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31 March 2015

Classic Portfolio welcomes The River Club, Zambia

It is our absolute pleasure to announce the latest member of the Classic Portfolio family! Privately owned and managed by Peter Jones, THE RIVER CLUB is a charming oasis on the Zambezi River, situated 18 kilometers upstream from the iconic Victoria Falls – a World Heritage Site. Overlooking the river and pods of hippo into the Zambezi National Park, the luxury chalets and suites are renowned for their spectacular views. From Monday, 30th March 2015, The River Club will b…

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31 March 2015

FCO Travel Advisory – Mombasa ( MBA) & Malindi ( MYD) KQ Rebooking Policy

Kenya Airways

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have advised against all but essential travel to Mombasa and Malindi*. Passengers who hold tickets to/from Mombasa (MBA) and Malindi (MYD) which were issued before or on 27th March 2015 may be offered the following options. KQ Re-booking: 1. Re-booking is permitted to alternative dates of travel within the same cabin of travel i.e. re-book in the ticketed class and if not available, the lowest class in the same cabin. Where lower classes are available …

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31 March 2015

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Celebrates In Australia

Africa Albida Tourism

ROSS Kennedy, chief executive of Zimbabwe's premier hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism Ross Kennedy is in Australia to host functions in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth to mark the 20th anniversary of the opening of the celebrated Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.   Mr Kennedy told a group of travel agent and media guests at a dinner at Melbourne’s European restaurant on Friday evening that Australians had played a significant role in the growth of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, AAT&r…

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31 March 2015

Rhulani Safari Lodge hosts Brazilian fashion show

Rhulani Safari Lodge

Brazilian fashion brand Nini Store has chosen Rhulani Safari Lodge, located in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa, as the setting for the launch of their new collection. From March 30 to April 1, three famous Brazilian fashion bloggers will walk the Rhulani fashion show.    Lala Noleto (IG @lalanoleto), Pamella Ferrari (IG @pamellaferraric) and Renata Uchoa (IG @reuchoam) will travel from Sao Paulo to Madikwe exclusively for this event. During the photo shoot, they will wear more tha…

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30 March 2015

365 Days into Ebola

Africa Geographic

Click here to read how the world looked away while West Africa bled.

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30 March 2015

DMC Safari Trails to conduct training programmes for Indian travel trade this year

Safari Trails

Nairobi-based Destination Management Company (DMC), Safari Trails Ltd. is looking at aggressively promoting its services in the Indian market, and for the same purpose, will conduct training programmes for the travel trade this year. The DMC specialises in group tours and tailor-made packages for photographic and adventure wildlife safaris in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda. It also organises beach holidays, including honeymoon packages, to Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu, and Zanzibar. Speaking to…

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30 March 2015

Africa Albida Tourism proud to host SA Legends in Victoria Falls

Africa Albida Tourism

AFRICA Albida Tourism is thrilled to be hosting South African rugby greats as they take on their Zimbabwean counterparts in a clash in Victoria Falls on March 28. The South African Rugby Legends, made up of former Springboks and provincial rugby players, are favourites to win the match, but locals are hoping for a Zimbabwe Rugby Legends victory. Africa Albida Tourism chief executive Ross Kennedy said:  “Would it not be timely and suitable, for the Zim Legends to post a good vic…

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30 March 2015

A new online booking plugin for your website

ResRequest

We are super excited to release an online booking plugin for your website, ResNova.

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27 March 2015

Zimbabwe - Death by Boycott Syndrome (DBB)

African Bush Camps

II regard myself as privileged to have travelled and seen a big part of this colourful world. It is the best education I have ever had. I am inspired by different cultures, different thinking and different ways of life. Travel is a personal journey, one that I begin with my eyes open, imagining what impact I might have on the financial and social economy of a region. Having lived in Zimbabwe all my life, I am all too familiar with the concept of sanctions and boycotts. Boycotts …

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27 March 2015

Exciting changes at Hemingways Watamu

Far Horizons Marketing

No one can deny that the last couple of years have been difficult ones for tourism on the Kenya coast.  Hemingways Watamu has remained open thanks to our wonderful repeat clients and of course the continued support of the travel trade.  But times are changing and we must move with them.  As a result, we are delighted to announce some positive changes being made at Hemingways Watamu during 2015.  The South Wing is to be re modelled into 18 luxury apartments which will …

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27 March 2015

Kate Coleridge revamps Handpicked Africa's look.

