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31 March 2021

Cottar's and Cottar's Wildlife Conservation Trust successful pangolin recovery

Cottar's Safaris

Cottar's and the Cottar's Wildlife Conservation Trust (CWCT) are thrilled to report, just a few days ago, the successful recovery of a pangolin that was being held in a house in the settlement area of Naikarra near Olderkesi Conservancy.

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31 March 2021

Nairobi Tented Camp is now a ‘Magical Kenya Signature Experience’

Gamewatchers Safaris

Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps are delighted to announce that the Nairobi Tented Camp is now part of the Magical Kenya Signature Experiences Collection.

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31 March 2021

A New Look For Clifftop

Extraordinary

Extraordinary' s Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway has pushed design boundaries and the aesthetic of African safari luxury since its inception. In anticipation of the recovery of South African tourism in 2021, the Extraordinary team embarked on an ambitious project to elevate this jewel of Welgevonden Private Game Reserve to the next level.

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30 March 2021

The Narrative – Collect your favourite Namibian memories online

Gondwana Collection Namibia

Who is The Narrative? Our roots stem from the Namibian Tourism Industry, where for more than twenty years, Gondwana Collection Namibia has provided unique African experiences to travellers from around the world.

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30 March 2021

New ATTA® members this month – March 2021

ATTA®

Olepangi Farm - Accommodation Suppliers - Kenya Private Journeys - North American Based Travel Specialist - United States Elman Wall Travel Accountants - Professional Partners - United Kingdom Ondili Lodges and Activities - Accommodation Suppliers - Namibia Rwanda Eco Company and Safaris - African Based Travel Specialist - Rwanda Tett Safaris - North American Based Travel Specialist - United States

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30 March 2021

Hwange canoeing with Imvelo Safari Lodges - absolutely!

Imvelo Safari Lodges

Imvelo continues to innovate and introduce world class safari activities for our guests to enjoy on safari with us in Hwange! Always ready to explore new ways to experience our magical environment, Imvelo’s latest activity is canoeing – not on one of Africa’s great rivers, but on Ngamo’s seasonal wetlands.

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29 March 2021

Ethiopian Airlines Africa’s leading airline is to trial IATA Travel Pass

Ethiopian Airlines

Addis Ababa, 26 March 2021 Ethiopian Airlines Africa’s leading airline is to trial IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile app to enhance efficiency in testing or vaccine verifications and restart travel.

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29 March 2021

Africa’s elephants at increasing extinction risk from poaching and habitat loss

How Many Elephants

African elephants are at increasing risk of extinction in the face of poaching for ivory and the loss of their habitat, the latest conservation assessment warns.

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29 March 2021

The Africa Hub teams up with Ital Tours Sudan for an "Introduction to Sudan" Webinar | 2pm (UK) 30th March

The Africa Hub

Catherine Armstrong from The Africa Hub will be joined by destination expert Erika Locatelli from Ital Tours Sudan to present this Introduction to Sudan webinar.

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25 March 2021

First tourism destination in world to target 100% vaccinations

ATTA®

Victoria Falls has just started a destination-wide vaccination program to make it the first COVID-free tourism hotspot in the world, and we wanted to share some of the details with you.

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25 March 2021

COVID-19 PCR Testing at Rhulani Safari Lodge

Rhulani Safari Lodge

Many countries require a COVID-19 PCR Test to be conducted within 72 hours before departure from South Africa or arrival in your home country. Rhulani Safari Lodge offers its guests the opportunity to carry out a COVID-19 PCR test during their stay.

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24 March 2021

Introducing Olepangi Farm

Olepangi Farm

A secret gem on the foothills of Mount Kenya, just north of Nanyuki, Olepangi Farm is full of charm and bursting with flowers, fresh vegetables, a small holding of dairy cows, 11 horses and some very talented bees.

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23 March 2021

Saruni included in KTB’s ‘Magical Kenya Signature Experiences’ Collection

Saruni

After an in-depth, lengthy evaluation and selection process, Saruni is delighted that two of its iconic activities have been inaugurated into Kenya Tourism Board’s 2021-2022 ‘Magical Kenya Signature Experiences’ Collection.

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23 March 2021

Siringit Migration Camp by Mantis Set to open in 2021

Mantis Collection

New mobile camp offers guests an exclusive, front row seat to one of the seven natural wonders of Africa – the Great Migration

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22 March 2021

Horizon Guides' newly updated Gorilla Trekking guide - opportunities for suppliers

Horizon Guides

Horizon Guides is pleased to announce the third edition of its guide to Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda & Uganda, researched and written by Uganda-based guidebook author, Charlotte Beauvoisin.

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22 March 2021

Luxury Pool Villas Open at The Retreat in Kigali

The Retreat and Heaven

Our 8 brand new luxury pool villas at The Retreat in Kigali - the ultimate accommodations in the city - are finally open! Each villa features its own private, salt water, heated swimming pool, indoor and outdoor solar heated rain showers, bath tubs, organic amenities, custom handmade furniture, 120 square meter suites with comfortable living areas, 65 inch TVs with Netflix, organic mattresses, elegant Rwandan decor, and the most private and exclusive accommodation in Kigali.

