Paa Tanzania – issue 107

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3 FOREWORD Welcome onboard

6 SWAHILI CULTURE Picture special


Harpist's bid to play at Mt Kilimanjaro summit


The lowdown on how to squat deep


Climate podcast host calling for real change



Nasma Mzee on inspiration and impressionism


How to see the sights and save money



The must-have looks for a stylish 2023


Cycling and climbing to help end HIV


20 PAA STAY Isaraya Luxury Over Water Villas

30 PAA FOOD with Chef Monalisa Grilled jumbo shrimp

42 PAA TECH Gadgets for the best breakfasts


Latest column from Sona Parmar

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Thank you for continuing to fly Precision Air. It is always a pleasure to have you fly with us. I’d like to take this opportunity to share a few insights with you from your airline of choice.

Once again, our On Time Performance (OTP) over the past three months was impressive with 90% of our flights departing with a zero-minute delay. The industry standard is 15 minutes.

We have embarked on a fleet expansion programme hand in hand with a route rationalisation project. We are stepping up operations to Seronera (Serengeti) with daily flights expected by June 2023. We also aim to increase flight frequency to Arusha, Zanzibar, Hahaya, Anjouan and Nairobi.

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Thanksgiving event in Bukoba

In March, Precision Air hosted a thanksgiving event in Bukoba to thank God and the local community for the support they provided during the accident involving flight PW 494 in November last year.

Precision Air arrived with donations of food and other necessities worth TZS 10,000, 000 (US$ 4,520) to assist the work of five orphanages in the town. The airline also contributed another TZS 10,000,00 to fishermen associations in the community.

Local fishermen in their boats were among the first responders to the accident and Precision Air was keen to


Once again, Precision Air had a presence at the Kilimarathon. Employees from the airline took part in the Moshi-held race, now in its 21st year. Funds raised from this year’s event will support the work of Tumaini La Maisha, which provides free cancer care such as chemotherapy and other treatments for Tanzanian children battling the disease.

recognize their bravery.

During his speech at the event, Precision Air Managing Director Patrick Mwanri thanked the people of Bukoba, the Government and private organizations

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Soak up Swahili culture with us

Let Precision Air help you take a deep dive into the Swahili culture of the East African coastline and adjacent archipelagos. Centuries of maritime trade between African “stonetowns” or ports and Arabia, India and China established a cosmopolitan culture rich in architecture, cuisine, fashion, music and literature as well as creating the most widely spoken African language.

Our flights to Zanzibar, Mtwara and the Comoros islands of Grande Comore and Anjouan connect passengers with opportunities to glimpse into this history. Enjoy a stroll through the winding streets of Unesco Heritage Site Stonetown on Unguja, explore the remains of the 10th Century Great Mosque of Kilwa in southern Tanzania or get a close-up look at the Ujumbe Palace in Anjouan’s capital Mutsamudu with its walls made of volcanic lava.

For all its ancient origins, you’ll also find evidence that Swahili culture is still evolving with music festivals such as Zanzibar’s Sauti za Busara full of artists taking traditional sounds in new directions. Safari njema!

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Stone Town (This picture) Kanga stalls and (above right) the House of Wonders

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(This picture) seaweed farmers in Zanzibar, (below left) young locals dive off Stonetown harbour and (left) applying a henna tattoo Heritage (This picture) The Great Mosque of Kilwa, (above) old fishing boats in Moroni, Grande Comore 9

Harpist hoping to play heartfelt concert on top of Mt Kilimanjaro

Siobhán Brady is aiming to set the world record for the highest harp concert. The internationally renowned musician and climbing companion Caroline Heffernan talk to Mark Edwards about the emotional and physical challenges of their unique endeavour.

Siobhán Brady is a harpist who loves to hit the high notes. The Irish musician already holds the world record for playing the highest harp concert with a performance in 2018 at the 4,954metre Singla Pass in the Himalayas, India, but in July she intends to beat it by almost 1,000 metres by playing at the top of Mt Kilimanjaro.

The 24-year-old is set to arrive in Arusha on July 18 as part of a 15-strong team that will begin their ascent to the highest point in Africa the next day with the plan to reach the summit for the concert on July 25.

As with the record-breaking Singla

Pass ascent, the Kili climb is raising awareness and funds for the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis, a degenerative condition, also known as CF, in which the lungs and digestive symptom of sufferers become clogged with mucus. The first symptoms often appear at a young age with worsening breathing issues over time often claiming lives early.

