javi clavijo

Javier Clavijo

Managing Director & High-end Travel Specialist

I've travelled half the world and I have been to the most remote places of the African continent. And I'm always eager to keep on exploring the world!

About Javier Clavijo:

Africa, Asia and Oceania.
My favourite travel experience:

Do a trekking in Uganda, watch the gorillas in the jungle and interact with them.

My unfinished business:

Travel to Polynesia.

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Javier Clavijo Trips

Maldives Gili Lankanfushi

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Located in one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, Gili Lankanfushi is set on the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Malé Atoll, only 20-minutes speedboat ride from the Velana International Airport.

India Celebrate spring in India at the Holi & Hola Mohalla Festivals

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Discover India in all its splendour during the Holi & Hola Mohalla festivals that celebrate the spring season. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the Indian culture, still so undiscovered.

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Zambia Time + Tide King Lewanika

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In this natural paradise, you will find Time + Tide King Lewanika where you can experience the magic of Liuwa Plain.

Time + Tide Chinzombo

Zambia Time + Tide Chinzombo

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Located in front of the Luangwa River, Time + Tide Chinzombo brings style and sophistication to the Luangwa Valley.


Namibia Namibia, another world

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The landscapes of Namibia are so surprisingly different that they seem to come another planet: reddish dunes under a vivid blue sky.


South Africa South African experiences

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South Africa offers a wide variety of experiences: on the same trip, you can discover Cape Town’s trendiest markets and venues, enjoy the famous South African wines at Hermanus or get lost in the wilderness.


Vietnam Discovering Vietnam

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From its never-ending rice fields and its colonial architecture to picturesque destinations such as Halong Bay, Vietnam will definitely surprise you.


Zambia Zambia: beyond the Victoria Falls

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Beyond the world-renowned Victoria Falls, Zambia has a lot to offer. It’s one of the most remote, unspoilt and authentic destinations in the African continent.

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Rwanda Gorilla experience in Rwanda

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Enter the lush and misty jungles of Rwanda in search of its most interesting inhabitants: the mountain gorillas.

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Kenya Classic safari in Kenya

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Live a truly classic and authentic safari experience while staying in exclusive lodges and having access to their private concessions.

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Republic of the Congo Mboko Camp

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Situated inside Congo’s Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Mboko Camp rests upon a savannah and next to the Lekoli River.

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South Africa The Silo

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The Silo sets a new standard for luxury Cape Town hotel accommodation. A magical hotel towering above the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City.

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Tanzania Kilindi Zanzibar

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Kilindi Zanzibar, comprising of a series of white-domed Pavilion rooms set in lush tropical gardens, is a rarity in the world of luxury boutique hotels. Originally designed for Benny Andersson from ABBA, Kilindi is a true blend of the very best of diverse cultures to be found in Tanzania and on…

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Kenya Mara Bushtops

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Mara Bushtops is a luxurious camp and spa set within the wilds of a private conservancy bordering the Masai Mara in Kenya.

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Kenya Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp

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The award-winning Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp is located in the famous “seventh” natural wonder of the world, the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Offering a bespoke safari experience, it’s owned and managed by the oldest established and continuing safari family in Africa.

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Kenya Angama Mara

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Angama Mara is a remarkable safari lodge inspired by the Swahili word for “suspended in mid-air”. Located high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara overlooks Kenya’s Maasai Mara, considered by many as the loveliest game reserve on the continent.

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Kenya Loisaba Tented Camp

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With the most breathtaking view looking towards Mount Kenya, Loisaba Tented Camp is perched high on the edge of an escarpment, with a waterhole below. Their veranda is the perfect place to enjoy the expansive view laid out in front of you.

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Kenya Loisaba Starbeds

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Loisaba Starbeds offers the biggest bedroom in the world, where the night sky is your ceiling and the hills in the distance are your walls.

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Kenya Hemingways Nairobi

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The boutique hotel Hemingways Nairobi elevates the standard of luxury for travellers in the region. Beautiful in its symmetry and flooded with natural light, this plantation-style property is airy and spacious. Each of its large suites have a private balcony overlooking the iconic silhouette of the Ngong Hills, a…

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Japan Gora Kadan

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Gora Kadan is not a hotel, but a traditional Japanese ryokan. Located on the grounds of the former summer villa of a member of the Imperial family, the building and facilities have earned high praise for its design, being in harmony with the nearby mountains, blending Japanese tradition along…


Rwanda Bisate Lodge

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Bisate Lodge, adjacent to Volcanoes National Park, combines the bucket-list gorilla trek with a pioneering vision of reforestation and community partnership. It’s Rwanda’s first genuinely luxurious and eco-sensitive safari camp, centred on Africa’s most immersive wild primate experience.

