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30 November 2015

Follow Land's Fastest Predators on BBC One's New Wildlife Series The Hunt

Kenya Tourism Board

Thursday 26th November 2015 This Sunday sees the fifth episode of new wildlife documentary, The Hunt, air on BBC. For those who haven't been watching, The Hunt follows animals in various habitats across the globe, taking an intimate and detailed look at the remarkable strategies employed by hunters to catch their prey and looking at how the hunted escape or try to!  Previous episodes have focussed on the arctic, oceans and forests. This coming episode, titled Nowhere to Hide explores …

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30 November 2015

Another successful 'smile safari' with Imvelo Safari Lodges in Zimbabwe

Imvelo Safari Lodges

The Imvelo Safari Lodges’ annual Dentists Safari started 5 years ago. The concept was to provide free dental care to the marginalised and disadvantaged village communities living around Hwange Park and Victoria Falls as a way to increase direct community benefits from tourism and conservation. The program centres around a team of volunteer dentists from Spain and Italy who call themselves Sonrisas para Zimbabwe based out of, and supported logistically, by Imvelo Safari lodges. This year…

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30 November 2015

A reminder about ‘Cocktails on Diani Beach'

J W Seagon and Co Insurance Brokers

JW Seagon ( one of Africa’s leading independent insurance brokers) is delighted to invite you to an informal cocktail evening on Wednesday 2nd December from 5.30 - 11.30pm at Almanara Resort (Sails Restaurant), Diani Beach. We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fun and relaxed event, with lots of enticing cocktails and sumptuous canapés! RSVP to david@jwseagon.com

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27 November 2015

Pope Francis in Kenya at start of Africa Tour

Kenya Tourism Board

Pope Francis has arrived in Kenya for a three-nation African tour, his first to the continent as pontiff. He is also due to visit Uganda and Central African Republic. During the tour, Pope Francis will be meeting with President Kenyatta, and holding a mass on Thursday at the University of Nairobi sports ground. Thursday 26th November has been announced as a National Holiday in Kenya, and a crowd of one million are expected to attend. Speaking ahead of his trip, Pope Francis announced that he w…

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26 November 2015

&Beyond Restructures Executive Team around Client Services, Guest Experiences, Sustainability and Ambitious Expansion Plans

&Beyond

With 50% growth over the past three years and another 15% or more projected this year, &Beyond has reorganised its executive team to support its ambitious expansion plans. The new structure will ensure the continued delivery of exceptional guest and client services, as well as increasing focus on &Beyond’s management, guide training and sustainability projects. In addition to keeping up with the company’s fast-paced growth, these changes will allow &Beyond CEO Joss Ken…

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26 November 2015

International flights to Nacala Airport in Northern Mozambique

In the latest updates released by The Club of Mozambique, as well as Domingo Newspaper, Nacala International Airport will be open for international traffic in March or April 2016! The airport has been functional with domestic flights from the 13th December 2014. The airport is expecting to receive certification for this in December. A controversial request has also been delivered, for Nacala International Airport to be the only international airport in the north of the country. For Nuarro lod…

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25 November 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Good marketers embrace change!

Africa Geographic

TIP: Just because you've always done things a certain way, doesn't mean it is right! The digital world is changing so rapidly that good marketers should always be adapting the way they market to clients!   Further information about embracing change in your marketing strategies: The digital world is changing every day and your clients don't have time to wait around for you to catch up. New age marketers need to keep pace in an ever changing space. As Bizcommunity's edi…

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25 November 2015

British Airways and skyscanner launch an industry first trail to benefit travelers

British Airways

In an industry first, British Airways is teaming up with Skyscanner to trial a new way to help customers make more informed decisions about the airline they’re flying with when they book with the airline via a travel search engine. The trial, which started this week, will see British Airways become the first global airline to offer tickets using the New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard, an International Air Transport Association (IATA) initiative that offers customers a more inform…

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25 November 2015

Cocktails on Diani Beach

J W Seagon and Co Insurance Brokers

JW Seagon ( one of Africa’s leading independent insurance brokers) is delighted to invite you to an informal cocktail evening on Wednesday 2nd December from 5.30 - 11.30pm at Almanara Resort (Sails Restaurant), Diani Beach. We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fun and relaxed event, with lots of enticing cocktails and sumptuous canapés! RSVP to david@jwseagon.com

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24 November 2015

Food & Wine Pairing at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange in Zimbabwe

