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30 September 2013

Marketing Worldwide introduces a new partner in Malawi

Marketing Worldwide is very excited to be working with a new partner Malawian Style, they offer an alternative look at Malawi. Contact us to find out more or check out http://www.marketing-worldwide.co.uk/our-partners.asp.

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30 September 2013

What in the world is Lew Rood up to

Lew Rood

Since starting my own consultancy eighteen months ago, many friends and colleagues in the travel industry have asked me exactly what I'm doing. My new website, which I hope you like as much as I do – thanks to the team who put it together –explains it all. There's a lot of information that will hopefully tell you exactly what services I'm providing to my new clients, and give you an idea of the type of assistance I can offer travel businesses and individuals. And if you…

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27 September 2013

The Ten Year Transformation of Malawi's Majete Reserve

Marking one of Africa’s best conversation success stories in recent years, Saturday September 28th, 2013 will witness a ten year celebration in honour of the amazing transformation of Malawi’s Majete Wildlife Reserve – from desolate area devoid of wildlife into a thriving BIG 5 destination. The Majete project has proven to be an immense success since 2003 when the Government of Malawi entered into a 25-year public private partnership with African Parks for the rehabilitation,…

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27 September 2013

The new Elephant’s Eye, Hwange Lodge is open for business, and the website has been launched!

Hideaways

The office has been abuzz with excitement over the website launch and opening of Elephant’s Eye, Hwange Lodge; with rave reviews and new requests pouring in, all the anticipation and hard work (not to mention the advertising) has finally paid off!  This lodge is the first of its kind for African Luxury Hideaways; with a focus on sustainability, no detail has been spared in providing luxury, comfort and quality service while respecting the habitats of the local wildlife.  Gettin…

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26 September 2013

Ngurdoto Crater with Hatari Lodge

Kamili

Until recently, no European had stepped inside Ngurdoto’s 2.5km wide crater (‘Little Ngorongoro’) for over 50 years. Hatari Lodge in Arusha NP has now secured exclusive access for walking safaris into this magical crater, with its huge swamp, hippo, crocs and buffalo... and who know what other creatures are resident here... The Ngurdoto Crater is nicknamed the “little Ngorongoro Crater.” Its fragile but diverse ecosystem cannot be visited by car or on foot. Only f…

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24 September 2013

Cute pangolin baby pictures

Africa Geographic

A while ago we posted some phenomenal pictures of a rarely seen African animal – the pangolin. That blog post led to an overwhelming flood of support and we would love to share this message as well as a few more beautiful baby pangolin pictures with you: Cute pangolin baby pictures

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24 September 2013

Premier Safaris forges new partnership with Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka

Premier Safaris, specialist in intimate safari experiences in East Africa, has formed an exclusive partnership with Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Ugandan veterinarian, resident gorilla expert and founder of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) to offer unique Gorilla Research and Gorilla Health safaris in tandem with CTPH. The Gorilla Research, Gorilla Health safaris take place on the southern border of Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), inhabited by…

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20 September 2013

Launching new lodge-based safaris

Africa Travel Company

Africa Travel Co will be launching our brand new small groups Lodge based safaris starting from June 2014. There will be set departures and at this stage the trips will only run in Southern Africa namely Cape Town to Victoria Falls and vice versa (20 days), Johannesburg to Victoria Falls (12 and 18 day) and also a trip from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park (6 days).   Hotel, chalet and lodge accommodation will operate on a twin share basis with en-suit facilities. In remote areas (s…

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20 September 2013

Zimbabwe - hottest safari ticket in town!

