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27 November 2020

The Cape Milner Reopens

Extraordinary

The Cape Milner – a true boutique gem in Tamboerskloof is reopening her doors from the 15th December 2020. Whilst the Cape Milner is usually a haven for international travellers from many countries around the globe – her history reminds us that she is a firm favourite with South African and African visitors as well.

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27 November 2020

New ATTA® members this month - November 2020

ATTA®

Gamel Tours - African Based Travel Specialist - Ethiopia SkySafari - African Based Travel Specialist - Kenya Steadafst Africa - African Based Travel Specialist - South Africa Kate Kenward - Solo Professional - United Kingdom Theobald Barber - Solo Professional - United Kingdom Traversing Africa - Solo Professional - Canada New African Safaris - Solo Professional - South Africa Umlingo UK - Travel PR Services - Solo Professional - United Kingdom O&L Leisure Hotels and Lodges - Accommodation Suppliers - Namibia

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27 November 2020

Additional flights frequencies to RUAHA NATIONAL PARK and IRINGA

Auric Air Services

The Ruaha National Park with over 20,000 sq km, is Tanzania’s largest national park yet still remains under-visited as opposed to the other parks in northern Tanzania. This has built the park’s reputation where one can enjoy outstanding levels of wildlife and breath-taking landscapes with almost no other vehicles around.

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26 November 2020

Kapama Private Game Reserve Introducing PCR Testing

An African Anthology

Should Kapama be our guest’s final stop before returning home (to borders outside of South Africa), Kapama will be able to assist guests with obtaining a PCR test.

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26 November 2020

Rwanda Signs Forest Reserve Management Agreement with African Parks

Rwanda Development Board

Rwanda has handed over management of Nyungwe National Park in the southwest of the country to not-for-profit organisation African Parks, to improve wildlife conservation and expand tourism infrastructure to the national park.

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25 November 2020

South Africa Ultraluxe Iconic Lodges & Camps Live Virtual Fam

Adams & Butler

SIOBHAN BYRNE LEARAT CEO of ADAMS & BUTLER AFRICA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27th

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24 November 2020

Classic Portfolio - Quick Question!

Classic Portfolio

Reflecting on the past, present & future 2020 is certainly a year we will never forget and there are only 37 days left!  We have created 21 questions asking for your input on how we can build better business together in 2021 and beyond.

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24 November 2020

COVID-19 testing, 24/7, at ORTIA

SATSA

Good news for travellers departing South Africa from OR Tambo is that they can get COVID-19 PCR-tested and collect their certificate at the airport prior to departure.

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23 November 2020

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and The Boma To Reopen Due to Strong Demand

Africa Albida Tourism

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show, The Boma Café and the Buffalo Bar will reopen on December 10, after being closed for nine months - due to coronavirus pandemic related travel restrictions - following growing demand for the festive season.

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23 November 2020

African Bush Camps Launches World Safari Day to Rally Support for Safari Tourism

African Bush Camps

Southern African safari operator, African Bush Camps (ABC), has declared 25 November ‘World Safari Day’ - an annual occasion that celebrates Africa’s wildlife and its people. The upcoming calendar date highlights the purpose of conserving Africa’s natural resources and authentic wilderness areas and highlight the economic benefits the safari industry has brought to communities.

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20 November 2020

Wilderness Safaris Announces Winners Of Africa In Focus Photo Competition

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris is delighted to reveal its 2020 Africa in Focus Photo Competition winners. The judges received an array of powerful entries in this fourth annual showcase of our amazing continent, celebrating Africa’s spectacular landscapes, unparalleled wildlife and culturally rich, welcoming people.

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20 November 2020

Sanctuary Retreats is ready to welcome guests back to Botswana!

Sanctuary Retreats

Sanctuary Retreats is delighted to welcome guests back to Botswana! With Sanctuary Chief's Camp reopening on10th December 2020 and Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero reopening on16th December 2020, this is the ideal time to visit one of Africa's finest safari destinations.

