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28 February 2018

Wetu says Guten Tag, ITB Berlin

Wetu Tourism Solutions

We're getting our year of trade show hook-ups started at ITB Berlin this month. In our first foray onto the 2018 tourism trade show scene, Wetu is focused on reinforcing our brand presence as the travel tech provider that services the world. A great deal of work has gone into development and fleshing out the teams we have dedicated to training and support - vital ingredients to building the sound support structure that helps our clients thrive in the digital economy that selling travel has become.

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28 February 2018

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve partners with Ynot Concepts to market Grootbos in the Australian and New Zealand markets

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Grootbos is excited to announce a collaboration with Ynot Concepts. Ynot Concepts will assist in the sales and marketing of the Grootbos Private Nature reserve in the Australian and New Zealand markets.

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28 February 2018

Introducing Lemala Mpingo Ridge, Tarangire

Lemala Camps and Lodges

Lemala Camps and Lodges are thrilled to announce the latest addition to their luxury safari portfolio opening in central Tarangire National Park in July 2018. Lemala Mpingo Ridge sits on top of an escarpment with sweeping views across the perennial Tarangire River and valley below, and will match the same outstanding standards of comfort and service as the other properties in Lemala’s collection.

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27 February 2018

Wayo Africa Educational Safaris

Wayo Africa

Experience, environmental and active! Come see for yourself how Wayo Africa spearhead the industry on one of our educational safaris. We walk the talk, only by joining a Wayo Africa safari will you understand how unique a Tanzanian safari can be.

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23 February 2018

Get to know the Nomad Trust

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

A brief intro on our Nomad Trust and what makes us tick in this short Q&A with our Trust Coordinator, Lucy. Nomad Trust - Q&A with Lucy We now offer many Trust based activities from our camps across Tanzania, and you can download our Nomad Trust Fact Sheets here (they are also on our Partner Site):

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23 February 2018

Stepping Out of The Ordinary

New African Territories

Bringing you another magical moment as Kitich Camp joins the African Territories portfolio. We are delighted to be now managing Kitich Camp reservations and to have Kitich as part of our 'out of the ordinary' group of camps and lodges.

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22 February 2018

Welcome Home - Journey through the new Bush Lodge video

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Arriving at Bush Lodge is akin to being welcomed into a luxurious, contemporary home in the heart of the African bushveld. An amalgamation of warm hospitality and an eclectic sense of style brings about a breath-taking expedition through one of the world’s premier safari destinations, for visitors from far and wide.

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22 February 2018

Pumulani is turning 10!

Robin Pope Safaris

This year Pumulani, the brightest star on Lake Malawi turns 10! Thank you for your continued support over the years.

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22 February 2018

Explore Zimbabwe in Berlin!

Explore Zimbabwe

Meet with Explore Zimbabwe at ITB There has never been a better time to visit Zimbabwe! Kelley Austen is exhibiting at the Atta stand March 7th - 9th, excited to introduce the new Home of African Adventure.

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21 February 2018

Who's going to be the hidden gem on the Safari Roadshow next week?

Kamageo

Each time Kamageo organises a UK roadshow, one exhibitor proves to be the stand-out hidden gem. On the last Uganda roadshow, it was Nkuringo Walking Safaris, where as on the Zambia show, it was probably Jeffrey & McKeith Safaris who proved to be the unexpected stars.

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21 February 2018

Meet Asanja Africa at ITB Berlin 2018

Asanja Africa

Asanja Africa will be exhibiting at ITB Berlin from 7th to 11th March 2018, ATTA stand number 121 & 122, located in Hall 20. We would be delighted to meet up with you to show you our new camp Asanja Grumeti and all new developments to come! To book a meeting, email gm@asanjaafrica.com.

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21 February 2018

16 Days in Uganda

Africa Geographic

An account of a magical 16-day cross-Uganda trip, arranged by Africa Geographic.

