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30 June 2015

In the Name of Ugly

Africa Geographic

The faces only mothers could love need some loving from you. Click here to read why. 

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29 June 2015

Daily flights to Vipingo Ridge

Safarilink Aviation

Safarilink Aviation is pleased to announce the addition of Vipingo Route to its network of flights. Effective 1st July 2015, Safarilink will commence daily operations from Wilson Airport to Vipingo via Diani Airstrip. Vipingo ridge is one of the most beautiful, scenic and tranquil locations on the Kenyan coast and is home to a five star private residential golfing destination. The service will not be limited to persons staying at Vipingo Ridge, but will provide a convenient alternative to Mali…

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29 June 2015

ZanAir Announces Night Flights from Zanzibar to Dar

ZanAir & ZanTours

Connect to Turkish Airlines, Saa, Egypt And Fastjet To/From Dar. ZanAirs new night flights are up and running since the 1st June 2015. These flights are perfect for passengers that are looking to spend the little extra time in Zanzibar instead of fighting the traffic in Dar es Salaam.  ·         1900 ZNZ/DAR connects to KLM, SWISS and EMIRATES ·         2000 DAR/ZNZ connects arrivals of SAA &midd…

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29 June 2015

Bespoke Health Cover for the Tourism Sector

J W Seagon and Co Insurance Brokers

Your health, there’s a lot riding on it At JW Seagon – one of Africa’s leading independent brokers -we’re always on the lookout for new and innovative solutions. And for those companies operating in the travel and tourism sector, we’ve teamed up with Bupa to offer a bespoke medical plan that really stands out. Bupa is a name that is synonymous with quality healthcare worldwide and combined with JW Seagon’s commitment to exceptional customer service, it&rsqu…

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26 June 2015

South African Tourism has now officially moved offices

South African Tourism

Our new address is: South African Tourism 2nd Floor 1-2 Castle Lane London SW1E6DR Tel: 0208 971 9350 

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26 June 2015

SATIB unveils new products

SATIB Insurance Brokers

SATIB Insurance Brokers have added to their specialized product range with the launch of three new products – Professional Guides Insurance, Personal Insurance and the Tourism and Hospitality Pension Fund. In addition SATIB have partnered with attooh! to launch a new division within the company - SATIB Health & Wealth. Professional Guides Insurance The Professional Guides Insurance product is a first in the South African Tourism Industry. The product offers four possible insurance co…

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25 June 2015

Yoga at Kaya Mawa

Kaya Mawa is thrilled to welcome to the team Kate Jelleff. Kate will be joining as our in house PADI dive instructor from August, however Kate’s hidden talent is that she is also an Ashtanga Yoga instructor. Kate will be running private and group Yoga sessions at Kaya Mawa from September from some of the most magical spots at the lodge, viewpoints, private islands and the beach to name a few. We will also be putting together a few yoga retreat weeks throughout the 2016 season more inform…

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25 June 2015

Kenya Airways signs up for Travelport’s Rich Content & Branding programme

Kenya Airways

Travelport, a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry, and Kenya Airways have announced a merchandising agreement that will see the airline participate in Travelport’s Rich Content & Branding programme. The announcement coincides with the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Aviation Summit, ‘Connecting Africa - The linkage of Regulation, Capacity and Infrastructure’, tak…

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25 June 2015

Karisia Walking Safaris Introduces Tumaren Camp

Karisia Walking Safaris

Tumaren Camp is a brand new safari option for our guests who want a true, exclusive walking experience from the comfort of a permanent, luxury camp. The renovated camp is our wonderful home and it looks out over rich grassland punctuated at its far end by a kopje popular with the local wild dog pack. Giraffe and other plains game are a daily feature at the salt lick in front of camp and the bird bath in camp is a mesmerizing tribute to the colourful diversity of the local birds. While our mob…

