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31 August 2018

Nairobi Serena Hotel Announces Completion Of Phase One Of Its Refurbishment, Opens 1st September 2018

Serena Hotels

The Best Is Getting Better Nairobi Serena Hotel is pleased to announce the completion of the phase one of its ongoing refurbishment that will be open from 1st September 2018. The refurbishment program is in line with Serena Hotels commitment of continuous improvement of its product and is aligned to respond to global trends and needs of leisure and corporate clientele. The five-star hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and is well known for preserving the rich Pan-African inspired culture expressed through its interiors and unique décor accents.

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31 August 2018

Proud to be ONE – introducing Saruni’s new centralised website

Saruni

Saruni lodges & camps Kenya is proud to launch a brand new, streamlined & centralised website – four previous property sites rolled into one hot destination – www.saruni.com. Restructured for easy navigation, the new website allows visitors to see our Saruni Samburu & Saruni Rhino and our Saruni Mara & Saruni Wild properties all under one ‘roof’ in one quick & simple click! Why go anywhere else?!

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31 August 2018

Painted Wolf Wines opens a Tasting Room at 125 Main Road, Paarl

Painted Wolf Wines

Painted Wolves (African wild dogs) are incredibly hard to find in the wild. They are rare and they are constantly moving. Up until now, Painted Wolf Wines have been almost as difficult to pin down. Not anymore! Jeremy, Emma and the rest of the ‘pack’ are delighted to have found a special space on the ‘golden mile’ in the main road of Paarl, a historic house which is also home to SIT café.

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30 August 2018

Nyamatusi Camp: One of Africa's last remaining wild frontiers

African Bush Camps

Close your eyes and imagine a wild and untouched nirvana, a landscape that has been carved from the meanderings of one of the oldest rivers in the world. Imagine spending your days here, observing the vivid contrast between a sense of wildness and peace.African Bush Camps is excited to announce the opening of our new camps Nyamatusi Camp and Nyamatusi Mahogany, located in the Nyamatusi Wilderness Concession in the far east of Mana Pools National Park, one of the last remaini…

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30 August 2018

Classic Zimbabwe packaged launched by Robin Pope Safaris

Robin Pope Safaris

Zimbabwe has been named one of the most beautiful countries on the continent and it certainly lives up to that in spectacular style.  Explore three of Zimbabwe’s top regions with Robin Pope Safaris! An 8-night package in three exclusive safari camps:  3 nights at The Hide Safari Camp in Hwange National Park,  2 nights at Changa Safari Camp on Lake Kariba in Matusadona National Park,  3 nights at John’s Camp in World Heritage site Mana Pools.

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30 August 2018

Into the Unknown: Expedition-Testing in the Okavango

The Safari Store

Five explorers poled their own mekoros through a watery maze of channels in the Okavango Delta - and put their gear through its paces at the same time. As part of The Safari Store's expedition-testing ethos, this adventure into the Okavango was to test the strength and efficacy of our fabrics, design, and technology in extreme African conditions.

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29 August 2018

One of the best experiences to enjoy while in the Serengeti

Elewana Afrika

One of the best ways to explore Serengeti is on foot, where you will be accompanied by a professional walking Safari Guide whose knowledge of local flora, fauna, culture and history is unmatched. Follow the spoor of a herd of impala or track a porcupine, identify a specific bird sound or the tell-tell signs that animals are close by. Savour the sweet smell of a local flower or learn the benefits that an indigenous bush has to the nomadic Maasai.

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29 August 2018

Mantis Appoints New CEO

Mantis Collection

Adrian Gardiner, Chairman of the Mantis Group, Wilderness Foundation Global and Stenden University, South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Philippe Baretaud as Chief Executive Officer, Mantis Group. Following the 50% acquisition of the South African based company by AccorHotels in April 2018, Philippe will be responsible for leading the strategic vision for the Mantis Group, which today is a collection of over 30  properties worldwide, including award-winning, privately owned five-star properties located around the world, across all seven continents.

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29 August 2018

Good ‘Gnus’ From Sala’s Camp

The Safari Collection

Tucked away in a wild, quiet corner of Kenya’s mighty Masai Mara, The Safari Collection’s Sala’s Camp is privileged to witness one of the greatest shows on earth. Sala’s is one of the first camps in the Mara to experience the legendary annual migration of wildebeest, which thunders by from June to September each year. Over 1.5 million wildebeest, zebra and antelope migrate clockwise around the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem, travelling 800 kilometres and taking in two different countries as they court, mate, give birth and die along the way.

