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31 January 2013

Hwange - Presenting 'Khulu Ivory' from The Amalinda Collection

Khulu Ivory “Grandfather of Ivory” is located on a private concession of 6,000 acres.  The camp is accessible by using the Bulawayo / Victoria Falls main road and guests can self drive into neighbouring Ivory Lodge and from there be transferred directly into camp.  The distance from Bulawayo is 258 kilometres and from Victoria Falls 180 kilometres.  As well as this, Hwange airport is only 8 kilometres away. Khulu Ivory comprises of 3 bespoke, thatched, safari style s…

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30 January 2013

Airlink flies between Johannesburg and Vilanculos, Mozambique

Airlink

Airlink is delighted to confirm that it will commence operating a direct scheduled air service between Johannesburg and Vilanculos (Mozambique) from Friday 22 March 2013. Starting initially with 3 flights per week (M, W, F) the schedule will be increased to 5 flights per week (M, T, W, F and Sun) from July 2013.  The addition of this route brings Airlink’s route network to a total of 32 destinations serviced, of which 16 are over-border destinations. Airlink operates up to 3,000 fli…

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29 January 2013

Marula Festival set to boost Cultural Tourism in Swaziland

  Celebrating one of Southern Africa’s botanical treasures, the Marula Festival, 17-19 February, is one of Swaziland’s most spectacular cultural events. A tribute to the riches of Mother Nature, the Marula festival is an annual royal celebration. Every year festivities are initiated by King Mswati III and Her Majesty the ‘Indlovukazi’ the Queen Mother, who travel all over the kingdom leading the nation’s celebrations. The Marula festival, known locally a…

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29 January 2013

Roddy Bray to speak at Destinations on the Great Guides of Africa.

Catch Roddy Bray, founder of GreatGuides.Org and the GG iFund (Authentic's chosen charity), speaking at Destinations on Saturday 02 February at 13:45. GreatGuides.Org is a powerful multimedia website designed to profile inspirational people, organisations and places in Africa. In particular it features forty of the most remarkable guides in Africa, including Paul Kirui, Rob Caskie and Jackson Looseyia. Using video, audio and photographs the website projects the good news about Africa &nda…

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29 January 2013

New flights with Coastal aviation

Coastal Aviation

Following the suspension of the BA flights to Dar es Salaam Coastal introduces 2 completely new flights to support guests arriving on all alternative airlines. A late morning Selous flight, especially designed for passengers arriving on KQ or QR. It will leave Dar for Selous at 10:45hrs and will take off from Selous at 13:15hrs returning to Dar at 13:50hrs (on time for afternoon flights to Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia). A directflight from Dar to Arusha at 10:30hrs. It will be operated so that i…

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28 January 2013

The Ark's new webcam goes live!

Nairobi, Kenya (01/2013) For lovers of all creatures great and small, Kenya’s The Ark, set in the game-rich Aberdare National Park, has launched a webcam that streams live video 24/7 of wild animals coming to its floodlit watering hole and salt lick. Guest wannabes, Ark-o-philes or the just plain curious can virtually observe elephants, buffalo, impala and other game quench their thirsts, soak up nutrients, vie for position or try to get “teen-agers” to obey. Simply Double cl…

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25 January 2013

Abercrombie & Kent launches the A&K Lifestyle Club

Abercrombie & Kent

Individually tailored service focussed across travel, lifestyle and safety 24th January 2013, London:Abercrombie & Kent, the world’s leading luxury travel company, is launching the first Global Lifestyle Club specifically dedicated to discerning travellers providing its members with the ultimate in travel, lifestyle, medical and security services. Building on its 50 years’ of luxury and experiential travel expertise, A&K’s Lifestyle Club will operate around the clock …

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25 January 2013

Saruni, Kenya: news sales and marketing office

Saruni

  From 1st January 2013, Saruni has an independent reservations, sales and marketing office. Based in Nairobi, the office deals with enquiries, reservations and information about our safari lodges – Saruni and Saruni Wild in the Maasai Mara and Saruni Samburu in Northern Kenya …

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25 January 2013

Spotlight Pre and Post ITB European roadshow

Atta member, Derek Houston has  announced his pre and post ITB ‘Spotlight on Africa and the Indian Ocean’ programme which this year will cover the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, Spotlight Amsterdam has now become a “must attend” function for the Dutch Tour operators who sell Africa/Indian Ocean. The event will take place in Amsterdam on Monday March 04th – Marriott Amsterdam. This is ideal timing for people on their way to ITB Berlin whi…

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23 January 2013

Tuli Safari Lodge Closed Due to Flood Damage

Following the devastating floods suffered throughout the Limpopo area, Tuli Safari Lodge have suffered considerable damage. We are currently undertaking a full assessment and will revert with more information as soon as possible, however we regret to inform you that both the lodge and the bush camp will remain closed until further notice. With 450mm (18 inches) of rain falling in just a few days, water levels were unprecedented across the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. The Limpopo River broke its…

