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What is the best time to take a holiday to Japan?

With Japan recently announcing its full reopening to tourists, now is the perfect time to start planning your visit. Our expert’s guide will help you plan when and where to visit, and of course inspire you!

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Where to stay on a family safari in Kenya?

Get your kids to look up from their screens and head off on a family safari to Kenya. Enrich their imaginations with views of the far-reaching savannah and let the thrill of spotting the big five in their natural habitat beat new excitement into their veins.

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An expert guide to planning a Kenya family safari

Coming from Kenya and having taken my own family on safari there most years, I am well-versed in what makes a family safari to this country so successful.

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Where are the best adult-only holidays in the world?

A luxury holiday or safari 'a deux' is an ideal choice for a romantic escape or child-free adventure where you can completely refresh and explore the wonders of this continent. Nicola Shepherd shares her top selections for a perfect adults-only safari.

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The best adult-only holidays to Asia for intrepid explorers

Asia is full of wonders that would make for an ideal adult-only holiday, whether you wish to escape to a tropical paradise for a romantic getaway, embark upon a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, or enjoy a moment of quietude and self-reflection at a wellness re...

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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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Luxury Botswana Safaris: Everything You Need To Know

Botswana is one of the most well-loved safari countries in Africa, for good reason! With an astounding diversity of wildlife in a variety of habitats, incredible safari camps and lodges, and top-notch wildlife guides; a Botswana luxury safari is definitely ...

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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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An expert's guide to extraordinary Antarctic expeditions

One of the most highly rewarding growth areas in recent years for intrepid travellers has been expeditionary travel. This has focused on, for obvious reasons, remote regions of the planet such as the more inaccessible areas of the Arctic and Antarctic and H...

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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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What is the very best way to experience Chad's Sahara Desert?

What could be better than embarking upon a desert adventure of a lifetime, spending ten days in Chad’s Sahara desert with your private guide and travelling by private helicopter on an itinerary which you design as you go? This is a ‘must’ for all serious ex...

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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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Why is a flying safari to Lake Turkana and Northern Kenya perfect for intrepid explorers?

I consider myself to be entirely privileged to have witnessed the enormity of Lake Turkana, otherwise referred to as ‘The Jade Sea’. Despite being considered Kenya’s final frontier, it is not beyond the reach of an explorative safari with a private helicopter.

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Why should you experience the thrill of an exclusive Madagascar sailing vacation on luxury yacht Luna Moon?

Imagine sailing on a beautiful private yacht over turquoise seas, with tropical unique islands scattered on the horizon, dolphins below you, and sea birds above. The Luna Moon is not just any yacht, she is a 118ft gaff rig schooner, steeped in history, sail...

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