5 reasons to visit Rwanda

At this year’s annual World Travel Awards, Rwanda was named Africa’s Leading Destination. The gala ceremony was held in the East African’s capital, Kigali, with “the land of a thousand hills” beating out favourites like Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa.

And it’s no surprise that this first-time contender took the coveted title – here are five reasons to see it for yourself:

See gorillas in their natural habitat

The gorillas of Rwanda will leave you in awe. Gorilla tracking while hiking with expert guides gives wildlife lovers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the 880 gorillas left in the world in…
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5 reasons to visit Rwanda

SAWUBONA: Best in Africa again!

Special thanks to all of you for voting us Africa’s Leading Inflight Magazine 2017. Yes, it’s official: we’ve bagged the award for a third consecutive year and it’s all thanks to you, our valued readers!

The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 and is aimed at celebrating excellence in various areas and sectors of travel, tourism and hospitality across the world. The awards serve as a benchmark for excellence in the travel industry.

Feed your wanderlust with fresh content from our blog as we share travel tips, reviews and profiles.

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SAWUBONA: Best in Africa again!

South African Airways’ in-flight magazine, Sawubona, awarded as first in its class

Ingrid Wood, Publishing Director, Ndalo Media and Chris Frost, Vice President - World Travel Awards.

Ingrid Wood, Publishing Director, Ndalo Media and Chris Frost, Vice President – World Travel Awards.

Sawubona, the in-flight magazine of South African Airways (SAA), the leading airline on the African continent, scooped the award for Africa’s leading in-flight magazine for the second year in a row.

The award for Africa’s leading in-flight magazine was made at the World Travel Awards™ in Zanzibar, Tanzania, this past weekend and received by Ndalo Media, publishers of the magazine.

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World Travel Awards 2016

Zanzibar, Tanzania, 9 April, 2016 – Ndalo Media, publisher of South African Airways’ (SAA) SAWUBONA magazine is thrilled to announce that the publication has been named Africa’s Leading In-flight Magazine at the World Travel Awards™ for the second year in a row! The World Travel Awards organisation is London-based and recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality. It acknowledges and celebrates excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.

The magazine, which now also has an online platform – the…
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South African Airways collects bouquet of awards

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Airline reconfirms its position as leading airline on the African continent

JOHANNESBURG, 3 September 2015. South African Airways (SAA) has collected a bouquet of awards, reconfirming its position as the leading airline on the African continent.

“SAA is an award-winning airline to which the number of awards the airline scoops annually stands as proof. We are again very proud to have received the latest handful of awards, bolstering morale and demonstrating that the airline can rightfully stand its ground as one of the leading airlines in the world,” says Thuli Mpshe, SAA’s…
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SAA in full Long-Term Turnaround Strategy mode – heading toward a stable and sustainable national airline

The successful completion of the 90-Day Action Plan at the end of March this year saw South African Airways position the business for the full implementation of its Long-Term Turnaround Strategy. At the time, the SAA Group affected changes within the business that would see approximately R1,25 billion in annualised EBITDA improvements for the financial year 1 April 2015-31 March 2016. Moving ahead, SAA has prioritised and fully aligned its short- and medium-term objectives, following the recent change afforded by the 90-Day Action Plan.

Review of the first few months of the new financial year starting 1 April 2015:

  1. The SAA Group…
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