Member News

29 March 2019

Every bit helps to put a smile on a kid's face

Wild Things Safaris

Wild Things Safaris and Udzungwa Forest Camp would like to thank Aspire Sports Trust for the donation of soccer balls and other school equipment needed to Mang'ula Primary School, Kilombero Valley, Tanzania.  Receiving the donation is head teacher Frank Dallu. Over the past 10 years, Wild Things Safaris and Udzungwa Forest Camp have been intigators in getting donors to sponsor the school; renovating classrooms, school desks and supplying much needed equimpent and sporting goods.

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29 March 2019

New African Territories & Hippo Point Reservations

New African Territories

We are delighted to announce, as of 1st April 2019 New African Territories will be handling the reservations for Hippo Point, the stunning, iconic property, nestled in a 600 acre privately owned conservancy on the shores of Lake Naivasha. - HIPO POINT -  An exclusive “slow safari” private homestead and wildlife conservancy situated on an isthmus between Lake Naivasha and Lake Oloidien at an altitude of 6,200 feet.

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29 March 2019

Elewana Tarangire Treetops highlights the importance of Conservation areas

Elewana Afrika

We are extremely proud of the work done in the Randelin WMA. The WMA (Wildlife Management Areas) concept provides communities with economic benefits and the Tarangire ecosystem is expanded for the wildlife. Protecting these areas are essential to the conservation of our wildlife and working with the communities within Tarangires is the key to its success. The Tarangire ecosystem in northern Tanzania covers approximately 25,000 square kilometres and is a key habitat for many East African savanna mammal species.

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28 March 2019

Meet Train Manager Siya Mbambo - and an update onthe timings for the new 2-night slow travel experience

The Blue Train

The Blue Train's 2-night "slow travel" journey between Cape Town and Pretoria has proved to be a big hit in its frst quarter - but please note that the departure times will be standardised to 4pm (with check in from 2pm) at both Pretoria and Cape Town pre-departure lounges from 1 April 2019. For the full details click here.  We would also like to introduce one of our two Train Managers, Siya Mbambo who always strives to add an extra dash of joy and magic to our luxury rail experience...  Check out his interview as well as a quick video clip

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28 March 2019

Cyclone Idai Disaster Relief Efforts

Matetsi Victoria Falls

Although Matetsi Victoria Falls is physically unaffected by the effects of Cyclone Idai, it breaks our hearts to think of the loss of life and the destruction in the eastern region of Zimbabwe, and the areas of Mozambique and Malawi that have been hit by the cyclone. Our Matetsi Victoria Falls family comes from all over Zimbabwe, and families and friends of our wonderful team have been impacted by the effects of this devastating natural disaster.

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28 March 2019

Star Bath and Yoga Deck at Garonga

Garonga Safari Camp

Just when you didn’t think your safari could get any more relaxing, we go and prove you wrong! Here at Garonga we pride ourselves on our motto of being a ‘Safari for the Soul’. While the Big Five game drives and encounters with wildlife is a huge drawcard, it’s only half the safari experience at Garonga. Equally important is slowing down the pace of life, nurturing yourself, and ‘resetting your system’, so to speak.

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28 March 2019

RwandAir Increase Summer 2019 Schedule

RwandAir

RwandAir are pleased to announce that they have added a 4th and 5th weekly flight from London Gatwick to Kigali International Airport. Between 1st July and 30th September 2019, we will have 5 flights a week connecting London with Rwanda and beyond. The additional flights will be on day 5 (Friday) and day 7 (Sunday) in addition to our existing schedule on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The outbound flight on day 5 and 7 will be non-stop to Kigali in just 8 hours 40 minutes.

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27 March 2019

The remarkable allure of Rwanda

Singita

Tucked between Tanzania to the east, Uganda to the north and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, Rwanda is a remarkably small country nestled in a 10,169-square mile pocket of land brimful of high-altitude forests and shimmering lakes. While close encounters with the endangered mountain gorillas in the northwest have long been a major drawcard for visitors venturing into the country, Rwanda’s rebirth in recent years has revealed that it has countless other experiences to offer.

