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The Kusini Collection Announces the Addition of Four New Members to Africa Portfolio

April 14, 2014

Seattle, WA – The Kusini Collection is pleased to announce the latest additions to our Africa portfolio:  Norman Carr Safaris in South Luangwa  National Park, Zambia; Chongwe Safaris in the Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia; Imvelo Safari Lodges in Zimbabwe; and Travel Ethiopia, based in Addis Ababa. The Kusini Collection is a boutique travel marketing and sales firm representing ground-handlers, camps and lodges in Africa and Latin America to the North American travel trade. Norman Carr Safaris, established in 1950 in an era when safaris were primarily about hunting, Norman Carr led the way in developing photographic safaris as an alternative way of interacting with animals. Unchanged in 60 years is their dedication to sharing and preserving the unique wilderness of the Luangwa Valley through authentic safari experiences of the highest standard. Widely known and recognized for offering some of the best walking safaris in Africa, Norman Carr operates six camps and lodges in the... Read More →

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21 Years of Unlocking the Wonder of Nature

April 14, 2014

Celebrating 21 exhilarating years of educating people on the importance of our wilderness areas through field guide training and nature courses. EcoTraining’s journey as the pioneer and leader in field guide and nature training started in 1993 with a handful of participants. Since those humble beginnings, thousands of green warriors from across the globe have attended our courses, gaining a deeper appreciation for nature and conservation. As a result, the wilderness areas of Africa have come alive and our environment has been discovered in exciting in-depth and sensitive ways. EcoTraining will be at Indaba this year to connect with like-minded agents that we hope will play a role in our mission to reconnect people from all over the world with nature! Indaba ICC N01 Contact Katherine on to arrange a meeting time.  Read More →

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National Geographic Traveler Names Africa Adventure Consultants’ Namibia Secrets Revealed a 2014 “50 Tours of a Lifetime”

April 14, 2014

Stunning Namibian Safari Offers Unique Wildlife, Culture and Scenery Denver, CO - Africa Adventure Consultants‘ 10-day adventure, Namibia: Secrets Revealed has been named as one of the world’s 2014 “50 Tours of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler magazine. Namibia: Secrets Revealed explores Namibia’s extreme deserts, rich traditional culture and unique wildlife. Pricing for the safari starts at $4,995 per person, double occupancy, exclusive of air. The all-inclusive tour includes unique and exciting activities such as searching for endangered black rhinos and desert-adapted elephants in Damaraland, exploring pre-historic rock art at the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Twyfelfontein, and enjoying authentic cultural visits with traditional tribes such as the San and Himba. The safari finishes with a visit to the AfriCat Foundation at Okanjima, which focuses on research and rehabilitation of Africa’s big cats including lions, cheetah and leopards. “We... Read More →

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Cheli & Peacock Safaris

April 8, 2014

Bespoke tour operator, Cheli & Peacock, focuses on eco-tourism and the “parks beyond parks” experience in Kenya and Tanzania. Their up-market itineraries utilize conservancies and private game reserves in off-the-beaten-path destinations (70% of Kenya’s wildlife is outside National Parks). The surrounding communities must benefit and the properties must protect the area with minimal ecological impact. Eco-tourism Husband and wife duo, Stefano Cheli and Liz Peacock, safari guides who grew up in Kenya, created Cheli & Peacock with a shared dedication to sustainability. They’ve been operating “eco-tourism” long before it became a buzzword. In lesser-visited areas of significant biodiversity, Cheli & Peacock focuses on restoring wildlife depleted areas, educating the next generation of conservation leaders and working with rural communities. The Cheli & Peacock Community Trust is a big proponent of this. A huge example is the Mara North Conservancy in the Maasai... Read More →

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Kenya Ramps Up Its Wildlife Conservation Campaigns

April 8, 2014

Photo Credit Erico Hiller New York, NY – This Spring, the Kenya Tourism Board introduces its campaign for conservation in the U.S., in an effort to demonstrate the importance of wildlife conservation in Kenya. The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), along with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), will host a wildlife conservation-focused media luncheon for key media, trade partners and industry executives at the Harvard Club in New York on April 15, 2014. The event will feature new programs and current initiatives being implemented in Kenya.  A number of conservationists, research scientists from the KWS, and community cultural ambassadors will participate in the event.  Featured speakers include scientists Shadrack Mumo Ngene and Dr. Charles Musyoki, and cultural conservation ambassadors, Samson Parashina and Josephine Ekiru from the Maasai and Samburu communities. “Wildlife tourism is the backbone of Kenya’s economy, therefore wildlife conservation is critical to Kenya’s tourism... Read More →

