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31 October 2011

Heritage Hotels To Upgrade Samburu Intrepids Camp

Heritage Hotels

The refurbishing of Samburu Intrepids' public areas and the swimming pool is scheduled to commence in 2012 and completed in two months. Heritage Hotels take this opportunity to assure our esteemed guests and partners that during this upgrade period, the camp will remain open, and this will not affect any contracting. It shall continue to run as normal, with every care taken to avoid disruption to our esteemed guests' comfort and relaxation. For any queries. please get in touch via sale…

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31 October 2011

Specialist Morocco and Moivaro launch Riad Africa - New Boutique Hotel in Marrakech

Specialist Africa

Specialist Morocco, in a joint venture with the Moivaro Lodge & Tented Camp group of Tanzania, has this week launched Riad Africa, a stunning 8-bedroomed property located just five minutes’ walk from Djemaa el Fna square in Marrakech. The traditionally-built property has been carefully restored using the finest local materials and decorated with African artefacts.  Its central palm-filled courtyard also boasts one of the largest dipping pools in the Medina (some 16 square metres…

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27 October 2011

Heritage Hotels To Upgrade Mara Intrepids Camp

Heritage Hotels

The luxury family safari flagship of the Heritage portfolio in the Masai Mara is set for renovations in 2012. The award-winning camp with thirty luxury tents will have the main restaurant and bar relocated and given a new look. The refurbishment will take 3-and-a-half months. It will make Mara Intrepids Camp a destination of choice unrivalled in service and offering. During this upgrade period the camp will remain open, and this will not affect any contracting. It shall continue to run as norm…

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24 October 2011

Appointment of a new F&B Manager at The Majlis

Mr. Moreno Lucidi has joined The Majlis Hotel in Lamu on July 1st 2011 as F&B manager. Mr. Lucidi has over 20 years experience in the industry having worked for many hotel groups and restaurants around the world.  He started his career in 1985 at Mirabelle Restaurant in London, United Kingdom. After several years in London, he broadened his expertise by moving to California and later Africa. Mr. Stefano Moccia, director of The Majlis hotel in Lamu, commented the appointment of Mr…

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17 October 2011

Tuli Safari Lodge sponsors orphan house

Ground-breaking ceremony takes place at second orphan house project funded by donations at Tuli Safari Lodge Tuli Safari Lodge is delighted to announce that it is sponsoring the construction of a house for four orphaned children in its neighbouring village of Mathathane. The house will follow the same design and purpose as the one Tuli Safari Lodge sponsored in another neighbouring village, Mothlabaneng, in 2008. Tuli Safari Lodge worked with the community and social workers from the Bobirwa …

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14 October 2011

Karafuu wins 'Africa's Leading Beach Resort' and 'Tanzania's Leading Resort' at World Travel Awards

  We are proud to inform you that Karafuu Beach Resort & SPA has been voted Africa’s Leading Beach Resort and Tanzania’s Leading Resort at World Travel Awards. This is one of the most prestigious awards in the global travel industry - The Wall Street Journal, for example, describes the awards as the 'Oscars' of travel and tourism. Please kindly accept our warmest thanks to have supported us in achievement of this further success.

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14 October 2011

Serengeti Balloon Safaris to Operate Seasonal Balloons in Seregeti South

Serengeti Balloon Safaris

Tony Pascoe, director of Serengeti Balloon Safaris announced that they will be operating in Serengeti South from December 25th 2011 through until the end of March 2012.  This will give visitors staying in the Ndutu / Serengeti South area the opportunity to float in a hot air balloon over this wonderful area at this spectacular time of year. N.B. As the balloon flight is within the Serengeti National Park, passengers coming from NCAA / Ndutu are required to pay Serengeti National Park fees…

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13 October 2011

Londo Lodge welcome new management couple

Londo Lodge, Mozambique - NEW MANAGEMENT - Italian couple Pietro and Giorgia have joined the Londo Lodge team. They are in their early thirties, very passionate about Africa and hospitality and have a fantastic way with guests and staff alike. Georgia is a PADI teacher and has a great deal of experience working front of house. For both Evelijn and PJ they are a welcome support and the four of them make up a great team. They are very excited about their arrival and both staff and gues…

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13 October 2011

Kamili's Safari News Edition 13 now out

Kamili

Kamili has published Issue 13 of their popular Africa travel trade mini-magazine, "Safari News". This edition features articles on all of Kamili 35 partners, including lodges, camps and safari operators in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia. South Africa, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Congo and CAR. New properties include WILDWATERS LODGE (Uganda); LELESHWA CAMP (Kenya), ETAMBURA CAMP (Namibia);  NXAMASERI ISLAND LODGE (Botswana); HATARI LODGE and SHU'…

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13 October 2011

Sleeping Warrior Lodge opening 18th December!

