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Why Should São Tomé and Príncipe be the Island Paradise that you put on Your Bucket List?

São Tomé and Príncipe’s first luxury five-star hotel has just been launched, opening up this tropical island paradise to discerning travellers for the first time. Here you can discover an intimate experience with nature on what is known as 'Africa's Galápag...

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Are the Seychelles’ Blue Safaris the most exclusive tropical island getaway?

There are few places left on Earth that have not been discovered by man. Ever are we searching for a new frontier, a new sense of adventure, purpose and quest for a freedom of space that has driven our evolution for over 200,000 years.

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What is the best way for you to experience a holiday in India’s remote Madhya Pradesh?

When I think of India, my home, I think of euphoric festivals, buzzing markets, vibrant costumes, delicious food, regal architecture, beautiful wildlife and peaceful countryside. More than anywhere else, India’s real charm and character lies in the hidden h...

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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The opening of luxury lodge Awasi Iguazu, at Iguazu Falls in Argentina

There is nothing small scale about the magnificent waterfalls that straddle the border between Argentina and Brazil in South America. Called Iguazu or Iguaçu Falls depending on what side of the border you are, these dramatic falls reputedly and famously imp...

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Sarara camp in Kenya – for a luxury tented safari experience

If you are looking for a luxury safari experience then you will absolutely enjoy Sarara Camp in Kenya, as it is one of Africa’s most inspiring and beautiful camps.

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Is it safe to take a holiday to Sudan – yes absolutely!

Many friends asked before I left for my holiday to Sudan, was it safe? I have to say that having travelled to over 15 countries in Africa, I can honestly say that the Sudanese people are the most friendly and hospitable people that I have ever come across.

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What is the best way to enjoy the unique and untouched landscapes of wild Mongolia?

There are few places that encapsulate the essence of nomadic lifestyle as Mongolia does. This is still a country that has relatively little tourism and has a real edge of authenticity about it even in the more populated areas.

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Top 10 private houses to stay in for a Christmas Safari in Africa

In my experience, one of the very best ways to enjoy Africa’s most amazing wilderness with a small group of friends or family, is to rent a private house.

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Where is the best Luxury Safari Holiday accommodation and what should you look for?

To begin with, if you are considering going to Africa on a luxury safari, do take proper time to plan. Would you rush out and buy an expensive car in a hurry?

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Discover Botswana’s Okavango Delta on a walking safari with expert guide David Foot

Walking safaris are truly one of the best ways to explore the wilderness and really get in-touch with nature!

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Why is Johns Camp in Zimbabwe such a fabulous gem?

Robin Pope and John Stevens have teamed together to open John’s Camp. John Stevens is one of the most well-known guides in Africa and is an experienced tracker wildlife spotter.

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Where and when to go on safari to Africa – A country by country guide

Thinking of going on safari? With so many choices and so much to see, here is a useful table with best time to travel to Africa on safari - at a glance.

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Why am I exploring new destinations in Central America?

I am delighted to be travelling to El Salvador and Nicaragua in Central America later this year and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to uncover some wonderful new gems to introduce to our clients.

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Can you fly to Antarctica by Private Jet?

Antarctica has never been more accessible than it is now and yet it remains that last frontier, that final untouched wilderness. For some decades now, intrepid travellers have had the opportunity to reach the White Continent by voyaging across the southern ...

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Out of bounds Japan – by private invitation only!

Leisure travel can be characterised in two ways - vacation and journey. A vacation often focuses on the frills and indulgence, as its purpose is to relax and rejuvenate.

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Where can you experience both authentic and luxury safari camping in Kenya’s Masai Mara?

The aircraft slowly circles the green expanse, and as we get closer the small white dots become a mass of wild flowers, fresh from the new rains.

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What are the 3 most perfect Island getaways in Tanzania?

Whilst everyone has probably heard of the island Zanzibar, not everyone has heard of Pemba, Mafia, Fanjove and Thanda Islands. These are the kinds of places you would beg to be marooned on!

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Mashpi Lodge Ecuador - Paradise in the Clouds of the Rainforest

I love diminutive (by Latin America standards) Ecuador, in fact, at the risk of being accused of favouritism, I have rather a soft spot for it. Perhaps because it is often overlooked by visitors in favour of its larger neighbour Peru or even by its scene-st...

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Relax in Oman's Zighy Bay as recommended by Conde Nast Traveller

Perfectly hidden away on the Musandam Peninsula in the far north of Oman, and just an easy two-hour drive from Dubai, is the exquisite Six Senses Zighy Bay.

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What did Conde Nast's readers select as the Best in Africa?

I recently read a copy of the Conde Nast Traveler and was delighted to see that many of my very favourite properties in Africa were featured on the Readers’ Choice Awards 2016 for Africa.

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