21 May 2018

Air Seychelles to increase flights between Seychelles <> Johannesburg!

The national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles, will increase the frequency of its flights between Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) on the island of Mahé and OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg from currently five weekly flights to six weekly flights from 03 July 2018. The new service will be operated by an Airbus A320 and will provide an additional 252 seats per week.
In addition, guests looking to travel via Seychelles to Mumbai will be provided a seamless connectivity of less than 2 hours via Seychelles.

18 May 2018

Kenya: Free 24hrs WiFi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi!

Kenya Airports Authority (KAA), the owner and operator of nine civilian airports and airstrips in Kenya, has introduced 24hrs free WiFi at the country's main international Airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. The airport previously granted free access to the WiFi network for only one hour after which users were subjected to pay to use the service.

17 May 2018

The Love Cape Town Neighbourhood series Ep. 11 - Mitchells Plain

Cape Town Tourism has released a new episode of the "The Love Cape Town Neighbourhood series" featuring Mitchells Plain, a township located on the Cape Flats on the False Bay coast between Muizenberg and Khayelitsha. Previous episodes of the "The Love Cape Town Neighbourhood series" include Kalk Bay, Cape Town CBD, Woodstock, Constantia, Somerset West, Langa, Khayelitsha, Durbanville, Blouberg and the Bo-Kaap.

"The Love Cape Town Neighbourhood series" was launched by Cape Town Tourism in 2015 to promote and highlight Cape Town's diverse suburbs. The first three episodes were released in September 2015, another three in March 2016, the seventh episode on 15 January 2017, the eigth episode on 07 March 2017, the ninth episode on 04 May 2017, the tenth episode on 16 August 2017 and the 11th episode on 16 May 2018.

16 May 2018

South Africa: New Limpopo promotional video!

The Limpopo Tourism Agency has released a new promotional video highlighting the various attractions Limpopo in South Africa has to offer, including its five municipal districts (Capricorn, Mopani, Sekhukhune, Vhembe & Waterberg) as well as its three National Parks (Mapungubwe National Park, Marakele National Park & Kruger National Park) and the Entabeni Safari Conservatory . Enjoy!

15 May 2018

Kenya Airways cuts baggage allowance on intra-Africa flights!

Kenya's flag carrier, Kenya Airways, today (15 May 2018) implemented a new baggage policy. According to the new regulation, the airline's customers on intra-Africa flights in economy class are allowed to have only one bag at a maximum weight of 23kg per passenger. Additional bags are charged with an extra fee, which is getting discounted by 20% when booked 24hrs prior to scheduled departure. The new intra-Africa one free bag allowance does not apply to passengers travelling to and from other continents. Business class passengers will maintain their allowance at two free bags at 32kg maximum weight per bag. 

Ethiopian Airlines to introduce flights between Addis Ababa <> Manchester!

Ethiopia's flag carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, is set to introduce a four-times-a-week service between Bole International Airport (ADD) in Addis Ababa and Manchster Airport (MAN) in Manchester. The service will start on 01 December 2018, initially transiting via Brussels Airport (BRU) in Brussels. It will leave Addis Ababa at 00:45, arriving in Manchester at 06:55. On the return it departs Manchester at 19:00 and arrives in Addis Ababa at 06:00. Ethiopian Airlines will operate the ultramodern Boeing 787 on the route with business and economy classes.

DR Congo: Tourism to the Virunga National Park temporarily suspended!

The management of the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has announced that tourism to the famous National Park has been suspended (at least) until 04 June 2018. The announcement follows an ambush that happend about 10km outside Goma on 11 May 2018 in which a park ranger was killed and two British tourists were kidnapped (and released two days later). According to the Park's management, the suspension of tourism is being undertaken as an additional precautionary measure whilst an investigation is undertaken surrounding the recent events.
Virunga National Park covers 7,800km² and stretches from the Virunga Mountains in the south, to the Rwenzori Mountains in the north, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Park borders Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Rwenzori Mountains National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.