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Posts tagged as "africa"

Where are the most remote and exclusive luxury safaris in Africa?

For any avid safari-goer or traveler who seeks out individual experiences far from the rest of the world, rather than obtaining reassurance from a herd mentality, this article is for you!

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What were the key takeaway's from COP 26 for the travel industry?

With the world increasingly aware of the disastrous effects of carbon emissions, particularly after the stark realities revealed to us during COP26 climate change conference, I know that many people are reconsidering how they will travel in the future.

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

With the world now far more cognizant of the stark reality facing us, we need to change our habits and lifestyles. The great conundrum facing us is how to balance the equilibrium when so many of us enjoy travel?

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Where are the most amazing 'Grand Designs' safari properties in Africa?

I have been asked on countless occasions, both by clients and by press in the US, Europe and the UK, to name the very best, most sophisticated design-inspired lodges in Africa. Therefore I have pulled together this list of camps and lodges that I feel offer...

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Where are my top 7 private luxury beach villas in Africa?

Where do you go when you want to spend time away? Personally I love spending time, ‘alone together’, with family or friends on some of Africa’s finest beaches! Now that travel has resumed you will need to be quick to reserve the best exclusive-use villas.

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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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Experience the best of Africa in just 17 days - the ultimate flying safari

The exhilaration of flying over Africa’s most unique and untouched landscapes to take in iconic safari destinations is something not to be missed! Embark upon a private luxury safari, travelling by fixed-wing Cessna Grand Caravan, to create memories to last...

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Why is a flying safari to Lake Turkana and Northern Kenya perfect for intrepid explorers?

I consider myself to be entirely privileged to have witnessed the enormity of Lake Turkana, otherwise referred to as ‘The Jade Sea’. Despite being considered Kenya’s final frontier, it is not beyond the reach of an explorative safari with a private helicopter.

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Why should you experience the thrill of an exclusive Madagascar sailing vacation on luxury yacht Luna Moon?

Imagine sailing on a beautiful private yacht over turquoise seas, with tropical unique islands scattered on the horizon, dolphins below you, and sea birds above. The Luna Moon is not just any yacht, she is a 118ft gaff rig schooner, steeped in history, sail...

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Experience a private flying safari in Kenya exploring the last frontier of untouched wilderness

For experienced travellers who are truly curious and wanting to explore regions off the beaten track, then a flying safari taking in Northern Kenya is one of the most fascinating trips that one could ever do.

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Kataza House is the only ultra-luxe private villa for gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Singita Kataza House is the discerning traveller’s dream: a glamorous, earthy, luxurious abode in an incredible setting! This is the perfect exclusive-use villa for those seeking a private wildlife experience in Rwanda.

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Join award-winning photographer and guide Nick Dyer in Zimbabwe on an exclusive Painted Wolves Safari

The painted wolves - also known as wild dogs, are the focus of this exciting small group safari, led by award-winning wildlife photographer and painted wolves expert Nick Dyer. This specialist-led safari takes in key locations within Mana Pools National Par...

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How much does an Expertly Curated Luxury African safari cost?

For those who have always dreamed of going on safari, it is helpful to have some understanding of associated cost. I thought that for this blog, I would also give the rationale behind the costs, to assist you in understanding why a safari to Africa is indee...

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Where are the best holiday destinations in Egypt?

If there was ever a more intriguing destination to visit than Egypt, I don’t believe I have found it yet! This country offers a world of unmatched experiences with mind-blowing mythology and marvels which you can immerse yourself in during your vacation.

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Why is Kisawa Sanctuary the most exciting new destination in Mozambique?

Kisawa Sanctuary is the most exciting new property located in a private wilderness on the southern tip of Benguerra Island, which aims to provide the most exemplary wellbeing experience with conservation of the marine environment. Relax, unwind and actively...

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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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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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