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New flight options to Kilimanjaro

Turkish Airlines launched on 5 December 2012 its maiden flight to Kilimanjaro from Istanbul via Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa. The new route will make Turkish Airlines fly five times a week between the two destinations.
Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) is within Tanzania’s tourist destinations and only 40 minutes drive from Onsea House and Machweo in Arusha. By launching this direct flight to Istanbul, we expect an increase in overnight hotel bookings for clients after their arrival in Tanzania and dayrooms before their flight departure after midnight.
KIA serves more than 650, 000 passengers every year and the number has been going up with 15% on yearly basis.
Tourists from Europe and America will have another option to reach Tanzania’s northern tourism circuit as the Istanbul hub provides many opportunities to capitals and big cities around the world.

For travellers who live close to Schiphol (AMS), KLM offers convenience at its best. Effective December 27, 2012 until March 30, 2013 KLM will operate non- stop Amsterdam – Kilimanjaro – Amsterdam twice weekly. The flight will depart Kilimanjaro on Fridays and Sundays at 01:25 to arrive Amsterdam same day at 08:40.
Departure from Amsterdam will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 13:10 arriving Kilimanjaro same day at 23:35. In addition, the already existing daily flight from Kilimanjaro via Dar es salaam to Amsterdam will continue to operate every day. That means nine total weekly flights into / out of Kilimanjaro!
Make your travel easier, smoother and more time efficient. Check out the list of attractive destinations we have selected for you and book now until December 15, 2012 for travel until May 15, 2013.

Other international flights arriving in KIA include Qatar Airways via Doha, Ethiopian Airlines via Addis Abeba and charters from Condor from Frankfurt and Edelweiss Air from Zürich.

Contact info@onseahouse.com for comfortable overnight bookings and/or dayroom and dinner after arrival and/or before departure.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for a cause

Our newest addition to the team of Onsea House and Machweo is Operations Manager, Ms.Eline Janssens, who will attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, which at 5.895 metres is the tallest mountain of the African continent.

It will be a 7-day expedition, following the Rongai route and starting off on the 24th of February.
Eline dedicates her climb to a dear friend suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.In association with her climb, she is organizing a small fundraising, to support the non-profit foundation AGDEM (Asociación Gaditana de Esclerosis Múltiple), located in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
Multiple Sclerosis, also known as “MS” is a chronic disease of the main nervous system that causes uncontrollable contractions of the muscles and therefore causing terrible pain. It is the most common neurological disease for young adults and the main cause of disability after traffic accidents.

The foundation AGDEM helps and assists people afflicted with MS, not only with rehabilitation but also with pshycological support, research and training activities.The rehabilitation treatment they offer is of great value in improving the quality of life to those affected by MS and is necessary during their whole lives.
You can support this non-profit organization in order for them to continue their precious work with any contribution you are willing to make

Contributions can be made to:
Asociación Gaditana de Esclerosis Múltiple
11403 Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)
Bank address: Avda. Méjico, esq. Comte. Paz Valera
11405 Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)
IBAN: ES52 2024 0418 6033 0000 1411

We wish Eline a safe climb and hope that this small fundraising can somehow make a difference in the lives of all those who are climbing their “own mountain” every single day

Contact info@onseahouse.com for further advise on climbing Kilimanjaro and/or specific info on a charity climb for a good cause.

Baseball celebrities successfully climb Kilimanjaro after rest at Onsea House.

The NY Mets starting pitcher R. A. Dickey, together with Kevin Slowey and Dave Racaniello, have just been climbing and reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for the Bombay Teen Challenge, an organization that rescues and cares for women and girls in Mumbai who are at risk of being abused and exploited.

USA TodayNew York Times, NY Daily News, NBC Sports and many others covered the story before and after the charity climb. On January 5, R.A. Dickey reported with the article In the Presence of the Mountain in the New York Times about their stay in “Onsea House, a charming boutique hotel in Arusha, Tanzania, where we would rest and recover before our excursion.” and tweeted a picture of Mount Meru taken from his room

The 3 American baseball stars enjoyed their 2 nights before and 1 night after the climb at Onsea House so much that they booked last minute an extra night at Onsea House and its Machweo Wellness Retreat & Fine Dining after their safari, before flying back to the USA.

Bring hope: support R.A. Dickey’s Climb for Freedom and join the cause on Bombay Teen Challenge.
Contact info@onseahouse.com for further info on climbing Kilimanjaro including rest and recover days before and after the excursion at Onsea House.

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www.centurion-magazine.com covered in the article “Centurion Challenge: Kilimanjaro” tips to climb the Kilimanjaro and Onsea House is exclusively recommended for a pampered stay post-climb. The article is also the first media coverage of the Onsea House addition with Machweo Wellness Retreat & Fine Dining, which can be soon discovered on www.machweo.com.

Kilimanjaro herfstpromotie bij KLM

Al plannen voor deze herfst? Nu het zomerseizoen bijna volgeboekt is bij Onsea House, pakt KLM uit met uitzonderlijk scherpe prijzen voor de herfst. Boek nu één van de aantrekkelijke “vroeg boek” special flight offers.

