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21 August 2019

Wilderness Wildlife Trust Funds Two More Solar Pumps in Hwange

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris’ non-profit partner, Wilderness Wildlife Trust (WWT), has funded the installation of solar pumps at Makalolo and Airstrip 2 pans in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. This ongoing wildlife water supply project demonstrates Wilderness Safaris’ continued vision to conserve and restore Africa’s wilderness and wildlife through sustainable ecotourism.

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21 August 2019

TripAdvisor support - Content Integrity - Part three of three posts

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor have put together some basic instructions and tips on how to manage your listing on their site so that it can be used to its full potential. This is a good chance for Atta members to familiarise yourselves with some of the key TripAdvisor topics and feel more comfortable with the site and how your company is portrayed. Please note that this is post three of three separate posts around this topic – all of which can be found through the TripAdvisor profile in the members directory on the Atta website.

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20 August 2019

#OneZimbabwe Roadshow here is the shout out!

African Bush Camps

On Thursday the 15th August in collaboration with our industry partners, we held our first Zimbabwe Roadshow in Cape Town. The day was filled with knowledge sharing aimed to showcase the essence of Zimbabwe and debunk the concerns the tourism industry faces when considering Zimbabwe as a prominent African destination.

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20 August 2019

TripAdvisor support - Manage Reviews

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor have put together some basic instructions and tips on how to manage your listing on their site so that it can be used to its full potential. This is a good chance for Atta members to familiarise yourselves with some of the key TripAdvisor topics and feel more comfortable with the site and how your company is portrayed. Please note that this is post two of three separate posts around this topic – all of which can be found through the TripAdvisor profile in the members directory on the Atta website.

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19 August 2019

News at Destination Jungle August 2019

Destination Jungle Safaris

Destination Jungle believes that tourism can bring a positive contribution to the conservation of wildlife, the forest as well as supporting the local communities, in one word: sustainable tourism. Destination Jungle for many years has been active, specifically supporting conservation and eco-tourism. ASSOCIATION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF BUGOMA FOREST(ACBF)

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19 August 2019

Roving Bushtops adds another 2 Rovers to its fleet

Bushtops Camps

We are pleased to announce that we have added another two Rovers to the Roving Bushtops fleet bringing the total to 8 Rovers. Below please find the schedule for Roving Bushtops for 2019 and 2020 Central Serengeti: 1st June 2019 & 2020 to 23rd Nov 2019 & 2020 Southern Serengeti/Kusini: 14th Dec 2019 & 2020 to 15th April 2020 & 5th April 2021 The updated rate for a Roving Bushtops buyout can be downloaded from our website/corporate side

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19 August 2019

TripAdvisor support - Get started - Part one of three posts

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor have put together some basic instructions and tips on how to manage your listing on their site so that it can be used to its full potential. This is a good chance for Atta members to familiarise yourselves with some of the key TripAdvisor topics and feel more comfortable with the site and how your company is portrayed. Please note that this is post one of three separate posts around this topic – all of which can be found through the TripAdvisor profile in the members directory on the Atta website.

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16 August 2019

A brand new fleet of custom 4x4 Game Viewing vehicles arrive at Elewana Sand River Masai Mara & Elewana Kifaru House

Elewana Afrika

We are pleased to announce that eight brand new custom built 4x4 game viewing vehicles are now operational at Elewana Sand River Masai Mara and two have just arrived at Elewana Kifaru House. The spacious and custom built Toyota Landcruiser have been exclusively designed for the Elewana Collection with the following unique features;

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16 August 2019

Coastal releases new Route Schedule

Coastal Aviation

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 and 1st June 2020 to 31st May 2021

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16 August 2019

First Elephant Research Study in Akagera National Park Begins

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris, in partnership with African Parks, the Rwandan Development Board (RDB) and Wilderness Wildlife Trust (WWT), is facilitating the first elephant study in Akagera National Park. The research will provide valuable information about the Park’s current elephant population and enhance its conservation.

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16 August 2019

Join Webinar: Unique Insights into Top 3 Guided Group Safaris

Jenman African Safaris

Delve deeper into a selection of Jenman African Safaris guided group safaris and sell with confidence, knowledge and ease. Jenman marketing specialist Pierce has created an informative webinar on three of our top-selling tours that will answer some of your questions, help you decide what is right for your client and inspire you to make that sale. Learn about Pierce's unique insights and tips about the Northern Experience, World in One Country and Botswana Wildlife Breakaway.

