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

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South Africa

WHAT WE LOVE: Many of our team are South African and we are all extremely passionate about the country, its people, wildlife and scenic beauty – who would not be with an office in the Cape winelands! But most of all we are proud of what South Africa has achieved and the challenges we have overcome. It is a country that has diversity as its hallmark. From lush forests, vast savannahs, beautiful beaches, arid semi-desert, dramatic mountain ranges to its cosmopolitan cities, ‘Big Five’ wildlife reserves, winelands, gourmet restaurants and colourful shanty towns: South Africa has all any visitor could ask for. Strong on adventure, sport, nature and wildlife, it is also a pioneer and global leader in responsible tourism.

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Mwiba Lodge

Mwiba Lodge, a secluded, sophisticated haven set among massive stone boulders, ancient coral trees and acacias, overlooking a rocky gorge on the Arugusinyai River, is the flagship safari experience in the Legendary Expeditions portfolio. Set in harmony with this idyllic natural backdrop, Mwiba Lodge offers an unmatched experience in luxury adventure. This exclusive lodge mixes both traditional and modern design elements, creating an inviting, sophisticated hideaway. 

The interiors artfully integrate the natural surroundings with layer upon layer of textured creams paired with suede, tans and accents of chocolate and charcoal. From the linen dressed slope-armed sofas to ornately carved wooden leg tables and cascading lighting, the ten double suites all give way to a wide-open layout where each room flows to another.  The bathroom brings the outdoors inside with traditional canvas walls accented with copper fixtures, large soaking tubs with private outside showers, all with transporting views from hardwood plank decks.The grey slate-lined infinity-edge pool overlooks three springs where guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of a constant parade of wildlife.

Located in Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, a conservation concession dedicated to the balance between wildlife and communities, this area is only available to a handful of guests, facilitating an excellent, uncrowded safari experience within the greater Serengeti eco-system. This vast 129,530 acre wildlife reserve is vibrantly lush with 33 freshwater springs and a diverse array of wildlife. Game drives, bush walks and cultural excursions to the local tribe’s village are just a few of the magical experiences that begin at Mwiba, where a world of adventure awaits.  

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