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Rwanda Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is located close to the headquarters of the Parc National des Volcans from where clients trek on foot to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla – perhaps one of the most dramatic, thrilling and poignant wildlife experiences possible.

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New Zealand Huka Lodge

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Enter through the gates of Huka Lodge and immediately begin to leave the real world behind. As guests journey the length of the drive and encounter the park-like grounds, a feeling of peace and tranquility begins to gently envelop them.

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Mozambique Azura Quilalea Private Island

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Azura Quilalea Private Island is a hidden gem, somewhere to retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, with a relaxed and understated Robinson Crusoe castaway style that belies the comforts and experiences on offer. A wholly uninhabited island paradise surrounded by the pristine waters of the Quirimbas…

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Vietnam Six Senses Con Dao

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True to Six Senses’ philosophy of selecting remote yet accessible destinations in areas of outstanding natural beauty, Con Dao is a breathtaking location, which has been protected for decades as a national and marine park.


Vietnam Amanoi

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Situated on one of Vietnam’s most beautiful bays, Amanoi is a contemporary beach resort embraced by a national park. Named from the Sanskrit-derived word aman, meaning “peace” and noi, meaning “place”, Amanoi is a tranquil retreat situated on a beautiful white-sand beach overlooking spectacular Vinh Hy Bay.

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Zambia Toka Leya Camp

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Toka Leya Camp is located on the banks of the Zambezi River, in the Eastern sector of the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, some 12 km upstream from the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

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Uganda Apoka Safari Lodge

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To sleep in the midst of the African savannah, lulled by the sound of lions in the distance, to watch the starry sky from your bathtub and enjoy some of the most spectacular sunsets in the whole of Africa. At Apoka Safari Lodge you sink back intro true savannah…

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Uganda Semliki Safari Lodge

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From its location at the top of the Wasa River Valley, the comfortable and exclusive Semliki Safari Lodge provides accommodation with a truly rustic feel, as well as a swimming pool area. It’s an ideal place to relax while still feeling that you’re at the heart of Africa.

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Uganda Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

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Located way up in almost impenetrable jungle, and practically in the clouds, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge enjoys the most incredible views. During the day you’ll step into the realm of the gorillas. At night, you will be able to enjoy the lush botanical garden and terraces with views over…

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Tanzania Siwandu Camp

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Offering an intimate, uninterrupted bush experience, Siwandu Camp is perfect for forgetting all the troubles of the modern world and immersing oneself in unspoilt nature, with just the right amount of bush luxury.

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Tanzania Ras Kutani

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Ras Kutani is a paradise destination on the eastern coast of Africa, where the hustle and bustle of everyday life seems to vanish. It’s pure relaxation in a quiet atmosphere, surrounded by 4 kilometres of deserted beaches.

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Tanzania Jongomero Camp

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For anyone seeking a true African wilderness experience, a visit to Jongomero Camp is essential. Located in one of Tanzania’s wildest parks, Ruaha National Park, it can only be described as a true unspoiled natural destination.

Tanzania Chada Katavi

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Chada Katavi is the ideal place for anyone who loves and understands the wild and for those who think they have already seen all that the African savannah has to offer.

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Tanzania Greystoke Mahale

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Right beside the crystal waters of Lake Tanganyika, Greystoke Mahale is a truly remote destination; a jungle-chic lodge hidden within a chimpanzee reserve.

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South Africa Molori Safari Lodge

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Molori means “to dream” in the Setswana language and that really sums up this lodge, one of the most exclusive in South Africa.

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South Africa Birkenhead House

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At the top of Hermanus Cliffs, Birkenhead House and its adjacent villa make the perfect destination for families who love the sea and marine life.

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South Africa La Residence

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The majestic mountains that surround the idyllic valley of Franschhoek offer glorious views in all directions. La Residence is located at the heart of private grounds of some 30 hectares, surrounded by gardens and vineyards.

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South Africa Royal Malewane

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Discover the magic of the African bush in classic elegance and style at Royal Malewane. One of Africa’s most luxurious lodges, property of Liz and Phil Biden, it plunges you straight into the splendour and beauty of the colonial era.

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Republic of the Congo Ngaga Camp

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Ngaga Camp is an intimate six-unit lodge secreted within a glade in the primary forest above the Ngaga Stream and within the home ranges of several lowland gorilla groups.

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Republic of the Congo Lango Camp

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Lango Camp is situated in Odzala-Kokoua National Park, in the remote North of the Republic of Congo, in the heart of the Congo Basin, the world’s second largest expanse of tropical rainforest.

