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30 September 2014

Go Places Signs Partnership Deal With Ecotourism Kenya For The 2014 Eco Warrior Awards

Leisure & Travel Guides EA

Go Places, the flagship brand for Leisure & Travel Guides East Africa has entered into a mutually benefiting agreement with Ecotourism Kenya ahead of the 2014 Eco-Warrior Awards to be held 9th October at the Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi.  The two companies put ink to paper for the deal whereby Go Places will be the official and exclusive Media and Travel partner for the forthcoming Eco-Warrior Awards. The publication company will through its award winning online and print platforms…

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30 September 2014

Sibuya Game Reserve appoints AMG as UK Trade Representative

Sibuya Game Reserve, located in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, has appointed AMG to look after its trade representation in the United Kingdom. The agency has been tasked with raising the profile of its high-end tented camps on the banks of the Kariega River in this unique safari destination; which has more navigable river than any other game reserve in South Africa with abundant wildlife and exceptional birding opportunities. AMG account manager, Natalie de la Porte, who will be t…

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29 September 2014

The spaces in-between

Africa Geographic

This week we go road tripping through Botswana and Namibia, and savour the spaces in-between. To discover more about the spaces in-between click here.

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29 September 2014

Wilderness Safaris Botswana Introduces Dedicated Bush Buddies for Children

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris Botswana has expanded its children’s programme with the introduction of a new “Bush Buddies” service that pairs children with a dedicated and highly-trained mentor for the duration of their stay. “Our six Bush Buddies were chosen due the extensive experience they all have in childcare, and have received additional specialist training on the educational aspects of looking after children in the bush. This ensures that children get the most out of their …

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29 September 2014

As The Nights Draw In.....

As summer turns to autumn with evenings getting darker, all is not yet lost. Honour Way Clients have some amazing temptations planned for half term just weeks away followed swiftly by Christmas around the corner.  Tongabezi Lodge ‘You have not truly discovered a country until you have partied with its people’  … ok so just maybe we totally made that up but Tongabezi accepts any excuse for a good party. Who doesn't like ridiculously sumptuous five course me…

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29 September 2014

Go Places & KTB Sign Partnership Ahead Of Magical Kenya Travel Expo 2014

Leisure & Travel Guides EA

In the run up to the fourth edition of Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE) set for 8th - 10th October, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has named Go Places as a partner for the event.      In its 22 plus years of existence, the Go Places brand has had a cordial business relationship with the Kenya Tourism Board, and this new partnership serves as yet another notable endorsement to the brand.    As MKTE Media partners, Go Places will promote the expo through its various award wi…

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26 September 2014

Kenya Airways increases baggage allowance in all classes

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways will unveil from 01st October 2014 a new baggage policy across its entire network that significantly increases free baggage allowance in all classes. These changes will allow majority of our guests to enjoy up to 64 kilograms of free check-in baggage in Premier World check-in baggage in Premier World and 46 kilograms in Economy cabin. Additionally, guests will also be allowed to bring more weight on board as hand luggage. The current allowance of 10kgs has been revised upwards to…

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25 September 2014

Garonga Safari Camp Joins Atta

Ethos Marketing

Garonga Safari Camp in Limpopo Province is delighted to be a new member of Atta. Garonga has been represented in the UK by Ethos Marketing for over 16 years and is a firm favourite with specialist tour operators and consumers alike - with numerous awards under its belt. Garonga offers a holistic ‘safari for the soul’ combining both adventure and relaxation.  The reserve, located west of the Kruger National Park is beautiful and remote and guests can enjoy it up close and perso…

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23 September 2014

News from Proflight Zambia Airlines

Lubumbashi Flights commence Tue 14 October Ndola/Lubumbashi/Ndola Schedule is Tuesday morning, Thursday and Friday afternoon Festive Season Flights Highlights of extra flights listed below. There will be no Proflight flights on Christmas Day 25 Dec 2014 Mfuwe Additional daily flights added from Fri 19 Dec 2014 through Sun 04 Jan 2015 Livingstone Additional daily flights added from Sat 20 Dec 2014 through Mon 05 Jan 2015 Solwezi Additional Solwezi-Lusaka flights added from Wed 17 De…

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22 September 2014

The Victoria Falls 3 air combo

Africa Geographic

Go zip-lining, bungee jumping and gorge swinging at Victoria Falls in this blog. Click here for further details. 

