Archive | May, 2007

Meet and taste us at Karibu Travel & Tourism Fair 2007 in Arusha from 8-10th June 2007

Tanzania is the fastest growing tourist destination in Africa. Over 180 exhibitors will be participating the Karibu Travel & Tourism Fair in Arusha, the best opportunity to really discover Tanzania (and the rest of East Africa) and update your portfolio on this unique destination. Onsea House is such a small property, that we do not have our own stand. You are however most welcome to meet us at the stand of Sokwe Asilia Lodges, stand B3, where you can even taste us from 8th June until 10th June 2007. Karibu sana!

TED – Technology, Entertainment and Design Global Conference in Arusha from 4-7th June 2007

This year, the TedGlobal conference will be held for the 1st time in Africa and Arusha has been chosen as the place for the meeting and exchanging ideas of some of the great thinkers of the world.

“The program line-up of 50 speakers — like all TEDs — includes inventors, business-leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, artists, writers, activists, musicians and mavericks with names as different as Jane Goodall (Primatologist), Youssou N’Dour (Singer), Hector Ruiz (CEO AMD),… But they have this in common. They are all doing something valuable for Africa’s future. Their voices will inspire. And their ideas will spread.”

Over the past few years, a growing number of people in the TED community have become passionate about Africa, a continent that appears to be at an important tipping point. Its problems and challenges are well known. Less well known is that across the continent, change is afoot. Instead of relying only on development aid, Africans across the continent are beginning to take matters into their own hands. Ingenious solutions are being applied to tackle some of the toughest health and infrastructure problems. Businesses are being launched that are capable of transforming the lives of millions. New communication technologies are allowing ideas and information to spread, enabling markets — and governments — to be more efficient. And the numbers suggest that incomes are starting to nudge up in some countries and real growth is on the way. A new Africa beckons.

The conference will be held at the Ngorodutu Lodge, on the Momella Road from the 3rd to the 8th of June. Some of the conference attendees, including one of Silicon Valley’s leading communications entrepreneurs, have chosen to stay at Onsea House before the conference and we have also booking of attendees who decided to extend the conference with a post-conference safari with Onsea House as home base. Do you want to organize a conference with safari extension in Arusha? Contact us for free advise.

Onsea House represented at Indaba 2007

Indaba 2007 in Durban, South Africa is the 3th largest Tourism and Travel Fair in the world. Onsea House Arusha will be represented by several Tanzanian Tour Operators, including Miriam Bracht from Sokwe & Asilia Lodges, the first professionals who discovered us since we opened on July 1 2006. Meet Miriam until May 15 at INDABA – DEC 722.

Travel in style: visit the best of the Northern Circuit with a start at Onsea House

TrueAfrica launched this week the Best of the Northern Circuit, a luxurious fly-in safari special offer to Tarangire and Serengeti National Park. Travel in style during your honeymoon or “once in a lifetime” safari experience in Tanzania! Your 8 day safari starts and ends at Onsea House in Arusha. Limited dates are available so don’t wait to long and contact TrueAfrica for a direct booking.

Benefit from last minute Africa safari promotions in May and June

Air France has announced today some interesting promotions to Africa including a flight to Nairobi at 611 Euro which is a good deal for end May and June, just before the peak season! Book before 14 May and travel before 15 June!
Onsea House Arusha is supporting this action for everybody who wants to come on safari in Tanzania during the period of this promotion from May 8 until June 15:
From May 8 until May 23, you can benefit to stay at our Boutique Hotel Lodge at Low Season Rate on Bed & Breakfast (B&B) base. As of 2 nights stay, we book your safari for free.
As of May 23 until June 15, you can stay at Onsea House either on B&B, HB or FB base. As of 2 nights stay we also offer the free service to book your safari in collaboration with a local tour operator.

Authors of Guide Books to Tanzania have a hard time

We have just been informed by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of the following change effective for anyone travelling to Ngorongoro or via from 1 July 2007:
Park fees increased from USD 30 to USD 50 per person per 24 hours
Crater fee: increased from USD 100 to USD 200 per entry per car
Transit fee : anytime passing via NCA will be USD 50 per person
Authors Jens Finke from Rough Guide, Mary Fitzpatrick from Lonely Planet and Philip Briggs from Bradt Guides must have a hard time to update their guide books but at the same time they can include Onsea House as recommended accomodation in Arusha :-)