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29 June 2012

The First Sanbona Forever Wild Weekend @ Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Part of Shamwari Group, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve on Route 62, near Cape Town, together with RaceInterface, presents the first ever ‘Sanbona Forever Wild Weekend’, which includes mountain bike and trail run races on Friday, 14 September 2012 to Sunday, 16 September 2012. All mountain bike and trail run races will take place on the reserve and accommodation is available for participants. On Saturday, 15 September the first race to commence is the mountain bike race of 58 and 30km, fo…

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28 June 2012

Fly Uganda Announces New Rates

Safari Skies

  Fly Uganda, Uganda's leading domestic aviation operator have announced a new pricing structure and agent incentives.  The new price structure is based on changes in landing and navigation fees within the country and Kampala Aeroclubs 15 years of operating experience within the country.  The new rates also now include a fuel surcharge element to allow for the ever changing cost of fuel.  The agent incentives package has been improved and now all accredited Atta members…

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28 June 2012

Flights to Kigali

Coastal Aviation

The Primates of Rwanda and Congo can now be easily reached from the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti, courtesy of Coastal Aviation. Coastal connects daily from the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara to Mwanza where we departs from there at 17:00 to Kigale. In the morning the flight departs from Kigali at 06:00 to Mwanza where it connects from there to the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara. In both directions guests have the opportunity to enjoy a full days Safari and admire some of the greatest views in t…

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27 June 2012

Tour Organiser's Liability

SATIB Insurance Brokers

RE: TOUR ORGANISER'S LIABILITY What is it? All businesses may attract legal liability, arising from common, statute and contract law. Tour Organisers are no different to any other business in that respect but, following the provisions of EC Directive No 90/314/EEC, the liability of Tour Organisers within the EC has been extended and spec defined. Article 5 of the Directive deals with liability and sets the minimum standard that will apply with the EC. Hence member states may, if they …

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26 June 2012

Africa’s First International Dark Sky Reserve

&Beyond

  Africa’s First International Dark Sky Reserve &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia offers unrivalled stargazing from its observatory in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, which has just been declared Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR). &Beyond played an instrumental role in getting the International Dark Sky Association to recognise the NamibRand. It is the first IDSR to be awarded Gold Tier status, which describe…

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26 June 2012

Taking On the Zambia and DRC Air space

With June 22nd just around the Corner, Lusaka and Lubumbashi here we come! Yet again, the green and yellow bird expands its network into more regional skies.  Set to operate scheduled flights on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Precision Air will touch down in Lusaka and Lubumbashi this Friday. Apart from being the only IOSA certified Tanzanian Carrier, Precision Air is an airline of unique quality that seeks to cater for its diverse clientelle.  We are set to offer superior airport tra…

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26 June 2012

Singita Appoints Nigel Pace to Manage its Kruger National Park Operations

Singita

Singita has announced the interim appointment of experienced hotelier Nigel Pace as General Manager of Singita Kruger National Park, and its award-winning lodges Singita Lebombo and Singita Sweni. For the next six months Pace will be taking over the reins from Caroline Burke, who has held the position for the past three years, while she has been tasked to drive specific strategic projects within Singita’s Sales and Operations departments at its head office in Cape Town. Joining Singita w…

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26 June 2012

Porini launch direct flights to Porini Amboseli Camp

Marketing Worldwide

Porini are excited to announce direct flights to Porini Amboseli Camp in Selenkay from 15 July to 30 September 2012.   This means that your clients will be able to fly directly into the Camp, a short five minute drive away.    The flights are based on a minimum of 2 passengers and will depart daily from Wilson at 8am to arrive to Selenkay at 8.35am, this flight then leaves Selenkay at 8.40am to get to Wilson at 9.15am in time to connect to the Mara / Nanyuki fligh…

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15 June 2012

Timeless Tusitiri Dhow now at Vamizi

Unique opportunities are hard to find but the magical Tusitiri dhow is now based at Vamizi Island and offering guests the opportunity to enjoy a dhow safari during their stay. Tusitiri, which is normally based in Lamu, Kenya, is one of the finest dhows on the East African coastline today and has been meticulously restored to comfortably accommodate up to ten guests for half and full day excursions as well as overnight safaris, booked on an exclusive basis. Tusitiri is a charming way to explore…

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15 June 2012

CEO of Safari Legacy plans 650km charity walk to raise awareness of Africa's poaching crisis

RAISING AWARENESS ON AFRICA’S POACHING CRISIS Africa’s wildlife is under critical threat from severe poaching. Pratik Patel, CEO of Safari Legacy is hiking 650 km (approximately 404 miles) from Arusha to Dar es Salaam departing on 2nd September. The aim is to highlight the need for more pro-active protection for threatened elephants and rhino, not only in Tanzania, but all of Africa. He encourages everyone to visit him along his walk to spread the word and show their support of thi…

