The latest travel news and updates

Satsa is calling on members of the South African tourism industry to assist it in responding to harmful coverage of the country due to safety and security concerns.One of the…
Thursday, 22 August 2019 13:24

Africa’s Travel Indaba 2020 registrations are open

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South African Tourism has officially opened registrations to exhibitors for Africa’s Travel Indaba 2020.The event will take place from May 11-14 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in…
Thursday, 22 August 2019 13:21

New boat for Zambezi sunset cruises

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Wild Horizons has launched a new 32-seat double-decker boat, the Malachite, for sunset cruises on the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.Wild Horizons Spokesperson, Barbra Murasiranwa, commented: “It’s a twin-hull fibreglass boat,…
Thursday, 22 August 2019 13:16

Red Carnation Hotels to open luxury lodge in the Delta

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Red Carnation Hotels will open Xigera Safari Lodge, its first safari property in Botswana, in June next year.The lodge, on the western side of the Moremi Game Reserve, will have…
Thursday, 22 August 2019 13:15

MSC doubles the fun in South Africa

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MSC Cruises will bring two ships to South Africa’s shores for the 2020/2021 cruise season.This will mark the first time that two different class MSC Cruises’ ships (Lirica and Musica…
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 12:44

Ombu Cultural Village opens in Namibia

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The Ombu Cultural Village has recently opened in Namibia, showcasing the Ovaherero tradition and culture to tourists.Situated on Ombu Farm, half-way between Etosha National Park and Windhoek, the Ombu Cultural…
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 12:42

New extension opens at luxury Cape property

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The new extension to the Delaire Graff Estate, Owner’s Villa, has opened.The estate, part of the Classic Portfolio, is in South Africa’s Western Cape, with views of the Simonsberg Mountain…
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 12:41

American tourists to Rwanda grows by 114%

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Numbers of American tourists to Rwanda have grown by 114% year on year, according to the latest data from international travel agency network, Virtuoso, placing it among the top 10…
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 12:39

KATA cautions tourists

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Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) has warned Kenyans and foreigners booking holidays to be vigilant and use only accredited agents.KATA Chief Executive, Nicanor Sabula, said the high season was drawing close,…
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 12:38

New visa process in Tanzania

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With immediate effect, Kilimanjaro airport has changed the process of issuing visas on arrival. Clients arriving in Kilimanjaro without a visa now need to complete the following process: Queue for…
Monday, 19 August 2019 12:23

Bushtracks refurbs River Safari boat

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Bushtracks Africa has refurbished its river safari boat, Darter, to improve the experience for guests.Megan Conn, Brand Manager of Bushtracks Africa, said the seats, which all previously faced forward, have been…
Monday, 19 August 2019 12:20

New tented safari lodge opens in Serengeti

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Tanganyika Wilderness Camps have opened the latest addition to its portfolio, Lahai Tented Lodge, in central Serengeti.The lodge is in the central-western corridor of Serengeti, with views to the Musabi…
Monday, 19 August 2019 12:19

Kenya Airways to introduce additional CT flights

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Kenya Airways is adding two more direct flights to its Cape Town-Nairobi service from October 27.The flights join the three existing weekly flights on the route.The flights are in addition…
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…
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