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“Out of Africa” ervaring met KLM bij Belgen in Tanzania

Go beyond. Ontdek Afrika met AIR FRANCE, KLM en partners. Samen bieden zij het grootste netwerk naar het Afrikaanse continent en brengen ze zelfs die bestemmingen dichterbij waar u voorheen niet makkelijk kon komen.

KLM België heeft een “Out of Africa” aanbieding voor boekingen tot 17 mei 2011, wat kijkers van de We Are From Belgium – Tanzania uitzending nog even de tijd geeft om hun reis te plannen.

Vanaf 892 EURO zijn er naar Tanzania Special Offer - flight offers met vertrek uit België via Amsterdam en vervolgens rechtstreeks naar Kilimanjaro International Airport, op 35 minuten rijden van Onsea House.

Voor wie op safari wil komen, eventueel in combinatie met een Kilimanjaro beklimming en/of strandvakantie, werden – naar aanleiding van de reportage op de VRT – zowel enkele standaard budget safaris als klassieke luxe safaris paketten uitgewerkt. Contacteer Dirk op info@onseahouse.com voor verdere info.

Spectaculair Last Minute Low Season Aanbod

Klik en vertrek met KLM. Vertrek vanuit Antwerpen met de trein naar Schiphol en vlieg van daaruit naar Nairobi en verder door naar Kilimanjaro. Het kan nog voor 480 EURO retour inclusief taxen onder voorbehoud van beschikbaarheid met vertrek op donderdag 26 april en minimum 1 week verblijf aan Last Minute Low Season prijzen bij Onsea House of Machweo: U boekt de KLM vlucht retour met de Laagste Prijzen Kalender naar Nairobi en wij zorgen voor een gratis retourtransfer van Nairobi naar Onsea House.

Ideaal voor snelle beslissers die op safari willen, de Kilimanjaro willen zien of gewoon er even een weekje tussenuit willen. Ook op andere dagen tot en met eind mei gelden er super voorwaarden voor een verblijf.

Contacteer info@onseahouse.com voor een concrete offerte, rekening houdend met uw vluchtdata.

The 2011 Safari Awards – and the nominees are…

We are delighted to inform you that Onsea House has been nominated for a Good Safari Guide Award (2011).

Voting for this year’s Good Safari Guide Awards has now closed with 1696 nominators having voted for 351 safari lodges and camps in Africa. 80% were Luxury Travel Specialists of which 65% were Tour Operators and 15% were Travel Agents. 11% of those voting were Ground Handlers and 8% DMC’s.

A judges’ panel of highly respected independent tour operators who are specialists in safaris will select the awards winners using their tried and tested process. The awards winners are only revealed at The Good Safari Guide Awards Gala Ceremony held at Moyo in Durban the night before INDABA 2011 – Africa’s best travel and tourism show - starts, Friday 6th May, at 7.30pm.

Support the Onsea House nomination as your votes will count in the event of a tie-break. Please continue to vote via: www.safariawards.com/vote

We are from Belgium: woensdag 20 april 2011

Vanaf vandaag reist Annick Ruyts opnieuw de wereld af op zoek naar Belgen die elders een nieuw leven begonnen zijn. Het 2de seizoen van We Are From Belgium wordt heruitgezonden op Eén.

De aflevering over Tanzania met Dirk en Inneke en Onsea House in de hoofdrol is reeds aan de beurt op woensdag 20 april 2011 (in plaats van 4 mei) om 21:35.

Wil je naar aanleiding van de reportage ook bij Onsea House verblijven, op safari in Tanzania, naar het strand in Zanzibar en/of de Kilimanjaro beklimmen? Contacteer dan Dirk op info@onseahouse.com

Axel is tijdens het regenseizoen in België en verwelkomt geïnteresseerden graag voor bijkomende informatie op 10 mei vanaf 18 u in Mosquito Coast, hét reiscafé in Gent.

Pack for a Purpose when coming to Onsea House

During their first trip to Africa, Scott and Rebecca Rothney learned that while they were limited to 20kg of luggage on safari, the airline had an allowance of 100 pounds (45 kgs) of checked luggage plus a 40 pound (18.14 kg) carry-on. In making plans for a second trip, they looked into visiting a school near the lodge they would visit. They contacted their safari company to see if they could determine any specific needs of that school. Armed with that information, they were able to deliver 140 pounds (64 kgs) of school supplies, including soccer balls, to the school. It was enormously rewarding to be able to help the people in the community that had given them such a life-changing experience. That’s how the idea for the Pack for a Purpose website came up. 

Onsea House is currently one of the only 11 properties in Tanzania that joined the Pack for a Purpose. With your help, you can make the life better of more than 1400 children of the Baraa Primary School, located within walking distance from Onsea House in Arusha.

Support us in the 2011 Safari Awards by voting now

The 2011 Safari Awards, sponsored by The Good Safari Guide for the fourth year, recognises excellence in the wildlife safari sector of the tourism industry. In 2010 over one thousand travel agents and tour operators, and hundreds of readers of Conde Nast Traveller, Travel Africa, Tatler and Brides magazines nominated safari lodges, camps and operators in thirteen categories for The Safari Awards.

In 2010 we made it into the final of the The Good Safari Guide Award as Travellers’ Choice Best Safari Property in Africa, thanks to the support of many of our clients. We worked hard to further improve our standards.

The nominations process for the 2011 Safari Awards runs through the month of March. Please support us in the Travellers’ Choice Award, open to consumers and journalists only, by voting now at: http://www.safariawards.com/vote/

Onsea House promotional video made by Tanzanian students

By producing documentary films for nonprofit organizations, GoodMakers Films helps charities visually communicate their message around the world.

GoodMakers taught a digital Film Lab in Tanzania which was hosted by Onsea House in Arusha. The Film Lab students, many of whom came from as far away as Dar Es Salaam, participated in shooting a travel promo for Onsea House which helped the students to learn the process of making a commercial.  The students helped to plan the concept, learned how to operate new digital cameras and even took an editing bootcamp to round out their one week course.  GoodMakers Films fabulous editor Craig Fields, edited it together into a concise :60 promo.  Together with GoodMakers Films, we are incredibly proud of the film students and the results.

Have a look at the promo here on YouTube: Onsea House Promo Video.

GoodMakers Films is also finalizing the editing of a Short Doc for the iThemba Baraa Primary School, which will highlight progress of this NGO project in the neighberhood, supported by iThemba Foundation in collaboration with Onsea House.

Frommer’s top pick in Arusha

Frommer’s Travel Guides are one of the bestselling guidebooks in the USA. The series began in 1957 with the publication of Arthur Frommer’s first book. The latest entry in this popular series of travel guides contains full-color fold-out maps, suggested itineraries, and frank reviews of recommended sites to visit.

Frommer’s Kenya & Tanzania claims to be the only major guidebook to cover both of these countries in detail. A lot of international tourists arriving in Tanzania come from Kenya, so the convenience of having one book for both countries is a significant selling point.

Written by a trio of writers, two of whom currently live in Africa and a third who lived in Tanzania for years, Frommer’s has opinionated write-ups. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. The expert writers are passionate about their destinations–tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way. We are therefore very pleased that Onsea House is Frommer’s top pick in the Arusha hotels section. Also the intimate candle-lit terrace at Onsea House is described as Arusha’s finest dining experience in the Arusha restaurant section.

Contact info@onseahouse.com for all further info or call Axel on +255 787 112 498 for a dinner booking.