[2020 PREVIEW] with 3 easy actions for you
20 January 2020

CLICK. CHECK. CONNECT


In case you have been totally inundated with clever references to 20/20 vision, we will not make any comment about hindsight or foresight but ask you to join our journey as we EXPLORE DEEPER in the decade ahead.
So read on below for our exciting updates and we ask you to take 3 actions ...

NEW NEW NEW

We start the year off with:
  • TEAM MEMBERS — We welcome Katie Jacholke into the role of Classic Portfolio Brand & Marketing and the return of Lara Dendy Young into the new role of Sustainability Manager.
  • BLUE SAFARI SEYCHELLES — the new Beach Villas at Alphonse Island (outer Seychelles). We are also loving the updates from Michelle and the agents who are there on our first Classics Fam of the year.
  • AZURA RETREATS — new Peri-Peri Beach Club at Azura Benguerra (Mozambique) pictured above,
  • LEGENDARY EXPEDITIONS — the new camp, Mila, replaced Mwiba Tented Camp in the privately managed Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, and its refurbed mobile camp, Legendary Serengeti (Tanzania).

ACTION 1: CLICK

Keeping it simple and easy we have condensed all our SPECIAL OFFERS for the year ahead into one super cool summary. CLICK through for the best value offerings:
Special offer timeline

A FOND FAREWELL

to Remote Africa Safaris and Delaire Graff Estate.

We have absolutely loved working with John and Carol Coppinger over the past 25 years and wish them all of the very best.

We also proudly helped shape Delaire Graff Estate in their first decade. Simon and Lara will continue to represent Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa in Latin America.

ACTION 2: CHECK

View live availability across all our current members (missing Legendary Expeditions and Blue Safari Seychelles) and start building your itineraries; CHECK our AVAILABILITY PORTAL:
Online availability

OUR UPDATE IN QUARTERS

Let us take a moment to share some of our 2020 plans and new developments with you:

Q1

  • JANUARY This is your last chance to book Azura Quilalea FLY ON US (free return heli transfers).
  • FEBRUARY Release our 2020 Classics Map * I host a Fam to Odzala and Sangha * Cara attends T-Fest in Dubai 22 - 27th.
  • MARCH I attend ITB in Berlin 4 - 8th * Launch Conservation & Expeditions.
Meet me @ ITB

Q2

  • APRIL Mfuwe Lodge reopens after an extensive refurb and looks forward to welcoming 'all' guests * Watch this space for Wolwedans StarBeds.
  • MAY Machaba Safaris opens Ingwe Pan in Mana Pools * Meet us at Indaba 12 - 14th (Durban) * We Are Africa 18 - 21st (Cape Town).
  • JUNE The new Kiri Camp, under Machaba Safaris, opens in Okavango Delta * Recce trip of our first Conservation & Expeditions experience on the Ruvuma River (southern Tanzania).
Meet us @ INDABA

Q3

  • JULY The new Azura Marlin Beach is open on Benguerra Island.
  • AUGUST One of the most wonderful months to visit Sundy Príncipe as the whales start to frequent these waters.
  • SEPTEMBER We kick off our 3rd and final Sustainable Africa MEGAFAM: 10 trips. 12 countries. 70 trade partners.
Enquire about MegaFam

Q4

  • OCTOBER Sustainable Africa MegaFam ends at Boschendal with our 3-day MegaWorkshop * Launch of our TIA concept (watch this space for details)
  • NOVEMBER Launch of our new Classic Portfolio website.
  • DECEMBER Tanda Tula's new Rishilé Camp opens * We all take a well deserved summer break!

ACTION 3: CONNECT

If this is all too much to take in, please know you can CONNECT with our fabulous Trade Relations team in any of our 6 offices on 4 continents at anytime. If we are not in the same time zone, then our trusted website may hold the answers:
Get in touch

In summary:
1. CLICK - a short review of all our 2020 Special Offers,
2. CHECK - the best online availability itinerary building tool,
3. CONNECT - with our amazing team.
Best wishes

Suzanne
Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
OWNER
Classic Portfolio
Sustainable Africa

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Republic of the Congo & Central African Republic

WHAT WE LOVE: The Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic, both former French colonies, are 2 of the 6 countries across which the Congo Basin expands. Second in size to the mighty Amazon, the forests of the Congo Basin contain the greatest number of mammals, primates, birds, amphibians, fish and swallowtail butterflies in Africa. More than a 1,000 species of bird can be found here. The basin is a total of 3.7 million km2 and is home to some of the largest undisturbed stands of tropical rainforest on the planet, in addition to large wetlands. Connecting two of the most iconic locations - Odzala-Kokoua and Dzanga-Sangha National Parks - within this rainforest wilderness offers the most exciting opportunity to discover a part of Africa in a truly pioneering way, while making a significant contribution to the long-term conservation and community sustainability of this region. This is no longer the 'Heart of Darkness'. This is Africa unmasked, beautiful and powerful. This is the most exciting destination to be opening to tourism. This is CONGO CONSERVATION COMPANY waiting for you to discover the most remarkable and unspoilt natural wonders of the continent.

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Kwandwe Fort House

Kwandwe Fort House is situated on a knoll overlooking the wide open plains of the 54 000-acre reserve. This is a sole-use safari villa in a private setting with sweeping views of the Great Fish River valley. Fort House discreetly combines the very best of an exclusive safari lodge with the latest conveniences of a modern home, it offers total privacy and an abundance of space to reconnect with loved ones.

Guests can unwind on the front terrace with an amphitheatre vantage; overlooking the wildlife-rich expanse of grassland leading down to one of the major waterholes on the reserve. The heated rim-flow pool shares the same view, as does the boma which is sunken into the grounds of the expansive lawn in front of the house. Further features include a dedicated spa treatment room, wine cellar, guest pantry as well as indoor, outdoor and covered outdoor dining areas. Its central location allows for easy access to the prime game viewing areas of Kwandwe, while being far from any of Kwandwe’s other lodges - affording guests ultimate privacy. The Fort House is ideally suited for families of up to 8 people, comfortably accommodated in 2 master bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms, all of which are en-suite. Multiple relaxation and entertainment areas ensure that there are more than enough places to connect with family members or spend some quiet time alone.

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