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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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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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Embark on a Polar Expedition to Antarctica

By Elite Traveler - 6th May 2017

The Explorations Company, a luxury boutique travel company, partners with Arctic Trucks, Antarctic experts who have completed over 125,000 miles on the Antarctic Ice Cap, for a one-time only expedition to cross Antarctica. Up to six people will travel in sp...

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Explore with The Exploration Company

By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017

Nicola Shepherd, founder and CEO of The Exploration Company, organises unusual trips for HNW and UHNW clients ranging from birthday parties at an Indian Maharajah's palace to reliving Sir Vivian Fuchs's 1950s expedition to the South Pole. Citywealth caught ...

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A Champagne Breakfast on Mount Everest — Without the Trek

By Mei Anne Foo - 13th April 2017

Now you can have breathtaking breakfasts at Mount Everest with views of the world’s highest peak, for an equally sky-high price. It used to be a time-consuming and harrowing experience to get to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) for a glimpse of the world’s highe...

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Chile's Far-Out Art Hotel Vina Vik

By Peter Browne - 1st June 2015

Some billionaires spend their money on flights into space. Others buy mega yachts. But one has just poured a fortune into building a far-out art hotel in Chile - with its own world-class winery attached. At first light the magical valley shrugged off its sh...

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