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20 February 2018

Evolving Experiences

Escape+Explore

Making Memories “We love celebrations whether a beautiful sunrise a significant date or just helping to create intimate special moments that last a lifetime” - Ingram Casey

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20 February 2018

Next week: Just a Drop's annual lecture 'Secret Lives Exposed: If Walls Could Talk' at the Royal Geographical Society, Thursday March 1st, 7:30pm

Just a Drop

International water charity Just a Drop's third annual lecture at the Royal Geographical Society will take place next week on 1 March 2018, 7:30pm. All proceeds from the evening will support Just a Drop's safe water and sanitation projects.

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20 February 2018

moyo africa to Represent African Bush Camps in Europe

African Bush Camps

AAfrican Bush Camps is thrilled to announce the appointment of Alexandra Nägeli as our Germanic and Nordic Market Representative (in 2018 Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, from 2019 also Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark).

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19 February 2018

Malawi features in 48 regional press titles in just one week.

Kamageo

Reflecting its growing status as a world-class safari destination, Malawi has prominently featured in 48 regional publications in the last week (w/c 12th February).

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19 February 2018

View Our New Images of Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp

Elewana Afrika

We have some great new images taken by Mario Moreno from South Cape Images Photographic Safaris who has taken a number of exquisite photographs and videos of Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp. To view the complete library of photographs and videos, Click here.

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19 February 2018

Meet us at Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

ResRequest

ResRequest is travelling to Uganda this week for the Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo in Kampala, 23-25 February. ResRequest is a comprehensive Central Reservations (CRS) and Property Management System (PMS) which can help you leverage your availability, increase your sales and track your business.

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16 February 2018

Two New Rooms at Baker's Lodge, Murchison Falls, Uganda

Wild Frontiers

Wild Frontiers are thrilled to announce that due to popular demand we have increased our room capacity at Baker’s Lodge to 10 raised thatched chalets.

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16 February 2018

Meet us at ITB

Controvento Tourism Representations

Ferruccio Tirone - Owner & Managing Director of Controvento Tourism Representations will attend ITB in Berlin from the 7th till the 9th of March on behalf of TSOGO SUN (Southern Sun Hotels) which he represents across Europe as Sales & Marketing Manager.

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15 February 2018

Safari Magazine 33 is now out

Kamageo

The latest edition of the industry's only trade publication is now out. The 72-page 'Safari Magazine', is published by Kamageo, and is available online here, whilst hard copies will be posted to over 500 individual UK Africa specialists next week, as well as distributed on the (sold out) Safari Roadshow. To receive your own printed copy, simply send your postal address to kristina@kamageo.com.

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15 February 2018

Changes at Coastal Aviation – a message from Julian Edmunds

Coastal Aviation

You may have recently received a message from us announcing our intention to discontinue certain flights and over the next several days you will receive more communication from us regarding scheduling and routing changes. I am happy to say that there should be no more flights being discontinued. These changes are part of our ongoing commitment to constantly review our own operations and deliver the best product possible.

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15 February 2018

Africa Albida Tourism Announces Appointment of New General Manager

Africa Albida Tourism hospitality group is delighted to announce the appointment of Dustin Kennedy as General Manager of its Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate.

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14 February 2018

Young Flyer Changes from 01st May 2018

British Airways

As part of British Airways’ on-going commitment to child safeguarding, we are implementing some changes for young adults travelling from 1 May 2018

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13 February 2018

TTG magazine makes Malawi the cover story in 08/02/18 edition

Kamageo

Further emphasising its growing importance, TTG gave the front page over to 'Malawi Magic' to support the major feature within the magazine. The article, written by journalist Karl Cushing followed a Kamageo inspired and coordinated trip in late 2017, working alongside SAA.

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13 February 2018

Legendary Expeditions joins the herds at ITB

Legendary Expeditions

Legendary Expeditions will be exhibiting on the Atta stand this year at ITB, and we'd be delighted to see you there. Get in touch with Robyn on robyn@legendaryexpeditions.com to set up an appointment - we look forward to catching up with you in Berlin!

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13 February 2018

Gahinga Batwa Village receives support from Adventure Travel Conservation Fund

Volcanoes Safaris

Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) is thrilled to announce that the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF) has voted to support the Gahinga Batwa Village!

