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31 August 2016

Passenger Departure Taxes - Likoma Island

Notice from Ulendo Air and Kaya Mawa re the introduction of passenger departure taxes from Likoma Island.  Malawi Government have recently awarded management of Likoma Island airport to Airport Developments Limited (ADL) in an effort to better maintain and manage the runway, terminal building and security of the aerodrome. From a safety and passenger service perspective, this is wonderful news and we have every confidence in the professionalism and experience of ADL.  Unfortuna…

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31 August 2016

Natron 100 - Adventure & Music Festival

Lake Natron Camp presents the inaugural Natron 100 - 2 evenings of delectable beats, bands and vocals infused with days of adventure set in the sublime location that is Lake Natron, Tanzania. 25th, 26th, 27th of November 2016. Bookings open 1 Sep to the 9th Sep and only 100 tickets are available. Bookings and enquiries see http://www.natron100.com  

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31 August 2016

Fifth General Assembly of the Forum of Former Heads of State and Government of Africa Djibloho 25-29 August 2016

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

Djibloho 25-29 August 2016 The Fifth General Assembly of the Forum of Former Heads of State and Government of Africa has taken place in the Grand Hotel Djibloho www.grandhoteldjibloho.com   Some of the Personalities taking part in this Assembly arrived on August 24 at Malabo International Airport on an Aircraft of the International Air company Ceiba, where they were received by the Commission of Events and Ceremonies and escorted to City of Djibloho.   Works started o…

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30 August 2016

Kruger2Canyons

Africa Geographic

Exploring one of South Africa's most beautiful biospheres in our online magazine: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-113/kruger-2-canyons/ and from the bush to Blyde, discover what the Kruger2Canyons biosphere has to offer in this stunning gallery: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-113/gallery-gateway-to-kruger/

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30 August 2016

Zimbabwean Comedian Quite Possibly Breaks World Record

Africa Albida Tourism

Zimbabwean funny man Carl Joshua Ncube believes he has broken the world record for the most stand up performances in seven days – but is awaiting official confirmation from Guinness World Records.    Ncube planned to perform 35 shows in 35 different venues in Zimbabwe and South Africa, but only managed 31, after a few venues let him down at the last minute. This was, however, still enough to break the existing Guinness World Record, set by Australian comedian Mark Murphy in 200…

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30 August 2016

Ethiopian to start services to Windhoek, Namibia

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and the largest African airline, is pleased to announce that it will commence services to Windhoek, Namibia, via Gaborone, starting from 4th October, 2016. Windhoek is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia, headquartering most of the national enterprises and cultural institutions. Flt Desg Freq Dept Arp Dept Time Arvl Arp Arrv Time Subfleet…

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26 August 2016

New Appointments at Africa Albida Tourism

Africa Albida Tourism

Nigel Frost has been appointed Africa Albida Tourism’s group financial and operations director, which will see him take over full responsibility of hospitality group’s operations, in addition to retaining full responsibility for its financial management.    Mr Frost previously held the position of group financial director at Africa Albida Tourism (AAT), a leading tourism operator, with hotels, lodges and restaurants in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – including Victoria F…

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26 August 2016

Cancellation of the African Diaspora World Tourism Awards & Travel Expo 2016 Event

AA Safaris and Tours

Following the chief sponsors of the African Diaspora World Tourism Awards not being able to make it, the organizers of this event have announced its cancellation. This event was supposed to be held in Atlanta. In their communication they said: You are all informed that with great disappointment and sincere regret, the African Diaspora World Tourism Awards and Travel Expo 2016 which were meant to happen this week-end has actually been cancelled. They further stated that because two if the chief…

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22 August 2016

Real Africa Launches #RealRhinos Campaign in Aid of Save the Rhino International

Real Africa

Real Africa is delighted to launch their #RealRhinos campaign in aid of Save the Rhino International, which aims to highlight the plight of rhino in the wild and raise vital funds for rhino conservation. Real Africa, a UK based independent safari specialist with conservation at the heart of its ethos,  will be raising money for programmes supported by Save the Rhino, as well as raising awareness about the plight of rhinos in the wild by attending consumer shows and organising special fun…

