Experience the magic of Rhododendrons in the Himalayas, India

While we are all under lockdown, some miracles are still happening and remain untouched by the current situation. The Rhododendrons are blooming in the Himalayas and this year no one will witness this artistry of nature, except the fortunate ones who live high up in the mountains. These bright red bell-shaped beauties, locally known as burans, grow on small evergreen trees between March and May. There are around 80 species and 10 subspecies of the tree in the Himalayas. It is the state flower of Himachal Pradesh, the national flower of Nepal and the tree is the state tree of Uttarakhand and Sikkim as rhododendrons have a deep-rooted local cultural significance. The landscape in these mountains turns bright red as the flowers blossom in the valleys.

The social, economic, and religious aspect of these flowers makes them an elemental part of Himalayan village life and a prized commodity for the locals as the rhododendrons have many assorted benefits. For instance, wine (Sur) made from the flower, apart from being a great drink, prevents altitude sickness. Further, these flowers are used to treat various ailments, including diarrhea, headache and inflammation, as well as bacterial and fungal infections. They are also intertwined with the religious aspect of life. Local community members use the flowers as sacred offerings to adorn their deities in temples and monasteries.

You can experience the magic of Rhododendrons while you take a short hike or visit a local village home. Community members will welcome you with freshly squeezed Rhododendron juice. In addition to juice, they use the flower to make jam, jelly, chutney, tea and local wines. You can try and buy these products in most Himalayan villages.

A must-try experience in Kangra valley is Rhododendron tea. You can learn to make this special tea from a local and enjoy a cup in the serene vistas of the valley under the shade of a Rhododendron tree.

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town Tourism has launched a new campaign with the theme “We Are Worth Waiting For!

Please click here to view the video.

Mauritius a Beautiful Destination for a Holiday

There are a bunch of beautiful destinations in the world, but as far as islands go, Mauritius has to be on-top of the list. Whether you are there to Kite surf, play golf, explore the markets of Port Louis it’s bound to be one of the best holidays of your life. Open below link to watch the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbIRtaQ29Es

Stay safe, stay inspired Let’s keep the spark of travel alive, together. We are proud to be!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c6hfta_mg4

Experience the magic of Rhododendrons in the Himalayas, India

While we are all under lockdown, some miracles are still happening and remain untouched by the current situation. The Rhododendrons are blooming in the Himalayas and this year no one will witness this artistry of nature, except the fortunate ones who live high up in the mountains. These bright red bell-shaped beauties, locally known as burans, grow on small evergreen trees between March and May. There are around 80 species and 10 subspecies of the tree in the Himalayas. It is the state flower of Himachal Pradesh, the national flower of Nepal and the tree is the state tree of Uttarakhand and Sikkim as rhododendrons have a deep-rooted local cultural significance. The landscape in these mountains turns bright red as the flowers blossom in the valleys.

The social, economic, and religious aspect of these flowers makes them an elemental part of Himalayan village life and a prized commodity for the locals as the rhododendrons have many assorted benefits. For instance, wine (Sur) made from the flower, apart from being a great drink, prevents altitude sickness. Further, these flowers are used to treat various ailments, including diarrhea, headache and inflammation, as well as bacterial and fungal infections. They are also intertwined with the religious aspect of life. Local community members use the flowers as sacred offerings to adorn their deities in temples and monasteries.

You can experience the magic of Rhododendrons while you take a short hike or visit a local village home. Community members will welcome you with freshly squeezed Rhododendron juice. In addition to juice, they use the flower to make jam, jelly, chutney, tea and local wines. You can try and buy these products in most Himalayan villages.

A must-try experience in Kangra valley is Rhododendron tea. You can learn to make this special tea from a local and enjoy a cup in the serene vistas of the valley under the shade of a Rhododendron tree.

Kenya Airways and AcessRail

Kenya Airways has entered into an agreement with AcessRail (9B) providing Train ticketing services to various destinations in Europe.

This agreement will enhance Kenya Airway’s product offering on Rome-Italy flights by connecting passengers from Rome Fiumicino Airport to over 27 train stations in Italy.  In addition, AcessRail will provide connectivity in the United Kingdom to 48 train stations from London Heathrow Airport. And to Brussels and Antwerp from Schiphol Airport.

Nairobi Helicopter Scenic Flights

Take your significant other on a romantic Helicopter Ride around greater Nairobi

for just USD 1000 per couple.

Destinations:

  • Tribe Hotel, Runda
  • Thika Greens Golf Resort, Thika
  • Olepolos Country Club, Kiserian
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Longonot
  • Lake Magadi
  • Ngong Hills

Inclusion:

  • Scenic flight in a Robinson R44 Helicopter
  • Gourmet lunch on all inclusive at destination of choice
  • Moët & Chandon champagne bottle
  • Flight departure Wilson Airport

Dubai Expo 2020

Dubai Expo, the largest event ever staged in the Arab world, is set to welcome 190 participating countries, and millions of visitors from across the globe. Here you will experience warm Emirati hospitality at its finest, as well as the United Arab Emirates values of inclusion, tolerance and cooperation. Youth are at the heart of World Expo. That’s why Expo 2020 aspires to create a meaningful legacy that will benefit generations to come, both locally and globally, spanning everything from innovations and architecture to friendships and business opportunities.

4 Nights Package in a 4 Star Hotel

  • USD 559 per person sharing

Inclusion: 4 nights accommodation on bed & breakfast, return airport transfer in Dubai, 2 full day Dubai Expo visit with tickets and return transfer on private, Abu Dhabi day trip: Abu Dhabi City tour, Grand Mosque plus Theme Park access (choose any 1 Theme Park – Ferrari World, Yas Water World,  Warner Bros) and return transfer, taxes & service charges.

Valid from 20 Oct to 10 Apr 2021 (except 25 Dec to 5 Jan 2021). Excludes flights

Flamingos are back at Lake Bogoria

Millions of flamingos have migrated back to Lake Bogoria creating a spectacle and a sight to behold.

The pink flamingos are back in Kenya after a breeding season that normally takes place on Lake Natron, Tanzania. Their breeding season runs between December and March. Thereafter the adults give the young ones time to mature before they migrate back to Nakuru.

Sarova Mara Game Camp – refurbishments

Sarova Hotels recently embarked on refurbishments for its various properties, with Sarova Mara Game Camp registering completion of its first phase of newly refurbished deluxe and family tents.

The 21 deluxe tents are now complete with the remaining 31 to be completed in phases by June 2021 in readiness for the Wildebeest Migration season.

The camp boasts of 75 luxury tents, each of which enjoys a spacious en-suite bathroom and does not

compromise on comfort. Out of the 75 tents, 52 are deluxe, 20 are club and 3 are family, all engulfed by

bush serenity. In addition to game lovers, it is ideal for families, couples, and all sorts of corporate needs.