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31 August 2017

Annual Guide Training Workshop: Camp Closures 2018

African Bush Camps

Please note that the African Bush Camps properties in Zimbabwe and Botswana will be closed from the 25th of January to the 2nd of February 2018. During this period, we will be bringing all of our guides together for the annual Guide Training Workshop. We use the workshop to increase and refresh the knowledge, passion and experiences of our Guiding Teams so that they are able to transform an ordinary safari into and extra-ordinary one. Watch the Guides Training Wor…

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30 August 2017

Skies, Sand & The Sun!

New African Territories

We are privileged to be working closely with Alexis Peltier, and we have had enormous fun designing an African Territories Flying safari. Alexis flies and maintains his very own Cessna 206, a 5 seater plane, with luggage pod and extensions on the wings to be able to carry more weight. The tyres are also adapted to land on different terrains. The safari is personalised & guided, intending to create unforgettable moments and life changing experiences. This is an adventure lik…

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30 August 2017

Kenya bans plastic bags from today

Marketing Worldwide

Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps, our partner in Kenya advises that this ban comes into effect from 28 August 2017, please tell your clients to avoid bringing plastic bags into the country. Being in possession of a plastic bag has become an offence.Visitors are advised to avoid packing any plastic bags in their suitcases or carry-on hand luggage; this includes duty free bags which will need to be left at the airport. 

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30 August 2017

African Bush Camps Group Booking Policy

African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps has updated the terms and conditions of our group bookings policy in order to streamline the process. Please take a look at the Agent’s Reserve for the updated provisos for group reservations: http://www.africanbushcamps.com/the-agents-reserve/ Please email your dedicated African Bush Camps Aficionado if you have any questions about the policy. 

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29 August 2017

Zimbabwe to Once Again Enjoy 1999 Tourist Volumes?

Africa Albida Tourism

Many are asking the question, is 2017 the year that sees tourism arrivals in Victoria Falls back at 1996/1999 volumes?     Ross Kennedy, Chief Executive of Africa Albida Tourism, said room occupancies in Victoria Falls for the six months ended 30 June 2017 had increased by 25.4% over the same period in 2016.  This equates to close to 19,000 additional rooms sold over that period by ten hotels, which together have 1,125 rooms and measure arrivals monthly. The same trend is a…

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29 August 2017

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

African Bush Camps

We at African Bush Camps have been telling you how wonderful our newly opened properties are and now we can show you. We have uploaded a new selection of photographs and imagry of Thorntree River Lodge and Somalisa Expeditions on our WETU catalogue. Please see here for the full albums

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25 August 2017

Wetu’s new Itinerary Builder

Wetu Tourism Solutions

Wetu has given their Itinerary Builder a brand new look. It’s the same amazing tool with all the expected outputs and functionalities but it’s even more user-friendly than before. Many of the changes are in response to suggestions and feedback from clients who build their interactive itineraries in Wetu, with the goal to continue improving the user-experience. A major tech upgrade is the ability to use the new version on iPad and tablets with a minimum resolution of 1024x768. Anot…

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25 August 2017

Travel Tips

Coastal Aviation

In Africa we find many things changing often. This makes necessary to update the way we do things. Sometimes these changes also affect our passengers holiday preparations. With this in mind at Coastal Aviation, we decided to issue our Travel Tips, from time to time. These can also be found on our website.  Check-in Time  Please make sure you adhere to the minimum Check-in Time on your ticket. The departure time, is NOT the boarding time, but the time that the wheels of the aircraf…

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24 August 2017

Great Plains Conservation Wild Studio photographic programme 2017/18 dates

Great Plains Conservation

Great Plains Conservation has launched their Wild Studio photography season dates and rates, with departures from November 2017 running to April 2018 in Kenya and Botswana. Ranging from 4 to 7 nights, photography workshops will be taught with a maximum of 4 people in any vehicle by a professional photographer.   The courses are aimed at all abilities, and beginners are welcome. Enquiries to wildstudio@greatplainsconservation.com  

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22 August 2017

Twins of Kampala

Uganda Tourism Board

Kampala city celebrates twins as thousands travel from around Uganda to participate in the annual Kampala Twins Festival. The festival only in its fourth year is becoming a popular family event that brings together twins and their relations for a day of packed activities. In the 2016 edition, the oldest twins were 85. Uganda Tourism Board partners with private businesses in promoting this campaign as one of the drivers for domestic tourism. In Uganda, twins and their parents are held in very …

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18 August 2017

Air Berlin Update

British Airways

Please note that our oneworld partner, Air Berlin (AB) are continuing to operate as normal and their relationship with British Airways and the oneworld Alliance remains unchanged. If the situation changes in anyway then we will publish an update for you.

