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29 July 2011

Kenya New World Heritage Sites

  Two Kenyan sites have been added to Unesco’s World Heritage List, Fort Jesus in Mombasa and Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley. Fort Jesus was built by the Portuguese from 1593-1596 to the designs of Giovanni Battista Cairati to protect the port of Mombasa. The fort’s layout and form reflect the Renaissance ideal that perfect proportions and geometric harmony are to be found in the human body. The property covers an area of 2,36 hectares and includes the fort’…

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29 July 2011

Zambezi Mana Pools Still more developments

LODGE DEVELOPMENTS IN MANA POOLS - LATEST After initial announcements from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority that three or four new tourism development sites along the Zambezi River at Mana Pools were in the pipeline, against the  recommendations in the Management Plan for the Park recently negotiated with all stakeholders  there has been no further news.  However, details are now emerging of one of these:  a new 24-30-bed safari lodge devel…

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26 July 2011

Yellow Fever Jab- Zambia

  Yellow Fever Jab not yet required for Zambia but watch this space!   The South African Department of Health’s (DoH) has stated that its proposed policy requiring travellers to and from Zambia to get vaccinated against yellow fever has not yet been enacted and therefore the current policy remains unaltered. “The department is still looking at reviewing the policy,” says Dr Frew Benson, DoH Cluster Manager of Communicable Diseases. As this is not yet policy, the po…

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26 July 2011

Thomas Cook to be UK's largest retailer

Cook given go-ahead to create UK's biggest travel retailer   Thomas Cook is expected to complete its retail merger with The Co-operative Group by the end of the financial year after getting a provisional green light for the deal from the Competition Commission. The deal, which also includes the Midlands Co-operative Society, will create the UK's largest retail travel chain and also the second biggest high street foreign exchange business, after the Po…

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26 July 2011

Wilderness open in the Congo

Wilderness to launch first ecotourism in Congo (Brazzaville) and rebrand its product arms  Wilderness expand to the Congo Brazzaville) next year following the opening of two new lodges in the north of the country.  Wilderness is to open two camps in the Odzala-Kokoua National Park in May and will become the first company to create ecotourism product and operate in the country.The launch comes after Wilderness was approached by the Congolese government and a European ph…

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26 July 2011

Atta Sponsorship Opportunities 2011/12

SPONSORSHIP 2011/12 There are several high profile opportunities for sponsorship in 2011/12 Sponsorship is only confirmed when the non-refundable 10% deposit reaches our account.   1.         WTM The new Atta Networking Lounge   £6,500 + VAT Occasion: World Travel Market November 2011  Probably our best UK sponsorship opportunity. The new Atta lounge, adjacent to the main floor, is just yards from the Atta stand, and offers a high p…

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20 July 2011

Kenya- FCO entry requirements reminder

Kenya UK travel advice Entry Requirements - Passport validity You require six months remaining validity on your passport to enter Kenya.  We advise that you have two blank pages in your passport on arrival  Entry Requirements - Visas British nationals need a visa to enter Kenya This can be obtained from the Kenya High Commission in London, or at the airport on arrival. For further information, please visit the Kenya High Commission website 

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14 July 2011

Save the Rhino Event - PechaKucha Wild!

Wednesday 16 November 2011, 7-11.30pm ZSL London Zoo Prince Albert Suite, Regent's Park, NW1 4RY This year’s PechaKucha fundraising dinner will be Wild! with 6 speakers talking about a wild experience of their choice. Speakers are listed below, but the talk titles are secret. So the night will be full of intrigue and diverse topics – with a little bit of wildlife coming to join us for drinks. The evening will start with a cocktail reception, followed by a three course dinner …

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04 July 2011

Caine Prize for African Writing, London Friday 8 July

Caine Prize for African Writing, Friday 8 July 7pm, Princess Alexandra Hall, Royal Overseas League Park Place, St James London, SW1A 1LR ROSL ARTS preview event for the Caine Prize for African Writing offers a unique opportunity to listen to the five 2011 shortlisted writers from Botswana, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe give short readings of their own works.  After the readings, meet the writers over complimentary wine and canapés.    The Caine Prize for African …

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