Rickshaw Newsletter – March 2015

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Newsletter March 2015

American Express Africa Travel Partner Network Conference
by Pooja Lalji

Rickshaw Senior Staff attend Travel Partner Network Conference – Sun City Feb, 2015.

"The main thing that I came out of the Partner Network Conference was that we are all one Brand with a Blue Box and passionate about what we do, and how we do it matters – ethics and the right way to conduct business while at the same time appreciating the customers we have within our own American Express Network. This is what makes us unite within the vast cultural backgrounds that we come from…"

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German President visits the Serengeti

German President Joachim Gauck’s five day state visit to Tanzania ended with a safari. In Kiswahili, the word ‘safari’ simply means ‘journey,’ but in the Serengeti – which covers northern Tanzania and southwest Kenya – tourists can find Africa much as they picture it back home.

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Ethiopia selected among top 10 best for 2015

One of the leading publishers of travel guidebook, Rough Guides, recently held an online vote allowing its readers to select their top international destination choices for 2015.

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More flights to Tanzania’s island as demand rises

Demand for travel to the Zanzibari islands of Unguja and Pemba, and also to the more distant Mafia Island, has in the recent past shown an upward curve. The "Spice Island," known as Zanzibar, has attracted charters from Europe and scheduled flights from as far as Johannesburg, helping to fill the beds of the resorts.

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Yellow Fever vaccination update

The South African government has eased its Yellow Fever Certificate requirement for travelers from Zambia, Tanzania, Etritrea, Somalia and Sao Tome and Principe. Travelers from these areas are no longer required to produce this certificate after the nations were included on the WHO low-risk Yellow Fever countries list.

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15 Travel Resolutions you MUST keep in 2015 (summarized)

Travel Resolutions – who knew? We found this really interesting article on ‘Travel Resolutions you must keep in 2015‘ and thought you all might find it interesting.

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Airline News

Kenya Airways to fly to Hanoi Kenya Airways will become the first and only airline to link Vietnam directly to Africa with flights to Hanoi from March 30, 2015.

Rwanda’s national carrier, RwandAir, recently started operating direct flights between Entebbe in Uganda and Nairobi, Kenya, one of East Africa’s busiest routes. As well, on March 27th, three times a week, they will begin direct flights between Kigali in Rwanda and Lusaka in Zambia.

Ethiopian Airlines adding more flights starting this month – Ethiopian Airlines will have double daily flights to Mumbai from Addis Ababa with their ultra-modern B878 Dreamliner aircraft. As well, starting in April, they will fly to Tokyo, Japan three times a week, making it the only airline to fly directly between Africa and Japan and will be operated through Hong Kong, also on the 787 Dreamliner.

FASTJET – now flying a new route between Mwanza and Kilimanjaro 4 times a week.

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Hotel News

Africa’s only Park Hyatt set to open this month. Park Hyatt Zanzibar is opening March 8 in the historic part of Zanzibar City known as Stone Town, a UNESCO Heritage site. read more

FINCH HATTONS set to reopen in Kenya. Over two decades ago in 1992 Finch Hattons Camp first opened to guests and set the standard in luxury eco tented camps. It is now reopening to yet again reaffirm its position as the ultimate luxury safari camp. read more

Rickshaw Client’s Review

Nizar & Salma Tanzania

"Hi Naz, We are back from our long trip and still recovering from jet lag. We had a wonderful trip and a fantastic time at the safari. Facilities at the Serena lodges were spectacular and the staff was very professional. The driver was an expert and we rewarded him handsomely for the great care he took of us. We saw the migration and even the rhinos, which are now rare. Weather was very pleasant. This trip was worth the money we paid for it and you took good care of our complicated arrangements."

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