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28 February 2019

Avoid Bank Charges – Pay Into The Jenman African Safaris Euro Account

Jenman African Safaris

European agents may simply request our European bank details on invoices in order to pay directly into our Euro bank account – avoiding bank charges. There is a small standard fee for credit cards, but other than that there are no extra costs. Another way of Jenman African Safaris striving to deliver expertise and easy solutions to our industry partners.

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28 February 2019

The Parker family to continue the Tongabezi Dream

Tongabezi Lodge

Tongabezi is moving forwards, with Benjamin Parker’s family and friends at the helm. It has been a painful time for our Tongabezi Family. We are mourning the loss of a father and a leader. The support from the local community and from our international friends has gotten us through the last few weeks. Hundreds of people poured in from all over Zambia to pay their respects and hold vigil with us, and more will be coming from all over the world. Our plans to celebrate Ben’s life continue well into this year.

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27 February 2019

Great Plains Stance To Botswana's Proposed 'Blood Law'

Great Plains Conservation

Our beautiful Botswana is under siege by lobby groups. On Thursday 21 February a white paper was submitted to the government recommending wildlife utilisation with a series of suggestions to: a) open up the largely condemned hunting of elephants and all wildlife again, b) the culling of massive numbers of elephants, c) the setting up of canning factories for those dead elephants to convert them into pet food, d) more fences, and e) the active cutting off of wildlife corridors. Read the Botswana Government's White Paper on their official Facebook page here.

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27 February 2019

Africa-Experience now operates in Kenya

Africa-Experience

Large herds of animals, spectacular landscapes, unique lodges and camps – Kenya is the Home of the Safari. And we are right here: with our operations office in Nairobi and brand-new Toyota Land Cruisers on the roads, Africa-Experience now operates in destination Kenya. What to expect when working with us:

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27 February 2019

Wild Frontiers: Active Uganda - Climb, Hike and Trek

Wild Frontiers

A new experience from Wild Frontiers aimed at fit and active travellers who want to experience the best of southern Uganda 'up close and personal'. Climb Mt. Gahinga, explore ancient Batwa trails, cross through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on foot and trek for endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi.

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26 February 2019

New Flight Schedule 2019-2020 and Security Levy Fees

Coastal Aviation

Dear Friends and Colleagues, As we continue to improve our services, we are pleased to announce the release of our new flight schedule with price list effective 1st June 2019 to 31st May 2020.  At Coastal, we have always believed in looking after our trade partners and in order to facilitate your sales, we have decided not to increase our prices for next season, except for the Serengeti – Ruaha route.

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26 February 2019

Photographic Safaris

Journey Beyond

No-one is sorry that cameras have replaced rifles as the ‘weapons’ of choice of modern safari-goers – this is one kind of shooting we’re happy to encourage. With the rise in importance of social media, tourists want to share their experiences with their friends, families and followers. That means that photography is becoming ever more important. As well as online sharing, technology has played its part in other ways. Digital cameras have almost completely replaced film cameras, making photography much more accessible.

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26 February 2019

The New Singita Faru Faru Lodge is Revealed

Singita

The Serengeti’s vast plains of pale gold, the artistry of African design and the simple, clean lines of Danish interior style have inspired a new look at the recently reopened Singita Faru Faru Lodge in Tanzania. This much-loved property is a showcase of exquisite workmanship in an atmosphere of total serenity, providing a subtle backdrop for the awe-inspiring wildlife experience for which the region is famous.

