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17 October 2018

Africa-based Internship Programme underway

Kamageo

Kamageo now offers internships for students across a variety of Africa-based roles - in hospitality, marketing, construction or maintenance. In partnership with Kafunta Safaris (Zambia), Kamageo offered its first three-month placement to Sam Machin, who is studying Business & Entrepreneurship at the University of Falmouth. His three months in South Luangwa are captured in this video.

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16 October 2018

Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp Partners in 7th Aitong Medical Camp (October 2018)

Elewana Afrika

The 7th Annual Aitong Free Medical Camp is organized by the Land & Life Foundation, the charitable arm of Elewana Collection. This year the Aitong Camp will be run in partnership with a number of organizations providing funds, in-kind resources, and logistical support: Elewana Collection, Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp, along with other key partners.

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16 October 2018

Safari Plains in the Waterberg joins the Extraordinary Collection

Extraordinary

Extraordinary is delighted to announce the addition of Safari Plains in the Waterberg region to the already impressive Extraordinary Collection. Set in a Malaria free area against the backdrop of the magnificent Waterberg Mountain Range in the Limpopo Province, this 5 star Tented Lodge will proudly welcome guests from December, 2018.

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16 October 2018

Kamageo is launching Sierra Leone at WTM

Kamageo

This fascinating West African country has a host of delightful surprises for visitors - pristine tropical beaches with turquoise seas; bustling towns full of vibrant colour; captivating cultural festivals, plus wonderful wildlife including chimps, pygmy hippos and stunning birds.

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15 October 2018

Event for 50 Years Independence of The Republic OF E.G.

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

With the occasion for celebrating 50 years of independence of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, GRAND HOTEL DJIBLOHO sponsored a unique event: crossing the island of Bioko in kayay, carried out by the Italian kayak recordman Francesco Gambella on the 10th of October 2018.

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15 October 2018

More than just game drives at Bumi Hills

African Bush Camps

There are many enthralling activities when you venture from the the comfort and beauty of the idyllic lake view at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge. Guests can opt for active game drives or walking safaris to discover the lion, leopard and large herds of elephant and buffalo. Boating Safaris, lake cruises and fishing are also on offer on the tranquil lake, where fishing enthusiasts can try their luck. If you do decide to stay in the comfort of the lodge, 10 lakeview rooms exhibit panoramic views to send you into a state of awe. The Baobab Villa offers a unique and secluded experience for families, small groups or honeymooners providing guests a private vehicle, lounge and butler.

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12 October 2018

Vayeni and Samphire Travel Consulting to part ways in October 2018

Vayeni

Vayeni and Samphire Travel Consulting will part ways from the 15th of October 2018 following a great relationship over the last 6 years. Samphire Travel Consulting have been representing Vayeni, a leading Zimbabwean based independent Destination Management Company, in the United Kingdom (UK) market.

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12 October 2018

Final 9 students sponsored with your support

African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps Foundation has triumphed in our ambition of raising full scholarships for 23 orphaned and vulnerable students in the Hwange Area, Zimbabwe, as part of our 2018 High School Scholarships Programme.

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11 October 2018

Zambia & Uganda to sponsor Bradt's Big Cat Festival 2019

Kamageo

Kamageo has confirmed both Zambia Tourism and Uganda Tourism as sponsors of Bradt's 2nd Annual 'Big Cat Festival'. The event celebrates the world's larger feline species and will be held on Saturday 13th April 2019 at the Royal Geographic Society in London. Speakers for 2019 include TV-Presenter, Chris Packham amongst other big names. Rich Whiston, Marketing Manager at Kamageo explained “Zambia and Uganda are great destinations for getting up close to many of Africa’s big cats, so we hope by su…

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11 October 2018

More Safari Logistics flights available

African Bush Camps

More good news for those traveling between Somalisa and Victoria Falls, Safari Logistics has added an additional route to the 2019 Flight schedule. We will now be able to fly guests out of Somalisa to Victoria Falls Airport to connect with the SA8691 Airlink flight to Cape Town as well as the KQ792 flight to Cape Town that departs in the morning. The flight will return to Somalisa in the afternoon connecting guests off the SA40 and BA6285 flights that land in Victoria Falls Airport from Johannesburg after lunch. This will hopefully give our guests more opportunity when travelling to and from the beautiful land of Hwange National Park.

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10 October 2018

Be the first to stay at African Bush Camps new camps in Mana Pools!

