Member News

31 July 2018

End of UK exclusivity Bushtops Camps

The Bushtops Camp Collection

Bushtops would like to inform the trade that the UK exclusivity which has been in place for many years, will come to an end on 31.12.2018

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31 July 2018

Travel with Purpose with Wilderness Safaris – Children in the Wilderness

Wilderness Safaris

In celebration of its 35th year of travelling with Purpose, Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to offer six guests the opportunity to be part of a life-changing Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Eco-Club camp – specifically, this year’s Zimbabwe programme from 15 to 18 December 2018.

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31 July 2018

Pinnacle Safaris Launches New Website

Pinnacle Africa Safaris

As Pinnacle Safaris celebrates 10 years of magical journeys, the company is thrilled to launch a new website which not only enhances its digital and social media platforms but also encourages travellers to choose Pinnacle Africa for safaris, lodges and logistics in the remotest areas of Africa.

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30 July 2018

Partner with The Safari Store to give travellers the best experiences of Africa

The Safari Store

In developing, manufacturing, and retailing safari clothing, luggage, and gear, The Safari Store is driven by a single purpose: to get travellers to visit Africa - over and over again – to live the wealth of experiences this extraordinary continent has to offer.

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27 July 2018

Soul of Tanzania appoints Mei Ling as Head of Marketing for the Asian Markets

Soul of Tanzania, in its constant pursue to reach higher results in the Asian Markets, particularly in China, has hired Mei Ling as head of Marketing for the Asian Markets.

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27 July 2018

Ndutu Safari Lodge launches new logo and website

Ndutu Safari Lodge

As Ndutu Safari Lodge continues to enjoy more than 50 years of exceptional wildlife viewing in the peace and tranquillity of Lake Ndutu and its surroundings, the lodge is delighted to launch a new website and logo which not only enhances its digital and social media platforms but also encourages travellers to choose Ndutu Safari Lodge as for exceptional year-round wildlife experiences.

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26 July 2018

Elephant’s Eye, Hwange – For Every Booking A Child Receives Free Education

Hideaways

Hideaways is committed to improving the lives of those living in the Dingani community close to our lodge Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, either through employment, supporting local businesses or through the various projects organized through the Grow Africa Foundation.

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26 July 2018

Download: Summary Of Changes To Jenman African Safaris Guided Group Tours For 2019

Jenman African Safaris

Now that our 2019 brochure is ready we are excited to share with you what's new and what has been changed.

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26 July 2018

Tourvest East Africa appoints Warren Green & Associates as North American representative

Lemala Camps and Lodges

Integrated tourism group Tourvest has appointed Warren Green & Associates as the North American representative for its Accommodation and Activities division’s East African arm.

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25 July 2018

Livingstone Island Finally Has Her Own Website

Tongabezi Lodge

Devil's Pool is the black dragon of the Tongabezi family. With a reputation for being an ultimate bucket list experience for thrill-seekers, this naturally occurring rock pool sits on the very edge of Victoria Falls and has become a rock star in Zambian adventure activities.

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25 July 2018

Art Of Safari Launches Business-Consulting Division, Art Of Safari | Consulting

Art of Safari

Boutique safari specialist Art of Safari has extended its corporate profile to include a business-consulting division, Art of Safari | Consulting.

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25 July 2018

Sounds of Sasaab from The Safari Collection

The Safari Collection

For many 'music speaks louder than words' as songs and sounds have the power to conjure up vivid memories or vibrant dreams.

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24 July 2018

Elewana's Wildlife Warrior Program takes on Digital Literacy Training

Elewana Afrika

The Kenyan government distributed tablets, projectors, teacher’s digital devices (TDD) and content access point (CAP) to public primary schools across the country under the Digital Literacy Program.

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24 July 2018

Introducing Ultimate Safaris' Namibia Under Canvas Safari (Scheduled Departure)

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

Ultimate Safaris is delighted to introduce our Namibia Under Canvas Safari (scheduled departure) which will begin in 2019.

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24 July 2018

Xigera to Undergo Major Rebuild and Reopen as a Premier Camp in 2019

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris is excited to announce a major rebuild and reinvention of one of its original Okavango Delta camps – Xigera.

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23 July 2018

Wilderness Safaris and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International Join Forces for Conservation

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International have joined forces to expand Bisate’s pioneering reforestation programme in Rwanda with the creation of the new indigenous ‘Karisoke Forest’.

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23 July 2018

....And ''Football came Home'' to Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort Kenya

VoyagesAfriq Travel Media

The Football World cup 2018 might have ended with France beating Croatia to win the trophy for the second time but the unique experience offered football fans by Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort, Kenya cannot be overemphasised.

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23 July 2018

The Mobile Walking Safaris now in full swing (Robin Pope Safaris)

Robin Pope Safaris

The Mobile Walking Safaris is open for another season and has started off with a bang.