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27 March 2019

Become A Madagascar Expert On Jenman African Safaris Indaba Fam Trip

Jenman African Safaris

Madagascar still remains a bit of a mystery to the rest of the world, but not to us. Jenman African Safaris have been the Madagascar experts for many years now and we know it's an incredible destination for the adventurous traveller. So to help agents learn more about the country, understand its unique allure and see for themselves exactly what it has to offer, this year we are offering an Indaba Fam Trip to the breathtakingly beautiful northern area to give our valued partners a fantastic overview of this unique destination. If you would like to experience this exciting tour first-hand, please contact us at alessandra@jenmansafaris.com to book your spot.

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27 March 2019

Hideaways CEO Explaining The Benefits Of Coopetition At WTM’s Speaker’s Corner

Hideaways

Hideaways CEO Katja Quasdorf has been invited to give a talk at WTM about a subject very dear to our hearts: Combining forces in the pursuit of the greater good! In fact, she has since adopted the neologism ‘co-opetition’ - the practice of business competitors putting aside their rivalries in the spirit of selfless cooperation, in this case in the dedicated fight against poaching. Katja will also highlight how agents themselves can significantly affect conservation efforts, as they are clients’ first point of contact when planning a safari holiday and can already provide valuable input on conservation awareness as well as inspire clients to become more involved. If you are attending WTM Africa stop by Speaker’s Corner on 10 April at 13h00 to hear what it’s all about. Click here to find out more.

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26 March 2019

Classic Portfolio - new members and new countries

Classic Portfolio

In keeping with our core values of Private. Unique. Committed, Classic Portfolio is delighted to welcome Machaba Safaris in Botswana and Zimbabwe and Wolwedans Private Camp and Boulders Safari Camp in Namibia as our newest members.  Now extending over 12 countries with 17 companies encompassing over 50 camps, lodges, hotels and island escapes, we are the most extensive portfolio of privately owned experiences, offering truly unique experiences while being fully committed to long term sustainability.

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26 March 2019

SawaSawa Africa spreading its wings!

SawaSawa Africa

SawaSawa Africa has been on the forefront of travel, actualising guests’ dream getaways and mind-blowing adventures in pursuit of thrilling natural wonders, the discovery of unexplored landscapes, beach bliss or immersion in exotic culture since its inception more than a decade ago.    Sam Mundia and Deepa Darbar – the two owners who are fully focused on ensuring that each and every single client they handle has the benefit of their over 30-years experience in this part of the world are now able to offer the same expertise for destination Tanzania and Uganda.

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26 March 2019

Almanara Luxury Boutique Hotel & Villas announces partnership with Saruni

Campbell- Bell Communications

Almanara Luxury Boutique Hotel & Villas is delighted to announce a partnership with Saruni with 2 new itineraries offering the ultimate safari and beach getaway. Almanara Luxury Boutique Hotel & Villas has long been regarded as the perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of your Kenyan safari. Known for their 5 star service, award winning cuisine and warm hospitality they are delighted to announce a special partnership with Saruni, a safari company which shares their values.

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25 March 2019

Season one in Elewana AfroChic Diani Turtle Hatchery

Elewana Afrika

Elewana Afrochic works hand in hand with Diani Turtle watch to help the species thrive. We currently have four nests in our hatching grounds with a total of 398 eggs expected to hatch around Easter time. Stay tuned for updates as we work to save these endangered species.

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25 March 2019

Plunge Pool at Kisampa

Wild Things Safaris

Kisampa - Wami River Bush Retreat, situated on the south western border of Saadani National Park has installed a plunge pool shaded with two dhow sails. A great way for guests to refresh after either a bush walk, a canoe safari on the Wami River or just enjoy the day relaxing at the camp with the occassional dip in the pool.l.

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25 March 2019

Zimbabwe Tourism to screen exclusive premiere of Disney's Lion King

Kamageo

In London, on 19th July 2019, Disney releases their new CGI live action version of 'The Lion King', with ZIMTO (Zimbabwe Tourism Organisation) screening an exclusive premiere in the iconic Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square. Coordinated by Kamageo, the screening will give 150 people the first opportunity to see the movie. As Tim Henshall explained "Zimbabwe's return to prominence echoes the storyline of "Lion King", and at the same time one of Cecil’s descendants is now creating a pride of his own, too. The synergy is incredible".  See the amazing trailer here.

