Inyati Game Lodge Earns 2018 TripAdvisor® Certificate Of Excellence

2018_HOF_Logos_Green-bkg_translations_en-US-UKINYATI GAME LODGE EARNS 2018 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

SABI SAND RESERVE, MPUMALANGA – Thursday, 24 May 2018– Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sand reserve today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its eighth year, the achievement celebrates businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

Being awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row and inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ is a true source of pride for the entire team at Inyati Game Lodge and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Leighanne Dawkins, Marketing Manager at Inyati Game Lodge “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by one’s guests. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

 “TripAdvisor is excited to announce the recipients of the 2018 Certificate of Excellence, which celebrates businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travellers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition allows us to publicly honour businesses that are actively engaging with customers and using feedback to help travellers identify and confidently book the perfect trip.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

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INY Clear LogoSet on the lush banks of the Sand River, Inyati Game Lodge offers the ultimate safari experience combining diverse wildlife with authentic African hospitality. From the warm welcome you receive upon arrival, to our comfortable chalets, hearty home style cuisine and highly experienced guides, every guest departs with unforgettable memories and the imprint of Africa in their soul.

http://www.inyati.co.za email: res@inyati.co.za reservations telephone: +27 11 486 2027

 

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, enables travellers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 600 million reviews and opinions covering the world’s largest selection of worldwide travel listings – approximately 7.5 million accommodations, airlines, attractions and restaurants – TripAdvisor provides travellers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travellers can find the lowest price on the hotel that’s right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world’s largest travel community of 455 million average monthly unique visitors**, all looking to get the most out of every trip. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

* Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, November 2017

** Source: TripAdvisor log files, average monthly unique visitors, Q3 2017

 

 

Atta wins Gold at Indaba 2018

Atta wins Gold at Africa’s Travel Indaba 2018

#Indaba2018: Tourism's time in the spotlight
#Indaba2018 : Tourism’s time in the spotlight.

At last week’s newly rebranded Africa’s Travel Indaba, Atta won a GOLD stand award for in the Tourism Marketing Organisation Category.

This years Indaba saw a renewed energy and a revamped offering in the Durban ICC. In a change from previous years the Atta stand was in the heart of the show on the centre aisle of the ICC. With 28 Atta member companies exhibiting the stand was a hive of activity with some great meetings happening and business being undertaken.

Leighanne and Matthew proudly represented Inyati on the The African Travel and Tourism Association – ATTA stand.

“It is always amazing to catch up with so many of our travel friends, partners & associates.” said Leighanne Dawkins, Marketing Manager at Inyati Game Lodge

 

We need your vote! LILIZELA TOURISM AWARDS 2018 is now open!

lilizela-banner-728x90-2017The Lilizela Tourism Awards is South Africa’s premier Travel and Tourism Award ceremony.
It is a platform that honours and celebrates tourism business owners for their sterling impact on the South African tourism industry.
“Lilizela” is a term that is unique to South Africa’s Nguni languages, meaning “ululate”, which is a symbolic sound for joy and celebration.

We are delighted to announce that we have entered the Lilizela Tourism Awards 2018 and require your help to bring the award home to us. Inyati is are proud of our knowledgeable and passionate safari guides that make this entry possible.

VOTING CLOSES 18 JUNE 2018

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Seen on safari @ Inyati Game Lodge

An African safari isn’t a passive experience. It isn’t just about glimpsing wildlife. You’re enveloped in their untamed world, absolutely surrounded by the drama and charm of the planet’s greatest theater; every angle is unique and each moment personalized.

Martial Eagle Conservation – Kruger National Park update.

In December 2013 Rowen van Eeden successfully GPS tagged a martial eagle chick that was soon to fledge (Figure 1).

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Figure 1. Rowen van Eeden fitting the GPS tag on the young martial eagle.

The nest was in the Crocodile Bridge section of Kruger National Park and this was the first time a tag was deployed on a martial eagle still in the nest. The aim of the tagging was to find out about the movements of young eagles as they disperse from the nest, and there were high hopes that we might follow it through to adulthood. In total 18 martial eagles have now been GPS tagged for this project (this includes a combination of both young and adult eagles), but this one remains particularly special.

