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News from our Members

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26 February 2021

New ATTA® members this month – February 2021

ATTA®

Cross Africa & Co - North American Based Travel Specialist - United States The Africa Hub - Solo Professional - United Kingdom

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25 February 2021

COVID Indemnity

Louis Nel -The-Lawyer

We are all aware of the impact of Covid on family, friends and the industry. However what is important for you & your business is to be aware of the risk & potential liability.

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24 February 2021

Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs and Loisaba Star Beds Now Open

Elewana Afrika

We are delighted to announce that Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs has reopened and due to popular demand, Elewana Loisaba Star Beds is now open for the months of February and March, along with the Easter holidays.

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24 February 2021

Natural Selection opens the new Jack's Camp

Natural Selection

After decades of setting the standard in the Kalahari, the iconic Jack’s Camp in Botswana has undergone a full rebuild and has reopened with a luxurious new look. Rebuilt during 2020, the brand-new Jack’s Camp pays homage to the property’s enduring and much-loved 1940s campaign style.

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23 February 2021

ANNOUNCEMENT: Postponement of Opening to 2 September 2021

Congo Conservation Company

Taking into consideration the virulent spread of COVID-19 and the recent cases of transmission from humans to gorillas in the San Diego zoo, the park managing authorities – African Parks, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature) – have jointly agreed that the national parks in the Congo Basin remain closed until further notice.

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22 February 2021

Miracle in Tarangire National Park

Miracle Experiences Tanzania

Hello, We wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some great news amidst the current conditions, bringing hope and encouragement to the industry!

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22 February 2021

Mauritius Launches COVID-19 Vaccinations

Coquille Bonheur

Mauritius has launched its vaccination programme and is prioritising health care workers, the elderly and around 25,000 islanders who work in tourism.

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19 February 2021

Book your winter adventure now!

Gondwana Collection Namibia

Enjoy luggage-free hiking in the Fish River Canyon Experience the Fish River Canyon – up close and carefree, without any gear! Gondwana Collection Namibia offers new hiking tours (3 to 4 nights) in the wilderness area north of the main lookout point.

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18 February 2021

Watch Safari Planning Episode 5: 1000 Views of Madagascar

Jenman African Safaris

Madagascar is a vibrant mixture of stylish and rustic, wearing its heart on its sleeve as it reveals its treasures and welcomes tourism to its shores. Confronted with its authenticity on arrival, one is whisked away into the rhythm of Malagasy culture, setting the theme of curiosity for the rest of one’s Madagascan adventure.

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18 February 2021

PCR COVID-19 Testing at Basecamp Masai Mara

Basecamp Explorer Kenya

Basecamp Explorer Kenya is pleased to announce that we will be conducting on-site PCR COVID-19 testing at camp in Masai Mara for guests who require to present documented results before entering their country of residence.

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18 February 2021

The Robert Koch Institute in Germany no longer considers our beautiful Namibia as a high incidence area country

Gondwana Collection Namibia

Wonderful news! The Robert Koch Institute in Germany no longer considers our beautiful Namibia as a high incidence area country, it is now rated as an additional risk area.

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17 February 2021

Bushtracks Africa partners with Prospero Zambia in COVID-19 response initiative

Bushtracks Africa

In July of 2020, Bushtracks Africa entered into a partnership with Prospero Zambia, the investment arm of UK Aid that deals with private sector projects in Zambia, in order to support the Zambian Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 response initiative.

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17 February 2021

Tracking for Wildlife Monitoring

EcoTraining

EcoTraining has launched a new two-month tracking course in 2021 that includes modules revolving around monitoring rhinos, lions and leopards in the wild.

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15 February 2021

Covid Testing now available at Seronera, Central Serengeti

Lemala Camps and Lodges

Please be advised that Covid testing is now available at Seronera, located in the Central Serengeti. The new Seronera Covid-19 Collection Centre is looking great, it has plenty of open space, fresh air, clean facilities and clear instructions.

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12 February 2021

Imvelo Safari Lodges impact on communities and conservation was valued at over USD$700,000 in 2020 alone

Imvelo Safari Lodges

Complementing a vast network of partners, donors and friends who generously supported us; together, we have been able to have an impact on wildlife protection and community upliftment that can be valued at over $700,000 for 2020 alone.