New African Territories

Sleeping Warrior Lodge, Soysambu, Kenya - opening 18th December 2011, just in time for that Christmas getaway...! The Sleeping Warrior Lodge is an eco-friendly luxury lodge just over two hours from Nairobi. Set on the stunning Soysambu Conservancy, the lodge offers breath taking views of Lake Elementeita and the Rift Valley. Enjoy an unforgettable wilderness experience with night and day game drives, bush walks and excursions to nearby Lake Nakuru National Park and Eburru Forest Sanc…

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12 October 2011

Honour Way - Delta Dunes welcome their new management couple

Honour Way

Delta Dunes, Tana River Delta, Kenya - New Managers Lara and David Hammond, both Kenyan born and bred, with a passion for the Delta, bring with them a wealth of experience in running and hosting camps and lodges in East Africa. David is a trained Cordon Bleu chef and a very keen fisherman! Lara was brought up in the industry, is a keen cook and has a passion for wildlife and conservation. She has been visiting the Delta since she was 8 years old! Just in time for their arrival D…

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11 October 2011

USTOA welcomes newest active member, Cox & Kings

Terry Dale, president of The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), announced that Cox & Kings, The Americas has joined the association as its newest Active Member, bringing its current total to 45 corporate members and more than 150 brands.  “It’s a pleasure to welcome Cox & Kings, a company that brings a long-standing reputation for quality and integrity to USTOA,” added Dale.   “They are agreat complement to our association and we lo…

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11 October 2011

Gamewatchers Safaris Wins International Sustainable Tourism Award

Gamewatchers Safaris

The tenth Skål International "Sustainable Development in Tourism Awards" ceremony was held during the Opening Ceremony of the 72nd Skål World Congress held in Turku (Finland), on 19th September 2011 and we were delighted when Gamewatchers Safaris was announced as the winner in the category of Tour Operators & Travel Agents, for our support of sustainable tourism developments in Kenya through community-owned wildlife conservancies and our Porini Camps concept. The tro…

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11 October 2011

Honour Way - Ker & Downey Botswana increase portfolio with Linyanti Ebony

Honour Way

Linyanti Ebony, Linyanti, Botswana - As part of their strategic partnership with African Bush Camps, Ker & Downey Botswana is delighted to introduce Linyanti Ebony to its growing portfolio of luxury tented safari accommodation. With a custom-built family unit and no age limit restriction, Linyanti Ebony is a perfect addition for families looking to experience an authentic safari in the African Wilderness. Linyanti Ebony enjoys the same luxurious features and is situated with the same …

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10 October 2011

African Bush Camps open two new airstrips in Zimbabwe

African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps have added two new airstrips to their portfolio in Zimbabwe. Manga Airstrip, in the heart of Hwange National Park, is a mere 30 minute drive from Somalisa Private Concession where Somalisa Camp and Somalisa Acacia are located. Approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, the Civil Aviation Inspector dubbed the airstrip to be 'the best bush landing airstrip in Zimbabwe'. Dandawa Airstrip, a mere 30 minute drive from Kanga Camp, allows guests to enjoy a short …

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10 October 2011

Pumulani was the brightest star at World Travel Awards 2011

We are delighted to announce that Pumulani Luxury Beach Lodge has been voted as Malawi's Leading Hotel 2011 at World Travel Awards which is the most prestigious and highly covered awards programme in the global travel industry, proven to substantially heighten Robin Pope Safaris international profile. This worldwide award was described by The Wall Street Journal describes as the 'Oscars' of travel and tourism. This year, a phenomenal 213,000 industry professionals partici…

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