Member News

Member News

29 September 2020

New ATTA® members this month – August & September 2020

ATTA®

Savage Wilderness Safaris - African Based Travel Specialist - Kenya Chem Chem Philanthropy & Safaris - Accommodation Suppliers - Tanzania Skypalm Travel and Tours - African Based Travel Specialist - Tanzania Marataba Conservation Camps - Accommodation Suppliers - South Africa Charitable Travel - UK Based Travel Specialist - United Kingdom Migada Adventures - African Based Travel Specialist - Tanzania battleface - Professional Partners - United Kingdom Rwanda Development Board (re-joined) - Tourism Organisation - Rwanda

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29 September 2020

Wilderness Safaris' COVID-Relief Drive in Namibia

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris Namibia distributed 400 food hampers to vulnerable families in the country's north-western Kunene Region in the first week of September, as the company's Conservation Heroes COVID-19 relief drive continues to provide vital support to communities throughout southern Africa.

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29 September 2020

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris 2021 Southern Africa Guided Brochure

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris

It is with the greatest of pleasure that we announce the release of our 2021 Guided Southern Africa Brochure!  We want to guide you through Southern Africa, its many splendours and coveted experiential experiences. We offer a range of tours and overland tours that extend from 3 to 15 days, to suit every preference.

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28 September 2020

Kamageo publishes UK Consumer Survey Phase 2 results

Kamageo

As part of their on-going consumer research programme, Kamageo has published the second phase of their results (download here or via www.kamageo.com/rebuild). Kamageo again asked the opinions of 10,000 UK travellers (all of whom have travelled to Africa or on a wildlife related long-haul trip) about their views regarding travel to Africa in these extraordinary times.

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28 September 2020

Safari Planning Episode 3: Tanzania is Travel Ready – Go Exploring with Jenman African Safaris 

Jenman African Safaris

Tanzania is travel ready and Jenman African Safaris is presenting a 9-day exclusive and private guided safari experience live on Facebook. In episode three of Safari Planning, we will explore the heart of East Africa, showcasing biodiversity like non-other, an area truly wild at heart.

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28 September 2020

Empowering Mothers in Kenya

One Horizon Africa

Economic empowerment is the key Improving the lives of women in Kenya is important not only for the women and their families, but for the future of Kenya. One Horizon's Empowering Women's program aims to equip women with new vocational and lifestyle skills.

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25 September 2020

Ethiopian to Resume Flight to Victoria Falls

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa’s largest airline is pleased to announce the resumption of its flight services to Victoria Falls, African’s most spectacular natural sites effective 06 October,2020.

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24 September 2020

RwandAir to restart its flights to and from London Heathrow this October

RwandAir

RwandAir will resume flights to and from London to Kigali from October 3, 2020, as it reinstates its passenger network. RwandAir will also switch its London flights from Gatwick to Heathrow to benefit from important feeder traffic. The resumption of European services will see the leading African carrier switch its UK operations from London Gatwick, with commercial flights to the Rwandan capital now departing from London Heathrow for the first time.

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24 September 2020

Madagascar gradually borders from October 1st 2020 - Nosy Be airport to open first.

Asisten Travel Madagascar

Madagascar sealed its borders since March 19th 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From October 1st 2020 , the island of Nosy Be will be the first Madagascar region to open to global travellers . The travel conditions laid down by the Madagascar Civil Aviation authority (ACM) stipulate the following requirements:

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23 September 2020

A Commitment to Rhino Conservation: Four Seasons Safari Lodge Announces Long-term Funding for Rhino Conservation Project in the Serengeti in Partnership with Frankfurt Zoological Society

Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti

To mark World Rhino Day, Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti has announced a new long-term funding commitment to the Frankfurt Zoological Society’s Rhino Conservation Project in the Serengeti National Park, which supports a number of mobile anti-poaching units operated by Tanzania National Parks to safeguard the critically endangered species.

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22 September 2020

Kenyan Communities Deciding Their Futures

One Horizon Africa

One Horizon and Kenyan communities work together in true collaboration.  In the communities that One Horizon is involved in, it is the Kenyan communities that drive the objectives of what they want to achieve and the measures of success and which travelers help, One Horizon goes about organising the resources to ensure that the project can succeed.

