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How has the Black Rhino been re-introduced into Rwanda after over 10 Years?

Last seen in Rwanda 10 years ago, Black rhino have returned to Rwanda’s Akagera National Park.
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Why has Sasaab Camp, Samburu, Kenya been attracting so much publicity?

Sasaab Camp, which is located close to Samburu National Park, aired on BBC television’s Amazing Hotels with Giles Coren and Monica Galetti, is an absolutely glorious camp located in a breath taking part of Kenya’s central region.
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Where in Kenya can you share breakfast with a Rothschild Giraffe?

From Nairobi’s international Airport, Jomo Kenyatta, it is around a 40 minute to 1½ hour's drive to Giraffe Manor, as this very much depends on the traffic and the time of day.
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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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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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Why are so many primate species endangered?

Gibbons, lemurs, orangutans, chimpanzees, and gorillas all are endangered primate species, in fact almost all primates are now threatened and around 300 species face extinction in the next 30 years.
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Why Conde Nast's Gold List loves Sabora Tented Camp

What do you get when you combine one of the pole positions for wildlife viewing in all of Africa, with the sentiment of a 1920s explorer style safari camp? A camp that is truly one of the most exciting to arrive, unpack and settle into, and equally one that is hardest to leave…
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Why is Babylonstoren on Conde Nast's Gold List for 2017?

Babylonstoren has to be my favourite place in The Winelands, so I'm delighted that it has been chosen as one of the Best Hotels in the World by Conde Nast Traveller. It lies in the picturesque Drakenstein Valley between Franschhoek and Paarl and is surrounded by the Simonsberg, Du Toitskloof and Franschhoek Mountains.
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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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Why is Malagarasi in Tanzania an Eden for 'Sustainable Tourism?

I recently spent a month in Tanzania where I had the luxury and privilege of experiencing Malagarasi – Tanzania’s perfect Eden, where the owners have been conserving wildlife and working with locals using sustainable travel, in a labour of love.
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Explore the most idyllic luxury beach holiday in Malawi

Lake Malawi is so vast that spending time on its foreshore along the lake seems like a beach holiday. Likoma Island, where I stayed on my recent visit to Malawi, is without a doubt the most idyllic location on the lake.
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Discover how Liuwa Plains in Zambia is setting new standards for 'Sustainable Tourism'

When one talks about sustainable travel achieving a low impact on a national park or area of natural importance, one park that defines this is the Liuwa Plains in the far western side of Zambia. Roughly the size of Wales, the park has only one tourism lodge within it which caters for a maximum of 12 guests in an area spanning 3660sq.kilometres.
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What to expect on your first African safari holiday

Touching down on African soil again during a recent visit reminded me of how excited I was the very first time I travelled on safari in this most wonderful of continents. This visit, like every other, did not disappoint and all of those wonderful memories and feelings came flooding back as if I was reliving that very first time all over again.
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Where are the top 3 Malaria-free regions for family safaris in South Africa?

South Africa is a magnet for travellers seeking diversity in all if its glory, a simple two week journey can incorporate so many different experiences and contrasting landscapes. One of the added bonuses is that it offers the chance to observe magnificent wildlife, in areas that are 100 % malaria free.
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Where can you 'bake a cake' on a Family Safari in Africa?

With baking having become the new fashionable hobby spanning all generations we cannot ignore the trend! On family safaris (our favourite type of safari) baking is an essential ingredient to ensure younger children have fun!
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Where are the 3 most amazing places in Africa to see the endangered Rhino?

As the rhino population unhappily declines, you really should move heaven and earth to see this remarkable creature in the wild before it's too late. Rest assured though, your safari can also help to save the Rhino too.
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How to create Kenyan bush cuisine like a professional.

Antonia’s Kitchen offers fabulous inspirational bush cookery courses in the Kenyan bush, where guests will learn to cook with passion, imagination, flair and lots of laughs!
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What are the 11 key ingredients of South Africa's Cape Malay cuisine?

The next time you find yourself in the city of Cape Town, make a turn past the vibrant Bo Kaap district to spend an afternoon on a savoury safari, creating a spread of spice-infused curries and snacks that are typical of Cape Malay cuisine.
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6 Primates you should see on safari in Africa

From the Agile mangabey to the Zanzibar colobus, there are more than 116 primate species in Africa and that is not even considering the 70 plus lemur species in Madagascar. Our closest relatives are simply amazing and spending quality time observing them whilst on safari, enhances any visit to Africa.
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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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7 reasons why Elephant Watch Camp in Samburu, Kenya is so successful

If World Elephant Day has piqued your interest about these wonderful creatures, right now is the time to visit Kenya for some fabulous elephant viewing. Going to Samburu to stay at Elephant Watch Camp would be right up there on my list of fantastic places to visit.
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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 thousands of years.
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How to choose the best safari accommodation for families

There are many different elements that make up the perfect family safari, but one of the foremost in terms of children’s interest overall is likely to be where one stays. Not only will carefully choosing the right location and style of property or camp ensure that everyone gets a good night's sleep, it can (and will) also fire the imagination of everyone participating.
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A luxury beach holiday in Mozambique

I recently visited a truly stunning corner of the globe, the Bazaruto region of Mozambique, consisting of the town of Vilanculos and its glittering archipelago of un-spoilt islands. Here you can have the most relaxing and unique island holiday.
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Top 10 Epic and Unforgettable Holidays

I don’t know about you, but I have got to that stage in life where I am simply not prepared to undertake any form of travel whatsoever unless it falls under the epic and unforgettable journeys title. After all – if it’s not going to be truly sensational, memorable and mind blowing – why travel at all?
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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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The secret about my gorilla trekking safari in the Congo

Trekking in the Republic of the Congo to see the western lowland gorilla is a different and more adventurous experience than that on offer with the mountain gorillas in Eastern Africa. This is one of the richest eco systems in the world and the experience here is real life, untamed, wild and completely natural. I recently explored the Odzala forest on a trekking safari.
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A Life changing Gorilla encounter in Bwindi, Uganda

What exactly is it that defines a life changing journey? I suppose it is as much about the individual, as it is about the experience being had. I have a feeling that being gently nudged out of the way by a 200 kilogram Silverback as it brushes past you to pacify a squabble between its infant family members, is going to bring you closer to that definition than ever before.
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Explore Liuwa Plains Zambia and Nosy Ankao Island in Madagascar

The ultimate, get away from it all, chic, luxury safari, perfect for somebody searching for a pristine, untouched Africa with five star luxury accommodation. Start your safari adventure exploring a completely new luxury property in the magnificent Liuwa Plains National Park.
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How to take great Safari and Wildlife pictures like a Professional Photographer?

The Explorations Company have recently updated their ‘Meet and Discover Events’ calendar and are proudly inviting clients old and new to a specially designed Master-Class series for Safari and Wildlife Photography lovers.
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