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Posts tagged as "africa"

Where is Africa's best contemporary art scene located?

Art is such a subjective subject. And yet, few people consider art when contemplating a holiday to Africa! But in fact, there is no reason why one shouldn’t incorporate the two, should art be a passion of yours!

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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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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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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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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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What makes Alfajiri Villas the best beachside private villas in Kenya?

Alfajiri Villas offer everything you could wish for from a luxury beach escape in Kenya: total privacy, complete flexibility, stunning views and proximity to most pristine beach.

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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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Where are the best places in Morocco to experience its vibrant culture?

The confluence of so many influences, Morocco is a joy to visit. Every time I take a holiday to Morocco I am met with a cacophony of colour, taste and sounds all part of the vibrant and exciting culture.

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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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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.

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Where are the best luxury Morocco holiday destinations?

From the High Atlas Mountains down to the Atlantic Ocean and across to the sweeping red sand dunes of the Sahara Desert, Morocco has a kaleidoscope of sights to fill the soul.

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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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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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