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Vlaanderen Vakantieland op bezoek in Tanzania

Sinds zaterdag 24 november neemt Vlaanderen Vakantieland op Eén je mee naar Kenya en Tanzania.

Twee reporters en vijf avonturiers hebben een doel: drie weken lang rondtrekken dwars door de Afrikaanse bush. Overgeleverd aan de ongerepte natuur en haar ontembare schoonheid. Het wordt een trip door het mysterieuze zwart Afrika, op zoek naar het kloppend hart van de Afrikaanse cultuur. Ze maken er kennis met de bewoners van de jungle en vangen een glimp op van de big five.

Het reisdagboek brengt herinneringen naar boven van de opnames in januari 2012 wanneer Saartje Vandendriessche, Thomas Vanderveken en de ploeg op het einde van de reis in Arusha (in het Noorden van Tanzania) kennis maken met Onsea House en Machweo en een bezoek wordt gebracht aan het iThemba Baraa Primary School project dat we steunen.

Ook zin gekregen in een safari naar Tanzania met verblijf bij Onsea House of Machweo? Neem contact op met ons op info@onseahouse.com

Bilila Lodge becomes Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

PR Newswire announced on 10 July 2012 that Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has signed a long term management agreement with the owners of Bilila Lodge, a resort in the Serengeti National Park, and is now operating the property, which will be upgraded and renamed Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania in fall 2012.

Four Seasons veteran James Kostecky has been appointed General Manager as the property transitions to Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti. Most recently General Manager at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai and Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle in Thailand, he has previous experience in Kenya with a hotel group based in Nairobi.

“This is the first step in a bold development project that will see three diverse Four Seasons experiences in what are considered to be three of the most important and attractive destinations in Tanzania,” says Scott Woroch, executive vice president worldwide development at Four Seasons. “The responsibility of taking over such as irreplaceable asset within the Serengeti National Park is one that we take very seriously. This is an extremely rare opportunity for Four Seasons in that no other property of this size or scale exists, or is likely to ever be developed again in the Park. With the future development of a luxury tented safari camp in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and an exclusive beach resort on the island of Zanzibar, Four Seasons will offer some of the finest holiday experiences in Tanzania.”

The news was announced to us long time before it became official by owner Ali Albwardy from Albwardy Investment and co-owner Ong Beng Seng from Hotel Properties Limited during their visits at Onsea House and Machweo. We look forward to welcoming clients in Arusha before or after their stay at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti.

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.

Onsea House wins a 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor awards this certificate to properties who consistently receive excellent ratings from their members. Not only the 4.5/5 rating is something to be proud of, also Onsea House ended according to ReviewMetrix with the best overall score of all hotels and lodges in Arusha: 1st of 48 reviewed hotels, lodges, B&B/Inns & Specialty Lodging.

Earlier this month, Onsea House ended as Finalist of the renown 2011 Safari Awards, often described as the Oscars of the Safari industry.

Contact info@onseahouse.com for further information.

“Out of Africa” ervaring met KLM bij Belgen in Tanzania

Go beyond. Ontdek Afrika met AIR FRANCE, KLM en partners. Samen bieden zij het grootste netwerk naar het Afrikaanse continent en brengen ze zelfs die bestemmingen dichterbij waar u voorheen niet makkelijk kon komen.

KLM België heeft een “Out of Africa” aanbieding voor boekingen tot 17 mei 2011, wat kijkers van de We Are From Belgium – Tanzania uitzending nog even de tijd geeft om hun reis te plannen.

Vanaf 892 EURO zijn er naar Tanzania Special Offer - flight offers met vertrek uit België via Amsterdam en vervolgens rechtstreeks naar Kilimanjaro International Airport, op 35 minuten rijden van Onsea House.

Voor wie op safari wil komen, eventueel in combinatie met een Kilimanjaro beklimming en/of strandvakantie, werden – naar aanleiding van de reportage op de VRT – zowel enkele standaard budget safaris als klassieke luxe safaris paketten uitgewerkt. Contacteer Dirk op info@onseahouse.com voor verdere info.

The 2011 Safari Awards – and the nominees are…

We are delighted to inform you that Onsea House has been nominated for a Good Safari Guide Award (2011).

Voting for this year’s Good Safari Guide Awards has now closed with 1696 nominators having voted for 351 safari lodges and camps in Africa. 80% were Luxury Travel Specialists of which 65% were Tour Operators and 15% were Travel Agents. 11% of those voting were Ground Handlers and 8% DMC’s.

A judges’ panel of highly respected independent tour operators who are specialists in safaris will select the awards winners using their tried and tested process. The awards winners are only revealed at The Good Safari Guide Awards Gala Ceremony held at Moyo in Durban the night before INDABA 2011 – Africa’s best travel and tourism show - starts, Friday 6th May, at 7.30pm.

Support the Onsea House nomination as your votes will count in the event of a tie-break. Please continue to vote via: www.safariawards.com/vote

We are from Belgium: woensdag 20 april 2011

Vanaf vandaag reist Annick Ruyts opnieuw de wereld af op zoek naar Belgen die elders een nieuw leven begonnen zijn. Het 2de seizoen van We Are From Belgium wordt heruitgezonden op Eén.

De aflevering over Tanzania met Dirk en Inneke en Onsea House in de hoofdrol is reeds aan de beurt op woensdag 20 april 2011 (in plaats van 4 mei) om 21:35.

Wil je naar aanleiding van de reportage ook bij Onsea House verblijven, op safari in Tanzania, naar het strand in Zanzibar en/of de Kilimanjaro beklimmen? Contacteer dan Dirk op info@onseahouse.com

Axel is tijdens het regenseizoen in België en verwelkomt geïnteresseerden graag voor bijkomende informatie op 10 mei vanaf 18 u in Mosquito Coast, hét reiscafé in Gent.