[COVID COMMENT] There is only one way to roll a rhino
08 June 2020

There is only one way to roll a rhino ...

that is TOGETHER

In this analogy, the rhino is the process of opening international travel again. The people helping the rhino are all of us in the African tourism industry.

We do not know when travel will resume. The information out there is contradictory. And while one border may be open, the access to it can be via another which is closed.

In the meantime, South Africa is travel-ready, and reports that South Africa’s international tourism will only reopen in 2021 are premature as South Africa’s Risk-Adjusted Strategy is based on levels of lockdown, not dates. The industry is lobbying for phased reopening of international inbound tourism as close to 1 September 2020 as possible based on stringent safety and health protocols.

What can you do?

  1. Share this PRESS RELEASE with your community.
  2. Watch & share the SATSA Webinar International Inbound Recovery 5 June 2020.

And who is open?

As Tanzania announces they are open for international flights, Little Chem Chem is the first camp in our Portfolio to announce a fixed opening date of 1st July.
Across our Portfolio our other members are ready to accept guests. With no firm flight access they are waiting in anticipation for the skies to reopen. As we hear more we will keep sharing updates with you.


Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 16:30
(South Africa time zone)

Join the discussion as I chat with some insightful thinkers around being conscious and connected, to more committed and captivating. This week, we are joined by Angus Sholto-Douglas and Graeme Mann from Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, André Uys from Marataba Conservation Camps and Grant Cumings from Chiawa Safaris.

They will share their passion for what they do, give an insight into managing privately owned game reserves (Kwandwe and Marataba) in comparison to a national park concession (Chiawa). And following on from feedback on our last Tuesday Talk we will also discuss active participation for guests in conservation experiences.
Conscious. Connected. Committed. Captivating
André UysSouth Africa
As a wildlife veterinarian, André has spent the past 2 decades re-establishing wildlife populations in protected areas and national parks across the continent, where they catalyse the resurrection of depleted areas into sustainable ecosystems. Though involved with Marataba almost since its inception in 2001, André left private practice in 2010 and joined Marataba Conservation full-time as the general manager.
Angus Sholto-DouglasSouth Africa
After several years of working as a naturalist-guide in Southern Africa, Angus had the opportunity to purchase property in the Eastern Cape, formerly farmland. It took the shared vision, resources and relentless energy of four dynamic individuals, including Angus and his wife Tracy, to create Kwandwe in 2001 and return a piece of this land in South Africa’s Eastern Cape to its former glory, rehabilitated with wildlife.
Graeme MannSouth Africa
Graeme has spent the last 15 years immersed in all things Kwandwe - an independent, forward-thinking, conservation and community development business. He is a passionate and vocal advocate for ethical guiding, sound and sustainable conservation practices, and driving a business model that truly benefits the rural economy and inhabitants of the Eastern Cape.
Grant CumingsZambia
Born and brought up in Zambia, Grant has vast experience in guiding, conservation and the safari industry. The Cumings family pioneered tourism in the Lower Zambezi National Park in 1989. Today, Chiawa Safaris operates an authentic Zambian safari, working closely with Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ), where Grant is a founding member, to protect the wildlife and habitat of the LZNP.

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Hang in there. I know we are all looking forward to business resuming to some kind of normalcy. When it returns I do not believe it will be the same as it was in the past. Our partnerships, collaborative thinking and commitment to a more sustainable way forward is more essential than ever.

We are all in this together and we will emerge stronger.
Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
Classic Portfolio
Sustainable Africa

South Africa

WHAT WE LOVE: Many of our team are South African and we are all extremely passionate about the country, its people, wildlife and scenic beauty – who would not be with an office in the Cape winelands! But most of all we are proud of what South Africa has achieved and the challenges we have overcome. It is a country that has diversity as its hallmark. From lush forests, vast savannahs, beautiful beaches, arid semi-desert, dramatic mountain ranges to its cosmopolitan cities, ‘Big Five’ wildlife reserves, winelands, gourmet restaurants and colourful shanty towns: South Africa has all any visitor could ask for. Strong on adventure, sport, nature and wildlife, it is also a pioneer and global leader in responsible tourism.


Legendary Serengeti Camp

Explore a rich landscape of inky blue skies, burnt orange sunsets and the soft neutrals of the African savannah. Within the largest of Tanzania’s national parks is a promise of luxury with premier accommodations and superb service that are Legendary Serengeti Camps

Legendary Serengeti Camps have two identical mobile camps, each with 8 en-suite tents and a family tent (2 en-suite rooms and a shared lounge). Each of the camps is pitched as a split camp whereby one side of the camp will have 6 tents and the other side 2 tents and the family tent. Each half of the camp faces in a different direction and is fully contained with its own lounge and dining facility, using natural habitat to ensure maximum privacy and each camp. The smaller side with 2 tents and the family tent has the option to become a ‘Private Camp’. Every booking is allocated a private safari vehicle for game drives and seated at separate dining tables for mealtimes.

The mobile camps are closed from 1 April until 15 May and 16 to 30 November. These are the planned dates for camp mobilisation and are subject to change. The camp follows the migratory route of the wildebeest. Should the herds move earlier or later than expected, the camps may be mobilised accordingly. Please enquire with specific dates to check the expected location of the camp.

CAMP 1: (SOUTH) moves between the southern migration, Maswa, to the northern migration, Lamai.  Access: South - Mwiba/Makao Airstrips | North - Lamai Airstrip

CAMP 2: (WEST) moves between the western corridor, Nyasirori, to the northern migration, Wogakuria.  Access: West - Kirawira Airstrip | North - Kogatende Airstrip