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17 August 2017

African Ample Assistance is proud to launch tours to the Island of St Helena

African Ample Assistance cc

After several delays for flights to St Helena, flights are scheduled launch in the next few months for St Helena in partnership with South African Airlink. St Helena is one of the remotest islands in the world, and is most famous as the site of Napoleon’s exile and death. African Ample Assistance is one of the South African representatives for tours to St Helena. We are excited to launch our Historical & Cultural Tour of St Helena (http://aaatravelafrica.com/tours-all/st-helena-remot…

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16 August 2017

Savanna Lodge completes upgrades

Savanna Private Game Reserve

The 5* Savanna Lodge has reopened after a six week closure for major renovations and refurbishments.     All suites have newly designed outdoor showers, featuring their own outdoor gardens. The Savanna Suite and the Executive suite decks have all been replaced and the private plunge pools have been revamped.   One of Savanna’s unique selling points is its Tented Styled accommodation. All seven tented suites now have new modernised canvas roof tops, lined with crisp inner…

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16 August 2017

New Jenman Guided Group Tour in North Madagascar

Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris has introduced a fantastic new guided group tour that explores the wonders of north Madagascar. The Madagascar North Adventure showcases the best of the region, ensuring that guests easily experience all the highlights on that side of the island. It’s a great opportunity to discover Madagascar’s varied habitats on a journey that takes guests from the stunning waterfalls and lakes of Montagne d'Ambre National Park to the unique underground caves…

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16 August 2017

Roho ya Selous – Asilia’s newest impact investment

Asilia Africa

Roho ya Selous, in the UNESCO world heritage site of Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, is the latest addition to the Asilia stable of ecotourism camps.  What is impact investing? Impact investing is a very specific type of investing.  It occurs across all types of asset classes.  Its basic premise is to have a positive impact on society and the environment.  It can also be thought of as sustainable philanthropy. Operating 18 camps in East Africa, Asilia&r…

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15 August 2017

Ethiopian Retrofitted its B767-300 Fleet with Flat Bed Seats and Wifi IFE

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Group is pleased to announce to its valued customers that it has fully refurbished its Boeing 767-300 ER fleet utilised on routes to India, Middle East and Africa destinations.   The newly refurbished airplane is fitted with brand new full flat-bed seats in Cloud Nine, modern IFE with high resolution 17 inches screen and in-seat power outlets (inflight entertainment), lighting and other modern cabin products. Customers in the main cabin will also enjoy new seats, multip…

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14 August 2017

Pangolin Photo safaris scales up with new camp in The Delta

Pangolin Photo Safaris

Pangolin Photo Safaris has teamed up with Natural Selection to open the Pangolin Khwai Camp in the Khwai Private Reserve – a 200,000ha private concession bordering the Khwai River. As with the operations in the Chobe, Pangolin will be designing the guest experience around the needs of modern day photographers and safari enthusiasts. The camp will have a maximum of 12 guests, at any one time, utilising three game viewers. The reserve allows for off-roading at special sightings, as well …

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11 August 2017

Lusaka City Tours arranged by MTT Zambia LTD

MTT Zambia

Local flights to and from Zambia’s primary tourist destinations are scheduled so efficiently around international arrival and departures that visitors can often bypass Zambia’s capital Lusaka. At most, they might stay one night pre- and post-safari. There are enjoyable ways to spend a few days in Lusaka for those visitors who prefer to decompress after or before a long flight home. Lusaka-based MTT Safaris (t/a MTT Zambia LTD) provides personalized half, full, and two-day city tou…

