Member News

30 January 2017

Ugandan mountain gorilla in London's Trafalgar Square

Kamageo

  On Thursday 2nd, Uganda Tourism Board is bringing a Mountain Gorilla to London’s Trafalgar Square...but don’t panic it's an animatronic version, not a real great ape! To highlight that Uganda is the best place on the planet to see these amazing creatures, we’ll be introducing our gorilla to the public on the northern edge of the square (in front of the National Gallery) at 10.30, 12.00, 1.30 and 3.00 This will no doubt give some luc…

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27 January 2017

Extra account manager at Kamageo

Kamili

Helen Brown has joined the Kamageo team as Account Manager.   She has previously spent over 12 years in the travel business, including almost four years in African luxury travel, so she brings even more experience to the team.   After leaving University of Leeds with a degree in French and Italian, Helen first worked in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, before spending 5 years with Headwater (Tui's specialist walking and cycling holidays brand) and then o…

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26 January 2017

Super Natural South Luangwa

Africa Geographic

On safari in South Luangwa: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-132/super-natural-south-luangwa/

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26 January 2017

Jenman African Safaris is breaking the taboo of menstruation in Zimbabwe

Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris’ Grow Africa Foundation has partnered with Subz Pads to bring much needed attention to the taboo topic of menstruation in Zimbabwe by providing girls at Dingani Primary School in Hwange with washable sanitary pads and panties. One out of ten teenage girls throughout Africa’s most rural regions misses a considerable amount of school each year, as much as 25 % annually, due to the humiliation and stigma related to menstruation. As they do not have access to or…

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26 January 2017

Zambia to run UK Roadshow this spring

Kamili

Zambia Tourism Agency has partnered with Kamageo to coordinate a trade roadshow across the UK in March 2017.  An amazing line-up of Zambian properties and other tourism related businesses will combine to create a series of trade events for key buyers in various venues across the UK. Buyers will have the opportunity to hold 20-minute meetings with the following Atta Members along with many others: Robin Pope Safaris Tongabezi & Sindabezi Zambian Ground Handlers Sausag…

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25 January 2017

Our year in Africa

Africa Geographic

From our small team in Cape Town, we wish you all the best for 2017: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-131/year-in-africa/

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25 January 2017

Kenya Airways celebrates 40 years in the skies

Kenya Airways

…Its inauguration flight was on 4th February 1977 between Nairobi – Mombasa  Kenya Airways today marked its 40th anniversary since it was incorporated in 1977. The airline launched its inaugural flight on 4th of February two weeks after the company was incorporated on 22nd January 1977. Over the last four decades, Kenya Airways has emerged as an important economic drive in Kenya and the region as a whole. “Today Kenya Airways connects directly from Nairobi to more tha…

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24 January 2017

Christmas in Africa

Africa Geographic

Santa's wild helpers wish you a Merry Christmas: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-130/christmas-2016/

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24 January 2017

Villa Rosa Kempinski Appoints Mr Kees Heuveling as New General Manager

Kempinski Hotels - Kenya

Villa Rosa Kempinski is pleased to announce the appointment of hospitality guru, Mr. Kees Heuveling as the new General Manager, replacing Mr. Manish Nambiar who moved to the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast Accra, Ghana. Kees’s immediate position was as a General Manager of the luxurious Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square,Vilnius, Lithuaniafor three years. The career hotelier has over 30-year experience working with some of the world’s finest hotel brands spanning in three continents; nam…

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24 January 2017

First group of Japanese tourists arrives to Equatorial Guinea

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

The first group of Japanese tourists arrived in Equatorial Guinea for a tour in the Continental region through the Travel Agency "Vuela Seguro" Malabo. After visiting the neighbouring state of Gabon by car, on January 18, the Group reached the future state capital Djibloho and stayed at the wonderful GRAND HOTEL DJIBLOHO. The tour then continued towards the mainland and to the coast crossing the various inner cities as Anisok, Niefang and reached to Kobo. After the&nb…

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23 January 2017

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Spend more time with your loved ones this festive season by scheduling your posts.

Africa Geographic

TIP: Discover the joys of scheduled posts and spend more time with your loved ones this Christmas! Don't waste time behind your computer screen this festive season, rather prepare all your content in advance and schedule it onto your social media platforms so that they're working when you don't have to! We use hootsuite as our main scheduling platform as it allows us to schedule across all of our social media channels, but you can also schedule your posts directly on…

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23 January 2017

Hoopoe Safaris Announcement

Hoopoe Safaris

It is with deep regret that we announce the untimely death of Ursula Schneider after a brave fight with cancer. Ursula worked for us for nearly twenty years and will be remembered for her dedication to her work  , her  organization and meticulousness in everything she did. She was the perfect employee , able to cover many bases and greatly respected by everyone that ever came into contact with her. Our guide team knew Ursula was always there night or day to solve logistical problems…

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23 January 2017

Revel in an Exciting New Feast of Fun at The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show

