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30 December 2011

Counting Hippos with The Far Horizons

The Far Horizons

The Far Horizons are pleased to be able to offer an exciting new experiential activity for clients travelling to Uganda between 9th Feb and 3rd March 2012. Visitors to Queen Elizabeth National Park will be able to apply for a limited number of places to participate in next year's Hippo Census and contribute to a genuine conservation exercise. Participants will join the Uganda Wildlife Authority research teams conducting the study to collect data to monitor long term trends in Hippo populat…

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19 December 2011

Gamewatchers & Porini Camps Win Best Community Conservancy and Best Eco Property in Kenya

Gamewatchers Safaris

Gamewatchers Safaris of Kenya received two Eco Warrior Awards  at a annual gala dinner held at the Sarova Panafric.  The Ol Kineyi Conservancy in the Masai Mara ecosystem, home to Porini Mara Camp, was named the top community conservancy in Kenya and Porini Amboseli Camp was named the top eco-rated facility in Kenya. Launched by Ecotourism Kenya in 2005, the Eco Warrior Awards honor creativity within the tourism industry in Kenya and are meant to inspire innovative actions to protect…

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19 December 2011

Spotlight on the Vanilla Islands as Dodo Travel & Tours launch new website

The Vanilla Islands is the new regional destination branding conceptualised by the tourism authorities of the six island members: Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Comoros, Reunion and Seychelles. The new www.dodotravel.com website highlights the ease with which visitors can combine Mauritius with Madagascar, or the less well known gems of Reunion, Rodrigues and the Seychelles. Inter-island flights range from an easy 40 minutes, to less than 3 hours; not dissimilar, and often shorter and cheap…

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19 December 2011

Cultural Tourism

Rickshaw Travels

  So what is Cultural Tourism? To put it simply, Cultural Tourism is an exchange. It’s an opportunity for one culture to see another culture in its natural environment. By witnessing other people’s lifestyles and making comparisons with our own, we often find that there is a lot we can learn from each other and that no culture is better than another. However, as visitors, you also have to become hosts to truly “exchange” cultures.  …

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15 December 2011

Dream Team Appointed At Singita Kruger National Park

Singita

Singita Game Reserves has made two key managerial appointments at Singita Kruger National Park. Located within its private concession on the far reaches of the Park, this region has become known for offering a thrilling wildlife experience, along with Singita’s warm and personal service that invites guests to relax and connect with nature in a way that could change them forever. Laurez de Wet has taken up the reins at Singita Lebombo Lodge,where 15 luxurious loft-style suites overlooking…

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09 December 2011

Uncharted Africa Safari co. launches Set Date Departure Itinerary Combining a Mobile Experience in the Okavango Delta with Permanent Camps in the Unique Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Uncharted Africa Safari Co

Uncharted Africa Safari co. is launching new Set Date Departure Itineraries combining two of Botswana’s most iconic and unique environments, the Okavango Delta and the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans of the Kalahari Desert. These set date departures have been specially designed to make the experience of a luxurious mobile safari more accessible and easier for guests to experience. The Set Date Departure Itinerary will be available during both the dry and wet seasons. Guests will begin by spending…

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09 December 2011

Joy's Camp & Saruni Samburu Operating as Normal

Please note that Joy's Camp and Saruni Samburu have not been affected by the recent flooding along the Ewaso Ng'iro River in Samburu National Reserve. None of The C&P Portfolio properties are located within reach of the river. Joy's Camp is set in a stunning location within Shaba National Reserve, overlooking a natural spring frequented by wildlife, while Saruni Samburu is built on a rocky outcrop in Kalama Conservancy, with endless views across Kenya's Northern plains. Sha…

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08 December 2011

The Flying Doctors Society enters Partnership with Go Places Privilege Card

The Flying Doctors' Society of Africa

The Flying Doctors Society of Africa (FDSA) has entered into a partnership with the Go Places Privilege card with effect from 1st December 2011. The partnership will see members of each organization receiving a discount on membership of the other organization. With this, members of FDSA will have access to hundreds of suppliers in Kenya and enjoy fantastic discounts. Members of the Go Places Privilege card will in turn enjoy the security and peace of mind that an FDSA membership provides. The …

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07 December 2011

Karen Blixen Camp opens a Cooking School for Maasai Youth

Karen Blixen Camp

In early January 2012, Karen Blixen Camp in the Mara North Conservancy is proud to open its ‘Cooking and Hospitality School’. With no secondary school in the local area, more than 50% of the the Maasai youth find themselves in constant unemployment, contributing to the cycle of poverty. The camp relies on staff to look after its visitors and enhance their safari experience. Through this hospitality school the local youth will have access to affordable education. The camp’s ob…

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06 December 2011

Fly Camping at Manyara Ranch Conservancy

Manyara Ranch Conservancy

Fly camping is now in operation at Manyara Ranch Conservancy. Last week, guests at the ranch had the opportunity to sample this new and exciting activity. Setting out from camp on foot, the guests took a guided walk to the fly camp accommodation in a scenic location on the Conservancy. They enjoyed the African star-studded sky along with a campfire meal. The nearby hyena calls added some thrills and chills throughout the night, completing this true and wild African experience. Fly camping…

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05 December 2011

Pineapple Bay

The Uganda Safari Company

  The Uganda Safari Company and Wildplaces Africa wish to announce the opening of Pineapple Bay Resort on Bulago Island, Lake Victoria to visitors, on 15th December 2011. Pineapple Bay is the latest addition to the Wild Places portfolio which includes Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park, Apoka Safari Lodge in Kidepo National Park, and Semliki Safari Lodge in Semiliki Wildlife Reserve. The Uganda Safari Company and Wildplaces Africa also wish to let yo…

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05 December 2011

Preferred Boutique

26 Sunset Avenue Llandudno CPT

We have now partnered with the Preferred Hotel Group. As the newest dynamic brand within Preferred Hotel Group, Preferred Boutique sets the industry standards for impeccable service and personal style at the world’s finest intimate luxury properties - http://www.preferredboutique.com/ 

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02 December 2011

Singita Team To Don New Safari Chic Uniforms

Singita

Singita Game Reservesis known as a world leader in style and design, with 10 lodges that are a quintessential blend of rustic modernism in idyllic wilderness settings in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. This trend-setting safari operator recently introduced a new, custom-made line of staff uniforms that celebrates thetrademark Singita flair, while offering comfort and protection from the elements in the African bush. Singita’s Guy McGregor who heads up the Style, Design and Procureme…

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02 December 2011

New Birding Record for Uganda

The Far Horizons

The Far Horizons is pleased to report that a rare bird has been spotted in Uganda for the first time, creating a new birding record for the country. The Grey Pratincole was recorded by Johnnie Kamugisha, who spotted it whilst on the boat cruise on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The bird is a West African species and has only been spotted in East Africa once before, twenty years ago in Rusizi National Park in Burundi. Uganda has over 1,000 different bird species and offe…

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