Member News

13 December 2019

Introducing Camp Onduli, Damaraland – Opening 1st July 2020

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

Ultimate Safaris are delighted to introduce our newest venture, CAMP ONDULI in Damaraland. This has been established in line with our commitment to help preserve wild places through impact investments that have a positive effect on the environment and its custodians, as already demonstrated in our growing portfolio of camps in Namibia.

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13 December 2019

Is Madagascar a Family Holiday Destination? Jenman African Safaris Advises on its Suitability for Family Travel

Jenman African Safaris

Madagascar is truly a one of a kind destination and is the perfect place for adventurous travellers looking for something new and special. But what about travelling families? Does this unusual destination meet the various requirements to make it family-friendly? Children can have very specific needs but you’ll be delighted to know that Madagascar can be a family destination, especially for kids 8 and older.

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13 December 2019

African – The Fine Art of Travel: a new glossy magazine for the German-speaking market

African Magazine

Published right in time for the festive season, and biannually thereafter, the new German ‘African – The Fine Art of Travel’ magazine explores the multi-faceted African continent over 148 vivid pages.  Africa has been pulling the magazine’s publisher, Anja Hanke, into its embrace for many years.

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12 December 2019

Exhibitors and Buyers quick to commit to UK Roadshow

Kamageo

Now in its fourth year, Kamageo’s exclusive Safari Roadshows (www.safari-roadshow.com) across the UK in 2020 have been opened to exhibitors in the past week, with significant uptake almost instantly. Responding to trade research conducted after last year’s events, the format has been tweaked and the participating countries rotated.

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12 December 2019

Lake Natron Camp Marketing - Now in the UK

Lake Natron Camp, Ngare Sero

Sorcha Easson, Marketing Consultant for Lake Natron Camp, is now based in the UK and is ready to take enquiries and calls.  Please do email sorcha@lake-natron-camp to arrange sales team training that will cover all things Natron, the activities and all trekking options from the Ngorongoro Highlands to Natron, through the Gol mountains, and onto the Serengeti!

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12 December 2019

Samara Private Game Reserves welcomes first lion cubs

Samara Private Game Reserve

Just one year after welcoming its founder pride of lions, Samara Private Game Reserve is celebrating the birth of its first litter of cubs. Born to the first wild lion and lioness to roam the Plains of Camdeboo near Graaff-Reinet in over 180 years, these cubs represent a victory for wild lion conservation. “We are ecstatic about this birth,” says Sarah Tompkins, founder of Samara. “It’s a sign that our move to rewild the landscape to create the conditions for new lion populations has been successful.”

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11 December 2019

Introducing The Pangolin Project at Sala’s Camp

The Safari Collection

The Safari Collection are thrilled to support an exciting new conservation project working to protect the highly threatened pangolin. These secretive and mysterious nocturnal creatures are covered head to toe in hard keratin scales and are one of the most trafficked mammals in the world. Their meat is eaten as a delicacy in China and Vietnam and their scales are misguidedly used in traditional medicine. Tragically, pangolins are utterly defenceless against the hands of their biggest predators: humans.

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11 December 2019

Consultant Chef creates tantalising new Menu offering for The Elewana Collection

Elewana Afrika

Our Consultant Culinary Trainer, Nicola Bryden is currently working her way around the properties within Elewana kitchens bringing our food alive and energizing our Chef Teams. Nicola’s cooking style is influenced from her vast experience working and traveling all over the world from Scotland to France and even as far afield as Australia. Drawing on this knowledge and experience our new menu’s feature combined flavours with an African inspired twist.

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11 December 2019

Wilderness Safaris Announces Daily Flights to Busanga Plains for 2020 Season

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris is set to improve access to Zambia’s extraordinary Busanga Plains by introducing daily flights between Kafue National Park and Lusaka or Livingstone during August, September and October 2020. In partnership with Wilderness Air Zambia, which is operated by Staravia, the initiative will increase travel convenience into the region while cutting down on complexities.