Africa Albida Tourism

The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show, a “must do” Victoria Falls experience, has just got a lot more bite, with a focus on the refreshment and modernisation of its food and entertainment elements now completed. Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) chief executive Ross Kennedy said: “Now in its 25th year, The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show has so far hosted more than one million guests. In 2016 alone, over 61,000 visitors to Victoria Falls enjoyed The Boma - Dinner & Drum S…

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20 January 2017

Kicking back in Mauritius

Africa Geographic

Kicking back in Mauritius: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-129/kicking-back-in-mauritius/

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20 January 2017

Who-represents-who.com

Kamili

A new directory-style website has been launched to help UK travel professionals to reference which accommodation and service providers are represented by which agency. There are nearly 40 specialist representation agencies in the UK marketing over 400 African lodges, camps, boutique hotels, DMCs and destinations. In addition, a number of brands also have marketing staff based permanently in the UK. Created by Kamili, the website is entirely free of charge for listings and for users. Tim Hensh…

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20 January 2017

Auric Air announces added frequencies to SELOUS Game Reserve and Zanzibar effective 01 February 2017

Auric Air Services

Auric Air announces added frequencies on flights to SELOUS Game Reserve and Zanzibar effective 01 February 2017 Added flights are: SELOUS Game Reserve - Daily departures Zanzibar to Selous at 08:00 (Morning flight) Selous to Zanzibar at 10:30 (Morning flight) Dar es Salaam to Selous at 08:45 (Morning flight) Selous to Dar es Salaam at 10:30 (Morning flight) Zanzibar to Selous at 13:30 (Afternoon flight) Selous to Zanzibar at 15:45 (Afternoon flight) Dar es Salaam to Selous at 14:15 (Mor…

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19 January 2017

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Make the most of the festive season with themed posts

Africa Geographic

TIP: Make the most of the festive season with themed posts! It's Christmas time and even if you don't celebrate there's plenty to be festive about; school holidays, the year end and family time (away in the bush!?). We want to help you make your content explode on the internet and to do that we've made a few interesting observations. We have found that images and blog posts do particularly well across all of our platforms when they are aligned with a theme. Like …

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19 January 2017

Digital Tourism Seminar in Nairobi on the 9th and 10th of February 2017

E Tourism Frontiers

E-Tourism Frontiers be holding a limited space seminar in Digital Tourism Marketing seminar in partnership with Strathmore Business School on February 9-10th 2017. After our successful E-Tourism East Africa Conferences, we will now be taking a select group of 100 tourism professionals step by step through how to better market your business. This two-day exclusive event will provide practical training by Atta Director Damian Cook, one of the world’s leading trainers and experts in Online…

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18 January 2017

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Are you using Instagram to engage with your followers?

Africa Geographic

TIP: Are you using Instagram to engage with your followers? Build awareness around your brand on Instagram! Instagram is a rising star for businesses - they have successfully captured some of the best elements of other social media platforms and incorporated them into the app. Engage with US and our 33,000 followers on instagram - it's a platform we are hoping to grow! We are also running our Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year Competition on Instagram using…

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18 January 2017

Shawu, the little orphan baby elephant

Camp Jabulani

On Monday, 21st November 2016, a baby elephant estimated to be about 4 months old was brought to HESC.  The young elephant was found wandering on his own on the reserve next to the R40 tarred road. When the elephant arrived at HESC he was given an intravenous drip as he was dehydrated.  Since then the elephant has been in HESC’s care.  He was named Shawu after one of the seven bulls which used to roam the Kruger National Park.  At first finding the correct milk formu…

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18 January 2017

Ethos adds Lalibela to its PR portfolio

Ethos Marketing

We are delighted to announce that Ethos has added Lalibela Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape to our PR Portfolio. There are so many exciting changes going on there since the new owners took over last year - to extend the reserve, restock it with game, eradicate alien invasive vegetation and return the endemic bushveld to its original pristine state. The 3 current lodges (Lentaba, Mark's Camp and Treetops) are also enjoying some TLC and a new camp and a villa will be opening later this year…

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17 January 2017

Fabulous Food and Wine

Africa Geographic

Fabulous food and wine experiences in Africa: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-128/fabulous-food-wine/

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16 January 2017

Jenman African Safaris appoints new CEO

Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris has appointed Katja Quasdorf as Chief Executive Officer. “I’m excited for the leadership change for Jenman African Safaris as it will streamlinedecision-making, implementation and communication for the company,” says Garth Jenman, Managing Director and founder of Jenman African Safaris. Quasdorf joined the Jenman team 12 years ago as an intern and through her tireless passion for the company, travel and conservation, has played an integral part in…

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13 January 2017

Hwange

Africa Geographic

Making your time count in Hwange count: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-127/hwange/

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12 January 2017

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Get involved in the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year Competition.

