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19 December 2017

Zawadi ya safari - Gift of a journey

The Safari Collection

The season of giving is upon us and we are feeling privileged and excited to welcome our guests and give them the magical and unmatched gift of a journey to Kenya this Christmas. With only six sleeps to go until the big day, Christmas preparations are underway with decorations being hung, fridges filled and presents wrapped. Festive plans are in full swing and we can’t wait to share an African Christmas with the magnificent singing Samburu and prickly whistling thorn Christmas trees.

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18 December 2017

Little Governors' Goes 100% Solar

Governors' Camp

Being eco-friendly and sustainable are important concerns to today's conscientious traveller. Governors’ properties have the privilege of being located in some of the world’s most precious wildlife locations, so having minimal impact on our pristine environments is incredibly important to us too. This is why we are on a mission to minimalize our carbon footprint as part of our wider ethos dedicated to conservation and positive impact on neighbouring rural communities. After recently eliminating plastic drinking bottles, we’ve taken the next important step and installed a solar system at Little Governors’ Camp.

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15 December 2017

The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer of the Year

Angama Mara

The Angama Foundation is proud to announce the launch of an exciting photographic competition, The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer of the Year. The competition offers photographers of all skills a chance of winning a $10,000 cash prize as well as a 5-night safari for two at Angama Mara (including return flights from Nairobi and a private safari vehicle).

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15 December 2017

New Beginnings at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

African Bush Camps

Recognised as one of the most iconic safari lodges in Zimbabwe, we are thrilled to announce the re-opening of Bumi Hills Safari Lodge under the African Bush Camps banner. Bumi Hills, widely revered as having the best panoramic view of Lake Kariba, has been completely refurbished and upgraded to flaunt the breath-taking vistas of the blue waters of the lake.

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15 December 2017

Wilderness Safaris Launches New Private Journeys Website

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris has launched a new website for its Private Journeys division in Cape Town, featuring a range of useful and interactive tools to help guests and partners tailor-make the perfect, privately-guided tour of the Cape and surrounds. Featuring insider tips, such as the newest and hottest list of Cape Town restaurants, blogs and a range of interactive tools and maps, the site is a useful platform for agents, consultants and guests wanting to know more about what the Cape has to offer and its main attractions.

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14 December 2017

Severin Travel launches Retreat Safari in Kenya

Severin Travel

Severin Travel launches the first Retreat Safari in Kenya in March 2018 together with the German yoga teacher Petra Klug. On this 9-days combination tour the clients will be brought in a retreat full of relaxation and recreation. It's not only holidays but an adventure for their lifes. "Sound-Yoga Safari & Beach" is the first and to date only yoga retreat in Kenya that includes sound, yoga, meditation and massages while you discover the beauty of Kenya's nature and wildlife.

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14 December 2017

Seven years of Miracles in Matabeleland - Highlights from Imvelo’s Mobile Dental and Optical Safari 2017!

Imvelo Safari Lodges

From a campfire discussion at Bomani many years ago to our first Mobile Dental Safari in 2011, this year our 7th was without a doubt the biggest and best yet. The number of patients treated in a little under a week was just over 4,000, while our first year was 1174! But it’s not just about the numbers – the event has evolved into so much more than annual dental care for villagers. We now have an optical component that this year was larger than the dental, and we added a number of other different new elements each providing relief to thousands.

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14 December 2017

Wilderness Safaris Savuti Camp Receives Extensive Makeover

Wilderness Safaris

The renowned and newly-refurbished Savuti Camp, located in the private Linyanti Concession along the Savute Channel in Botswana, has received an extensive softs upgrade including stylish new interiors, improved lighting, expanded decks and new walkways. In line with Wilderness Safaris’ commitment to create life-changing journeys for its guests, Savuti Camp’s eight large en-suite tents, including a family room, have undergone a complete makeover, with new wardrobes, lighting and a new desk and chair in the sitting areas.

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13 December 2017

Controvento Tourism Representations goes Swiss with Tsogo Sun

Controvento Tourism Representations

From the 24th till the 28th of November, Controvento Tourism Representations - European representation office of Tsogo Sun, has been joining Knecht Reisen/Promo Voyages for a succesful series of B2B and B2C events which took place in Zurich, in Windisch and in Lausanne. It was a great opportunity to expose the diverse portfolio of accomodations of Tsogo Sun which includes a great range of Hotels across South Africa as well as in Abu Dhabi, Seychelles and Mozambique.

