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15 February 2019

RETURNAfrica will be opening a new lodge in 2020 on the Kwando River in Namibia’s Caprivi Strip

Return Africa

We are excited to announce that RETURNAfrica will be opening a new lodge in 2020 on the Kwando River in Namibia’s Caprivi Strip. On Tuesday 5th February RETURNAfrica signed a 25-year concession with Kwando Conservancy to develop and operate a lodge at the Old Susuwe site on the Kwando River. The signing ceremony took place at the Kwando Conservancy office in the presence of the Kwando Conservancy Committee, traditional leaders and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.

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15 February 2019

Live the Ultimate Holistic Holiday in The World's Greatest City at 26 SUNSET VILLA

26 Sunset Avenue Llandudno CPT

Some travellers like all-action adventure holidays, while others prefer to switch off and experience solitude and silence. Some like to sample the hottest clubs and rub shoulders with the city’s most beautiful people, some want to experience stunning natural wonders and others seek rejuvenating, recharging, wellness-focused experiences that erase stress and allow them to refocus for the challenge of a new year. A Holistic Holiday offers as many or as few options for relaxing in the way you choose – and Cape Town is the ideal city to experience your holiday, your way, with the stunning architectural gem that is 26 SUNSET VILLA as your base.

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15 February 2019

Green Safaris offers Indaba replacing Fam Trip 5-11 May

Green Safaris

Green Safaris would love to invite agents for a Fam-trip to either Ila Safari Lodge in the Kafue National Park, Zambia or Kaya Mawa at Likoma Island in Malawi, or both. With Indaba recently changed to May 2-4, perhaps this could be a good opportunity to visit the Green Safaris properties, pre We Are Africa.

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14 February 2019

Explore the vineyards around Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro

Elewana Afrika

Shangri La Coffee Estate, home to the Manor at Ngorongoro have started experimenting on growing wine grape varietals on the slopes surrounding the estate.  Elewana The Manor hope to serve some of these in our restaurant in the future. The vineyard managers have reported that the first harvest is due this year, and the fruits and root-stocks are doing well. On average, developing a vineyard can take up to two years to produce fruit and four years for the delivery of the first bottle of wine. The annual growth cycle of grapevines follows the same process each year, beginning with the bud break, which culminates in the leaf fall followed by dormancy.

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14 February 2019

Hideaways Is Heading To The Beach – Relaunch Of Rio Azul Mozambique

Hideaways

Whispers of a mangrove forest, a crystal-clear lagoon, white powdery sands, and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean lapping gently against the shore… It’s serenity in a tropical wilderness, it’s Rio Azul in Mozambique, the newest lodge in the Hideaways portfolio. This beach paradise in a remote and secluded location is waiting for guests who want to experience the splendour and barefoot luxury of Mozambique in a unique eco-system sharing our vision for a marine protected reserve. Island, beach, lagoon and estuary activities such as snorkelling, kayaking through a mangrove forest, beach picnics and trips to the Bazaruto archipelago.

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13 February 2019

The Safari Collection’s Cultural Photographic Safari

The Safari Collection

This March join award-winning National Geographic photographer Robin Moore on an exclusive six-night safari to capture Kenya from behind the lens. This cultural photographic adventure will take you on a journey from the lawns of Nairobi's elegant Giraffe Manor to the alluringly beaded Samburu tribe at Sasaab, ending beneath the shadows of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountain Range at Solio. Under the guidance of Robin Moore, you will be given insider tips and photography tricks while being immersed in the colourful Samburu culture, up-close wildlife encounters and breath-taking vistas. It is also possible to extend your adventure to Sala's Camp.

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12 February 2019

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge hosts Born Free Foundation's Artist in Residence

Serena Hotels

Serena Hotels and Born Free are delighted to be working together again – this time hosting award-winning writer and illustrator Ed Vere at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge for a couple of weeks.  Ed will be hosting two watercolour workshops for guests this week, sharing his expertise on ‘How to paint an elephant’.  Ed will showcase some sketch work from his time in Amboseli so far as well as demonstrate how he draws and paints in the wild (check out this great video for a sneaky peek).  Aspiring artists at the lodge will enjoy his guidance on their own watercolour painting techniques.

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12 February 2019

AccorHotels and Mantis Invest in the Future of Tourism

Mantis Collection

AccorHotels and Mantis are excited to announce that Bulelwa Maxam and Tumelo Daniels are the recipients of the Accor/Mantis bursary to study towards a B.Com Hospitality Management at Stenden South Africa in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape. Stenden South Africa offers a Bachelor of Commerce degrees in Hospitality and Disaster Management. Stenden is a private university and strives to give students from disadvantaged backgrounds access to education with the assistance of private companies such as AccorHotels and Mantis.

