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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Seychelles

1500km east of mainland East Africa lies an archipelago of 115 islands collectively known as Seychelles. The outer islands, with a land area of 220 km2 make up almost half of the land area of Seychelles and 2% of its population. These outer islands comprise 9 important bird areas, the largest population of giant tortoises, nesting grounds for turtles, over 180 bird species, 320 species of coral, over 1000 fish species, spinner dolphins, humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, melon-headed whales and even the elusive dugong.

Within the outer islands is the Alphonse Group, the coral islands of Alphonse, St Francois and Bijoutier, about 1 hour's flight and 250km from Mahé. Just over 1000 km southwest of Mahé you find the Aldabra Group, including Cosmoledo and Astove Atolls. An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. There may be coral islands or cays on the rim. The coral of the atoll often sits atop the rim of an extinct seamount or volcano which has eroded or subsided partially beneath the water. The lagoon forms over the volcanic crater or caldera while the higher rim remains above water or at shallow depths that permit the coral to grow and form the reefs.

It is amidst this vast oceanic playground that you will find Blue Safari Seychelles.

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The River Club

Upstream from Victoria Falls, which is a must-visit and easily combined with safaris across central and East Africa, The River Club is a charming oasis on a sweeping bend in the Zambezi River. Here you are near enough to the attractions of Livingstone and the Falls, and far enough from the crowds. The Club offers you an interlude between safaris to recharge and restore within a natural environment.

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