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20 December 2013

50,000 Expected at Swaziland’s Incwala Festival: 20th December

Heralding the New Year, Incwala, also known as the ‘Festival of First Fruits’ is one of the biggest and most spectacular events in Africa. For the Swazi people it is an important religious ritual, a fertility ceremony designed to both prepare for the coming year and serve as a symbolic renewal of the monarchy. This year the main day of the event comes earlier than usual, being held on Friday 20th December, a date determined by Swazi elders. It’s expected that some 50,000 will…

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20 December 2013

Precision Air’s ATR aircraft damaged in Arusha is back in traffic

December 17 2013…….Precision Air is glad to inform the public and its passengers that the aircraft that had tyre deflation landing incident on 13 December 2013 is operational and back in traffic. Precision Air Flight 422, a flight from Dar es Salaam to Arusha, using ATR 42-600 (code number PWI) which was reported to have incurred tyre deflation incidence as it landed in Arusha with 4crews and 37 passengers on board has been pronounced safe and airworthy by the Airline’s Saf…

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18 December 2013

Six million steps

Africa Geographic

Six Million Steps is a journey of one man hiking the South African coastline. The adventure will take place over roughly 3000 km, effecting change one step at a time. Read all about his journey here - Six Million Steps.

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18 December 2013

Alex Walker's Serian's Serengeti Mobile - Up and Open again!

The first rains have heralded the start of the luscious green season, and just like the new shoots and roots, we have unfurled and arisen in our annual Southern Serengeti location… Emerald undergrowth, red Masai blankets and baby gnus abounding – festive season’s greetings from the beautiful bush, from all at Alex Walker’s Serian. 

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16 December 2013

Tuli Safari Lodge successfully concludes community project at Molema

Tuli Safari Lodge is delighted to announce the successful conclusion of its involvement in the community project at Molema, in the Tuli Block, Botswana. Tuli Safari Lodge formed a joint venture with three local villages to create a new tourism venture at Molema in 2006, to enable the local community to participate in and benefit from tourism to the region. The aim was to establish a new self-catering and camping facility and for the operation to be ultimately handed back to the commu…

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16 December 2013

Interview - Serge Dive regarding We Are Africa

Beyond Luxury Media

Tourism Update Digi-Mag interviewed Serge Dive, CEO of Beyond Luxury Media, the organiser of We Are Africa, to find out more about the inaugural show set to take place in Cape Town in 2014. Read more about his plans to utilise the space at Cape Town Stadium and how the hosted buyer programme will work here.

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13 December 2013

Selous Safari Company Launch New Website

Selous Safari Company

We are delighted to announce the launch of Selous Safari Company's new website.  A warm welcome to all our visitors at www.selous.com and we look forward to sharing with you all our new online features and up to date information. With ease of navigation scroll through our web pages detailing our stunning trio of camps in Southern Tanzania; from Siwandu in the sinuous byways of Selous Game Reserve to Jongomero in the unadulterated wilderness of Ruaha National Park through to our b…

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13 December 2013

Three Cities Hits the Richards Bay Shores with the acquisition of Imvubu Lodge

In a most promising acquisition Three Cities is extending its presence in the town of Richards Bay with the coming on board of the three-star bush and beach getaway, Imvubu Lodge. Formerly under the Protea Hotel Group for the past 10 years, Imvubu Lodge will be formally welcomed on December 1, 2013, into the Three Cities Group’s family of renowned lifestyle hotels and popular resorts. Situated 160km North of Durban and 20km from the Richards Bay airport, Imvubu Lodge is tucked away in th…

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13 December 2013

Wilderness Safaris Celebrates 30 Years of Changing Lives

Wilderness Safaris

May 2013 marked Wilderness Safaris’ 30th anniversary as Africa’s leading ecotourism and conservation company. From humble beginnings, the company has grown considerably over the last 30 years, both in size and in its ability to positively impact Africa. Wilderness Safaris registered as a Botswana company in 1983, offering mobile safaris to like-minded guests who were passionate about nature. It was the first safari outfitter to recognise the need for its financial benefits to flow …

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13 December 2013

Win a case of wine in our fun Christmas video competition

Kamili

Kamili has added an incentive for you to watch our new 2-minute video regarding the quality of our portfolio - for a bit of festive fun, we're offering a case of wine to the first name drawn out of the hat at 12 noon on Friday 20th December that has correctly answered the 10 questions below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd10cy7Ls5k For more information, and to enter, follow this link.

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12 December 2013

Legalising the trade in rhino horn and a wilderness of greed

Africa Geographic

South Africa is pushing hard for the legalisation of trade in rhino horn. With more than 20 tonnes of stockpiled horn the country stands to make a fortune if the CITES ban on the trade is lifted. Read more about this controversial issue here - Legalising the trade in rhino horn and a wilderness of greed.