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22 March 2019

Lengishu House releases new video

Borana

Lengishu is the ultimate destination for the discerning traveler. Built entirely of sustainable materials, this unique family home was designed to blend into it’s surroundings of unspoilt African wilds.  As the newest property on Borana Conservancy, Lengishu opened it's doors in January.

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22 March 2019

It's where we are that matters

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

Our Nomad Tanzania camps occupy some of the most coveted and remote locations on the continent and give our guests unforgettable safari experiences. But, more importantly, they also allow us to access hard to reach communities and provide them with opportunities that change lives.

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22 March 2019

Africa-Experience in South Africa

Africa-Experience

A country where lions and penguins live, where you explore vast national parks today and exciting cities tomorrow, where stormy winds are followed by tropical heat, where there is so much to see, so much to do, you can return again and again. This is South Africa. And we are right here. From our operations office in the Western Cape, Africa-Experience operates in destination South Africa.

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21 March 2019

Ethiopian Airlines Pilot Training Misreporting

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines expresses its deep disappointment on the incorrect reporting by the New York Times titled, “Ethiopian Airlines Had a Max 8 Simulator, but Pilot on Doomed Flight Didn’t Receive Training” Before phasing in the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, Ethiopian Airlines pilots completed both the Boeing recommended and FAA approved training.

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21 March 2019

Complete Upgrade - Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge

Nasikia Tanzania

Nasikia Camps have just completed a complete refurbishment of their Tarangire property - now permanently located all year around.  Facing north-west towards the Great Rift Valley wall and the setting sun, Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge offers ten standard tented suites and two inter-connected family suites.  All suites set up high on wooden platforms, overlooking the baoba-dotted wilderness in the forefront. Wash off the safari powder with a polished concrete, rim flow pool and enjoy sundowners around the baobab shaded camp fire.  This is truly glamping at it's best, right in the heart of the remote and wonderful Tarangire National Park. Come see where Safari Magic happens!

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21 March 2019

Sovereign - a supreme ruler, especially a monarch

Zambezi Cruise Safaris

Zambezi Cruise and Safaris are delighted to announce the launch of the newest member of their fleet on Lake Kariba – Sovereign Sovereign underwent major refurbishment during 2018 and boasts 10 luxurious cabins with air conditioning, en-suite shower and WC for that cruise of a lifetime. The generously proportioned lounge and dining area offers panoramic views of the landscape, coupled with stylish interiors. A staircase leads to the top deck, from where our captain commands the vessel. From here you have an enviable bird’s eye view of the lake and its surrounds – a great place to relax on a day bed in the open air.

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20 March 2019

Bring clean water a step closer this World Water Day

Just a Drop

It's World Water Day on Friday! Get involved in with Just a Drop’s Steps to Water campaign this week to support communities with access to clean safe water! Globally, 844 million people do not have access to safe water, with women and children in developing countries walking an average of 6km every day – or 8,000 steps - to collect water which is not safe to drink. Bring clean water a step closer this World Water Day by taking on the Steps to Water challenge: track your own steps to water, then donate 1p per step to Just a Drop!

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20 March 2019

Raising awareness of elephant crisis via RGS event with How Many Elephants

Kamageo

Few people know that 96 African elephants are poached each day for their ivory. At this astonishing rate they will be extinct in the wild within a decade. ‘How Many Elephants’ is a powerful and award-winning campaign using design as a powerful tool to bridge the gap between scientific data and human connection. ‘How Many Elephants’ is organising a fundraiser talk event at Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers), 1 Kensington Gore, London. SW7 2AR on June 6th 2019. For more details and tickets, please click here.

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20 March 2019

Inyati Supporter of SSW Rhino Protection Helicopter Programme

Inyati Game Lodge

Inyati Game Lodge has always been a supporter of the Sabi Sand Wildtuin rhino protection programme and can boast that we are the largest donor of the total cost of the SSW helicopter programme. Rhino poaching has severely impacted almost all of the reserves within South Africa, and as a result the Sabi Sand Wildtuin has committed itself to providing a safe haven for rhino. In 2013, after significant rhino losses in the area and across the country the Sabi Sand undertook the implementation of a major rhino protection project aimed at creating a sanctuary for our rhino. To find out more about the SSW Rhino Protection Programme, please click here.

