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30 September 2015

Discover Jenman African Safari’s new Madagascar itinerary: Beach and Lemur Exquisite Package

Jenman African Safaris

We have launched an exciting new Madagascar package that allows guests the chance to get a real feel for the entire island of Madagascar, starting with three relaxing days in the north. Unwind on a sunny beach, feel the hot Madagascan sun on your skin, go scuba diving in turquoise waters and discover its exotic underwater ecosystem. Next up, explore the thick forest of Andasibe in the east of Madagascar, which is home to the famous Indri lemurs as well as many endemic fauna and flora species. …

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30 September 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Content marketing is firstly about visual stimulation

Africa Geographic

TIP: Content marketing is about so much more than just a good story - visuals really are the key to getting your content noticed.  Further information about adding visuals to your content marketing: We cannot emphasize enough just how important great visuals are for content marketing. There are many ways to make your content visually appealing - from infographics as a fun way to display technical information, photos to demonstrate a story or videos to grab your audiences attention an…

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29 September 2015

SATIB Insurance Brokers partners with S!TE 2015

SATIB Insurance Brokers

The Swahili International Tourism Expo (S!TE) is now an annual highlight on the Global Tourism Calendar. It positions Tanzania, Zanzibar and East Africa as lucrative tourist destinations and offers tour operators, travel and hospitality industry professionals a wealth of new business opportunities. S!TE 2015,hosted by the Tanzania Tourist Board, takes place from 1-3 October 2015, at the Mlimani City Convention Centre in Dar-es-Salaam.  Primarily a Travel and Trade Exhibition it also incor…

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28 September 2015

West Coast Wonders Gallery

Africa Geographic

Click here for wild things to do among South Africa's wildflowers.

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25 September 2015

Kenya Airways cleared for direct Sierra Leone flights to its network.

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways has been cleared by the Kenyan Government to resume direct flights to Sierra Leone and from the country to its network following a ban last year due to the breakout of the Ebola Virus Disease. The Ministry of Health this week lifted the suspension initiated in August 2014 to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea following the outbreak of Ebola. Kenya Airways Group CEO and Managing Director welcomed the move. “The airline in consultation with the Ministry of Health has constantly…

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25 September 2015

Hoopoe Safaris has revised its group departure Safaris and Kilimanjaro itineraries for next year

Hoopoe Safaris

The group departures are guaranteed to depart with just 2 clients. The maximum per departure is 8 clients in 2 specially adapted safari vehicles with window seats and space guaranteed. These groups have been designed for UK and US tour operators looking for a more rounded safari and climb experience and with superior guides for their clients.   For further details please see www.hoopoe.com

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24 September 2015

Alternative lounge arrangements during Gatwick terminal development

British Airways

As part of Gatwick Airport’s investment plan for 2016, the British Airways First Lounge and Galleries Lounge at London Gatwick will close for building work in January 2016. From this time, customers will be invited to use the North Terminal No 1 Lounge, which is being increased in size to accommodate British Airways’ customers.

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23 September 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Make your blogs timeless!

Africa Geographic

TIP: A great blog post enjoys an extended online life that appeals to an endless stream of readers.  Further information about creating blogs that are timeless: While blogs that tie into certain days, hashtags and events may do well online, their longevity is limited. The key to creating blog posts that live a long online life, and build your brand in doing so, is to make sure your posts cater for what people are searching for. Things to do in..., tips for ..., the 10 best ... are al…

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23 September 2015

World Tourism Day in northern Uganda, Sh1million up for Best School

Uganda Tourism Board

On 27 September all roads lead to Lira Municipality in northern Uganda where we shall mark the international World Tourism Day. Among the highlights of the events is a sh1million award to the school that best interprets this year´s World Tourism Day theme One Billion Tourists One Billion Opportunities. The theme highlights the global potential of tourism for socioeconomic development. With more than one billion international tourists now traveling the world each year, tourism has become…

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22 September 2015

ARP Travel Group given the honor to name Baby Gorilla “INDONGOZI” which means a “Leader” at Kwita Izina 2015 held at Rwanda on 5th September 2015

ARP Group

ARP Travel Group given the honor to name Baby Gorilla “INDONGOZI” which means a “Leader” at Kwita Izina 2015 held at Rwanda on 5th September 2015 (Pictured) Sanjay Gajjar, Ranger Safaris General Manager representing ARP Travel Group at Kwita Izina ceremony.  One of 24 people only invited to name one of the newly born baby gorillas.  A greater honour for our group ARP Travel Group was invited and honored to participate in Rwanda’s renowned annual gorilla…

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22 September 2015

Hermanus & the not so False Bay

Africa Geographic

Click here to read about the waterside wonders just beyond Cape Town.