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22 September 2014

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Celebrates 20 Years

Africa Albida Tourism

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge will celebrate its milestone 20th anniversary in December 2014. Africa Albida Tourism chairman Dave Glynn described the hospitality group’s multi-award winning  flagship property, located just 4km from Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, as a “massive success”.  “Over the last 20 years, the last 15 or so have been tough in Zimbabwe, and what I’m most proud of is that we’ve endured through that,…

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19 September 2014

New Dhow for Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge!

Sanctuary Retreats

Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge - part of the Sanctuary Retreats portfolio of boutique camps and lodges in Southern and East Africa - situated on the beautiful coast of Tanzania; now offers guests the unique experience of sailing on a traditional dhow while enjoying refreshing sundowners, cocktails and secluded island trips. Guests are able to watch the magnificent sun set over the Indian Ocean with their favourite drink in hand!

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19 September 2014

Update from Sun Destinations

Sun Destinations

Sun Destinations opens Nokana Safari Camp in the Greater Kruger. For more information please email brett@sundestinations.co.za or visit the camp website at www.nokana.co.za

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18 September 2014

Latitude 15 Opens in Lusaka

The Latitude Hotels

With 18 rooms Latitude 15 follows on from the success of Latitude 13 in Lilongwe. As a hotel hosting consultants, executives, investors and up-market tourists as guests we provide the best services and facilities on a par with the highest international standards to remind our clientele that these need not be compromised because we are in Africa, whilst exposing them to a distillate of the best of what is happening culturally in Zambia. By combining original contemporary design…

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18 September 2014

Sun Destinations teams up with Mapula Lodge, Camp Savuti and Camp Linyanti

Sun Destinations

Haina Kalahari Lodge, together with Mapula Lodge in the Okavango Delta and Camp Savuti and Camp Linyanti have teamed up to create an affordable Botswana Safari Circuit. Reservations and Live Availability for these camps is available from the Sun Destinations reservations office in Cape Town. All light air transfers between the camps and to/from Maun or Kasane will be handled by Major Blue Air and also booked via Sun Destinations. For more information please email brett@sund…

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17 September 2014

Welcoming Angama Mara

We are delighted to share our exciting news and welcome the brand new Angama Mara to Classic Portfolio. Click onto the Angama Mara page for all information, including Fact Sheet, Rate Sheet, Video and Images. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information: www.classic-portfolio.com

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16 September 2014

Ethos to represent MalaMala and Mount Anderson Reserve in the UK

Ethos Marketing

Ethos Marketing is delighted to announce the addition of two new properties in Mpumalanga to its portfolio... MalaMala Game Reserve, widely acknowledged as the premier wildlife destination in Southern Africa and its sister property, Mount Anderson Reserve, the “roof of the highveld” and a unique family adventure destination. For the full release including unique selling points please visit http://travmedia.com/images/uploads/gallery/412558/large/412558_num1001671.pdf For more infor…

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16 September 2014

Royal Portfolio renovations unveil new stylish and spacial beauty at Birkenhead House.

The Royal Portfolio

Birkenhead House recently underwent remodelling to the original Biden seaside home. The amendments to the house saw three of the front four bedrooms being expanded to almost double their previous size. With the merging of two rooms and the addition of another, the front house now offers four very generously sized and beautifully furnished, sea facing rooms. The new rooms offer twin or king bed configurations, privacy and unparalleled ocean views. During the closure of the hotel, the Royal Port…

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15 September 2014

Deepest darkest Africa

Africa Geographic

We visit the Kalahari to learn about the importance of dark skies to nature and man. For more info CLICK HERE 

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15 September 2014

Migration of More Flights To Terminal 1A

Kenya Airways

KQ announced the migration of more flights to Terminal 1A from Friday (September 12, 2014) at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport hub in Nairobi. The following flights will begin operating from the terminal: Destination Flight  No. All flights operated by Precision Air   Kilimanjaro KQ420 Zanzibar KQ498 Mumbai KQ202 and KQ204 …

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12 September 2014

Introducing Loimugi House

Bush and Beyond

Bush and Beyond is proud to introduce the newly rebuilt Loimugi House at Sarara Camp. Set on 850,000 acres of exclusive wilderness, Loimugi House offers a perfect platform by which to experience the wildlife, culture and enchanting atmosphere of the Mathews Range. Ideal for families and friends looking for an interactive and homey atmosphere, the house has two tented ensuite rooms, a private pool, viewing deck and library, private waterhole to attract wildlife, outdoor showers and a central li…

