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27 November 2014

Airlink - Skukuza Airport website launched

Airlink

Skukuza Airport, gateway to the Kruger National Park has recently launched the official Skukuza Airport website. All pertinent details and useful information regarding the airport, Kruger National Park and the adjacent Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve are available for viewing on the new website. For those of you who haven’t been fortunate enough to fly into Skukuza as of yet, you now have the opportunity to visualise and experience the airport by means of video and gallery pictures. The a…

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24 November 2014

Monkey Business

Africa Geographic

Click here to discover: One couples crusade to save the creatures that some consider vermin. 

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21 November 2014

Mara Plains joins Relais & Châteaux

Great Plains Conservation

It was announced at the International Congress of Relais & Châteaux in Paris, celebrating the association's 60th year, that Mara Plains Camp, Kenya, has been accepted on all standards as a member camp based on its experience, fine cuisine, hosting and accommodation. "This is our third camp to become a Relais & Châteaux member, an honour and responsibility we don't take lightly. The association stands for excellence at all levels and&nbs…

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21 November 2014

Health Safaris are all the rage now

Vayeni

Choosing a safari itinerary where you can keep in shape is becoming increasingly popular among discerning travelers who don’t want to arrive back home carrying excess baggage.  At least that’s what our clients are constantly telling us.  Indeed it’s what we’re demanding ourselves having been on so many incredible safaris across southern Africa.  But then again what constitutes a healthy safari for some is not necessarily the same for others.  Let&rsq…

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20 November 2014

Another orphaned baby rhino arrives at The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

Camp Jabulani

HOEDSPRUIT, South Africa November 19, 2014 – Sunday, 16 November, we got a very important call to inform us that Dr Rogers was on his way to collect a rhino calf, and that we should be prepared to take it in immediately.  In what felt like a matter of minutes, the boma where Gertjie (the baby rhino we took in on 8 May 2014) usually sleeps was cleaned and prepared with bedding, infrared lighting and a heater.  With no further information, we waited in anticipation for the next c…

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20 November 2014

Safari Thrills Meet Maasai Skills with Serena

Ethos Marketing

It’s always great to add a new tick to your travel bucket list - but it's even better to leave with new skills that have not only enhanced your overall holiday experience - but showcased the rich local culture and  given you that memorable “sense of place”.     With this in mind, Serena recently introduced a number of new activities for guests in their lodges in Tanzania and Kenya that have been going down a treat with guests – who can now perhap…

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18 November 2014

Ethos to represent Glen Avon Lodge in Cape Town

Ethos Marketing

Ethos Marketing is delighted to add Glen Avon Lodge in Cape Town to its portfolio of properties they represent in the UK.  Glen Avon is a fantastic family owned and run boutique hotel in the heart of Cape Town’s leafy Constantia Valley, just 20 minutes from the airport and the V&A Waterfront.  For more information please contact Ethos Marketing.

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17 November 2014

Samburu Sensations

Africa Geographic

You don't need to be a birder to enjoy this wild wonderland. Click here for more details!

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14 November 2014

Kenya Airways unveils its new plush lounges in JKIA

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways has unveiled two new passenger lounges at its dedicated Terminal 1A, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. The Simba Lounge and Pride Lounge are for the exclusive use of Premier World passengers, flying from or transiting through Kenya Airways’ JKIA hub. The lounges will also be used by Sky Priority passengers from the airline’s SkyTeam Both Simba and Pride Lounges, situated on the second floor of Terminal 1A, are spacious and their designs are contemporary Af…

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14 November 2014

Kenya Airways Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Kenya Airways

Mbuvi Ngunze has been appointed as the new Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Airways. Mr Ngunze appointment follows the retirement of Dr Titus Naikuni, who has retired after 11 years at the helm of the airline, which is Kenya’s national carrier. Mr Ngunze was previously the Chief Operating Officer at Kenya Airways. Commenting on his promotion to the role of CEO, Mbuvi Ngunze said, “I am delighted to be given this opportunity to lead our national carrier. …

