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30 September 2011

Volcanoes Safaris open Kyambura Gorge Lodge in Uganda

Volcanoes Safaris

Volcanoes is delighted to announce that the newest addition to the Volcanoes Collection, Kyambura Gorge Lodge is open. Situated in western Uganda, on the edge of the Kyambura Gorge and Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of Africa’s finest national parks, the lodge has stunning views over the Gorge and the lush savannah of the park, with the peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains in the distance. Praveen Moman the co-founder of Volcanoes Safaris said at the opening, “The Volcanoes Kyambur…

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30 September 2011

Great Plains Conservation and Swarovski Optik announce a strategic alliance

Great Plains Conservation

September, 2011: Absam, Austria and Johannesburg, South Africa: GREAT PLAINS CONSERVATIONand SWAROVSKI OPTIK are proud to announce that the world famous optics company will be placing their latest “SLC 8 x 42 HD Field Binoculars” in all the Great Plains Conservation camps, starting immediately at Zarafa Camp in Botswana. This will be followed by placement at ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya, next month. Binoculars will be in Great Plains Conservation’s remaining camps of Selinda and Du…

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26 September 2011

Winner of the 2011 World Luxury Hotel Awards, best Luxury Game Lodge category

Royal Madikwe

Royal Madikwe, the 5-star safari residence in the North West Province of South Africa, took top honours at the 2011 World Luxury Hotel Awards by clinching the world’s best Luxury Game Lodge title for the 2nd consecutive year. Competing with the highest echelons of international hotel destinations, Royal Madikwe celebrates its third success at these coveted international awards. In addition to bagging the same global award last year, this intimate bush retreat excelled as the only African…

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22 September 2011

4th E-Tourism Africa Summit - Huge Success

E Tourism Frontiers

Cape Town. The 4th Annual E Tourism Africa Summit, sponsored by SA Tourism and Cape Town Tourism and held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on the 15th and 16th  of September was a major success with approximately 300 people attending the two-day summit. There was a huge amount of online buzz about the summit, with over 20 pages of tweets and the summit became a trending topic on twitter for South Africa. Damian Cook the CEO and Founder of E Tourism Frontiers was delighted …

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21 September 2011

Porini holds its first wedding at Lion Camp in the Mara

Marketing Worldwide

Porini Lion Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya held it's first wedding.  The happy couple were joined by the local Masai and finished their special day with a candlelit, champagne bush dinner.

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16 September 2011

Pulse Africa Celebrates Twenty Years In Business

Pulse Africa

2011 sees Pulse Africa celebrate twenty years of creating  unforgettable tailor-made tours. Founded in 1991 by Sandy Wood, Pulse Africa has earned its place in the luxury travel sector by creating unique holidays for over thirty thousand satisfied clients. Click here to have a look at what some of them have had to say about their experience. Sandy, Nicci and the Pulse Africa team would like to thank all our clients for their continued loyalty over the past twenty years.

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13 September 2011

Kylie does “the locomotion” on board The Blue Train!!

The Blue Train

Australian superstar Kylie Minogue recently wow-ed South African audiences with her Aphrodite Live World Tour.  During her visit she did the “locomotion” in style – travelling on the World’s Leading Luxury Train  - The Blue Train, from Pretoria to Cape Town.   “What a beautiful way to arrive in Cape Town,” said the star. “To end this epic adventure in such a beautiful place is just magical.” If you should "be so lucky&…

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13 September 2011

Duba Plains and Selinda Camps at a steal

Great Plains Conservation

Great Plains Conservation camps of Selinda and Duba Plains camps, in a partnership with Wilderness Safaris and Sanctuary Retreats in an offer called the Six Countries Summer Special, are available to guests at an incredibly good value of a recommended selling price of USD360 per person per night from 1st November 2011 to 15th April 2012 (excludes 20 December to 6 January and 6-9 April inclusive).  Duba Plains is the setting of wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert's iconic &n…

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12 September 2011

Scott Dunn Named Best Specialist Tour Operator in Condé Nast Traveller Awards

Scott Dunn

Luxury travel specialist Scott Dunn has been named Best Specialist Tour Operator in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2011. Voted for by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine, the 14th annual Readers Travel Awards honour the best travel companies, airlines, destinations, spas and hotels worldwide. Scott Dunn received the award after scoring consistently above 80 per cent against all seven criteria in the Best Specialist Tour Operator categor…

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09 September 2011

Asilia Africa opened new luxury tented camp in the Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya

Asilia Africa

Carbon neutral Asilia Africa recently announced the opening of its luxury 8 tent camp in the Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya. Situated in the far east of the Mara/Serengeti Ecosystem, the Naboisho Conservancy is well known for its untouched flora and fauna, as well as its high density of predators, in particular lion and wild dog. In what is considered by many as a new ground breaking benchmark for eco-tourism, the Naboisho Conservancy aims to create and promote an equitable and sustainable part…

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09 September 2011

Abercrombie & Kent to Launch New Families Brochure

Abercrombie & Kent

Happy Children. Happy Parents. It’s Simple Really.’   Abercrombie & Kent to Launch New Families Brochure In support of the rising trend in multi-generational travel   5 September 2011 - Cheltenham: Abercrombie & Kenthas launched anew families brochureaimed specifically at bringing the best family friendly destinations and multi-generational experiences to life for their clients.   Abercrombie & Kent has seen a rising trend in multi-generational holidays w…

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07 September 2011

Safeguarding Big Cats

Great Plains Conservation

Guests staying 4 nights at any one of Great Plains Conservation's camps will be assisting in the conservation of big cats worldwide.  Great Plains Conservation will donate USD25 per person per night to the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative on behalf of each and every guest to help save these apex predators in their natural habitats.  We also ask that tour operators and their clients to match this donation to also help safeguard these animals for future generations.  Qu…

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06 September 2011

Asilia’s Oliver’s Camp introduced night vision goggles on their night game drives

Asilia Africa

Asilia Africa has announced a ground-breaking initiative at Oliver’s Camp in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. Oliver’s Camp has introduced night vision to their already impressive night time game drives. Oliver’s Camp is running the initiative for a trial period, where there will be one monocular and a set of goggle styled night vision with headgear for hands-free use in the vehicle. Ultimately the goal is to have night vision units available to all guests, and the project …

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06 September 2011

A new Adventure Safari in Kenya

Marketing Worldwide

Our partner in East Africa, Gamewatchers Safaris has launched two new Adventure Safari Camps at their Conservancies near Amboseli and the Masai Mara at a FANTASTIC PRICE of US$1400 gross for 7 days or US$800 for 4 days - Nairobi to Nairobi.  Guests are experiencing the most amazing game experiences with lion, leopard, cheetah and elephant in one day http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gamewatchers-Safaris-Porini-Camps/93222379562 Game drives are in 4x4 vehicles with 2 days in Selenkay…

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