AUGUST 2018  

Ex-McFly's Dougie puts a spotlight on Kafue conservation efforts

Dougie Poynter may be best known as a former member of the pop / rock band McFly but he's now increasingly involved in philanthropy. A commitment to wildlife conservation will see Dougie travel to Zambia's Kafue NP this Autumn, supported by ZMG, Wilderness Safaris and Kenya Airways, where he will view the efforts to further increase animal numbers in the park.

 

During his time in McFly, Dougie enjoyed 18 Top 20 hits (inc. seven No.1 singles), five Top 20 Albums (No.1 twice), total sales of over 10 million records worldwide, sell-out tours and a couple of BRIT Awards!  He's currently rehearsing with his new band, INK. Kamageo's PR Manager, Anisha Parmar stated "Its so encouraging to see a celebrity that's willing to break-off from a hugely busy musical career to see the work being done in Zambia. His presence alone will help shine the line on the amazing progress being made in Kafue, but there's so much more to be done".

UK / Safari Roadshow 2019 dates with Early Bird offers

In February /March 2019, Kamageo will host the biggest ever annual 'Safari Roadshow' with 40 quality exhibitors. History suggests it will attract over 40 key UK travel trade buyers.​ Following our tried and tested format, across each two-day event, there will be four separate sessions -  one each for Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and a surprise fourth country (to be announced).​There are four events in total -  Manchester, Cirencester and two in Central London.​ See safari-roadshow.com for details

Uganda/ Chirpy idea to raise tour operator smiles at BirdFair

This year's annual UK Birdfair takes place from 17th-19th August. Uganda Tourist Board will have its own stand as well as support the 20+ UK tour operators who exhibit at the event and sell Uganda trips. As a small thank you, UTB and Kamageo will be hand-delivering (fully functioning) bird boxes, crammed with mini chocolate eggs, along with informative trade literature. As trade marketing manager, Lisa Burton explained, "This is a classic example of  'champagne marketing on a lemonade budget'. With Kamageo, successful marketing campaigns don't have to cost a $1million!"

UK / Executive Assistant joins the Kamageo team

Tracey Sutton has rejoined the company she left four years ago, becoming Executive Assistant. This new role will see Tracey as PA to the Chief Executive, as well as running finance and administration. Tracey's wide range of experience, predominantly in finance but also project management will see her involved in the development of new systems thoughout the business, as well as the planning of the Safari Roadshow 2019. Tim Henshall commented "The vacancy wasn't an hour old before I thought of Tracey and how we could expand the role. She has made an instant impact across the entire company".