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  1. Hello All, In the spirit of the season (and beyond), please do share your love for Africa and African Wild Dogs by participating in the raffle below: 100% of each entry of USD $100 will go directly to the African Wildlife Conservation Fund and help them raise much-needed funds for their grassroots projects in Zimbabwe. Many of you already know this organization well. Those who don’t, please know that they are dedicated to preserving and conserving one of the last remaining strongholds of wild dogs in southern Africa - and have been very successful in their efforts. But they work on a very small budget, and every little bit we help raise for them will go a long way to helping the dogs in the Savé Valley & Gonarezhou NP, Zimbabwe. The 5 nights of safari accommodations for 2 people have been kindly donated by Asilia Africa. Chalo Africa has donated all park fees, transfers and return flights to/from the Serengeti. So your only costs will be your international flight tickets & sundries - and the raffle ticket! Your entry money will go directly to the AWCF who have organized the logistics for this. Chalo Africa will conduct the raffle drawing in early March 2018, on World Wildlife Day. We are expecting (and hoping) for roughly 100 entries, so your chances of winning the raffle are really quite good Any questions, please feel free to ask me. Please do help us make this fundraiser a success! April/May in Namiri is spectactular for wildlife, and with all your money going to the AWCF, it’s a win-win situation all the way!
  2. Roho ya Selous - Asilia Africa opening in the Selous Game Reserve, August 2017 We are excited to announce that a new camp will be joining the pack this year in a new area for Asilia. Roho ya Selous will open in the heart of the Selous Game Reserve in August. Set on a hill overlooking the water, Roho ya Selous sits close to a key waterway which links Lake Manze to Lake Nzerakera, right in the heart of the core game viewing area. This comfortable and stylish camp will offer game drives, walking safaris, boating and catch and release fishing and is ideally situated for exploring this diverse and beautiful reserve. Fast facts on the camp: 8 stretch canvas tents including 1 family tent. Each tent will have an over-bed ‘’Evening Breeze’’ cooling system for the hotter months. Wifi in camp. Game drives, walking safaris, boating safaris and catch and release fishing with easy access to both Lake Nzerakera and the Rufiji River system. Why go to Selous? Ease of access – less then an hour away from Dar es Salaam. Combines easily with Ruaha National Park for a longer and contrasting safari itinerary. Low density of safari camps, ensuring an exclusive, authentic and great value safari. Wildlife is varied and plentiful; wild dog, lion and leopard as well as over 400 bird species. Variety of safari activities – in addition to game drives guest can enjoy boat safaris, walking safaris and fishing. Natural beauty of a wilderness area larger than Switzerland
  3. Please join us in celebrating this fantastic news with us! Our very own Onesmus Ole Irungu has earned his Gold Level Guide status with Kpsga- Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association and this means that he is now rated as one of the best guides in the country. Congratulations Onesmus, you truly deserve this acknowledgment - we couldn't be more proud!
  4. MARA NABOISHO CONSERVANCY - AFRICAN RESPONSIBLE TOURISM AWARD WINNER 2016 The African Responsible Tourism Awards, part of the prestigious World Responsible Tourism Awards, recognizes the best in responsible tourism in Africa. We are delighted to announce that the Mara Naboisho Conservancy in southern Kenya won the overall award for 2016 announced at the World Travel Market Africa on 7th April 2016. Mara Naboisho Conservancy is a partnership between more than five hundred Maasai households and five ecotourism operators, including Asilia Africa. Together, the partners formed a community wildlife conservancy in 2010 which protects over 20,000 hectares of critical wildlife habitat, and is home to our award winning Naboisho and Encounter Mara camps. Gerard Beaton, General Manager at Asilia Africa, was at the forefront of the conservancy’s formation and is a sitting board member. “Mara Naboisho Conservancy’s unique model of partnership and joint decision making is innovative and effective. This recognition by African Responsible Tourism Awards comes as we complete our first five year development phase and all partners involved should be applauded! A lot has been achieved: over 300 new jobs, incomes to over 500 Maasai families and further indirect benefits to approximately 10,000 people,” he said. Out of 25 finalists in a number of categories Mara Naboisho Conservancy was a joint winner with Ol Pejeta Conservancy in the Best for Wildlife Conservation category. “The competition was stiff and we applaud all the organizations that made it to the shortlist,” said Beaton. “For wildlife conservation