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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 13:30

Mauritius Club Med resort completes renovation

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Club Med’s La Pointe aux Canonniers resort in Mauritius has reopened after completing renovations totalling €42m (R660m).The hotel is on a protected site in Grand Bay in the north of…
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 13:28

Great Plains to open new tented camp in Kenya

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Great Plains Conservations is set to open a new luxury tented camp, Mara Nyika camp, in the Naboisho Conservancy, Maasai Mara, Kenya next month.Mara Nyika will open with four luxury…
Thursday, 20 June 2019 14:00

Botoka Safaris launches Zambezi cruise

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Batoka Safaris has launched a new sunset cruise on the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, after the company recently acquired a 90-seat double-decked boat, the Uhambo (The Journey).On the cruise, which…
Thursday, 20 June 2019 13:59

Tanzania hotel introduces new spa concept

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Serena Hotels Tanzania has introduced a new Healing Spa concept across its entire spa offering in the country.The Healing Spa concept was officially introduced on June 1 and customised for…
Thursday, 20 June 2019 13:58

New lodge to open in Zimbabwe

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Nantwich Lodge is set to open next month in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.The lodge has nine suites, sleeping two guests each, one of which is a honeymoon suite. Spokesperson, Marguerite Engelbrecht, commented: “The…
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 13:03

Report names most peaceful African countries

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The Global Peace Index 2019 has been released with Mauritius, Botswana and Malawi making it into the top 40 countries worldwide.The Institute for Economics and Peace ranks countries according to…
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 13:01

Desert Express schedule released

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Namibian Reservations has announced that the Desert Express train will be operational again from the end of June.Details about the weekend Windhoek-Swakopmund have been released, with passengers able to choose either…
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 12:54

Bushtracks adds Agents' Resource Library

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Bushtracks Africa launched its new Agents’ Resource Library on June 14.The online platform is available to agents globally and provides them with information on the properties and activities featured in…
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 12:31

Airbnb raises concerns over proposed 'thresholds'

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The current draft of the Tourism Amendment Bill fails to distinguish between the formal and informal accommodation sectors and could create unfair conditions for home sharing, according to Airbnb.A proposed…
Our 2020 Guided Southern Africa Brochure has just been released! We want to guide you through Southern Africa and its many splendours, offering a range of day tours and overland…
Monday, 17 June 2019 13:17

Photographic safari in Masai Mara

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Following the success of the photo safari in May hosted by Paul Joynson-Hicks, a professional wildlife photographer, Governors’ Camp Collection will host two more next year.Taking place from March 23-29 and…
Monday, 17 June 2019 13:16

Kenya Airways adds two European destinations

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Kenya Airways has launched a flight to Geneva and Rome in a bid to expand its network strategy. The flight will be operated with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.The flight to…
Monday, 17 June 2019 13:14

Tanzania promotes beach tourism

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Tanzania is finalising the establishment of a special authority that will be responsible for promoting beach tourism, in a bid to increase international tourist arrivals.Tourism Minister Hamisi Kigwangalla said the country had…
Monday, 17 June 2019 13:03

South Africa’s tourism descends

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Statistics South Africa released the Tourism and Migrations figures between March 2018 and March 2019. According to the data, South African tourist arrivals have shown no growth, with overseas tourists…
Monday, 17 June 2019 13:02

Zimbabwe tourism minister tours UK

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The Minister of Tourism & Hospitality Industry, Priscah Mupfumira, and the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority team will host a series of events taking place across the UK in July.The events are…
Thursday, 13 June 2019 13:23

Ethiopian gets Dublin-Madrid rights

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Ethiopian Airlines has received fifth-freedom rights between Dublin and Madrid.The route is an extension of Ethiopian Airlines’ existing service between Addis Ababa and Dublin.Flights will operate with a Dreamliner 787-8…
Thursday, 13 June 2019 13:21

Marriott brand opens hotel in Tanzania

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Marriott International has opened the Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel.The property is in the heart of the central business district, overlooking the harbour. There are…
Thursday, 13 June 2019 13:20

New bush camp to open in Mara

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The new Mara Treetops Tented Camp in Kenya, set to open on July 19, is a combination of a safari lodge, tented camp and hotel.Located at the junction of Mara’s…
Thursday, 13 June 2019 13:19

New scheduled flights for Namibia

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Namibia’s private airline Westair Aviation has announced the launch of its domestic passenger flights.Westair Aviation’s first scheduled passenger flight will take place on June 24 after the company was granted…
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:55

Mara Ngerenda airstrip suspended

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All flights to the in the Masai Mara have been suspended until further notice, due to heavy rains that have affected the condition of the runway.AirKenya has said it will amend…
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 13:53

Bombay Brasserie gets redesign

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Bombay Brasserie, Taj Cape Town’s Indian cuisine restaurant, is being expanded and given a redesign.Dining at Bombay Brasserie will be suspended during the renovation but signature dishes will be offered…
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