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12 February 2019

Face-To-Face At The Following Travel Shows

Jenman African Safaris

Experience, expertise and adventure is why guests choose to travel with Jenman African Safaris. The portfolio provides specialized private guided safaris, tailor-made travel and small-group guided safaris in Southern Africa, East Africa and Madagascar. The recently introduced exclusive Jenman Select product range offers private custom safaris for the high-end traveller, with a strong focus on conservation and bespoke and carefully curated experiences. Meet us face-to-face at the following travel shows to get the details:

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11 February 2019

Nomad Tanzania at ITB

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

Rupert Finch Hatton will be attending ITB this year. Please drop him a line on rupert@nomad-tanzania.com to set up an appointment.

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11 February 2019

Berlin here we come!

ResRequest

We'd love to meet you! ResRequest is travelling to Berlin for ITB on the 6-10 March 2019.  ResRequest is a comprehensive Central Reservations (CRS) and Property Management System (PMS) which can help you leverage your availability, increase your sales and track your business. You can have many people and properties, in different locations, all accessing the same information at the same time: sales, accounts, operations; there is no limit.

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11 February 2019

Big Cats Under Threat: Leopard Conservation in the Kruger

Singita

Protecting Africa’s leopards has become a conservation issue of increasing importance. Panthera, one of Singita’s non-profit conservation partners, estimates that this once-widespread species has vanished from at least 49% of its historic range on the continent and is already extinct in six countries, and possibly six more.

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11 February 2019

Introducing New Flight

Coastal Aviation

  Daily flightRuaha / Iringa to Kilimanjaro - ArushaCoastal Aviation is expanding its extensive scheduled flight network by adding more route options so as to make your flying safari seamless!By linking Tanzania's largest National Park, Ruaha National Park, with Kilimanjaro International Airport (Tanzania's second largest international point of arrival), we are providing our trade partners with further options to link remote and authentic safari destination…

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08 February 2019

Update on temporary closure of Saadani airstrip

Coastal Aviation

Dear Partners Following our previous communication sent last month, according to Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority the Sadaani airstrip is still closed until 28.02.2019.

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08 February 2019

andBeyond Announces Oceans Without Border's Pledge

&Beyond

With an increasing number of factors affecting the health of the world’s marine resources and experts predicting the collapse of global fisheries by 2048, conservation-led experiential luxury company andBeyond is turning its focus to marine conservation.

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08 February 2019

Kitich Forest Camp at ITB

Kitich Camp

A quick reminder that we’ll heading off to the bustling streets of Berlin to attend ITB.  This would be a great opportunity to learn more about Kitich Forest Camp and find out about the other New African Territories properties.

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07 February 2019

Meet Coastal Aviation in ITB 2019 - 6-8th March

Coastal Aviation

Dear Friends and Business Partners, Coastal Aviation will be exhibiting our product offering at ITB Berlin from 6th to 8th March 2019. We look forward to engaging with our industry colleagues as we unveil our NEW Ruaha/Kilimanjaro routing that will be added on to our already extensive network within Tanzania as from 1st June 2019. We would also encourage dialogue regarding Coastal's Pilatus PC12 and Caravan charter fleet.

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07 February 2019

We are Africa-Experience: new destinations, new website, new agent zone

Africa-Experience

Taking our guests on safaris, tours and mountain climbs so they can take a break from the world as they know it. That’s what we set out to do as Tanzania-Experience in 2007. Twelve years later, we operate not only in Tanzania, but in Namibia and now Kenya and South Africa. Our four Experience destinations come together under the umbrella of Africa-Experience. Find out more on our new website. And meet us at ITB! ITB in Berlin: March 6 – 10 2019: hall 21a, stand 129. Arrange a meeting with us here!

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07 February 2019

Bush Camping in the Emerald Season with Robin Pope Safaris

Robin Pope Safaris

Always after off the beaten track experiences, Robin Pope Safaris are running this safari exclusively during the month of April to give a different dimension to bush camping when the Luangwa Valley is lush, green and at its most dramatic. Phenomenal birding, beautiful vistas and game viewing during what is usually an overlooked and underrated time of year. The safari is a combination of two fixed camps with an overnight bush camping that will make for an exceptional safari and the opportunity to see the Luangwa Valley in all it's emerald glory.

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07 February 2019

Announcing the opening of Elewana Lodo Springs, a New Five-Star Luxury Tented Property located in Loisaba

Elewana Afrika

Elewana Collection is proud to announce it will open Elewana Lodo Springs on the 15th June 2019 bringing the total number of destinations to 16 award-winning luxurious camps, lodges and boutique beach hotels in Tanzania, Zanzibar and Kenya for the luxury safari camp and lodge operator. The announcement underpins Elewana Collection’s dedication to conservation in Northern Kenya and its position as one of the largest sustainable tourism operators in East Africa.

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