[ANNOUNCEMENT] Working through COVID-19
02 March 2020


COVID-19: Talk to us

It has been the talk of the town and we simply can't ignore it any longer.
Our response? Let's be flexible, let's communicate, and let's keep travelling.

We acknowledge there is uncertainty around current bookings as well as planning new trips. While there is very little we can do to change the global impact of COVID-19, we do believe that we should be doing as much as possible to encourage people to still travel.

As we stand in this together, the Classic Portfolio members will be flexible with deposit payments, cancellation policies and confirmation dates.
Check in with us for the individual members' amended booking T&C's.

While the current impact across our Portfolio is low. Through communication and collaboration, we remain open to working together for the best outcomes for your business and our Classic Portfolio members. When you secure new bookings, we benefit. Let us know how we can help in closing those deals.

I am off to India on Saturday and will be washing my hands and taking extra immune boosters. I feel the need to live by what I am asking other travellers to do and look forward to sharing my adventures from Kashmir with you.

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While we all have to take this disease seriously, the repercussions of not travelling will be disastrous. Let's keep supporting each other to continue conserving and protecting wild places in Africa.

Warm regards

Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
Classic Portfolio
Sustainable Africa

And finally, what about those masks? If you are healthy, they are widely regarded as a waste of time when travelling, unless you are adhering to IUCN protocol for gorilla tracking. Let us stay informed and pragmatic.

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WHAT WE LOVE: Having done safaris all over Africa our whole team agrees that Zambia is still one of the most sensational and authentic safari experiences. As the home of walking safaris this is one of the best places to get out of the vehicle and do a safari on foot. Hailed as Africa’s ‘diamond in the rough’ or even ‘the warm heart of Africa’, Zambia is a country blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, a huge variety of wildlife and an abundance of birdlife, huge water bodies (including 17 magnificent waterfalls) and great tracts of pristine bushveld. It has also been acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world, whose inhabitants are known for being warm and welcoming. It is a landlocked country, sharing its borders with Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Angola to the east, Namibia and Zimbabwe to the south, and Mozambique and Malawi to the east. It even shares a 2km border with Botswana!


Marataba Conservation Camps

Marataba, a 21,000-hectare (52,000-acre), privately managed section of the Marakele National Park, is uniquely situated where lush bushveld gives way to the Kalahari sands, in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. As a contractual National Park, Marataba is one of South Africa’s most innovative conservation models. From the vision of an iconic president to the unique public-private partnership that exists today, the focus is firmly on protecting the area’s diverse flora and fauna through modern and hands-on conservation practices.

A stay at Marataba Conservation Camps is focused on balancing tourism with nature. Guests can immerse themselves in solitude of the vast, wild spaces of Marataba whilst also actively participating in essential conservation projects. Founders Camp, with 4 suites and 1 vehicle and guide, can be booked on an exclusive-use basis. The camp overlooks the Matlabas River, which attracts a variety of wildlife. The suites are tucked under the trees and have large decks from which to enjoy the water. At the main area, there are indoor and outdoor dining areas, an interactive kitchen and a swimming pool. Explorers Camp has 5 canvas tents and 1 family tent and is available on a semi-exclusive use basis with 2 guides and 2 vehicles. From camp, guests enjoy views of a favourite waterhole and the dramatic Waterberg Mountains and with its large, shady lawns and dedicated family tent, is an ideal choice for families.

Dynamic and fun, yet responsible and sustainable, the activities at Marataba Conservation Camps are entirely tailored to suit every individual. Experiences are offered on a ‘mix and match’ basis and each booking has a private guide and vehicle to ensure the utmost flexibility.