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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Singita Grumeti Tanzania Horse Riding Safari

By Sophy Roberts - 1st January 2013

On the parched savannah, thorny acacias dot the land like toy trees, their iconic, flat-topped canopies stripped by giraffe and elephant, their branches almost entirely leafless as they wait for the blush of green that will soon return with the arrival of t...

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Mozambique - Earth at its most raw and beautiful

By Lisa Grainger - 5th August 2010

Mozambique's magnificent coral reefs, creamy sand beaches, warm seas and abundant wildlife keep Lisa Grainger spellbound. As I wandered about Beira in a culture-shocked daze, little beads of sweat wiggling down my forehead in the muggy heat, I heard my name...

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Wildebeest migration: where to watch it

By Lisa Grainger – 15th July 2010

Newly opened on June 1, Serengeti Soroi Lodge sits on a remote hill overlooking the plains of Musabi and the western corridor of the famed Serengeti plains, and offers front-row seats for the migration in May and June, and again in November and December. Ow...

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How tourism can help save the tiger

By Brian Jackman - 24th June 2010

The killing of a tiger on an illegal game drive in an Indian reserve has reopened the debate over how best to protect the animal. Peter Hughes argues that tourism is essential but must be better managed. Brian Jackman (Page 10) reports from one park that is...

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Where the Wild Things Really Are in Mozambique

By Lucia Van Der Post - 10th April 2010

Mozambiques Gorongosa was once one of Africa's most magnificent wildlife parks. Its 4,000 square kilometres lie at the end of the Great Rift Valley and in its heyday it was dubbed "the place where Noah parked his ark". Once it had more predators than South ...

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Busanga Bush Camp Kafue National Park Zambia

By Harpers Bazaar - 10th March 2010

Busanga Bushcamp is located in the Kafue area of northern Zambia. Set in the heart of the wonderful Busanga Plains in Zambia, this lovely simple and very small camp offers a really intimate and authentic safari experience. Activities are centred on vehicle...

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Jungle Bookings in Madhya Pradesh, India

By Victoria Mather - 20th April 2007

India is indeed the land of the tiger with some superb tiger reserves found all the way from the Himalayan foothills to the reserves in the deep south. Indian Explorations arranges wildlife holidays to India which are expertly tailored by one of India’s top...

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Where to see Tigers in India

By Clementine Hambro - 6th April 2007

Tiger safaris in India are a wonderful way of exploring some of the finest wilderness in the Indian subcontinent. Tigers continue to suffer from a host of pressures but we believe that tiger tourism – if done sensitively and imaginatively in a well-regulate...

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