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30 September 2016

Bushtops & Zanzibar

The Bushtops Camp Collection

Bushtops Camps, in cooperation with the Zanzibar Collection and Coastal Aviation launches "Safari & Zanzibar" packages https://wmarketing.createsend.com/campaigns/reports/viewCampaign.aspx?d=y&c=AD4B0EB9160781AF&ID=BC2908BB5F4AC8E7&temp=False&tx=0

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30 September 2016

Lewa Wilderness to Take Reservations In-House

We are delighted to announce that, as of the 1st October, Lydia Craig will be taking on the reservations for Lewa Wilderness.  Lydia is the eldest daughter of Will and Emma Craig, the owners of Lewa Wilderness, so we are thrilled to be able to bring this part of the operation back into the family. This is a very exciting move and in order to make it as smooth as possible, we wanted to outline a few key points to help you, as the agents, with the changeover: 1) All existing bookings made …

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29 September 2016

SARUNI LAUNCHES FIRST ON-FOOT RHINO TRACKING EXPERIENCE IN EAST AFRICA

Saruni

Saruni, the portfolio of luxury properties in Kenya, is launching the first ever opportunity in East Africa to track on-foot the majestic black rhinos. Opening in February 2017, the new safari property is called Saruni Rhino and is located in Sera Community Conservancy, a vast wildlife reserve 350,000 hectares-large situated in spectacular Northern Kenya. This marks the return of the black rhinos to the land of the Samburu warriors after an absence of 2…

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28 September 2016

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Staying agile online

Africa Geographic

TIP: The key to a successful digital strategy is agility. The online world is moving so quickly, if you're not moving with it you'll get left behind. Staying agile online:  The evolution of digital marketing has meant that we are able to engage with audiences better than we have ever been able to before. But it has also given consumers more options than ever before. This means that if you are not keeping up with the current digital trends, you are essentially being left behin…

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28 September 2016

More Than $26,000 raised to Fight Poaching in Victoria Falls

Africa Albida Tourism

The war on poaching in the Victoria Falls region has been given a $26,300 boost by a fundraising golf tournament, coordinated and hosted by Africa Albida Tourism.    IMAGE CAPTIONS: 1.  VFAPUGolfDaywinnersSanjayBabbar(left)andTomAustin(right)receivetheirtrophyand prizes from Africa Albida Tourism chief executive Ross Kennedy(centre). 2.  Best Dressed Winners: The Ambrose African Birds (left to right) Sjaan Sykes, Keara O'Toole, Tash Zelow and Jenna Van Niekerk…

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26 September 2016

Kgalagadi vs. Kruger

Africa Geographic

A toss up between two of Southern Africa's flagship parks - Kgalagadi vs. Kruger

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21 September 2016

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Adding a call to action in blogs

Africa Geographic

TIP: Encourage readers to click through to your website or special by including a call to action in your blog posts. Adding a call to action in your blogs:  Apart from creating great brand visibility, content marketing has the ability to drive people directly to your website when you use it properly. Adding a ‘call to action’ (CTA) in your content gives readers a direction to follow. Want them to follow a certain link to find out more about a tour or special that you are …

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21 September 2016

Lion Camp upgrade

Lion Camp

We have some exciting news to share. After 10 years of operating, we have decided to upgrade Lion Camp. The structures date back to 1998, so in order to complete the major overhaul necessary with minimal disruption we will be closing for a season in 2017, reopening in May 2018. New Lion Camp will retain everything that is great about the existing camp, but will have an enhanced look and feel. We have listened, and are now acting on your suggestions. We are using this opportunity to pursue a st…

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21 September 2016

Election of Miss Equatorial Guinea - Grand Hotel Djibloho

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

Djibloho, 17 September 2016     One of the biggest, leisure and cultural Events of the Year 2016 in Equatorial Guinea.   Last Saturday the 17th of September with an audience of more than 300 people  the final contest of MISS EQUATORIAL GUINEA 2016 was staged in the Libertad banqueting room of Grand Hotel Djibloho   After a year of selective work, around the country made by the President of AGENCIA MOGUE Miss Consuelo Obiang and all her staff 18 contestant Misses …

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20 September 2016

Ethiopian Tourism Organization Statement

The Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO) wises to extend its warm Ethiopian New Year greetings to members of your associate (on. ETO is pleased to announce that the tourism sector ended the year with record numbers close to one million inbound international travellers to the country. Increasing travel media coverage indicates that Ethiopia is authentically appealing to the world as a top emerging tourist destination. As we all  know,  in the last few  months,  there  h…

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19 September 2016

South Africa's Wildest Places

Africa Geographic

Go where the wild things are in South Africa in our online magazine with South Africa's Wildest Places 

