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  • Cruise

Europa cruise ship arrives in Cape Town for curtailed turnaround

Hapag-Lloyd’s luxury cruise ship Europa has docked in Cape Town for a significantly curtailed turnaround in the city amid ongoing concerns over the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Europa arrived in Cape Town on Tuesday, where she was meant to stay overnight and then depart on a roundtrip cruise along the South African and Namibian coasts, in… read more

  • Conservation & Wildlife

Arrival of white rhinos boosts Rwanda tourism

Kester Vickery, a conservationist is excited to have been among the group that supervised the translocation of 30 white rhinos from South Africa to Rwanda's Akagera National Park. Billed as the largest single rhino translocation ever undertaken--their journey covered a total distance of over 3,400 kilometres.

And for Vickery-- a co-… read more

  • Miscellaneous

East African Community (EAC) launches tourism campaign

The East African Community (EAC) has launched the EAC regional and domestic tourism media campaign set to publicise national and regional tourism products and services, in a move aiming at stimulating intra-regional travel. Dubbed "Tembea Nyumbani", the campaign seeks to entice East Africans to travel in their specific countries an… read more

  • Cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line cancels Cape Town season due to Omicron travel ban

Norwegian Cruise Line has become the first to cancel the entirety of its South African cruise season due to the travel restrictions imposed on the country due to a new variant of COVID-19. Norwegian Cruise Line was meant to deploy its ship Norwegian Jade in Cape Town during December, 2021 and January, 2022, but has cancelled all five roun… read more

  • Flights

1st Historic Commercial Flight Lands At Ho Airport

Tirtrinu — commercial flight operators, Passion Air, yesterday carried out the first-ever commercial flight from Accra to the Ho Airport at Titrinu, near Ho, since the facility became ready for use five years ago.

The 50-capacity aircraft, Dash 8-300 from the Kotoka International Airport Terminal 2, touched down at exa… read more

  • Flights

Emirates Resumes Dubai-Nigeria Flights Dec.5

After 10 months of flight suspension, the Middle East mega carrier, Emirates has announced that it would resume its passenger operations between Dubai and Nigeria from December 5, offering customers enhanced connectivity to and through Dubai.

The airline said Nigerian cities Abuja and Lagos would be served with daily flights … read more

  • Miscellaneous

Omicron depresses demand for international travel

Demand for international travel has plunged in the week since the omicron Covid-19 variant emerged as a global concern.

According to data provided by Kayak, international flight searches initiated within the U.S. were 21% below the 2019 level on Nov. 24, when travel restrictions and headlines related to omicron took hold. But as of Nov. 30… read more

  • Attractions

Kruger National Park Calendar - January


  • height of summer
  • very hot & humid days
  • warm nights
  • often spectacular lightning storms


  • between 18°C - 34°C (Fahrenheit: e.g. 34°C = [(34x9)]/5 + 32 = 93.2°F)
  • visit our webcam page for live footage from
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