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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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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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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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São Tomé and Principe – “Africa’s Galápagos”

By Alice Grahns - 29th June 2018

From São Tomé and Principe – “Africa’s Galápagos” – to the world’s largest water fall, Iguazú Falls, Alice Gråhns reports on some secluded holidays for nature lovers. Principe erupts from the Atlantic, vertiginous incisors of jungle-clad rock spiking toward...

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Why Ethiopia needs to top your bucket list now

By Samuel Gebre - 27th June 2018

An incredible mix of culture, history, and wildlife makes this a destination unlike any other. Ethiopia is racing toward a bright, modern future. It’s one of the world’s fastest-growing economies; the capital, Addis Ababa, is expanding at breakneck pace; an...

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Beyond the Serengeti: Tanzania’s intimate safari camps

By Financial Times Journalist Lucia Van Der Post - 3rd May 2018

The first time I went to Tanzania’s famed Serengeti – some 40 years ago now – I was awestruck by what I found there. We stayed in simple government lodges, which, apart from some mobile camps and a couple of small private ones, were all there was. Butter an...

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Chad and Madagascar

By Jackie Caradonio - 30th April 2018

If the royal couple have an adventurous streak—then a trip to Chad is just the honeymoon trip to scratch the intrepid itch. “The dreamy, Bedouin-style Camp Nomade in Zakouma National Park is so exclusive and in such high demand, most people have to wait unt...

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The most glamorous eco-hotels in the world - Great Plains Botswana

By Francisca Kellett - 19th April 2018

To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, here's our pick of the most glamorous, green and groovy hotels on the planet. Run by the lively ex-mayor of Quito, Roque Sevilla, Mashpi Lodge is a labour of love hidden high in the Ecuadorian cloud forest. The 3,200-acre...

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Exclusive Flying Safari to Kenya and Ethiopia

By Kristen Shirley - 30th March 2018

Head off the beaten path with The Explorations Company.This private safari will begin with a stay at Kifaru House - atop a hill in Kenya's Lewa Wildlife Conservancy - the perfect headquarters for day and night game drives, nature walks and camel rides. You'...

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How to experience Africa with attitude

By Christabel Milbanke - 5th March 2018

A breath-taking safari to the heart of Africa, where close encounters with elephants and leopards stir the soul. This transports seekers of adventure to key conservation lodges across Kenya via breath-taking bespoke flight-paths. Its specially outfitted, 11...

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A Wild Journey to Madagascar’s Newest Private-Island Paradise

By Laurie Werner - 16th February 2018

Madagascar’s Miavana brings new frills and thrills to this African oasis. An unrivalled combination of wildlife, jungle, mountains, and beach, this island nation the size of Kenya is equal parts natural laboratory, adventure playground, and pure paradise. W...

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Jeremy Paxman: Mindfulness? I’d rather go on safari to Zambia

By Jeremy Paxman - 9th February 2018

In Zambia’s Lower Zambezi national park, the FT writer finds that nothing unhinges one’s sense of self quite like the wild. Seeing Africa’s great migration is a bucket-list ambition for many, and this is perhaps the ultimate way to tick it off. This trip pu...

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Flying safari, Maasai Mara, Laikipia, Kenya

By Richard Madden - 5th February 2018

This unique air safari to study the plight of Kenya’s endangered wildlife will transport guests to the most remote and inaccessible parts of the country (Maasai Mara, Laikipia, Samburu, Lewa) while meeting world experts including Saba Douglas-Hamilton and t...

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Would you visit Sudan?

By Travel Africa Editor's Pick - 30th November 2017

Sudan is yet to feel the effects of mass tourism. It is honest, welcoming, safe, fascinating – and you pretty much have most of the major sites to yourself! So when we heard that experienced tour operator Albee Yeend, of The Explorations Company, had recent...

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Forget Machu Picchu: Seven Newly Accessible Wonders of the World - Sudan

By Nikki Ekstein - 6th‎ ‎November‎ ‎2017

These places have all the visual splendor and historic appeal of the world’s most famous monuments. But few tourists have been able to see them—until now. If visiting the world's most ancient temples and monuments—Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Pet...

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Take to the skies in Kenya Flying Safari

By Lisa Granger - 1st September 2017

This year sees the first three-day Explorations Company heli – safari into northern Kenya. Each day, the helicopter will traverse extremely different terrain: one day, the plains of Sirikoi, to see black rhino; the next the Matthews Range, to hike in ancien...

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Extreme Polar Travel: Bucket List Adventures at the Bottom of the Earth

By Mike Richard - 15th August 2017

These days, getting to Antarctica is a virtual cake-walk — even your granny is probably fit enough to board a polar cruise. But, truly exploring the interior of the lost continent remains almost as difficult today as it was when Scott and Amundsen set out t...

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Monkey Business in Uganda

By Petra Shepherd - 1st August 2017

Tourism can be a force for change and reversing trends, as has been proven in Uganda where an endangered gorilla population is currently enjoying a baby boom. Meeting this powerful but vulnerable species is just one of the many natural experiences on offer ...

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Where To Go Next: The New Luxury Lodge In This Year's It Destination-Madagascar

By Lauire Werner - 28th June 2017

Madagascar has long been known for its unique biodiversity, from various strands of rainforest-dwelling, wild eyed lemurs to tomato frogs, panther chameleons, Satanic Leaf-tailed geckos and other wildlife that are on view nowhere else in the world. The reas...

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Botswana: Four Incredible Safari Lodges in the Okavango Delta

By Douglas Rogers - 25th June 2017

For most of Botswana's history, access to the delta was limited. Local tribes such as the Bayei navigated the channels in dugout canoes known as mokoros, but only the eastern edge of the region, Moremi, had any significant tourism. Today, Botswana's astonis...

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Botswana's Wildlife Nirvana Duba Plains Reopens In Glamorized Form

By Laurie Werner - 31st May 2017

Beverly and Dereck Joubert’s first trip to Duba Plains in Botswana’s northern Okavango Delta didn’t have an auspicious beginning. The flood plains were high, their vehicle got stuck and they wound up sleeping in it until they could be rescued. But even with...

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