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The Price of Gorilla Trekking Permits Double

May 08th, 2017

The Rwanda Development Board today announced an increase in the price of Gorilla Permits from US$ 750 to US $1,500 for all visitors effective immediately. A new exclusive package for tourists who wish to book an entire family of gorillas was also introduced at US$ 15,000, and will receive exclusive personalized tour guide services. The […]

Hemingways Watamu Re – Opening

May 02nd, 2017

We know that you are as excited as we are about the ‘new look’ Hemingways Watamu.  The rebuilding works are progressing well and whilst it has been a huge project the hotel is on course for a completion date in October 2017.  So what’s new? The new boutique hotel comprises 39 guest rooms (reduced from […]

World Travel Awards 2017

May 02nd, 2017

Hemingways Expeditions; a division of Express Travel Group has been nominated for the World Travel Award. We have been nominated for Kenya’s Leading Inbound Tour Operator World Travel Awards celebrates is acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade. Attended by senior executives from major travel companies, operators, destinations, WTA events are universally respected […]

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Kisumu Cruise Boat

May 02nd, 2017

Plans are underway for cruise boats to be introduced in Kisumu to provide water transport to both locals and tourists. The cruise boats are intended to provide transport in Lake Victoria to enable residents and visitors from Kisumu city be ferried to Kenyan islands such as Rusinga for them to enjoy the available attraction sites. […]

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Sarova Whitesands Resort Under Refurbishment

May 02nd, 2017

This year, the Sarova Kenya team has embarked on an upgrade project of forty-eight guest bedrooms at their Sarova Whitesands Resort. These bedrooms are located in the wing by the Lido Grill Restaurant and swimming pool area and adjacent to the water-sports center. This upgrade will see the modernization of the bedrooms in line with […]

Four Points By Sheraton

Four Points Hotel

May 02nd, 2017

Marriott International has opened the Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham, marking its entry into Kenya. Owned by Kamcan Properties, the hotel is in an upmarket area close to Nairobi city centre. Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi features 96 rooms and food and beverage options include an all-day-dining restaurant and a rooftop restaurant with city […]

Uganda Expected To Drop VAT And Other Taxes On Hotels

April 05th, 2017

Information is emerging from government circles that, following President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s directive to remove VAT from upcountry hotels and safari lodges last year, this may become reality in the next financial year. Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Minister Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu is quoted to have said at a tourism function last week that the government […]

KTB Official Appointed To Global Tourism Forum Board

April 05th, 2017

A Kenyan tourism official has been appointed as an advisory board member of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne, based in Switzerland. Kenya Tourism Board marketing director Jacinta Nzioka, 42, becomes the 24th member and the first representative from Africa in the global tourism organization’s advisory board.   A statement from World Tourism Forum Lucerne says: […]

Sarova Announces New Hotel In Kenya

April 05th, 2017

Sarova Hotels, Resorts & Game Lodges has signed a management contract with the directors of to operate a 146-room hotel set to be opened in Nakuru Town. The Sh1.3 billion Sarova Woodlands Hotel & Spa is located off the main Nairobi-Nakuru Highway, next to State House, targeting leisure lovers and business travelers on the busy […]

Tanzania: Kilimanjaro Airport Upgrade To Disrupt Flights

April 05th, 2017

Due to planned renovations at Kilimanjaro International Airport, certain Precision Air flights will be disrupted. The work is scheduled to take place from April 1-30. Flight PW 723 from Kilimanjaro to Nairobi will be cancelled. Flight PW 719 from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam and flight PW 728 from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro will join to […]