[ROUND UP] Great news from Africa
23 September 2020

We are travel ready!

The moment we've been waiting for has finally arrived... as one of the last countries in Africa to open up, South Africa is celebrating the fact that we can warmly welcome international guests again from 1st October!

Throughout Africa, flights are arriving, safaris are back on track and the smiles all round are broader than ever! There's a buoyant and positive energy here, as our Members are bouncing back strongly with new bookings and looking forward to getting back into the swing of safaris.

2020 is not over!

Book a safari across our Portfolio for the balance of this year.

COMMITTED & STRONG

We have a strong Portfolio of carefully selected Members providing the best guest experiences, we are committed to you our trade partners and we have adapted to the changing business environment.

NEW BOOKINGS: DEPOSIT & PAYMENT POLICIES
Majority of our Members have adapted to be more flexible by implementing a REFUNDABLE Commitment Fee due to confirm a booking, with full payment due at 45 days prior to guest arrival.

In special circumstances the Member may consider POSTPONEMENT of a booking to 12 months in advance if travel is cancelled 45 days or less prior to arrival due to a COVID-19 related issue – further lockdown, no flights, guest not allowed to board a flight, guest falls ill due to COVID-19 and unable to travel.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not have a blanket T&C approach across our Portfolio, please enquire for 2021 rates plus booking terms.

GUEST STAY: COVID POLICIES
We have updated infographics for each camp on what COVID-19 safety actions have been put in place as they reopen. Having travelled for the past 16 weeks I can assure you that while COVID-19 compliance is necessary it has not negatively impacted the guest experience.

PLEASE NOTE: On our WEBSITE, in the rates section per member, we have uploaded their COVID-19 protocols.
ENQUIRE: 2021 Rates & Updated Booking Terms

OUR TRUSTED MEMBERS

12 Countries.15 Members. 60 Camps, Lodges and Villas
Just in case you need a reminder, here is our list of CLASSIC PORTFOLIO Members:

SOUTH AFRICA NAMIBIA BOTSWANA & ZIMBABWE MOZAMBIQUE ZAMBIA REPUBLIC OF CONGO & CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC SÃO TOMÉ & PRÍNCIPE TANZANIA KENYA SEYCHELLES
CONTACT US: Suggested Itineraries

WORLD RHINO DAY

Today, 22nd September, we celebrated World Rhino Day and we applaud the passionate and unrelenting work done across our Portfolio, especially by the teams KWANDWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE and MARATABA CONSERVATION CAMPS who are active in rhino conservation. This week, within both these reserves, guests have been able to join the conservation teams and become active participants in the preservation and protection of both black and white rhinos.

At MARATABA CONSERVATION CAMPS, we are successfully running the inaugural Rhino Conservation Week (21-27 September) where all guests are able to take part in notching, DNA collection and foot collaring (for monitoring and tracking purposes).

My girls and I have had the most amazing 16-week adventure exploring across South Africa. My love and passion for Africa and her resilient people has only intensified during this time. Across Classic Portfolio, we look forward to sharing life-changing experiences with you and your future guests.
Warmest regards
Suzanne
Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
OWNER, Classic Portfolio

Tanzania

WHAT WE LOVE: This low-key, unassuming country is also home to some of Africa’s most famed tourist destinations: Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar. While most visitors will congregate at these undeniably exotic spots, Tanzania has many other hidden natural, historical and cultural gems; including 19th-century caravan routes, once-famed ports of call for Oriental merchant ships, ancient rock paintings, Africa’s largest protected natural area (Selous), as well as prime destinations for seeing chimpanzees in the wild. All this is held together by the beauty and dignity of over 100 ethnic groups that live amicably in Tanzania.


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Mfuwe Lodge

Mfuwe Lodge has 18 air-conditioned chalets (2 suites, 3 family rooms and 13 double & twin rooms) and a new 2-bedroom Director's House, perfect for families, all set underneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany and arranged around two lagoons. In November, the local elephants regularly wander right through the lobby, lured by a nearby wild mango tree. Whether you’re staying at Mfuwe Lodge before or after an adventure to the bush camps or enjoying some time as a family in the Director’s House, its laidback charm with enviable surroundings is the ideal setting for a relaxed and prolific safari. 

All chalets have their own private decks and are equipped with en-suite showers, twin wash basins and toilet.

Suites have a king size bed downstairs with en-suite bathtub and shower. Upstairs there is a sitting area with a daybed and a small bathroom with a toilet and sink. Family chalets have a king size bed upstairs with a daybed downstairs in the sitting area with en-suite shower, twin wash basins, and toilet. Double & twin chalets have a sitting area, en-suite shower, twin wash basins, and a toilet.

The Director’s House is a 2-bedroom family villa, complete with swimming pool, a large deck, pizza oven and braai area. The house comes with a private guide and vehicle.


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