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19 March 2019

Thornybush Collection pitches a new luxury tented camp - Saseka

Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Collection

Saseka Tented Camp Suspend what you know about luxury tented camps.  The latest addition to the Thornybush Collection, Saseka Tented Camp, is state-of-the-art, luxurious and imbued with idyllic African wilderness.  Saseka is the Tsonga word for Beautiful.

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19 March 2019

Elewana Collection highlights the best time to visit Kenya for avid Birders

Elewana Afrika

East Africa is renowned for its beautiful and colourful array of birds. The avifauna of Kenya include a total of 1105 species, endemic to this area are eight, listings include the Jackson's Francolin, Clarke's Weaver and Sharpe's Longclaw, 75 are accidental, and two have been introduced by humans. The Amani Sunbird, Clarke’s Weaver, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Hinde’s Pied-babbler and Fischer’s Turaco are some of the birds listed as endangered here. The lilac-breasted roller is the official bird of Kenya, with it incredible blue and lilac feathers that stand out making it one of the many birds that are strikingly beautiful.

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19 March 2019

Boundless Africa Safaris - relocation of head office

Boundless Africa Safaris

Boundless Africa Safaris, owned and run by Rowena Putter, is relocating the head office at the beginning of July 2019, to Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States. Updated contact info will be added to my Atta profile,  but please will all marketing/representation agents and DMC representatives give me a call when you are in or near North Carolina after July, as I would love to keep in touch and keep updated on African Travel and destinations for my American client base. My email will remain rowena@boundlessafrica.com

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18 March 2019

Launch of the Kyambura Gorge Eco-tourism Project, Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Volcanoes Safaris

Launch of the Kyambura Gorge Eco-tourism Project Volcanoes Safaris has launched the Kyambura Gorge Eco-tourism Project, a series of community and conservation activities developed since 2009 to safeguard the Kyambura Gorge ecosystem. At the launch event, Praveen Moman, Founder, Volcanoes Safaris, said:

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18 March 2019

What accessories should you take on safari?

The Safari Store

When it comes to safari accessories, sometimes the little things can make a big difference. From effective sun and insect protection to binoculars, torches, and gear, The Safari Store stocks premium safari accessories for the African traveller – with every item tested to ensure they meet the needs of safari-goers. It comes as no surprise that sun and insect protection are vital on safari. The harsh rays of the African sun can be fierce, especially when you’re out and about on game drives, walking safaris, or boat cruises – or even relaxing at the lodge. Sunburn can be very painful and uncomfortable – a quick way to put a dampener on your safari.

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18 March 2019

Safari Magazine Edition 36 out now!

Kamageo

The latest edition of the popular trade magazine, 'SAFARI' has now been published both online and in print. The new 74-page magazine, which contains no ads is produced exclusively for travel professionals selling Africa, making it the only publication of its type. Editor, Izzie Ludbrook, described this latest edition as "a feast of useful news updates, reviews and opinion across all of our destinations". For a hard copy, make sure you are on our mailing list via kristina@kamageo.com Online version available via https://bit.ly/2UBiSGK

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15 March 2019

Kamageo to promote Zimbabwe Tourism in the UK

Kamageo

In July 2019, Kamageo will launch a major new marketing initiative to promote tourism to Zimbabwe from the UK. Kamageo will implement a marketing campaign funded by members of the newly created Zimbabwe Tourism Organisation [ZIMTO) which is made up predominantly by the private sector, but crucially also by ZTA.

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15 March 2019

Press Release: Zoe Carroll joins The Hide and Changa Safari Camps, Zimbabwe

The Hide Safaris

The Hide and Changa are delighted to welcome Zoe Carroll to our growing team. Zoe has been appointed our United Kingdom and Ireland representative for the two Zimbabwe properties from 1stMarch 2019.   Zoe’s love of Zimbabwe began in November 1995, when she took her first ever trip to Africa. “I instantly fell in love with this amazing continent and today, almost 24 years later, my love affair continues, having arranged wonderful tailor-made bespoke holidays as a tour operator to living and working in bush camps in Zambia. Now, in representation, I feel so privileged to be working in such an innovative and vibrant industry and it is a dream to be working with The Hide and Change Safari Camps.

