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Why does Kenya's Angama Mara Lodge offer such a unique safari experience?

Angama Mara is ‘suspended in mid-air’ over the Great Rift Valley with the most spectacular views of the legendary Maasai Mara. Everything about this place is impeccable; the perfect luxury five-star hotel experience in the bush!

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Visit Ethiopia’s 10 best holiday destinations

If you have travelled extensively in Africa, as I have, and seek exploration in a country completely different to anywhere else, then I recommend that you consider Ethiopia!

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Where are the best places in Morocco to experience its vibrant culture?

The confluence of so many influences, Morocco is a joy to visit. Every time I take a holiday to Morocco I am met with a cacophony of colour, taste and sounds all part of the vibrant and exciting culture.

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Where in Africa can you experience voodoo festivals, diverse tribes and colonial history?

West Africa has long held an enormous fascination for travellers. Unique and beautifully crafted architecture coupled with frenetic, whirling festivals and wonderful wildlife means that Togo, Benin and Ghana can offer one of the most spectacular and interes...

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Where are the best holiday destinations in Egypt?

If there was ever a more intriguing destination to visit than Egypt, I don’t believe I have found it yet! This country offers a world of unmatched experiences with mind-blowing mythology and marvels.

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Where are Sri Lanka's 6 best culture and history holidays?

On my recent travels of South and West Sri Lanka I was lucky to revisit some of my favourite places on this resplendent isle. I believe that these gems give one the most diverse insights into quintessential Sri Lanka.

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Where are India's best kept secret holiday destinations?

Think culture and it is hard not to think of India. With a vast population of more than a billion, spread across 29 different states, speaking 22 different languages with over 720 dialects, India is truly beguiling and multicultural.

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What is the best way to experience Bhutan’s culture and wildlife?

Taking a holiday to Bhutan allows one to travel back in time and experience this enigmatic country in which little has changed - it really is an absolute must-visit!

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Where are the best luxury Morocco holiday destinations?

From the High Atlas Mountains down to the Atlantic Ocean and across to the sweeping red sand dunes of the Sahara Desert, Morocco has a kaleidoscope of sights to fill the soul.

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Where Are The Best Two Luxury Glamping Camps In India's beautiful Ladakh Mountains?

I believe that ‘glamping’ may well be the ultimate way to explore the pristine and untrammelled region of Ladakh, connecting with the landscape and wilderness without compromising on luxury. For me this is the perfect balance!

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Why is Cottar's fly camp the most authentic private safari camp in the Maasai Mara?

For me, Cottar’s Fly Camping is the perfect way to be at one with Kenya’s nature in a safari camp which is simple but authentic, mobile and exclusive!

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Where are the very best Mountain Bike Safari Trails in Uganda?

With arguably one of the most pleasant climates in the world, thousands of kilometres of unexplored dirt tracks and friendly and helpful people, Uganda is THE mountain bike destination for those looking for a unique and off the beaten track adventure.

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An expert's guide to the best walking holidays and treks in the Indian Himalayas

Walking journeys are undoubtedly the most eco-friendly, low-impact and sustainable form of travel that can for many lead to a profound and transformative bond with nature and their inner-self. I would recommend everyone explore the Himalaya on foot at least...

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How does the ABC Foundation integrate safari holidays with conservation and community support?

How can you surpass an ‘ordinary’ safari, and elevate your holiday to the ‘extraordinary’? In my opinion, the best way to do this is to ensure that every camp or lodge that you stay in directly acts to support local communities and conservation.

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Why should a holiday to Ethiopia include a visit to the Omo Valley tribes?

For those seeking an authentic interaction with Ethiopian tribes, the Omo Valley has some of the richest and most unique cultures to be found. Here, 16 ethnic groups are retaining their ancient cultures, untouched by the outside world.

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Why is Indonesia a great destination for active family holidays?

Families are always looking for unique adventures to make the travel experience active and fun for the whole family. ‘Fly and flop’ holidays are a thing of the past as families look for ways to turn their holidays more educational, healthy and exciting.

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What are the 5 best family holiday experiences in Myanmar (Burma)?

Asia is such a fabulous destination for luxury family holidays, with a massive variety of unique cultures, amazing landscapes, incredible food and very friendly and welcoming people.

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What are the top 5 most exclusive Asian experiences you’ve probably never thought of?

When it comes to ultra-high-end luxury experiences, Asia offers some of the most exciting and unusual options in the world. This is thanks to the sheer variety the continent is blessed with from fascinating wildlife and awe-inspiring landscapes to some of ...

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To those with a taste for desolation, Lake Turkana in Kenya may be the most beautiful place on Earth

Having returned from a trip to Kenya’s Lake Turkana, I was ready to put pen to paper and share the most incredible experience with you, but then I came across the perfect article written by The Spectator's Matthew Parris, who sums up and describes the whol...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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