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31 July 2017

UK Media Takes a London Version of Zambia's Legendary Walking Safaris

Kamageo

Five award-winning UK journalists and two leading magazine editors joined the Kamageo PR team to experience zebras, lions, elephants, giraffes and leopards on a Zambia-like walking safari in the heart of London.  ​Suitably kitted out in Zambia safari gear, our intrepid group walked on the world's most photographed zebra (crossing) in Abbey Road; encountered a pride of lion (statues) in Trafalgar Square; sampled Elephant beer; dined at the Giraffe Restaurant and sipped Zambezi c…

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31 July 2017

Representing Alfajiri Villas in Diani

Orbital Communications

Alfajiri Villas have long been regarded as the most exclusive beach property in Kenya and Simon Beck is proud and excited to now be representing this iconic coastal experience.  Comprising of three completely unique villas which can be booked individually for honeymoons, romantic breaks or family adventures. Each villa comes with your own butler and offers unrivalled exclusivity, impressive private swimming pools and stunning sea and beach views.  Pioneering in its concept and its u…

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28 July 2017

Wilderness Safaris Launches Wilderness Moments Photographic Competition

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to launch the Wilderness Moments Photographic Competition, to encourage all guests, staff and partners who have travelled with the company in the last 34 years to “Take their best shot at a purposeful journey”.Entries open on 10 September and close on 15 October, with the winners announced on 15 November 2017. As part of Wilderness Safaris’ #PurposeIsTheNewLuxury campaign, the main aim of the competition is to entrench the company’s core …

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28 July 2017

Nomad Tanzania's new look Kuro Tarangire

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

Nomad Tanzania is delighted to share the first images of our new look Kuro Tarangire.  Our sun-slatted little bushcamp, nestled in the heart of Tarangire National Park has had an extensive refurb. Still in keeping with our traditional bushcamp atmoshphere the camp has only six spacious rooms, with canvas 'walls' and now under thatch roofs and on wooden decking with spacious verandas. En-suite bathrooms have been updated to include indoor and outdoor bucket showers, and proper flu…

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27 July 2017

Ethiopian to Start Services to Bahrain

Ethiopian Airlines

Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that it will start services to Bahrain effective August 17, 2017 with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior. Bahrain, a nation comprising more than 30 islands in the Persian Gulf has been at the centre of major trade routes since olden days with growing economy over the past decade.  Flight Number Frequency Departure Departure  Time Arrival …

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26 July 2017

Nicola Colangelo

Coastal Aviation

We regret to inform you that our beloved founder Nicola Colangelo died in Fiumaretta, Italy, on the 24th July at the age of 73. Nicola is survived by Carolina Colangelo, his devoted wife, his mother, Delma Ventarelli, and his brother, Franco Colangelo. Nicola has also left behind an extended family of people he adopted along the way, who all shared his vision. A leader, a friend and a mentor we will all deeply miss. A real visionary man with exceptional intuition and work ethic who always kep…

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25 July 2017

A Hidden Gem - Kakiya Cave

The Bushtops Camp Collection

We’re used to surprises in the Bush, but sometimes we get left open-mouthed. Finding a historic Masai cave in our conservancy at Mara Bushtops was just such an occasion. As a result, our excursions have just become even more exciting! We’d heard rumours of the cave’s existence, but after 10 years at Mara Bushtops, had no idea that within a 15 minute drive (and 10 minute hike) lay a centre of worship, sacrifice and communal gathering. It’s called the Kakiya cave and it i…

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25 July 2017

The good news for rhinos

Africa Geographic

Focussing on the good work being done to protect our rhinos: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-159/good-news-rhinos/

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21 July 2017

Serena news highlights

Ethos Marketing

Check out all the latest news highlights from Serena.  The migration is in full swing, you can now ride with rhinos at Ol Pejeta, major refurbs at Nairobi Serena, Dar es Salaam Serena and at the Polana Mar in Maputo.  Serena Mountain Lodge in Kenya also has a fantastic new kids club.  Check out the full stories and more on this link.  

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19 July 2017

Orly route transfer (from LHR to LCY)

British Airways

For commercial reasons, British Airways will transfer all London Heathrow (LHR) – Paris Orly (ORY) services to London City (LCY) from Winter 2017 onwards. Find out more

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18 July 2017

Ground Breaking Agreement on Certified Bamboo for Sustainable Tourism

Mantis Collection

The Mantis Collection has partnered with EcoPlanet Bamboo in the utilization of unique bamboo charcoal air purifier in all Mantis hotel rooms aimed at improving the quality of indoor air and reducing moisture in humid locations and a specialized bamboo charcoal for the filtration of water, thereby reducing the use of plastic water bottles.  Short term commitments are to move the hotel collection’s use of packaging for cosmetics, food and drinks to a renewable and compostable bamb…

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18 July 2017

Yellow Fever Certificates

Coastal Aviation

Coastal Aviation wishes to remind all our valued partners that all passengers travelling from the Maasai Mara to The Serengeti via Migori and Tarime need to have a valid Yellow Fever Certificate. Recently we have had many guests held up for over an hour at the Isebenia Border by Tanzanian Port health officials. These issues have been causing delays to flights and affecting other well prepared guests. We do not like having to leave late passengers behind...but sadly, it may, in the end, have to…

