Kenya

Tour operator blames Brexit after returning to customers to demand more cash

A tour operator has asked its customers for more money for their holiday, even though they had already paid, citing the fall in the value of the pound in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Jasmine Holidays, a small company that specialises in long-haul, tailor-made trips, has applied a surcharge to the holidays of about 20 customers, asking for as much as 185 per person extra.

Travel operators are allowed by law to apply surcharges if the cost of the package has gone up due to currency fluctuations, rising fuel costs or higher taxes, as long as it is mentioned in the terms and conditions of booking and it is at least 30 days before the date of departure.

Safari Guide Accused of Killing Tourist in Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya

Photo Tourists in the Masai Mara reserve in 2015, during the Great Migration, when an estimated 1.5 million wildebeests and zebras pass through.

Credit Carl De Souza/Agence France-Presse Getty Images NAIROBI, Kenya In the vaulted dining room of the Keekorok Lodge, guests gathered Monday night for a feast overlooking one of the most spectacular vistas in Africa: the game-studded Masai Mara National Reserve.

Suddenly an argument broke out at one of the tables, apparently over who was going to sit where.

Hyena mauls teenager’s face during family camping holiday

A 15-year-old boy from Centurion in South Africa suffered serious facial injuries when a hyena attacked him during a camping trip.

Erco Boela Janse van Rensburg was holidaying with his parents at the Crocodile Bridge Camp in the Kruger National Park last weekend.

The animal entered his tent at around 4.30am on Sunday morning, when it bit him in the face and dragged him around

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Soap Recycling Partnership with Clean the World

Holiday Inn Club Vacations has partnered with Clean The World to recycle partially-used soaps and bottled hygiene products from its resorts for distribution in the developing world as part of a sanitation program.

Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to saving millions of lives around the world while simultaneously diverting hotel waste from landfills in North America, Asia and Europe.

The soap collected from hotels goes through a sterilisation and recycling process while being re-manufactured into new soap bars