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15 March 2019

Statement on the Yellow Fever Vaccine

Fleet Street Clinic

Recent news reports have raised concerns about the Yellow Fever vaccine safety. It is important to understand the risks and benefits. For decades, the yellow fever vaccine was considered to be extremely safe. More recently, however, we have become aware of a low rate of serious adverse effects occurring when older travellers are vaccinated for the first time. The two main types of adverse effects are called YEL-AVD and YEL-AND – the first involves damage to organs such as the liver, and the second damages the nervous system.

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14 March 2019

AWF chooses Kamageo to assess Simien Mountains NP

Kamageo

Kamageo has been hired by African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to provide a major development plan for the Simien Mountains National Park in Ethiopia. Following a comprehensive on-site study, Kamageo will then provide an assessment of the entire tourism infrastructure, including accommodation, activities, park facilities, amenities, access and communications.

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14 March 2019

Plunge pools

Beho Beho

As from 1st June 2019 all the guest bandas at Beho Beho will have plunge pools and their own sun-bathing deck. For many years we have listened to the same complaint from our guests that they don’t get enough time to spend enjoying their banda.

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14 March 2019

Statement on the current worldwide Measles outbreaks

Fleet Street Clinic

MEASLES ON THE RISE: THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO), HAS REPORTED THAT MEASLES CASES ARE ON THE RISE WORLDWIDE AND IN EUROPE ALONE, OUTBREAKS HAVE SURGED TO A 20-YEAR HIGH. The WHO states that reported measles cases (provided by each country) currently show that about 229,000 cases have already been reported, compared with 170,000 for 2017. Worryingly the 2018 number is likely to rise as the reporting deadline ends April ’19. With a 50% increase in measles cases last year, it is important to understand the benefits of vaccinating against measles:

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13 March 2019

Welcome to the “Art of the true Safari”, exploring the private concession of Linyanti in Northern Botswana from our newest camp, Linyanti Expeditions.

African Bush Camps

Back to basics is the theme for African Bush Camps latest addition, Linyanti Expeditions opening early May 2019. The new camp keeps in style with our other expedition style camps. Going back to basics strengthens the foundation of an authentic safari, submerged into what is purely Africa. The basics are not a compromise on comfort or safety but rather the exploration of what, in this modern world is a genuine luxury… unobstructed landscapes, untouched wilderness and unaffected wildlife

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13 March 2019

Elewana Collection report Rare Black Leopards in Loisaba Conservancy

Elewana Afrika

Researchers from San Diego Zoo Global have been using camera traps at Loisaba Conservancy and neighbouring properties in order to understand population dynamics of leopards, and the mechanisms that drive human-wildlife conflict to assess the efficacy of management decisions aimed at mitigating conflict. We are very excited to hear that these camera traps have captured rare footage of melanistic leopards, otherwise known as black panthers. Melanism is the result of a gene that causes a surplus of pigment in the skin or hair of an animal so that it appears black.

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13 March 2019

Samara Private Game Reserve offering 5-night Conservation Journey Experience

Samara Private Game Reserve

Samara Private Game Reserve is enabling guests to become part of the pioneering Conservation journey. The reserve is offering a 5-night Conservation Journey package: a thoughtfully crafted itinerary that allows participants to make a meaningful contribution to Samara's conservation efforts (without compromising on 5-star comforts).

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12 March 2019

The BBC ask if electric vehicles could be the future for Kenyan travel?

Lewa Wilderness

East Africa’s First Electric Safari Car lands at Lewa Wilderness. The best way to view the Big Five is…quietly. Lewa Wilderness lodge in Kenya has taken that to the next level by bringing East Africa’s first electric-powered safari car to the savannah grasslands in the shadow of Mount Kenya. Rare black rhino looked on with little more than curiosity as the silent safari vehicle crept up on them. A pride of lions barely blinked as the tourist cameras clicked above the gentle hum of the engine.