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17 January 2013

Bale Mountain Lodge joins Small World Marketing portfolio

Small World Marketing

Small World Marketing is delighted to announce that Bale Mountain Lodge in Ethiopia has joined its portfolio of unique and luxury African properties. Due to launch in September and already billed as one of 2013‘s hot new properties by The Times, Bale Mountain Lodge will be a 15 bedroom eco- safari lodge in the Bale Mountains National Park (BMNP) of south central Ethiopia.  The park is full of rare mammal and amphibian species, endemic birds and spectacu…

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17 January 2013

Protea Hospitality Group Invests R15 Million In New Digital Brand Platform

Protea Hospitality Group

January 2013: The Protea Hospitality Group is developing a state-of-the-art digital brand platform that will revolutionise the hospitality industry online user experience in South Africa. The online brand redevelopment encompasses both Protea Hotels (including Protea Hotel Fire & Ice!) and the luxury African Pride Hotels portfolio. The Protea Hospitality Group’s Head of Online Distribution, Clinton Arnot, explains that it’s all about the CUSTOMER experience. “We’ll …

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16 January 2013

Kibran Tours appoints new UK representative

Kibran Tours

Kibran Tours has assigned Mrs. Janet Shankland as their representative in the UK. For any information please contact her directly janet@onegreenstone.com

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16 January 2013

Kitulo Plateau Orchids

The Orchids are now in flower at Kitulo Platea. This is Tanzania's only botanical national park. There are at least 45 species of terrestrial orchid in the park and some 350 species of vascular plants. Wild Things has been visiting each year for some time now and if anything the displays seem to be getting better. Please contact us for further information enquiries@wildthingsafaris.com

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14 January 2013

New Photographic safari boat at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Sanctuary Retreats

We are very excited to showcase our new photographic safari boat at Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero situated in the Chobe National Park of Botswana. The boat can seat up to 18 guests and has a lower and upper deck both of which features 360 degree swivel seats. The upper deck offers a great vantage point of the Chobe River and wildlife while the lower deck boasts a bar area and the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a scrumptious river breakfast or lunch. The new addition to Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero off…

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14 January 2013

Maasai Olympic Games, an alternative to hunting lion

Great Plains Conservation

  A good news story to start 2013 from just before Christmas, in Kenya, watched over by Olympic champion and 800m world record holder, David Rudisha, and former 800m World Champion Billy Konchellah; The inaugural Maasai Olympic Games.  There was a time when in order to prove their manhood and attract the girls a Maasai warrior had to kill a lion. Today, in the Maasailand of southern Kenya, Maasai groups do not hunt lion and instead compete against each other to high-ju…

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14 January 2013

Flightlink Introduces Cessna Citation 560

Please find attached information on our new Cessna 560 Jet, which was launched on 22 December 2012. Flightlink is proud to add another Luxurious Air craft to its fleet. The Cessna 560 flies International and local. We are in service 24 hours for VIP & MEDEVAC Charters.

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11 January 2013

Kaya Mawa, Likoma Island, Lake Malawi

Honour Way

  For many the off season is a time for rest and rejuvenation but at Kaya Mawa they are taking the opportunity to revamp the much loved standard chalet, Ngani, employ a new reservations manager and launch a new website!   Ngani is to see a face lift in 2013 to boast a superb new deck with a  12 metre infinity pool to showcase those breath-taking views across the lake to the Mozambique shoreline. Kaya Mawa are also very pleased to announce that Theresa Crawford has been a…

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08 January 2013

The Hide joins Kamili

Kamili

Kamili is delighted to announce that the prestigious The Hide Safari Camp has joined their portfolio. The multi-award winning camp has long been recognized as Hwange National Park’s finest property, with guests accommodated in just 10 stylish tents, on a plain overlooking a game-rich waterhole. The Hide is joined in Kamili’s portfolio by its sister properties – both of which are newly opened. To celebrate their 20th anniversary, the Hide has opened Tom’s Safari House &n…

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04 January 2013

Watch Meteors Whilst Listening to lions!

The Quadrantid meteor shower peaks January 3rd-4th - this shower is best from the Northern Hemishpere but worth a look for anyone equatorial and far from city lights.    For more information on celestial events visible whilst on safari in 2013 please have a look at: http://www.wildthingsafaris.com/information/country/star_calender

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03 January 2013

2012 has been a fantastic year for Malawi, but hold on tight because we're sure 2013's going to be even better!

  Well, where do we start? From awards and nominations to top ten listings not to mention the TV coverage, we’ve never seen a year in which Malawi has so much been at the forefront of tourism attention. Enquiries from tourists are coming in thicker and faster than ever before, and more tour operators are discovering ‘The Warm Heart of Africa’. Not only has Malawi been recognised as an up and coming and new destination by the media, but it has also been voted as a top ten…

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