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Magic on the Beach

Magic on the Beach
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Nomads will be hosting an evening of magic and Italian food in support of a new enclosure for our ever increasing Colobus Troop. The Star of the evening will be Magic Sebas from Spain. This will be held on the 4th December 2015 at 7:00 pm. It will cost Ksh 3000 and will include a magician and an Italian buffet. 30% of proceeds will go towards a new enclosure for Betsy, Tumbo, Amani and Kui. Reservation only – please book as soon as possible. Table reservation: 0738333888 or info. No resident discounts that evening. Please come and join us for what will be a very enjoyable night!

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P.O. Box 5380
Diani Beach
Mombasa 80401



4th Flight out of Entebbe

As already announced here a few days ago … BrusselsAirlines moves from three flights a week to four …
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oneworld press release: Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Pacific added to oneworld’s Global Explor er

OneWorld adds three more airlines …

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Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Pacific added to oneworld’s Global Explorer

Monday, 30 November 2015

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Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Pacific are adding their networks to Global Explorer, the round-the-world fare offered by oneworld® member airlines and selected partners outside the global alliance. Jetstar’s Australian airline already participates in the fare.

The addition of these three carriers’ routes, with effect from tomorrow (Tuesday, 1 December), will bring more than 15 new destinations, two key Asian hubs – in Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore – and dozens more routes on board Global Explorer.

This means Global Explorer now features some 230 destinations across Asia – and around 1,150 worldwide, in more than 150 countries.

Global Explorer is one of the most popular round-the-world fares available globally. It offers simple, flexible, and great value travel around-the-world. Prices are based on the cabin class chosen and the total distance travelled. Travellers have up to one year to complete their journey.

It already covers all routes offered by oneworld’s member airlines – airberlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, TAM Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Russia’s S7 and SriLankan Airlines, plus some 30 affiliated carriers, including Austria’s Niki, South Africa’s Comair, Denmark’s SUN-AIR, LAN Argentina, LAN Colombia, LAN Ecuador, LAN Peru and QantasLink.

In addition, it also features flights by a number of airlines that are not part of the global alliance, including Aer Lingus, Alaska Airlines and its Horizon Airlines sister, Bangkok Airways, Fiji Airways, Meridiana fly and WestJet. Flights carrying the Qantas code but operated by Air Tahiti Nui and Jetstar were also already included – and now also those operated by Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Pacific, further expanding the reach covered by this fare.

Jetstar Asia is based in Singapore. It operates some 26 routes, serving around 13 countries and 25 cities across the Asia-Pacific region. Jetstar Japan flies 19 domestic Japanese and international routes, from Tokyo (Narita), Osaka (Kansai) and Nagoya (Chubu), while Jetstar Pacific operates 32 domestic and international routes to 16 destinations in Vietnam, mainly from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

They add 13 destinations in Vietnam to Global Explorer – Buon Ma Thuot, Chua Lai, Da Lat, Hai Phong, Pleiku. Thanh Hoa, Vinh, Nha Trang, Hue, Phu Quoc, Tou Hoa, Qhi Nhon and Dong Hoi – plus Indonesia’s Pekanbaru and Palembang, along with China’s Shantou.

oneworld Vice-President Commercial Stephen Usery said: “We are delighted to extend the reach offered by Global Explorer still further with the addition of Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Pacific, alongside their Australia and New Zealand-based Jetstar sister, which has participated in Global Explorer for some time. Their addition brings on board attractive networks in some of the regions most popular with round-the-world travellers, making Global Explorer an even more appealing option.”

Jetstar Group Executive Manager for Network and Partnerships Alan McIntyre said: “This partnership with oneworld’s Global Explorer further symbolizes our commitment to all customers, providing yet another platform for them to tap into Jetstar’s wide network of destinations.

“Through this collaboration, we are effectively introducing to passengers across the globe the wonders of South East Asia and North Asia destinations offered by the network of Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Pacific,” Mr McIntyre added.

Global Explorer is one of two round-the-world fares offered by oneworld. The alliance’s other round-the-world fare is oneworld Explorer. This includes travel on the alliance’s existing member airlines and affiliates only. Uniquely, prices are based on the number of continents visited, rather than on the distance flown.

oneworld offers the most extensive ranges of alliance fares. For those who don’t want to fly all around the world, these include Circle fares for traveling through several continents without actually circumnavigating the globe and Visit passes for each continent and various specific regions.

