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Pack for a Purpose when coming to Onsea House

During their first trip to Africa, Scott and Rebecca Rothney learned that while they were limited to 20kg of luggage on safari, the airline had an allowance of 100 pounds (45 kgs) of checked luggage plus a 40 pound (18.14 kg) carry-on. In making plans for a second trip, they looked into visiting a school near the lodge they would visit. They contacted their safari company to see if they could determine any specific needs of that school. Armed with that information, they were able to deliver 140 pounds (64 kgs) of school supplies, including soccer balls, to the school. It was enormously rewarding to be able to help the people in the community that had given them such a life-changing experience. That’s how the idea for the Pack for a Purpose website came up. 

Onsea House is currently one of the only 11 properties in Tanzania that joined the Pack for a Purpose. With your help, you can make the life better of more than 1400 children of the Baraa Primary School, located within walking distance from Onsea House in Arusha.

Support us in the 2011 Safari Awards by voting now

The 2011 Safari Awards, sponsored by The Good Safari Guide for the fourth year, recognises excellence in the wildlife safari sector of the tourism industry. In 2010 over one thousand travel agents and tour operators, and hundreds of readers of Conde Nast Traveller, Travel Africa, Tatler and Brides magazines nominated safari lodges, camps and operators in thirteen categories for The Safari Awards.

In 2010 we made it into the final of the The Good Safari Guide Award as Travellers’ Choice Best Safari Property in Africa, thanks to the support of many of our clients. We worked hard to further improve our standards.

The nominations process for the 2011 Safari Awards runs through the month of March. Please support us in the Travellers’ Choice Award, open to consumers and journalists only, by voting now at: http://www.safariawards.com/vote/

Frommer’s top pick in Arusha

Frommer’s Travel Guides are one of the bestselling guidebooks in the USA. The series began in 1957 with the publication of Arthur Frommer’s first book. The latest entry in this popular series of travel guides contains full-color fold-out maps, suggested itineraries, and frank reviews of recommended sites to visit.

Frommer’s Kenya & Tanzania claims to be the only major guidebook to cover both of these countries in detail. A lot of international tourists arriving in Tanzania come from Kenya, so the convenience of having one book for both countries is a significant selling point.

Written by a trio of writers, two of whom currently live in Africa and a third who lived in Tanzania for years, Frommer’s has opinionated write-ups. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. The expert writers are passionate about their destinations–tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way. We are therefore very pleased that Onsea House is Frommer’s top pick in the Arusha hotels section. Also the intimate candle-lit terrace at Onsea House is described as Arusha’s finest dining experience in the Arusha restaurant section.

Contact info@onseahouse.com for all further info or call Axel on +255 787 112 498 for a dinner booking.

Luxurious Mobile Safari Experience in East Africa

Singita Grumeti Reserves has launched a one-of-a-kind luxury tented safari, ideal for small groups or families, in its expansive Tan­zania reserve. Beginning November 2010, guests can overnight under the stars in mobile accommodations styled after the charm and romanticism of Africa’s bygone days.

Nestled between the Serengeti National Park and the Maasai Mara, the mobile sa­fari offers access to remote and unspoiled African bush, where one can truly ex­perience the majesty of nature. Big five game viewing is unmatched. Similar as in Onsea House, dining is a highlight, in this case simply crafted, fresh cuisine in the bush along with a choice of fine, hand-picked wines. When it comes time to turn in for the night, guests can relax and unwind in luxuri­ous, comfortable tents.

The mobile safari is designed for exclusive use by groups of between six and twelve people for two or more nights. The all-inclusive price is $8,100 per night for a party of six and $1,350 per night for each additional guest. For the ultimate sa­fari experience, any visit can easily be combined with a stay at one of Singita Gru­meti Reserves’ three other luxurious properties: flagship Singita Sasakwa Lodge, contemporary Singita Faru Faru Lodge on the Grumeti River, and the 1920s styled Singita Sabora Tented Camp.

For inquiries and reservations in combination with a stay at Onsea House, contact your preferred travel partner or info@onseahouse.com

Jane Goodall’s 50 years in the jungle

Tonight Jane Goodall joins close friends and donors at The Royal Institution Library in London to celebrate 50 years of groundbreaking research at Gombe. Supporters will be asked to join the Jane Goodall Foundation in ensuring the next 50 years of Jane’s vision is secured through their financial contributions.

Onsea House Tanzania is contributing in the 50 years celebrations by offering a stay at Onsea House in Arusha for the auction.

Half a century has elapsed since Goodall leapt to prominence with her remarkable study of chimpanzees.
Harvested from patient observation of a chimpanzee colony in Gombe, Tanzania, her insights smashed stereotypes of chimps as circus animals or cuddly toys.
The primates were revealed as smart and socially complex, able to organise their community and use tools: in other words, they were a lot like us. The divide between Homo sapiens and Pan troglodytes became blurred forever.

Read more about Jane Goodall’s work on one of the many JCI local websites.
Contact info@onseahouse.com if you would like to discover the work of Jane Goodall at Gombe National Park and visit the chimps combined with a stay at Onsea House in Arusha.

Finalist in the 2010 Good Safari Guide Awards

INDABA, Africa’s top Travel trade show is approaching: INDABA 2010, the biggest trade show ever, opens from 8-11 May.

The Good Safari Guide Awards Gala Ceremony takes place the evening before INDABA starts. We are delighted that Onsea House got not only nominated for the Good Safari Guide Awards 2010 in the category Best Safari House but is even among the 5 finalst for the Travellers Choice Award

Onsea House has no stand at INDABA but can be found and booked through our partners &Beyond (Bronwyn White – ODW010), Albatros Travel (Julian Camm – ODG002), Asilia (Bas Hochstenbach and Miriam Bracht – ODG002), Hoopoe Safaris (Rupert Finch Hatton - stand ODG002), Kearsley Travel & Tours (Vinay Sapra – SADCB031), Leopard Tours Ltd (Nassir Swedi - SADCB031), Multichoice Safaris Ltd (Hillary Mwanga – SADCB031), Nature Discover (SADCB031), Nomad Tanzania (SADCB001), Ranger Safaris (Taqi Moledina – SADCB031) and Wayo Africa (Jean du Plessis – ODG002). 

Contact us on info@onseahouse.com for further info, rates and conditions for 2011.

We Are From Belgium boost interesse in Tanzania

Annick Ruyts zorgt met de We Are From Belgium uitzending van Dirk & Inneke op woensdag 6 januari voor een toenemende interesse in Tanzania.

Naast de aankondiging met foto in de weekbladen en korte preview op Eén zorgt een paginagroot artikel op maandag 4 januari in de Gazet Van Antwerpen alvast voor een aantal spontane reacties van geïnteresseerde safari gangers.

De vroegboekacties bij Connections en Joker op Kilimanjaro en de voordelige vliegtuigtickets naar Zanzibar via de grote Touroperators zorgen voor bijkomende belangstelling voor een safari, Kilimanjaro beklimming en/of strandverblijf in Zanzibar.

Contacteer Dirk op info@onseahouse.com voor bijkomende info.

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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.