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Author: Mara Lion Project, Niels Mogenson
Updated: 24/07/2014
Naboisho Lions - Mara Lion Project Update For the past few years the Kenya Wildlife Trust has been increasingly concerned by the status of the Maasai Mara’s lion population. As it currently stands, the Kenya Wildlife Service estimates that there are fewer than 2,000 lions left in the country today, with an annual decline of 100 lions. Increasing human populations, coupled with diminishing natural prey and habitats has brought lions into close proximity with people. The Greater Mara ecosystem represents a unique study area where lions, prey, people and livestock exist at very high densities and the extent to which they co-exist is largely unknown.
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 15/07/2014
Wanderlust World Guide Awards 2014: Lewis Mangaba Top 3 Finalist Lewis Mangaba; senior safari guide with Asilia Africa has officially been announced as one of the top three finalists in the 2014 Wanderlust Guide Awards. At Asilia Africa we are immensely proud of his achievement and are also deeply honoured to have a man of his stature in the Asilia Africa family.
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 09/07/2014
Spectacular Pangolin Sighting! This week we welcomed our very first guests to Namiri Plains; Mr. John Mills and Ms. Jacqueline Field — our new pioneer camp in the remote eastern corner of the Serengeti. 
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 20/06/2014
The Lions of the Serengeti The Serengeti is a vast ecosystem, encompassing thousands of miles of harsh wilderness. Perhaps the wildest part surrounds Namiri Plains; here is where the big cats truly roam. They say that cats have nine lives, but they don’t say that about the Serengeti lion. Life is hard and precarious on this unforgiving landscape
Author: Allan Earnshaw
Updated: 19/06/2014
Return to Namiri Plains Allan Earnshaw, Chairman of the Kenya WIldlife Trust, recently visitied Namiri Plains and had the following wonderful comments to say about his trip. 
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 13/06/2014
In The Press: The Best Jungle Trips MSN Travel recently published an article about The Best Jungle Trips to take. They mentioned Rubondo Island Camp as one of the top 7 places in the world!
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 09/06/2014
The Great Elephant Census Why count elephants? Having accurate and reliable data about elephant population numbers and migration patterns is needed to form long-term conservation management plans.
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 05/06/2014
Are you looking to view the Great Migration? Are you interested in witnessing one of the greatest spectacles on Earth, the Great Wildebeest Migration, but not sure when or how best to do so?
Author: Stratton Hatfield
Updated: 29/05/2014
Africa Geographic: Lions Trap Hyena Inside a Dead Elephant The African Impact Maasai Mara Cat and Wildlife Research Volunteer Project recently had an incredible encounter in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy. An old bull elephant died from natural causes and numerous scavengers were attracted to the carcass. Along with the usual hyenas and vultures there were seven sub-adult male lions.
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 29/05/2014
Big Cat Diary - Series 1 on BBC 2 All This Week All this week set your decoder to record and re-watch Series 1 of Big Cat Diary, the programme that made the UK safari crazy, following the lives of the big cats from the heart of Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Airing all this week at 3.45pm on BBC 2, series 1 follows the Marsh Pride of lions and is sure to once again capture the nations’ hearts.
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 26/05/2014
Bush Telegraph: The Thrill of Walking Safaris Sarah Madden recently interviewed expert guide Lewis Mangaba, who explains what makes walking through the bush on foot such a unique experience and the qualities that make a good walking guide.
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 22/05/2014
The Independent - From Tanzania's Serengeti to Open Studios Cornwall The Independent recently published an article about where they recommend you go in order to have an absolutely amazing holiday! 
Author: Jackson Looseyia
Updated: 21/05/2014
Jackson Looseyia,  Legendary Maasai Guide on Family Safaris First I would say families in our camps will have the opportunity to walk in the conservancies; this is where kids and their families can interact with nature. The whole family will do a Dudu Safari (bugs and other insects). On safari we should take kids out of there comfort zone but maintain safety; some insects can bite or sting, however most of them are harmless and cool - like grasshoppers, dung beetles and butterflies. Some ants and termites bite and sting but it only hurts a little bit. 
Author: Bush Telegraph
Updated: 15/05/2014
Bush Telegraph: The Magical Herds of Tanzania In a remote corner of Tanzania, Richard Madden marvels at the enduring appeal of the elephant herds of Tarangire National Park.
