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28 April 2016

Additional KQ Operated Flights From Tanzanian Destinations (DAR, JRO, ZNZ)

Kenya Airways

Effective 1st May 2016, Kenya Airways will operate additional flights between Tanzania and Nairobi.  New Tanzania Flights Flight No Origin Destination Days Departure Arrival KQ 492 ZNZ JRO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 03:00 04:00 KQ 492 JRO NBO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 04:…

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28 April 2016

Inspired by the London Marathon runners? Head to Kenya for the ultimate marathon challenge

Kenya Tourism Board

Known for its world-class athletes, Kenya is once again celebrating following the incredible achievements at Virgin Money London Marathon. In the elite men’s category, last year’s winner Eliud Kipchoge took first place with a phenomenal time of 2:03:04, just seven seconds off the world record! Stanley Biwott achieved second place after a nail biting battle between the two Kenyans at mile 24. Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang came in fifth place and Dennis Kimetto came in ninth. There wa…

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28 April 2016

Tanzania-Experience's Unique Mobile Explorer Camp Safaris

Tanzania-Experience

Boasting iconic, picturesque and game-rich destinations such as the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, a tour around Tanzania's Northern Circuit is a dream come true for safari enthusiasts. Tanzania-Experience has launched a unique product that allows clients to enjoy these safari stalwarts from a more intimate an unadulterated perspective. Our Mobile Explorer Camp Safaris are luxury private camping options that will take you away from the crowds and public campsites and take you right…

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27 April 2016

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Be smart about where people can view your content

Africa Geographic

TIP: It's tempting to place all your content on your own website and social media pages, instead of using third party partners, but the best strategy is to use both.     More about deciding where to place your content: Some lodges and agents place their best photos, videos and blog content on their own pages, in the belief that this is in their best interests. The best marketing strategy is to split your content between your own pages …

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27 April 2016

Population of Vultures Reducing in the world

AA Safaris and Tours

Although vultures aren't pretty and lovable, they are among the most essential scavengers in Mother Nature. Once these birds were feasted on that bad luck - the janitors which feed on decomposing bodies currently are greatly decreasing in number. According to information from a count that was made in September 2015, it revealed that these very useful birds are unfortunately reducing in number across Kampala city the capital of Uganda -. This actually is part of a greater decline in the po…

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26 April 2016

Yellow Fever Vaccination Cards

Let's Go Travel Uganda

At Let's Go Travel we have been following the changing landscape of the Yellow Fever Vaccination Card Requirements for entry into Uganda over the last month or so and would like to advise that Yellow Fever Vaccination cards have now been made a mandatory requirement for all passengers traveling from and to Entebbe International Airport. Please can you let all your passengers know so that there aren't any disappointed travellers at Entebbe International A…

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25 April 2016

A Kenyan Safari

Africa Geographic

An East African bush and beach exploration with a twist in our Kenyan Safari feature + baby animals abound and tropical beaches delight in the south of Kenya in this great gallery.

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25 April 2016

New Short Haul fare structure

British Airways

Following on from the launch of a new short haul economy fare structure in March 2016, the next phase of this project is the addition of fare product names on ba.com. This will happen with a new ba.com release scheduled for tomorrow. The new fare products will now be known as Basic, Plus and Plus Flex for all point to point journeys to and from Europe. Please find attached the product attributes of each

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22 April 2016

Kenya Airport Becomes Trap for Ivory Smugglers, Chinese Arrested

AA Safaris and Tours

Early this week another Chinese coming from the D.R. Congo was arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) thanks to their vigilant security officers. This smuggler was carrying a number of ivory bungles worth 300.000 Kenya Shillings (approximately 3,000 US Dollars) within his baggage. A couple of days back a similar arrest was conducted as another Chinese traveling to Guangzhou from Cameroon, was found with identical items estimated to cost 60,000 Kenya Shillings. Also at the …

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21 April 2016

The Great African Migration

Serengeti Balloon Safaris

Atta members in UK can watch Ben Fogle: "The Great African Migration”. On Channel 5 in the UK on Fri 22nd April at 9pm. There should be some nice sequences of the Great Migration filmed from our balloon in Serengeti Western Corridor. This should be good publicity for the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania and Africa. 

