Member News

30 January 2015

Acacia Africa Launch 2015 Brochure

Acacia Adventure Holidays

Acacia Africa’s 2015 brochure includes a brand new East Africa accommodated overland collection. Suited to travellers from eight years the itineraries cover Kenya and Tanzania.  Three small group safaris have also recently been introduced, the tours focused on South Africa’s remote Western Cape and Northern Cape provinces. In addition a special photography focused safari will depart on 02 May, the Getting Stamped travel blog team joining the 18-day Mountain Gorillas To The Mar…

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30 January 2015

Duba Expedition Camp opening May 2015

Great Plains Conservation

We are soon to start the building of our new Duba Expedition Camp. In keeping with the theme and style established first with Selinda Explorers Camp and then Mara Toto, we want to expand this style within our brand. Duba Expedition Camp however will be at a higher level - higher and better than the current Duba Plains Camp actually. Duba Expedition Camp will be made up of six tents under light cotton canvas, each with en-suite facilities and larger guest sleeping areas than what we p…

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29 January 2015

The team at Anabezi welcome new managers

Honour Way

We are delighted to welcome a brand new management couple both at Anabezi and our new upcoming Amanzi to compliment the rest of our team. Here a little introduction to the new members but do follow the link for a little bio write up for everyone.    BAZIL ROTH - GENERAL MANAGER Bazil was born on a cattle/game farm in the Kalahari and pursued his love for nature from a very young age. After studying game ranging and lodge management he embarked on a career as a professional guide and …

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28 January 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Organic versus paid search

Africa Geographic

TIP: The best marketing campaigns have a mix of organic and paid search elements and knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each will help you make the most of your marketing spend.   Further Information about this Week's Online Marketing Tip: Organic versus paid search: Organic advantages: 1. Good organic content remains out there for a long time – its “ever-green” 2. Organic content can foster a high level of trust and credibility 3. Organic con…

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28 January 2015

Airlink increases flights on two routes

Airlink

Airlink will increase flights on its Johannesburg-Nelspruit and Johannesburg-Pietermaritzburg routes, and make schedule changes to its Durban-Maputo route, effective February 16. Airlink will introduce morning flights on its Johannesburg-Nelspruit route. Flights will depart Nelspruit at 06h55 arriving in Johannesburg at 07h50, Monday to Friday. On Saturdays the first flight will depart Nelspruit at 08h30 arriving in Johannesburg at 09h25. Evening flights depart Johannesburg for Nelspruit at 18…

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26 January 2015

The Chocolate Isles

Africa Geographic

São Tomé & Príncipe's dark history gives way to the taste of paradise. Click here to read more... 

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26 January 2015

Walking on the wild side at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

Jenman African Safaris

African Luxury Hideaways will begin walking safaris on our Elephant’s Eye, Hwange concession. These walking safaris will be longer than the currently offered guided walks and will be included in your clients’ stay as of the 1st April 2015. Our Elephant’s Eye, Hwange concession is filled with great wildlife. Often guests encounter elephant, lion, zebra, giraffe and our new resident leopard. These walking safaris will not only bring our guests closer to some of the game, but ou…

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26 January 2015

Exciting News from Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Botswana

Belmond

We are excited to share with you the news that Belmond Eagle Island Lodge has been selected to undergo a complete refurbishment and upgrade in 2015! This is a valuable and essential investment by Belmond in the lodge which promises to deliver even greater safari experiences when completed. The closure of the lodge will commence on the 5th January 2015 and last for a 10 month period, with the expected opening date being the 1st November 2015. When reopened in November 2015, Belmond Eagle Island…

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23 January 2015

Ethos to represent Villa property in Franschhoek

Ethos Marketing

Ethos Marketing is delighted to welcome into its portfolio La Clé des Montagnes - a new high-end property in the historical Winelands village of Franschhoek with four magnificent villas set in 6 hectares of a working plum and wine farm making up this unique and stylish retreat.  For the full details please visit http://www.ethosmarketing.co.uk/clients-la-cle/

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22 January 2015

Lionesses Dream Ticket To Africa With Peter Andre To Wave Them Off At London Heathrow Onboard KQ New B787 Dreamliner Flight

Kenya Airways

International wildlife charity, the Born Free Foundation have announced that two rescued circus lionesses, sisters Maggie and Sonja, will embark on an epic journey ‘home’ to Africa this week on the inaugural Kenya Airways Dreamliner flight from London Heathrow via Nairobi to Johannesburg. Singer, TV Star and Born Free Patron, Peter Andre, will be making a special trip airside to see the lionesses as they are loaded on to the new B787 Dreamliner to start the 6,…

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22 January 2015

Jacada Travel and Botswana Tourism Raise £10,542.50 for Rhinos in Botswana

Jacada Travel

We are thrilled to announce that the event held by Jacada Travel and Botswana Tourism at London's Royal Geographical Society on 14th January raised £10,542.50 for rhino projects in Botswana.  Ralph Bousfield of Uncharted Africa Safari Co. spoke about the history of Botswana and of conservation within the country, after which Joss Kent, CEO of andBeyond Safaris, introduced the charity Rhinos Without Borders. Both speakers delivered fascinating lectures. All the proceeds of the ev…

