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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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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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The Fun, Serene Lodge To Go To After A Botswana Safari

By Lauries Werner - 29th April 2017

You don't expect to find a tennis court in Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, especially one made of crushed termite mounds, but there is one such specimen at The Lodge at Feline Fields, which officially opened following the completion of its six suites in January...

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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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Uganda – the pearl of Africa

By Petra Shepherd - 5th April 2017

I was with a group, gorilla tracking in Uganda. Not as simple as it sounds but involving an extremely challenging three hour trek in the Ruhija district of Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest. We were told we would be tracking the Oruzogo group, a family of...

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The Telegraph 50 best Africa safari holidays

By Brian Jackman - 13th February 2017

To go on safari to Africa is to take part in one of life’s last great adventures – and the word from the bush is that safaris are likely to get a lot more adventurous as the industry’s response to demand from those looking for an extra dash of adrenalin. Mo...

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Exploring the wilds of Namibia

By Richard Madden - 6th January 2017

The four new luxury lodges on the Namibia Exclusive circuit are located in some of the most remote and beautiful northern parts of the country, each designed by architect Greg Scott and built of local materials that reflect the region’s landscapes and cultu...

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Why Zimbabwe should be your next holiday destination

By Lisa Grainger - 16th December 2016

After years of discussion and a £120 million loan from China, Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls International Airport was finally opened by President Robert Mugabe. When I landed there from Johannesburg, there was already a buzz in the air – particularly at the Vic...

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Why Zimbabwe should be your next holiday destination

By Lex Vambe - 13th December 2016

When I landed there from Johannesburg a few weeks before the official opening, there was already a buzz in the air – particularly at the Victoria Falls Hotel, where the patio restaurant was full of diners in celebratory mood. One official told me that betwe...

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Why Zimbabwe should be your next holiday destination

By Lisa Grainger - 13th December 2016

I have been back to Zimbabwe every year for the past three decades, to visit the country of my birth. On my latest trip, I was amazed by the number of old friends returning to tourism as a way of making a living. Over two weeks, every camp I stayed in was f...

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Tanzania from Highlands to Islands

By Nick Smith - 2nd November 2016

From the wilderness of the Ngorongoro Crater to the white coral beaches of a desert island cast adrift in the Indian Ocean; when it comes to luxury and beauty, Tanzania offers the best of both worlds.

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