Uganda named on NatGeo's Cool List 2019
National Geographic Traveller has announced its Cool List 2019, highlighting the 19 must-see destinations which include Uganda. Pat Riddell, editor of NGT said: “Our team of editors, writers and industry experts have compiled the 19 destinations set to hit the headlines, with key openings, new routes and rising-star destinations firmly in the spotlight”. They went on to say "If you’re longing to see mountain gorillas, but Rwanda’s ultra-luxe lodges and high permit fees don’t suit your budget, head for Uganda instead. The steady growth of its gorilla population is one of Africa’s great conservation success stories, with tourists playing an important role. Trekking fees raise funds not only for gorillas and their habitat, but also for Uganda’s other national assets including Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks, home to chimps, giraffes and hippos". See natgeotraveller.co.uk/the-cool-list-2019
Zimbabwe completes the line up for Safari Roadshow 2019
The fourth country that completes the star-studded line-up for the Safari Roadshow 2019 has been revealed as ZIMBABWE. In February 2019, Kamageo will now host the UK’s biggest-ever Safari Roadshow with 40+ exhibitors from Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Acting Chief Executive at ZTA, Givemore Chidzidzi confirmed, "We believe this will contribute immensely to the promotion of destination Zimbabwe in this key market". He also added that he expected a "fruitful" result given Kamageo's experience and expertise.
Print ad campaign launches for Tanzania
A print campaign has started for Tanzania Tourism this month, with the first full-page ad appearing in the December issue of BBC Wildlife. Consumer Marketing Manager - Rich Whiston explained, "The campaign reflects on Tanzania's ability to perfectly deliver the safari you dreamt of as a child". Using the headline "Live out your wildest dreams", the campaign is funded by TANTOO, the private sector initiative, launched by Kamageo earlier this year. Further activities include attending consumer travel shows, social media campaigns, media and trade fams and online training.
Great new way to promote Chimpanzee conservation
At Kamageo, we've recently started working with Sierra Leone. As part of our research into its various tourism attractions, its taken us to the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, where the talented staff have written and performed the unbelievably catchy 'Salone Is Our Home Too' song and produced a great fun video, too. Watch it here>>> and we guarantee you will sing/dance along! Then head to www.tacugama.com to find out more about the sanctuary.