Member News

16 January 2019

Safari Roadshow sells out

Kamageo

Kamageo is delighted to confirm that all available exhibitor places on the four-country UK Safari Roadshow have now sold out. The events which run from Monday 26th February through to Friday 1st March feature individual sessions for Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania and Tanzania.  Event coordinator, Tracey Sutton explained, "Whilst the first three countries were filled pre-Christmas, we didn't offer the Zimbabwe spaces until the New Year. So you can see the level of interest, as we have sold out already..with plenty more on our waiting list". The events take place in Manchester, Cirencester and Central London.

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16 January 2019

Grow Africa Raises Over €3000 After Growvember Special

Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris is committed to actively involving their guests in responsible tourism.  From refusing to offer activities that involve unethical animal interaction to encouraging guests to bring along much-needed school supplies for Pack4aPurpose, we also donate a percentage of all guests’ trips to the Grow Africa Foundation. Near the end of November, many people focused on deals that they can take advantage of on Black Friday, a day that has increasingly grown in popularity over the years. This year Jenman decided to take part in this phenomenon but with a distinctively different goal.

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15 January 2019

Ndutu Safari Lodge continues its room refresh with new interconnecting rooms

Campbell- Bell Communications

The original Tanzanian safari lodge, Ndutu Safari Lodge has begun the New Year by continuing its property refresh by creating rooms which are perfect for the increasing number of larger families and multi-generational groups who want to enjoy a safari experience. On top of the existing two rooms which have already been refurbished, Ndutu Safari Lodge has created two special interconnecting rooms which are perfect for multi-generational groups or larger families.

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15 January 2019

andBeyond opens exclusive new lodge in Sabi Sands Game Reserve

&Beyond

Conservation-led travel company &Beyond has opened the brand new Tengile River Lodge, taking the level of luxury in South Africa’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve up to a new level. Nine exclusive guest suites are tucked deep into the riverine forest on the banks of the Sand River. Each offers 180º views over the river, looking out onto one of South Africa’s most wildlife-rich conservation areas.

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15 January 2019

Governors’ Welcomes In-House Photographer William Fortescue in the Masai Mara

Governors' Camp

Being situated in the richest wildlife area in the Masai Mara, we at Governors’ want to ensure our guests are offered the opportunity to capture their safari wildlife moments in the best way.From January to March 2019 Governors’ has Will Fortescue as our in-house professionalphotographer. He’ll be on hand to give any of our guests any photography assistance they might require.Will has a first class degree in Marine and Natural History Photography and is in to his 8th month wor…

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14 January 2019

Going, going, gone green

African Bush Camps

While the ‘green movement’ intensifies as people are becoming more aware of their responsibilities towards the environment, African Bush Camps is leading the way in eco-tourism innovations and sustainable design. African Bush Camps two destinations located in Chobe National Park, Linyanti Bush Camp and Linyanti Ebony are proud to announce that they are successfully running off 100% solar produced energy. The two camps make up a total of 10 African Bush Camps locations being sustained by solar power!

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14 January 2019

“Two feet move your body four feet move your soul.” – African Bush Camps Horse-back Expedition

African Bush Camps

Roam through the wild, dense teak forest and the wide-open plains of Hwange National Park, on a mobile horse-back safari with African Bush Camps.  This allows for a unique perspective, and we are excited to offer you this thrilling expedition. Guests will explore the contrasting landscape, in the most authentic way, pioneering through the pristine wilderness.

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14 January 2019

Desert & Delta Safaris, Botswana, Camp Upgrades

Desert & Delta Safaris

Camp Xakanaxa Tent Refurbishment & Savute Safari Lodge Public Areas Rebuild January 2019 update from Desert & Delta Safaris Exciting News from Camp Xakanaxa Camp Xakanaxa has commenced refurbishment to all 11 luxury tents during the existing extended closure and will be reopening on the 1st March 2019.

