• Precision Air resurrects Kilimanjaro–Entebbe flights

    Destination accessibility and regional connectivity are two of the keys to a rewarding vacation experience. And now comes great news out of East Africa that following a three-year hiatus, Precision Air has resurrected its popular Arusha/Kilimanjaro–Entebbe route. Precision Air suspended the service…
  • Gorilla Permits — It’s Now High Season Year Round

    After four years of great low-season rates for gorilla permits in Uganda, 2018 permit prices will be uniform irrespective of when you travel. However, those who travel with Adventure Consults still have one last opportunity to book permits at the lowest price…
  • SeaTrek Explores the Exotic Indonesian Isles

    Emerging Destinations is proud to welcome SeaTrek Sailing Bali Adventures to our portfolio of cool companies in cool places. We will be joining Theresa Mottet in marketing SeaTrek Bali in North America. Do not worry – Those of you who work with…
  • Second Ship on the Horizon

    Given the enduring popularity of Iceland as a travel destination, IcelandPro Cruises is seriously looking into the possibility of acquiring a second ship to join the MV Ocean Diamond in the North Atlantic. With an occupancy rate of more than 88% for…
  • Air France resumes Kenya service

    Super news out of Paris — Air France has announced that starting next spring (2018) the French national airline will resume flights to Kenya as the SkyTeam member serving the Paris CDG–Nairobi NBO route. From 25th March, Air France Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner…
  • Baby rhino boom at Lewa

    Lonely Planet reports that 2016 was a banner year for rhino conservation at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in north-central Kenya, with no less than 14 babies born on the reserve. The location of Elewana’s Lewa Safari Camp, the reserve was already home to…
  • Think you can’t afford Patagonia?

      Think again! Because Hotel Las Torres is offering deals that makes it less expensive (and easy) to experience the natural wonders and outdoor adventures of Torres del Paine National Park. Las Torres currently has two special promotions: 3 Nights All-Inclusive from…
  • Some Very Exciting Team News at Cheli & Peacock

    CEO – Gary Segal: We have spent a great deal of time thinking about the kind of person we need to take this business forward. We’ve talked to many experienced safari hands and we really do think we have made a winning…
  • Miquel Takes to the African Skies

    Miquel Alimbau Comas was recently appointed as the new general manager for SkySafari by Elewana, which offers upscale aerial safaris in Tanzania and Kenya. With more than 12 years of experience in the tourism industry focusing on air transport and hospitality, Miquel…
  • Hot Off the Press: Our EcoTraining Webinar

    Learn all about our newest African client by watching this webinar hosted by Corne Schalkwyk, sales and product manager of the South African safari company — “An Introduction to EcoTraining” . EcoTraining Guides & Guardians offers inspirational wildlife courses, gap year opportunities…
  • East Africa Visa Tips

    News from Alpha Travel for anyone who’s thinking of traveling to multiple countries on their upcoming safari and applying for an East Africa Tourist Visa. If your clients are applying in advance, the application must be submitted to the country (Kenya, Uganda…
  • Torres + Santiago + Calafate = Patagonia Paradise

    You thought traveling to Patagonia couldn’t possibly get even better? Hotel Las Torres just raised the bar another notch by launching a new all-inclusive program that includes one night free hotel accommodation in Santiago (Chile) or El Calafate (Argentina) for anyone who…
  • Early Birds Get More Than Just a Worm

    Iceland is selling out. No joke! The big North Atlantic island is more popular than ever this summer, as lovers of nature, history and outdoor adventure flock to the rock that Vikings settled more than a thousand years ago. Recent news reports…
  • New York Times Lauds Iceland ProCruises

    Alongside the red-hot Yankees and the latest Broadway plays, Iceland ProCruises recently got ink in the travel pages of The New York Times, America’s most prestigious daily newspaper. In an article called Cool Cruises Around Iceland, author Shivani Vora extols the virtues…
  • Changes Afoot at Hotel Las Torres

    It may be the depths of winter in Patagonia, but the folks who run Hotel Las Torres are hard at work making the next summer season (2017-18) even better for visitors to Torres del Paine National Park with major room renovations. First…
  • Ventus Takes to the High Seas

    After more than a year under construction at the ASENAV shipyard in Chile, Ventus Australis has been launched and is undergoing final preparations for sailing the southernmost regions of Chile and Argentina. Born for the waterways of Patagonia — with the quality…
  • Early Birds Get More Than Just a Worm

