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31 May 2012

Fly from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro with Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways has announced the launch of their own  direct flight from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro - effective 2 July 2012. Having identified the route as a key addition to its network within Africa, the new route supports Kenya Airways' plans to expand its network as part of its ten-year growth strategy.Kenya Airways continues to aggressively pursue their network expansion plans aiming to link all African countries with the world.  The new service will depart every day, except …

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31 May 2012

New daily flight to Serengeti National Park

Auric Air Services

  Auric Air Services Ltd proudly announces its new flights to Serengeti National Park The flight departs from Arusha daily at 08.00am to connect all airstrips in Serengeti National Park and Lake Manyara National Park and arrives back to Arusha at 12:20 pm. We would fly to all the major airstrips such as Seronera, Grumeti, Klein’s Camp, Kogatende, Lobo, Manyara, Ndutu, and Sasakwa. Fort  Ikoma on inducement. For more information please contact us on arusha@auricair.com

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30 May 2012

‘The rise of Voluntourism’ in Malawi and Swaziland

  National Volunteer Week (1-7 June, 2012) is bringing into focus the increasing number of opportunities to volunteer through travel internationally, with approximately 1.6 million tourists combining travel and volunteering every year. Volunteering was once mainly the realm of gap year students, however lodges in Malawi and Swaziland offer short-term volunteering projects, which can be built into a two-week holiday, which are becoming increasingly popular especially with families. The leg…

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30 May 2012

New daily flight to Pangani

From 1st June Coastal Aviation will be flying to 'Mashado' airstrip in Pangani just 10 minutes from The Tides Lodge. The flight departs Dar es Salaam at 09.15am so connects very well with the arrival of BA flight. It continues to Zanzibar, Pangani  then up to Arusha where it turns around and comes back to Pangani, Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam in the afternoon. It connects with flights coming in from Seronera and Manyara, and lands at Moshi & West Kilimanjaro on request. The new …

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30 May 2012

Gibb's Farm Unveils New Dining Room

Gibb's Farm

As part of Gibb’s Farm ongoing refurbishment during 2012, the property is now proud to present its new indoor and outdoor dining venues, which will continue to feature it’s organic farm grown crops together with locally and regionally sourced produce delivered from field to table with minimum delay. Meats, fruits, vegetables and salad items are all featured, allowing guests to eat healthy whatever their preferences. Seating up to 60 guests inside and 40 on the veranda and under the…

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30 May 2012

Pumulani on Top Billing

Robin Pope Safaris has some exciting news… Pumulani, their Lake Malawi property has recently been featured on Top Billing, a lifestyle TV show on South Africa's SABC 3. For those who missed it, you can view the feature on YouTube. The lodge is situated on the south end shores of Lake Malawi (romantically named ‘The Lake of Stars’) on the west side of Nankumba Peninsula. These shores are recognised as one of the most beautiful on the Lake. Pumulani is set on a hill toweri…

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28 May 2012

Introducing KOBO CLICK by KOBO SAFARIS

Kobo Safaris

  Kobo Safari’s New Online booking Engine With the advent of E-tourism emphasis within the travel fraternity in Africa and the world as whole more business is conducted online by just the click of a finger as compared to the past where planning a vacation meant calling a travel agent to book your hotel and activities or by looking through brochures in search of the perfect destination. Kobo Safaris recently joined the list of major industry players by launching their new online book…

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28 May 2012

Sanctuary Zebra Plains opens on 1 June 2012

Sanctuary Retreats

Sanctuary Zebra Plains, our first walking safari camp situated in the South Luangwa National Park, will be opening for its second season on 1 June 2012. Our camp managers and expert guides, Garth and Malemia, chef Moffat and the team of kapasos (room attendants) are all looking forward to another exciting season, hosting guests in a remote setting with all the creature comforts imaginable, guiding exhilarating and incredible walking safaris and of course unveiling the delicious creations from …