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21 April 2016

Bring your Fire (Not your Wellies) to MTN Bushfire

If you fancy something a little different to the usual European music festival experience of trudging round a mud-soaked field, then Swaziland's MTN BUSHFIRE might be just what you’re looking for. The Kingdom of Swaziland invites you to ‘bring your fire’ (but leave your wellies at home) as it celebrates the 10th anniversary of this internationally acclaimed music and arts festival. Hosted in the stunning Malkerns Valley, just 30 minutes from Mbabane (the country’s …

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21 April 2016

Grand Hotel Djibloho in Equatorial Guinea Presidential Suite

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

It is among the Biggest Presidential Suites in the World - over 2,000 sqm with four-bedrooms and provides the ultimate in luxury accommodation with private butler service. The suite has African-inspired decor and private, en-suite facilities in each bedroom. The suite is unique for big family reunions, corporate meetings or party zone. En-suite elevator will bring you to the suite area direct from the hotel private parking. The roof swimming pool will add a taste to your stay. The Presidentia…

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20 April 2016

Kenya Airways to fly to Cape Town, South Africa

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways has added a new destination to its network and will now fly to Cape Town South Africa. There will be three weekly flights between Nairobi and Cape Town beginning July 2016. It will be Kenya Airways second city in South Africa after Johannesburg and will be linked to Livingstone in Zambia, the gateway to Victoria Falls. Kenya Airways flight will depart Nairobi at 7.20am, arriving in Livingstone at 9.30am, departing Livingstone 10.20am to arrive Cape Town at 1.25pm. Return flight w…

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20 April 2016

Kenya’s first "photographic hide" built at Saruni Samburu

Saruni

Saruni Camps is proud to announce that Saruni Samburu is opening in June 2016 of Kenya's first elephant-proof photographic.  Perfectly camouflaged next to the waterhole located in front of the lodge, the hide is designed to allow Saruni guests to safely watch and photograph from very close to the big mammals of Samburu (starting with the herds of elephants that visit the waterhole every day), but also with the extraordinary birdlife that Samburu is famous for and the &ldquo…

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20 April 2016

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Build your brand through great video content

Africa Geographic

TIP: Video is the next big thing in media and marketing, and should be a focus going forward.    More about telling your brand stories through video: You don't have to spend thousands to create great video content. Simple but engaging videos can be created with a few awesome applications while stock video content can be also be bought to supplement what you have, a collection of photos can be turned into a short video or pair up with videographers in media-exchange…

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19 April 2016

Tourism Update: Better coverage of East and Southern Africa

Tourism Update

Tourism Update will be introducing supplementary issues covering news in East Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique. The supplementary issues will be included in our daily mailer that goes out to our database of 11 000 registered trade readers and will also appear on the news section of our website. Publisher Dave Marsh says a reader survey has shown that most of the overseas trade readers are interested in other Southern African destinations and East Africa and not j…

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19 April 2016

The White Party

Akilanga DMC & Events

Come and join us, on Sunday 8th of May 2016 from 22h till late Dress code: just wear white Personal invitation with all the details to be collected on our stand ICC C001 Please RSVP here

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18 April 2016

Top Wildlife Sites of Africa

Africa Geographic

From Rwanda to the Congo, photographer Will Burrard-Lucas shares some of his favourite spots on the continent in the Top Wildlife Sites of Africa. 