Traditioneel staat Afrika in de kijker met flinke kortingen. Terwijl de normale prijzen in het hoogseizoen gemakkelijk dubbel zo hoog zijn, staat een retour op Kilimanjaro in de aanbieding vanaf 833 Euro*

Boek uw ticket via KLM en contacteer info@onseahouse.com voor advies voor de verdere planning van uw reis.

* retour Brussel-Kilimanjaro. Verkoopperiode tot 07/07/2010. Reisperiode tussen 01/09/2010 – 31/10/2010 Voorwaarden: Verblijf Minimum: 7 dagen – Maximum: 1 maanden. De vermelde tarieven zijn “vanaf” prijzen, inclusief taksen, toeslagen en service fee. Tickets zijn niet wijzig- en niet terugbetaalbaar. Beperkt aantal plaatsen beschikbaar. Tarieven zijn onderhevig aan wijzigingen zonder voorafgaande kennisgeving. Prijzen berekend 16/06/10.

Vroegboekacties bij Connections en Joker

Naast de eerder aangekondigde acties bij de grote Tour Operators zijn er sinds vandaag vroegboekacties bij Connections en Joker

Wie naar aanleiding van de We Are From Belgium aflevering van Dirk & Inneke op vakantie wilt naar Tanzania kan nog via deze acties boeken tot respectievelijk 23 en 30 januari en vliegen tot in het najaar 2010.

Kilimanjaro en Zanzibar zitten traditioneel in het aanbod van Connections en Joker.

Connections biedt vluchten met Ethiopian Airlines vanaf Brussel op Kilimanjaro, vlakbij Onsea House. Tot 30/6 vlieg je voor vanaf 599 Euro H/T inclusief luchthaventaks, vanaf 16/08 betaal je vanaf 609 Euro voor je ticket.

Joker biedt vroegboekacties met Ethiopian Airlines op Zanzibar maar heeft ook scherpe prijzen voor gasten die Oost-Afrika willen ontdekken met aankomst en vertrek uit bijvoorbeeld Entebbe en Nairobi met Brussels Airlines.

Contacteer info@onseahouse.com voor verder advies in verband met uw reis in combinatie met een verblijf bij Onsea House in Arusha.

Rwanda gets ready to welcome more safari guests from Tanzania

The Mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, the endless views on tea plantations, the pretty hills and lakes, Intore dancing and traditional drummers, its people and its culture are among the additional features when extending a safari & beach holiday in Tanzania with a couple of days in Rwanda.

“The future of Rwanda’s tourism industry looks brighter” reported The New Times already in October. Statistics show that the country has now 4225 hotel rooms compared to 3438 last year, representing a record increase of 23 percent in the number of hotel rooms.

The expansion of Kigali Serena Hotel and Hotel Des Mille Collines have greatly boosted the number of rooms. The Onsea House owners familiarized with both hotels and witnessed today the finishing of the first phase of the extension and refurbhisment of Kigali Serena Hotel. The new swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam bath are fully functioning. The ultra modern 2 storey fitness centre and 44 new guestrooms will officially open next week.

The developments come at a time when Rwanda needs about 6,000 rooms by 2012 to accommodate the increasing number of tourists.

Also the new RwandAir national airline gets ready to fly in more people with attractive flights from Kilimanjaro at US$ 190, which is not more than a flight to the Serengeti or Zanzibar. While flying a longer distance, the flight time is limited to just 1 hour thanks to the modern Canadair Regional Jet.
RwandAir has a code share agreement with Brussels Airlines on the Kigali – Brussels Sector, Ethiopian on the Kigali – Addis Ababa Sector. For connections into Tanzania, RwandAir flies to Kilimanjaro offering connections to the rest of the country in code share with Precisonair Tanzania Limited.

Contact info@onseahouse.com for further advise if you want to combine a stay at Onsea House in Arusha with a visit to Rwanda.

Looking for another reason to climb Kilimanjaro soon?

Climbing Kilimanjaro will most likely get another boost soon, thanks to the massive media attention today.

The snows capping Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak, are shrinking rapidly and could vanish altogether in less than 20 years, most likely due to global warming, a US study published Monday said.

The news was published online by AFP and Reuters news agencies and the well respected magazine Nature on Tuesday morning and rapidly taken over by mass media including CNN, National Geographic, New York TimesTimeThe Times and many others in the past 24 hours.

More than 85 per cent of the ice that covered the three peaks of Africa’s highest mountain has disappeared in the last 100 years and the rest is melting at such a rate it will be gone by 2030, maybe even by 2022.

The disappearance of the ice-cap will alter one of the world’s most arresting images – elephants and giraffes trekking across the shimmering Tanzanian plains with the ice-capped peaks of the mountain in the distance.

Onsea House welcomes an increasing number of Kilimanjaro climbers before and/or after the ascent. Next to the disappearing ice, another reason for the increasing success might be that all the Onsea House guests who asked for advise before their climb, have reached the top of the highest mountain in Africa! Contact info@onseahouse.com for further information.