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Posts tagged as "africa"

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

With the world so much more aware of the disastrous effects of carbon emissions, particularly after the vast differences that were evidenced around the world during various lock-downs, I know that many people are reconsidering how they will travel in the fu...

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5 Exclusive holiday Islands in Africa that you may not know about!

Here are five unusual and unexpected private holiday ‘islands’ that you may never have heard of, but I think that you would love and should consider! These islands are completely private and are unusually located inland and closer to the classic wildlife sa...

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Where are the top 10 private-island holiday locations in Africa and the Indian Ocean for 2020/21?

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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How does The Explorations Company make a difference to conservation and communities in Africa and Asia?

Over the last few months, as we have experienced the global effects of COVID-19, I have noticed that many people have had the opportunity to spend time reflecting, most often on their own lives and how they can improve them.

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How did you fare in our Explorations travel quiz? Answers here!

We know our recent quiz caused some head-scratching! But, by the same token, we hope that all those who “had a go” had fun working out their replies.

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An expert's guide to the ultimate private jet safaris and holidays

Private jet safaris are the ultimate in private luxury travel! For a group or a multigenerational family travelling together they become quite affordable and greatly enhance your experience, allowing you to make the best possible use of your vacation time a...

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How can one help support elephant conservation on World Elephant Day?

World Elephant Day is celebrated every year on August 12th to raise awareness of the struggles elephants face to survive. You can help elephant conservation in Africa by donating or by visiting in person on your luxury safari to Africa. Elevate your safari ...

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Why are private flying safaris the best way to explore Africa?

Are you dreaming of escaping to the most sublime of destinations? These days, the best way to take your dream holiday is entirely privately! This is where private air charters come into their own, affording you exclusivity, flexibility, and the most extraor...

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Where can you take the best private sailing and yachting holidays?

Sailing and yachting holidays offer something for everyone; they can be jam packed with activity or one can simply use them to relax, soak up the sun, swim and read several books! What’s more, you have ultimate privacy and flexibility, what could be better?

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Where are the best private safari and holiday villas in Africa and Asia?

Taking a holiday or safari in an exquisite, completely exclusive villa – whether that be in Africa or Asia – is surely the best way to go on vacation right now! Social distancing is part of the attraction, but most importantly, one has complete privacy and ...

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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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