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Seychelles North Island

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North Island in the Seychelles is an island paradise, a rare sanctuary for those seeking a gorgeous, unspoiled tropical haven. More importantly, it is a Noah’s Ark: a place where natural habitats are being rehabilitated and where critically endangered Seychelles fauna and flora are being reintroduced and given a…

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South Africa Tswalu Kalahari

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Tswalu Kalahari is the biggest private reserve in Southafrica. Located in Northern Cape, a stone’s throw from the Korannaberg Mountains and with a total of 100,000 hectares, it is home to two exclusive lodges: The Motse and Tarkuni.

South Africa Morukuru Family

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Morukuru is a family of very special places, offering you a selection of the most exclusive experiences on the African continent. Morukuru is made of several houses, three of them located in Madikwe Game Reseve and one located in De Hoop Nature Reserve.

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South Africa Camp Jabulani

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Camp Jabulani’s classic and elegant interiors seamlessly blend with the rugged African Bushveld, providing a warmth and comfort that makes guests feel completely at home.


South Africa Grootbos

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Grootbos, located on the fabulously beautiful “Garden Route” offers a programme of activities with the youngest members of the family in mind.

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Morocco Hotel Sahrai

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Hotel Sahrai is a perfect starting point to discover all the secret places in Fez. Whether you are in town for business or pleasure, they would be delighted to share some of their favourite hidden treasures with you. Derived from the Moroccan word for magic, the name of the…

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Mozambique Azura Benguerra Island

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Azura Benguerra is an unspoilt island within a national park. Deserted beaches, white sand, turquoise waters… This is the landscape that surrounds Azura Benguerra Island, one of Mozambique’s first luxury eco-boutique resorts.

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Mozambique Vamizi Island

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Vamizi Island, in the beautiful Quirimbas Archipelago, is one of a collection of utterly breathtaking coral islands. Surrounded by crystalline turquoise waters, on Vamizi you will find all types of activities connected with the sea, beaches and coral reefs.

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New Zealand Matakauri Lodge

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Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge offers stunning views from every angle of the Remarkable, Cecil and Walter Peak mountain ranges. Just seven minutes from Queenstown, Matakauri Lodge will provide an alpine lakeside retreat nestled in one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscapes.

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New Zealand Cape Kidnappers

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Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of stunning pasture-land in Hawke’s Bay, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. The Farm encompasses boutique lodge accommodation, an award-winning par-71 golf course and indulgent spa treatment facilities.

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New Zealand Kauri Cliffs

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The lodge at Kauri Cliffs is located in the Bay of Islands, in New Zealand’s North Island. This luxury lodge is one of the most awarded Luxury Boutique Golf & Spa Resort hotels in New Zealand and it’s set on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay.


Maldives Seaside Finolhu

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Bringing a timeless sense of style to the pristine lagoons and rich waters of the Maldives’ Baa Atoll, Seaside Finolhu is a refined, retro-inspired island paradise for the fun-loving beach-erati, and an unexpected revival of the halcyon days of the classic chic getaway. Seaside Finolhu is the ultimate island…

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Maldives Amilla Fushi

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Located in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, one of the 26 natural atolls in the Indian Ocean, Amilla Fushi Maldives Luxury Resort offers you a choice of island homes that hover over crystal clear waters, nestle amongst lush tree tops or hug the shores of pristine white…

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Maldives COMO Cocoa Island

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COMO Cocoa Island is an intimate private Maldives island resort with 33 overwater suites allowing you to slip right into the turquoise lagoon to explore an exceptional house reef.

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Maldives Six Senses Laamu

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On an unspoilt island, fringed with white sands and turquoise sea, this eco-resort offers a complex of villas which have been built using sustainable local materials. Six Senses Laamu is in total harmony with its surroundings, the tropical vegetation and blue lagoon.

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Japan Hyatt Regency Kyoto

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Hyatt Regency Kyoto is a stylish design hotel located in the traditional and historic area of Higashiyama Shichijo, in the heart of Kyoto. Situated just a few minutes away from JR Kyoto Train Station, this hotel features spacious rooms and luxury suites suitable for business and leisure travellers alike.

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Japan Araya Totoan

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Araya Totoan is one of the most established ryokan in Yamashiro onsen hot spring resort. In authentic Japanese Sukiya style rooms, facing a tranquil garden with beautiful trees and rocks, you can feel a peaceful ambience. Araya Totoan has a natural hot spring source from which 100,000 litters of…

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Kenya Governors’ Il Moran Camp

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On the banks of the River Mara, Governors’ Il Moran Camp provides exclusive accommodation in a Victorian-style safari which is both intimate and welcoming.

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Kenya Elsa’s Kopje

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Located in the Meru National Park, Elsa’s Kopje is the best setting in Kenya for observing rhinoceroses in their natural habitat.

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Botswana Jao Camp

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Jao Camp, at the heart of the Okavango Delta, offers a landscape that changes with the seasons and flows in time with the burgeoning wetlands. These fluctuations mean a chance to enjoy watching terrestrial animals like lions.

