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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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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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Why is COVID-19 a threat to Great Ape conservation?

The coronavirus pandemic could be a major threat to great apes. We take a look at the risk of transmission from humans to apes, mitigation measures, other cases of respiratory disease and ways in which you can help to make a difference to ape conservation d...

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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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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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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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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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