    Iceland is selling out. No joke! The big North Atlantic island is more popular than ever this summer as lovers of nature, history and outdoor adventure flock to the rock that Vikings settled more than a thousand years ago. Recent news reports…
  • Brotherly Love to Iceland Nonstop

    Icelandair launched its 18th North American gateway on May 30 — an inaugural flight from Philadelphia, PA that bridges business and leisure travelers between the City of Brotherly Love and Europe via Reykjavik. The seasonal service will operate four days a week —…
  • Tanzania National Parks Authority and Proposed Concession Fee Revision

    Dear Partners, I am writing to keep you abreast of developments with the concession fee issue in Tanzania and what exactly Elewana will be doing to ease concerns over how any fee structure changes could otherwise affect both confirmed, provisional and new…
  • Uganda Maintains Gorilla permit price – 2018/19

    Good news from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is that Gorilla permit price will be maintained for the years 2018-2019 (US$600 for Foreign non-residents, US$500 foreign residents, & UGX 250,000 East Africans). There has been a rumor that UWA had suspended sale of…
  • Talk About a Spring Break!

    Hotel Las Torres is celebrating the arrival of the Chilean spring with a special promotion — anyone who books a four-night, all-inclusive stay that falls within the period September 15 to October 31, 2017 gets a fifth night at the Patagonian wilderness…
  • Hotel Las Torres Change of Room Categories

    In order to provide a better experience for our guests and standardize our service, Hotel Las Torres in Torres del Paine will offer only superior rooms and suites starting this season (and for new bookings). All existing bookings for standard rooms will…
  • Rwanda Requires Emergency Evac Insurance

    The government of Rwanda has implemented a new requirement for visitors effective immediately. Tour operators must obtain emergency evacuation insurance from local provider Akagera Aviation for each traveler. This insurance includes helicopter rescue and evacuation and is in addition to any private…
  • Such A Deal! Uganda’s Gorilla Permits and Low Season Rates

    Not every destination gives travelers a reason to visit during off-peak seasons. But kudos to Uganda for continuing to offer special rates during the months of April, May and November. Four years after the decrease in gorilla permit prices during this period, Uganda’s…
  • Iceland in Eight Days

    For those who don’t have the time for a longer cruise, Iceland ProCruises offers an Eight-Day Circumnavigation of the fabled North Atlantic island aboard the Ocean Diamond. From Vikings to volcanoes, the voyage reveals Iceland’s diverse array of natural wonders, myths and…
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    Elewana’s Deep Freeze in East Africa

    The Elewana Collection just announced that rack rates at all Elewana lodges, camps and hotels, as well as SkySafari aerial trips, will be frozen at 2017 levels for the whole of 2018. This includes properties in Serengeti, Masai Mara, Amboseli and other…
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    Jack Hanna Spotlights Tarangire and the Serengeti

    Set your DVR’s if you can’t watch Jack Hanna’s Show this week!  Legendary animal man Jack Hanna features Elewana safari camps in upcoming episodes of his long-running TV show that revolve around recent visits to Tarangire and Serengeti national parks in northern…
  • Rwanda Doubles Gorilla Permit Prices

    Catching much of the tourism industry by surprise, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has doubled the cost of gorilla trekking permits from US$750 to US$1,500 for all visitors effective immediately. The price increase will not affect travelers who had already booked their…
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    Stay Longer at Las Torres

    Summer just got longer in the southern hemisphere. At least at Hotel Las Torres, which has decided to extend the end of the next summer season all the way to April 30th 2018 to meet growing demand for both the hotel and…
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    Namibia’s Quirky Caprivi Strip

    After decades of warfare in the region, Namibia’s quirky Caprivi Strip is now bouncing back as both a wildlife haven and safari destination. These two facts were  recently highlighted in the article Africa Forbidden Zone Now a Wildlife Wonderland at CNN Travel….
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    Trekking the “W” in Winter? You Betcha!