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19 November 2020

Jenman African Safaris Episode 4 “Safari Planning”: Launching Exclusive Private-Guided Safari - Walking Wild, Mana & Hwange 

Jenman African Safaris

“Instead of seeking the spectacular, you are absorbing the miraculous.” Steve Bolnick In episode 4 of our ‘Safari Planning’ series with Jenman African Safaris’ CEO Katja Quasdorf, professional guide Steve Bolnick reminds us of our origin with and connection to nature – and that a walking safari is just like coming home.

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19 November 2020

Wilderness Safaris Welcomes All Guest To Botswana

Wilderness Safaris

As Botswana’s borders open up to international travellers, Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to start welcoming all guests to its exclusive Jao, Vumbura and Kalahari concessions from mid-December 2020, and to continue hosting guests at Mombo, King’s Pool, Qorokwe and Jacana camps, which have been open to domestic travellers for several months.

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18 November 2020

Jenman African Safaris Announces New General Manager: Johann Barnard

Jenman African Safaris

With light at the end of the travel tunnel, Jenman African Safaris would like to shine their own light on an extremely dedicated and passionate individual; Johann Barnard.

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18 November 2020

Zimbabwe Ultraluxe Iconic Lodges & Camps Live Virtual Fam Part 1

Adams & Butler

SIOBHAN BYRNE LEARAT CEO of ADAMS & BUTLER AFRICA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20th

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17 November 2020

Ethiopian takes delivery of two new Airbus A350-900s

Ethiopian Airlines

London- 17 November 2020 - Ethiopian Airlines (ET) has taken delivery of two new Airbus A350-900 aircraft in Addis Ababa. These new aircraft bring the Ethiopian fleet of A350s to 16 and the first two from the ten additional A350s ordered in 2017.

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13 November 2020

Garonga Safari Company announces development of new luxury tented camp - MCH

Garonga Safari Company

Garonga Safari Camp is now Garonga Safari Company and along with this new name, logo and pretty website comes the announcement of a new luxury, private tented camp, MCH.

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13 November 2020

Great Plains opens Botswana camps with a timely video message

Great Plains Conservation

The Dream is Alive, and I'm Awake! In the period that Botswana has been closed you could have not only dreamt of having a baby, but had a baby! So to celebrate the birth of tourism again we take a nostalgic look back, by taking you to the waters of the Okavango now that Great Plains Botswana camps are open for business again...

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12 November 2020

New Route - Masai Mara to Serengeti via Kisumu and Musoma

Safarilink Aviation

We are pleased to update on our new route from Masai Mara to Serengeti via Kisumu and Musoma, in collaboration with Auric air effective from 20th December 2020 to 31st December 2021.

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12 November 2020

Prizes worth USD 12 000 up for grabs in Victoria Falls virtual marathon

Wild Frontiers

Wild Frontier's are proud to announce the The Econet Vic Falls Virtual Marathon on 13 December 2020. If you’ve yet to enter, you really should. With four enticing Travel Prizes (as well as some lucky draws for free race entries for next year’s event) and a ‘Virtual Goody Bag’ of discounts available for all athletes - what are you waiting for?!

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11 November 2020

Your Safari In Safe Hands: NEW Flexible Booking Policy

Saruni

Flexibility is the name of the travel game these days – so at Saruni lodges & camps, Kenya, we’ve been limbering up! Due to ongoing travel-related restrictions, we have just revised our Booking Procedures, Terms and Conditions & Cancellation Policy.

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11 November 2020

Airlink Formalises Name Change

Airlink

Airlink, the privately-owned airline, has officially changed its company name from “SA Airlink” to “Airlink”, as part of its strategy to distinguish itself as a totally independent airline.

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10 November 2020

One&Only Resorts appoint Anne Scott as General Manager One&Only Cape Town in South Africa in South Africa

One&Only Cape Town

One&Only Resorts has announced the appointment of Anne Scott as General Manager, One&Only Cape Town. Leading a dedicated Team of colleagues, Anne will oversee the resort operation and strategy, continuing to elevate the captivating guest experience and warm authentic service for which the resort is renowned.

