While exploring the grasslands close to Namiri Plains, you might come face to face with one of our most beautiful, and unique, wildcats – Manja, the melanistic serval. Named after one of our guides who first spotted him, Manja Kema, this gorgeous feline has become quite the celebrity in the eastern Serengeti region.
Matemwe, located on the scenic coast of Zanzibar, is home to three of our properties and is one of the most peaceful locations on the lush tropical island. Each of our properties caters to specific needs – our Matemwe Beach House is ideal for families and big groups; the Matemwe Retreat is a romantic’s dream location and perfect for couples; while our Matemwe Lodge is perfect for anyone looking for a beach vacation.
Jabali Ridge, located in Ruaha National Park, offers a culinary experience that promises to entice and inspire any food-lover – or anyone who just enjoys a good meal! We spoke to Mark English, our Executive Chef, and found out exactly what makes the Jabali Ridge food experience so special.
Each year, Conde Nast Traveller allows their readers to vote for their best destinations, hotels, villas, spas, airlines, airports, cruises and tour operators. Since the very first Reader’s Awards was held in 1998, this year’s are the biggest the awards have ever been – more than 600 000 voters registered and thousands of hotels, destinations and travel fixers were voted for.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager On your next safari be sure to keep an eye open for the unusual… There are many animals out there that have unique mutations making them stand out from the crowd. We’ve rounded up some of our most favourite sightings over the years of wildlife that we’ve seen. You might be lucky enough to spot them on your next East African safari in Kenya or Tanzania…
By Anwynn Louw, Digital Marketing Assistant Ruaha National Park covers an area of 20 226km² and is situated in southern-central Tanzania close to Iringa, a city overlooking the Ruaha River Valley.
Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) joins up with Serengeti National Park and the southern Serengeti Plains in the northwest. This region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for the iconic Ngorongoro Crater – the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. The region is also home to our camp, The Highlands.
The Mara Naboisho Conservancy Model The charm of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy lies not only in its exclusivity but also its strong stance on conservation. In 2010, Asilia was one of four tourism partners that spearheaded a groundbreaking eco-tourism initiative creating the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, benefitting both conservation and the local Maasai community.
Najin and Fatu are the last two northern white rhinos on the planet, however, neither of them are able to carry a pregnancy due to their old age. On August the 22nd, a groundbreaking procedure was carried out in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, providing the conservancy with a chance to raise the next generation of northern white rhinos, fueling hope for the survival of the species in the future.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager The annual International Travel & Tourism Awards will be held on the 5th of November this year at the World Travel Market in London. More than 90 nominations have been shortlisted for the prestigious awards which celebrate the very best of travel and tourism on a global scale. The ITTAs recognise the outstanding successes of destinations, tourist boards, private sector companies and individuals.