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12 September 2014

Wildfitness expand their transformative fitness holidays onto the island paradise of Zanzibar

Due to global demand the Wildfitness portfolio is expanding and spreading the message farther afield - Kenya, Spain and UK destinations are now joined by Wildfitness Zanzibar.   Wildfitness runs transformative fitness holidays designed to change a client’s approach to fitness and their body shape. Located in some of the world’s most stunning natural places, Wildfitness offers a complete programme of moving, eating and living that will wake up the body’s athleticism, re-…

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11 September 2014

Footsteps in Africa announce big changes at Camp Linyanti

Camp Linyanti has a great new look. All five tents have been expanded, new geysers are ensuring a plentiful supply of hot water for our guests and the last of the new furniture should arrive in camp any day now. We are also proud to announce that Doctor and Tsogang Rmakoba are in place as the new camp managers at Camp Linyanti. Doctor is one of the best professional guides in the country. Before joining Footsteps in Africa, he worked for Kwando safaris as one of their Specialised Professional …

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11 September 2014

Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi

Kempinski Hotels - Kenya

Villa Rosa Kempinski is the latest addition to the luxury hotel portfolio in Nairobi having opened its doors in September 2013. The hotel is a new Atta member. It comprises of 200 rooms and suites spread across 10 floors and a range of meeting facilities, restaurants and bars. The Presidential Suite is grandoise with 4 bedrooms, a full kitchen, private living room, dining room and 24 hour butler. The executive rooms and suites have a range of benefits including but not limited to private, expr…

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10 September 2014

Selous flights update

Coastal Aviation

Coastal Aviation operates 4 flights Daily to and from the Selous. Two out of our four Selous flights (the 07:00 flight out of Selous and the 16:30 flight to Selous) used to operate on a shared charter basis making them slightly more expensive. We would like to announce that these flights are now operated as a normal scheduled flight, therefore their price has been lowered to be the same as any other Selous flight. To view the schedule and prices please visit coastal aviation.

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09 September 2014

The luckiest pangolin alive

Africa Geographic

Click here to read: the story of Katiti, a little pangolin who's making a big difference.

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05 September 2014

Mukima House Gets Ready to Celebrate 75 Years!

Mukima House gets ready to welcome in 2015, and with it the celebration of 75 years since the house was built. Mukima Farm, or Ol Kinyei as it was originally known, was purchased in the 1930’s by Col Thomas G Chippendale Lewin OBE MCand was built on a grand scale in the 40’s, but in 1954 was deserted and lay dormant for several years. It wasn't until 2006 that has been recently rebuilt and refurbished. Handmade cedar floors, cedar windows, some immense cedar beams and imp…

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04 September 2014

Jake Grieves-Cook: Security Key to Achieving Kenya’s Tourism Potential

Gamewatchers Safaris

Jake Grieves-Cook’s Interview for The Star newspaper. Read the article here.

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04 September 2014

Imvelo Safari Lodges have added another luxury addition to their portfolio: Zambezi Sands River Camp

Imvelo Safari Lodges

The latest new lodge in our portfolio, Zambezi Sands River Camp opened its doors on the 7th August. Situated on the Upper Zambezi, the lodge sits unobtrusively on the banks of the Zambezi with 5 of the tents overlooking the gurgling rapids and the other 3 nestling quietly on a small tributary that oozes charm and quietude.  Spacious and comfortable, the Bedouin style tents command breathtaking views of the river! Al fresco showers and private plunge pools add the special touches to each l…

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03 September 2014

Jake Grieves-Cook on His Perspective On Poaching

Gamewatchers Safaris

John Mbaria questioned Jake Grieves-Cook on his perspective on the poaching crisis. An abridged version is in The Nairobian (issue 22-28 August) and the full interview is here.

