Viva has launched a new range of Africa tours and packages today, encompassing 13 countries from South Africa to Jordan. While this is the first time Viva has offered travel to Africa, the adventure travel company has strong ties to the continent.
World Journeys’ Africa specialist travel designer Tony O’Callaghan says PCR tests prior to arrival are no longer required by fully vaccinated travellers for entry to South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, the Seychelles and Mauritius.
Travellers must have proof of vaccination and there will be some Covid screening on arrival, but no quarantine is required.
‘We have all the up-to-date information for each destination, and can guide agents through the specific requirements for their clients’ bookings,’ says O’Callaghan.
Botswana’s borders began progressively opening this week. The country’s President has announced a phased approach that will see air travel resume at Botswana’s three key airports: Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone, Kasane and Maun.
International air travel will then follow, resuming from 1 December at Phillip Gaonwe Matante International Airport in Francistown, as well as the opening of ground crossings at the commercial
Stays at Great Plains Conservation camps and lodges are now inclusive of all top-shelf spirits, wines and champagnes, at no extra charge to clients, advises World Journeys.
Asking clients the right questions when it comes to booking a safari in Africa is crucial to ensure they get the experience they are after, agents heard at a function and movie night this week.
Part 4 in a series on South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal: They’ve done the Winelands and Capetown, driven the Garden Route, and been on safari.
New Zealand agents are looking for new and exciting options in Africa as the continent continues to grow in popularity out of this market, according to suppliers at a World Journeys Experience Africa roadshow this week.
Part 3 in a series on South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province
Stories that bring to life fierce battles between Zulu warriors and the British are highlights of a stay at Fugitives’ Drift in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province.
The importance of tourism to Africa’s economy was emphasised from the ‘top’ last week when South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed delegates at Africa’s Travel Indaba expo in Durban.
He spoke of the potential for the continent’s tourism to grow exponentially and how it could bring its people into the mainstream of the economy.