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30 September 2019

Coastal Celebrates World Tourism Day

Coastal Aviation

Coastal is honoured to have been integral to the development of ecological and sustainable tourism in Tanzania. The Flying Safari Company believes, Safari, no matter how long or short, has always resulted in adventure, an element of chance and a potentially volatile itinerary to capture the most amazingly unique experiences up close and first-hand. Safari flying has eradicated the barriers of long distances, hostile weather and an absence of roads or bridges, to make travelling in Africa some of the most intrepid and magical experiences of a lifetime.

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30 September 2019

Lake Natron camp at MKTE 2019 - Stand K9

Lake Natron Camp, Ngare Sero

Lake Natron Camp will be at MKTE this year! We will be talking about our trekking programmes between Empakai and Natron and, also, our NEW Footsteps of Man trek between Natron and Olduvai. Come and see us, at stand K9, to find out more adventure options around Lake Natron Camp.

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27 September 2019

Hideaways CEO Invited To Speak At A Premier Of The Lion King Raising Awareness For Lion Conservation

Hideaways

Did you know that since the 1994 release of the first The Lion King film we have lost 50 % of the wild lion population? This is a statistic that shocked most attendees of Hideaways’ conservation talk at a Belgium premiere of Disney's new Lion King film, where CEO Katja was invited to speak on behalf of CWF (Conservation & Wildlife Fund).

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27 September 2019

Level Four’s delicious new ‘catch of the day’ menu boosts micro suppliers

Tsogo Sun

54 on Bath’s fine-dining Level Four restaurant (https://www.tsogosun.com/level-four) is welcoming Jozi’s warmer weather with a new summer menu and its signature focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

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27 September 2019

New Savute Men’s Safari Clothes: Adventure in Comfort

The Safari Store

Made for utility, style, and total comfort, the new Mara&Meru Savute men’s safari clothing is the latest offering from The Safari Store. In safari colours, make the transition from airport to Africa as seamless as possible in super comfy T-shirts, cargo trousers, and cargo shorts you’ll love wearing on every leg of the adventure.

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26 September 2019

True Guest Involvement with Hideaways’ Community Upliftment Experience

Hideaways

The Community Upliftment Experience at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange sees guests engaging with the local community in reality. We introduce guests to the entrepreneurial women behind the Thandanani Sewing Project and help engage with the headmaster at Dingani Primary School. This way, interested and open-minded safari travellers learn about the incredible resilience and generous spirit of the Zimbabwean people and how a vacation to Zimbabwe and operating on the ground impacts the life of the com…

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26 September 2019

JoyCo' at TTG Travel Experience 2019 in Rimini, Italy

JoyCo' will be attending the TTG Travel Experience Tourism Fair in Rimini, Italy, from 10th to 12th October, representing  a harmonious portfolio of products and services in the Southern Africa region: Imvelo Safari Lodges, Sun Destinations, and other two DMCs active in the Italian market. Once again this year the fair will propose an Africa Pavillon to gather all together the offer from the continent and be able to meet and update the Italian trade with 2020 products and new proposals.

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26 September 2019

New Jenman African Safaris & Cycling & Safari Combo In Botswana

Jenman African Safaris

Imagine cycling through the bush following a path naturally cleared by the footfall of elephant herds and experiencing the wonders of a safari on a different type of open-air vehicle. This is all possible with Jenman African Safaris’ new Cycling Tour in Botswana.

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26 September 2019

Official Statement - 5H-AAM Accident - Auric Air Services

Auric Air Services

We regretfully confirm that an Auric Air Services Limited airplane type Cessna Grand Caravan EX carrying registration marks 5H-AAM crashed on take-off in Seronera on Monday, September 23rd, 2019.

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23 September 2019

Hideaways’ Grow Africa Foundation Tackles Menstruation Challenges Sustainably

Hideaways

In rural communities in Zimbabwe, characterized by ill-equipped sanitation and deeply embedded stigmas, girls can miss up to 25 % of schooling due to menstruation. Project Penya was born when the Hideaways’ Elephant’s Eye Lodge took it upon themselves to fight the taboo of menstruation in sustainable collaboration with the local community.  The goal was to empower Dingani’s grade 6 girls with a sustainable solution for coping with menstruation thus enabling them to secure their future through the completion of their education.

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23 September 2019

Family suite at Kicheche Mara & Laikipia camps

Kicheche Camps

Broadening a child’s horizon is an important part of parenting and there are few places better equipped to do this than on safari. Whether is is game drives, walks, learning how to make fire, aiming a bow and arrow or understanding Maasai culture, there are few countries that can close to this learning and excitement which is why many families return year after year.

