According to new research, more than 90 per cent of safari operators have lost at least 75 per cent of bookings they normally rely upon at this time of year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Shambala Private Game Reserve is built in traditional Zulu style with streams from the nearby river running through the camp. The remarkable setting of the camp reflects the guests stay of luxurious comfort and internal reflection. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole takes a break in paradise.
The old family favourite &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge, which sits on a big five private game reserve that shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park in South Africa, has re-opened following a US$2 million rebuild and refurbishment. The brilliant transformation and elegant new look has kept Ngala’s genteel and romantic safari feel but enhanced the guest offering.
Yellow Zebra Safaris, a highly experienced luxury and adventure travel company specialising in ‘Safari Africa’, has appointed Grifco PR to handle its UK public relations. From January, Grifco is providing PR support to Yellow Zebra Safaris as it continues to grow its successful tailor-made safari holiday operations.
Delta Air Lines has said it will ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies worldwide as freight. The news follows a similar announcement from American Airlines earlier. Both airlines acted to ban the shipment of big-game trophies on flights after the illegal killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
This July, Singita will unveil a complete re-design of its original lodge, Singita Ebony, in South Africa. Singita Ebony is where the Singita story began twenty-two years ago on land owned by Singita founder, Luke Bailes. The re-launch will complete Singita’s reinvention of its private 45,000 acre game reserve that is set within the Sabi Sand.
Cheli & Peacock and Elewana have announced that, subject to Competitions Authority of Kenya approval, Cheli & Peacock’s Kenyan safari camp portfolio will be merged with the Elewana Collection in early 2015. Stefano Cheli, chief executive of Cheli & Peacock commented: “I am extremely pleased to announce this exciting step for Cheli & Peacock as I believe that by joining the Elewana Collection we will be ensuring a bright and successful future for all.
Kenya safari experience, Encounter Mara has launched two special offers targeting guests hoping to experience the spectacular Masai Mara during the popular Christmas period. These offers include a free hot air balloon ride during which guests will glimpse the stunning Masai Mara from the air.
A British tourist was injured by a cheetah in captivity when she tried to protect a little girl.