Altitude challenges

The shortness of breath those with CF often battle with daily has parallels with the acute symptoms of altitude sickness climbers can experience once they go beyond 3,000 metres

above sea level. It’s a connection not lost on the charity with the set-list played by Siobhán at Singla Pass including a specially written song called ‘Breathless’ and the team that day gaining a new appreciation in

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Team Siobhán (second left) with PT Stephen Lappin, her father, Sean, and Caroline

€100,000 (US$ 108,000) for the Cystic Fibrosis Fund and has already seen donations reach €40,000 (US$ 43,470). Caroline knows how important that money is and the work it supports. Though there is as yet no cure for CF, advancements in treatment have meant the condition is no longer as life-limiting as it was. The 52-year-old grandmother is proof of that. She was diagnosed with CF at 13 but has gone on to live a full and adventurous life, having completed “mad challenges” such as an Ironman triathlon and cycling the length of Ireland for the charity.

“I have been lucky,” she tells me. “There are now modulator drugs that are improving things. You don’t have to put limitations on your life. Failure for me is not starting. I don’t allow CF control.”

To prepare for the Mt Kilimanjaro climb, Caroline, Siobhán and the rest of the team have been in to be led on the climb by adventurer and author Pat Falvey, who was part of a group of the first Irish explorers to reach the South Pole and has summited Mt Kilimanjaro many times. The team has also enlisted a personal trainer,

Stephen Lappin, to put together a regime of exercises, long walks and hikes of local peaks such as Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest peak –or “monthly tortures” as Siobhán refers to them – which have helped prepare the team both mentally and physically.


Before the training began, Siobhán and Caroline were strangers –despite living only an hour’s drive from each other along the island of Ireland’s western coast – but now they are firm friends.

The bond is obvious when I talk to them. I set up a group video call for the three of us with Siobhán and Caroline on screen from their respective homes in Limerick and Galway and the pair soon slip into easy banter, sharing jokes and finishing each other’s sentences. They are both aware that such camaraderie within the team – which will include Siobhán’s father and her boyfriend as well as Caroline’s best friend along with employees of companies sponsoring the attempt – will be crucial when the going gets tough.

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Rehearsal (left) Siobhán performing on top of 764 m peak Croagh Patrick in Ireland and (above) at Singla Pass Talent Siobhán is a celebrated player of both the concert harp and the smaller Celtic harp

under no illusions that the climb will be a huge challenge. After all, the group not only has to get themselves up the 5,895-metre mountain, but also haul a Celtic harp with them. Laughing, Siobhan and Caroline make it clear to me that they will carrying nothing more than their backpacks with four of the fittest members of the team assigned harp-lifting duty – alternating in teams of two to carry the instrument on stretcher-like poles. Training has included long hikes carrying a “fake harp”, a length of wood carved to resemble its triangular shape and matching the real thing’s 10 kg weight.

The stringed Celtic harp is a delicate instrument and there is a real danger of it being damaged and rendered unplayable on the ascent. With this in mind, a second harp – actually Siobhán’s own that she has played at concerts across the world – will be carried up by a team of experienced Tanzanian porters so it is ready and waiting at Uhuru Peak, the mountain’s highest point.

Pat has been mindful of the group’s fitness levels and chosen a six-day route to the top – one of the longer options – to give its members a decent opportunity to acclimatise to the lower oxygen levels as they ascend. However, while most climbers that

reach the summit rarely spend more than 10 minutes taking in the view and taking selfies before guides advise them to descend to escape the bitter cold and thin air, Siobhán has to get set up and then perform on the harp for at least 20 minutes before her new world record is considered official by adjudicators Guinness World Records.

Siobhán remembers how the altitude exposure made her record setting concert in India a challenge. “My memory started going,” she tells me. “I was finding it very difficult to remember how to play the songs.”

This time around Siobhán and her father have been attending the Altipeaks Altitude Centre, Dublin, and University of Limerick Sports Performance Centre to prepare them for the lower oxygen environments they will face.

The Cork School of Music graduate hopes such preparation will help see her through her mountaintop performance, which will feature music written specially for the occasion, including a version of UK pop star Ed Sheeran’s ‘Little Bird’ arranged for the harp.

As well as the disorientating effect of the altitude, Siobhán, who started learning the piano at age five and the harp at eleven, is also mindful of the wind factor atop Mt Kilimanjaro.

Harp haulers

While there are traditional aeolian harps that are appreciated by many people for the wild, ethereal sound they produce when exposed to the wind, Siobhán does not want the music she plays drowned out by a rival concert performed by the howling mountain gales. “The worst part is the wind. When it goes through the harp it plays all the strings so we are going to bring up a wooden framed geometric dome to shelter me while I play.”


