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22 December 2016

Environmental Education Initiatives

Africa Geographic

Education is a powerful weapon:  http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-124/environmental-education-initiatives/

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22 December 2016

Tourism Industry Welcomes the Relaunch of The Kaza Visa

Africa Albida Tourism

The relaunch of a univisa between Zimbabwe and Zambia has been hailed “a positive step” and “a wonderfully important Christmas present to tourism in both countries” by industry leader Ross Kennedy. The KAZA visa, which means tourists only need to obtain one visa to visit Zimbabwe and Zambia, was re-launched by Zimbabwean Home Affairs minister Ignatious Chombo and his Zambian counterpart in a ceremony in Livingstone today. Mr Kennedy, African Travel and Tourism Associat…

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22 December 2016

Uganda tourism gets new online properties for promotion in Europe

Uganda Tourism Board

The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) introduces new online properties for the promotion of Uganda’s tourism industry with the launch of English and German language websites.     The two sites ugandaresources.com and visituganda.de are being managed by the public relations and marketing firms Kamageo (UK & Ireland) and KPRN (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) to provide information on Uganda to the respective markets. These sites compliment visituganda.com the offici…

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22 December 2016

Kaingo Camp Refurbishment

Shenton Safaris

Shenton Safaris is proud to announce that Kaingo Camp is undergoing a reufrbishment, opening the 2017 season with 5 of our chalets completely renewed. The refurb will do the following: open up the front of all of our chalets, allowing for a complete view of the Luangwa River from you bed. Incorportate our outdoor bathtubs into the room structure (they will always be open to the skies and with a view of the river but will now be accessed through a door in your bathroom. add a veranda onto…

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21 December 2016

Happy Christmas from The Safari Collection

The Safari Collection

The Safari Collection is very excited to share their Christmas video, an adaptation of ‘The First Noel’, which has been lovingly ‘made in Kenya’ with the extremely talented Maia Von Lekow. Maia is one of Kenya’s brightest young musicians and a mega talent. All guests that travel with The Safari Collection this Christmas are helping to keep the spirit of Christmas giving alive all year. For every guest who joins them on safari over Christmas, they are donating extr…

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20 December 2016

Coastal Aviation plans a new Ruaha flight and the FAST class

Coastal Aviation

For many years we have been the pioneers of air services to Ruaha. We have provided direct flights from Dar es Salaam, flights from Dar es Salaam via the Selous Game Reserve and flights from Ruaha via Dodoma and Tarangire to Arusha. We have used many types of aircraft to try to find the best-fit solution. Whilst we have been very successful linking Dar to Selous, Ruaha and back, we have been less successful linking Ruaha with the Northern Safari Circuit. We are delighted to announce a new ser…

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20 December 2016

Ethiopian will Start Direct and non-stop Services to Singapore

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it will start a direct and non-stop service to Singapore as of June 2017 using the ultra-modern Boeing 787. Singapore’s Changi airport is one of the major global aviation hubs with the latest airport infrastructure and one of the best hub transfer services. Singapore is also one of the pre- eminent financial hubs in the world.  Flight Effective Days Origin Departs …

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20 December 2016

3e Actuaries OPEN Golf 2016 Road To Mongomo

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

Golfers from all over the world had the opportunity to attend one of the most unique tournaments of the year when they compete at the next DSA Architects ‘Road to Mongomo’ from 8-11 December 2016 in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea. The OPEN Golf Road to Mongomo, also known as “Open Equatorial Guinea”, is a professional-amateur Golf tournament held in Equatorial Guinea every year. Sponsored by the Government of Equatorial Guinea and organized by 3E Actuaries OPEN (https://tw…

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19 December 2016

Good Gnus

Serengeti Balloon Safaris

Serengeti Balloon Safaris will again be operating balloon safaris in Serengeti South, for the season 20th December 2016 through to the end of March 2017 (we continue our operation in Central Serengeti throughout the year). We transfer guests from lodges and camps in Serengeti South and Ndutu area during this season. You can imagine how spectacular it is flying over this wonderful area at this time of year.  Have you offered the option of a Serengeti Balloon Safari to all of your clients s…

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15 December 2016

The Flourishing Footprint of African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps

In 2017, African Bush Camps are adding 2 new properties to the portfolio. We will expand our offering in Zimbabwe with Bumi Hills Safari Lodge and develop our footprint into Zambia with Thorntree River Lodge. These exciting new camps reflect the principles and ethos of the company as a whole and stay true to the authentic values of African Bush Camps. Geared to open in May 2017, Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short d…

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15 December 2016

KQ increases frequency to Europe for summer 2017

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways will increase its flights between its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and Amsterdam, the Netherlands as well as Paris, France during the 2017 summer schedule. The airline is set to increase the weekly flights to both European destinations from 7 per week to 9 as from July 13, 2017. The additional flights will be on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays out of Nairobi with returns on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Kenya Airways Chief Executive and Managing Director…