African Bush Camps

Journey with us to a place where time slows down, where nature reigns free. A patchwork of rugged wilderness, strong flowing rivers and far-reaching mountains. Mana Pools is one of the last true wildernesses, our ambition is to offer a variety of experiences. This has led us to opening two new camps in Mana Pools, Nyamatusi Camp and Nyamatusi Mahogany. While Nyamatusi Camp is going to be established as the main camp, the latter will be our dedicated family camp consisting of two tented suites and two family suites nestled under ancient mahogany trees on the lush banks of the mighty Zambezi River.

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10 October 2018

Fusion Restaurant at The Retreat

The Retreat and Heaven

For ten years, the founders of Kigali's top restaurant, Heaven, have dreamed of opening a fine dining restaurant which merges culinary traditions from around the world with Rwandan ingredients. Fusion - the new restaurant at The Retreat - takes culinary traditions from Italy, Mauritius, Morocco and elsewhere and blends them into a single harmonious offer. Perched beside The Retreat's glorious saltwater pool, rock gardens and native plantings, Fusion is the most elegant spot in Kigali to explore new flavours and experience first-class hospitality.

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09 October 2018

A Fitness Room with Perhaps the Finest Work-Out View in Africa has Opened at

Africa Albida Tourism

A fitness room has been built at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, offering guests an unrivalled view of bushveld to the horizon, with the opportunity to spot wildlife at the onsite waterhole during their work out. Wildlife frequenting the waterhole at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge includes elephant, buffalo and kudu, and occasionally lion – last week a lioness thrilled guests when she spent most of the day there. While bushbuck and warthog may be seen wandering past the window of the fitness room.

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09 October 2018

Adventure on the river: the Kafue River Recce

The Safari Store

In planning a river trip to Zambia, two explorers travelled to the Kafue and followed this sometimes wild, always beautiful river on an expedition-tested mission for The Safari Store. It was a trip that demanded grit, but also the right gear – and the recce presented the perfect opportunity to test the performance of our clothing and luggage in extreme, raw conditions on the back of a boat.

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08 October 2018

The Retreat by Heaven

The Retreat and Heaven

A decade ago, Alissa and Josh Ruxin pioneered the foodie-boutique hotel experience in Kigali with Heaven Restaurant and Boutique Hotel.  With Rwanda’s incoming tide of luxury gorilla accommodations, they wanted to give high-end travelers more reasons to spend time in the clean and safe city they call home.

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05 October 2018

Royal Madikwe Joins Ethos' Portfolio

Ethos Marketing

Ethos is delighted to have been appointed UK representatives for The Royal Madikwe, an exclusive family owned safari lodge in South Africa’s North West province from 1 October 2018.  To read more about this exclusive lodge with just 5 suites please visit https://bit.ly/2RrEDaN

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05 October 2018

The New Chikwenya Opens in Mana Pools

Wilderness Safaris

Together with local Zimbabweans, including John Mapondera and Joe Wright from Capmount Lodges, Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to announce the opening of the new Chikwenya Camp. Situated in a private concession in Zimbabwe’s majestic Mana Pools National Park, the elegant camp is perfectly set at the confluence of the Sapi and Zambezi rivers, overlooking an open albida floodplain and Chikwenya Island – a true photographer’s paradise.

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05 October 2018

New Entrance Into Hwange National Park Now Open

Hideaways

Hideaways is thrilled to announce the official opening of the new Mtoa gate from our lodge, Elephant’s Eye directly into Hwange National Park!

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04 October 2018

El Karama Lodge, Laikipia Welcomes Esteemed Conservationist And Evironmental Activist George Monbiot, 22nd December 2018

Campbell- Bell Communications

El Karama Eco Lodge is looking forward to hosting an evening with the conservationist and environmental activist George Monbiot on 22nd December to kick start the Christmas period at the lodge. As part of their innovative and inspiring lecture series and in line with their passion to educate and inspire people to a more sustainable way of living, El Karama are inviting guests at the Lodge to attend the private lecture as George will be visiting with his family over the Christmas period.

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04 October 2018

Mahlatini Luxury Travel enters a brand new era

Mahlatini Luxury Travel

Mahlatini, the UK’s Best Safari, Wildlife and Nature Holiday Company has opened the doors on its first permanent base in Africa, with a dedicated sales and product office in Cape Town. Founded in 2002, Mahlatini is a specialist tour operator with an exclusive focus on tailor-made travel to Southern and East Africa, along with the Indian Ocean Islands.  Co-founder and Director of Sales, Greg Fox leads the SA division. “First-hand product knowledge and excellent supplier relationships are central to Mahlatini’s success.

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