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22 May 2019

The first dedicated elephant nursery in South Africa

Jabulani

Up until now, HESC has been providing a home for baby elephant orphans, since it is so well-equipped with amazing facilities for problem animals, with quarantine and boma areas. Over the last three years, four orphans have arrived on our doorstep. The decision, however, has recently been made to move the orphans from HESC to Jabulani and to build a new nursery closer to the stables of the Jabulani herd.

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22 May 2019

#CoastalAviation of #Tanzania invites to make B2B appointments for #KaribuKiliFair2019

Coastal Aviation

It’s that time for KiliFair/Karibu Fair! We will be attending and would love to meet with you at this important Tourism Trade Fair for East Africa. We have made many progressive changes and would very much like to update you on our journey so far. This year the event will be held at Friedkin Recreation Center - TGT in Arusha, Tanzania from  7th - 9th June 2019  For those planning to attend, you will be pleased to know that we have promotional fares for our trade partners, both Residents and Non-Residents for KiliFair/Karibu Fair on the routes below: -

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22 May 2019

Kitich Forest Camp - New Website

Kitich Camp

Kitich Forest Camp are excited to share our new website – www.kitichforestcamp.com  – full of amazing imagery and fresh content, we hope it will inspire one and all to embark on an original safari adventure...full of wonders, in this fascinating part of Kenya!  Karibu, we hope to see you at Kitich soon.

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21 May 2019

Adventure to the South: Experience the Wildest Places on Earth

Singita

Driven by a 100-year purpose that seeks to protect Africa’s land and its flora and fauna for future generations, Singita is committed to the continued conservation of the continent’s most iconic landscapes. Now, Singita is taking this philosophy a step further by partnering with White Desert Antarctica and One&Only to offer guests an adventure like no other; a series of unique encounters with the wildlife that define some of the world’s most precious wild places.

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21 May 2019

New look for Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Inyati Game Lodge

The team from Inyati Game Lodge are pleased to announce a substantial refurbishment of the lodge, which is set in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park.  Major structural renovations of the central recreational areas include an extension of the main veranda area to capitalise on the uninterrupted scenes of the Sand river and its rich game viewing opportunities.

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21 May 2019

Tourism Is Critical to Africa’s Development: Discover How We Are Africa, The Continent’s Most Dynamic Travel Show, Is Committed to Rebranding African Travel

Beyond Luxury Media

Here’s the good news: travel and tourism in Africa is booming. In 2018, the continent enjoyed a 5.6% spike in growth , making it the world’s second-fastest growing region – when compared with a 3.6% global average growth, the future appears rosy for Africa’s owners and operators. And in a continent where the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) found travel and tourism contributed almost $200 billion to the economy last year (8.5% of GDP) and employs 6.7% of all working Africans, it’s an industry crucial to future growth.

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20 May 2019

Australia’s top-selling insect repellent now available through The Safari Store

The Safari Store

African travel demands effective insect protection for good health and comfort. The Safari Store recommends top-quality Australian-made insect repellent to their clients and we are proud to add Bushman Insect Repellent to our range. Selling 1.3 million bottles per year in Australia, Bushman is the leading choice of Australian families and households. Developed and tested on the continent, the formula of this pump spray repellent is effective for the tropics. It was also the insect repellent of choice for the Australian Olympic Team in Rio during the 2016 Zika outbreak. Bushman benefits include:

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20 May 2019

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris are proud supporters of rhino conservation in Southern Africa!

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris

We support the Chipembere Rhino Foundation in South Africa through The Rhino Ride initiative which encourages guests to make a voluntary contribution when traveling with us. We were elated to have had the opportunity to hand over an even greater amount than we did last year to this NGO run foundation in the Eastern Cape. This is in support of their tireless and invaluable anti-poaching and conservation efforts. Here is our CEO, Glenn McKeag handing over the cheque to Chantelle Cook from Chipembere. Thank you to each and every guest traveling with us who helped make this incredible contribution possible!

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20 May 2019

Visit of the African Development Bank in Grand Hotel Djibloho

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

The Grand Hotel Djibloho received on Monday the 13th of May 2019 the privileged visit of the President of the African Development Bank Dr. Akinwumi Adesina accompanied by H.E Mr. Cesar Agusto Mba Abogo, Minister of Finance of Equatorial Guinea. Both distinguished guests and their delegation were offered a guided tour around the Hotel’s infrastructure led by the Hotel’s General Manager Mr. Vincenzo Presti. After visiting the Grand Hotel Djibloho, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina stated “I am honestly impressed. I travel a lot around the world, yet I have never seen a place like this before.”

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17 May 2019

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara builds a new infinity swimming pool

Hemingways Collection

As the season begins to come to an end and the rains start arriving in the Masai Mara, it’s time for us at Ol Seki Hemingways Mara to take a little break and start our annual maintenance projects. You’ll recall last year we invested significantly in the back of house operations of the camp including installing a new solar power farm to completely remove the camp from grid and electricity power. This has been a huge success and has been extremely well received by our guests. We also built a new kitchen and we are delighted to see the improvement in our cuisine which has resulted from the improved kitchen facility. This year we’re looking at the front of house and the guest experience and to that end, we’re extremely excited to publicise, for the first time, some detailed information about our new pool which we have been promising.

