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Posts tagged as "culture"

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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The most exclusive Indian Ocean yacht charter & sailing holidays

Private yacht holidays – sailing by catamaran in the Indian Ocean - perhaps enhanced by a marine biologist! Sailing itself is not a new experience, but most would not have considered taking a ‘safari’ at sea. However, when you embark upon a private charter ...

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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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Where are the 5 best philanthropic holidays in Asia?

“Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It is about doing more good.” – Jochen Zeitz. Sustainability in luxury travel can be achieved by incorporating active and meaningful philanthropic engagement as an integral part of your journey, enabling l...

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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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Where can you experience the most exclusive Private Island holidays in Asia?

With the Indian Ocean gently lapping at its feet, Asia is home to some of the most gorgeous coastal regions in the world. Many of its paradisiacal islands make sublime hideaways to retreat, relax and discover pure local treasures that remain off limits to t...

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Where in India are the best places to go on a horse riding holiday?

Travel can help make a long-term and tangible difference through sustainable and responsible investment in nature, wildlife, and communities. My colleague Anthea calls it “travelling with a heart”.

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Which of Japan's privately guided garden tours make the top 10?

Traditional Japanese gardens are renowned all over the world for their variety, philosophy and exquisite beauty. Through privileged encounters with experts, you can learn so much about the secrets of Japanese Gardens including their designs and purposes.

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South India luxury Holidays - Where are the best 11 handpicked destinations?

From the stunning temples of Tamil Nadu to palm-fringed backwaters of Kerala; lush coffee estates, jungles and hill-stations of Karnataka to a fascinating medley of Hindu and Islamic heritage along the Deccan Plateau, South India abounds in history and nature.

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Japan's top holiday destinations for 2021 - Which of these would you choose?

Renowned for futuristic technology and ultra-modern cities, Japanese culture is however still deeply-rooted in Buddhist values and nature-worshipping, and large parts of the country continue to retain their outstanding natural beauty offering the most authe...

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How is the Sumba Foundation transforming lives on Indonesia’s Sumba Island?

Indonesia is one of the most striking geographical regions in the world. Home to the legendary komodo dragons, it is nothing short of a fairy tale land of untamed rivers, mighty volcanoes, lush terraced rice fields, majestic architecture, coral rich seascap...

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How is the Salaam Baalak Trust in India helping to protect vulnerable street children?

“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.”

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Discover why India's Rajasthan region is so rich in art and architecture!

Travellers visit Rajasthan, India for a multitude of reasons, from art to history and architecture. Rajasthan has so much to offer, from elaborate palaces to exotic temples, magnificent gardens and serene lakes.

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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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Where are the best holidays and vacations in Nepal? - An expert’s guide

Perched between the mighty empires of India and China, Nepal is a mystical land of towering peaks that has attracted great sages, Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims as well as adventure seekers and mountaineers for centuries.

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Where are the top 5 luxury safari camps and lodges in Botswana?

Botswana is blessed with some of the most beautiful safari lodges and camps in Africa. With so many options, all in fantastic wildlife spots with a plethora of safari activities on offer, it is hard to select my favourite.

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Where are India's top 12 Culinary holidays and expert cookery classes?

Like most things in India, food is an event, a celebration, and it is one of the core elements that defines the Indian way of life. It’s a process, a journey that is as multifaceted, refined and devotional as any fine art.

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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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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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Experience an off-beat Ethiopia safari privately guided by Graeme Lemon

One of the best luxury safari guides I’ve had the pleasure of travelling with in Africa is Graeme Lemon, an expert on many regions of Africa who can take you on the most exciting, adventurous and immersive exploration of North Eastern Africa, from Chad to E...

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Where are Sri Lanka's top three summer holiday destinations?

A family holiday to Sri Lanka during the ‘secret season’ of July could be just the opportunity you need for your family to spend quality time together and explore this diverse country which is full of hidden gems.

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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 Sri Lanka's 6 best culture and history holidays?

On my recent travels of South and West Sri Lanka I was lucky to revisit some of my favourite places on this resplendent isle. I believe that these gems give one the most diverse insights into quintessential Sri Lanka.

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Where are India's best kept secret holiday destinations?

Think culture and it is hard not to think of India. With a vast population of more than a billion, spread across 29 different states, speaking 22 different languages with over 720 dialects, India is truly beguiling and multicultural.

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What is the best way to experience Bhutan’s culture and wildlife?

Taking a holiday to Bhutan allows one to travel back in time and experience this enigmatic country in which little has changed - it really is an absolute must-visit!

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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 very best Mountain Bike Safari Trails in Uganda?

With arguably one of the most pleasant climates in the world, thousands of kilometres of unexplored dirt tracks and friendly and helpful people, Uganda is THE mountain bike destination for those looking for a unique and off the beaten track adventure.

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