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12 February 2018

Sarova Hotels to attend ITB

Sarova Hotels

Come and experience the different offerings of Sarova Hotels at this years ITB fair which will be held in Berlin from the 7th to the 11th of March 2018. We will be located at the Kenya Tourism Board stand No. 122 in Hall 21A. Visit our stand and experience our different holiday options that can be carved out to specifically meet your needs.

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12 February 2018

Update : Kirstine Vercoe, African Bush Camps, Ker & Downey Botswana

Kamili

Kamili, Kameric and Kamageo can now sadly confirm the departure of Kirstine Vercoe who resigned from her role as Marketing Director, following the agency's loss of the African Bush Camps account at the end of December 2017. Such was Kirstine's talent and professionalism that her departure caused the loss of Ker & Downey Botswana, which she had account directed so well, too.

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12 February 2018

Nyiragongo: One of the world's largest and rarest lava lakes

Africa Geographic

Trekking to Nyiragongo volcano, home to the world's largest lava lake.

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12 February 2018

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Guests Helping To Make the World a Little Brighter.

Governors' Camp

Governors’ Camp’s Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge was built 10 years ago as a uniquely community-owned lodge next to Volcanoes National Park. With our partners African Wildlife Fund (AWF) and International Gorilla Conservation Program (IGCP), the SACOLA Community Trust was created to hold ownership of the lodge. Through lease fees and a Community Levy incorporated into a guest’s stay, US$3.1 Million has been transferred from the Lodge to the SACOLA community in the last 10 years, providing them the means to achieve an incredible list of socio-economic projects.

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09 February 2018

The Serengeti Nomad

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

The calving season has begun in the Southern Serengeti, close to our Serengeti Safari Camp. Over this time half a million young wildebeest will start their lives, and in a few months will make their first attempt at one of the most epic journeys on the planet as they move through the Serengeti ecosystem with the rest of their mega herd.

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09 February 2018

Introducing JWS 360 – your first call in a crisis.

J W Seagon and Co Insurance Brokers

JW Seagon are pleased to announce an enhancement to the JWS Safari Range – bespoke Motor, Health and General Insurance designed exclusively for the travel and tourism sector. With immediate effect, all JWS Safari plan clients will now have access to JWS 360° - a 24/7 emergency helpline manned by crisis response experts.

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09 February 2018

Green Season Greats with The Safari Collection

The Safari Collection

At The Safari Collection, we think that the green season has a great number of unique experiences to offer our guests. Read more here on the many green season greats to be enjoyed at our properties and why we think this is an exceptional time to travel.

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08 February 2018

St Helena to attend ITB Berlin

St Helena Tourism

St Helena Tourism will be exhibiting at ITB on the Atta pavilion (Hall 20, 121,122) over the duration of the show. The island began its first commercial air service in October 2017 and the team attending ITB will be travelling by air to the show from 03 March 2018.

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08 February 2018

Shenton Safaris exhibiting at ITB Berlin 2018

Shenton Safaris

Shenton Safaris, Kaingo & Mwamba, will be exhibiting at ITB Berlin this year from the 7th to 11th March 2018 at the Zambia stand, stand number 21E.101. We would be delighted to meet up with you to show you the completion of our wonderful refurb at Kaingo and the exciting developments to come!

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08 February 2018

One More Nail in the Single Use Plastics Coffin

Asilia Africa is proud to announce the introduction of biodegradable straws in all its camps. Plastic waste is a worldwide problem with 10 million tons being generated each year. Made from organically grown rye that have no chemicals or bleaches added, the straws are completely biodegradable and compostable.

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07 February 2018

Acacia Africa Focuses On Southern Africa With Launch Of Three New Tours

Acacia Adventure Holidays

Acacia Africa is expanding its Southern Africa collection with two new small group safaris, visits to Zimbabwe included on both itineraries. The tour operator is already seeing increased demand for travel to the country - a trend it expects to continue through 2018. In a bid to bolster the number of sustainable travel opportunities available to its clients, Acacia has also launched a three day Marine Eco Tour based in Cape Town.

