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Tanzania VAT announcement

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Latest News, News | 0 comments

Important:  Tanzania VAT announcement The new VAT bill is effective from 01 July 2016. The previously exempted services include tourist guiding, game drives, water safaris, animal or bird watching, park fees, charter services and ground transport. In terms of the new regulations, these services will now be subject to an 18% VAT charge, resulting in increased rates for all lodge and ground-handling services. Tanzania park fees (inclusive of VAT) will be as follows: Tarangire:             $53 per adult & $18 per child Lake Manyara:     $53 per adult & $18 per child Ngorongoro:...

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South Africa to introduce new passport measures for minors

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Latest News, News | 0 comments

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 updated passport for minors with printed details of both parents – to come into effect over 3 to 12 months time. The Department of Home Affairs said going forward, South Africans applying for new passports for minors will receive a document detailing both parents particulars,...

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South Africa visa news

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Latest News, News | 0 comments

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 the capturing of bio-metrics at ports of entry starting with a pilot at OR Tambo, Johannesburg, King Shaka, Durban and Cape Town International Airport. Look at introducing an Accredited Tourism Company Program for countries like China, India and Russia. Consider a long-term...

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Kenya Airways to resume flights to Bangui

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Latest News, News | 0 comments

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 are found in the Dzanga- Sanga Tri-National Park.  Some of the highlights include trekking with lowland gorillas, forest elephant, buffalo and the rare bongo antelope.  Visiting the Central African Republic requires a sense of adventure and...

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Uganda announces an increase to Mountain gorilla permits

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Latest News, News | 0 comments

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...

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Table Mountain Newsflash

Posted by on Oct 17, 2015 in Latest News, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 & under) Public online tickets are available as either morning tickets (valid from 08h00 – 12h00) or afternoon tickets (valid from 13h00 onward’s)    Online ticket validity period:    As on 1st October 2015, all online tickets will be valid for seven (7) days only. Peak-season ticket...

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