    If you thought the southern hemisphere summer was the only time to hike Patagonia, think again. Because Fantastico Sur is launching an incredible winter trekking program at Torres del Paine. Spread across six days and five nights, the brand new “Winter W”…
  • Luciano K: A New Point of View

    It may not be the highest view in Santiago — that honor goes to the views from the summit of Cerro San Cristóbal on the other side of the river — but the Terraza K Bar is certainly one of the most…
  • Cruising Up The Cóndor

    Spectacular but seldom-seen Cóndor Glacier in Tierra del Fuego is one of the highlights of the new four-night “Patagonian Explorer” route that Australis cruises will sail at the bottom of South America staring with the 2017-18 season. Renowned for its rich bird…
  • Time Trip Back to the Golden Age of Safaris

    Make like Beryl Markham, Denys Finch Hatton and the other pioneers of romantic East Africa aerial touring by going on a Grand Safari of Kenya and Tanzania with Cheli & Peacock. The 12-day fly-in safari combines many of the region’s iconic destinations…
  • Same Time Next Year!

    As the southern hemisphere summer slowly turns to fall, the management and staff at Hotel Las Torres in Patagonia is already getting ready for next summer in Torres del Paine National Park. The wilderness lodge’s popular hiking and horseback daytrips will be…
  • Newly Extinct Species: Meet & Greets

    With immediate effect, the Kenya Airports Authority has cancelled permission for all airside Meet & Greets at international airports in Kenya. Just like every other modern airport around the world, guests arriving at JKIA Nairobi International Airport will have to work their…
  • East African Roads Less Traveled

    Think Cheli & Peacock only does FITs? Well, think again . . . because we’ve added scheduled driving safaris in some of East Africa’s best game parks and wildlife conservancies. Our new driving safaris feature a minimum of two and maximum of…
  • Not Quite Time for a Drum Roll . . .

    But soon! That’s because around six months from now, our new expedition cruise ship Ventus Australis will finally be launched at the Asenav shipyard on the Calle-Calle River in Valdivia, Chile. Snatch a sneak peek at the latest addition to our fleet…
  • Fly the Friendlier Skies of Loisaba

    Flying from Kenya’s capital to Loisaba just got a whole lot easier. Air Kenya has informed us that from June 1st this year, the minimum number of passengers needed to operate a flight into Loisaba will be two (2) instead of the…
  • Shuttle Service to Las Torres

    Despite our remote location, Hotel Las Torres and Torres del Paine National Park are easily accessible from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales and Calafate via shuttles. Our all-inclusive programs include direct transfers (fixed schedules) from all three of these cities. The shuttle service…
  • Welcome, Carlos!

    Fantástico Sur has a new general manager — Carlos Quiroga. Already on the job for close to five months, Carlos earned a graduate degree in business administration (with a specialization in logistics) from the University of Chile before working for several top-shelf…
  • Breaking News: IPC Launches 2018 Dates and Rates!

    Iceland ProCruises just released the 2018 dates and rates for its cruises in Iceland and Greenland. The season kicks off on May 11th with our “Iceland Circumnavigation” itinerary and concludes on September 22nd with a “Northern Lights & Whales” trip. This popular…
  • Waiting for the Whales . . .

    Even though it’s the last cruise of the 2017 season, our “Northern Lights & Whales” itinerary (Sept 21-27) is already sold out. We are currently taking names for the waiting list. But there are plenty of other great Iceland ProCruises itineraries to…
  • Breaking News! Uganda Online Visas

    It has come to our attention that Uganda’s Immigration Department is currently experiencing technical difficulties with its online application system. Clients/travelers may not be able to successfully submit visa applications for the time being. But luckily, visas can be issued on arrival…
  • Uganda Slashes Visa and Gorilla Trekking Fees

    In a move to promote tourism, the Uganda government has slashed the price of a single entry visa to US$50 (down from US$100). Uganda issues other types of tourist visas, including multiple and transit permits. The fees for these visas have not…
  • Bwindi Silverback Dies in Tragic Accident

    In keeping with Africa’s circle of life, Adventure Consults also reported the passing of Ndahura, a dominant silverback gorilla of the Bitukura family in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Ndahura died in December from injuries sustained during a fall from a tree…
  • And the Oscar Goes To . . .

    They’ve done it again, those incredible filmmakers at Hotel Las Torres, a brand new video that highlights the wonder and majesty of Torres del Paine National Park as well as the creature comforts available at the wilderness lodge. Produced by Free Road…
  • Grand Tour Namibia

    Given the fact that African Profile Safaris has long been the air safari of choice among Hollywood types visiting Namibia, it wasn’t surprising that former Top Gear stars Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May chose APS to fly them around Namibia…
  • T+L Tabs Elewana for 2017 Awards

    We are delighted to have an incredible six of our properties nominated for the prestigious Travel + Leisure awards for 2017. To help us win these awards, we ask that you all take a few moments to vote for each property at…
  • Chimps Ahoy!

