Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Colossal tents in Baja, culinary cravings in Antigua and Cape Town 'Escapes'

New Frontiers has launched New Frontiers Escapes - their own in-house touring
brand! Read on for details...

 What's happening this week in the Kusini Collection:

New Frontiers Escapes are innovative and feature hand-
picked guides
New Frontiers: New Frontiers is excited to announce the launch of New Frontiers Escapes, their own in-house touring brand! Expect New Frontiers' expertise in creating curated and meticulously researched day experiences in and around Cape Town, often with an unusual twist to the offering. One signature element of New Frontiers Escapes will be exceptional guides, with plans for an academy to provide ongoing training. Find more information here on New Frontiers Escapes and contact Tad with questions or for a virtual tour of the new offerings on the Agent Zone!

The spacious rooms are built on teak decking and are
beautifully appointed
Imvelo Safari Lodges: The transformation of Imvelo Safari Lodges' Hornbill Tents to elegant Saddlebill Tents at Bomani Tented Lodge is complete! The rebuilt and refurbished tents have wonderful views, each with a private deck perfect for enjoying sunrise coffee or afternoon relaxing while keeping an eye out for wildlife. Bomani offers excellent game viewing year-round, is good value for money, and features unique experiences such as rail transfers on the Elephant Express, visiting the 'Look Up' hide, or visiting with school children at nearby Ngamo Village. Keep an eye out for details and photos of the forthcoming family suite at Bomani!
Ultimate's safaris directly help in conserving desert-adapted

Ultimate Safaris: Huge congratulations to Ultimate Safaris on being shortlisted for the 2017 Pure Awards for Conservation and Sustainability! The award is for a project or initiative that puts Planet Earth on 'center stage' - going above and beyond to protect natural resources - for the good of not only the tourism industry, but the world. The nomination for the prestigious award is in recognition of Ultimate's efforts in the //Huab Conservancy to conserve Namibia's micro-populations of desert-adapted black rhino by offering Life Enriching Journeys.

Travelers can have the best of all worlds on Tropic's new
Tropic Ecuador: Land v. cruise in the Galapagos? How about both?! Tropic Ecuador is excited to offer a new Land and Cruise Galapagos Adventure. The first two nights are at Tropic's Galapagos Magic tented camp. Travelers will enjoy kayaking, SUPs and snorkeling in the Itabaca Channel as well as other activities (additional cost or self-guided) while on Santa Cruz. Guests then embark on a 4d/3n cruise aboard the 16 pax catamaran M/C Galapagos Seaman, for a total of 6 islands in 6 days! 2017 dates and rates here (see far right tab).

At The Manta resort, guests can relax - it's 'fully-inclusive!'
The Manta Resort: For The Manta Resort, the term 'all-inclusive' is a relic from the past. They've ramped it up a notch to be 'Fully-Inclusive,' meaning your guests will not receive a bill on departure, except for additional excursions or diving activities they have taken part in. What's included? Breakfast, lunch, dinner and all beverages (including alcoholic), spa treatments, kayaks from the beach, and endless days of relaxation and fun. If your travelers choose to include additional off-site activities and excursions, these can be added to the price in advance, or charged directly while they are there. Contact us for access to the Manta Resort's agent site for pricing, options, and specials!

Antigua's gorgeous setting enhances its culinary experiences!
Maya Trails: Be sure to have a full belly before reading this delicious San Francisco Gate article on Antigua, Guatemala's burgeoning food scene. Foodies can admire beautiful local produce in the city's Mayan farmers' market, visit local farms and coffee plantations, take part in cooking classes, and enjoy food from street vendors or in Antigua's many fabulous restaurants. Travelers can then quench their thirst during a workshop at the Mayan Drinks and Spirits School. The variety of food and drink activities in Antigua is almost endless. Work with Maya Trails to find the right combination for your travelers, or start with their Flavorful Guatemala itinerary!

TOSEA's Colossus tents are, well, colossal!
Todos Santos Eco Adventures: We're thrilled to update you on the NEW Colossus Tent Camping by Todos Santos Eco Adventures! We're talking "super-duper nice camping" that can be set up on any number of sought-after and exclusive beaches on Isla Espiritu Santo in the Sea of Cortez. You'll find an overview with images here. Contact Sonya to chat about the ways in which this experience can be included in your Baja California Sur itineraries - whether you're planning a circumnavigation of the island by kayak or just a few days on a secluded beach, we've got you covered!

Isla Chiquita Glamping Lodge dazzles guests with incredible
ocean views
Costa Rica Sun Tours: Check this out! Costa Rica has picked up on the "glamping" craze and we're thrilled! Click here to read a post about Isla Chiquita on the Gulf of Nicoya. Two staffers from Costa Rica Sun Tours have recently visited to see what all the hype is about and they have returned raving! Isla Chiquita is a hidden place to enjoy a special connection to the ocean and land through adventure, delicious cuisine, and the simplicity of down-to-earth happiness. There are so many ways this unique property can be incorporated into a great off-the-beaten-path Costa Rica itinerary. Read here and then contact us to learn more!

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