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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:37

New dhow experience introduced in Victoria Falls

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Hideaways has introduced a new dhow experience for visitors to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Guests can enjoy a sunrise or sunset cruise on the Zambezi River on board a traditional handcrafted…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:35

Shadows of Africa opens in Zanzibar

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Travel company, Shadows of Africa, has opened a new branch in Zanzibar, and offers hotel bookings, activities, flight bookings and excursions on and from the island.The company specialises in Zanzibar…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:34

International hotel brand to open resort in Kenya

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Swiss International Hotels & Resorts is opening a luxury holiday resort at the foot of Mount Kenya.The Swiss International Resort Mount Kenya, currently under development at the border of Nyeri…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:33

Air Tanzania to resume flights to Zimbabwe

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Effective February 22, Air Tanzania is set to resume Dar es Salaam-Harare-Lusaka-Dar es Salaam flights three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. This has been confirmed by the…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:31

Mauritius targets Saudi Arabian market

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Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) has appointed Aviareps to promote the island to the Saudi Arabian market.The global PR and marketing company will be responsible for promoting the unique culture,…
“A game drive is so exciting…because you never know what you’re going to see. Every day it’s something new.” - Bens Marimate. MalaMala Game Reserve, Mpumalanga. South Africa is a…
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:30

Romantic getaways – think outside the box

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Clients who are tired of the tried and tested will enjoy these unusual Valentine’s getaways.For South African getaways, Liz Budge, Manager of XL Oceanair Travel, recommends the exclusive Timamoon Lodge…
In 2018, 2.6 million international passengers were recorded by Cape Town International Airport (CTIA), representing a 9.6% growth from 2017, despite the drought and other challenges experienced by the region.…
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…
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