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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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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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An expert's guide to the 50 best holidays in the world for 2021

In 2021, more than ever, let us ensure we maximise our precious time with family and friends, where we can explore the magical and wild parts of the world and experience new wonders.

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Why is discovering Africa and the Indian Ocean by private yacht charter proving so popular?

Discovering Africa and the Indian Ocean by private yacht opens up pristine and far-flung regions, from the unique archipelagos of the Seychelles and Madagascar, to the Kenyan and Tanzanian coast and even river and lake cruising further inland. There has nev...

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Why is a safari to the Central African Republic a great choice for intrepid explorers?

For travellers who truly seek and are inspired by the unusual, who perennially search for adventure, and who love both gorillas and elephant, then the Central African Republic truly is the answer!

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Why are private flying safaris the best way to explore Africa?

Are you dreaming of escaping to the most sublime of destinations? These days, the best way to take your dream holiday is entirely privately! This is where private air charters come into their own, affording you exclusivity, flexibility, and the most extraor...

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An expert's guide to the ultimate private jet safaris and holidays

Private jet safaris are the ultimate in private luxury travel! For a group or a multigenerational family travelling together they become quite affordable and greatly enhance your experience, allowing you to make the best possible use of your vacation time a...

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Why are low carbon-footprint safaris & holidays becoming much more important?

With the world so much more 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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5 Exclusive holiday Islands in Africa that you may not know about!

Here are five unusual and unexpected private holiday ‘islands’ that you may never have heard of, but I think that you would love and should consider! These islands are completely private and are unusually located inland and closer to the classic wildlife sa...

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Where are the top 10 private-island holiday locations in Africa and the Indian Ocean for 2020/21?

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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How does The Explorations Company make a difference to conservation and communities in Africa and Asia?

Over the last few months, as we have experienced the global effects of COVID-19, I have noticed that many people have had the opportunity to spend time reflecting, most often on their own lives and how they can improve them.

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How did you fare in our Explorations travel quiz? Answers here!

We know our recent quiz caused some head-scratching! But, by the same token, we hope that all those who “had a go” had fun working out their replies.

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Where can you take the best private sailing and yachting holidays?

Sailing and yachting holidays offer something for everyone; they can be jam packed with activity or one can simply use them to relax, soak up the sun, swim and read several books! What’s more, you have ultimate privacy and flexibility, what could be better?

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Where are the best private safari and holiday villas in Africa and Asia?

Taking a holiday or safari in an exquisite, completely exclusive villa – whether that be in Africa or Asia – is surely the best way to go on vacation right now! Social distancing is part of the attraction, but most importantly, one has complete privacy and ...

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The best way to see the Great Migration in Tanzania is with private guide Richard Knocker

Travelling on safari with an expert private guide affords a multitude of benefits. For those seeking an outstanding and unique safari to Kenya and Tanzania, I wholeheartedly recommend spending time with Richard Knocker.

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Improve your photography skills on safari with private guide Albie Venter

The advantages of having a private guide are legion! I always recommend that whenever you travel on safari with a party of four or more, having a private guide will greatly enhance your experience. One such person is Albie Venter, professional safari guide ...

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How do you create genuine 'Kenyan Bush Cuisine' in your own kitchen?

Improve your cooking skills and learn to make delicious fresh safari-style cuisine in your own kitchen! Spend a few days with expert safari chef Antonia Stogdale on one of her inspirational bush cookery courses as part of your luxury safari to Kenya.

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Where are the best private luxury mobile tented safaris and holidays?

A luxury, mobile, private safari is, in my opinion, unsurpassed in terms of capturing the true adventure and spirit of the original safaris taken by Hemingway and Finch-Hatton in the early 20th century.

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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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Green ‘silent safaris’ in electric 4x4s are the newest trend in eco-friendly Zambia holidays

Silent, sustainable, eco-friendly safaris in Africa – is this possible? Yes! Most definitely! Thanks to an electric-power initiative in Zambia, one can now take a luxury safari in Africa with a greatly reduced footprint.

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Why is philanthropic travel more important now than ever?

Over recent years, there has been an increasing awareness of world issues and global needs and as such, there has been a recent surge in travelling as a means to give back.

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Are you an Explorations travel expert? Try our quiz!

We have compiled an unusual quiz as part of the “Travel From Home” series we are running during the Covid-19 pandemic. The quiz is designed to be challenging, stimulating and amusing; how will you fare?!

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How can I maintain social distancing on holiday/vacation?

Travellers will be asking one big question right now: How can I travel safely post Covid-19 and will I still be required to observe social distancing? It’s a question that merits serious thought. The obvious answer is to travel privately. Not only does this...

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Charities in crisis: How can you provide a lifeline during Covid 19?

All of us around the world have been impacted by coronavirus but, as you can imagine, some communities and regions are faced with extremely bleak prospects. As the coronavirus pandemic halts tourism to Africa and Asia, charities that operate on the ground h...

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Where are the top 5 luxury safari camps and lodges in Botswana?

Botswana is blessed with some of the most beautiful safari lodges and camps in Africa. With so many options, all in fantastic wildlife spots with a plethora of safari activities on offer, it is hard to select my favourite.

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10 Top African and Asian music albums for your playlist

Music is known to do wonders to raise the mood, beat despair and fill emptiness and especially at this time, we wanted to give you the chance to transport yourself to exotic faraway places through inspiring new sounds.

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Where are the best destinations for a Family-Friendly African Safari?

Family safaris in Africa are, for me, one of the most rewarding experiences one can ever have. Quality time with your loved ones, exploring Africa’s great wildernesses together, seeing breathtaking wildlife and getting to know the country’s warm and welcomi...

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What are the top 10 travel films for 2020/21? Our experts' guide

Films and documentaries can always be relied upon to visually and emotionally transport us to the most fascinating regions of the world. From intimate insights into wildlife species’ behaviour to colourful imaginings of stories and events, here are some fil...

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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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