Africa Geographic

TIP: Get involved in the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year Competition 2017/ Get your clients and guests involved in our annual photographic competition and engage with us throughout the campaign! On December 1st we're kicking off the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year Competition 2017. Last year the competition was a resounding success and this year's is set to be even bigger! We want you, our Content Marketing Partners to get involved and benefit…

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11 January 2017

Himba: Hearts of sand

Africa Geographic

Himba: Hearts of sand http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-126/himba-hearts-sand/

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11 January 2017

Invitation to 2017 Just a Drop Lecture - "Danger, Deadlines and Frontlines"

Just a Drop

Happy New Year to you and I’d like to take the opportunity to invite you to Just a Drop’s first event of the year our annual lecture hosted by our patron BBC Hardtalk Presenter Stephen Sackur on 2nd Feb 2017 at the Royal Geographical Society entitled “ Danger, Deadlines and Frontlines” It’s a unique opportunity to hear award-winning journalists Jeremy Bowen, Middle East Editor for the BBC, Christina Lamb Foreign Correspondent The Sunday Times and M…

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10 January 2017

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Customer Engagement – “Be Interesting!”.

Africa Geographic

TIP: Customer Engagement – “Be Interesting!” Today we have at our fingertips, more analytical tools to help us understand the sentiment around our brands than ever before. Machines are learning algorithms that can help reduce your targeting to a near exact science. But despite having all of THAT at your fingertips, you’ll ONLY win at marketing if you remember this one basic fact—happy, interested customers will say good thin…

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10 January 2017

Jenman African Safaris raises funds for Zimbabwean Wildlife Conservation

Jenman African Safaris

Tour operator Jenman African Safaris is donating $ 5 to the Conservation Wildlife Fund (CWF) for every person who travels on the Botswana Wildlife Breakaway tour. Jenman has now raised $ 1590 in the last months. The CWF works together with the wildlife authorities of Zimbabwe and tourism players to raise awareness, adequately resource local authorities, and promote the sustainable use and management of the wildlife. Jenman African Safaris’ eco philosophy is to give back to comm…

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10 January 2017

Hideaways is fighting the taboo on menstruation

Hideaways

Hideaways, in association with our charity, Grow Africa has joined the fight to break the taboo on menstruation in Africa by ensuring that the girls attending Dingani Primary School - near Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe - never have to go through the shame and psychological stress of having their period.     Teenage girls throughout Africa’s most rural regions miss a considerable amount of school, up to 25 % annually, due to the humiliation and stigma related to menstruation…

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09 January 2017

Anti-poaching pooches

Africa Geographic

Man's best friend plays a vital role in the war against poaching: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-125/anti-poaching-pooches/

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09 January 2017

Rhino Tracking: Saruni guides & Sera rangers train in Northern Kenya

Saruni

Saruni, the portfolio of safari properties in Kenya, is delighted to announce the beginning of the training for the black rhino on foot tracking at Saruni Rhino in Sera Conservancy, Northern Kenya. Two of the most renowned trainers in East Africa – Tanzania-based Andrew “Moli” Molinaro and Pietro Luraschi – are in charge of training 3 x Saruni Samburu guides and 5 x Sera Conservancy rhino rangers in the art of safely guiding guests to close proximity to black rhino usi…

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09 January 2017

Ethiopian to Launch Flights to Jakarta

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, is delighted to announce that it will start services to Jakarta, Indonesia, in June 2017 using the ultra-modern Boeing 787-800. Jakarta is Indonesia’s economic, cultural and political centre. Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world, and with this new service, Ethiopian will have service to all 5 of the most populous countries on earth.  The country is made up more than 13,000 islands. Flight Effective Days…

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06 January 2017

A marketing tip from Africa Geographic: Reputation Management, why you need to be on the ball when it comes to representing yourself online

Africa Geographic

TIP: Reputation Management: Responding to complaints well Every complaint is an opportunity to turn around a dissatisfied customer - respond quickly and positively. Remember your brand is easily damaged, and the last thing you want is for people to be actively spreading bad stories about your business. A complaint that is dealt with well can often result in a loyal customer, they will have refreshed trust in your brand and the confidence to come back to you knowing that if things do …

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06 January 2017

10th anniversary for The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille in Laikipia

Orbital Communications

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille, Laikipia's first all villa property is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Four spectacular villas provide guests a truly special and memorable stay in northern Kenya's stunning Laikipia region. Ol Lentille is a pioneering conservation and community project donated to the local community by its creators John and Gill Elias who live at the lodge and manage the property, the objective is to protect the wildlife and via sustainable tourism give back…

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06 January 2017

UTB launches activities to the Pearl of Africa Expo 2017

Uganda Tourism Board

The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has officially launched activities for the annual Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) that will run from 17-19 February 2017 at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala. The Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo is one of the annual events in the East African region organized by Uganda Tourism Board (UTB). Now in its third year, Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo this focuses on pushing the tourism business agenda to all Ugandans under the theme, “Tourism is everybody&…

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