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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…
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 13:36

Shamwari opens Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

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Shamwari Private Game Reserve, outside Port Elizabeth in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, has opened its new R5 million ($360 000) Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.Injured, ill or abandoned animals are treated at the…
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 13:32

Zambia approves 20-year tourism strategy

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Zambia has approved its Tourism Master Plan 2018 to 2038, a 20-year practical development strategy to enhance the economic contribution of the tourism sector to the southern African nation's economy. Currently,…
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 13:28

Springbok Atlas - New Contemporary Art Safari

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Delve into an immersive art journey through South Africa’s most striking centres of creativity – Cape Town and Johannesburg. Cape Town’s eclectic street art and local galleries will leave you inspired…
Thursday, 18 July 2019 11:56

People on the move: Shamwari appoints GM hospitality

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Shamwari Private Game Reserve has appointed Theo Cromhout as General Manager of Hospitality.For the past year, Cromhout has been part of the Valor Hospitality team, consulting on enhancing the hospitality experience at…
Thursday, 18 July 2019 11:47

Zambia still an undersold destination

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Zambia remains one of Southern Africa's most undersold wildlife destinations."It is an undiscovered gem and a good add-on to other wildlife destinations across the region," says Janine Potgieter, Contracting Manager…
Thursday, 18 July 2019 11:46

Zim border upgrade to ease movement

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The upgrading and modernisation of the Maitengwe Border Post (Zimbabwe-Botswana border) is set to expedite the movement and clearance of tourists between the countries.“The development of a border post is…
Thursday, 18 July 2019 11:45

Qatar Airways to launch flights to Gaborone

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Qatar Airways will launch a new service to Gaborone, Botswana, via Johannesburg, starting on October 27.The three-times-weekly flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays will be operated by an Airbus A350-900…
Thursday, 18 July 2019 11:42

Uganda Tourism Board to license tour guides

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The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has embarked on a drive to license all tour guides in the country.Hospitality lectures will be offered to all tour guides and also meeting stakeholders…
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:52

WTM brings tourism awards to Africa in 2020

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The global networking organisation, World Travel Market (WTM) Africa, will host its inaugural Travel and Tourism Awards in Cape Town next year. WTM Africa made the announcement at last week’s…
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:50

Campi Ya Kanzi offers electric safari vehicle

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Campi Ya Kanzi in southern Kenya has added an electric Land Rover to its fleet of safari vehicles.It can transport up to six guests and the company has confirmed to Tourism…
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