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22 August 2016

Alex Walker's Serian photographer in residence - Penny Robartes

Penny Robartes, professional fine art wildlife photographer, is our photographer in residence this 2016 high season. Penny is available to all clients in camp to provide mentoring on how to capture high quality wildlife images during their stay at Serian camps. She is based in the Masai Mara camps until the end of August and will then be moving to the Serengeti North from 1st September until the 10th.  She has emerged as one of Africa’s great nature photographers. Her stunning crea…

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22 August 2016

Dehorning rhinos

Africa Geographic

Read all about making the difficult decision to dehorn rhinos for the greater good in our online magazine article: Rhino Horn?

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18 August 2016

Hit The Green to Conserve Our Environment

Africa Albida Tourism

Play your part in conserving Zimbabwe’s wildlife and trees by supporting the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit’s (VFAPU) annual fundraising Golf Day to be held on September 16 at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club in Harare. The record $30,000 raised for VFAPU - which relies on donations to operate - at last year’s tournament was vital to its survival, and once again this year, every cent raised will go directly to the unit, as organisers, Africa Albida Tourism, cover the costs of t…

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17 August 2016

2016 Reed Dance dates announced

The dates for Swaziland’s biggest cultural event have been announced and a hive of colourful activity will soon descend upon the country in the form of the festival known as ‘Umhlanga’ or Reed Dance. The Festival is set to start on the 23rd of August, with the main day (Day 7) set to take place on Monday 29th August. It will be on this day when the main ceremony occurs, with the dancing attended by the King signalling a public holiday in Swaziland. This year's even…

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17 August 2016

Wilderness Safaris Launches Little Ruckomechi

Wilderness Safaris

Little Ruckomechi Camp has opened in Wilderness Safaris’ private concession in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park, providing an intimate and authentic safari experience in this remarkable wilderness area.   Little Ruckomechi is a small and intimate tented camp, ideal for sole-use bookings and family groups or small parties travelling together with a private guide. Set amongst the iconic albida trees that characterise the area, the Camp comprises just three elegant and airy t…

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17 August 2016

Continuation - Honour Way Zambia & Malawi June 2016

So as we arrived in the South Luangwa adrenaline already pumping from our journey to Jeki in the Lower Zambezi and onwards arriving in the Luangwa on our way to Kaingo, expectations were set for an incredible few days. Upon arrival in the National Park we set off for the northern area located deep within the most game-intensive area of the park and just 40 minutes into our ‘transfer’ we were overjoyed with the incredible sight of a pack of Wild Dogs cavorting in the aft…

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16 August 2016

Rwanda: Into the heart of Africa

Africa Geographic

A self-drive adventure through the misty hills of Rwanda in our online magazine article: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-111/rwanda-into-the-heart-of-africa/ Plus highlights from Africa Geographic Travel's recent trip to Rwanda in this gallery: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-111/gallery-rwanda-rising/ 

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16 August 2016

Crete 2 Cape Vintage Air Rally

In the footsteps of the early pioneers, Africa will host the first Vintage Air Rally ever! This "première" Crete 2 Cape - check www.crete2cape.com - event will cross from Crete on the 12th November and reach Cape Town on the 17th December 2016!!! Along its route, Inspiration Africa is proud to have been awarded the handling of all hospitaltiy and travel logistics while in Zambia and Zimbabwe ... Fellow Atta members ITC in Sudan, Scenic Treasures in Kenya, Takims Holidays in T…

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11 August 2016

Wilderness Safaris and North Island Renew Strategic Partnership

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris and North Island are delighted to announce that they have renewed their strategic partnership to continue focusing on delivering the world’s ultimate private-island experience in Seychelles. Newly-appointed Managing Director for North Island, Bruce Simpson – who ran and oversaw North Island operations for over 12 years while employed by Wilderness Safaris – will continue to play an important role in the Island’s operations, reservations and marketing…

