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30 July 2020

FCO Updates – 30 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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30 July 2020

Southern right whales arrive at Grootbos

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in the Western Cape welcomed a pod of seasonal visitors on Wednesday [July 30] and shared the exciting news in a spectacular video. The video shows a number of Southern right whales leaping out the water.

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30 July 2020

KTB Signs Eliud Kipchoge As Destination Ambassador

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Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has signed Marathon World record holder and Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge as magical Kenya destination ambassador. The engagement which commences in July 2020 will see Eliud promote Kenya as a preferred tourism destination both locally, regionally and internationally through various campaigns.

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29 July 2020

FCO Updates – 29 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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29 July 2020

World Tiger Day aims to raise conservation awareness

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World Tiger Day is celebrated annually on July 29 to raise awareness for tiger conservation. Tigers are still highly sought after for use in Eastern traditional medicine, and fall prey to poaching and captive breeding across the globe.

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28 July 2020

FCO Updates – 28 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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28 July 2020

Elephants Alive to stream collaring in Greater Kruger area

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Elephants Alive will be documenting and streaming a live-action elephant collaring on Saturday, August 8 in the Greater Kruger area. The NGO will take viewers at home on an adventure unlike any other. The live stream will include tracking the elephant in the Greater Kruger area, its immobilization, fitting the new collar and watching as the giant comes round and walks off into the bush. All the while, elephant experts and vets will explain what’s happening and answer your questions.

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28 July 2020

Serengeti Safari One Day at Time

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The Serengeti National Park has been minding its own business since April and the animals have taken over. Main roads have become tracks, with big cats ambling along looking for breakfast; small tracks have all but disappeared. Airstrips are prime grazing grounds and the sun rises and sets over wilderness.

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27 July 2020

Sector meets to chart green tourism strategy

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VARIOUS stakeholders in Victoria Falls have come together in an effort to craft a strategy to make the resort town a sustainable green tourism destination. This is in line with recommendations from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), to which Zimbabwe is a member, for tourism players to have programmes that sustain green tourism.

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27 July 2020

East African regional tourism set for revival from International flights

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Major international airlines are set to resume passenger schedule flights to Kenya, bringing new hopes for fast track recovery of regional tourism after four months of air transport restrictions to control the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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24 July 2020

FCO Updates – 24 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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24 July 2020

Application for Membership - Savage Wilderness Safaris

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Savage Wilderness Safaris has applied to join ATTA®. Their membership will be approved if there are not any objections lodged within the statutory 10-day period. (See objection procedure below).

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23 July 2020

FCO Updates – 23 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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23 July 2020

Botswana selects Pangea’s eVisa solution

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Travelers to Botswana will soon be able to complete visa applications online and ease their entry into the country and the new service will also reduce the government’s investment of funds, time, paperwork, and manpower allocated for visa applications.

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23 July 2020

Pangolin given second chance at life

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The Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinarian Hospital is a non-profit organisation dedicated to treating and rehabilitating South Africa’s indigenous animals. This dedicated team of individuals have worked with servals, caracals and genets, as well as snakes, kingfishers and the endangered pangolin.

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22 July 2020

Tourism recovery plan to be submitted to cabinet next month

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Tourism Minister Mmamokolo Kubayi-Ngubane says the department is finalising the country's tourism recovery plan with a view of submitting it to cabinet next month. She said this when she outlined the department’s priorities for the year ahead during a National Assembly virtual mini-plenary on Wednesday.

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22 July 2020

FCO Updates – 22 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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21 July 2020

East Africa Airports COVID-19 Staff Training

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Safety handling supported by German Government East Africa Airports COVID-19 staff training on safety measures is being conducted with the aim being to equip them to handle passengers. This program is being happening at the busiest airports in East Africa following 3 months of closure and is being funded through the German Government.

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20 July 2020

Rare pygmy geese sighted in Kruger National Park

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A visitor to Leeupan in the Kruger National Park spotted two rare African pygmy geese. ‘The African pygmy goose (Nettapus auritus) is the smallest species of waterfowl in sub-Saharan Africa. African Pygmy Geese form monogamous pairs, and prefer slow flowing or stagnant water with dense aquatic vegetation,’ said Bob Humphries on his YouTube channel.

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19 July 2020

Boost to passengers as government bolsters ATOL scheme

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ATOL-protected holidaymakers will be able to book with confidence following a government move to protect refund credit notes offered if packages are cancelled as a result of COVID-19.

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17 July 2020

FCO Updates – 17 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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16 July 2020

Game rangers rescue trapped honey badger

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Two rangers at Londolozi Game Reserve found a honey badger stuck in a hole under a tree. Honey badgers or ‘ratels’ are known as tough and ferocious animals. Not held back by its size, these creatures aren’t afraid to take on large predators like leopards. These animals are also known to turn venomous snakes into snacks.

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16 July 2020

FCO Updates – 16 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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15 July 2020

FCO Updates – 15 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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15 July 2020

IRF awards grant to offset Covid-19 impact, protect rhinos in Southern Africa

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The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) has awarded emergency grants totalling nearly $150,000 to six wildlife organisations in Southern Africa following severe budget shortfalls as a result of the loss of tourism income in the region.