    Once again pushing the outer edge of the safari envelope, Cheli & Peacock has created an enticing East African wildlife experience called Gnus and Chimps. The seven-night flying safari revolves around two of Tanzania’s greatest wildlife treasures — the wildebeest (gnu) migration…
  • Cape Horn 101

    How much do you know about Cape Horn, one of South America’s most important landmarks? For centuries, the archipelago at the southern tip of South America was believed to lie at the very end of the earth. Only the bravest of seamen…
  • Is the “W” Circuit Your Kind of Thing?

    Expedition cruises around Tierra del Fuego and the bottom end of Patagonia may be what Australis is known for among adventure seekers. But the Chilean cruise company is also into promoting the region as a while. Especially places like Torres del Paine…
  • Luciano K and Lastarria Snatch Travelers’ Choice Awards

    The hip Luciano K Hotel in Santiago has been named one of the Chile’s top five Hotels for Romance in the 2017 Travelers’ Choice awards from TripAdvisor. Set inside a restored 1920s mansion in the city’s atmospheric Barrio Lastaria, the Luciano K…
  • Better Web and New Rates

    Hotel Las Torres, the wilderness lodge in Torres del Paine National Park has just launched a redesigned website and released rates for the 2017/2018 season. The new website is designed to improve the user experience and make it easier to find out…
  • Emergency Rescue Insurance for All-Inclusive Guests

    As part of the continuing improvement of Hotel Las Torres guest services, anyone participating in our all-inclusive programs between January 1st and March 31st of 2017 will automatically receive accident insurance for remote areas. This includes quick rescue and transport to a…
  • Fire Burns Section of Kyambura Game Lodge, Uganda

    We were saddened to learn that Kyambura Game Lodge in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park has closed following a fire that gutted a section of the lodge. Thankfully, no one was injured. Four guest cottages and the main area were unaffected, and…
  • Lastarria From Above

    Snatch a drone’s-eye-view of the Barrio Lastarria, Parque Forestal and the Luciano K in a new video produced by the hotel and distributed on YouTube. In only a minute and a half, the aerial show gives a pretty good feel of the…
  • The Early Bird Has Flown . . . But New Spring Offers Have Arrived!

      Not everything lasts forever . . . including the Iceland ProCruises fabulous Early Bird Special on  cruises in Iceland and Greenland, which expired at the end of January. Regular prices take effect on the 1st February 2017. However, it’s not too…
  • Ship to Shore

    Starting with our cruises in the North Atlantic this spring, free wi-fi will be available in the Observation Lounge, Club Lounge and Polar Library on Iceland ProCruises’ Ocean Diamond. However, if you need a wi-fi connection in your state room, you will still…
  • Check This: Icelandair’s New Baggage Policy

    Economy class passengers on all Icelandair flights booked in North America are now allowed just one free checked bag and one personal carry-on item. The new policy, which took effect on January 17th, does not impact passengers traveling to Iceland on Saga…
  • Early Bird Keeps Flying

    Offering discerning travelers unique experiences both on and off the ship, Iceland ProCruises just announced that its 20% discount for “early bird” bookings has been extended through January 31, 2017 for cruises in Iceland and Greenland (based on space available). Details on…
  • Uganda’s Christmas Miracle: Another Babe at Ziwa

    This past yuletide season brought more than good tidings and Christmas cheer to Uganda. The East African nation was also blessed with one of the rarest gifts of all – a baby rhino that came into the world on December 27th at…
  • Best Wildlife Watching? East Africa Scores High

    Conde Nast Traveler’s recent photo story on The 12 Best Places To See Wildlife Up Close features a number of places around the African continent where our clients are the local experts including Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Namibia. According to writer Paul…
  • The Latest Scoop on Ethiopia

    Guidebooks are great but often outdated. UK-based Bradt Travel Guides — which publishes guides to some of the world’s wildest and most out-of-the-way places — goes the extra mile by providing online updates of its favorite places. Case in point: Bradt Ethiopia…
  • Come Drive with Us!