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24 June 2015

Real Africa Charity Ball raises £10,000

Real Africa

Guests at the Real Africa Charity Ball, Coltishall, Norfolk on Friday 19 June helped to raise £10,000 for projects in Africa supported by the Real Africa Trust, established in 2012. At Ololchura School bordering the Masai Mara in Kenya, funds will help to build an additional classroom and to improve facilities, including installation of football posts, while at the Kitale Orphanage in Uganda, the money raised will bolster the current £450 per week budget that the orphanage struggle…

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24 June 2015

UK Travel Trade Welcome Revision of FCO Advice for Kenya’s Coast

Kenya Tourism Board

Friday 19th June 2015, London – The Kenya tourism industry is preparing to reintroduce Mombasa and the region north of the city to Watamu back into travel programmes for the UK market following a revision of the travel advice for the area by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office yesterday. The entire stretch of the Kenya coast from and including Watamu south to the border with Tanzania is open for tourism business. Whilst the south coast has always remained outside the advisory zon…

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24 June 2015

Lemala Camps and Lodges introduces activities for kids in camp

Lemala Camps and Lodges

We are very excited to announce that starting 1st July 2015, we create great adventures for kids in camp through our Lemala Cubs program and our dedicated guides for kids.   Kids aged 12 and under travelling to Lemala Camps and Lodges will enjoy at no extra charge access to Lemala Cubs activities which include a special Lemala Cubs rucksack filled with colouring pencils, a water bottle, a Lemala Activity book filled with puzzles and educational information on the wildlife and surrounding…

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23 June 2015

Jenman East African Safaris introducing new tailor-made Safari Planner

Jenman African Safaris

East Africa has grown in popularity over the years and there has never been a better time than now to travel to this side of the great continent. You can tailor your safari in Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda& Uganda with our Safari Planner in a matter of minutes. By using our Safari Planner, you can easily choose the routing, you define the accommodation rating, you say which season you want to travel and you have the ability to name the tour. The extensive planner a…

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23 June 2015

Safari Trails chosen as the Official Safari Provider for the GES 2015

Safari Trails

Safari Trails has been chosen as one of the 3 tour companies in all of Kenya, to handle safaris for the delegates attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi on the 25th and 26th of July, 2015. Organized annually since 2009, the GES has emerged as a global platform connecting emerging entrepreneurs with leaders from business, international organizations, and governments looking to support them. This will be the first time the GES will take place in sub-Saharan Africa.  

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22 June 2015

A Rock Art Jewel

Africa Geographic

Click here to discover what it takes to document the incredible rock art of the ancient San.

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22 June 2015

Kids on Safari

Tongabezi Lodge

10 top African Safaris for children From malaria-free to camels, sea, sand and bushveld... we have something to satisfy every wishlist!

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22 June 2015

Vintage Africa providing safaris at the Global Entrepreneurship Conference

Lemala Camps and Lodges

Vintage Africa is proud to be one of a small group of companies awarded the contract to supply safari experiences to delegates attending the Global Entrepreneurship Conference in Nairobi between 25th and 26th July 2015. The Conference is due to host President Barak Obama, according to Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield. President Obama's planned visit to Kenya next month is intended to "highlight the relationship we have with the government o…

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22 June 2015

The Emakoko joins the Handpicked Africa collection

Handpicked Africa is now representing The Emakoko, a stunning safari lodge in Nairobi National Park. Clients can avoid the infamous traffic and start their safari moments after landing at JKIA. http://www.emakoko.com Please call us for any information or updates on +44 208 354 0458 or email info@handpickedafrica.co.uk Thank you!

