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31 July 2019

NFL Player Gives His Heart with Mara Engai & The Masai People

Mara Engai Lodge

A Man on a Mission When Kenneth Bernard Wright Jr otherwise known as KJ Wright, first came to Kenya’s Masai Mara through Mara Engai Lodge, he only had one request. He wished to have a tour of the village. Little did we know that he was problem hunting, to which he would bring a solution. With a country whose land is 80% arid and semiarid, it was only a matter of time before he could identify, the greatest gift that he could grant a school going child at Senior Chief Ole Nkoidillah primary school.

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31 July 2019

Cottars Bush Villa and Alfajiri Villas partnership

Alfajiri Villas

With the increasing demand and trend of villa to villa experiences in Kenya, Cottars Bush Villa and Alfajiri Villas have teamed up to create the ultimate safari and beach journey. Both privately owned properties offer complete exclusivity and are so easily combinable making the safari and beach combination in Kenya incredibly easy.

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31 July 2019

Ignite your unique spirit at Migrations Expeditions

African Bush Camps

Image: Plains Zebra on the move, the longest African land migration, Shaun Stanley From the beginning of our time on earth, we, the humans who have walked this world have been driven by a desire to explore and discover new lands and destinations. Human migration has lead people and communities to opposite ends of the world often motivated by the need to improve one’s self. It is this inherent characteristic that still burns within us, inspiring us to travel to new territories, understand different cultures, experience nature and wildlife in its raw habitat. To move is our nature and to travel our liveliness.

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30 July 2019

The Safari Collection's new helicopter

The Safari Collection

Meet the latest addition to The Safari Collection's team, a handsome Eurocopter AS 350 B3 helicopter. Built for low-level cruising, optimum scenic viewing and with its proven superior performance in extreme conditions, it is the best in its field. It comes with five passenger seats and our experienced heli-pilot, Kieran Allen.

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30 July 2019

The binoculars bag that will always be by your side on safari

The Safari Store

We've got just the binoculars bag for your travels. A high-quality pair of binoculars are undeniably one of the top safari essentials. Whether you are a keen birder or just don’t want to miss out on great game-viewing on drives or from the deck at the lodge, it is worth having them with you all the time in the bush. With the Mara&Meru Selous Satchel, your optics will always be right by your side.

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30 July 2019

Natural Selection to open Kwessi Dune Lodge in the private NamibRand Reserve, Namibia

Natural Selection

Natural Selection will open their next Namibian property, Kwessi Dune Lodge, on the 1st March 2020. The new property will be set in the vast 215,000 hectare NamibRand Nature Reserve, with easy access to Sossusvlei’s iconic rusty red sand dunes and the photogenic Deadvlei. When Kwessi Dune Lodge opens on the 1st March, it will bring Natural Selection’s low-key style and quirkiness to southern Namibia. The ten thatch and canvas rooms measure 88 square metres inside and out, and will feature vintage four-poster beds, striped canvas walls and a beautiful map mural feature wall.

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29 July 2019

Fly Green, Fly Coastal. “Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi

Coastal Aviation

Airlines have a massive responsibility towards the environment and behaving more responsibly. That dawning reality has reached us at Coastal and we are proud to make commitments to commence our journey to go green, by adopting Eco-friendly habits that will hopefully result in a more positive impact to our environment and reduce harm to our planet: - 1. CO2 Emissions Offset: Coastal is partnering with Carbon Tanzania so our passengers can offset their Carbon Emission and help balance the emissions from that flight.

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29 July 2019

The New Hillside Suite at Singita Sasakwa Lodge: A Villa for Two

Singita

Immersed in the plains of the Serengeti, one is surrounded by an endless savanna; enfolded in abundant grasslands that stretch all the way to the horizon. It is only on higher ground that its vast expanse and undulating landscape can be fully appreciated, and it is on one such vantage point that you will find the new Hillside Suite at Singita Sasakwa Lodge. This romantic retreat, designed as a private villa for two, takes full advantage of its secluded location, offering guests privacy and solitude in an atmosphere of barefoot luxury.

