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CONDE NAST

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APRIL 2017 In this issue of Conde Nast Traveler, aptly called In to Africa, Pilar Guzman, Editor-in-Chief, recommends Cherri Briggs of EXPLORE to plan your family trip to Zambia and Botswana. Cultural visits with the Chiawa village in the Lower Zambezi region in Zambia is a highlight for parents and children alike! Family Bonding in Zambia & Botswana

WENDY PERRIN

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March 2017 In Wendy Perrin’s weekly newsletter, she recommends contacting Cherri Briggs, Owner of EXPLORE, Inc., for travel to Zimbabwe in her article The Best Trips to Book in March

DEPARTURES

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February 2017 Africa Update EXPLORE’s Cherri Briggs, now a regular contributor to Departures Magazine, gives an African update including both old and new favorites in Zimbabwe, Tanzania and the Seychelles, and talks Cape Town cuisine.

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February 2017 Women Helping Women Cherri Briggs of EXPLORE leads a group of 20 women, including feminist icon Gloria Steinem, on a trip to Zambia focusing on social activism and conservation. Amy Richards, longtime collaborator of both Briggs and Steinem has gathered this group of influential feminist organizers and fund-raisers to support projects focused on women and girls by visiting a dozen or so cooperatives in the Lower Zambezi region.

BLOOMBERG

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January 2017 Where to go in 2017 Bloomberg Pursuits looks to EXPLORE Inc’s Cherri Briggs for her insights into Rwanda: When to go, where to stay and the best trekking experiences to see the elusive Mountain Gorilla.

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December 2016 Top Travel Specialists For the 15th year in a row, Cherri Briggs, owner of of EXPLORE, Inc, has been chosen as one of Conde Nast’s premier Travel Specialists! She plans elephant viewing in the Okavango Delta, walks with Singita’s anti-poaching team, and tours with the co-founder of Gabon’s national parks system.

DEPARTURES

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September 2016 Mozambique Richard Story, Editor-in-Chief of Departure’s Magazine travels to Mozambique with Explore’s Cherri Briggs. “When I commented that I didn’t know what to expect when traveling to Mozambique, Cherri Brigg’s replied ‘Don’t worry. You’re going to love it. A trip of a lifetime.’ I spent three days with Briggs, an African specialist and outfitter whom I’ve been recommending to friends and readers for close to ten years. I have enormous trust in her understanding of Africa and, just as important, in her understanding of what DEPARTURES readers are looking for….and what they aren’t.” Needless to say, she delivered.

TRAVEL & LEISURE

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September 2016 The A-List 2016 Some of the most extraordinary experiences can be had only with the help of a well-connected travel agent. In Travel & Leisure’s 15th annual A-List, we showcase the 137 best specialists in the business to help take your trip to the next level.See page 8 for East and Southern Africa where Cherri Briggs is highlighted as one of the best!

FORBES

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February 2016 Rhino Rescue Effort in Botswana Forevermark, the De Beers diamond brand and custom safari specialist, Explore, Inc. held a private dinner for more than 100 persons at Le Bernardin Privé to support rhinoceros rescue efforts in Botswana.

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December 2015 The Experience Makers Sometimes even the well-traveled call on the pros for help-editor in chief Pilar Guzman’s expertly crafted East African safari is proof of the power of a great travel specialist.There are some trips that you simply can’t-or shouldn’t-plan on your own, and a safari is one of them. Thankfully, Cherri Briggs of EXPLORE has relationships with local operators and governments and a deep knowledge of this part of East Africa.

TOWN & COUNTRY

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October 2015 Africa’s Ark with Uma Thurman EXPLORE, Inc. takes actress Uma Thurman and Town & Country editor Klara Glowczewska to Botswana for a Rhino Rescue mission where they witness one of Africa’s great stories of hope. This project will one day be documented as one of the most ambitious conservation efforts in decades.

TOWN & COUNTRY TRAVEL

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Fall/Winter 2015 The T&C Trip Eight action-packed days with the Rhino Rescue Project. An unprecedented opportunity to participate in the most dramatic conservation story of the 21st century and a safari like no other. Fall/Winter 2015 The T&C Travel 100:RoundtableHere published for the first time, is the T&C list of 100 most wonderful hotels in the world, personally vetted by an exclusive roundtable of consummate travel insiders who regularly journey the world to discover the very best experiences out there.

TRAVEL & LEISURE

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September 2015 The A-List 2015 Africa & the Middle East Experts-Cherri Briggs has houses in Zambia and Botswana, and spends six to nine months a year traveling the continent. Her and her husband have also founded a slew of community development projects in Zambia.

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June 2015 The Fixers: Outsource your Anxiety Some would argue that the need for a travel specialist has diminished in the digital era. Although there is an app for nearly everything, there are still some experiences only a human can make happen. These travel specialists will pull off the impossible, plan a better trip than you ever could and spare you the logistics.

