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How are Sand Dams Worldwide transforming lives in rural Africa?

Lack of accessible water is a major problem for much of the developing world. Sand Dams Worldwide (previously Excellent Development) support rural dryland communities to build sand dams, with long-term positive effects for communities - and wildlife.

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The best places for an African safari in the secret season

For those ‘in the know’, a luxury safari to Africa in the off season or shoulder season offers the most extraordinary opportunities! You will have more exclusive experiences and a different type of wildlife viewing, with species and habitats that you may no...

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Why should you consider a holiday to Asia in the secret season?

Travelling during low season can be very rewarding. Great value flight and accommodation options are the main attraction for most, but certain places offer amazingly unique opportunities that can hugely add to the appeal and excitement.

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Why does The Ol Lentille Trust in Laikipia, Kenya, receive our vote hands down, each time?

One of the greatest pleasures in life is to travel to somewhere uniquely special. A place with breath taking views, with no other sign of human habitation. No light pollution. Just nature and you.

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The top 5 hidden heritage gems in India you need to see!

Home to one of the oldest civilisations in the world, India is renowned for its incredibly rich history and culture. Shaped by a myriad of dynasties and kingdoms over the centuries, India’s cultural landscape is defined by profound diversity and social cohe...

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Why are Africa and the Middle East so perfect for Historical and Cultural safaris and vacations?

If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to experience a cultural safari or vacation, learning about local history and traditions and how these fit into the modern world, then don’t delay visiting some of the most exciting countries in Africa and the Middle E...

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Where Are Asia's Top 10 Rooms With A View?

When considering a holiday in Asia, one can always look for that special, extraordinary element, which is truly immersive and life-affirming. Iconic views are often at the very top of the bucket list, as we seek moments of pure serenity and quietude, or som...

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Where are Africa's top 10 rooms with a view?

From arid deserts to lush rainforests, vast plains to lofty peaks, Africa is rich in stunning wilderness that takes your breath away. The rich natural treasures of this continent, along with the diversity of wildlife, means that your African safari will be ...

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What are the top 5 luxury travel trends that you need to know about for 2022-2023?

After several years of challenging travel restrictions and countries closing their borders to visitors for long periods, the world is now emerging into a new era of travel. Our newly regained freedom to explore distant lands, interact with vibrant cultures ...

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How is Lion conservation being achieved by KopeLion in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Area?

Lion populations are dwindling all over Africa, with now over 90% of their historical range sadly having been lost. The KopeLion project aims to reverse this trend in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area by partnering with local communities to build a region ri...

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Why do educational safaris and holidays have such a positive impact on the entire family?

So what makes the perfect family safari or holiday? Taking my own children on holiday provides a good barometer, and so I would only recommend places I have experienced firsthand with my own family, that have passed the litmus test!

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Where are the best places to travel on holiday in February?

If you're thinking of travelling in February but don't really know which countries and regions are best for this time of year, this guide is for you! I hope my top recommendations for luxury holiday locations and experiences in February inspire your holiday...

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Where are the best luxury glamping locations in Africa?

‘Glamping’, that is, luxury tented camping out in the wilderness, allows the best of all worlds. One has the exclusivity of ones own camp away from the rest of the world in almost any location according to ones interests, with all the luxuries and comforts ...

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Where are the 10 best luxury glamping locations in Asia?

Glamping in Asia allows the best of all worlds, even for those that prefer residing in luxurious surroundings on their vacations! Many initially consider staying in a tented camp to be too rustic, but there are such a range of exquisite tented suites availa...

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Where are the best places to travel on vacation in January?

If you know the 'when' but not the 'where' yet, this expert's guide is for you! I am delighted to share with you my top recommendations for luxury holiday locations and experiences in January, whether that be in Africa, Asia or Latin America!

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How to have peace of mind and travel with confidence during COVID!

I think most of us have reconciled ourselves to the fact that COVID-19, like any virus, will (although hopefully dormant) be around for the foreseeable future even though, like the ‘flu, mutations will continue; at present there are over 50 new mutations re...

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How have The Explorations Company supported conservation and communities in 2021?

As you will already know, we are driven by our mission to ‘give back’ to the places where we operate. With this in mind, I would like to share the good news of the funds that we have raised through our clients who have travelled with us in 2021.

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Where are Asia's grandest design-inspired hotels and lodges?

Those of you who have already travelled to Asia would know that it is a land of great contrasts and diversity. Its rapidly changing social and economic outlooks have not altered people’s unwavering belief in ancient cultural traditions. This unique harmony ...

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What were the key takeaway's from COP 26 for the travel industry?

With the world increasingly aware of the disastrous effects of carbon emissions, particularly after the stark realities revealed to us during COP26 climate change conference, I know that many people are reconsidering how they will travel in the future.

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Why are low carbon-footprint safaris & holidays becoming much more important?

With the world now far more cognizant of the stark reality facing us, we need to change our habits and lifestyles. The great conundrum facing us is how to balance the equilibrium when so many of us enjoy travel?

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Where are the most amazing 'Grand Designs' safari properties in Africa?

I have been asked on countless occasions, both by clients and by press in the US, Europe and the UK, to name the very best, most sophisticated design-inspired lodges in Africa. Therefore I have pulled together this list of camps and lodges that I feel offer...

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Experience the best of Africa in just 17 days - the ultimate flying safari

The exhilaration of flying over Africa’s most unique and untouched landscapes to take in iconic safari destinations is something not to be missed! Embark upon a private luxury safari, travelling by fixed-wing Cessna Grand Caravan, to create memories to last...

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The most exclusive Indian Ocean yacht charter & sailing holidays

Private yacht holidays – sailing by catamaran in the Indian Ocean - perhaps enhanced by a marine biologist! Sailing itself is not a new experience, but most would not have considered taking a ‘safari’ at sea. However, when you embark upon a private charter ...

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Experience a private flying safari in Kenya exploring the last frontier of untouched wilderness

For experienced travellers who are truly curious and wanting to explore regions off the beaten track, then a flying safari taking in Northern Kenya is one of the most fascinating trips that one could ever do.

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How much does an Expertly Curated Luxury African safari cost?

For those who have always dreamed of going on safari, it is helpful to have some understanding of associated cost. I thought that for this blog, I would also give the rationale behind the costs, to assist you in understanding why a safari to Africa is indee...

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Where are the best holiday destinations in Egypt?

If there was ever a more intriguing destination to visit than Egypt, I don’t believe I have found it yet! This country offers a world of unmatched experiences with mind-blowing mythology and marvels which you can immerse yourself in during your vacation.

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Why is Kisawa Sanctuary the most exciting new destination in Mozambique?

Kisawa Sanctuary is the most exciting new property located in a private wilderness on the southern tip of Benguerra Island, which aims to provide the most exemplary wellbeing experience with conservation of the marine environment. Relax, unwind and actively...

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Where are the 5 best philanthropic holidays in Asia?

“Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It is about doing more good.” – Jochen Zeitz. Sustainability in luxury travel can be achieved by incorporating active and meaningful philanthropic engagement as an integral part of your journey, enabling l...

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Discover Ethiopia and visit the best historical and World Heritage sites

A holiday to Ethiopia can provide one of the most diverse experiences in all of Africa! This large country, with more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country in Africa, has history and culture galore, as well as contrasting and extraordinary land...

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How are Foxes Community and Wildlife Conservation Trust supporting AIDS orphans in Tanzania?

In Mufindi, the epicentre of HIV in Tanzania, the rate of infection is nearly eight times the national average and 40% of children have lost a parent to AIDS. Foxes Community and Wildlife Conservation Trust are bringing light back to the lives of these chil...

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