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26 February 2019

Wellworth Hospitality Will be Exhibiting at Internationale Tourismus - Borse in Messe Berlin

Wellworth Hotels & Lodges

Wellworth Hospitality Will be Exhibiting at Internationale Tourismus - Borse in Messe Berlin, Stand No. 21A / 128 - Tanzania Tourist Board, from 6th to 10th March 2019. For more info contact us: +255 688 058 365 | crm@wellworthgroup.com | www.wellworthcollection.co.tz

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26 February 2019

Matetsi Victoria Falls to feature in the Kamageo UK Safari Roadshow 2019

Matetsi Victoria Falls

Matetsi Victoria Falls will feature in the Kamageo UK Safari Roadshow 2019 that covers Manchester (26 Feb), Cirecester (27 Feb), and London (28 Feb & 01 Mar). The property will be represented by Sammy Kelly of Perowne International, who represents Matetsi Victoria Falls in the UK. Sammy has a passion for Africa, and holds a special place in her heart for Matetsi Victoria Falls. If you’d like to meet Sammy while she’s in your area, please contact her directly: sk@perowneinternational.com

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25 February 2019

Matetsi Victoria Falls to feature in the Africa Showcase: Nordics 2019

Matetsi Victoria Falls

Matetsi Victoria Falls will feature in the Africa Showcase: Nordics 2019 that covers Stockholm (26 Feb), Oslo (27 Feb) and Copenhagen (28 Feb). Sara Gardiner, who represents the property on behalf of the family-owners, will be attending. Sara is passionate about Matetsi Victoria Falls, and is excited to share her insights into what makes Matetsi Magic. If you’d like to meet Sara while she’s in your area, please write to her directly: sara@matetsivictoriafalls.com

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25 February 2019

Asanja Africa at ITB 2019 - Hall 21A / Stand No 128

Asanja Africa

Asanja Africa will be exhibiting at ITB Berlin from 6th to 10th March 2019, TANZANIA stand number 128, located in Hall 21A. We would be delighted to meet up with you and introduceour portfolio. To book a meeting, email reservations@asanjaafrica.com.

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25 February 2019

Ole Serai Luxury Camp - Kogatende is now open for this season

Wellworth Hotels & Lodges

Ole Serai Luxury Camp - Kogatende – Leave the ordinary behind and take off to an intimate camp that brings to you the first world comforts in a wild setting.  A camp that truly captures the spirit of yesteryear safaris, kogatende is set close to Mara River, following the path of the great migration. Classic furniture, with modern facilities/amenities,  rich fabrics, and unhindered 180 degree views of the wilderness– it’s hard to imagine anything else alongside such an iconic landscape.

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25 February 2019

Free Golf Courses at the Grand Hotel Djibloho

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

To always offer the best service to their guests, Grand hotel Djibloho has signed a collaboration agreement for the management of the golf course with Dalmau, an expert company in the maintenance and construction of green areas and Luxury Hotel Management (a company that manages the Grand Hotel Djibloho). From the first of March 2019, for all hotel guests, a golf teacher will be available on a complimentary basis and will give you a class every day to all beginners and will take care of the management of the camp. The courses, as well as all hotel guests, will be extended (always free) to children of schools to try to foment sport in Equatorial Guinea.

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25 February 2019

Entim Camp in the Maasai Mara upgrades private wing

Africa Eco Adventures

Set within Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Entim Camp recently completed upgraded  its Private Wing. The upgrades are simple yet stylish, and the wing is fitted with all the comforts and luxuries to enhance guests’ experience.All the common areas were upgraded, including the bar and dining area, the reception, the camp’s shop and photographic studio which have been interconnected and all raised on a deck with views over the Mara, overlooking one of the migration crossing points.

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22 February 2019

Lion Camp Operations are Carbon Neutral

Lion Camp

In 2018 Lion Camp by Mantis became one of the first carbon neutral safari camps in South Luangwa through purchasing verified carbon offsets from Biocarbon Partners. In line with the its sustainability ethos, this initiative not only neutralises the carbon footprint of Lion Camp's operations but supports the protection of the forests around the national park, benefitting local communities as well as the wildlife inhabiting these areas. Going carbon neutral is the latest step in Lion Camp's efforts to reduce its ecological footprint and ensure minimal impact on the environment.

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22 February 2019

What clothing should you wear on safari?

The Safari Store

Do you need to wear neutral colours on safari? Cotton or manmade? The clothing you pack makes a very big difference to the success of your safari. The expert clothing advice offered by The Safari Store has its foundation in decades of diverse safari travels – and is backed up by a range of products specifically designed for and expedition-tested in Africa. When asked by our clients what clothing to pack for their safari, there are certain fundamental laws of packing which stand to enhance their experiences.

