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New Sayari Camp opened: most stunning Asilia property to date

Asilia has just opened their brand new luxurious permanent Sayari Camp- located right at the Mara River in the Northern Serengeti. The former seasonal Sayari Camp has been redesigned to now be Asilia’s most luxurious and breathtaking property. Retaining the essence of an Asilia camp, this stylish property is the epitomy of camp with delivering a high level of personalised service, in amazing comfort but retaining the central focus on sensational game viewing and wildlife experiences. The camp layout and staff numbers allow for guests’ experience to be unique and tailor made- every stay at Sayari shall result in a once in a life time experience.

The camp, although luxurious in many ways holds a great balance with offering guests a true safari experience embracing the unique elements of the ‘real African bush’. Sayari Camp’s 15 luxury tents are split into 2 wings- one with 9 and one with 6 tents all of which are raised on wooden platforms to offer a spacious and extremely comfortable stay. Both wings have their own entertainment and hosting tent making it possible to book each wing exclusively for groups. All of these unique tents in Sayari Camp offer panoramic views over the Serengeti through glass sliding doors and windows and allow guests to enjoy the tranquillity of the bush while relaxing on their private wooden deck where a large sofa/day bed and table and chairs are just waiting for them.

To promote this property Asilia is offering a stay 4 nights pay for 3 nights special for the remainder of this year (2009). This special also applies to the other Asilia properties: Olakira and Dunia Camp in the southern/central Serengeti, Suyan in the Loliondo Private Concession, Oliver’s Camp in the Tarangire National Park and the 2 stunning beach properties Matemwe and Matemwe Retreat on the North East coast of Zanzibar. For more information visit www.asilialodges.com or contact us on info@onseahouse.com.

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.

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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Opvallende vluchtpromoties op Oost-Afrika

In al het promotiegeweld van de laatste maanden, springt op dit moment Afrika eruit. Vooral dankzij maatschappijen als Ethiopian Airlines. Het lijkt wel een slagveld waar airlines op zoek gaan naar passagiers.
Oost-Afrika en Tanzania in het bijzonder komen opvallend voor in de Afrikaanse top 10 met vluchtpromoties van Joker (prijzen incl. vooraf betaalbare taksen):

  • KILIMANJARO vanaf € 612 met Ethiopian Airlines
  • NAIROBI vanaf € 497 met British Airways
  • ZANZIBAR vanaf € 590 met Ethiopian Airlines

Meer info? Klik op www.joker.be/vluchten.

Graag een bed dat klaar staat bij aankomst? Contacteer info@onseahouse.com voor uw verblijf bij aankomst in Arusha maar ook de mogelijkheden voor uw safari, beklimming en/of strandverblijf in Tanzania en Zanzibar.

Met Sonja en Rik op culinaire safari

Sonja wilde voor haar magazine op bezoek bij Rik Felderhof. Maar in plaats van in Nederland of Frankrijk werd ze uitgenodigd in Tanzania…

Op woensdag 27 mei lanceren Sonja Bakker en Rik Felderhof op feestelijke wijze Verleg je grenzen met Sonja en Rik, dat vanaf dan ook in de winkel ligt. In deze culinaire safari vind je heerlijke Afrikaanse recepten, 9 basic recepten en prachtige reisverhalen. De mooie foto’s en citaten tijdens hun safari in Tanzania en op het eiland Zanzibar maken dit boek helemaal af. “Tanzania is adembenemend” , zo besluiten ze. 

Bestel nu het boek online en je ontvangt een gesigneerd exemplaar en de nieuwste SONJA erbij cadeau. De actie loopt tot en met 15 mei.

Trouwe gast Rik Felderhof voelt zich helemaal thuis in het restaurant van Onsea House in Arusha en noemde het onlangs nog “een Villa Felderhof in Tanzania”. Ook Sonja Bakker geniet steeds van elke maaltijd met teugen en noemde het “een heerlijke pure keuken”.

Contacteer info@onseahouse.com voor alle vragen over een verblijf bij Onsea House in Arusha en gratis advies voor je safari, Kilimanjaro beklimming en/of strandverblijf op Zanzibar. Bel Axel op +255 787 112 498 voor een reservatie in het restaurant.

Best Safari House Award reveils hidden secrets

Onsea House in Arusha was nominated as only property in Tanzania for the Best Safari House Award in 2009. The final results of the Good Safari Guide Awards were announced on Friday 8th May 2009, on the first night of INDABA, Africa’s largest travel show.

The Best Safari House Award result reveiled some well hidden secrets of similar exclusive and intimate boutique properties in other Eastern and Southern African countries. It is no surprise that South Africa houses the majority of those safari houses. Shortlisted properties include the And Beyond Kwandwe Uplands Homestead, Morukuru LodgeAnd Beyond Phinda Getty HouseSingita Castleton Camp and The Manor at Samara.

The real hidden secrets and big winner in the category come however from Zambia with shortlisted properties Shiwa Ng’andu and winner of the Best Safari House Award Luangwa Safari House, a property of Zambian’s leading safari company Robin Pope Safaris, also award winning in the category Best Mobile Safari. 

Overall winner of the awards was Jack’s Camp, a property of Uncharted Africa Safari Co in Botswana who won (among others) the award of Best Safari Camp in Africa.

Contact info@onseahouse.com for any further information on Onsea House in Arusha or for any recommendation for a safari in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro hike or beach holiday on Zanzibar.

Voordelig vliegen naar Kilimanjaro, ook in juli en augustus

De storm aan luchtvaartpromoties is blijkbaar niet te stoppen, zowel lastminutes als firstminutes. Onder andere naar Afrika is het aanbod ronduit fenomenaal. En dat met de allerbeste airlines. Momenteel zijn er acties die je normaal enkel tijdens vroegboekacties kunt verwachten. Vliegen vanuit Brussel naar Kilimanjaro zit momenteel zelfs in de TOP 20 (gerangschikt volgens prijs): vanaf 612 Euro vlieg je dit jaar in het piekseizoen naar Kilimanjaro met Ethiopian Airlines geboekt via Joker. Prijzen gelden vanuit Brussel, alle luchthaventaksen en toeslagen zijn inbegrepen!

Contacteer info@onseahouse.com voor meer info over een safari in Tanzania, een Kilimanjaro beklimming en/of strandvakantie op het kruideneiland Zanzibar. Wacht niet te lang want de resterende beschikbaarheid in Onsea House in juli en augustus is heel beperkt.

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.