The Conservation Corporation Africa (CCA), founded in 1990 to develop exclusive ecotourism destinations on the continent, has become renowned for its sustainable development of marginal areas. All its projects are underscored by commercial viability, ecological sustainability and the sharing of economic benefits with local communities.
The company has expanded northwards from South Africa (where it manages six wildlife reserves – Londolozi, Ngala, Singita, Phinda, Makalali and Tswalu), into Zimbabwe (Matetsi), and Kenya (Siana Springs, Kichwa Tembo and The Mayfair Court Hotel). Recently, following its partnership with the Archers group, it brought Klein’s Camp, Maji Moto Camp, Grumeti River Camp and Mnemba Island Lodge, all in Tanzania, under its wings. It now offers discerning travellers a choice of Africa’s finest destinations – from South Africa’s big game bushveld and the wetland wilderness of Zululand, to the dunes of the Kalahari desert, through the thundering Victoria Falls, to East Africa’s Ngorongoro Crater and the sprawling Maasai Mara and Serengeti reserves.
The Archers camps it took over were “conceived to offer an alternative experience to the discerning traveller seeking privacy and personalised service” – which complements CCA’s portfolio of exclusive lodges elsewhere in Africa. In terms of the agreement with Archers, CCA will be responsible for the refurbishment, management, marketing and reservations of the four Tanzanian camps, “deliberately located away from the normal tourist circuits to provide exciting game viewing opportunities in an undisturbed environment”.
In addition to its existing Ngorongoro Crater Lodge – currently being refurbished to reopen in early 1997 – CCA can now offer a complete intinerary at some of Tanzania’s most prized locations.