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22 September 2015

Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo to bring regional boards to Uganda

Uganda Tourism Board

In a drive to showcase Uganda domestically and internationally, Uganda Tourism Board has launched the Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo that runs from the 17-19 November 2015. There crowning event is the Tourism Excellence Awards that recognize the role of different players in the tourism sector. Addressing a press conference at Serena Kampala Hotel, Mr. James Tumusiime, the UTB Board Chairman, underscored the value of the expo to Uganda’s tourism businesses. “The Pearl of Africa Touri…

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17 September 2015

The first refreshed 747 is on its way to New York (JFK)

British Airways

Seat and cabin interiors New seat foams and fabrics for Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller in keeping with our latest new aircraft interiors for a consistent look and feel. More personal space under the seats for World Traveller Plus and World Traveller customers. New stylish LED lighting with tints of blue will enhance the on-board experience and benefit customers as a means of reducing jetlag. New carpets and curtains will further enhance the on-board experience. There will…

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17 September 2015

Anabezi and Amanzi Opening 2016

Anabezi Camp and new sister camp Amanzi located in the Lower Zambezi, will open and be warmly welcoming the first guests of the 2016 season from 15th April 2016.  Come and stay and experience this wonderfully special place at a beautiful time of year in two stunning camps. To find out more get in touch or contact reservations@anabezi.com

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16 September 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Choose the correct content partners

Africa Geographic

TIP: With so many content partners out there - it is important to choose the correct companies to partner with.   Further information about choosing the correct content partners: The correct content partners can really help to get your brand out there, and heads in beds. But any content strategy requires time, effort and money - that is why it is vital to be wise about your choice of content marketing partners and audiences. We recently got this comment from one of our Content …

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15 September 2015

South African Airways welcomes Springboks to UK for Rugby World Cup

13th September 2015 - South African Airways today confirms the arrival of the Springboks, South Africa’s national rugby team, to London’s Heathrow Airport for the Rugby World Cup 2015. The team landed on time on flights SA234 and SA236, welcomed to the UK by members of the South African Airways team carrying South African flags and banners. Green and gold appeared from the planes as the 31-man squad disembarked and headed into central London to warm up for the Rugby World Cup.&nbs…

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14 September 2015

Uganda Dreaming

Africa Geographic

Our photographer of the Year meets Uganda's most famous residents. Click here to see more. 

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14 September 2015

NEW walking tour to Livingstone Island

A new exciting WALKING TOUR to Livingstone Island is now available through Tongabezi Lodge.  The walk will be from the Eastern Cataract to Livingstone Island and back. At low waters you will also have the opportunity (optional) to take part in the adrenline swim at the Devil's Pool. Operating four times a day at 6.15am, 9.15am, 11.15am and 2.15pm, accompanied by a qualified guide in group of a maxmum of 8 people with soft drinks provided on arrival at Livingstone I…

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11 September 2015

The Blue Train partners with Sun International

Ethos Marketing

Transnet’s iconic BLUE TRAIN, which celebrates its 70th birthday next year, has this week signed an innovative partnership agreement with leading African hotel brand SUN INTERNATIONAL.  This 18-month pilot partnership is aimed at repositioning “Africa’s Leading Luxury Train” at the centre of the global tourism market, adapting to growing competition and recapitalising, which may include the building of new state-of-the-art train sets and the development of new rou…

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11 September 2015

Uganda holds exhibition at the UN as Hon Kutesa Hands Over Presidency

Uganda Tourism Board

Uganda is putting on an exhibition at the United Nations headquarters in New York from 9-11 September. Hon. Sam Kutesa is ending his service as President of the UN General Assembly and the exhibition is one of the events he is holding to mark his Uganda’s presidency at the UN. This period, with its respective celebrations, allows Uganda another unbelievable opportunity to showcase its unique selling propositions to both new and familiar audiences. The exhibition will feature what Uganda …

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10 September 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Develop a strategy for content marketing

Africa Geographic

TIP: According to tabsite 56% of companies don't have a content marketing strategy. This is one majority you don't want to be a part of!  Further information about creating a content marketing strategy: A clear content strategy helps you keep your message consistent, tying in with your business goals. Think about the following things when creating your strategy: - who are you trying to reach through your marketing? - are there certain dates/specials/goals that you want t…

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10 September 2015

Tour de Wilderness Celebrates yet another Successful Nedbank Tour de Tuli

Wilderness Safaris

Tour de Wilderness is celebrating the conclusion of yet another successful Nedbank Tour de Tuli event, reinforcing its status as one of southern Africa’s premier mountain biking events. The 11th edition of the event saw 340 participants cycle across almost 300 km of challenging and remote terrain in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa between 13 and 18 August 2015. “This year’s Tour attracted cyclists from across the globe, providing them with the life-changing opportunity t…

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10 September 2015

Don’t forget to ask for your KAZA Visa on entry to Zambia or Zimbabwe

We would just like to remind all operators to nudge clients about the option to request the KAZA visa which will cover entry both into Zambia and Zimbabwe.  (It is currently still not being offered as standard.)  This visa is th same price an therefore the perfect choice for those going on safari in both countries or wanting to visit both sides of Victoria Falls. The Kaza visa is the ideal option for guests visiting throughout the year offering a combination of choice visiting L…

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09 September 2015

Miss Tourism Uganda embraces culture and marginalised

Uganda Tourism Board

It is now official. The 19 year old Pauline Akurut, who was also Miss Teso 2015, is the Miss Tourism Uganda 2015. When the regional Miss Tourism pageants took off in April this year, probably none of the 22 young women who will compete for the final crown knew what today would be like. For many, the regional contest was the first time they had stepped out in the public to take their place. It was the first time to answer to a panel of judges. And still for some, it was the first time the page…

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09 September 2015

New Website To Revolutionise Conservation Donations

Donate To Wildlife Conservation (www.donatetowildlifeconservation.com) is a new not for profit website which draws attention to small worthy and reputable projects across East and Southern Africa - the website relies on support from luxury safari operators. To gain the largest impact possible for these amazing projects and really make a difference we need as many operators as possible to come on board.