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 29/04/2014
Asilia Africa wins prestigious Tourism for Tomorrow Business Award 2014 Asilia Africa are thrilled to announce that they have been awarded what is arguably the highest accolade in the global Travel and Tourism industry: the Tourism for Tomorrow Business Award 2014, in recognition of Asilia's position as a leader in pioneering responsible tourism.
Author: Anton Crone, for GO! Magazine
Updated: 07/04/2014
Dodging crocs on chimp island Tanzania’s Rubondo Island National Park in Lake Victoria is a place where chimpanzees live wild, Nile perch prowl the depths and crocodiles surf the waves. Come, the forest is calling.
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 04/04/2014
Sayari Camp ‘Tanzania’s Leading Safari Lodge’ Nomination Sayari Camp is nominated as ‘Tanzania’s Leading Safari Lodge’ in the 2014 World Travel Awards!
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 05/02/2014
Namiri Plains opens in the Serengeti 1st of July 2014 We are excited to announce that our new Serengeti Camp, Namiri Plains, will open on the 1st July. Set in area of the Serengeti which was closed to outsiders as a cheetah sanctuary for over 20 years, this is one of the Serengeti’s best kept secrets.
Author: Alida Becker, for the New York Times
Updated: 31/01/2014
Olakira in the New York Times We are delighted that Olakira Camp featured in a recent New York Times article about ‘safaris that leave a lighter footprint’.
Author: Tourism for Tomorrow awards
Updated: 27/01/2014
Asilia finalists in prestigious Tourism for Tomorrow awards We are proud to announce that we are finalists in one of the highest accolades in the global Travel & Tourism industry: the World Travel Tourism Council Tourism for Tomorrow awards, recognising companies that successfully integrate sustainable practices into their operations.
Author: Asilia Africa & AWC
Updated: 14/01/2014
Asilia Africa & African Wildlife Capital sign pioneering conservation bond NAIROBI (Kenya) and ARUSHA (Tanzania), 14 January 2014 Asilia Africa (Asilia), a leading up-market nature travel operator with an iconic portfolio of 12 camps & lodges in crucial natural habitats in Tanzania & Kenya, and African Wildlife Capital (AWC), a Mauritius-based conservation enterprise investment company founded by the African Wildlife Foundation, are delighted to announce the closing of a pioneering Conservation Bond with a principal of US$2 million. The subordinated bond has a 10-year term and will be used to finance the expansion of Asilia in the coming years. Read more >
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 07/01/2014
Kwihala Camp in Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park joins the Asilia family We are delighted to announce that Kwihala Camp in Ruaha National Park has joined the Asilia family. Kwihala is an intimate, six tented camp set close to the Mwagusi Sand River in a valley rich with game. Kwihala holds true to Asilia’s most important values; excellent guiding, exceptional game viewing and a light foot print on the environment, so is the perfect addition to your safari with us.
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 19/11/2013
Asilia welcomes Norfund as a new cornerstone investor Asilia Africa (“Asilia”) and the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (“Norfund”) are delighted to announce the entering of Norfund as a new cornerstone investor in the share capital of Asilia with an investment of US$ 5 million.
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 10/11/2013
Mara Naboisho Conservancy: 'Highly Commended' in 2013 Responsible Tourism Awards Whilst the Mara Naboisho Conservancy did not win this year's Responsible Tourism Awards it was "Highly Commended" in the category 'Best Responsible Tourism Destination' where it was one of 4 finalists!
Author: Mercedes Bailey - Asilia Africa PR
Updated: 01/07/2013
Asilia Africa opens Olakira Lamai Camp PRESS RELEASE: ASILIA AFRICA OPENS OLAKIRA LAMAI CAMP, 1 JULY 2013
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 22/04/2013
Asilia Africa & Nomadic Encounters in partnership ASILIA AFRICA & NOMADIC ENCOUNTERS IN PARTNERSHIP
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 17/04/2013
Asilia Africa: Best for the World List 2013 As seen on Bloomberg Businessweek, we're thrilled and proud to announce that we have been honoured as B Corporation 'Best For The World of 2013' for creating the most overall social and environmental impact!
