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13 November 2019

Kamageo destinations sparkle despite lacklustre WTM

Kamageo

Whilst WTM London attracted a disappointingly low number of UK tour operators, Kamageo’s destinations proved the stars of the African and Indian Ocean sections. Mauritius appeared to be by far the busiest Indian Ocean stand, which suggests the island’s supposed loss of fashionability has been entirely reversed. Operators highlighted that 2019 had proved a tough year for Mauritius but that 2020 bookings were looking hugely encouraging.

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13 November 2019

Truth on the Zambezi… Hideaways Zambezi Truth Video Evokes Emotions

Hideaways

Sublime natural beauty, calm water gently broken by the bow of the dhow smoothly gliding through it. On the banks of the river, the birds are chirping and the elephants are extending their trunks into the cool refreshing water. Comfortably cocooned in the dhow, guests are enjoying the views and the gentle breeze in their hair. This is absolute bliss and marvelous serenity at its most beautiful. While we can paint a picture with words that describe just how special this experience is, sights and sounds can enhance this endeavour so much more. See for yourself with this video.

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13 November 2019

BRAVE Rock Girls

Escape+Explore

September in South Africa. Abundant wildlife, wildflowers and whales. The warmer, longer days invite broad smiles. This month marks the start of Spring, and so naturally, it is a time of stock-taking as much as it is regeneration. Within the month, we celebrate Heritage Day (September 24th), a national holiday affectionately known by the locals as 'National Braai Day'. On this particular day, it is customary to gather our friends and family, toast to the beauty of our country, reflect upon our history and ponder our future. Here at Escape+Explore, we believe the future is female!

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12 November 2019

South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs signs waiver so unabridged birth certificates are no longer required by minors entering the country

South African Tourism

The Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has signed a waiver which allows foreign children to enter South Africa without carrying additional supporting documents.

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12 November 2019

Eco Operator - Green Safaris - Announces Opening Of A New Lodge In South Luangwa – Shawa Luangwa Camp

Green Safaris

November 2019: Green Safaris, the pioneering and passionately eco-friendly new safari operator, is delighted to announce the opening of its fourth lodge, Shawa Luangwa Camp. Located in the heart of the Lupanda GMA, on the banks of the Luangwa River, it is ideally located to explore both the Park and the Nsefu sector. The Camp opens 1st June 2020. Green Safaris currently operates Ila Safari Lodge in the center of the Kafue National Park and Kaya Mawa, on Likoma Island in Malawi and will expand its portfolio with Chisa Busanga Camp and Shawa Luangwa Camp by mid 2020.

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12 November 2019

Leap of Faith - a rewildling story

House in the Wild

House in the Wild is celebrating 10 years of the Enonkishu Conservancy, and it has certainly grown up. Based on the border of Ol Chorro Oiruwa Conservancy in the Maasai Mara, House in the Wild has been part of a pioneering re-wilding project where an area that was previously severely overgrazed with very little wildlife has now been opened up to conservation and now biodiversity is thriving.  It is an inspriational story of how wildlife can bounce back and communities can truly benefit from eco-tourism.

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11 November 2019

Natural Selection launches Angola flying safaris in 2020

Natural Selection

2020 will see the launch of Natural Selection’s new flying safaris to Angola. These expeditions, the first of their kind, will follow the paths of the rivers that feed the Okavango and Kwando river and wetland systems from their sources in the Angolan Highlands into the Okavango Delta and Linyanti in Botswana, and finally, to the sands of the Makgadikgadi.Each safari will be customised to suit guests’ interests, but for the ultimate experience Natural Selection recommends their &ldq…

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11 November 2019

Lemala Ndutu undergoes a refurbishment prior to 1st December opening

Lemala Camps and Lodges

Lemala Camps & Lodges will re-open a fully refurbished camp in Ndutu at the beginning of December 2019.  The camp will retain is premium location on the water course and will open with all new soft furnishings throughout and a complete refurbishment of the lounge tent and the dining tent.  The interiors will be softer, warmer and elegant without losing the charm and authenticity of a mobile tented camp.

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11 November 2019

Protecting the Periphery of Hwange National Park with Hideaways and CWF

Hideaways

The area around Hwange National Park is made up of a mosaic of wildlife-related land use and low human habitation, forming what is known as a ‘buffer zone’ which provides significant protection. However, this buffer zone faces threats from legal and illegal hunting of wildlife.

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08 November 2019

A Once-Off Intellectual Discovery of the Congo Basin

Classic Portfolio

Classic Portfolio is thrilled to announce the launch of a special once-off discovery into the Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic in March 2020, hosted by conservation legends Paul Telfer and Rod Cassidy.  Paul Telfer is the CEO of the Congo Conservation Company, an American-born primatologist with a foundation in research investigating primate viruses and the origins of the HIV epidemic in West Africa.

