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Hunting in Namibia’s national parks

(eTN) - There was a report in the media that the Namibia Minister of Environment wants to award hunting concessions in national parks.

Massive landslides block key safari route in Tanzania

(eTN) - It was learned yesterday that a massive landslide cut off the main route between the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha at Mto Wa Mbu, the escarpment where the Lake Manyara National

Another tourist plane goes down in a failed takeoff in Botswana

A second tourist light plane has crashed on take-off in Botswana’s Okavango Delta but all six people onboard survived.

Use quality safari vehicles says Kenya Tourism Minister

(eTN) - As part of Kenya’s drive towards quality tourism and to further shed the image of being a cheap destination, the Minister for Tourism has urged safari operators to move away from the use of

If an elephant is not seen, does the elephant not exist?

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe - Most of us know the philosophical riddle, "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" What about if a tourist to Africa comes to hunt elep

Lake Chala in Tanzania a hidden gem for visitors

(eTN) - As of now, only the chosen few in the know are aware of the unique attraction the Lake Chala area holds for visitors, where the green caldera lake and the surrounding wilderness area just wait

Second Dubai World property in Rwanda ready by year end

(eTN) - The Gorillas Nest Lodge near Ruhengeri/Western Rwanda, and not far from the entrance point to the Volcano National Park, is seeing the last work phase of the refurbishment and rebuilding being

No tourism downturn during Rwanda elections

(eTN) - Information was received from Kigali that the arrivals recorded in the run up of the presidential elections last week were in line with normal figures of tourists and business people coming to

Mixing art with safaris

UGANDA, Africa (eTN) - The Uganda-based GeoLodges, formerly known as Inns of Uganda, has recently started to promote local artists and art pieces through their "Art on Safari" initiative.

Independence is the main objective in South Sudan

(eTN) - With less than 6 months to go towards the scheduled referendum, in which the Southern Sudanese population can at last decide on their own destiny, more and more hints begin to emerge over the

Tanzanian tour and safari operators experience same old sentiments and same...

(eTN) - The onset of the East African Community (EAC) Common Market has prompted old sentiments and fears to rear their ugly heads again among sections of Tanzanian tour and safari operators – and a

Proposed park fee increases threaten tourism recovery in Kenya

(eTN) Tourism stakeholders in Kenya are preparing for a second battle, when after vowing to advocate against a rise in visa fees, it became known that the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) was also eyeing

Somalisa Camp – off the beaten path in Zimbabwe

Somalisa Camp is in the southeast of Hwange National Park, off the main beaten path and in an area where the wildlife was said to be exceptional.

South African specialty operator teams with Kenyan counterpart

(eTN) Peace of Eden Self Discovery Wildlife Eco Tours and Team Building announced a planned cooperation with Kenya-based Bush Adventures ( www.bush-adventures.com ) when, for the first time, they will

Beachside villas in Kenya make debut

(eTN) One of Kenya’s leading upmarket safari and accommodation providers, Cheli and Peacock, also a multiple award winner in this year’s "The Good Safari Guide" ceremony the night prior to the IND

The state of tourism in Southern Sudan

(eTN) There have been many questions in the past over reports on the state of tourism to the Southern Sudan and how best to visit the parks already restored by the government of Southern Sudan over th

Eastern Black Rhinos find new home in Serengeti

Last weekend, the first C130 aircraft arrived from South Africa in the heart of the Serengeti’s Seronera airstrip, greeted by Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete himself and a large number of official

Fly540 goes safari

Information received this morning indicates that Kenya’s – and the region’s – first true low-cost carrier,

Unlicensed Mara lodges in Kenya closed

Further to recent reports here over allegations that a number of safari lodges and camps in the wider

Touring around Jao Camp in Botswana

We were at the last camp of our safari -

Livingstone to wilderness

Wilderness Safaris owns or markets many lodges in Africa. The company has grown from small beginnings in Botswana to a large organization, which operates in many countries.

Seychelles Tourist Board nominated for Best Tourist Board in Africa

It was learned that the Seychelles Tourist Board (STB) was recently nominated for the position as "Best Tourist Board in Africa" for the upcoming annual

Go on safari in Hawaii

MAALAEA, Maui, HI – Every day during whale season, photographers of all levels of experience line up along the decks of Maui whalewatch cruises, hoping to catch that elusive perfect whale photo; yet

Desert safari adventures in India are fun and exciting experiences

India always impressed me; even after more than ten visits to this incredible country, each time I go there, I discover more attractions and return with wonderful memories.

Congo volcano shines all the way to the Clouds safari lodge

Information received from the management of the award-winning "Clouds" safari lodge at Nkuringo/Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, indicate sightings of the lava flow fires reflecting on the di

Kenya tourism sector oozes confidence for 2010

Interaction, ahead of a personal fact-finding mission with a number of Kenyan tourism industry stakeholders, has shown a clear trend of confidence that 2010 may be the best year yet for the country’

Serengeti district benefits from tourism

Income derived from safari camps and lodges built along the boundaries of the Serengeti National Park and the Grumeti sector have boosted the income of the district from a mere 15 million Tanzania shi

New Tanzanian payment system needs changes

Some of the Tanzanian tour and safari operators have requested changes to the present system of paying for park entrance fees, which – to counter fraudulent practices at the various gates – was in