Wednesday, 4 October 2023

Свой Банк: Строгая конспирация, активная маскировка

Строгая конспирация, активная маскировка

Попытка посещения 2 октября офиса крупного флагмана финансовой индустрии, банка Свой, закончилась полным провалом. Благородное имя гиганта банковской сферы отутствует на крохотном 20-подъездном офисном здании на улице Василисы Кожиной 1, дабы ненароком не выдать местонахождения Своего. Против нашедших методом тыка и расспросов требуемый вход, возведено другое препятствие: заказ пропуска по телефону. И, бинго! На звонки на телефон, указанный на сайте столпа денежного дела, никто не отвечает! Шах и мат!

Комплекс перечисленных мер, внедренных в порядке передовой инновации и активного ускорения, дает отличные результаты по пресечению попадания нежелательных клиентов в Свой (кому надо) банк.

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Tuesday, 3 October 2023

Botswana: New Stay 3 pay 2 special launched at Leroo La Tau

Desert & Delta Safaris

New Stay 3 pay 2 special launched at Leroo La Tau

"Stay 3, Pay 2" Special at Leroo La Tau

Leroo La Tau - Boteti River

We are thrilled to announce a new special offer for all bookings travelling from January to March 2024. This fantastic deal can also be combined with our Best of Desert & Delta Safaris (BODDS) packages.

Combine a 3-night stay at Leroo La Tau with our "Stay 8, Pay 7" BODDS package (From January to March 2024) and receive an incredible 2-NIGHTS COMPLIMENTARY.

Leroo La Tau Rates

° 3 nights at Leroo La Tau from $1,290.00 per person, excluding flights.


° "Stay 8, Pay 6" from $4,466.00 per person, including all internal charter flights based on Maun to Maun (must include 3 nights at Leroo La Tau to apply. You can add Chobe Game Lodge to this special by using the applicable Maun – Kasane routing on our BODDS rates.

What’s on Offer at Leroo La Tau in the Green Season?

° Enjoy a complimentary day trip to Nxai Pans, teeming with life during the green season as thousands of zebras migrate across into the Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans region.

° The opportunity to experience intimate sightings of the resident wildlife along the dry Boteti River Valley, as wildlife comes to the permanent waterholes you frequent on game drives.

° Delve into the best modern Botswana cultural experience in the Desert & Delta Safaris circuit. Embark on a guided visit to Khumaga village, meet local farmers, and learn about Setswana customs from the area. This fun and interactive experience provides valuable insights into Botswana's rural life.

° Revel in stunning birdwatching along the Boteti River Valley’s permanent waterholes, with the possibility of spotting species varying from wattled cranes, large flocks of comb-billed ducks, vultures to bee-eaters & kingfishers and a wide range of other colourful migratory species in the area.

° Thanks to the summer rains cooling the scorched Kalahari Desert, temperatures (though still warm) are much more pleasant than in the months of October and November. With the rains, the region bursts with bright green vegetation, flowers, and abundant colours.

° Photographers will adore this time of year as dust is minimal, and the rich colours and light are enhanced due to reduced haze.

To complete your perfect experience at Leroo La Tau, we recommend adding a 60-minute helicopter adventure to visit the Makgadikgadi salt pans. Witness the pans transform into shimmering vast lakes and touch down in a remote location you've never experienced before. Sightings of migrating zebras are highly likely, offering a truly special opportunity.

Special Add-on: 60-minute Helicopter Trip from $935.00 per person (minimum 2 pax)

Makgadkgadi Adventure: 90 minute helicopter trip to Kubu Island & Flamingo colony from $1,650 per person (minimum 2 pax)

Our Top Choice "Stay 8, Pay 6" Itinerary Idea:

° 2 nights at Camp Okavango or Xugana Island Lodge (The ultimate in relaxation in the core delta, boasting unmatched walking, mokoro and boating activities at this time of year).

° 3 nights at Camp Moremi or Camp Xakanaxa (Enjoy the perfect combination Okavango Delta experience with prolific game viewing and guaranteed motorized boat excursions into the delta's permanent water areas).

