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  • Conservation & Wildlife

Hotel Great Plains Sustainability is a focal point at Great Plains' latest safari camp

Great Plains has launched Sitatunga Private Island, a safari camp located in Botswana's Okavango Delta. The camp, built predominantly from recycled materials, blends sustainability with luxury.

Built on a raised railway sleeper private deck, using the wood from old railway tracks, Sitatunga Private Island can host up t… read more

  • Accomodation

AA Travenews African safari camps step up their wellness offerings

Wellness has become an important focus throughout the global travel and tourism industry. Just over a fifth (21%) of global travelers are currently travelling for health- and wellness- driven reasons, according to the 2022 Travel Trends research by luxury travel network Virtuoso, conducted jointly with YouGov.

The trend has not gone unnoti… read more

  • Opinion

AA Travenews Why are safaris so expensive?

Travel to popular African safari destinations from the U.S. is skyrocketing, according to recent data released by both U.S. travel insurance marketplace,, and SA Tourism. The numbers revealed that policy sales for destinations known for safari tourism more than tripled from 2020 to 2022, with South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania emer… read more

  • Accomodation

AA Travenews Atzaro unveils plans for a luxury safari camp in the Okavango Delta

The hotel company Atzaro has revealed plans for its upcoming Atzaro Okavango camp, slated to open in March.

Located within a 425-square-mile, private concession in northern Botswana's Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, the camp will offer 12 suites, with two designated as private-use villas. Suites are equipped with plunge pools, o… read more

  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews Nominees of Africa Tourism Leadership Awards 2023 announced

The organiser of Africa Tourism Leadership Awards, Africa Tourism Partners has announced the top 5 finalists of this year’s awards. Over 200 nominations for the nine categories were received from across the African continent for awards that ran from 23 June to 15 August 2023. That was followed by a rigorous adjudication process b… read more

  • Conservation & Wildlife

Botswana Natural Habitat Adventures introduces electric safari vehicle in Botswana

Natural Habitat Adventures has deployed one of the first solar-powered electric safari vehicles (ESV) in Botswana. The initiative was done in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund.

The ESV, stationed at  Natural Habitat's Gomoti Camp in the Okavango Delta, is a converted Land Cruiser that was previously diesel-powered. The vehicl… read more

  • Opinion

AA WorldFlight Are high airfares grounding intra-Africa tourism?

The cost of intra-Africa travel has been a subject of much debate in recent years, with tourism professionals suggesting it is holding back the immense potential of Africa as a tourism destination.

As the BBC recently reported, flying from Berlin, the capital of Germany, to Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, might cost you around $150 for a … read more

  • Accomodation

AA Travenews Mhondoro Lodge creates luxury Overland Safaris

Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa in the Waterberg region of South Africa launched an Overland Safaris product, curated specifically for groups of up to 14 guests. These tailor-made adventures take guests to Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa. While three itineraries are currently available between May and September, a special Nam… read more

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