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15 August 2019

The Safari Store is paying thousands of pounds in commission to their partners

The Safari Store

Last week, The Safari Store got in touch with their partners to inform them about thousands of pounds worth of unpaid commissions accrued through the retailer’s partner programme. If you are a partner, find out how to claim your commission here. If you would like to find out more about joining The Safari Store’s partner programme, click here or contact service@thesafaristore.com.

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15 August 2019

Get to Know the Lions of Lebombo

Singita

Spanning 33,000 acres, Singita’s private concession on the eastern edge of the Kruger National Park in South Africa is known for its dramatic landscape as well as a high concentration of iconic African wildlife. Abundant prey and a favourable habitat draw many big cats to the area, not least of all being eight imposing prides of lion and the interlopers who battle them for territory. Often referred to as “Lebombo: Land of Lions”, after the Lebombo mountain ridge that dissects the concession, it is one of the best places in the world to see these beautiful creatures surrounded by nature.

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14 August 2019

Food, Glorious Food!

Journey Beyond

They say that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, but choosing to enjoy local specialties on an African holiday is the best way to get in tune with the place that you’re visiting. Africa features some of the best places in which to enjoy a memorable meal or surprising snack. Whether you’re visiting the Cape Winelands or the Spice Island of Zanzibar, enjoying local cuisine will give you a real taste of your destination

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14 August 2019

Royal Zambezi Lodge facilitates support for wildlife during the Lower Zambezi food shortage

Royal Zambezi Lodge

Royal Zambezi Lodge (RZL) in Zambia's Lower Zambezi has recently joined hands with First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (FQM), Zambia's largest overseas investor, to provide fodder and salt licks for the herbivores in the Country's Lower Zambezi protected areas. As the recent drought and lowest river level in many years show signs of wreaking havoc with animal populations, at RZLs suggestion FQM has stepped in to add a further helping hand to its already diverse range of Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSRs).

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14 August 2019

World Elephant Day - 12 August 2019

Jabulani

Happy World Elephant Day 2019 for the 12 August 2019. Our Jabulani ethos continues with the building of Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development (HERD), South Africa's first dedicated Elephant Orphanage, founded by Adine Roode. The orphanage, situated adjacent to the Jabulani Stables, is in its final stages as it prepares to welcome Mopane, an orphaned elephant currently in the care of Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

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13 August 2019

Social Media & Defamation (Insert #2) – What Must Be Proved & Who Has To Prove It (Burden Of Proof)?

Louis Neil -The-Lawyer

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13 August 2019

Wilderness Safaris Announces ‘Capture the Soul of Africa’ Photographic Competition

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris has launched its ‘Capture the Soul of Africa’ Photographic Competition in partnership with Olympus, to celebrate the extraordinary people, wildlife and experiences of Africa. With impressive prizes on offer and a world-class judging panel, the competition, which opens for entries on 1 September 2019, will showcase the abundant wonders of Africa. In addition, with each entry submitted, the competition will raise funds for a number of important conservation and community initiatives – namely Children in the Wilderness, Namibia Lion Project and Gishwati Reforestation Project.

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13 August 2019

Entim Camp offers spectacular views with the completion of the new Bar lounge and deck

Africa Eco Adventures

Entim Camp  upgraded its common areas with a new bar Lounge , deck and Dining tent. It now offers spectacular views of the Mara River and  the plains.The new lounge is open-fronted, allowing guests to relax while watching the wildlife at the river’s edge. This is addition to the 12 new en-suite guests that opened  last year. We have received wonderful feedback from our repeat guests regarding the improvements and our outstanding location.

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12 August 2019

Wilderness Safaris Supports Riding for Rhinos SRT Namibia Tour

Wilderness Safaris

The annual 160 km RMB Ride for Rhinos mountain bike event took place from 18 – 21 July in Namibia’s vast and rugged Palmwag Concession to raise funds for Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) Namibia. “We are thrilled to have once again supported this exciting initiative to help create rhino awareness and generate funds for ongoing management and protection of the species within the Palmwag area.

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12 August 2019

Zambezi Cruise & Safaris Responds to Mana Pools Feed Crisis

Zambezi Cruise Safaris

Zambezi Cruise & Safaris is pleased to announce completion of a successful operation to cut and bale 5500 bales of grass at Kariba Airport as a first phase of the 30,000 bales we plan to donate. We are currently transporting this to Mana Pools National Park from where it will be distributed as part of a supplementary feeding programme by Mana Stakeholders.