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22 January 2015

The Naturally Africa Collection welcomes two new luxury eco-lodges

We are excited to welcome two luxury eco-lodges and with them a captivating new destination, Uganda, to our Collection. The new Crater Safari Lodge, Kibale, overlooking a beautiful crater lakeis ideally situated for chimpanzee trekking and Gorilla Safari Lodge, with views over Bwindi Impenetrable Reserve, located just 5 minutes from the Nshongi starting point for gorilla trekking.  Visit www.naturallyafricacollection.co.uk/portfolio/uganda/ or contact marc@naturallyafricacollection.c…

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22 January 2015

Rhulani introduces Africology amenities & spa range

Rhulani Safari Lodge

We proudly announce that as of the 20th of January 2015 Rhulani offers bathroom amenities from Africology, which is be considered the leading natural, eco-friendly and holistic spa and skincare company in South Africa. Africology aims at always ensuring that body and biology are treated in harmony whilst providing a truly African offering. Africology offer is inspired by the wisdom of Africa’s traditional healers and it celebrates Africa’s vibrant heritage, comm…

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21 January 2015

Proflight cuts fares on removal of jet fuel duty

Proflight Zambia has welcomed the removal of 5 percent customs duty on aviation fuel and passed this on to passengers by cutting fares across the board. The airline has announced that its ticket prices will drop by 5 percent with immediate effect following the government’s elimination of duty that came into effect on January 1 this year. Notwithstanding the fare reduction, Proflight pointed out that the aviation sector is a US dollar-intensive industry, with much of its costs denominated…

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20 January 2015

Reminder - 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. Click here to register now The second session will be held on 28. January 2015…

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19 January 2015

Exploring East Africa's coral reefs

Africa Geographic

Click here to read about the first ever large-scale survey of East African marine life

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19 January 2015

African Bush Camps on VAT in Zimbabwe

African Bush Camps

During 2014 the Zimbabwe Government implied to the tourism industry that VAT of 15% was to come into effect from 1st January 2015 and on this basis we increased our 2015 rates in our Zimbabwe African Bush Camps to reflect this 15% VAT. Whilst we felt the need to raise our rates to cover the ever-increasing operating costs we resisted doing this as we felt that it was unrealistic to expect the market to handle more than a 15% increase despite the fact that this did not actually represent an inc…

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19 January 2015

Honour Way wishes you a very Happy New Year

Honour Way

Lisa and I would like to wish you a very happy New Year and update you on some Client news. Here’s to a positive, successful but also fun-filled 2015. Tongabezi Lodge is currently renovating all River Cottages and weather permitting we are only days away from completing the first with work well underway on the others. I've been promised a lovely fresh design in keeping with Tongabezi’s personality of course. New roofs, bathrooms, outside decking and soft furnishings We’re…

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19 January 2015

Nacala Airport opens in Northern Mozambique

Fantastic news for The Mozambique Collection’s member, Nuarro Lodge is the newly inaugurated (on the 13th December 2014)  Nacala International Airport, which is now officially open for domestic flights.   Construction on the site began in September 2011, and is all but complete. The airport is said to have 16 check-in desks, two departure lounges for domestic and international flights and should be able to cope with close on 500,000 passengers and an estimated 4,600 tons of car…

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13 January 2015

Ranger Safaris is introducing new Serengeti Explorer Camp

Ranger Safaris

Ranger Safaris is excited to introduce its all new Serengeti Explorer Camp.  Our new camp features 8 deluxe tents and 2 family tents, all en suite.  Solar panels power 24 hour electricity and all new lounge and dining tents, combined with an already high standard of service provide an exceptional experience for our guests.  The camp also features dedicated, open side vehicles based at the camp to allow for fly-in travellers.  Serengeti Explorer Camp uses three different exc…

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12 January 2015

Josie Borain's Cape Town

Africa Geographic

Click here to read: 4 Days in the Mother City with a Chic Mama.

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08 January 2015

SAA launches "Go See Southern Africa" campaign in North America

South African Airways (SAA) has launched the "Go See Southern Africa" campaign for both the travel trade and consumers in North America. "Go See Southern Africa" is a collaborative campaign with participation from leading tour operators, destination tourism organizations, hotels and safari lodges to generate increased awareness on travel to Southern Africa. Southern Africa has been affected in recent months by misinformation concerning travel to the entire continent, which …

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06 January 2015

TFC News

TFC are committed to developing new products to make your lives as easy as possible. These products include the mid-morning departure we will offer all year with the exception of April, May, November and 1 - 15 December. This new service allows those that arrived on KLM or Turkish to relax and not feel pressured into commencing their safari at first light and those arriving from Nairobi on PW or KQ the chance to seamlessly connect to Lake Manyara or the Serengeti. Also we will be dropping our …

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05 January 2015

2014′s Top 10 Africa Geographic Stories and Galleries

Africa Geographic

Celebrating the very best of Africa Geographic Magazine. Click here to read more. 

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05 January 2015

Wild dogs and cats of Limpopo-Lipadi

Africa Geographic

Click here to see wonderful images celebrating the wild dogs and cats of Limpopo-Lipadi.

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