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29 July 2019

Grow Africa Sponsors Teachers in Rural Zimbabwe

Hideaways

Education is a lifeline for many children in Zimbabwe, offering a path to a better life. However, the village school at Dingani, near Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, is significantly under-staffed and in urgent need of assistance. With over 350 children, the 6 teachers employed by the government are facing daily challenges. The Grow Africa Foundation has sponsored the employment of an Early Childhood Development teacher at the school, Yolanda Ncube, who was born in the village of Dingani, graduated as a teacher 2 years ago and has been helping at Dingani Primary since 2018.

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26 July 2019

Inside the latest Travel Africa magazine

Travel Africa Magazine

The 176-page July-September issue of Travel Africa magazine includes a comprehensive 26-page overview of Botswana, with contributions from Dereck Joubert, Mike Main, James Gifford, Greg Fox and more; useful context, opinion and advice for anyone interested in Botswana. The other 11 features explore different ways of experiencing Africa, and we visit some new destinations. Should your clients forego the game drive and just sit by a waterhole and let the wildlife come to them?

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26 July 2019

Samara's legendary cheetah - Sibella's genes spread beyond South Africa

Samara Private Game Reserve

Samara Private Game Reserve’s participation in a project to relocate cheetah to Malawi’s Majete Wildlife Reserve is the latest step in the reserve’s ongoing efforts to conserve and boost cheetah populations. Samara is one of four South African reserves taking part in the relocation programme, which is coordinated by EWT and African Parks, with the latter additionally acting as a safe space creator.

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26 July 2019

Air Rally Victoria Falls - June 2019

Exclusive Touch Africa

Exclusive Touch Africa was honoured to be part of the organisation of the 45th Zim Air Rally 2019. This three day event started at Robins Camp, Hwange National Park, and ended in Victoria Falls. The highlight was the finale of an awesome, two ship aerobatic display that took place in Victoria Falls on the 07th June 2019. This display was masterfully orchestrated by two aerobatic pilots, Mark “Bugs” Hensman and Mark Sampson.

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26 July 2019

Coastal still flies Daily to Kigali

Coastal Aviation

One of the most sought-after destinations in the world, Rwanda, has the Volcanoes National Park which is home to the mountain Gorillas and golden Monkeys . Coastal still flies daily to and from Kigali connecting the Volcanoes National Park to the plains of Serengeti or Masai Mara effortlessly and quickly, saving you the long route via major East African airports. This flight is via Mwanza for custom clearance. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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25 July 2019

Almanara updates its executive villas and launches its new menu at Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant

Campbell- Bell Communications

Following the arrival of the acclaimed chef Anthony Huth, Almanara’s Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant has continued to be one of Kenya’s most popular dining haunts. Drawing local people and international clients, their focus on locally sourced food from their own shamba, local markets and known fishermen has seen their popularity soar. Sails Beach Bar & Restaurant is part of a stunning, family run property, comprising luxurious villas and a breath-taking five-bedroomed boutique hotel – available to book individually or on a private basis.

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25 July 2019

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris Offers Contemporary Art Safari

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris

We are offering an immersive art journey through South Africa’s most striking centres of creativity - Cape Town and Johannesburg. Cape Town’s eclectic street art and local galleries will leave you inspired as you are guided through the city before visiting the famous Zeitz MOCAA, where you can experience a multifaceted journey of visual exploration in the continents largest and most cutting-edge museum of contemporary art.

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25 July 2019

Mauritius looks to Kamageo to add more to their marketing

Kamageo

Following an extensive search and tendering process, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) has appointed Africa-specialist agency, Kamageo, to market their destination in the UK.  As a result, digital consumer marketing; social media; PR; promotions and trade marketing will all form part of the overall tourism campaign, which is set to launch in August 2019.

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25 July 2019

Imvelo Safari Lodges Brings Zimbabwe to Italy and France in Collaboration with JoyCo'

Important new partnership for the Representative Agency JoyCo’ as, starting from July 2019, will represent in both Italian and French markets the Zimbabwe brand Imvelo Safari Lodges. All meticulously designed to offer a touch of luxury and uniqueness in an extremely welcoming environment, the six Imvelo Safari Lodges, are located in scenic locations and close to some of the most majestic natural wonders of Zimbabwe, from the famous Victoria Falls, to the mighty Zambezi River, to the wildlife rich Hwange National Park.