Please check out our new website www.handpickedafrica.co.uk which has useful information about the lodges in our collection. If any of these are of interest to your company,  please do contact us for a meeting. Meanwhile, Handpicked Africa is ready to expand. With 2 of us working full time from London, we are looking for more lodges to represent. If you need a marketing boost in the UK, please contact us for a proposal. 

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26 March 2015

African Luxury Hideaways offers Yoga Retreat at Elephant's Eye, Hwange

Hideaways

Yoga at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange: African Luxury Hideaways has created a wonderful package for those who are passionate about yoga and would like you to experience it in a new and unique way– in the middle of the African bush. Join one of South Africa’s most famous yoga teachers Kate Ball from Cape Town’s Yoga Spirit Studio on this exclusive retreat at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange from the 21st of May to the 26th of May 2015. You will spend five nights at the luxury eco-…

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25 March 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Great photos make great blog posts

Africa Geographic

TIP: Never under-estimate the power of great photos when it comes to achieving high readership of your blog posts. Further Information about this Week's Online Marketing Tip: Great photos make for great blog posts because humans are visual creatures, instantly attracted to eye candy that generates an emotional response. We are also more likely to share a great photo with our networks. In fact the team at Africa Geographic suggests that your blog post readership will be of the mag…

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25 March 2015

Kaya Mawa Opens

An exciting day as Kaya Mawa opens it's doors again for another busy season on the beautiful island of Likoma on Lake Malawi.  After some interesting weather during the off season, everything is to all set ready to welcome guests for a busy time ahead to stay at this award wining luxury hideaway. For more information contact honour@honourway.com

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24 March 2015

Normal Flights To Dar-Es- Salaam To Resume On Thursday

Kenya Airways

PRESS STATEMENT March 23, 2015 Kenya Airways will resume its normal flight schedule to Dar-es-Salaam on Thursday 26th March 2015. This follows the amicable resolution of the Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASA) between Kenya and Tanzania. The airline had reduced its flights to the Tanzanian city from 42 to 14 last week following a communication by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority to its Kenyan counterpart regarding the BASA. Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director …

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23 March 2015

Keep Calm and Cruise On

Africa Geographic

Click here to read about Southern Africa, the less charted coastline for European cruise liners. 

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23 March 2015

Jake Grieves-Cook: The Conservancy Concept

Gamewatchers Safaris

The future outlook for wildlife in Kenya has greatly improved in recent years with the realisation that expanding the area of protected habitat for wild animals is vital if they are to continue to survive in their present numbers. The movement to establish new wildlife conservancies beyond the parks is an important and positive step in providing a safe haven in which wildlife can increase. The renowned elephant conservationist Cynthia Moss has written recently: “The establishment of…

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23 March 2015

Reduced frequencies to Dar es Salaam. Re-booking Policy

Kenya Airways

This is to inform you due to on-going restrictions imposed by the Tanzanian Government, Kenya Airways will continue to operate a reduced schedule to DAR as per below between 23rd – 29th March 2015 inclusive. Passengers holding tickets which have been issued on or before 18th March 2015 for travel between 19th – 29th March 2015, to and from DAR, have the following options: Re-booking: 1. Re-booking is permitted on KLM flights to DAR via AMS - please ensure they are re-booked withi…

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20 March 2015

Blood of the Tiger

Tongabezi Lodge

An interview with author J.A. Mills. The truth about global conservation. http://thetongabezibloghouse.com/blood-of-the-tigerj-a-mills-interview/

