Archive | August, 2009

Vroegboekactie naar Oost-Afrika

Vandaag maandag 17 augustus is het zover: de befaamde en alom gewaardeerde Joker VROEGBOEKACTIE is gestart. En ook ditmaal zitten er ongelooflijke koopjes tussen.
Een hele reeks tarieven geldt tot juni 2010, echt iets voor vroegboekers dus. Maar ook lastminute-beslissers die er zo snel mogelijk tussenuit willen knijpen, vinden vast hun gading.

Volgende optes zijn interessant voor gasten die voor of na hun Kilimanjaro beklimming, safari of Zanzibar strandvakantie bij Onsea House in Arusha willen verblijven:

NAIROBI vanaf € 464 SWISS

Meer info via de Joker vroegboekactie

Recommended in the 3 newest Bradt Travel Guides

Philip Briggs’ second edition of Northern Tanzania: The Bradt Safari Guide with Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar, published in July 2009, is fully updated throughout, including revised information on the best accommodation in every price bracket, from luxury lodges to simple hotels and hostels, and the best of the safaris. There’s specific coverage of the wildlife and natural history of the region, making it the indispensable companion to a safari in northern Tanzania’s renowned national parks. Plus there’s an introduction to the Swahili language. It is the first of 3 new Bradt Travel Guides featuring Onsea House in Arusha as best accommodation in its class: “… this attractive intimate boutique hotel has drawn praise from all quarters since it opened in Jul 2006. The large green gardens contain a swimming pool & the restaurant, managed by a Michelin trained Belgian chef, serves superb Afro-European fusion cuisine…”

In September, the 6th and fully updated edition of Philip Briggs’ comprehensive bestseller Tanzania with Zanzibar, Pemba & Mafia will provide the latest practical information for both independent travel and all-inclusive safaris, recommends the best of the ground tour operators, gives advice on interaction with the local people,… and also recommends Onsea House. Earlier editions of this guide received rave reviews from both travel press and travellers.

Gordon Rattray is the author of the first edition of Access Africa: Safaris for People with Limited Mobility, a safari guide that is the first in its kind. It describes access in hotels, lodges and tented camps, allowing readers to decide if it suits their particular needs, recommending Onsea House “… Less able travellers might prefer to use it as a chance to eat out in style while in Arusha (accepting help up & down the steps)…” 

Contact or your preferred book shop to buy your copy or contact to make an inquiry at Onsea House in Arusha.

New Sayari Camp opened: most stunning Asilia property to date

Asilia has just opened their brand new luxurious permanent Sayari Camp- located right at the Mara River in the Northern Serengeti. The former seasonal Sayari Camp has been redesigned to now be Asilia’s most luxurious and breathtaking property. Retaining the essence of an Asilia camp, this stylish property is the epitomy of camp with delivering a high level of personalised service, in amazing comfort but retaining the central focus on sensational game viewing and wildlife experiences. The camp layout and staff numbers allow for guests’ experience to be unique and tailor made- every stay at Sayari shall result in a once in a life time experience.

The camp, although luxurious in many ways holds a great balance with offering guests a true safari experience embracing the unique elements of the ‘real African bush’. Sayari Camp’s 15 luxury tents are split into 2 wings- one with 9 and one with 6 tents all of which are raised on wooden platforms to offer a spacious and extremely comfortable stay. Both wings have their own entertainment and hosting tent making it possible to book each wing exclusively for groups. All of these unique tents in Sayari Camp offer panoramic views over the Serengeti through glass sliding doors and windows and allow guests to enjoy the tranquillity of the bush while relaxing on their private wooden deck where a large sofa/day bed and table and chairs are just waiting for them.

To promote this property Asilia is offering a stay 4 nights pay for 3 nights special for the remainder of this year (2009). This special also applies to the other Asilia properties: Olakira and Dunia Camp in the southern/central Serengeti, Suyan in the Loliondo Private Concession, Oliver’s Camp in the Tarangire National Park and the 2 stunning beach properties Matemwe and Matemwe Retreat on the North East coast of Zanzibar. For more information visit or contact us on