The Africa Adventure Company Announces New Tours for 2014‏

January 31, 2014 on 10:25 am | In Adventure Travel, Africa, Botswana, Cabinweb, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe | Comments Off



The Africa Adventure Company announces new trips for 2014, reflecting the growing demand for adventurous and active travel experiences. The new tours for 2014 offer a diversity of options for discovering Africa, from tracking rare wildlife by foot in the heart of Zimbabwe to spotting the largest surviving lemurs in Madagascar’s rainforest. Many of the trips combine the chance to explore Africa’s rich cultural history with up-close wildlife encounters.

The 7-Day Adventurer Safari to Zimbabwe and Botswana offers intimate photographic expeditions in small groups with private guides and safari vehicles. Visitors will stay exclusively in luxury mobile Under Canvas camps in each area, waking with the sunrise and exploring until sunset. Tracking elephant, rhino, and lion by foot and boating on the Chobe River permit exceptional explorations of wildlife in elephant country.

Namibia’s epic topography is explored from new heights on the

12-Day Wings over Namibia flying safari. For the first time, previously restricted forays into the Hoanib floodplains will be undertaken, a chance to witness a series of oases in the middle of the shifting Namib Desert. Traversing one of the planet’s driest deserts and crossing the towering dunes of one of Africa’s largest game parks, guests witness rare views of desert-adapted wildlife, including the largest concentrations of desert elephant and rhino. The new Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp will feature eight tents with en suite bathrooms in the private Palmwag Concession.

The 12-Day Under Tanzanian Skies Safari is one of the Africa Adventure Company’s new Signature safaris, featuring four days of game viewing in the Serengeti plains with their top naturalist guides. Photographic opportunities include a visit to Lake Manyara National Park, famed for its tree climbing lions that sleep amongst acacia trees. From visiting local Maasai villages in the foothills of Kilimanjaro to descending 2,000 feet into the Ngorongoro Crater, clients will enjoy the exclusivity and expert guiding that distinguishes this small group safari.

The 15-Day Luxurious Southern Africa Safari combines the best that Southern Africa has to offer from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. Private Cape Town tours customized to guests’ preferences precede interpretive wilderness walks searching for the Big Five in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Intended to showcase the region’s rich wildlife and landscape diversity, the tour includes the imposing beauty of the new Victoria Falls River Lodge and the crystal clear waterways of the intricate Okavango staying at Vumbura Plains. These thatched lodges, permanent tented camps, and luxury hotels provide comfort to those who choose this safari.

Madagascar’s verdant rainforest and pristine beaches are featured in the

8-Day Madagascar Wildlife and Beach itinerary. The trip includes expeditions into Madagascar’s most visited reserve, Anasibe-Mantadia National Park, home of the baboon-sized indri, the largest of the surviving lemurs. Wildlife lovers will be awed and inspired by the sight of impressive reptiles like the Malagasy Tree Boa and trees festooned with orchids. The new Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge’s six serene chalets are well positioned for deeper excursions into the untamed beauty of the island.

On the Family Adventure to Zimbabwe, families will have the opportunity to experience staying at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, located on the very edge of the mighty Zambezi River where Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia converge. Visits to the local villages as well as voluntourism projects expose children to different ways of life, creating lasting lifetime memories. Travel to the three diverse areas of Victoria Falls on the Upper Zambezi, Hwange National Park and the cultural site of Matobo Hills. This safari includes something for everyone, such as day and night game drives, walking safaris, game viewing by boat, and cave explorations to see ancient Bushmen art.

The Africa Adventure Company’s new trips for 2014 resonate with travelers seeking active adventure and up-close wildlife experiences.

About Africa Adventure Company

The Africa Adventure Company is an award-winning travel outfitter and leading Africa specialist known for its extensive portfolio of safari trips to over 14 of Africa’s top wildlife countries.