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15 December 2016

Your first call in a crisis

J W Seagon and Co Insurance Brokers

As Christmas approaches the JWS Group is getting into the festive spirit by giving away a very special gift to our loyal customers in East Africa. From 1st January 2017, all customers on our unique and market-leading Safari Plan will have 24/7 complimentary access to JWS 360° - an emergency helpline manned by crisis response experts. At JW Seagon we believe firmly that specialist services require a specialist approach and that’s why we are pleased to have Salama Fikira (the most ren…

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14 December 2016

New Hideaways Website Looks to Promote Zimbabwe as an Eco Destination

Hideaways

Hideaways, who offers the glory of Africa to the eco-conscious traveller with their bespoke safari lodges in Southern Africa’s most exclusive wilderness conservation areas, has announced today the launch of their newly revamped website. The new design has a clean look, more functionality and enhanced content specifically curated to create a more informative and seamless online experience. Over the last few years, Hideaways has firmly established itself as a recognised portfolio brand an…

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13 December 2016

Responsible Tourism

Gamewatchers Safaris

We believe that Responsible Tourism can help to halt the decline of wildlife species which is causing such concern these days. By choosing the right safari, visitors can support conservation which helps to pay for preserving wildlife habitat and generates incomes for local communities! Your choice can really make a difference... There has been much in the international media lately about recent declines in wildlife populations worldwide, especially in Africa. For example, the latest census on …

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13 December 2016

Tshirts to help secure a future for elephants

Real Africa

Shop with Purpose this Christmas Free UK P&P at the Real World Store for ATTA members with code TRADE. The Real World Store is the online store for UK based safari specialist Real Africa. Via their charity the Real Africa Trust (UK registered charity No 1149508) they sell a range of merchandise with profits donated to wildlife conservation partners. Real Africa’s Tshirt campaign aims to sell 1100 Tshirts this Christmas and New Year in aid of charity Save the Elephants, raising enoug…

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12 December 2016

The Gift Of Crystal Glassware - Beautifully Hand-Engraved In Time For Christmas

Hand-Engraved Glassware Beautiful crystal glass engraved by highly skilled craftsmen with designs from our Wildlife Collections.  Choose a single design, order a set of six or twelve, or create something totally bespoke with the addition of monograms and dates. Order by the 9th December for free Christmas deliveries to the UK and Europe.

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09 December 2016

New! Multi-sport safari in Tanzania

Wayo Africa

For those who enjoy combining nature with activities, here is your perfect blend of wilderness, exercise and Tanzanian Adventure! There's no other Tanzanian trip like this. It's more than you can imagine: off the beaten track, in the heart of nature, amazing wildlife and once-in-a-lifetime cycling, canoeing and hiking. Visit the Kilimanjaro, Arusha NP, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire and the Serengeti. Check all details: multi-sport safari in Tanzania More info: www.wayoafrica.com or send …

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09 December 2016

Kasese and Western Uganda open and welcoming tourists this Christmas season

Uganda Tourism Board

Over a week ago last month (24 and 27 November, 2016), there was a clash in Kasese Municipality, 450km west of Kampala, between the royal guards of the Rwenzururu Kingdom and Uganda security forces. The short-lived disturbance, which was largely restricted to the palace of the traditional king, in Kasese Municipality, has since been contained. The Uganda Police is fully in charge and many of those involved in the disturbances have been arraigned. The Tourism Police in Kasese has reassured tra…

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09 December 2016

Zambezi Cruise Safaris unique cruises on Lake Kariba kickstarts in 2017

Zambezi Cruise Safaris

Zambezi Cruise Safaris part of the ‘Dunhu Ramambo Group’ launches its new cruise safaris on Lake Kariba Zimbabwe starting in 2017! A new ‘Unique’ product, providing dates for both  Group Series and FITs with set departure dates, or bespoke tailor made trips on its three magnificent cruise boats with  3 cruise routes to choose from & fantastic links to Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Hwange , Chobe and Mana Pools. View our website www.zambezicruise…

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05 December 2016

Jenman African Safaris launches new Botswana and Zimbabwe tour in 2017

Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris is launching a new wildlife tour to Botswana and Zimbabwe, with departures beginning in January 2017. The route for the ‘Intimate Botswana and Zimbabwe Encounter’ was designed so that guests can explore the best sightseeing spots and activities in 15 days. One of the highlights is overnighting for two nights on the Umbozha Houseboat Cruise on the Sengwe River from Binga to Mlibizi. It includes mooring at small islands on the river, island walks and beach barb…

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05 December 2016

Ethiopian Airlines launches Victoria Falls route

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it will start four weekly flights to Victoria Falls, site of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, as of March 26, 2017, with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior. Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world, is the only waterfall in the world with a length of more than a kilometer and a height of more than hundred meters. Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, said “It is a continuat…

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