20 January 2017

Rwandair to introduce direct flights between Kigali <> Mumbai!

The flag carrier airline of Rwanda, Rwandair, is set to introduce direct flights between Kigali International Airport (KGL) in Kigali and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) in Mumbai, India, on 17 April 2017. The airline will operate flights from Kigali to Mumbai every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and from Mumbai to Kigali every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

19 January 2017

Emirates to introduce a third daily flight between Dubai <> Nairobi!

The largest international airline in the world, Dubai-based Emirates, is set to introduce a third daily flight between Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi from 01 June 2017. The additional flight will increase the number of scheduled Emirates flights between the two cities to 21 a week. As with its other two daily flights to Nairobi, Emirates will also operate its popular Boeing 777-300ER in a three class configuration. The aircraft will have eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class.

Air Tanzania launched flights to Dodoma!

The flag carrier airline of Tanzania, Air Tanzania, has introduced scheduled flights between Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam and Dodoma Airport (DOD) in Dodoma. The airline will operate two weekly flights using one of its new Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 carriers in an all economy 78 seat configuration. Air Tanzania's new service then continues to Kigoma Airport (TKQ) in Kigoma in western Tanzania.

Fastjet has suspended two routes between Johannesburg and Tanzania!

According to tourism specialists eTNW, Fastjet has suspended its flights between OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg and Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam as well as its flights between Johannesburg and Zanzibar's Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ). The airline did not provide details as to if and when the flights will be re-introduced to its network.

17 January 2017

Zambia: Proflight Zambia launched a new direct service between Ndola <> Kasama!

Proflight Zambia, the operator of the largest fleet of aircraft in Zambia, launched a new direct service between Ndola and Kasama today (17 January 2017). The new direct flight avoids travellers have to stay overnight in Lusaka when flying between the two locations. Instead, the airline has introduced a four-times-a-week circuit on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, alternating between Lusaka > Ndola > Kasama > Lusaka and Lusaka > Kasama > Ndola > Lusaka . The direct flight will depart Ndola at 12:45 on Tuesdays and Fridays, arriving in Kasama at 14:25. The flight will depart Kasama on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:35, arriving in Ndola at 12:15.

Ndola is the third largest city in Zambia and the industrial and commercial center of the Copperbelt, the country's copper-mining region. Kasama is the capital of the Northern Province of Zambia, situated on the central-southern African plateau at an elevation of about 1400 m.

Thomas Cook Airlines plans to launch flights between Manchester <> Cape Town!

British airline Thomas Cook Airlines plans to introduce nonstop flights between Manchester Airport (MAN) in Manchester and Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town in early 2018. The airline is set to operate a bi-weekly service on Wednesdays from Manchester and on Thursdays from Cape Town on board an Airbus A330-200.

Kruger National Park: Road condition update!

South African National Parks (SANParks) has released an update on the road conditions (as of 16 Jan 2016) in Kruger National Park's northern Nxanasteni region, which is currently experiencing heavy rains.

Balule Rest Camp

  • The water level on the S89 is high and guests are therefore advised to make use of the S91 and S92 as well as the causeway to access Balule.
  • Due to overflowing the H1-9 is closed. Mopani Rest Camp is accessible via the Letaba high water bridge.
Shimuwini Bushveld Camp
  • The camp is inaccessible.