    Think Cheli & Peacock only does FITs? Well, think again . . . because we’ve added scheduled driving safaris to some of East Africa’s best game parks and wildlife conservancies. Our new driving safaris are guaranteed with a minimum of two and…
  • Mom and Dad: Bring the Kids!

    The new Family-Special from Iceland ProCruises is valid for two adults traveling with a maximum of two children under the age of 12. All cabins in category B feature two cabins. Each room is equipped with two beds and a bathroom with…
  • Wow! Flights from Miami

    In case you didn’t already know . . . budget carrier Wow Air starts flights between Miami and Reykjavik on April 5, 2017 and are a great way to connect with Iceland ProCruises when our season begins in May. Reservations are already…
  • Big News from Australis for our 2018-2019 Season!

    We’re moving to four-night itineraries only! Effective September 26, 2018 both the Stella Australis and the Ventus Australis (which launches in late 2017) will offer four-night, one-way itineraries between Punta Arenas (Chile) and Ushuaia (Argentina). These routes have been christened “Fjords of…
  • Take a Sneak Peak of the Future

    Get a sneak peak at the latest addition to the Australis fleet by browsing the marine architecture renderings of  The Ventus Australis at www.australis.com/site/en/why-australis/our-fleet/ventus-australis/ Named after the Latin term for “Southern Wind,” the state-of-the-art ship is scheduled to go into service in…
  • We Welcome Fantastico Sur to Our Portfolio

    This month we are welcoming Fantastico Sur to the Emerging Destinations portfolio of cool companies in cool places. Based at Torres del Paine, this family run business specializes in trekking programs and camping/cabin stays in the legendary Chilean national park. The company…
  • Cool New Digs in Santiago

    We also welcome a pair of small luxury hotels in Santiago — the Lastarria and the Luciano K — either of which make a great base for exploring the Chilean capital before or after your Patagonian adventure, or other areas of Chile….
  • Wow Air Launches Miami Service

    Budget carrier Wow Air will start flights between Miami and Reykjavik on April 5, 2017. Reservations are already being accepted for passage between Miami and Iceland (for as little as $99 one way) or Miami and Wow destinations in other European cities…
  • Diamond Life

    Starting with our cruises in the North Atlantic next spring, free wi-fi will be available in the Observation Lounge, Club Lounge and Polar Library on Ocean Diamond. However, if you need an wi-fi connection in your state room, you will still need…
  • Grand Tour Namibia

    Given the fact that African Profile Safaris has long been the air safari of choice among Hollywood types visiting Namibia, it wasn’t surprising that former Top Gear stars Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May chose APS to fly them around Namibia…
  • Trekking del Paine

    Given the fact that many of the people who join its Patagonia cruises also visit Torres del Paine, Australis has just created its own guide to hiking Chile’s most famous national park during the southern hemisphere summer. Torres del Paine Hiking –…
  • On the Verge of Extinction?

    No More Nukes . . . Save the Whales . . . and now Ban the Bottle. Elewana Collection is now part of a worldwide movement to get rid of plastic bottles by offering permanent stainless steel bottles to guests at all…
  • Speaking of SkySafari . . .

    Christmas comes early at Elewana — anyone who books a 2017 SkySafari now gets a 10% discount. The early booking special applies to any and all 2017 departures including the SkySafari Tanzania Classic, SkySafari Kenya Classic and SkySafari Kenya Connoisseur. To qualify…
  • Net Gains

    In case you haven’t noticed, Australis just launched a new website that features larger photos, better maps and easier ways to navigate their various routes, shore excursions and other options. It’s now in six different languages. Check out the English version here…
  • Read All About It!

    Elewana Collection sales and marketing director James Haigh was recently interviewed by The Luxury Editor website. In addition to answering a broad range of questions about Elewana’s camps, lodges and hotels and SkySafari, the story also delves into some of Haigh’s favorite…
  • Around Iceland with Nancy Harrison

    Nancy Harrison, founder and CEO of Adventure Media, recently did a webinar for us called “Iceland Circumnavigation: The Experience Aboard the Ocean Diamond.” The webinar is all about what your clients can expect to experience on our ten-day Iceland Circumnavigation itinerary. From…
  • Wild Breaking News from Bwindi!