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09 August 2016

The Other Side

This weekend, The Latitude Hotel Group sees the very exciting launch of its very latest development at Latitude 15 present Lusaka’s newest and most unusual private members’ club. Welcome to “THE OTHER SIDE” They’ve done away with daft rules, stuffy dress codes and pompous committees and decided to just focus on helping all who join The Other Side be themselves, connect with others and have a great time enjoying culinary delights to savour on, tread…

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05 August 2016

Industry leading magazine – ‘Safari’ publishes bumper edition

Kamili

Safari Magazine, the UK’s only dedicated trade publication to exclusively feature travel to Sub-Saharan Africa, has published its 29th edition in a new expanded format. Increasing to 76 pages, the periodical has increased both its content and circulation, responding to positive feedback from the UK’s Africa specialist tour operators, to whom the title is targeted. The latest issue – available in print and online – includes major features on Uganda and Congo, as …

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05 August 2016

Ishasha Jungle Lodge celebrates World Elephant and Lion day

Destination Jungle Safaris

Ishasha Jungle Lodge is celebrating the World Elephant and Lion day on the 12th August 2016. The theme of the day is, living with our wild life is our future. The day celebrations start with a conservation walk that departs from Kameme Primary School which the lodge partners with and we will proceed up to Ishasha Jungle Lodge camp fire area along river Ntungwe, all the people and leaders are invited to celebrate with us. The day will proceed with presentations by Uganda Wild Life Authority gi…

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04 August 2016

Ethiopian Airlines set to Launch Africa’s First Airbus A350 on London Heathrow Route

Ethiopian Airlines

Africa’s first and most technologically advanced aircraft, the Airbus A350 XWB, will be launched on the London Heathrow route from Sunday 14th August 2016. Passengers on the airlines’ daily non-stop services between Heathrow to Addis Ababa will be able to enjoy the more spacious seats and wider windows, the lowest twin engine noise level, advanced air conditioning technology and full LED mood lighting designed to enhance comfort and reduce jet-lag after a long flight.  They w…

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03 August 2016

Rwandan Entry Visa Fees

Let's Go Travel Uganda

Let’s Go Travel wishes to inform all our partners that there had been an amendment to the visa entry fees for Rwanda. Please see the below for clarification.

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03 August 2016

New Rapid Test to Combat Travellers' Diarrhoea

Fleet Street Clinic

Millions of travellers are afflicted with Travellers’ Diarrhoea every year - resulting in misery, unpleasant health effects, disrupted holidays and travel arrangements, and unanticipated visits to doctors and hospitals abroad. Viruses, bacteria or parasites can each cause similar symptoms but require different approaches. Pinpointing the exact cause – rather than just making an educated guess – is the key to successful treatment, especially if a first attempt at treatment has…

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03 August 2016

Kenya Airways, Jambojet ink codeshare agreement

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with Jambojet for its flights to Malindi, Lamu, Ukunda (Diani) and Eldoret. Under the agreement, which takes effect 1 August, Kenya Airways will put the ‘KQ’ designator code on the Jambojet flights on the above mentioned destinations, allowing Kenya Airways to sell the Jambojet network to passengers coming from across the world. The deal coincides with a capacity optimization within the Kenya Airways group that will make Jambojet grow …

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02 August 2016

Rhino Africa Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Mobile Video Series to Inform and Inspire African Travellers

Rhino Africa

Rhino Africa, Africa’s leading safari company, has launched a new video series that answers any and all questions travellers to Africa may have.

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02 August 2016

Honour Way Zambia & Malawi June 2016

I have just returned from an incredible and completely unforgettable Zambia and Malawi trip on which we had invited 4 tour operators from various corners of the world to come and experience Livingstone & the Victoria Falls, the Lower Zambezi, the South Luangwa and Kaya Mawa as our grand finale.  The Falls were absolutely thriving with plenty of water flowing over the edge immediately dismissing any of the scary rumours from November last year where people had actually started asking …

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