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28 February 2013

Bluebay Hotels, Zanzibar introduces Symbolic Ceremony

Bluebay Hotels Zanzibar

Bluebay Hotels, Zanzibar have introduced a brand new romance package to their offering, in the form of a ‘Symbolic Ceremony’.  This offers guests an intimate service without the legal element of the conventional wedding.  The ceremony can be treated as a renewal of vows for couples who are already married, or as a blessing for un-married couples who wish to use the occasion to recognise their relationship & commitment to each other. The ceremony itself will be perform…

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27 February 2013

Asilia Africa / AfrikaAfrika - Joint Venture for seasonal camp in Lamai from 1st July 2013

Asilia Africa

February 2013 Asilia Africa / AfrikaAfrika - Joint Venture for seasonal camp in Lamai from 1st July 2013 Asilia Africa will open a new camp - Olakira Lamai Camp - in the Lamai Wedge for the period of 1st July to 31st October 2013. The camp is an exciting joint venture between Asilia Africa and AfrikaAfrika. Consisting of 8 tents, with the same look and feel as the Olakira Camp you already know, Olakira Lamai Camp will open on the site of AfrikaAfrika’s Serengeti Mara Camp. It will have t…

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27 February 2013

Wayo Africa April guide training

Wayo Africa

Wayo Africa is yet again conducting its popular guide training courses during April and May. We will offer three different courses: A maximum of only 20 students per group will be attending. All the instruction will be done by Sean Robertson. He is a FGASA level 3 and SKS big game walking instructor and evaluator. Sean will be assisted by Jean Du Plessis and Lana Byal. This year the courses will be conducted from Tarangire Safari Lodge. Guide refresher courses: This course is aimed a…

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27 February 2013

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Menlyn Construction On Track

Protea Hospitality Group

  February 2013: Construction of Pretoria’s trendiest hotel, Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Menlyn, is on tracks with the foundations for the six-storey building already complete. The hotel is under construction in Summit Place, a new development opposite the Menlyn Park Mall. Summit Place is a new commercial precinct that is being developed opposite the popular Pretoria shopping mecca and the hotel will be the flagship property in the development. Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Menlyn …

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26 February 2013

Protea Hotel Select Emotan Opens In Benin City, Southern Nigeria

Protea Hospitality Group

February 2013: The 94-roomed Protea Hotel Select Emotan has opened its doors in Benin City, capital of Edo State in southern mid-west Nigeria. This hotel represents the Protea Hospitality Group’s first presence in Benin City and forms part of the company’s plan to double its representation in Nigeria to 20 hotels within five years, says CEO Arthur Gillis. The new hotel is located just 10 minutes away from Benin City Airport. Its location is ideal for both leisure and business trave…

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25 February 2013

Kenya Airways to commence flights to Livingstone

Kenya Airways

From the  2nd June, 2013, Kenya Airways will commence flights to Livingstone via Harare on Days 3,5 & 7 via Nairobi.  This destination will mainly target tourist traffic to Victoria Falls. Please find connections for the new flight.  LVI SCHEDULE:   Flight Start End Frequency Route Dep Arr Config KQ 780 02Jun13 25…

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22 February 2013

Kenya Airways and Etihad Airways in Codeshare Deal to Enhance their Global Network Coverage

Kenya Airways

NAIROBI, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 – National carrier, Kenya Airways, has announced the expansion of its global network through a new codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates’ national airline. Kenya Airways will also launch a new three times a week service between Nairobi and Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital effective June 2013. This is intended to give passengers improved connections and greater choice. Under the new codeshare agreement, Kenya Airways will initially pl…

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21 February 2013

Protea Hospitality Group Baristas Compete to Offer SA’s Best Coffee Experience

Protea Hospitality Group

February 2013: Scores of Protea Hospitality Group baristas are competing this month in a competition to find Protea Hotels top barista – not as simple an exercise as one might think. The perfect cup of coffee doesn’t just happen, explains Protea Hospitality Group Operations Director William Ford. A lot of skill and knowledge goes into producing a flavourful espresso, cappuccino or latte that includes setting machines to the perfect temperature, texturising milk to create a visually…

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18 February 2013

Tanganyika Wilderness Camps - Maramboi Tented Camp

  February 2013: Maramboi Tented Camp, located just  5 km from Tarangire National Park gate will be completing the final phase of its renovation between the 1 st and the 15 th March 2013. As rooms are spread out across the spacious hotel grounds therefore there will be no disruption to our in-house guests during the renovation process. The final 36 rooms will receive an new makeover, with a major focus on guest comfort.  6 new suites with prime locations within the cam…

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15 February 2013

&Beyond Translocates Six Rhino from Phinda to Botswana

&Beyond

  &BEYOND TRANSLOCATES SIX RHINO FROM PHINDA TO BOTSWANA   In the first ever private game reserve donation of rhino to another country, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond is translocating six white rhino from &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa to Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Facilitated in partnership with RHINO FORCE, this conservation coup has been generously funded by lead sponsor, Motorite Administrators.   “In 2012 alone, …

