DMC Blog

To our clients and friends. I have personally been travelling in Tanzania for the last one week with a degree of disruption to our normal schedule. All will settle down though after KiliFair-Moshi on Sunday. In the meantime, my team and I are taking care of your requests and guarantee getting back to you ASAP. […]

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Online SCAMMERS and CON MEN threaten tourism businesses.

Multiple industry sources report that tourism companies’ business email addresses are being hacked and/or recreated. The con men hijack communication with clients pretending to be yourself and divert intended payments to their own accounts. I know several companies that have lost thousands to these scammers as well as clients arriving at airports to only then […]

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My Tourism Journey, thus far

  Dear friends and business partners, My 23yr long tourism journey through East Africa and the birth of SafariDMC I was born in Kenya. After finishing university, I joined Abercrombie & Kent Kenya in February 1994 as a trainee Tour Officer and rose to a Senior Tour Consultant (then MD: Mr. Sam Mwaura). Because of […]

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Nyungwe Forest Lodge to re-open as One&Only Nyungwe House

Nyungwe Forest Lodge in Rwanda’s Nyungwe forest National Park which has been under renovation and upgrading for some months is set to re-open in July 2017 under a new name, One&Only Nyungwe House. Together with the former Gorillas Nest Lodge in Kinigi, the properties have been acquired by One&Only Resorts, a global hotels brand which […]

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Rwanda increases Gorilla Permits price

Rwanda has increased the price of Gorilla Tracking Permits from US$ 750 to US$ 1,500 per Person per Trek/Day. The increase comes into effect immediately however persons who have already bought permits will not be affected by the increase. A new price of US$ 15,000 for exclusive tracking per Gorilla Family per Trek/Day has also […]

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NEW: KQ flights NAIROBI/HARARE

Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways, on 02nd May 2017 launched direct flights from Nairobi to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Coming in addition to the long established  Nairobi/Harare route (900kms away), the thrice weekly flight (Mon, Thu, Sat) which proceeds to Cape Town has been hailed as a milestone connecting two of the world’s most magical tourism […]

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Black Rhinos trans-located to Rwanda

Rwanda on 02-May-2017, marked another conservation milestone as 10 Eastern Black Rhinos were trans-located to Akagera National Park where they previously became extinct due to war and poaching. After the earlier successful translocation of lions, Akagera is now home to all of the African Big-5 i.e. lions, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo in addition to […]

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Mountain Gorilla Silverback

As male mountain gorillas mature, the fur on their back turns from black through gray to almost white – it is the origin of the name ‘silverback’ which signifies a mature gorilla male. By that time, the gorilla will have acquired mating rights, have wrestled or brought together and now have/lead a family of several […]

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Nyungwe Forest Lodge closed for refurbs

The ultra-luxurious 5* Nyungwe Forest Lodge in Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda is currently closed for refurbishment. Whilst no definitive re-opening date has been advised, one is expected around May, we believe that they will reopen for the high season 2017. In the unlikely event of a delay in re-opening however, we are recommending our guests […]

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UGANDA: 4th in the World / BEST in Africa

Destination Uganda began the New Year, 2017 on a high note being voted 4th Best Tourism Destination in the World(!) (and the BEST Africa) in the @RoughGuides Awards 2017 (https://www.roughguides.com/best-places/2017/top-10-countries/#4-uganda). It is a deserved honor celebrated by all who know the destination as she slowly reclaims the top-in-Africa position she has held for centuries; from […]

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Maasai Mara to Serengeti – DIRECT!!

Now you can! Connect Maasai Mara and Serengeti, two of your most popular East African attractions, with a direct flight that avoids Nairobi and Arusha, cuts flying time by half, and saves you money. With this long overdue reverse flight Mara/Migori then Ke/Tz border crossing by road followed by a Tanzania flight Tarime/Serengeti, you can leave […]

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@SafariDMC: born in Africa!

Safari DMC Limited is your authentic one stop shop for all your Safaris, Tours, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events and Logistics needs in Africa. Founded in the heart of Africa by Mr. Andrew Nganga, a long standing Africa safari professional with decades of tourism experience, living, working and travelling across the continent, we pride ourselves on being […]

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Ask us about ETHIOPIA!!

WHY (not) ETHIOPIA? OK, it’s huge, old, dry and arid, may be even the only country in Africa with a proven old civilization, own alphabet and that was never colonized. But surely, you must have heard of Maceda, the biblical Queen of Sheba and her encounter with the great King Solomon; she must’ve had been […]

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Serengeti- Rwanda DIRECT(!)

Combine Serengeti’s WILDEBEESTE MIGRATION (Dec to Feb) and Rwanda’s MOUNTAIN GORILLAS using Coastal Aviation’s direct flight Serengeti/Kigali via Mwanza, on the shores of Lake Victoria, and experience the best of two worlds.  The flight leaves Serengeti in the late morning and arrives Kigali in the evening, allowing you to enjoy a City Tour of Kigali the […]

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New! NIGHT GAME DRIVE in Lake Manyara

Now you can; At dusk, join your Guide and Armed Ranger in an open Land Rover and go out on the rare and unique Night Game Drive in search of leopard, hyenas, civet cats, hippos and other nocturnal animals that prowl the wilderness’ nights. With just a spot light and your car headlamps illuminating the […]

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M.I.C.E.: Kenya hosts the TICAD VI.

Kenya, in September, hosted the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Japan/Africa heads of states Conference, the first ever held in Africa. Coming right after the UNCTAD conference, the widely reviewed visit by US President Barack Obama (dubbed homecoming) that coincided with the Global Entrepreneurs Conference as well as Pope Francis’ visit, Kenya […]

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SPECIAL! – Uganda’s best kept Secret

Kidepo Valley National Park is, arguably, Uganda and East Africa’s best kept secret. Situated in the remote and semi-arid far north of Uganda near the border with Kenya and South Sudan, it is Africa as it must have been at the turn of the last century; remote, wild, romantic and totally off the beaten track […]

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Kwitizina! the Gorilla Naming Ceremony – 2016

Rwandans in September celebrated the 12th #KwitaIzina, the annual gorilla naming ceremony where twenty two baby gorillas including a set of twins were given names. Using a centuries-old Rwandan cultural tradition of naming children several days after they are born, the country once again reaffirmed her commitment to the conservation and preservation of the critically endangered […]

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Rwandair acquires a new Boeing A320-200 Aircraft

Rwandair, in September 2016, welcomed a brand new Boeing A320-200 aircraft to their fleet, raising their total fleet number to 9. Christened Ubumwe (meaning unity in Kinyarwanda), the plane was welcomed at Kigali International Airport by the local Minister for Transport, the Rwandair executive team and staff as well as regional and international tourism figures. […]

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NEW! Radisson Blu in Rwanda

Radisson Blu, the American international brand, in July of 2016, opened their newest outfit, in Kigali Rwanda. Coming hot on the heels of the new Marriot Hotel, it is a further testament to Rwanda’s increasing popularity as a Tourist and M.I.C.E. destination as well as an FDI destination. Situated in the new Kigali Convention Center […]

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