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23 December 2014

8 Christmas Gifts for Africa

Africa Geographic

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23 December 2014

Restructuring at Hartley’s Safaris

Hartley's Safaris UK

Hartley’s regularly evaluates the way it conducts business in to keep up with changes and provide the best, most streamlined service to our clients.  Accordingly, because of vastly improved communication technology, we feel able to consolidate our operations. From January, UK contact details will remain the same; but may be answered in either our South African or UK office.  Karen Wing and Sue Bingley, who have been with Hartley’s UK for 14 years, will be leaving in Janua…

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23 December 2014

Minister Backs Africa Albida Tourism Investments In Victoria Falls

Africa Albida Tourism

TOURISM and Hospitality Industry Minister Honourable Walter Mzembi has endorsed Africa Albida Tourism’s investments in Victoria Falls as fitting his vision to boost infrastructure to vastly grow the tourist attraction’s economy to $30 billion a year. Mr Mzembi was speaking at the 20th anniversary celebrations of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, which was  attended by more than 200 local and regional tourism operators, over the weekend. Caption details: L-R Africa Albida Tourism c…

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17 December 2014

Increased Frequency to Kilimanjaro

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways is pleased to inform their trade partners that effective 29th March 2015, we will commence an additional frequency to Kilimanjaro (JRO) providing an excellent connection with KQ102 NBO-LHR. Please find the flight timings for journey London-Kilimanjaro-London. Please note there is no KQ437 JRO-NBO on Wednesdays.

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16 December 2014

Madagascar Webinar in January and February 2015

Jenman African Safaris

Jenman Madagascar Safaris has scheduled a webinar on Madagascar in January and February 2015. The webinar will be consist of 3 sessions and will mainly focus on 4 different regions of Madagascar: The first session will be held on 21. January 2015 at 13H00(GMT+2) and will focus on the northern parts of Madagascar such as Nosy Be, Tsarabanjina, Sakatia, Montagne d’Ambre and Ankarana. The second session will be held on 28. January 2015 at 13H00 (GMT+2) and will focus on the Central Highland…

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16 December 2014

Rhulani Safari Lodge plays a part in growing Madikwe's cheetah population

Rhulani Safari Lodge

The dream of getting females cheetahs in Madikwe will become a reality. Rhulani is sponsoring a substantial amount towards this project For a more than a year, cheetahs can yet again be seen in Madikwe. With a bit of luck, one can encounter on a safari either the four brothers who constantly roam together through the area, and with a lot of luck, you might find the fifth, who is a solo traveller. After long negotiations, Madikwe’s Park Administration managed to acquire two cheetah female…

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15 December 2014

Africa's Arches

Africa Geographic

Running through the Sahara's archways for slain wildlife rangers. To read more click here 

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11 December 2014

Madagascar added to Air Seychelles' growing regional network

Asisten Travel Madagascar

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, announced the launch of direct flights to Antananarivo, Madagascar, commencing 3 December 2014. The twice-weekly flights to the capital’s Ivato International Airport (TNR) will be operated using a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft with 16 Business Class and 120 Economy Class seats. Madagascar is renowned for its extraordinary botanical and zoological attractions, in particular three UNESCO World Heritage Sites —the …

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10 December 2014

Welcomes Boschendal Farm in Cape Winelands

Classic Portfolio are thrilled to welcome BOSCHENDAL FARM as the latest addition to their collection of privately owned, uniques experiences, committed to sustainability. Set in the heart of the Cape Winelands, between Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, we love the rich heritage, authentic farm experience and understated elegance.   Contact info@classic-portfolio.com for more information or access all documents on our website www.classic-portfolio.com

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10 December 2014

News from Marasa Africa lodges - Mweya Safari lodge

Mweya Safari Lodge as part of the Marasa Africa lodges in Uganda has teamed up with Balloon Tours Ltd. to make hot-air ballooning possible and affordable in UGANDA! We will be offering balloon safaris in in Queen Elizabeth National park from Mweya Safaris Lodge. The take-off point is approx. 10 kms from the Lodge, near one of the salt lakes. Maximum capacity will be 16 people to begin with, and a later addition of a 24 People capacity balloon will be added. Prices include a bush breakfast pre…