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12 December 2017

Botswana: Complete $6.5mil rebuild of Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge

Belmond

December 2017 - Belmond announces their continued investment in their safari lodges in Botswana with a US $6,5 million total rebuild of Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge. The lodge will re-open on 1st June 2018 following a completely new design of the public areas and guest rooms, as well as staff accommodation.

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11 December 2017

Africa Through My Eyes

Africa Geographic

A vivid, visual experience of Africa's wildlife by Vikram Ghanekar.

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11 December 2017

Elewana Kifaru House on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy opens its doors to individual travellers as a new member of the Elewana Collection

Elewana Afrika

Elewana Collection announced today the latest addition to its wide ranging portfolio - Elewana Kifaru House on the Lewa / Borana Wildlife Conservancy. With an unsurpassed footprint of properties across East Africa, the Elewana Collection now comprises of 16 award-winning luxurious camps, lodges and boutique beach hotels in Tanzania, Zanzibar and Kenya. Located in iconic wildlife destinations each has been carefully designed to provide an unrivalled variety of accommodation style, activities and …

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06 December 2017

Ole Serai Luxury Camp - Turner Spring, Central Serengeti (Tanzania) Opening on 15th Dec 2017

Wellworth Hotels & Lodges

This Camp will be yet another addition to the Wellworth Collection of Luxury camps, adding onto the list of the 8 (Eight) Luxury Camps in the making, which are all to be built in the most sought after locations in and across the vast Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority(NCAA).

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05 December 2017

We Are Africa launches satellite event for US Market

Beyond Luxury Media

For the first time, We Are Africa is popping up at Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah, USA. The five-day satellite event will combine immersive, inspiring thought-leadership with carefully curated business meetings and powerful bonding experiences for 120 tribe members who share a common purpose: to grow high-end travel from Africa’s most significant market, the USA. All participants will all stay onsite at Robert Redford’s Sundance Mountain Resort and will enjoy a highly immersive business experience, running from check-in on Sunday 21 October at 2pm until check-out on Thursday 25 October at 11am. Only 60 exhibitor places are available… http://www.weareafricatravel.com/sundance/

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04 December 2017

Ultimate Safaris Introduces //Huab Trails

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

Based out of //Huab Under Canvas, we are delighted to introduce our newest venture //HUAB TRAILS. //HUAB TRAILS embraces the ever-growing desire by guests to be physically active and to experience more of the natural world on foot. It is a multi-day naturalist guided walking adventure which has been designed to be an optional element of a three night stay at //Huab Under Canvas when that is part of an Ultimate Safaris guided or fly-in safari. The first and third nights will be spent at //Huab Under Canvas, and the middle night will be at //HUAB TRAILS, sleeping out under the stars in the form of our own STELLAR ESCAPE.

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04 December 2017

Wilderness Safaris Launches Cultural Tourism Ethics Charter

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris has launched an innovative Cultural Tourism Ethics Charter to ensure best practice for all community engagement and authentic cultural experiences across the Group. This further demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to its 4Cs sustainability ethos and Culture ‘C’, with the other three Cs being Commerce, Community and Conservation.

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04 December 2017

External Auditor Appointed

Coastal Aviation

As previously mentioned, Coastal Aviation will be subject to a thorough, top-down review of our safety systems, management, processes and protocols by an external third party.

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01 December 2017

Classic Portfolio expands into West Africa

Classic Portfolio

Recently announced, Classic Portfolio expanding into São Tomé and Príncipe off the coast of Gabon in West Africa with Sundy Príncipe. With its sheer volcanic peaks rising out of the ocean, densely forested vegetation, secluded bays and high density of endemic species, the island of Príncipe is a planet in miniature. Remote and pristine, uncover a volcanic wonderland just off the west coast of Africa.

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01 December 2017

Wetu Tech Updates

Wetu Tourism Solutions

It's been a big year for development at Wetu with a major overhaul of the Itinerary Builder, which has been well received by users. Further upgrades and functionality tweaks are ongoing, but there is more. The upgrade of our Itinerary App, re-named TravelKey, has been launched for both Android (available in Google Play Store) and iOS (available in iTunes App Store) versions. New features include weather and local push notifications, viewing itineraries in different languages, directions, documents, and an offline option.

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01 December 2017

Important news at Taasa Private Reserve

Intimate Places

Unlike many properties located outside the national parks of Tanzania, Taasa Lodge provides an outstanding game viewing experience in its private reserve for most of the year round. This reserve forms part of the Serengeti eco-system.

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