DEPARTURES

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May/June 2015 New & Views-Africa:Should I Stay or Should I Go? In the wake of last fall’s Ebola hysteria, the continent’s safari industry took a major hit, to the tune of 70 percent decrease in bookings. Sophy Roberts goes to sub-Saharan Africa-thousands of miles from any Ebola hot spots.

OUTSIDE

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March 2015 Viral Fear The Ebola virus has devastated a tiny corner of West Africa, but the entire continent is feeling the economic fallout. “The only good news with Ebola”, adds Cherri Briggs, founder of EXPLORE,”is that it gives us a chance to begin to educate people and address a massive geographic ignorance.”

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December 2014 Land of Sea and Fog Its vast blue skies and surreal landscapes are dazzling enough, but what makes Namibia’s otherworldly Skeleton Coast truly remarkable is what it lacks; people, crowds and noise.

PURSUING PASSION

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December 2014 Empowering the People of Africa Podcast Cherri Briggs and Richard Wilson of EXPLORE, Inc. and Direct Impact Africa (DIA) tell us about empowering local communities and their work in Africa.

TOWN & COUNTRY TRAVEL

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September 2014 Dog Day A day in the bush with an innovative anti-poaching team -and specially trained dogs-recently deployed by the acclaimed high-design and high-luxury Singita camps & lodges.

TRAVEL & LEISURE

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September 2014 T&L’s 13th Annual A-List A top travel advisor can help you turn your next vacation into the experience of a lifetime. Cherri Briggs named top specialist for Southern Africa. Years as agent-20, other specialties – the Seychelles and Indian Ocean Islands.

DUJOUR ONLINE

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June 2014 Yoga in the Wild In between yoga sessions, you’ll explore the wildlife of Hwange National Park, Victoria Falls & the Lower Zambezi National Park. You can canoe down one of Africa’s fiercest rivers and visit a local village.

ROBB REPORT

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February 2014 10 Ultimate Adventures:A Rare Breed The safari expert Cherri Briggs first started visiting Africa more than 20 years ago on wildlife-conservation missions. For the ultimate equestrian safari, Briggs recommends a journey to Botswana…

LONDON FINANCIAL TIMES-HOW TO SPEND IT

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October 2013 New House Rules Authenticity, independence and character take on quite different forms in the deep wilderness. In this context “it’s all about comfort”, says Cherri Briggs, owner and managing director of blue-chip Africa specialist Explore Inc.

DEPARTURES

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October 2013 Who is Cherri Briggs? When, as a young girl growing up in rural Nevada, someone once told her she would be a mother one day, Briggs replied “No way, I’m going to be an explorer in Africa”. Who knew she would become the go-to gal for the most familiar as well as the most out-there safaris? She loves Dolce & Gabbana, counts feminist Gloria Steinem among her best friends and started out as a kick-ass ad sales girl at GQ magazine. Hear what Richard Story, Editor in Chief of Departures magazine has to say about Cherri Briggs

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September 2013 22 Best Trips in the World IT’S BACK! Once again, we’re offering one-of-a-kind experiences in the world’s most fascinating places-all online and at unbelievable discounts. And if that weren’t enough, they’ve each been designed by the world’s best-connected travel specialists…

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August 2013 Perrin’s People The custom trip designers collected here represent the best blend of destination knowledge, insider connections, consumer advocacy and value for your dollar that I’ve found in more than two decades of scrutinizing the travel industry for this magazine.

TRAVEL & LEISURE

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June 2013 Zambia Up Close With top-tier guides, plentiful wildlife, and a circuit of simple yet stylish bush camps and river lodges, this under-the-radar safari destination is Africa for purists.

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March 2013 I Had a House in Africa Sidle up to that Out of Africa fantasy by booking a stand alone villa in the bush for your next safari. Find luxury villas across Africa that provide unsurpassed space and privacy at surprisingly great value. Foolproof Villa Vacations Mix the adventure of a safari with the privacy and family-friendliness of a villa.

ROBB REPORT

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February 2013 Essential Safari Guide With top-tier guides, plentiful wildlife, and a circuit of simple yet stylish bush camps and river lodges, this under-the-radar safari destination is Africa for purists. The Colorado-based Safari aficionado Cherri Briggs, who has homes in Botswana and Zambia-scours the African continent six months a year to find the best places for both luxury and authenticity.

TOWN & COUNTRY

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December 2012 Border Crossings Two voyagers and a suitcase full of gowns land in Kenya, testing the boundaries of dress codes, evening wear, and the kindness of beasts and strangers.