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08 November 2019

Rebangwe At Mabula – We Are One

Extraordinary

Mabula Game Lodge proudly announces their new REBANGWE initiative, meaning we are one! This is a wonderful initiative to bring the Mabula community and staff together in an inclusive environment. “Positive vibes in the workplace lead to happy employees and great guest experiences” comments Kim Allen Resident Manager who has launched this staff program.

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08 November 2019

Mozambican and Zimbabwean Hospitality Meet - People Behind the Magic of Hideaways’ Rio Azul

Hideaways

Rio Azul joined the Hideaways portfolio earlier this year and has been welcoming guests with open arms. At Rio Azul, Mozambique,  the staff aspire to make guests feel truly at home as it’s their home too. Most team members have been with the lodge since the very beginning, having a hand in building it and dedicating their time and passion to make it a haven of ultimate surrender to the beauty and charm of the area.

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07 November 2019

New South Africa Holidays with Llama Travel Africa

Llama Travel

As of June 2019, UK tour operator Llama Travel sells holidays to southern Africa, offering the same formula of flexible small group tours at the lowest possible prices that has led us to being recognised as one of the UK’s leading tour operators to Latin America. Llama Travel Africa currently offers 20 itineraries to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls, with departures starting in January 2020. Now, due to customer demand, and continuing with our popular ‘mi…

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07 November 2019

Hideaways’ Grow Africa Foundation and De Grendel Unite to Change Children’s Lives

Hideaways

What does a historic wine farm in Cape Town have in common with a bespoke eco-lodge in Zimbabwe? You may think it’s a commitment to providing their patrons with a divinely indulgent experience where attention to detail and exceptional service are key, and while that may be true, the actual link is stronger and more meaningful.

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06 November 2019

andBeyond introduces enhanced after-dark game drives

&Beyond

Conservation-led, experiential travel company andBeyond has introduced new technology that allows guests at andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve to enhance their night drive experience, through the use of high definition infra-red cameras.

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06 November 2019

The Brand New Puku Ridge in Zambia's South Luangwa NP has reopened

Chiawa Safaris

Chiawa Safaris is delighted to announce that the completely rebuilt Puku Ridge has reopened and with it, ushers in a new level of safari to the South Luangwa National Park.  This camp has it all - location, wildlife, guiding, management & hospitality, history, experience, conservation ethos - a brand new camp where that rare, perfect blend of form and function meet at the Chiawa Safaris collection of camps.

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05 November 2019

Netflix "Holiday in the Wild" filmed at Jabulani

Jabulani

We are so honoured to have been one of the special film locations selected to shoot Netflix’s hottest new movie release, “Holiday in the Wild” now available globally on Netflix to view.

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05 November 2019

BUGTech Anti-Insect Shirts: Back in Stock and Better Than Ever

The Safari Store

The Safari Store’s latest run of BUGTech long-sleeve anti-insect safari shirts for men and women has arrived. This version of our bestselling shirts has had a few upgrades, with features that add a touch of luxury to these technical, functional safari essentials.

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05 November 2019

Here Be Dragons and There Be Elephants – Timeless Trend Self-Drive Safari by Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris have recently released a new South African self-drive tour showing a very special corner of the country. Self-drive Safaris are still a popular choice of safari in South Africa and other Southern African destinations.

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04 November 2019

Photography Tours - Play with light in the Cape

Escape+Explore

The adage ‘A picture speaks a thousand words’ is one we embrace at Escape + Explore. Every trip we lead is designed to challenge our guests positively. Whether out on a SUP board watching penguins gliding past, tasting an exquisitely crafted wine with a winemaker or, learning about the rule of thirds on our Cape Peninsula photography tour. The stretching of the mind and the growth that follows is where the experience comes alive for our guests.

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04 November 2019

#WhyILoveSaruni Photo & Video Competition is BACK!

Saruni

By popular demand, Saruni, Kenya launches its fifth annual #WhyILoveSaruni photo & video competition. Launched on 1st November 2019, the competition will run for six months. The most exceptional monthly entries will be shortlisted for final consideration in April 2020.

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04 November 2019

Safarilink/Kenya Airways Signs Codeshare Agreement

Safarilink Aviation

Nairobi, November 4, 2019: Safarilink Aviation (F2) and Kenya Airways PLC (NSE: KQ) last night signed a one-way codeshare agreement to open up Kenya by connecting domestic scheduled services to all the best safari destinations within Kenya and Tanzania.

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01 November 2019

You. Nomad Tanzania. And, the U21's.

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

Safaris with our families are some of our most enduring memories. The magic of a family safari is in the fun, adventure and discovery. But, getting youngsters on safari with us is about more than a holiday to remember. We want wild families, just like ours, to understand why it's important for them to be a part of what we do and understand the role they play in keeping our wilderness safe.

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01 November 2019

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris - Experts in Tailor-Made FIT Travel to Southern Africa

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris

At Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris, we are experts in authentic FIT travel in Southern Africa and would like to remind you of our range of handy tools to aid your itinerary planning:

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