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  • Safari

Zambia’s Kasanka NP and world’s largest mammal migration

The Kasanka National Park in Zambia – home to the world’s largest mammal migration – is under immediate threat from agricultural development.

Up to ten million fruit bats migrate to the wetlands in Kasanka for a few months every year. It is a globally significant biological spectacle that draws in tourists and helps to und… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Why poor air connectivity in Africa may persist

When the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) was launched in January 2018, it was enthusiastically embraced as the key that would unlock air travel in Africa.

Although 33 countries in the continent are signatories to the project, industry observers are not optimistic that many countries in Africa would open their airs… read more

  • Flights

A look a Nigeria's international routes

With over 210 million people, Nigeria is overwhelmingly Africa’s most populous country and the world’s seventh-largest. It had 4.63 million international passengers in 2019, its highest to date. In a week next month, seven airlines will fly long-haul from Nigeria with 11 bookable routes. Emirates will be the largest carrier with service t… read more

  • Flights

South African Airways to relaunch with 51% Private Ownership

On Friday morning, the South African government announced it had found a new private equity partner for South African Airways. When the airline takes to the skies again, it will be 51% controlled by the Takatso Consortium, which says its goal is to turn SAA into an iconic South African brand and a world-class pan-African airline.… read more

  • Travel-tech

CEO provides a snapshot of his payment processing startup

Seerbit is a Nigerian company that provides payment processing solutions to businesses. Founded in 2019, Seerbit is headquartered in Lagos with branches in Ghana, Kenya and Senegal; it has processed over $146 million in transactions. Founder and CEO Omoniyi Kolade answers our questions.

1. Give us your elevator pitch.

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  • Miscellaneous

WTM Africa shones a spotlight on LGBTQ+ tourism during Pride Month

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) will be the hot topic for World Travel Market Africa in the month of June as it joins the LGBTQ+ community in celebrating Pride Month.

Following on from the success of EQUAL Africa, held in partnership with the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) during Africa Travel Week in A… read more

  • Flights

Eurowings Discover announce flights to Victoria Falls

German airline Lufthansa will connect the Victoria Falls to Europe with three-times-a-week flights to the tourism hub starting in March 2022.

The flights – with a connecting stop in Windhoek, Namibia– will be undertaken by Lufthansa’s new leisure-based long-haul subsidiary, Eurowings Discover.

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  • Destinations

On Gambia, Guinea Tourism Cooperation!

As African countries look inwards by taking concert measures to attract tourists' arrivals in the coming years, hopes are high of better days ahead. It is no hidden secret that the emergence of Covid-19 has battered global tourism sector. And no country is immune during those struggling period.

It an undisputable fact that the tourism indu… read more

  • Destinations

Victoria Falls has never been cheaper to visit for South Africans

Victoria Falls, located on the Zambezi River, at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, is the largest waterfall in the world, measuring 1 708m wide and 108m high.

A top attraction for travellers, Victoria Falls is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Travel to this iconic site has never been cheaper, with return fl… read more

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