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23 July 2019

40 Years “in Love with Africa“ - Severin Travel celebrates 40th company anniversary

The German entrepreneur Rudolf Schulte opened Severin Sea Lodge in the beginning of the 70s in Mombasa, Kenya. The foundation stone for the tourism company Severin Travel was laid. The tour operator Severin Travel was founded in 1979. The focus was only on Africa first, but over the years many more destinations in eastern and southern Africa were added to the portfolio, so that Severin Travel Africa today is one of the leading Africa specialists in Germany.

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23 July 2019

Birding in Tanzania

Wild Things Safaris

Tanzania is a fantastic birding destinations. While birding is possible in all of the national parks, Wild Lodges has camp outside of these parks that offer an ideal base to view some of Tanzania's bird life. Uduzngwa Forest Camp (Hondo Hondo), Amani Forest Camp (Emau Hill) and Wami River Bush Retreat (Kisampa) are areas for outstanding bird viewing. With a few endemic birds to their regions.

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23 July 2019

Walk for Rhinos - a 10 day Trans Serengeti Traverse through pristine wilderness areas

Campbell- Bell Communications

Wayo Africa is offering a one-of-a-kind charity trek in support of Black Rhino conservation in the Serengeti walking within private Black Rhino Zones. The 10-day trans-Serengeti hikes begin in October 2019 and will continue into 2020. Treks will run as set departure trips or can be arranged as bespoke adventures for clients.

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23 July 2019

Kids Camp Farewell

Luxury Hotels Management Company - Grand Hotel Djibloho

After nine days of youth retreat in a recreational environment, all the young participants from different cultures and nationalities received this Saturday 20th July from the Management of the emblematic national hospitality complex Grand Hotel Djibloho, certificates of recognition for their good attitude and enthousiasm during the sport and leisure activities organized by the hotel and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Equatorial Guinea.

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22 July 2019

The dawn of a new generation with African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps

Remember the first time you watched the Lion King? Remember being swept away to the plains of Africa and watching the tale that started with the mighty King Mufasa. Mufasa instilled valuable life lessons that resonate with us and will continue to do so for many generations to come. The fantasy world of a pride of lions on-screen starts to reflect the one we live in. “Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.” - Mufasa

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22 July 2019

New Namibia Self-Drive Itinerary from Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris

Guests wanting to explore the vast landscape of Namibia on their own steam, driving from Windhoek to Victoria Falls and spending time at the renowned Etosha Game Reserve and wildlife-rich Chobe National Park (in Botswana) along the way can now do so during this carefully curated self-drive safari by Jenman African Safaris.

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22 July 2019

New Hideaways Safari Collection: Best of Hwange Fly-In Safari

Hideaways

This new Hideaways 7-day safari experience starts in Victoria Falls and takes guests through two distinct regions of Hwange National Park, allowing them to truly experience the very best of Hwange, including a scenic charter flight from Vic Falls to Hwange Main Camp – providing a spectacular aerial perspective of the park. Guests stay at our bespoke eco-lodge Elephant’s Eye, Hwange on a private concession sharing a fenceless border with the park, as well as our new lodge Nantwich in the remote Northern corner of the park where they'll have fantastic ‘box seat’ views of the only waterhole for 40 km. The itinerary is as follows:

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19 July 2019

House in the Wild & Villa in the Wild join Bush and Beyond

Bush and Beyond

We are very pleased to welcome House in the Wild and Villa in the Wild to the Bush and Beyond portfolio. As of July 1st, Bush and Beyond will manage the central reservations for new bookings at House in the Wild and at Villa in the Wild.

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19 July 2019

The Royal Opening of Time + Tide King Lewanika - Liuwa Plain ZAMBIA

Time + Tide

On Thursday 20th June 2019, His Majesty the Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II officially opened the Time + Tide King Lewanika Lodge in Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia.

