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Passover Seder and the Serengeti Too!

Tanzania Welcomes First of New Seasonal Charter Flights Direct From Tel Aviv, Bringing Group of 170 Nature Loving Israelis To Safari In The World Famous Tanzania National Parks And Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania Welcomes First Of New Seasonal Charter Flights Direct From Tel Aviv, Bringing Group of 170 Nature Loving Israelis To Safari In The World Famous Tanzania National Parks And Ngorongoro Crater

(Arusha, Tanzania- April 23, 2014) The first of what will be seasonal El Al Israel Airline Charters brought 170 tourists from Israel to Tanzania to spend the Passover holidays on a wildlife Safari. The nine-day program included visits to the world famous UNESCO World Heritage sites, Serengeti National Park, home of the great animal migration, and the Ngorongoro Crater, largest intact unflooded caldera in the world, as well as Arusha and Lake Manyara National Parks.

The entire group observed a traditional Passover Seder with dramatic difference; they celebrated the holiday in the African bush.

Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu, Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, stated that “This ground breaking initiative to attract more Israeli tourists to Tanzania, was a joint effort organized by the Menelik Safari Company of Israel, with the cooperation and support of Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB), Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) and Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA). Hon. Nyalandu added, “We are confident that this cooperative effort combined with the direct flights from Tel Aviv to Kilimanjaro International Airport will result in a tremendous increase in Israeli arrivals.”

Ms. Ronit Hershkovitz, Managing Director of the Israel-based Menelik Safari Company, said “Israelis are nature loving tourists and through a major promotional campaign undertaken by Menelik Safari Company on TV and in print, Tanzania’s world class national parks and tourist attractions are now becoming famous in Israel. The Israelis also know that they will receive a warm welcome here because of the wonderful hospitality of the Tanzanian people.”

Mr. Allan Kijazi, Director General, TANAPA, said “We are proud to support Menelik’s initiative as we know that the Israeli market represents a great source market for park visitors because of their great appreciation and interest in wildlife and wildlife conservation.”

While in the country, the Israeli tourists also visited the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Dr. Freddy Manongi, Chief Conservator of NCAA noted "that Ngorongoro is an integral part of the Serengeti eco-system and we are pleased to be able to join TANAPA to attract more visitors with Menelik's Israeli Charter initiative."

s the second trip organized by her company the first one being held in November, 2013 to the northern circuit tourist attractions which included a Kilimanjaro climb.

The plan is that these seasonal monthly charters operated by El Al Israel Airlines could ll eventually evolve into more regularly scheduled flights between Tanzania and Israel.

The Northern Tanzania tourist circuit is made up of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free standing mountain, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Arusha National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its rare tree-climbing lions.

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