Member News

30 November 2016

New flights to Liuwa Plain National Park

NEW scheduled flights to Liuwa Plain National Park - 2017 Liuwa Plain National Park hosts the second biggest wildebeest migration in Africa and in 2017, Time + Tide/Norman Carr Safaris, will open a new luxury camp, called King Lewankika Lodge (previously known as Mambeti). In 2017 Proflight Zambia will launch a twice-weekly service between LUSAKA and KALABO, which is the gateway to Liuwa Plain National Park and will coincide with the new camp opening.  Kalabo can be booked on the sam…

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29 November 2016

Jenman supports conservation in Zimbabwe with the CWF

Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris is supporting the Conservation & Wildlife Fund (CWF) by donating 5 USD for every person on a scheduled or guided group safari that stays at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange. The CWF in Zimbabwe collaborates for conservation through tourism, running projects in Hwange National Park with a long-term focus on sustainability of communities, wildlife and habitats. Africa’s wildlife is in crisis In the last 3 years, southern African countries have …

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29 November 2016

Coastal Aviation increases frequency between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar

Coastal Aviation

We are glad to inform you that we are increasing the frequency of our connections between Dar es Saalam and Zanzibar. Starting from the 1st December 2016 we will be offering almost one flight every half an hour, during daytime. We believe that with this continuous shuttle between the two destinations we can give you the confidence that, at whatever time you will report to the airport, a Coastal Aviation plane will be there to fly you to the other side! Contact us for …

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29 November 2016

Ethiopian to Stretch its Wings to Oslo

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it will commence scheduled five weekly flights to Oslo, Norway via Stockholm with the ultra - modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner effective March 26, 2017. Oslo is the capital, most populous city and governmental centre in Norway, a hub to the Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping. Flight Number Frequency Departure Airport Departure Time Arrival  Airport Ar…

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25 November 2016

JW Seagon Insurance Group passes $20,000 charity payment mark

J W Seagon and Co Insurance Brokers

JW Seagon Insurance Group has paid over $20,000 in the first part of 2016 to it’s selected charities, including ‘Hands off Our Elephants’, the ‘Big Life Foundation’ and the ‘Local Ocean Trust’. As part of their social responsibility program, the three charities were selected to receive a percentage of all new business placed under their innovative, ground breaking, and market leading regional “Safari Plan” for the East African hospitality i…

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24 November 2016

New tourist attraction opened in Tanzania- Treetop Walkway

Wayo Africa

Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania is to benefit from a new safari attraction: a 370-metre walk among the treetops of the forest. The Treetop Walkway just opened this month. The goal is to let people experience the forest and wildlife from a new perspective! The airwalk starts with a short board-walk that gradually rises from ground level up through the canopy of the forest. You walk over a series of suspension bridges with thick netting on the sides, and reach a height of 18m off th…

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23 November 2016

Acacia Africa Releases List Of Top Travel Hotspots For 2017

Acacia Adventure Holidays

With authentic and experiential travel gathering momentum, Africa is set to be one of the top continents for travel in 2017. Acacia Africa has identified destinations which will be trending, and outlines why they will have bucket list appeal for clients over the course of the coming year. Namibia secured second place on Lonely Planet’s Best Value travel list with its currency pegged to the South African rand. We would also expect Lesotho and Swaziland (the country being tipped as Southe…

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23 November 2016

Further Reduction in Kenya Park Fees

Elewana Afrika

We are very happy to pass on the news to you that the Kenya Wildlife Service has further reduced park fees for our overseas visitors.  Please find here the newest park fees, effective as of November 1st 2016.  

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22 November 2016

Serena Hotel Refurbishment

Serena Hotels

Serena Hotels is delighted to announce that the Nairobi Serena Hotel is set to undergo an expansion and refurbishment program in two phases over an 18 monthperiod,commencing1st December2016.Famedforexceptionalquality,efficiency,serviceand five-star hospitality, Nairobi Serena Hotel, has been operational for over 40 years. The renovations will significantly improve the quality of our décor, facilities including additional guest space. It will reflect a pan-African flair featuring art an…

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16 November 2016

Victoria Falls International Airport Ready to Welcome the World

Africa Albida Tourism

Africa Albida Tourism welcomes the commissioning of the new $150 million Victoria Falls International Airport, which is set to usher in a new era of tourism to the region.    The airport, which now has the capacity to handle 1.5 million passengers per annum, tripling its previous volume, and is capable of landing some of the world’s largest aircraft, will be officially opened on Friday November 18 by His Excellency, President Robert Mugabe. Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) c…

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16 November 2016

Ethiopian Launches Renovated ShebaMiles Web Page

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines proudly announces that it has launched a newly redesigned ShebaMiles Frequent Flyer Program web page to improve customers’ online experience in terms of ease of use, data quality and better control on account management through enhanced self-service options. The new ShebaMiles web page, among other features, incorporates digital card download option, reduced number of fields for enrolment process, tool tips, improved validations and supplementary information for each …