For full details of Global Explorer and sample itineraries, see or contact any participating airline or your local travel agent.

About Jetstar

The Jetstar Group is one of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing airline brands with one of the most extensive ranges of destinations in the region. It is made up of Jetstar Airways in Australia and New Zealand (a subsidiary of the Qantas Group, but, unlike mainline Qantas, not part of oneworld), Jetstar Asia in Singapore, Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam and Jetstar Japan in Japan.

Jetstar branded carriers operate up to 4,000 flights a week to more than 70 destinations across Asia Pacific. The Jetstar Group carried more than 29 million passengers in financial year 2015.

About oneworld

oneworld is an alliance of 15 of the world’s leading airlines, committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers. As part of oneworld , they:

  • Serve more a thousand airports in 150 plus countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
  • Carry some 515 million passengers a year on a combined fleet of nearly 3,500 aircraft.
  • Generate more than US$ 140 billion annual revenues.

oneworld member airlines work together to deliver consistently a superior, seamless travel experience, with special privileges and rewards for frequent flyers, including earning and redeeming miles and points across the entire alliance network. Top tier cardholders (Emerald and Sapphire) enjoy access to more than 650 airport lounges and are offered extra baggage allowances. The most regular travellers (Emerald) can also use fast track security lanes at select airports.

oneworld is the world’s most highly prized alliance, as the current holder of seven of the 11 leading “best airline alliance” titles available in the various industry award schemes, including FlightStats’ On-Time Performance Award 2014 for the second time running, Skytrax’s World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 for the third year running and Business Traveller’s 2015 Best Airline Alliance, also for the second year running.


This African Low Cost Airline is set for further expansion


(Posted 30th November 2015)

Usually well informed sources have given the clearest indication yet, after rumours from the grapevine swept this correspondent’s inbox repeatedly in recent days that Fastjet plans to return to Zanzibar, a route briefly served but then dropped due to unsatisfactory loadfactors in the early stages of their Tanzania operation.

The new routing will take into account the growing demand for vacations by South Africans for Zanzibar, an island presently visited by this correspondent.

The routing of the flight will therefore be in conjunction with the daily service from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam, continuing on to the Spice Island after a brief stop in Tanzania’s commercial capital.

This will peg Fastjet against South Africa’s Mango which presently flies twice a week nonstop on the route. Tourism stakeholders on Zanzibar have warmly welcomed the move, which is due for a formal announcement soon. More flights means more seats, helping to fill the beds in the many new resorts which have sprung up of late but also in established properties.

Zanzibar has two key tourism components, culture and history, best explored from the Stone Town hotels like the Zanzibar Serena, where heritage and contemporary blends best, though there are other hotels too inside the UNESCO World Heritage site, including some more recent arrivals by international brand names.

The other component is of course the vacation element on the award winning beaches which ring the island from one end to the other and across. From there, as well as from the Stone Town hotels, can visits be made to the famous plantations where spices are grown for export and domestic consumption or the slave trade sites of old as Zanzibar was one of the main market places for African slaves along the Eastern African seaboard. Zanzibar is connected by air to Dar es Salaam via Coastal Aviation, Auric Air and Precision Air with flights lasting less than half an hour, to Nairobi with Kenya Airways and to other more distant destinations by Qatar Airways, Fly Dubai, Condor and Ethiopian, among others.

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Exhibitors demand more space as Akwaaba creates awareness

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The Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing on Tuesday said it had concluded plans to host 200 Nigerians on paid trips for 2016 Dubai Shopping Festival in January. Mrs Stella Obinwa, the Regional Director, Africa International Operations of the corporation, made the disclosure to newsmen at the ongoing Akwaaba Travel Expo in Lagos.

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Obinwa said that the trips were for the corporation’s frequent Nigerian customers and consumers. She said the idea was to strengthen the tourism and cultural relationship between Nigeria and Dubai, United Arab Emirate. “This is our first time of attending Akwaaba Travel Expo and our aim is to highlight Dubai as a shopping and family destination of choice.