Authentic, innovative, immersive travel is the Africa Adventure Company’s specialty. They create exceptional travel experiences by building on three decades of detailed research, extensive explorations, and personal relationships throughout Africa. Their lifelong connections and friendships in the region allow them to build distinctive experiences that bring clients face-to-face with the people and places that make Africa unique.

They pride themselves on planning customized safaris of a lifetime, while promoting camps with a commitment to sustainable community tourism and eco conservation and offering exquisite wildlife viewing with top-notch guides. The team is managed and directed by Mark and Alison Nolting, two people whose combined experience and knowledge of Africa is unsurpassed in the safari business. Mark is the author of Africa’s Top Wildlife Countries, an award-winning guide book now in its 8th edition that is considered by the travel industry as the quintessential guide for planning a safari, and the African Safari Journal & Field Guide, a diary, phrase book and wildlife guide, all in one. For more information about the Africa Adventure Company, visit their website at

www.africa-adventure.com  or call 1 (800) 882-9453.


Asilia Africa Opens The Sea And Spice Spa At Matemwe, Zanzibar

January 29, 2014 on 10:16 am | In Adventure Travel, Africa, Beachbooker, Cabinweb, Tanzania, Zanzibar | Comments Off



This month, Asilia Africa launches the new Sea and Spice Spa at Matemwe, Zanzibar. Set on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean and Mnemba Atoll, the Sea and Spice Spa offers international standard treatments which take their inspiration from the Spice Island and African continent. Whether you have been on safari, climbed Kilimanjaro or are just relaxing on the beach, the Sea and Spice spa is the ideal place to rejuvenate.

The Sea and Spice spa is proud to only use products made in Africa. The spa stocks Healing Earth, a premium organic spa brand inspired by Africa’s ancient energy, healing traditions and natural richness. All the Sea and Spice signature treatments start with a foot ceremony called the African Foot Cleanse as many African cultures believe that cleaning the feet is essential before entering a home in order to leave negative energy and worries outside the door.

The Foot Cleanse helps the therapist connect with the client, feel their energy and assess their needs, ensuring both are completely ready to begin the treatment. The Sea and Spice spa’s signature massage is the African Wood Massage which draws from traditional African healing beliefs.

The body is enveloped in natural shea butter and then two coconut wood sticks are used to deliver a rhythmic massage, as the shea butter melts your skin is hydrated and your body is left relaxed. For those who have over indulged in the sunshine, the spa also offers a natural aloe vera treatment to cool post sun bathing skin.

The aloe vera could not be fresher, as it is picked from the lodge’s garden just moments before the treatment. In room massages are available, as well as couples massages and a hydrotherapy room with a bath overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Spa Manager Gillian Kureva from Johannesburg was formerly the spa manager at The Mount Grace in Johannesburg and brings 15 years of international industry expertise to Zanzibar. Her team of 4 therapists are all from the island of Zanzibar and are being trained under Gillian’s expert eye.

The Spa is available to guests of all three Matemwe properties, Matemwe Lodge, Matemwe Retreat and Matemwe Beach House.

ABOUT ASILIA AFRICA

Founded in 2004, Asilia has a strong presence in the main safari destinations in Tanzania and Kenya. Asilia aspires to grow its footprint, its positive impact and to be a leader in improving and expanding natural habitats. Asilia is the first Sustainable Safari / Lodge Company in Africa to receive a 5 Star rating for Sustainability from GIIRS.

Currently, Asilia’s portfolio of camps includes:

In Tanzania: Sayari Camp, Dunia Camp, Olakira Camp, Oliver’s Camp, Ubuntu Camp and Rubondo Island Camp.
On Zanzibar: Matemwe Lodge, Matemwe Retreat and Matemwe Beach House.
In Kenya: Rekero Camp, Naboisho Camp and Mara Bush Houses.


