Member News

29 June 2018

New Exclusive Entrance into Hwange National Park

Hideaways

Hideaways’ lodge Elephant's Eye, Hwange is located on a borderless concession adjoining Hwange National Park and although guests are able to enjoy game drives on the concession and in the park, when guests enter Hwange National Park they currently need to momentarily leave the concession and spend a portion of their journey to the park on a tarred road.

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29 June 2018

‘Chocks Away!’- Premier Aviation is here.

J W Seagon and Co Insurance Brokers

After two years of hard work, we are delighted to announce the addition of JWS Premier Aviation to our bespoke, market leading suite of Insurance Products.

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29 June 2018

Village and Life - Pezula

Village N Life

We are excited to announce that Village N Life has been appointed to manage the Pezula Hotel in Knysna previously known as Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa.

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28 June 2018

Ethos Adds Makakatana Bay Lodge to its Portfolio

Ethos Marketing

Ethos is delighted to add the beautiful Makakatana Bay Lodge on the banks of Lake St Lucia to its portfolio. This gem of KwaZulu-Natal is all about magnificent scenery, spotting hippos and crocs by boat, safari adventures and beautiful beaches. Read more here...

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28 June 2018

The Blue Train's 2019 Re-invention

The Blue Train

In 2019, South Africa's iconic Blue Train will be reinventing its classic Pretoria to Cape Town (or vice versa) experience from a 1 night to a 2 night journey.  There are many benefits of extending this luxury rail experience on top of it being a slower, more relaxing journey to better enjoy the scenery. Read all about the benefits here or contact info@ethosmarketing.co.uk for the new rates and schedules or visit www.bluetrain.co.za

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28 June 2018

This is the first time ever in 18years "ITCSudan life" that we all get together to attend a workshop in Milan

The Italian Tourism Co

I.T.C.Sudan is proud to share with Atta member the attached photo of the whole our team. We belong to different cultures and we are here to learn one from the other!

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27 June 2018

Elewana Collection supports conservation research in Loisaba

Elewana Afrika

Most of the wildlife in Kenya lives outside of government parks and reserves, so it is critical to work with communities that are sharing land and resources with the wildlife that we want to protect.

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27 June 2018

Hwange’s Original Bush Camp, Little Makalolo, Reopens

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris’ Little Makalolo – one of the original bush camps situated in an exclusive private concession in the heart of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe – has reopened after the rebuild of its main guest area and an extensive refurbishment of its six traditional-style safari tents.

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27 June 2018

The Safari Store’s Tenth Birthday: A Decade of Expert Safari Packing Advice

The Safari Store

Celebrating ten years of adventure, The Safari Store has chosen to celebrate in (safari) style. This is what is happening at The Safari Store ten years in:

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26 June 2018

Uganda : vibrant new destination video released

Kamageo

Kamageo has produced a new 2-minute destination video highlighting the wonders of Uganda’s western circuit. See it here>>>>. Directed by Kamageo’s Rich Whiston, the film captures the beauty of the landscapes, the amazing activities, the wonderful wildlife and the warmth of Ugandan people.

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26 June 2018

The Wait is Finally Over- African Bush Camps new property in the Khwai Region is now open for bookings

African Bush Camps

For the past 12 months, African Bush Camps has added a new word to our vocabulary Iktsuarpok (n): When visitors are due to arrive, a fidgety feeling sprouts up. We might keep glancing out of the window, or pause mid-sentence, thinking we’ve heard the sound of a car.

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26 June 2018

Samburu: Rescued ‘Baby’ Rhino Returns to the Wild

Saruni

The 6th of June 2018 marked a very special date in Sera, Northern Kenya as the Sera Conservancy Community welcomed the return of the much-loved rhino calf, ‘Loijupu’.

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25 June 2018

Happy Birthday Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge!

Governors' Camp

On the 21st July bottles of champagne were popped and happy cheers were shared as we celebrated Sabyinyo’s 10th birthday anniversary.

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25 June 2018

Refurbishment at Elewana Sand River Masai Mara to create an enhanced luxury experience

Elewana Afrika

Elewana Sand River, Masai Mara, ideally located on the banks of the beautiful Sand River in a remote corner of the Reserve, is being refurbished in order to enrich the high standard of comfort that guests experience at one of the Masai Mara’s premier camps.