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23 September 2019

Meet Auric Air at Magical Kenya Travel Expo 2019

Auric Air Services

Auric Air is exhibiting at MKTE (Magical Kenya Travel Expo) at KICC Nairobi, Kenya from 02 - 04 October 2019 We will be available at Stand V9 (TTB) Meet us to discuss exciting products for 2020 - 2021, various flight options within Tanzania, flights to Serengeti, flights between Masai Mara and Serengeti, flights to Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar, Mafia Island and Pemba Island

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20 September 2019

Nantwich Origin Story By Tony Park & Hideaways

Hideaways

Stories are what makes the difference between really experiencing your travels or just playing an inactive part during your holiday; everyone has stories; our guests, our teams on the ground and communities, and of course there are stories of the wildlife that populate the wilderness areas that we are custodians of.

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20 September 2019

New 2020 Safari from Jenman African Safaris That Shares The Greatness of Zimbabwe With the World

Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris has its roots in Zimbabwe and has been an ambassador for safari experiences in the country for over a decade. We have designed a journey introducing guests to all its must-see highlights as well as some lesser-known gems. The Grand Zimbabwe and Mana Pools Safari lets guests intensely discover the magic of Hwange National Park’s northern and eastern region and Matobo National Park's rare rhinos, experience the power of the mighty Zambezi at both Victoria Falls and Lake Kariba, and learn more about its rich history at the 900-year-old Great Zimbabwe Ruins rumoured to be the capital of the legendary Queen of Sheba and also the namesake of the nations, Zimbabwe comes from a Shona word for” big houses of stone”.

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20 September 2019

Wetu hits the trade shows

Wetu Tourism Solutions

Wetu will be attending both the Zanzibar Tourism Show from 26 to 28 September and the Magical Kenya Travel Expo from 2 to 4 October (Stand U8). Team Wetu will be there to share information with tour operators, DMCs and travel agents about how to use the Consultant Portal, Machine Translations and the Itinerary Builder, amongst other tools, to boost productivity and help grow their businesses.

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19 September 2019

Massive Renovation of The Gambia’s Airport

The Gambia Tourism Board

The Gambia has embarked on a massive renovation of its international airport.   The West African nation, dubbed The Smiling Coast of Africa, has a vibrant tourism industry and receives tens of thousands of British holiday makers.The country's Civil Aviation Authority says the project, which involves an exhaustive overhaul of the Terminal Building, including the expansion of the structure and provision of more services, will cost in excess of $14 million. The works will includ…

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19 September 2019

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille and Cottar’s 1920’s partnership

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

Two of Kenya’s iconic conservation and community experiences have launched a very unique and special new journey. Both leading properties are located in their own exclusive and private conservation areas. This unique combination offers a really special Kenya journey taking in the iconic areas of Laikipia and the Masai Mara with incredible authenticity and exclusivity.

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19 September 2019

Conserving African LionScapes - Beks Ndlovu joins a panel discussion at the Business of Conservation Conference

African Bush Camps

During the Business of Conservation Conference in Kigali, Rwanda over the weekend a topic which was openly discussed by a panel of industry experts was that of keystone species. These are species whose presence or dominance in a landscape if reduced to nothing will have a domino effect on the loss of other species.

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18 September 2019

#OneZimbabwe – Waving the Resilience Flag. A Country That is About People, True Connection, Strength and Safaris

Hideaways

Hideaways became one of the founding members of the #OneZimbabwe movement that started with a Roadshow in Cape Town and Johannesburg. This collaborative event of industry partners with a passion for sharing the essence of Zimbabwe is debunking the negativity that circulates. Our CEO Katja was one of the speakers, as well as our Marketing Specialist Nicole, introducing Hwange National Park and essential conservation goals.

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18 September 2019

Green Safaris announces the opening of a a new bushcamp at Busanga Plains: Chisa Busanga Camp

Green Safaris

Green Safaris announces the opening of its third lodge, Chisa Busanga Camp (aka “the Nest”),  located in the heart of the magnificent Busanga Plains, in the Northern part of the Kafue National Park in Zambia. The Camp is expected to open 1st  June 2020.  The camp lies on a beautiful island in the heart of the Busanga Plains, overlooking the massive vast floodplains and dambo’sthat  that teem with wildlifewildlife and birds.