Africa Rose Travel Offers New Mobile Eco Bush Camp In Northern Tanzania

January 26, 2014 on 11:19 am | In Adventure Travel, Africa, Cabinweb, Tanzania | Comments Off



Leading Africa specialist tour operator, Africa Rose Travel, is proud to introduce an exciting new eco camp to complete a stunning Northern Tanzania bush safari circuit. Owned by renowned Tanzanian camp operators, Nomad Tanzania, Kuro camp is launching in June 2014 in time for the best season to enjoy the incredible wildlife of Tarangire National Park.

Akin to the other Northern Tanzania Nomad properties, the camp is in touch with nature and has been created to leave the lightest footprint. At the culmination of each season the camp moves, leaving only the trees and birds and animals, as if it was never there.

Its eco roots does not mean however that the camp compromises on comfort. It includes six light and stylish safari tents complete with comfortable beds, en-suite bucket shower and flushing eco-toilets. Guests gather to share meals and relax under the cool grass thatch of the open-sided lounge and dining area which is furnished with hides and canvas, brought to life with a touch of colourful and tactile textiles – stylish yet subtle.

What makes Kuro even more special is its location in the park giving guests close access to the Silale Swamp area which attracts lots of elephant. The camp itself is set amid a grove of Acacia and Kigelia trees on the Tarangire River, a corridor for wildlife moving through the park which can mean, you might get to see one of the huge herds of buffalo moving between the hills to the west and the riverbed. The birdlife in Tarangire is impressive too, with 550 species having been recorded, and the largest number of breeding species of anywhere in the world.

Tarangire is a fabulous launch pad for a safari into Northern Tanzania. It’s relatively easy to get to yet it has the authentic rawness of a true safari destination. Less well known than its big brother, the Serengeti, Tarangire boasts the next greatest concentration of wildlife after that magnificent area. The herds of elephant and buffalo are surprisingly big here, often numbering in the hundreds. There is also a great variety of plains game including giraffe, eland, impala and zebra to name but a few. Of course, this also makes for perfect cat territory where guests can quietly observe large prides of healthy looking lion and perhaps even see a few leopard, which have been spotted in the area.

The new Kuro camp can be combined with two other mobile eco bush camps offered by Africa Rose Travel in the Northern Tanzania area, Lemala located on the far quieter side of the Ngorongoro Crater and Nomad Serengeti located overlooking the great plains of the mighty Serengeti eco-system. All three properties make an incredible diverse three point bush safari experience appealing to people keen to experience the real Tanzania. To top off this experience for the duration of a stay in Tanzania, guests will be accompanied by their own private guide. Famed for their expert guides, Nomad will provide one of their specialist wildlife experts to ensure travellers get the most out of every minute of their adventure.

Suggested itinerary:

THE ‘REAL’ NORTHERN TANZANIA:

3 x nights Kuro camp – all inclusive•
2 x nights Ngorongoro Lemala camp – all inclusive•
3 x nights Serengeti Safari Camp – all inclusive

From £3,962 per person ex flights but including ALL private internal arrangements (price varies depending on time of year). International flights from £750 per person (subject to change). Prices include a private Nomad-Tanzania guide throughout your trip. For more information and to book, visit www.africarosetravel.com or call 01666 880 111

Africa Rose Travel Ltd founder, Rose Hipwood has lived in and out of Africa for many years, so developing a deep knowledge of each and every remote corner of this impressive continent. Rose passionately believes that bespoke holidays are made special by the people involved, the unique locations of the lodges, and the intimate and personal nature of each trip – it is with this ethos that Rose and her dedicated team plan seamless holidays for discerning clients wanting something out of this world.

With years of experience in tailor made tourism, and further years spent on the ground in Africa, Rose set up the company in 2010 to offer truly 24 hour personal service, safaris which go the extra mile and take clients into new territory with the right people at the right time, and imaginative itineraries.

