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Posts tagged as "conservation"

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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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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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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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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Experience beautiful ALEXA J in the Maldives on a Private Luxury Yacht Charter

Owned and managed by the owners of Indonesia’s Alexa, Alexa J is a stunning romantic sailing yacht offering private sailing charters in the Mediterranean, the Maldives and the Andaman Sea.

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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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How is the Mara Elephant Project protecting elephants in Kenya?

The Mara Elephant Project, situated in the world-renowned Maasai Mara Game reserve in southern Kenya, is a charity very close to my heart. I highly recommend supporting them, particularly if you are taking a safari to Kenya yourself.

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Where are the Top 6 vacation locations in Costa Rica?

Aptly nicknamed ‘The adventure capital of Central America’, Costa Rica is the place to make you feel alive and raise the pulse. You don’t have to rough it to get your adrenalin kick, there are now some gorgeous hotels and lodges to stay in – between the thr...

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How can you ensure your Safari to Africa will support Wildlife Conservation?

The latest overall wildlife status reports are alarming (and to be somewhat anticipated given the pandemic and the repercussions of increased poaching). Many species, from the well-known to those that receive little attention, risk being lost forever due so...

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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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Where are the most exciting new and luxurious safari camps and lodges in Kenya for 2021?

I have recently returned from a safari to Kenya, where I spent some weeks in April visiting new 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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How does the Uganda Carnivore Program protect endangered large predators and wildlife?

I have just returned from a safari in Uganda where I had the absolute privilege of spending some time with the eminent Dr Ludwig Siefert of the Uganda Carnivore project who, along with his team, provides veterinary care and conservation advice to assist and...

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Staying at private Kalepo Camp makes for the perfect end to a Kenyan safari!

I have just recently returned from Kenya where I had the absolute privilege and joy to spend some time at the very special Kalepo Camp. This is an exclusive use, luxury tented camp located within the unspoiled wilderness area of the Kalepo conservancy which...

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Where are the top 12 philanthropic holidays and safaris for 2021/2022?

I have just returned from a visit to southern and East Africa and I am thrilled to share with you some examples of truly unique and special experiences that you can have as a part of your travel, that make a real difference to the natural world and the loc...

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What is it like to travel internationally during the Covid pandemic?

Having recently returned to the UK from an (unexpectedly long) stay in Africa, I wanted to share my personal experiences of travelling in Africa during a pandemic and to reassure you that if you can legally travel, you absolutely should!

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Where are the 8 best Okavango Delta safari lodges & safari camps located?

The Okavango Delta is a glistening jewel in the heart of the Kalahari Desert, a thriving water world that spreads across over 2 million hectares. The seasonal flooding and rich grasslands bring diverse wildlife, making for one of the most exhilarating safar...

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Where are the most exclusive safari holidays in Africa?

We all want to get away from the crowds and cities to find a bit of wilderness heaven. This gives us time to spend with our loved ones and re-engage. It is good for the soul, to truly relax and unwind far away from home, away from media and emails and const...

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How are women in Africa and Asia being empowered by The Explorations Company and it's partner charities?

8th March 2021 is International Women’s Day. This year, the theme is ‘Choose to Challenge’, where people all over the world are reminded to challenge inequality and celebrate women’s achievements.

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Why have The Explorations Company partnered with Sentinel Aviation?

I always recommend that you travel privately whenever possible to truly elevate your holiday or safari. The Explorations Company’s new partnership with Sentinel Aviation seamlessly melds concierge travel and private aviation.

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Where are the 10 best Africa safari destinations for first-timers?

Every love affair must start somewhere. For most, their love of Africa starts before they even arrive, feeling the lure whilst planning their first ever safari. Then from the moment you first set foot on African soil and immerse yourself in your safari, I k...

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Where are the best family safari locations in Kenya?

Get your kids to look up from their screens and let the thrill of Africa beat new excitement into their veins. Out on the far-reaching savannah – where the skies meet the earth - life and death are played out on a vast stage, and yet even the smallest creat...

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Why should you include Birding as part of any wildlife safari to Africa?

African birds are spectacular! Even the most uninterested safari goers may find themselves intrigued when they spot a brightly coloured or extravagantly plumed species, but there is so much more to learn, such as their fascinating behaviours or unique calls.

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Why are Grévy's zebra in serious danger of extinction?

International Zebra Day is held every year at the end of January to raise awareness of zebra conservation. Did you know that the Grévy's zebra, the most threatened of the three zebra species, is now on the SERIOUSLY ENDANGERED LIST?

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Everything you need to know about gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda

Rwanda is the most magical country when it comes to gorilla safaris. I have been privileged enough to trek several times in the country, in the beautiful Volcanoes National Park.

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