Member News

24 September 2018

St Helena prepares for exciting shoulder season with whale watching and Halloween tours

St Helena Tourism

Many visitors to St Helena might be drawn in anticipation of the annual visit of whale sharks between December and March, but the south Atlantic island is preparing for an exciting shoulder season during their spring months of September, October and November, with plenty to offer visitors. Although often seen as the coolest months of the year on St Helena, temperatures on the island typically remain between 15°C and 26°C. August to December is also the best time of year to see Humpback Whales, who migrate to the island’s waters every year at this time to give birth to their calves, and these energetic marine creatures can often be seen breaching above the waves just offshore.

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24 September 2018

River Journeys

Robin Pope Safaris

River Journeys with Robin Pope Safaris Looking ahead into 2019 and need some inspiration for first quarter of the year? Our River Journeys safari is the perfect way to experience the Luangwa during the most underrated time of the year, the Emerald Season.

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21 September 2018

Morukuru Family Launch New ‘Safaris With A Purpose’ On World Rhino Day

Morukuru Family

Morukuru family join wildlife lovers around the world to mark World Rhino Day (22nd September) by launching their very first ‘Safari with a Purpose’ programme in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. Morukuru Family welcomes you to ‘Safari with Purpose’, a uniquely crafted safari experience like no other.

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21 September 2018

Elewana Collection celebrates the great work being done in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on World Rhino Day – 22 September 2018

Elewana Afrika

World Rhino Day is held on 22 September and celebrates all five species of rhino: Black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos. With populations decreasing at an alarm rate many organsiations around the world are imploring governments to take action, with stricter poaching laws needed to combat the rhino horn trade.

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21 September 2018

JoyCo’ at TTG Incontri, next October, representing its clients

JoyCo'

JoyCo' will be attending the TTG Incontri Tourism Fair in Rimini, Italy, from 10th to 12th October, representing Makanyi Private Game Lodge and other 2 clients out of its portfolio.

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20 September 2018

Zambia and Uganda Roadshow sells out within 72 hours!

Kamageo

Zambia and Uganda exhibitor places for the Safari Roadshow UK 2019 have sold out within 72 hours. The event proved so successful this year that Kamageo was overwhelmed with applications. So much so, live draws were held to find out who was lucky enough to gain one of the strictly limited spaces.

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20 September 2018

Asilia's new Dynamic Discounting system

Asilia Africa

Asilia Africa is excited to present our new Dynamic Discounting system – a modern and innovative way of offering reduced rates at our camps and lodges across Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar, depending on camp occupancy, lead time before travel and booking trends. The system is designed to benefit not only last minute or low season bookings but fill empty beds in high season and reward travellers booking far in advance, too.

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19 September 2018

Come meet our team, so you can hear about the changes and improvements we have planned

Coastal Aviation

Dear Partners, Attending the Swahili International Tourism Expo (SITE) 2018, scheduled to be held in Dar es Salaam 12-14 October 2018? We are too! Come meet our team there, so you can hear about the changes and improvements we have planned.

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19 September 2018

Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar Update: Wifi available in every Pavilion

Elewana Afrika

Guests staying at Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar can now enjoy wifi while in their room. All pavilions are enabled with internet access ensuring 24 hour connectivity with the world, giving guests the privacy to speak to loved ones back home, share their favourite photos on Facebook and Instagram or simply communicate with friends a world away when it suits them. Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar is the ultimate romantic destination, the perfect place to enjoy the harmony of the ocean and spend time with the one you love.

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19 September 2018

Chitabe Reopens after Extensive Rebuild

Wilderness Safaris

Situated in a private concession on an island in the south-east of the Okavango Delta, the renowned Chitabe Camp has reopened after an extensive renovation and rebuild of its elevated walkways and main camp area.   “When we originally built Chitabe over 20 years ago, it was the first completely elevated camp in the Delta”, commented Helene Hamman, Chitabe CEO.

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19 September 2018

Year-round wildlife viewing at the restyled Sanctuary Kusini

Sanctuary Retreats

Sanctuary Retreats are pleased to announce the completion of the redesign of Sanctuary Kusini, the Serengeti’s remote south’s only permanent camp. The camp’s 12 open-plan en-suite tents have been restyled with wooden floors, neutral tones and shades of green complementing the natural African setting.

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18 September 2018

Community Revenue Earned from Governors’ Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Surpasses US$3.25 Million!

