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Monday, 19 August 2019 12:17

Rwanda signs bi-lateral agreement with Brazil.

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The governments of Rwanda and Brazil have signed a bilateral air service agreement (BASA), opening up the prospect of commercial flights between the two countries.RwandAir has already announced plans to…
Monday, 19 August 2019 12:14

Kenya expecting 2.2m tourists in 2019

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Despite a 0.7% drop in tourists during the first half of the year, Kenya is expecting to grow tourist numbers by 10% compared with last year and reach 2.2 million…
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 14:25

Chobe River Camp suspends boat cruises

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Namibia's Chobe River Camp, located 4km from the Ngoma border post between Botswana and Namibia, has been forced to suspend all boat cruises, due to the effects of the drought.The…
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 14:24

Accor to open new Nairobi hotel

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It has partnered with Jit Group to launch the 105-room MGallery Gigiri, a premium boutique hotel. The hotel will have 105-rooms and suites; four restaurants, including an all-day-dining venue; a…
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 14:22

Forbes Travel Guide enters South Africa

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The Forbes Travel Guide, the only independent global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, will feature South African properties for the first time in its 2020 edition.Ten luxury hotels…
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 14:19

Upgraded roads at Etosha National Park

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The FNB Tourism Division is supporting upgrades to roads in Namibia’s Etosha National Park. The roads will be graded and, if necessary, filled, benefiting the hundreds of tourists travelling the…
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 14:17

Nyeri government to open new routes up mt Kenya

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The Nyeri County government plans to open two more routes for hikers climbing Mt Kenya.The new routes – Burguret and Kabaru – are expected to launch during this financial year…
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 14:15

Namibia conservancies creating change

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Addressing the leadership of all 86 of Namibia’s community conservancies, Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, raised some of the main issues that could drive the Community Based Natural Resource…
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 14:12

Ethiopia launches Moz flight

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Ethiopian Airlines will launch thrice-weekly service to Beira via Chileka International Airport in Blantyre, effective September 3.The flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, leaving Addis Ababa at 06h50,…
Monday, 05 August 2019 10:31

Ant's For Families

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Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill in South Africa’s malaria-free Waterberg Game Reserve are absolute gems when it comes to child friendly safari lodges. The two lodges offer a true "home…
Monday, 05 August 2019 10:09

Naming Baby Gorillas in Rwanda

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Kwita Izina has, since the first ceremony in 2005, become an unmissable annual tradition in Rwanda when dignitaries, park rangers, researchers, friends of gorillas, media and tourists gather at Kinigi…
Thursday, 25 July 2019 12:46

Air India reinstates Mumbai-Nairobi flights

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Air India plans to resume direct flights between Mumbai and Nairobi from September 27.“We are planning to launch a direct flight to Nairobi in view of the immense tourism potential…
Thursday, 25 July 2019 12:44

Tourism can be 'quick win' for SA economy

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Tourism can be a quick win and a key for growth in South Africa’s current economic climate.This was the sentiment expressed at the recent Satsa Conference 2019 by Jacko Maree, Special…
Southern Palms Beach Resort, on Diani Beach, Kenya, will be closed until August 15.The resort closed in April for refurbishments that included the Makuti roofs, upgrades to the hotel complex,…
Thursday, 25 July 2019 12:41

Machaba Safaris acquires Ngoma Safari Lodge

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Africa Albida Tourism CE, Ross Kennedy, and Machaba Safaris MD, Alistair Rankin, have announced that Ngoma Lodge, in Chobe, Botswana, has been purchased by Machaba Safaris, effective August 1.Negotiations and discussions between the two…
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 12:52

The Blue Train now offers private charters

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A trip on the Blue Train is always special, but a private charter is a bespoke experience that you won't quickly forget.As part of the Vodacom Durban July earlier this…
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 12:51

Shongwe Lookout opens at Vic Falls

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Shongwe Lookout in the suburbs of Victoria Falls has been opened by the Mayor, S Dhlamini, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.The lodge has 23 bedrooms, a restaurant area, a bar, an outdoor…
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 12:48

Boost for anti-poaching activities in Zimbabwe

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The European Union is funding wildlife conservation efforts in Zimbabwe, such as anti-poaching in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (LTCA) and other Transboundary Conservation Areas (TCA).LTCA is a huge…
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 12:47

Hospitality industry to build economies

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Western Cape MEC of Finance and Economic Opportunities, DavidMaynier, vowed to continue building a partnership with the hospitality industry to create a thriving economy in the province, speaking at the Federated…
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 13:39

Update: Uganda Airlines to commence operation

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Uganda’s revived flag carrier, Uganda Airlines, was expected to launch commercial operations with its first flight from Entebbe to Nairobi in July.However, according to a statement by Uganda's Works and Transport…
Air Tanzania is to receive two new Airbus A220-300s and a Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. A statement from the President’s office says that President John Magufuli has already issued instructions for the…
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