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22 September 2020

Anderson Expeditions leads a journey to the Ennedi plateau in Chad

Anderson Expeditions

In February 2021 the Anderson Expeditions team will be leading a unique journey to explore the Ennedi plateau in the Chadian Sahara. We will spread our time between staying in the spectacular Warda Camp, in the heart of Ennedi, and a mobile camp – set in phenomenal locations – operated by our team, to explore further afield. Nights spent under the desert sky will be amongst the lasting memories of an expedition to this jewel of the Sahara. Ennedi is vast, awesome and spectacular.

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21 September 2020

Ethiopian Airlines increases services to Malawi

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airline has increased services to Lilongwe since the reopening of Malawi’s airports. In addition to the Saturday service, Ethiopian will now operate a Tuesday departure out of their hub in Addis Ababa, all connecting with departures from London-Heathrow.

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21 September 2020

Classic Portfolio - Marataba Conservation Camps Now Open!

Classic Portfolio

We are delighted to announce the opening of Marataba Conservation Camps, a new, conservation-focused safari experience giving guests the chance to be part of hands-on wildlife management and ecological conservation, and to travel with a purpose. In a post COVID-19 world, the way people travel will be changed forever and this reimagining of the traditional bush experience offers guests the opportunity to be part of the future of conservation.

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21 September 2020

“Fifth Day” COVID-19 Testing in Namibia Becomes a Breeze

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

NAMIBIA IS OPEN TO ALL!  Ultimate Safaris is a great believer in making the safari arrangements for all their guests as efficient and hassle-free as possible, so we have applied the same logic to this requirement which might otherwise become a serious annoyance and detrimental to guests’ enjoyment of their time in Namibia. This requirement will not be in place indefinitely, but while it is, we want the process needed to comply with it to be as easy and user-friendly as possible.

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18 September 2020

Introduction to Zambia Webinar with Small World Marketing

Small World Marketing

Join Anita Powell at 2pm (BST) on September 22nd as she co-hosts this Introduction to Zambia along with three other passionate industry experts. Nick Aslin from Zambian Ground Handlers, Jason Mott from Sausage Tree & Potato Bush Camps and Nicholas Best from The Latitude Hotels Group will take you through key locations throughout Zambia and how the combine them, providing you the perfect jumping off point to start selling this stunning destination.

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18 September 2020

Celebrat World Rhino Day with andBeyond

&Beyond

To coincide with World Rhino Day, 22nd September, this year join andBeyond for a unique live event, hosted by Andrew Parker, in which a group of dedicated rhino conservationists discuss their learnings and strategies to protect, conserve and raise crucial awareness on the protection of this iconic species. Participants will have the opportunity to put their questions to the panel as they unpack this critical topic.

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18 September 2020

Hideaways' and Elephants Without Borders Podcast: A Passport to Conservation Education

Hideaways

“The best ambassadors for elephants, are elephants themselves” Listen to the podcast here. The Hideaways team was humbled and inspired in a highly educational and eye opening conversation with Elephants Without Borders – a non-profit organisation who are in the business of saving lives through addressing the challenges of human wildlife coexistence.

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17 September 2020

Great Plains Conservation welcomes Xigera Safari Lodge

Great Plains Conservation

Great Plains Conservation and Botswana’s Xigera Safari Lodge, unified through their mutual commitment to environmentally conscious hospitality and the conservation of Africa’s pristine wild places, have joined forces to create elevated, tailor-made, and life-enriching experiences for the seasoned safari-goer.

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17 September 2020

The Elewana Collection receives (WTTC) Safe Travel Stamp

Elewana Afrika

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launched the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp, specifically designed to allow travellers to recognise governments and businesses around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols in order to experience ‘Safe Travels’.

