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30 November 2011

Malawi Tops the Lists in Responsible Tourism

Leaders in the field of responsible tourism were recognised at the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards at a recent ceremony at World Travel Market (WTM), London, as part of World Responsible Tourism Day. Malawi’s brilliant Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, the world’s first Born Free Foundation accredited People and Wildlife Centre, won the ‘Best for Conservation of Wildlife & Habitats’ award beating off stiff, very deserving competition. Lilongwe Wildlife Centre is …

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30 November 2011

Cheli & Peacock, Elsa's Kopje and Mara North Conservancy Win at 2011 Eco-Warrior Awards

Cheli & Peacock Safaris (DMC)

Cheli & Peacock, Elsa's Kopje and Mara North Conservancy are awarded for demonstrating innovation and excellence in responsible tourism and conservatio Nairobi, Kenya - 25 November 2011- Cheli & Peacock sweeps up four awards at Ecotourism Kenya's 2011 Eco-Warrior Awards, held at Nairobi's Sarova Panafric.   Ecotourism Kenya's Eco-Warrior Awards recognize innovations and exceptional achievements for promoting…

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29 November 2011

Malawi's Majete Predator Programme

Majete Wildlife Reserve, situated in Malawi’s lower Shire valley is well on its way to becoming a Big Five park, having undertaken a bold and inspiring wildlife reintroduction programme to restore the park to its former glory before human intervention. The 70,000 hectare reserve has been a conservation success story since African Parks assumed management in 2003, with over 2 550 head of wildlife, including elephant, buffalo, sable and black rhino, introduced to the park over eight years…

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28 November 2011

Investment Opportunity

Simply Canvas is expanding with a new exciting destination to Tanzania's mainland Coast. There is an opportunity for Companies as well as Individuals to participate in this exciting venture. For further introduction and details: www.oxygentanzania.com

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25 November 2011

Mara Intrepids Camp - Gold Rated

Heritage Hotels

Mara Intrepids, the Heritage Hotels (Kenya) flagship in the Masai Mara National Reserve has been awarded the Virgin Holidays Gold 2011 rating for Best Hotel in Africa in glamorous ceremony at the WTM in London this November. This has seen the luxury camp upping from its Silver Award, Best Hotel In Africa rating in 2010. This prestigious award is an independent survey by Virgin Holidays of returning guests as a feedback from their holiday experience.  With the recent announcement of i…

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25 November 2011

Tuli Safari Lodge hosts Children in the Wilderness

Tuli Safari Lodge is delighted to be hosting the Children in the Wilderness Limpopo Valley camp, which is taking place in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana from 25thNovember to 1st December 2011. The aim of the camp is to teach the importance of conservation and provide children from a local village with life skills and the opportunity to participate in educational and team-building activities in a unique and safe wilderness environment. Tuli Safari Lodge will host the six day camp for …

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23 November 2011

Sauti Za Busara Music Festival

Chapwani Island

Our little Paradise on Earth is the best base to attend and enjoy the Sauti za Busara (http://www.busaramusic.org/festivals/2012/), the annual music event in East Africa and widely known as ‘the friendliest festival on the planet’. The 9th edition of Sauti za Busara will take place 8 – 12 February 2012, featuring: 400 musicians, Carnival Street Parade, four nights in the historic Old Fort,African Music Films, Swahili Encounters, Seminars and Training Workshops, Movers & S…

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22 November 2011

Southern Cross Safaris partners with Severin Air Safaris

Southern Cross Safaris  one of East Africa’s leading DMC’s,  with offices in Mombasa & Nairobi, Kenya,  is thrilled to partner with Kenya’s first luxury flying safari operator  - Severin Air Safaris. www.severinairsafaris.com  www.southerncrosssafaris.com Incorporating  the prestigious ‘Out of Africa Collection’ portfolio  of luxury camps & lodges this is the very first ,unique ,all inclusive, professionally guided  …

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17 November 2011

Online Tourism Seminar – Back in Nairobi by Popular Demand

E Tourism Frontiers

E Tourism Frontiers, the leading global, online tourism training company will be hosting a one-day seminar in Nairobi on the 30th of November at the Sarit Centre Exhibition Hall. The encore seminar was planned after the E Tourism Road Show event in June, sold out in Nairobi. E-Tourism Frontiers is an initiative that started in Kenya but now works worldwide to help emerging destinations make better use of the internet and social media to market and manage their destinations and businesses. Mr. …

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15 November 2011

Robin Pope Safaris' double bill at the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards

Robin Pope Safaris

We are delighted to announce that at the recent World Responsible Tourism Day at World Travel Market (WTM), London, Robin Pope Safaris was awarded joint Overall Winner of the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards plus winner in the Poverty Reduction category as well. A great achievement for us as there were over 1000 nominations! This universal initiative was launched in 2004 and strives to educate, motivate and inspire travel companies to engage in year-round responsible tourism activity…

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15 November 2011

Recognition for Campi Ya Kanzi at the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2011

Campi ya Kanzi

Campi Ya Kanzihas been Highly Commendedin theBest accommodation for the environmentcategory at this year’s Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards organised by responsibletravel.com. At a ceremony hosted at World Travel Market (WTM), Docklands, London, on Wednesday 09th November, the Awards were handed out by Justin Francis, managing director of responsibletravel.com, organisers and founders of the Awards, and Amanda Wills, managing director of Virgin Holidays, headline…