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20 July 2018

Soul of Tanzania signature Hot Lunches: Sustainability and excellence hand in hand

When doing a safari, the lunch experience means, most of the times, cold lunch-boxes. Although tasty and energetic enough for a safari, they come with two problems: no glamour and too much plastic waste.

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20 July 2018

Finch Hattons announces new North America Trade Representation agency

Finch Hattons Luxury Camp

Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp is delighted to announce it be will joining the exclusive boutique Africa Collection at Index Select to act as their new North America Trade representation agency.

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20 July 2018

Kibran Tours to open up Eritrea programme

Kibran Tours

The last few weeks has been a really exciting time for Ethiopia and its neighbour Eritrea.

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19 July 2018

Elewana Tarangire Treetops provides essential toolkits to deter elephant crop raids

Elewana Afrika

Operating in some of the most biodiverse areas on the continent, the Elewana Collection willingly embraces its responsibility of protecting the wildlife in the surrounding habitats and working with local communities to ensure human wildlife conflict is reduced.

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19 July 2018

Safari Magazine - out now

Kamageo

The latest edition of the industry's only trade publication is out now! Edition 34 of 'Safari' magazine is 76-pages brimming with news, reviews and informative articles. Published by Kamageo, it is available online (search Issu / Safari 34 or follow this link  https://bit.ly/2Lxp5z6), whilst hard copies will be posted to over 500 individual UK Africa specialists next week.

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19 July 2018

Wilderness Safaris Launches New Website

Wilderness Safaris

As Wilderness Safaris celebrates 35 years of life-changing journeys, the company is thrilled to launch a new website that will not only enhance its digital platform, but encourage travellers to choose to travel with Purpose with Wilderness Safaris, and to explore some of Africa’s most diverse wildlife and wilderness areas.

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18 July 2018

Extraordinary 2018 Showcase

Extraordinary

Extraordinary Showcases 2018 to be held in July in Johannesburg and Cape Town The popular annual roadshow organised by Extraordinary is off to a record number of attendees in both centres.

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18 July 2018

Print Magazines are Dead - Long Live the Magazine

Tourism Tattler

The “latest” Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) figures for Q4 2017 contain few surprises with newspaper and magazine numbers declining over Q3 and over the prior year.

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18 July 2018

Sega Tours' B2B Online Booking System

Sega Tours & Cruises

Our revolutionary B2B online booking system is now 100% fully operational after one year's implementation.

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17 July 2018

Zambezi Truth: Behind the Scenes of Hand-Made Dhows on the Zambezi

Hideaways

Have you heard about the new Hideaways experience that's on the horizon?

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17 July 2018

Itineraries That Inspire Bucket Lists – Jenman Select

Jenman African Safaris

Our Jenman Select itineraries are now online! This collection of private custom safaris in the most exclusive areas of Southern Africa and Madagascar are curated to provide an unforgettable holiday for the discerning traveller.

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17 July 2018

Elewana Collection invests in training our Guides to the highest standards

Elewana Afrika

Elewana Collection want to improve the standard of guiding across the industry and we are passionate about the people who work for us, we invest continuously in their development.

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16 July 2018

Mandela Day Pledge

Escape+Explore

MANDELA DAY 2018 “We're celebrating and supporting our awesome partners making a difference this Mandela Day. You could help to achieve a goal to feed 1200 children by clicking, donating and making a difference” — Ingram Casey

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16 July 2018

The Elewana Collection announce new UK Trade Representation agency

Elewana Afrika

The Elewana Collection is delighted to announce the appointment of JG Black Book to serve as their new UK Trade Representation agency.

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16 July 2018

John Stevens Safaris has a new website

John Stevens Guided Safaris Africa

Africa offers countless iconic and unforgettable safari experiences and John Stevens Guided Safaris Africa can’t wait to introduce it all in a new and re-energised website.

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16 July 2018

Catching up with Kitich

Kitich Camp

Kitich opens for the seasons After closing for the annual long rains, Kitich is open and ready for another spectacular season! Emma Hedges and the team at camp have been busy getting everything ready for the start of the season.

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13 July 2018

Ruaha Balloon Safaris Now Operating

Serengeti Balloon Safaris

Ruaha Balloon Safaris is delighted to announce that we are now fully operational.

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13 July 2018

Safari Clothing, Luggage, and Gear Expedition-Tested to be Tough

The Safari Store

Every item available from The Safari Store has been expedition-tested under extreme African conditions to ensure we can vouch for quality off the back of real experience.

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13 July 2018

A new era is dawning at Dulini River Lodge

The Dulini Collection

Dulini River Lodge has been reimagined to encompass an elegant and understated camp that exudes a discreet sophistication with a refreshing joie de vivre.

