Archive | October, 2009

Red Hot Safaris: last minute deals to explore Tanzania with andBeyond

Suddenly feeling the urge to get away from it all? &Beyond Africa offers a collection of unbeatable, last-minute special offers to some of Tanzania’s most breathtaking wilderness highspots. There is something to suit every taste and budget!

The calmer safari period from November until 20 December is getting filled at Onsea House in Arusha with last minute requests from travellers who take the opportunity of the Special Stay 4 and Pay 3 Tanzania Safari Offer.

Besides this attractive 4 day offer, &Beyond has also some very interesting last minute deals, called Red Hot Safaris: Amongst The Maasai, where you can save more than US$ 1000 per person when staying 2 nights at Kleins Camp and 2 nights at the Ngorogoro Crater Lodge and Tanzania’s Natural Wonders, where you stay 2 nights in Serengeti under Canvas and 2 nights in the Crater Lodge or The Best of Tanzania which combines a 2+2 night stay in Grumeti River Camp and Crater Lodge. 

Onsea House seems to be a perfect match with these interesting offers. Enquire now at andBeyond Africa or contact for a direct booking inquiry at Onsea House.

will fix those ghastly uniforms

The NFL saw the error of its ways Friday and announced it would incorporate a color blindness test when designing its jerseys following hundreds of complaints from fans who couldn’t tell which team was which during the Bills’ 22 17 win over the Jets on Thursday night.

People suffering from red green color blindness said they couldn’t see a darn thing during the game due to the league’s new “Color Rush” Cheap Jerseys from china uniforms which came in Scarlet red for the Bills and Kelly green for the Jets and featured nearly identical designs.

But while most blasted the jerseys, one person who definitely wasn’t complaining was Bills coach Rex Ryan who cheered the all red colors a day after socking it to his old team.

“Yeah, you don’t care how bad you look,” he said Friday. “If you win, you’re going to see it again. But it was different.”

The league later explained the snafu in a statement.

“The Color Rush jerseys are a test for four games this season, the first of which was last night,” the NFL said. “We did test the jerseys this summer on field and on television. The standard television test did not account for color blindness for fans at home that became apparent last night. We will enhance our testing to include a color blindness analysis to better address this issue in the future.”

Results from numerous studies have found that not being able to see red or green is the most common form of color blindness and affects 10 to 13 million Americans, with most of those males.

Nike’s new “Color Rush” line of jerseys are being rolled out as part of a four game promotion for the NFL’s Thursday night games.

The Titans will wear blue uniforms next week when they face off against the Jaguars, who will don gold.

The other games will include the Panthers at the Cowboys on Nov. 26 and the Buccaneers at the Rams on Dec. 17.

The promotion is expected to be expanded next season as officials hope to dress every team in the alternate uniforms when they play on Thursday nights.

Journeys into the bush on Nat Geo Wild

Tonight was the Première of “Journeys into the bush”, the episode on safari adventurer Jean du Plessis’ favourite spots in Tanzania on Nat Geo Wild – Ultimate Africa: Game Rangers

His trip is put into jeopardy by the eruption of the Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano. We truely enjoyed to re-discover this area, which we flew over at the time of the eruption and wich we visited again few weeks ago. The episode further highlights the famous African wild dogs around Suyan Camp and the Gol Mountains in the Loliondo area, followed by the spectacular Wildebeest Migration in the Northern Serengeti around (the now completely renewed) Sayari Camp, which we will visit again this weekend! Another feature is the hunting trip joining the Hadzabe bushmen around Lake Eyasi and our favourite Kisima Ngeda Tented camp, located close to kopjes overlooking the lake. The episode ends with a scenic canoe trip on Lake Manyara, one of the many activities offered by Jean’s company.

Jean du Plessis and his company Wayo Africa, trading as Green Footprint Adventures Ltd, recommend Onsea House as probably the best and most personal guesthouse in Arusha. Contact for any further info on Onsea House and/or safari with Wayo Africa.

“Journeys to Africa” next showing on Monday 12 October at 11am at Nat Geo Wild UK. The 10 episodes will be broadcasted again from 19 to 29 October. Don’t miss it.