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18 March 2021

Ethiopian Airlines UK Flights temporary suspension - update 17th March 2021

Ethiopian Airlines

Due to the inclusion of Ethiopia on the red list from Friday 19th March 2021 until further notice, Ethiopian Airlines has made necessary adjustments to its UK (Heathrow and Manchester) operations.

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16 March 2021

Ethiopian Airlines Statement re Red List

Ethiopian Airlines

Following Monday's announcement in the UK that Ethiopia will be added to the UK Governments red list from 4am on Friday March 19th 2021, Ethiopian Airlines has made necessary adjustments to its UK (Heathrow and Manchester) operations until further notice.

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15 March 2021

The Africa Hub has partnered with Great Lakes Safaris to bring you an 'Introduction to Uganda'

The Africa Hub

Anita Powell will be joined by Amos Wekesa from Great Lakes Safaris for this 'Introduction to Uganda' alongside Karanja Nzisa the Sales & Marketing Manager from Latitude 0º in Kampala.

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15 March 2021

International Women’s Day - 8th March.

Muthaiga Travel

Mrs. Mira Bid, one of the Directors of MUTHAIGA TRAVEL LTD - a well-known Travel and Tours agency in Kenya - has been invited by Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Bank) to be one of their panellists at this important event.

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12 March 2021

Ethiopian Transports COVID-19 Vaccines to African Countries

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to announce that it has operated COVID-19 vaccine delivery flights from Mumbai to Addis Ababa and from Beijing to Brazzaville. Ethiopian transported the first batch of coronavirus vaccines from Mumbai to Addis Ababa on 06 March 2021.

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11 March 2021

Remote COVID testing, now available in Zambia

Zambian Ground Handlers

We are happy to announce that remote COVID testing is now available in Zambia! All logistics will be taken care of and hard-copy results along with the Ministry of Health authorization that is required to leave Zambia, will be hand-delivered to your clients in time for their international departure.

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11 March 2021

Volcanoes Safaris and DEG partnership for Covid-19 healthcare and training to support job security, conservation and communities in Rwanda and Uganda

Volcanoes Safaris

Volcanoes Safaris and DEG are pleased to announce a joint partnership to provide Covid-19 healthcare and training to support job security, conservation and communities in Rwanda and Uganda.

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10 March 2021

FENYA THE SURVIVOR – A New Orphan Elephant Calf rescued at Jabulani's HERD

Jabulani

A second elephant calf snare victim was brought into the care of HERD (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation & Development), South Africa’s first dedicated elephant orphanage, started by Adine Roode, Owner & MD of Jabulani on 17 February 2021. The young female elephant calf was found on a private game reserve in Phalaborwa, in Limpopo province by a local resident. She had a wire snare wrapped tightly around her head which had caused severe wounds, however, she had managed t…

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09 March 2021

Leopard Hill Becomes A Fellow Member Of The Long Run

Basecamp Explorer Kenya

As part of our commitment towards greater sustainable developments in the places we operate, we are pleased to announce that Basecamp Explorer Kenya Explorer has been accepted as a Group Member of The Long Run.

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08 March 2021

Mauritius / Covid-19 News Update

Coquille Bonheur

8 positive cases detected in Mauritius.Passengers banned from entering Mauritius from 06 March until 15 March 2021 , except those coming from our sister island, Rodrigues. Passengers can still leave Mauritius. Flights are planned for this purpose. However, no flight to Rodrigues.

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08 March 2021

Volcanoes Safaris welcomes you back to the magical world of gorillas, chimpanzees and the unique wildlife of the Western Rift Valley!

Volcanoes Safaris

Volcanoes Safaris Lodges have reopened and we are delighted to be sharing our magical and unique world with you again. The gorilla parks in Rwanda and Uganda are now open with protocols in place to protect gorillas and guests.

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04 March 2021

RwandAir maintains its Heathrow service for Summer 2021, offering greater connectivity to its passengers

RwandAir

From 30th March, RwandAir will operate three weekly flights from London Heathrow to Kigali with new convenient and seamless connections to our network:

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02 March 2021

Women in Development Webinar

Just a Drop

Across the world, water scarcity has the biggest impact on women and girls. Not only are they the ones usually tasked with collecting water, they also suffer the most from lack of sanitation and the resulting indignities.

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02 March 2021

Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa Re-Opens 1 May 2021!

Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa is excited to announce the re-opening of the hotel on the 1st of May 2021 with a new look, new experiences and new packages on offer. New Look.

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02 March 2021

Importance of Safety Standards in Tanzanian Aviation and Challenges faced during Covid-19

Coastal Aviation

We are heading into the rainy, low season, as we make preparations for the high season, which will follow thereafter. Major global event has impacted our businesses drastically, and the aviation sector has been highlighted, especially now, within the pandemic environment.

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01 March 2021

Nomad Tanzania's wild west webinar

Nomad Tanzania - Camps

Nomad Tanzania's Wild West Webinar Date: Thursday 4th March 2021 Time: 09:00 EST / 14:00 GMT / 17:00 EAT

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