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Uganda launches bird watching project

The Uganda Tourism Board has launched a campaign to promote birdwatching in Uganda through the conservation of the country’s rare bird species.Birdwatching is a popular activity and, increasingly, Uganda is becoming a preferred destination for birdwatchers from around the world….

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Swadini gates closed temporarily

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency has announced that the entry gates to the Swadini section of the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve will be closed on selected dates between October 2019 and February 2020 due to filming that will…

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Air Kenya to resume service into Mara North Airstrip

Air Kenya resumed its service into the Mara North Airstrip in the Masai Mara on October 5 after satisfactory completion of repair works.Services had been suspended into the Mara North Conservancy Airstrip due to the condition of the airstrip.Source: tourismupdate.co.za

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Will Uganda fly to Joburg?

UGANDA Airlines has plans to rapidly expanding its network and says it will fly to Johannesburg by December.The airline already flies direct to several main East African destinations, including Tanzania (Arusha, Moshi and Dar es Salaam), South Sudan (Juba), and…

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Non-profit opens first SA property

Lepogo Lodges has opened its first lodge in South Africa, the Noka Camp in the Lapalala Wilderness Reserve, in Limpopo province. A second lodge, Melote House, is scheduled to open in 2021, and will be an exclusive-use property accommodating 16…

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Classic Portfolio to host ‘MegaFam’ trips

As part of its Sustainable Africa initiative, Classic Portfolio will host agents and tour operators on a series of familiarisation trips between September 27 and October 15, 2020.The Sustainable Africa MegaFam trips will cover 12 countries, 23 sustainable companies, 56…

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Tintswalo Atlantic reopens

FIRE detection and fire-fighting have been major focuses in the rebuild of Cape Town’s Tintswalo Atlantic, which reopened on October 1 after having to close when a kitchen fire destroyed the main section of the lodge in February. This was…

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