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Golden tickets: private villas, jets, islands and safari holidays for your bubble

By Lisa Grainger - 7th November 2020

As winter closes in, who doesn’t dream of a tropical island – particularly one with a private villa that can be reached by private jet, such as the new Royal Residence at Raffles Meradhoo? Or a nonstop commercial flight followed by a quick hop on a waterpla...

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Far-Flung Destinations to Visit Once You’re Ready to Travel Again

By Micki Wagner - 30th July 2020

And what you need to know now about how vacationing is changing. Travel is changing, this we know. To be fair, everything these days is changing, but as we move into the latter part of summer and destinations across the globe continue to cautiously reopen, ...

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The World’s Most Inspiring Trips – An Epic Safari to Africa for 2020/21

by Kristen Shirley and Emma Reynolds – 30th June 2020

What better way to begin traveling again than to see some of the world’s most iconic sights? We worked with the best tour operators to create exclusive itineraries, curated especially for our readers.

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What Will Private Travel Look Like Post Lockdown?

By Emily Gray – 15th June 2020

We are delighted to have been made a partner of one of the finest jet charter companies, 365 aviation. This fits in well with the ethos of our company, which is to provide our clients with the very best, bespoke, private experiences whilst on holiday in Afr...

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The Best Adventure Experiences of the Year - The 2020 Legend Awards

By The Editors - 12th May 2020

The 2020 Legend Awards are meant to serve as inspiration for future travel—when it is safe to do so. Learn more about this year's awards on our methodology page. When unparalleled luxury meets adventure, the limitations on travel nearly cease to exist. Besp...

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Why do Condé Nast Traveller recommend that you only delay travel plans and not cancel them completely?

By Juliet Kinsman - 27th April 2020

Now is the time to delay your travel plans, not cancel them completely. Changing the date of that booked holiday could be the kindest thing to do right now. Rather than seeking a refund, simply postponing plans might be a greater help than you could imagine...

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Meet 5 Unexpected Eco Warriors Who Are Fighting to Save Our Planet

By Jackie Caradonio - 2nd April 2020

The trailblazers—from architecture to politics—who are challenging the status quo. If you’re anything like us, thoughts of the deteriorating environment have permeated your consciousness. Reading recent studies on the alarming effects of plastic pollution a...

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Elite Traveler showcases Grootbos eco-friendly Villa Suites for Giving Back

By Emma Reynolds - 12th March 2020

Giving back while traveling allows you to connect on a deeper level with the planet, local communities and philanthropists aiming to improve the world in which we live, Elite Traveler has rounded up the best resorts and lodges around the globe that allow gu...

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In the Okavango Delta, Horseback Safaris Offer a Whole New Perspective

By Maggie Shipstead - 11th February 2020

Gallop alongside giraffes, warthogs, and more on a riding safari in Botswana's Okavango Delta. “Be able to gallop out of trouble.”

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India’s Forgotten Kingdom of Hampi

By Jeffrey Gettleman – 1st November 2019

The Tungabhadra River cuts through the boulder-strewn landscape of Hampi, in the South Indian state of Karnataka, like a jigsaw. Twisting back and forth between giant rocks, it has always been a lifeline for the people of this landlocked village - which is ...

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This African University Is Reclaiming Conservation for Africans

By Nikki Ekstein - 23rd October 2109

Fred Swaniker, a former McKinsey & Co. consultant and Stanford business grad, isn’t your conventional eco-warrior. But he’s radically reshaping the strategy to preserve Africa’s wild expanses through his African Leadership University, where the curriculum’s...

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Kick Off Your Marriage With an Adventure, Say Travel Experts

By Claire Ballentine - 12th August 2019

While many couples go all out on their wedding day, the average U.S. pair spends $4,466 on their honeymoon, three times the average amount for a typical vacation, says Trip Savvy. For luxury honeymooners — who make up 15% of the $12 billion a year industry ...

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The real landscapes that inspired the Lion King – and 10 amazing ways to see them

By Brian Jackman - 10th July 2019

Telegraph Travel’s safari expert Brian Jackman on the Kenyan plains which inspired Disney’s writers, his own fascinating lion encounters, and ten of the best lodges in Africa to have yours.

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Flight of fancy - Lunch with Flamingos

By Kristen Shirley - 1st July 2019

Take a break from game drives during your Tanzanian safari and fly by helicopter to Ol Doinyo Lengai, an enormous active volcano whose lava moves more quickly than a person can run (good thing you’ve got a chopper on standby), to enjoy the most dangerous gla...