Africa Rose Travel believes a safari is not complete by simply taking game drives, but clients must have the option to walk, fly camp, take boat safaris and much more. The company has a team based in offices in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and South Africa, and Rose manages the office in England, meaning that they are always on top of current lodges and new developments in Africa.

Africa Rose Travel is fully insured against tour operators liability risks in accordance with the Package Travel Regulations 1992. Africa Rose Travel is also fully bonded under the CAA’s (Civil Aviation Authority) ATOL scheme (license number 10327), which covers all clients who book their holiday and flights through the company.


Extraordinary Journeys Africa Offers 7 Night Tanzanian Safari for Price of 5 Nights‏

January 25, 2014 on 11:03 am | In Adventure Travel, Africa, Cabinweb, Tanzania | Comments Off



This 7-night Tanzanian adventure starts at $6,500 per person and includes game drives, most meals and more.

New York, NY, January 21, 2014 –Extraordinary Journeys Africa, specialists in luxury bespoke safaris to Africa, is now offering seven days of extraordinary game viewing for the price of five days with its new Tanzania Taste of Safari package. Originally priced at $7,900 per person, this safari of unbeatable value can be booked for only $6,500 per person, valid for travel September and October 2014*. This exclusive itinerary has been created to promote Kuro, Nomad Safari’s stunning new luxury camp in Tarangire National Park. Additional days in an exclusive camp in the heart of the Serengeti make this a prime safari experience. Guests who book by March 15th will receive a complimentary night game drive that is exclusive to Extraordinary Journeys Africa.**

Highlights Include:

Spotting a variety of wildlife in their natural habitats, including elephants, migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, eland, oryx and gerenuk;
Three day exploration in Tarangire National Park while staying at Kuro, an impressive new property set in the central part of Tarangire;
Four nights at Nomad’s Serengeti Safari Camp, a mobile camp that treks the migration patterns of the wildlife;
A complimentary night game drive at Tarangire for those who book by March 15th.
This Tanzanian journey begins at Tarangire National Park, known for its spectacular baobab trees and breathtaking landscapes. The first three days will be spent viewing extraordinary animals in their natural habitat, such as large herds of elephants, migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle and more. Guests will stay in Kuro Tarangire, a simple yet sophisticated camp in the heart of the national park, comprised of six open air tents, surrounded by magnificent walking territory and within easy reach of all the park’s best wildlife areas.

The second half of the trip will be spent at Serengeti. Comprised of over 3,646,500 acres of protected land, with over three million large mammals roaming its plains, Serengeti is the crown jewel of wildlife spotting in Africa. With a private guide and vehicle, guests will have the freedom to spend their days on guided game drives or relaxing nearer to the camp. The first of its kind, the mobile Nomad’s Serengeti Safari Camp provides tranquil, traditional accommodations that move with the migration seasons to allow for the best possible game viewing experience.

For those who are looking for an off the beaten path safari, Extraordinary Journeys is also offering a tour of Tanzania’s Remote Southern Circuit. This package is perfect for those who are going back to Africa for a second or third time and are looking for something different. This seven night package includes game viewing at the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park starting at $5,300 per person for travel from July through October 2014.

For more information on the Tanzania Taste of Safari package, please visit: http://www.extraordinaryjourneys.net/blog/tanzania-taste-of-safari-tarangire-and-serengeti-special/.

For more information on the Tanzania’s Southern Circuit package, please visit: http://www.extraordinaryjourneys.net/blog/tanzania-southern-circuit-special/

* Price starts at 6,500 per person (sharing) for those traveling in September or October 2014. International flights are not included in this price.

** If booked by March 15th guests will receive an exclusive, complimentary night game drive originally a $50 per person value.

About Extraordinary Journeys
Run by an extraordinary mother-daughter team with over 40 years of combined safari knowledge, Extraordinary Journeys provides innovative and fun bespoke safaris for honeymooners, families and individual travelers to Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Congo. Mixing and matching safaris, camps, lodges, and villas, with travel by private planes, 4x4s, hot air balloons, elephant, camel and even horse, Extraordinary Journeys has planned over 1,000 trips to Africa and not one has been the same. They place their focus on knowledge, quality-personalized service and social responsibility.