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19 July 2019

A New Addition to the Kitich Team

Kitich Camp

Great news for any Yogis out there, we have our very own Yogi coming to Kitich.

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18 July 2019

The Iconic Boma – Dinner & Drum Show in Victoria Falls Undergoes A Major Refurbishment 

Africa Albida Tourism

The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show has a fresh look and feel, with its new décor capturing the style of the traditional Zimbabwean cooking hut, while the kitchen has been rebuilt and modernised and other structural enhancements made.

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18 July 2019

Discover Zambia with Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris

The Busanga Plains in Zambia’s legendary Kafue National Park remains one of Africa’s most significant wetland resources, and one of the few areas in the world untouched by development and human activity, a true Wilderness destination.

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18 July 2019

Women’s safari sandals – a summer and safari staple

The Safari Store

The Rufiji Safari Sandals are made in Africa for Africa and all warm-weather adventures. There’s nothing quite like slipping into a pair of sandals for relaxing around the lodge on safari – and these criss-cross sandals are a perfect fit for every woman’s adventure wardrobe.

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17 July 2019

The Gambia adds two more gems to the crown

The Gambia Tourism Board

The tropical holiday paradise of The Gambia, known in tourism circles as The Smiling Coast of Africa, is continuing to expand and improve its tourism infrastructure with the help of two leading UK tour operators, together with other investors.

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16 July 2019

New Electric Vehicle - Campi ya Kanzi

Campi ya Kanzi

We'll keep it short and sweet and get straight to the point! We're too excited to announce that we've gone electric! Using the latest technology there is, you can now go off on an incredible safari adventure in the vast 283,000 acres of pristine wilderness in our all new electric safari car! Making your drive carbon emission free! In keeping with our ethos of being as carbon neutral as possible, we now have one of the first electric safari vehicles in Kenya. Clean energy and significantly silent, optimal when on a game drive approaching wildlife. We can't wait to take you on a carbon-emission-free ride through the landscape with your Maasai guide.

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16 July 2019

Introducing the Hideaways exclusive Safari Collection

Hideaways

Along with our new website and new portfolio of properties and experiences, Hideaways is pleased to launch our new exclusive Safari Collection, offering unique African experiences designed to deliver unprecedented hospitality in close proximity to Africa’s spectacular wildlife and pristine wilderness, all whilst ensuring the conservation of these unique habitats.

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16 July 2019

Volcanoes Safaris celebrates World Chimpanzee Day 2019

Volcanoes Safaris

14th July 2019 - Volcanoes Safaris is proud to celebrate World Chimpanzee Day 2019 and share details around the startling truth when it comes to these incredible creatures living in the Kyambura Gorge, Uganda.

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15 July 2019

Singita Lebombo’s soul-restoring beauty

Singita

Travellers looking for extraordinary experiences that restore, revive and awaken the senses find solitude in untouched natural surrounds, and Africa’s awe-inspiring wilderness areas form the perfect backdrop for the stillness they seek. Requiring a change of pace from their busy lives, guests greatly value destinations where peaceful privacy abounds, welcoming the opportunity to truly slow down.

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15 July 2019

Every Busanga Plains Guest is a Conservationist

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris camps, Shumba and Busanga Bush Camp, situated far off the beaten track in Zambia’s Busanga Plains, have played a vital role in pioneering a frontier ecotourism presence in Kafue National Park since 2005. Despite a shortened tourism season, both camps have never compromised on their conservation initiatives, which include anti-poaching activities and numerous research projects.

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15 July 2019

African Bush Camps welcome guests to join on a Community & Conservation Safari

African Bush Camps

It was from the beginning that African Bush Camps recognized that to be a successful safari company there was a need to come together with surrounding communities and pioneer conservation, education and community empowerment efforts. It was with this realization that African Bush Camps and the African Bush Camps Foundation formed simultaneously, creating a fine balance of a tourism, conservation and community development company.

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12 July 2019

Jenman African Safaris 2020 brochure is now available!

Jenman African Safaris

Our 2020 brochure is ready! New tours, new experiences and new travel tips can all be found in our inspiring new 2020 brochure. This year, each tour has an added 'Special African Touch' designed to enhance your clients experience and let them get more out of their safari.

