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Angama Foundation Unveils Three Maiden Projects Benefitting Local Maasai Communities

Kenya’s luxury safari lodge, Angama Mara, has unveiled three projects benefiting the property’s neighbouring communities as a result of funds raised by guests through a nightly donation to the Angama Foundation. Together with Narok County’s Minister of Education, on March 17, 2017, the Angama Foundation proudly opened its three maiden projects: accommodation for 16 teachers at Emurutoto Primary School, three new classrooms at Partakilat Primary School, and ...
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Giraffe Manor to feature in new BBC series

Grab your popcorn and pellets! Giraffe Manor, flagship property of The Safari Collection’s portfolio of luxury Kenyan properties, is pleased to be featuring in BBC Two’s new series, ‘Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby’. Join us as we host journalist Giles Coren and chef Monica Galetti as they venture behind-the-scenes of Kenya’s most iconic property where ...
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Experience African safari – how to live your childhood dreams without breaking the bank

Luxury travel destinations are overrated. Avid voyageurs no longer want to explore bustling destinations surrounded by lavish resorts and urbanism; they want to see what the wild has to offer. What’s pretty interesting is that Africa has both – abundant wildlife and luxury safari lodges. A lot of people want to see this surreal territory ...
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Top 5 popular places to see in Rome

The Eternal City of Rome is one of the world’s most popular tourist landmarks. It’s a place, where countless monuments preserve the history of different eras, a perfect vacation destination. The whole city is an open-air museum, so it may take a lot more, than a few days to fully explore it. Drawing up the ...
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Top 6 Beaches in Mauritius

It is not very difficult to find a wonderful beach in Mauritius, a country (island) located within the mesmerizing waters of the Indian Ocean, near the Rodrigues Island. Apart from leisure and rest, the beaches are also popular because of their boat tours, snorkeling, and wind surfing. The coastline of the country (having beautiful beaches), ...
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Bisate Lodge Set to Open in Rwanda in June 2017

Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge, situated next to Rwanda’s renowned Volcanoes National Park, is on track to open for guests on 1 June 2017. Comprising just six forest villas, Bisate Lodge will offer a luxurious base from which to enjoy an extraordinary gorilla conservation experience and a holistic exploration of this beautiful region. “We are extremely proud ...
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Ethiopia’s Tourism Revenue Hits Record High in 2015, Beats Kenya and Tanzania Combined

Ethiopia’s tourism revenue jumped 20.7 percent in 2015 to a record high of $3.5 billion from $2.9 billion in the previous fiscal year lifted by increased number of foreign tourists visiting the East African nation, data from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism showed. The country’s revenue was more than what it more tourists established neighbours, ...
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Wi-Fi to be rolled out across BA aircraft from 2017

IAG, parent company of British Airways has announced plans to install high-speed inflight connectivity across 118 of BA's long-haul aircraft from Q1 in 2017. The agreement between IAG and in-flight connectivity specialist GoGo will also see Aer Lingus and Iberia aircraft fitted with the same next generation satellite–based system, making IAG the first European airline group to use ...
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7 ways to be an exceptional tour guide

As more and more people decide to pursue authentic adventures around the world, there is a growing demand for amazing guides to deliver this experience. Here are 7 ways for tour guides to deliver a truly awesome experience and turn your 'so-so' tour into 'oh-my-goodness-this-tour-is-amazing'. 1. Figure out what tours work best for you Since it is an experience that you ...
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