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11 January 2019

Governors' Partners with Paul Joynson-Hicks for Photographic Safaris in the Masai Mara

Governors' Camp

Governors' enjoys the best location in one of the best wildlife areas in Africa. Our location is the wildlife area of choice for documentary filmmakers, such as the BBC, and professional photographers, as well as many keen and budding wildlife photographers!

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11 January 2019

Temporary closure of Saadani airstrip

Coastal Aviation

We would like to inform you that Saadani airstrip in Tanzania has been closed by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority from 6th January till 6th February 2019 due to the maintenance of the airfield.

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11 January 2019

Enter Zimbabwe onto the Ultra-High-End Luxury Safari Stage

Vayeni

Here, Luke Brown of Vayeni, acknowledges Zimbabwe’s bold entry into the high-end luxury safari arena in southern Africa.  He further discusses whether it has the staying power to sustain its new position and indeed grow its offering in this very rewarding yet competitive tourism genre. Vayeni is an independent Luxury Destination Management Company, based in Zimbabwe. The company caters to the luxury market by partnering with high-end outbound safari outfitters based in source markets around the globe.

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10 January 2019

Anti-poaching boots delivered to Rhinos Without Borders and DNPW Zambia

The Safari Store

As part of our YOUbuy, WEgive initiative, The Safari Store’s boot project keeps feet on the ground for conservation. For every pair of Rufiji™ APU Combat Boots sold, we donate a pair to wildlife monitors in Africa. It being the season for giving, we delivered a batch of boots to Rhinos Without Borders and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife in Zambia in December 2018 to assist with their anti-poaching efforts.

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10 January 2019

Natural Selection Welcomes “The Jackal & Hide” In The Greater Okavango Delta To Their Portfolio

Natural Selection

Natural Selection are delighted to welcome The Jackal & Hide into the family as of 1st January, 2019.  Previously known as Pangolin Khwai Camp, the intimate, tented retreat offers an authentic Delta experience and brings visitors back to the basics of what a safari is all about. Whilst Pangolin Khwai previously only specialised in tailor-made photographic safaris, The Jackal & Hide will be open to all wildlife enthusiasts. For 2019, the camp will continue to provide a resident photo guide and specialised photographic vehicles for professional and amateur photographers alike, alongside the many guest activities on offer.

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10 January 2019

Roving Bushtops is on the move to Kusini, southern Serengeti

The Bushtops Camp Collection

Stay tuned! Today saw the start of our big move to Kusini in southern Serengeti from Seronera to view the migration birthing season. Roving Bushtops will be open again on the 26th of January with a full camp! We will be constantly sharing the experience on our social media ! Good luck team! https://www.instagram.com/bushtops/ https://www.facebook.com/bushtops https://twitter.com/bushtops

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10 January 2019

Safari Roadshow - cancellations mean space is available

Kamageo

Due to two unforseen, but unavoidable cancellations, there are now spaces available on the upcoming UK Safari Roadshow, which runs in late February (just prior to ITB). One property space is available in the Uganda section, One property space is available in the Tanzania section. See www.safari-roadshow.com for more details.

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09 January 2019

New appointed Head of Sales and Reservations

Coastal Aviation

We are pleased to announce that Fatema Tapya is now appointed as Head of Sales and Reservations at Coastal Aviation. As some of you may know her personally, she comes with vast knowledge of the industry and has been with the company for the last 20 years. We welcome her to bring in her knowledge and experience to build stronger relationships with all trade partners.

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09 January 2019

Shadows of Africa opens a new office in Zanzibar

Shadows of Africa

Natasa Fras, Founder & CEO of Shadows of Africa has today announced the successful opening of a new branch of Shadows of Africa on Zanzibar. Offering hotel bookings, activities, flight bookings, and excursions on Zanzibar itself, the Shadows of Africa Zanzibar office utilizesour decades of experience on the mainland by specializing in offering safaris from Zanzibar.