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25 June 2018

Dame Kelly Holmes seeking teammates to run, cycle & kayak across Malawi for nutrition

Orbis Expeditions

Double Olympic Champion, British record holder and charity founder Dame Kelly Holmes, along with 20 teammates, will run, cycle and kayak across Malawi in support of improving nutrition.

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22 June 2018

Travel with Purpose with Wilderness Safaris – Hwange Against All Odds

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris continues to celebrate 35 years of life-changing journeys with the launch of its next Travel with Purpose itinerary, Hwange Against All Odds.

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21 June 2018

Busanga and Shumba Open for 2018 Safari Season

Wilderness Safaris

The 2018 safari season has kicked off in Zambia’s wildlife-rich Busanga Plains with Wilderness Safaris’ Shumba and Busanga Bush Camp now open until the end of October 2018. In addition to offering the most exclusive wilderness experience in this remote region, every guest visiting the Busanga Plains is a conservationist, helping Wilderness Safaris contribute more than USD500 000 to Kafue National Park every year.

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21 June 2018

Elewana Collection Celebrates World Giraffe Day

Elewana Afrika

21 June 2018 marks #WorldGiraffeDay, making it the perfect time to share the latest Reticulated Giraffe Conservation program update with you.

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21 June 2018

Governors’ Ready for High Season with a New Looks at Il Moran and Loldia House

Governors' Camp

Governors’ Loldia House and Il Moran Camp are launching into the upcoming busy high season with brand new looks after Phase 1 of a two-step refurbishment process was completed. Over April and May, the two properties received brand new soft furnishings and upgrade work, the results unveiled in early June.

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21 June 2018

New Lodge in Kariba - Opening Soon

Zambezi Cruise Safaris

Kariba Safari Lodge, a brand-new addition to the Zambezi Cruise & Safaris portfolio, will open in September this year in Kariba Town (Mica Point) on Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe.

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20 June 2018

Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru hosts Virginia McKenna

Elewana Afrika

IIt was our honour and a privilege to host Virginia McKenna recently at Elewana Elsa’s Kopje Meru. On our final evening we had the opportunity to sit with her, as the candles flickered in the lounge, we listened to her tales of Meru, filming Born Free and her life’s work with The Born Free Foundation.

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19 June 2018

New Hideaways Brochure - Available Online

Hideaways

Providing agents with an inspiring sales tool, Hideaways have created a beautiful new brochure captivating the story of Hideaways, its current and new experiences.

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19 June 2018

Elewana Collection complies with GDPR

Elewana Afrika

The new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May and covers the security aspects of data pertaining to EU citizens anywhere in the world and therefore effects business everywhere. It is each individual government’s obligation to enforce the new rules.

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19 June 2018

Yoga Retreat in Equatorial Guinea from 13 until 15.07.18

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

Grand Hotel Djibloho Is Proud To Present A Yoga Retreat, Unique In Equatorial Guinea! From 13 to 15 July we will organize a Yoga Retreat for beginners and advanced (master class).

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18 June 2018

Sketching a future for elephants - the 26 minute artworks with a wildlife conservation message

Real Africa

Sketch for Survival is a touring wildlife art exhibition in aid of conservation organised by the charitable trust of safari specialist Real Africa, the Real World Conservation Trust (RWCT).

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18 June 2018

Ethiopian to Start Flights to Barcelona, 13th Destination in Europe

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to launch new flight services to Barcelona, Spain as of July 01, 2018, deploying the ultra-modern B787– 800 Dreamliner.

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18 June 2018

Zambia is making a big splash on ITV in June

Kamageo

Details have now been confirmed for Zambia's 'take over' of ITV for three weeks, starting Monday 25th June. Zambia will feature in over 80 items broadcast across three of the UK’s biggest daytime TV shows - Good Morning Britain, Lorraine and Loose Women.

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18 June 2018

Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp has opened for the season

Elewana Afrika

With the final touches done, the camp opened for the high season on the 3rd June 2018.

