Friday, 6 June, 2014 - 14:20
Elephants are classified as Specially Protected Game under Namibian law. The original justification for such a listing may well have disappeared as elephants are no longer endangered. Elephants are no longer rare in Namibia, but only potentially valuable.
Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism has reacted to articles and letters titled “do not allow trading the lives of rare Desert Elephants for political votes in Namibia“.
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Wednesday, 26 June, 2013 - 14:06
Yellow Fever Vaccination: Zambia – South Africa
Zambia and South Africa have resolved the stand-off which demanded Zambians to carry yellow fever certificates on entry to that country, as reported by a state broadcaster last week.
The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) reported that all Zambian bound travellers on transit in South Africa will no longer be required to produce a yellow fever card certification within twelve hours of being in South Africa.
“South Africa has agreed to give Zambian bound travellers up to twelve hours, in which they... read more...
Friday, 22 March, 2013 - 23:09
The Victoria Falls - Mosi-oa-Tunya
This will be Kenya Airways’ second destination in Zambia as it already flies to Zambia's capital, Lusaka . Flights will start on 2nd June 2013 and will operate three times a week via Harare. The city of Livingstone joins the airline's network of destinations as Kenya Airways works on growing its routes to over 115 by the year 2021.
The new route will mainly cater for tourists to Victoria Falls whilst also strengthening Kenya Airways' presence in Africa. The lack of strong national carriers in the southern region... read more...
Tuesday, 27 November, 2012 - 13:13
Cape Town was voted as the ‘Favourite City Worldwide’ for 2012 by readers of The Daily Telegraph in the UK and South Africa was voted as the ‘Third Favourite Country Worldwide’. 17,000 readers took part, voting for their favourite cities, countries, travel websites and travel apps. The CEO of Cape Town Tourism - Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold commented; “What makes this win so special is that, not only have readers voted for Cape Town as number one, but that this is being shouted from the rooftops by one of the UK’s most widely read daily newspapers.” '"British Airways confirms that Cape... read more...
Friday, 27 April, 2012 - 15:16
Better Connections to Malawi from London with Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopian Airlines have introduced an improved summer schedule from London Heathrow to Lilongwe, effective 16th June 2012. There will be three flights a week from London, operating via Addis Ababa and another three will operate via Addis and Lubumbashi (a quick technical stop with no disembarking). The schedule for return flights has also improved, with the connection time in Addis Ababa reduced by a further 35 minutes!
Ethiopian Airlines continue to offer highly competitive rates, departing from the U.... read more...
Tuesday, 28 February, 2012 - 14:38
Zimbabwe is now becoming a viable and popular holiday destination to visit. That’s no surprise, with a wealth of natural treasures, including the Victoria Falls, luxurious and affordable safari and hotel accommodation. Zimbabwe has much to offer - hospitable people, culture, history, wildlife, monuments, art and sport. With the introduction in 2009 of the American dollar as the base currency and a process of reconciliation currently underway, over the past three years a relative calm has returned to Zimbabwe’s economy.
According to the World Travel & Tourism Council,... read more...
Monday, 13 February, 2012 - 20:50
Zambia is the first southern African country to win the Africa Cup of Nations since South Africa in 1996. Well done Zambia! What a fitting tribute to the Zambian team that lost their lives in 1993. Zambia's great Kalusha Bwalya finally lifted the African Cup of Nations trophy for his tragic teammates on Sunday, 19 years after they were killed in a plane crash.
In a dramatic final, Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba missed a penalty before the game was decided by a tense shootout, with Stoppila Sunzu striking the decisive blow. On Thursday, Zambia's delegation visited a... read more...
Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 18:56
The Africa Travel Association (ATA), and The African Travel and Tourism Association (Atta) - marketing as ‘Advancing Tourism to Africa’, are pleased to announce that the two organizations have exchanged reciprocal memberships.
This move is intended to set the foundation for ATA and Atta to work together to develop an extensive partnership which will provide added value for the membership of the two associations who seek to promote pan African travel and tourism."
Wednesday, 25 January, 2012 - 23:16
South Africa's Kruger National Park has reopened its gates and is mostly back to normal after last week's floods, which saw park officials having to evacuate 60 tourists who were stranded while out on safari drives. In a statement issued on Monday, South African National Parks (SANParks) said that all gates to the park were now open, as well as most tarred roads within the park. Most of the park's safari camps are now open and operational. SANParks said it was busy repairing the damage caused by the floods, adding that some services might still be disrupted during this period. They... read more...
Wednesday, 18 January, 2012 - 22:50
Kruger National Park Flood Notice There has been some very severe flooding in the Kruger National Park region today. There are unconfirmed reports of over 250mm rainfall in 24 hours.
It is anticipated that these floods in the area are worse than those in the year 2000. Major destinations severely affected are the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands, Timbavati and surrounding reserves, Hoedspruit and Acornhoek. Hoedspruit is currently completely isolated and travel in and out of the town is not possible. The Africa Incident Management Centre – AIM, are currently assisting people... read more...