° 3 nights at Leroo La Tau (Includes the Nxai Pans day trip, cultural experience, and beautiful photography opportunities along the Boteti River Valley).

If you haven’t visited Botswana during the green season yet, now is the best chance to do so. With this incredible rate, a trip to Botswana at this time of year will provide a completely unique perspective on the Kalahari. With fewer travellers in the region, you can enjoy solitude in what is already a remote wilderness area.

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Monday, 2 October 2023

Банк Столичный Кредит: Добро пожаловать в банковский каменный век!

Добро пожаловать в банковский каменный век!

Банк Столичный Кредит: регистрация в интернет банке для физического лица на сайте сего заведения прошла успешно, сию благую весть подтвердило пришедшее сообщение из банка (логин и пароль были установлены), дословный копипаст:

"Доступ к данной странице возможен только после регистрации в банке.

Для получения полного доступа ко всем услугам Интернет-Банка Вам необходимо:

прийти в банк;

предъявить паспорт и сообщить логин;

сообщить номера счетов и карт, с которыми Вы хотите работать через Интернет-Банк."

При посещении офиса Столичного Кредита на улице Бауманской, операционистка Олеся признала свою полную неосведомленность и некомпетентность в данном вопросе, сообщив что интернет банк для физ лиц отсутствует в Столичном Кредите как класс. Прокоментировать сообщение насчет "регистрации в банке" она не смогла, ну просто не в курсе. Пару часов драгоценного времени коту под хвост.

О мелочах вроде игнорирования запросов клиентов посланных по имейл и говорить смешно - это норма в Столичном Кредите. Сервис бесплатного контактного номера также неизвестен сему замечательному банку времен ранней феодальной раздробленности.

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Wednesday, 27 September 2023

South Africa: Thanda Safari Lodge joins Inspirational Places




Situated in the heart of Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, Thanda Safari is a private game reserve offering an authentic South African wildlife experience with close-up encounters of the Big Five and excellent all year round game viewing.

Thanda Safari has three types of accommodation offerings, each with its own style, atmosphere and appeal. Thanda Safari Lodge consists of luxury bush suites in the style of traditional Zulu homesteads, Villa iZulu is an exclusive-use villa for complete privacy and indulgence and the Tented Camp provides a relaxed and authentic experience in a more rustic setting.


° Flights into Richards Bay or Durban King Shaka International with road or heli transfer

° Federal Airlines flights into Phinda from Nelspruit (40-minute transfer)

° By road the reserve is accessible from the N2, 23 km north of Hluhluwe and 220 km north of Durban


Located on an uninhabited, 8-hectare tropical island in a marine protected reserve off the coast of Tanzania, East Africa, Thanda Island offers a unique luxury getaway filled with adventure, relaxation and total privacy. The island has spectacular snorkelling, diving, big game fishing and many other aquatic activities.

The Thanda Island villa has five suites that open directly onto the beach, accommodating ten adults with additional beds available for children. On the island are also two traditional, open-air Tanzanian bandas. All guests get their own Chef, Hostess and Housekeeper, Activities Guide and Boatman and additionally have access to Thanda Island’s adventure yacht, reef runner and deep-sea fishing cat commandeered by the highly experienced captain and crew.


A direct 45-minute helicopter transfer OR a 30-minute fixed wing transfer to & short boat ride to the island from Julius Nyere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam.


Upon arrival, Thanda Island instantly becomes your Indian Ocean home. This storied place is located on an uninhabited, 8-hectare tropical island in the turquoise waters of a marine protected reserve off the coast of Tanzania, East Africa.

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World that opened in 2016 as a luxury private island, Thanda Island has repeatedly been voted by the World Travel Awards as the World’s Leading Exclusive Private Island.

Offering an exclusive, single-key Villa for you, your family and friends to enjoy completely for yourselves, it has five romantic, air-conditioned suites that open directly onto the beach, accommodating ten adults with additional beds available for children. On the island are also two traditional, open-air Tanzanian bandas (beach chalets) for your exclusive use.

This unique luxury getaway has been created for adventure, relaxation and total privacy. It offers spectacular snorkelling, diving, big game fishing and many other aquatic activities in this place of absolute natural beauty in the protected Shungimbili Island Marine Reserve.

