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Posts tagged as "wildlife"

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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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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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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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 best wildlife safari destinations?

I recently had the privilege of chatting to one of Sri Lanka’s finest wildlife experts, Ramani Jayewardene, about her views on wildlife conservation in the country and the role and future of sustainable tourism.

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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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Why should you choose Zambia for the perfect luxury family safari?

If you are seeking the perfect summer holiday family safari, I encourage you to consider Zambia! This delightful country is often overlooked by families, but offers plenty of incredible experiences and opportunities for precious quality time together.

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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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Visit Ethiopia’s 10 best holiday destinations

If you have travelled extensively in Africa, as I have, and seek exploration in a country completely different to anywhere else, then I recommend that you consider Ethiopia!

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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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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 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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How does the ABC Foundation integrate safari holidays with conservation and community support?

How can you surpass an ‘ordinary’ safari, and elevate your holiday to the ‘extraordinary’? In my opinion, the best way to do this is to ensure that every camp or lodge that you stay in directly acts to support local communities and conservation.

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How is conservation-led tourism helping to protect the endangered Snow Leopard?

With a high altitude desert dominated by rugged snow-capped mountains and deep turquoise lakes, Ladakh is one of the most picturesque places on earth. It is the home of the “Ghost of the Himalaya”, the enigmatic snow leopard, and is considered to be the bes...

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Find out how holidays to Borneo are helping to conserve the rainforest and wildlife

When one thinks of the island of Borneo one most likely thinks first of verdant rainforests and the endangered orangutan, which faces complex challenges to its survival. Your holiday to this fantastic island can help to conserve the many unique and threaten...

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How is Gorongosa putting Mozambique back on the safari map?

When it comes to safari destinations, Mozambique is one of Africa’s best-kept secrets! More than just a beach add on to a safari in another African country, Mozambique holds its own as a bona fide wildlife destination too.

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An opportunity to ‘Return to the Wild’ in Zambia’s South Luangwa

In my view, the beauty and luxury of a safari tends to lie away from the sheet thread-counts, the butlers and the size of the private pool but rather is betrothed to a blend of both serene escapism and front row tickets to nature’s never-ending action movie.

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How are Excellent Development's sand dams saving lives in rural Africa?

Lack of accessible water is a major problem for much of the developing world. Excellent Development support rural dryland communities to build sand dams, with long-term positive effects for communities - and wildlife.

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Collaring Lion and Elephant in Tanzania’s Saadani National Park

The lion population in Africa overall has declined by 43% in the last twenty years. The good news is that 50% of the lion population in Africa occurs in Tanzania!

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The Explorations Company becomes 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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The most exclusive Indian Ocean yacht charter & sailing holidays

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 sailing safari, you can tailor your holiday exactly to your requirements, and enjoy the freedom of the ocean!

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Why was the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference so important for conservation?

The illegal wildlife trade is the fourth largest criminal activity in the world, whose actions impact not only the natural resources of each individual country but also the direct livelihood of local communities. Nearly 7000 species, and therefore their fra...

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Why Should São Tomé and Príncipe be the Island Paradise that you put on Your Bucket List?

São Tomé and Príncipe’s first luxury five-star hotel has just been launched, opening up this tropical island paradise to discerning travellers for the first time. Here you can discover an intimate experience with nature on what is known as 'Africa's Galápag...

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