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19 September 2016

Nomad Tanzania opens Entamanu Ngorongoro

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

Nomad Tanzania's newest camp, Entamanu Ngorongoro opened on the 1st of August. Situated on the remote northwestern corner of the Ngorongoro Crater rim, with gorgeous views into both the Crater and the Serengeti the camp has only six canvas units, with two family rooms.  As well as game drives into the Crater, Nomad's focus at Entamanu is on exploring beyond the Crater; sensational highland walks in the area, visits to nearby Maasai boma's and sundowners on the Crater rim. &nb…

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19 September 2016

Grand Final Gala for the election of Miss Equatorial Guinea 2016

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

Grand Final Gala for the election of Miss Equatorial Guinea 2016   Next Saturday, September 17, at 19:00 hours, at the Libertad Ballroom at Grand Hotel Djibloho, Oyala, will be taking place one of the most important cultural events of the year in Equatorial Guinea.   In this Grand Selection Gala of Miss Equatorial Guinea 2016, a jury composed of specialized professionals will select the country’s most beautiful woman. The young woman selected in this event will be responsible …

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15 September 2016

New Kenya tour for 2017 focuses on the abundant bird and wildlife species of the Great Rift Valley

Rainbow Tours is launching a new bird watching and wildlife trip to Kenya, with departures beginning in January 2017. 'Birding and Wildlife in the Great Rift Valley' is an eight-day trip, the route of which has been specifically designed to maximise the chances of spotting many of the country's 1000+ bird species. Kenya's birdlife can easily be overlooked in favour of its incredible abundance of safari animals, but it is no less captivating for visitors.  The first stops …

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14 September 2016

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Writing for an online audience

Africa Geographic

TIP: Writing for an online audience requires you to really understand how people read when they're on their mobile or computer. How to write for an online audience:  No matter how sophisticated your audience might be, reading long-winded sentences on your mobile phone or even your computer isn’t fun for anyone. While your instinct may be to write lovely, long descriptive paragraphs during your blog posts, it is important to remember that an online audience’s attentio…

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13 September 2016

Leopards: The Cats of the Shadows

Africa Geographic

Find out more about this majestic member of Africa's Big Five: Leopards: The Cats of the Shadows.

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09 September 2016

Act Now to Conserve Zimbabwe’s Wildlife

Africa Albida Tourism

This year’s annual Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit Golf Day fundraiser is just around the corner, so now is your last chance to enter a team or to sponsor the event. The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) Golf Day, to be held at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club on Friday September 16, will be a fun-filled event with up to 144 players, making up to 36 teams, teeing off for a good cause. One of the most enjoyable and best organised events on the golf fundraising calendar, hosted by hos…

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09 September 2016

880+1 mountain gorillas as baby brings new hope for earth’s last great apes

Uganda Tourism Board

The birth of a new baby mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) on 21/08/2016 has brought a lot of joy in the conversation community. The national park is a World Heritage site. The baby gorilla was sighted in Bushaho area on 22/08/2016, a day after it was born to Bunyindo, one of the four adult females in Bushaho gorilla group. Though the first photos of the baby are hazy, nothing takes away the excitement. The group is located in Nkuringo in the Southern sector of BINP …

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08 September 2016

Wildlife- and Astrophotography workshops 2017

The Bushtops Camp Collection

Bushtops announces the dates for their Wildlife- and Astrophotography workshops 2017 led by multiple award winning Photographer Mark Gee http://bushtopscamps.com/safaris/sample-itineraries/astronomy-photography-workshops-mark-gee/

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08 September 2016

Auric Air acquires another brand new Caravan EX

Auric Air Services

Auric Air is pleased to inform that very soon 13th airplane, brand new purchased Caravan EX from Cessna, will be added into its fleet. We will now have 13 aircrafts in our youngest fleet of Caravans in Tanzania. Auric Air thanks all its patrons for their valuable support. We promise our continued reliable services at all times.  Auric Air has recently started flying to Selous in addition to their flights to Serengeti, Masai Mara, Ruaha, Zanzibar, Arusha, Mafia, and Pemba. Auric Air…

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08 September 2016

Re-Launch of “Mombasa by Night” excursion in Kenya

Severin Travel

From August 2016 on, visitors at the Kenyan Coast can again enjoy the atmosphere of Fort Jesus in Mombasa after sunset during the show “Mombasa by Night”.   The elaborately staged Sound & Light Show makes you experience the emotional history of Kenya’s biggest and oldest port city in an impressive way. During the show guests enjoy a dinner under the starry sky. The Sound & Light Show was presented in 1995 for the first time but stopped temporarily in 2014. Severi…

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07 September 2016

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Measuring content marketing success

Africa Geographic

TIP: Measuring the success of your content marketing campaign requires long-term monitoring as opposed to instant rewards. How to measure the success of Content Marketing:  Often just looking at short term metrics like sales doesn’t tell the whole story of your content marketing efforts and can leave you scratching your head over the true value of content. A more realistic way to measure how content marketing has impacted your brand is to look at the long term metrics and how i…

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07 September 2016

Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel’s Splendid New Look!!!

