Member News

27 January 2020

SNEAK PEAK: Mila is now open in the Mwiba Wildlife Reserve

Legendary Expeditions

In the month of December, Legendary Expeditions opened their doors to a new soulful, tented experience in northern Tanzania... Mila is located in Mwiba Wildlife Reserve with access to over 125 000 acres of wilderness adjoining the Serengeti ecosystem. A short 10-minute drive from Mwiba Lodge with easy access from Mwiba Airstrip, Mila will offer guests the freedom of a tented camp experience combined with immersive cultural interactions and classic safari memories.

Read More

24 January 2020

First Look at Governors' Mugie House in Laikipia, Kenya

Governors' Camp

The level of excitement is at an all-time high as we get closer to opening our newest property, Governors' Mugie House. In the lead up we're thrilled to offer a first look at the beautiful new property with our newly released photos! https://www.governorscamp.com/stay/governors-mugie-house/

Read More

24 January 2020

Magashi – Conserving Rwanda’s Last Protected Savannah Ecosystem

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris’ Magashi Camp, situated in north-eastern Akagera National Park, is strongly rooted in a core purpose: to help contribute towards the conservation and sustainable operation of Rwanda’s last protected savannah ecosystem, and to drive sustainable ecotourism in the wildlife-rich park.

Read More

23 January 2020

Zambezi Cruise and Safaris - MV Zambezi Adventurer Transcruiser Update

Zambezi Cruise Safaris

With 75% of the components having arrived on Lake Kariba, the construction of the MV Zambezi Adventurer, the newest addition to Zambezi Cruise and Safaris fleet, is now well under way with the pontoons and initial structure assembled. The MV Zambezi Adventurer will be the largest vessel on Lake Kariba with capacity for 76 pax in three levels of accommodation.

Read More

23 January 2020

Saruni Rhino Introduces Certificates For Guests Tracking Black Rhino In Sera Community Conservancy.

Saruni

Inspired by a recent trip to Uganda tracking gorillas, we are proud to announce the launch of our own tracking certificates. All guests staying at Saruni Rhino who track, on-foot, Sera’s endangered black rhino with our Samburu guides will now receive a personalised certificate detailing the names of the specific rhinos tracked on their safari.

Read More

23 January 2020

Kananga in FITUR 2020

Kananga

We are delighted to announce that we are participating in the International Tourism Trade Fair, FITUR 2020 in Madrid. To this fair all professionals in the sector of tourism and visitors from the general public will be present. We hope this event will bring us the visibility needed to present to the public our packages, as well as the improvements we have developed in our camps and infrastructures.

Read More

22 January 2020

World First As Cheetah Brothers Are Relocated From UK To South Africa

Newmark Hotels

Ashia and Mount Camdeboo are partners of the ground-breaking project lead by The Aspinall Foundation to rewild two captive bred cheetah  Paarl and Graaff-Reinet, South Africa - January 2020: Two 2.5 year-old cheetahs from Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury will leave the park on 6th February 2020 for a new life in South Africa.

Read More

22 January 2020

Green Goals: Singita’s Sustainability Vision for 2025

Singita

2020 has ushered in a new decade and an environmental “super year”; a year in which we have an incredible opportunity to make an ambitious global commitment to battle biodiversity breakdown and urgently tackle the climate emergency. Now is the time for change – this will be a make-or-break year in which key international decisions will set the tone and agenda for environmental action in the decade ahead.

Read More

21 January 2020

SAA Consolidates Selected Domestic Flights and International Services to Munich

South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA) is consolidating some selected domestic flights between Johannesburg and its domestic airports Cape Town and Durban, and on the international network on selected services between Johannesburg and Munich.

Read More

21 January 2020

Back by Popular Demand: The Mara&Meru™ Everything Shirt for Safari

The Safari Store

The Safari Store is proud to re-introduce the Mara&Meru™ Everything Safari Shirt – the shirts styled for men and women to wear on safari, outdoors, and on every occasion. This old favourite has some great new features, making this the all-in-one shirt for safari and adventure.

