News from ATTA
News from ATTA consists of a combination of news from the African continent with relevance to African Tourism along with news about ATTA for the benefit of our members.
29 March 2012
Effective April 1, Precision Air will change its schedule as follows: PW701 from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam will depart at 23h30, arriving at 04h10 PW700 from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg will depart at 16h30, arriving at 19h15. Zanzibar connections – the following flights connect: PW421: Zanzibar/Dar es Salaam 12H05 12h35 PW423: Zanzibar/Dar es Salaam 14H40 15h10 Kilimanjaro connections – the following flights connect: (The airline is, however, looking at the 13h10 flight …Read More
28 March 2012
Kenya strikes oil in Turkana region The government of Kenya, which yesterday announced its first oil discovery, expects four exploratory wells to be drilled in the country this year. Tullow Oil found 20 meters (66 feet) of oil in the Ngamia-1 exploration well in Kenya’s northwestern Turkana region with Canadian partner Africa Oil Corp, the London-based company said in a statement yesterday. The well, in Block 10BB, has been drilled to about a third of its target depth. The…Read More
16 March 2012
The Serengeti Highway Dispute, an early victory but a long way to go yet The Serengeti ecosystem (the Serengeti National Park and the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya) is in imminent danger of being lost. A plan by the Tanzanian government will cut a commercial highway through the Serengeti that will bring thousands of trucks a day through a wilderness area critical to the great migration. It will mean the end of the Serengeti as we know it. Tanzania’s appeal to block a case against the const…Read More