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22 February 2019

Are you connected to your buyers?

ResRequest

Connecting to your key agents electronically will ensure you never miss out on valuable bookings. Tour operators use a host of software systems to stay on top of technology trends. Online bookings are one of the fastest growing trends. ResRequest interfaces to a number of tour operating systems enabling, tour operators to book ResRequest properties when permission is granted. Recently we added to our channel partners and integrated to GranIT Safari.

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22 February 2019

Coastal continues flying to Kigali and strengthening its network

Coastal Aviation

Dear Friends, Coastal Aviation wishes to reassure its trade partners that Kigali flights will NOT be discontinued. All current bookings are valid and any future request will be operated as usual. In a continuous effort to strengthen and expand its Flying Safari network, Coastal is proud to pioneer and introduce the new Serengeti - Ruaha/Iringa flight to Kilimanjaro effective 1st of June, 2019. Looking forward to receiving your booking requests.

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21 February 2019

Meet Team Wetu at ITB Berlin 2019

Wetu Tourism Solutions

Wetu will again be exhibiting at ITB Hall 25/137. Find out what's new at Wetu, including Machine Translations, the Consultant Portal and the Calendar system, all designed to simplify operations for Tour Operators, DMCs and Agents. We're also excited to show you the new look iBrochure for product suppliers in Wetu. Book an appointment or visit wetu.com for more information.

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21 February 2019

Additional Departure Dates: Intimate Botswana & Zimbabwe Encounter

Jenman African Safaris

The Intimate Botswana and Zimbabwe Encounter has become one of our most popular safaris in 2019. By creatively combining highlights such as a house-boat experience on Lake Kariba, rhino-tracking in Matopos and famous Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana guests experience a diverse and unique African safari. Due to high-season dates being sold out; we have added additional departures in 2019 and made more English departures available. For live availability click here.

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21 February 2019

An EPIC Acquisition for Mantis Collection

Mantis Collection

Mantis has acquired the management contract for EPIC Hotel and Suites in Rwanda. The contract has been signed by parties from the Eastern Province Investments Corporation LTD (EPIC LTD) and Mantis Collection, and operations will be taken over by Mantis effective immediately. Dino Urbani will continue as general manager of EPIC Hotel and Suites. EPIC is a luxurious 77-bedroom hotel in the Eastern Province District of Nyagatare, Rwanda. The hotel is situated close to the Akagera National Park’s Northern Gate and the Ugandan border.

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21 February 2019

Stunning new look unveiled at Elewana Sand River Masai Mara

Elewana Afrika

Elewana Sand River had a number of major improvements done during 2018 and we are delighted to unveil the stunning new look. Elewana Collection has been working with The Landscape Studio to sculpt and mould the ground in and around Elewana Sand River to create a beautiful and vibrant change to this property. Click here to find out what is new..

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21 February 2019

Ngwana Club- Blooming young explorers with African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps

The green season, the season for new life and youthful beginnings. The season for families and memory making. African Bush Camps encourage families of all ages to bring your babies to meet our babies. The green season brings the first rains which intern brings the birth of new life. African Bush Camps have a variety of camps across Southern Africa which are designed specifically to meet the needs of families, catering to their unique dynamic.

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21 February 2019

Team Wetu in Latin America

Wetu Tourism Solutions

Heading Wetu operations in Latin America for over a year now, are Argentines Francisco Escuder & Malu Esteves. Based in Buenos Aires, they’ve been planting Wetu roots in the Latin American tourism trade, developing partnerships and growing their client base. They’ve identified the need among the trade for better processes and more effective collaboration among the hospitality and tour operating sectors, driven by easier access to great content.