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18 July 2017

Jenman African Safaris Expands Namibian Lodge Portfolio

Jenman African Safaris

As the popularity of Namibia as a rich and diverse travel destination grows, Jenman African Safaris has decided to expand its portfolio into the fascinating country. They have re-introduced the Namibia Lodge Safari tour. Setting off from the capital city, Windhoek, travellers embark on a journey through the stunning desert of the Namib-Naukluft National Park with its striking red dunes to the charming coastal town of Swakopmund, which retains an interesting mix of German colonial influence an…

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13 July 2017

Nigeria’s online travel agency Wakanow launches in Kenya

Wakanow.com UK

Africa’s leading online travel agency, Wakanow Ltd has formally announced its entry into the East African travel market, a move that will bring its innovative travel offerings to the regional traveler. The exclusive launch event which was attended by key regional travel trade stakeholders including airlines, hotels, travel agents and representatives of tourism bodies also witnessed the unveiling of the localized wakanow.co.ke travel portal. Speaking during the occasion, Mr. Obi…

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12 July 2017

Affordable and private Okavango – Sable Alley now open!

Natural Selection

Natural Selection’s new Sable Alley Camp opened in May in the Khwai Private Reserve. Located in a wildlife biomass hotspot right where the dry Chobe country meets the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, at Sable Alley the wildlife literally comes to us. The lagoon in front of camp is home to a pod of over 30 hippo and plains game, elephant and buffalo are often seen coming to drink close to camp. Sable Alley offers the full range of delta activities; game drives, night drives, walks, mekoros…

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12 July 2017

Magical Mahale: Meetings with chimps

Africa Geographic

Magical Mahale: Meetings with chimps

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11 July 2017

Savute Secrets

Africa Geographic

Savute Secrets

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06 July 2017

Tanzania-Experience celebrates its 10-year anniversary!

Tanzania-Experience

Ten years ago, Tanzania-Experience’s Co-founder and Managing Director, Henning Schmidt, moved from Germany to Tanzania to set-up what would become one of the most successful tour operators in the country. In this interview, he remembers how it all began: “Back then, there were no blog posts on ‘How to start a company in Tanzania’. Most information had to be obtained locally and on-site. On-site however, there often was no internet or electricity. I would write emails in…

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06 July 2017

A Route Change and No Rate Changes for Popular Botswana Tours in 2018

Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris is changing the routing of the highly popular Botswana Wildlife Breakaway Tour for the 2018 season. The tour will continue to start and end in Victoria Falls, however, the first highlights are now the Caprivi Strip, Okavango Delta, and Moremi Game Reserve, before travelling onto the Nata region and then to the national parks of Chobe and Hwange. This will help reduce daily driving times and distances allowing clients to have more time each day completely at the…

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06 July 2017

Intimate Places embraces the "Throttle the Bottle" initiative

Intimate Places

Possibly the single most significant threat to our environment this century is the prolific use of throwaway plastic bottles. These bottles are used to sell mineral water as well as a range of soft drinks. They are non-biodegradable and when not properly disposed of can create mountains of garbage which last for centuries. These discarded bottles also leach toxins into the soil and often get eaten by animals, sometimes with disastrous consequences. “Throttle the Bottle” is one of a…

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05 July 2017

Ethiopian Airlines Inaugurates State-Of-The-Art Cargo Terminal-II

Ethiopian Airlines

On June 29th 2017 Ethiopian Airlines was delighted to inaugurate its state of the art Cargo Terminal-II. This momentous inauguration event was graced by H.E. Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the FDRE, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Shide, Minister of Transport and Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam GCEO Ethiopian Airlines together with other high-level government officials and participants of the ICAO Cargo Forum. H.E. Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn remarked: “Today, the national flag carrier has becom…

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04 July 2017

Camp Jabulani launches interactive, evolved elephant experience with a strong conservation ethos remaining central to all activities

Camp Jabulani

With the launch of its interactive, evolved elephant experience, Camp Jabulani, the Relais & Chateaux accredited luxury lodge near Hoedspruit in Limpopo, enters a new phase in its journey with elephants. Since 1 April 2017 elephant-back safaris have no longer been offered. Adine Roode, owner and CEO of Camp Jabulani, says, “The decision, taken already in May 2016, was prompted by increasing international opposition against elephant-back safaris, because of the abusive way in which s…

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03 July 2017

Bush and Beyond is Excited to Launch our Brand New Video

Archer Group

We are excited to launch our first official Bush and Beyond video. This video was shot in January & February 2017 by Goh Iromoto & Courtney Boyd over 4 weeks visiting Tangulia Mara Camp, Lewa House, Ol Malo & The Emakoko plus a helicopter trip with Ol Malo Nomad. Watch the video here  Come explore, experience & escape to all that Bush and Beyond has to offer and please feel free to share with all your friends! Stay tuned for more videos and new photography which will be…

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03 July 2017

HerdTracker: Crowd-sourcing the great migration

Discover Africa

HerdTracker, a web application developed by Discover Africa in 2014, was launched to track the movement of the wildebeest migration in real-time. The web application has afforded wildlife enthusiasts and travellers the unique opportunity to explore the migration with accurate information based on the location of the migratory herds.     Now, in 2017 HerdTracker has been updated to include crowd-sourced data from anyone sharing sightings of the migratory herds using  #HerdTrac…

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