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28 August 2018

A move to Hollard Cigna Health significantly strengthens the JWS Safari Health Plan.

J W Seagon and Co Insurance Brokers

JW Seagon has been serving the tourism sector in East Africa for several years now. Our winning combination of general insurance, motor insurance and health insurance ensures we provide cover for the entire company; it´s assets, it´s management and its employees.

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28 August 2018

Flatdogs Camp Becomes Carbon Neutral

Flatdogs Camp

In its continued bid to be part of the solution not part of the problem, Flatdogs Camp has recently invested in Carbon Offsets from BioCarbon Partners (BCP) to become one of the first safari Camps in the South Luangwa National Park to become Carbon Neutral for Operations.

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28 August 2018

Coastal Communication (2)

Coastal Aviation

CLOSURE OF COASTAL OFFICE IN ARUSHA We continue to evaluate our business model and how we can continue to serve all our customers in the most cost effective, value driven way.

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27 August 2018

Safarilink set to Launch New Route to Kisumu

Safarilink Aviation

Safarilink is set to launch a NEW service to Kisumu from 3rd September 2018. The TWICE daily service to Kisumu means a total of 14 flights per week providing passengers a convenient connection to all our best Beach and Safari destinations.

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27 August 2018

Get A Quote In 30 Seconds With Sega Tours

Sega Tours & Cruises

Our reservations team is still at your disposal and assists with any other special requirements to complete the booking, however availability is secured already. Try it here now.

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27 August 2018

Coastal Communication (1)

Coastal Aviation

Coastal Aviation continues to bolster its operational and safety standards. Since the beginning of this year, we have embarked on a journey to ensure that we meet or exceed internationally accepted standards of safety in the aviation arena.

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23 August 2018

Sketch for Survival wildlife art collection to be revealed on World Rhino Day

Real Africa

Real Africa is delighted to announce that this year’s Sketch for Survival collection will be revealed on World Rhino Day, 22 September.

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23 August 2018

Elewana Collection donates to the Diani Turtle Watch

Elewana Afrika

Elewana AfroChic recently donated to Diani Turtle Watch, to aid to the conservation and protection of these beautiful creatures.

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22 August 2018

Fun For The Whole Family At Elephant’s Eye, Hwange With Our Family Experience Package

Hideaways

Elephant's Eye, Hwange is becoming even more family friendly! In addition to kids staying for free (when sharing a chalet with 2 adults) we have included some exciting kid-friendly activities.

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22 August 2018

A green Christmas with Robin Pope Safaris

Robin Pope Safaris

Counting down to the festive season… Make it a green one this year and venture out to Southern Africa. What to expect: A period of revitalization… plenty of new growth, dramatic skies, vibrant colours (the most outstanding being the emerald green! – with the purples, pinks and yellows of new flowers sprouting through). Influx of migratory birds with spirals of migrating storks, cuckoos and other “specials” like the African pitta.

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21 August 2018

The Adventure Connection launches trade Fam Trip to Rwanda

The Adventure Connection

The dates and itinerary have now been finalised for a Fam trip for UK Tour Operators to visit Rwanda this November.

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21 August 2018

Wilderness Safaris Returns to Chikwenya, Zimbabwe

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to announce its return to Chikwenya in Zimbabwe’s majestic 1.7 million hectare (4.2 million acre) Mana Pools National Park.

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20 August 2018

Guests at Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge can enjoy new Glass Blowing experience at Shanga

Elewana Afrika

All of the activities offered at Shanga are reviewed on a regular basis - and where possible new ideas are integrated to enhance our visitors’ precious time with our Shanga family.

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20 August 2018

New Baby Rhino born in Sera Rhino Sanctuary

Saruni

We are delighted to share with you the breaking news that Sera Community Conservancy in northern Kenya has welcomed a newborn rhino this past weekend.

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20 August 2018

Play Your Part In Conserving Zimbabwe’s Wildlife

Africa Albida Tourism

There is still an exciting opportunity to play your part in conserving Zimbabwe’s wildlife by supporting the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit’s (VFAPU) annual fundraising Golf Day to be held in Harare on September 21.