Read More

21 January 2020

Nomad Tanzania on Wetu

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

For those of you using Wetu please make a note that all Nomad content has been refreshed and updated with new imagery and information.  You can view our full catalogue here: https://wetu.com/Rack/View/Catalogue/1388 Please also pay special attention to Serengeti Safari Camp, whose locations are now listed as follows:

Read More

21 January 2020

SAA accommodates new fleet and sells older aircraft

South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA) has put some of its aircraft up for sale to accommodate the new Airbus A350-900s the airline recently added to its fleet. “After we received the four new Airbus A350-900, it has become necessary for us to sell our older models to accommodate the new models with superior features such as the quieter cabin, relaxing in-flight environment and more extra-legroom seats in economy class and lie-flat beds in Business Class.

Read More

20 January 2020

Enforced temporary change to the Ultimate Namibia Safari

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

Happy New Year! Unfortunately, the onset of much needed rain in Namibia has caused some damage at Tree Tops Camp at Onguma as one of the rooms was struck by lightning and effectively destroyed towards the end of last year.   Fortunately, there were no injuries, but the damage caused means that Onguma Tree Tops is currently one room short.

Read More

20 January 2020

Wild Horizons Removes Plastic Bottled Water from Vic Falls Services

Wild Horizons

An essence of purpose and positivity radiates from within Wild Horizons, inspiring our efforts to make a difference and find innovative ways to protect the environment. Sustainable Travel has become one of the most popular phrases of the decade, but it has been part of our vocabulary since we first began operating in Victoria Falls. It shapes our vision to tread lightly on the earth and empower fellow travellers to do the same. It has set the tone for our plastic-free initiative, and we are excited to share our success and aspirations with you.

Read More

20 January 2020

'Coquille Bonheur' Goes One Step Further Towards Sustainable Efforts

Coquille Bonheur

Reducing Plastic Pollution We, at Coquille Bonheur pledged to ban single-use plastics as part of our endeavour to significantly reduce our waste footprint and environmental impact, to clean up the environment and to leave our kids with a healthier future. Plastic pollution is definitely a global challenge for us. Last year we succeeded to ban all plastic products from our office at 33, Apollo Street in Roches Brunes. Our office bound staff who signed the pledged, totally cooperated and helped us with the project.

Read More

17 January 2020

Airlines teaming up to save a species

Pangolin Photo Safaris

A number of international airline companies will be taking the message of pangolin conservation to the skies this year. British Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines have all committed to screening the ground-breaking documentary Eye of the Pangolin on their long-haul routes. Pangolin Photo Safaris who co-produced the film through their non-profit organisation Pangolin.Africa , is also in negotiation with several other key carriers to include the film in their inflight entertainment programmes.

Read More

17 January 2020

Hideaways Goes Botswana!

Hideaways

It is 2020 – our 20/20 vision had been clear for the last months of 2019 and we are proud to finally and officially announce that Hideaways ‘is going Botswana’. Camp Kuzuma in Botswana will be joining the Hideaways collection of life-changing experiences. The luxurious and secluded Boutique Tented Camp is a true hideaway, and the firm and real commitment to eco-tourism and providing a green travel experience is what makes this safari experience an unapologetically real fit for the Hideaways collection.

Read More

16 January 2020

Acacia Africa Launches New Signature Tours & Safaris Collection

Acacia Adventure Holidays

Acacia Africa is strengthening its focus on South Africa and neighbouring eSwatini with the launch of its new Signature Tours & Safaris collection.  Composed of 11 itineraries that range in length from two to six days, the collection is aimed at time-sensitive adventure travellers who are seeking a degree of comfort - three and four-star accommodation available on the tours.

Read More

16 January 2020

A new look for Morukuru Owner's House and Morukuru River House - Madikwe Game Reserve

Morukuru Family

As we welcome a new year and look ahead to a new decade, we can share some exciting news with you all. Morukuru Family Madikwe is getting a whole new look!  Anyone who has undertaken building and interior work understands how challenging such projects are, but ultimately all the blood, sweat and tears will reveal a fresh new look and feel for Morukuru Family Madikwe - without losing any of the intrinsic values we are already so proud of.