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18 September 2019

New collaboration between Morukuru Family & Natural Selection to create “The De Hoop Camino”

Small World Marketing

Camino:A path or trail. Also an unforgettable experience and a unique journey. Morukuru Family and Natural Selection have launched a partnership to offer the active traveller a new, unique and exciting way to explore one of the most beautiful and unvisited parts of South Africa’s Garden Route. Spending 5 days discovering this rugged stretch of coastline, ‘The De Hoop Camino’ will follow 14 km of scenic trails and footpaths along the beaches, secret coves and the fynbos-covered coastline of the De Hoop Nature Reserve.

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17 September 2019

Absolute Exclusiveness at Kitich Forest Camp

Kitich Camp

Introducing the new Exclusive Use Rate at Kitich Forest Camp. Your guests can now enjoy absolute exclusiveness by booking the ENTIRE camp for private use! Please get in touch for more information.  Read below on how to discover Kitich and all it's distinctive and exceptional experiences.

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17 September 2019

Coastal Celebrates 32 years

Coastal Aviation

On September 16th 1987, Coastal embarked on its maiden voyage from Dar-Es-Salaam to Selous in a single-engine Cessna 206. 32 years on, we would like to thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to many more years in service together.

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17 September 2019

Kamageo's adds a third West African country - Senegal.

Kamageo

Kamageo's amazing year continues; following their appointment by Sierra Leone, The Gambia and then Mauritius, Kamageo has now added Senegal to their portfolio. Starting with a media trip late in 2019, Kamageo will be looking to increase trade interest in the destination in 2020.

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16 September 2019

Nomad Tanzania introduces Entamanu Private

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

This is our most exclusive Crater experience. We're excited to introduce you to the newest member of our Nomad family of camps. Entamanu Private is now open. There is surely no truer way to appreciate the magnitude and wonder of the Ngorongoro Crater than from Entamanu Private, where it's done entirely on your own terms and schedules. A highland retreat designed to be entirely removable with minimal impact on this precious place.

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16 September 2019

Ulendo Airlink launches new scheduled services to Blantyre

Ulendo Safaris

Malawian carrier, Ulendo Airlink has launched ticket sales for its third domestic route operating from the airlines Lilongwe base to Chileka International Airport in Malawi’s largest city, Blantyre.  Operating under the IATA airline designator W4,  Ulendo Airlink will offer international and domestic travellers the chance to reach the countries commercial capital quickly and efficiently with excellent connections through Lilongwe’s Kamuzu International Airport to SAA,  Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines services.

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16 September 2019

All Madagascar Inbound Flight Schedules In One Easy Document By Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris

How exactly does one get to Madagascar? Who flies there and from where? Well, there are about 8 airlines that fly to the country from various destinations around the world and Jenman African Safaris has created a quick and easy overview that shows you just which airlines fly to Madagascar and how often. So when it comes time to book those flights you can just have a quick glance and half the work is done! To download the PDF please click here.

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13 September 2019

Earth Lodge Unveils New Look Luxury Suites

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

After its initial unveiling in 2001, we are delighted to present the newly refurbished luxury suites at Earth Lodge. The vision from the design team was to seamlessly blend the architectural masterpiece into the surrounding environment by the use of skilfully selected materials and textures which are in total harmony with nature.

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13 September 2019

Elephant’s Eye, Hwange And The Effectiveness Of Conservation Levies

Hideaways

At Hideaways, we are deeply committed to conserving the wildlife in one of the world’s last remaining wilderness areas, Hwange National Park. Together with Conservation & Wildlife Fund (CWF) we enact what we have identified as effective measures to fight poaching and protect the people and animals in an around the park.

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13 September 2019

Robin Pope Safaris now on Wetu

Robin Pope Safaris

Robin Pope Safaris properties now have full profiles on Wetu. We trust those making use of Wetu will find this development beneficial in planning itineraries across Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

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12 September 2019

Jenman African Safaris: Jenman Select – Meaningful Travel With Focuses On Conservation & Community

Jenman African Safaris

Jenman Select – tailor-made travel with a focus on conservation and community, enhanced by meaningful experiences that are hand-selected to create memorable experiences.

