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30 May 2011

Kenya Airways set to Launch Flights to N’djamena, Chad

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways is launching its 54thdestination on the 19thJune to N’djamena in Chad. The new route which will operate via Cotonou, the capital of Benin, will see Kenya Airways strengthen its presence in Central Africa, a landlocked geographical territory that depends largely on imports. The airline will operate the route with a Boeing 737 – 800, 2 times a week every Sunday and Wednesday out of Nairobi. “We are seeking to consolidate our presence in the African market by fly…

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30 May 2011

Flatdogs Camp, the Community, the Environment and the Wildlife

Flatdogs Camp

At Flatdogs, we’re all committed to conserving this fantastic ecosystem. After all, Flatdogs Camp, its staff and all our guests are here because of the wildlife sightings on offer in the Luangwa Valley. We’re making important changes to our operations in the hope of winning a South Luangwa Eco Award (you can read more about this here), which will recognise our efforts to be a responsible lodge operator and ‘go green’. Steps taken so far include: -  the installation…

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26 May 2011

New General Manager at Africa Travel Co.

Africa Travel Company

Africa Travel Co, a leading overland adventure group tour operator, is proud to congratulate Philip van der Walt as its new General Manager. Philip has been working with Africa Travel Co over the last 6 years heading the tailor made groups department where he has been integral in expanding the company’s charter group business. His previous experience as General Manager at Which Way Adventures along with his ample years of experience in the adventure tourism industry, gives Philip a keen …

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26 May 2011

Sustainable Development Plan on Príncipe island.

The government of São Tomé & Príncipe, Africa's Eden, the emerging market investment group (HBD) and other private investors have entered into a strateic partnership, aimed to develop the sustainable tourism potential of Africa's second smallest country.  Príncipe will become the first completely ecologically run tropical island economy.  The Príncipe development plan offers a platform to create sustainable economic growth oh the island …

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25 May 2011

New lodges in 2011-2012

  One of the main pillars in the Príncipe Development Plan is Sustainable Economic Growth which focuses, amongst other things, on employment of the local population in tourism enterprises. Employment will be created in hotels, airport, service and logistical sector. A total of 150 extra beds will be realized on different sites on the island of Príncipe. An intimate beach lodge will be built on Praia Borra and a new luxurious beach resort will also be constructed on…

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25 May 2011

Sustainable Development Plan on Príncipe island.

The government of São Tomé & Príncipe, Africa's Eden, the emerging market investment group (HBD) and other private investors have entered into a strateic partnership, aimed to develop the sustainable tourism potential of Africa's second smallest country.  Príncipe will become the first completely ecologically run tropical island economy.  The Príncipe development plan offers a platform to create sustainable economic growth oh the island …

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23 May 2011

Return of the Gooney Bird to Kenya

One of the worlds best known aircraft, the iconic DC3, known affectionately as the Gooney Bird, has joined the fleet at Mombasa Air Safari. Based at Mombasa, the DC3 will fly daily services to the Masai Mara and is available for charter to other tourist spots in East Africa. Registered as 5Y WOW, the aircraft has been named FURAHAH, Swahili for Happiness. The MAS DC3 is not an old plane but a recently modified aircraft that now has a longer fuselage, lightweight floor, 32 airline seats with 37…

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20 May 2011

Naibor introduces ‘Naibor Wilderness’

Naibor

Located in the heart of the Maasai Mara, this latest addition to the Naibor family offers all the elegance of its big sister camps, at a lower price.  Small and intimate, but sharing all the facilities of Main Naibor, Naibor Wilderness can accommodate up to six guests. It has its own mess and relaxation area, making for a private experience in the same idyllic bush setting that is the trademark of the Naibor family.  Sounds to good to be true? We thought it might. So to prove it, we&…

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20 May 2011

Kwandwe Increases Marketing Effort

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa From 1 May 2011, Classic Representation will jointly with &Beyond take on the sales and marketing of Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. Over 10 years ago the big five game reserve was formed and has been considered a conservation triumph as well as an exceptional luxury safari destination, with four unique lodges on the property. It was launched to the market by &Beyond (then CC Africa) and has been an important part of &Beyo…

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20 May 2011

Pulse Africa Launches Innovative Gourmet Wine Packages Cape Region, South Africa

Pulse Africa

Champagne and oysters at Harbour House, Confit duck at River Café, Tapas at Steenberg’s Bistro 1682 and Karoo lamb at Monneaux Restaurant; these are just a few of the hand-picked and in some instances, award winning restaurants in the new Pulse Africa Gourmet and Wine Packages. Designed for the discerning traveller, with the option to tailor make, these itineraries not only introduce travellers to the fine wines and excellent cuisine of the Cape Region but include a number of wine …

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19 May 2011

Discounted Gorilla Permits And Accomodation!

The Uganda Safari Company

Uganda Wildlife Authority(UWA) introduces low season/ promotional rates for Gorilla Permits as follows: Foreign Non Residents US$350  i. e for low months of March, April, May, October and November.  At Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, and indeed at our other properties,Semliki and Apoka Safari Lodges, we will also be running discounted rates for these months. Please book now at info@safariuganda.com or info@wildplacesafrica.com

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19 May 2011

Singita Pamushana (Zimbabwe) Wins Major International Conservation Award

Singita

Singita Pamushana in Zimbabwe’s Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve has been named Global Winner in the Conservation category of the 6th annual World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, announced on the 17th of May in Las Vegas, during the WTTC’s annual Global Travel & Tourism Summit.  One of Singita Game Reserve’s nine low-impact/high-end game lodges in Southern and East Africa, Singita Pamushana is referred to often as ‘one of Sou…

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18 May 2011

Gorilla Permits at Bwindi reduced in price!

