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Walking Safari

A walking safari is the most exhilarating way of experiencing a safari in Africa as one gets so much closer to wildlife without the noise of an engine. Of course there is a degree of vulnerability which heightens the senses but this is a good thing! How oft...

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Tiger viewing in Tadoba Park, Central India

My latest research trip took me back to the national parks of central India. I had one of the most wonderful opportunities to walk from the beautiful Kanha National Park to Pench which became hugely popular due to the BBC documentary ‘Spy in the Jungle’.

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Exploring beautiful Rajasthan by Bicycle and Train

Cycling isn’t new to anyone however at The Explorations Company we invented a perfect way to rediscover the world slowly, to see it and to absorb it. Cycling and train tours of Rajasthan can be very thrilling without compromising on any comforts.

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The best family holidays in Sri Lanka

If you were to design the perfect family holiday, it would involve plenty of opportunity to enjoy the nature and wilderness, a bit of soft adventure and certainly beaches. That, broadly speaking, describes Sri Lanka.

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Where are the best family holidays in Asia?

There is no better way for your children to experience other cultures than by travelling. We all know that travelling with children can be extra work - but the rewards are surely more than worth it! Children love seeing new places and doing new things. They...

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Bespoke and customised luxury travel options and itineraries throughout India

At The Explorations Company we love luxury and style but we also love to engage with the destination and its local community. If that means the odd bumpy road or eccentric hotel in order to see something truly special, that's fine by us.

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The best Indian vacations for older people

Kerala is extremely popular for its panoramic and scintillating views. The fun filled beaches, backwaters and adventurous sanctuaries make it one of the best places to spend your vacation. Kerala is a quiet place and offers a great experience to the visitor...

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Customised luxury travel options in India

Cochin and the Kerala backwaters have a lovely collection of luxurious boutique hotels ranging from converted colonial mansions to retreats in the midst of spice plantations and idyllic waterways that are ideal for spending a holiday with an emphasis on rel...

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Wonderful Festivals Celebrated Throughout Asia

In addition to the fantastic music festivals which take place in Rajasthan, and the cattle fairs of Nagaur and Pushkar, the following festivals in Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Burma are also worth noting!

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Sufi Music Festival, Rajasthan, India

We are spoilt for choice with so many wonderful festivals that occur in India. However, whilst the Jaipur literary festival is always interesting, it is hard to beat the world sufi spiritual festival.

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Will the Tiger become extinct during our lifetime?

Watching last night’s last episode of the BBC2 series ‘Tigers About The House’ it was not difficult to understand why there was such an emotional bond formed between Tiger mad Zoo keeper Giles and his two Tiger cubs Spot & Stripe.

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Luxury tours of Rajasthan

Is there anything left to discover in Rajasthan, or has every last fort and palace been discovered? The answer is of course yes absolutely there is.

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A journey through the foothills of the Himalayas

If sitting on a recliner and looking out at the impossible bright blue sky or gazing at the snow capped mountains at a distance with a cup of tea, cookies and a delicious novel entices you, then join me on my holiday into the foothills of the Himalayas to L...

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Where to go to India to experience the height in luxury

I recently visited the hugely atmospheric city of Hyderabad which is a gateway to the south. Famous for its Charminar and Golconda Fort it now also has an incredible Falaknuma Palace hotel recently renovated by the Taj Group.

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Where are the best family safaris in Africa?

It is difficult to say unequivocally just what the perfect family safari is, for as you well know, in 25 years, we have never assembled two family safaris the same as the requirement is different for each family. I am lucky enough to take my own family on s...

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Best Family Safaris in Kenya and South Africa

Depending upon how adventurous the parents are, we often turn to South Africa for families with very young children – perhaps 5 years and younger – as being non malarial, some families feel happier about this – (but that’s another topic!)

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The Best Africa Photography Safari

Photographic Safaris in Africa - and how to get the best out of your photography whilst on safari in Africa!

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What are the best Safari experiences in South Africa

We are so often asked, where is the best safari in South Africa? The question is subjective, of course, as it entirely depends upon you as an individual and what is best for you, along with what your likes and dislikes are! However, with specialists from So...

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Where are the Best Kenya Family Safaris?

Coming from Kenya and having taken my own family on safari there most years, I am quite clear about what makes a family safari to this country so successful. It offers great diversity - which is key - as there is so much more to just game viewing!

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Family Safaris Botswana

Having lived in the Okavango Delta over twenty years ago, I was keen to take my own family on safari to Botswana to show them just how beautiful and breathtaking this country is.

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Interesting Festivals in Africa

The next time you contemplate travelling on a safari, perhaps you might like to take in a festival, such as a wine festival in the Cape, South Africa or a music and cultural festival in Mozambique or perhaps the Lamu festival in Kenya whilst ending your saf...

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Festival on Ibo Island, Mozambique.

The most famous annual festival on Ibo Island in Mozambique is called Kueto Siriwala, meaning “to not forget your roots, regardless of how far away from home you are”.

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