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28 May 2012

Shamwari Conservation Experience Donated Spekboom to Local School in PE

Shamwari Conservation Experience recently donated almost 500 shrubs of Spekboom to a local high school, Theodor Herzl,in Port Elizabeth to help them with their ‘Greening Project’. Spekboom is indigenous to the Eastern Cape and is renowned for its absorbing abilities to take in large amounts of carbon dioxide which is known to be responsible for climate change. Spekboom converts the carbon dioxide into oxygen. Shamwari Conservation Experience is an ongoing association that Shamwari …

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25 May 2012

Singita Game Reserves Announces Pivotal New Lodge Management Appointments

Singita

Singita Game Reserves has made four pivotal managerial appointments at Singita Sabi Sand in South Africa and Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania. Among these are three newly created portfolios set to further elevate the exclusive Singita safari experience, which is custom-designed to provide rare, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that are presented with warm hospitality by the passionate Singita team. Jason Trollip(38), previously General Manager at Singita Sabi Sand, has been appointed Tourism…

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25 May 2012

Fly Uganda Goes Carbon Neutral

Safari Skies

  We took the decision to go Carbon Neutral in April 2012 as part of its ‘green’ commitment to lead Africa’s aviation fraternity in becoming more environmentally aware. Becoming Africa’s first “Carbon Neutral” Aviation Company. We have purchased a number of Plan Vivocarbon credits from the acclaimed Trees for Global Benefits project in Bushenyi. This project is a smallholder tree-planting scheme located just south of Queen Elizabeth National Park in wes…

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23 May 2012

Turkish Airlines touch down in Kigali with new service to Rwanda

The Far Horizons

Turkish Airlines have launched a new service to Rwanda with their maiden flight touching down at Kigali International Airport on Wednesday 16th May. The proposed schedule will be a minimum of three weekly services from Istanbul to Kigali. A full schedule will be available soon but in the meantime, for more information on the launch schedule, please email info@thefarhorizons.com Read more.

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21 May 2012

Singita's New Photography

Singita

Reflecting our message Born to preserve and share some of Africa's most pristine ecosystems, Singita’s enduring vision is to balance large scale conservation, community upliftment and sophisticated hospitality In order to truly reflect Singita’s message we recently commissioned Mark Williams to photograph Singita’s lodges, people and experiences. You will see in each image the intention to capture the beauty of rare locations and settings; the authenticity of the experien…

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18 May 2012

COUNTDOWN TO LUSAKA & LUBUMBASHI!

Starting 22nd June, Precision Air is set to lauch flights into Lusaka -Zambia and Lubumbashi-DRC. The airline is well prepared to deliver the best, most reliable, safe and comfortable air transport services.  Offering ideal onward connectivity into major tourist and commercial centres within its network and other popular international routes. The wait is over! The fare is USD399 tax inclusive, book today! You Are Why We Fly.

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18 May 2012

Change of contact details

Royal Madikwe

  The ‘Royal’ has always been more than a business for us and it is a labour of love at the heart of which is our wish to contribute to the rural economy of South Africa whilst providing an unparalleled experience to our guests. Over the last eight years, the Royal Madikwe has built up a great reputation under the leadership, initially of Riaan Kruger, and subsequently Drienie Pieterse.  Drienie (who has been with us for three years) and Andrew Viljoen (for nearly two yea…

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18 May 2012

Shamwari Game Reserve Unveils Villa Lobengula

Part of Shamwari Group, Shamwari Game Reserve situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape near Port Elizabeth, proudly unveils the new Villa Lobengula. Previously known as the Lobengula Lodge, Villa Lobengula has been transformed into a holistic relaxation villa, presenting guests with a true haven of rejuvenation, relaxation and utter serenity. Villa Lobengula, tucked away in the depths of the valley bushveld is designed for families or intimate groups and offers just six suites, accommodating …

