Archive | March, 2010

Nominated for Award as Best Safari House 2010

We are delighted that Onsea House has been nominated for a Good Safari Guide Award (2010), in the category Best Safari House. It is the 2nd consecutive year that Onsea House has been nominated and although there isn’t a specific category that Onsea House fits comfortably, the organization has decided to carry forward with the Best Safari House nomination this year so chances are realistic to get the award! 

The Good Safari Guide and Good Safari Guide Awards are widely recognised as the travel-trade benchmarking process for safari lodges.  The Good Safari Guide Awards is a platform for experienced tour operators and travel journalists to recognise excellent lodges. Non-trade visitors can vote in the ‘Travellers’ Choice’ Award.

Nominations will continue to be accepted until 31st March 2010. Shortlists in each award category are then produced purely from numbers of votes. A judges’ panel of highly respected independent operators score the shortlists in April and these scores produce the winners.   The 2010 Award Ceremony will be held at The Durban Hilton Ballroom on Friday 7th May, the night before Indaba starts.

Travel professionals who wish to support Onsea House, can visit:
All others can support by voting in the Readers Choice Award at:

Recommended on i-escape Hip Hideaways site

A hand-picked portfolio of exciting and unusual places to stay, in some of the world’s most beautiful locations … created by a small team of passionate travellers, and backed up by an award-winning online booking service:  i-escape. They now launch the first major redesign of their website since the initial launch in 2001.

So what’s new?
A great overview page with new pictures, an eating page with reviews, an updated activity page, an updated essentials page, a new Kids page, Location and map page.

Overall, the website has been updated with honest, specific and personal desitnation guides and removing over 20 under-performing properties since the start of the year.

Onsea House remains the only recommended property in the wide area around Arusha and the only place at the start/end of the Northern Circuit and/or the Kilimanjaro.