and human development this is important recognition that will stimulate interest in this model and help move the agenda in Africa forward.” Naboisho Conservancy is indicative of Asilia’s belief that by collaborating with partners and local communities we can conserve Africa’s great wilderness areas for generations to come. For more information please visit: or contact About Asilia Africa: Founded in 2004, Asilia Africa has a leading presence in the main safari destinations in Tanzania and Kenya as well as a driving role in a number of pioneering projects. Asilia operates Naboisho Camp in the Naboisho Conservancy and is a partner with Ol Pejeta Bush Camp in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Asilia is the first Sustainable Safari / Lodge Company in Africa to receive a 5 Star rating for Sustainability from GIIRS, was recognized as one of the “Best Companies for the World” in 2013 and was awarded the 2014 Tourism for Tomorrow Business Award. Asilia’s portfolio of camps includes: In Tanzania: Sayari Camp, Dunia Camp, Olakira Camp, Kimondo Camp, Kwihala Camp, Namiri Plains, Oliver’s Camp, Little Oliver’s, Ubuntu Camp, The Highlands and Rubondo Island Camp. On Zanzibar: Matemwe Lodge, Matemwe Retreat and Matemwe Beach House. In Kenya: Mara Bush Houses, Rekero Camp, Nomadic Camp, Encounter Mara, Naboisho Camp and Ol Pejeta Bush Camp. Read more here > And here> Have a look at our Blog Articles that feature the Mara Naboisho Conservancy & Ol Pejeta Conservancy: Conservation’s Future – The Naboisho Story 10 Reasons to visit the Naboisho Conservancy A walking safari with Naboisho Camp manager Roelof Schutte 10 Reasons to Visit Kenya Right Now Celebrating 5 Years of Developing the Mara Naboisho Conservancy 10 Reasons to visit the Naboisho Conservancy #KenyaLive: Lions on the Hunt at Encounter Mara The lions of Naboisho Come and join us at Ol Pejeta What’s the difference between northern and southern white rhino? Reversing extinction – The northern white rhino test case Ol Pejeta: Champions of Conservation
  5. TRIP BRIEF This is my first trip report, so please bear with me. The photography, while not spectacular, is slowly improving, although I do need to take more landscape/scenery shots and some on the road pictures too. The ramblings may get out of hand at points in the report! The initial plan was 4 nights in Tarangire at Oliver’s Camp over New Years 2015. We were going to drive from Nairobi and back. As we started planning, we decided we wanted to see more of Tanzania, but our time was limited, so the final self-drive trip looked like this: 1 night Kibo Palace Hotel, Arusha 2 nights Oliver’s Camp, Tarangire 3 nights Dunia Camp, Central Serengeti Although we drove into the camps ourselves, once there we used the camp vehicles and guides on safari. I always prefer this, as the camp guides tend to have great local knowledge of their area and of the wildlife. This usually lends itself to superb and unusual sightings.
  6. To mark their 10th birthday, Asilia Africa will open their new Serengeti Camp, Namiri Plains, on the 1st July. Namiri means ''big cat'' in Swahili and the name could not be more apt for this beautiful region of the Serengeti. Closed to the world for over 20 years to create a safe haven for cheetah breeding and research, today the area has an exceptional population of big cats as one of East Africa's best cheetah areas. Namiri Plains is set in a small fever tree forest with uninterrupted views of the sweeping plains ahead. These plains are home to the Great Migration from November to June as millions of wildebeest continue their endless journey for food and water. The 6 traditional safari tents have all the creature comforts you need; crisp linen, spacious verandas and home cooked food enjoyed under the African stars but leave only the lightest footprint on the environment. Over dinner learn more about the academic research happening in this region from the resident cheetah researcher and the various conservation projects Asilia Africa supports throughout the region. Guests will explore the area on daily game drives; enjoy sunrise breakfast picnics on top of Soit le Motonyi rock or sundowners atop a kopje. Whilst exploring, guests will feel like they have the Serengeti to themselves, which they do, in fact Namiri Plains' closest neighbour is over 45 minutes away making other vehicles an unusual sighting. Asilia Africa is honoured to have been invited to open the first camp in such an ecologically significant part of the Serengeti. Asilia was chosen largely due to their successes in establishing tourism in pioneering areas such as the Northern Serengeti in 2005 and Rubondo Island in Lake Victoria in 2012. Asilia's mission is to create lasting conservation based economies and to preserve these wilderness areas for generations to come. Namiri Plains starts at US$ 660 per person per night including all meals, drinks and activities but excluding park fees. Find out more at the Namiri Plains website >`

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