Radisson Hotel Group Officially Opens Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort In Zambia.

Radisson Hotel Group has today announced the opening of Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort, Zambia. Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River, the resort is the Group’sfirst safari resort in Africa and first resort in Zambia, and is a key step towards its goal of reaching 150 hotels in operation and under development in Africa by 2025. Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort is ideally located near the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, 2km south of the historic city of Livingstone, and 4km northwest of the famous Victoria Falls, one of the…

Proparco and Ascent Rift Valley Fund Acquires Majority Equity stake in Diani Beach Hospital Limited

Proparco, France’s development finance institution and Ascent Rift Valley Fund II, a leading East African private equity fund are pleased to announce the acquisition of a majority equity stake in Diani Beach Hospital Limited (“DBH”), the leading healthcare provider on Kenya’s South Coast.   On Proparco’s side, the investment is made under the FISEA+ initiative, a high-impact investment facility dedicated to supporting MSMEs in Africa owned by Proparco’s parent company, the French Development Agency (“AFD”).   Founded as a 10-bed private hospital in 1997, Diani Beach Hospital is today the…

Lack of welfare studies on captive breeding exposes lions to undocumented cruelty

There is a major scientific gap of animal welfare studies focusing on captive lions housed in commercial farms in South Africa. This has been revealed in a joint scientific study published earlier this month by World Animal Protection and Blood Lions. “With a substantial captive lion industry of more than 350 commercial facilities holding between 8,000-10,000 lions and the complete absence of scientific welfare studies in that industry, we are in the dark in terms of the extent and nature of the welfare issues we are dealing with. The many atrocities found by the National Council…

How NASA Technology Can Help Save The World’s Largest Shark

Credits CNN In a report for Call to Earth, CNN hears how thousands of people around the world are lending a hand to help save the world’s largest fish – the whale shark. Co-founded by Australian marine biologist Brad Norman, The Wildbook for Whale Sharks is an online photo-identification library that uses NASA technology to identify individual sharks by the patterns on their skin. Thousands of ‘citizen scientists’ around the world submit photos that provide critical information about the endangered species’ population hotspots and migration routes. Today, the database holds…

Sarova Hotels & Resorts Wins 2020 World Luxury Hotel Award.

Sarova Hotels and Resorts, Kenya’s first indigenous hospitality company has this year clinched top accolades at the 14th edition of the World Luxury Hotel Awards for outstanding service in the Industry. Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa clinched the best Luxury Family Beach Resort in the region while Sarova Mara Game Camp won the best Tented Safari Camp at the world’s most prestigious and exclusive awards which recognize the best facilities and service quality the hotel industry has to offer. The region’s leading Hospitality Group which is committed to hospitality…

Prince William talks of creating “the most prestigious environmental global prize”

Credits CNN In an interview with CNN’s Max Foster, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, discussed the launch of a decade-long prize initiative to reward and highlight solutions to environmental problems around the world. The Earthshot Prize will award five, one million-pound prizes each year for the next ten years, with the backing of philanthropists and international conservation groups. Prince William spoke about the project, “It’s really the most prestigious environmental global prize there’s ever been on the environment.” He added, “It’s about optimism. It’s about this idea that we can…

The British farm that went from ‘biological desert’ to biodiversity hotspot

Credits CNN In a report for Call to Earth, CNN visited the Knepp estate, a 3,500-acre area in the south of England, where a traditional farm has been transformed into a biodiversity hotspot through rewilding. Rewilding aims to restore ecosystems to a natural state and often involves the reintroduction of native animals. Since starting the process in 2001, Knepp is now home to an array of different creatures and has become a celebrated conservation success story, attracting many rare species and transforming the landscape from an English country farm to untamed wilderness. CNN…

Sarova Experience: It is Migration Season in Kenya

It is Migration season, and tourism enthusiasm now revolves around the Great Wildebeest Migration, but you could choose to spend your time at the Kenyan coast and marvel at how a 15-meter long and 30 ton humpback whale creates massive splashes as they jump out of the Indian Ocean waters before splashing back in with a rhythmic swim. In what is known in Kenya as a Twin Migration, wildebeest and the humpback whales migrate between the months of June to October marking a unique wildlife phenomenon that incorporates both the…

Air 034 The Pride of Kajiado: The novel aircraft restaurant set to change the clubbing landscape in Kajiado.

Flash Mwatha, the Marketing Manager of Air 34 the Boeing 707 facility. It is quite the total Boeing 707 aircraft awaiting takeoff until you enter the inside the big bird now soaring the skies of hospitality in the lush greens of Kitengela. Kitenga Town has had the unprecedented pride of hosting what is probably Kenya’s first entertainment joint, Air 034 The Pride of Kajiado, aboard an aircraft thanks to Kenyan creativity & ingenious enterprise. “This dream entertainment joint was born out of trip to Thailand where an entrepreneuring Kenyan who…

Grocery chains now adapting to capture new markets.

With an increasing demand for customer-centric service and changing customer behavior, Kenyan supermarkets are having to redesign and rethink their strategies in order to survive. Willy Kimani, the Chief Commercial Officer of Naivas Supermarkets, speaks about the evolving customer base, “The Kenyan customer is changing; it is right now more informed. The customer has now become more complex, he is demanding more.” Around two-thirds of Kenyans buy their groceries in traditional markets or smaller stores and kiosks. Bryan Sun, Nielsen Africa Managing Director, explains how this creates the potential for…