    After multiple gorilla births this fall in Virunga National Park in the Congo, Adventure Consults is happy to report that a simian babe was also born in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Businza, an adult female from the Rushegura family, gave birth on…
  • Iceland’s Gateway Lands First Domestic Flights

    Writing on the Skift global travel industry website, Icelandic author Kristján Sigurjónsson presents an interesting, in-depth article on how Keflavik International Airport in Iceland is finally adding domestic flights . . . eliminating the necessity to travel all the way into the…
  • Coming to an Ocean Near You . . .

    IPC has tweaked some of the routes and itineraries for next year, including the addition of a new port-of-call on the “Iceland Circumnavigation” route! Instead of docking two nights in Akureyri, the Ocean Diamond we will now spend one night anchored off…
  • Read All About It!

    Our 2017 brochures for cruises in Iceland and Greenland is hot off the press and we’re just about ready to start distributing in North America. Please email Jessie asap so that we can send you one as soon as they arrive. If…
  • Are you ready for Ventus?

    The next generation Australis expedition ship, currently under construction in Chile, is slated to launch in late 2017 with its first departure from Punta Arenas on 2nd January 2018. Ventus will have 99 staterooms like its sister ship (Stella Australis), but the…
  • Patagonia City and Dining Guides

    Don’t forget to remind your customers to download and print our in-depth city and restaurant guides to Punta Arenas (Chile) and Ushuaia (Argentina) before they fly off to South America. Available as PDFs on the Australis website, the guides are packed full…
  • “W in Comfort” is returning

    Hotel Las Torres is also bringing back another highly successful program for the 2016-2017 summer season — the “W in Comfort” hiking program along the legendary trail in Torres del Paine National Park. The “W” hiking circuit around the Paine Massif is…
  • Australis Launches New Ushuaia Check-In

    In order to deliver even better service to passengers joining its expedition cruises in Tierra del Fuego, Australis recently opened a new check-in center in Ushuaia, Argentina. Check-in for Australis cruises is now being handled by Tolkeyen Patagonia Tourism at this address:…
  • Calling all cougars

    Warmer weather means that it’s once again puma watching time in Patagonia. Hotel Las Torres is the best place in all of South America to track, spot and photograph these beautiful big cats in the wild and puma expert Roberto Donoso is…
  • Meet the Ventus

    Ventus Australis is the name announced for the new state-of-the-art ship being built for Australis Expedition cruise line. The name – Latin for “Southern Wind” – reflects Tierra del Fuego’s distinctive weather, a factor that has long determined the region’s socio-cultural development…
  • Gwyneth Goes Nordic

    Gwyneth Paltrow is the latest Hollywood star to discover the charms of Iceland. The star of Shakespeare in Love and the Iron Man trilogy recent took her kids Moses and Apple on a blow-out five day vacation on the North Atlantic island….
  • Iceland’s Carbon Neutral Capital

    Reykjavik mayor Dagur Eggertsson just announced an ambition plan to transform the Icelandic capital into the globe’s first fully carbon neutral city by 2040. An article posted on Engadget.com says the city will achieve this lofty goal by making sure that all…
  • Ready for Next Year?

    IPC has tweaked some of the routes and itineraries for next year, including the addition of a new port-of-call on the “Iceland Circumnavigation” route! Instead of docking two nights in Akureyri, the Ocean Diamond will now spend one night anchored off Grimsey, a…
  • Diamond Forever

    Speaking of the Ocean Diamond, Iceland ProCruises just inked a new contract with the owners that extends our use of the ship in the North Atlantic until 2020. That’s another four warm-weather seasons of showing off the best of Iceland and Greenland….
  • Hot Off the Press!

    Our 2017 brochures for cruises in Iceland and Greenland is hot off the press and we’re just about ready to start distributing in North America. Please email fill out this form asap so that we can send you one as soon as…
  • In the Mood to Travel?