For more information visit; www.ejafrica.com


Magnificent Memories with African Travel, Inc.

January 2, 2014 on 10:56 am | In Adventure Travel, Africa, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe | Comments Off



The greatest gift is creating lasting memories with your loved ones. This year, you are invited to make your dreams come true by bestowing the gift of an extraordinary safari adventure that will be cherished for the rest of your life. African Travel, Inc. offers a collection of customizable itineraries so you can create your perfect safari, whether partaking in a soothing beachside massage or watching dolphins dance in the shimmering mist at Plettensberg Bay. These multi-generational tours, ideal for every member of the family, reinforce the sentiment that memories are far more valuable than materialistic indulgences. We know Africa, and we know you will love it.

“Giving the gift of Africa is truly special,” says Jim Holden, President of African Travel, Inc. “Nothing is as lasting as the memory of a shared experience, and to be in the presence of the majestic wildlife of Africa is to be reminded of the true values in life.”

If you are searching for the ultimate romantic gift for your partner, consider a passionate rendezvous to South Africa on African Travel, Inc.’s 8-day Safari and Seaside vacation. The unique combination of atraditional safari with a luxurious beach retreat combines the best of Africa and satisfies every innate desire. The tour begins in a seasonal Mozambique ecocamp boasting daily guided bush walks, game drives and a vibrant assortment of thriving wildlife in the world-renowned Gorgonosa National Park. A short flight to the coast of Veranda brings three sun-soaked days at an intimate villa resort, resting peacefully in an unspoiled nature reserve and surrounded by sparkling sand. Sunset sailing and candlelit dinners set the stage for affectionate memories during this unforgettable voyage to the most exotic and alluring continent in the world, starting at just $5,295 per person.

The action-packed Thrilling Adventure in Southern Africa was designed for the adrenaline seekers on your holiday list. Ten days are spent exploring the most exciting areas of South Africa and Zimbabwe while actively participating in the adventure of a lifetime. Table Mountain becomes less of a beautiful landmark and more of a challenge as you hike to the imperial face and rappel down the steep slope. A reinforced cage dive into shark-infested waters provides the perfect opportunity to test bravery in the face of the unknown, and canoeing down the Zambezi River allows you to explore Victoria Falls from all sides. This 10-day adventure concludes at Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve, where robust predators stalk their prey at all hours of the day and night. This itinerary is priced from $4,395 per person.

African Travel, Inc. also offers numerous family-friendly safaris catered to both the young and young-at-heart. On Wild and Wondrous Family Adventure, you explore the malaria-free Eastern Cape Game Reserve on thrilling morning and evening game drives and experience up-close interactions with monkeys, elephants, and a myriad of other wildlife. An excursion to Boulders Beach showcases massive colonies of waddling penguins while an ecocruise on Plettenberg Bay provides the perfect opportunity to catch spyhopping Humpback whales and pods of curious dolphins. This 11-day family adventure is priced from$5,095 per person.

When you give the gift of Africa, you also make an investment in Africa’s future. Throughout its 37 years of promoting African tourism, African Travel, Inc. has supported numerous philanthropic programsto preserve Africa’s wildlife and alleviate poverty. For more information on ways you can supportsustainable tourism , please go to African Travel, Inc.

For more information and to book any of these safaris, contact your favorite Travel Professional, call African Travel, Inc. at (800) 421-8907, or visit www.africantravelinc.com .CST 2071444-20

Don’t forget to check out African Travel, Inc.’s Journal Page! Get travel tips, client photos and testimonials, stories from the bush. Subscribe to the RSS feed to get all of these things in one place!

