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KSG - KANABO Safari Group (About)

KANABO Safari Group is a group of business entities operating in the tourism and related industries. It was founded as Kanabo Safaris in 1998 and has been operational since then as a tour-operator.

 

KANABO Safari Group is a registered in

South Africa as KABONA Safaris CK 9840328/23   -  tour-operator and travel agent  /  booking agent for other African travel products

Namibia as Kanabo Namibia CC 2008/4622  -  travel agent

Botswana as Memories of Okavango  CO 2013/6240  -  travel agent

Kalahari Jo' CC 2004/005602/23  -  clothing and equipment

 

KANABO Safari Group consists of

 KABONA Safaris & Travel  -  safari operator in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa  /  booking agent for other African travel products  

Kanabo Tourism Services  -  tourism related services i.e.. car rental, tourism training, tourism investments etc.

 Kj'  Clothing and Equipment  -  online shop for own and sourced travel related products

 Kanabo 2nd Base K2B  -  Used camping and travel equipment and items

 Kanabo Stays  -  personalized accommodation options in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana

 Kanabo Conservation Link  -  involvement in conservation and presivation of African natural resources   

KSG - COVID19 Status

KANABO Safaris / Pre-Covid19

Kanabo Safaris have been operating safari Experiences since 1994, in Southern Africa.

In this time we have taken thousands of travelers, corporate incentive groups and FIT’s, on Experiences in Southern Africa. Gladly the majority became friends by returning for more of our Experiences.

Kanabo Safaris have always remained a small group operator and travel agent, concentrating on personalized experiences, rather than numbers and money. Our motto being “our sense of beauty was shaped by thousands of African sunsets”  therefor we follow the sun and not crowds.

For the same reason as per above I have decided to stay a one-man business, as I was happy and contend with what I had, made and could make. Maybe I was jealous to share my customers/friends with other people.  Someone once said, “find something you will do for free, then make a living out of it” That is what I did ….  

KANABO Safaris / Post-Covid19

  • Being a one-man operation we knew that the impact of Covid19 would be devastating should it last beyond our financial reach. Little did we and the world at large, realized just how long this would last and what the impact would be. It has been 15 months since I last saw a traveler/friend/tourist or had a bum on a seat. It has now gone beyond devastation, to implosion. We have exceeded the reach of our finances and savings.
  • Most of you know that I’m not one to pull punches. Our only hope was you be assisted by government and indeed billions was made available to the tourist sector. In typical African style, most of those aid-funds was redeployed (politically correct name for stolen) by carders and despots.
  • That was not the end of the implosion for us, as the ANC government in South Africa, stated by law that aid-funds was only available to black South Africans in the tourism industry, specifically one-man business’s, which by law is legal. That is fact not fiction, that meant implosion became financial murder. I am 5th  generation on this Africa continent, and are still regarded as foreign by my government, by the colour of my skin and the pronunciation of my surname.
  • As this was an unknown to all, the insurance industry also backed down on claims from the industry, as according to them it was never in their terms and conditions. Some honored their obligations in honesty, the most just turned their back on us.
  • Bookings with agents, operators, accommodation establishments and parks and reserves, that was maid and deposits paid, was in most cases honored for a 12 month period. We have now past that mark, which ment more losses. The ship started sinking.

KANABO Safaris /  The road forward

  • Given the above “status quo” KANABO Safaris has no choice but to “moth ball” the business, due to financial constraint and challenges and try and avoid closer/liquidation. We have stopped operations as it is just a reach too far. In consultation with our bookkeepers, we decided to postpone operation till at the earliest August 2022. I cannot see that the industry will recover, if so, before then.
  • There is also massive uncertainty in the industry as to what applies where and when it comes to safety, vaccination, entry regulations. It differs from country to country and consensus is impossible. A lot of airlines are also in trouble, so flight bookings is very difficult if in some cases impossible. Air Namibia have closed down, South African Airways is under business rescue to try avoid liquidation, but looks unlikely.   
  • I can currently not negotiate, present and offer packages to my clients and guarantee departures and execution without problems. Although the industry currently offers massive discount deals, it’s a cry out to save whatever is left. The big corporates/companies are also beginning to buckle under the pressure. It is immense and we all know that it’s not going to end soon.
  • Although most business’s  are back to some sort of level of operation, tourism internationally is still in lock down due to travel restrictions.
  • It is said that “fortune favours the brave” therefor in my opinion and to uphold my reputation we have no choice, till the “new normal” becomes the norm. We will do our best to be back. I gave the last 27 years of my life to this and can never walk away from this.
  • I will from time to time send updates and developments.
  • If you need any information or just want to talk please use This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • We have developed a new venture, still very much under construction, but have a look www.stayenroute.com

Kanabo greetings. We all hope for a better 2022.