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13 July 2018

Travel with Purpose with Wilderness Safaris – Mega-moves of Megafauna

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris’ next Travel with Purpose journey is set to take place in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park and will offer guests the exclusive opportunity to witness the Park’s conservation initiatives, which include taking part in the darting process of Rwanda’s newest residents:

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12 July 2018

The new Shamba project in Amboseli that will have a lasting impact on the Community

Elewana Afrika

Elewana Collection is continuously working with the communities in the areas we operate, striving to improve the standards of living for those who reside nearby through our charitable arm, Land & Life Foundation.

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12 July 2018

Ethiopian Airlines Celebrates 45 Years In London

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines held an anniversary dinner last week at London’s Syon Park, right under the airlines flight path from Heathrow, to celebrate 45 years of operating from the UK.

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12 July 2018

Acacia Africa Promotes Namibia As Part Of Its Africa Wanderlust Campaign

Acacia Adventure Holidays

Acacia Africa operates a variety of tours across Southern and East Africa including multi-country camping and accommodated overland safaris, small group tours, city breaks and beach stays and short treks and safaris.

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11 July 2018

Ethiopian Airlines Airplane Lands in Asmara after 20 years

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is very pleased to land in Asmara, neighbouring Eritrea, in VVIP flight led by H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

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11 July 2018

A new, improved Travel Insurance Policy by JW Seagon

J W Seagon and Co Insurance Brokers

JWS Travel - Why dress it up any more? It is a JWS unique scheme and it covers Travel, hence, JWS Travel! In conjunction with our good friends at ICEA Lion and Lloyds of London we have developed our own scheme, that combines extensive benefits and limits, including $5m Medical/Repatriation cover and up to $25,000 Cancellation/Curtailment cover, all at UK rates.

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11 July 2018

The Private Hide gets a new Pool

The Hide Safaris

The Private Hide located on the far side of camp at The Hide recently received a brand new swimming pool. This exclusive use option consists of an open dining and lounge area now complete with a raised private swimming pool and new fire pit for guests to enjoy.

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10 July 2018

The Safari Collection partners with MEAK for our 5th eye surgery mission

The Safari Collection

In May this year, The Safari Collection held its fifth annual eye clinic that took place at The Mary Immaculate Hospital in Nyeri, Central Kenya. During this time, a team of experienced Kenyan doctors from the UK based charity, ‘Medical and Education Aid to Kenya’ (MEAK), with the help of our Solio Lodge staff, treated 1138 patients and performed exactly 100 life-changing surgeries for members of the local community.

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10 July 2018

Lewa-Borana Game Count safari goes ahead to bring guests closer to conservation in Kenya

The Safari and Conservation Company

The Safari & Conservation Company is proud to be working together with dedicated conservation organisations and luxury lodges across Kenya to bring like-minded and interested guests to learn more about conservation efforts to protect wildlife and landscapes across Kenya, as well as giving guests exclusive access to the Lewa-Borana Game Count.

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10 July 2018

Gary & Simon Highlight East Africa At Experience Africa By Atta

Cheli & Peacock Safaris (DMC)

Cheli & Peacock Safaris East Africa is excited to announce that Simon Beck, a passionate relationship ambassador in the travel industry, will now be representing Cheli & Peacock Safaris in UK & Ireland. Gary Segal, CEO of Cheli & Peacock Safaris and Simon recently attended Experience Africa by ATTA in London, sharing all of the exciting developments and sensational safaris that we have planned.

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09 July 2018

St Helena Festival of Running 2018

St Helena Tourism

St Helena will be hosting its 10th Festival of Running from 04 - 10 November 2018. Come along and challenge possibly the hardest marathon in the world which travels through 5 of the island's 7 districts, a half marathon and fun runs; the Jacob's Ladder Challenge with 699 steps; a triathlon, and trail run from the island's capital in the valley to the highest peak, measuring 823m above sea level.

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09 July 2018

LLake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa to Launch a Full 18 Hole Golf Course In October

Serena Hotels

Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa, Uganda is set to complete the second 9 holes to make it an 18-hole golf course by October 2018. This one of a kind golf course in Uganda has been designed by Golf Plan USA under the guidance of the Principal Architect - Kevin Ramsey and boasts of sweeping views of Lake Victoria. Its unique features include a finishing hole with an Island green and is the first golf course in Uganda to have bent grass.

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09 July 2018

Wilderness Safaris Botswana Launches Biodiversity Survey Week

Wilderness Safaris

With the arrival of the Okavango Delta’s annual inundation, Wilderness Safaris is running a Biodiversity Survey Week on its private concessions in Botswana from 2 to 7 July 2018. During this time, camp managers and guides are charged with completing at least one drive per camp per day, to record the location and number of any of Botswana’s 20 Birds of Concern that they spot.