Follow Jim Holden, President of African Travel, Inc. on Twitter @JimHoldenAfrica

About African Travel, Inc.
African Travel, Inc. creates personalized African safaris and adventures for today’s travelers seeking an experience of a lifetime. Established for more than 37 years, and with more than 100,000 past travelers, African Travel, Inc. knows all the different ways to safari and how to match each individual client to their own unique experience. We Know Africa.

African Travel, Inc. has won awards and distinction from multiple publications, including Travel + Leisure,Travel Weekly, and National Geographic. African Travel, Inc. is proud to be part of The Travel Corporation, and works closely with a network of highly-rated lodge operators in Africa including Wilderness Safaris and Thompsons Africa.

About USTOA
African Travel, Inc. shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of TravCorp USA, Inc. in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program. In addition, TravCorp Financial Services Limited provides a guarantee of $20 million in respect of all customers traveling with African Travel, Inc.

About The TreadRight Foundation
African Travel, Inc. is part of a joint initiative with The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation to encourage sustainable tourism within our own family of brands and in the places we visit. To date, TreadRight has donated more than US $2 million to sustainable tourism projects around the world. To find out more about our work with TreadRight visit: www.TreadRight.org.


Great Safaris Provides Showcases National Parks of Africa on Safaris in South Africa and Kenya

December 24, 2013 on 10:14 am | In Adventure Travel, Africa, Kenya, Tanzania | Comments Off



GLENDALE, Cali. – Luxury safari operator and recipient of National Geographic’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime offers a unique national park experience – in Africa! Where most think about seeing moose, elk and bison in America’s national parks, Great Safaris has its mind on the “Big 5” in South Africa and Kenya.

On The Great Southern Safari, Great Safaris’ travelers journey through the quintessential Kruger National Park – South Africa’s finest wildlife refuge. Guests prepare for heart-stopping adventures as the park is home to the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and hippo. Adventurers go forth on morning and afternoon game drives, in open safari vehicles, expertly maneuvered by professional game rangers. During the quiet midday, Great Safaris let guests’ five senses roam unfettered through the bush on a fascinating walking safari.

Great Safaris’ 9-day Kenya Adventure features safari experiences in the home of the African Safari –Maasai Mara National Reserve. From Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, travelers start their journey to the Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most spectacular game park. Magnificent grassland spotted with iconic acacia trees, the Maasai Mara National Reserve is most famous for the Great Wildebeest Migration where nearly two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle gather each year. The wildlife here is aplenty: lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino and daily safaris reward with close-up encounters.

To learn more about Kruger National Park and the Maasai Mara National Reserve visit www.greatsafaris.com


Challenge Yourself To Conquer Kili in 2014

December 23, 2013 on 10:47 pm | In Adventure Travel, Africa, Tanzania | Comments Off



For adventure-seekers and adrenaline junkies the world over, climbing Kilimanjaro can be an experience that climbers aspire to for years. Challenge yourself to make the climb in 2014 with Tusker Trail. Offering guided Kilimanjaro climbs since 1977, Tusker Trail offers a number of climbing routes and is considered to be an expert on the mountain. With a focus on climbing safety, unmatched logistics, and awesome food created by the Culinary Institute of America, Tusker Trail is a true veteran in the industry and offers adventurers an unparalleled Kilimanjaro climbing experience. Founder and Owner of Tusker Trail, Eddie Frank, has been leading Kilimanjaro climbs for more than 37 years. Born and raised in Africa, Eddie’s vision for the company took root during his early teens when he dreamed of creating a world-class Kilimanjaro climbing company. Now, after having completed 48 climbs Eddie Frank has secured Tusker Trail’s reputation as the top climbing outfitter on Kilimanjaro. Eddie consults regularly with the US Army Special Forces using his knowledge of high altitude strategies and techniques. Tusker’s professional, medically-trained mountain guides monitor climbers every step of the way and are considered the best on the mountain. Because of Kilimanjaro’s extreme environment, accidents and fatalities are a possibility. While no one can completely guarantee a climber’s safety, Tusker Trail’s leaders are fully prepared for high altitude medical challenges including expert evacuation and they are trained to save lives during a high altitude emergency. Tusker Trail’s 50- hour intensive High Altitude First Responder medical training course is not offered by any other company on Mount Kilimanjaro, and climbers can be rest assured that Tusker Trail’s guides have received the most comprehensive medical training in the business. Tusker Trail’s Kilimanjaro summit rate is 99%—more than double the average on the mountain. www.tusker.com.