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08 September 2015

“A world first” for South African Chaeli Mycroft as she becomes the first female quadriplegic to summit Kilimanjaro

Discover Africa

On Thursday 3 September 2015 at 08:00 -- five days after setting out on the Rongai Route on the North Eastern face of Mount Kilimanjaro -- Michaela ‘Chaeli’ Mycroft became the world’s first female quadriplegic to summit Mount Kilimanjaro.   “We made it!” said Mycroft via satellite phone SMS a few hours after summiting. “I need my bed. Very tired, but really happy.”   Six other climbers from South Africa reached the summit with Chaeli.   …

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07 September 2015

Eyes on Rhinos/ Rescued Rhinos @ Hesc Fundraising Event; By African Synergy – R138 515 Final amount raised

Camp Jabulani

Greetings from the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre! The last two months leading up to our “Eyes on Rhinos Fundraiser” have been a humbling experience. African Synergy, HESC representatives, came up with the idea of a fundraiser at the Rivonia Barnyard Theatre, specifically for the Travel industry, their friends and family. The aim was to raise money for “Rescued Rhinos @ the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre”. How hard could it be? And why not do a Christmas in …

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07 September 2015

The 9 Lives of Luangwa's Lions

Africa Geographic

Safeguarding Africa's apex predator. Click here to read more. 

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07 September 2015

Regional announces new scheduled flights between Zanzibar and the Selous

Regional Air Services

Regional Air Tanzania ia delighted to announce that it has a plane stationed in Zanzibar and that is able to offer scheduled flights to Stiegler's Gorge, departing Zanzibar at 8:00am and 15:00pm, with an estimated arrival time of 10.15am and 16:15pm respectively in Selous. Regional is delighted to offer our charter clients transfers to other Selous airstrips servicing vatious other lodges in the area. Regional is also an active partner with a number of operators making use of the new Tarim…

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04 September 2015

Proflight to Launch Direct Flights to Durban

Proflight Zambia will start direct flights to Durban from next month, linking Lusaka to the home of Africa’s busiest port and one of its most popular tourist destinations. The latest route is part of the airline’s strategy to expand across Southern Africa, making Lusaka a hub for air travel throughout the region. Proflight will fly three times a week to Durban from September 22, using its 50-seater CRJ-100 aircraft. If demand proves strong then the airline hopes to add a fourth wee…

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03 September 2015

Saba Douglas-Hamilton, star of the BBC's new series 'This Wild Life', announced as special guest speaker at Real Africa's 15th Anniversary event.

Real Africa

Real Africa is delighted to announce that well-known conservationist, TV presenter and award-winning wildlife filmmaker Saba Douglas-Hamilton will be the special guest speaker at their 15th Anniversary event at The Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London on the evening of 8 October 2015. ‘My Wild Life’ offers a rare opportunity here in the UK to hear Saba talk candidly, first-hand about her childhood, her love of Africa, her filming career and her role in elephant cons…

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03 September 2015

The Mozambique Collection's Nuarro Lodge goes even Greener

A busy lodge needs a larger, more sustainable state of the art solar system! The addition of 42 more solar panels (10 kW) together a total 182 (38kW) panels and all new Victron Energy inverters / solar chargers now  allow Nuarro Lodge to be almost completely independent of generator use. And this with running an electric dive compressor, water treatment plant and cold rooms / freezer rooms at the lodge! The village primary school and Anan Clinica have b…

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02 September 2015

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Videos are the future

Africa Geographic

TIP: In case you haven't noticed - videos are all the rage. If you are not focussing on great video content then you are behind the times.  Further information about including videos in your blogs: Blogs with embedded videos and a short story about the video give people easy to digest, bite sized information. This is how readers are consuming information these days and if you are not investing in video then you are in trouble. Get a youtube channel and showcase your videos in you…

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02 September 2015

Lemala Camps and Lodges launches new website

Lemala Camps and Lodges

Lemala Camps and Lodges are delighted to announce the launch of their new website.     A new look, new images, updated information and more information that can be downloaded making your life easier.  The site remains  www.lemalacamp.com and the live availability runs now only seconds behind our systems in the office.     Happy surfing and remember to delete all cached versions and refresh when logging on for the first time.

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01 September 2015

The Impossible 5

Africa Geographic

Click here to discover South Africa's most elusive mammals.

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