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News from our Members

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14 January 2021

Principe Island Hotels to Re-Open In June 2021

HBD Príncipe Island

We are very pleased to announce the re-opening of our hotels Sundy Praia and Roça Sundy on Principe Island!   After more than a year of closure, we are very excited to share this news.

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13 January 2021

Travel Africa Magazine #91 now out

Travel Africa Magazine

Why do lodges charge the rates they do, and what is the impact of tourism on communities and wildlife across Africa? In the new issue of Travel Africa magazine (#91, January-March 2021), now out, we look at the business of tourism, and why travel is so important for Africa's wildlife and communities.

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12 January 2021

Status Update on Sopa Lodges & Resorts

Sopa Lodges

As 2021 begins, we are looking forward to the year ahead and some exciting new developments, which we will share with you over the coming months.

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08 January 2021

Update on Covid Testing in Tanzania

Lemala Camps and Lodges

The Tanzanian Government have released an update on the requirements of Covid testing for those who are travelling abroad, and their onward destination or aviation provider require a Covid certificate.

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07 January 2021

Asilia Africa launches innovative staff training programme with help from US$100K grant from the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries

Asilia Africa

Leading East African safari company Asilia Africa has launched a new training programme in East Africa to help upskill young Kenyans and Tanzanians. The program is funded by a US$100,000 grant from the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU).

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07 January 2021

Breaking News: Update on Covid Testing in Tanzania

Lemala Camps and Lodges

*** UPDATED 08 January 2021 *** The Tanzanian Government have released an update for the requirements of Covid testing, for all persons travelling abroad from Tanzania. Official document release is written in Kiswahili, but we have translated below:

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06 January 2021

An extensive refurbishment at Cottar's 1920s Camp

Cottar's Safaris

Following an extensive refurbishment, the Cottar’s 1920s Camp in the Maasai Mara now includes a signature Mess tent, as well as an Explorer’s tent, and a stunning new interior for the second Honeymoon tent. Everything is ready and open, and we are excited to receive guests following on from the news of the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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05 January 2021

'Tis the Season for Giving!

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

WISHING ALL OUR VALUED PARTNERS A MERRY CHRISTMAS –  'TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING! As we reflect on a momentous 2020, we feel it is important to take stock of how we have still been able to enrich lives over the past 12 months.

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05 January 2021

Wilderness Safaris Drives Reforestation Project in Linyanti Wildlife Reserve

Wilderness Safaris

As part of its biodiversity efforts in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, Wilderness Safaris has constructed a new tree nursery near King’s Pool and DumaTau camps.

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04 January 2021

Nomad Tanzania's Meaningful Pursuits

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

We hope you’ve had a fabulous festive season. As the year has drawn to a close, we at Nomad Tanzania have been celebrating all the good that’s come of your safaris.

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04 January 2021

Indulge in More than a Safari with the Reopening of African Bush Camps’ Thorntree River Lodge in Zambia

African Bush Camps

The Zambian-based Thorntree River Lodge has started to welcome local and international travellers back to its premises in December 2020.

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04 January 2021

Nkomazi Private Game Reserve Reopens After Multi-Million Rand Upgrade

Newmark Hotels

HOVERING unobtrusively above the banks of the Komati River in Mpumalanga lies Nkomazi Private Game Reserve, a luxe glamping lodge positioned within an exceptional locale in the Barberton Greenstone Belt of the majestic Makonjwa Mountains.

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01 January 2021

The Gambia Tops Visa Openness Index in Africa For 2020

The Gambia Tourism Board

The Gambia has risen to the top of the Visa Openness Index for Africa in 2020 by offering visa-free entry to all African travellers.  According to the Nigeria-based Africa Travel and Tourism News Source (www.atqnews.com), The Gambia moved up 19 places in the index in 2020 by offering visa-free entry to all African travellers, and almost doubling its score in the last year.

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01 January 2021

Watch our latest Hideaways presentation: Introducing Mogotlho Safari Lodge, Khwai

Hideaways

Watch our latest live presentation celebrating the launch of our new partnership with Mogotlho, Khwai River. Hideaways Director Garth Jenman shares the conversation stage with lodge owner Rex Kelly, and manager Brendon Newton, welcoming the property and its team with anticipated excitement in sharing this unique piece of Africa.

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