The team have been taking on some of Ireland's highest peaks in preparation

Caroline also has some level of performance anxiety. She has agreed to recite ‘The Prophets are Weeping’ at the summit, with permission for the reading granted by the poem’s author, the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins. The mother-of-two’s health has experienced a dip in the past couple of weeks and she will not be accompanying the team on its latest

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Carrying the 'fake harp' in training

training ascent of Carrauntoohil, opting instead to go on long walks near her home. She is unable to say whether her “dodgy lungs” will allow her to reach the summit to perform, but she knows she has done all she can to ready herself for the challenge.

She says: “None of us can really know for sure how the altitude will affect us, but I plan to be the fittest I can possibly be when I arrive at the bottom of Mt Kilimanjaro, and I will get to the top even if I have to crawl.”

The ascent is destined not only to be a physical challenge, but also an emotional one. Along with the harp, the team will also carry the memories of lost loved ones. For Siobhán, that is the piano tuner Desmond O’Keefe, who instigated the Highest Harp Concert series – his initial plan was to get a grand piano up the Himalayas with Siobhán’s harp a slightly less ambitious back-up plan. Sadly, Desmond died of thrombosis – blood clots likely related to the toll of extreme altitude – just nine days after returning from the Singla Pass record trek. Even in that short time, Siobhán says, Desmond, buoyed by the trek’s success, was planning the Kilimanjaro concert. “He wanted to do it again, but bigger and better.” The 69-yearold, was, she says, “an incredible man”. “Kilimanjaro was his dream and I am so glad we have been able to make it happen.”

As for Caroline, she has “lost a lot of friends to CF”. She tells me one of the few bad parts of defying medical expectations – doctors told her parents that she would not live past the age of 20 when she was first diagnosed with the condition – is having to say goodbye to those not so fortunate. “But I also gain courage from it all. It pushes me to live a life for all of us.”

Among those Caroline will be climbing for is Triona Priestley, who

died from CF in 2014 aged just 15. “She was an incredible girl for someone so young. Even when she was very sick, she never gave up her hope that others would be helped. She told me she hoped CF would one day stand for ‘cure found’.”

The Dublin teenager was a huge fan of Ed Sheeran and when she was at her sickest her friends began an online campaign requesting the world-famous pop star sing for Triona. Caroline tells me that when Triona was in hospital a phone call from Ed came through. “He sang her to sleep with her favourite song of his, ‘Little Bird’. Once he had finished singing, she passed away. She got her dying wish. I will be bringing her memory to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro.”

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It is sure to be a poignant moment when Siobhán plays ‘Little Bird’ and Caroline hopes the two musicians will get to share a stage in the future. “We are talking to Ed’s manager about it,” she says.

Both Caroline and Siobhán want that the climb raises public awareness of CF and promotes advances in treatment. While Ireland has the highest rate of the condition per capita in the world, figures are thought to be far lower in sub-Saharan Africa, although the true incidence is unknown. Still wanting to support Tanzanian healthcare during their time in the country, the team will be donating suitcases of clothes for young patients at The Plaster House, a hospital for disabled children in Arusha.

There are also plans for the team to spend some time in Dar es Salaam after scaling Mt Kilimanjaro with Siobhán scheduled to perform a concert at the Embassy of Ireland in Dar es Salaam.

More Mt Kilimanjaro


Mount Kilimanjaro is becoming one of Tanzania’s most exclusive music venues. The Highest Harp Concert record-breaking attempt takes place in July, but another world first came in March this year when Tanzanian Joseph Simion Misa, professionally known as DJ Joozey, became the first man to play a 15-minute DJ set at the mountain’s 5,895-metre peak.

The DJ is a regular on the Dar es Salaam nightlife scene with residencies at Twelve Forty Five and Wavuvi Kempu, but went worldwide when he was one of the featured artists on US star DJ Khalid’s 2022 album ‘God Did’. The set-list was filled with Tanzanian pride with the DJ dropping the national album as well as a track of singeli, the fast-growing dance movement founded in Dar es Salaam. For a video of the performance, visit @djjoozey on Instagram.

For more information on Siobhán and her music, visit

For more details on the record-breaking attempt on Mt Kilimanjaro and to see a video of Siobhán’s concert at Singla Pass, visit

To donate to climb’s campaign to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Fund, go to highest-harp 13

The lowdown on how to squat deep

Squatting is a foundational part of building a strong, functional body, which many of us have unlearnt over the years. A toddler or the Hadza hunter-gatherers of northern Tanzania are effortless exponents, but modern lifestyles have left many of us reliant on chairs at work or home to take the strain of sitting. That’s not good for our long-term health, but don’t worry, Paa has enlisted the help of Dar es Salaam personal trainer Keneth Maluba (above) for a step-by-step guide to mastering the movement. 15
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Squatting skills The Hadza

5 OK, I have mastered the bodyweight squat. Where do I go from here to keep improving my fitness?

It’s time to add some weight to the movement, first with dumbbells in each hand and, in time, with a barbell across the shoulders.