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03 September 2014

Rebuilt Shumba Camp in Kafue Opens for 2014 Season

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris has completed a comprehensive refurbishment of the main area at Shumba Camp, located in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. A new raised wooden viewing deck has also been built, where guests can relax and enjoy an elevated vantage point of the productive surrounding Busanga Plains.  The seasonal opening of the camp coincided with the start of the Park’s hot air ballooning season, which runs from August until the end of October. During the hot air balloon safari, …

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03 September 2014

Lewa Wilderness Renovations

Lewa Wilderness have been busy all year revamping and renovating the lodge and gardens to give a fresh and more contemporary feel. The lawns have been cleared for better views, the thatch has been replaced on the garden rooms allowing more light in, there is new lighting and chairs in the dining room, new lanterns to mark wider paths to the rooms, and we have renovated several of the bathrooms. We are really keen to show you our new improved look, so please book in for an educational visit. Pl…

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03 September 2014

Mont Rochelle Opens It's Doors and Welcomes it's First Guests

Virgin Limited Edition

Mont Rochelle Opens 1st September 2014 We’re cracking open the wine as we welcome our first guests today. After months of refurbishment Mont Rochelle is looking dazzling and we can’t wait to show it off! Our team has been working hard since May when we officially purchased the hotel to bring it up to the Virgin Limited Edition standard. Mont Rochelle will have lots of little Virgin Limited Edition quirks along with Virgin style service and of course a lot of wine. Our boss Richard …

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02 September 2014

Tanzania Wildlife Cultural Explorer

Jenman African Safaris

Discovering the true and fascinating culture Tanzania’s and exploring the country’s wide range of wildlife with Jenman East African Safaris. Jenman East African Safaris is running an extraordinary safari that lets you experience Tanzania at its best with its spectacular wildlife and rich cultural heritage. Our Tanzania Cultural and Wildlife Safari Explorer is aptly named as it combines the perfect mix of Tanzanian culture and East Africa’s wildlife. Spend your days getting to…

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02 September 2014

Tuli Safari Lodge, Botswana – looking great at 50

Tuli Safari Lodge, Botswana, is delighted to announce its reopening following a major refurbishment in its 50th anniversary year. The ‘new’ Tuli retains the lodge’s welcoming ambience and classic charm, with 8 stunning new tented suites and all other areas of the lodge replaced or fully refreshed.   Tuli Safari Lodge is located between the time-sculpted kopjes of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve and the legendary Limpopo River. The Northern Tuli Game Reserve is in the east…

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02 September 2014

Borana Conservancy

Check out this short film from Feral Films about the incredible rhino introduction onto the Borana Conservancy. The film follows the translocation of 21 black rhino from Lewa Wildlife Conservation and Nakuru National Park and presents the start of this story soon to be a huge break through for rhino conservation. Many thanks to our good friend Jimmy Greenwood……Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IhSS91pJi0&feature=share

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02 September 2014

WTM London - Share a workstation on the Atta Stand - Kenya

Temple Point Resort

We are looking for a second Atta Member, which will participate a booth at WTM London with us. Pls. contact us via e-mail: marketing@tourtech.de We will present the Temple Point Resort from Watamu, Kenya, pls. also look at: www.templepointresort.com

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01 September 2014

The living forest

Africa Geographic

Click HERE to visit the Congo rain forest's most famous inhabitants: the western lowland gorillas

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01 September 2014

New Links From Nairobi To Lodwar & Lokichar (Kapese Airstrip)

Safarilink Aviation

Safarilink Aviation is pleased to announce the addition of a new service to its network of flights. Effective 8th September 2014, Safarilink will commence operations from Wilson Airport to Lodwar via Kapese Airstrip in Lokichar. The new route will be serviced  five times a week (Monday-Friday) The time and rates are as follows:    From  To Departure Arrive Wilson …

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01 September 2014

Tish Stewart-Inglis joins Ethos Marketing

Ethos Marketing

Ethos Marketing, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is delighted to announce that our long term friend and associate Tish Stewart-Inglis will be joining our team from 1st September 2014, concentrating on promoting the Serena Luxury Collection in Kenya and Tanzania in the UK.   Tish, who is well known in the tourism industry, has in her 20 years of experience, mostly based in Johannesburg,  worked for CCAfrica (now &Beyond) launching Phinda and ran her own eco-touris…

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01 September 2014

The new season begins at Bartholomeus Klip

We are now open again after a month of renovations. The floors have been sanded, the walls painted, the garden touched up, beautiful new linen covers and the beds & our staff are all rejuvenated after their holiday. We are ready for the exciting year ahead.      For more information please see www.bartholomeusklip.com or contact katecoleridge@handpickedafrica.co.uk

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