Member News

31 May 2013

New Saruni Video

Saruni

It is now possible to explore our Saruni properties from a different perspective. Over the past month we have been busy creating our new Saruni video with the latest drone technology.Taking you from sunrise to sunset, our video shares with you the stunning views, cultures, wildlife and experiences that are encountered whilst on Safari with us. LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VFtMWGpeIw

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31 May 2013

Norman Carr Safaris welcome the 2013 hosts

We would like to share a big welcome to the 6 new Norman Carr Safaris Assistant Bush Camp Managers who will be joining the team for the 2013 season!!   They all arrived safely a few weeks ago and have been out to visit the all of the bush camps to see the camp building process/progress! They are all now resident at their camp and have started welcoming their guests.   Finlay and Wendy Hunter - Chinzombo (Managers are Abraham and Shaddy)   • Scottish born and bred! • Wh…

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30 May 2013

Travel Marketing in the Digital Age

Africa Geographic

Sound digital marketing advice for African tourism establishments that want to be online.social.mobile. http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/travel-trade/how-change-is-affecting-the-travel-industry/  

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29 May 2013

Three Cities Bantry Bay Luxury Suites welcomes Eben Lassen as the new General Manager

The luxurious Cape Town located Three Cities Bantry Bay Luxury Suites can now say hello to Eben Lassen as the new General Manager of the Hotel. With over 7 years of experience within the Group, Lassen formerly the General Manager of Three Cities Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa will now take on the responsibility and efficient running of the 4-star boutique Hotel. Centrally located in the seaside district of Bantry Bay, the Hotel is reputed for its intimate personality and signature warm, friend…

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29 May 2013

Launch of Services to Blantyre - BLZ (Malawi)

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways is pleased to announce the  launch of its services to Blantyre (BLZ) in Malawi effective from 02nd August 2013. Please find the schedule below for the flights to / from NBO to BLZ and vice versa.   Flight Frequency Route Dep Arr KQ 746 M / W / F NBO - BLZ 11:45 13:25 KQ 747 M / W / F …

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29 May 2013

Welcomes and Goodbyes at The SAFARI Company

The Safari Company

Our team has expanded, and sadly contracted. We welcome the charming and capable Nicole Hankar into our dynamic marketing team. We welcome a new little person into our lives, Billy Tundo, a son for Chania, we look forward to him working with us as soon as he’s old enough. We sadly lost a valuable member of our team who passed away very suddenly in our offices in March, rest in peace Daniel Mutua.

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29 May 2013

Popular Protea Hotel Sea Point Closing For Winter To Reveal Stunning New Look

Protea Hospitality Group

May 2013: The Protea Hotel Sea Point will close its doors for 3 months from June 1 and after a professional facelift will open again in September sporting a sleek and stylish new look. The bathrooms of all sea-facing rooms will also be gutted and from the second floor up, large walk-in showers are being installed. The family rooms will be bigger and feature 4 single beds or two double beds as options. These rooms will have two separate facilities in each room - one will have a toilet and basin…

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27 May 2013

Fundu Lagoon, Pemba

Fundu Lagoon

Changes ahead at Fundu Lagoon, Pemba.   Highlife have represented us in the marketplace for the last eleven years and we would like to extend our sincere thanks to Theresa and Siobhan for all their work representing Fundu Lagoon.   However moving forward we are embarking on some new and exciting changes and would like to announce that PCC - Perowne Charles Communications will now be representing us for all sales, marketing and PR.   As of Wednesday 29th May all reserva…

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27 May 2013

Static Exhibition of Cessna 560 During the Karibu Fair Show in Arusha

Flightlink is pleased to invite all exhibitors and visitors at the Karibu Show in Arusha between 30th May and 2nd June to visit us at the Arusha Municipal Airport for a static and Flying Exhibition of our Cessna Citation 560 state of the Art Jet Aircraft. The Aircraft is able to handle VIP & MEDEVAC missions. It will be a great opportunity to ride and test the aircraft of first of its kind in Tanzania. The Program will be as follows: WHERE: ZANTAS OPERATIONS OFFICE AT ARUSHA AIRPORT WHEN: …

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24 May 2013

AMREF Notification

AMREF Flying Doctors

It has come to our notice that air and ground evacuation cover is being offered by a Flying Doctors’ Society of Africa (FDSA). This is to inform you that AMREF Flying Doctors is not the service provider for this product. FDSA is an independent organisation to AMREF. AMREF and its Flying Doctor Service have been providing air ambulance services since 1957 to people in East Africa, residents and non residents alike. A membership to this service from AMREF was available through the Flying D…

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24 May 2013

Essque Zalu Zanzibar - Farewell Nicolas Konig; Welcome Luc Verschelden

  After an exciting tenure of over 4 years overseeing the construction, completion and the opening of Essque Zalu Zanzibar in 2011, it is now time for us to bid farewell to Nicolas Konig, GM extraordinaire who steered the design hotel and brand to great heights in such a short time since the hotel's opening in June 2011. His charismatic approach to redefining luxury standards in Zanzibar together with his strong mentorship and guidance has shaped the core ethos and high  service-…

