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30 November 2017

HIdeaways' Project Penya Reaches its Goal

Hideaways

Hideaways is absolutely thrilled to announce that their Project Penya has reached its goal of raising enough money for a set of Subz reusable pads and panties for each Grade 6 and 7 girls at Dingani Primary School. This would not have been possible without the generous contributions of the guests at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange and partners of Hideaways.

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30 November 2017

Hot Air Balloon Safaris in Ruaha National Park

Serengeti Balloon Safaris

Serengeti Balloon Safaris is delighted to announce that we will be flying in Ruaha National Park from 15th June 2018. Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s biggest National Park, covering some 20,000 sq km and lies in the southern part of this beautiful, premium safari destination country. Ruaha is a far cry from the busy tourist circuits of northern Tanzania, it boasts a baobab-decorated landscape and excellent game viewing by vehicle or on foot and soon by hot-air balloon.

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30 November 2017

Ethiopian Second Boeing 787-9 Made Its Debut Flight to Beijing

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that its second B-787-9 aircraft named after the Chinese capital city Beijing has made its maiden commercial flight to Beijing. On-board the new Ethiopian game changing fleet, passengers have enjoyed its unique features such biggest windows in the sky, high ceiling, less noise, distinctive lighting, and higher air humidity at 40 000 feet.

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29 November 2017

Chilo Gorge - Air Access Improvements

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

With all the excitement and positive optimism around Zimbabwe at the moment, Chilo Gorge are proud to be able to add to this with an announcement of our own for 2018!

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29 November 2017

Join resident photographer Trai Anfield in the Mara… 

Alex Walker's Serian

There is nowhere quite like the middle of Africa to succumb to a serious case of lens-envy. Safari goes hand-in-hand with photography, and being in such a stunning and surreal environment naturally stirs our instinct to capture it all and take it home with us. Trai Anfield returns as in-house resident photographer, Trai will be in our Mara camps from 16th Jan to 13th Feb 2018… Read More.

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29 November 2017

Chitabe Announces Plans to Rebuild Main Camp

Wilderness Safaris

After 20 years of delivering world-class, authentic safari experiences in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, the elevated walkways and main camp buildings that make up the heart of Chitabe Camp are to be rebuilt in the first five months of 2018.The new and exciting design has been created by Mark Thomas and his award-winning team who crafted the Boomslang walkway in Cape Town’s Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Chitabe’s new walkways will feature sinuous curves and soft lines inspi…

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28 November 2017

Coastal Aviation Update

Coastal Aviation

From Julian Edmunds CEO Coastal Aviation Last Monday, I promised you we were going to make some operational changes across the entire Coastal Aviation network. I am writing to let you know those changes have been fully implemented. For the majority of flights, Coastal Aviation has adapted a 'safety pilot' system. There will be two pilots in the cockpit.The only way a flight will be operated by a sole pilot will be if they are one of our most experienced pilots. These pilots will not only be highly experienced, with experience in bush conditions here in Tanzania, but their experience will be entirely accident-free.

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28 November 2017

Building a Future for the Batwa in Gahinga!

Volcanoes Safaris

Under the shadow of Mt. Sabinyo, a 30 minute walk from Mount Gahinga Lodge, the indigenous Gahinga Batwa are working eagerly with the support of VSPT to build their own permanent settlement after 26 years of displacement from the park. The 10-acre settlement project will provide homes for the 100 adults and children, land for farming, and a community center. This will be a permanent home near the forest they have lived for generations. Working six days a week, rain or shine, and often undertaking strenuous manual labor, there is a sense of hope in the air for the Batwa.

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28 November 2017

African Bush Camps: Design the Future

African Bush Camps

Design the Future How can architecture become a mechanism for experiencing the adventure, magic and romance of a safari? You decide. In collaboration with Eleven Magazine, a heralded architecture, design and creative-lifestyle magazine, African Bush Camps is running a ‘Design a Safari Camp’ Competition.

