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27 July 2021

Free online Lecture on Animal Behaviour

EcoTraining

ATTA members are invited to a FREE Online Lecture, completely dedicated to Animal Behaviour. The duration of the lecture is one hour and takes place on 10 August 2021 at 6 pm (SAST)

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26 July 2021

Odzala Reopening In 44 Days

Classic Portfolio

After an 18-month pause, CONGO CONSERVATION COMPANY will be reopening on the 2nd of September. Here your imagination becomes a reality as Africa's finest rainforest discoveries, Odzala Discovery Camps and Sangha Lodge, are once again welcoming travellers.

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26 July 2021

Join Imvelo Safari Lodges innovative virtual pump run

Imvelo Safari Lodges

2021's first pump run has begun! “It’s a big job, but a very important one. Thanks to Imvelo and our donor friends' water pumping efforts, many animals in Hwange are looked after and definitely at least 10000 elephant…so it’s all worth it!” says Becki Ncube, who is part of the Imvelo team and is championing our water for wildlife pumping activities and leading the charge on keeping our wildlife hydrated.

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22 July 2021

Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust and The Jane Goodall Institute Announces Partnership to Support Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzees and Communities

Volcanoes Safaris

Volcanoes Safaris is delighted to announce a long-term partnership between the Jane Goodall Institute Uganda (JGI) and Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) for supporting the lost chimpanzees of Kyambura Gorge.

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22 July 2021

Mkulumadzi Lodge turns 10

Robin Pope Safaris

This July we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mkulumadzi Lodge! Join us for a virtual celebration over the next month as we take a walk back in time, re-visiting the special moments and milestones of Mkulumadzi Lodge.

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21 July 2021

Launching Eden - Nairobi's first boutique hotel

Orbital Communications

Simon Beck from Orbital Communications is delighted to be representing Eden Nairobi.  Nairobi now has a very unique boutique hotel, Eden opened in early 2021 and was formerly 148.

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19 July 2021

Jenman African Safaris 2022 Tailor Made Tours Released

Jenman African Safaris

As animals naturally migrate through the wildlife corridors of Africa, moving between landscapes, we too have the innate need to explore the terrain of this rich and diverse continent.

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16 July 2021

Ethiopian Airlines Kenya partners with Tour Operators Society of Kenya (TOSK) on leisure travel

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Kenya has partnered and signed an MOU with Tour Operators Society of Kenya (TOSK). This partnership is to promote and market leisure travel into Ethiopia and within the Ethiopian Airlines network.

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15 July 2021

Coastal Travels Ltd - The Only ISSA Operator in Africa

Coastal Aviation

Coastal Travels Limited is pleased to announce that‚ it has successfully completed the IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) designed for commercial passenger and/or cargo operators and the airline is now on the ISSA registry. The ISSA program is a global safety standard for commercial operators not covered by existing programs.

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15 July 2021

Conservation at their core – Villa to villa experiences in Kenya

Cottar's Safaris

In the spirit of value-added experiences and impactful travel with a purpose, Cottar's Safaris and Lengishu would like to announce the re-launch of their eight night 'Private Sustainable Villa Journey', with conservation at it's core.

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13 July 2021

The Trust Protects website has launched!

Trust My Travel

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, traveller trust declined suddenly and dramatically. Understandably, many travellers who were affected by the resulting uncertainty, cancellations and issues receiving refunds will feel apprehensive about booking trips once again.

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13 July 2021

African Bush Camps Looks Back at 15 Years of Safari Guest Experiences and Community Outreach

African Bush Camps

This year, southern African safari operator, African Bush Camps, celebrates 15 years of creating meaningful interactions with international travellers and community members in and around its properties in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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12 July 2021

Giraffe Manor Launches ‘Behind the Selfie’ Campaign

The Safari Collection

There’s more than meets the eye to Nairobi’s Giraffe Manor. This boutique lodge has been a breeding centre for endangered Rothschild’s giraffes longer than it’s been a hotel.

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12 July 2021

Counting Down to World Ranger Day

Umlingo UK - Travel PR Services

Umlingo Travel PR is delighted to be working with For Rangers Adventures and its partner the For Rangers charity based in Kenya in the run up to World Ranger Day on 31 July.

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09 July 2021

The Africa Hub & Kibran Tours present an Introduction to Ethiopia | 13th July 2021

The Africa Hub

Join us for this 'Introduction to Ethiopia' along with destination expert Assefa Azene from Kibran Tours.

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08 July 2021

Rise Above with Camp Kuzuma on a Hot Air Balloon Safari

Hideaways

In the spirit of life-changing experiences and eco-conscious travel, Hideaways would like to announce the ‘launch’ of their Hot Air Ballooning activity at Camp Kuzuma, Botswana,

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07 July 2021

Ethiopian named as Africa's top airline in Passenger and Freight traffic

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest Pan-African airline, has become Africa’s top airline in passenger and freight traffic retaining its leadership position in the continent.

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07 July 2021

Infinity pool with giraffes at Giraffe Manor

The Safari Collection

Our brand-new pool, spa and dayroom facility at Giraffe Manor is about to open!

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06 July 2021

Ethiopian Starts Operating Flights with Fully Vaccinated Crew

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Group, Africa’s largest carrier, has started operating flights with fully vaccinated crew against COVID-19 to keep travellers safe in light of the pandemic.

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06 July 2021

Alistair Walls appointed as Managing Director of Far & Wild Travel

Far and Wild Travel

Alistair Walls has been appointed Managing Director of Tailormade Travel Specialist Far & Wild Travel. Having cut his teeth in Sales Management roles at leading travel companies Imagine Travel, Exodus Travels and most recently as Head of Sales at Far & Wild Travel – Alistair has a well rounded understanding of what it takes to be a successful tour operator in 2021 and beyond.

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06 July 2021

RwandAir resumes its London Heathrow service

RwandAir

Effective 10th July, RwandAir will resume flights from London Heathrow to Kigali with new convenient and seamless connections to our network.

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05 July 2021

Broadening Horizons: Hideaways Portfolio Welcomes Masumu River Lodge and Sovereign Houseboat

Hideaways

Broadening our horizons, Hideaways is expanding its safari experience from land to water, and what more iconic African lake to explore than that of Lake Kariba. Welcoming Masumu River Lodge, Binga and the Sovereign Houseboat into the Hideaways fold, we now offer a channel to another world of African adventure. Lake Kariba captures one’s soul, painting it into the gold and orange sky at sunset.

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02 July 2021

Tragedy: there WILL be large-scale, open-cast copper mine in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia - latest development

Africa Geographic

Lower Zambezi copper mine given the go-ahead The plan to develop a large-scale, open-cast copper mine in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park seems set to go ahead.

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02 July 2021

Airkenya Partners with Amref Health Africa On Covid-19 Testing Service

AirKenya Express

We are happy to announce our partnership with Amref Health Africa to provide Covid-19 (PCR) testing service. This was on the background of overwhelming requests to provide the tests at our premise to allow clients to proceed with their safari without losing valuable time.

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01 July 2021

Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa Launches Their Bespoke Mobile Phone App

Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa is proud to share brand-new technology introduced at the hotel to improve our guests’ experience: a bespoke mobile phone app for a contactless and touchless Saxon experience.

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01 July 2021

Tourism in Namibia continues as before

Ultimate Safaris Namibia

The Namibian government have just announced their latest plans to curb the spread of Covid-19, and imposed additional restrictions for two weeks as from 1 July 2021.

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