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15 June 2018

TedX talk by Praveen Moman, Founder Volcanoes Safaris: Save Gorillas, Focus on Communities

Volcanoes Safaris

We are delighted to share a recent TEDx talk by Praveen Moman, Founder Volcanoes Safaris, given in Bend, Oregon!

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15 June 2018

The Armchair Safari at Kanga Camp

African Bush Camps

Experience the Armchair Safari at Kanga Camp. The camp, situated around Kanga Pan which is the only source of water for miles around, is a magnet for wildlife especially during the drier months from July to October.

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14 June 2018

Jenman African Safaris 2019 Brochure Ready and Available Online

Jenman African Safaris

The Jenman African Safaris 2019 brochure has been released earlier than ever before to give clients ample time to prepare for the 2019 travel and sales season.

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14 June 2018

Wildebeest Migration Reaches Seronera

Serengeti Balloon Safaris

Over the past 2 days, Serengeti Balloon Safaris has observed increasing numbers of wildebeest in the Seronera area, culminating this morning in herds of thousands being seen from our balloons.

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14 June 2018

Show the world how you connect with nature - The Nature Conservancy Photo Contest 2018

Elewana Afrika

Mid May Elewana Collection hosted some special guests at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp for a photo safari to help increase participation from Kenya in The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) global photo contest: nature.org/photocontest.

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14 June 2018

Victoria Falls by the Light of the Full Moon

African Bush Camps

Spend the nights of the full moon at Thorntree River Lodge and indulge in the magic of a Lunar Moon Falls Tour. The full moon creates a ‘moon-bow’ over the Victoria Falls, making this spectacular wonder of the world even more impressive.

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13 June 2018

Chicago joins Ethiopian global network

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that has it started services to Chicago as of June 10, 2018.

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13 June 2018

Samara's Manor House now available to independent travellers

Samara Private Game Reserve

Previously reserved for exclusive use as a four-suite villa, Samara’s gracious Manor House may now be booked by independent travellers. The Manor House is ideal for those who desire a little privacy and seclusion while enjoying the profound peace that is the hallmark of Samara’s unique Karoo safaris. In the past, the Manor House offering was available only …

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13 June 2018

Botswana: The NEW Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is OPEN!

Belmond

NEWLY DESIGNED BELMOND SAVUTE ELEPHANT LODGE HAS LAUNCHED!Timeless Explorers Lodge in the heart of wild AfricaBelmond unveils its new-look Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge in the Chobe National Park, following a full redesign.  Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, one of Belmond’s three safari experiences in the heart of Botswana, reopens this June as a Timeless Explorers Lodge, connecting its guests to nature. Surrounded by abundant flora and fauna, the lodge includes 12 tented rooms, spa, l…

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12 June 2018

Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar reopened with New General Managers: Adam Howard and Kim Juergens

Elewana Afrika

Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar has opened for the season and the team look forward to welcoming guests from the 1st June 2018. Elewana Collection is delighted to announce it has appointed new General Managers to take the helm at Kilindi Zanzibar. Adam has a Masters in Criminology and began his career in business development in the UK. Kim has a broad background in high-end hospitality in Asia, as well as corporate and political communications in her native New Zealand, where she holds a Masters in Jo…

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12 June 2018

Saile Airstrip Re-opened

African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps is happy to announce that after late seasonal rains in Northern Botswana, Saile Airstrip, which services Linyanti Bush Camp and Linyanti Ebony, has now be re-opened. The runway has been graded and the inspections have been carried out by the authorities and we look forward to welcoming safari guests with a smooth landing and our legendary hospitality.  

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11 June 2018

Hoopoe Safaris appoint Samphire Travel Consulting in the UK

Hoopoe Safaris

Hoopoe Safaris are very pleased to announce that Samphire Travel Consulting, based in the UK and owned and managed by Penny Hooper (assisted by Fern Montgomery) has been chosen to represent Hoopoe and Kirurumu Under Canvas in the UK.

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11 June 2018

New video highlights how great Malawi is for families

Kamageo

Award-winning bloggers, Mini-Travellers (www.minitravellers.co.uk) are just back from Malawi having produced the first in a series of themed videos for Kamageo - "Is this destination good for families with young children?" The entertaining and informative short film captures the true essence of the family's trip - parents Karen and Matt, took along with Lily (7), Isobel (6) and Eve (6) and a great time was had by all.  Kamageo's Tourism Director, Kelly…

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08 June 2018

Auric Air now offers pre-purchase of additional baggage allowance.

