Member News

29 July 2016

Small World Marketing to represent Kibran Tours in the UK

Small World Marketing

SWM is delighted to announce the Ethiopian tour operator, Kibran Tours, as an exciting, new addition to their portfolio.  Anita Powell said:  "Having worked closely with Assefa and his team for the last 3 years, we have always found them an absolute delight to deal with,….the utmost professionals, quick to respond with extremely dedicated and knowledgeable guides.  We are really looking forward to help them grow their UK presence and relationships further”

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29 July 2016

Extraordinary showcases in August

Extraordinary

Extraordinary is delighted to invite our valued partners to attend our annual showcases in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Our showcases are the perfect platforms for our loyal customers to meet with the general managers and owners of the independent properties proudly represented by Extraordinary.  Extraordinary will showcase our well known properties as well as 2 newly added Mpumalanga properties namely Likweti Lodge and Country Boutique Hotel. Our Johannesburg workshop will take place on 1…

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27 July 2016

ResRequest & Tourplan integration launched

ResRequest

To be competitive in an increasingly online and automated space, Safari Agents and Tour Operators have implemented software applications that manage their business needs.

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26 July 2016

Alex Walker's Serian LADYBUGS

Honour Way

Join Alex Walker’s Serian as we embark upon our fabulous first-ever fully female-guided adventures! Led by Serian’s legion of lovely lady guides, we start our journey in Kenya in the Mara North Conservancy and wend our way down to Tanzania’s Northern Serengeti, with much meandering en route to take in the marvels of this breath-taking part of the planet. Serian guests automatically have exclusive use of their safa…

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25 July 2016

Unsung Conservation Heroes

Africa Geographic

Not all superheroes wear capes... some wear khaki. Meet some unsung conservation heroes in this gallery by Africa Geographic: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-108/unsung-conservation-heroes/

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25 July 2016

Malawi makes history in support of elephant conservation

Two weeks ago the start of one of the world’s largest and most significant elephant translocations happened in Malawi. Since then 150 elephants have made the 350km journey to their new home, Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. In total, up to 500 elephants are being translocated from Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve, in southern Malawi to their new home not far from the famous Lake in central Malawi. In addition to these elephants, thousands of other animals including sable, w…

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22 July 2016

Ahead of Launching Two New Books, Big Cat People Jonathan and Angela Scott Discuss Their Passion for Conservation and the Maasai Mara

Kenya Tourism Board

Wildlife photographer, conservationist and presenter of the BBC’s Big Cat Diary TV series Jonathan Scott and his award-winning photographer wife Angela mark 40 years living in the wilds of Kenya with two new books launching this summer; The Big Cat Man: An Autobiography and Sacred Nature: Life’s Eternal Dance. The Scotts will also be doing a series of presentations in the UK in the second half of the year kicking off with two talks at the Rutland Bird Fair on Saturday 20th and Sund…

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21 July 2016

Bwindi Jungle Lodge 1st Jungle Music Festival

Destination Jungle Safaris

Bwindi Jungle Lodge is organising their 1st Jungle music festival in partnership with Voice of Muhabura on the 23rd July 2016 at the Bwindi Jungle Lodge beach overlooking Lake Mulehe. We are doing this to give back to the community and we aim at making the people in the community more productive. This will in the end help in marketing organic farmers and promoting local musicians. We give special attention to healthy and organic food as one of our lodge concepts. During the event, w…

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19 July 2016

Coastal Aviation: Extra luggage seats

Coastal Aviation

With the nature of flying safaris using smaller aircraft it is not always possible to take a large amount of luggage and as a standard weight travellers are allowed 15kg of luggage on their flight. Knowing that it is sometimes difficult to stay within the luggage limits, especially for people who are on a longer safari and combining bush to beach, Coastal Aviation has intruduced an XL class ticket which allows a passenger that books such a seat to carry 30kg of luggage. These seats are booked …