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12 July 2019

Ownership of WOLF-DMC from Jozef Verbruggen (Untamed Travelling) to Trees Piersma

Untamed Travelling

The ownership of WOLF-DMC, the company based in both Kigali (Rwanda) and Kampala (Uganda) that was started by Untamed Traveling in 2017, has been transferred to Trees Piersma and Auke Ykema on July 1 of this year.

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11 July 2019

The Enjoolata Centre

Basecamp Explorer Kenya

We are proud to announce that the construction of the Enjoolata Centre is underway at Basecamp Masai Mara. The Enjoolata Centre is an education and entertainment centre which aims to inspire the Maasai community to come together to make a difference through awareness creation.

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11 July 2019

andBeyond Launches New Kings of the Jungle Itinerary

&Beyond

With the highly anticipated re-release of The Lion King launching on 19 July 2019, Disney has thrown its support behind the Lion Recovery Fund (LRF). Since the release of the original move, Africa has lost half its wild lions, but this initiative aims to double the continent’s lion population by 2050. In partnership with the Lion Recovery Fund, andBeyond, Conservation Travel Foundation by Ultimate Safaris, Singita and Wilderness Safaris, have joined forces to launch the Lionscape Coalition.

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11 July 2019

Ethiopian to Launch Flights to Garowe, Somalia

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Group is pleased to announce the launch of its flight to Garowe, Somalia, via Bossaso, Somalia effective 15 July 2019. The flight schedule to Garowe, Somalia is as per the below providing connectivity from LHR & MAN on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday.

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10 July 2019

Latitude 0° Launch Party Brings Glow of Ugandan Warmth to Rainy Mayfair

Small World Marketing

On June 18th The Latitude Hotels roup hosted a launch event for the highly anticipated Latitude 0° at The Conduit in Mayfair. A room buzzing with journalists, trade colleagues and investors was filled with the sound of Ugandan music while all admired images of the beautiful new hotel displayed around the room.

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10 July 2019

Escape+Explore July News and 2020 Rates

Escape+Explore

This year we’ve been focused on simplifying our messaging whilst continuing to create life-changing experiences for our mutual guests. Here we highlight a few lesser-known ways we create experiences from VIP Exclusive Access Experiences, Celebrations, redefining Incentives and Events and so much more. Oh, and did we mention that we now have a new digital space!

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10 July 2019

Extraordinary Showcases 2019 to be held in August in Johannesburg and Cape Town

Extraordinary

The popular annual roadshow organised by Extraordinary is off to a record number of attendees in both centres. This year due to the burgeoning volume of trade attending, the showcases are to be held at Crowne Plaza, Rosebank on the 20th of August 2019 and at The Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town on the 22nd of August 2019. “These annual showcases are the perfect platform for our loyal customers to personally meet with the general managers and owners of our independent properties who are members of the Extraordinary Collection” mentions Cindy Sheedy Walker CEO of Extraordinary Sales and Marketing.

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09 July 2019

The great bat migration with Robin Pope Safaris

Robin Pope Safaris

There are a few wildlife phenomena that really stand out as extraordinary events. The wildebeest migration in East Africa, the monarch butterflies arriving in Mexico come to mind. Well this is amongst those top events in the wildlife calendar. Up to ten million "straw-coloured fruit bats" converge upon Kasanka National Park as the fruits of a local tree ripen. These bats roost in a specific woodland and literally cover the trunks of the trees like thick icing. Then at sunset they all take off and fly out to forage. The sky is thick with bats.

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09 July 2019

Wilderness Safaris King’s Pool Camp Reopens in the Linyanti

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris King’s Pool Camp has reopened in the heart of Botswana’s Linyanti Wildlife Concession, showcasing the company’s commitment to driving sustainable ecotourism in this remarkable wildlife destination. Featuring nine luxurious thatched-roof rooms, the camp’s refreshed look and feel celebrates the romance of a bygone era, with classic Botswana flair.