Jenman African Safaris

With repeated requests from our clients that are passionate about culinary delights, we have introduced one week dedicated to gourmet food and wine that will take place twice a year at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange.  Our first session will be from 13 to 18 March 2016 with Darryl Burger,a top chef and sommelier from Cape Town, who will be taking guests on a journey of different meals, pairing them with a range of successful wines. Guests will get to cook themselves and immerse themselves in…

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24 November 2015

Scheduled Charter Flights to our Properties

Madagascar Classic Collection (MCC)

Between July and November 2016 regularly scheduled flights will be available to both Mandrare River Camp and Manafiafy Beach & Rainforest Lodge (Fort Dauphin) from Antananarivo. These twice weekly flights will provide a hassle free luxury experience so clients can make the most of their time with us: no long lines at the airport, only 30 mins check in time, no lengthy road transfers and no surprise nights in Tana or Fort Dauphin due to schedule changes.  For more details, please cont…

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23 November 2015

I love Namibia

Africa Geographic

11,862km, 4 countries, 5 weeks and 7 punctures make for a different kind of honeymoon. Click here to read more. 

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20 November 2015

Another orphaned rhino bull arrives at HESC after his mother is poached

Camp Jabulani

A young male rhino, estimated to be about 7 months old, arrived via helicopter from an un-named reserve in Hoedspruit on Tuesday 10th November. His mother had died as a result of injuries inflicted by poachers. The young bull was in a critical condition and had sustained severe injuries to his hindquarters in what we believe was a hyena attack. The new baby was affectionately named “Stompie” by Christo (HESC’s curator) and his team. Space was made in Gertjie and Matimba…

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20 November 2015

Rainbow Tours releases its ‘Top 20 Trips’ list

Rainbow Tours has curated a list of its Top 20 Trips across Africa and Latin America, singling out some of the most exciting destinations and unique experiences across each continent. Highlights for Africa include visiting the Timkat festival in Ethiopia; travelling through South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe on the Rovos Rail; and a self-drive tour around the volcanoes and peaks of Réunion Island. Wildlife experiences inevitably feature strongly in the list, including walking safaris …

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20 November 2015

Nimali Africa is the exciting new name in Tanzania

Marketing Worldwide is happy to announce our partnership with a brand new lodge, Nimali Tarangire.   The lodge opened just a few months ago with 6 stunning tents and is beautifully positioned along a riverbed hidden amongst giant acacia and baobab trees.  It is in a private wildlife conservancy adjacent to Tarangire National Park with access to the Park and the surrounding wildlife management area and offers game drives, walks, night drives and stunning sundowner spots or private bu…

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19 November 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Everyone likes a great story!

Africa Geographic

TIP: Have you noticed how people sit forward and focus when you say “Let me tell you a story”? Content marketing is all about just that - telling great stories to your clients and future clients.   Further information about using story-telling to gain attention: Content becomes great marketing material when it meets a need or use for the reader - be it in the form of new information about an animal they love, travel tips and advice about a destination they are thinking of…

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19 November 2015

South African Airways celebrates 20 years of flying to Tanzania

South African Airways celebrates twenty years of flying between Johannesburg and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. SAA introduced flights to this East African country on October 25th 1995 from when the route has grown from three flights per week to the current offering of twice daily flights between the two African cities. “Dar Es Salaam is one of the key destinations in our extensive African route network and we are proud that as an airline we contribute to the growth in bilateral trade and tou…

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19 November 2015

Ethiopian Airlines Pioneer First Ever All Women Functioned Flight on November 19, 2015

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is making aviation history tomorrow with the first ever all women functioned flight taking to the skies from Addis Ababa to Bangkok. This historic flight is pioneering within the aviation industry and aims to reflect a corporate philosophy of empowering women within Ethiopian Airlines. This flight will be fully handled by women on the ground and in the sky from flight deck, crew members and cabin operations to airport operations; flight dispatcher; load controller; ramp ope…

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18 November 2015

Camp Jabulani's elephant stables are upgraded

Camp Jabulani

Exciting new improvements are underway at the elephant stables. The elephants have grown in size exponentially since their arrival a decade ago, and these changes are extremely important for their mental and physical well-being. The original stables took about 3 months to build in 2002. It was a push, with lots of long nights spent working under spotlights to get the job done, but they were finally completed on time. This was crucial as the 12 elephants were scheduled to arrive from Zimbabwe,…

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16 November 2015

Africa's Great Apes

Africa Geographic

Click here and discover just how much the great apes have done for humanity.

