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Effective 1st July 2016, Tanzania announces new 18% VAT on all travel related services
Good news for those wanting to visit South Africa with minors Cape Town – The Departments of Home Affairs and Tourism have finally announced that the controversial visa laws – which required all minors travelling to or going out of SA to have an unabridged birth certificates – will be replaced in favour of an...
From November 2015, Kenya Airways will resume flights to Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. Twice weekly flights directly from Nairobi, Kenya and from Bangui on-wards to Douala, Cameroon.  The flights will be operated in a Boeing 737-800. This is excellent news for tourists, who enjoy the unique and rare wildlife encounters that...
Welcome news by those in the travel sector – South Africa relaxes visa immigration rules!                      Travelers to and from South Africa will be happy to hear that changes to the immigration regulations were announced last week.  The changes include: In the next three months: Implementing...
From November 2015, Kenya Airways will resume flights to Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. Twice weekly flights directly from Nairobi, Kenya and from Bangui on-wards to Douala, Cameroon.  The flights will be operated in a Boeing 737-800. This is excellent news for tourists, who enjoy the unique and rare wildlife encounters that...
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) have increased the price off low season gorilla permits from USD350 to USD450 per permit per hike.   The increase if effective immediately and refers to the low season months of April, May & November 2016. No news on the increase of the permit price for the remaining high season months.
The Cableway’s annual rates increase takes place on 01 October 2015.                                           The 2015/16 Cableway rates (valid 1 October 2015 – 30 September 2016) are: Adult return:   ZAR240  Child return:  ZAR115 (18 years &...
Zanzibar – Important Updates We would like to informal travellers heading to Zanzibar that as of the 1st July 2015, the Zanzibar Revenue Board (ZRB) has announced the immediate    implementation of a new “Infrastructure Tax”. The aim of this tax is to improve / strengthen the infrastructure of Zanzibar including those which are tourism related....
Please be advised that Botswana Immigration are now enforcing similar visa regulations to South Africa, applicable to all minors entering andexiting Botswana. Whilst these have been “in place” for some time, they are only now starting to enforce them in order to support the regional anti-child trafficking efforts.  The key difference between South Africa and...
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