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30 July 2020

FCO Updates – 30 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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30 July 2020

Southern right whales arrive at Grootbos

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in the Western Cape welcomed a pod of seasonal visitors on Wednesday [July 30] and shared the exciting news in a spectacular video. The video shows a number of Southern right whales leaping out the water.

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30 July 2020

KTB Signs Eliud Kipchoge As Destination Ambassador

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Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has signed Marathon World record holder and Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge as magical Kenya destination ambassador. The engagement which commences in July 2020 will see Eliud promote Kenya as a preferred tourism destination both locally, regionally and internationally through various campaigns.

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29 July 2020

FCO Updates – 29 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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29 July 2020

World Tiger Day aims to raise conservation awareness

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World Tiger Day is celebrated annually on July 29 to raise awareness for tiger conservation. Tigers are still highly sought after for use in Eastern traditional medicine, and fall prey to poaching and captive breeding across the globe.

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28 July 2020

FCO Updates – 28 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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28 July 2020

Elephants Alive to stream collaring in Greater Kruger area

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Elephants Alive will be documenting and streaming a live-action elephant collaring on Saturday, August 8 in the Greater Kruger area. The NGO will take viewers at home on an adventure unlike any other. The live stream will include tracking the elephant in the Greater Kruger area, its immobilization, fitting the new collar and watching as the giant comes round and walks off into the bush. All the while, elephant experts and vets will explain what’s happening and answer your questions.

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28 July 2020

Serengeti Safari One Day at Time

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The Serengeti National Park has been minding its own business since April and the animals have taken over. Main roads have become tracks, with big cats ambling along looking for breakfast; small tracks have all but disappeared. Airstrips are prime grazing grounds and the sun rises and sets over wilderness.

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27 July 2020

Sector meets to chart green tourism strategy

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VARIOUS stakeholders in Victoria Falls have come together in an effort to craft a strategy to make the resort town a sustainable green tourism destination. This is in line with recommendations from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), to which Zimbabwe is a member, for tourism players to have programmes that sustain green tourism.

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27 July 2020

East African regional tourism set for revival from International flights

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Major international airlines are set to resume passenger schedule flights to Kenya, bringing new hopes for fast track recovery of regional tourism after four months of air transport restrictions to control the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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24 July 2020

FCO Updates – 24 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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24 July 2020

Application for Membership - Savage Wilderness Safaris

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Savage Wilderness Safaris has applied to join ATTA®. Their membership will be approved if there are not any objections lodged within the statutory 10-day period. (See objection procedure below).

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23 July 2020

FCO Updates – 23 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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23 July 2020

Botswana selects Pangea’s eVisa solution

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Travelers to Botswana will soon be able to complete visa applications online and ease their entry into the country and the new service will also reduce the government’s investment of funds, time, paperwork, and manpower allocated for visa applications.

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23 July 2020

Pangolin given second chance at life

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The Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinarian Hospital is a non-profit organisation dedicated to treating and rehabilitating South Africa’s indigenous animals. This dedicated team of individuals have worked with servals, caracals and genets, as well as snakes, kingfishers and the endangered pangolin.

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22 July 2020

Tourism recovery plan to be submitted to cabinet next month

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Tourism Minister Mmamokolo Kubayi-Ngubane says the department is finalising the country's tourism recovery plan with a view of submitting it to cabinet next month. She said this when she outlined the department’s priorities for the year ahead during a National Assembly virtual mini-plenary on Wednesday.

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22 July 2020

FCO Updates – 22 July 2020

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In the last 24 hours, the FCO has updated advice for the following countries.

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21 July 2020

East Africa Airports COVID-19 Staff Training

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Safety handling supported by German Government East Africa Airports COVID-19 staff training on safety measures is being conducted with the aim being to equip them to handle passengers. This program is being happening at the busiest airports in East Africa following 3 months of closure and is being funded through the German Government.

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20 July 2020

Rare pygmy geese sighted in Kruger National Park

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A visitor to Leeupan in the Kruger National Park spotted two rare African pygmy geese. ‘The African pygmy goose (Nettapus auritus) is the smallest species of waterfowl in sub-Saharan Africa. African Pygmy Geese form monogamous pairs, and prefer slow flowing or stagnant water with dense aquatic vegetation,’ said Bob Humphries on his YouTube channel.

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19 July 2020

Boost to passengers as government bolsters ATOL scheme

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ATOL-protected holidaymakers will be able to book with confidence following a government move to protect refund credit notes offered if packages are cancelled as a result of COVID-19.

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