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14 February 2013

AirKenya Serves Olseki Airstrip, Masai Mara

AirKenya Express

  Airkenya Express will serve the Ol Seki, Naboisho Airstrip in the Masai Mara effective 15thFebruary 2013.   Ol Seki serves the following properties:  Ol Seki Hemingways Mara, Mara Porini, Kicheche Valley, Basecamp Dorobo,  Basecamp Eagles Nest, Encounter Mara and Naboisho Camp. Airkenya continues to serve eight (8) airstrips in the Masai Mara namely, Ol Kiombo, Musiara, Serena, Ngerende, Mara North (Buffalo), Kichwa Tembo, Keekorok and Siana Springs making it easier …

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14 February 2013

Flightlink's NON STOP Flight from SERONERA to ZANZIBAR

Flightlink will start flying NON STOP from Seronera Airstrip to Zanzibar from 1st June 2013 On Daily Schedule flight Basis.  Flight times: Depart Seronera at 1415Hrs Arrive Zanzibar at 1640Hrs. Flying Time: 02Hr 25Min, SPECIAL NET FARE: USD310p.p  Other Schedule flights out of Arusha will be at 08:00Hrs to Seronera, Grumeti & Kogatende - Daily An extra flight from Arusha to Seronera will Depart at 13:00Hrs Daily to accomodate passengers arriving on Airline schedule flights at K…

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12 February 2013

Classics Welcomes Azura Retreats

Classic Representation are delighted to welcome Azura Retreats (Azura Benguerra & Azura Quilalea) to our bespoke portfolio of the very best privately owned experiences in Southern and East Africa. . Classic Representation have been contracted to work on Sales and Marketing support, USA Sales, Global Strategyand Social media. Krista North from Azura will continue as Sales & Marketing Manger and Small World Marketing will head up the UK and European Press and PR. AZURA RETREATS are renow…

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08 February 2013

Marasa Africa appoints new general manager for the Aberdare Country Club in Kenya

Marasa Africa Kenya is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Hodgson as the new general manager of the Aberdare Country Club.  After working in the Casino industry in the UK and later in Africa, Richard returned to the UK to be trained in the Hotel industry. He returned to Africa with his new found skills and started working for Southern Sun and moved between South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania before he started at Marasa Africa in Uganda in 1999 when they o…

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07 February 2013

Asilia Africa to open first camp in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique on July 1st 2013: Kubatana Camp

Asilia Africa

February 2013 ASILIA AFRICA TO PARTNER WITH GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, MOZAMBIQUE Asilia Africa and Gorongosa National Park are delighted to announce their new partnership. From February 4th 2013 Asilia Africa is the National Park’s newest eco-tourism partner in the development of Gorongosa National Park – and Asilia will open its new Kubatana Camp in the Park on July 1, 2013. Gorongosa National Park, in Mozambique, is perhaps Africa’s greatest wildlife-restoration…

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06 February 2013

Great Plains Conservation opens Mara Toto Camp

Great Plains Conservation

Great Plains Conservation is pleased to announce, on 28th January, the opening of its second camp in the greater Masai Mara ecosystem, Mara Toto Camp.  Toto’ means baby in Swahili, and was often used as a term of endearment in reference to young safari staff in the days of early exploration. But today, in our context, it is simply meant out of respect to its sister camp, Mara Plains, which has developed a phenomenal reputation. We are certain Mara Toto will follow suit. Mara Toto po…

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06 February 2013

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate Begins Final Refurbishment Phase

Protea Hospitality Group

January 2013: Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, located just 100m from the Paul Kruger entrance to the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga, will be completing the final phase of its renovations between 3 February 2013 and 15 May 2013.  Rooms are spread out across the spacious hotel ground and therefore there will be no disruption to our in-house GUESTS during the renovation process. The final 58 rooms will receive an elegant makeover, with a major focus on GUEST comfort. The beds are being replace…

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05 February 2013

Intimate Places Tanzania appointed managers of 'Buffalo Luxury Camp'

Intimate Places

Intimate Places Tanzania are delighted to have been appointed managers of 'Buffalo Luxury Camp' effective from the 1st February 2013. The camp is situated approximately 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Kleins Gate, to the East of the Serengeti National Park. It provides a unique combination of luxurious accommodation, extraordinary wildlife, the exhilarating freedom to participate in guided game & nature walks, the rare opportunity to go on night game drives as well as to drive off-road…

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05 February 2013

Vamizi Island - new for 2013

As we move into 2013 Vamizi island is pleased to announce a number of exciting changes to our guest offering at Vamizi Island, Mozambique.  We have, for a number of years, been working towards offering increased bed nights through new, individually designed, beachfront Private Villas.  We have achieved this with 4 Private Villas available for rent in 2013.  We are also enhancing the guest experience at the lodge by reducing the number of bed nights and increasing the level …

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05 February 2013

Regional Air New Flight Zanzibar/Dar-Es-Saalam To Serengeti

Regional Air Services

Regional Air Tanzania has recently introduced a morning flight from Zanzibar/Dar-es-Saalam to Serengeti main airstrip Seronera. The flights departs Zanzibar around 08h15,Dar-e-saalam 09h00.The flights is aimed to arrive Serengeti before noon. The Flight is bookable online www.regionaltanzania.com or contact resvns@regional.co.tz. For fares and taxes contact marketing@regional.co.tz  

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