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17 May 2012

Opening of Hemingways Nairobi Boutique Hotel

Far Horizons Marketing

  We are delighted to announce that Hemingways Nairobi, the newest addition to the Hemingways Collections of Kenya will officially be opening 1st November 2012, and will be fully operational and ready for clients on 1st January 2013!! For futher information and rates please contact Anne Murungi at the Hemingways Collection anne.murungi@hemingways-collection.com or Far Horizons Marketing on info@farhorizonsmarketing.com. Please like us on Facebook to keep up to date with all the chang…

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15 May 2012

Lion to be Introduced to Malawi's Majete Wildlife Reserve

In August, Malawi's Majete Wildlife Reserve will become the proud recipient of four lions from South Africa, completing the return of the “Big Five” to this iconic reserve situated in Malawi’s lower Shire River valley. The reintroduction of lions marks a significant milestone in the rehabilitation of the 70 000 hectare Majete reserve. Historically lions were considered to be common in the Lower Shire Valley but by the early 1960s scouts in Majete were recording only one l…

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15 May 2012

Singita and Ellerman House Team Up

Singita

Launching a New Sales Representation Model Since its inception in 1993, with the opening of Singita Ebony Lodge in the Sabi Sand, Singita has steadily increased its portfolio to include 10 individual experiences. This portfolio will increase to 12 with the addition of Serengeti House at Singita Grumeti Reserves and Singita Mara River Tented Camp in the Lamai, later this year.  As the Singita portfolio has expanded, so the need for a dedicated sales and marketing resource has become impera…

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14 May 2012

Robin Pope Safaris & African Parks announce Re-introduction of lions to Majete Wildlife Reserve, Malawi

Robin Pope Safaris

In August Majete Wildlife Reserve will become the proud recipient of four lions from South Africa, completing the return of the “Big Five” to this iconic reserve situated in Malawi’s lower Shire River valley. The reintroduction of lions marks a significant milestone in the rehabilitation of the 70 000 hectare Majete reserve. Historically lions were considered to be common in the Lower Shire Valley but by the early 1960s scouts in Majete were recording only one lion every 100 …

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10 May 2012

Launch of 'Camp Zebra’

Intimate Places

Intimate Places Tanzania are pleased to announce the launch of a new product. ‘Camp Zebra’ will be a semi-permanent camp named after the Zebra which follow the Wildebeest during their world famous annual migration. Like the animal it is named after, ‘Camp Zebra’ will follow the Wildebeest to the Northern part of the Serengeti National Park in July, August, September and October; to the Central part in November and December and to the Southern part in January, …

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10 May 2012

TFC Launches flytfconline.com

Tanzania's premium tourism aviation company, TFC today launched flytfconline.com. This site provides the user, whether they be travel trade or general public full access to our range of services. Rates, Timetables and Terms and Conditions can be downloaded with the click of a mouse button. We are now partnered with Aero CRS to provide a simple, yet comprehensive online reservation system. To accompany this new service TFC will be refurbishing and rebranding its fleet, as well as adding a 5…

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10 May 2012

Refurbishment and new management staff at The Retreat, Selous.

Far Horizons Marketing

The Retreat are delighted to welcome two new staff members to The Retreat Team: Chris Saviere, a FGASA qualified guide and teacher and James Tisibele, a professional hotelier, both from Zimbabwe will be in charge of the management and guest relations at The Retreat for the coming season.   The Retreat Selous will close for the rains between April and May. This time will be used to uplift our suites to ensure that guests get the comfort and luxury expected while remaining close to nat…

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07 May 2012

Classic Representation expands into digital marketing solutions

Classic Representation announce a new, exclusive web development partnership with USA based buuteeq. buuteeq is a comprehensive digital marketing system (DMS) providing hotels with a richer internet presence - a major improvement over static ‘websites of yesterday’. Through our new division, Classic Focus, and our technical support office, we can offer this service to all accomodations throughout Africa. 10 reasons to sign-up with Classic Focus / buuteeq: Fully-featured w…

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