Nomad Tanzania Accrues Another Camp: Kigelia Ruaha

December 20, 2013 on 1:36 pm | In Adventure Travel, Africa, Cabinweb, Tanzania | Comments Off



Nomad Tanzania, one of East Africa’s original safari companies, has announced the latest addition to their Tanzanian portfolio, Kigelia Ruaha. Set in a secluded grove of Kigelia in Southern Tanzania on the banks of the Ifuguru Sand River, the camp is sited in the best wildlife area in Ruaha National Park.

Nomad Tanzania has taken ownership of Kigelia Ruaha, previously an Afrika Afrika camp and will be operating “as is” until 7th January 2014, after which it will re-open on 1st June 2014 after a cosmetic renovation as a Nomad Tanzania Camp.

Six large safari tents present traditional accommodation in the bush, complete with wide verandahs, en-suite bathrooms, flush loos and outdoor bucket showers. The camp operates with a light footprint, keeping water use to a minimum and providing solar lighting in all tents.

From June to September, walking safaris are at their best. It is also a great time to see elephant and buffalo herds. October to November, when the weather is dry and hot offers heavy concentrates of game around the inland lakes and the more humid period of December to March enables guests the opportunity to view an abundance of bird life and the possibility to witness many animals calving.

A variety of activities are available including game drives in open 4WD vehicles, walking safaris, sundowners and bush picnics. Due to its remote location and the lack of human inhabitants there is a heavy concentration of game in the area and a plethora of wildlife ensuring an invigorating safari experience in one of the most unique spots in Tanzania.:

Kigelia Ruaha will augment Nomad Tanzania’s collection of camps across the remotest parts of Tanzania, bringing customers the most unique and exhilarating safari experience. The camp neatly ties together the western circuit with Nomad’s other southern camps and is also easily accessible via Arusha and the northern circuit, in addition to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. Other camps in the portfolio include:

• Kiba Point – a private safari camp in the rich game area of the Selous
• Sand Rivers Selous – the original Selous camp and amongst the best walking areas in Tanzania
• Greysoke Mahale- the iconic lodge on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, offering relaxation and chimp trekking
• Chada Katavi – as wild as it gets on the Chada Plain, an unbelievable concentration of big game in one of the remotest camps in East Africa
• Nduara Loliondo – our tented camp in wild and exclusive Maasailand adjoining the Serengeti
• Serengeti Safari Camp – a traditional mobile safari camp that moves to be always in reach of the wildebeest migration
• Lamai Serengeti – a year-round wildlife destination, tucked amongst the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje


Kilimanjaro Summer 2014 Schedule & Discounts‏

December 6, 2013 on 3:16 pm | In Adventure Travel, Africa, Tanzania | Comments Off



Often considered the mountain that inspired a whole African continent to freedom, climbing Kilimanjaro is an awe inspiring experience. When you greet the sun rising steeply over the Savannah on the roof of Africa, everything that once seemed impossible now feels

attainable. The ‘Roof of Africa’ is a place for vision and inspiration.

Summit of Kilimanjaro – Zach Tarleton
Our expert American guides draw on over 20 years of experience guiding on Kilimanjaro and in the worlds great ranges. They team up with our local crew who each have over 250 ascents on the mountain. This partnership ensures a cultural experience second to none accompanied by the level of safety and legitimacy you would expect from a U.S. based outfitter. MGI has a perfect safety record Kilimanjaro over 20 years of operations.