Kamili

We are delighted to inform you that gorilla permits for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park have been reduced in price! The gorilla permit fee is now only USD $350 per permit in low season, which includes the months of March, April, May, October and November. Please note that this only applies for gorilla permits that have not been secured yet. For the high season period, gorilla permits remain at USD $500.  For superb Uganda itineraries and packages contact either of Kamili…

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17 May 2011

Events at Semiliki Safari Lodge, Uganda

The Uganda Safari Company

A few things has happend at Semliki since our last newsletter. We have found a young buffalo with a white blaze on it's face. This is very strange and a first for all of us working here. The only conclusion we could make is that is probally a birth mark. The little one is very healty and active. We also saved a Kob from a snare not too long ago. The UWA rangers called us to come and help them remove the snare. It was a fully grown male, Keith took him down by the horns and we blindfolded h…

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17 May 2011

Daily Non Stop Flights to Arusha, Seronera & Zanzibar

This June, 2011 Flightlink will embark on Daily Non Stop Schedule Flights to Arusha and onwards to Seronera from its base in Dar. Departure Dar will be at 0830Hrs arrive Arusha at 1020Hrs and Seronera 1200Hrs.  The Return leg will be via Zanzibar, Aircraft will depart Seronera at 1230Hrs and Arusha at 1400Hrs and fly non stop to Zanzibar, arrival at 1535Hrs and 1615Hrs Dar. Flightlink will deploy Beech 1900 & Cessna Grand Caravan  208 for these routes.   

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17 May 2011

Camp Kalahari introduces Horse Riding Safaris

Uncharted Africa Safari Co

Uncharted Africa Safari co. will be the first operator to offer Horseback Riding Safaris in Botswana’s unique Kalahari and Makgadikgadi ecosystems starting this month. These one-of-a-kind safaris will allow guests to spend their days journeying out into the Salt Pans and acacia woodlands on horseback. Led by celebrated equestrian safari guide, David Foot, these expeditions will allow guests to experience some of Botswana’s most remarkable environments in a whole new way and from an…

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16 May 2011

Kenya Airways launches passenger program to cut carbon emissions

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways, the Pride of Africa has announced the launch of a new voluntary Carbon offsetting tool aimed at providing a channel for its customers to contribute towards reducing the effect of carbon emissions by supporting environmental sustainability initiatives. In this  unique initiative developed in cooperation with International Air Transport Association (IATA), the airline will now offer its passengers the opportunity to participate directly in offsetting the Carbon dioxide (CO2) …

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13 May 2011

Lukey at Tourism Indaba

Lukey at Indaba (13/05/2011) For those in Africa travel, May equals Indaba, Africa’s biggest travel and tourism trade show, an annual event held in the sunshine city of Durban. There are representative from every corner of Africa from big safari companies to tiny lodges from specialists in kayaking safaris to balloon trips.  Those specialising in Africa converge on Durban from around the globe to ‘catch up' with old friends, find new products, and basically to discuss tour…

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09 May 2011

Singita Launches True Mobile Tented Safari Experience

Singita

Singita Game Reserves has launched Singita Explore, a transformational new travel concept that will take guests on a private mobile safari to some of Africa’s most remote and romantic wilderness sites. The new product has been custom designed to meet global trends and the demand from discerning travellers for ‘privacy, exclusivity and closeness to nature’. Singita Explore will be rolled out in East Africa on the first of June 2011 within the 340 000 acre (142 000ha) Singita G…

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08 May 2011

Almanara Loves "Networking-is-Notworking"

Almanara Luxury Villas

To borrow this now popular phrase amongst the Atta community is the best way to sum up this years party.  On behalf of Almanara, i would to thank all the members for their support on Saturday night, and reiterate what a pleasure it was to co-sponsor the Indaba party for Atta for the second year in a row. The choice of venue was superb and the atmosphere was enviable, further cementing this function as one of the most important events on the Trade Show Calendar.  Almanara has really …

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07 May 2011

Azura announces exciting new launch in Northern Mozambique

Small World Marketing

Azura announces exciting new launch in Northern Mozambique   Azura Mozambique has announced it will open a new lodge towards the end of this year in the northern part of the country. It has signed agreements with the owner of Quilalea to redevelop and re-launch the former island lodge as a new Azura property. Work has already started to turn it into a breathtaking new product as a second edition to their portfolio. Azura at Quilalea Private Island will be managed by the same award winning…

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03 May 2011

Marketing Worldwide is appointed by La Montagne, Cape Town

Marketing Worldwide

Marketing Worldwide has been appointed by La Montagne, one of the most beautiful private residences on the Cape Peninsula.  It has stunning views over Table Mountain whilst also backing on to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Situated in the exclusive area of Bishopscourt, this spacious villa has been decorated and furnished with total comfort in mind.  It offers sumptuous living space, stunning bedrooms, and gardens and terraces that enjoy arguably the most spectacular views …

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