Read More

16 January 2020

Airlink To Operate Under Own Flight Code

Airlink

Airlink, Africa’s largest privately-owned airline, will operate under its own “4Z” flight code on services operated with effect from 11 June 2020. This decision represents an important milestone in extending the commercial reach of the airline in its own right.

Read More

15 January 2020

Olarro Plains

Olarro by Hermes Retreats

Introducing our NEW property to the portfolio - OLARRO PLAINS With a location chosen for the unblinking vistas it offers, Olarro Plains couldn’t be closer to nature. Here, untamed Kenya is never more than a glance away. An open and airy luxury lodge, the safari spectacles flood effortlessly and endlessly into Olarro Plains.

Read More

14 January 2020

Gear up for Safari in 2020 with The Safari Store

The Safari Store

Whether you are planning your own trip to Africa or tailoring a dream safari for your clients, the right clothing, luggage, and gear makes a difference to African travel experiences. The Safari Store has been creating made-for-purpose specialist safari apparel for more than ten years and are excited to assist 2020’s safari travellers as they pack for their adventures.

Read More

13 January 2020

VIP: Very Interesting Politics (we promise)

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

It's Chimpolitics. We've started the year with the mountain air full of change in Mahale. The chimpanzees, clearly not wanting to be left behind when it comes to tumultuous politics, have had a dramatic shift in heirarchy. Primus, M Community Alpha male for the past seven years, has been ousted. Grab a cuppa (it's no doubt been a busy week!) and read all about it on our blog.

Read More

13 January 2020

Azura Retreats introduces the new ‘Peri-Peri Beach Club’ - It's Hot

Azura

Azura Retreats introduces the new ‘Peri-Peri Beach Club’ encouraging guests to spend days lounging at the beach or pool enjoying their favourite Mozambican cuisine, magnums of French Rosé wine, or creating their own cocktails through the specially designed mixology menu.

Read More

13 January 2020

Newmark: The Rockefeller set to launch mid 2021

Newmark Hotels

The Rockefeller is set to be a storied establishment and an icon of contemporary elegance in the mother city. The hotel – that will be managed by Newmark Hotels, Reserves, Lodges and Residences – is designed to encapsulate the essence of the city’s tempo – making it the quintessential residence to live, work and play.

Read More

10 January 2020

What's News at Nantwich? All You Need to Know

Hideaways

Nantwich is officially open and taking bookings. Now that Nantwich is ready for guests (but currently closed for the rainy season) we are happy to provide our updated Rate Sheet which has all the information about what is included and excluded, as well as the difference in price for Green, Mid and High season.  The talented team and chic chalets are ready to give our guests a warm Zimbabwean welcome from April to December.

Read More

10 January 2020

Kamageo embarks on Marifa (Intelligence) Report for 2020

Kamageo

For the 5th consecutive year, Kamageo is compiling the annual Marifa Report, which is believed to be the most comprehensive 'moment in time' analysis of the UK's Africa travel industry.  This 360-degree study of the market, provides a 'moment-in-time' usage and attitude study towards all African destinations (North, East, South, West and Central).

Read More

10 January 2020

Announcing an upgrade of Cottar's Private Airstrip

Cottars Safari Service

We are pleased to announce that our private airstrip in the Maasai Mara has been upgraded. Airlines that are landing at Cottar's Private Airstrip: Governors, Safarilink, Air Kenya, Yellow Wings and any private charter company. The strip is 1.3km long and 23 meters wide, made of heavily compacted muram with wide drainage. It's the only strip in the Masai Mara that is up to Kenya Airways Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) new regulations.

Read More

09 January 2020

Newmark: New Hotel - The Catalyst Hotel to open in prestigious Sandton

Newmark Hotels

The Catalyst Hotel, a premier establishment managed by Newmark Hotels, Reserves, Lodges and Residences, is set to bring luxury and comfort to both business and leisure travellers in the middle to last quarter of 2020. The hotel’s upmarket location and grandiose setting renders it the ideal connection to Sandton’s business and leisure districts.