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18 July 2016

Game Census Safari

Africa Geographic

Conservation activities in the Waterberg with The Ant Collection in our online magazine: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-107/game-census-safari/ Plus a gallery of action packed images from the week: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-107/gallery-riding-wild-in-the-waterberg/

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13 July 2016

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Monitoring is an essential part of marketing

Africa Geographic

TIP: As brands learn how to master the art of online marketing, one thing that often gets forgotten about is monitoring - engaging with consumers requires constant dedication, time and effort. Monitoring as a vital part of marketing:  Monitoring your social media channels, review platforms and discussion platforms is a vital aspect of online marketing that often falls by the wayside. It is not enough to just put out content to your readers and forget about it - comment…

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11 July 2016

Life & Death in the Serengeti

Africa Geographic

Predator and prey come face to face in this black and white gallery:  http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-106/life-and-death-in-the-serengeti/

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11 July 2016

2nd Twegaite Source of the Nile Run for July 23

Uganda Tourism Board

The Speaker of the Uganda Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, on 30 June launched the 2nd Twegaite Source of the Nile Run. The run is part of events to promote domestic tourism in the Busoga region in Eastern Uganda, and specifically in Jinja the biggest city in the region. Kadaga said this is the first time the run is on the shores of the world’s longest river, the River Nile. The Nile at 6650km from Jinja in Uganda to the Nile Delta in Egypt on the shores of the Mediterranean is the long…

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08 July 2016

Kampala Adventure Cycling 2016 To Give Tourism Skills to Children Born in Prison

Uganda Tourism Board

Uganda’s state minister for tourism, Mr. Godfrey Kiwanda, has launched the second edition of the Kampala Adventure Cycling. “Tourism is not only about going to the parks. There is a lot to see in and around our city, and the Kampala Adventure Cycling event will allow many people appreciate this city,” Kiwanda said. “It is amazing that many people live here but have only seen so little.” He said he too would participate. “There are two things I love doing, d…

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07 July 2016

Application for Uganda Visa Online

Uganda Tourism Board

The Government of Uganda has introduced the online visa application system with effect from 01 July 2016.  All persons intending to come to Uganda for holiday, tourism, business, study, visit, medical are required to apply and obtain a visa online. Applications should be filled at the following link: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/. The decision taken on the application will be sent electronically through the email provided by the applicant. If approved, an approval letter will be sent a…

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06 July 2016

Jenman African Safaris amending rates for Tanzania tours

Jenman African Safaris

As the Tanzanian Government passed a bill in parliament that removes previous VAT exemptions for the tourism industry, African Jenman Safaris is now amending their prices for their Tanzania products.      We will advise of new rates for all of our scheduled tours by July 2016. Please note that rates for 2016 and 2017 will be amended.   The 18% VAT will affect the following services in Tanzania: game drives, tourist guiding, park fees, charter services, ground transport, wa…

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06 July 2016

Malawi hosts on of the world's largest elephant translocations

African Parks, in collaboration with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, are helping to preserve this threatened species by moving 500 elephants in one of the biggest events ever to happen to Malawi’s wildlife Tourism. Populations of African elephants are being depleted at concerning rates, with fewer than 450,000 remaining. Poaching and habitat loss have sent numbers into serious decline. Malawi’s recent successes in anti-poaching and management of human-wildlife confl…

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05 July 2016

Swaziland: Africa's Little Secret

Africa Geographic

A special side of Southern Africa in Swaziland + a gallery of evocative African portraiture in this week's Africa Geographic online mag. Read: Swaziland: Africa's Little Secret Gallery: Faces of Africa

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04 July 2016

First International Yoga retreat in an Exotic Paradise! Grand Hotel Djibloho Equatorial Guinea

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

For the first time in the History of Equatorial Guinea History, Grand Hotel Djibloho has decided to Celebrate the International Yoga day by offering its FIRST INTERNATIONAL YOGA RETREAT package that includes: - Introduction to Yoga Philosophy, Yoga practis and asanas, sequences of physical excercies, Food and Nutrition education, breathing techiques and meditation.  yoga ˈjəʊɡə/ noun   a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of wh…

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