Archive for April 5th, 2017

Corporate Council on Africa News Updates

TOURISM

Uber Fighting On All Fronts In Africa As New Competitors Emerge AFK Insider
Since its first venture into Africa in Johannesburg in 2013, Uber has expanded across the continent, launching in another 15 cities across eight African nations… Read more>>

The 10 Most Liveable Cities In West Africa .com Africa
We’ve put together our top 10 cities – in no particular order – based on a number of factors, including infrastructure development, safety, and availability of goods…. Read more>>

Lesotho becoming popular destination for ‘nature tourists’ CGTN
Famous for being surrounded by the Drakensburg and Maluti mountains, the small kingdom has become a popular destination for tourists looking for “un-spoilt” nature… See more>>

Africa: Top African Airlines Battle for Lucrative New Routes AllAfrica
Regional airlines have in the past three months intensified their competition for intra-African and international business, as each positions itself to dominate the most lucrative routes…. Read more>>

Medina Palms’ new Flying Package

Looking for a great deal at the coast? Check out this Medina Palms offer!

Inspired Destination Within Your Reach

MEDINA PALMS – FLYING PACKAGE

KES 39 500 PER ADULT and KES 26 700 PER CHILD

Our exciting flying package is valid from 1st to 13th April and 19th April to 31st July. It includes:

  • Return flights from Nairobi-Malindi-Nairobi
  • Return shared airport transfers from Malindi
  • Two nights in a Medina Suite or Deluxe on Half Board basis
  • Extra night at KES 11 245 per adult and KES 7 630 per child on Half Board basis
  • Beach Villa supplement at KES 5 600 per adult (minimum four adults)
  • 15% off selected Sakina Ocean Spa treatments
  • Non-motorised water sports
  • Free access to Nemo’s Cave (kids club)
  • Upgrade subject to availability
  • Commissionable to agents at 10%

Phone us on +254 718 152 999/+254 737 152 999 or send us an email.

Enquire now

Upcoming Long Weekends

  • Labour Day Weekend (28th April to May 2nd)
  • Madaraka Day Weekend (31st May to 5th June)
  • Ramadan Weekend (23rd June to 27th June)

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The best hotel on the Kenyan Coast


During the 2017 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Awards, Medina Palms was voted the best hotel on the Kenyan Coast and amongst the top three hotels to visit in the country. Below are some of our clients reviews:

“Medina was a welcome relief from the usual at the coast. It’s a perfect blend of home-meets-hotel kind of experience.” – EliChep90 from Nairobi

“The food is truly value for money, the service is excellent and the ambience is warm and relaxing. We’ll definitely visit for longer next time.” – njeri_nm from Nanyuki Town

“Wonderful as always! Everyone is so welcoming and cheerful. The gardens are an oasis and each section is different so there are lots of places you can go and relax.”Judy F

A Glimpse of Paradise

Take a tour of Medina Palms

Our Google Places listing brings together an array of images that give you a 360-degree view of the serene, pristine and exquisite Medina Palms.

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For further information, please contact our reservations team:
+254 718 152 999/+254 710 571 515
reservations | www.medinapalms.com

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More news updates from ‘Further Down South’ courtesy of Gill Staden

ENJOY THE LATEST EDITION OF THE ‘LIVINGSTONE BIWEEKLY‘ WITH NEWS FROM ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE AND BEYOND

https://thelivingstoneweekly.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/tlbw5apr17-compressed-1.pdf

Inside

Yoga at Munga Lodge

Tradesmen in Livingstone

Big meeting in Livingstone

Be courteous to visitors

Singing all three verses of the National Anthem to foster oneness

Maamba road has a hole

ZamParks arrests eight with ivory

Ndevu Dam – another hydropower project

Kitwe continues to clean its town

Conservation South Luangwa

International Rafting on the Zambezi

Ethiopian Airlines to fly into Vic Falls

Zambezi Society news

Save Valley using tracker dogs

Kariba Animal Welfare saves young zebra

Earthquake in Botswana

Four arrested in Caprivi with elephant tusks and rhino horn

More on the Chinese plan to build abattoir for donkeys

Another whale found beached on Namibian coast

Drilling in Lake Malawi

Rhinos to be airlifted to Australia

Some videos

Wild dog near Mayukuyuku in Kafue

https://www.facebook.com/MayukuyukuCamp/videos/1578009775572352/

Kuomboka

Boats getting ready

https://www.facebook.com/LiuwaPlainNationalPark/videos/1437383856333415/

Bush Camp, Luangwa

Lions on the doorstep

https://youtu.be/X41wJNqe2Jg

Lion and Honey Badger meeting

Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana

https://www.facebook.com/100004523376629/videos/707095242784582/

David Attenboroughs’s rendition of What a Wonderful World

https://youtu.be/auSo1MyWf8g

Not conservation, but good news from Congo. The people of the Congo are known for their amazing artistic abilities. Here is a video of them now sculpting in chocolate!:

https://youtu.be/K891gtycEgk

Kenya Airways, Kenya Tourism and Seychelles Tourism sign partnership deal

NEW TOURISM DEAL LINKS KENYA WITH SEYCHELLES

(Posted 05th April 2017)

The Government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Tourism and National Carrier, Kenya Airways yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) to promote tourism and boost intra-Africa trade and travel between two of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.

This was confirmed at a handover ceremony held at The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure attended by Cabinet Secretaries: Dr. James Macharia, Transport and Communications and Najib Balala, Tourism and Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine – Mr. Maurice Loustau-Lalanne.

The agreement encapsulates a framework for collaboration between the airline and the Seychelles Tourism Board and is underpinned by the strategic value of tourism to both organizations, and to the airline’s purpose to promote sustainable development in Africa. The MoU covers promoting intra-Africa tourism through joint marketing efforts, participation in events across Africa, and stakeholder education.

Statistics indicate an increase in arrivals from both destinations to each other’s countries. There is – therefore, a solid ground to further grow and sustain tourism in both destinations‘ said Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala.

Kenya Airways has operated into Seychelles since 1972 and today flies four times a week to the island – located a thousand plus kilometres off the coast of Eastern Africa.

We will work together to come up with tourism-boosting strategies including incentive travels and holiday packages. We are excited by the possibilities offered by Kenya Airways and the support accorded to us by The Government of Kenya‘ responded Mr. Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine.

Through its SkyTeam partnership, Kenya Airways offers access to 1,000 destinations across the world and is looking to add the U.S in its repertoire as Kenya is now qualified for Category 1 – which allows the airline to fly to and from the U.S.

Through this opportunity, Kenya Airways will seek to not only boost the frequency of flights into Seychelles, but will avail regular cargo freight flights on the request of the Seychelles government based on demand for products from Kenya‘ added Kenya Airways CEO, Mbuvi Ngunze.

Details about both destinations can be found via www.seychelles.travel and www.magicalkenya.com while information about Kenya Airways is available via www.kenya-airways.com

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