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20 March 2015

Wilderness Safaris Partners with Governments to Move More Rhino to Safety

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris, in partnership with the Botswana and South African Governments, is delighted to announce the next phase of its pioneering rhino translocation programme. The project partners have signed the purchase agreement for a further significant addition of both Critically-Endangered black rhino and Near-Threatened white rhino to bolster existing Botswana populations, with operations taking place in the first half of 2015.    Since the project’s first reintroductions …

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20 March 2015

Bushtops and the art of night photography by Mark Gee

The Bushtops Camp Collection

No one photographs the night sky like Mark Gee – and we’re over the moon to say he’s coming to stay at Bushtops, to capture the African star-scape. The Art of Night - The Photography of Mark Gee Mark began his career contributing visual effects to various Oscar-winning feature films (including Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, Avatar, I, Robot and Peter Pan). Now he’s reinvented himself as an astrophotographer. Through self-taught photographic techniques, he&rsqu…

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19 March 2015

Acacia Africa Reinstates Tours To Mozambique

Acacia Adventure Holidays

Acacia Africa has reinstated all of its Mozambique tours after the FCO removed the advisory covering Sofala province. Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa comments, “The country is tipped to be one of Southern Africa's most sought after destinations in 2015. Mozambique was one of the most popular places to safari in our recent Facebook polls and we are now taking bookings for our 14-day Mozambique & Zimbabwe Explorer.” Still relatively undiscovered, …

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19 March 2015

1985-2015: TransAfrica is celebrating 30 years of activity.

TransAfrica

TransAfrica is celebrating 30 years of activity. We are happy to show the new restyling of our logo. We remain friends and promoters of African cultures. For us travelling is not only an adventure made of tracks, deserts and forests, it is mostly AN ADVENTURE OF THE SPIRIT.  

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19 March 2015

New Cottage Rooms

In addition to the “bush experience” which our guests get to enjoy at our camp, we have just finished our 6 cottages (1st February 2015). Excellent ambience and elegance is the hallmark of this new addition. Beautifully-appointed and secluded, the cottages are a lovely alternative, especially for guests on longer stays. The rooms are homely, comfortable, full of light & airy. Comes with the following amenities; one king-size double bed or two single beds, all 6 foot 6 inch inn…

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19 March 2015

Mbali Mbali Launches a New Website

Dear Travel Partners, We are pleased to announce the launch of our newly designed website - www.mbalimbali.com. This fresh new look captures our tremendous growth. Our portfolio covers six remarkable destinations in Tanzania and with the support of our sister charter flight company, Zantas Air, we have put together some great packages. Key features include information about our company, our destinations, our chimpanzee excursions and our packages. We wanted to increase access to information l…

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18 March 2015

Africa Albida Tourism appoints new group operations manager

Africa Albida Tourism

Andy Conn has been appointed Africa Albida Tourism’s new group operations manager, and will oversee the running of the company’s portfolio of properties, which  includes its flagship Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.  With more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, much of it outside of Zimbabwe, Mr Conn, hopes to use his skills to further develop both service and delivery across Africa Albida Tourism’s (AAT) properties.  

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18 March 2015

Africa Showcase in 'Mitteleuropa' - Bookings are now open

On Show Solutions

Bookings are now open for our Africa Showcase in ‘Mitteleuropa’ for October 2015 as we take Africa directly to the source market in Zurich, Cologne and Frankfurt. What can you expect? ·         Deeper involvement with German-speaking Europe ·         Meetings with key African specialists ·         Stronger destination branding …

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17 March 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: How to start, maintain and grow your blog

Africa Geographic

TIP:  Blogs are a vital component of any marketing campaign. Find a few hours with no distractions and read this excellent free website - easy steps from experts to start, maintain and grow your blog: http://firstsiteguide.com/blogging-intro/   Become a member of Africa Geographic's Content Marketing Kit here.