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23 May 2013

Aardvark sighting at Samara Private Game Reserve

Samara Private Game Reserve

Please see link below to Samara’s GM's blog where he wrote about Aardvark of which Samara Private Game Reserve has a very high sighting rate.  As you will see, even after many years in the bush, even he was amazed. http://bushveldbanter.blogspot.com/2013/05/samaras-karoo-aardvarks.html  

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15 May 2013

Kenya Airways and Kenya Tourism Board sign joint marketing initiative

Kenya Airways

The National carrier, Kenya Airways, and the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) have entered into a one-year joint marketing programme aimed at boosting tourist arrivals into the country. In the partnership, Kenya Airways will support the activities of KTB to the tune of KShs20 million while KTB will ensure KQ brand visibility at its tourism promotion forums as they seek to increase the number of tourists visiting Kenya. In the year 2012, the country recorded 1,780,768 tourists a 0.3% decline compared …

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09 May 2013

Kim Brake joins Ulendo

Ulendo Safaris

The Ulendo Travel Group is pleased to announce that Ms Kim Brake has recently been appointed as Managing Director of Ulendo Safaris. Rob McConaghy will move aside to concentrate on the Aviation wing of the company, Latitude Hotels and new projects. Kim joins the company with many years of experience in the travel industry most recently in Tanzania and before that Zambia. Kim will be attending Indaba and looks forward to meeting new and old friends from her base on the Malawi stand (SADC E09). …

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09 May 2013

Safarilink and Tanganyika Flying Co announce cross system code share.

After many weeks of system testing, East African tourism aviation specialists, Safarilink and Tanganyika Flying Co (TFC), today announced the launch of their codeshare agreement that is fully integrated into both their reservation systems. This will allow travel industry customers of either airline to book flights from either carrier from within one carrier’s reservation system. Julian Edmunds, Managing Director of TFC said that this new arrangement will initially allow tour operators wi…

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08 May 2013

Heavy Rains cause Rwanda road closure for gorilla trackers

The Far Horizons

Heavy rains during the last month have led to the closure of one of the main tourism routes to Volcanoes National Park, home of the gorillas, according to reports from our Rwanda team at The Far Horizons in Kigali. Rain has caused major structural damage to the Kigali-Musanze highway, prompting officials to close the road until such time as repairs can be completed. In the meantime, our guides are using alternative routes via Gisenyi or Butaro. Drivetimes to Volcanoes National Park have subseq…

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08 May 2013

Fly Uganda same day connections between Uganda's Parks and the Serengeti.

Safari Skies

Fly Uganda and Coastal Aviation have partnered to provide a special through rate when combining their flight services. The through rate applies when using Fly Uganda Seat Rates from Uganda's National Parks to connect with Coastal Aviation's service between Entebbe and the Serengeti.  The morning Fly Uganda flights pick clients from our parks between 0930 and 1030, landing back at Kajjansi Airstrip at midday where our shuttle service connects with the 1300 Coastal service to the Se…

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03 May 2013

Marketing Worldwide – sparkly new website!

  Marketing Worldwide is proud to announce that their new website is now live www.marketing-worldwide.co.uk. This trade-friendly website has up to date news, instant information and useful links to all our clients based in Botswana, Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe. 

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03 May 2013

Updated timetable - SELOUS and RUAHA

  Flightlink’s updated  Time Table for Selous and Ruaha is as follows:   Outbound - DAILY FL401     DAR | SELOUS                     09:30 – 10:15 FL401     SELOUS | RUAHA                10:30 – 11:50 Inbound - DAILY FL402     RUA…

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02 May 2013

Mara Toto Camp, Kenya - extended season

Great Plains Conservation

  Mara Toto Camp is a brand new addition to the Great Plains Conservation Collection in the world famous Masai Mara Reserve, and now open 11 months of the year (closes for 1 month after Easter each year).  It complements Great Plains Conservation's existing Kenya products - Mara Plains Camp, ol Donyo Lodge and Ride Kenya horse safaris. Mara Toto is a magical revisiting of the past, drawing from the designs of original explorers and created for those who want to get…

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01 May 2013

Stanley Safari Lodge joins Robin Pope Safaris

It is with great excitement that we announce the takeover of Stanley Safari Lodge in Livingstone, Zambia by Robin Pope Safaris as of April 1st 2013. Both parties believe that this will see Stanley Safari Lodge grow from strength to strength under the Robin Pope Safaris banner. Stanley Safari Lodge was built by Reinout de Gruijter and his wife Vinciane Geelhand de Merxem, opening in 2004. The beautiful and unique ten-roomed lodge is only three kilometers from the Victoria Falls. Stanl…

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01 May 2013

Auric Air - Bukoba flights for the month of May, effective 01 May 2013

Auric Air Services

  Flight 101 Dept Bukoba                     06:45 Arrive Mwanza                 07:30   Flight 102 Dept Mwanza                    08:30 Arrive Rubondo          &n…

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