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12 August 2019

The 'How & Why' Guide to Selling Saruni Rhino

Saruni

For all those burning questions you have about Saruni Rhino and the Northern Kenya Black Rhino On-Foot Tracking Experience, but were afraid to ask, fear no more! Saruni have produced a comprehensive ‘How & Why’ Guide to Selling Saruni Rhino for our industry colleagues.

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09 August 2019

Pioneering Lion Conservation across Africa since 1983

Wilderness Safaris

To mark World Lion Day this Saturday, 10 August, Wilderness Safaris has embarked on a month-long campaign to celebrate lions and landscapes, its partnership with the Lionscape Coalition and Lion Recovery Fund (LRF), as well as its Lionscape camps and conservation projects. This forms part of the company’s vision to conserve and restore Africa’s wilderness and wildlife by creating life-changing journeys and inspiring positive action.

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09 August 2019

New Fees For Gorilla Permits are Announced

Kamageo

Uganda Wildlife Authority has announced an increase of $100 for gorilla permits in two parks, Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Permits will be raised from US$600 at present, to $700 next year as of the 1st July 2020.  Since the steep increase of the cost of gorilla permits in a neighbouring country last year, speculation has been ongoing to see if Uganda would follow suit. So it’s great news for visitors that the increase is only by $100 and a brilliant move to keep demand for gorilla tracking in Uganda.

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09 August 2019

Hideaways in the Latest Travel Africa Magazine

Hideaways

Hideaways CEO Katja has recently been featured not only once, but twice, in Travel Africa magazine. First, she shared her unique insights on how to sustainably and responsibly engage with local communities in Africa’s travel hotspots.

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08 August 2019

Zambia - New Flights 2020: Lower Zambezi; South Luangwa; Livingstone

Royal Zambezi Lodge

In 2018, Royal Zambezi Lodge launched “seat-in-plane” charter flights connecting Royal Airstrip, Livingstone and Lusaka for the 2019 safari season. We understand and appreciate that the journey is just as important as the destination and that is why making the Lower Zambezi National Park more accessible to the intrepid traveller, along with being able to connect to other local destinations around Zambia, is essential to a holistic African experience.

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07 August 2019

What's in a name - introducing Camp Sossus & our Star Beds!

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

As is the case with all living organisms, evolution is a fact of life. Whilst not a living organism, life at SOSSUS UNDER CANVAS has still been one of transformation and evolution, growing and adapting to the desert conditions, and ensuring that Ultimate Safaris continues to offer a life enriching Sossusvlei experience.

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07 August 2019

Asilia launches Asilia by Air

Asilia Africa

Asilia Africa has introduced Asilia by Air, a collection of flying safaris across East Africa, designed to be easy to sell and offer clients the best safari experience possible, at great value for money. Choose from six safaris, crafted from the most popular routes, showcasing some of the very best experiences East Africa has to offer.

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06 August 2019

Kanana & Dinaka

Ker and Downey Botswana

Ker & Downey Botswana is excited to announce that they will be keeping Kanana and Dinaka open through January and February 2020. Dinaka & Kanana                        All Year Shinde & Shinde Enclave           1st March 2020 – 5th January 2021 Okuti                                           1st March 2020 – 5th January 2021 Footsteps Across the Delta        1st March 2020 – 30th November 2020

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06 August 2019

Shoebill Safari with Robin Pope Safaris

Robin Pope Safaris

With the reopening of Shoebill Island Camp under African Parks, we are delighted to once again be able to offer our popular Shoebill Safari! What is so special about a Shoebill? These impressively leggy birds can grow up to 1.5 metres, have extremely powerful beaks (that happen to look like a shoe), have a wingspan of up to 2.5 metres and are currently only found in the wild in just 5 countries.

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05 August 2019

Join African Bush Camps Founder, Beks Ndlovu in Paris for an afternoon of conservation, art and wine

African Bush Camps

"Creativity is contagious, pass it on" - Albert Einstein  That is exactly what we intend to do, African Bush Camps, together with Untamed Travelling invite you to an afternoon of art in Paris. Dutch artist Rens Lipsius with fellow artist Lieselotte Verbruggen created works for what they call the "Art In The Bush" project.