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12 March 2019

Yoga at The Nest @ Sossus

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

Ultimate Safaris is delighted to introduce the latest value-add at the exclusive-use Villa, the Nest @ Sossus.  Have your own private yoga instructor and masseuse for the duration of your stay at The Nest @ Sossus at additional costs by prior arrangement.  Designed by Porky Hefer, one of Africa’s most awarded creative personalities, and decorated by the up and coming Maybe Corpaci, The Nest @ Sossus was conceptualized using the structure of a Sociable Weaver nest as inspiration.  Our own exclusive villa experience best for groups of between four and seven people staying for a minimum of three days.

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12 March 2019

Masai Mara To Zanzibar

Safarilink Aviation

Safarilink takes this opportunity to remind our customers about our daily seamless connecting service from Masai Mara to Zanzibar, or to Diani, Vipingo and Lamu. Clients ending their safari in Laikipia or Masai Mara can connect via Wilson to Zanzibar, thereby arriving at a very convenient time of 1530 and enjoy sundowners on the beach!

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09 March 2019

Flatdogs Camp provides equipment to volunteers helping to minimalise human-wildlife-conflict in the South Luangwa.

Flatdogs Camp

The development of the Luangwa Valley has seen more farms and infrastructure being built, resulting in an increased level of human-wildlife-conflict. Elephants raid crop-fields and damage property in their forage for food, with tragic outcomes for both the local community and the elephants. To help mitigate these issues, Flatdogs Camp are supporting a group of 20 volunteers from Conservation South Luangwa (CSL), who are using ‘chilli blasters’ to deter elephants away from crop-fields and buildings.

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09 March 2019

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Estate Welcomes New General Manager

Africa Albida Tourism

Anald Musonza has been appointed general manager of Africa Albida Tourism’s Victoria Falls properties, starting his new role on February 25. Musonza, who was previously regional general manager at Shearwater, will manage Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Falls Safari Suites, Lokuthula Lodges and The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show.

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09 March 2019

Reminder: Live Bookings Available On Jenman African Safaris Agent Portal

Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris' agent portal jenman.travel is an excellent tool for agents who want to book and confirm seats on our various tours in real time, day or night. After logging in, simply click the "Book Now" button below the availability list of the tour of your choice, to secure the seat and booking. If you still need some help, click here to view a step-by-step guide.

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07 March 2019

New Route Coming Soon

RwandAir

Are you ready for Addis Ababa?  Flights to our newest African destination commence in April 2019 taking us to 27 destinations in our ever expanding network.

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07 March 2019

More play at Elewana The Manor Ganako Primary School with the new recycled playground!

Elewana Afrika

510 children at Ganako Primary School were overwhelmed with when we opened their new playground - fully built with recycled goods. A team of Elewana guides and maintenance team at Elewana The Manor, as well as interns from the Watoto Foundation, built some great Swings, Rocking Horses, and Slides all made out of old recycled tyres and metal pipes collected from around the area and even an old Landrover body, that are otherwise unused and unwanted, in order to bring a new element of fun to the children during recess!

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06 March 2019

The Botswana White Paper: Statement from African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps

Botswana has created an enviable reputation consistently over the decades as a leading tourism destination that transcends the safari industry. The country has lead the way in banning hunting, a high profile decision that resonated with nature lovers across the world and that has differentiated Botswana from competing safari destinations. Less high-profile has been its sustained and sensitive environmental management over many years which has successfully controlled Botswana’s fragile resources.

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06 March 2019

Natural Selection to open Safari House in Etosha Heights Private Reserve, Namibia

Natural Selection

Natural Selection will open Safari House, a new Namibian farmhouse in the heart of the Etosha Heights Private Reserve, Namibia, on the 15th April 2019. Offering genuine hospitality, this exclusive use property is the perfect base for a family or group of friends to explore the 60,000 hectares of pure wilderness that is Etosha Heights Private Reserve.