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17 September 2020

Auric Air resumes flights to Ruaha National Park

Auric Air Services

Auric Air resumes flights to Ruaha National Park from 31 August 2020 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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16 September 2020

Spotlight Virtual TravelExpo 30 September: Registration opens for Travel Trade Buyers

Selling Tanzania /Houston Travel Marketing

Derek Houston Managing Director of Houston Travel Marketing reports an astounding response from Africa suppliers to participate at the first Spotlight on Africa Virtual Expo with 38 confirmed Exhibitors

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15 September 2020

Borana Lodge & House in the Wild combine for a sustainable eight night safari

Borana

Borana Lodge in Nothern Kenya, and House is the Wild in The Maasai Mara, have joined forces to create a sustainable safari experience in two exceptionally diverse willdfe conservation areas. Both properties currently have limited availability for Christmas this year!

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15 September 2020

Hideaways' Celebrates 'New-world' Travel: Beyond the Lodge Episode 5: The Golden Safari Triangle

Hideaways

Having thoroughly explored the landscapes of our minds – the passports of our imagination filled with the stamps of our dreams – we are ready to dust off our sedentary boots and go exploring! In anticipation of adventure, Hideaways’ has put together a safari which celebrates the essence of Africa: it’s people, it’s landscapes and its untamed wildlife.

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14 September 2020

Travel Africa magazine new issue out now

Travel Africa Magazine

Having been in a period of Covid-induced aestivation, edition 90 of Travel Africa magazine has now been published. The ‘green issue’ explores how the climate affects your safari experience, from wildlife behaviour to the choices we make on when and where we travel.

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14 September 2020

Kamageo moves to maximise safety for Safari Roadshow 2021

Kamageo

Kamageo has announced innovative plans in place to ensure the safety of participants in Safari Roadshow 2021 (see details at www.safari-roadshow.com) “Whilst we all hope that by Spring 2021, things will generally be safer, but with no real total solution on the horizon, it makes absolute sense to have plans in place to help protect all participants.

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14 September 2020

Safe Travels in Namibia with Gondwana and OSH-Med International

Gondwana Collection Namibia

Dear partners and friends, we are well-prepared for the return of international guests to Namibia and offer preferential services for a carefree Namibian experience. We at the Gondwana family are so excited to welcome you and your guests once again to our beautiful Namibia. It is of course not business as usual, but Namibia is perfectly positioned to offer a safe, exciting, and soulful journey to all on our planet who are ready to break out into solitude, fresh air, and wide-open spaces.

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11 September 2020

Little Kulala – Holistic Desert Retreat in The Heart of Sossusvlei

Wilderness Safaris

Currently undergoing a thorough refurbishment, Little Kulala, Wilderness Safaris’ acclaimed desert retreat in Namibia’s extraordinary Sossusvlei area, offers an exceptional new holistic health and wellness offering in the heart of the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve. Integrating a range of mindful elements, including an all-new spa and farm-to-table menu, Little Kulala aims to encourage life-changing journeys that embrace complete physical, mental and social wellbeing.

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10 September 2020

New Affiliate Program: commissions more than doubled

The Safari Store

We have been scratching our heads trying to think up ways to assist our partners over this difficult time. We have decided to take a bold step forward and have revamped our affiliate program & now offer up to 12% in commission - more than double the previous level of commission paid on sales generated by partner leads.

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10 September 2020

Over 1,300 Emergency Food Parcels Delivered to Date

Governors' Camp

Emergency support to communities in our areas of Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Laikipia and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda continued in August. August saw the most number of families helped so far, with 200 families helped in the Masai Mara, 40 in Lake Naivasha, 60 in Laikipia, and the 90 single mothers in Rwanda receiving now 19 weeks of support.

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10 September 2020

Safari Roadshow Dates Announced For 2021

Kamageo

Responding to market needs and the impact of Covid-19, Kamageo is set to launch a mammoth Safari Roadshow programme for Spring 2021 (see www.safari-roadshow.com) Kamageo, which has been running highly successful trade roadshows for almost a decade has announced an incredible twelve sessions (six events) in February, March and April 2021.

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08 September 2020

Selous Safari Company guides share their stories online

Selous Safari Company

In most countries in the world tourism has come to a complete standstill during these last few months. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced most hospitality businesses to shut their doors temporarily, resulting in a massive loss of income and jobs. For the Selous Safari Company, the well-being of our team remained a priority.

