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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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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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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 Explorations 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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Now you can pop to Everest for Breakfast

By Sadie Whitelocks - 7th April 2017

Now you can pop to Mount Everest… for BREAKFAST: The Explorations Company helicopter guests to base camp for Champagne, croissants and a VERY good view. For those looking for a wild breakfast experience. Guests are flown from Kathmandu to the mountains via ...

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Now you can have a breath-taking breakfast at Everest

By John O'Ceallaigh - 7th April 2017

An exertion far beyond the physical abilities of most, scaling Mount Everest successfully is an incredible accomplishment. Lazier or time-poor types can now, however, get a sense of what ascending that fabled peak is like by participating in a helicopter to...

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Everest Champagne Breakfast at 18000 feet

By Nikki Ekstein - 5th April 2017

In December 2017, chefs from Noma and London’s Ledbury built the world’s highest-altitude pop-up restaurant at Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal. It sounded like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and in many ways, it was. But in fact, you can pop up to Evere...

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May We Interest You in a 6x6 Romp Through Antarctica?

By Shari Gab - 5th April 2017

Be brave. Be bold. And bring a serious anorak. While it’s not impossible to traverse the South Pole these days, just even contemplating the journey takes some stones of steel. But that’s the Exploration Company’s specialty. And their Antarctica Expedition, ...

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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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