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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Botswana

WHAT WE LOVE: One of Africa's most iconic destinations, and considered one of the safest countries of Africa, Botswana is the perfect partner to our safari camps in Zambia and easily accessed into and out of Maun for brilliant combinations with Cape Town and the Winelands. The Okavango Delta is a highlight and we love the land- and water-based opportunities to discover nature and truly connect with our roots.

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Sangha Lodge

CONGO CONSERVATION COMPANY launches their collaboration between Odzala Discovery Camps and Sangha Lodge with combined Congo Basin Discoveries effective from 3rd January 2019.

Located 5 kilometers outside the Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve in the Central African Republic, the central heart of the African continent, you will find wildlife as you have never seen it before, with forest elephants congregating en-masse in the bai, often accompanied by forest buffalo, or occassionally by the rare bongo, red river hog or giant forest hog. The river and birding experiences are dynamic and engaging and you may enjoy a cultural opportunity of witnessing the local Ba'Aka people practicing traditional net hunting, hut building and collecting medicinal plants still in use today.

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