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18 April 2016

President tours Queen Elizabeth park, assures on security

Uganda Tourism Board

President Yoweri Museveni has concluded his week-long security assessment tour of the Rwenzori region with a tour of the Queen Elizabeth National Park assuring the people of Rwenzori sub-region and the country of total peace. The President urged the people of Rwenzori region to maintain peace and security and to allow tourism to flourish for people to earn incomes. He assured Ugandans and the world that the region is largely peaceful and the security is assured along all the mountain ranges. …

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18 April 2016

Happy 70th Birthday Ethiopian Airlines 70 Years Young and Looking Better Than Ever

Ethiopian Airlines

As of April 2016, Ethiopian Airlines (ET) is delighted to celebrate its 70years of dedicated and highly successful air transport services to, from and within the continent of Africa. On April 8th 1946, Ethiopian Airlines Inc. celebrated its first commercial flight from Addis Ababa to Cairo. Seven decades later, the new venture established by Trans World Airlines (TWA) and the Ethiopian government has become one of the Africa's leading carriers with a strong mission of bringing Africa toget…

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15 April 2016

Livingstone Island Closure & Tongabezi Hangout & Honeymoon Plunge Pool

Honour Way

High Water Levels in the mighty Zambezi, mean that the Livingstone Island Tour will close on Friday 15th.  Thank you so much for your support and we look forward to welcoming guests back as soon as it is safe to be open again. Tongabezi Lodge has it's wonderful new 'hang out' lounge - the perfect place to chill out and unwind after a busy day of activities in and around Livingstone and watch the wonder of the Zambezi. We are as excited to let you know that the Honeymoon …

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15 April 2016

Introducing Josy Hayes, our Marketing & Travel Consultant in the UK

The Safari Company

Josy’s passion for Africa matches our passion for offering our clients the most perfect tailor-made experience whilst staying in wonderful little places all over Africa!! Josy is based in Gloucestershire in the UK; previously she has travelled extensively through Sub-Saharan Africa and has a real passion for the people & the wildlife.  After working for a few African Tour Operators in the UK and at Ants Nest in South Africa, Josy left the travel industry to have a family but sh…

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15 April 2016

Ethiopian Express will start 4 weekly flights Service to Hawassa (AWA)

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Express, the Domestic Strategic Business Unit of the Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Group is pleased to announce that it is ready to stretch its wings with 4 weekly flight services to Hawassa with the Q-400 aircraft as of 16 April 2016. The flight to Hawassa, which will become the 20th domestic destination, is scheduled to be on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday as per the programme below.   Flight Number Departure Airport Departure Time…

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14 April 2016

British Airways to increase capacity between London and Nairobi by 784 seats a week

Kenya Tourism Board

British Airways has announced it will increase capacity by 784 seats a week on flights between London and Nairobi for summer 2016 through the introduction of a Boeing 747-400 on the route. The airline has taken the decision due to the growing sales and increased demand for Kenya it is seeing in the UK. The 747s will operate during the peak four-month travel period to Kenya from 1st July to 29th October introducing a total of 11,200 seats into Nairobi this summer. From 30th October the airline …

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12 April 2016

First Miavana GM Appointed

We are very proud and privileged to announce our inaugural General Manager for Miavana in Madagascar; Elmine Nel. Miavana will be open in December 2016. It will comprise 14 Villas strung along the western coast of a private island in Madagascar’s North East. The lodge is being designed by acclaimed couple Lesley Carstens and Silvio Rech who have also designed Norman Carr Safaris – Chinzombo and a new addition Norman Carr Safaris – Mambeti w…

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11 April 2016

Mozambican Honeymoon

Africa Geographic

A beach break proves to complement a week in the bush perfectly. Read all about it in: Mozambican Honeymoon.