    In case you haven’t read it yet, Travel + Leisure magazine recently reported on a survey by Wakefield Research that Travel is the No. 1 Mood Booster. “Research tells us that 44% of Americans frequently regret not being able to go on…
  • Rwanda Rising

    If that’s not enough reason to book your gorilla trek today, consider that fact that Conde Nast Traveler recently published an article listing Five Reasons to Visit Rwanda Now. “Rwanda is the travel world’s phoenix rising,” the story declares. “From a devastating…
  • Elsa’s Kopje Rises to the Top

    Elewana’s landmark camp in Meru National Park, Elsa’s Kopje has been honored with an Andrew Harper 2016 Readers’ Choice award, ranking number 12 in the “Best Safari Lodges and Camps” category. The rankings are based on an annual independent reader survey in…
  • IPC Announces 2017 Rates and Itineraries

    Our 2017 prices and itineraries are out! You can view them here — http://www.icelandprocruises.com/pages/cruises-2017.html A few changes are coming in 2017 including a new port on the “Iceland Circumnavigation” route! Instead of docking two nights in Akureyri, the Ocean Diamond we will…
  • Update on VAT Tanzania from SkySafari

    Good day, As you know the Government of the Republic of Tanzania announced that as of the 1st of July 2016, VAT should be charged on some tourism services. SkySafari by Elewana is acutely aware of the disruption that unplanned changes to…
  • UGANDA SLASHES SINGLE ENTRY TOURIST VISA FEES

    The government of Uganda has announced that, with effect from 22nd July 2016, Uganda’s single entry visa will cost US$50 (down from US$100) in a move aimed at promoting tourism. The good news comes only a few days after the government introduced…
  • Tanzania VAT Update – No Change to Elewana Collection Accomodation Rates

    From James Haigh of Elewana: As you know the Government of the Republic of Tanzania has announced that as of the 1st July 2016 VAT will now be charged on some tourism services.The Elewana Collection is acutely aware of the disruption that…
  • “W” Earns Spanish Kudos

    The Spanish-language edition of National Geographic has named the “W” Trail in Torres del Paine National Park as one of the eight most attractive trails in the world. Since half of the trail is on our 10,000 acre estancia, Hotel Las Torres…
  • U.S. and Canada Only — Your Fifth Night at Las Torres is Free!

    Hotel Las Torres had a great promotion on at the moment: Book four nights and get the fifth night absolutely free. The promotion is valid for new bookings made through July 31st, 2016. Rates start at US$1,900 per person sharing a double…
  • Come Learn With Us

    The Australis Specialist Program is an online certification course that includes a variety of fun and informative multimedia lessons, using real-life examples and sharing insights that you’ll be able to apply to your own business. Comprising of seven modules of interactive online…
  • Fly the Friendly Skies of Kenya and Tanzania

    Denys Finch-Hatton of “Out of Africa” fame was one of the pioneers of the flying safari and shooting animals with cameras rather than guns. The legacy of those legendary aviator-conservationists passes down to modern times as the SkySafari, a bespoke blend of Elewana’s…
  • Loisaba Reopens!

    Call it extreme makeover, Africa edition — the new Loisaba Tented Camp opened on May 1st. The open-air dining room, lounge bar, infinity pools and luxury tents are perched on the edge of a high escarpment that looks out over the wildlife-rich…
  • Easier Access to Serengeti Migration Camp

    We finally have confirmed verbal permission to use the bridge in front of Serengeti Migration Camp to access the Kogatende/Mara crossings. This cuts the three-hour journey time between the camp and the Mara River to as little as one hour. Serengeti Migration…
  • Kenya Burns Ivory

    On April 30, Elewana proudly watched alongside the planet as Kenya made history by burning 105 tons of ivory and 1.35 tons of rhino horn. African leaders, world-renowned conservationists and celebrities joined in the event which received global media coverage. We would like…
  • Namibia Continues to Shine

    Namibia continues to shine in the international media is a star of the African safari seen. Check out these recent articles . . . and the latest offerings from African Profile Safaris. Manchester Evening News (UK): Travel Review Namibia “You know that bit at the…
  • Rwanda’s Roaring Success

    A good news conservation story. When you think about Conservation in Africa you probably think of a battle that is being lost. The local and international conservation headlines read desperate times for wildlife. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Good news…
  • The Sad Passing of Clarence the Three-Legged Lion

    Brian Mugume of Adventure Consults in Uganda recently passed along the sad news that Clarence, the famous three-legged lion of Murchison Falls National Park, was killed some months back by a buffalo. Clarence was once the dominant male of the park’s “Delta” pride that…
  • Unexpected Ethiopia

    I’ve made two journeys through Ethiopia in the last 11 months with our client Jacaranda Tours. Some thoughts on the first trip can be found on my blog here. Meanwhile, here are some takeaways from my most recent trip: You can learn about Ethiopia…
  • Las Torres Wins Silver at the Telly Awards