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Argentina Eolo

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Eolo embodies the spirit of Patagonia, its indigenous roots, the personal experiences of the first European and Criollo settlers and those of the adventurers from across the world who still head for this legendary land today.

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Australia Lizard Island

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Located right on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, fringed with coral reefs and 24 powdery white beaches, Lizard Island is an idyllic retreat offering sensational diving, snorkeling right off the beach, inner and outer reef fishing, gourmet beach picnics and indulgent spa treatments.

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Botswana Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

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Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Africa’s ultimate water-focused safari, allows guests to discover a unique and dramatic ecosystem in total luxury. The lodge adds innovation and originality to the Okavango experience. Fresh new tented guest accommodation, dining areas and lounges reflect the region’s natural beauty and the adventures of early…

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Botswana Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

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Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is located in Botswana’s Chobe National Park, a dynamic wilderness. A sweeping expanse of savannah is dotted by rocky outcrops surrounding a marsh and the Savute Channel.

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Botswana Belmond Khwai River Lodge

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Sink into time-honoured indulgence as you overlook the vibrant floodplains and dramatic big game of the Moremi Wildlife Reserve while staying at Belmond Khwai River Lodge.

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Botswana Zarafa Camp

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Zarafa Camp evokes a sense of old-style safari with its four large, luxuriously appointed double or twin ‘marquis style’ tents. Hosting a maximum of eight guests, the emphasis at Zarafa Camp is on offering a personalised and private experience, perfect for those who favour a more intimate experience or…

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Botswana Kings Pool Camp

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Kings Pool Camp is located in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, a vast private concession in the northern part of Botswana, on the western boundary of Chobe National Park. The accommodation there is luxurious, the wildlife spectacular.

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Botswana Vumbura Plains Camp

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Vumbura Plains Camp is a luxury camp situated in a private concession in the northernmost part of the Okavango Delta. The concession, which is leased from the neighbouring community, includes a wide variety of habitats, diverse wildlife and an enormous traversing area of 60,000 hectares.

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Botswana Abu Camp

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Abu is the name of an elephant who lived in this area 20 years ago when pioneer Randall Moore began the first safari with elephants. Abu Camp offers a rare African experience that showcases the magnificent wildlife and landscape of the Okavango Delta, a safari that will transform your…

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Mozambique Discover Mozambique’s beaches

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Get lost on the beaches of Mozambique, enjoy its crystal-clear turquoise waters and coral reefs. Unspoilt islands, activities for all tastes and unforgettable experiences that will not disappoint you.

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South Africa More than golf in Africa

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A unique trip to discover, enjoy and play in the best and most exclusive golf courses in South Africa.

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Botswana Okavango Horse Safari

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In the Okavango Delta, in Botswana, you can enjoy a unique safari: a horse safari. In a private ​​2,500 m2 area, riding on a horse, you will feel the true essence of the African savannah, with no barriers between nature and yourself. You will hear the silence and the…

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Botswana Nature and adventure in Africa

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Located in southern Africa, Botswana is a country of endless landscapes, rich with abundant wildlife. This destination, ideal for intrepid explorers and nature lovers in its purest state, offers the possibility of living unique and unrepeatable experiences.

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Ethiopia Aerial safari: flying over Africa

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An unforgettable trip to Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia flying over some of the most wonderful landscapes of the African continent in a Cessna Grand Caravan 209.


Uganda The gorilla experience

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Those who have experienced a trek through the jungle in search of gorillas and have had the luck of admiring a silverback in this unique environment will agree that it’s a a truly unique moment.

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Republic of the Congo Looking for the Gorillas

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In the heart of one of the oldest national parks in Africa, the Odzala National Park, you will be able to live a unique experience: observing the silverback gorillas. Besides hosting a great biodiversity, Odzala has the largest population of Western lowland gorillas in Africa, and a very important…


Ethiopia The contrasts of Ethiopia

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The historical sites, the incredible landscapes and the great variety of cultures, with no European influence, are some of the facts that distinguish Ethiopia from most African countries.


Jordan The treasures of Jordan

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Few places in the world can boast of holding so many historical sites in a few hundred square kilometres. Because of its strategic position, Jordan has played an essential role in the history of humanity. Every important historical period from the Palaeolithic to the Modern era can be traced…

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Uzbekistan The Silk Route

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Uzbekistan is the heart and soul of the Silk Route. The ancient towns and its four World Heritage Sites cities – Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand and Shakhrisabz – are incredible labyrinths of exotic architecture and spectacular decorative art. Beyond you will find the rural valley of Fergana and the remote…

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Maldives Family holidays in the Maldives

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Maldives is one of our favourite destinations to spend a few days in paradise: a never-ending summer in white-sand beaches. And although many think of it as a destination for couples, the truth is that it is also an ideal place to enjoy with your family.


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