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10 November 2020

Travel with peace of mind with RwandAir's Travel Cover (including COVID19 expenses)

RwandAir

RwandAir Travel Cover is included with every RwandAir's ticket for passengers buying tickets from 1 November 2020 up to 31 October 2021 including COVID19 expenses at destination.

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09 November 2020

Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp is ready to welcome the herds into the south.

Lemala Camps and Lodges

We're eagerly looking forward to the on-set of our short rainy season and the life it brings to the plains, rivers and hills of northern Tanzania. The great herds pivot, recrossing rivers and pressing on urgently into the heart of the Serengeti, anxious to ensure they access the highly nutritious grasses brought on by the short sharp downpours.

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09 November 2020

Serengeti Girl's Run

Singita

At the end of last month, Singita Grumeti was delighted to host the 2020 Serengeti Girls Run. Despite the challenges wrought by this year, its impact on the women and girls of rural Tanzania is important now more than ever and it was a delight that the event could go ahead as planned.⁠

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06 November 2020

Celebrate Responsible Tourism with African Bush Camps

African Bush Camps

World Responsible Tourism Day (6 November) and World Safari Day (25 November) are soon approaching. These occasions recognise businesses and destinations that work to educate, inspire and improve the world through the power if tourism.

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05 November 2020

SOCIAL DISTANCING on Ultimate Safaris' scheduled trips

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

Since the re-opening of Namibia with more RELAXED REQUIREMENTS, we’ve seen the start of what appears to be a trickle of travellers returning! In recognition of this, we are ensuring that we continue to be as flexible and proactive when it comes to attracting travellers back to Namibia.

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04 November 2020

Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis phase 2 completed

Mantis Collection

The Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis, situated on the award-winning Val de Vie Estate in the picturesque Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, will be reopening on 6 November 2020 with an additional 40 suites, an upgraded communal area, a bigger pool, and a deli.

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03 November 2020

Beauty and beasts in the south

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

Ah, to be surrounded by the grunts of gnus... November marks the Great Migration's move to Southern Serengeti for the famed calving season, and our adventure-spirited mobile Serengeti Safari Camp is re-opening to welcome them.

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03 November 2020

Tourism Connect; Turning Enquiries into Realities with Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris would like to announce and invite our suppliers to our new private Facebook Group, “Tourism Connect”. This platform has been created for our safari specialists and consultants to provide them with an efficient channel of communication to our key suppliers where information may be swiftly exchanged.

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03 November 2020

CITW Distributes over 100 Food Hampers To Zambezi Communities

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris’ non-profit partner, Children in the Wilderness, has delivered over 1 000 food hampers to various communities in the Zambezi region since the start of COVID-19. In addition to these food relief efforts, 71 Days for Girls hygiene kits were distributed to students at St Mary’s Primary School in Hwange last week, giving them a vital opportunity to attend school and to be present for the rest of the academic year.

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02 November 2020

Small World Marketing Collaborates with Madagascar Classic Collection for an 'Introduction to Madagascar' Webinar

Small World Marketing

Anita Powell from Small World Marketing has teamed up with Ed Tucker Brown from Madagascar Classic Collection to bring you an 'Introduction to Madagascar'.

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02 November 2020

Wilderness Safaris Welcomes Guests to Namibia and Zimbabwe

Wilderness Safaris

As Namibia and Zimbabwe’s borders open up to international travellers, Wilderness Safaris is delighted to welcome guests to the new Little Kulala, Doro Nawas and Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp in November, and to its intimate Linkwasha and Davison’s camps in Hwange National Park from 15 December 2020.

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02 November 2020

Lemala's Commitment to Tanzania

Lemala Camps and Lodges

Our social responsibility is vitally important to who we are as a company. We are proud to share with you just how Lemala has remained committed to upholding these values and responsibilities.

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