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08 July 2019

Rare Melanistic Genet Seen at Angama Mara

Angama Mara, a safari lodge overlooking Kenya’s Maasai Mara, is delighted to be home to a melanistic large-spotted genet – an extremely rare colour morph of this nocturnal and arboreal carnivore.  The Angama Mara team first suspected that this rare creature was around the lodge when a blurred image was captured on a camera trap. However, as young genets often appear darker in colour than mature genets, it was impossible to determine whether this was in fact a melanistic specimen.

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08 July 2019

Funding a 100-Year Conservation Vision Through Sustainable Tourism

Singita

For more than a quarter of a century, Singita has been raising the bar for sustainable and eco-friendly tourism. What began as a boutique safari lodge built on family-owned land in South Africa’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve 26 years ago, has become a game-changing collection of environmentally sensitive properties that redefines the luxury safari experience.

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08 July 2019

Mabula Game Reserve Carries Out Successful Veterinary Intervention on a Madjuma Lioness

Extraordinary

The management of Mabula Game Reserve is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a recent operation to administer a contraceptive injection to a young Madjuma lioness. Mabula management, with the assistance of wildlife veterinarian Dr. Andy Fraser, carried out this carefully planned operation during June 2019.

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05 July 2019

Lemalas' Melegali Spa cultural massage proves popular with guests

Lemala Camps and Lodges

From its origins as a Maasai symbol of warrior status, to an instrument of relaxation, the rungu is taking the world of spa treatments by storm with the growing popularity of the African Rungu Massage. But back home where the massage has its roots, it’s proving to be a popular cultural experience for tourists.

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05 July 2019

New Lion-King-Themed Family- Safari from Jenman African Safaris - Journey To The Pride Lands

Jenman African Safaris

Teach kids about the Circle of Life and immerse them in the fantastic world of the Lion King where they’ll have a chance to witness Simba and Nala, Timon and Pumba, Zazu and Rafiki running around the Savanna in real life. This family-focused safari travels through Kenya and visits the iconic landscapes of the hit Disney movie, such as the renowned Masai Mara, as well as African rainforests lush with waterfalls and ferns.

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05 July 2019

Journey to East Africa

Journey Beyond

East Africa is where safari began – or at least that’s what they’ll tell you when you go there. And go there you should – it’s an amazing region that’s been captivating travellers for decades, and still offers a great many new experiences. Whether you want to go gorilla trekking or float above the Great Wildebeest Migration in a hot air balloon, East Africa is the place to go. The scenery is incredibly diverse, and especially outside the most popular parks and reserves, you could find that you have huge swathes of wilderness practically to yourself.

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04 July 2019

Sega Tours Indian Ocean's Office Move

We are pleased to announce officially that Sega Tours Indian Ocean has moved its office to Curepipe on Monday the 1st of July 2019.  We are now all settled in our new and fully owned ‘house’. Our contact details are as follows:-

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04 July 2019

Inspirational Imagery On Hideaways’ New Website

Hideaways

Explore our recent expansion of bespoke properties and experiences – lodges and safaris superbly positioned across Southern Africa’s most exclusive wilderness areas, allowing guests to savour equal moments of awe and serenity as they are immersed in the pristine African bush or a seaside paradise. Truly life-changing experiences. For inspirational imagery, greater user-friendliness and our latest offerings, we welcome you to explore our new website.

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04 July 2019

Wilderness Safaris Jao Camp Reopens in the Okavango Delta

Wilderness Safaris

After undergoing a complete reinvention, Wilderness Safaris’ extraordinary new Jao Camp has reopened in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. In addition to featuring five spacious tented suites, Jao is delighted to reveal its two new exclusive Villas, each with its own private vehicle, guide, chef and butler. “We are thrilled to reveal the transformation of Jao Camp after eight-and-a-half months of construction, and proud of our various teams and craftsmen who worked tirelessly to make this happen”, says co-owner of the Jao Reserve, Cathy Kays.

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03 July 2019

£24 000 raised for elephant conservation

African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps is proud to have sponsored the How Many Elephants event last month at the Royal Geographical Society. £24 000 was raised for elephant conservation. The proceeds were equally distributed between three anti-poaching initiatives in South Africa and Zimbabwe. African Bush Camps was especially happy to give two guests the chance to experience an authentic African Safari with us. One safari having been auctioned on the night and another one won as the main prize of the evening.

