25th Anniversary Specials from Tanzania by Firelight

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Celebrating 25 years of safaris, Tanzania by Firelight proudly announces specials at their luxury boutique properties for the remainder of 2014. Mwanga Moto Camp in the Serengeti and Lupita Island in Lake Tanganyika, invite guests to stay 4 nights but only pay for 3. In Katavi National Park at Palahala Camp, the offer is stay 3 nights and pay for 2. All offers are contingent on booking at least 3 months in advance with a 30% deposit. At Mwanga Moto, game viewing activities are available at additional cost. Please note that drinks and park fees are excluded from the discounted rates. Rack Rates are available for your reference or contact Tanzania by Firelight reservations.

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Scenes from the Bush: Mbulia Hills, Kenya

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When travelers say they want ‘off the beaten path’, send them to Kipalo Camp! Situated on the 12,000 acre Mbulia Conservancy adjacent to Tsavo West National Park in Kenya, Kipalo is a shining example of community based tourism. The area is an essential dry-season dispersal area for over 700 elephant, but the community saw poaching on the rise and asked for help protecting the habitat. Four years later, Kipalo Camp exists and employs 12 game scouts from the local community to patrol the conservancy. Their efforts make a monumental difference to the local wildlife, even the elusive African Wild Dog, whose presence typically signify a healthy environment, are returning to the area. Conservation fees from paying guests at Kipalo go toward the running of the anti-poaching patrols and the protection wildlife, and bed-nights fees are paid to the community for social projects.
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Savanna Private Game Reserve Virtual Tour

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Of course there is nothing like being in a lodge to grasp the true beauty and ambiance of a place. With Savanna Private Game Reserve‘s new virtual tour agents and potential guests can get a sense of what a stay at this five star property would look like. 360 degree views of the Main Lodge, the Savanna Suite, the Executive Suites, and Luxury Suites are all available with just one click. Beyond the accommodations, other public areas and experiences such as drinks stops and private dining are available for viewing. We hope that you enjoy exploring Savanna Private Game Reserve and refer your guests to the virtual tours so that they can ‘see’ the lodge as well!

This feature is a preview to what will be launched shortly on the Savanna website. Click here to begin your tour of Savanna!


 

Online Booking with Destination Asia

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Destination Asia’s innovative online booking engine – eDA – continues to provide speedy access to Asia’s best hotels, tours and transfers since it went live in April 2013.
The revolutionary new system has become operational in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam since its launch and feedback about its effectiveness has been highly positive. Other destinations under the Destination Asia Group will come online before the end of 2014.
Created only for B2B travel business partners, eDA enables users to book rooms, tours, and transfers online 24/7, and confirm the reservations. The system is exceptional as it will allow users, under security password access, to complete multiple country bookings with one single PNR and also make later additions to itineraries. User comments have been especially favorable about its functionality and ease of use.
eDA has been developed in collaboration with Destination Asia’s partners to meet the differing needs of business clients in today’s evolving travel and tourism market. Destination Asia will continue to innovate and update eDA to ensure clients remain at the cutting edge of today’s technological advances. Contact KAI for further information or visit the eDA website to request your login.


Out & About with KAI: Uganda

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David joined a Wild Frontiers‘ scheduled group departure to Uganda last month. He ventured into the national parks of this gem of a country to view the famous Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, and plethora of other wildlife that is abundant in Uganda. The National Parks of Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi, Lake Mburo and Murchison Falls all offered different experiences to the group and David captured them all in his trip report. Click here to read all about Uganda.

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