Although the tags provide us with a way to closely follow the movements of eagles in the ‘virtual’ world and we can view their locations on Google Earth almost daily, we rarely get to see them in the real world as they’re always on the move. However, in Jan 2016 Keith Jenkinson sent us a beautiful picture of this individual photographed at Inyati Game Lodge. By then he was two years old and was obviously doing well for himself. In the picture he had the tail of a rock monitor in his feet (Figure 2).

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Figure 2. Photo taken by Keith Jenkinson of the young eagle, aged two years old (2016).

Last week we were concerned that the tag had stopped moving and quickly contacted Ulusaba Private Reserve (owned by Sir Richard Branson) where his last known location was recorded. The guides there responded quickly and searched the area where he was thought to be but didn’t find anything. We waited anxiously hoping the tag would come back online and then on Sunday I got a call from one of Ulusaba’s guides, Kyle Michel, saying they had found the eagle – well actually, he was perched in a tree close to the lodge eating another rock monitor he had caught (Figure 3). Just over four years since he was tagged, he is looking magnificent. We are thrilled and his tag is again functioning perfectly.

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Figure 3. Martial eagle aged four years old photographed by Kyle Michel (2018).

He’s been to Mozambique a few times, spent a lot of time in southern Kruger and in the network of private game reserves to the west of Kruger and now we’re really hopeful that one day soon he might settle down for his first breeding attempt – watch this space!

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Figure 4. Movements of the GPS tagged martial eagle since tagging. Each colour represents a different year. 2014:blue, 2015: green, 2016: purple, 2017: yellow, 2018: red.

Many thanks to everyone who has been involved in tagging and following this individual. 

~Meg Murgatroyd

Source – https://www.facebook.com/MartialEagleConservation

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The Safari Awards 2018 Inyati Game Lodge,Sabi Sand Reserve Nominated

Inyati Game LodgeWe are so proud to announce that Inyati Game Lodge has been nominated for the 2018 Safari Awards, sponsored by The Good Safari Guide.
If it weren’t for our guests continued support throughout the years we’d never be in the position we’re in today. Your positive reviews, constructive criticism and contribution to Inyati Game Lodge, has ensured we’ve secured a place in the Safari Awards, a prestigious annual award bestowed upon camps and lodges displaying excellence in specific categories. Inyati Game Lodge has been nominated in 8 categories. We’d really like to rally your support to secure an award.

Voting is easy! Here’s how you do it:
1. Go to this page, search and click on the property: Safari Awards Voting Selection Page
2. Log in with your username and password, or register if this is your first time voting.
3. You will be redirected to the camp page, where you click on the big “vote” button.

Follow the prompts, rate us out of 10 and leave a comment if you’d like!

Here are the categories in which Inyati Game Lodge, have been nominated in the Safari Awards:

2018 Best Safari Guiding Team category (Nominee)Guiding team
The Inyati guides and Shangaan trackers make for an outstanding team while out on safari, while they share their intimate knowledge and incomparable intuition of the African bush. At Inyati, you can look forward to fantastic close-up experiences with Africa’s wildlife on every game drive

2018 Best Walking Safari (Nominee)
Guided interpretive bush walks are one of the highlights of staying in a private reserve. You can experience the thrill of tracking animals such as the Big Five on foot. They are not hikes, and are usually tailored to your fitness level. The walks are led by qualified guides who will tell you interesting facts about the plants and animals that you encounterFamily park run
2018 Best Value Safari Property (Nominee)#travel Tuesday
Inyati offers exceptional value for money at a fraction of the price of other private lodges in the reserve. The predator sightings in the Sabi Same Game Reserve are in abundance and the sands offers unparalleled game viewing opportunities in an uncrowded reserve. Rates include game drives, walks, accommodation and meals.

