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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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Antarctica Overland South Pole Expeditions

By Sean Tirman - 4th April 2017

There was a time when the only human souls to traverse the frozen expanse of our planet’s southernmost continent were the bravest of explorers. In fact, still today, few men have graced its cold and unforgiving shores. Well now, you can be one of those men,...

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The South Pole Road Trip That Appeals to Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventurers

By Nikki Ekstein - 25th March 2017

Looking for the next great undiscovered drive? What about driving so far south, you actually hit the South Pole? Come November, you can make it happen on a roughly two-week-long road trip across Antarctica with the Explorations Company. Sound intrepid? That...

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Driving to the South Pole is Coolest Road Trip

By Nikki Ekstein - 23rd March 2017

Looking for the next great undiscovered drive? What about driving so far south, you actually hit the South Pole? You can now make it happen on a roughly two-week-long road trip across Antarctica with The Explorations Company. A road trip where everyone cons...

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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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Best Beach Hotels Bahia Vik Uruguay

By Francisca Kellett - 12th January 2017

Cork, marble, zinc or gold leaf - you choose. Each room is differently, gorgeously, lined at Bahia Vik, Jose Ignazio in Uruguay. It's the fourth and youngest in the artsy Vik clan. These hotels have something of a star quality to them: Katy Perry had just c...

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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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True cultural immersion in the Kalahari

By Lucia Van Der Post - 5th August 2016

If, as I do, you reserve a special place in your heart for wild and lonely places and for those who inhabit them, then what you need is an expert to take you there – somebody who knows every inch of the land, who understands its ways, who can illuminate its...

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I wanna be a jungle VIP Madhya Pradesh Central India

By Kate Eshelby - 16th April 2016

I’m in the jungles of Central India, in Madhya Pradesh, with my husband, Mark and our two Mowglis Zac and Archie, aged four and two. From Mumbai, you fly to Bhopal, then it’s a three-and-a-half hour drive; a long trek, but the rewards come rich and fast.

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A guide to planning your summer getaway

By Alex Gladwin - 10th April 2016

Rather than booking standard holidays that take you on well-trodden tourist trails, why not opt for something extraordinary instead? There’s no shortage of options on offer. From safaris across the Serengeti Plains to whale watching off the coast of Sri Lan...

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Discovering Asia: The Ultimate Family Holiday

By Jalen Carpenter - 27th January 2016

Singapore, Maldives, Tokyo and Hong Kong are just a facet of the exquisite jewel that is Asia. The continent is flowing a plenty with a plethora of beautiful and majestic culture, rich history, spirituality, architecture, cuisine, wildlife and much more. As...

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Travelling to Asia - Hints and Tips

By Mark - 24th January 2016

Encompassing everything from soaring mountains and vast plains to sleepy villages and bustling cities, Asia has something to offer any discerning traveller. So, if you’re planning a holiday to this part of the world, you can be sure you’re in for a truly me...

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Fly by nights | The best city stop-overs

By Daisy Finer - 15th December 2015

Whether you are en route to a bigger adventure or in town for business, the ideal city stop-over can make or break your stay. Here we give you three of the best.

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Planning the ultimate Africa family safari hoilday

By Stephanie Oakes - 6th November 2015

Arranging time abroad with your family can often require a lot of careful planning. If you’re thinking of treating you and your children to the ultimate Africa safari holidaying experience, take a look at this helpful checklist before you put your vacation ...

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Travel Essentials for your First Safari

By Menswear Style - 2nd November 2015

If you’re bored of beach holidays and fancy trying something more adventurous, African safaris can be perfect. From game-viewing expeditions in the east or south of the continent to gorilla safaris in Uganda and mountain climbing breaks on Mount Kilimanjaro...

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3 Must-try holiday activities in Bhutan

By Hayley Warren - 2nd November 2015

Bhutan may not feature on lists of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, but this is one of the kingdom’s charms. Nestled in the Himalayas between China and India, this remote country with its undulating, dramatic landscapes is the perfect place to...

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The Kenyan safari where the animals come to you

By Charlie Burton - 17th September 2015

Consider the prototypical safari: its premise is the game drive. At Ol Jogi, however, the animals come to you. Sheltered beneath a rocky outcrop in the Kenyan bush, the lodge opens out to a verdant lawn with, at the far end, its own large watering hole. Tak...

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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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New safaris to the South Pole with The Explorations Company

By Sophy Roberts - 6th May 2015

Roald Amundsen sledged to the South Pole, reaching it on December 14, 1911, five weeks ahead of Captain Robert Scott. In December this year, you can retrace the Norwegian’s steps using neither dogs (Amundsen’s preference) nor horses (one of Scott’s mistakes...

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India’s colourful and inspirational travel experiences

By Jo Vickers - 16th June 2014

From new mobile tented camps and restored houseboats in Kashmir to wine-tasting trails and antique hunting, Asian Explorations has been specialising in experiential holidays across India for over 15 years. Here are just some of the options available in Ind...

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Four ways to blow your bonus in South America

By Jo Vickers - 10th April 2014

Tailor-made travel expert The Explorations Company has created several bonus-busting holidays in South America and Antarctica, including an epic ski expedition to the South Pole and an exhilarating riding experience with Ecuadorian Cowboys… Cattle Round-up ...

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The best family hotels in the world

By Peter Browne - 2nd April 2014

Grootbos in South Africa, lures families back with a concoction of spectacular scenery, enchanting activities and food so interesting that even the smallest imps are converted to leaf-and-flower salads (alongside a fire-baked pizza, of course). Unlike game ...

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India Luxury Cycling Holidays

By My Adventure Travel - 19th February 2014

India displays diversity unparalleled to any other country in the world. It is blessed with the highest mountains, the mightiest rivers, vast flatlands, dense forests, sun soaked beaches, a great desert and hundreds of tropical islands. Combined with a cult...

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See the real Asia with Asian Explorations

By Jo Vickers - 18th February 2014

Extraordinary journeys for extraordinary people. Featuring Bhutan, Borneo, Burma, India, The Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Asian Explorations’ holidays stand out from the crowd. With excellence, exclusivity and experience at the heart of everything Asian E...

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Zambia Chongwe River House

By Adrianne Pielou - 1st September 2013

A gingerbread-style safari house set on the riverbank under a canopy of winterthorn acacias, Chongwe River House is very Swiss Family Robinson, with open-sided rooms, furniture carved from tree trunks and gloriously higgledy-piggledy walls made of branches....

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Kenya Giraffe Manor

By Daisy Finer - 1st May 2013

Kenya's Giraffe Manor, just 45 minutes' drive from Nairobi airport, is a magical start to a family safari trip. Up to 12 resident Rothschild giraffes saunter to the house from around 7am each morning. Lean down from your bedroom window, marvel at their long...

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