Africa’s fastest-growing online travel agent, Wakanow, has launched in the UK market. The online travel agent will provide a one-stop-shop for travel to Africa, offering a diverse range of competitively-priced flights and hotels for key destinations including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Seychelles, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Uganda, DRC, and Gambia.
Asilia Africa has opened its newest camp in the Serengeti, Namiri Plains. Namiri Plains offers one of the most exclusive experiences in the Serengeti with just six classic safari tents set 70km from the closest neighbour. The area around Namiri Plains has been closed to the world for the past 20 years to create a safe haven for cheetah, today the area has an exceptional population of big cats including one of the highest density of cheetah in East Africa.
Chinese cash is to be used to build a railway in East Africa following the signing of formal agreements in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The new railway line will run from the costal city of Mombasa, through to Nairobi, and will eventually connect cities in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.
Asilia Africa has appointed Dave van Smeerdijk as Director of Marketing and Sales. Dave brings 25 years of safari industry experience, of which 21 years was with Wilderness Safaris.
Research by W Hospitality Group has revealed the number of planned new hotel rooms in the hotel development pipeline in Africa has increased by 16 per cent on last year, which was itself 12 per cent up on 2011. This is based on a sample of 29 international hotel chains, with 59 brands between them, and analyses deals that they have signed with owners.
Visiting Africa is a wonderful adventure, and seeing it through the eyes of a child adds an element of magic that will stay with you forever. African Travel, Inc.‘s remarkable journey Southern Africa Through a Child’s Eyes is a 12-day adventure that starts in Victoria Falls, where families will witness the most awe- inspiring cascade of falling water on earth!
African Travel, Inc. is offering The Pearl of Africa, a spectacular way to see the enchanting wildlife of Uganda - and featuring the magnificent, endangered Mountain Gorillas. Renowned for its physical beauty, Uganda offers a variety of wildlife viewing experiences in the Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi.