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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Bhutan Happy Valleys

By Nick Niarchos - 2nd November 2010

The beauty of Bhutan lies in its natural harmony – it’s mystical, monastic, and far, far away. Nick Niarchos takes a journey to the zen side. An hour after the twin-propeller Druk Air flight passes Everest, it circles into the steep Paro Valley and I’m stru...

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Go on an African Safari - South Africa, Kwandwe

By Lindsay Frankel - 10th October 2010

A luxury bush and beach safari doesn’t have to bankrupt you, if you choose a country with a favourable exchange rate and drive yourself. In South Africa, Nicola Shepherd of African Explorations recommends the malaria-free Eastern Cape, with four nights’ ful...

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Kinondo Kwetu Diani Beach Kenya

By Happy Families - 29th June 2010

Something new on the Kenyan coast - hallelujahl An amazing hideaway, with a style that reflects the sophisticated Swedish owners.It's like a stage set, but without being phoney. There are lots of nooks for quiet moments,two pools - including one for the tad...

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Mara Intrepids Kenya

By Happy Families - 22nd June 2010

So how far is it? From Nairobi, 45 minutes by air. It's the best camp for young children. They can run wild and free with the Masai who look after the kids' club without bumping into any lions. Which Room? There are 30 huge tents: for the best views, book t...

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Into the wild with a luxury safari in South Africa

By Georgina Wilson-Powell - 17th June 2010

Answer the call of nature into the wild with a luxury safari in South Africa. Heading into the bush, bumping around in a rattling old Land Rover, dust flying in your wake... this is a lot of people’s idea of what a safari holiday in South Africa would be li...

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101 Best Hotels Oyster Bay Tanzania

By 101 Best Hotels - 16th June 2010

You're heading to the wild plains of Tanzania with an inevitable night in Dar Salaam on the way. Now there's a reason notjust to stop off but to really tuck in. Oyster Bay overlooks the sparkling ocean with lazy, buttery beaches just a pad away. It is glori...

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101 Best Hotels Okahirongo Elephant Lodge Namibia

By 101 Best Hotels - 16th June 2010

The top lodges in Namibia have been riding their dune for some time. Now a young blood is kicking up some sand. This place is located in the beautiful north west, with its golden grasses, purple hillsides and red dunes. The structures you stay in are influe...

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Stellar Spas - Lion in the Sun, Malindi, Kenya

By Daisy Finer - 1st May 2010

Two children in and my body was in need of rehab. I was exhausted. Most of the time I felt like a sad, lumpy, wandering butter cake. So, I decided to be brave, leave the little ones (husband in charge) and hotfoot it for a week to the north coast of Kenya ...

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