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Newsletter: Expanding Work with Women, Jeneria Wins Disney Hero Award, and More

Ewaso Lions updates …


November 2015

Jeneria Wins Two Awards

We’ve long known Jeneria was a champion for Kenya’s lions. Now, he’s getting global recognition for his important work responding to human-lion conflict, coordinating our team’s fieldwork, and inspiring his fellow Samburu warriors to embrace conservation.

In the same week, Jeneria was bestowed with the Disney Conservation Hero Award and Houston Zoo’s Wildlife Warrior award. “This is a very big honor for me,” said Jeneria upon hearing the news. “I accept this award on behalf of my warriors, who are the most dedicated lion conservationists. I have hope for Kenya’s lions now.”

Please leave a comment for him on Facebook!

See what the awards entail »

22f09da8-2e26-4da7-9703-4677fa10172a.jpgExpanding Mama Simba

We have engaged more than 300 Samburu women in conservation since we launched the Mama Simba program in 2013. We conducted a survey to evaluate the program, and the results were positive. Next year, we will take the program to new heights by adding more women, improving the conservation trainings, and providing better education. Read on to find out what’s next for the Mamas.

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0bd7de26-c71d-436f-837e-19475977da26.jpgWCN Expo Video

Last month, Shivani, Paul and Jeneria attended the annual Wildlife Conservation Network Expo in San Francisco. The video of our talk is now available to watch online. Hear about our programs, Warrior Watch, Mama Simba, Lion Kids Camps, and much more. Thanks to all of you who attended and showed your support!

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18bb0fae-b6ed-4a63-bee3-d8a2da101a7f.jpgNext Week is #GivingTuesday

December 1st is #GivingTuesday – the global movement to support causes that are making a difference for good. This holiday season, give a gift to Kenya’s lions and the people that live with them. Please make a donation and spread the word about Ewaso Lions on #GivingTuesday.

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71afcd9e-41e8-4180-ac01-2c2819883dd6.jpgPhoto of the Month

For many of us, this time of year is about gathering with friends over a good meal. This was also the case for this very full lion in Samburu National Reserve who went belly up after feasting on a waterbuck. The lions could barely move and kept rolling around! The dry season proved well for the lions, who had many successful hunts.

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Copyright © 2015 Ewaso Lions
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USA: Wildlife Conservation Network, 209 Mississippi St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
All photos © Ewaso Lions. Photos of Jeneria, chalkboard, and team by Kris Norvig.


Dogs at the heart of communities

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Every day the Rhino Dog Squad use their incredible talents to protect rhinos and other endangered wildlife. Amazingly, they also have a huge impact reducing crime in local communities across Kenya too. According to ranger Joseph ‘Dogs are hard-working, loyal and good performers. They are soldiers like us. They are assisting not just us, but the whole of Kenya. So they need a lot of support.’

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This Christmas donate to the Rhino Dog Squad in name of a loved one, and we’ll send you a Christmas E-card making the perfect gift.

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Please show your support for the Rhino Dog Squad by uploading a photo of you and your pooch to social media with the hashtag #RhinoDogSquad and a message for the teams to show you care.

Watch Our Latest Video The Rhino Dog Squad has assisted with many crimes, from livestock theft and stolen property to murder cases. With their powerful senses the dogs can find missing children and track kidnappers and thieves.


Meet DiegoTony is a five-year-old Bloodhound, working at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to protect rhinos and fight crime in local communities. He loves following a trail but strongly dislikes cats! Tony and the rest of the Lewa team have travelled to the Maasai Mara and the Kenyan coast to deal with poaching and insecurity across the country.

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More than 50% of the time dogs are actually out helping people, solving crimes in the areas around rhino conservancies. By reducing crime across the region and gaining the respect of the people, this activity encourages the public to come forward with information about poachers – underpinning the anti-poaching effort across the region.

Did you know?

did you knowIn Kenya over 57% of black and white rhinos live on private land

Private landowners are custodians of Kenya’s rhinos, guarding them for future generations. Collaboration is key for conservation, and the Association of Private Land Rhino Sanctuaries (APLRS) does just that. These rhino sanctuaries are working closely together to protect Kenya’s rhinos, provide essential habitat space and bring security and prosperity to the region.

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