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20 February 2019

Meet us at ITB - Berlin

Wellworth Hotels & Lodges

Wellworth Hospitality will be exhibiting at INTERNATIONALE TOURISMUS - BORSE in MESSE BERLIN, Stand No. 21A / 128 - Tanzania Tourist Board, from 6th to 10th March 2019. For appointments contact us: +255 688 058 365 | crm@wellworthgroup.com | www.wellworthcollection.co.tz

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20 February 2019

Introducing Zambezi Cruise & Safaris’ own Kariba Safari Lodge

Zambezi Cruise Safaris

Zambezi Cruise & Safaris are proud to introduce, to the international market, the recently opened Kariba Safari Lodge – the latest addition to our lodge portfolio. A complete new build, this lodge offers eight suites and nine lodges, all with stunning Lake Kariba views. Located on 33 acres of naturally wooded hillside, the game fenced property slopes down to a sandy beach (Lake water levels permitting). Clients arriving or departing by one of Zambezi Cruise and Safaris cruise boats are able to embark/disembark on the property.

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20 February 2019

Take a trip of a lifetime with Robin Pope Safaris

Robin Pope Safaris

Long regarded as one of the best wilderness experiences of the South Luangwa National Park, our Mobile Walking Safaris have been operating for over 25 years, offering guests an unforgettable journey off the beaten track. Why go on a Mobile Walking Safari? • Walking in remote, untouched areas of the park. • A highly experienced and passionate team.

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20 February 2019

Serena Beach Resort & Spa Pledge to Join the Initiative to Create a Plastic Free Coastline

Serena Hotels

Serena Hotels has remained sensitive towards improving and preserving the environment in which it operates. Responsible management of natural resources in our operations has been a part of our business since construction of our first hotel over four decades ago. As the Company expands, developments and operations have and continue to be guided by a dynamic ecological-policy focusing on actions and projects related to climate change, water and energy conservation, air emissions, reducing and recycling waste to the extent possible, conserve biodiversity, restore natural habitats and respect of local tradition, culture and heritage.

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19 February 2019

The Amazing Madagascar

Cactus Tours Madagascar

We are delighted to share a featured video on Madagascar that we have recently produced.  Youtube link: https://youtu.be/rY_s_WiIYf4 It gives an overview of the extraordinary wildlife and landscapes of Madagascar.  Enjoy watching and we’d love to hear from you.

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19 February 2019

Latitude Hotel Group extends its partnership with specialist representation company, Small World Marketing

Small World Marketing

Small World Marketing is thrilled to announce it will be undertaking the Sales & Marketing for Latitude Hotel Group, broadening its responsibilities, having been the company’s PR agency for the last 18 months. Through successfully positioning Latitude to the press and media, Small World Marketing (SWM) has developed a depth of knowledge about Latitude’s unique brand: a sleek, stylish boutique city hotel, with values of sustainability and local influence at its core.

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19 February 2019

Zara Charity and Zara Tours Sponsors the Indian Ocean Coastline Clean up once again

ZaraTours Inc.

Ocean plastic is estimated to kill millions of marine animals every year. Nearly 700 species, including endangered ones, are known to have been affected by it. Some are harmed visibly—strangled by abandoned fishing nets or discarded six-pack rings. Many more are probably harmed invisibly. Marine species of all sizes now eat micro-plastics, the bits smaller than one-fifth of an inch across. As an advocate for Sustainable Tourism Development.  Zara Charity alongside TESO and Zara Foundation  took to the Indian Ocean Coastline in Tanga again earlier this November.

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19 February 2019

Samara Private Game Reserve's cheetah swap boosts cheetah metapopulation

Samara Private Game Reserve

Samara Private Game Reserve is part of a cheetah swap that will have significant implications for South Africa’s cheetah metapopulation The swap, which recently took place, saw Samara’s Shadow (a male cheetah) transported to a new home in Rogge Cloof. In exchange, a male cheetah from the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg was brought to live at Samara. The new male cheetah will be kept in an enclosure over the next six weeks before release in early March.