TOWN & COUNTRY WEDDINGS

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Fall/Winter 2012 Into the Wild Plot an unforgettable African Honeymoon. Cherri Briggs, of Explore, Inc. who splits her time between Africa and the U.S., is the go-to expert for trips that venture beyond the basic safari tour.

TRAVEL & LEISURE

TRAVEL & LEISURE A-List
September 2012 The Ultimate Trip Planners Cherri Briggs, owner of EXPLORE, Inc has been selected by Travel & Leisure for their annual A-List of World’s Top Travel Agents 2012-Africa & the Middle East.

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TRAVEL & LEISURE A-List
September 2012 The World On Sale:32 Trips of a Lifetime! Executed flawlessly by the world’s best-connected travel specialists-the ones who make our carefully vetted list.

ROBB REPORT

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May 2012 The Robb Report 100 Resorts In compiling the list, we consulted our trusted correspondents, associates and friends in the luxury-hospitality community and asked them to select the most exceptional and exclusive properties-then pressed them to pick their favorites from among the elite group.

ELITE TRAVELER

ELITE TRAVELER
May/June 2012 Top African Safaris The last decade has seen tremendous growth in luxury accommodations throughout sub-Saharan Africa. That combined with unique, tailor-made adventure options by top operators, makes an African safari perhaps the most indulgent trip for world explorers today.

TRAVEL & LEISURE

TRAVEL & LEISURE
March 2012 Safaris Made Easy Some of our favorite operators put together signature trips for T&L readers.



TRAVEL & LEISURE

TRAVEL & LEISURE
August 2011 2011 World’s Best Awards EXPLORE, Inc ranked #3 among the Top Tour Operators and Safari Outfitters in Travel & Leisure’s Reader’s Choice 2011 World’s Best Awards.

TOWN & COUNTRY

TOWN & COUNTRY
July 2010 Hanging On It’s hard to imagine, but Africa’s big cats are fighting to survive. A new initiative launched by documentary filmmakers Beverly & Dereck Joubert may offer the best chance to save them. The visitors from paradise deliver a hellish warning: within a decade there may be no lions, leopards or cheetahs roaming the African wild… unless we do something.



NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE
November 2009 25 Best New Trips of 2010 Botswana: Big Game by Boat The Selinda Spillway, a river linking the Okavango Delta with the Linyanti marshes in the Selinda Reserve, provides a massive watering hole for thousands of animals. The river is at its highest level in three decades, which means more buffalo and elephants will come for a drink – and with them, more predators. To showcase the gathering, Explore Inc. offers three night canoe-camping trips in 2010 with an old-school safari vibe.

BLACK INK

BLACK INK
Summer 2009 Private Safari Camps Adjusting to the demand, more and more camps and lodges can be privately booked, ensuring clients total exclusivity, along with a butler, chef, ranger and guide. Many properties offer flexibility where guests can tweak menus, arrange a last minute safari walk or schedule a sunset barbeque in the bush!



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June 2009 Wendy Perrin’s Worldwide Guide to Affordable Villa Vacations Looking to mix the adventure of a safari experience with privacy and family-friendliness of a private villa? Enjoy the most spectacular villas in six countries throughout East & Southern Africa, located on game reserves, many affiliated with A-List safari lodges.



TOWN & COUNTRY

TOWN & COUNTRY
April 2009 Delta Dawn Botswana, Africa’s tourism success story for decades, is reaching new heights with the opening of two new deluxe camps in the fabulous Okavango Delta, joining the already expansive array of lodges which reach far into the arid Kalahari Desert.



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August 2008 Safaris with a Conscience Explore, Inc. owner Cherri Briggs, having served on the boards of several African conservation organizations, she applies her environmental ethics in choosing accommodations-from rustic-yet-authenitc mobile tented safaris to luxe lodges-and fosters client participation in community and wildlife projects.



TRAVEL & LEISURE

TRAVEL & LEISURE
January 2008 Into the Wild: A Safari Tour of Madagascar Andrew Solomon takes in shockingly beautiful coastlines and landscapes, all teeming with friendly lemurs, colorful chameleons, and other exotic discoveries.



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December 2007 A Once and Future Eden Mozambique is an African hope fulfilled: recovered from a civil war and balancing the conservation of great natural beauty with sophisticated resorts.



NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE
November 2007 25 Best Adventure Trips Explore, Inc. specializes in innovative safaris, from dodging hippos on the Zambezi to tracking gorillas on beaches of Gabon. For a cultural hit, hang with Berbers in Morocco or trek with the Taureg of Niger.



NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER
October 2007 Moroccan Architecture From Casablanca’s art deco buildings to the preserved medieval city of Fez to the anciant Roman city of Volubilis and the Moorish medina of Marrakech, Morocco’s architecture has been shaped by its location at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.