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11 February 2021

Capture Hwange: Watch Hideaways' Live with Photographer David Rogers

Hideaways

David Rogers has Africa running through his veins, absorbed into the corridors of his mind - captured by the written word as well as through the camera lens.

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11 February 2021

Registrations Open for 2021 Nedbank Tour de Tuli!

Wilderness Safaris

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is thrilled to announce that registrations for the 2021 edition of the Nedbank Tour de Tuli are filling fast, since opening in late 2020.

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10 February 2021

Fewer Touchpoints and More Accessibility

Peermont Hotels Casinos Resorts

Peermont Hotels are going to extraordinary measurements to welcome you safely in these unprecedented times. We’ve envisioned your stay with us to reduce contact and increase your relaxation, that’s why we are offering you a Contactless Service with our Mobile Key at the 5 star Doreale Grande at Emperors Palace.

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10 February 2021

Ethiopia receives WTTC’s Safe Travels Stamp

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopia is the latest destination to be awarded the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp – the world’s first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp – following major steps implemented by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism last year to ensure safety for residents, travellers, and workers and businesses in the tourism value chain, as Ethiopia reopened its borders to international visitors.

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09 February 2021

An East and Southern African Dream

Matetsi Victoria Falls

Matetsi Victoria Falls located on the vast 55 000 hectare wilderness that is Matetsi Private Game Reserve is the realisation of the Gardiner family’s dream to showcase everything exceptional about their beautiful home country, Zimbabwe.

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09 February 2021

Zambia: Royal Zambezi Lodge offers same-day COVID testing in the Lower Zambezi

Royal Zambezi Lodge

For any guests that require PCR Covid-19 tests during their safari in the Lower Zambezi to get back to their country of origin, we are able to provide convenient testing with same-day results at Royal Zambezi Lodge.

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08 February 2021

Introduction to Rwanda webinar in collaboration with Thousand Hills Africa | 9th February 2pm (UK)

Small World Marketing

Teaming up with Anita Powell from The Africa Hub, Jacqui Sebagani from Thousand Hills will be presenting this 'Introduction to Rwanda'. Taking you through the key tourist sites of this tiny yet extraordinarily diverse country.

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08 February 2021

You're invited... Nomad Tanzania virtual fam trip series

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

How'd you fancy three visits to Tanzania over the coming weeks? Well, the good news is that we’re running a series of virtual FAM trips to talk Nomad camps, safari experiences and hidden gems. We will be covering each safari circuit in Tanzania and we'll be joined by a pack of very special guests along the way.

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03 February 2021

Leopard Legacy - Exciting new documentary filmed in Nsefu

Robin Pope Safaris

While we wait with bated breath for the return of long-haul travel, we are thrilled to be able to share a bit of Africa with you and your clients virtually through the latest documentary coming straight out of South Luangwa National Park entitled Leopard Legacy!

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03 February 2021

andBeyond Kirkman’s Kamp Receives Updated New Look

&Beyond

Renowned for its historic atmosphere, family friendly nature and spectacular setting in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, andBeyond Kirkman’s Kamp has received a facelift designed to retain its old world character while providing modern-day luxury and comfort.

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02 February 2021

Launching Conscious Journeys

Classic Portfolio

Classic Portfolio launches Conscious Journeys showcasing life-changing holidays across Africa which highlight how our Classics members are contributing to sustainability from the ground up.

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02 February 2021

Governors' Camp Offers Covid Testing in the Masai Mara

Governors' Camp

With a qualified medical doctor stationed in the Masai Mara as part of our permanent staff, at Governors’ we are uniquely positioned to organise in-camp PCR Covid-19 testing for our Masai Mara guests.

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02 February 2021

Imvelo Safari Lodges new conservation course for young adults to help safeguard Hwange's wildlife

Imvelo Safari Lodges

Imvelo Safari Lodges in association with Quest Africa has launched a new special edition Conservation Course for young adults. The course will be run from Camelthorn Lodge, one of the largest community based conservation partnerships in Zimbabwe.

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01 February 2021

Kwaheri (Goodbye) Cara!

Classic Portfolio

After 7 years as a trusted and highly valued member of the Classic Portfolio team, we very sadly bid farewell to Cara Carr (Prettejohn).  Cara will be leaving us in March to begin a new chapter with her husband Henry, as they plan to move back home to Kenya.

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