Assist Hands-On with the Micro-Chipping of a Rhino!

Rhino Chipping Safari: 8 July 2018 – 18 July 2018. From locating the rhino, to assisting with tasks, such as pouring water over the rhino, and checking its temperature… You will be included in the whole operation. Throughout the process the vet explains what is being done, and you are welcome to take personal pictures with this lovely animal. This is not an income producing project for the reserve, but a genuine conservation endeavor to give back to nature by chipping as many rhinos as possible.


Contact: LVT@africansafaris.travel

Cape Town Foreshore

Cape Town Foreshore Freeway Precinct – Proposals now on Display

In June last year, mayor De Lille made a call for proposals in regard the unfinished bridges on the foreshore, asking the private sector to submit ideas for the development of the precinct. The response to the City’s call for proposals was overwhelmingly positive, with great enthusiasm from the private sector. Six proposals will are currently on display at the Civic Centre.

The display is located on the second floor in the podium block of the Civic Centre and will be open for viewing from March 6 to 11 and from March 13 to 21 between 8.30am and 4pm.

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moratorium on large hotel projects

Moratorium on large hotel construction in Seychelles

Plans for the construction of 18 tourism establishments are excluded from the moratorium on large hotels in Seychelles, a top official of the ministry of tourism said.

The moratorium on large hotel projects except those already approved by the government was announced by the Seychelles’ former President James Michel during the Independence Day celebrations on June 29, 2015. In his State of the Nation’s Address in February, Seychelles’ President Danny Faure said that the government has decided to prolong the moratorium until the end of 2020 and defined big hotels as those having 25 rooms or more.

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Family Travel

Join the Leaders in Family Travel

October 23-27, 2017 on Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Sea

The third annual Summit of the Family Travel Association (FTA) is a trade-only, conference-style event that brings together 200 family travel agents, experts, industry leaders, destinations, and media for three full days of inspiring presentations, interactive workshops, enlightening research, and a diverse array of networking opportunities.

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Gomoti Plains Camp in the Okavango Delta: Open for Business

Gomoti Plains Camp officially opened on March 1, 2017. Situated on the edge of the Gomoti river system, Machaba Safaris’ new camp has 10 luxury tents which include 2 luxury family tents and 8 luxury double tents, all with en-suite bathroom facilities.

The area is known for its large concentrations of wildlife which thrive on the Gomoti plains and waterways. This exclusive area has been a well-kept secret for many years. The Gomoti region has been the local haunt of many of the older guides and Okavango dwellers who refer to it in nostalgic terms when they used to camp along this river system. This wild and pristine area has over the years produced some phenomenal wildlife encounters including the filming and studying of the African wild dog packs which inhabit this area.

Just 18 km south of Chitabe Camp, Gomoti Plains Camp is waiting to spoil you and your guests with its classical comfort and fantastic wildlife. Travel the waterways by motor boat and mekoro and traverse the Gomoti plains enthralling in the dense wildlife concentrations of the Gomoti area.

For more information, please contact info@kainyc.com.


Ethiopian Travel Workshop Coming to LA, NY & Toronto in Two Weeks

Ethiopian Tourism Organization is coming to North America and hosting a series of workshops in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto. 20 different Ethiopian suppliers will be on hand along with the senior leadership of Ethiopian Tourism Organization to meet with travel agents and tour operators in all three cities. Media briefings will also take place alongside each event.

Los Angeles (March 24th) – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ethiopian-travel-workshop-los-angeles-tickets-31741482629

New York (March 27th) – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ethiopian-travel-workshop-new-york-tickets-31741886838

Toronto (March 30th) – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ethiopian-travel-workshop-toronto-tickets-31741915925

Events are open to all travel agents or tour operators. Media should contact David DiGregorio at dave@cornersun.com for information on the media briefings and interview schedule with ETO’s CEO, Mr. Solomon Tadesse.


Your turn to Travel

We know the life of a travel agent is not easy. Sending your clients on their dream holiday’s day after day can be frustrating due to the inevitable vacation envy that comes with working in the travel industry. Well, now it’s your turn to travel!

If you are attending WTM in Cape Town from 19 – 21 April or Indaba in Durban from 16 – 18 May, why not extend your stay in Africa and experience the continent’s beauty for yourself with one of our exhilarating familiarisation trips. A familiarisation trip will allow you to get a real sense of the places you are promoting and will allow you to sell destinations and packages with much more authority and credibility.

Jenman African Safaris have designed 2 wonderful itineraries guaranteed to wow you and whisk you away from the stress of everyday life.
Madagascar: This destination continues to be a top-seller and is the ideal choice for travellers looking for unique experiences. So, if you looking to experience one of the Indian Ocean’s remotest and most picturesque destinations, a familiarisation trip will be right up your alley!

