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Zambia declared a Yellow Fever free zone

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Zambia received an early Christmas present when it was declared a yellow fever-free zone by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the run up to the end of year festivities.

As we look ahead into 2015 and beyond, this is an important step in Zambia’s tourism growth. The WHO’s acknowledgment of the work that Zambia has done to combat yellow fever comes hot on the heels of the new Zambia/Zimbabwe uni-visa that was implemented on the 1st December — both events go some way to heeding the recently renewed calls from the Zambia Tourism Board for a substantial simplification of the visa process for international visitors.

The hope is that in light of the WHO’s acknowledgment, the Department of Home Affairs will help to ensure that having to carry a yellow fever certificate when leaving Zambia is no longer a requirement for international visitors.

All of this comes at a time when the government has identified tourism as one major sector with the potential to create much-needed jobs as well as to steady the economy.

The declaration of Zambia as a yellow fever-free zone is also significant in light of the current fear surrounding the spread of Ebola in other parts of Africa, and the subsequent negative downturn in tourism throughout much of the continent. The WHO’s acknowledgment reiterates Zambia’s commitment to dealing with possibly dangerous diseases that other African nations are still struggling with, and signals that the country is very much ‘open for business’ with regards to tourism.

 

Quirimbas Mozambique and Dhow Safari

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The Quirimbas in Mozambique is a incredible destination and experience . Imagine sailing from one island to the next in a dhow ….thats what we did !

Let us know if this is the type of experience you are looking for . We will glaldy help you plan your Mozambique Dhow safari .

Feb 2015 SA Airports enforce hand luggage regulations

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Airports Company South Africa and airlines will roll out a campaign from February 2 at all SA airports to enforce hand luggage regulations.

The campaign will inform and educate passengers and travel agents about the prescribed restrictions and the impact on travellers.

The hand luggage allowance is as follows:

Economy-class passengers are allowed one bag plus one slimline laptop bag. Business/ first-class passengers are allowed two bags plus one slimline laptop bag. Handbags are considered part of a female’s wardrobe and not as hand luggage.

Slimline laptop bags must be of a size and thickness specifically designed to carry a laptop and charger. Bags capable of carrying other items such as documents and clothes are not permitted.

No bag should exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (total dimensions of 115cm) or weigh more than 7kg per bag. Bag weight may vary according to airline specifications.

If hand baggage does not comply, the passenger will be referred back to the check-in counters to check in the baggage as hold baggage. Extra fees may apply, as per each airline’s guidelines.

The enforcement of this programme will be led by airlines operating at Acsa airports and supported by the South African Civil Aviation Authority.

Cape-Town and Shamwari Luxury Family Safari

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Hi Gelle!

That is us now all safely back home in Edinburgh, Scotland.
I just wanted to say thank you again for what was literally the best holiday any of us will EVER go on!
The whole trip ran like clockwork and was even better than we all imagined it would be! Absolutely fantastic from start to finish!

If you have a website where I can leave comments or write a review can you please point me in the right direction as I would like to leave and excellent review 🙂

Thanks again for all your work in giving us this trip!

Regards,
The Meiklejohn Family.