Member News

30 October 2014

New Website to Mark 10th Anniversary

Intimate Places

Intimate Places has launched a brand new website to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the company. This new website has been updated to include the latest information about our company and our products. To visit the site, please click on the link below: www.intimate-places.com

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28 October 2014

Southern Africa: unplanned and unrestrained

Africa Geographic

Click here to discover the true value of spontaneity on a five month road trip. 

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24 October 2014

Ultimate Safaris welcomes Birgit Bekker

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

In the constant quest to locate the most passionate and experienced leaders in the Namibian tourism industry, Ultimate Safaris is proud and delighted to announce the appointment of Birgit Bekker to the Ultimate tribe. Birgit has been appointed as Sales Director and will be heading the Ultimate sales dream team. She will also be actively involved on a marketing front, and brings with her unprecedented industry expertise, which will no doubt elevate Ultimate Safaris to the next level in terms of…

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24 October 2014

10 Surprising Packing Tips

Tongabezi Lodge

Having trouble sleeping is just one of many little irritations that can ruin a holiday in a big way. Imagine being prepared for all eventualities. Here's how: http://thetongabezibloghouse.com/pack-like-a-superhero-part-ii-sweat-the-small-stuff/ 

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23 October 2014

Somak Holidays launch a brand new website

Somak Holidays

Somak Holidays have launched a brand new website. In creating the new website, Somak Holidays were mindful that they wanted it to be easy to navigate, inform and above all - inspire. 'The new website makes organising African beach and safari holidays a more visual experience. We've simplified how clients search for holidays and introduced a feature that allows you to search for properties by holiday type. As well as making the website aesthetically appealing, it also includes addi…

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23 October 2014

Kenya Airways boosts its aircraft fleet with two deliveries on Mashujaa Day

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways has received two new modern aircrafts with state-of-the-art features, bringing the number of its active aircrafts to 40. The airline’s first next generation B737-800 touched down at Kenya Airways’ hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Sunday (October 19, 2014) at 1200 hours, while its sixth B787 Dreamliner landed  this morning (Monday, October 20, 2014). Kenya Airways’ outgoing Group Managing Director and CEO Titus Naikuni said that d…

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22 October 2014

Exclusive luxury cruising on the new Zambezi Royal

Wild Horizons

The luxurious Zambezi Royal offers a unique and intimate way to view the Zambezi River. This single level cruise boat will be the first of its kind on the Zambezi, custom built to maximize comfort, style, practicality and service. This 34 seater contemporary vessel, by manufacturing standards is built to accommodate up to 60 passengers, but in order to cater for the lush furnishings, and to allow for ample spaciousness, the design has been customized to accommodate 34 guests. During the premiu…

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21 October 2014

South African Airways prepares for move to London Heathrow Terminal 2 on 22nd October

South African Airways is undergoing final preparations ahead of its move to the new Terminal 2 at London Heathrow, this Wednesday 22nd October 2014. Terminal 2, The Queen’s Terminal is the new home of Star Alliance at London Heathrow and will offer SAA’s passengers an unrivalled travel experience with easy transfers, whether flying to or from London or making a connection. From the moment you arrive at Terminal 2 the passenger journey has been designed to make life as easy as possi…

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21 October 2014

Desert & Delta Safaris Launch New Website

Desert & Delta Safaris

Dear Industry Colleagues and Friends, We are very pleased to introduce to you our newly designed and launched website. This site can be viewed at www.desertdelta.com Our new website is loaded with pertinent information about our company, our products, destination information, packages and much more. Special features to make access to information, images, maps and our lodges videos have been considered and are incorporated into this new website. In addition, we urge you to pay attention to info…

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20 October 2014

Cry wolf

Africa Geographic

The rarest wolf of all needs your help! Click here to find out how YOU can help save the Ethiopian wolf. 

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16 October 2014

New sales representation for &Beyond in UK and Ireland

&Beyond

&Beyond is pleased to announce that, with effect from 13 October 2014, we have appointed Mirus Marketing as our new sales representation in the UK and Ireland. Mirus Marketing is run by travel professional Steve Daykin, who has a wealth of experience in the UK travel trade, having previously set up, owned and managed representation company Exclusive Retreats and luxury tour operator Inspirational Travel. He has also held the position of MD at Union-Castle Travel, as well as a number of man…

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16 October 2014

Botswana: An Evening with Ralph Bousfield

Jacada Travel

On 14th January 2015,  Jacada Travel and Botswana Tourism will be hosting an evening about Botswana at London's Royal Geographical Society.    Ralph Bousfield, owner of luxury safari company Uncharted Africa and one of the most respected and renowned guides in Africa, will be talking about the history of conservation in Botswana, followed by a Q&A with the audience.  Joss Kent (CEO of andBeyond) will then introduce the Rhinos Without Borders pro…

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15 October 2014

2 months to go until the opening of Saruni Ocean on the south coast of Kenya

Saruni

It is exactly 2 months to go until the opening of Saruni Ocean on the south coast of Kenya on the 15th of December. In 2 months time, Saruni will achieve being one of the very few companies in Kenya and in East Africa to have both safari and beach properties under the same portfolio and brand.  Saruni Ocean will compliment the safari lodges Saruni Mara, Saruni Samburu and Saruni Wild perfectly, reflecting the same attention to detail, beautiful style, secluded location and tailored servic…

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14 October 2014

The Last First Aid Checklist You'll Ever Need

Tongabezi Lodge

The biggest medical problems that face most travellers to our corner of the world are the little ones – a well thought out first aid kit can mean the difference between a comfortable night and perfect misery. Read more...

