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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

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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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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