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“The top fine dining experience in Tanzania” according to Bradt

We were delighted to host Philip Briggs during his trip in Tanzania. As the renown author of a series of pioneering Bradt Travel Guides including the first dedicated guidebooks to Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana and Rwanda, we are honored that he handpicked our accommodation for his stay in Arusha at the end of his Tanzanian safari.

Together with Chris McIntyre, author and co-author of many Bradt guides and Managing Director of the reputable safari company Expert Africa, they are the authors of 2 of the just published Bradt Travel Guides: “Northern Tanzania: Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar (3rd edition)” and “Tanzania Safari Guide with Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and the coast” (7th edition)

We are thrilled with the glowing reviews about Onsea House and Machweo in these newest Bradt Travel Guides.

Both Onsea House and Machweo stand out as only recommended Exclusive hotels in the area mentioned in the Bradt Tanzania Safari Guide and the Bradt Northern Tanzania guide.

Most striking is the description of being “widely regarded as offering the top fine dining experience in Tanzania” and being mentioned as only recommendable place to eat around Arusha in both travel guide books.

“Bookings are mandatory for those not staying at the hotel” is also mentioned correctly. Call on 0787/112.498 to book a table.

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.

Roman Abramovich wil een nieuwe poging wagen op de Kilimanjaro

Het nieuws dat “Roman Abramovich mislukt in beklimming Kilimanjaro” werd uitgebreid gecoverd in de Nederlandstalige pers in o.a. De Morgen, Het Laatste Nieuws, De Standaard en ook het Algemeen Dagblad:

“De Russische miljardair Roman Abramovitsj probeert niet alleen met Chelsea de top te bereiken. Hij beklimt ook bergen, maar net als met de Engelse voetbalclub verlopen zijn pogingen niet altijd succesvol. De Kilimanjaro, met 5892 meter de hoogste berg van Afrika, bleek onlangs een te grote uitdaging.
Een functionaris van de Nationale Parken Autoriteit in Tanzania maakte vrijdag bekend dat de 42-jarige Abramovitsj de klim op een hoogte van 4600 meter moest afbreken. ,,We hebben berichten van zijn team ontvangen dat hij kampte met ademhalingsproblemen”, aldus de ambtenaar.
Volgens hem was het team van Abramovitsj tevreden over de geleverde prestatie. Ze kondigden aan in de toekomst een nieuwe poging te wagen om de beklimming te voltooien.
Jaarlijks trekt de met eeuwige sneeuw bedekte Kilimanjaro ongeveer 25.000 klimmers. Minder dan de helft haalt de top.”

Bij een nieuwe poging zal Abramovich wellicht opnieuw beroep doen op Onsea House voor de catering, waarvan hij uiterst tevreden bleek te zijn. Als hij dan tijdig boekt en ook bij Onsea House zou overnachten, is de kans statistisch erg hoog dat hij de top haalt, gezien tot dusver nagenoeg alle Onsea House gasten de top haalden!

Talk of the town at the 10th Karibu Fair

The Wine & Food tasting organized by Onsea House in collaboration with UZT was the talk of the town at the 10th Karibu Fair, East-Africa’s most important Travel Show, which took place from June 5-7 2009 in Arusha.

A limited group of 100 personally invited visitors and standholders, received an invitation to taste some interesting Wine & Food pairings presented by Onsea House chef Axel Janssens. 17 wines ranging from light white to full bodied red were tasted with 6 matching bites in 6 different sessions spread over 2 days.

At the times the tastings took place, the UZT tent was without any doubt thé most popular stand on the Show. Among the participating tasters were the “crème de la crème” of safari & beach property operators in Tanzania including Asilia, Fundu Lagoon, Kempinski, Kirurumu, Lemala Luxury Camps, Nomad, Saadani, Singita Grumeti Reserves, the ATTA African Travel and Tourism Association director and most of the Onsea House preferred operators.

On Sunday evening, the managing directors & owners of several top luxury Tanzania & Zanzibar beach properties picked Onsea House as dinner venue. 

Jan Haasiosalo, the Finnish managing director of the new Zanzibar Retreat Hotel, Bobby McKenna, the managing director of the brandnew stunning Kilindi, a 15 pavillion hotel in Northern Zanzibar, Fundu Lagoon designer & director Ellis Flyte, their general manager Matt Semark, Saadani Safari Lodge managing director Costa Coucoulis and their marketing manager Mark Evans came all for dinner at Onsea House.

The brandnew Kempinski Tanzania managing director and his sales director did not have space but have been served some bites and talked about their Discovering Tanzania project which helps to promote Tanzania in general and their properties specifically.

Contact info@onseahouse.com for further information on a stay at Onsea House and recommendations for accommodation during your safari and/or beach holidays in Tanzania and Zanzibar.