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15 June 2012

Exciting flight from Coastal

Coastal Aviation

Coastal Aviation is now flying shared charter flights from Dar es Salaam to Mocimboa da Praia in Mozambique.  The flight is available 3 times a week on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Connecting from the Selous at 7:25 as well as passengers arriving with British Airways the flight departs from Dar es Salaam at 09:00 to Mocimboa, where it connects from there to the Quirimba Islands with CFA flights. Returning, the flight departs from Mocimboa at 10:30 and will arrive at Dar es Salaam in time…

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13 June 2012

Shamwari Game Reserve Opens ‘The Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre’

Part of Shamwari Group, Shamwari Game Reserve, situated in the Eastern Cape near Port Elizabeth, proudly opened ‘The Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre’ Thursday, 7 June 2012, which has been initiated as part of the Forever Wild campaign and due to the rhino devastation that South Africa is presently facing. Also at the launch a cheque for R182, 800.00was presented by the Shamwari Group, as a result of the Forever Wild campaign, to the Wilderness Foundation. The moneywill be used by…

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12 June 2012

2 More Cubs Added to the Highly Endangered Cheetah Population In South Africa.

Samara Private Game Reserve

  It was discovered, late on Thursday afternoon that Sibella the wild miracle cheetah had given birth to two healthy cubs during the past 5 days.  Hayley, the Volunteer Programme Manager and Test, the Head Ranger who were the first to see them said: “We cannot begin to describe the surprise, excitement, pride and privilege we felt at Samara.  It had been 5 days since we last found Sibella, Samara’s famous cheetah. We knew she had moved up into the mountains from the …

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11 June 2012

Coastal New Flight: Dar to Moshi

Coastal Aviation

Coastal aviation has announced a new route from Dar es Salaam to Moshi. Connect from the Selous to Dar at 07:25, from Dar the route departs at 09:15 daily and flies to Zanzibar, Pangani and then finally sets down in Moshi. Connections are available from there to Arusha, The Serengeti and Ruaha which departs at 12:00. Coming back, the flight from Moshi to Dar departs at 14:00 and flies to Pangani, Zanzibar and Dar. It connects from there to the Selous at 16:30.http://www.coastal.co.tz

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08 June 2012

Unusual plant discovered in Karoo

Samara Private Game Reserve

A rare root plant discovered in the Eastern Cape’s Samara Game Reserve appears to be the first of its kind in the world to be identified. Respected botanist professor Jan Vlok came across the plant during a visit to the Graaff-Reinet park at the weekend. The plant resembles a root parasite found in the Eastern Cape but bears striking difference to it, leading scientists to believe he might have stumbled upon a hitherto undiscovered plant species. Vlok told of finding the plant – wh…

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07 June 2012

Wyvern Wingman!

Phoenix Aviation has just become a member of a select group of only six air operators in Africa to meet the rigorous safety standards conducted by WYVERN auditors, thus receiving the globally recognized seal of excellence - WYVERN Wingman. WYVERN's state-of-the-art audit is the only system of its kind that evaluates both process and compliance. Its approach to safety is unique in the industry and is one of the most rigorous onsite safety auditing packages in the world. Phoenix Aviation con…

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07 June 2012

Botswana's New Diamond

Great Plains Conservation

In a country known for it's diamonds, Great Plains Conservation is proud to announce a new gem to be found in the Selinda Reserve. Opening 15 August 2012 Selinda Explorers Camp has just four tents and will be a new concept camp for Botswana; an exclusive-use camp located on the banks of the Selinda Spillway which is not chargeable per camp, but chargeable per person up to a maximum of maximum of eight people.  A separate guide's tent is available for those bringing a…

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04 June 2012

Shamwari Group Supports The People’s Lion Initiative

Shamwari Group, one of the main sponsors of the Pride of Cape Town, that was recently launched, is proud to be supporters of the People’s Lion initiative which is an opportunity for every member of the public to take part in Pride of Cape Town, set to launch early next year. Pride of Cape Town is a public arts event displaying decorated lion sculptures around the V & A Waterfront. Each lion sculpture is sponsored by individuals or companies and all proceeds will go to the Born Free F…

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01 June 2012

Nuarro Lodge, Mozambique launches new website.

Far Horizons Marketing

Nuarro lodge has launched a brand new website aimed at being more user friendly for the travel trade and more informative for all. Agents can now login to the new website www.nuarro.com to download images and can also book and pay online using a credit card or PayPal.

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