Africa News – June 2015

June 3, 2015  By: Gretchen

Pro Tips on How to Pick A Safari, New Flights to Cape Town, Rwanda Visa Fees Increase and…

Pro Tips On How To Pick A Safari

AFAR Magazine editor Jen Murphy talked with AAC president Kent Redding about planning a safari to Africa. To many, it can be daunting; between the huge range of camp choices, the types of adventures on offer and the challenge of making sure things run seamlessly, there’s no better bet than working with a specialist safari planner like AAC to ensure an amazing trip.

“Safari planners have the knowledge, experience and connections to help turn a good trip into an awesome vacation.” Read Jen’s article to learn about Kent’s expert strategies for how to pick the safari that’s just right for you.

New Flights to Cape Town and Gabarone on Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest, has announced that it has finalized preparations to start flights from Addis Ababa to Cape Town as of Jun 30th. The airline will also launch a direct flight to Gaborone, the capital of Botswana.

Flights will depart Addis Ababa on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 9:30, and arrive in Cape Town at 17:30. Returning flights will depart from Addis Ababa every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 23:30 and arrive in Cape Town at 7:50 the next morning.

Rwanda Visa Fees Increase

Effective Jun 1, 2015, Rwanda has increased its visa rate to $50 USD per person. This fee is comparable to other East African states, and is well worth it for the myriad attractions Rwanda has on offer. Please contact us with any questions.

The Sniffer Strategy

Africa Adventure Consultants is a proud supporter of the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF). AWF has launched a sniffer dog program to detect wildlife contraband in an effort to combat wildlife crime. They train dogs and handlers, deploy them in the field, and apprehend poachers.

To learn more about the sniffer dog program and other AWF efforts, visit their website.Plane image courtesy Ethiopian Airlines
Dog image courtesy African Wildlife Foundation