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Get 50% more with the &Beyond Africa Lodge offer in Tanzania

AndBeyond Africa (former CCAfrica lodges) has some great luxury accommodation and safari offers, valid until June 30 2009. Also at Onsea House in Arusha, there is some last minute availability to match!

Stay for 6 nights and only pay for 4. You get 50% more. Alternatively stay for 4 nights and pay for 3 and you get 33% more.

Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp, Klein’s Camp, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Serengeti Under Canvas, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and Mnemba Island lodge are the participating &Beyond properties in Tanzania.

Make the most of your adventure. Contact &Beyond or your travel agent and request for a stay at Onsea House in Arusha for an ultimate culinary and hospitality experience before and/or after this amazing safari offer!

Discovering Tanzania, a project by Kempinski

After ealier openings of Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski in Dar Es Salaam and Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski, the owner, UAE national Mr. Ali Albwardy, will open in the heart of Tanzania’s world famous Serengeti National Park the Bilila Lodge Kempinski at the 1st of June, 2009. Ali Albwardy reveiled his plans to us at Onsea House in Arusha. 

In order to open their new Bilila Lodge, the luxury hotel chain Kempinski wanted to introduce the beauty of this country to as many people as possible. And because they don’t do things by half, Kempinski decided to send out a traveller to explore the country and share the exclusive insights on a Travel Blog with stories, photos and videos about the most amazing places Tanzania has to offer. You can discover the beautiful wildlife of the Serengeti, enjoy Africa’s nature and share exclusive insights into the soon to be opened luxury Bilila Lodge Kempinski. After Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Kilimanjaro and much more, the trip continues to the vast beaches of Zanzibar.

You can bookmark and share the Discovering Tanzania Travel Blog. There is also an RSS-Feed and a newsletter for registered users.

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Simply the Best of Tanzania

Renown German Safari Operator Bush Legends has included Onsea House in several exciting safari programs including The Flying Wildebeest Feast, a private safari in small & exclusive tented camps and in Tanzania Highlights, a safari visiting Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park.

Their most upmarket program, Simply the Best of Tanzania, is available through Geneva based Delta Voyages. The safari includes a stay in both Onsea House in Arusha, the Singita Sabora Plains Tented Camp as The Palms on Zanzibar.

Bilila Lodge Kempinski opens its doors in the Serengeti

After ealier openings of Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski in Dar Es Salaam and Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski, the owner, UAE national Mr. Ali Albwardy, will open in the heart of Tanzania’s world famous Serengeti National Park the Bilila Lodge Kempinski at the 1st of June, 2009. A dream hideaway in the Central Serengeti, destined to be the most unique lodge in the world. 

All of its 74 rooms, suites and villas feature luxurious en-suit bathrooms and decorated with handpicked African artwork. The lodge facilities include a restaurant, lobby lounge, bar, boma, wine cellar, art gallery and gift shop. The infinity pool and Anantara Spa provide for the ultimate relaxation after an exciting day of a game drive. Bilila combines the height of luxury with romance in spectacular African wilderness surrounds.

Today Mr. Ali Albwardy was for lunch at Onsea House and reveiled us his plans of the construction of a Kempinski in Arusha on the grounds of the former Saba Saba Hotel.
The Kempinksi developments will help to further uplift Tanzania as a destination and Kempinski Arusha will for sure help to furhter build the market of good food and luxury accommodation in the safari capital. 

Contact info@onseahouse.com if you would like to combine a stay at the fantastic Kempinski properties during your safari or beach holidays in Tanzania and Zanzibar before or after your stay at Onsea House.

Parmi les 101 plus belles rencontres réalisées sur les ondes

L’émission radiophonique Les Belges au Bout du Monde, diffusée le dimanche matin sur La Première, souffle ses 20 bougies cette année. Pour fêter l’événement, la RTBF programme des émissions spéciales et publie un livre.

Les Belges du bout du monde donne aux réveils dominicaux un parfum d’évasion et de liberté. En mettant à l’honneur ceux qui ont osé réaliser leurs rêves et ceux qui préfèrent le goût de l’aventure à celui du confort, cette émission s’est, petit à petit, imposée comme un phare dans la morosité ambiante.

“Dans le livre, nous en avons choisi cent et un ‘qui ont la frite’. Cent et un tempéraments qui sont allés au bout de leurs rêves, se sont investis dans l’humanitaire ou se sont plongés dans le monde des affaires, sans jamais se défaire de ce côté bonhomme, la marque de fabrique du Belge qui ne se prend pas (trop) au sérieux”, explique Adrien Joveneau, animateur de l’émission “Les Belges au Bout du Monde” depuis 20 ans.

Ces Belges du bout du monde étant généralement d’une hospitalité proverbiale, ils n’hésiteront pas à vous livrer leurs plus précieux conseils, à vous entraîner sur les sentiers de traverse de leur pays d’adoption, à titiller vos papilles avec des délices d’ici et de là-bas ou à vous ouvrir leurs portes à prix d’amis : au fil des pages (et avec un photo du Serengeti sur la couverture), vous trouverez ainsi Onsea House, des chambres d’hôtes de luxe au pied du Kilimandjaro et à côté des parcs national d’Arusha, Tarangire, Manyara et Serengeti et le crater du Ngorongoro…

Contactez info@onseahouse.com pour tout info concernant Onsea House, un safari en Tanzanie, l’ascention du Kilimandjaro et/ou un sejour à l’île d’épices Zanzibar.

L’ouvrage touristique Les Belges du bout du monde de Adrien Joveneau et Frédérique Thiébaut est publié chez Editions Racine (Lannoo) et est disponible depuis 25/11/2008.