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18 February 2019

Official opening of Mpala Jena Camp

Great Plains Conservation

The official opening ceremony of Great Plains Conservation's Mpala Jena Camp took place on Friday 15 February.  The Hon P. Mupfumira (Zimbabwe's Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry) opened the camp in front of tourism dignitaries from Zimbabwe and the co-owners of Mpala Jena Camp Dereck and Beverly Joubert and Blessing Munyenyiwa. Great Plains Conservation is honored to be a part of Zimbabwean conservation tourism story.  Watch the opening presentation and view the camp here

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18 February 2019

Elewana Collection at ITB 2019

Elewana Afrika

Nicole Kanz is looking forward to meeting with you and updating you on news from the Collection and SkySafari, in addition to discussing opportunities for the future. If you would like to book an appointment, please click here. Elewana Collection will be located in the Atta Stand (Hall 20, Stand 121) See you in Berlin!

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18 February 2019

Safarilink clarification of erroneous media report

Safarilink Aviation

Reference is made to the unverified media report attributing the unfortunate incident of a plane crash in Londiani, Kericho on 13th February 2019 to Safarilink. Safarilink wishes to clarify that the aircraft was NOT owned, operated or sub-chartered by Safarilink as falsely reported by Nation Media Group and other media houses. Safarilink wishes to sympathize with the victims and families of this unfortunate incident. By Management Safarilink Aviation Limited

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15 February 2019

RETURNAfrica will be opening a new lodge in 2020 on the Kwando River in Namibia’s Caprivi Strip

Return Africa

We are excited to announce that RETURNAfrica will be opening a new lodge in 2020 on the Kwando River in Namibia’s Caprivi Strip. On Tuesday 5th February RETURNAfrica signed a 25-year concession with Kwando Conservancy to develop and operate a lodge at the Old Susuwe site on the Kwando River. The signing ceremony took place at the Kwando Conservancy office in the presence of the Kwando Conservancy Committee, traditional leaders and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.

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15 February 2019

Live the Ultimate Holistic Holiday in The World's Greatest City at 26 SUNSET VILLA

26 Sunset Avenue Llandudno CPT

Some travellers like all-action adventure holidays, while others prefer to switch off and experience solitude and silence. Some like to sample the hottest clubs and rub shoulders with the city’s most beautiful people, some want to experience stunning natural wonders and others seek rejuvenating, recharging, wellness-focused experiences that erase stress and allow them to refocus for the challenge of a new year. A Holistic Holiday offers as many or as few options for relaxing in the way you choose – and Cape Town is the ideal city to experience your holiday, your way, with the stunning architectural gem that is 26 SUNSET VILLA as your base.

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15 February 2019

Green Safaris offers Indaba replacing Fam Trip 5-11 May

Green Safaris

Green Safaris would love to invite agents for a Fam-trip to either Ila Safari Lodge in the Kafue National Park, Zambia or Kaya Mawa at Likoma Island in Malawi, or both. With Indaba recently changed to May 2-4, perhaps this could be a good opportunity to visit the Green Safaris properties, pre We Are Africa.

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14 February 2019

Explore the vineyards around Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro

Elewana Afrika

Shangri La Coffee Estate, home to the Manor at Ngorongoro have started experimenting on growing wine grape varietals on the slopes surrounding the estate.  Elewana The Manor hope to serve some of these in our restaurant in the future. The vineyard managers have reported that the first harvest is due this year, and the fruits and root-stocks are doing well. On average, developing a vineyard can take up to two years to produce fruit and four years for the delivery of the first bottle of wine. The annual growth cycle of grapevines follows the same process each year, beginning with the bud break, which culminates in the leaf fall followed by dormancy.

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14 February 2019

Hideaways Is Heading To The Beach – Relaunch Of Rio Azul Mozambique

Hideaways

Whispers of a mangrove forest, a crystal-clear lagoon, white powdery sands, and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean lapping gently against the shore… It’s serenity in a tropical wilderness, it’s Rio Azul in Mozambique, the newest lodge in the Hideaways portfolio. This beach paradise in a remote and secluded location is waiting for guests who want to experience the splendour and barefoot luxury of Mozambique in a unique eco-system sharing our vision for a marine protected reserve. Island, beach, lagoon and estuary activities such as snorkelling, kayaking through a mangrove forest, beach picnics and trips to the Bazaruto archipelago.

