Updates, Map, Indaba & Fams: all you need to know for 2019
07 January 2019

WELCOME TO 2019

The Classics team is back in action and looking forward to another year of positive collaboration with our trade partners. From Goodbye, Team Update and Classics Map, to Indaba, MegaFam 2020 and more, read on for what you need to watch out for in 2019...
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GOODBYE ANGAMA MARA

Just over 4 years ago I sat on the edge of the Oloololo escarpment and watched the sun rise over the Mara with Nicky and Kate Fitzgerald. Behind us was the building site of the new lodge. It has been the most incredible journey with the Fitzgeralds as they have created the multi award-winning Angama Mara experience. They are now ready to fly the nest and soar. We wish Nicky, Kate, Steve Mitchell and the Angama team all the very best for the future. They remain a close Classics partner and will be on our Indaba stand.
For all future enquiries, please contact Kate Fitzgerald: kate.fitzgerald@angama.com

TEAM UPDATE

We have 5 of our team in Tanzania as we speak. Pictured above is Michelle, Cara, Melinda, Lara, and Simon, who are visiting Chem Chem Safaris, Gibb's Farm and Legendary Expeditions this month. Keep an eye out for updates on these soon.

CLASSICS MAP

From Príncipe to Mahé and all the good places in-between, our much-loved Classics Map is growing and will now incorporate the outer islands of Seychelles. Ready by mid-February, please let us know if you would like a copy posted to you, otherwise, they will be available on our sales visits and at trade shows.
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INDABA 2019

As the most inclusive and collaborative African travel community we are firm supporters of Indaba. This year our Classic Portfolio stand is larger than ever before and we have 25 of the best safari, island and hotel experiences exhibiting with us, plus a Delaire Graff Estate wine bar. Take a sneak peak to see who will be on our stand and reach out if you would like to set up meetings.
WHO WILL BE AT INDABA?

SUSTAINABLE AFRICA MEGAFAM 2020

10 countries + 8 trips + 56 trade partners + 1 Mega workshop = 75 reasons to be part of a community committed to long term sustainability across Africa.
Planning starts in the next few weeks, stay in touch to keep in the loop or drop us a line to express interest.
KEEP ME POSTED ON MEGAFAM'20

WHAT'S HOT IN 2019

Link onto the update we shared about some of the exciting developments to watch out for in 2019. Since this update we already have more news which will be shared over the next few weeks. Stay informed and keep reading our Monday Minute.
NEW, HOT & HAPPENING IN 2019
Best wishes for 2019 and happy selling!

Suzanne
Sustainable Africa

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São Tomé and Príncipe

Príncipe is an adventure. A tiny island topped by a canopy of green broken by spires of primordial rock, join us to discover this magnificent lost world, offering fantastic beaches, jungle exploration, snorkelling, fishing and birdwatching.

As the smaller, northern major island of the country of São Tomé and Príncipe lying off the west coast of Africa in the Gulf of Guinea, Príncipe has an area of 136 square kilometres (53 sq mi) and a population of approximately 7,000. The island is a heavily eroded volcano speculated to be over three million years old. Here you will discover a place that time forgot and where you feel you have stepped off the edge of the world. It is distinctively West African with a very strong Portuguese influence and this gives it a rhythm of its own which sets it apart from any experiences in East and Southern African.

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Ngoma Safari Lodge

Machaba Safaris has taken a long and deliberate time to find the perfect match for their brand in the Chobe region. Ngoma Safari Lodge has surpassed expectation and fits perfectly within the Machaba brand of top-class camps and lodges across the Okavango Delta and Chobe regions in Botswana, while being the perfect connector with its Zimbabwe camps.

Ngoma is a small boutique lodge set on the edge of a plateau, overlooking the Chobe River and floodplain towards Namibia. As one of only a few lodges in the north-eastern corner of the Chobe Forest Reserve, Ngoma Safari Lodge is close to the western end of the Chobe Riverfront, a quieter area with magnificent views, amplified by the layout of the lodge over several levels across the hillside. Its 8 thatched suites all face the river, and while guests of the lodge have access to the renowned Chobe National Park, its intimacy is due to its secluded location away from the crowds.

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