At your disposal is Thanda Island’s 36-foot adventure yacht Sazi, 28-foot reef runner, deep-sea fishing cat, Real Magic, and 34-foot Cobalt motor cruiser, Island Princess, commandeered by the highly experienced captain and crew.

They are part of the select team on Thanda Island, looking after your every need, including your own Chef, Hostess and Housekeeper, Activities Guide and Boatman.

Thanda Island is deeply committed to conservation and partners with the Tanzanian Marine Parks and Reserves Unit in a range of marine conservation programs including coral restoration and conserving the five species of marine turtles that occur in Tanzania’s waters, as well as the largest fish in the world – the gentle, human-friendly whale shark.

Thanda Island participates in community programs on nearby Mafia Island, including education, sustainable fish harvesting and sport. Thanda’s Star for Life programme empowers young people on Mafia Island to reach for their dreams and lead healthy positive lives.

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Tuesday, 26 September 2023

Victoria Falls: Safari Park Excellence - adventure activities in Livingstone

Safari Park Excellence

Safari Par Excellence are the pioneers of adventure activities in Livingstone, offering once in a lifetime experiences to our clients. Famed as the Best One-Day White Water Rafting in the World, SAFPAR delivers a fun, safe but challenging day on the mighty Zambezi with an experienced team who are all accredited by the International Rafting Federation.

SAFPAR also offers unique multi-day rafting expeditions where swimming under the Falls, camping under a starlit sky, and accessing rarely visited regions of the Batoka Gorge are highlights of this bucket-list adventure. Other activity highlights include the famous Zambezi Sunset Cruise, a Mukuni Village Tour, a Game Drive in our local Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, home to the country’s white rhino population and a day trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana.

The Elephant Cafe encompasses three wonderful experiences and is guaranteed to be a signature highlight of your Livingstone adventure! The experience begins with a jetboat adventure through Zambezi islands to an enchanting riverside location where you will be met on arrival by members of a magnificent herd of rescue elephant for a once-in-a-lifetime meeting. Experience an unforgettable close and educative encounter with these gentle giants before being welcomed to the restaurant for a unique dining experience with wild edibles on the menu.


Safari Par Excellence has offices, vehicles and guides in Livingstone, Zambia. We offer a wide range of full and half-day excursion options for guests ranging from scheduled group tours to fully inclusive private touring. Our fleet offers high levels of comfort and reliability.

The vehicles complement our team of highly skilled and knowledgeable staff. We will ensure that we are in the perfect position to continue delivering top-quality service to your guests as they explore the diverse range of activities and experiences available in Livingstone and the surrounding Zambezi region, as well as ground-handling services for groups up to 300 pax.

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Monday, 25 September 2023

Botswana: Sun Destinations - Magical Mboma's Enchanting Special

Sun Destinations

Magical Mboma's Enchanting Special

From US$565 per person per night

Experience the Extraordinary at a Reduced Rate

Embark on an unforgettable journey with the inimitable Mboma Island Expeditions, an enchanting destination where the natural wonders of the Moremi and the waterways of Okavango Delta converge.

Mboma Island redefines the art of glamping, offering a blend of sophistication and the untamed wilderness on a secluded island in the heart of the Okavango Delta.

Seize the opportunity with our REDUCED RATE for Mboma!


Discover the Okavango Delta starting from just US$565 per person per night. This is an exceptional offer that rarely comes around.

1. The SPECIAL is valid for travel between 1 November 2023 - 19 December 2023 OR 1 March 2024 - 31 March 2024

2. There's a minimum of a 3 night stay (standard rates apply if less than 3 nights)

3. T&Cs apply and there's no single supplement

The Mboma Island Expeditions Safari Experience

Synonymous with style and adventure, Mboma truly is a sought after Okavango Delta safari destination. Mboma is ideal for both land and water based safaris. This is an ideal opportunity for guests to experience rustic luxury in a camp that promises to deliver a wild experience in the Okavango Delta.

