Tanzania: updates across the northern circuit
27 November 2019

From epic heli flying to new people & new pool

What is happening in Tanzania?


Having recently returned from TANZANIA, I have some exciting news to share about comings and goings (not referring to the migration) and new developments in the pipeline across our portfolio in this region:
  • LEGENDARY EXPEDITIONS welcomes Sean Clark and new helicopter expeditions, plus it's almost time to reveal camp refurbs.
  • We bid farewell to Gerd & Lee-Anne and welcome in Nick & Sally, along with a new pool and fresh new website at GIBB'S FARM.
  • CHEM CHEM SAFARIS continues to celebrate the success of their new airstrip.
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LEGENDARY EXPEDITIONS

  • DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING — previously from Belmond Safaris, Sean Clark will be based in Cape Town and work closely with Russel Hastings (Director of Mwiba Holdings), Anne-Marie Walker (USA Trade Relations: Legendary Expeditions & Chem Chem) and our Classics team.
  • NEW CAMP & REFURBISHMENTS — The brand new Mila, based in Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, replaces Mwiba Tented Camp and is on track to open before Christmas. In addition the first of two completely refurbished Legendary Serengeti mobile camps will open in late December (Maswa location) followed by the second mobile opening later in January (western corridor location). New photo shoot planned for February/March.
  • HELICOPTER EXCURSIONS — with the only commercial helicopter in Tanzania, Legendary Expedition now offers guests aerial safaris worth flipping about. The scenic helicopter flights (excursions from 1½ to 3 hours) offer access to amazing and remote locations with spectacular views, Retail rate is US$ 2 750 per hour and we recommend 3 hours of helicopter outings per stay.
    Max 4 adults or 2 adults & 3 children (luggage restrictions apply). The pilot is based at Mwiba Lodge. Wholesale rate available.
Announcement: Sean Clark appointed

GIBB'S FARM

As their time at Gibb's Farm comes to an end, we say a fond farewell to Gerd & Lee-Anne. We have loved working with them and in the past 6 years under their guidance, Gibb's has:
  • CREATED — Bustani House;
  • BUILT — a new farmyard with the much-loved goat tower;
  • ENSURED — that they are over 90% farm-to-fork in all their meals;
  • EXTENDED — their wine list and gin options to offer the ultimate African sundowners;
  • and COMPLETED — an extensive cottage refurb.
But as if that is not enough, look out for the long-awaited NEW WEBSITE and SWIMMING POOL as their parting gifts. Gerd & Lee-Anne set a solid foundation upon which Nick & Sally, who join Gibb's Farm this month, can continue to flourish.
More on that later.
Gibb's Farm website

CHEM CHEM SAFARIS

If you have missed the news of Chem Chem's new airstrip, here's a quick update:
  • LOCATION — only 10 minutes from Chem Chem Lodge & 40 minutes from Little and Forest Chem Chem respectively, flying into the airstrip means more time on safari and less time travelling.
  • FREE FLIGHT OFFER — combine with any of the Legendary Expeditions lodges and camps and get a free connecting flight for every 2 guests staying at least 3 nights per destination (min 4 guests from June 2020 for free flights, otherwise 50% off for at least 2 guests).
  • PRIVATE FLY-IN — available to private charters, book with Northern Air.
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We're excited about the updates above and cannot wait to share new imagery with you - coming soon. In the meantime, do not hesitate to reach out to our team for any further information.
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Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
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