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07 February 2018

Extraordinary introduces the Mont d’Or Boutique Hotel Group

Extraordinary

Extraordinary are delighted to announce the addition of the Mont d’Or properties (in South Africa) to their collection. The properties are independently owned and offer Extraordinary a great opportunity to expand geographically. Located in Pretoria, Clarens, Bloemfontein, Prince Albert and Franschhoek the properties offer unique designs, personalized service and wonderful locations. For further information and rates please contact marketing@extraordinary.co.za

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07 February 2018

Encompass Africa has kicked 2018 into high gear

Encompass Africa

2018 sees great growth for Encompass Africa. The company has this year introduced a specialist in Sydney and launched another new website (commitment to a new site every 3 years continues) featuring image rich content, interactive maps, itineraries, online safari concierge for its guests and an extensive video library.

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07 February 2018

ITC Sudan update for 2018 - 2019

The Italian Tourism Co

ITC Sudan is proud to announce that the 2018-19 SCHEDULE DEPARTURES rates and dates are ready to be distributed to the industry partners. If you wish to receive them get in touch @ international@italtoursudan.com

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06 February 2018

Farewell to Safari Stalwart and Legend – Russel Friedman

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris is devastated at the loss of true safari stalwart, legend and Wilderness champion, Russel Friedman. He tragically passed away from a heart attack on 4th February – at least doing something he really loved: mountain biking with good friends. The longest-serving and one of the three original Wilderness Safaris co-founders, Russel joined Wilderness in 1984, playing a pivotal part in its growth and development.

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06 February 2018

Auric Air is exhibiting at ITB Berlin

Auric Air Services

Auric Air is exhibiting at ITB Berlin from 7th March 2018 – 11th March 2018 at Tanzania stand located in Hall. 21.A/Stand No.128 Meet us to discuss various flight options within Tanzania to/from Serengeti, Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar, Mafia, Pemba and between Serengeti/Entebbe, Serengeti/Kigali, Serengeti/Masai Mara.

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06 February 2018

ITC SUDAN will be attending ITB Berlin

The Italian Tourism Co

ITC SUDAN will be attending ITB Berlin from the 7th to 10th of March 2018 exhibiting at the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife Sudan stand 206 Hall 21. Please get in touch with us to fix an appointment: international@italtoursudan.com

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05 February 2018

Governors' Camp at ITB

Governors' Camp

This year Alex Millar will be at ITB for Governors' Camp. We have LOTS of news to update you on, including big and exciting refurbishment projects that have happened and will happen this year throughout our portfolio in Kenya and Rwanda. For an appointment please contact Alex at alex@governorscamp.com. See you at ITB!

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05 February 2018

Want Everest, train in Rwenzoris says Everest solo climber

Uganda Tourism Board

Kampala –“I have climbed many mountains, been to Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro, but none compares to what confronts you when you climb the Mt. Rwenzori Mountains,” says RavichandranTharumalingam who has just returned from the Mountains after an expedition to Margherita at 5109m.

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05 February 2018

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe, at ITB 2018

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, represented by Howard Russell (Director), will be attending ITB Berlin from Wed 7th to Fri 9th March. The last 12 months have been busy - amongst other things we have launched a new fly camping experience, improved air access, and put together an exciting bush 'n beach combination. We we would welcome the chance to update you on these and other developments. Our appointment schedule is now open, so please contact howard@chilogorge.com to book a meeting. Look forward to seeing you in Berlin!

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05 February 2018

AAA Travel Announces St Helena Island Tourism Board Workshop in Johannesburg

African Ample Assistance cc

AAA Travel Announces St Helena Island Tourism Board Workshop in Johannesburg Johannesburg 23 February, AAA Travel (African Ample Assistance cc) will host a St Helena Island Tourism Workshop at The Monarch Hotel, Rosebank. It will give agents the opportunity to learn about the products unique selling points and the latest news from partner representatives.

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05 February 2018

The New Mombo and Little Mombo Open

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to announce the official opening of its newly-rebuilt flagship camps, Mombo and Little Mombo, situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Whilst comprising the most appropriate and sustainable luxury required of such a leading destination, the new camps are rooted in an authentic bush-camp offering to ensure that the original Mombo experience is retained.