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13 February 2019

The Safari Collection’s Cultural Photographic Safari

The Safari Collection

This March join award-winning National Geographic photographer Robin Moore on an exclusive six-night safari to capture Kenya from behind the lens. This cultural photographic adventure will take you on a journey from the lawns of Nairobi's elegant Giraffe Manor to the alluringly beaded Samburu tribe at Sasaab, ending beneath the shadows of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountain Range at Solio. Under the guidance of Robin Moore, you will be given insider tips and photography tricks while being immersed in the colourful Samburu culture, up-close wildlife encounters and breath-taking vistas. It is also possible to extend your adventure to Sala's Camp.

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12 February 2019

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge hosts Born Free Foundation's Artist in Residence

Serena Hotels

Serena Hotels and Born Free are delighted to be working together again – this time hosting award-winning writer and illustrator Ed Vere at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge for a couple of weeks.  Ed will be hosting two watercolour workshops for guests this week, sharing his expertise on ‘How to paint an elephant’.  Ed will showcase some sketch work from his time in Amboseli so far as well as demonstrate how he draws and paints in the wild (check out this great video for a sneaky peek).  Aspiring artists at the lodge will enjoy his guidance on their own watercolour painting techniques.

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12 February 2019

AccorHotels and Mantis Invest in the Future of Tourism

Mantis Collection

AccorHotels and Mantis are excited to announce that Bulelwa Maxam and Tumelo Daniels are the recipients of the Accor/Mantis bursary to study towards a B.Com Hospitality Management at Stenden South Africa in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape. Stenden South Africa offers a Bachelor of Commerce degrees in Hospitality and Disaster Management. Stenden is a private university and strives to give students from disadvantaged backgrounds access to education with the assistance of private companies such as AccorHotels and Mantis.

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12 February 2019

Face-To-Face At The Following Travel Shows

Jenman African Safaris

Experience, expertise and adventure is why guests choose to travel with Jenman African Safaris. The portfolio provides specialized private guided safaris, tailor-made travel and small-group guided safaris in Southern Africa, East Africa and Madagascar. The recently introduced exclusive Jenman Select product range offers private custom safaris for the high-end traveller, with a strong focus on conservation and bespoke and carefully curated experiences. Meet us face-to-face at the following travel shows to get the details:

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11 February 2019

Nomad Tanzania at ITB

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

Rupert Finch Hatton will be attending ITB this year. Please drop him a line on rupert@nomad-tanzania.com to set up an appointment.

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11 February 2019

Berlin here we come!

ResRequest

We'd love to meet you! ResRequest is travelling to Berlin for ITB on the 6-10 March 2019.  ResRequest is a comprehensive Central Reservations (CRS) and Property Management System (PMS) which can help you leverage your availability, increase your sales and track your business. You can have many people and properties, in different locations, all accessing the same information at the same time: sales, accounts, operations; there is no limit.

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11 February 2019

Big Cats Under Threat: Leopard Conservation in the Kruger

Singita

Protecting Africa’s leopards has become a conservation issue of increasing importance. Panthera, one of Singita’s non-profit conservation partners, estimates that this once-widespread species has vanished from at least 49% of its historic range on the continent and is already extinct in six countries, and possibly six more.

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11 February 2019

Introducing New Flight

Coastal Aviation

  Daily flightRuaha / Iringa to Kilimanjaro - ArushaCoastal Aviation is expanding its extensive scheduled flight network by adding more route options so as to make your flying safari seamless!By linking Tanzania's largest National Park, Ruaha National Park, with Kilimanjaro International Airport (Tanzania's second largest international point of arrival), we are providing our trade partners with further options to link remote and authentic safari destination…

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08 February 2019

Update on temporary closure of Saadani airstrip

Coastal Aviation

Dear Partners Following our previous communication sent last month, according to Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority the Sadaani airstrip is still closed until 28.02.2019.

