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Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:27

New private camp opens in Tanzania

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Nomad Tanzania has recently opened Entamanu Private, a sustainably built, luxury camp near the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.The camp consists of four timber, glass and stretched-canvas rooms with views of…
Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:26

Royal Madikwe opens The Sovereign House

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The Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge recently opened The Sovereign House in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa.Set on a dolomite ridge alongside an elephant game path, the house offers guests…
Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:24

Kenya drops in competitiveness, but shows positive signs

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Kenya has dropped two spots to 82nd place in the 2019 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI), published biennially by the World Economic Forum (WEF).The TTCI assesses 140 economies for…
Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:22

SATSA appoints new Mpumalanga Chairperson

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The President of the Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism, Oupa Pilane, has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association’s (Satsa’s) Mpumalanga Chapter, and…
Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:20

Kwenga Lodge now part of Greater Kruger National Park

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Following 18 months of remodelling and renovations, the Kwenga Safari Lodge has reopened and is now officially part of the Greater Kruger National Park.Mike Frankel, the Owner of the lodge,…
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 13:18

Zim to introduce solar at airports

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Zimbabwe is set to install a solar energy system at all of the country’s airports to ensure uninterrupted power supply.Zimbabwe’s Energy and Power Development Minister, Advocate Fortune Chasi, said that airports were…
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 13:17

Earth Lodge completes refurb

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The luxury suites at Earth Lodge at Sabi Sabi have been refurbished.Refurbishments include a new terrace lounge and adjoining full-length pool.  The lounge features timber fans above an oversized couch,…
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 13:15

Rhinos relocated to Tanzania

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Nine critically endangered black rhino were relocated from South Africa to Singita Grumeti on September 10.This relocation was conducted by the non-profit Grumeti Fund, in partnership with the Tanzanian Wildlife…
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 13:14

Swahili Beach Resort reopens in Kenya

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The Swahili Beach Resort in Kenya has recently completed a six-week renovation.The resort, one of only three five-star rated properties on the Kenyan coast, is located on Diani Beach, 30km…
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 13:12

‘Flight shame’ offers opportunity for SA

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As the so-called flight shame movement grows in influence across the world, South Africa has an opportunity to benefit either directly from carbon offsetting schemes, or from developing a sustainable…
Safari specialist, Acacia Africa is seeing renewed interest in Zimbabwe, bookings on the operators' tours up by 10% this year.  Acacia claims the upward trend is set to continue as the…
Thursday, 12 September 2019 06:06

Qatar Airways to launch direct flights to Luanda in 2020

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Qatar Airways has announced the launch of a new service to Luanda, Angola, starting in March 2020.The service, which will operate up to five times weekly, will be operated by…
Thursday, 12 September 2019 06:03

Namibia’s new visa regulation negatively affects tourism

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Namibia’s visa regulations for foreign guides have become increasingly stringent, which is a concern for tour operators selling guided tours to the country.Some of the requirements introduced by Namibian Home…
Thursday, 12 September 2019 06:02

Ethiopian introduces on-board WiFi to A350s

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Ethiopian Airlines has introduced WiFi on its A350 fleet.Passengers can access the WiFi service by purchasing vouchers at the airline’s sales outlets, including the Addis Ababa International Airport customer service…
Thursday, 12 September 2019 06:01

Mount Sierra completes refurb

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Mount Sierra, a First Group property at the foot of the Table Mountain, has completed an R11 million (US$748 000) refurbishment of its leisure and business all-inclusive accommodation.The work forms…
Thursday, 12 September 2019 06:00

Seychelles trade partners look to Israeli market

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The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and trade partners will target the Israeli market with a two-day event in Tel Aviv.The initiative was prompted by the STB with the aim of…
Thursday, 12 September 2019 05:58

Samara introduces new safari experience

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Samara Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape has added fly camping to its safari activities.This new experience lets guests explore the 28 330-hectare wilderness on foot before spending the…
Friday, 06 September 2019 15:31

Lupita Island joins Tsessabe's East African Clients

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Tessa Bott the MD of Tsessabe LTD is very excited and proud to anounce that we are now marketing Lupita Island  - a Private Island in Lake Tanganyika.Lupita Island has…
Having realised the potential she had to influence a generation of young minds into thoughtful and well-rounded human beings, business owner Devina Dawkinun opened Gemkids at Suncoast Casino in Durban. Going beyond…
Thursday, 05 September 2019 12:36

Tourists not the target of SA unrest

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Civil unrest in certain parts of South Africa is not affecting tourists or tourist sites.Violent protests have flared up over the past two days, affecting foreign national business owners in…
Thursday, 05 September 2019 12:35

Lemala Mara to open month early due to migration patterns

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Lemala Camps and Lodges says Lemala Mara will open from June 1, 2020, a month earlier than normal.The company says this is due to the current patterns of the Great…
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