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05 August 2019

Volcanoes Safaris releases new videos

Volcanoes Safaris

Following the launch of the Kyambura Gorge Eco-tourism Project in February 2019 and the refurbishment of Kyambura Gorge Lodge throughout 2018 and 2019, Volcanoes Safaris is proud to share 2 new videos:

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05 August 2019

90,000 Terns Nesting at Time + Tide Miavana

Time + Tide

Each year in the Nosy Ankao archipelago, we see up to 90,000 sooty terns nesting from June – October. Their main destination is one of the uninhabited islands nearby Time + Tide Miavana; Nosy Manamphao. Even for non-birders, the experience of tens of thousands of birds covering the sky like confetti is one you won’t forget. Some interesting facts about sooty terns:

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02 August 2019

Coastal Launches Go Green Campaign on 1st August 2019

Coastal Aviation

Coastal Aviation,  the  Flying  Safari  Company, today  launches a Go  Green  initiative dubbed Fly Green, Fly Coastal to promote sustainable tourism and becoming an environmentally friendly company that is much more ecologically responsible. "Today is our first official attempt to indulge in ecological tourism. We want to promote and encourage a cleaner, safer environment, to create less pollution and reduced carbon footprint.

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02 August 2019

Robin Pope Safaris 2020 Package Rates now live

Robin Pope Safaris

Get some inspiration on what you can suggest and set up for your clients in the year ahead across Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe. These are sample packages which come with incredible savings as well – look out for these on the rate sheet. Nett rate sheets are available off our Agents’ Page as usual.

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02 August 2019

Llama Travel launches Africa holidays

Llama Travel

Llama Travel has recently launched holidays to southern Africa, offering 20 itineraries to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls.  Llama Travel has been operating high-quality holidays to Latin America at the lowest prices since 2002. Llama Travel Africa is now taking the same formula of flexible small group tours to southern Africa.

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02 August 2019

Jao’s New Executive Chef Blends Botswana Fare with Global Food Trends

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris Jao Camp has welcomed Executive Chef Chris Whitham to its team to help take Jao’s sophisticated pan-African food experience to even greater heights. Blending local Botswana fare with the latest innovations in world food culture, Jao’s chefs create expertly-prepared dishes that are exquisitely plated and served in a range of idyllic wilderness settings.

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01 August 2019

Tswalu Kalahari relaunches The Motse

Tswalu Kalahari

Tswalu Kalahari has reopened its main camp, The Motse following an extensive five-month renovation project which will deliver a new world of luxury, privacy, and exclusivity to guests. The renovations have seen the redesign of the suites, or legaes, and the communal living areas to create new spaces which resonate with Tswalu’s vision to provide an exciting and inspirational experience to the high-end global luxury travel market.

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01 August 2019

African Bush Camps founder and CEO, Beks Ndlovu addresses Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council on “resilience.”

African Bush Camps

Image: Beks Ndlovu joined on stage by the Black Mambas who talked on their goals to protect African wildlife. The Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council was held at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg on Wednesday 24th July. The conference invited delegates from across our African borders and the globe to voice and share information and industry knowledge. The day consisted of a variety of panel discussions based on developing resilience in African tourism to enable us on the African continent to better equip, prepare and empower ourselves to ensure we can sustain and meet projected tourism growth despite foreseen and unforeseen crisis.

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01 August 2019

Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp has a brand new fleet of custom 4x4 Game Viewing vehicles

Elewana Afrika

We are delighted to announce that six brand new custom built 4x4 game viewing vehicles are now operational at Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp. The new design for the spacious custom built Toyota Landcruiser has beautiful wooden trim finishings six comfortable seats with armrests, pop up roof, enlarged front screen, improved suspension, a silent inverter for guests to recharge electrical equipment and a 40 litre Engel fridge to keep a selection of beverages chilled at all times. Larger windows and easily removed rear window panel to give a much improved game viewing experience.

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01 August 2019

Travel to Zimbabwe with Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris

Zimbabwe is home to some of southern Africa’s most evocative wildernesses, from the game-rich, savannah plains of Hwange National Park, to Mana Pools’ legendary Zambezi woodlands and riverine, and the majestic natural wonder of Victoria Falls. Experience these unspoilt, wild places with Wilderness Safaris staff’s unmatched Zimbabwean hospitality which will ensure an instant home-from-home experience upon arrival in camp.  Knowledgeable and intuitive guides complete this unforgettable life-changing safari experience – a taste of the best of Zimbabwe.

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