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27 November 2017

Controvento Tourism Representations - on behalf of TSOGO SUN - attended "loop Tyrol"

Controvento Tourism Representations

Fron the 19th till the 22nd of November Controvento Tourism Representations - European Sales Office of TSOGO SUN Hotels - has been attending "loop Tyrol" - the luxury trade show addressed to the Germanic markets - in the beautiful Interalpen Hotel Tyrol.

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27 November 2017

Quirimbas: A Diver's Paradise

Africa Geographic

A mesmerising trip to Quirimbas in Mozambique – written by Fiona Ayerst.

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24 November 2017

JoyCo’ promotes South Africa in the Scandinavian Market

JoyCo'

A whole and intensive week of Southern Africa promotion for the Representation Agency Joyco’, while taking part to the Nordic Spotlight Roadshow in Scandinavia from 20th to 24th November.

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23 November 2017

Elephants return to the Plains of Camdeboo

Samara Private Game Reserve

The introduction of a herd of elephant to Samara Private Game Reserve has marked a conservation milestone as these animals return to their historic range, entrenching Samara’s status as one of the most significant conservation areas in the Karoo. The herd that has been introduced to Samara comprises a small family group of six elephant. Once they are settled, they will be joined by a mature bull. In time, another small family group may also be introduced.

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23 November 2017

Morukuru Family Announces New Luxury Boutique Eco Lodge Opening July 2018

Morukuru Family

Morukuru Family is expecting a new arrival! Due early July 2018 Morukuru Beach Lodge will become the 6th uniquely fabulous property to join the Morukuru fold and like her diverse siblings will be located in one of the most beautiful & varied regions of South Africa and built with the greatest sensitivity to the local environment.

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22 November 2017

Coral Villa at The Ocean SPA Lodge open for bookings

The Ocean SPA Lodge

Fantastic news! The Coral Villa is now open for guests to stay. Its 4 magnificent suites (2 Double Suites and 2 Triple Suites, for a maximum occupancy of 10 guests) can be booked as a whole villa for a group of friends or families looking for more privacy and seclusion.

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22 November 2017

New Volcanoes Safaris Magical Virungas video

Volcanoes Safaris

Volcanoes Safaris is delighted to share the new Magical Virungas video featuring Virunga Lodge and Mount Gahinga Lodge

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20 November 2017

Gallery: Delta Delight

Africa Geographic

A celebration of the delightful Okavango Delta by professional wildlife photographer, Hannes Lochner.

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20 November 2017

Introducing 1902 Club Lounge at Sarova Stanley

Sarova Hotels

Welcome to the 1902 Club Lounge at Sarova Stanley, Nairobi’s oldest luxury heritage hotel. Our Club lounge is located on the eighth floor offering views of the City’s lively Central Business District. The spacious 1902 Club Lounge combines comfort and exclusivity and is open to guests booked in the hotel’s Club rooms and Suites. It is the perfect place to start your day with a delightful breakfast, and to end it with a refreshing cocktail, beer or wine, in a well-appointed and relaxed lounge environment.

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15 November 2017

Kamageo books Zambia Tourism as the first exhibitor at Wildlife & Safari Show

Kamageo

Kamageo has seized the initiative by booking the first exhibitor space at the Wildlife & Safari Show on behalf of the Zambia Marketing Group (a private sector tourism initiative). The new consumer show, which launches next September, will be held over 2 days in Harrogate in North Yorkshire. Tim Henshall from Kamageo stated that "It's refreshing to see a consumer travel show targeting the north of England. Harrogate is renowned for its wealthly population, so it an interes…

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15 November 2017

Redefining Sanctuary Olonana

Sanctuary Retreats

In June 2018 Sanctuary Olonana will relaunch as an exceptional luxury lodge with an impressive showcase of modern design blended with distinct traditional African finishes, and is the latest to be announced in Sanctuary Retreats’ extensive investment programme. Sanctuary Olonana is set in lush woodland on the banks of the Mara River in the Masai Mara, where the great outdoors is invited indoors with 14 new glass-sided suites. Famous for soul-warming service and exceptional customer experi…

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15 November 2017

New CEO appointed for Angama Mara

Angama Mara

In the wake of Steve Fitzgerald’s untimely passing on 21 October 2017, the Angama Board has offered Nicky Fitzgerald the position of CEO, which she has accepted with immediate effect. ‘As you are all painfully aware, this has been a very difficult time for me, my family and all the Angama staff, but we will rise to the challenge of making Steve’s dream come true’ said Nicky.