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09 January 2019

Hideaways Heading to the Beach

Hideaways

Hideaways is dipping its toes in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean with a new luxury eco-lodge on the white sandy beaches of Mozambique. We cannot contain our excitement to announce that we are expanding our portfolio of life-changing experiences to include a tropical paradise near Vilanculos in breathtakingly beautiful Mozambique. A haven of tranquility and where travellers can indulge in ultimate relaxation or fill their days with a variety of adventurous beach activities. We don't want to reveal too much too soon... so watch this space!

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09 January 2019

The Striking New Look of Singita Faru Faru Lodge

Singita

The bold yet softly elegant combination of Scandinavian simplicity expressed through traditional African craft underpins the striking update of Singita Faru Faru Lodge, which reopens in the Serengeti next week. Danish interior design was the starting point for the exquisite reimagining of the lodge which fuses clean, streamlined spaces with warm, tactile elements and honours its astounding wilderness setting.

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08 January 2019

Mahlatini's Travel Trends for 2019

Mahlatini Luxury Travel

Travel Trends to Watch In 2019: From Culinary Experiences to Travel With a Purpose As we reflect on another year of adventurous travellers exploring the unique wildlife, landscapes, people and places that Africa has in abundance, there are some clear trends that we predict will grow further through 2019.

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08 January 2019

Zara Tanzania Adventures Takes Responsibility for Porters Health on Mt. Kilimanjaro

ZaraTours Inc.

It is almost impossible to summit the roof of Africa without the support of Porters; they are literally the backbone of the trekking world. Everything you see in the mountains that nature didn't put there – a porter did. For trekkers, the trail can be hard, the air thin, and the gear REALLY heavy. Porters spend their lives carrying loads in the mountains. They are just there to make sure everything a trekker will need is where they will need it, when they will need it. As a dedicated, responsible and ethical travel company. In April 2018 Zara Tanzania Adventurers Covered 1,200 Porters with Health Insurance, becoming the first tour company in Tanzania to cover mass low-income earner mountain crew with health insurance.

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08 January 2019

Introducing The Nest @ Sossus

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

Ultimate Safaris are delighted to announce the opening of The Nest @ Sossus, the private Villa located on the private Namib Tsaris Conservancy near Sossusvlei. The Nest @ Sossus was designed using the unique structure of a Sociable Weaver nest as inspiration. It took eight years, including a three-year build, to bring this project to fruition and this has resulted in one of Namibia’s most extraordinary private villas in terms of both design and décor. The Nest was designed by Porky Hefer, created by Swen Bachran, and decorated by Maybe Corpaci.

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08 January 2019

A Brand-New Era for Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

Sanctuary Retreats

- Cut-above camp-living in the Ngorongoro Crater’s enchanting highland scenery - Right at the edge of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp and its brand-new safari tents sit amongst the region’s striking acacia trees. Facing south into the fernlike crown of the forest's canopy, the camp has a unique perspective on the wow-inducing extinct-volcano landscape.

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07 January 2019

Heading for Great Things After 70 years

Kearsley Travel & Tours

You’d think we would have seen it all and done it all since 1948. But the beauty of what we do, and the creativity of the people we do it with, keeps it fabulously adventurous every single day. Proudly Tanzanian and family-owned, we are thankful for the tremendous support of industry stakeholders, national and international agents and our dedicated clients who come back again and again. Most importantly, we are grateful for our backbone - our dedicated guides and staff who are the real reason we shine. Here’s looking forward to the next 70 years with new adventures!

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07 January 2019

Zanzibar Serena Hotel Partners with Zanzibar Outreach Program to Offer Ear Surgery

Serena Hotels

Zanzibar Serena Hotel partnered with the Zanzibar Outreach Program to offer complimentary ear surgery to at least 30 children with hearing problems. The surgeries were conducted at Mnazi Mmoja Hospital in Zanzibar between 8th- 12th December and marks 9 years since the partnership began in 2009.The ear surgeries are aimed at creating awareness for hearing problems within the ear, nose and throat anatomy. Since inception, over 462 people have benefited from the ear surgery camp. The surgeries wer…

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