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Posts tagged as "africa"

Top wine-tasting experiences in South Africa

Nestled at the southern tip of Africa, South Africa boasts a wine culture that is as diverse as its breathtaking geography. This is a land where centuries-old winemaking traditions merge with innovative techniques to produce some of the world’s most sought-...

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Featured in The Times: Three extraordinary private camps in the Okavango Delta

We recently arranged a private safari to Botswana for The Times journalist Lisa Grainger. Lisa was particularly interested in exploring the Okavango Delta privately and discovering the best camps for families, so we were delighted to curate an extraordinary...

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Where are the best walking safaris in Zambia?

For me, traditional mobile safaris are one of the best ways to experience the wilderness with the ground under your feet and your senses at the ready. Zambia is well known for these experiences and lends itself perfectly to mobile walking safaris.

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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 most exciting safari camps and lodges in Kenya?

I have recently returned from a safari to Kenya, where I spent some weeks visiting recently opened or revitalised camps and lodges in the most breathtaking regions for scenery and wildlife. I can’t wait to share my safari experiences with you!

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Why is a Zambian walking safari a top bucket-list experience?

Nicola recently spent a month in Zambia, walking with private guides in North and South Luangwa National Parks. Here she shares a report on her walking safaris and gives her thoughts on why they’re an essential safari experience!

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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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Featured in The Times: 3 top new luxury eco-camps in Zambia

We recently arranged an extraordinary safari for The Times journalist Lisa Grainger, highlighting three luxurious and unique camps that are committed to making a positive impact on the surrounding environment. Find out what happened on her luxury adventure.

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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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Where are my top 7 private luxury beach villas in Africa?

Where do you go when you want to spend time away? Personally I love spending time, ‘alone together’, with family or friends on some of Africa’s finest beaches! Now that travel has resumed you will need to be quick to reserve the best exclusive-use villas.

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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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