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14 November 2017

Bomani Tented Lodge - Our Spacious Family Suite and Lodge Plunge Pool is Complete!

Imvelo Safari Lodges

Our large, well-appointed family suite is complete and we couldn't be happier with the finished product! Built among a grove of Camelthorn trees and slightly away from the rest of the lodge to give it some privacy, the family suite has splendid views across the Ngamo Plains with regular wildlife sightings as animals move in to drink from the nearby Bomani Pan.

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14 November 2017

Wilderness Wellness Retreat at Sasaab

The Safari Collection

The Safari Collection, in partnership with Kenya’s top professional personal trainers & Pilates instructors, Karina Walsh, and nutritional therapist & therapeutic chef, Heather Cuthbert, is excited to be offering a healthy holistic, four-day Wilderness Wellness Retreat at Sasaab in the beautiful Samburu Wilderness.

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14 November 2017

St Helena, a Landscape Photographer’s Muse

Mantis Collection

Mantis St Helena is a brand new hotel on the mystic St Helena Island which is located in the middle of the South Atlantic. The hotel officially opened its doors on the 28th of October 2017, and Mantis thought it the perfect time to commission the first professional photographer to capture its new gem.

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13 November 2017

Capturing South Luangwa in Zambia

Africa Geographic

A sensational journey through South Luangwa with professional photographer, Edward Selfe.

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13 November 2017

Safari Magazine Issue 32 published

Kamageo

The 32nd issue of Kamageo/Kamili's popular trade magazine - SAFARI - has been published today in both digital and print versions. The 76-page edition includes the usual mix of updates, opinions, news and promotions. Features include articles on Sensory Safaris; the history of the Mara Naibosho conservancy; Conservation Malawi; Everyone Falls for Zambia; Chimps in Gombe Forest and Gorilla Habituation in Uganda. There are also details about the Safari Roadshow 2018 and the launch of a host of fam trips to 6 countries for next year. To see the digital edition simply click Safari_magazine_edition_32 or to request a copy in the post (UK & Ireland only) click bex@kamageo.com

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13 November 2017

Low water at Linyanti

African Bush Camps

Due to low water in the Linyanti area, African Bush Camps has suspended water activities, including mokoro rides, at Linyanti Bush Camp and Linyanti Ebony. However, game drives, walking safaris, and helicopter safaris are still on offer.

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10 November 2017

Acacia Africa Adds Nairobi Park Stay To Its 2018 Collection

Acacia Adventure Holidays

Acacia Africa will be adding a Nairobi Park Stay to its 2018 collection - a game drive in Nairobi National Park, Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage visit, return airport transfers, all food and drink and twin share en suite accommodation at a tented camp (inside Nairobi National Park) included in the three day break.

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10 November 2017

Natural Selection expand into Namibia in 2018

Natural Selection

Natural Selection are excited to announce the opening of their first propriety in Namibia, Hoanib Valley Camp

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10 November 2017

Chundu Island Opens Under Seolo Africa Banner

Seolo Africa

The much anticipated opening of one of Zimbabwe’s premier private island lodges, Chundu Island, has arrived. Proud owners, Seolo Africa, who you may know from their already well-respected lodges, Rhino Walking Safaris and Rhino Post Safari Lodge, welcomed their first guests this past week; with both staff, wildlife and the intrepid explorers themselves rising to the occasion.