MGI is a founding member of the Mount Kilimanjaro Porter Society and our solid team of porters enable a fun, enjoyable experience on the mountain. Regular direct flights from Europe to Kilimanjaro International Airport translate to a mountain experience that is both remote and accessible! And with its close proximity to the Serengetti and Ngorongoro crater, adding a safari offers an easy way to make the most out of any visit.

So whether you’re marking a personal accomplishment, drawing attention to a worthy cause, or just planning your next adventure, the team at MGI is ready to help facilitate your success!

Hiking on the Shira Plateau, Lemosho route – Jonathan Wood
Here are just a few of the many route and date options available this summer:
June 6 – Machame Route 10 Days – full moon summit
June 15 – Machame Route 10 Days – 10% discount available!
June 25 – Lemosho Route 11 Days – 10% discount available!
July 5 – Machame Route 10 Days – full moon summit
July 14 – Machame Route 10 Days – 15% discount available!
July 24 – Rongai Route 10 Days – see the remote side of Kili
August 3 – Machame Route 10 Days – full moon summit
August 13 – Lemosho Route 11 Days – 10% discount available!
These dates will fill up fast, call or email today to organize your adventure!

The following links will take you to our webpage with more information.

Kilimanjaro Overview
Why Climb Kilimanjaro with MGI?
Tanzania Travel Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Please don’t hesitate to call or email if you have any questions or would like additional information on any of our programs. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

Mountain Guides International

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Call: 1-800-766-3396 (907-766-3366)
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Last Minute Getaway for the Holidays!‏

November 27, 2013 on 11:25 am | In Adventure Travel, Africa, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe | Comments Off



The Traveller of the Steppes Travel Group offers a unique Christmas itinerary this year: a seven-day journey through Jordan led by regional experts. Hand-in-hand with loved ones, take in this extraordinary destination coveted by adventurers, deeply rooted in history and colorfully distinct in culture.

From December 22 to 28, “Christmas in Jordan” covers one of the most culturally diverse areas of the ancient world. You’re in good hands with go-to Middle East and North Africa expert, Jennifer Scarce, whose knowledge of the local culture will make this a wonderfully intimate experience. From the healing powers of the Dead Sea and the rose-red city of Petra, make your way to dramatic desert landscapes and brush back the sands of time for Crusader castles and Roman ruins. Here, you’ll exchange your Christmas carols for the haunting music of the Bedouin at Petra’s Treasury, and snow for the desert terrain of Wadi Rum, the largest valley in Jordan. On December 25th, enjoy a Christmas lunch before continuing into the desert wilderness where you’ll focus on peace on Earth through the beauty and simplicity of the desert.

The “Christmas in Jordan” rate is $2,872 per person, and the “Christmas Tour in Istanbul” rate is $1,984 per person. Both include internal flights, tour lecturer, accommodations, meals and gratuities. For more information, visit www.the-traveller.com , email enquiry@steppestravel.com  or call 1-855-252-7606 (toll free).

Christmas in Jordan itinerary.

The Collection
Australis, Chile | The C&P Portfolio, Kenya | Chiawa Camp, Zambia | Chongwe Safaris, Zambia | GrandHotel Lienz, Austria | Hangzhou, China | Insider’s View of Tuscany, Italy | Islands of Siankaba, Zambia | Marasa Holdings, Uganda & Kenya | Monastero Santa Rosa, Amalfi Coast, Italy | Norman Carr Safaris, Zambia | On Foot Holidays, Europe | Premier Safaris, East Africa | Robin Pope Safaris, Zambia & Malawi | Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, South Africa | Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, South Africa | Shambala Private Game Reserve, South Africa | Stanley Safari Lodge, Zambia | Steppes Travel, Worldwide | Tongabezi Lodge, Zambia | Victoria Falls River Lodge, Zimbabwe



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