There are 5 Meru style tents, each furnished with plush décor. The camp is open, which means it's not unusual to see wildlife wandering freely throughout. This is a magical place of sublime landscapes; endless boating, game drives, mokoro activities; and sublime outdoor experiences.

This kind of special doesn't come around often, so we suggest you jump on board. Don't hesitate; book this extraordinary opportunity.

Mboma Island Expeditions is a brand new eco-safari destination located in Botswana’s renowned Moremi Game Reserve. Overlooking the Delta’s floodplains, this stylish, low-impact, mobile camp offers a true back to wilderness adventure. Perfectly situated between Moremi’s game-rich savanna and the Delta’s floodplains, Mboma offers the best of both safari worlds, games drives on land and authentic Mokoro excursions on the water.

Magical Mboma has 5 light Meru-style canvas tents equipped with twin beds and en suite, open-air bathrooms. Everything about this camp is eco-friendly, from the sole use of solar-power, to bucket showers, and chemical toilets. Tents are fully furnished using the finest linen and kitted out in the creature comforts from home. Lantern lined pathways lead the way from the rooms to the main camp.

Mboma is the epitome of remote, wild and untouched safari experience, yet offers all the creature comforts from home. Decor is in perfect harmony with the surrounds - neutral tones are interrupted by bold pops of colour that reflect the colourful spirit of Botswana. This area features all the quintessential elements of a simplistic safari, a roaring boma fire, an open-air dining tent and of course a drinks trolly, stocked with the iconic safari favourites.

Moremi is a well-known wildlife hotspot and a protected part of the famed Okavango Delta. This diverse landscape offers the ideal habitat for a plethora of species, from lions to red lechwe, wallowing hippos and large herds of elephants, all can be found in abundance here. Elephants regularly walk through camp, putting on quite a spectacle for guests. Mboma’s main activities include boat excursions (when the water levels are high), game drives into the Moremi, traditional mokoro trips, and epic sundowner set-ups on pam-fringed flood plains.

A recent TripAdvisor guest commented, “We spent two nights at the Mboma Island Expeditions Camp and were absolutely blown away by the location, design and especially the friendliness of the staff and guides! It was a very cozy atmosphere and we enjoyed every second of it.”

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Sunday, 24 September 2023

Safari Par Excellence: The Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge

Safari Par Excellence


The ideal location to base your cost- effective Livingstone adventure. Located within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, 3 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls on the banks of the upper Zambezi River and only 4.5 kilometres from Livingstone city centre.

The Victoria Falls Waterfront provides a range of affordable Livingstone accommodation options, from Riverside Chalets to camping, we've got you covered.

All guests can enjoy the use of two sparkling swimming pools, free Wi-Fi covering most of the property, a vibrant riverside bar with happy hour specials every Friday, a riverside restaurant with an unbeatable view of the Zambezi River and Livingstone’s favourite woodfired pizzas at Peppino’s.

The deck, bar, and restaurant overlook the spray from Victoria Falls to your left during high water months (typically February to July) and offer the best sunset views over the Zambezi River to your right year-round. When the river is low (July to December), you will likely see elephants crossing over to and from Siloka Island, which is opposite The Victoria Falls Waterfront.

Home of Safari Par Excellence, a renowned activity provider since 1988, our guests are afforded the convenience of booking and departing on their Livingstone adventures from the lodge.

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Saturday, 23 September 2023

Namibia: N/a'an ku sê Lodge & Wildlife Sanctuary offerings

N/a'an ku sê Lodge & Wildlife Sanctuary offerings

We hope this email finds you well. We're thrilled to share some exciting updates regarding our offerings at N/a'an ku sê Lodge & Wildlife Sanctuary. We want to ensure you're informed about these changes to better assist you and provide with an exceptional experience.

1. Discover the Roots of N/a'an ku sê: The Carnivore Feeding Tour Evolution

We're delighted to announce a transformation that has taken place with our Carnivore Feeding Tour. The tour has evolved into the new "Discover the Roots of N/a'an ku sê" experience. This updated tour provides an incredible opportunity to witness carnivores and delves deep into the heart of N/a'an ku sê's story.

