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Hunting in Namibia’s national parks

Hunting versus photographic safaris Hunting in Namibia’s national parks

Gill Staden, eTN Zambia

(eTN) - There was a report in the media that the Namibia Minister of Environment wants to award hunting concessions in national parks.

Massive landslides block key safari route in Tanzania

One killed, one missing, several injured Massive landslides block key safari route in Tanzania

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - It was learned yesterday that a massive landslide cut off the main route between the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha at Mto Wa Mbu, the escarpment where the Lake Manyara ...

Another tourist plane goes down in a failed takeoff in Botswana

Second Plane Crash In Botswana In 5 Days Another tourist plane goes down in a failed takeoff in Botswana

A second tourist light plane has crashed on take-off in Botswana’s Okavango Delta but all six people onboard survived.

Use quality safari vehicles says Kenya Tourism Minister

Drive towards a better tourism image Use quality safari vehicles says Kenya Tourism Minister

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - As part of Kenya’s drive towards quality tourism and to further shed the image of being a cheap destination, the Minister for Tourism has urged safari operators to move away from the use ...

If an elephant is not seen, does the elephant not exist?

Polish Tourist Sues Zimbabwe Travel Company If an elephant is not seen, does the elephant not exist?

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe - Most of us know the philosophical riddle, "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" What about if a tourist to Africa comes to hunt ...

Lake Chala in Tanzania a hidden gem for visitors

Safari Camp Lake Chala in Tanzania a hidden gem for visitors

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - As of now, only the chosen few in the know are aware of the unique attraction the Lake Chala area holds for visitors, where the green caldera lake and the surrounding wilderness area just ...

Second Dubai World property in Rwanda ready by year end

Safari Lodge Second Dubai World property in Rwanda ready by year end

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - The Gorillas Nest Lodge near Ruhengeri/Western Rwanda, and not far from the entrance point to the Volcano National Park, is seeing the last work phase of the refurbishment and rebuilding ...

No tourism downturn during Rwanda elections

Political Events Not A Deterrent No tourism downturn during Rwanda elections

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Information was received from Kigali that the arrivals recorded in the run up of the presidential elections last week were in line with normal figures of tourists and business people ...

Mixing art with safaris

Promoting Art Through Tourism Mixing art with safaris

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

UGANDA, Africa (eTN) - The Uganda-based GeoLodges, formerly known as Inns of Uganda, has recently started to promote local artists and art pieces through their "Art on Safari" initiative.

Independence is the main objective in South Sudan

Safari Operators Standing By Independence is the main objective in South Sudan

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - With less than 6 months to go towards the scheduled referendum, in which the Southern Sudanese population can at last decide on their own destiny, more and more hints begin to emerge over ...

Tanzanian tour and safari operators experience same old sentiments and same old fears

East African Community Tanzanian tour and safari operators experience same old sentiments and same old fears

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - The onset of the East African Community (EAC) Common Market has prompted old sentiments and fears to rear their ugly heads again among sections of Tanzanian tour and safari operators – ...

Proposed park fee increases threaten tourism recovery in Kenya

Wildlife Service May Up Entrance Fees Proposed park fee increases threaten tourism recovery in Kenya

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) Tourism stakeholders in Kenya are preparing for a second battle, when after vowing to advocate against a rise in visa fees, it became known that the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) was also ...

Somalisa Camp - off the beaten path in Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park Somalisa Camp - off the beaten path in Zimbabwe

Gill Staden, eTN

Somalisa Camp is in the southeast of Hwange National Park, off the main beaten path and in an area where the wildlife was said to be exceptional.

South African specialty operator teams with Kenyan counterpart

Bush Craft South African specialty operator teams with Kenyan counterpart

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) Peace of Eden Self Discovery Wildlife Eco Tours and Team Building announced a planned cooperation with Kenya-based Bush Adventures (

Beachside villas in Kenya make debut

Safari And Accommodation Beachside villas in Kenya make debut

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) One of Kenya’s leading upmarket safari and accommodation providers, Cheli and Peacock, also a multiple award winner in this year’s "The Good Safari Guide" ceremony the night prior to the ...

The state of tourism in Southern Sudan

Park Expeditions The state of tourism in Southern Sudan

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) There have been many questions in the past over reports on the state of tourism to the Southern Sudan and how best to visit the parks already restored by the government of Southern Sudan ...

Eastern Black Rhinos find new home in Serengeti

president reassures tourism industry animals will be protected Eastern Black Rhinos find new home in Serengeti

wolfgang h. thome, etn

Last weekend, the first C130 aircraft arrived from South Africa in the heart of the Serengeti’s Seronera airstrip, greeted by Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete himself and a large number of ...

Fly540 goes safari

growing demand for air safaris Fly540 goes safari

wolfgang h. thome, etn

Information received this morning indicates that Kenya’s – and the region’s – first true low-cost carrier,

Unlicensed Mara lodges in Kenya closed

Safari Lodges Unlicensed Mara lodges in Kenya closed

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

Further to recent reports here over allegations that a number of safari lodges and camps in the wider

Touring around Jao Camp in Botswana

Exploring Okavango Touring around Jao Camp in Botswana

Gill Staden, eTN

We were at the last camp of our safari -

Livingstone to wilderness

African Safaris Livingstone to wilderness

Gill Staden, eTN

Wilderness Safaris owns or markets many lodges in Africa. The company has grown from small beginnings in Botswana to a large organization, which operates in many countries.

Seychelles Tourist Board nominated for Best Tourist Board in Africa

Good Safari Guide Awards Seychelles Tourist Board nominated for Best Tourist Board in Africa

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

It was learned that the Seychelles Tourist Board (STB) was recently nominated for the position as "Best Tourist Board in Africa" for the upcoming annual

Go on safari in Hawaii

Capturing The Elusive Whale Photo Go on safari in Hawaii

eTN Staff Writer

MAALAEA, Maui, HI – Every day during whale season, photographers of all levels of experience line up along the decks of Maui whalewatch cruises, hoping to catch that elusive perfect whale photo; ...

Desert safari adventures in India are fun and exciting experiences

Inaugural Safari In India Desert safari adventures in India are fun and exciting experiences

Motaz Othman, eTN

India always impressed me; even after more than ten visits to this incredible country, each time I go there, I discover more attractions and return with wonderful memories.

Congo volcano shines all the way to the Clouds safari lodge

Lava Flow Visible In Uganda Congo volcano shines all the way to the Clouds safari lodge

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

Information received from the management of the award-winning "Clouds" safari lodge at Nkuringo/Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, indicate sightings of the lava flow fires reflecting on ...

Kenya tourism sector oozes confidence for 2010

Emerging Trends Kenya tourism sector oozes confidence for 2010

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

Interaction, ahead of a personal fact-finding mission with a number of Kenyan tourism industry stakeholders, has shown a clear trend of confidence that 2010 may be the best year yet for the ...

Serengeti district benefits from tourism

Tanzania Expecting Full Recovery Serengeti district benefits from tourism

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

Income derived from safari camps and lodges built along the boundaries of the Serengeti National Park and the Grumeti sector have boosted the income of the district from a mere 15 million Tanzania ...

New Tanzanian payment system needs changes

Tour And Safari Operators Request Changes New Tanzanian payment system needs changes

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

Some of the Tanzanian tour and safari operators have requested changes to the present system of paying for park entrance fees, which – to counter fraudulent practices at the various gates – ...

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