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Tuesday, 19 March 2019 11:48

City sightseeing buses launch in Kigali

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Kigali City Tour will soon offer sightseeing tours to some of the city’s famous sights.Augustin Munyandamutsa, owner of the company, said the activity was expected to start on March 24.…
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 11:45

New rail link to alleviate airport traffic in Nairobi

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on March 13 that a rail link between Nairobi’s Central Station and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, will be completed in 2021.The president made the commitment after touring…
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 11:42

KZN lodge joins Dream Hotels & Resorts Group

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Dream Hotels & Resorts Group has obtained the management contract for Royal Thonga Safari Lodge in KwaZulu Natal’s Tembe Elephant Park. This brings its total property portfolio to 23 across…
The Panorama Route in SA’s Mpumalanga region will soon have a new Adventure Hub, as part of the second phase of development of the Graskop Gorge Lift Co.The area is…
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 11:37

New lodge to open in Victoria Falls in June

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Shongwe Lookout Guest Lodge (SLGL) is set to open in Victoria Falls in June.The 23-room lodge features a viewing tower (where scenes of the Zambezi River and spray rising from…
Nungubane Game Lodge in the malaria-free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve has announced the completion of a number of renovations.A refurbished entrance, and fully refurbished and upgraded swimming pool, were complemented…
Pure Africa Destination Management has launched a new historic tram lunch experience with pop-up bar in Victoria Falls.Passengers can now enjoy the popular historic bridge and tram trip from 11h45…
Monday, 18 March 2019 11:47

Eco-tourism to be revived in Kenyan county

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Eco-tourism cottages will be revived in the Taita Taveta County in an effort to promote heritage, conserve natural resources, and boost tourism.Known as ‘bandas’ in Swahili, the homestay-style cottages are…
Visitor experiences and attractions are often the reason people choose to visit a city or region.So said Sabine Lehmann, Founder and Executive Director of The African Association of Visitor and Media…
Monday, 18 March 2019 11:44

SAA launches boutique service on London route

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As part of its turnaround strategy to realign as a focused player internationally, SAA has launched a boutique service on its Johannesburg-London route.The airline’s strategy is to compete on selected…
The Latest Edition to the Wellworth CollectionKogatende Luxury Tented Camp part of the Wellworth Collection.This Luxury Camp is strategically located within the northern (Kogatende) area of the famous Serengeti National Park…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 11:34

New tour operator launches boat cruises near Gaborone

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A new tour operator, Crocodile Pools River Safaris, has opened in Botswana, south of Gaborone.Mike Brook, Managing Director, told Tourism Update: “Crocodile Pools River Safaris is the only operator offering boat…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 11:33

Tanzania Tourism Board to be rebranded

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The Tanzania Tourism Board (TTB) will be rebranded to make it more attractive to private tourist stakeholders and to attract more tourists to visit the country.The TTB has been operating…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 11:32

Kenya's Lake Victoria slated for tourism development

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Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Najib Balala, recently affirmed the government’s support to ensure that the Lake Victoria waterfront in Kisumu is developed, packaged and marketed in a bid to boost…
A new charter flight partnership between Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, and Absolute Aviation Group (AAG), will see flight capacity double on the Kwandwe-Port Elizabeth (PE)…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 11:29

New flights to link Mara and gorilla experience

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AirKenya will launch flights between the Maasai Mara and Entebbe, Uganda, starting June 1, via Kisumu for immigration purposes.AirKenya Reservations Manager, Catherine Kimwele, told Tourism Update that the flights would be daily, “initially…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 07:01

Air Seychelles ends Abu Dhabi service

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Air Seychelles (HM) will end its service between Mahé and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in May.Air Seychelles Chief Commercial Officer, Charles Johnson, told Tourism Update that Air Seychelles would operate…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 07:00

Low-cost carrier to service Namibia out of Germany

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German low-cost carrier, Eurowings, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, will offer flights from Frankfurt to Windhoek in Namibia, as well as Mauritius, with other destinations currently in the pipeline.Dr…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 06:59

Tour operator expands into Kenya

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Tour operator, Africa-Experience, has expanded its operations to include four destinations, Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa and now Kenya.“Kenya is the latest addition to our portfolio. We are small enough to…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 06:58

Luxury rental suites launch in Sea Point

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Short-term rental company Totalstay has partnered with Elemental Property Developers to launch Elements Luxury Suites, a development in upper Sea Point, Cape Town, offering a variety of luxury accommodation for…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 06:55

Warn your passengers: Zanzibar has banned plastics

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Passengers to Zanzibar are being warned not to bring single-use plastics to the island. This comes after the government began to strictly enforce a ban on all plastic bags.Tour operators…
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