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12 December 2013

Atta wine sponsor, a vintage performance

Painted Wolf Wines

Our Guillermo Swartland Pinotage 2010 has been selected by The Wine Enthusiast Magazine- one of the top wine publications in the USA in its list of the top 100 wines of the year.  Each year the magazine tastes and rates about 16000 wines from producers around the world. We were one of two South African wines to make it to the top 100 in 2013 - the other being De Toren Fusion V. The grapes for this wine were grown by Billy (‘Guillermo’ ) Hughes at Kasteelsig Vineyard and vinifi…

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11 December 2013

Made in Chelsea go on safari to Jembisa

Jembisa Bush Home

Jembisa Private Bush Home in South Africa recently played host to the cast of Made in Chelsea whose safari adventures were broadcast for the first time last night on UK’s E4 channel.  Chosen for its secluded setting in its own private game reserve this small and stylish safari lodge provides the ultimate house party hideaway.  The show will be broadcast again on Wednesday 11 December on E4 at 23.05 and can be viewed on demand through Channel 4’s 4OD.   The cast parti…

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06 December 2013

Modern Malawi Rock Art at Chongoni

Ulendo Safaris

Just an hour drive away from Lilongwe, lies a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Chongoni Rock Arts. The Chongoni Rock Art Area is about 80 km south-east of Lilongwe near the town of Dedza. It is an area of forested hills with numerous granite outcrops and kopjes, protected as Forest Reserves. Within the hills, 127 rock shelters have been used for rock art, creating the richest concentration of such art in central Africa. Unusually, it is the work of farming communities, and part of a stil…

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05 December 2013

The Cheli & Peacock Pride is Growing... Track us down in Tanzania!

On 2 December 2013, Cheli & Peacock Safaris officially launched its brand new sister company in Arusha, Tanzania. With a prime office location in Arusha, the Tanzania team is headed up by Henrietta Remnant who has a breadth of knowledge spanning both Kenya and Tanzania, and has worked with Cheli & Peacock for several years. Cheli & Peacock has a wealth of experience and prides itself on highly-professional, seamless, tailor-made itineraries, using properties and activities that off…

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04 December 2013

Kenya Airways moves selected regional flights handling back to Unit 1

Kenya Airways

KQ is set to move some of its regional flights back to unit 1 of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi with effect from Wedsday, 4 December 2013. The airline’s flight KQ 410-EBB, KQ 482.-DAR, KQ 760 –JNB and KQ 762 –JNB departing to Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, and Johannesburg  respectively return to Unit 1, after they were relocated to  unit 2 following a dawn fire that destroyed a section of the airport two months ago. Kenya Airways’ Chief Op…

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04 December 2013

Biodiversity Southern Africa Conference 2013

Africa Geographic

It’s no secret that Africa is home to a startling variety of life. Learning about Africa’s fascinating creatures (including the human ones) is something we've always delighted in. Join us as we spend four days surrounded by brilliant minds, learning about ground-breaking research at the Biodiversity Southern Africa conference, hosted by UCT’s Department of Biological Sciences from the 2nd to the 7th of December 2013. Read more about it here.

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04 December 2013

Ellerman House's Wine Gallery and Villa Two Unveiled

Cape Town, South Africa: Ellerman House is excited to announce the opening of its highly anticipated Ellerman House Wine Gallery and a second luxury villa to be known as Villa Two. Integrating outstanding contemporary architecture with breathtaking sculpture and cutting-edge design, the new wine gallery is not only a showcase for Ellerman House’s extensive, award-winning South African wine collection but offers guests a unique, interactive journey into the world of wine. For more info, p…

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04 December 2013

Three Cities Greenway Woods Resorts Welcomes New Executive Chef Frank Selentyn

With a new make-over and refurbishment, Three Cities Greenway Wood is shining bright and with the refreshment has brought in new Executive Chef Frank Salentyn. As of December 9, 2013, Dutch-born Salentyn, formerly of the Executive Chef of Sunnyside Park Hotel will join the team at the Mpumulanga-based resort. Born and educated in the Netherlands, Salentyn who is fluent in Dutch; German and English  has vast international knowledge and experience within the hospitality industry. For more i…

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04 December 2013

Stefano Cheli joins Northern Rangelands Trust Board of Trustees

Cheli & Peacock Safaris (DMC)

  Cheli & Peacock is delighted to announce that Stefano Cheli has been appointed to the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) Board of Trustees. Established in 2004, the NRT is a non-profit organisation supporting 26 community wildlife conservancies across northern Kenya and encompassing over 3 million acres of land. Its mission is to develop resilient infrastructure of wildlife management, security and conflict resolution which transforms people’s lives, secures peace and conserves n…

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04 December 2013

Loisaba Launches a new bush camp

We are delighted to share some great news with you: Loisaba will be launching a Tented Bush Camp on 15 December 2013. The new bush camp will be set up below the lodge escarpment, with stunning views over the Spring Dam and salt lick, a great site always frequented by game. The camp will feature: 1 honeymoon tent  2 family tents (1 will be a triple and 1 will be a quadruple)  8 standard - double/twin tents8 double and twin tents All tents come with ensuite bathrooms which i…

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03 December 2013

Zimbabwe's Luxury Travel Collection uncovered

Vayeni

Zimbabwe is renowned for its amazing hospitality and its diverse tourism offerings.  There are many hotels, lodges, B&Bs, ground handlers, activity providers and suppliers to the tourism industry that passionately forge ahead tirelessly to ensure that they are providing the very best products and services to compete effectively on an international stage.  Brand Zimbabwe’s global perception has improved somewhat in recent years, but removing entrenched opinions and changing …

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02 December 2013

The Flying Doctors Society offers even better benefits to members

The Flying Doctors' Society of Africa

Please note that the Flying Doctors Society of Africa (FDSA) is operating normally for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We confirm that members of the Society are eligible for free air and ground emergency evacuation services as per membership contracts. Our members are now entitled to an unlimited number of free air evacuations during the duration of membership. Further, members while within Kenya also get two free ground/road ambulance evacuations. Evacuations are given only in the event of li…

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02 December 2013

Evening flights to Bukoba

Auric Air Services

Auric Air will now be operating evening flights to Bukoba from December 1st, 2013.   Flight No From Departure To Arrival FLT 101 Bukoba 06:45 Mwanza 07:30 FLT 102 Mwanza 08:45 Bukoba 09:30 FLT 103 Bukoba 09:45 Mwanz…

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