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28 January 2021

New ATTA® members this month – January 2021

ATTA®

New ATTA® members this month – January 2021 Hunter Hotels - Accommodation Suppliers - South Africa Ynot Concepts - Overseas Based Representation - Australia Liz Harper Travel - Solo Professional - United Kingdom Adele Wise Travel Boutique - Solo Professional - South Africa Travel Counsellor - Solo Professional - Netherlands Walks in Africa - Solo Professional - United Kingdom

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28 January 2021

Mauritius Launches Its COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Coquille Bonheur

Mauritius launches its Covid-19 vaccination programme today giving priority to frontliners including health care professionals, employees of the tourism industry as well as senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions.

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28 January 2021

Discover Studio Iris

Peermont Hotels Casinos Resorts

The future of conventions is ever-changing. We know because Emperors Palace is revolutionizing it.  Peermont is steering the way with technology and new ways of thinking about the way people meet.

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27 January 2021

Watch Jenman African Safaris Episode 4: Safari Planning: Tracking Edition with Steve Bolnick

Jenman African Safaris

“Instead of seeking the spectacular, you are absorbing the miraculous” Steve Bolnick For those who missed our recent live, “Walking Wild; Tracking Edition” with Steve Bolnick, you may access the recording here, a peak into experiencing a walking safari led by a private guide in in our Walking Wild Mana & Hwange itinerary.

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26 January 2021

Launching Air Wilderness

Lewa Wilderness

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our very own private charter company based out of Lewa Wilderness. Air Wilderness will offer charter flights in to any part of Kenya you wish to travel to.

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22 January 2021

Small World Marketing teams up with Ultimate Safaris for an Introduction to Namibia Webinar | 26th January 14:00(UK)

Small World Marketing

Anita Powell founder of Small World Marketing, will be teaming up with destination expert Birgit Mohrmann from Ultimate Safaris to bring you an Introduction to Namibia webinar.

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22 January 2021

Exciting News for Lemala Wildwaters Lodge

Lemala Camps and Lodges

The entire Lemala Wildwaters Team is thrilled to announce the start of renovation work on our iconic and much loved Wildwaters Lodge on a private Island on the River Nile, Uganda.

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21 January 2021

Our Matetsi Victoria Falls Conservation Journey

Matetsi Victoria Falls

We are delighted to share with you our Conservation & Community page on our website, which now features a video that we recently released, in which co-founder, Sara Gardiner, tells the story of our conservation journey here at Matetsi Private Game Reserve.

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21 January 2021

Airkenya Prepares for the Future

AirKenya Express

Airkenya welcomes an additional aircraft to its fleet We are happy to confirm the arrival of the newest member of our fleet, a 37-seater AirKenya’ s Dash 8 – 200 which touched down at Wilson Airport shortly before dusk on the 07th of January 2021.

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20 January 2021

Adams & Butler's Webinar Live from Zimbabwe - A Perfect Standalone Safari Destination Fri 22nd Jan - Matetsi River Lodge - Camp Amalinda - Victoria Falls Hotel - Chilo Gorge - Somalisa - with Adams & Butler & Vayeni

Adams & Butler

Adams & Butler's Live African Webinar Featuring: Vayeni, Matetsi River Lodge, the Victoria Falls Hotel, Camp Amalinda, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge & Somalisa Camp

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20 January 2021

New Experience: Kids Indoor Camping at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort

Sopa Lodges

Kids have never had so much fun at a hotel! Your little ones can enjoy an indoor camping experience with the resort’s fabulous Kids Indoor Camping Package. In your room, children will discover a ready-pitched tent, lined with a mattress, blankets and cute pillows, equipped with the camping essentials such as a battery-operated torch and a snugly safari soft toy.

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20 January 2021

Travel To Zambia in a Time of COVID ...Your Questions Answered.

Zambian Ground Handlers

With an increasing need to obtain negative COVID tests in order to travel from country to country, we have responded to many requests and answered some of your questions relating to travel to Zambia now, and in the months to come.

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19 January 2021

Jenman African Safaris: An Invitation to A Virtual And Verbal Tour Through The Intimacies Of The Wilderness

Jenman African Safaris

The previous episode of our ‘Safari Planning’ series left us in awe and inspired by professional guide and passionate conservationist, Steve Bolnick. Founder of Camp Mana and legendary walking safari aficionado, Steve joins us once again to share his love for the wild, reminding us how being on foot in the bush transforms us from merely being observers, to being participants in nature.

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19 January 2021

Asilia Africa launches NEW Agent Space

Asilia Africa

Asilia is thrilled to share our new Asilia Agent Space with the ATTA community.  The new online portal offers our trade partners access to exciting new technology to make selling safaris to East Africa easier and more efficient than ever.

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18 January 2021

Invitation to Meet Asilia, our virtual trade show

Asilia Africa

Over the last year all of us at Asilia Africa have really missed seeing your lovely faces. As a result, we have decided to host our very own virtual tradeshow, Meet Asilia, which will run from the 23 – 25 February 2021. Offering us a chance to catch up one-on-one in 30-minute meetings as well as invite you to join us for six live online events.

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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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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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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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