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12 November 2014

Gamewatchers in charge of KIGIO

Gamewatchers Safaris

Gamewatchers Safaris is pleased to announce that it is now in charge of the reservations, sales and marketing of Malewa Wildlife Lodge and Kigio Wildlife Camp.  Both are located in 3,500 acres of pristine wilderness of the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy, between Naivasha and Nakuru which is dedicated to the preservation of over 100 indigenous plant species, 200 birds and 40 mammals including the endangered Rothschild's giraffe.   The striking Malewa Wildlife Lodge is set within …

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11 November 2014

Namibia and the Ebola Scenario

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

Given the current Ebola crisis threatening Conservation Travel to Africa, especially Southern and East Africa, we at Ultimate Safaris have prepared a fact sheet and more information on NAMIBIA AND THE EBOLA SCENARIO. We are hoping that this document can assist the trade with enlightening potential travelers to Namibia on the real facts regarding travel to Namibia currently, which is complete Ebola free, always has been, and continues to be so. In addition to this prepared document, Ultimate Sa…

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11 November 2014

Wilderness Safaris Introduces New Star Bed Experience in Hwange National Park

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris has introduced a new Star Bed option for guests staying at Little Makalolo Camp in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Situated on a raised platform overlooking Madison Pan, the Star Bed is just a 20-minute drive away from camp providing guests with the opportunity to sleep under the stars. The Star Bed is set up complete with a comfortable bed roll and mosquito netting, sitting area, and basic ablution facilities. A highly-qualified guide will be on standby to ensure gue…

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11 November 2014

Saruni launch an exciting new safari and beach circuit

Orbital Communications

The eagerly anticipated Saruni Ocean opens its doors on the 15th December 2014. Located on the secluded magical shores of Msambweni on Kenya’s spectacular south coast, the new resort creates a fabulous new Saruni safari and beach combination. Saruni is delighted to launch a spectacular 10 and 14 night exciting itinerary taking you off the beaten track to experience Saruni Samburu, Saruni Mara and Saruni Ocean. Please see the itinerary for 10 nights and 14 nights Highlights include: -&nbs…

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10 November 2014

When the ancestors dance

Africa Geographic

Click here to discover the ritual that strikes fear and awe in the Chewa people.

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10 November 2014

Tourvest Appoints Representatives For East African Operations

Lemala Camps and Lodges

Tourvest East Africa has contracted Luxury Representation Collection of the United Kingdom as representatives for Vintage Africa, Sense of Africa Uganda and the Lemala Camps and Lodges to cover the United Kingdom and Ireland, with effect from 1 November. Effective the same date Ynot Concepts of Australia will provide representation services to the same Tourvest East Africa brands across Australia and New Zealand. South African born Luxury Representation Collection owner Tesna Simonsen George h…

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10 November 2014

Take a look at the new Mont Rochelle

Virgin Limited Edition

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard, now owned by Virgin Limited Edition, has undergone a complete refurbishment. After an eagerly anticipated photoshoot you can now check out the brand NEW images and new look hotel through here. Should you like to download high resolution images simply contact katherine.beach@virginlimitededition.com who will send a selection over to you.

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05 November 2014

Auric Air is now available on most worldwide distribution channels

Auric Air Services

Auric Air is now available on most worldwide distribution channels Travel agents across the world now have access to Auric Air flights Auric Air Services Ltd is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement that will allow travel agents worldwide to access and sell its flights. This agreement is signed with Hahn Air Systems, a sister company and client of Hahn Air, through Hahn Air Systems' e-alliance® product Auric Air flights will be available within all of the main Global …

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04 November 2014

Conservation's best friend

Africa Geographic

Click here to see how the domestic dog protects African wildlife. 

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04 November 2014

Our Beach and Wildlife Voyager is now back by popular demand

Jenman African Safaris

Our Adventure Safaris tour “Beach and Wildlife Voyager” is now available for 2015. This 15-day tour combines Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa providing guests with a special blend of beach and bush. For those seeking a vacation jam packed with experiences, memories and a chance to unwind, then this tour should be your next. Some of the highlights include: ·         Guided tour of the Victoria Falls ·    …

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