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26 March 2019

SawaSawa Africa spreading its wings!

SawaSawa Africa

SawaSawa Africa has been on the forefront of travel, actualising guests’ dream getaways and mind-blowing adventures in pursuit of thrilling natural wonders, the discovery of unexplored landscapes, beach bliss or immersion in exotic culture since its inception more than a decade ago.    Sam Mundia and Deepa Darbar – the two owners who are fully focused on ensuring that each and every single client they handle has the benefit of their over 30-years experience in this part of the world are now able to offer the same expertise for destination Tanzania and Uganda.

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26 March 2019

Almanara Luxury Boutique Hotel & Villas announces partnership with Saruni

Campbell- Bell Communications

Almanara Luxury Boutique Hotel & Villas is delighted to announce a partnership with Saruni with 2 new itineraries offering the ultimate safari and beach getaway. Almanara Luxury Boutique Hotel & Villas has long been regarded as the perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of your Kenyan safari. Known for their 5 star service, award winning cuisine and warm hospitality they are delighted to announce a special partnership with Saruni, a safari company which shares their values.

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25 March 2019

Season one in Elewana AfroChic Diani Turtle Hatchery

Elewana Afrika

Elewana Afrochic works hand in hand with Diani Turtle watch to help the species thrive. We currently have four nests in our hatching grounds with a total of 398 eggs expected to hatch around Easter time. Stay tuned for updates as we work to save these endangered species.

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25 March 2019

Plunge Pool at Kisampa

Wild Things Safaris

Kisampa - Wami River Bush Retreat, situated on the south western border of Saadani National Park has installed a plunge pool shaded with two dhow sails. A great way for guests to refresh after either a bush walk, a canoe safari on the Wami River or just enjoy the day relaxing at the camp with the occassional dip in the pool.l.

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25 March 2019

Zimbabwe Tourism to screen exclusive premiere of Disney's Lion King

Kamageo

In London, on 19th July 2019, Disney releases their new CGI live action version of 'The Lion King', with ZIMTO (Zimbabwe Tourism Organisation) screening an exclusive premiere in the iconic Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square. Coordinated by Kamageo, the screening will give 150 people the first opportunity to see the movie. As Tim Henshall explained "Zimbabwe's return to prominence echoes the storyline of "Lion King", and at the same time one of Cecil’s descendants is now creating a pride of his own, too. The synergy is incredible".  See the amazing trailer here.

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22 March 2019

Lengishu House releases new video

Borana

Lengishu is the ultimate destination for the discerning traveler. Built entirely of sustainable materials, this unique family home was designed to blend into it’s surroundings of unspoilt African wilds.  As the newest property on Borana Conservancy, Lengishu opened it's doors in January.

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22 March 2019

It's where we are that matters

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

Our Nomad Tanzania camps occupy some of the most coveted and remote locations on the continent and give our guests unforgettable safari experiences. But, more importantly, they also allow us to access hard to reach communities and provide them with opportunities that change lives.

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22 March 2019

Africa-Experience in South Africa

Africa-Experience

A country where lions and penguins live, where you explore vast national parks today and exciting cities tomorrow, where stormy winds are followed by tropical heat, where there is so much to see, so much to do, you can return again and again. This is South Africa. And we are right here. From our operations office in the Western Cape, Africa-Experience operates in destination South Africa.

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21 March 2019

Ethiopian Airlines Pilot Training Misreporting

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines expresses its deep disappointment on the incorrect reporting by the New York Times titled, “Ethiopian Airlines Had a Max 8 Simulator, but Pilot on Doomed Flight Didn’t Receive Training” Before phasing in the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, Ethiopian Airlines pilots completed both the Boeing recommended and FAA approved training.

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21 March 2019

Complete Upgrade - Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge

Nasikia Tanzania

Nasikia Camps have just completed a complete refurbishment of their Tarangire property - now permanently located all year around.  Facing north-west towards the Great Rift Valley wall and the setting sun, Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge offers ten standard tented suites and two inter-connected family suites.  All suites set up high on wooden platforms, overlooking the baoba-dotted wilderness in the forefront. Wash off the safari powder with a polished concrete, rim flow pool and enjoy sundowners around the baobab shaded camp fire.  This is truly glamping at it's best, right in the heart of the remote and wonderful Tarangire National Park. Come see where Safari Magic happens!

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21 March 2019

Sovereign - a supreme ruler, especially a monarch

Zambezi Cruise Safaris

Zambezi Cruise and Safaris are delighted to announce the launch of the newest member of their fleet on Lake Kariba – Sovereign Sovereign underwent major refurbishment during 2018 and boasts 10 luxurious cabins with air conditioning, en-suite shower and WC for that cruise of a lifetime. The generously proportioned lounge and dining area offers panoramic views of the landscape, coupled with stylish interiors. A staircase leads to the top deck, from where our captain commands the vessel. From here you have an enviable bird’s eye view of the lake and its surrounds – a great place to relax on a day bed in the open air.