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12 September 2019

East Africa here we come

ResRequest

We'd love to meet up with you! We're going to be in Tanzania and Kenya from the 25 September - 4 October.  Ntando will be visiting the Zanzibar Tourism & Magical Kenya trade shows. Please schedule a time if you'd like to chat with us there Book a time to meet with us

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12 September 2019

Classic Portfolio's Popular 'Sustainable Africa MegaFam' Embarks on its Third Year in 2020

Classic Portfolio

12 countries, 23 sustainable companies, 56 authentic experiences, 63 adventurous travel partners, 9 MegaFam trips, and 1 Mega workshop A new way of engagement between privately owned experiences and key trade partners, building a community of like-minded businesses fully committed to long-term sustainability 2020 dates:  27 September to 15 October

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11 September 2019

The Last Word Kitara

The Last Word Intimate Hotels

The Last Word Intimate Hotels has partnered with Kitara Luxury Safari Camp in a joint operational and marketing venture effective 1 November 2019. The Last Word Kitara has been extensively refurbished into 6 luxury suites, each with views of the Klaserie River. The camp is remotely located in the North West corner of the Klaserie Private Nature reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park, home to the Big 5.

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11 September 2019

Travel has Never Felt so Good: New Serengeti Women’s Safari Clothes

The Safari Store

The Safari Store’s latest women’s Serengeti safari clothing offers supreme comfort and practicality for travel – with little details for an understated touch of safari luxury. With new, super comfy T-shirts, shorts, and joggers, your safari wardrobe is about to become home to some of your favourite clothes.

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11 September 2019

Great Ape and Elephant Expert, Ian Redmond OBE to Headline 'On the Edge' Conservation Event at the RGS

Real Africa

Conservation charity Explorers against Extinction (EAE) is delighted to announce that tickets are now available to purchase for their fund-raising event, 'On the Edge' at London's Royal Geographical Society on November 14th. The event is the finale to EAE's autumn campaign which aims to inspire responsible travel and conservation while raising awareness about species extinction and funds for nominated projects, which this year include those in Uganda and Zimbabwe.

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10 September 2019

Wilderness Safaris Botswana Launches Biomonitoring Programme

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris Botswana recently launched a biodiversity monitoring programme in its Linyanti and Vumbura concessions, with the aim of helping to improve scientific knowledge and management of the area’s biodiversity. The initiative, which began in June this year, is an example of the company’s long-held commitment to using authentic ecotourism to realise its vision of conserving and restoring Africa’s wilderness and wildlife.

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10 September 2019

Samara Private Game Reserve introduces authentic new safari experience

Samara Private Game Reserve

Samara Private Game Reserve is excited to announce the addition of fly camping to its array of safari activities. This adventurous experience has guests exploring the diverse 70,000-acre wilderness on foot before spending the night in an intimate mobile camp. The practice takes its name from the safari days of yore when explorers set up camp in big game country with little more than a fly sheet protecting them from the elements.

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10 September 2019

Tourism industry leaders collaborate at the Business of Conservation Conference

African Bush Camps

Image: Business of Conservation Conference 2019 “Investing in one of Africa’s great assets” the theme that has run through the annual Business of Conservation Conference in Kigali, Rwanda over the weekend.

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09 September 2019

Kamageo "starred" at WTM's BorderlessLIVE Influencers event.

Kamageo

WTM's inaugural influencers' event, Borderless Livelaunched on 6th - 7th September 2019 at London's Tobacco Dock, attracting a large audience of quality online content creators and digital influencers. ​Kamageo's two stands - one promoting the African mainland, the other dedicated to the island of Mauritius - were described by the organisers (Reed), as being "the stars of the show".

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09 September 2019

Please, we need you! Global Giving Accelerator challenge goes live today!

African Bush Camps

image: Main Camp Primary School, Hwange National Park We need to raise a minimum of US$5,000 through 40 different supporters between 9th - 27th September!! In order to be accepted to launch a permanent profile on GlobalGiving and enable our international donors to make seamless, safe and tax-deductible donations towards specific projects into the future.

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09 September 2019

Walking in the Footsteps of Man - New Website

Lake Natron Camp, Ngare Sero

We now have a dedicated website for our Footsteps of Man trek! www.footstepsofmantrek.com This is a trek back through millennia of evolution from the relatively recent hominid footprints right by our Lake Natron Camp, all the way to Olduvai, commonly known as “one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world”, and home to evidence of our earliest ancestors.

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06 September 2019

Singita Malilangwe House: One of Africa’s most exclusive & secluded hideaways

Singita

Perched high on a sandstone ridge in the remote Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe’s southeast, the newly redesigned Singita Malilangwe House provides an intimate wilderness setting for families and friends seeking shared experiences in nature. Magnificent boulders and ancient fig trees surround the villa – which is situated alongside Singita Pamushana Lodge – and the shimmering waters of Malilangwe Dam beckon from below.