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10 December 2019

Launch of new Big Cats Seasonal Camp in Masai Mara, from safari expert Nigel Archer

Small World Marketing

Following on from the success of the Great Wildebeest Migration Luxury Seasonal Camp launched earlier this year to allow guests to feast on the majestic annual wildebeest migration, Nigel Archer Safaris are delighted to announce the launch of their Big Cats Luxury Seasonal Camp. Guests can experience the best predator sightings with the Big Cats game package, available from 20th January through to 10th March 2020.

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09 December 2019

Rock Climbing with Karisia Walking Safaris and Tumaren Camp

Karisia Walking Safaris

We have increased our Rock Climbing options within Laikipia and now have 3 different granitic outcrops bolted with choices of climbs ranging from beginner to advanced. Matt Glenn and Schaniela Wright here for 2 weeks further training the guides and bolting our new routes.  They are both qualified safety guides through RCI in the UK.

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09 December 2019

Indemnities And The '7 Tiers Of Protection'[Part 2]

Louis Neil -The-Lawyer

Footnote: I've Decided To Interrupt My 'Defamation/Social Media' Series With Something Highly Topical Last month in part 1 I discussed the role of the CPA, common law & customer briefing - I will now consider acceptance of risk, T&C and insurance.

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06 December 2019

Zambia's Great Balls of Chilli!

Kamageo

Zambia has seen great success in tackling the human-elephant conflict through the introduction of chilli blasting. Conflicts between humans and wildlife has increased in the Luangwa Valley following community and residential development, as elephants continue to forage for food but as they do so, they raid crops and cause damage to properties in the surrounding villages. In turn, this creates and provokes negative feeling between the locals and the elephants, as some farmers lose their livelihoods as a result of the intrusion.

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05 December 2019

Statement on SAA by Ministry of Public Enterprises

South African Airways

The Board of SAA has adopted a resolution to place the company into business rescue, a well-defined process that will allow SAA to continue operating in an orderly and safe manner and to keep planes and passengers flying under the direction of a business rescue practitioner.

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05 December 2019

"Ops Normal" And Business as Usual for Airlink

Airlink

Airlink flights and schedule will continue to operate as normal regardless of South African Airways being placed in business rescue. Airlink, which is a privately owned airline, is an SAA code-share and franchise business partner.

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04 December 2019

Journey planning made easy with live availability

Classic Portfolio

Our Classic Portfolio AVAILABILITY PORTAL has evolved to drive easy itinerary building across 15 individual reservation systems. You can access 45 camps, lodges and villas, underpinned by conservation and long term sustainability, and start your itinerary planning across 11 African countries. No time zone delays. Build itineraries with live availability any time of the day and any day of the week.

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04 December 2019

The Rufiji Explorer Canvas Safari Hat is Back

The Safari Store

The Rufiji Canvas Safari Hat is back in stock – with a new colour to add to your collection. When it gets hot on safari, this wide-brimmed hat offers essential sun protection in style for game drives, walking safaris, or relaxing as you take in the outdoors on your next trip to Africa.

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03 December 2019

Green Safaris Releases Sneak Peek of Chisa Busanga Camp

Green Safaris

The Green Safaris Team has been hard at work behind the scenes since they, on the 17th of September, announced the new property Chisa Busanga Camp set to open in June 2020. Here is a preview of one of the stunning spacious Bird’s Nests raised up in the tree tops overlooking the beautiful Busanga Plains in Zambia.

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03 December 2019

Rhino Conservation: Your Donation Could Help Save a Species

Singita

We are helping our conservation partner in Tanzania, the Grumeti Fund to raise $500,000 to support the next translocation of eastern black rhino to the Western Serengeti – but we can’t do it alone.  For as little as $5, you have the opportunity to make a difference that could define the future success of an entire species.

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03 December 2019

Southern Sun Ridgeway Lusaka completes stylish refurbishment

Tsogo Sun

December 2019 - Southern Sun Ridgeway Lusaka, located in Lusaka, Zambia, has completed a long-awaited refurbishment, to the value of over $7 million. The newly-unveiled rooms and public areas bring a fresh, contemporary design to one of Zambia’s oldest hotels, first opened in 1953.

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