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Posts tagged as "conservation"

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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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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Where are the 10 best Africa safari destinations for first-timers?

Every love affair must start somewhere. For most, their love of Africa starts before they even arrive, feeling the lure whilst planning their first ever safari. Then from the moment you first set foot on African soil and immerse yourself in your safari, I k...

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Where are the best family safari locations in Kenya?

Get your kids to look up from their screens and let the thrill of Africa beat new excitement into their veins. Out on the far-reaching savannah – where the skies meet the earth - life and death are played out on a vast stage, and yet even the smallest creat...

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Why should you include Birding as part of any wildlife safari to Africa?

African birds are spectacular! Even the most uninterested safari goers may find themselves intrigued when they spot a brightly coloured or extravagantly plumed species, but there is so much more to learn, such as their fascinating behaviours or unique calls.

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Why are Grévy's zebra in serious danger of extinction?

International Zebra Day is held every year at the end of January to raise awareness of zebra conservation. Did you know that the Grévy's zebra, the most threatened of the three zebra species, is now on the SERIOUSLY ENDANGERED LIST?

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Everything you need to know about gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda

Rwanda is the most magical country when it comes to gorilla safaris. I have been privileged enough to trek several times in the country, in the beautiful Volcanoes National Park.

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Why have The Explorations Company become a stakeholder of the Lion Recovery Fund operating in Namibia?

Life for any desert adapted species in Namibia is harsh due to the relentless, barren terrain. But for an apex predator such as a lion, this is increasingly difficult as they reside in harsh, low prey areas with little water.

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Why are philanthropic holidays shaping the future for travelers and the luxury travel industry?

2020 has been a year unlike any other. Our charitable partners have lost all their tourism-generated income whilst simultaneously supporting increasing conservation and community needs. Here is an update on how they have fared and how jointly, with your gen...

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A safari to Kenya’s Masai Mara guarantees one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on Earth

Kenya's Masai Mara is considered to offer one of the finest wildlife experiences in all of Africa. It’s easy to see why! With legendary wildlife and the finest luxury camps and lodges in private reserves, you can have an exclusive wildlife experience here, ...

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Where are Africa's top 8 luxury sleepouts, star beds and treehouses located?

To me there is nothing quite like sleeping out under the stars, surrounded by the sounds of nocturnal animals, and then rising with the sun to see the landscape awaken under the warm dawn light. In Africa one of the most interesting ways to do this is to sp...

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5 ways you can make a difference on World Wildlife Conservation Day

World Wildlife Conservation Day on December 4th raises awareness of uncomfortable truths that we should all be aware of. This is a day when we can all contribute to the protection of wildlife and the habitats they live in, raise awareness of issues and dona...

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An expert's guide to the 50 best holidays in the world for 2021

In 2021, more than ever, let us ensure we maximise our precious time with family and friends, where we can explore the magical and wild parts of the world and experience new wonders.

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Why is discovering Africa and the Indian Ocean by private yacht charter proving so popular?

Discovering Africa and the Indian Ocean by private yacht opens up pristine and far-flung regions, from the unique archipelagos of the Seychelles and Madagascar, to the Kenyan and Tanzanian coast and even river and lake cruising further inland. There has nev...

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Why is a safari to the Central African Republic a great choice for intrepid explorers?

For travellers who truly seek and are inspired by the unusual, who perennially search for adventure, and who love both gorillas and elephant, then the Central African Republic truly is the answer!

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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 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 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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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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Why is Costa Rica such a perfect destination for luxury family holidays?

Costa Rica makes an ideal family holiday destination for children of all ages. Small, friendly, great value and full of fascinating creatures to discover in the rainforest means even your little ones can enjoy the adventure here.

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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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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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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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Where on holiday to Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle can you see primates?

The ancient jungles of Asia are home to an astounding array of flora and fauna. It is therefore not surprising that some of the finest hotspots for observing primates in their natural habitat are located in Asia.

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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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