Blog : Flights to Africa - Part 2

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Indaba2019: To boost tourism, Africa needs to change its story

Africa’s Travel Indaba media launch , which was held at The Plant Venue Co., Durban on 3 April 2019, gave the open door South Africa’s travel industry to recount to their examples of overcoming adversity. Speakers included agents from Jotham’s Place and Discover Durban Tours and Transfers, acting leader of the office for KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Siza Sibande and councilor at eThekwini Municipality, Sipho Kaunda.

Keynote speaker of the day, chief convention bureau officer of South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB), Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, expounded on the current year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba topic, Africa‘s accounts, your prosperity, saying Africans should possess their story with the goal that they can set out on the adventure of changing the mainland’s story. “We never again seek the world for attestation or motivation, the world looks to us. We are genuine, dynamic and headed to succeed. Thus, we welcome the world to travel with us and recount to the new story of Africa.” read more

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Ethiopian Airlines wins ‘African Champion of the Year’ Award

The largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, Ethiopian Airlines has been awarded the the prestigious African Champion of the Year Award at the ongoing Africa CEO Forum in Kigali which is being attended by more than 1,800 delegates.

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seventy plus years of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. The AFRICA CEO FORUM is the leading international conference dedicated to the private sector in Africa and hosts the continent’s top CEOs, international investors, experts and high-level policy makers every year. read more

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Tanzania – Best option for Wildlife and Cultural Safaris

Tanzania is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Eastern Africa. In the last few years, the Tanzania government in conjunction with local and foreign investors has taken another step to promote tourism through tailor-made tours, offering visitors an opportunity to rent private villas, game lodges, and self-catering holiday apartments in Tanzania .Some of the greatest attractions of Tanzania includes:

Katavi National Park: Katavi National Park is one of the best National Parks that you will feel great to visit due to the wide variety of animals leveraging the national habitat. In Tanzania, Katavi National Park is the third biggest and covers 12,500 square kilometers. Compared to other popular travel destinations, Katavi National Park is quite isolated, hence making it the best place to be if you are looking to avoid the noise and other distractions. read more

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Cape Town selected for prestigious study on global destinations

Demonstrating the city’s global status and its potential to influence world travel according to both its popularity and its practices in operating under sustainable tourism conditions , South Africa’s most famous city Cape Town , was selected as one of 15 top global destinations to be chosen as ideal subjects for a case study by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF).

The research focused on the following areas: destination management; economic impact; social and cultural impact; environmental impact and technology and new business models. Notably, According to the UNWTO, the case studies include a set of key urban tourism performance indicators and an in-depth analysis of each city in areas related to the economic impact of tourism, sustainability or the use of new technologies in the measurement and management of urban tourism. read more

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Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes, killing 157

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday (10-02-2019), killing 149 passengers and eight crew, the airline said, the same model that crashed during a Lion Air flight in Indonesia in October.

The plane, en route to Nairobi, Kenya, lost contact at 8:44 a.m. local time, six minutes after taking off from Bole International Airport in the Ethiopian capital.

Flight ET302 went down near Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa. The victims were of 35 different nationalities, an airline spokesman told CNN. Thirty-two Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Americans, eight Italians and eight Chinese nationals were among the passengers. Seven French and seven UK nationals were also on board, the spokesman said. read more

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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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