Archive | 2013

De toppers van Tanzania in GRANDE en GENIETEN

Het Belgische GRANDE magazine en GENIETEN publicieren in hun gelijktijdig September 2013 nummer een 14 pagina reportage over de toppers van Tanzania.

Zet je schrap voor dit onvergetelijke safari-avontuur vol sublieme ontdekkingen en unieke belevenissen. Afrika op z’n mooist.
“Tanzania is een echte must voor safariliefhebbers; de natuur is overweldigend en bijzonder goed bewaard in vergelijking met de concurrende landen” stelt de auteur.

De lofzang over Tanzania wordt na een bezoek aan de Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Lake Eyasi, Tarangire en Arusha National Park afgesloten met een passage bij landgenoten in Arusha bij Onsea House en Machweo waar freelance journalist, fotograaf en wijnliefhebber Gerrit Op de Beeck duidelijk van genoten heeft.

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“Voorbeeld van Belgische creativiteit” dixit Herman Van Rompuy

“Ik kijk vooruit en dat is in moeilijke tijden de beste instelling. De crisis vergt immers niet alleen aanpassing, maar is ook een uitdaging om in de tegenaanval te gaan. En dat gebeurt. Ons land is een vat vol creativiteit, op al mijn reizen vind ik daar voorbeelden van. … In Arusha (Tanzania) vonden we een schitterende bed-and-breakfast van landgenoten maar we konden er niet overnachten, want hij is het hele jaar volgeboekt” vertelt Herman Van Rompuy aan Het Laatste Nieuws op 10 augustus.

Voor de “President van Europa” konden we ons echter nog wel last-minute een tafel voor het diner reserveren in Machweo en toastten we op Koning Filip en de Nationale Feesdag. “Een onvergetelijke Vlaams-Afrikaanse avond” schreef Herman Van Rompuy in ons gastenboek op 21 juli.

In het gezelschap van haar echtgenoot Herman Van Rompuy bracht Geertrui Windels de dagen nadien een bezoek aan de programma’s van Trias in Tanzania. Ze brachten onder andere een bezoek aan een infomarkt voor microkredietinstellingen en opende een jongerencentrum in Namanga. “Trias staat niet boven de mensen, maar er middenin”, klonk het enthousiast na het bezoek.

Naast Het Laatste Nieuws schrijft ook De Tijd met “De stille revolutie van Tanzania” over het bezoek van Herman Van Rompuy aan Tanzania waardoor we het nieuws van dit bijzondere bezoek (wat we even vertrouwelijk hielden) ook eindelijk delen met onze gasten.

Machweo on cover and in exclusive 7 page magazine article

We are proud and pleased to share an article that currently features in PAA Tanzania, the  quarterly in-flight magazine of Precision Air,  the biggest airline in Tanzania.

Both the cover and the 7 page article in the August-October 2013 issue feature exclusively the Machweo fine dining concept “inside the kitchen that’s training our chefs of the future”, highlighting how our chef Axel as “one of Tanzania’s most exciting chefs is inspiring the next generation of youngsters”.

The article has the potential to be read by no less then 225,000 passengers over the next three months and it is our hope that it will trigger a new wave of enthusiast visitors to our restaurant.

Download the PDF Inside the kitchen at Machweo or read the emagazine online. Enjoy the read and feel free to share.
Call 0787/112.498 to book your table with Axel.

“The top fine dining experience in Tanzania” according to Bradt

We were delighted to host Philip Briggs during his trip in Tanzania. As the renown author of a series of pioneering Bradt Travel Guides including the first dedicated guidebooks to Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana and Rwanda, we are honored that he handpicked our accommodation for his stay in Arusha at the end of his Tanzanian safari.