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20 March 2019

Bring clean water a step closer this World Water Day

Just a Drop

It's World Water Day on Friday! Get involved in with Just a Drop’s Steps to Water campaign this week to support communities with access to clean safe water! Globally, 844 million people do not have access to safe water, with women and children in developing countries walking an average of 6km every day – or 8,000 steps - to collect water which is not safe to drink. Bring clean water a step closer this World Water Day by taking on the Steps to Water challenge: track your own steps to water, then donate 1p per step to Just a Drop!

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20 March 2019

Raising awareness of elephant crisis via RGS event with How Many Elephants

Kamageo

Few people know that 96 African elephants are poached each day for their ivory. At this astonishing rate they will be extinct in the wild within a decade. ‘How Many Elephants’ is a powerful and award-winning campaign using design as a powerful tool to bridge the gap between scientific data and human connection. ‘How Many Elephants’ is organising a fundraiser talk event at Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers), 1 Kensington Gore, London. SW7 2AR on June 6th 2019. For more details and tickets, please click here.

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20 March 2019

Inyati Supporter of SSW Rhino Protection Helicopter Programme

Inyati Game Lodge

Inyati Game Lodge has always been a supporter of the Sabi Sand Wildtuin rhino protection programme and can boast that we are the largest donor of the total cost of the SSW helicopter programme. Rhino poaching has severely impacted almost all of the reserves within South Africa, and as a result the Sabi Sand Wildtuin has committed itself to providing a safe haven for rhino. In 2013, after significant rhino losses in the area and across the country the Sabi Sand undertook the implementation of a major rhino protection project aimed at creating a sanctuary for our rhino. To find out more about the SSW Rhino Protection Programme, please click here.

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19 March 2019

Thornybush Collection pitches a new luxury tented camp - Saseka

Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Collection

Saseka Tented Camp Suspend what you know about luxury tented camps.  The latest addition to the Thornybush Collection, Saseka Tented Camp, is state-of-the-art, luxurious and imbued with idyllic African wilderness.  Saseka is the Tsonga word for Beautiful.

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19 March 2019

Elewana Collection highlights the best time to visit Kenya for avid Birders

Elewana Afrika

East Africa is renowned for its beautiful and colourful array of birds. The avifauna of Kenya include a total of 1105 species, endemic to this area are eight, listings include the Jackson's Francolin, Clarke's Weaver and Sharpe's Longclaw, 75 are accidental, and two have been introduced by humans. The Amani Sunbird, Clarke’s Weaver, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Hinde’s Pied-babbler and Fischer’s Turaco are some of the birds listed as endangered here. The lilac-breasted roller is the official bird of Kenya, with it incredible blue and lilac feathers that stand out making it one of the many birds that are strikingly beautiful.

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19 March 2019

Boundless Africa Safaris - relocation of head office

Boundless Africa Safaris

Boundless Africa Safaris, owned and run by Rowena Putter, is relocating the head office at the beginning of July 2019, to Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States. Updated contact info will be added to my Atta profile,  but please will all marketing/representation agents and DMC representatives give me a call when you are in or near North Carolina after July, as I would love to keep in touch and keep updated on African Travel and destinations for my American client base. My email will remain rowena@boundlessafrica.com

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18 March 2019

Launch of the Kyambura Gorge Eco-tourism Project, Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Volcanoes Safaris

Launch of the Kyambura Gorge Eco-tourism Project Volcanoes Safaris has launched the Kyambura Gorge Eco-tourism Project, a series of community and conservation activities developed since 2009 to safeguard the Kyambura Gorge ecosystem. At the launch event, Praveen Moman, Founder, Volcanoes Safaris, said:

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18 March 2019

What accessories should you take on safari?

The Safari Store

When it comes to safari accessories, sometimes the little things can make a big difference. From effective sun and insect protection to binoculars, torches, and gear, The Safari Store stocks premium safari accessories for the African traveller – with every item tested to ensure they meet the needs of safari-goers. It comes as no surprise that sun and insect protection are vital on safari. The harsh rays of the African sun can be fierce, especially when you’re out and about on game drives, walking safaris, or boat cruises – or even relaxing at the lodge. Sunburn can be very painful and uncomfortable – a quick way to put a dampener on your safari.

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18 March 2019

Safari Magazine Edition 36 out now!

Kamageo

The latest edition of the popular trade magazine, 'SAFARI' has now been published both online and in print. The new 74-page magazine, which contains no ads is produced exclusively for travel professionals selling Africa, making it the only publication of its type. Editor, Izzie Ludbrook, described this latest edition as "a feast of useful news updates, reviews and opinion across all of our destinations". For a hard copy, make sure you are on our mailing list via kristina@kamageo.com Online version available via https://bit.ly/2UBiSGK

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