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14 November 2011

A&K launchThe Galapagos Islands with Mark Carwardine

Abercrombie & Kent

10th November 2011 - Cheltenham:  2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of Abercrombie & Kent and to mark the occasion Abercrombie & Kent is has teamed up with wildlife photographer and acclaimed conservationist Mark Carwardine to launch a trip toThe Galapagos Islands departing on 24th May 2012. Mark is a zoologist, an active and outspoken conservationist, an award-winning writer who has written more than 50 books (including several bestsellers), a TV and radio presenter, a widely publi…

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14 November 2011

Manyara Ranch Conservancy Global Vision Award

Manyara Ranch Conservancy

Manyara Ranch Conservancy is excited to announce it is the winner of Travel & Leisure's Global Vision Award (Conservation) 2011. We would like to thank our team and our partners who include the Tanzanian Land Conservation Trust and the African Wildlife Foundation for their ongoing support. For more information on the Global Vision Awards please visit the following link http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/global-vision-awards-2011

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14 November 2011

Sunway Safaris launches new website

Sunway Safaris

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website. After lots of time spent with the web designers, we are very proud of the new website and we know that it will be an excellent tool for agents when looking information, and booking clients onto a Sunway Safari Please take a moment to browse through the new and improved look and feel at www.sunway-safaris Some exciting new features available on the website: ·Live availability The website provides you with up to the minute…

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11 November 2011

Classic Representation welcomes Xakanaxa Camp to its portfolio

Classic Representation is delighted to welcome the well known and highly regarded XAKANAXA CAMP in Botswana as the newest member to our portfolio. For more information and images on Xakanaxa Camp, please CLICK HERE

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11 November 2011

Marketing Worldwide introduces Oaklands Country Manor, South Africa to the UK

Marketing Worldwide

  Oaklands Country Manor is a small country hotel midway between Johannesburg and Durban, high up on Van Reenan’s Pass.  It is family run with the most spectacular views that take your breath away. A privately owned polo club that also offers riding, walking, cycling, birdwatching, canoeing, fishing or the luxury of doing nothing at all. The food is themed around 'Know the Farmer', outstanding and simply delicious. Accommodation is spacious, stylish and homel…

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07 November 2011

Heritage Hotels (Kenya) To Upgrade Voyager Beach Resort, Mombasa

Heritage Hotels

Following a successful planning period announced in March 2011 where sample rooms at the Voyager Beach Resort's Deck B (Standard Garden View and Garden View Plus cabins) were modified for the physically challenged among other improvements, Heritage Hotels is proud to announce the planned refurbishment of all the rooms in these two categories. The work will commence in April 2012, with the project planned for completion in two-and-a-half months, as part of a three year development plan.&nbs…

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04 November 2011

Heritage Hotel's Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort - Kenya's Leading Golf Resort 2011

Heritage Hotels

The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort has been awarded the title, Kenya’s Leading Golf Resort at the World Travel Awards in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on the 16th September 2011. 213,000 experts in the hospitality industry worldwide were involved in the independently monitored selection. Described by the Wall Street Journal as the ‘Oscars’ of travel and tourism, this is the ultimate accolade. The resort retained the award, having been recognized as Kenya’s Leadin…

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04 November 2011

Authentic welcome Ras Mbisi Lodge to their Africa destination portfolio

The cool laid-back eco-alternative to Zanzibar:- Ras Mbisi is an intimate owner-run beach lodge on Mafia Island, just south of Zanzibar, offering simple elegant barefoot luxury for discerning travellers. Savour fine food and warm hospitality in the unspoilt natural surroundings of Ras Mbisi’s nine beachside bandas. The Mafia archipelago is un-touristy and truly breath-taking: half its coastline is gazetted as marine park offering a rich beach and marine environment to explore. Key featu…

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04 November 2011

Discounted Gorilla tracking permits for Uganda

The Far Horizons

Visitors to Uganda can benefit from heavily discounted Gorilla tracking permits in a special Uganda Wildlife Authority promotion running until the end of November 2011. Foreign tourists will pay a vastly reduced rate of $350, reduced from the normal $500 fee, for tracking certain Mountain Gorilla groups in their natural rainforest habitat in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The discount is only applicable to available permits for the Kahungye, Oruzogo, Mishaya and Mubare Gorilla group…

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02 November 2011

Appointment of a new General Manager at The SAFARI Company and ADVANTAGE East Africa

The Safari Company

Miss Nicola Butler has been appointed General Manager for The SAFARI Company and ADVANTAGE East Africa in Nairobi as of 17th October 2011. Nicola has a wealth of experience in tourism, hospitality and events management having started her career in tourism as a travel consultant in the UK, developing her skills as an international conference and events organizer during subsequent years until her move to Kenya four years ago.  Her experience of managing a luxury tented camp in the Masai Mar…

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01 November 2011

Azura at Quilalea opens its doors

Azura

Azura at Quilalea, Mozambique is delighted to announce that it opens its doors today to guests.   The island welcomes its first paying guests after a six month renovation project redeveloping the entire infrastructure, expanding facilities and upgrading the nine villas. Owner of Azura Retreats, Stella Bettany said “We are so delighted to be able to welcome guests to this island after a 6 month renovation project.  The renovation has been a real labour of love as …

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01 November 2011

Lemala Camps announce the opening of their new permanent luxury tented camp - Kuria Hills

Lemala Camps and Lodges

Lemala Camps proudly announce the forthcoming opening, on 15th July 2012, of our new luxury permanent tented camp in Northern Serengeti, the ancestral home of the Kuria tribe. The camp is virtually impossible to find for those not in the know. It is necessary to drive across two secluded valleys fed by streams and punctuated by boulders together with fig and sausage trees. Kuria Hills camp is in a hauntingly beautiful part of Serengeti, only 30 minutes from the Mara River and the Lamai triangl…

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