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10 November 2017

Important news from Greystoke Mahale

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

Being conservationists at heart here at Nomad we recognise the growing pressure on fish stocks within Lake Tanganyika. We absolutely have to lead the way with sustainability in our wilderness, so we have decided to only fish on a catch and release basis from Greystoke. Although that means no more sashimi, we trust that we can count on your support with this very positive step towards maintaining the Lake's ecosystem, and continuing to operate responsibly in our wild corner of Tanzania.

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10 November 2017

Mana Pools Camps Closed 1 December to 1 April

African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps properties in Mana Pools, Kanga Camp and Zambezi Expeditions, will close for the rainy season on 1st December. The camps will re-open on 1 April 2018, ready to welcome our first guests on the Super Sensory Safari- a pioneering, first of its kind 6-night experience gives safari goers the opportunity to explore the beauty of Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. The Super Sensory Safari is a unique, deeply immersive experience within the African wilderness. It incorporates…

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09 November 2017

Introducing Kuthengo Camp, Liwonde National Park!

Robin Pope Safaris

We are delighted to share with you Kuthengo Camp, Liwonde National Park, Malawi – opening 27 April 2018. Location, location, location Liwonde National Park is situated in southern Malawi – southeast of Lilongwe. It runs alongside the Shire River and part of Lake Malombe. The area comprises riverine, grassland and Mopane Woodlands which offers amazing scenery and is home to elephant, buffalo, endangered black rhinos and various antelope species. Cheetah have also been recently reintroduced thanks to recent conservation efforts in the area. A birder’s paradise – with nearly 300 species, including the Böhm’s Bee-eater, Livingstone’s Flycatcher, Pel’s fishing owl and Lillian’s love bird.

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09 November 2017

New Camp Imagery for African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps has updated the imagery for all properties across the portfolio. The new images are available for download on our WETU catalogue here

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03 November 2017

Sanctuary Retreats introduces new camp in the Serengeti

Sanctuary Retreats

In December 2017 Sanctuary Retreats will launch the exclusive new Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp in Tanzania. This extraordinary new escape, based in three set locations across the Serengeti, invites guests to intimately experience the movement of a million-plus wildebeest and zebra as they follow the fresh grasses across the Serengeti plains during the annual migration cycle. The launch is the latest in an extensive investment programme taking place across the Sanctuary portfolio.

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02 November 2017

All South African national parks now on Google Street View

Discover Africa

A team of nature-loving South Africans in partnership with Google Street View have released a large collection of 360-degree imagery of the country’s wildest areas. The announcement of 170 new trails in South Africa’s national parks and reserves follows on from The Mzansi Experience launched in March 2016, which showcased prominent tourist attractions such as Kruger National Park, Table Mountain and Cape Point amongst others.

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02 November 2017

The Team Continues to Grow at Exceptional Travel

Exceptional Travel

Exceptional Travel is delighted to introduce our newest team member, Hannah Treliving, who has joined our UK office as Group Sales and Marketing Executive. Hannah has had a career of sales, marketing and hospitality to date, and joins us from Roxtons Field Sports to assist with specialist groups sales whilst furthering our PR and marketing offering. It is an exciting move for both parties and with many new ventures on the horizon, we feel Hannah will be an ideal addition to the team. You can contact Hannah on htreliving@exceptional-travel.com or call the office on +44 1608 638 777.

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01 November 2017

Ethiopian Airlines has received the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on October 27, 2017

Ethiopian Airlines

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second member of the technologically advanced, ultra-comfortable, fuel-efficient and environment-friendly 787 family that Ethiopian will be receiving. Ethiopian was the first in the world outside Japan to receive and operate the 787-8 back in August 2012.

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01 November 2017

Take a look at the International Power Supply’s (IPS) energy solution for safari lodges

International Power Supply (IPS)

IPS’ technology EXERON is a modular energy conversion system which in conjunction with solar and energy storage perfectly fulfills the requirements that safari lodges have for power generation. It gives intelligent control of generation sources with the option for 100% green energy.

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