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17 August 2018

Ikirunga Spa opens its doors at Volcanoes Safaris Virunga Lodge!

Volcanoes Safaris

Volcanoes Safaris is thrilled to announce that the new Ikirunga Spa at Virunga Lodge has now opened!  The Spa is a haven for those guests whom wish to relax, de-stress and rejuvenate, during their stay at Virunga Lodge.

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17 August 2018

Music star heads to Zambia in support of conservation efforts in Kafue

Kamageo

Dougie Poynter may be best known as a former member of the pop / rock band McFly but he's now increasingly involved in philanthropy. A commitment to wildlife conservation will see Dougie travel to Zambia's Kafue NP this Autumn, supported by ZMG, Wilderness Safaris and Kenya Airways, where he will view the efforts to further increase animal numbers in the park.

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17 August 2018

Time + Tide Kakuli Camp Reborn (Zambia)

Time + Tide

The all new Time + Tide Kakuli Camp in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia Reopened in June 2018, Time + Tide Kakuli has received a total redesign and recreation of the suites and main area. The

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16 August 2018

Live Booking Functionality for Jenman African Safaris Fit & Guided Group Tour Bookings

Jenman African Safaris

Great news for agents; in addition to using Jenman Safaris’ agent portal www.jenman.travel to build their own itineraries & quotations, agents are now able to book accommodation live and directly via the portal.

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16 August 2018

Swinging in the Wild: Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa Hold August Junior Tournament and Camp

Serena Hotels

When it comes to learning the game of golf, nothing is quite like the Children’s Camp organized by the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa.

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16 August 2018

Uganda Wildlife Authority moves giraffes to Kidepo

Kamageo

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), in collaboration with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, is in the process of translocating 15 giraffes from Murchison Falls National Park to Kidepo Valley National Park.

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15 August 2018

A bag for cyclists: The Safari Store adds pannier bags to their luxury luggage collection

The Safari Store

With mountain biking a sport growing in global popularity, this is an exciting drawcard for the African travel market – and another way for adventurers from around the world to experience the continent. Having cycled the Nsefu Sector in Zambia on an expedition-testing mission, founder of The Safari Store – Steve Adams – is no stranger to the myriad challenges and joys associated with biking in Africa. Out of his enduring passion for cycling, the design for safari-styled pannier bags was borne.

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15 August 2018

Uganda's chirpy idea to raise tour operator smiles at BirdFair.

Kamageo

This year's annual Birdfair takes place from 17th-19th August in Rutland. Uganda Tourist Board has its own stand, as well as supporting the 20+ UK tour operators who exhibit at the event to sell Uganda birding and general wildlife trips.

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14 August 2018

22nd meeting of the management committee of Asecna, Grand Hotel Djibloho-Equatorial Guinea 9-10/08/2018

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

The past weekend, on 9 and 10/08/2018, it was held here at the Grand Hotel Djibloho, Djibloho province the 22nd session of the National Aeronautical Activity Management Committee of Equatorial Guinea of ASECNA (agency for the safety of air navigation in Africa and Madagascar).

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14 August 2018

Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar committed to environmental Conservation

Elewana Afrika

Waste in our oceans is a global concern for many reasons; the huge build-up of plastic that forms the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, a giant whirlpool of waste in the North Pacific is well known – but there are five other gyres (as these eddies are known) in the world, each collecting a huge amount of waste.

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14 August 2018

Maasai Mara:- Redesigned Entim Camp awaits you

Africa Eco Adventures

Entim perfectly positioned in the heart of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya, recently underwent a series of upgrades and renovations, resulting in a complete redesign of the luxury safari camp.

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13 August 2018

Sega Tours' Yearly Sales Visits In United Kingdom

Sega Tours & Cruises

Again this year, we have decided to skip WTM London so as to spend quality time with our partners by visiting their offices and meeting their teams.

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10 August 2018

Elewana Collection registers the first apprentice guide training programme in East Africa

Elewana Afrika

The Elewana Collection has registered Kenya’s first ever apprentice guide-training programme, led by Head of Guide Training, Craig McFarlane.

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10 August 2018

World Lion Day screening of Joubert's 'Tribe vs Pride'

Great Plains Conservation

Great Plains Conservation's Dereck and Beverly Joubert's latest film, Tribe vs. Pride, will be shown on Nat Geo Wild channels this Friday 10 August* on World Lion Day, during Big Cat Week.

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09 August 2018

Classic Portfolio new member: Blue Safari Seychelles

Classic Portfolio

In our quest to include the most unique experiences in spectacular locations, we are delighted to welcome Blue Safari Seychelles as the latest member of Classic Portfolio.

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09 August 2018

Additional Capacity at Mara Ngenche Safari Camp - Masai Mara

Atua Enkop Africa

As a result of constant demand for accommodation at the camp, Mara Ngenche Safari Camp now has an additional two new luxury tents along the Talek River.  These new tents have a decked verandah enhancing the already luxurious quality the camp.

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08 August 2018

Elephant Bedroom Camp Introduces Two New Executive Suites

Atua Enkop Africa

With a view to enhancing the already highly respected quality of Elephant Bedroom Luxury Tented Camp, we have recently completed the commissioning of two new spacious, luxury suites, bringing the total number of guest tents to fourteen.

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08 August 2018

Lustrous new looks for The Glass Lounge and 2 on Milner Restaurant

Extraordinary

The Cape Milner’s restaurant and iconic bar get a glamorous update One of Cape Town’s best kept secrets, The Glass Lounge at Extraordinary’s The Cape Milner Hotel, and its sister restaurant, 2 on Milner, have just been given a sensational facelift, which has streamlined and updated the spaces’ look and feel and added to the elegant city hotel’s allure.

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08 August 2018

Travel with Purpose with Wilderness Safaris – Addressing Human-Wildlife Conflict

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris’ next Travel with Purpose itinerary is set to explore Namibia’s vast and untamed Damaraland. Taking place from 26 November – 01 December 2018, six guests will get to track desert lions and engage with the communities that live alongside them, and will be hosted by lion researcher and founder of the Desert Lion Conservation Project, Dr Philip Stander, as well as Emsie Verwey from the Brown Hyaena Project.

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07 August 2018

Striving to be Greener

Elewana Afrika

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge recently gathered for an interesting and engaging day of workshops and training.

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06 August 2018

Saddle Up For A Horseback Safari At Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

Hideaways

Elephant's Eye, Hwange has added horseback safaris to its list of activities offered at the lodge. Replace the hum of the safari vehicle with the clip-clop of hooves and occasional soft neighs of a horse.

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06 August 2018

Jenman Select Brochure Now Available Online

Jenman African Safaris

There has been a buzz about what is increasingly becoming known as the most exciting new product range from Jenman African Safaris.

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02 August 2018

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris launches Guided 2019 Brochure

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris has launched its 2019 Guided brochure which offers an extensive range of guided long distance tours and day tours throughout Southern Africa.

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02 August 2018

Turtle in Mombasa lay's 111 eggs on the beach and goes back to Ocean

Serena Hotels

Residents and tourists along Serena beach in Mombasa were treated to a rare occurrence after a turtle came out of the water to lay eggs during the day.Kenya Wildlife officers who were on patrol controlled movement around the nest as they enhanced security where the turtle laid its eggs. The turtle took at least 2 hours to make the nest before laying 111 eggs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_xEuoaKfM0

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01 August 2018

Pangolin Chobe Hotel now open!

Pangolin Photo Safaris

Pangolin Photo Safaris is proud to announce that Pangolin Chobe Hotel is officially open. What’s in a name? When something is described as a lodge it conjures up images of a thatch and wooden structure with that same traditional building methodology that has been used for decades.

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01 August 2018

Elewana Collection hosts an Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall

Elewana Afrika

Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge was privileged to host Dr. Jane Goodall, a world renowned scientist, anthropologist and primatologist who has dedicated her life to conservation, animal welfare and humanitarian causes. Dr. Jane Goodall arrived for the Cocktail fundraiser attended by 122 guests that raised a staggering USD 6,300 for the Roots & Shoots foundation.

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01 August 2018

Take Nothing But Memories, Leave Nothing But Footprints

Serena Hotels

Thrill seekers are always looking for new adventures to take on. While conquering the second highest summit in Africa is an exhilarating experience, there are so many more activities to explore in the Mount Kenya region.

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