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17 May 2019

Delivering Impact and Making a Difference in Uganda

Just a Drop

Fiona Jeffery OBE, Founder of Just a Drop, reflects on her recent trip to Uganda to assess the charity's impact in bringing about the desired outcomes which ensure long term benefit for the communities Just a Drop works with - and to see if there's anything the charity can do to create even greater impact. Read the article here: https://www.justadrop.org/delivering-impact-and-making-a-difference-in-uganda

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17 May 2019

Grand Hotel Djibloho Golf Mini-tournament

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

On Sunday the 12th of May 2019, the Grand Hotel Djibloho organized an International 18 Holes Mini Tournament, bringing together participants from various countries such as Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, South Korea and Spain. This tournament marked the official opening of Grand Hotel Djibloho GOLF CLUB. Giving the guests free access to the Golf Course and has been created with the purpose of assembling every  golf player interested in having the best experience at enjoying the marvelous 18 HOLES course.

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16 May 2019

Robin Pope Safaris celebrate Kuthengo Camp first year in operation!

Robin Pope Safaris

In April 2018 Kuthengo Camp officially opened its ‘doors’ for business and in honour of the camps' 1 year anniversary, Robin Pope Safaris have put together an exciting package which explores 2 of Malawi’s most popular and diverse game parks: Majete Wildlife Reserve - currently the only official Big 5 game park in Malawi.  Liwonde National Park - in addition to having 4 of the Big 5 present, it is also the only park in Malawi that is home to a cheetah population.

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16 May 2019

Explorers against Extinction to help safeguard the world’s tallest mammal

Real Africa

Explorers against Extinction (EAE) is pleased to announce that it will be supporting the work of Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) in Uganda through its 2019 initiatives. EAE has pledged funds towards the translocation of critically endangered Nubian Giraffe from Murchison Falls to picturesque Pian Upe in the north-east of Uganda. Re-introduction of iconic species such as giraffe to the reserve will also help to bolster eco-tourism in this region, which includes neighbouring Kidepo. EAE is organised annually by UK based conservation charity the Real World Conservation Trust. The focus of the campaign is to raise awareness as well as funds to protect threatened wildlife and wild spaces.

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16 May 2019

Guided Walking Safaris temporarily suspended in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy until further notice

Elewana Afrika

Elewana Collection would like to notify you that we are currently unable to offer guided walking safaris at either Elewana Lewa Safari Camp or Elewana Kifaru House on the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. We shall be able to offer this activity to our guests once the Conservancy have secured the relevant permits from the Government of Kenya. Please accept our apologies for this interruption.

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15 May 2019

Providing Building Blocks for Early Learning

Singita

Renowned author of over 60 children’s books, Dr Seuss, has inspired a love of reading in millions of children over the past eighty years. While his stories have been translated into more than 20 languages, first words and early reading books are not readily available in the XiTsonga language of the communities around the Sabi Sand and Kruger National Park. Recognising this gap, Singita’s community partnership team decided to create such a local-language book for the 2,500 young children who benefit from its Holistic Early Childhood Development (ECD) Support Programme.

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15 May 2019

Hemingways Nairobi joins the prestigious Virtuoso Network

Hemingways Collection

The Hemingways Collection is delighted to announce that Hemingways Nairobi, the group’s luxury hotel in the Karen district of Nairobi, is now a member of the highly exclusive Virtuoso network.  With more than 20,000 travel advisors from over 350 agencies and 1,800 travel companies in its ranks, Virtuoso is renowned to be the most prestigious and established travel network in the world.

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15 May 2019

Jao - Pioneering Biodiversity Conservation in the Okavango Delta

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris Jao Camp continues to make a remarkable impact on the biodiversity conservation of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. The completely rebuilt camp’s new Centre of Knowledge museum, resembling a mini “Smithsonian Institute”, will be a platform from which to educate guests on the area’s botanical history, and a world-class research complex where guests can connect with experts and scientists.

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14 May 2019

Kamageo to promote The Gambia within the UK

Kamageo

Kamageo has been tasked by The Gambia Tourism Board with promoting their destination within the UK, via a number of marketing activities planned for the latter part of 2019. The Gambia’s Tourism Destination Manager for the UK, Malick Jeng explained that the country is keen to maximize its existing image as a short haul, affordable, yet exotic beach destination, whilst also seeking to increase visitors attracted by The Gambia’s vibrant culture and wildlife.

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14 May 2019

An African Anthology introduces Iganyana Tented Camp as the latest addition to our portfolio

An African Anthology

An African Anthology is proud and excited to introduce Iganyana Tented Camp as the latest addition to our portfolio! Iganyana Tented Camp is situated on a private concession just minutes from Hwange airport and Hwange National Park. 15 large luxury tents each offering 640 square feet of pure peace and privacy, all rooms have king or twin beds,  en-suite bathrooms with separate dressing area, air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, and double doors leading onto a shaded outdoor veranda.

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