Africa: Safari operators expect to feel the love from ‘Lion King’ release

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Disney’s much-anticipated remake of the 1994 classic “The Lion King” hit the big screen this month, and although tour operators say it’s too early to tell whether the movie will generate a significant increase in demand for travel to the continent, they agree the movie will be an inspiration for travelers around the world. A number of tour operators have […]

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Tourism: East Africa is taking over Safari Tourists going to South Africa says Tour Operators

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South African tour operators have reported that forward bookings from key source markets have dropped in 2019 with visitors increasingly opting to travel to East Africa instead of South Africa. Jim Holden, president of Holden Safaris, said he believes the main reason travelers tend to favor East Africa over South Africa for safaris is the rising prices in South Africa. […]

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Tourism: 8 of the best safari destinations in Africa

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There are many game reserves to choose from. With so many spectacular game reserves to choose from, determining the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime African safari experience is no easy task for travelers. From Tanzania’s protected Serengeti National Park, to Botswana’s brutally wild Kalahari Desert, here’s our pick of eight of the finest national parks Africa has to offer. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania […]

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News: Safari Bookers choose Tanzania and Botswana as Africa’s Top Leisure Tourism Destination

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Tanzanians need not worry about their immediate neighbours, Kenya any more; the country should worry about Botswana down south, a force to reckon with in the industry. Still ranking at number one in Africa, Tanzania remains the most preferred destination by foreign visitors during leisure travels on the continent, topping the bill in the latest ratings compiled by Safari Bookings […]

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Run a zoo well, make big money, says Morenikeji

By Sola Adeyemo Zoological gardens and theme parks as well as wildlife sanctuaries are part of ecotourism offering with rich attractions and activities ranging from variety of flora, birdlife, safari to different species of fauna. Though the fauna are in captive but yet they offer rich insight and excitement to the visitors who enjoy the liberty of viewing them or […]

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Nigeria bets on Yankari elephants and warm springs to lure tourists

A luxury safari is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when potential tourists think of Nigeria but that’s exactly what Yankari Game Reserve is hoping to change. In Africa’s largest economy, suffering from the collapse in global oil prices, tourism is being touted as a panacea to slow growth and a depreciating naira. Share our story:

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Kenya to host the inaugural Elephant preservation Club summit in Africa’s History

President Kenyatta is to convene a summit of African Heads of State, corporate leaders, philanthropists and conservation experts in April to develop a continent-wide response to the trade in illegal-wildlife, it was announced today. Professor Judi Wakhungu, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Authorities, said the two-day event, which is being staged in partnership with the […]

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Radisson Blu: Why we decided to set up in Kenya

Global hotel chain Radisson Blu officially opened the doors to its first East African establishment last month. This has set into motion the hotel’s advance across the region. The hotel is managed by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which already has 31 hotels across the continent, and is planning on doubling this number. At least three of these are set […]

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Uganda promotes offerings at Magical Kenya expo

UGANDAN DELEGATION TO MKTE 2015 OFFERS DESTINATION TRAINING Uganda will use the presence of 174 hosted buyers at the Magical Kenya Travel Expo tomorrow to offer some destination training during a breakfast session at the Leisure Lodge’s Mandhari Hall, starting at 7 am and ending at 09.30 in time to join the B2B meetings at the main exhibition. The regional […]

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