Governors' Camp

Governors' Camp’s Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge in Rwanda is a uniquely community-owned lodge, with revenue received by the surrounding SACOLA Community. In August, we reached an incredible milestone when revenue earned by the community surpassed $3.25 Million.  On 7th September Rwanda celebrated Kwita Izina, the annual national celebration where new baby gorillas are named in an event attended by heads of state, world conservation figures, and celebrities.

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18 September 2018

Coastal Aviation - Schedule Update (October 2018)

Coastal Aviation

Dear Partners, We strive for the constant improvement of our daily operations, with safety and consistency as main goals. As regulations require our aircraft to land before sundown, we are reviewing our schedule, basing our latest landing on the earlier sunset of the year.

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18 September 2018

Discover Gorilla Tracking in Rep. of Congo

Congo Conservation Company

Deep within the forest, there are families who have made this jungle home. They have endured many trials and continue to face threats on their doorstep, however with the support of the communities that live alongside them, the researchers committed to their survival and the backing of authorities throughout the Republic of Congo, the critically endangered western lowland gorillas of the Congo Basin are protected.

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17 September 2018

Auric Air adds Daily Flights to Mafia Island for the Whale Shark Season 2018/2019

Auric Air Services

Daily Flights added to MAFIA Island for the Whale Shark Season 2018/2019 01 October 2018 to 31 March 2019 This year do not miss the chance of watching these beautiful giants.

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17 September 2018

New promotional video for 'Intimate Camps' and 'Camp Zebra.'

Intimate Places

We are pleased to announce that the new promotional video for 'Intimate Camps' and 'Camp Zebra' has been released and can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

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17 September 2018

Bespoke Safaris East Africa Private Guiding Services

Bespoke Safaris

Bespoke Safaris - East Africa Bespoke Safaris based is pleased to offer the travel trade and their guests, private professional guiding services for any tailor-made trips in East Africa.

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14 September 2018

Our Personal Insights On Safari Properties And Activities

Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris’ team of safari specialists are regularly travelling to assess new venues and experiences or return to old favourites to ensure that everything is still up to our high standards.

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14 September 2018

Bespoke Safaris - East Africa

Bespoke Safaris

Bespoke Safaris based is pleased to offer the travel trade and their guests, private professional guiding services for any tailor made trips in East Africa. Trained ,qualified guides with years of field experience in East Africa ( Kenya/ Tanzania/ Rwanda/ Uganda/ Ethiopia) can provide detailed knowledge on animal behavior, birding ,botany, entomology etc together with valuable cultural & anthropological insights.

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14 September 2018

Wilderness Safaris Supports Okavango Carnivore Conservation Survey

Wilderness Safaris

The Trans-Kalahari Predator Programme (TKPP) based at the University of Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), has embarked on a three-year survey of large carnivores in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Wilderness Safaris is collaborating with the project in certain areas as part of the company’s commitment to the conservation of all species in the region.

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13 September 2018

Mabula Restaurant Boasts Luxe Modern Afrique Transformation

Extraordinary

Extraordinary’s iconic Mabula Game Lodge has undergone a plush transformation to become a luxurious, contemporary African bush escape. In line with this transformation, the new look of the lodge’s 160 seater buffet Restaurant has just been unveiled.

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13 September 2018

Africa Tourism Workshop / UK / November 2018

Kamageo

To help African countries to increase their UK visitor numbers, Kamageo has developed the half-day interactive AFRICA TOURISM WORKSHOP. The inaugural event has the theme "Put Your Destination On Their Bucketlist", where we will share our extensive knowledge and provide insights into the UK travel market, gained via two decades of hands-on Africa tourism experience.

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13 September 2018

New video release: Celebrating Gorillas and Communities

Volcanoes Safaris

New video release: Celebrating Gorillas and CommunitiesTo mark the centenary of Kuldip Rai Moman's birth, a film entitled Celebrating Gorillas and Communities has been released highlighting the work of Volcanoes Safaris since 1997.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs-29RLmkeA

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12 September 2018

Celebrating the beginning of Volcanoes Safaris at Mount Gahinga Lodge

Volcanoes Safaris

Praveen Moman, the founder of Volcanoes Safaris, first went walking near Gahinga in 1966 aged twelve with his father Kuldip Rai Moman.  Over thirty years later, in 1997 he returned to the region to help rebuild gorilla tourism and the following year started to build Mount Gahinga Lodge, the first Volcanoes Safaris lodge.

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12 September 2018

Riding Wild Borana introducing a first set departure date in 2019

Borana

Riding Wild Borana is extremely excited to announce the launch of our first set departure date, with an option to include the Kenyan Coast. The 7 night riding safari will take place from the 1st February 2019 and will combine fly camping and lodge stays across an ecosystem which is renowned for it's wildlife conservation.

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12 September 2018

Coffee plantations at Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro & Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge

Elewana Afrika

Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro is situated on the Shangri-La Estate, home to Ngorongoro Mountain Coffee and located on the lush highlands of Northern Tanzania 1700 metres above sea level. Named after the famous novel “Lost Horizon” and rebought by a group of Danish Germans after being owned previously by the British after World War 2, the estate was revived in order to produce the renowned coffee that we have today.

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11 September 2018

From Paris to the open plains: the new Mara&Meru Safari Tote

The Safari Store

For the adventure woman who is wild in her veins, the Mara&Meru Safari Tote is made for daily use – whether on your arm for a game drive or as your daily power bag as you traverse city streets. Following months of deliberation by an all-women design team, the new canvas and leather Mara&Meru Safari Tote was finalised and all that remained was The Safari Store’s testing phase.

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11 September 2018

Spring brings cheetah cubs to Samara Private Game Reserve

Samara Private Game Reserve

Spring, a season synonymous with new life, has seen Samara Private Game Reserve welcome a new litter of cheetah cubs into its family. The cubs’ mother, Chilli, is the daughter of the legendary Sibella, whose story has been told worldwide, most recently in a National Geographic documentary, ‘The Miracle Cheetah’.

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11 September 2018

Adventure travel expert Pru Goudie joins The Adventure Connection

The Adventure Connection

The Adventure Connection continues to go from strength to strength since its inception two years ago, with adventure travel guru Pru Goudie joining the team this month. Pru brings more than 25 years' experience of working in the adventure travel sector at senior management level.

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10 September 2018

Bid on an Exceptional Experience with Mantis

Mantis Collection

Mantis is celebrating Tourism Month in a very special way this year.  In collaboration with the municipality and tourism board of Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela Bay), Mantis is going to clean up one of Nelson Mandela Bay's most important tourist routes on Friday, 28th September 2018. This wonderful initiative will see 1000 school children from the township situated adjacent to this route cleaning up litter and plastic that will be recycled in a community project that is based in the area and run by youth from the area.

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10 September 2018

Would you like to come hear more about Coastal Aviation?

Coastal Aviation

Dear Partners, Would you like to come hear more about Coastal Aviation, whilst in Nairobi? Our Sales Manager Gian-Paolo Casati and our Customer Relations Executive from Dar es Salaam Sichile Msamati will participate in the Magical Kenya Travel Expo 2018, scheduled to be held in Nairobi from 3rd to 5th October 2018. It will be a good opportunity to come to hear about changes and improvements we are making.

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10 September 2018

Ole Serai Luxury Camp - Kogatende (Now Open)

Wellworth Hotels & Lodges

The Latest Edition of Wellworth Collection  Ole Serai Luxury Camp - Kogatende A unit of Wellworth Collection. This Luxury Camp is strategically located within the northern (Kogatende) area of the famous Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and is set amidst the most prime areas of the Serengeti following the path of the great migration, sparsely inhabited by large Acacia as well as Tortilis Tree’s and is home to several species of wildlife that reside in this area year round due to catchments of water bodies around the area.

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07 September 2018

Travel with Purpose with Wilderness Safaris – Conservation Coalition

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris continues to celebrate 35 years of life-changing journeys with another Travel with Purpose journey, this one set to take place in Namibia’s Palmwag Concession in Damaraland from 16 to 21 June 2019.

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07 September 2018

Season Two of the turtle hatchery project has started at Elewana AfroChic Diani!

Elewana Afrika

Elewana AfroChic Diani has begun season two of this year’s turtle hatchery project, which was started in order to help protect turtles and their natural habitats, thereby conserving the rapidly declining population of these magnificent creatures as well as the maintaining the balance of the ocean’s ecosystem.

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07 September 2018

Melengali Spa opens at Lemala Mpingo Ridge - Tarangire National Park

Lemala Camps and Lodges

Beautifully designed with Tarangire National Park as its backdrop, our Spa offers guests the ultimate for tranquillity and relaxation. The spa menu includes our very own signature body massage, the African Rungu.

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06 September 2018

Staff Accommodation Damaged by Fire at Lion Camp, Zambia

Mantis Collection

Late afternoon on Wednesday 5th September, we had an unfortunate incident at the Lion Camp staff compound. A fire broke out and caused damage to the junior staff accommodation. We were fortunate to contain the fire to that specific area without any threat to the rest of the staff accommodation, guest rooms, and public areas.                                               We have accounted for each person that was on site last night and, and our entire team is safe and unharmed.

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06 September 2018

Sega Tours' New Product: Culinary Experience

Sega Tours & Cruises

KIPOUKWI (meaning ‘ what to cook?’) is our new culinary experience activity which takes place at Domaine des Aubineaux, an oasis of greenery, peace and tranquility just steps from the town of Curepipe. The Sega Tours Team was invited to share the creativity and know-how of its Chef. You will find on our facebook page some pictures of this unique experience.

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06 September 2018

Kamageo's team expands with 4 new faces

Kamageo

Kamageo is delighted to announce the appointment of four new staff members who bring a wealth of experience and skills to the team. ANISHA PARMAR - PR MANAGER British-born, but with Ugandan and Kenyan parents, Anisha's heart is understandably drawn to Africa.

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05 September 2018

New Anti-Poaching Unit On Hideaways Elephant’s Eye, Hwange Concession

Hideaways

When it comes to wildlife conservation, poaching is a critical issue that needs to be tackled head-on. As a responsible eco-lodge with a prime focus on sustainability and conservation, Elephant's Eye, Hwange is committed to protecting the wildlife in and around our lodge. We have been collaborating with the Conservation and Wildlife Fund (CWF), of which Hideaways is a founding member, on this very issue and are excited to announce that Elephant's Eye will be allocated its very own anti-poaching unit (APU)!

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05 September 2018

Zambian Ground Handlers Launches All-Encompassing site for Zambia

Zambian Ground Handlers

Zambian Ground Handlers' new, re-vamped website is up and running. https://zambiangroundhandlers.com has a number of new pages and features added. Agents now have the ability to download high-resolution images on all Zambian camps from one location.    Information on visa's, money, what to pack and answers to those travel questions that linger at the back of everyone's' minds are now available at your fingertips.

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04 September 2018

Elewana Collection joins the movement to cleanse the planet on World Clean Up Day!

Elewana Afrika

Elewana Collection together with communities in Tanzania and Kenya are coming together with a global network in preparation for World Clean Up Day on the 15th of September, a day where eliminating rubbish is the number one priority. As part of the lead up to the day itself, a series of clean ups and waste mapping events have been held around the world and across both countries.

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04 September 2018

Uganda increases gorilla permits

Kamageo

Uganda has increased the QUANTITY of mountain gorilla permits available each day in Bwindi Impentrable Forest, whilst the PRICE stays the same! Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has been inundated with permit requests as a result of significantly increased tourism to Uganda during 2018, so the completion of the habituation of the Katwe group (in Buhoma) and the Christmas group (in Nkuringo) couldn't have come at a better time.

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03 September 2018

IV Seminary Africa Huna En El Grand Hotel Djibloho

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

From 24th of August to 2nd of September GRAND HOTEL DJIBLOHO hosted the fourth edition of AFRICA HUNA, a youth association directed by Mrs. SESE SHEDRAZ SITE which aims to motivate and train the young people of Equatorial Guinea as they can develop their personal and professional projects and they learn to work as a team so they can collaborate in the future construction of Equatorial Guinea, as well as to realize their dreams.

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03 September 2018

Lewa Wilderness to feature in the CNN series 'Parts Unknown'

Lewa Wilderness

Lewa Wilderness were thrilled to host Anthony Bourdain and W. Kamau Bell, the host of CNN’s “United Shades of America” in March this year whilst filming for the new CNN series 'Parts Unknown'. After the recent and sudden death of Anthony Bourdain, CNN have announced they will be hosting a World Premiere of the Lewa episode at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC on 22nd September 2018.

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03 September 2018

An African Lovestory Unfolds At Selati Camp

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Selati Camp has always been an impossibly romantic retreat and with the recent revamp of the ultra-luxury suites, and now with a new viewing deck, restyled “outdoor lounge and veranda” and remodelled reception and boutique area, the lodge is at its full beautiful glory.

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