August-September 2021

Lodges and camps updates and more…

Keeping you in the know…

General

&Beyond 2022 Ground handling and activity rate sheets

Our 2022 Southern and East Africa ground handling and activity rates sheets are now ready for download.

Download 2022 ground handling and activity rate sheets

Botswana

Mack Air suspends services between Windhoek/Maun indefinitely

The operator has advised the suspension of this service indefinitely due to COVID-19, which has impacted demand.

Botswana (Kazangula) reopens for tourism

The government has reopened borders enabling easy access for tourists.

Kenya

Park fees update at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp and Bateleur Camp

The child and infant ages on park fees that is applicable to &Beyond’s Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp and Bateleur Camp has been updated and aligned with the KAPS Mara Triangle park fee rules. Infants are now classified as 0 – 2 years and children classified as 3 – 17 years.

Our reservation team will be in contact with any affected bookings.

Download updated Kenya lodge accommodation rate sheet

Introducing The Retreat at Giraffe Manor

Located on the same forested sanctuary as Giraffe Manor (Nairobi) and approximately 80m (262ft) to the left of the Main Manor is The Retreat. Facilities and activities includes a 21m (68ft) infinity pool, fully equipped gym, day rooms, sauna, steam room, hot tub, two ensuite spa treatment rooms, sundeck, rooftop garden and indoor lounge with fireplace. Giraffes do not have access to rooms or dining areas at The Retreat.

Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust reopens

After a lengthy closure due to COVID-19, the Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has reopened for public visits at 11h00.

Mozambique

Late arrival fee applicable at Vilanculos Airport

A late arrival fee is applicable for all guests arriving Vilanculos Airport after 15h00, the surcharge is payable direct at the airport based on the time of arrival.

Download updated Mozambique accommodation rate sheet

Airlink resumes Nelspruit to Vilanculos flights

Airlink has re-introduced it’s Nelspruit to Vilanculos routing. The flight will operate only on Mondays and Fridays for August. From September onwards, the flight will operate Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Namibia

Mack Air suspends services between Windhoek/Maun indefinitely

The operator has advised the suspension of this service due to COVID-19 which has impacted demand.

Wilderness Safaris announces the reopening of their lounge at Hosea Kutako International Airport

The lounge is located in the international arrivals hall and includes a bigger storage facility, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee facilities and reading materials etc.

Rwanda

Wilderness Safaris launches Bisate Kwanda day lounge for departing guests

The facilities include a shower, change room and spa facilities and offers guests an opportunity to freshen up on the last day after their trekking.

South Africa

Landing fee introduced at &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve

We have added a landing fee for all private charter flights landing at &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve airstrip.

The fee is ZAR 1,000 per charter one way.

Download South Africa accommodation 2021 & 2022 rate sheets

Federal Air flight options to &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve

Federal Air has finalised the details for two scheduled flights connecting &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, which will enable same-day connections from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. These include &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, Vilanculos International Airport and Livingstone International Airport.

In the direction from &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve to Kruger Mpumalanga, there will be a stop at Skukuza, which will enable guests who are staying at &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp or Tengile River Lodge to also fly to Kruger Mpumalanga, from where they can connect to those onward destinations.

  • Flight 307: &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport via Skukuza and Singita
    Depart &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve: 09h35 / Arrive MQP: 10Hh50
  • Flight 308: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve via Singita and Satara
    Depart MQP: 13h00 / Arrive &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve: 14h20

Download South Africa ground handling rate sheet

Rovos Rail COVID-19 requirements

All guests travelling on one of Rovos Rail’s journeys, within South Africa, must present either a negative Covid-19 PCR test result not older than 72 hours or a Rapid Antigen AND a Rapid Antibody test taken within 24 hours of the journey’s departure. For cross-border journeys, additional requirements will have to be met, depending on the countries through which the specific journey travels.

One&Only Cape Town refurbishment project

One&Only Cape Town has embarked on a seven-month refurbishment project. The four areas that will be renovated are the Marina Rise Bedrooms, the Vista Bar, Lounge and Reception and the Island Rooms and Suites.

Tanzania

Cultural visit to authentic Maasai boma at &Beyond Klein’s Camp

Guests are able to prebook this activity for &Beyond Klein’s Camp. We have updated our activity rate sheet.

Download updated Tanzania activity rate sheet

Zimbabwe

Mack Air adds additional daily flight between Kasane and Victoria Falls

Mack Air have added an additional daily flight to the recently introduced Kasane and Victoria Falls route, making it a total of two flights per day each way.

Qatar Airways launches flights to Zambia (Lusaka) and Zimbabwe (Harare)

  • The flight will be operated by a Boeing 787, three times a week, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
  • The routing will be as follows: Doha/Lusaka/Harare/Lusaka/Doha.

MORE Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel closure

The boutique hotel will remain closed until 31 March 2022; however, Ursula’s Homestead will remain operational.

Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls) reopens for tourism

The government has reopened borders enabling easy access for tourists.

 

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