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02 February 2018

Time-lapse video for 3-d Victoria Falls

Kamageo

Zambia Tourism via Kamageo has commissioned the UK’s most innovative street artists to re-create a seemingly 3-D Victoria Falls across a large area of Destinations Holiday & Travel Show. This 20 x 10ft art work will provide the illusion of being right there in Zambia.

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02 February 2018

Kaya Mawa kicks off 2018

Just in time to wish you a very Happy New Year from all at Kaya Mawa as we already race into February. After an amazing festive season Kaya Mawa closed earlier this month for a well earned break for the whole team some of which have swapped beaches and lake shores for snowy mountain tops and snowboards.

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02 February 2018

Escape+Explore Waterwise Private Cape Adventures

Escape+Explore

"Should there be water rationing of any kind, it will have no effect on the running of our tours." - Ingram Casey Future stocks of sustainable bottled water secured for the foreseeable future. New Water Wise Craft Beer that uses 46% less Water and 8% Atlantic Sea Water! Pop Up Magic Wet Wipes used on tour. Eco & Water-friendly. Fully Biodegradable.

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02 February 2018

New branding for Kamageo

Kamageo

Kamageo has unveiled a new look for 2018 to help keep the agency at the forefront of Africa destination marketing in the UK. A new logo, corporate identity and refreshed website (kamageo.com) have all been developed following research amongst Kamageo's varied target audiences. The agency's lead creative - Izzie Ludbrook - explained that "Kamageo leads rather then follows, so its important that our graphic look emphasises this".

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02 February 2018

Tantalising Tswalu: The Kalahari's diamond in the rough

Africa Geographic

One of Africa Geographic's staff members shares her exciting experiences in the captivating Kalahari.

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01 February 2018

Uganda's Mountain Gorilla to visit Destinations Travel Show

Kamageo

After Batwate the Ugandan Mountain Gorilla wowed the crowds at last year's Destinations, his close relative, Rushenya (another silverback) will be doing likewise at this year's event, on and around the Uganda Tourism stand. The Destinations Travel Show runs from Thursday 1st - Sunday 4th February at London's Olympia. But don't be too afraid, Rushenya is an animatronic gorillla, not a real one. Follow the action @VisitUgandaUK

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01 February 2018

Guests at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp can visit the new Conservation Centre

Elewana Afrika

Guests staying at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp can learn more about the conservation work that goes on in the area by visiting the new conservation centre that has opened. Elewana Collection continues to support conservation initiatives such as this to ensure that wildlife is protected and can be enjoyed for generations to come.The Loisaba Conservation Center is located on a 56,000-acre wildlife conservancy in the Laikipia area of northern Kenya, a critically important wildlife habitat. The Cent…

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01 February 2018

Just a Drop announces third annual lecture at the Royal Geographical Society will feature award-winning authors and historians

Just a Drop

International water charity Just a Drop has announced that its third annual lecture at the Royal Geographical Society will feature award-winning authors and historians, and will take place on 1 March 2018. All proceeds from the evening will support Just a Drop's safe water and sanitation projects.

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01 February 2018

Odzala Discovery Camp - NB Updates 2018

Classic Portfolio

The Congo Conservation Company (CCC) and Odzala Discovery Camps has a strong commitment to protecting the Congo Basin. With this clear purpose in mind, we are delighted to share an important update for the year ahead. Keep in mind for every guest you send to Odzala, you are making a significant contribution to conservation of the Congo Basin.

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01 February 2018

Elewana Collection goes to War with the Straw

Elewana Afrika

Elewana Collection is joining many organisations around the world to eliminate its plastic waste, the latest being the straw. In a ground breaking initiative, we are the first in East Africa to announce that we no longer use plastic straws in our properties and have replaced these with biodegradable ones that decompose in 90-120 days.

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01 February 2018

Honour Way attending ITB

Honour will attend ITB 2018 this year. Cheli & Peacock Safaris (Gary Segal, Stefano and Liz) will attend and have a table on the Atta stand, Hall 20. The Elewana Collection, James Haigh and Nicole Kanz, will attend and have a table on the Atta stand, Hall 20. Green Safaris - Ila Safari Lodge will also attend and be available for meetings on the Zambia stand also Hall 20.

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