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22 June 2015

SATSA / Tourism Tattler Assists Africa Tourism

Tourism Tattler

To assist the African travel trade and Atta members specifically in gaining exposure to potential buyers of their destinations’ tourism and hospitality products and services, SATSA (Southern Africa Tourism Services Association) and Tourism Tattler have launched a ‘6FOR1 Promo’ to offer suppliers a combined reach in excess of 88 000* across six communication portals over sustained durations. THE ‘6FOR1 Promo’ provides promotional rates that have been massively di…

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22 June 2015

Bespoke Insurance for The Tourism Sector

J W Seagon and Co Insurance Brokers

Africa – amazing doesn’t cover it. But we do. Any business operating in the travel and tourism sector will be well aware of the unique risks involved. From the fundamentals such as fire and theft, through to the extremes such as an animal attack or a fatal expedition – the cost to your business can be immeasurable. At JW Seagon – one of Africa’s leading independent brokers - we’re always on the lookout for new and innovative solutions. And for those compani…

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17 June 2015

Zanzibar Tourism Investors Reject the Ministry of Finance's Infrastructure Tax Proposal

Investors in Zanzibar are highly concerned over recent proposals by the Ministry of Finance to introduce an 'infrastructure tax' that will have a significant impact on the tourism industry -affecting all hoteliers and tour operators, as well as all travellers from the airport and seaport, and all consumers of fuel and electricity, from 1 July 2015. See information below: AMENDMENTS OF THE LAW AND INTRODUCTION OF NEW TAX (INFRASTRUCTURE TAX) Guests staying in any hotel in Zanzibar &nd…

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17 June 2015

Refurbishment plans underway at Lemala Tented Camps, Tanzania

Lemala Camps and Lodges

Over the coming few months Lemala Mara, Lemala Ndutu, Lemala Ewanjan and Lemala Ngorongoro will be undergoing a soft refurbishment.  This makeover will cover new tent linings in the accommodation and main areas, curtains, new linen, and extended flooring to outside verandas.  Lighting in the rooms will be enhanced, bathrooms will be stylishly renovated with exciting new guest amenities on offer, new glassware to serve up our guests tipples at sundowners and lots of brightly earthly v…

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17 June 2015

Sleep-out deck at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

Hideaways

Started on the 1st of June 2015, guests staying for four nights or more can choose to spend one of those on our wooden deck overlooking a busy waterhole. Our sleep-out deck features a large mosquito net covered bed on an elevated platform which offers the most romantic escape in the African bush. This is a unique opportunity to witness animals’ behaviour during the night and have the chance to maybe observe some nocturnal animals such as owls, hyena and more. You will have your own priva…

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17 June 2015

Wetu Supplier Workshops (Maun, Kasane & Vic Falls)

Wetu Tourism Solutions

Wetu will be hosting workshops in Maun, Kasane and Victoria Falls to demonstrate to Suppliers how to use the Wetu to market their products more effectively. Wetu has become an important resource for Operators and Agents selling Africa. Over 60 000 people access content in Wetu each month (mainly the trade) so it is vital that your property profile in Wetu is of a good quality and kept up-to-date. The details of the workshops are as follows: Maun Date: Monday 22nd June Time: 10h00 – 13h00…

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16 June 2015

HESC Launches the Eyes on Rhino Campaign

Camp Jabulani

Africam, a long-time supporter of The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) came in contact with us to launch a new campaign called “Eyes on Rhinos”. This campaign will have the sole purpose of raising funds to improve the Rescued Rhinos @ HESC. The facility at the Centre will be a “Safe Haven” for the rhinos who are currently cared for at the HESC. The two rhino victims, now victors; Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell, recent arrival; adult bull #27, and two orphan…

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16 June 2015

Follow in the footsteps of Channel 4’s The Tribe with Rainbow Tours

Follow in the footsteps of Channel 4’s The Tribe with Rainbow Tours In Channel 4’s The Tribe, documentary makers were given a rare opportunity to spend weeks living amongst an extended family in rural Ethiopia. Viewers inspired by the programme can experience tribal cultures and traditions for themselves on a three-day guided community village walk in Ethiopia offered by tour operator Rainbow Tours. Escorted by a knowledgeable local guide, guests will walk between villages in the …

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16 June 2015

South Africa Motorcycle Adventure!