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06 July 2018

An African Anthology Introduces Saguni Safari Lodge

An African Anthology

An African Anthology in conjunction with Africa Wild Lodges & Safaris is delighted to announce the opening of Saguni Safari Lodge in the Khwai Conservancy bordering the Moremi Game Reserve which forms part of the Okavango Delta on 01 August 2018.

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06 July 2018

Safari Plan – Bigger, better and stronger!

J W Seagon and Co Insurance Brokers

Following the recent transfer of our unique and exclusive Safari Plan Healthcare scheme to CIGNA, it appears that certain sectors in our industry are either misinformed or have just picked up the wrong end of the stick. We have heard suggestions that Safari Plan is no more, that the jurisdictions have changed and all sorts of inaccurate comments.

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06 July 2018

Sanctuary Swala, Transformed

Sanctuary Retreats

Extraordinary moments await in an exclusive area of Tarangire. Dine in the shade of ancient Baobab trees, sip expertly crafted gin cocktails overlooking a busy waterhole and rest in spacious canvas pavilions with 180° views of the unfurling savannah.

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05 July 2018

Nomad Tanzania Camp Updates

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

Our Ops team have been a busy bunch this closed season. We've now unzipped the tents, rolled back the canvas and poured the first gin and tonics. The new season is well underway, and we're as chuffed as a honey badger in a camp kitchen to be home.

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05 July 2018

2019 is around the corner

Robin Pope Safaris

Our 2019 property rates are now available, and your applicable net rates can be downloaded off our agents page. We have frozen most of our rates into 2019, where we have adjusted rates a minimal increase of no more than 8% has been applied.

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05 July 2018

Natural Selection opens two new camps in remote, northwestern Namibia

Natural Selection

Natural Selection have opened their first properties in Namibia. Hoanib Valley Camp and Shipwreck Lodge are situated in the rugged and remote northwestern region of the country and both opened in June 2018. Combining the two camps offers safari goers an in-depth experience in one of the most startling landscapes on the continent, far from the normal tourist track.

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04 July 2018

Passport Requirements For Entry / Departure Clearance - Rwanda

Coastal Aviation

Greetings partner, The Coastal team would like to ask your assistance with regards to passengers traveling to/from/via Rwanda. All passengers flying into/out of Rwanda on Coastal are required by the authorities to provide passport copies for each passenger traveling.

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04 July 2018

Updates from Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp

Elewana Afrika

Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp will have some refurbishment done over the coming months; all the tents are to have new hyrax proof flysheets. As cute as these little creatures are, they enjoy the shelter provided between tent and flysheet; we’d like to persuade them to take their rest elsewhere.

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04 July 2018

Lemala Mpingo Ridge, Tarangire is open for business

Lemala Camps and Lodges

Lemala Camps, Lodges and Villas are delighted to announce that their opening of 1st July for Lemala Mpingo Ridge was on schedule and opened to rave reviews.

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03 July 2018

Pumulani turns 10

Robin Pope Safaris

Pumulani turns 10!  This June marked Pumulani Lodge’s 10th anniversary! And what a wonderful ten years it has been. As Pumulani enters the double digits, we look back at a few fond memories and interesting facts over the decade:

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03 July 2018

Sacha Craig brings together Saruni & Lewa Wilderness

Saruni

We are thrilled to announce that Sacha Craig will be representing Saruni, the collection of lodges & camps in Kenya, alongside Lewa Wilderness from July 2018. This is an exciting collaboration which we hope will build a stronger relationship between Saruni and Lewa Wilderness, both proud, family-run safari operations.

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03 July 2018

News from Serena Hotels...

Ethos Marketing

Check out the latest news from Serena in East and Southern Africa here.  Highlights include:

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02 July 2018

Another Absolutely Fabulous safety video from British Airways and Comic Relief

British Airways

Iconic celebrities including Sir Michael Caine, Olivia Colman and Joanna Lumley have come together to create the second instalment of British Airways’ star-studded pre-flight safety video, which launches on board from July.

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02 July 2018

Asilia launches Asilia Adventures

Asilia Africa

Asilia has launched Asilia Adventures, a collection of 3 – 7-day packages offering intrepid travellers something truly unique, immersive and rich in experience as part of their Kenya or Tanzania safari. From walking expeditions to horse riding safaris, fly fishing and genuine cultural interaction, these mini expeditions show guests a side of East Africa that few have had the fortune to experience.

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02 July 2018

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Kampala Serena Hotel introduce a buy Back Policy for Plastic Hangers to cut back on Plastic

Serena Hotels

June 5 is marked by the United Nations as World Environment Day, a day set aside since 1974 to promote “worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.” This year’s theme was “beat plastic pollution.”

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