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Singita Serengeti House Reopening In June 2017

Singita Serengeti House embodies sophisticated safari living in one of Africa’s most iconic conservation areas.  Reopening in June 2017 after major improvements, this modern African home on the slopes of Sasakwa Hill offers uninterrupted views across the open plains of the Serengeti. Desi...

National Arts Festival In South Africa

The Grahamstown National Arts Festival is South Africa's biggest arts and culture festival, offering music, dance, opera, and performance art.Every year for 11 days Grahamstown's population doubles, as people flock to the city on the Eastern Cape for a feast of arts, craf...

Visa On Arrival Now Available In Mozambique

Africa Travel is delighted to announce that international visitors to Mozambique who require a visa, can now receive one on arrival at most points of entry.Visitors will pay approximately US$50 for a dual-entry visa which is valid for 30 days. The visa at the border is for all travellers who wa...

Rwand Air announces new London Gatwick-Kigali Route

Africa Travel are delighted to announce that Rwand Air is set to launch a London Gatwick-Kigali service.From Friday 26th May, the national carrier for Rwanda, RwandAir are launching 3 new weekly flights from Gatwick to Kigali using brand new additions to their fleet, the Airbus A...

View Africa from the comfort of your own home

Some of Africa’s countries have opened their doors to Google Street View, now allowing us to view their incredible sights and landmarks from the comfort of our own homes.Uganda, Ghana and Senegal have all contributed to these additional new sights, taking viewers through cultural and natural s...

Lion Roars Introduce Luxury Safari Tents

Lion Roars Hotels & Lodges, the company behind Hlosi Lodge and Bukela Lodge  in South Africa have recently announced the introduction of luxury safari tents at both properties. The new tents offer a memorable tented safari experience without compromising on luxury or comfort. The large...

Zim-Zam Univisa Coming Soon

Africa Travel is delighted to announce that a univisa between Zimbabwe and Zambia will soon be re-implemented after it was temporarily suspended earlier in the year.The univisa, which allows visitors from 40 different countries including the United Kingdom and Ireland to travel between Zimbabwe...

Leeu Estates Opens Its Doors

Africa Travel are delighted to announce the opening of Leeu Estates, a five star boutique hotel set in the heart of South Africa's Wine Region. The property is part of the highly acclaimed Leeu Collection, a portfolio of ultra luxurious boutique hotels located in Fr...

Uganda Introduces Online Visa Application

The Ugandan Government has recently announced that anybody travelling to the country can now apply for a visa before they arrive.Throughout July, travellers will still be able to get visas on arrival. However, they will have to go through the electronic application process at point of entr...

Air Zimbabwe set to resume its London-Harare route

Africa Travel are delighted to announce that Air Zimbabwe is set to resume its London-Harare service after it was suspended in 2012.The suspension of the direct service had presented a barrier to some travellers to book Zimbabwe as a destination. We therefore hope the resumption of the service ...

Zambian Aircrafts Removed from EU Air Safety List

Africa Travel  is delighted to announce that the European Commission  has ended its suspension of Zambian registered aircrafts from entering European skies after they were previously banned on safety grounds in 2009.Following this update, all airlines certified in Zambia are clea...

&Beyond Take Drastic Action to Conserve Rhino

&Beyond Phinda Game Reserve in South Africa have taken drastic measures to conserve rhino numbers as pressure from poachers and the illegal ivory trade continues to threaten their existence. If poaching continues at its current rate it is expected that rhinos could be extinct as soon as 2020, so...
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