Please find the following news from "The Zanzibar Collection"
We take this opportunity to wish you a very happy 2017 and to thank you for your kind continued support of The Zanzibar Collection.
Zawadi Hotel has had a fantastic start as the latest addition to our collection. A completely unique product on the Island in terms of location and décor, the agent and guest feedback alike, has been excellent and we are sincerely proud of the Zawadi team and their dedication to our valued guests.
We want to advise that we will be closing Zawadi during the low season between 24th April and 31st May2017 for some routine small maintenance and also to allow all our staff to go on leave at the same time, ready to reopen again on 1st June 2017.
For any of your valued clients looking for a romantic, intimate retreat during this time, we highly recommend our sister property The Palms which was this year voted among the Top 10 most Romantic Hotels in World, by Travel & Leisure Magazine. The Palms is renowned for its personalized service and wonderful ambiance and we look forward to welcoming your guests there.
Book any combination of Asilia camps in Serengeti National Park and Ruaha National Park totalling at least 5 nights and Asilia will provide the flight between Serengeti/Ruaha/Dar es Salaam (or Zanzibar if including nights at Matemwe).
Terms and conditions:
To benefi t from this offer you must combine any Asilia Serengeti Camp with any Asilia Ruaha Camp and Asilia
will cover the cost of the scheduled DIRECT fl ight from Serengeti to Ruaha and the onwards fl ight from Ruaha
to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar.
- New bookings only
- Must include no less than 5 fully paid Asilia Camp nights
- Combinable with current Asilia offers valid for booking period until 31st March 2017 (or until further notice)
- Applies only to Serengeti-Ruaha-Dar/ZNZ route and not the reverse
- Supplement to connect from Ruaha to the Selous applicable (limited seats available)
- Offer is subject to seat availability on PC12
- Flight commences operations on 1st June 2017 and is bookable from today
In time for the imminent high tourist season over the end of year holiday period has Turkish Airlines launched flights to Zanzibar yesterday.
The new service will route from Istanbul via Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar and back from there to Istanbul and operate initially three times a week using a Boeing B737-900NG.
Zanzibar has subsequently become Turkish Airlines' 50th African destination making it the leading non African airline offering flights into the continent. Other destinations served in East Africa are Entebbe, Kigali, Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam while in the wider region does Turkish fly to Mogadishu, Asmara, Djibouti and Addis Ababa.
Zanzibar has in recent years seen several new five star resorts launched while long time crowd favourites like Blue Bay Hotels have upgraded and modernized to stay in the top game of attracting tourists from around the world.
The Turkish Airlines service via Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar is clearly geared towards capturing the global tourism traffic which in this case can offer travelers the experience of both safaris and a sun and sand vacation all wrapped into one.
We are pleased to advise you that our internet connection has been restored and we are again able to send and receive emails.
We ask that you please resend any emails sent since Friday that you have not had an acknowledgement of so that we can ensure that the needed actions are taken.
The following specials are valid for all new bookings confirmed prior to 31 March 2017.
“Stay 3 Pay 2”: Every third night is free, in any combination, across all Asilia properties. Only valid for travel in the month of March 2017.
“Stay 6, Pay 5”: In order to apply the special, 3 of the 6 nights must be in either Kwihala, Oliver’s, Dunia or Kimondo Camp, as this is where the free night will occur. For travel between 1 October 2017 – 31 March 2018 (2017 rates will be honoured until the release of the 2018 contract rates).
“Stay 6, Pay 5”: Every sixth night is free in any combination of Asilia properties. For Travel between 1 October 2017 – 31 March 2018 (2017 rates will be honoured until the release of the 2018 contract rates).
Property Specials: For travel before 31 December 2017
Matemwe: “Stay 4, Pay 3”: at Matemwe Main Lodge, Retreat or Beach House as a stand- alone offer.
Rubondo Island: “Stay 3, Pay 2” as a stand- alone offer.
Kwihala Camp: “Stay 3, Pay 2” as a stand- alone offer.
Jabali Ridge: “Stay 3, Pay 2” as a stand- alone offer (Opening September 2017).
Please Note TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
·Free nights exclude applicable government charges: TDL, park fees, service levies, camping and concession fees. (An overview of applicable fees is available from ARP)
·These specials replace all other existing special offers with immediate effect.
·Specials cannot be combined (except property specials that can be combined with other property specials (i.e. Matemwe and Kwihala)).
·New bookings only and cannot apply to existing bookings.
·Subject to availabilty
In a move that extends its reach across East Africa, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, earlier today announced that it has entered into a codeshare agreement with Precision Air, Tanzania’s leading domestic airline. Under the new codeshare agreement, Etihad Airways will place its EY code on Precision Air flights between Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Mtwara, Nairobi, Zanzibar, Pemba and between Nairobi and Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.
Precision Air will place its PW code on Etihad’s daily services between Dar es Salaam and Abu Dhabi, strengthening ties between East Africa and the United Arab Emirates, in turn expanding the reach of Precision Air all the way to Abu Dhabi.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, said: 'Precision Air is an innovative and award-winning airline and this new codeshare agreement demonstrates Etihad Airways’ growing ambitions to strengthen its operations across the East African region. This is a further example of our strategy of working with partners to extend our reach, and provide business and leisure travelers with more choice'.
Ms. Sauda Rajab, the Group Managing Director and CEO at Precision Air Services PLC, said in her response: 'This is a new dawn for Precision Air and we are delighted to be working with Etihad Airways in this way. We look forward to welcoming Etihad Airways’ passengers on board our flights, and are excited about exploring additional opportunities to expand the relationship in the future. With this new partnership we are making it easier for passengers from across our domestic network to travel to Abu Dhabi, with convenient onward access to over 110 destinations on Etihad’s network, in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas'.
Passengers will be able to book flights from tomorrow, the 21st of December 2016, via travel agents or through the airlines’ sales offices and contact centers, with travel starting from 11th of January 2017 when the codeshare arrangements are becoming operational.
Etihad Airways currently operates scheduled services to 10 destinations in Africa, including Nairobi, Entebbe and Dar es Salaam while Precision Air serves a number of domestic and regional destinations in East Africa. Notably is Kenya Airways a key shareholder in Precision Air and also codeshares on Etihad flights between Nairobi to Abu Dhabi.
Oman Air will from the 27th of March 2017 commence flights from Muscat to Nairobi, using a Boeing B737-800NG for the initial three services a week.
The flights will leave Oman on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday as WY721 at 14.50 hrs local time, arriving in the Kenyan capital at 18.55 hrs local East African time. The return service WY722 will then leave Kenya at 00.45 hrs the next day and land back in Muscat the following morning at 06.50 hrs, again all times local.
This will give travelers using Oman Air connectivity out of Muscat to Nairobi and on the return flight into the airline's international network covering the Gulf, India and beyond.
There has been speculation for some time about this flight possibly routing via Mombasa, where, like in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar a significant number of Omanis or people with ties and roots in Oman live, but no confirmation has been received that the announced service will eventually extend to cover the Kenya coast.