Auric Air Services

Auric Air now offers pre-purchase of additional baggage allowance through website and booking system.- Excess baggage can now be purchased in slabs of 10kgs, 20kgs, 30kgs etc - Cost varies on the route/class booked.- Excess baggage can be purchased online for all classes on all routes.How it works:-To purchase your excess baggage, visit our website, mobile site, contact your travel agent or our contact centre to book your additional baggage.-Purchase excess baggage onli…

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08 June 2018

Family Safari Circuit With African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps

From Big Five spotting, to nature walks; from cultural excursions to sunset boat cruises, there is something for the everyone on a Family Safari. Four incredible African safari destinations await exploration with African Bush Camps. In Botswana, discover the delights of Khwai and the famous wildlife-rich Moremi Game Reserve at Khwai Tented Camp; and from the secret paradise of Linyanti Ebony, in the Chobe Enclave, watch the spectacle of nature unfold before you. Thorntree River Lodge in Za…

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07 June 2018

Daily Direct Flights To Zanzibar

Safarilink Aviation

Greetings!We are delighted to announce our DIRECT flight to Zanzibar will now operate DAILY from 1st July 2018.We take this opportunity to remind you of the convenient timings of this service, which enables passengers to connect from all our safari destinations, most notably Masai Mara and Laikipia, allowing passengers to arrive at their destination in daylight hours! The inbound early evening return flight from Zanzibar enables suitable connections to international flights.For more information…

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06 June 2018

Ethos Adds Machaba Safaris to its Portfolio

Ethos Marketing

Ethos Marketing is delighted to have been appointed as the UK representation company for Machaba Safaris from 1 June 2018. Machaba is a family owned collection of 4 safari camps – 3 of which are in Botswana’s iconic Okavango Delta (Machaba Camp, Little Machaba and Gomoti Plains) and the brand new Verney's Camp which opened last month (1 May 2018) in Hwange, Zimbabwe.

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06 June 2018

Kenya Airways launches non-stop flights to Cape Town

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways has today introduced three non-stop flights from its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to Cape Town, South Africa.

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05 June 2018

The Blue Train Rejoins Ethos' Portfolio - with big changes on the horizon...

Ethos Marketing

We are delighted to announce that The Blue Train has renewed its contract with Ethos Marketing.  Ethos has been the UK office for The Blue Train since 1998 and we look forward to meeting new and exciting challenges as we embrace our 20th year of representing one of the most lavish trains on the planet.

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05 June 2018

We Are Africa Memories

Escape+Explore

“..we had the best time with the best people doing what we love..” Ingram Casey   Back in the office with a serious case of We Are Africa blues, take a look at some of the incredible moments that was had, tag yourself, add a comment or just take a moment to relive some of the fun!

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04 June 2018

Taking the iconic Virunga Lodge to new heights!

Volcanoes Safaris

At the start of a super-busy season, we look forward to welcoming guests to the world renowned Virunga Lodge, the first international lodge to be built near Parc National des Volcans in Rwanda 2004. The property inspired the relaunch of gorilla tourism in Rwanda.

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04 June 2018

The Hide undergoes a major revamp

The Hide Safaris

The Hide Safari Camp in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, has been given a brand new look. Extensive changes were made to the main A frame, which includes the restaurant, lounge, front deck, bar and swimming pool areas.

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04 June 2018

RE-ISSUE: Saruni Launches Scenic Flights and & Air Transfers from Samburu into Northern Kenya

Saruni

Saruni, the Kenyan portfolio of lodges in Samburu and the Masai Mara, is launching new exciting activities from its Northern Kenya properties: panoramic air excursions and transfers with an aircraft based at Kalama airstrip, starting from 1st July until the end of September 2018.

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01 June 2018

Travel with Purpose with Wilderness Safaris – Frontier Ecotourism Presence

Wilderness Safaris

In its ongoing celebration of 35 years of changing lives, Wilderness Safaris’ next Travel with Purpose itinerary, Frontier Ecotourism Presence, will explore Zambia’s million-hectare Busanga Plains.

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