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16 November 2015

Campi ya Kanzi joins the Handpicked Africa collection

Handpicked Africa is now representing Campi ya Kanzi, a stunning safari lodge in the Chyulu Hills, Kenya. For more infomriton please visit Campi ya Kanzi's updated website which also has access to their high resolution photo galary www.maasai.com Please contact Kate or Sacha on info@handpickedafrica.co.uk for any futher information. 

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13 November 2015

Serengeti Explorer Camp to reopen in mid-December 2015 in time for the herds reaching Southern Serengeti

ARP Group

Serengeti Explorer Camp to reopen in mid-December 2015 in time for the herds reaching Southern Serengeti Ranger Safaris is excited to announce the continuation of Serengeti Explorer Camp into 2016 and beyond.  Serengeti Explorer 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 als…

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13 November 2015

Uganda Hands Over ATA Presidency

AA Safaris and Tours

ATA is the Africa Travel association, a nonprofit making body that is responsible for the smooth running of travel, tourism and transport business in Africa and its members include a number of African countries, one of them is Uganda. When it comes to presidency, every member state is given a chance to take the wheel at one point in time and currently Uganda is running the organization. It’s been a year since Uganda took over the administration of the Africa Travel Association and this …

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13 November 2015

ResRequest's growing team

ResRequest

We are thrilled to share about the newly appointed members to our growing team. This year we welcomed six new staffers to our family. Jen Coppinger is contributing to user interface graphics, user guide material and social media.

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12 November 2015

ARP Travel Group launches Migration focussed Safaris with HerdTracker in 2016

ARP Group

ARP Travel Group launches Migration focussed Safaris with HerdTracker in 2016 We are pleased to announce that ARP Travel Group has partnered with the innovative App “Herdtracker”, which gives accurate daily location of the wildebeest migration.  This unique app has revolutionised the way we can identify the location of the migration. It has been hailed as one of the top innovations in the safari industry.  Ranger Safaris, Pollmans Tours & Safaris and Serengeti Explor…

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12 November 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: You have to be everywhere - at once!

Africa Geographic

TIP: Your readers are accessing a vast array of content on a diverse range of devices and platforms. Rather than treating this multitude of touchpoints as a ‘time-consuming problem', view them as opportunities to reach your client again and again.   Further information about adapting to an ever-changing digital world: Consumers are taking in more content than ever - on a range of different devices and platforms - sometimes all at the same time. Your readers could watching a…

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11 November 2015

10 Elephants Collared in Zimbabwe for Hwange Movement Study

Wilderness Safaris

November 2015– A total of 10 elephants have been collared in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park as part of a study that aims to assess the impact social dominance has on elephant movements and habitat use. The study, which is being funded by the Wilderness Wildlife Trust, focuses on areas within Wilderness Safaris’ concessions in the Park, and has been initiated and carried out by Wilderness Safaris Environmental Officer for the Zambezi Region, Arnold Tshipa. By tracking elephan…

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11 November 2015

Kirstine Vercoe joins Kamili

Kamili

Kamili is delighted to announce that Kirstine Vercoe has joined our team from 1st November in the newly created role of Account Director. Tim Henshall, Kamili's MD said "We are delighted to have someone of Kirstine's experience and expertise on board. She also has a charming personality and a positive, go-getting attitude. As our business expands, it is vital to have talented staff and in Kirstine, we definately have that". Leaving her native South Africa with a degree in C…

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11 November 2015

Elewana to open a new luxury tented camp in the Loisaba Conservancy

Elewana Afrika

Elewana has been chosen by Loisaba Conservancy with support from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), to partner with it in the development and management of its primary tourism assets, a relationship that starts with the opening of a new luxury tented camp on the site of the former Loisaba Lodge. Opening in March 2016, the new Loisaba Tented Camp will fall under the Elewana Collection and will comprise four stylish and extremely spacious double rooms, one deluxe tented suite and two family tents, ea…

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10 November 2015

iSimangaliso: Park for the People

Africa Geographic

Click here and explore the eight interlinking ecosystems along iSimangaliso's beautiful coastline.

