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Monday, 18 March 2013

Clinet Feedback: Baraza Zanzibar

Hi Jen

Just wanted to touch base with you upon our return from Zanzibar.  

WOW...we had the most fantastic time.  Thank you so much for organising everything for us.  It all went swimmingly well from the moment we stepped on the plane at Heathrow.  All transfers were perfect and on time.  

As for the Baraza Hotel, we both thought it was such a special place, amazing service and food.  I thought I had died and gone to heaven.  Breezes Hotel was ok but not a patch on Baraza and so glad that we had three nights there first followed by 4 nights at Baraza.

Once again, thank you for all your help and time with me confirming things and just talking me through everything.  An excellent service and one I will certainly recommend.

Best Wishes

Sam Thomas

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Friday, 15 March 2013

Zanzibar: Government Promises To End Water Shortages

The current social challenges including water crisis in many parts of Zanzibar may soon become a thing of the past, as President Ali Mohamed Shein reassured the people that his government is determined to bring changes.

Many areas in Zanzibar are faced with shortages of clean water, and majority of households have been using salty water; one of the results of negative impacts of climate change. Water woes have sparked continuous complaints from people. "We are on the right track in implementing our election campaign promises.

The government is determined to make sure that water problems and other challenges in both urban and rural areas end soon," said Shein. Dr Shein reiterated the assurance in Nungwi Village, North Unguja Region, where he inaugurated a water project, opened a new school, and inspected other development projects to his satisfaction.

According to a news release from the Zanzibar State House press unit Mr Rajab Mkasaba, and Mr Said Ameir, the president asked people to be patient as most of the problems will be solved. Dr Shein reminded people of Kilimani Village in Nungwi, where he inaugurated a water tank that efforts to make sure all people access clean and safe water started after the 1964 revolution and has been going on.

Nungwi is one of the areas in Zanzibar, already feeling the pinch of negative impacts of climate change as its fresh water has been contaminated by salty water, believed to have been caused by rising sea level.

"We have workable plans supported by development partners to make sure that all people access fresh, clean, and safe water," he said as he appealed to authorities in the ministry of trade to help find market for products produced by women entrepreneurs in Nungwi.

Women entrepreneurs in the area informed the president that their efforts to mitigate poverty were being hampered by lack of reliable markets for the products.

More flights to Kenya

British Airways will increase the number of flights on the Nairobi-London route from the current seven to eight per week, with the introduction of a new scheduled flight plan from May 12 th.

Annoucing the additional flights Ian Petrie, Regional Commercial Manager for Africa, said "The new service to Nairobi will put an additional 266 seats a week on the London-Nairobi route when it increases its schedule to Kenya from daily to eight flights a week. Kenya is a growing economy and the additional flight has been scheduled as an overnight service so our customers, particularly those travelling on business, can make the most of their time,”

The new service starting May 12th will operate as an overnight flight, leaving Heathrow  on Sunday evenings and arriving in Nairobi on Monday mornings. The return flight will depart Nairobi on Monday evenings arriving in London on Tuesday mornings.

.There will be a Boeing 777-200 in a four-cabin configuration, offering First, Club World (business), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy)

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