An adventure that combines the nostalgia of riding a classic Royal Enfield with a taste of South Africa’s history, a touch of safari, diverse cultures, unique geology and breath taking scenery making this an epic motorcycle ride! Spoil yourself with a comfortable 10 Day guided adventure tour that ventures deep into the great outdoors and explores the unknown regions of South Africa including private reserves, battlefields, towering mountains, supreme coastlines and wide open plains &n…

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15 June 2015

South Africa's Craft Beer Route

Africa Geographic

You've heard of South Africa's wine route, now click here to try the craft beer route! 

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15 June 2015

Angama Mara is open!

Classic Portfolio is thrilled to announce that ANGAMA MARA has opened its doors! Here is our 3-2-1 countdown of the best of Angama Mara: 3 - The GAME - because it's Kenya, and it's the Maasai Mara Game Reserve and more specifically, the Mara Triangle. 2 - The PEOPLE - because Angama Mara is owned and managed by the dynamic Steve and Nicky Fitzgerald, industry veterans of over 30 years, who have committed every resource to building a great team. 1 - The VIEWS - …

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15 June 2015

Introducing our Marketing Manager for Camp Jabulani & HESC, Mari Theunissen

Camp Jabulani

Mari Theunissen completed her high school education with merit in 2003 at Hoërskool Waterkloof located in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. Between 2004 and 2006 she successfully obtained her degree in B.A. Communications at the University of North-West (NWU) in Potchefstroom (North West, South Africa). Over the course of the following year she pursued her post-graduate education at the NWU, and graduated with an Honours degree in English – with Journalism as Capita Selecta in 2007.…

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11 June 2015

Kenya Tourism Board launches Online Directory

Kenya Tourism Board

The Kenya Tourism Board has unveiled the first phase of a new online directory that lists accommodation, tourist attractions and tour guide operators for easy reference and access to visitors. "This initiative complements our strategy and plan to improve our competitiveness and market Kenya as the preferred tourism destination of choice in East Africa and beyond," Phyllis Kandie, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism said during the launch. www.mag…

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11 June 2015

About the Kitwe Route

Starts Monday 13 July Morning flights every Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Evening flights every Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Twice daily Mon- Fri and once daily Sun Allows same day business returns Allows passengers to fly into Kitwe and out of Ndola or vice versa Same price as Ndola

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10 June 2015

Lake Natron Camp - new video, new inspiration

For those that have not been to the Lake Natron area, (or even if you have!) then please do check out our new video https://youtu.be/_VhV2Z68NqE for a great overview of our camp location, the activities on offer and what visitors to this stunning area can expect. Additional info and enquiries to Ake on info@lake-natron-camp.com.

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08 June 2015

10 of the Best Horseback Safaris in Africa

Africa Geographic

Ten horseback safaris that'll have you chomping at the bit. Click here to see more. 

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05 June 2015

Acacia Africa Celebrates 20 Years Of Travel

Acacia Adventure Holidays

This week, Acacia Africa celebrated 20 years of operation. Company Director, Vivian McCarthy reflects on the past two decades and looks at how overland travel in Africa has evolved:     http://www.travelbulletin.co.uk/travel-opinions/reflections-on-africa-by-vivian-mccarthy-company-director-of-acacia-africa

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05 June 2015

450 kilometres of non-stop adventure racing in Swaziland

In a few days, 24 teams will set off from the start of Africa’s toughest multi-discipline event, the 450-kilometre Expedition Africa adventure race. Hosted in the Kingdom of Swaziland, Expedition Africa will challenge the fitness, skills, mental strength, endurance and navigation of all participants. Expedition Africa is an international event on the Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS) calendar and this year it welcomes 24 four-person teams, representing 11 countries together with journ…

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01 June 2015

It's hard to be a man

Africa Geographic

As the time for the Xhosa male circumcision ritual nears we bring you an intimate account of this misunderstood and often dangerous ceremony. Find out more here. 

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