Botswana and Zimbabwe: The trip will allow you to experience the best attractions that Southern Africa has to offer. Included is the chance to explore the pristine game viewing regions of Chobe National Park and Hwange National Park as well as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world, the mighty Victoria Falls.
If you are ready for the trip of a lifetime, please contact me on alessandra@jenmansafaris.com to reserve your place.

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Jenman African Safaris is breaking the taboo of menstruation in Zimbabwe

Jenman African Safaris’ Grow Africa Foundation has partnered with Subz Pads to bring much needed attention to the taboo topic of menstruation in Zimbabwe by providing girls at Dingani Primary School in Hwange with washable sanitary pads and panties.

One out of ten teenage girls throughout Africa’s most rural regions misses a considerable amount of school each year, as much as 25 % annually, due to the humiliation and stigma related to menstruation. As they do not have access to or cannot afford basics such as sanitary pads, they are forced to improvise by using mattress foam, rags, feathers, leaves and even newspaper which is not only humiliating but ineffective. Their menstrual hygiene impacts these young girls’ education, health and their overall future.

Jenman African Safaris’ responsible tourism initiative Grow Africa has joined the fight to give these girls a chance to stay in class. A girl’s period should not hold her back from her future.
Jenman African Safaris is aiming to raise R 75 000 to supply each of Dingani Primary School’s Grade 6 and 7 girls with a set of Subz panties and pads on an on-going and sustainable basis, as well as providing educational workshops.


Airlink adds direct route between Vic Falls and Cape Town

Travellers wanting to make the most of SA’s Cape Town and Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, can now do so with the new Airlink direct flight between the two hotspot destinations.

The daily flights except for Saturdays, between Cape Town and Victoria Falls will be effective from 2 July. The flight departs from Cape Town International at 08:30am arriving at Victoria Falls International at 11:15am.

The return flight departs Victoria Falls International at 11:45am arriving at Cape Town International at 14:40pm. 

Airlink and South African Airways allows travellers to utilize the two airlines by connecting seamlessly onto each other’s services and routes, allowing multi sector itineraries to be booked utilizing a single carrier and ticket.

This inclusion of Victoria Falls in Airlink’s network has added yet another world renowned destination to its extensive eco-leisure network.

The airline also recently announced expansions on two other routes. Come 6 June 2017, the airline will increase its flight frequency between Cape Town and Maun, Botswana, offering a daily service.  The additional flights will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays 

The Hide Celebrates 25 Years

The Hide Safari Camp, 1992 – 2017
The Hide began its days with ten East African-style tents, each one en suite and with its own front veranda.
Today, the main camp hosts up to twenty guests in beautiful tented accommodation under thatch. The Hide’s iconic dining area soars above the waterhole, heightening the experience of the surroundings and providing a sense of scale that honours the endless, beautiful landscape.
Tom’s Little Hide, set away from the main camp and built as a tribute to Tom Preston, is perfect for exclusive or family safaris.
The Private Hide, just on the other side of the main camp and a little way off, offers a private dining and lounge area, with exclusive guide and vehicle and completes The Hide’s impressive portfolio.
Over the years, The Hide has been voted “Best Safari Camp” seventeen consecutive times, but does not rest on its laurels; rather, it has upped the ante with its increased conservation efforts and community work in Hwange National Park and the surrounding areas.
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Phinda Shuttle Flight Service Termination

Federal Airlines regrets to announce that, as from1 March 2017, we no longer provide shuttle flights to the Phinda Private Game Reserve.

With great appreciation for our long-standing partnership with &BEYOND, we have conceded to withdraw our Phinda base and aircraft from the Reserve to avoid an unsustainable situation, as the route does not support two air service providers.

Federal Airlines had three Phinda flight products: the direct Phinda shuttle to/from Johannesburg that serviced the reserve, the Phinda Airwing, the on-demand service that facilitated flights from Phinda directly to camps in the greater Kruger region and ad-hoc tailor-made charter flights. We will continue to offer direct charter flights as agreed with &BEYOND. Federal Airlines remains the preferred Charter supplier to &BEYOND and we would like to assure our valued clients that private charter flights to/from Phinda are available. Federal Airlines operates a diverse fleet of aircraft, which cater to all sectors of the charter market; FIT’s, groups and incentives can be accommodated with our unique charter service, offering guests a direct, on-demand charter alternative.

In addition to all our other daily shuttles to various destinations, Federal Airlines would like to assure our clients that we will continue to provide a daily shuttle service to &BEYOND’s NGALA camp in the Northern Sabi Sand, both from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International and Kruger-Mpumalanga International Airports.

All confirmed bookings have been contacted directly.

We thank you for your support.

Sincerely, PR Van Schalkwyk
Federal Airlines

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