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Stefano & Liz Return to Nairobi

April 8, 2014

Many of you knew that Liz and I were running Joys Camp in January and February and many of you have asked how did it go and what did you do.  We apologize for taking so long to write this blog and tell you our story. It was fantastic to be back in the bush and to do those things that both Liz and I love so much.  Living, breathing, Africa at its most wild.  We would be woken up each morning by birds singing and chattering – loud and excited, I guess telling each other how they survived another night.  We would go to sleep with the roaring of the lions and the coughing of the leopard. For 2 weeks a pair of mating lions based themselves literally at the camp.  My mother, Mimma, came to stay with us from Italy and she was convinced that the lions were purposely outside her tent every night to terrify her!  It became the camp joke. We got stuck into the stores, systems, the back of house in general, we painted, reorganized, built shelves, more stores.  Did some landscaping and... Read More →

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African Bush Camps Announce Opening of Cape Town Office

March 31, 2014

African Bush Camps are delighted to announce the opening of our Cape Town office. Focused on the sales and reservations for African Bush Camps, our Team of fresh faces, who share our vibrant passion for travel in Africa, have undergone 5 months of intensive and extensive training to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge and tools to provide you with an exceptional and personal service from initial enquiry right through to after sales care. Our new Cape Town office is located in The Green Building in Tokai and will provide the added benefit of quick response times, exceptional experience and personalised care. The Team in Cape Town will continue to work closely with our Team in our Head Office in Bulawayo, and our Safari Logistics Team in Victoria Falls, to ensure that all arrangements on the ground are in place for our guest arrivals. To contact our Sales and Reservations Team in Cape Town, kindly send through your requests to and a member of our Team will... Read More →

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Register Now for WTM Africa

March 25, 2014

World Travel Market Africa, the leading B2B exhibition for Africa’s travel industry, has opened its registration for visitors and press. The inaugural WTM Africa will bring the world to Africa and promote Africa to the world over the two day event on 2 – 3 May, as part of the South African based Thebe Reed Exhibitions’ Africa Travel Week, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Both inbound and outbound travel professionals as well as press can now register to attend the first ever World Travel Market Africa online at By registering ahead of the show visitors can avoid the onsite registration fee. Over the two day WTM Africa, attendees can take advantage of the excellent line-up of sessions which make up the Official Event Programme, featuring senior speakers from well-known organisations such as African Business Travel Association (ABTA), Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Digital Tourism Think Tank and Travel Bloggers Unite. WTM Africa’s own Responsible... Read More →

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World Wildlife Day in Action – Bringing Together Flora, Fauna and the Community in Botswana

March 3, 2014

3 March 2014 is the inaugural World Wildlife Day. “On this first-ever World Wildlife Day, IUCN stands together with CITES and the international community in calling the world’s attention to the urgent need to secure the survival of fauna and flora species in the wild” Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). African Conservation Experience (ACE) are excited to mark World Wildlife Day by announcing sponsorship of the Community Greenhouse Project in Botswana. The project represents  a practical approach to safeguarding the coexistence of wildlife, habitats and local communities. It is initiated by Legodimo Wilderness, a Botswana based wildlife conservation project. “Due to human encroachment and man-made fences, elephants are concentrated into certain areas…The most obvious change in vegetation is the disappearance of unique and flagship tree species such as Baobab, Marula and many forms of Acacia…The answer... Read More →

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African Safari Company Itineraries Plunge Ever Deeper into Africa, Offering One-of-a-Kind Adventures

March 3, 2014

A multi-day walking trip exploring both Maasai and Batwa cultures, a luxury safari in and around Cape Town, and an adventure which offers two vantage points for the famous river crossings of the Great Migration are three new-for-2014 private departures available through African Safari Company. “As we dig ever deeper into Africa, our safaris become ever more engaging as we’re able to layer texture upon texture, and experience upon experience,” said Julia Nesbitt, director of sales and marketing. The first of three new trips that exemplify this company’s knowledge and experience is Walking Wild in Kenya & Uganda, a 12-day adventure designed to expand the traveler’s knowledge through a unique look into two cultures. Guests explore the wildlife-rich Lewa Conservancy eco system with Maasai guides in Kenya on a multi-day walking trip before meeting the seldom-visited Batwa in Uganda and then ending the trip with gorilla trekking. “We know of no other tour operators offering... Read More →

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