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Please find below this week’s summary of the Atta members news featuring news from across the African continent and beyond.

Atta Members Weekly News Summary
27 February 2017

Threatened Industrial action 03-09 March

BRITISH AIRWAYS

27 February 2017

Mixed Fleet Unite has announced that it intends to hold a further period of industrial action involving one of our five cabin crew fleets between Friday 3rd to Thursday 9th March 2017. We will once again ensure that all our customers will travel to their destinations. Contingency plans will be published next week to customers who have bookings on the further days of threatened industrial action. Please thank our customers for their support and understanding. … read more

Samara Private Game Reserve introduces the Milky Way Star Bed Experience

SAMARA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

27 February 2017

Experience the Milky Way star bed at Samara Private Game Reserve in the Great Karoo Samara Private Game Reserve near Graaff-Reinet will be launching the Milky Way Star Bed Experience at the end of February 2017, providing guests with a romantic wilderness experience that will take their breath away. Set against a dramatic mountain backdrop in a secluded location, the platform comprises a bespoke four-poster bed with draped mosquito net. … read more

Top 10 Activities In Victoria Falls

RHINO AFRICA

27 February 2017

Vic Falls is known as the adventure capital of Africa, and one look at what awaits visitors here and you can see why! Of course, the focal point of many activities is the falls itself but beyond ‘the smoke that thunders’ there is much to excite and exhilarate visitors. From bungee jumping to white river rafting, there is a myriad of activities to keep everyone happy, as well as some gentler pursuits for the less adventurous…  1. … read more

Removal of Therapeutic Oxygen on Short-haul Flights

BRITISH AIRWAYS

27 February 2017

British Airways will no longer be providing therapeutic oxygen on short-haul flights departing on or after 1st February 2018. This also includes short-haul segments connecting to and from long-haul flights. Customers requiring therapeutic oxygen on short-haul flights will be required to make their own provisions for all short-haul segments of their itinerary.  Advice for customers Accepted oxygen provisions are outlined on the ba.com Travel Assistance pages: www. … read more

 

Doing Good and Leaving our Legacy in Africa

RHINO AFRICA

24 February 2017

Rhino Africa Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is Rhino Africa’s Doing Good division. It is focused on supporting and growing community and conservation initiatives in Africa through a unique and generous partnership with our travellers, suppliers, and employees. It is our vision to leverage our authority in travel to nurture the human and natural capital and to ensure its sustainable development.  We empower our travellers to leave a legacy in Africa. … read more

Spirit of Sibella the cheetah lives on with the birth of grand-cubs

SAMARA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

24 February 2017

Spirit of Sibella the cheetah lives on with the birth of grand-cubs It has certainly been an auspicious start to 2017 for Samara Private Game Reserve, with the discovery of newborn cheetah cubs on a mountain slope within the Great Karoo reserve. The cubs’ mother, Chilli, is the last daughter of the legendary Sibella, who became a beacon of hope and inspiration for a species on the brink of extinction. … read more

AirKenya serves Loisaba, Laikipia, Kenya with daily flights

AIRKENYA EXPRESS

24 February 2017

AirKenya will effective 1st June 2017, operate a daily service into Loisaba with a minimum of 2 passengers. AirKenya will continue to fly daily into the North who’s stops include Nanyuki, Lewa Downs, Samburu, Meru and now Loisaba with a minimum of 2 passengers. Passengers who wish to proceed to the Masai Mara may do so direct from the North (Loisaba, Meru, Lewa Downs, Samburu) to the Masai Mara. … read more

Wilderness Safaris Announces Bisate Lodge GMs

WILDERNESS SAFARIS

23 February 2017

Wilderness Safaris is delighted to welcome Rob and Ingrid Baas as the General Managers for Bisate Lodge, due to open in Rwanda on 1 June 2017.    “After spending several years managing our camps in Kafue National Park in Zambia and driving our guest experience to new heights, we are thrilled to welcome Rob and Ingrid back to Wilderness Safaris as the GMs for Bisate. With their combined passion and respect for Africa, its people and wildlife, and their extensive … read more

Great Plains Conservation opens first permanent stables in the Maasai Mara

GREAT PLAINS CONSERVATION

23 February 2017

Great Plains Conservation is delighted to announce the opening of the first permanent riding stables in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Ride Kenya – Mara is a stand-alone riding stable of 16 horses, offering morning or afternoon rides in the wildlife-rich Maasai Mara and exclusive Mara Conservancies for any competent horse rider (min. age 14+, max. weight 95kgs, max. group size of 8 riders) staying in any camp. … read more

Step Back in Time with the Zu/’Hoasi Bushmen of Botswana

RHINO AFRICA

23 February 2017

The Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana is one of the most remote wilderness destinations in Africa, a land hidden from civilisation and forgotten by time. This sense of isolation and insulation from the outside world is best exemplified by the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen. Uncharted Africa’s Jack’s Camp offers guests the opportunity to spend some time with the tribe learning about their culture and traditions, and offers a window into the past. … read more

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