WHAT'S NEW: Hot & happening in 2019
28 November 2018

THE INSIDE SCOOP

In our drive to offer the most visionary and authentic experiences that are sustainable and trusted, we are delighted to share a glimpse of what 2019 has in store across our Portfolio.
So welcome to a mid-week-edition of the Monday Minute... a mammoth update, but we'll keep it brief.
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NEW FOR 2019

SEYCHELLES OUTER ISLANDS

The ultimate Eco Camp has just opened on the most remote and wild island of Cosmoledo. Here, BLUE SAFARI SEYCHELLES has taken on the most ambitious eco-tourism project ever on one of the remotest outer atolls of Seychelles.

Combined with Alphonse Island and Astove for the ultimate big blue safari. Logistics can be a challenge so we are working on a schedule of availability. Watch this space.

KENYA, NAIROBI

Hot off the press - more reason to linger longer at GIRAFFE MANOR as The Safari Collection are building a swimming pool, spa, gym and day room, aiming to be completed by mid-2019.

ZAMBIA, NORTH & SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARKS

The hottest combo of the 2019 season - between REMOTE AFRICA SAFARIS and the newly refurbished SHOEBILL ISLAND CAMP in the Bangweulu Swamps - fits in with our ethos of authentic, remote safaris in pristine locations.

We also love the camp out at Mwaleshi Camp. This is a truly soul-enriching experience and limited to a maximum of 6 guests for FIT bookings. 4 Chalets provide for some singles, and there is no supplement.

TANZANIA, OUTER SLOPES OF NGORONGORO CRATER

One of our favourite things at GIBB'S FARM is to relax on the lawn with a drink (especially from their choice G&T menu) in hand, overlooking the fields of coffee plantations and rolling hills below you. From early next year you will be able to do this by the newly-built pool! Located in a prime position that once used to be farmyard, the pool adds to the sanctuary for the senses at Gibb's.

NEW ITINERARY CONNECTIONS

SÃO TOMÉ & PRÍNCIPE, SUNDY PRÍNCIPE

Following on from our launch of SUNDY PRAIA, off the coast of Gabon, we are now seeing Principe island used as the perfect post-safari beach break en-route back to Europe and the USA.

Combine with South Africa with 3 x weekly flights on TAAG between JHB or CPT and São Tomé.

Combine with Republic of the Congo using the Monday-departure from Odzala and taking the Tuesday ASKY Airlines flight from Brazzaville to Accra (via Lome). Connecting with the daily TAP Lisbon-São Tomé flight in Accra.

REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO & CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Effective from January 2019, CONGO CONSERVATION COMPANY, who has pioneered tourism in the Congo Basin, expands beyond Odzala Discovery Camps to partner with Sangha Lodgeadjoining CAR's Dzanga-Sangha National Park.
CONGO BASIN DISCOVERY - 11 nights: the full monty - combine the 7-night ODZALA DISCOVERY with 4 nights at Sangha Lodge for the best of both worlds. US$ 14 040 per person sharing.

WATCH THIS SPACE

TANZANIA, SERENGETI: LEGENDARY EXPEDITIONS has many changes in the pipeline with a focus on their tented experiences in their Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camps and at Mwiba Tented Camp.

SOUTH AFRICA, EASTERN CAPE: KWANDWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE will be launching exciting new wilderness walking adventures from the middle of next year.

SOUTH AFRICA, GREATER KRUGER: TANDA TULA has secured a new location for another camp - focus remains on authentic tented, but this one will also be family orientated! Planning for opening late 2019.

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Do not forget the much-awaited DELAIRE GRAFF LODGES & SPA's new Lodges & Villa open 21st December this year.

Happy selling!

Suzanne
Sustainable Africa

DO NOT MISS

ONLINE AVAILABILITY
Your perfect itinerary planning tool is our online portal showing availability across Classic Portfolio. Click on the country and start building unforgetable journeys.

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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Verney's Camp

Machaba Safaris’ Verney’s Camp is in the heart of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Situated on the central side of the southeastern part of Hwange National Park, Verney’s Camp is in a private concession of 10 000 hectares (24,710 acres) which is in a remote part of the park not accessed by other visitors. The camp is located at Verney’s Pan, which is situated on a large open floodplain surrounded by teak forest typical of Hwange National Park. The waterhole at Verney’s plays host to numerous animals and is a playground for the famous elephant herds of Hwange.

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