Read More

09 January 2020

Wheels of Change: Jenman African Safaris Replaces Land Cruisers with Sprinters

Jenman African Safaris

We listen carefully to our guests’ feedback to ensure that our tours continually strive to provide clients with the utmost comfort, taking into consideration the latest industry trends and innovations. One way that we are tailoring new tours is with the preferred comfort provided by more suitable vehicles. Jenman African Safaris is officially retiring our fleet of Land Cruisers and going forward we will only be touring in our new Mercedes Sprinters as they are by far more comfortable.

Read More

09 January 2020

New Images for Karisia Mobile Tents and Tumaren Camp accommodation

Karisia Walking Safaris

We have some new images available for our mobile walking safari tents as well as Tumaren Camp.    The mobile tents are all carried by camels each day to a new location and we have recently upgraded the tents. The Luxury and Classic walkng safaris now use the same style tents.

Read More

07 January 2020

WETU and Karisia Walking Safaris and Tumaren Camp

Karisia Walking Safaris

For those agents who use WETU we have recently uploaded our main campsites with information and photographs to the WETU platform. All of our campsites used on our mobile walking safaris and Tumaren Camp have been streamlined with the Prefix 'Karisia' before each campsite name. eg. Karisia Ewaso Camp,  Karisia Nantodo Camp, Karisia Tumaren Camp.

Read More

07 January 2020

Happy New Year from everyone here!

Coastal Aviation

Partners and Dear Friends,  We appreciate the great support received from all of you throughout the year. Thank you very much! Looking back, we have had some amazing successes; Introduction of Multi Crew Coordination (2 pilots flying together), our eco-partnerships with Carbon Tanzania and Wild Aid are blossoming; and many more that we are proud of. Obviously a long way to go, but comforting to know that we too have started our journey.

Read More

07 January 2020

Serena Hotels Ends 2019 On A Big EC0-Foot

Serena Hotels

Serena Hotels in partnership with Mettle Solar OFGEN have transformed a third property, Mara Serena Safari Lodge in Kenya, into a fully solar powered property. The inauguration of the Mara Serena solar power plant demonstrates Serena Hotels commitment to be the ‘Full Scale Solar Pioneers’ in the East African hospitality sector.

Read More

06 January 2020

Jenman Select Webinar: How to Cater to Your Most Discerning Client

Jenman African Safaris

Catering for clients that are just this little bit more particular can be a dream but it can also be a bit daunting to ensure that they are always more than satisfied. But did you know that in addition to adventurous Guided Group tours, Jenman also creates exquisite Tailor Made adventures under the brand Jenman Select? Our upcoming Jenman Select Webinar is all about how to cater, with confidence, to your most discerning client.

Read More

06 January 2020

Will Fortescue Returns as Governors' Camp In-House Photographer in 2020

Governors' Camp

After a fantastic 2019 helping our guests master their cameras, Will Fortescue is joining us again in 2020 as our in-house photographer. Below are his residency dates for the Masai Mara. He will be on hand to provide advice and tips or in-depth tutorials to our guests on all elements of photography, including editing. Dates that Will is with us:  Jan 1st – Feb 15th, April 16th – May 31st and July 11th – August 31st.

Read More

06 January 2020

January Pop-Up Culinary Event: Zuri Zanzibar X August Antwerp

Zuri Zanzibar

Zuri Zanzibar kicks off 2020 with a truly unique culinary event exclusive for its guests by launching the first Design Hotels Head Chef Exchange by hosting Head Chef, Pieter Starmans, of the well-established August hotel project in Antwerp, Belgium. The first Design Hotels culinary partnership will take place from 14th to 16th January 2020 at Zuri Zanzibar whereby Head Chef Pieter Starmans and accompanied by August’s Sous Chef Tom Loockx, will present a selection of “local and fresh” signature dishes that best represent the finest of Belgian dining.

Read More