Africa News – April 2015

April 13, 2015  By: Gretchen

Namibia camp wins award, new camps in Zambia and…

AAC Sponsors an Evening of Conversations About Conservation

Africa Adventure Consultants sponsored an evening with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) for guests to enjoy ‘Conversations About Conservation.’ AAC has a long history of philanthropy for African wildlife and humanitarian causes, and company president Kent Redding was excited to have the opportunity to provide a platform for AWF to share their successes with a group of people that are passionate about the African continent and its wildlife. Guests enjoyed libations and delicious snacks while learning about AWF’s projects in Kenya working to combat poaching and to empower local communities. The evening served to raise awareness as well as to encourage spirited discussions about the importance of habitat preservation and wildlife protection. To learn more about the African Wildlife Foundation check out their website.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp named “Best Base Camp” in Outside magazine

Wilderness Safaris’ Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp located in the private Palmwag Concession in northwest Namibia, has been named ‘Best Base Camp’ in OUTSIDE magazine’s Best of Travel Awards 2015.

“We are thrilled that Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp has been recognized by OUTSIDE for this prestigious award”, expressed Keith Vincent, CEO of Wilderness Safaris. “The camp truly embodies a sense of place and offers travellers unparalleled luxury in one of the most remote areas of Africa.” You can visit this award-winning camp as part of our ‘Best of Namibia’ safari.Best of Namibia SafariExperience some of the most dramatic places in all of Africa on our Best of Namibia safari. You’ll see Africa’s oldest and tallest sand dunes in Sossusvlei along with visiting one of the most dramatic coastlines in the world, the famed Skeleton Coast. Finish with a visit to the most remote region in the country, Kunene, where you can see deserted adapted animals, visit a local Himba village, and enjoy a quad biking excursion.

Roadworks on Cape Town’s Camps Bay Drive

The City of Cape Town will be starting major repairs along Camps Bay Drive this winter, closing the road to general traffic starting April 20, 2015. The City of Cape Town sent out a statement warning of major traffic delays along the alternative routes to and from Camps Bay.

Camps Bay Drive has not been refurbished for 30 years, and the construction will aim to significantly improve the road condition and safety for road users. Brett Herron, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport for Cape Town, urged road users to familiarize themselves with the alternative routes well in advance, saying “about 14 000 vehicles travel along Camps Bay Drive every day and commuters will have to be accommodated on other roads to enter or exit Camps Bay. It is therefore very important to expect delays and to take this into account when planning your journey.”

New Camps in Zambia

Anabezi camp has constructed a new 8 bed bushcamp called Amanzi on a wonderful site in Lower Zambezi National Park. Both camps enjoy the benefits of the quiet beauty of the eastern end of the National Park. The new camp is open for 2015 bookings.

Another new camp in Zambia, Mukambi’s Fig-tree Bushcamp, will open July 1st, 2015. The camp will be located on a permanent lagoon and will be an excellent option for travelers wanting to explore the game-rich central area of Kafue National Park. We have special packages available that combine Fig-tree Bushcamp with the main lodge, as well as the lovely and rustic Busanga Plains Camp. Reach out to one of our safari specialists for details.Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp photo by Dana Allen/Wilderness Safaris
Camps Bay Drive photo courtesy
Anabezi Camp photo courtesy Anabezi Camp