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08 February 2019

andBeyond Announces Oceans Without Border's Pledge

&Beyond

With an increasing number of factors affecting the health of the world’s marine resources and experts predicting the collapse of global fisheries by 2048, conservation-led experiential luxury company andBeyond is turning its focus to marine conservation.

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08 February 2019

Kitich Forest Camp at ITB

Kitich Camp

A quick reminder that we’ll heading off to the bustling streets of Berlin to attend ITB.  This would be a great opportunity to learn more about Kitich Forest Camp and find out about the other New African Territories properties.

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07 February 2019

Meet Coastal Aviation in ITB 2019 - 6-8th March

Coastal Aviation

Dear Friends and Business Partners, Coastal Aviation will be exhibiting our product offering at ITB Berlin from 6th to 8th March 2019. We look forward to engaging with our industry colleagues as we unveil our NEW Ruaha/Kilimanjaro routing that will be added on to our already extensive network within Tanzania as from 1st June 2019. We would also encourage dialogue regarding Coastal's Pilatus PC12 and Caravan charter fleet.

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07 February 2019

We are Africa-Experience: new destinations, new website, new agent zone

Africa-Experience

Taking our guests on safaris, tours and mountain climbs so they can take a break from the world as they know it. That’s what we set out to do as Tanzania-Experience in 2007. Twelve years later, we operate not only in Tanzania, but in Namibia and now Kenya and South Africa. Our four Experience destinations come together under the umbrella of Africa-Experience. Find out more on our new website. And meet us at ITB! ITB in Berlin: March 6 – 10 2019: hall 21a, stand 129. Arrange a meeting with us here!

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07 February 2019

Bush Camping in the Emerald Season with Robin Pope Safaris

Robin Pope Safaris

Always after off the beaten track experiences, Robin Pope Safaris are running this safari exclusively during the month of April to give a different dimension to bush camping when the Luangwa Valley is lush, green and at its most dramatic. Phenomenal birding, beautiful vistas and game viewing during what is usually an overlooked and underrated time of year. The safari is a combination of two fixed camps with an overnight bush camping that will make for an exceptional safari and the opportunity to see the Luangwa Valley in all it's emerald glory.

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07 February 2019

Announcing the opening of Elewana Lodo Springs, a New Five-Star Luxury Tented Property located in Loisaba

Elewana Afrika

Elewana Collection is proud to announce it will open Elewana Lodo Springs on the 15th June 2019 bringing the total number of destinations to 16 award-winning luxurious camps, lodges and boutique beach hotels in Tanzania, Zanzibar and Kenya for the luxury safari camp and lodge operator. The announcement underpins Elewana Collection’s dedication to conservation in Northern Kenya and its position as one of the largest sustainable tourism operators in East Africa.

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07 February 2019

Green Safaris partners with Chikunto Safari Lodge

Green Safaris

Green Safaris has entered upon a partnership agreement with Chikunto Safari Lodge, located in the heart of South Luangwa National Park in  Zambia. It has long been a desire of Green Safaris to create a circuit between its flagship property, Ila Safari Lodge in the Kafue National Park and Kaya Mawa, located on Likoma Island in Malawi, which they acquired last year. With Chikunto, which was opened mid last year, a lodge is added which fits perfectly into Green Safaris distinctive offeri…

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06 February 2019

No 5 by Mantis launches Exclusive Art Tours in Port Elizabeth

Mantis Collection

On Tuesday, 5th February, Mantis launched Exclusive Art Tours at No.5 by Mantis. Attended by the media and prominent figures in tourism, the art tour launch featured a presentation by local artist, Duncan Stewart who is the only artist featured in the 2010 Villa which is annexed to this prominent boutique hotel on Brighton Drive in Summerstrand. Duncan Stewart gave guests some insight into the workings of creative minds and also a tour of his collection at 2010 Villa which pays homage to the hope the 2010 World Cup brought to the impoverished communities of Nelson Mandela Bay.

