wildlife and the finest luxury camps and lodges in private reserves, you can have an exclusive wildlife experience here, ...

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South India luxury Holidays - Where are the best 11 handpicked destinations?

From the stunning temples of Tamil Nadu to palm-fringed backwaters of Kerala; lush coffee estates, jungles and hill-stations of Karnataka to a fascinating medley of Hindu and Islamic heritage along the Deccan Plateau, South India abounds in history and nature.

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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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An expert's guide to the 50 best holidays in the world for 2021

In 2021, more than ever, let us ensure we maximise our precious time with family and friends, where we can explore the magical and wild parts 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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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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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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