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Taste us at East Africa’s largest tourism Fair on June 5-7, 2009

Tanzania’s Karibu Travel and Tourism Fair, the largest and most ambitious travel industry event in East Africa, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary, June 5-7, 2009. The Karibu Fair, held just outside of Arusha, Tanzania’s safari capital, attracts travel industry partners from around the world. The annual event is organized by the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO), Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT).

Part of the uniqueness and excitement of The Karibu Travel and Tourism Fair is that it is an outdoor event that offers a real safari experience. Over 250 exhibitors and thousands of regional and international visitors are expected to attend the 2009 Fair.

The fair is ranked as the second most important African travel and tourism event after the Indaba in South Africa and it is expected to attract exhibitors from across the Great Lakes Region. According to the organisers of the KTTF, exhibitors from Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, the DRC, South Africa, China and Belgium have already confirmed participation.

Wine distributor Upper Zonal Trading teams up with Onsea House at the 2009 Karibu Fair and organize together a Wine & Food tasting at their stand N1. New wines in the Hill & Dale, Table Mountain, Backsberg and Zonin assortment will be paired with food prepared by Onsea House chef Axel Janssens, while you can learn more about the renewed Onsea House hotel accommodation & restaurant activities.

Contact info@onseahouse.com if you want to receive an invitation for the Wine & Food tasting sessions on June 5 or June 6, taking place 3 times a day at 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00.

Ethiopian Airlines offering free tickets to Africa

Time published some Valentine’s Deals That You’ll Love, including special travel deals.
To celebrate Barack Obama’s Inauguration, Ethiopian Airlines is offering a free companion ticket to any of its 32 destinations in Africa, including Kilimanjaro Airport (Tanzania), from Washington’s Dulles Airport.

Traditionally speaking, flights to Africa can be amongst the most expensive you’ll find, and there are seldom deals to be found when flying there. But right now this “buy 1, get 1 free” promotion makes it more affordable than ever to make the trip.

The promotion is good from February 1st through March 31st 2009. Simply book a ticket before the 30th of March, and you receive one companion fare for free. 800-445-2733
The only restriction, other than the dates of the promotion, is that your stay can not be longer than 21 days.

Combining this promotion with low season rates in April and May and/or using Onsea House as “home base” in Arusha could make for a low cost safari, Kilimanjaro climb and/or Zanzibar beach holiday. Grab your tickets while you can!

Contact info@onseahouse.com for all travel advise to Tanzania: from the moment you arrive at Kilimanjaro airport until you get back on the plane.

Today Show struggling up Kilimanjaro

The Today Show‘s Ann Curry has been sent on assignment to climb Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro.

The 52-year-old only got that assignment three weeks ago, leaving her little time to train. She describes it as “climbing a Stairmaster for six hours a day with 20 pounds on your back.”

Her stunt is for the NBC morning show’s “Ends of the Earth” feature, which begins Monday. It’s plotted out so if she does make it to the summit of the 19,000-plus-foot mountain, it’ll be shown during Friday’s edition of “Today.”

Kilimanjaro Education Foundation, (KEF), founded by Todd Grossmann, will be featured on the Today show today Tuesday between 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Todd and the KEF board of directors had dinner at the Onsea House restaurant.

Learn more about the foundation and contribute via their website.
Contact info@onseahouse.com for more info on climbing the Kilimanjaro and/or booking Onsea House accommodation or dinner before or afther the climb.

Safari approved by Carmen Roberts, BBC World News’ Fast Track reporter

What a co-incidence: just after posting the news on female Wildlife presenters, starring Charlotte Uhlenbroek, we got a request from Carmen Roberts, also from the BBC, to organize a safari in Tanzania, after her trip in Kenya.

We put together a last-minute 3 day safari to Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire, in co-operation with one of our partner tour operators, taking into account the budget indications.

After returning from an “excellent safari”, enjoying a sundowner at the the terrace of Onsea House in Arusha, Carmen told us she is a journalist for Fast:Track, a travel programme on BBC World News for the business and leisure traveller. She was in Kenya to shoot a snake safari. 

To watch Carmen Robert’s snake safari, treat yourself soon on Fast:Track.
Do not hesitate to contact info@onseahouse.com for any safari enquiry and/or plans to stay at Onsea House.

Safari offers and promo flights from Brussels to Africa

Last minute low price flights to Africa and special safari offers are launched at the time of the radio interview with Onsea House in Arusha, Tanzania on Les Belges du bout du Monde on the first Belgian radio channel of the french community (RTBF), on the 10th of August 2008.

Virgin Atlantic offers from 18th of August up to 17th of December 2008 flights from Brussels to Nairobi for just 612 Euro! Brussels Airlines does even better as of 1st of September up to 1st of November 2008 with flights as low as of 583 Euro. Both flight tickets are available through Joker and Connections.
Nairobi in Kenya is only 1 hotel night and a cheap shuttle bus drive away from the safari capital Arusha in Tanzania!

In collobaraton with a local operator in Arusha, Onsea House proposes interesting safari programs including visits to Arusha NP, Manyara NP, Tarangire NP, Manyara NP, the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and even remote areas in the Northern Circuit like Lake Eyasi and Lake Natron, with possible extension to spice island Zanzibar. Contact info@onseahouse.com for more info.