Etihad Airways – Free carriage of Golf Bags

If you are travelling on Etihad Airways operated flights you are now permitted to carry one golf bag in addition to your ticketed baggage allowance.  • On Weight Concept Routes: 1 piece up to 15kg• On Piece Concept Routes: 1 piece up to 23kg A golf bag may consist of up to 14 clubs, balls […]

East African

East African (formerly Fly Sax) has introduced flights to Lokichoggio

Flights will operate 2 times a week as follows:

B5 WIL LKG 1400 1545 (Fri & Sun)
B5 LKG WIL 1605 1745 (Fri & Sun)

Return fares from KES 19,900

Note:
• All above fares are return fares inclusive of taxes and exclusive of service charges.
• Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

Oman Air

Go Places!

Effective 31 Mar 2019 Oman Air will be flying daily from Nairobi to Muscat and onward destinations.

WY 722   NBO   MCT    0025    0630 operates Tue, Wed, Fri and Sun

WY 721   MCT   NBO    1455    1855 operates Mon, Tue,Thu and Sat

Bringing medications into the UAE

The Ministry of Health and Prevention for UAE has issued a revised policy relating to travellers bringing certain drugs into the region.

What’s changed?

A large number of prescribed and over the counter medicines are considered by the UAE to be “controlled” substances. In order to permit legal entry, all ‘controlled’ substances require additional procedures.

For example ‘controlled’ substances include common sleeping tablets (such as temazepam, zolpidem, zopiclone, zaleplon), painkillers (such as those containing codeine, tramadol, amitriptyline), anti-depressants (such as citalopram, escitalopram, sertraline, olanzapine, quetiapine, amitriptyline, irtazapine, fluoxetine, venlafaxine), hormone replacement therapy (such as testosterone, oestradiol) and other medications.

What’s required?

To permit legal entry with ‘controlled’ substances, prior approval from the Registration and

Drug Control Department, Ministry of Health is required.

To complete the form you will need:

You may also require the name, ingredients, dosage, manufacturer and batch numbers of the drugs you will be carrying so have them handy when you complete the online process. You may be also required to present these original documents with the prior approval to customs authorities at the port of entry to get them signed and stamped for the duration of stay.

www.mohap.gov.ae/en/services/pages/361.aspx

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) application processing time

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have advised that changes in ESTA application processing mean real-time approvals will no longer be available. International travellers who are eligible for the Visa Waiver Program and plan on using ESTA for travel to the United States should apply as soon as possible but not less than 72 hours […]

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways has reduced the frequencies on the New York route to five times weekly

KQ 002 NBO JFK   2255 0625 operates daily Mon and Wed

KQ 003 JFK  NBO 1200 1030 operates daily except Tue and Thur

New children’s club at Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli

Ol Tukai Lodge has opened a new adventure club for children of all ages, EleFun Club. The club engages with children in a myriad of activities while parents, grandparents and/or chaperones unwind. The sports activities give the children a chance to engage in physical activities as well as make friends, develop skills, learn teamwork, and […]

The Island – Pongwe Lodge, Zanzibar – for those looking for privacy

Located in the North-East coast of Zanzibar, 45 minutes drive from the airport and Stone Town, The Island is built on a natural coral rock in the quiet Pongwe bay, 100 meters away from the coastline. You can book and have the entire island-turned lodge to yourself for a small group of friends or for magic wedding in an exclusive location.

The Island offers 5 standard villas (35sqm) and one Sultan Villa (70sqm) all facing the ocean. Each room is hidden in the shadow of the trees and has its own Verandah with a romantic seating outside to enjoy sunset, sunrise and Zanzibar starry sky. All units include ceiling fan, safe box, minibar, tea & coffe making facilities, shower and toilet with bidet separate, and hairdryer.

All rooms are eco-friendly, no television or music from electronic devices is allowed, wifi is available only in common areas, no A/C in the rooms. Every detail is aimed to put guests in contact with the nature that surrounds them, to protect their privacy and the harmony of the place.

The lodge has a bar, and a restaurant serving fine food with a combination of flavors and fresh ingredients, blending local flavors and the demanding expectations of gourmet cuisine.

There is swimming pool. This is an adult only island allowing guests 16+ years of age.

Depending on the tide you will need a canoe to reach the coast. At other times of the day, during low tide, you can reach the beach front of the island easily by walking.

VAT refund process for tourists to SA

International visitors to South Africa may claim back 15% Value Added Tax paid on items that they plan to take out of the country.

(Click the link below for more information)

http://www.tourismupdate.co.za/article/187341/How-to-VAT-refund-process-for-tourists-to-SA/5