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29 August 2011

A bush camp in the heart of an exceptional wildlife

Encounter Madagascar

Iharana Bush Camp is the most unusual bush camp of Madagascar:  the canvas tents have been replaced by beautiful natural structures that are totally integrated inside the landscape. The rooms are actually cottages or « cabanas ». The organic architecture is inspired by traditional Malagasy « architecture »: ochre and laterite walls made of earth, roofs made of satrana, (a sort of palm tree locally and traditionally used for house building), and …

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25 August 2011

Departure times for the Mara

  This is to inform all clients that with effect from 1st September 2011, our departure time for the Mara will be as follows: Departure from Msa          - 0900 hrs Departure from Ukunda   - 0930 hrs Departure time from Mara remains unchanged, i.e. 1330 hrs onwards.   Management has reached this decision for the following reasons: 1. With present departure and arrival times, pilots are bursting their allowed duty times …

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24 August 2011

Documentary Filming Adventure Trip

Adventure travellers could find themselves on TV on Oasis Overland’s Documentary Filming trip   Two professional cinematographers will be filming Oasis Overland’s Nairobi to Cape Townadventure trip next year.  Those who book on the trip will receive a copy of the film and may even find themselves on TV! The trip starts in Nairobi on 16th April 2012, arriving in Cape Town 73 days later on 27th June.  The cost of £1345 plus US$810 covers transport, camping fees, …

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24 August 2011

Another day at the office at Porini Amboseli Camp

Porini Safari Camps

When Porini first opened at Selenkay Conservancy, elephants had not been seen in the area for 20 years and were confined to the park. Now they move between Amboseli Park and Selenkay Conservancy and this bull walked through camp early yesterday morning!  Possibly to see that the mess tent and guest areas have been beautifully refurbished to reflect the wildness and simplicity of the camp. Guests can relax with a book on the swinging seat under the shade of the nearest acacia tree.  T…

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23 August 2011

New Managers on board for the launch of Azura at Quilalea Private Island

Azura

As the opening of Azura at Quilalea Private Island is near, two new, experienced managers, Paul and Kelly Ricklan have been appointed to ensure the smooth running of the hotel. Paul & Kelly have a huge amount of experience of working on Mozambican islands having run Marlin Lodge for the last 7 years. Kelly started her career off as a professional chef and worked at Makalali Game Reserve and Marlin Lodge as Executive Chef. After two years in the kitchen she moved on to become the Guest Rela…

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18 August 2011

Elephant Pepper Camp Awarded Gold Eco-Rating by Ecotourism Kenya

Cheli & Peacock Safaris (DMC)

Elephant Pepper Camp has been awarded the highest form of Eco-Rating certification by Ecotourism Kenya, for demonstrating outstanding levels of socio-economic investment, responsible resource use and environmental conservation. There are only 2 other Gold rated facilities in Kenya, proving the high level of practices required for such a recognition. Ecotourism Kenya has applauded Elephant Pepper Camp for attaining this level of excellence, and has commended the camp's commitment to respons…

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17 August 2011

Singita Grumeti Reserves (Tanzania) Introduces African Tasting Menu

Singita

Renowned for its 5-star safari product, which has just earned it the coveted top spot as the World’s Best Hotel in 2011 (Travel + Leisure Awards), Singita Grumeti Reserves has introduced an interesting new culinary option that integrates international cuisine with the authentic traditional foods of East Africa. Chief among the epicurean influences here is Swahili cuisine, featured on the new African Tasting Menu that is served at opulent, 1920’s-styled Singita Sabora Tented Camp. H…

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17 August 2011

Ant’s Hill’s new cottage “World’s View”

Ant's Nest and Ant's Hill

  Privately appointed, this stunning 2 bedroom cottage with vast indoor as well as outdoor living areas and private pool is ideal for 2 couples travelling together or a family. The upstairs double room leads out onto a large partially covered veranda with lounging furniture but also boasts a magnificent bath with a view.  The large twin / double room downstairs opens directly out onto the garden and pool, the bathroom also features a bath with a view, waterfall shower as well as ou…

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11 August 2011

Horizon Horseback Adventures has a new ride in South Africa!

Horizon Horseback is delighted to announce the launch of a new ride!  Wildlife and Winelands is a fantastic nine day horse riding holiday that incorporates two of the most iconic elements of South African tourism: African wildlife and famous wine estates.  Set within two of South Africa's most beautiful biosphere reserves ( the Waterberg and the Cape Winelands ) this trip combines four days exhilarating game viewing from horseback, with riding through the stunning scenery of the …

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08 August 2011

National Carrier donates KSh. 10 Million ($109,000 USD) to the Kenya Red Cross

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways Boosts National Famine Relief Kitty …national carrier donates KSh. 10 Million ($109,000 USD) to the Kenya Red Cross Nairobi, August 5, 2011…National Carrier Kenya Airways has today announced its support towards the ongoing Kenyans for Kenya initiative that seeks to raise funds to help feed those affected by the famine raging across parts of the country.   The airline has come up with nine initiatives to help feed and alleviate famine in the affected parts of N…

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08 August 2011

Flatdogs Camp Wins First Ever South Luangwa Eco Award

Flatdogs Camp

Since the scheme's inception in 2008, Flatdogs Camp has invested time, money and 3 years' effort into applying for a South Luangwa Eco Award. Today we discovered that we are the first winner of an award, so all our efforts have been worthwhile - we've been awarded a Silver medal! The scheme assesses policies and systems in all operational areas, including community and social responsibility, natural resource use, environmental conservation programmes, waste management, and care of …

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05 August 2011

Amara Selous opens the Amaradillos club

With the demand for family travel to Selous increasing, Amara Selous has launched the Amaradillos club which offers tailor made itineraries to suit children from ages 4 through to 14.  Our guides have undergone a specialized training course on childrens guiding conducted by Lisa Reed from Botswana and with this we are offering exceptional special offers for families staying with us in Selous.  Please contact veronica@amara-tanzania.com or sales@highlifemarketing.com for more informat…

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05 August 2011

Luxury 7nts all inclusive deals

Severin Air Safaris, part of the Out of Africa Collection still has a few seats available on its weekly scheduled, luxury 7nts privately guided, all inclusive ‘Out of Africa’  Air Safari. Guests have spectacular aerial views of the Wilderbeest Migration now in full flow in the Masai Mara as well as scenic flights over the Amboseli Swamps, the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro, the pink flamingos below on Lake Natron in the Great Rift Valley and the rugged lava flows & jagged pea…

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03 August 2011

Long Stay Specials in Chapwani, 1st August to 30th September 2011*

Chapwani Island

As we in Chapwani love having happy guests who make their best of their Zanzibar holidays and we have observed how sad too many guests are by being booked only 2 or 3 nights in Chapwani and they would like to enjoy longer stays, we have decided, in order to assist you with efforts to book longer stays in our little paradise island, to implement long stays specials from 1st August to 30th September 2011, as follows:   Stay 5 nights / pay 4   Stay 7 nights / pay 5   *N…

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