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06 September 2019

Wild Frontiers Tanzania Educational 19-25 October

Wild Frontiers

Visit Tarangire, Ngorongoro and the Serengeti and gain invaluable first-hand knowledge so you can come back and sell Tanzanian safaris with confidence. Experience our Serengeti Wilderness camps as well as a range of other properties ranging from great value mid range to exclusive 5* options, as we showcase the beauty of this vast East African safari destination.

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06 September 2019

Auric Air flights to Dodoma resume from 05 Sept 2019

Auric Air Services

Auric Air is resuming flights to Dodoma from 05 September 2019 Daily 2 flights to from Dar es salaam to Dodoma Flight connections available from Zanzibar, Pemba, Tanga and Iringa

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05 September 2019

African Bush Camps will be attending PURE and SANGANAI 2019

African Bush Camps

We work in an industry where communication is key, collaboration is essential and evoking new ideas to adapt to travel trends is critical. Travel shows are the pinnacle platform. African Bush Camps will be present at both PURE and SANGANAI to catalyze the energy and share our news.

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05 September 2019

The SAFARI Company’s CSR Campaign ramps up a gear for Childhood Awareness Month

The Safari Company

The SAFARI Company’s CSR Campaign ramps up a gear for Childhood Awareness Month The SAFARI Company and our wonderful partners; Elewana, Africa Eco Group and New African Territories are busy as bees trying to raise as much money as possible for this tear-inducing cause.

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05 September 2019

Creative Wetu Itineraries For All Jenman African Safaris 2020 Guided Safaris

Jenman African Safaris

WETU is a wonderful tool that has become the industry standard for online itineraries by providing great images, detailed itineraries, maps, and concise information. You will be pleased to know that you can now find all Jenman African Safaris 2020 guided group tours on this platform featuring such fantastic destinations as…

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05 September 2019

New all day menus at Sanctuary Retreats lodges and camps

Sanctuary Retreats

Afternoon tea and pre-dinner snacks are no longer offered in our camps and lodges. However, a fabulous new all-day snack menu has been introduced, except for at Sanctuary Kichakani and Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp, where the menu will be implemented in October, following chef training. Each of our snack menus are unique, offering an array of delicious delights. Guests can enjoy options such as, a beef, pear, gorgonzola and artichoke heart salad. Or, for the sweeter palate, options such as freshly sliced fruits with chefs’ cookies or ice cream.

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04 September 2019

Sausage Tree & Potato Bush Camps to Join the Small World Marketing Portfolio

Small World Marketing

Small World Marketing is delighted to announce that it has been appointed to represent Sausage Tree Camp & Potato Bush Camps in the Lower Zambezi, Zambia. Sausage Tree Camp & Potato Bush Camp are the ultimate bush hideaways. The camps' situations, on the water’s edge, ensures an abundance of game, and each offers an exclusive safari experience amidst breathtakingly beautiful scenery.

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04 September 2019

We’re cooling off at Huab Under Canvas!

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

Huab Under Canvas now offers an even more enjoyable experience after the addition of a delightful new rock pool at the camp. This provides a great place to cool off during the midday heat as well as some stunning views out over a tributary of the //Huab River. The pool is equipped with comfortable pool loungers and a self-help mini-bar and it offers a very welcome and refreshing respite from the heat that is often experienced in Damaraland.

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02 September 2019

Art In The Bush - Art for conservation

Untamed Travelling

As we are committed to sustainable development, Untamed Travelling joined forces with African Bush Camps. We agreed to use art as a driver for nature conservation. Together with artists Rens Lipsius and Lieselotte Verbruggen, the 'Art in The Bush' project was created. The artists have gained inspiration in the Zimbabwean bush for one month, and have created local awareness for the need for conservation and protection. The outcome is amazing!

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02 September 2019

Swing Into Action to Help Save Zimbabwe's Wildlife

Africa Albida Tourism

There is an exciting opportunity to help conserve Zimbabwe’s wildlife by supporting the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit’s (VFAPU) annual fundraising golf day to be held in Harare on September 20.  While the field is filling fast, there is still space for more teams to enter, as well as for businesses or individuals to sponsor greens, tee-boxes and prizes in the event organised by hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism (AAT), or the opportunity to make a donation.

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02 September 2019

Wilderness Safaris and Painted Dog Conservation Translocate Wild Dogs in Zimbabwe

Wilderness Safaris

Together with Capmount Lodges, Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe and Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) have joined forces to translocate a pack of Endangered wild dogs from Hwange National Park to Chikwenya at Mana Pools National Park on 23 September. Further demonstrating the company’s conservation commitment, the move will help to increase the current wild dog population in Mana Pools while mitigating the threat of human-wildlife conflict in Hwange.

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