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August 2007 Of Lionesses, Leopards, and Lechwe African safaris can mean extravagantly priced lodges and traffic jams around every kill. Not so in Zambia, where the bush camps remain simple, animals abound, and nature’s dramas unfold for your eyes only.



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May 2006 Africa Heats Up As the politics and economies of the continent shift and in some cases stabilize, many African countries are rolling out the welcome mat. Get the low down on the draws, digs, and hassle factors of Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi and Gabon.



MEN’S JOURNAL

MEN'S JOURNAL
May 2006 25 Classic Adventure Trips & How to Do Them Right They’re called classics for a reason. These are the journeys with the epic landscapes, wild animals, and wilder cultures that challenge you to contend with circumstances beyond your control. They’re trips with the power to change your life.



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December 2005 The Fabulous 50 – 50 Experiences That Only Insiders Can Deliver Meet spiritual leaders of one of the last surviving groups of Bushmen, research lions and track leopards in the Kwando Reserve, examine life-size giraffe rock carvings dating to 8000 BC, or meet the leader of the Zulu nation. These are a few of the experiences that only an insider can provide



THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

THE OPRAH MAGAZINE
May 2005 Gabon – One of Five Places You Must See in Your Lifetime See elephants, more than 600 bird species and one of the world’s largest primate gatherings. Mandrills 1,000 strong and gorillas so unused to humans they round up their family to gawk at you.



MEN’S JOURNAL

MEN'S JOURNAL
May 2005 Zambezi River – Africa’s Most Epic River Journey Goes From Wild to Wildlife The Bundu People call the Zambezi the “river of life.” You’ll understand why when canoeing the waterway, which divides Zambia and Zimbabwe: Elephants graze just 20 feet from your paddle. Hippos twitch their ears as you pass. Lions bathe and crocodiles nose through reeds.



DEPARTURES

DEPARTURES
March/April 2004 The New Adventure Class For the truly intrepid thrill seekers, ain’t no mountain high enough. Joseph Hooper reports on the new adventurers and the men and women who can take them safely, and in style, to the farthest corners of Planet Earth.

TOWN & COUNTRY

TOWN & COUNTRY
Winter 2004 African Queen “The African bush touches something essential in the spirit that’s dormant when you are leading a civilized life”, says Cherri Briggs, founder of EXPLORE, Inc., which operates superb custom tours of the continent.



NEW YORK MAGAZINE

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
April 2004 Travel Feature – Botswana If you’re seeking a little bit of adventure, and are willing to spend some money to find it, travel to Botswana. Visit any number of bush planes to any number of remote camps, and find yourself riding out on safari atop a large elephant, or careening across the vast salt pans of the Kalahari desert on an ATV, or splashing helter-skelter through the great Okavango Delta on horseback.



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April 2004 Finding The Inside Track United States – based travel agency might be the last place you’d look for an authentic experience abroad. The emphasis of tour operator Cherri Briggs’ African expeditions is less on revelry and more on revelation. EXPLORE is the only American operator to visit Sudan. In Niger, Tuareg’s act as her guides.



PADDLER

PADDLER
July/August 2003 Women-led Team Cherri Briggs, owner of EXPLORE, Inc. is a far cry from Dr. David Livingstone, both in gender and era. But she shares his ambition for exploration, which is largely what propelled her to organize and successfully complete a 400-mile first descent of Mozambique’s Lugenda River.



OUTSIDE MAGAZINE

OUTSIDE MAGAZINE
March 2003 The Scouting Expedition A Trip is Born The dream is a brand-new river route through a vast, primordial, wildlife rich wonderland on the verge of environmental salvation. The reality is what happens when a small band of marginally prepared adventurers attempts the 400-mile first descent of Mozambique’s mighty Lugenda.



NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE
July/August 2000 The Hidden Gems Many unfamiliar reserves – some over shadowed by more popular neighbors – are blessed with scenic beauty, unique geology and abundant wildlife to rival the big name parks. As a bonus, they are less-crowded, and, in some cases, more pristine.



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May 2000 Africa Unleashed Lodges like airport hotels? Sedate game drives? Jacuzzis? Fuhgeddaboudit! There’s a wild new way to see Africa. Adam Platt test-drives the active safari.



FOOD & WINE

FOOD & WINE
March 2000 Jacques Pepin’s Safari On this tour, Jacques Pepin is going to get a concentrated taste of the continent, even if it only serves to whet his appetite for a return visit. Africa does this. Nobody can shrug off the huge plains and rivers and skies, the wild beasts, the music and the people, even the shameful, beautiful remnants of colonialism. Nobody who has been here once is immune from wishing to come back.

TOWN & COUNTRY

OWN & COUNTRY
July 1997 African Queen Cherri Briggs started her travel company EXPLORE, Inc. which seeks out “authenticity, remote natural beauty and luxury without ostentation.”