Author: Mercedes Bailey - Asilia Africa PR
Updated: 28/02/2013
Asilia Africa opens Little Oliver's Camp, Tarangire ASILIA AFRICA OPENS LITTLE OLIVER'S CAMP ON 1 JULY
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 15/12/2012
Welcome to Rubondo Island Camp, Lake Victoria Welcome to Rubondo Island Camp! On the 15th of December 2012 we opened this new camp in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Visit www.rubondoislandcampproject.com for more information about the camp, the Island, area, activities and more on this remote island and follow our Rubondo Island Camp Facebook page.

Contact us for more information about Rubondo.
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 29/11/2012
Asilia Africa first safari company to gain 5-star GIIRS rating Asilia Africa first safari company to gain 5-star GIIRS rating
VALID: 01 Jun 2014to 19 Dec 2014
(for travel within 4-6 weeks only, depending on property)
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VALID: 01 Jun 2014to 31 Mar 2015
(excluding 20 Dec 2014 to 5 Jan 2015)
Matemwe remains one of the most secluded resorts on Zanzibar and is perfect for a relaxing and exclusive beach honeymoon. 
VALID: 01 Jun 2014to 19 Dec 2015
(excluding 20 Dec 2014 to 5 Jan 2015 and 1 Jul to 31 Oct 2015)
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This offer is valid for Matemwe Lodge, Matemwe Retreat as well at the private Matemwe Beach House.
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Rubondo Island Camp, Tanzania
Rubondo Island Camp, Tanzania
An exclusive camp nestled on an uninhabited island, home to chimpanzees, elephants and the elusive sitatunga.
Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
Following in the footsteps of the Great Wildebeest Migration, this traditional safari camp receives incredible praise from guests for its authenticity and warm hospitality.
Rekero Camp, Kenya
Rekero Camp, Kenya
Rekero Camp has a long and proud history in the Mara that lends to it a depth of character and low-key authenticity that is the hallmark of this luxury tented camp.
Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
Following in the footsteps of the Great Wildebeest Migration, this traditional safari camp receives incredible praise from guests for its authenticity and warm hospitality.
Naboisho Camp, Kenya
Naboisho Camp, Kenya
On a private conservancy, that is an example of conservation and communities working together, Naboisho offers an opportunity to gain an understanding of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem.
Olakira Camp, Tanzania
Olakira Camp, Tanzania
Olakira is a luxurious under-canvas camp that moves with the seasons, following the wildebeest herds through the Serengeti to ensure a front-row seat at the greatest show on earth.
Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
Following in the footsteps of the Great Wildebeest Migration, this traditional safari camp receives incredible praise from guests for its authenticity and warm hospitality.
Dunia Camp, Tanzania
Dunia Camp, Tanzania
Combining pristine wilderness with the intimacy of a timeless tented camp, Dunia Camp offers superb game viewing all year round from its secluded location in the heart of the Serengeti.
Sayari Camp, Tanzania
Sayari Camp, Tanzania
This upmarket camp is one of the finest in Africa, offering luxurious lodgings in some of the best Big Five country on the continent.
Olakira Camp, Tanzania
Olakira Camp, Tanzania
Olakira is a luxurious under-canvas camp that moves with the seasons, following the wildebeest herds through the Serengeti to ensure a front-row seat at the greatest show on earth.
Oliver’s Camp, Tanzania
Oliver’s Camp, Tanzania
Walking safaris are the specialty of the camp, and the depth of knowledge and experience of the camp naturalist guides makes Oliver’s Camp a firm favourite amongst safari enthusiasts.
Matemwe Retreat, Zanzibar
Matemwe Retreat, Zanzibar
Combining the spirit of Zanzibar with the highest standards of luxury, Matemwe Retreat’s secluded villas are considered the most exclusive choice on this exotic island.
Matemwe Lodge, Zanzibar
Matemwe Lodge, Zanzibar
Overlooking a shallow coral fringed lagoon on the quieter northeast coast of Zanzibar, Matemwe’s peaceful location and relaxed atmosphere, makes it the ideal place to unwind.
Matemwe Beach House, Zanzibar
Matemwe Beach House, Zanzibar
On the chalk white Matemwe beach lies Matemwe Beach House; the perfect holiday home for a family or small group wanting a private slice of this beautiful coast line
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