    From Hotel Las Torres: Very proudly, we announce that our promotional video has recently been named a Silver Winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards in the category “Best online commercial for Travel/Tourism”. With over 13,000 entries from all over the world, this is truly an…
  • Brand New Arrivals Terminal in Nairobi

    While passengers of Kenya Airways and the airline’s SkyTeam partners already enjoy a new arrival terminal, travellers flying to Nairobi on other airlines still use the converted parking garage, which was turned into an arrival facility with immigration and customs and baggage…
  • British Airways | Great News for Kenya & East Africa

    British Airways to increase capacity between London and Nairobi 784 seats a week British Airways has announced it will increase capacity by 784 seats a week on flights between London and Nairobi for summer 2016 through the introduction of a Boeing 747-400…
  • The Future Takes Shape for Australis

    Construction is underway on the new Australis expedition vessel in Valdivia, Chile. The new ship — which is expected to join the fleet during the final trimester of 2017 — will have a similar hull design and the same number of cabins…
  • Federico Takes Silver at Nationals!

    A huge congratulations to Las Torres’ bartender Federico Gil for his excellent performance in the recent Capel Puro Talento: Torneo Nacional de Mixología y Flair, a national bartending competition that matches cocktail makers from around the nation. Federico shook and stirred his…
  • Iceland ProCruises in Chicago Tribune

    Iceland ProCruises’ “Iceland and Natural Wonders of Greenland” itinerary just made it into the Chicago Tribune article “11 summer vacation ideas – and why you should book now.” This itinerary is the perfect way to see both Iceland and Greenland and there…
  • Iceland ProTravel​ added to Emerging Destinations Portfolio​

    We are pleased to announce that we have added Iceland ProTravel to the Emerging Destinations portfolio of cool companies in cool places.  The “older sister”  to Iceland ProCruises, ​Iceland ProTravel was founded 20 years ago and has has grown into one of Iceland’s…
  • Icelandair Increases Service from Portland, OR

      As you know, air to Iceland in the summer can be hard to find and at a premium. We are pleased to let you know that due to consumer demand, Icelandair is increasing service from Portland, Oregon. Along with air lift, accommodations…
  • Revised KWS Park Fees

    Dear Friends and Partners, We are very pleased to announce the implementation of the reduction of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Park fees effective as of 1st March 2016. The new Park entry fee regulations are as follows: Non Resident Child Aged…
  • Take Elewana to the Top

    As you may be aware, voting is open for the 2016 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. Three Elewana properties have been nominated this year – Arusha Coffee Lodge, Tortilis Camp and Kilindi. Given the fact these are among the most prestigious awards…
  • Iceland ProCruises featured in the NY Times

    NEW CRUISES IN ICELAND Launched last summer as Iceland’s first locally owned expedition cruise line, Iceland ProCruises has announced new itineraries for 2016 that head beyond home base to northerly neighbors from the Faroe Islands to Greenland. Its sole ship, the 224-passenger Ocean Diamond,…
  • Rock Rabbit Redux

    After a lengthy six-year negotiation with TANAPA and the chief warden of Serengeti National Park, Serengeti Migration Camp has finally triumphed in its quest to relocate its booming hyrax population. Also called rock rabbits or dassies, the feisty little mammals have been an…
  • Sand River Mara Awarded Bronze for Eco Tourism

    Sand River Mara Awarded Bronze for Eco Tourism In line with all of Elewana’s properties in Kenya, Sand River Masai Mara is now part of the Eco Tourism Kenya rating scheme and have just been awarded the bronze certificate. About Sand River…
  • An Easter Sky Safari | 2 Children Free

    An Easter Sky Safari | 2 Children Free SkySafari by Elewana provides once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience for the young as well as for the young-at-heart.Families find our 8-day SkySafari the perfect solution to avoid long transfers as our direct flights between the lodges…
  • New Tourist Visa Rules in Kenya

    From Cheli & Peacock Safaris: Dear Friends and Partners, We are happy to inform you that the Department of Immigration Services of Kenya officially announced that the waiving of visa fees for children 16 years and under has come into effect as…
  • When It’s Good to be a Small Ship Cruise

    One of the world’s biggest cruise ships, the 2600-passenger Queen Mary 2, met one of the smallest, the 210-passenger Stella Australis, off Cape Horn at the bottom of the world in Patagonia on February 11 just after the 400th anniversary on January…