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September 2020
News on Adventure Consults, Cheli & Peacock Safaris,
the Elewana Collection, SkySafari by the Elewana Collection & EcoTraining
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Dear Colleague--
Is it just me, or are we starting to see glimmers of hope? More safari inquiries have come in the last couple of weeks than we’ve seen in months. Any progress is welcome.
My optimism is also buoyed by the fact that starting on October 1st, we are adding Sopa Lodges and three Anantara properties (The Royal Livingstone, Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort) to our Africa portfolio. You’ll find more information on all those awesome properties below.
Meanwhile, my husband and I are headed to Kenya and Tanzania in November for a sojourn of around four weeks. We may take a quick trip down to Vic Falls too if we can manage the logistics — and COVID tests.
Don’t forget to save the date for the Re•think Virtual Travel Trade Show November 9th to 12th. We’ll be there along with our Emerging Destinations portfolio. We have terrific speakers lined up and you'll be able to schedule one-on-one appointments with vendors from around the world. 
Stay safe out there. There’s light at the end of the tunnel!

From Jane Behrend
Founder and President
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Adventure Consults

  • As we wait for the storm to end, we have had a lot of questions from clients and have compiled most of them here. We hope this helps!
  • Rwanda is ready for internationl tourist arrivals. Adventure Consults is excited to report the slow opening of Rwanda’s tourism after a nearly four-month hiatus caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic. More here
  • Uganda is ready for tourism! Check out the latest news from Adventure Consults including updated protocols for Entebbe International Airport, updated scheduled flights, COVID test requirements and more here.
  • In preparation for the reopening of all tourism activities, the Uganda government has come up with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for visiting primate parks in the future. 
  • Our new brochure is out and is packed full of useful information on our premier safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. You can also order a hard copy above. 
  • A spot of news. Check out our latest COVID-19 regional updates, FAQ and more here. Our latest newsletter includes information on current properties that are open, airlines that are operating, Cheli & Peacock Care & Protection systems and more. 
  • The Kenyan Government has amended the list of quarantine exempt countries and they have now included the entire USA. Full list here. Travellers from Tanzania are also exempt. 
  • Our partners, AMREF Flying Doctors, have recently acquired an isolation chamber that will allow them to safely carry patients suffering from COVID-19. This state of the art equipment ensures that the crew and all other personnel are not exposed to the virus. Check out this video.
  • From conquering Mount Kilimanjaro to exploring north of Kenya on foot, our Signature Itineraries offer inimitable East African experiences and the safari of a lifetime. 
  • We're opening! Slowly but surely the Elewana Collection properties will be opening. The below properties opened on August 1st, 2020. Stay tuned as we announce more openings. 
    • Kenya: Elewana AfroChic Diani, Elewana Kifaru House, Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli and Elewana Sand River Masai Mara
    • Tanzania: Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge and Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp 
  • The Elewana Collection is proud to announce that we are now a Trusted Travel Partner with Tour Safe Africa. We have been qualified and approved for 2020-2021. 
  • Arusha Coffee Lodge wins big! We are proud to announce that Arusha Coffee Lodge was voted one of Travel + Leisure's top 5 Africa Hotels this month. 
  • The Elewana Collection's updated COVID-19 policy and protocols here.  
  • The Elewana Collection and SkySafari have frozen rates for 2021 rates. More information here
  • Check out our Fast Facts Sheet
  • Our live webcam at Elewana Tarangire Treetops safari camp captures the waterhole in real time. If you're missing safari, check it out here. 
  • SkySafari has updated it's terms and conditions. This policy is designed to support our travel trade partners and their clients by relaxing our policy on release terms and to provide confirmation and payment schedules that allow agents the leeway to continue the planning process with their prospective clients. More here
  • Join us on Ocotber 8th for a webinar on SkySafari. Mia Lawson, GM of SkySafari, will be taking us through the SkySafari journey and what to expect in 2021. Register here
  • SkySafari launches exclusive full buyout safari jet itineraries for private travel. More here.
  • EcoTraining has developed comprehensive protocols for the operation of all our Training Facilities and Business Premises in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • New E-Learning dates! Online Field Guide Theory: October 14 to December 7, 2020. Online Nature Enthusiast Course: October 27 to December 22, 2020.
  • EcoTraining has created a 'first-of-its-kind' Professional Field Guide course to start in Kenya on October 6, 2020. You will receive the best of both worlds as you get the opportunity to live and learn in East Africa and Southern Africa for the duration of your course. More here
  • Did you see what happened on this morning's LIVE game drive? Keep up with EcoTraining and Safari Live on Facebook here
  • EcoTraining has just released their Agent Information Pack for 2021. Camp documents and course information can be found here.  
  • EcoTraining is excited to announce several new products including a Ranger Experience, Family EcoQuest and new camp in Makuleke. More here
  • Missing the bush? Stay up to date by testing your bush knowledge with our Quizzes
Anantara Joins Emerging Destinations
Emerging Destinations is pleased to announce the arrival of Anantara resorts in Zambia and Mozambique to its portfolio of cool destinations around the globe.
Anantara revolves around the mantra of “Life is a Journey” filled with opportunities to seek the exceptional, encounter the new and widen your horizons. 
Sopa Lodges Joins Emerging Destinations
We are very pleased to announce that Sopa Lodges of East Africa is joining the Emerging Destination family starting October 1st.

Sopa means “Welcome” in the Masai language, and since it was founded in 1986, the Sopa Lodges collection has gone out of its way to make sure that every guest receives the warmest welcome to its eight safari destinations in Kenya and Tanzania.
Why Join an EcoTraining Wildlife Course?

For those that love animals and want to find a way to help and protect them and their habitat, EcoTraining wildlife courses are a great option. Whether you’re a photographer, nature lover, avid traveler, or interested in working as a guide, these courses can appeal to everyone’s interests and goals.
Kenya’s A Hands-On Conservation Experience

A Cheli & Peacock safari in the world-renowned Lewa Wildlife Conservancy provides a unique opportunity to be part of a groundbreaking community working to secure a sustainable future for Kenya’s wildlife.

Elewana Embraces the Slow-Food Movement

Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. As part of our commitment to the movement we have introduced African fusion tapas lunches at Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs.
Uganda’s Gorillas: It’s A Family Thing

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is divided into four sectors, each harboring multiple gorilla families open to daily human visitation. Meanwhile, plans are underway to have more gorilla families habituated for tourism. Adventure Consults will keep you posted on the situation. Or you can get in touch with our team for immediate updates.
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