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10 November 2015

Uganda Listed among National Geographical Society’s Top Ten Wildlife Destinations

AA Safaris and Tours

In just a few days ahead of this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) held in London, the Lonely Planet has again lifted Uganda (the Pearl of Africa) to a higher level by naming it among their top ranked and must visit destinations in the whole of East Africa. This is working favor of Uganda’s tourism marketers who have attended this year’s WTM since this is giving them yet another promotional reinforce. The fact that the National Geographic has named Uganda as one of its top te…

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10 November 2015

Addendum: Air France Magazine Nov 2015 Dedicated to Zimbabwe

Just to add that African Bush Camps did also come to the party in contibuting to the Air France Magazine ... sorry for the ommission in the first message!!!

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06 November 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Your content should reflect digital lifestyles and habits

Africa Geographic

TIP: If you want to steal a few moments of precious time from busy online users - your content should require the least amount of effort from your reader.   Further information grabbing your reader's attention in the online space: In today's world time is precious and people are only interested in multimedia content that is easy to digest. If you want to be seen and heard then its up to you to provide them with this content. Earlier in 2015 a study by Microsoft revealed that the a…

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06 November 2015

Wildwaters Lodge launches their new website

Lemala Camps and Lodges

Wildwaters Lodge, Uganda is delighted to announce the launch of their brand new website.  Please take a look at www.wildwaterslodge.com for more information.   Nestled in a luxuriant rainforest on its own private island, mid-stream in the mighty Nile, Wildwaters Lodge is breathtaking. Thick riverine forest naturally covers the island and each of the ten timber-floor rooms is nestled amidst the forest with private views over the River Nile and its rapids. The expa…

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06 November 2015

Unprecedented numbers attended WTM Ethiopia Press Conference hosted by Ethiopian Airlines and the Ethiopian Tourism Organisation

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlinesand the ETO were delighted by the great turn out attending the press conference which was used to outline their plans for Ethiopia as a major African tourism destination going forward.  Speakers, including His Excellency Ambassador Berhanu Kebede and CEO of Ethiopian Tourism Organisation Soloman Tadesse were astounded when the event filled up in record time leaving many unable to squeeze into the 60 seat conference room. Soloman Tadesse, CEO of the Ethiopian Tourism Orga…

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03 November 2015

Tourism Industry in Uganda Prepares for 2015 Papal Visit

AA Safaris and Tours

In Uganda, As Catholics across the country get ready to host the Holy Father Pope Francis this year in the month of November (27th - 29th); also the tourism sector is prepared to make use of this great opportunity. In accordance with the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) Steven Asiimwe, more than 100,000 visitors are likely to come into the country from different parts of the world, so this is a great opportunity for the country to market its tourism products. Mr. Stev…

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03 November 2015

Extraordinary South Africa Kruger National Park Lodges

Extraordinary

Recently the Kruger National Park was voted seventh best in the Trip Advisor Top 10 Dream Trip section. Here nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archeological sights: this is real Africa. Spoil yourself at one of our highly acclaimed exclusive lodges situated in a private concession in the Kruger National Park. Reminiscent of an Out of Africa experience, Hamiltons tented camp is a luxury lodge overlooking the Nwatswitsonto River. Hoyo Hoyo …

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03 November 2015

Air France Magazine Nov 2015 Dedicated to Zimbabwe

A quick word to share that Inspiration Zimbabwe got Air France Magazine to dedicate 16 pages as well as the cover page to Zimbabwe in its November 2015 issue!!! This was done in partnership with Quinoa (www.quinoa.travel) and Horizons Nouveaux (www.horizonsnouveaux.com) in Europe. As well as with the support of African Bush Camps, Shearwater, Adventure Zone, Elephant Camp, Bushtracks, Victoria Falls Hotel, Rhino Safari Camp, Dunhu Ramambo, mv Matusadona, The Wild Safaris, Sunpath Safaris, Tail…

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02 November 2015

Experience ‘Life Behind the Lens’, with wildlife filmmakers Patrick Morris and Huw Cordey – Just a Drop presents a lecture at the Royal Geographical Society

Just a Drop

International water aid charity Just a Drop is delighted to be hosting ‘Life Behind the Lens’ at the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington, on 28th January 2016. The event will bring together award-winning wildlife filmmakers Patrick Morris and Huw Cordey, to give their personal insights into the making of ambitious and ground-breaking TV series, such as Life, Galapagos, South Pacific, Planet Earth, and most recently The Hunt, highlighting the adventures and challenges they&rsqu…

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02 November 2015

9 Rescue Tales

Africa Geographic

A celebration of some of Africa's most famous rescue animals. to read more click here. 

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