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03 July 2019

Teen's Record-Breaking 6,000km Solo Charity Cycle to End in Cape Town on Tuesday 9 July

Real Africa

19-year-old Jack O’Shea, from Norfolk, UK is nearing the end of a gruelling 6,000km solo cycle ride across Africa in aid of charity. O’Shea, who has been hospitalised twice and faced treacherous cycling conditions following heavy rains has now reached South Africa, the eighth and final country on his route.

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03 July 2019

Wilderness Safaris Hwange Walking Safari Season Begins

Wilderness Safaris

The 2019 season for Wilderness Safaris’ four-night Hwange Walking Safari has begun, running until end September 2019 and offering adventurers and explorers an immersive, wild and exclusive experience in Zimbabwe’s renowned Hwange National Park. “Rather than simply being spectators, today’s experiential travellers tend to seek out highly-personalised offerings that allow them to participate in the adventure.

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02 July 2019

South African Airways Introduces New State-of-the-Art Aircraft in its Fleet

South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA) is introducing the latest technology, available in ultra-long-haul aircraft, hailing exciting news for customers travelling nonstop between Johannesburg and New York JFK. SAA will supplement its existing long-haul fleet with new Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which are modern, twin-engine, and wide-body aircraft. These new-generation aircraft boast fuel-efficiency and other benefits and advantages. The aircraft will operate on one of SAA’s ultra-long haul routes between Johannesburg and New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), replacing the A340-600 aircraft on this route and will still be operated on a nonstop basis.

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02 July 2019

Join Kamageo at our exclusive screening of Disney's 'The Lion King'  

Kamageo

This July, Disney releases the much talked about CGI movie, 'The Lion King'.  Always on the hunt for great opportunities, Kamageo has booked out an exclusive premiere on the day of release - Friday 19th July 2019. Better still, our screening takes place at the world-famous Odeon Leicester Square in Central London. Where better to watch this amazing blockbuster?

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02 July 2019

Travel with Purpose with Wilderness Safaris – Children in the Wilderness

Wilderness Safaris

Six Wilderness Safaris guests have a life-changing opportunity to join a Children in the Wilderness (CITW) ‘Travel with Purpose’ journey and be part of an annual CITW Eco-Club camp in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. All proceeds from the trip will be channelled directly to CITW with no profit accruing to Wilderness Safaris, making each of the participants a contributor to the ongoing sustainability of the programme.

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01 July 2019

The last of the Explorers, the beginning of the adventure

The Safari Store

The Rufiji Safari Explorer – The Safari Store’s bestselling canvas and leather duffle bag – is getting an upgrade. Designed specifically for the rigors of safari luggage restrictions and travel conditions, this soft and squashable hold-all has earned an abiding reputation for its hardy construction and classic safari looks amongst African travellers.

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01 July 2019

Nimali Mara Now Open

Nimali Africa

Set in the magnificent area of Kogatende, in the northern sector of Serengeti National Park, Nimali Mara is ready to open its door on 1st July 2019. Nimali Mara is a small, intimate safari camp with only 10 tents. Located about 30 minutes from the Mara River in a small kopje, the camp fits naturally into its surroundings amongst the trees and boulders with an infinity pool set within a natural cave. The Camp has been strategically located away from the hustle and bustle of safari vehicles whilst retaining easy access to the river and views of the amazing wildebeest migration crossings.

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01 July 2019

Adrift Uganda Rebrands to Wild Horizons Uganda

Adrift Uganda will rebrand to Wild Horizons Uganda from 01 September 2019.  Wild Horizons and the Adrift brands are part of the Tourvest Accommodation and Activities Division (TAA) and enjoy an already strong partnership. Leanne Haigh CEO Adrift East Africa commented that this strategic rebranding exercise will align two of the strongest white water rafting & activity brands. Both entities will retain their current Management structures and operate independently of each other but will share expertise in order to drive both brands more strategically.

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