Many thanks

Johann Nothnagel alias “Kalahari Jo”     

   

Malawi

The Warm Heart of Africa is beating faster now and the legendary welcome is there for all who wish to experience the unrivalled combination of Lake, Landscape, Wildlife & Culture in one of Africa's most beautiful and compact countries. Malawi is blessed with a rich diversity of flora and fauna and has no less than nine National Parks or Wildlife Reserves. Whilst it may not have quite the sheer numbers of large mammals (particularly predators) as some of its better known neighbours, it makes up for this in other ways. Malawi provides intensive and exclusive wildlife viewing in unspoilt areas of genuine wilderness.

Highlights include:

10 National Parks and Reserves

Lake Malawi with it's numerous water activities

Holiday resorts along the lake

 

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Tanzania & Rwanda

 Tanzania                                                                     

SerengetiNgorongoroKilimanjaroZanzibar, the names roll off the tongue like a rooster call of Africa’s most alluring destinations, all packed into one country. Resonating with hints of the wild and exotic, these four alone are reason enough to justify packing your bag and heading off to Tanzania. Within the space of several hours, it’s possible to go from lazing on idyllic beaches to exploring moss-covered ruins of ancient Swahili city-state.

An array of options, set against the backdrop of a cultural mosaic in which over 100 ethnic groups amicably rub shoulders. While most visitors head straight for the famed northern wildlife-watching circuit, followed by time relaxing on Zanzibar’s beaches, wherever you go, take advantage of opportunities to get to know Tanzanians. With their characteristic warmth and politeness, and the dignity and beauty of their cultures, it is they who will inevitably wind up being the highlight of any visit. Chances are that you’ll want to come back for more, to which most Tanzanians will say ‘karibu tena’ (welcome again). Click here to read more about Tanzania

Over a period of 26 year we have specialized in the following safari experiences, in Tazania that we offer and recommend to our clients.

Tailormade Itinereraries:  

Tanzania / 8 day Northern Circuit (Seregeti & Nogorongora Crater)

Tanzania / 11 day Northern Circuit (Seregeti & Nogorongora Crater)

Scheduled departures 2021:

Tanzania / 8 day Safari Experienc

 

Rwanda

Rwanda is known as Le Pays des Mille Collines (Land of a Thousand Hills) thanks to the endless mountains in this scenically stunning little country. Nowhere are the mountains more majestic than the Virunga volcanoes in the northwest, and hidden among the bamboo forests are some of the world's last remaining mountain gorillas. For a change of scene, the shores of Lake Kivu conceal some of the best inland beaches on the continent, while Nyungwe Forest National Park protects extensive tracts of montane rainforest, and is home to many primates. But it's not all monkey business – Kigali, the capital, is safe and sophisticated. Click to read more about Rwanda

Highlights include:

  • Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Akagera National Park
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Rubona Peninsula 

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Gorilla Tracking

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Tanzania (3)

                                                                      

SerengetiNgorongoroKilimanjaroZanzibar, the names roll off the tongue like a roster call of Africa’s most alluring destinations, all packed into one country. Resonating with hints of the wild and exotic, these four alone are reason enough to justify packing your bag and heading off to Tanzania. Within the space of several hours, it’s possible to go from lazing on idyllic beaches to exploring moss-covered ruins of ancient Swahili city-state.

An array of options, set against the backdrop of a cultural mosaic in which over 100 ethnic groups amicably rub shoulders. Click here to read more about Tanzania

Highlights include:

·         Serengeti and Selous National Parks

·         Ngorongoro Crater

·         Mount Kilamanojaro

·         Zanzibar and Pemba Island

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