Zambezi Safari & Travel Co

Isn’t it about time that politicians and punters alike put conservation first to support the many Zimbabwean players who’ve quietly carried their side of the bargain in the last decade?  A new stage has been set.  Elections have come and gone (let’s get over it).  There’re some real issues to tackle in the industry. A mass elephant poaching incident in Hwange has prompted the government to react strongly that might just see the authorities actively supp…

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19 September 2013

Proflight Zambia: new route from Lusaka to Dar-es-Salaam

Proflight Zambia has announced the launch of three-times-a-week flights from Lusaka to Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania starting on October 23. The new service is the second international route for the Zambian airline, which started flying to Lilongwe in Malawi in June. Flights will depart from Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 08:00 hrs on Mondays and Fridays, arriving at Dar-es-Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport  at 12:20 hrs, making it a journey of three …

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19 September 2013

Interview - PURE Awards judge Lewis “the human polar bear” Pugh

Beyond Luxury Media

There aren’t many people who can attest to completing long-distance swims in every ocean in the world. Call him ‘the human polar bear’, call him an oddity – Lewis Pugh is one of them. In fact, he was the first one. See more here: http://www.purelifeexperiences.com/016_1.html#.Ujlchy1wZYU

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18 September 2013

That Viral Video for my travel business

Africa Geographic

We’ve all seen those awesome “viral” videos that seem to spring up overnight and create a massive online sensation. So how do travel marketers create the next big #ViralVideo? And, on a broader level, is video an important tool for travel marketing? Read the article to find out: That Viral Video for my travel business

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18 September 2013

NEW PROTEA HOTEL SEA POINT SHOWS THE WORLD A FRESH NEW FACE

Protea Hospitality Group

September 2013: Protea Hotel Sea Point has opened its doors to show a fresh new face to GUESTS who are already enjoying the light and airy seaside feel. The hotel was closed for winter to gut the public areas, restaurant and sea-facing rooms, and while the facade may look the same, the hotel inside has been completely transformed. A surfboard resting on a mini beach at the hotel entrance sets the stage for the new public areas that are now an open space incorporating a 9m long communal work ta…

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13 September 2013

Kenya Airways Appoints Jambo Jet CEO

Kenya Airways

Nairobi: September 12, 2013 …The Board of Kenya Airways has appointed    Willem Alexander Hondius as Chief Executive Officer of Jambo Jet Limited, the airline’s new low-cost carrier subsidiary. Announcing the appointment, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr.  Titus Naikuni, said: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Willem Hondius as Chief Executive Officer of Jambo Jet Ltd, reporting into the Jambo Jet Board which is chaired b…

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12 September 2013

10 African animals in rapid decline

Africa Geographic

A number of Africa's most famous, beloved and beautiful species are in rapid decline. It is often shouted from the rooftops those animals that are listed as endangered or only have limited numbers left, and rightly so. However there are other species whose numbers, although appearing great in number, are fast being depleted. The population numbers of the ten animals and birds listed in this article are decreasing at a rapid rate and while they may not have the least numbers to top the &ldq…

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11 September 2013

Auric Air Updates – September 2013

Auric Air Services

* Daily flights to RUAHA NATIONAL PARK   * New flights to NJOMBE from 16 September 2013, operating 4x weekly (MON, TUE, THUR and SAT)   * Flights from MWANZA to BUKOBA, operating 3x daily   * KIGOMA flights, now flying 4x weekly, Every MON, TUE, THUR and SAT   *MPANDA flights, now flying 3x weekly, Every MON, THUR and SAT   For more information, contact us on   Auric Air Services Limited  Call Centre Number : 255 (783) 233 334  E-mail: reservat…

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10 September 2013

Flightlink Introduces Twice Daily Flights to MTWARA

Flightlink will commence Double Daily flights to MTWARA from 16th September 2013 Monday to Fridays (5x a week).   A Beech1900D Airliner aircraft will be flown on this route and later upgraded to Embraer 120ER aircraft.   All flight check in and dispatch will be at Terminal 2 (Int’l Terminal) handled by SWISSPORT like any other international Airline.   Flight Schedules will be as follows:   AM – Schedule          …

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09 September 2013

Tongabezi – the new and exclusive Dog House is open

Tongabezi Lodge

Tongabezi has just put the finishing touches to the brand new Dog House and are warmly welcoming their first guests and are excitedly awaiting the photographer....! So please be patient just a little longer for your peek of the brand new and totally different Tongabezi Dog House.... A family room extraordinaire on the mighty Zambezi River.  The new house has two beautifully, stylish en-suite bedrooms with joining lounge and deck area. It is set to be spectacular!!