Together with Chris McIntyre, author and co-author of many Bradt guides and Managing Director of the reputable safari company Expert Africa, they are the authors of 2 of the just published Bradt Travel Guides: “Northern Tanzania: Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar (3rd edition)” and “Tanzania Safari Guide with Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and the coast” (7th edition)

We are thrilled with the glowing reviews about Onsea House and Machweo in these newest Bradt Travel Guides.

Both Onsea House and Machweo stand out as only recommended Exclusive hotels in the area mentioned in the Bradt Tanzania Safari Guide and the Bradt Northern Tanzania guide.

Most striking is the description of being “widely regarded as offering the top fine dining experience in Tanzania” and being mentioned as only recommendable place to eat around Arusha in both travel guide books.

“Bookings are mandatory for those not staying at the hotel” is also mentioned correctly. Call on 0787/112.498 to book a table.

Support us in the 2014 Safari Awards

With nominations from over a thousand luxury travel professionals and hundreds of readers of Travel Magazines any safari business nominated for a Safari Award is amongst the best in its genre. Finalists are amongst the top 3% in Africa and the Safari Award Winners are unquestionably the best, their reputation earned through excellence recognised by people who know what they are talking about.

Since their inception in 2008 the Safari Awards have gone from strength to strength, and are now regarded as an industry gold standard.  In 2010 we made it into the final of as Travellers’ Choice Best Safari Property in Africa and in 2011 we made it into the final of the Safari Awards as Best Safari Cuisine, thanks to the support of many of our clients and agents. We continue to work hard to further improve our standards and we believe we have what it takes to be part of it.

2014 voting is now open. Both Onsea House and Machweo have been included in the 2014 Safari Awards nominees! Please support us by voting at http://www.safariawards.com/tanzania/onseahouse/ and http://www.safariawards.com/tanzania/machweowellnessretreat/

Thank you very much!

Travel smart with Fastjet and find us in Arusha

Exciting News! A 2 page article is dedicated completely to Onsea House & Machweo Retreat in the Travelsmart inflight magazine found in Fastjet, Africa’s low-cost airline, during the months of June, July and August 2013.

Tony Shoo wrote the two pages property profile, which is published in issue 3 on page 12 and 13, expressing the uniqueness and convenience of Onsea House and Machweo Retreat. With a vast amount of tourists coming and going through Arusha, Onsea House & Machweo Retreat are “the perfect locations to unwind, relax and be pampered”. As Tony Schoo states in the article “Those who discover Onsea House & Machweo Retreat will wish to extend their stopover in order to enjoy world class hospitality in an oasis of tranquillity.”

Fastjet has relaunched flights from Kilimanjaro Airport to Zanzibar airport from 32,000 TZS (one way excluding governement taks and charges). The flights are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Plans are being arranged for services to South Africa, Zambia and Rwanda as well. A perfect opportunity to read about Onsea House and Machweo Retreat uniqueness. Enjoy your flight!

Jobortunity Students: young adults with a second chance

In Africa not everybody gets the opportunities and chances we have come to have. Therefore the Janssens-Onsea family has always tried to do something for the local community. We especially believe supporting development through education.

We are pleased to announce 2 newcomers who just joined us during a five months training period. They are placement students from the organization Jobortunity, a training institute where unique training methods are used centred on attitude and personal development. It helps young people aged between 18 to 24 to create a future for themselves by preparing them to get and retain a job.

What all these students have in common is that they come from a very tough background.
During the five month placement, they will be training either in the Food and Beverage department or in the kitchen. Jobortunity uses a training system called the Hi5 training course, which consists of three phases:

  • Phase one ‘Employability skill’ focuses on developing as a person, for example communication and body language
  • Phase two ‘Practical Training’ sends students on a five months internship where students will learn technical skills such as how to serve guests and make beds.
  • Phase three ‘job Application Training’ helps finalizing personal portfolios and follows role plays to help them apply for jobs.

Onsea House and Machweo are a great supporter of Jobortunity. All the students arrive with energy and enthusiasm and show eagerness to learn what is expected in the hospitality industry.

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