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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 a world 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 beautiful and pristine wildlife area –the magnif...

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To those with a taste for desolation, Lake Turkana in Kenya may be the most beautiful place on Earth

Having returned from a trip to Kenya’s Lake Turkana, I was ready to put pen to paper and share the most incredible experience with you, but then I came across the perfect article written by The Spectator's Matthew Parris, who sums up and describes the whol...

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Paradise restored – North Island Seychelles is a great example of a sustainable private island holiday

The short 15-minute helicopter flight from Mahé to North Island allows you to get a magnificent preview of the Island’s clear turquoise waters and untouched white sandy beaches.

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A luxury beach holiday in Mozambique

Does the thought of glorious sunshine, a pearl white powdery beach devoid of tourists and the most azure of oceans tempt you? Coupled with a special offer saving, how can one resist?

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A great combination - The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille villas and Cottars Camp, Kenya

It would be difficult to beat the heady combination of The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille villas and Cottars Camp. These are two of the finest properties in Kenya!

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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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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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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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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 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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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!

Sudan is a wonderful off-the-beaten-track holiday destination. Boasting more pyramids than Egypt, as well as some of the friendliest people in Africa and many delightful cultural interactions to be had, I would highly recommend a holiday to Sudan!

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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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