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Posts tagged as "philanthropy"

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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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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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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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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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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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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Why do Conservation Safaris to Africa make a difference?

I have the good fortune of being able to spend much of my time in Africa with the emphasis on understanding the various conservation and community projects in the region.

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Why have The Explorations Company become a stakeholder of the Lion Recovery Fund operating in Namibia?

Life for any desert adapted species in Namibia is harsh due to the relentless, barren terrain. But for an apex predator such as a lion, this is increasingly difficult as they reside in harsh, low prey areas with little water.

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Where are Africa's top 8 luxury sleepouts, star beds and treehouses located?

To me there is nothing quite like sleeping out under the stars, surrounded by the sounds of nocturnal animals, and then rising with the sun to see the landscape awaken under the warm dawn light. In Africa one of the most interesting ways to do this is to sp...

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5 ways you can make a difference on World Wildlife Conservation Day

World Wildlife Conservation Day on December 4th raises awareness of uncomfortable truths that we should all be aware of. This is a day when we can all contribute to the protection of wildlife and the habitats they live in, raise awareness of issues and dona...

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How is the Sumba Foundation transforming lives on Indonesia’s Sumba Island?

Indonesia is one of the most striking geographical regions in the world. Home to the legendary komodo dragons, it is nothing short of a fairy tale land of untamed rivers, mighty volcanoes, lush terraced rice fields, majestic architecture, coral rich seascap...

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How does The Explorations Company make a difference to conservation and communities in Africa and Asia?

Over the last few months, as we have experienced the global effects of COVID-19, I have noticed that many people have had the opportunity to spend time reflecting, most often on their own lives and how they can improve them.

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How did you fare in our Explorations travel quiz? Answers here!

We know our recent quiz caused some head-scratching! But, by the same token, we hope that all those who “had a go” had fun working out their replies.

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How can one help support elephant conservation on World Elephant Day?

World Elephant Day is celebrated every year on August 12th to raise awareness of the struggles elephants face to survive. You can help elephant conservation in Africa by donating or by visiting in person on your luxury safari to Africa. Elevate your safari ...

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Why is philanthropic travel more important now than ever?

Over recent years, there has been an increasing awareness of world issues and global needs and as such, there has been a recent surge in travelling as a means to give back.

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Are you an Explorations travel expert? Try our quiz!

We have compiled an unusual quiz as part of the “Travel From Home” series we are running during the Covid-19 pandemic. The quiz is designed to be challenging, stimulating and amusing; how will you fare?!

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How can I maintain social distancing on holiday/vacation?

Travellers will be asking one big question right now: How can I travel safely post Covid-19 and will I still be required to observe social distancing? It’s a question that merits serious thought. The obvious answer is to travel privately. Not only does this...

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How does sustainable tourism help support wildlife conservation and local communities?

‘Luxury travel’ has a new meaning. It’s not about the thread count of the bed sheets or the sparkle of the crystal anymore. The true luxury of travel is to have phenomenal experiences that you will remember forever, whilst supporting conservation and commun...

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An 'Expert's Guide' to the best safaris and holidays for 2020

Over the last year my colleagues and I have travelled extensively exploring new destinations, inspecting newly-opened hotels, villas and camps (and re-evaluating existing ones) and sampling the most exciting and unique experiences imaginable.

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Why does Uganda's Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary need our support?

For me, the unique opportunity to support the Chimpanzee Sanctuary at Ngamba Island and witness their work to care for 49 rescued chimpanzees is the experience of a lifetime. It is incredibly moving to spend time watching the chimps and learn about their ca...

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How does the ABC Foundation integrate safari holidays with conservation and community support?

How can you surpass an ‘ordinary’ safari, and elevate your holiday to the ‘extraordinary’? In my opinion, the best way to do this is to ensure that every camp or lodge that you stay in directly acts to support local communities and conservation.

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How is conservation-led tourism helping to protect the endangered Snow Leopard?

With a high altitude desert dominated by rugged snow-capped mountains and deep turquoise lakes, Ladakh is one of the most picturesque places on earth. It is the home of the “Ghost of the Himalaya”, the enigmatic snow leopard, and is considered to be the bes...

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Find out how holidays to Borneo are helping to conserve the rainforest and wildlife

When one thinks of the island of Borneo one most likely thinks first of verdant rainforests and the endangered orangutan, which faces complex challenges to its survival. Your holiday to this fantastic island can help to conserve the many unique and threaten...

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How is Gorongosa putting Mozambique back on the safari map?

When it comes to safari destinations, Mozambique is one of Africa’s best-kept secrets! More than just a beach add on to a safari in another African country, Mozambique holds its own as a bona fide wildlife destination too.

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Why is Indonesia a great destination for active family holidays?

Families are always looking for unique adventures to make the travel experience active and fun for the whole family. ‘Fly and flop’ holidays are a thing of the past as families look for ways to turn their holidays more educational, healthy and exciting.

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