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13 October 2014

One month with the Himba

Africa Geographic

Click here to read about Alegra Ally's intimate account of Namibia's most enigmatic tribe. 

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10 October 2014

Visit Dr. Obama in Severin Sea Lodge, Kenya

Severin Travel

During the last days, Dr. Auma Obama (sister of present US President Barack Obama) visited Severin Sea Lodge that is located at Bamburi Beach in Mombasa, Kenya. The 54-year old sociologist and journalist is the founder of the trust “Sauti Kuu – powerful Voices”. During her visit at Severin Sea Lodge she wanted to learn more about the neighboring project of Severin Training Center and there also was a round table with regard to social projects for youth welfare in Kenya on the…

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10 October 2014

New Restaurant to open in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Wild Horizons

The Bistro On The Edge is a new development going ahead at the current Wild Horizons “Lookout” jump site, located on the edge of the Batoka Gorge, overlooking the beautiful Victoria Falls Bridge, at the first hair-pin bend of the Zambezi River, below the Victoria Falls.    The views from this location are panoramic and breathtaking, and with the development of the Bistro, right on the edge of the gorge, overhanging the turbulent Zambezi 120m below, the location of this re…

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09 October 2014

Painted Wolf Wines in Kenya

Painted Wolf Wines

Atta Indaba Wine Sponsors Painted Wolf Wines are now available through Wines of the World in Kenya. Please contact Sarah Mwikali for assistance srmwikali@wines.co.ke  

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08 October 2014

Asilia Africa opens the Tree House at Rubondo Island Camp

Asilia Africa

This month, Rubondo Island Camp opened their unique and romantic tree house sleep out. Guests make their way to the tree house at dusk and enjoy a sundowner, followed by a romantic picnic style supper with chilled sparkling wine up in the trees. There is no electricity (only mobile solar lamps) in the tree house, so it’s early to bed with just the sound of the waves lapping against the shore and the sounds of the night, to lull you to sleep. With almos…

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08 October 2014

An Ancient Story of Love

Tongabezi Lodge

Do you know that Victoria Falls was ruled by women for centuries? And that a love story changed everything? Read more here: http://thetongabezibloghouse.com/love-tied-with-a-moonbow/

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08 October 2014

Borana & Lewa Drop their fence to form Kenya's largest Rhino Sanctuary

The Safari and Conservation Company

A First for Conservation in Kenya: Two Private Rhino Sanctuaries Remove Fence to Form the Biggest Rhino Sanctuary in the Country The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and its western neighbour Borana Conservancy are to drop the fence separating the two properties to form 93,000 acres of prime black rhino habitat The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Borana Conservancy will embark on the process of removing the fence separating the two areas to create one conservation landscape for the benefit of the crit…

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07 October 2014

Beyond the infinity pool

Africa Geographic

Click here to disocver what it takes to run a park at the sharp end of conservation.

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07 October 2014

Webinar: Focus on Uganda

Akorn DMC

Akorn would like to invite you to join our webinar on Wednesday 8th October – we will be taking an in depth look at Uganda. The webinar will cover: ·        Travel logistics & times. ·        Various properties in each park. ·        What there is to see in each park. Please register for Akorn East Africa: Focus on Uganda on Oct 8, 2014 10:00 AM GMT at: https:…

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07 October 2014

New Go Places CSR Initiative To Boost Tourism

Leisure & Travel Guides EA

Go Places has launched a new and unique CSR initiative that is aimed at enabling hospitality establishments enhance operations and mitigate losses experienced during the low season in the country's tourism calendar.     Among the first organizations to benefit from this initiative is the Lamu Tourism Association (LTA): whereby Go Places will for a period of six months promote LTA members by including a comprehensive listing of their various accommodation properties in the new Go …

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07 October 2014

Vic Falls - The Perfect Team Building Destination

Wild Horizons

Wild Horizons in Victoria Falls has formulated a new set of exciting corporate team building packages. Corporate team building programs are in high demand in Victoria Falls, and the Wild Horizons product offering has been revamped and improved to cater for this unique and highly specialized requirement.   During the team building programs, teams can look forward to a handful of unique challenges throughout the afternoon, which involve the use of the existing high-wire attractions (to get …

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02 October 2014

Easy Access to Kaya Mawa

Honour Way

Great news for visitors to Honour Way client, Kaya Mawa, that an additional 2 flights each day have been added to Ulendo Airlink schedules for 2015.  The new flights are from Likoma to Lilongwe to enable passengers to connect to morning or afternoon departures from LLW and means that there are 14 flights per week from Likoma to Lilongwe. To make the most of a Malawi visit there are also 4 flights per week between Likoma and the Southern Lakeshore and onward connections to Mvuu and Ma…

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01 October 2014

Global Image Group Named MKTE Exhibitors' Catalogue Partner

Leisure & Travel Guides EA

Ahead of the forthcoming annual Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE), Kenyan based production house, Global Image Group has been named by Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) as the official MKTE Exhibitors' Catalogue partner.    The custom-sized official exhibitor's catalogue will be distributed free of charge to visitors and will contain an A-Z listing of participating exhibitors plus their profiles; the exhibition floor-plan; a welcome foreword from the Managing Director of Kenya Tourism…

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