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16 March 2015

Life in the Ashes

Africa Geographic

Rising from the flames in Table Mountain National Park. #CapeFire Click here to read more! 

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11 March 2015

New client - Makanyi Lodge

Small World Marketing

Small World Marketing are thrilled to announce our latest PR partnership with another Atta member Makanyi Lodge (www.makanyilodge.com) - A NEW South African luxury game lodge opening in June 2015. Located in the Timbavati, adjacent and open to the Kruger National Park, Makanyi will offer an unparalleled safari experience whilst based in a most stunning contemporary property. 

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11 March 2015

South African Airways resumes nonstop service between Johannesburg and New York

SAA has resumed nonstop service on its daily flight from Johannesburg to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, effective March 7, 2015. While SAA's daily flight from New York-JFK to Johannesburg has operated on a nonstop basis for several years, the return flight was making a 1-hour enroute stop in Dakar, Senegal, during the low season winter months. Due to the popularity of this route, SAA's service between New York and Johannesburg will, once again, operate nonstop in both …

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10 March 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Is content marketing just clever advertising?

Africa Geographic

TIP: Content marketing is not just clever advertising. A good marketing campaign includes elements of advertising and content marketing, and its important to understand the difference between these two very different strategies. Further Information about this Week's Online Marketing Tip: If you want short bursts of attention then a clever advertising campaign is the way to go. The medium of choice is banners and made-up adverts and it’s generally a monologue – a one-way ou…

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10 March 2015

Siringit Kilimanjaro Golf and Safari Retreat

Onsea House Tanzania

The latest gem, quite possibly the crown jewel, in the Onsea House collection.   On the Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate, where majestic Mount Kilimanjaro overlooks more than 1,000 acres of African bush, the team behind Onsea House and Machweo Wellness Retreat & Fine Dining were inspired to aim for new heights in refinement.   Siringit is the Masai word for ‘endless plains’ or ‘the place where the land runs forever’. The vast grassland plains, acacia-s…

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09 March 2015

Running the Gauntlet

Africa Geographic

Crocs and lions aren't the only perils wildebeest face along their migration route. Click here for more. 

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06 March 2015

Great recent wildlife sightings in Botswana

Belmond

We have been experiencing great sightings at Belmond Safari lodges. Belmond Khwai River Lodge's guests have been lucky to see a male lion fiercely protecting 2 different kills from hyena and watched in amazement as the hyena worked as a team to outwit the lion and steal the kills.  Big breeding herds of elephants are constantly in the area and we have also been treated to sightings of side striped jackal, honey badger and porcupine near the lodge. Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge they ha…

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03 March 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Travelers NEED your content

Africa Geographic

TIP: Providing useful and inspirational content to travelers fills a NEED and is a massive marketing opportunity for travel marketers – to go along with your advertising campaigns. Further Information about this Week's Online Marketing Tip: Travelers need your content because: 1.     During the trip planning stage the NEED is for inspiration and information – which will help them make decisions about where, what and how. 2.     Duri…

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03 March 2015

Mkombe’s House Lamai

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

1st July 2015 will see the first, private, self-contained, family house in the heart of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park with the launch of Nomad Tanzania’s latest safari property, Mkombe’s House Lamai. The House is fittingly named after Mkombe Mniko - one of Nomad’s founders and an inspirational safari guide who sadly died in 2007. Widely known for his exceptional gift of sharing his knowledge and love of the African bush with guests, particularly families and childr…

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03 March 2015

New Team Members at Anabezi

We are pleased to welcome Bazil and Petra Roth to the Anabezi team, they are joining us as our GM couple and bring to Anabezi a wealth of experience in the luxury safari industry. Ryan De Beer and Tayla McCurdy will also be joining the team, initially they will be assisting Bazil at Anabezi but will take on the position of the Management couple at Amanzi when the camp opens on the 1st of August.

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02 March 2015

Living Wild in Liuwa

Africa Geographic

Click here to read about redefining our perceptions about communities in conservation. 

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