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How can you ensure your Safari to Africa will support Wildlife Conservation?

The latest overall wildlife status reports are alarming (and to be somewhat anticipated given the pandemic and the repercussions of increased poaching). Many species, from the well-known to those that receive little attention, risk being lost forever due so...

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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 take a luxury private safari house or villa on an exclusive basis.

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Where are the most exciting new and luxurious safari camps and lodges in Kenya for 2021?

I have recently returned from a safari to Kenya, where I spent some weeks in April visiting new camps and lodges in the most breathtaking regions for scenery and wildlife. I can’t wait to share my safari experiences with you!

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Discover Ethiopia and visit the best historical and World Heritage sites

A holiday to Ethiopia can provide one of the most diverse experiences in all of Africa! This large country, with more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country in Africa, has history and culture galore, as well as contrasting and extraordinary land...

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How does the Uganda Carnivore Program protect endangered large predators and wildlife?

I have just returned from a safari in Uganda where I had the absolute privilege of spending some time with the eminent Dr Ludwig Siefert of the Uganda Carnivore project who, along with his team, provides veterinary care and conservation advice to assist and...

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How are Foxes Community and Wildlife Conservation Trust supporting AIDS orphans in Tanzania?

In Mufindi, the epicentre of HIV in Tanzania, the rate of infection is nearly eight times the national average and 40% of children have lost a parent to AIDS. Foxes Community and Wildlife Conservation Trust are bringing light back to the lives of these chil...

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Staying at private Kalepo Camp makes for the perfect end to a Kenyan safari!

I have just recently returned from Kenya where I had the absolute privilege and joy to spend some time at the very special Kalepo Camp. This is an exclusive use, luxury tented camp located within the unspoiled wilderness area of the Kalepo conservancy which...

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Where are the top 12 philanthropic holidays and safaris for 2021/2022?

I have just returned from a visit to southern and East Africa and I am thrilled to share with you some examples of truly unique and special experiences that you can have as a part of your travel, that make a real difference to the natural world and the loc...

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What is it like to travel internationally during the Covid pandemic?

Having recently returned to the UK from an (unexpectedly long) stay in Africa, I wanted to share my personal experiences of travelling in Africa during a pandemic and to reassure you that if you can legally travel, you absolutely should!

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Where are the 8 best Okavango Delta safari lodges & safari camps located?

The Okavango Delta is a glistening jewel in the heart of the Kalahari Desert, a thriving water world that spreads across over 2 million hectares. The seasonal flooding and rich grasslands bring diverse wildlife, making for one of the most exhilarating safar...

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Where are the top 10 private-island holiday locations in Africa and the Indian Ocean for 2021/22?

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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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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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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Why is Botswana such a great destination for a Family Safari?

Botswana is a perfect destination if you are contemplating a family safari to Africa. Coming from Botswana I am a little biased and think this is the best place, but of course there are other such wonderful family safari destinations such as Zimbabwe, South...

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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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Why should you include Birding as part of any wildlife safari to Africa?

African birds are spectacular! Even the most uninterested safari goers may find themselves intrigued when they spot a brightly coloured or extravagantly plumed species, but there is so much more to learn, such as their fascinating behaviours or unique calls.

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Why are Grévy's zebra in serious danger of extinction?

International Zebra Day is held every year at the end of January to raise awareness of zebra conservation. Did you know that the Grévy's zebra, the most threatened of the three zebra species, is now on the SERIOUSLY ENDANGERED LIST?

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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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Everything you need to know about gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda

Rwanda is the most magical country when it comes to gorilla safaris. I have been privileged enough to trek several times in the country, in the beautiful Volcanoes National Park.

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Why have The Explorations Company become a stakeholder of the Lion Recovery Fund operating in Namibia?

Life for any desert adapted species in Namibia is harsh due to the relentless, barren terrain. But for an apex predator such as a lion, this is increasingly difficult as they reside in harsh, low prey areas with little water.

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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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Where are Africa's top 8 luxury sleepouts, star beds and treehouses located?

To me there is nothing quite like sleeping out under the stars, surrounded by the sounds of nocturnal animals, and then rising with the sun to see the landscape awaken under the warm dawn light. In Africa one of the most interesting ways to do this is to sp...

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5 ways you can make a difference on World Wildlife Conservation Day

World Wildlife Conservation Day on December 4th raises awareness of uncomfortable truths that we should all be aware of. This is a day when we can all contribute to the protection of wildlife and the habitats they live in, raise awareness of issues and dona...

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