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Travel's new philanthropists

By Francisca Kellett - 27th June 2019

These days, luxury travel is as much about hands-on engagement with a destination as it is opulent escapism, and increasingly that means conservation and community. The smell of burning rhino horn is exactly the same as the smell of burning human hair. I kn...

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‘Off-Piste’ Safaris Offer True Off-the-Grid Experiences

By Jackie Caradonio - 26th June 2019

Nicola Shepherd has been going to Africa for 30 years, exploring new destinations and taking clients on trips of a lifetime. Now she’s introducing the “off-piste safari,” a truly bespoke bush experience. While on a jaunt from South Africa to Rwanda to Kenya...

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A Week at Saruni Samburu in Kenya

By Emma Reynolds - 4th April 2019

You’d be remiss to mention Africa’s exceptional wildlife, game reserves and breathtaking views without thinking of Kenya’s Saruni Samburu property — a luxury lodge comprised of six eco-villas overlooking the Kalama Conservancy and Mount Kenya. This intima...

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For $58,000, The Best Safari For The Time Challenged Traveler

By Laurie Werner - 31st March 2019

I’ve always thought that if you go on safari in Africa and don’t feel a five year old’s sense of discovery and excitement, you should re-examine your life. The primal thrill of this experience, of wildlife in their natural habitat in the lush environment of...

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Top 50 Adventures - Republic of Congo Gorilla Trekking

By Samantha Coles - 22nd March 2019

The Congo might not be the first location you think of when considering gorilla trekking (most head to Uganda or Rwanda), but western lowland gorillas can be found in the Republic.

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Dolphin Pods and White Beaches

By Francisca Kellett - 10th February 2019

Zanzibar and Pemba Island offer an extraordinary mix of culture and watery wonderlands, from the Arabian history of Stone Town in Zanzibar to the practice of voodoo on Pemba, with a good smattering of brilliantly white beaches washed by startlingly turquois...

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The best African wildlife holidays for 2019 – whatever your budget

By Brian Jackman - 31st January 2019

Whatever your budget, situation or level of ability, there's a wildlife holiday waiting, and for animal magic you can't do much better than Africa…

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Next-level Namibia: Inside The Nest @ Sossus villa and the country's spectacular new lodges

By John O'Ceallaigh - 18th January 2019

It’s a very good time to consider a holiday to Namibia. One of the least densely populated countries on Earth (second only to Mongolia), it last year attracted international attention with the opening of a spread of distinctive luxury lodges.

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Best of Africa 2019 - Singita Explore

By Francisca Kellett - 9th January 2019

You love the idea of being out in the wild. The stars overhead, the wind in your hair, while you bed down with nothing but a sheet of canvas between you and that pride of lions you saw earlier.

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Where to Go in 2019 - Chad

By Nikki Ekstien - 2nd January 2019

The destinations that will be especially hot this year—and the data you need to plan your trip. This year, treat your travel bucket list like your office to-do list and tackle the timeliest items first.

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Where to Go in 2019 - Madhya Pradesh India

By Nikki Ekstien - 2nd January 2019

The destinations that will be especially hot this year—and the data you need to plan your trip. This year, treat your travel bucket list like your office to-do list and tackle the timeliest items first.

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A Gift Guide for Billionaires

By Justin Ocean - 3rd December 2018

Billionaires, am I rite? They didn’t get to where they are by wasting money on frivolous things, which means the task of buying a present for one can feel especially fraught.

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LUXX gift edition for Christmas - Mane Attraction

By Sophie Goodwin - 1st December 2018

The Explorations Company matches its clients to adventures that get the heart racing while also contributing towards vital research and conservation work. In Tanzania’s Saadani National Park researchers have studied elephants and the prides of lion that roa...

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Do-Good Adventures That Will Change Your Life

By Jackie Caradonio - 8th October 2018

These philanthropic travel experiences are sending donors on unforgettable journeys. Nicola Shepherd won’t take you on safari unless you’re willing to work for it. The founder of the UK’s Explorations Company has been organizing travel to Africa for nearly ...

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Safari chic in Botswana’s bush camps - Duba Plains, Mombo, Gomoti and Qorokwe

By Lisa Grainger - 15th September 2018

I feel as though I’m in an opening sequence in David Attenborough’s Planet Earth. I’m in a 12-seat Cessna, soaring over a vast watery wilderness that has been set aside exclusively for wildlife. There aren’t many holidays in which the journey is as thrillin...

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Explorations Company’s Latest Adventure Is a Do-Good Twist on the Classic Safari

By Livia Hoosen - 25th August 2018

This 12-day safari immerses guests in the conservation efforts happening across the Kenyan bush—endangered rhino and giraffe sightings included. Seriously over-the-top safaris seem to be swinging into our viewfinders more than ever. With everything from exc...

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