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Air Seychelles expands Johannesburg service to daily flights

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles has announced that it will operate daily flights between Seychelles and the capital of South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg as from 3 June 2019.

The additional frequency to be operated on Mondays by the airlines two class Airbus A320 aircraft featuring 16 business and 120 economy class seats will boost the available capacity on that route to 1,904 seats per week.

Charles Johnson, Chief Commercial Officer of Air Seychelles said: “Johannesburg is a key market for Air Seychelles and expanding our frequency from six per week to daily services to the provincial capital of Gauteng further shows our commitment to offer our guests greater choice and more flexibility when planning their travel. read more

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Big Five Safari

When choosing a safari holiday, the term the ‘Big Five’ will often crop up and refers to some of Africa’s most popular wildlife, the lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros. The phrase itself was coined by African hunters and refers to the five most difficult and dangerous animals to hunt on foot. Of course, Big Five safaris are in no way associated with the unethical act of trophy/canned hunting (banned completely in Kenya and increasingly so in other areas of Africa) but the term is still used by most guides and tourists as an easy term to encapsulate the must see animals.
The Big Five can be found together in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia and Botswana.African wildlife species are each incredible in their own way. read more

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18D FAIR TRADE SOUTH AFRICAN ADVENTURE

DAYS 1-3 : CAPE TOWN

Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit. read more

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23D SLOW TRAVEL MALARIA FREE EXAMPLE TOUR

DAYS 1-4 : CAPE TOWN

Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit. read more

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18D CULTURAL SAFARI – STANDARD OR DELUXE

DAY 1 : JOHANNESBURG

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. read more

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14D EASTERN HIGHLIGHTS STANDARD OR DELUXE

DAY 1 : JOHANNESBURG

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa.Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction. read more

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23D GRAND TOUR DELUXE



DAYS 1 – 3:JOHANNESBURG

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.
• ACCOMMODATION: The Peech Hotel
• More Information: Johannesburg read more

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Namibia 9th in Africa Investment Destination Rankings

NAMIBIA has been ranked the 9th most attractive economy for investments flowing into Africa.

This is according to the latest Africa Investment Index 2016 by Quantum Global’s independent research arm, Quantum Global Research Lab published on Wednesday.

Botswana topped the rankings as the most attractive economy for investments flowing into Africa.

According to the index, Botswana is number one based on a range of factors which include an improved credit rating, current account ratio, import cover and ease of doing business. read more

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Budget Travel in Africa

south-africa1Africa can be expensive, but it is also incredibly cheap. The cost of day to day living, transport, and accommodation helps to make Africa a budget destination.What gets expensive are the cost of safaris,wildlife viewing and other adventure activities.

We must travel Africa with a plan of exactly what place you want to visit, what activities you want to do, and what your daily budget should be. You will have to give up luxury in some areas in order to be able to do more of the things .

Gorilla trekking in Uganda, white water rafting the Nile, and safaris in the Masai Mara,Kruger National Park, Addo Elephant Park, and Etosha National Park are the main activities in Africa. All are expensive. So if you work this out,you can blow this really quicklyso carefull decisions must be made.

The following is just a general overview, I will be writing follow up posts with further information on each section below, including detailed information on each safari park.

Accomodation

All you need is a light weight tent, a sleeping mat, and a sleeping bag or sheet. Thus our nightly costs gets cheap. You’ll find most backpackers and hostels have areas set aside for campers, so you still get full use of the backpacker facilities, but at budget prices.

Hostels in Africa are better for backpackers to stay in. They are clean and staff are friendly, and there are usually a lot of activities going on that you can participate in with other backpackers. The costs of a backpackers increase in the larger cities and more expensive countries of South Africa and Namibia.

Food

Food choices for budget travel in Africa same as budget food choices backpacking in any country. It will be cheaper if you eat with locals or cook yourself=&0=&

Most African hostels will have kitchen facilities, and most of the markets and supermarkets provide cheap food options. We carried around two plastic bowls and spoons, a packet of cereal and powdered milk. This was our cheap breakfast every morning. Camping facilities usually have fire circles, so braais-A Typical South African Food- or barbecues are easy to do and cheap.

Usually hostels have restaurants where you can purchase food. It will be more expensive, but can be a nice delicious. Look out for drink specials as well. Be alarmed that if you order fries you could be waiting hours for it, particularly in Uganda where they don’t have the proper cooking facilities for it. Also carry a water filter with you to reduce the cost of bottled water. Africa is hot, you drink a lot.

Transportations

Transportation’s are typically cheap.But it comes at a different sort of price. Put it this way, you’ll get to know your heart and breath a lot better, and maybe have more conversations with those guiding forces from delicate lands.

In each town, local mini-vans will drive you to wherever you want to go from anywhere for cheap price. Mini-vans, otherwise known as matutus, or pick up trucks can also take you on longer distances between towns for a couple of bucks more.

Train journeys are infrequent,but more comfortable and safer. A second or first class sleeper is the best way to travel.

In South Africa, taking the on-off Baz bus,  is a comfortable and luxurious form of travel (after 4 months of pick ups it’s heaven).

Other Things

To stretch your money out and make up for the expensive safari days, there will be plenty of down days where you are only spending money on accommodation and food. You can get away with doing this for cheap, depending on your choices. Spend them exploring local villages, visiting markets, hiking mountains, lazing at beaches, and relaxing on the edge of lakes.

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Trump congratulated by three African presidents

Donald Trump has been officially elected the 45th of the United States of America. He has delivered a victory speech in which he has called for unity and reiterated his stance to ‘Make America Great Again.’

Congratulatory messages have been flying in for the next Commander-In-Chief of the US Armed Forces. Reports indicate that Russian president Vladimir Putin was among the first to send his felicitations. The Indian Prime minister also used twitter to send his congratulations.

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