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10 December 2014

Serengeti Balloon Safaris (South) new dates

Serengeti Balloon Safaris

Serengeti Balloon Safaris are pleased to announce that due to customer demand and the great herd movements, we will be commencing our seasonal balloon operations in Serengeti South earlier this year.  We will be starting on 13th December (rather than the previously published 20th December) through to end of March 2015. We look forward to again providing your clients from camps and lodges in Serengeti South and Ndutu areas with an unforgettable experience in this wonderful area.  Ser…

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09 December 2014

Wilderness Safaris Announces Black Rhino Birth in Botswana

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris is delighted to announce that one of the black rhino translocated as part of the Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Project has given birth to a calf. Just a few days old, the calf was sighted by Rhino Monitoring Officers during a patrol, and while the protective maternal instincts of the mother prevented them from getting close, the team were happy to report that both appeared to be in excellent health. “This new birth is a very proud moment for all of the stakeholders inv…

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08 December 2014

How green is your safari?

Africa Geographic

Well-travelled environmental writer David Bristow tells us about the best eco-safaris. To read more click here

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08 December 2014

More Africa, more often

SAA are delighted to announce that they have increased the frequency of flights to African destinations connecting via Johannesburg. Flights to Maputo (Mozambique) have increased from 17 to 21 a week, Harare was upped to 19 and Mauritius now has 10 flights a week.

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04 December 2014

Kenya Airways’ Dreamliner to operate on the London route in January 2015

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways’ new B787 Dreamliner will operate from London to Nairobi on January 20th 2015. Kenya Airways B787 Dreamliner aircraft has a capacity of 234 custom-made seats – 30 fully flat in Premier World and 204 in economy. Featuring the very latest in aerodynamics, design and advanced technologies, it comprises massive 19 inch tall windows with electronic dimmers at each seat whose shades can be adjusted automatically from transparent to dark. This is 30% bigger than the similarl…

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03 December 2014

Ultimate Safaris, via Tou Trust, supports Save The Rhino Trust Namibia

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

Ultimate Safaris is a Namibian ecotourism safari company, dedicated to the protection, conservation and sustainability of the areas in which we operate.   We believe that having registered a legal foundation, the Tou Trust, where 100% of funds raised are invested in approved projects we have set a benchmark for sincere, ethical and transparent socially responsible investment.  One of these projects that Ultimate Safaris and the Tou Trust support to the fullest is the Save the Rh…

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03 December 2014

Vipingo Ridge, Kenya joins Exclusive African Treasures

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome this amazing golf and conference resort into our portfolio. Vipingo Ridge is a 2,500 acre five-star private golfing and conferencing destination centered around an outstanding Club House with a 18-hole championship golf course. The estate is situated 20km south of Kilifi in one of the most scenic an tranquil locations on the Kenya coast. 69 spacious, well-appointed, en-suite rooms with views of the Indian Ocean are divided over 22 villas and feature all mo…

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02 December 2014

Saruni Ocean activities: thrilling, rejuvenating and everything in between

Saruni

Saruni has recently unveiled the exciting array of extra activities that will be on offer at their new beach property, Saruni Ocean, opening in less than a month. From game drives to deep sea fishing, to snorkeling and sky-diving – staying at Saruni Ocean is as active and adventurous as desired. In addition to all this, Saruni Ocean guests have the unique opportunity to embark on a journey into wellbeing specially tailored by our experts, by experiencing thalassotherapy, yoga and all the…

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01 December 2014

Selling Out

Africa Geographic

Click here to read why legalising trade in horn will hasten the demise of rhinos.

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01 December 2014

WILD FRONTIERS adds new lodge to their collection

Wild Frontiers

Baker’s Lodge, Murchison Falls, Uganda is opening its doors in January 2015!  Located on the banks of the Nile River, this exclusive lodge features six beautifully appointed tented rooms on decks, nestled between large shady trees and all with magnificent views of the river.  Activities here include game drives, river cruises to both the Delta and foot of the Falls, forest walks, chimpanzee trekking and fishing.  Daily flights to the area make it a perfect extension to any…

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