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14 July 2020

FCO Updates – 14 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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14 July 2020

Rwanda launches liberation route travel app

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To celebrate their 26th year of national liberation, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) launched a new travel route app. The Liberation History Tourism Trail app will take travellers along a route to historical heritage sites that formed part of the country’s struggle for freedom.

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14 July 2020

What is a wildebeest? Candid Animal Cam heads to the savannah

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Camera traps bring you closer to the secretive natural world and are an important conservation tool to study wildlife. This week we’re meeting an animal that takes part in one of the most amazing migrations on Earth: the African wildebeest.

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13 July 2020

Small World Marketing's 'Introduction to Botswana' Webinar

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Join Fran Hird from Ker & Downey Botswana, Andrew Flatt from Chobe Game Lodge and James Wilson from Desert & Delta Safaris for this Introduction to Botswana webinar. These industry experts will give a 45-minute long presentation which will give you an overview of Botswana's most popular destinations including Chobe, Linyanti, Savute as well as the entire Okavango Delta region.

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13 July 2020

Orphaned baby rhino rescued in Kruger National Park

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SANParks and the Jock Safari Lodge Environmental Monitoring Unit worked quickly to rescue an orphaned rhino calf from poachers, a herd of elephants and a pride of lions. The disorientated male calf was found wandering alone on a tourist road in the south of the Kruger National Park.

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13 July 2020

FCO Updates – 13 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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10 July 2020

FCO Updates – 10 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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10 July 2020

BENIN: African Parks takes over Beninese part of the W National Park

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The government of Benin has entrusted the African Parks Association with the management of the Beninese part of the W National Park in the north-east of the country. This protected area is located between Benin, Niger and Burkina Faso.

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10 July 2020

When power meets speed: Leopard vs cheetah

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A video showing an incredible encounter between two big cats is doing the rounds. Thokozani Phakathi was lucky enough to witness the incident in the Kruger National Park. Speaking to Latest Sightings, Phakathi explained that the sighting happened on a trip where he had been staying at Pretoriuskop.

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09 July 2020

Application for Membership - Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

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Waterberry Zambezi Lodge has applied to join ATTA®. Their membership will be approved if there are not any objections lodged within the statutory 10-day period. (See objection procedure below).

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09 July 2020

FCO Updates – 09 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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09 July 2020

ICCA elects new Leaders for Africa Chapter

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Taubie Motlhabane and Jacinta Nzioka have been elected as Chapter Chair and Deputy respectively for the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Africa region. The two are to steer the affairs of the Africa chapter for the next two years.

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09 July 2020

Critically endangered Cross River gorillas photographed

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A family of critically endangered Cross River gorillas were captured on a camera trap in Nigeria’s Mbe mountains. The Wild Conservation Society (WCS), a non-governmental organisation, said the images are a ‘promising sign for the world’s rarest gorilla.’

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08 July 2020

Magical Kenya Prepares for Re-Opening

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Magical Kenya is gearing up for re-opening following easing of the measures earlier instituted by the Government back in March to stem the spread of the virus after the first few cases were detected. A phased re-opening of the economy was announced by His Excellency the President on 06 July during his monthly briefing to the nation, bringing to an end months of restriction on movements in and out of the key cities of Nairobi and Mombasa.

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08 July 2020

FCO Updates – 08 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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08 July 2020

Whale season kicks off in Walker Bay

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The southern right whales have begun making their way into the Western Cape’s waters. Every year southern rights, humpback whales and Bryde’s whales holiday in Hermanus from June until December. Their arrival gives land dwellers something to look forward to in the dreary winter months.

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07 July 2020

FCO Updates – 07 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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06 July 2020

Application for Membership - Proactive Hospitality Solutions

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Proactive Hospitality Solutions has applied to join ATTA®. Their membership will be approved if there are not any objections lodged within the statutory 10-day period. (See objection procedure below).

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03 July 2020

Treetop cameras capture first known video of a wild roloway monkey

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When conservationists set up treetop cameras in Côte d’Ivoire’s Tanoé-Ehy forest, they hoped to get video of the elusive Miss Waldron’s red colobus monkey (Piliocolobus waldroni), a critically endangered species that hasn’t been spotted in 42 years. But instead, another rare, arboreal primate presented itself: the roloway monkey (Cercopithecus roloway).

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02 July 2020

The Black Mambas: SA’s first all-female anti-poaching unit

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The Black Mambas anti-poaching unit work tirelessly, in harsh conditions, to protect South Africa’s wildlife. These patrol officers cover 50,000 hectares of ground within the Balule Nature Reserve that forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park area. This area is densely populated with rhinos and is sadly fraught with poaching activity.

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02 July 2020

FCO Updates – 02 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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01 July 2020

Snowfall in Swartberg Nature Reserve

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CapeNature shared beautiful pictures of snowfall in the Swartberg Nature Reserve in the Western Cape on Wednesday [July 1]. The organisation is responsible for biodiversity conservation in the Cape.

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01 July 2020

FCO Updates – 01 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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