2018 Best Design Category (Nominee)Inyati Pool
With our veranda dining and bar area, there’s plenty of flow throughout the lodge. No fencing which means wildlife can roam freely throughout.

2018 Best Service category (Nominee)Nelson Inyati safari
Inyati Game Lodge offers guests attentive service, fine African cuisine, expert game rangers, and an array of activities including big 5 game drives, bush walks, fishing and the popular junior ranger program.

2018 Best Family Safari Experience (Nominee)Cheetah
2018 Best Safari Cuisine category (Nominee)
Relish fascinating combinations of African dishes while sipping fabulous champagne and fine wines.family2018 Best Location category (Nominee)Still waters
Set on the lush banks of the Sand River, Inyati Game Lodge offers the ultimate safari experience combining diverse wildlife with authentic African hospitality. From the warm welcome you receive upon arrival, to our comfortable chalets, hearty home style cuisine and highly experienced guides, every guest departs with unforgettable memories and the imprint of Africa in their soul.

2018 Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property (Nominee)Elephant dust herd
Inyati is committed long term sustainability and to respecting the local community and environment in which we live. We care about our people and the communities around us. Inyati employs about 45 permanent staff, most of which are from the local community. Many of our staff has been with Inyati for more than 10 years making Inyati their home and creating that family atmosphere that the lodge has become renowned for.

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Leaping Leopard and wild dog family

Mondzo seems to have made the Inyati causeway his home. Every game drive the past few days has started with this beautiful young male entertaining our guests.

The wild dogs have been back for the last month. its been great seeing these amazing animals again and thier 7 pups at Inyati.

The new wild dog pups are thriving. Within a week they have become more mobile and their patterns are starting to emerge from underneath their black birth coat.
They are becoming more confident and venturing further from the entrance to their den, and their ears have started to form the distinct disc shape.

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*Photographs by Keith and Darren

Inyati Game Lodge – 2017 Provincial Winner – Lilizela Tourism Awards

Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sand Game Reserve – Winner of the Wildlife Encounters, Service Excellence, Visitor’s Experience award @ the provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards 2017 – held in White River 8th September 2017

“Being awarded the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Award for the Visitor Experience category – Wildlife Encounters in ‪#‎Mpumalanga for a fourth year in a row is a true source of pride for the entire team at Inyati Game Lodge ,” said Leighanne Dawkins, Marketing Manager at Inyati Game Lodge.

“Born from a diverse and rich tapestry of ancestry our guides and trackers are storytellers for the land. Some of whom are third generation at Inyati, building a lifelong bond with colleagues and guests alike. Experts out in the field they are the finishing touch to the fine quality of the Inyati safari experience.”

The Lilizela Tourism Awards are an opportunity to celebrate professionalism, creativity and innovation in the industry. The provincial awards are being held in the month of September – which is also the time that South Africa and the tourism industry at large celebrate Tourism Month.

The National Winners will be announced at the Sandton Convention Centre on 29th of October 2017. To view the full list of finalists and winners visit http://www.lilizela.co.za

INY 2017

In October 2011, Inyati Game Lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve issued over 12 000 phantom shares, equivalent to five percent of the company, to its employees in a bid to reward staff loyalty and retain employee talent.
“Providing employees with a stake in the business not only improves their sense of belonging and value but also instils the feeling that the better they assist the business in performing, the more value they’ll see in returns through the worth of their investment,” says Dos Santos.

Inyati Game Lodge is situated in arguably one of the best game viewing areas in the world & most prestigious private conservation areas, the Sabi Sand Reserve (Wildtuin), adjoining the renowned Kruger National Park. Experience fantastic close-up’s with Africa’s wildlife on every game drive.

It’s here! Announcing the launch of our newly redesigned website.

We’ve launched our new website and we’re excited to introduce you to our new look.

We’re really proud of the new Inyati Game Lodge website and feel it will create the experience you’re looking for when you pay us a visit.
Our new website features an easily accessible BOOKNOW booking widget will make it easier for guests to make online bookings

To experience the all new website, please visit http://www.inyati.co.zagolden-orb

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