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11 August 2017

Celebrating 50 years of Mountain Gorilla Conservation and 20 years of Volcanoes Safaris

Volcanoes Safaris

2017 marks important landmarks for mountain gorilla conservation and tourism.   In 1967 - 50 years ago Dr. Dian Fossey set up the Karisoke Research Center high up in the Virunga volcanoes, the first permanent mountain gorilla research center. Karisoke continues to be leading centre for gorilla protection and research with 100-plus field staff who work to protect the gorillas. In 1997 - 20 years ago Praveen Moman set up Volcanoes Safaris in Uganda and Rwanda and pioneered the development o…

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08 August 2017

Monochrome Magic

Africa Geographic

Monochrome Magic: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-162/monochrome-magic/

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07 August 2017

Africa Albida introduces 24-hour reservations

Africa Albida Tourism

From August 1, Africa Albida Tourism is now available for 24-hour reservations. The group’s central reservations at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge will operate 24 hours a day, including Saturdays and Sundays. Two new sales consultants have been added to the current team to boost resources. “This move has been implemented to better serve the needs of our customers who are not in the same time zones as we are, for example Australia, USA and Asia,” said CE, Ross Kennedy. In another…

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04 August 2017

Threatened industrial action by Mixed Fleet Unite – 16-30AUG

British Airways

All British Airways customers will be able to fly to their destinations, despite a further period of threatened industrial action by Mixed Fleet Unite, which represents one of our five cabin crew fleets. Mixed Fleet Unite has said it will take industrial action between Wednesday 16 to Wednesday 30 August (inclusive). We recognise the uncertainty that Mixed Fleet Unite’s threat is causing and would like to reassure customers that the vast majority of our services will be unaffected. We ca…

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03 August 2017

Malawi Leads the Way in Animal Conservation

Kamageo

In one of the largest and most significant translocations in human history, African Park's conservation efforts bring the total number of elephants on the move in Malawi to 400. These elephants have travelled 350km from Liwonde National Park and 600 km from Majete Wildlife Reserve to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. The final 100 of the historic #500Elephants will be moved in the coming weeks. African Parks is responsible for 90% of Malawi's elephant population and protects 15,000 elephan…

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03 August 2017

Immigration delays

British Airways

The media are reporting on Passport Immigration queues at several European airports with customers experiencing delays due to extra checks on both arrivals and departures. The main delay issues which ebb and flow at different parts of the day are in Lyon(LYS), Milan Linate (LIN), Madrid (MAD) and Barcelona (BCN), but other airports are affected as well especially on peak days on some of the Spanish islands. Please advise our customers if they mention these delays that British Airways flights c…

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02 August 2017

Swaziland's Reed Dance Dates Announced

Kamageo

The dates for Swaziland's biggest cultural event have been announced and a hive of colourful activity will soon descend upon the country in the form of the festival known as 'Umhlanga' or Reed Dance. The Festival is set to start on the 29th of August, with the main day (Day 7) taking place on Monday 4th September. It will be on this day when the main ceremony occurs, with the dancing attended by the King signalling a public holiday in Swaziland. The ceremony is an amazing spectacl…

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02 August 2017

Unite strikes - industrial action (2-15 August)

British Airways

All British Airways customers will be able to fly to their destinations, despite further industrial action by Mixed Fleet Unite between Wednesday 2 August and Tuesday 15 August (inclusive). The union represents one of our five cabin crew fleets. We expect to operate virtually a full schedule but will be merging a very small number of Heathrow services. Affected customers are being notified of their new flight details with as much notice as possible. We are planning to operate our normal schedu…

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01 August 2017

Refreshed & Renewed

New African Territories

Refreshed & Renewed At African Territories, we have been busy creating a fresh and dynamic 'new look'... and today we are very happy to share our re-brand with you! Simplifying our unique logo and adding a splash of colour with our new 'Indian Pink, Rust and Savannah' accent colours!  The ancient african Adinkra symbols are an important part of our identity and our work ethos. Meanwhile at Speke’s Camp, the team have completed a fabulous and major …

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01 August 2017

Kruger Elephants: Giants of the future

Africa Geographic

Kruger Elephants: Giants of the future: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-161/kruger-elephants-giants-future/

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