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
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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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Machaba Camp & Little Machaba

The classic, 1950’s-style Machaba Camp and Little Machaba are situated in the 35 000-hectare Khwai Concession in the northeastern Okavango, adjacent to Moremi Game Reserve. The name Machaba is the local Setswana name for the sycamore fig tree, the tree of life, renowned for their abundant fruit, which feeds a vast array of animals throughout the year, including elephant, baboons, bushbuck, green pigeons and many more. The camp pathways meander between the large riverine trees.

Machaba Camp's 10 luxury tents are situated in the beautiful riverine treeline on the Khwai River, overlooking the famous Moremi Game Reserve. From these tented verandas one can watch the daily parade of animals coming down to drink at the river in front of camp. The tents and main area of Little Machaba are all on decks and overlook a large floodplain. 

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