Member News

17 January 2020

Airlines teaming up to save a species

Pangolin Photo Safaris

A number of international airline companies will be taking the message of pangolin conservation to the skies this year. British Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines have all committed to screening the ground-breaking documentary Eye of the Pangolin on their long-haul routes. Pangolin Photo Safaris who co-produced the film through their non-profit organisation Pangolin.Africa , is also in negotiation with several other key carriers to include the film in their inflight entertainment programmes.

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17 January 2020

Hideaways Goes Botswana!

Hideaways

It is 2020 – our 20/20 vision had been clear for the last months of 2019 and we are proud to finally and officially announce that Hideaways ‘is going Botswana’. Camp Kuzuma in Botswana will be joining the Hideaways collection of life-changing experiences. The luxurious and secluded Boutique Tented Camp is a true hideaway, and the firm and real commitment to eco-tourism and providing a green travel experience is what makes this safari experience an unapologetically real fit for the Hideaways collection.

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16 January 2020

Acacia Africa Launches New Signature Tours & Safaris Collection

Acacia Adventure Holidays

Acacia Africa is strengthening its focus on South Africa and neighbouring eSwatini with the launch of its new Signature Tours & Safaris collection.  Composed of 11 itineraries that range in length from two to six days, the collection is aimed at time-sensitive adventure travellers who are seeking a degree of comfort - three and four-star accommodation available on the tours.

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16 January 2020

A new look for Morukuru Owner's House and Morukuru River House - Madikwe Game Reserve

Morukuru Family

As we welcome a new year and look ahead to a new decade, we can share some exciting news with you all. Morukuru Family Madikwe is getting a whole new look!  Anyone who has undertaken building and interior work understands how challenging such projects are, but ultimately all the blood, sweat and tears will reveal a fresh new look and feel for Morukuru Family Madikwe - without losing any of the intrinsic values we are already so proud of.

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16 January 2020

Airlink To Operate Under Own Flight Code

Airlink

Airlink, Africa’s largest privately-owned airline, will operate under its own “4Z” flight code on services operated with effect from 11 June 2020. This decision represents an important milestone in extending the commercial reach of the airline in its own right.

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15 January 2020

Olarro Plains

Olarro by Hermes Retreats

Introducing our NEW property to the portfolio - OLARRO PLAINS With a location chosen for the unblinking vistas it offers, Olarro Plains couldn’t be closer to nature. Here, untamed Kenya is never more than a glance away. An open and airy luxury lodge, the safari spectacles flood effortlessly and endlessly into Olarro Plains.

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14 January 2020

Gear up for Safari in 2020 with The Safari Store

The Safari Store

Whether you are planning your own trip to Africa or tailoring a dream safari for your clients, the right clothing, luggage, and gear makes a difference to African travel experiences. The Safari Store has been creating made-for-purpose specialist safari apparel for more than ten years and are excited to assist 2020’s safari travellers as they pack for their adventures.

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13 January 2020

VIP: Very Interesting Politics (we promise)

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

It's Chimpolitics. We've started the year with the mountain air full of change in Mahale. The chimpanzees, clearly not wanting to be left behind when it comes to tumultuous politics, have had a dramatic shift in heirarchy. Primus, M Community Alpha male for the past seven years, has been ousted. Grab a cuppa (it's no doubt been a busy week!) and read all about it on our blog.

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13 January 2020

Azura Retreats introduces the new ‘Peri-Peri Beach Club’ - It's Hot

Azura

Azura Retreats introduces the new ‘Peri-Peri Beach Club’ encouraging guests to spend days lounging at the beach or pool enjoying their favourite Mozambican cuisine, magnums of French Rosé wine, or creating their own cocktails through the specially designed mixology menu.

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13 January 2020

Newmark: The Rockefeller set to launch mid 2021

Newmark Hotels

The Rockefeller is set to be a storied establishment and an icon of contemporary elegance in the mother city. The hotel – that will be managed by Newmark Hotels, Reserves, Lodges and Residences – is designed to encapsulate the essence of the city’s tempo – making it the quintessential residence to live, work and play.