ISBN :  978-2-87386-576-4
Prix public :  19,95 EUR
Date de parution :  25-11-2008, disponible *
Format :  140 x 220
Couverture :  Brochée
Tirage(s) :  1
Nombre de pages :  224

Reizen naar Tanzania in Belgische media

De afgelopen jaren werden safaris naar Tanzania, de beklimming van de Kilimanjaro en/of een strandverblijf op Zanzibar slechts héél sporadisch vermeld in de Belgische media. Daar komt gelukkig verandering in.

Tanzania voert campagne om de Ngorongoro Crater, de Serengeti en andere Nationale Parken en natuurlijke attracties bekender te maken. Ook België draagt (onbewust?) zijn steentje bij. Onsea House in Arusha, dat reeds ontdekt werd door reisbureaus en reizigers van Engeland tot Amerika, wordt sinds kort ook in België niet vergeten.

Na de aandacht voor Tanzania in Stanley’s Route I (VT4, 2005), was het de afgelopen jaren stil in de Belgische media. Reis-specials over Afrika vermeldden Tanzania amper als bestemming. Zo hoorden we regelmatig Belgen die dachten dat de Kilimanjaro in Kenya lag. Is het de negatieve manier waarop Kenya recent in het nieuws is gekomen, die de plotse interesse in Tanzania verklaart?

Midden dit jaar kregen de Vlamingen van Onsea House Arusha 1 uur zendtijd tijdens het (franstalige) Les Belges Du Bout Du Monde (RTBF – La Première), waarvan nu ook het boek met de 101 mooiste ontmoetingen (waaronder Onsea House) te verkrijgen is.
Ook het in België bekeken programma Schrijvers op de veranda (NCRV) waarin Nederlandse auteurs hun hart luchten op de veranda van Rik Felderhof in Arusha (en daarna in het Onsea House Arusha Restaurant dineerden), heeft de nodige impact.

Vanaf donderdag 27 november loopt Wildcard: Tanzania (VRT – Canvas). In deze vijfdelige reeks krijgt schrijver en acteur Ramsey Nasr een Wildcard om samen met een groep studenten biologie van de Universiteit Antwerpen op expeditie te trekken naar Tanzania.

Dé doorbraak voor Onsea House Arusha in de Belgische media volgt wellicht in 2009.
Van 10 tot en met 17 november 2008 filmden Annick Ruyts en haar ploeg in totaal meer dan 800 minuten het leven van Inneke, Dirk, dochter Ella en neef Axel in Tanzania. Een 30 minuten durende reportage zal in de loop van 2009 uitgezonden worden als aflevering in de tweede reeks van We Are From Belgium (VRT – één)

Het tijdschrift Genieten met “elke maand het beste uit de wereld” is bekend om zijn artikels over de mooiste droombestemmingen, authentieke hotels, gezellige weekendtrips en sfeervolle restaurants. Ook zij wijden graag een artikel aan Onsea House Arusha in Genieten van Februari 2009, met een B&B Special over “Logeren bij Belgen in het buitenland”.

Van harte welkom!
Voor verdere informatie, contacteer info@onseahouse.com.

Chem Chem Safari Lodges is set to open two luxurious lodges in Tanzania.

Chem Chem Tarangire will open on 20 December with eight suite-style tents, a holistic spa, swimming pool, fusion restaurant and viewing terrace.
The 100sqm tents feature a bedroom, reading salon, private terrace, campfire facilities and bathroom with both indoor and outdoor shower.
Activities include walking safaris, canoe trips on Lake Manyara, private lessons in photography, track-reading and ranger training, cultural trips to local Maasai villages, 4×4 game drives to Tarangire National Park and/or Lake Manyara National Park, bird watching, Swahili cooking lessons, private picnics and sleeping out in the bush.

The launch will be followed in June 2009 by Chem Chem Serengeti.
Located on the Northern Circuit, the semi-permanent camp follows the migration.
It features six tented suites, each with a bedroom, reading salon, dressing salon, full bathroom with inside shower, terrace with view and outdoor campfire facilities.
Other amenities include a gourmet ‘bush’ restaurant, lounge bar and terrace.
Activities here include game drives (both in and outside of the Serengeti National Park), walking safaris, private sessions in track-reading and flora appreciation, cultural tours to Maasai villages, bird-watching, private picnics and sleep-outs.

Contact info@onseahouse.com if you want to combine a stay at Chem Chem Safari Lodges before or after Onsea House Arusha.

KLM introduces ‘Serengeti’ 425-seater Boeing on Amsterdam-Kilimanjaro-Dar route

The Royal Dutch Airlines – KLM on Sunday introduced a 425- passenger Boeing 777-300 ER christened Serengeti that will fly between Dar es Salaam and Amsterdam via Kilimanjaro every Friday and Sunday.

Captain Van Der Ulier told the Daily News after landing at the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Slaam that the nine-year-old plane was so christened as part of a joint campaign to promote Tanzania’s tourism treasures. “Serengeti is the most famous national park known to many tourists in America and the Netherlands; we had that in mind in choosing the name,” said Captain Ulier.

The plane carries 35 passengers in Business class and 390 in Economy class, the KLM Country Manager for Tanzania, Raymond Reedijk, said adding that KLM’s increased operations on Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro airports was proof of the confidence KLM has in Tanzania. KLM, the manager said, employs 44 local Tanzanians and a foreigner adding that ‘Serengeti’ joins another 360-passenger Boeing 777-200 that operates on the same route on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

He said the introduction of the new plane was in response to growing demand of services in Tanzania because of the rapid growth of the tourism sector, adding that the airline’s effort will lower unit costs and create sales opportunities for agents and operators. He commended President Jakaya Kikwete for selling Tanzania’s tourism attractions overseas.