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11 April 2016

Latest British Airways app improvements

British Airways

The British Airways app has now become even better with the introduction of multiple boarding passes and a new iPad version. Multiple boarding passes: Boarding British Airways flights has just got easier for families and friends travelling together thanks to the introduction of multiple mobile boarding passes. Previously, each person had to each carry their own smartphone to show their mobile boarding pass to go through security or board a flight. But now up to eight individual mobile boarding…

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08 April 2016

Wilderness Safaris and Governors’ Camp Collection Announce Strategic Partnership

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris and the Governors’ Camp Collection are delighted to announce a new strategic partnership as a result of an acquisition of equity in this premier East African safari brand through Wilderness Holdings. In addition to being one of East Africa’s oldest and most respected safari brands, the Governors’ safari camps are located in undoubtedly the best locations in two of Africa’s bucket list destinations, Kenya’s Masai Mara and Rwanda’s Volcanoe…

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08 April 2016

John Chase Safaris joins Sun Destinations

Sun Destinations joins hands with Botswana’s mobile safari experts, John Chase Safaris, in the relaunch of this inimitable luxury operation that has been handcrafted over many years.  Combining the essence of a safari adventure with the comforts of a luxury lodge in Botswana’s prime locations, John Chase Safaris has fine-tuned the ultimate experience. Tailor-made itineraries whittle away the ideal journey for families, couples, and friends, while set-departure options make boo…

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07 April 2016

African Bush Camps Lead The Way

African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps have made this easier for their clients by launching an innovative and useful Month by Month Seasonal Calendar on their website.  For each ecological area in which their various camps in Zimbabwe and Botswana are situated, they provide a photograph and description of what the area looks like in each month of the year.  Alongside this are pictorial indications of the weather conditions, minimum and maximum temperatures, vegetation and examples of the animals you ar…

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07 April 2016

Exciting redevelopment at Hemingways Watamu!

Far Horizons Marketing

The Hemingways Collection is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting investment project at its coast property, Hemingways Watamu. Beginning in April 2016, the investment in Hemingways Watamu will significantly improve and revive this iconic hotel on the Kenyan coast and bring it up to the 5* standard of the other world renowned Hemingways Collection properties – Hemingways Nairobi and Ol Seki Hemingways Mara. The property will be transformed into a 39 room luxury boutique …

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06 April 2016

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: You need to have a solid plan for visuals

Africa Geographic

TIP: Content marketing is nothing without great visuals. It is vital to source an ongoing resource of visuals - videos, graphics and photos to promote your brand and products.   Further information about the visual bias in content marketing: Great visuals really help to tie your content together and get it noticed by your audience. Images can help to break blogs up into easily readable chunks, videos can be embedded into blog posts for contextual references and awesome images and gra…

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06 April 2016

Completion of an extensive refurbishment

Lemala Camps and Lodges

Lemala camps is extremely proud to announce the completion of an extensive refurbishment of its tented camps - Lemala Ewanjan | Lemala Ndutu & Mara | Lemala Ngorongoro The camps now enjoy a stylish yet authentic feel filled with vibrant colours.  Upgrades include new soft furnishings, tent liners, and new linens and improved lighting in the rooms with extended wooden decks on the tent verandas. In an effort to improve our minimal footprint on the environment, our solar system has been…

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04 April 2016

Funny Africa

Africa Geographic

Have a laugh at the moments that make our continent so special this April Fools' Day in our Funny Africa gallery.

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04 April 2016

Improved home for our Elephant herd

Camp Jabulani

Greetings from Camp Jabulani! A while ago we reported on the progress of our Elephant stables, which were in the process of being renovated and improved.  Well, we are excited to inform you that this project is now done and dusted.  Our Elephant herd, who has grown exponentially in size, as well as in numbers since their arrival a decade ago, are more relaxed and comfortable in their new and more spacious home. The new stables consist of four independent areas and a structured roof, …

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04 April 2016

Acacia Africa Launch Six New Overland Tours

Acacia Adventure Holidays

In June, Acacia Africa will launch six new overland tours covering Southern Africa. Ranging from four to 46 days many of the itineraries include stops in the intriguing Kingdom of Swaziland and less well-travelled Lesotho. Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa comments, “Our new overland tours will bolster what are already strong sales for South Africa. Over the last five years sterling has doubled in value against the rand and the budget friendly destination appe…

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