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.

Andasibe, Madagascar

Located in eastern Madagascar in the Moramanga District, the small village of Andasibe is surrounded by a belt of protected rain forest and several parks boasting incredible natural scenery and an array of exotic Madagascar wildlife: 12 species of lemurs (6 diurnal and 6 nocturnal), 112 bird species, chameleons, and geckos. It serves as an excellent base from which to explore the spectacularly scenic surrounds. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you hear the peculiar call of the Indri Indri, the largest living lemur in existence, which can reach up to one meter in height. Visitors can look forward to discovering the natural wonders of the nearby 2 national Parks: the smaller Analamazaotra or Perinet reserve in the south (810 ha), and the larger Parc National de Mantadia in the north (20 000 ha). Perinet is a small walk with a high chance of seeing lemurs, especially the Indri Indri. Mantadia is bigger with less chances of seeing the lemurs, but more wild and less crowded. Access to Mantadia is 1h drive on a bumpy road, but definitely worth it for naturalists! In Andasibe, you will hear the unique song of the biggest living lemur: the Indri Indri. Explore a network of incredible trails that wind passed glistening lakes and magnificent waterfalls and discover the rich biodiversity in the local flora and fauna.

Okavango Delta, Botswana

What makes it a great tourist destination?

The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta on earth and one of the most iconic natural areas on the planet. The Delta was listed as the 1000th World Heritage Site on June 22, 2014, and named as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa just a year previously. The Okavango Delta is formed when the Okavango River flows into the Kalahari Desert as fingers of water from the Angolan Highlands forming a unique wetland, a vast oasis, in the process.

 

What is unique about the destination?

It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Its significant differentiating factor as a safari destination is the Delta’s ability to offer land- and water-based game viewing, the latter from a mokoro (traditional canoe used by the Bayeyi people of the delta).

The water channels, palm-tree islands and delta plains make the Okavango the ultimate wildlife photographer’s paradise, one of NatGeo TV’s favoured destinations.

Visitors can learn about the cultures of the local Batswana tribes resident in the area, like the Wayeyi or Bayeyi – the water people – or the San Bushmen.

 

What are the top activities for tourists?

Land-based wildlife photography in the park, and opportunities to photograph and film the iconic elephant and buffalo herds from boats on the river. Flights over the area also available.

 

Seasonality?

The best game-viewing depends on visitor tastes. It is important to know that the majority of the estimated 200,000 large mammals in and around the Delta are not year-round residents. They leave with the summer rains to find renewed grazing and trees to browse, then make their way back as winter approaches, when the annual flood waters have arrived from the Angolan highlands.

The months of March, April and May are regarded by many as the best time to visit the Delta because the water levels are high enough to appreciate ‘green’ bush courtesy the arrival of those Angolan highlands floodwaters, while low enough, not too thick, for visitors to still see abundant wildlife.

Skyward Express

Additional Flights

Following an increased demand for flights between Nairobi & Mombasa during the festive December January period, Skyward Express have increased seat capacity on some of their flights by use of a larger Jet Aircraft Fokker 70 on Fridays & Sundays between 15 Dec and 05 Jan. Note: these flights will depart & arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Schedule as below: –

Departure NBO JKIA at 1600hrs and Arrive in MBA at 1650hrs.

Departure MBA at 1730hrs and Arrive in NBO JKIA at 1820hrs.

 

Children Travelling to South Africa


The South Africa Department of Home Affairs has announced changes to the current travel advisory for children travelling to South Africa.  All mention of birth certificates has been removed for foreign visa exempt minors. Children from countries requiring a visa (like Kenya) are to present the birth certificate when applying for the visa.

Somewhere different….

Luxury Floating hotel

Zambezi Queen, Chobe River, Botswana

Each of the 14 suites aboard the Zambezi Queen features luxury comforts and touches such as air-conditioning and a private balcony from which to gaze over unobstructed views of the Chobe River and the wilderness beyond.

The Chobe River draws a diversity of wildlife along the shoreline, hippos are lolling about, and birdlife is just phenomenal, all of which seem undisturbed by the boat. There are also smaller boats for game viewing excursions, which offer even more up-close game viewing, and fishing is possible too. In fact there are quite a few water-based and land-based activities, so you definitely don’t feel like you are stuck on a boat the entire time. The big double beds are positioned so that when lying in bed you are treated to excellent game viewing right outside your window. The bathrooms are exceptionally impressive for a houseboat. The dining area is a lovely space to interact with fellow guests and enjoy refreshing beverages; wine and beers are included but premium alcohol is at an extra charge. The variety of meals served and everything is of a very high standard.

In the evenings, the sunsets are just fantastic, there really is something about an African sunset, especially one viewed from a luxurious houseboat on one of Botswana’s most impressive rivers.