Serena Hotels

Serena Hotels is pleased to announce the completion of phase one of the improvement and refurbishment plan of Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel, the Group’s hotel in Dar es Salaam, which is conveniently located in the city’s business district.     The new look includes improvements to the hotel lobby, a new coffee shop and shopping arcade, now successfully complete and opened to the delight of our esteemed clients and visitors. And following soon will be the new pool bar and the…

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07 September 2016

Extreme Rail Meets Extreme Luxury

Ethos Marketing

Be sure to watch out for the next Channel 5 series of Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways! Chris and his team loved their time onboard The Blue Train last month! www.bluetrain.co.za / @TheBlueTrainSA

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06 September 2016

Livingstone Island Walks are back....

Honour Way

From the 8th September 2016, Tongabezi's Livingstone Island Walks are back!! Tongabezi Lodge runs this activity daily (4x daily – 06:15, 09:15, 11:15 and 14:15). We provide a spectacular guided walking adventure from the Eastern Cataract along the edge of the mighty Falls to Livingstone Island and back again. In low waters there will be the added opportunity to swim (optional certainly not mandatory) in the world famous Livingstone Island "Devil’s pool". www.devilspo…

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05 September 2016

Big Cats in black and white

Africa Geographic

Big cats rule in this selection of incredible images by François Pringuet: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-114/big-cats-in-black-and-white/

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05 September 2016

The wonders of Roving Bushtops showcased in a cinematic short film

The Bushtops Camp Collection

Bushtops is proud to present the wonders of Roving Bushtops in a cinematic short film https://vimeo.com/180692152

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05 September 2016

African Luxury Hideaways changes its name to Hideaways

Hideaways

In 2013, owner Garth Jenman fulfilled a life-long dream to develop a luxury portfolio consisting of properties with an eco-philosophy, namely African Luxury Hideaways. Since then the company has grown and its unique offerings have evolved, allowing Hideaways to evolve to an exciting new level. As guests continue to look for unique and experiential travel ideas, the word ‘luxury’ often no longer forms part of their quest for a holiday of a lifetime. Guest feedback has shown that th…

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02 September 2016

Wild dog pups galore at Azura Selous

Azura

We are so excited that a pack of 10 Wild dogs and their eleven 4 week old pups have set up their den close to Azura Selous. It means all our guests are getting some great daily sightings. Every day the pups have more and more confidence and are beginning to wonder out into the open, giving some great photo opportunities. We expect them to be with us for the next few weeks, so if you have always longed to see wild dog and their pups close up, and can travel last minute, this is a fabulous opp…

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02 September 2016

Heavy weight conservationists tackle core issues at Beyond festival by Steppes Travel

Steppes Travel

Adventure, Exploration, Conservation and Preservation are Steppes watchwords and have inspired this special weekend festival at the Royal Geographical Society.  Featuring an array of adventurers, explorers, wildlife conservationists, destination experts and organisations that share a passion for travel and the issues that surround it.  The conservation panel (Saturday 17th) with leading conservationists is just one of the highlights of the weekend, other speakers include S…

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02 September 2016

New photographic hide at Saruni Samburu

Saruni

Saruni Samburu can now provide guests access to an elephant-proof, ground-level photographic hide situated at a waterhole. Designed with the needs of both novice and professional photographers in mind, buried underground and covered with earth, shrubs and bushes, the hide is the perfect spot for ‘stealing’ amazing images of birds, animals and elephants found in Samburu. The hide accommodates up to 8 guests with reference maps, books, photographers’ beanbags, and a cool-…

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01 September 2016

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: How Content Marketing can help your SEO

Africa Geographic

TIP: Getting links from 'high domain' authorities such as Africa Geographic will actually help your site rank higher on Google. Improving your SEO through Content Marketing :  The rules of Search Engine Optimisation are constantly changing. One way to stay ahead of Google's ever-changing algorithms is to ensure that you have quality, high domain links back to your website. To impress Google you need more than onsite SEO, you need to have ‘back links&r…

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01 September 2016

Upgrades at Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp & Serengeti Migration Camp

Sanctuary Retreats

Sanctuary Retreats announces the upgrade of the tents at Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp & Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp. The tents have been placed on wooden decks with new toilets, bathrooms and other comfort amenities added.

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01 September 2016

Uganda tourism takes promotions to Rwanda regional expo

Uganda Tourism Board

A delegation of Ugandan tour operators, hoteliers and other tourism stakeholders is in Rwanda for the Kwita Izina ceremony and exhibition running from 27 August to 01 September. This regional expo comes after a Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) led team returns from the UK’s biggest birding expo in Rutland. Kwita Izina, the mountain gorilla naming ceremony, now in its 12 year is to have the first ever exhibition. The Uganda delegation has members from the Association of Uganda Tour Operators,…

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