[COVID Comment] Who we are. What we stand for.
22 March 2020

Private. Unique. Committed.

17 visionary owners.
60 privately owned camps & lodges.
Committed to long term sustainability
in 30 protected areas across 12 African countries.

Before another mad week begins, we want to share some inspiration!
While tourism is down, in some places non-existent, our travel trade partners and lodge owners are in the midst of a storm; and we probably still have worse to come. We are all facing exceptionally challenging times. As we navigate these waters, please remember the principles upon which our Classic Portfolio members are founded:

  • We are committed to CONSERVATION — We operate in some remote and vulnerable wilderness areas across Africa. As guardians of these wild places, we have enormous responsibilities to ensure they are safeguarded for future generations.
  • We collaborate with COMMUNITIES — Empowering local communities is a cornerstone of each member. During these challenging times keeping local teams employed is critical as this global crisis will undoubtedly result in severe economic impact for African communities.
  • We are underpinned by COMMERCE — Cancellations, postponements and booking chaos; we are all going through this as African countries start restricting travel. Our members are being reasonable and flexible in terms of managing each booking by working with trade partners. Decisions need to be made to protect commercial integrity, which in turn supports communities and maintains conservation commitments.

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Hang in there. This too shall pass.


Suzanne
Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
OWNER
Classic Portfolio
Sustainable Africa

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Mozambique

 

WHAT WE LOVE: Besides the fact that most of our team are beach fanatics and keen scuba divers, we love the fact that Mozambique is still rather undiscovered. Our Portfolio includes two amazing beach escapes in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Visitors who combine a safari with the more commercial beaches of Mauritius have no idea on how much they are missing out. Mozambique is renowned for its relaxed, tropical atmosphere and exceptionally friendly people, but by far its biggest draw cards are its expansive beaches, secluded islands and spectacular marine life. With a history of limited coastal development combined with beautiful beaches and amazing numbers of whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, turtles, coral fish and reefs. The setting for this experience is hard to beat.

 

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Mila Tented Camp

Located in Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, a conservation concession dedicated to the balance between wildlife and communities, this area is only available to a handful of guests, facilitating an excellent, uncrowded safari experience within the greater Serengeti eco-system.

With five tented rooms and a two-bedroomed family tent, Mila Tented Camp draws inspiration from the Hadzabe, who are known for their honey. This is reflected in the natural linens, textiles, and colour which blend into the environment and welcome travellers to soak up the beautiful surroundings, both inside and out.

Guests staying at Mila Tented Camp are allocated a private vehicle and guide per booking and together with undertaking a safari adventure they can visit the Hadzabe, Da'toga and Maasai tribes for a glimpse into their culture and traditions as they go about their way of life. Furthermore there is the option of fly camping for those who want a real sense of adventure and a night under the stars.

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