This immersive experience takes guests on a journey through the history of N/a'an ku sê, shedding light on our origins, our mission, and the conservation and wildlife efforts that drive us every day. By sharing the story of N/a'an ku sê, we aim to provide our guests with a profound understanding of our sanctuary's significance and the positive impact of our collective conservation endeavours.

2. Lodge Transfer Rate Update

Due to recent increases, we have adjusted our transfer rates at N/a'an ku sê Lodge. While we understand the importance of providing excellent service and maintaining affordability, these changes have become necessary to ensure the continued sustainability of our operations and the quality of services we offer.

3. Introducing Two New Activities at N/a’an ku sê Lodge & Wildlife Sanctuary: The K9 Experience and Walking Safari

We're excited to introduce two captivating additions to our lineup of offerings at N/a'an ku sê Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary:

The K9 Experience: This unique encounter allows guests to get up close with our incredible K9 unit. Witness the remarkable bond between our specially trained dogs and their handlers as they demonstrate their invaluable skills in tracking and wildlife conservation efforts.

Walking Safari: Allow yourself to immerse in the captivating world of African wildlife by tracking down majestic creatures such as lions and elephants on foot for approximately 8 km. Accompanied by our highly experienced and knowledgeable guides, visitors venture into the heart of the reserve’s diverse ecosystems, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and the rhythmic sounds of nature.

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Friday, 22 September 2023

Namibia: Heritage site access fees - Köningstein Peak

Köningstein heritage site access fees up again

It will now cost N$1 200 each for Namibians to see the highest point in the country - the Köningstein Peak - and N$2 400 for international visitors, newly gazetted heritage fees show.

This is an increase of 20% from the N$1 000 charged last year for Namibian visitors, and N$2 000 for international visitors.

Tour guides say the fees are important as they aid in safeguarding and preserving the sites.

The news fees were passed into law early this month and cover entrance fees to well known heritage sites and protected places like Heroes Acre; ZiebenPlaten site; Twyfelfontein main site; the Petrified Forest; the Brandberg White Lady, Jochman and White Giraffe Caves as well as the Brandberg Hiking trails.

It further includes places the Omugulu-Gwoombashe National Heritage Site, Lake Otjikoto and the Hoba Meteorite, with the Köningstein site being the most pricey, while Eenhana Shrine is the cheapest, at just N$40 per person.

Fees were hiked between 20% to 33%.

Köningstein is the highest peak in Namibia, and is located in the Erongo Region, forming part of the Brandberg Hiking trails, with an estimated terrain elevation above sea level of 2600 m.

The revised fees are passed under the National Heritage Act, 2004, which requires that the public pays a certain fee to visit protected places.

The National Heritage Council, as the responsible entity, with the approval of environment, forestry and tourism minister, decides how much needs to be paid to access these sites.

The fees are important for safeguarding tourism and creating employment.

The access fees also serve to deter vandals from places of natural beauty.

Mid-year tourist inflows into Namibia were recorded to have shown signs of improvement, reaching 68% of pre-pandemic passenger arrival level.

The field of heritage preservation requires substantial financial investment in order to ensure the multi pronged responsibility the NHC is entrusted with is executed.

Market forces in the external environment in which the institution operates leaves no option for the NHC other than the increase of entrance fees. Input costs have been on an upward trend making it justifiable for the imminent increases in entrance fees to heritage sites.

It is important for the public to note that at some heritage places entrance fees remain unchanged.

The rates are published in the Government Gazette 8206.

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Thursday, 21 September 2023

Namibia: Bo Plaas camping site temporarily closed

Bo Plaas camping site temporarily closed till November 2023

State-owned enterprise, mandated to run the tourism facilities within the country, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) announced the temporary closure of the Boplaas campsite.

The campsite is located in the /Ai-/Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park along the Orange River in the //Karas Region and will be closed effective 14 September.

The temporary closure is due to security and infrastructure upgrades and a three-metre fence will be erected as well as the construction of ablution facilities.

All confirmed clients will, for now, be moved to Ai-Ais Resort for the meantime as Bo Plaas campsite is expected to reopen again on 1 November 2023.

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