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10 January 2020

What's News at Nantwich? All You Need to Know

Hideaways

Nantwich is officially open and taking bookings. Now that Nantwich is ready for guests (but currently closed for the rainy season) we are happy to provide our updated Rate Sheet which has all the information about what is included and excluded, as well as the difference in price for Green, Mid and High season.  The talented team and chic chalets are ready to give our guests a warm Zimbabwean welcome from April to December.

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10 January 2020

Kamageo embarks on Marifa (Intelligence) Report for 2020

Kamageo

For the 5th consecutive year, Kamageo is compiling the annual Marifa Report, which is believed to be the most comprehensive 'moment in time' analysis of the UK's Africa travel industry.  This 360-degree study of the market, provides a 'moment-in-time' usage and attitude study towards all African destinations (North, East, South, West and Central).

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10 January 2020

Announcing an upgrade of Cottar's Private Airstrip

Cottars Safari Service

We are pleased to announce that our private airstrip in the Maasai Mara has been upgraded. Airlines that are landing at Cottar's Private Airstrip: Governors, Safarilink, Air Kenya, Yellow Wings and any private charter company. The strip is 1.3km long and 23 meters wide, made of heavily compacted muram with wide drainage. It's the only strip in the Masai Mara that is up to Kenya Airways Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) new regulations.

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09 January 2020

Newmark: New Hotel - The Catalyst Hotel to open in prestigious Sandton

Newmark Hotels

The Catalyst Hotel, a premier establishment managed by Newmark Hotels, Reserves, Lodges and Residences, is set to bring luxury and comfort to both business and leisure travellers in the middle to last quarter of 2020. The hotel’s upmarket location and grandiose setting renders it the ideal connection to Sandton’s business and leisure districts.

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09 January 2020

Wheels of Change: Jenman African Safaris Replaces Land Cruisers with Sprinters

Jenman African Safaris

We listen carefully to our guests’ feedback to ensure that our tours continually strive to provide clients with the utmost comfort, taking into consideration the latest industry trends and innovations. One way that we are tailoring new tours is with the preferred comfort provided by more suitable vehicles. Jenman African Safaris is officially retiring our fleet of Land Cruisers and going forward we will only be touring in our new Mercedes Sprinters as they are by far more comfortable.

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09 January 2020

New Images for Karisia Mobile Tents and Tumaren Camp accommodation

Karisia Walking Safaris

We have some new images available for our mobile walking safari tents as well as Tumaren Camp.    The mobile tents are all carried by camels each day to a new location and we have recently upgraded the tents. The Luxury and Classic walkng safaris now use the same style tents.

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07 January 2020

WETU and Karisia Walking Safaris and Tumaren Camp

Karisia Walking Safaris

For those agents who use WETU we have recently uploaded our main campsites with information and photographs to the WETU platform. All of our campsites used on our mobile walking safaris and Tumaren Camp have been streamlined with the Prefix 'Karisia' before each campsite name. eg. Karisia Ewaso Camp,  Karisia Nantodo Camp, Karisia Tumaren Camp.

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07 January 2020

Happy New Year from everyone here!

Coastal Aviation

Partners and Dear Friends,  We appreciate the great support received from all of you throughout the year. Thank you very much! Looking back, we have had some amazing successes; Introduction of Multi Crew Coordination (2 pilots flying together), our eco-partnerships with Carbon Tanzania and Wild Aid are blossoming; and many more that we are proud of. Obviously a long way to go, but comforting to know that we too have started our journey.

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07 January 2020

Serena Hotels Ends 2019 On A Big EC0-Foot

Serena Hotels

Serena Hotels in partnership with Mettle Solar OFGEN have transformed a third property, Mara Serena Safari Lodge in Kenya, into a fully solar powered property. The inauguration of the Mara Serena solar power plant demonstrates Serena Hotels commitment to be the ‘Full Scale Solar Pioneers’ in the East African hospitality sector.

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06 January 2020

Jenman Select Webinar: How to Cater to Your Most Discerning Client

Jenman African Safaris

Catering for clients that are just this little bit more particular can be a dream but it can also be a bit daunting to ensure that they are always more than satisfied. But did you know that in addition to adventurous Guided Group tours, Jenman also creates exquisite Tailor Made adventures under the brand Jenman Select? Our upcoming Jenman Select Webinar is all about how to cater, with confidence, to your most discerning client.

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