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Ground Breaking Agreement on Certified Bamboo for Sustainable Tourism

Mantis Collection

18 July 2017

The Mantis Collection has partnered with EcoPlanet Bamboo in the utilization of unique bamboo charcoal air purifier in all Mantis hotel rooms aimed at improving the quality of indoor air and reducing moisture in humid locations and a specialized bamboo charcoal for the filtration of water, thereby reducing the use of plastic water bottles.  Short term commitments are to move the hotel collection’s use of packaging for cosmetics, food and drinks to a renewable and ... read more

Nigeria’s online travel agency Wakanow launches in Kenya UK

13 July 2017

Africa’s leading online travel agency, Wakanow Ltd has formally announced its entry into the East African travel market, a move that will bring its innovative travel offerings to the regional traveler. The exclusive launch event which was attended by key regional travel trade stakeholders including airlines, hotels, travel agents and representatives of tourism bodies also witnessed the unveiling of the localized travel portal. ... read more

Magical Mahale: Meetings with chimps

Africa Geographic

12 July 2017

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Affordable and private Okavango – Sable Alley now open!

Natural Selection

12 July 2017

Natural Selection’s new Sable Alley Camp opened in May in the Khwai Private Reserve. Located in a wildlife biomass hotspot right where the dry Chobe country meets the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, at Sable Alley the wildlife literally comes to us. The lagoon in front of camp is home to a pod of over 30 hippo and plains game, elephant and buffalo are often seen coming to drink close to camp. ... read more

Savute Secrets

Africa Geographic

11 July 2017

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Intimate Places embraces the "Throttle the Bottle" initiative

Intimate Places

06 July 2017

Possibly the single most significant threat to our environment this century is the prolific use of throwaway plastic bottles. These bottles are used to sell mineral water as well as a range of soft drinks. They are non-biodegradable and when not properly disposed of can create mountains of garbage which last for centuries. These discarded bottles also leach toxins into the soil and often get eaten by animals, sometimes with disastrous consequences. ... read more

A Route Change and No Rate Changes for Popular Botswana Tours in 2018

Jenman African Safaris

06 July 2017

Jenman African Safaris is changing the routing of the highly popular Botswana Wildlife Breakaway Tour for the 2018 season. The tour will continue to start and end in Victoria Falls, however, the first highlights are now the Caprivi Strip, Okavango Delta, and Moremi Game Reserve, before travelling onto the Nata region and then to the national parks of Chobe and Hwange. This will help reduce daily driving times and distances allowing clients to have more time each day completely at ... read more

Tanzania-Experience celebrates its 10-year anniversary!


06 July 2017

Ten years ago, Tanzania-Experience’s Co-founder and Managing Director, Henning Schmidt, moved from Germany to Tanzania to set-up what would become one of the most successful tour operators in the country. In this interview, he remembers how it all began: “Back then, there were no blog posts on ‘How to start a company in Tanzania’. Most information had to be obtained locally and on-site. On-site however, there often was no internet or electricity. ... read more

Ethiopian Airlines Inaugurates State-Of-The-Art Cargo Terminal-II

Ethiopian Airlines

05 July 2017

On June 29th 2017 Ethiopian Airlines was delighted to inaugurate its state of the art Cargo Terminal-II. This momentous inauguration event was graced by H.E. Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the FDRE, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Shide, Minister of Transport and Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam GCEO Ethiopian Airlines together with other high-level government officials and participants of the ICAO Cargo Forum. H.E. Mr. ... read more

Camp Jabulani launches interactive, evolved elephant experience with a strong conservation ethos remaining central to all activities

Camp Jabulani

04 July 2017

With the launch of its interactive, evolved elephant experience, Camp Jabulani, the Relais & Chateaux accredited luxury lodge near Hoedspruit in Limpopo, enters a new phase in its journey with elephants. Since 1 April 2017 elephant-back safaris have no longer been offered. Adine Roode, owner and CEO of Camp Jabulani, says, “The decision, taken already in May 2016, was prompted by increasing international opposition against elephant-back safaris, because of the abusive way ... read more

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