Monday, November 28, 2011

Excellent Tanzania Safari available for April 2012

$3,799 p/p and you get …

2 Nights in Arusha at Onsea House
2 Nights in Karatu at the Plantation Lodge
3 Nights in Serengeti National park at the Simba Safari Lodge
3 Nights in Zanzibar at the Kasha Boutique Hotel

This amazing 12-Day Safari departs daily in April from Kilimanjaro International Airport and includes:

The accommodation as shown
3 Meals daily on Safari
2 Meals daily in Zanzibar
Visits – Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National park and the exotic island of Pemba in the Indian Ocean


Safari Savings at 2AFRIKA

Until December 09, 2011 there are incredible Safari Saving opportunities, and here's ours ...

Review our best-selling 7-Day Affordable Kenya Safari which originates every Friday at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your convenience. When making your reservation for ANY Friday departure in 2012, please add booking code CMD001 to the reservation and SAVE $100.00 pp AND enjoy an Afternoon Out Of Africa Experience and Dinner at The Carnivore (a $165 value), On Us!

Good for ALL Friday departures in 2012
Book and pay by December 09
May not be combined with any other offers
Does not apply to existing reservations

Only a handful of spaces available to join 2AFRIKA's Kenneth Hieber onSafari in May 2012 - so sign up as soon as possible for only $3,999 p/p.

Brilliant Botswana - book NOW and SAVE $100,00! When making your reservation for ANY daily departure in 2012, please add booking code CMD001 to the reservation and SAVE $100.00 pp!

Good for ALL daily departures in 2012
Book and pay by December 09
May not be combined with any other offers
Does not apply to existing reservations


Friday, November 25, 2011

2AFRIKA endorses Ethiopian Airlines services to Addis Ababa and beyond

Ethiopian Airlines
 serves Washington Dulles International from Addis Ababa several times weekly and 2AFRIKA endorses their superior in flight services and African route network.

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the flag carrier of Ethiopia. During the past sixty-five years, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in Africa for efficiency and operational success, turning profits for almost all the years of its existence.

Operating at the forefront of technology, it has also become one of Ethiopia’s major industries and a veritable institution in Africa. It commands a lion’s share of the pan African network including the only daily east-west flight across the continent. Ethiopian serves 62 international destinations.

Furthermore, it is working diligently to make the Ethiopian Aviation Academy the leading aviation academy in Africa. Ethiopian is one of the airlines, in the world, operating the newest and youngest fleets.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mario Frangoulis plays York, PA

The atmosphere in the auditorium was electric. The level of excitement high - almost crackling. The patrons were dressed elegantly, everyone looking radiant and beautiful - effervescent if you will for we were moments away from seing Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis perform live. And we know that there would be songs from his soon to be released album, Beautiful Things.

The house lights dim and the Maestro takes place before The York Symphony Orchestra and welcomes on stage two dignitaries for a short introduction and then, Mario Frangoulis took to the stage, walking toward his eager audience smiling – no beaming – and ready for his performance.

Immediately he performs NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN followed by VINCERO, PERDERO. I sat, staring. There is nothing finer than hearing ‘The Voice’ that one is so very familiar with perform the masterpieces that one knows, virtually by heart. It is almost as if one were listening to the record whilst watching. What a thrill that was – two great songs at the top of the bill.

Mario says, “OK, this is it … you have been waiting for this – here it comes … BEAUTIFUL THINGS", and the audience gasps with sheer delight. He performs ‘Beautiful Things’ magnificently at the end of whish, the crowd applauds with a well deserved standing ovation – one of many to come that evening still.

You can tell that Frangoulis is pleased. He beams at the generous applause from the audience. And the night progresses, becoming finer and finer with each performed note. Next up is UN JOUR, UN ENFANT also from ‘Beautiful Things’ after which Mario takes a short break and leaves the stage to soprano Lisa Williamson.

Back again, he performs a BROADWAY MUSICAL MEDLEY of TONIGHT (West Side Story), ALL I ASK OF YOU (Phantom of the Opera), I HAVE DREAMED (The King and I) and SO IN LOVE (Kiss Me Kate).

The audience shows their unending appreciation for this man they love so, and he shares that sentiment right back at his audience. You can easily tell that Frangoulis is very relaxed at this time in the program for he is beaming, chatting, laughing, and thanking the audience and the members of The York Symphony Orchestra.

“And now,” he says, “A special song for my Spanish-speaking friends,” as he performs (so beautifully and so delicately but with enormous power) HIJO DE LA LUNA. Another standing ovation as Frangoulis introduces THE FACE and begins to perform another spectacular piece from ‘Beautiful Things’. The crowd rises again at the end of THE FACE and once the unending applause dies down, Frangoulis approaches the microphone, leaves it docked, draws his mouth in tight and performsHERE’S TO THE HEROES. Simply stunning! From the first note to the last, this performance is delicate, articulate, powerful, Frangoulis – at the end of which the already highly stimulated audience once again stands their ovation.

He leaves as the orchestra plays the OVERTURE and returns for (what seems to be his finale)BECAUSE WE BELIEVE. The audience is electric and expresses gratitude with yet another standing ovation. And with that, he is gone. But the crowd is not leaving and as a befitting spectacular finale to an already perfect evening, Mario returns to the stage and presents NEVER ON SUNDAY and a medley of Greek classics whilst dancing, beaming, laughing, and engaging his audiences each emotion.

The crowd applauds feverishly at the end of the performance and by looking at Frangoulis, one can instantly tell that he is pleased. Pleased with his performance. Pleased with his audience. Please at how well received the new songs were. Simply pleased.

But for Frangoulis, the night is simply beginning. After this powerful performance, he spends time with his friends and fans signing autographs, taking photos, chatting, hugging, giving, loving …. all trademarks of the Mario Frangoulis that the world has come to admire, respect, and love.

Unquestionably the tenor of the 21st Century, Frangoulis is just getting started. With the launch of ‘Beautiful Things’ rapidly approaching, this gentle yet fiercely determined performer stands at the threshold of the next chapter of success and this patron can think of no one more deserving.

Thank you Mario for the gift of music that you give, with such grace.