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06 March 2019

David Yarrow Partner with Mantis

Mantis Collection

David Yarrow partners with Mantis A picture is worth a thousand words and world-acclaimed photographer, David Yarrow, is an iconic storyteller. In a lifetime of war against our natural world, his evocative and immersive photography of life on earth is aiding the global plight for conservation and Mantis is honored to announce Yarrow as the Group’s strategic creative partner.

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06 March 2019

Ethiopian To Operate All-Women Functioned Flight To Oslo On International Womens Day

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that they will be celebrating International Women’s Day by operating an All Women Functioned Flight on Addis Ababa – Stockholm - Oslo route on March 08, 2019. The all women functioned flight will operate from the continent of Africa to meet with their counterparts in Europe to show the power of women to the world.

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05 March 2019

CITW Awards Full Scholarships to Eight Bisate Secondary School Learners

Wilderness Safaris

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Rwanda has awarded scholarships to eight learners for the full duration of their secondary school education. The funding was provided by Olympus and Wilderness Safaris Bisate guests. With an estimated value of USD300 per student, per year, the scholarships also include school fees, books and uniform costs.

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05 March 2019

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, Reimagined

Sanctuary Retreats

- Sophisticated safari living, in the land of the giants - Dramatically perched on a hill above the Chobe River in Botswana, this refined retreat has relaunched with 15 stunning, breezy suites, scattered across lush green lawns, and gorgeous reception spaces. On the edge of Chobe National Park, home to the world’s largest population of elephants, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero offers unparalleled views across the floodplains straddling the Botswanan, Namibian and Zambian borders.

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05 March 2019

Announcing the new Puku Ridge tented safari camp in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park

Chiawa Safaris

The "new" and utterly spectacular Puku Ridge, with gorgeous views of the wildlife dotted around the Puku Ridge lagoon and located well inside Zambia's incredible South Luangwa National Park, is a collaboration between Chichele Safaris, who purchased Chichele Presidential Lodge & Puku Ridge from Sanctuary Retreats / A&K in 2018, and Grant & Lynsey Cumings of Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro.

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04 March 2019

Giving Back

Journey Beyond

In the past, travel was all about what people brought back, in terms of souvenirs and pictures. Happily, we’ve moved on as an industry and now what guests most want to return home with is memories of incredible experiences. One of the best ways for them to achieve that is to participate in meaningful activities while they’re here in Africa – in other words, to give back. We’re big believers in Africa’s ability to solve its own problems, but a helping hand or two never goes amiss.

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04 March 2019

Which binoculars should you take on safari?

The Safari Store

As any seasoned safari-goer knows, a pair of binoculars is a necessity on safari. In our opinion, it ranks as the number one safari essential for game-viewing and bird-watching. As a result of intensive expedition-testing in Africa, The Safari Store stocks the finest optics for every pocket and provides advice on how to get the most out of your binoculars on safari. Whether observing wildlife in the distance or viewing animals and birds in detail, a pair of binoculars undoubtedly enhances the safari experience and can contribute to your safety in Africa’s wild places.

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04 March 2019

Bradt Travel Guides Big Cat Festival 2019

Bradt Travel Guides

After a very successful first year, Bradt’s Big Cat Festival returns for 2019, with another packed day of inspiring talks and practical workshops. It’s the ultimate big day out for big cat lovers! Tickets available here: bit.ly/bigcatfestival19 Confirmed speakers Chris Packham (writer, broadcaster and naturalist)

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04 March 2019

Meet us at ITB Berlin - 6th to 10th March 2019

Basecamp Explorer Kenya

We are pleased to inform you that Basecamp Explorer Kenya will be exhibiting at ITB Berlin, from  6th to 10th March 2019, in the Kanya Stand  -  Hall 21 A, Stand No. 122. We shall be very pleased to meet with you and update you on the latest Camps developments & new safari products at Basecamp Explorer Kenya. Kindly email our Sales & Marketing Manager on Petronilla.gichimu@basecampexplorer.com to book an appointment with us.

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01 March 2019

andBeyond appoints resident photographer for Klein’s Camp and Grumeti

&Beyond

According to Virtuoso’s Luxe Report for 2019, social media and conservation are two key trends for this year. Travellers are looking for the most ‘Instagram worthy’ destinations and are requesting on-site photography workshops to create this content, including replicating shots they admired online.

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