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Which top 10 travel books have our in-house experts picked for your reading pleasure?

Emily Dickinson said “There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away”. At times when I am unable to travel in person, I indulge in reading and allow my imagination to provide the escapism that many of us crave.

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Experience an off-beat Ethiopia safari privately guided by Graeme Lemon

One of the best luxury safari guides I’ve had the pleasure of travelling with in Africa is Graeme Lemon, an expert on many regions of Africa who can take you on the most exciting, adventurous and immersive exploration of North Eastern Africa, from Chad to E...

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Why should you choose Zambia for the perfect luxury family safari?

If you are seeking the perfect summer holiday family safari, I encourage you to consider Zambia! This delightful country is often overlooked by families, but offers plenty of incredible experiences and opportunities for precious quality time together.

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Why is the Pangolin the world's most illegally trafficked mammal?

The elusive pangolin is the world's most illegally trafficked mammal and on the 'most endangered animals list' but most people have never even heard of them! So on February 15th - World Pangolin Day 2020 - how can we all help to save this adorable little cr...

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What makes Alfajiri Villas the best beachside private villas in Kenya?

Alfajiri Villas offer everything you could wish for from a luxury beach escape in Kenya: total privacy, complete flexibility, stunning views and proximity to most pristine beach.

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How does sustainable tourism help support wildlife conservation and local communities?

‘Luxury travel’ has a new meaning. It’s not about the thread count of the bed sheets or the sparkle of the crystal anymore. The true luxury of travel is to have phenomenal experiences that you will remember forever, whilst supporting conservation and commun...

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An 'Expert's Guide' to the best safaris and holidays for 2020

Over the last year my colleagues and I have travelled extensively exploring new destinations, inspecting newly-opened hotels, villas and camps (and re-evaluating existing ones) and sampling the most exciting and unique experiences imaginable.

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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 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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What is the very best way to experience Chad's Sahara Desert?

What could be better than embarking upon a desert adventure of a lifetime, spending ten days in Chad’s Sahara desert with your private guide and travelling by private helicopter on an itinerary which you design as you go? This is a ‘must’ for all serious ex...

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Why do Wolwedans provide the best safaris to Namibia's Namib Desert?

If your soul yearns for epic landscapes, wide horizons and breath-taking, stark beauty, look no further than Namibia! This country never ceases to amaze me, and Wolwedans never fails to provide a top-notch desert safari experience.

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Where are the best Tanzania Walking Safaris?

Stride away from the 4x4 and discover a whole new way of experiencing the African bush. Instead walk, canoe and cycle around some of Tanzania’s most breath-taking National Parks.

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Why is a luxury mobile safari such an amazing way to experience Zambia's wilderness?

For me, traditional mobile safaris are one of the best ways to experience the wilderness with the ground under your feet and your senses at the ready. Zambia is well known for these experiences and lends itself perfectly to mobile walking safaris.

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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 best ‘glamping’ safari sites in Botswana’s Okavango Delta?

One of my favourite ways to spend time on safari in Africa is in a traditional luxury tented camp or glamping site, preferably mobile. But don’t fear – mobile camps are not short on luxury! What’s more, they offer some fantastic wildlife opportunities and c...

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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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Why does Uganda's Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary need our support?

For me, the unique opportunity to support the Chimpanzee Sanctuary at Ngamba Island and witness their work to care for 49 rescued chimpanzees is the experience of a lifetime. It is incredibly moving to spend time watching the chimps and learn about their ca...

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Why did Conde Nast Traveler select Singita Sasakwa for their 2019 Gold List?

One of the most beautiful safari lodges I have visited in Tanzania is Singita Sasakwa Lodge, and it would appear that the editors of Conde Nast Traveler concur, as they have selected it as one of the “Best Hotels in the World in Africa and the Middle East” ...

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Why is a canoeing safari in Africa a must for the true enthusiast?

One of my favourite ways of seeing wildlife in Africa is on a canoeing safari. There is nothing quite like it and Zimbabwe still offers the finest canoeing safaris on the continent!

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Why should a safari to Botswana's Makgadikgadi Salt Pans be on your holiday bucket-list?

The enormous dramatic and shimmering salt pans of the Makgadikgadi offer up such a totally different experience to the ‘traditional’ safari. I love the absolute freedom of being alone in the middle of nowhere! No noise, no light, only the sound of silence.

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The best cycling safaris in Southern Africa

For those seeking an active safari, where the experience is heightened by your method of transport, then a cycling safari may be perfect for you. You can move at your own pace, completely under your own power; a truly satisfying safari experience!

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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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How is Gorongosa putting Mozambique back on the safari map?

When it comes to safari destinations, Mozambique is one of Africa’s best-kept secrets! More than just a beach add on to a safari in another African country, Mozambique holds its own as a bona fide wildlife destination too.

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Africa's 10 Best Private Houses for a Family Safari

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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Why is Singita Explore featured in the Tatler Travel Guide 2019?

A tented camp, check. Luxury, check. Incredible game viewing including fabulous year-round resident wildlife, check. Stunning location, private concession ensuring privacy and exclusivity, incredible food, check, check, check! What’s not to love? Nothing. T...

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