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11 November 2016

Coastal Aviation transit lounge

Coastal Aviation

Coastal Aviation is happy to announce that we have recently opened a transit lounge in Dar es Salaam nearby the airport (only four minutes driving). Our guests can enjoy a complimentary transfer and take a nap in case of long layover, totally free of charge! Our transit lounge offers water, hot coffee and tea, armchairs, deckchairs and a peaceful environment with a small garden. A free wifi internet connection is also available. Open 24/7, useful for night arrivals and departures (e…

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10 November 2016

Ethiopian Airlines announces increase in flight frequency to Cape Town to 10 times weekly from December 1st 2016.

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines proudly announces that all has been set to increase flight frequency to Cape Town to 10 times weekly beginning from December 1st 2016. Flight No Effective  Date Frequency Departure  Airport Departing Time Arrival  Airport Arrival  Time Subfleet ET  0849 5-Dec-16 1.2.4.6. ADD …

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09 November 2016

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Organic social traffic will get harder in 2017. Your business needs to start focussing on how to address this now.

Africa Geographic

TIP: Organic social traffic gets harder Earning attention in a digital world was straightforward at first. You earned it by growing likes on Facebook and followers on Twitter. No need to beg the gatekeepers or pay the newspaper and media moguls. But that is changing.. Due to too much content and too little space, Facebook, Instagram and others have removed chronological timeline updates. They are starting to make you invisible unless you pull out the credit card. Social media is just beco…

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09 November 2016

Airlink extends Lodge Link network – andBeyond

Airlink

Airlink is pleased to announce the extension of its Lowveld ‘Lodge Link’ safari lodge network in partnership with andBeyond. The extensive network will provide daily connections between andBeyond’s - Ngala Safari Lodge and Ngala Tented Camp in the Timbavati, Kirkman’s Kamp in the Sabi Sand and the 6 lodges in andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve. The Lodge Network will also provide direct connections with Airlink’s regional services from Nelspruit KMIA to Mozambi…

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09 November 2016

Africa by air

Temple Point Resort

Temple Point Resort Kenya opens up new unique Air Safaris all over Kenya as well as quick and memorable Air Transfers to Watamu. This addition to our services makes us one of Kenya's most comprehensive adventure and holiday experiences. Stretching our offers from on water to under water, into the savannah and now also...above and beyond. Temple Point Resort unique location on the coast line of the Watamu National Park now satisfies every guests preferences and desire in a quick, comfortabl…

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08 November 2016

The model and the San

Africa Geographic

Following the footsteps of the San: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-123/the-model-and-the-san/

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07 November 2016

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Mobile Optimisation is a must for your website

Africa Geographic

TIP: Mobile Optimisation Last year, mobile generated more traffic than desktop and laptop search. With virtually everyone using their smartphone or tablet to find information online, it goes without saying that business owners must cater to the needs of their mobile audience to generate leads and increase conversions. If your website still isn’t optimised for mobile, then you risk losing out to your competitors. This is reinforced by Google’s Mobilegeddon update, which favor…

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07 November 2016

Ethos welcomes Cape St Francis Resort to its portfolio

Ethos Marketing

Ethos Marketing is delighted to welcome into its portfolio the Cape St Francis Resort and Beach Break villas in the Eastern Cape. This idyllic spot on the Sunshine Coast attracts holiday makers from across the world to enjoy its glorious beaches, excellent water-sport facilities and scenic walks. Read more...

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03 November 2016

Shelley Cox heads Great Plains Conservation new ventures in Zimbabwe

Great Plains Conservation

Great Plains Conservation is excited to announce the charting of new conservation territories in Zimbabwe. Over the coming years we will be opening new camps in prime areas ripe for expanding photographic, non-consumptive tourism outside of our current presence in Kenya and Botswana. To steer Great Plains Conservations’ forthcoming Zimbabwe operations, recruitment and the establishment of a new Victoria Falls office, we are delighted to announce the joining of one of …

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03 November 2016

Ethiopian begins flying to Moroni, Comoros

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it begins thrice weekly services to Moroni, Comoros with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior, as of November 2, 2016. The flights to Moroni operate thrice weekly via Dar es Salaam. Moroni is the largest city, the federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean. Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “We are thrilled to spread our…

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01 November 2016

Uganda takes faith tourism to Akwaaba 2016

Uganda Tourism Board

The 12th edition of the Akwaaba 2016 Exhibition has opened at the Eko Convention Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria with Uganda among the 16 countries and over 55 private firms participating in the travel trade fair. "Uganda has a definite advantage being new and largely unknown here. More importantly Uganda has the niche and unique product of the Uganda Martyrs. No country can beat that and Nigerians will travel for that," Ambassador Ikechi Uko, founding member of Akwaaba, h…

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