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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:27

Akagera National Park records 20% visitor increase

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Akagera National Park in eastern Rwanda, on the border of Tanzania, received 44 066 visitors in 2018, a 20% increase compared with 2017’s figure of 37 284.The park generated $2 043…
A new deal signed between SAA and Emirates will expand SAA’s international network to over 100 destinations, which can now be sold on a single ticket, while Emirates gains access…
Monday, 14 January 2019 12:33

Kenya's tourism arrivals surpass two-million mark

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Kenya’s 2018 tourist arrivals surpassed the two-million mark, with a growth of 37.3%, reaching 2.025 million with the majority of the travellers visiting Kenya for holiday purposes.The Tourism Sector Performance…
Monday, 14 January 2019 12:24

KLM offers family updates through WhatsApp

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KLM has introduced Family Updates on WhatsApp, a new service that allows passengers to start a WhatsApp group with friends and family. The airline has been communicating with its customers via…
Monday, 14 January 2019 12:22

Rafiki Safari Camp opens in Malawi

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Set adjacent to the newly revitalised Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, Rafiki Safari Camp, comprising luxury tents and full camping facilities, opened its doors on November 30, 2018.The three tented…
Monday, 14 January 2019 12:20

New luxury tented camp to open in northern Kenya

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Elewana Collection’s new luxury tented camp, Elewana Lodo Springs, is due to open in June.The camp will offer an ultra-private experience, with eight, spacious tented rooms that have impressive views…
Taxi-hailing firm, Uber, recently unveiled its specialised service, UberASSIST, in Nairobi, Kenya. The service provides additional assistance for members of the senior and physically challenged communities.  According to Uber, driver-partners…
Friday, 11 January 2019 05:07

Mahali Mzuri: Big cat dynasties

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You may remember, Selekei our resident female Cheetah who introduced her adorable four little cubs to us back in March last year, since then she has made Mahali Mzuri a safe haven…
Friday, 11 January 2019 05:05

Winelands and Wildlife

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The ultimate African experience with Virgin Limited EditionCombine a wildlife stay at either Ulusaba or Mahali Mzuri with a stay at Mont Rochelle in the winelands and receive acomplimentary 30…
Friday, 11 January 2019 04:49

Mont Rochelle: Sizzles this summer with Braai lunches

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Nothing says summer like the sound of a sizzling barbecue and come rain or shine (but preferably shine) Mont Rochelle will be firing up the coals to serve a quintessential South African…
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 12:09

Three reasons why Botswana should be on your bucketlist

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Few countries in Southern Africa can match Botswana for sheer beauty. Blessed with diverse wildlife and a mindblowing natural landscape, Botswana ought to be on everyone's bucketlist.Here are a few…
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 12:07

SAA boosts Washington services

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SAA will increase frequencies between Washington DC’s Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) via Accra’s Kotoka International Airport (ACC) to five flights a week, starting…
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 12:04

New adventure activity in Western Cape’s Elgin Valley

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The adventure team at Cape Canopy Tours has introduced Cape Segways, one of the latest adventure activities on offer in the Elgin Valley, Western Cape. It is less than an…
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 12:02

Kenyan resort adds new room for physically-challenged guests

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The Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort in Naivasha, Kenya, has added a new room, especially designed for physically challenged guests, ensuring their utmost comfort.The room is situated on…
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 11:57

Private Safaris announces DMC partnership in North America

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Private Safaris has announced a new partnership with Trumarketing, effective January 1.Trumarketing, led by Gabriella Ribeiro, markets a large portfolio of companies across the Americas, and will be promoting Private Safaris…
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 12:10

Sega Tours extends their 2018/19 transfer rates

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As we are already receiving a lot of bookings for 2019/20, we have great pleasure in informing you that we have decided to extend our 2018/19 transfer rates up to the…
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 12:05

Ethiopian Airlines introduces self check-in

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Ethiopian Airlines has fully implemented its self-check-in service at Addis Ababa International Airport, enabling passengers to check in using their mobile device and thus avoid queues at the airport.The initiative…
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 12:04

Sanctuary Retreats transforms Ngorongoro Crater camp

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Sanctuary Retreats recently transformed Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp, situated on the edge of the Unesco World Heritage Site in Tanzania.The camp is located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, in the…
The City of Cape Town is encouraging both visitors and locals to explore the city’s many lesser-known tourism gems.Newly appointed Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, Alderman James…
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 11:56

Okavango Delta luxury tented camp closes for refurb

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Ker & Downey Botswana’s luxury tented camp, Camp Kanana, is undergoing a refurb, expected to be completed on March 1.The camp, on the Xudum River in the southwest of the…
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:38

New Govt-Industry Partnership to boost SA’s Tourism Sector

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In what has been dubbed an unprecedented alliance, key stakeholders in South Africa's travel and tourism sector are partnering with Amadeus IT Group and South Africa's Department of Tourism in…
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