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Where are the best African safaris for an adult-only holiday?

A safari holiday to Africa 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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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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How can responsible tourism help to save the tiger?

Tigers have held a mystical place in our imaginations for millennia. They’re one of the main species travellers yearn to see on a safari to India, yet their very existence is under threat due to human influences. Find out how your own safari can help tiger ...

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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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What is the African Wildlife Foundation vision for conservation?

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is one of the leading wildlife conservation charities in Africa, with offices throughout Africa, the US and the UK. The Explorations Company are thrilled to be partnering with them and sponsoring their 60th anniversary ...

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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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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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What more should we do to protect endangered species?

Sadly so much of the wildlife that we hold so dear is at great threat of extinction. The good news though is that there are still safe havens where you can see these species in the wild and in doing so, also personally contribute to their survival by suppor...

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Where are the best places in Africa to see lions on safari?

Lions in Africa are undoubtedly under extreme threat. For those seeking an experience much deeper in terms of understanding, and would like to help conservation efforts, there are several unique experiences I can wholly recommend.

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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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Where are the most remote and exclusive luxury safaris in Africa?

For any avid safari-goer or traveler who seeks out individual experiences far from the rest of the world, rather than obtaining reassurance from a herd mentality, this article is for you!

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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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