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08 September 2020

Controvento appointed as Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas European Representative

Controvento Tourism Representations

We are proud to announce that, as from October the 1st, Controvento Tourism Representations will represent Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas on the main reference markets in Europe.Working in synergy with the Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas GSO present in Europe, we will dedicate ourselves exclusively to this wonderful Resort, previously part of our portfolio under the Tsogo Sun Hotels brand.Our reference markets in Europe will continue to be, in addition to Italy, Germany, France, Switzerlan…

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07 September 2020

Adventures in The Serengeti

Coastal Aviation

Some discoveries are too good not to share … from the plains of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, famous for the magnificent annual wildebeest migration, to the pristine white-sand beaches of Zanzibar famously known for its culture and heritage. From 11th September, Coastal will be flying you on those adventures daily, from the heart of the Bush to the Beach.

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04 September 2020

Wilderness Safaris Announces New Chief Sales Officer

Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Stobbs as its new Chief Sales Officer, to ensure that the company is able to continue to give its valued trade partners and friends the service and strategic support required, to not only endure the current challenges that we’re facing, but to emerge stronger together.

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03 September 2020

Celebrate Africa Workshop returns to London - 7th October 2020

Luxury Representation Collection

We  (Luxury Representation Collection) are delighted to announce that our annual Celebrate Africa Workshop will go ahead on Wednesday 7th October 2020.  Now a firm favourite amongst suppliers and trade, we will once again return to London for a day of networking, meetings and all things Africa.

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03 September 2020

Serengeti Sametu Camp Opening - 1st October 2020

Karibu Camps & Lodges

We are delighted to announce the launch of Serengeti Sametu Camp which will be ready to receive our guests from the 1st of October! The newest addition to our collection of Karibu Camps & Lodges is only 30 mins from Seronera HQ/Airstrip, nestled in a reclusive location with ample resident wildlife and panoramic views of the vast Savannah plains.

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03 September 2020

Wilderness Safaris and Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) to Release Wild Dog Pack into Mana Pools National Park

Wilderness Safaris

The Mpindo Pack of wild dogs housed in a boma at Wilderness Safaris Chikwenya Camp will be released into Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe on the 4th of September 2020.  In February 2018, the pack was reported to be predating on goats belonging to the Mpindo community on the eastern boundary of Hwange.

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02 September 2020

Nungwi Dreams by Mantis – Phase 2 under construction

Mantis Collection

Nungwi Dreams by Mantis is pleased to reveal the news of their second phase of development, adding a total of 2 800m2 to the resort. Nungwi Dreams by Mantis is on the northern tip of Nungwi, the most sought after region on the island of Zanzibar. Referred to as The Spice Island, Zanzibar is an archipelago approximately 46 kilometres off the coast of Tanzania. Guests arrive by flight directly to Zanzibar, with Nungwi Dreams an hour’s drive from the airport.

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02 September 2020

Jenman African Safaris Launches New Slow & Hidden Gem Itinerary: Botswana Sensations

Jenman African Safaris

The definition of travel and travel choices has been the topic of discussion since March. Jenman African Safaris has launched, a brand-new ‘hidden gem’ Botswana Safari, together with their Facebook Live series 'Safari Planning'. From floating hides, horse rides, walking safaris and traditional mokoro canoes poised in anticipation of adventure – this 9-day safari summons guests to fully engage with the elements, relinquishing to the thrill of being surrounded by the wild.

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02 September 2020

Mauritius - Prime Minister announces a phased reopening of borders

Coquille Bonheur

The Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced a phased reopening of Mauritian borders for international travel. Repatriation of Mauritian nationals will continue until the end of September. As from the beginning of October more flights will be scheduled to and from designated destinations.

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01 September 2020

The Show Must Go Online

On Show Solutions

THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE Africa Showcase Goes Live This Month Leading global roadshow, Africa Showcase, will host their first online show this month, kicking off with the annual North America roadshow. Premier suppliers have come together to create an exciting virtual fam trip for the travel trade combined with face-to-face online meetings.

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