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06 February 2019

Zambian Ground Handlers celebrates its 10th anniversary with the biggest agent fam trip yet… And you’re invited

Zambian Ground Handlers

There are various set trips through the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi with the opportunity to meet all the Zambian camp owners and operators at a function on the 14th of October. For more information on how you can get to explore Zambia for yourself click here http://zambiangroundhandlers.com/documents/FAMTRIP2019.pdf or email nick@zambiangroundhandlers.comm

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06 February 2019

Farewell to Ben Parker - Tongabezi

Tongabezi Lodge

We are deeply saddened to announce that Tongabezi Chairman and Co-Founder Ben Parker has moved on to greater adventures after a courageous fight against cancer. Our thoughts are with his family, his wife Vanessa, his daughters Natasha, Acacia and Tamara and his brother and sister Stephen and Naomi.

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05 February 2019

Ethiopian Airlines Opens New Terminal And New Addis Ababa Hotel

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines hosted a double celebration this week as they launched their new state-of-the-art passenger terminal at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and officially opened their own brand new ultra-modern 5-star Skylight Hotel. The launch ceremony was attended by FDRE Prime Minister H.E. Dr Abiy Ahmed, African Union Chairperson H.E. Mr Moussa Faki, Ministers, high level government officials, Ethiopian Airlines Board Members, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, Executive Management Members and other invited guests.

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05 February 2019

How Singita is Going Plastic-Free

Singita

Singita believes that sustainability is an ongoing journey of continuous awareness, improvement, and thoughtful, appropriate adaptation to the changing contexts in which it finds itself. This philosophy is echoed across the business, from the lodges and camps situated in remote parts of the African bush to its urban offices in some of the continent’s most populous cities.

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04 February 2019

New Scheduled Charter Flights, Zambia: Lusaka – Livingstone – Lower Zambezi

Royal Zambezi Lodge

Royal Zambezi Lodge are excited to announce the launch of scheduled charter flights to connect passengers to Royal Airstrip and the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia. As an accommodation provider in the Lower Zambezi, the company identified the need to improve access for travellers wanting to connect between Livingstone, Royal Airstrip and Lusaka.

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04 February 2019

We're peddling @ Sossus Under Canvas

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

We have now introduced a fleet of trail bikes at Sossus Under Canvas, more specifically Titan Comp Plus Trail Bikes. These bikes are a game changer in respect of trail riding as their simple setup means they are the perfect ‘do it all’ bike. Plus tyres add traction, help with stability and soak up the small bumps, so they are perfect for any rider looking for extra confidence out on the trails or more grip to have just a little more fun. Specifications include a lightweight frame, Sram 1 X 11 drivetrain, dropper post, Shimano Hydraulic Brakes and 27.5” X 2.80” tyres.

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04 February 2019

What luggage should you take on safari?

The Safari Store

While luggage limitations vary from safari to safari, as a general rule, we recommend soft and squashable luggage – and have designed our luxury Rufiji™ and Mara&Meru™ luggage ranges specifically for African travel conditions. Many lodges around Africa are accessible only by light aircraft with strict luggage limitations and cramped holds. This is why we view a soft-sided bag as a safari essential. Similarly, overland safari 4x4s may have limited luggage space – another occasion where a traditional bulky hard suitcase isn’t ideal.

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01 February 2019

Mid-Season Travel with Elewana Collection – A photographers Paradise

Elewana Afrika

Traveling to East Africa during the months of April, May, October and November is ideal - the wild flowers are in full blossom attracting a kaleidoscope of butterflies that transform the landscape into a spectacular display of colour and for photographers that love to capture wildlife, then there is no shortage of large and small game to focus your lens on.

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01 February 2019

Wilderness Safaris Rebuilds King’s Pool Camp in the Linyanti

Wilderness Safaris

The rebuild of Wilderness Safaris’ King’s Pool Camp is well underway, with its nine luxurious tented suites set to open in the heart of the Linyanti Wildlife Concession in mid-June 2019. Overlooking and named for the oxbow-shaped King’s Pool Lagoon, the camp’s refreshed look and feel will ensure that guests are able to experience a life-changing journey whilst contributing to the biodiversity conservation of the Linyanti at the same time.

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