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09 September 2013

Interview - PURE Awards judge Edward Norton and the Maasai

Beyond Luxury Media

Edward Norton is a two-time Academy Award nominated actor and filmmaker. He is also a committed social and environmental activist who serves on the Boards of President Obama’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities and the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, as well as being the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity. He endowed and created the Middle East Peacemakers Fund at Yale University. In 2010, Norton and three partners co-founded an innovative new web platform,…

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05 September 2013

The New Logo for Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris

For the best part of a decade, Jenman African Safaris had the same tried-and-true company logo, the brown rectangle with the orange strip, seen along the borders of all of our correspondence, emails, print ads, and in the signage on all of our vehicles.  Long established as one of the premier safari companies of Southern Africa, our company has grown to include offices in East Africa as well as Madagascar. Our staff numbers have more than tripled, along with our fleet of vehicles and the…

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04 September 2013

Africa's lost apes - the shocking numbers

Africa Geographic

In the September 2013 issue of Africa Geographic magazine (page 46) we look into the shocking situation behind Africa’s lost apes. A little known or talked about trade, the stories and details behind its troubled history are almost akin to the slave trade of old. Here are some of the saddening and shocking numbers that put it all into perspective... The numbers behind the Lost Apes

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04 September 2013

Sharks Director of Rugby Brendan Venter's Family Lodge Joins the Three Cities Group

Three Cities Group is proud to be the new home of Sharks Director of Rugby Brendan Venter’s family business and lodge of 15 years – the four-star Indlovu River Lodge situated on the banks of the Kuvjename River in the low-veld Hoedspruit area and Karongwe Game Reserve which borders the Kruger National Park.   Situated 440km from the OR Tambo Airport and 65kms from Hoedspruit, the private family holiday lodge ventured into the public market in 2005 when the three hectare lodge …

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04 September 2013

Opening of Lake Eyasi Tented Camp

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new camp, Lake Eyasi Tented Camp.  Lake Eyasi is a salt lake situated west of Arusha, close to the little town of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.   Our new camp is located in one of the prime areas of Eyasi, with beautiful views to the lake.  In the heart of the land inhabited by the Hadzabe (Hadza) and Datoga tribes.   The Hadzabe tribe is also known as Bushmen.  Some 300–400 Hadza live as…

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03 September 2013

Kite surfing at Bluebay Hotels, Zanzibar !

Bluebay Hotels Zanzibar

Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa and Sultan Sands Island Resort are proud to announce that we now have our own kite surfing facility.  As of August 2013, guests at Bluebay Beach Resort and it’s neighbouring sister property Sultan Sands Island Resort will be able to try their hand at this exhilarating watersport.  Thanks to the perfect weather and wind seasonality in the North East of Zanzibar, it is the perfect spot to learn and enjoy kite surfing.  It is the latest trend sp…

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03 September 2013

Blogs featured in Africa Geographic

Porini Safari Camps

  We are pleased to share a couple of our blog posts which have recently featured in Africa Geographic: http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/game-drives/a-chance-meeting-with-wild-dogs/ http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/game-drives/amazing-lion-encounter-in-the-mara/ For more information please contact Aleema aleema@gamewatchers.co.ke.

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02 September 2013

Change Brings Change

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways, through its partnership with The Born Free Foundation and Travelex, have now started collections on board in the Change brings Change initiative.  This seeks to raise funds for the conservation of wildlife. The partnership comes in the wake of  a surge in wildlife poaching across Africa with elephants and rhinos among the worst hit.  Concern is growing amongst conservationists that the endangered African Elephant is currently grappling with what could be the worst…

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02 September 2013

Cruise The Nile In Style; Zing Through The Kazinga

KAMPALA, Uganda (08/2013) Sure the Nile River looks pretty great from land, but why not cruise it in style with a 2- hour water safari on a luxurious boat from Mweya Safari Lodge through Uganda’s Kazinga Channel. The 22-mile channel links saltwater Lake Edward to fresh water Lake George – two rift valley lakes with royal lineage; they were named after Queen Victoria’s son Edward VII and her grandson George V.   Mweya offers a couple of ways to experience the channel…

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