You may even want to progress towards a one-legged squat which will give you super lower body strength and balance gains.

Keneth says: “As we keep doing bodyweight squats, the muscles, joints and most important the mind adapt to the move. The move becomes easy, to add more intensity for maximum strength development we start doing variety of squats also adding resistance to make it challenging. If we keep challenging ourselves, we will keep growing.”

Welcome to paradise with these over-water villas

The Isaraya Luxury Over Water Villas are the latest high-end addition to the five-star Konokono Beach Resort on Zanzibar’s south-east coast. With private access to the tranquil waters of Chwaka Bay and butler service, they are the ultimate luxury escape in Zanzibar.


The Michamvi Peninsula on Zanzibar’s south-east coast is renowned for its stretch of pristine white-sand beaches shaded by towering palm trees. The five-star Konokono Beach Resort occupies a spectacular slice of this paradisiacal setting with views out to shimmering, sheltered waters of Chwaka Bay.

Guests get to soak up this haven of oceanside tranquillity with accommodation options including beach pavilions built on the sand and a range of villas nestled in the resort’s lush gardens offering options for couples, larger groups and families. All are footsteps from the lapping

waters, but the resort gets guests even closer with its latest launch.

The Isaraya Luxury Over Water Villas are built on a wooden jetty that curls out into the ocean from the beach. Each of the five villas has a sun deck for uninterrupted views to the ocean horizon. It’s a front-row seat for some spectacular sunsets. The deck also gives direct access through a private stairway to the crystal-clear waters below.

For all its hideaway charm, the resort is still just over an hour’s drive from historic Stone Town with its Swahili heritage and around half that to national reserve Jozani Forest.


Night swimming

Guests here feel close to nature and a world away from the everyday. The resort’s position on the peninsula and the thick vegetation that shrouds the beautiful beach – the ‘wow factor’ of the reveal is always a highlight of stays here – makes it the perfect hideaway. A stay at the villas ramps up that exclusivity even further with guests in their own over-water world. Each room with its makuti thatched roofs blended in with teak, mahogany and mangrove wood is designed with all the luxuries you would want and offers its own private access to the water, butler service and the jetty even has its own restaurant 19
The pool at Konokono Beach Resort
Paa Stay / Isaraya Luxury Over Water Villas

Paa Stay / Isaraya Luxury Over Water Villas


There are plenty of opportunities to bask in the natural beauty the resort is considerately nestled in. There’s the infinity pool with fantastic views of the vast beach. You can walk for kilometres along the white sand or venture into the lush forests that run sentinel to it. The resort’s Jungle Health Spa is a great place for some self-care with a range of treatments from expert staff.

exclusively for Isaraya patrons. Villa guests can venture on land and use any of the resort’s facilities, including its outdoor pool overlooking the bay, restaurant, spa and gardens.

The resort treads lightly in its wild location so local flora and fauna can thrive and guests can connect with abundant wildlife here in peace and reconnect with themselves. Konokono preserves close to half of its extensive grounds as a conservation area with wild denizens including the red colobus monkey and Aders’s duiker.


Each water villa has its own secluded terrace with a 35m² sundeck, an infinity plunge pool and direct access to the Indian Ocean. It is a great spot to relax on a sunbed and watch the rosy romantic sunsets of Chwaka Bay. These can be enjoyed with a sundowner or an outside dinner. Speak to your friendly butler to set that up.

The interiors also maximise the

priceless views with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout – you can even gaze over the waters from your bathtub – but should you want to prioritise a good night’s sleep each window has blackout shutters. There are plenty of modern comforts such as flat-screen satellite TV, luxury bathroom with free toiletries, airconditioning and enormous beds.

Food and drink

Meals and more are included in your stay here and, in keeping with the care-free vibe of the resort, you can enjoy them whenever and wherever you want. The Isaraya Restaurant on the jetty caters just to villa guests for breakfasts, lunch and dinner, but there are options to enjoy meals in your room, sun deck, by the pool, the cliff-top Konokono Restaurant with panoramic views of the bay or even the beach. The cuisine is a fusion of international and local flavours with the kitchen team making full use of Zanzibar’s famous spices and the wealth of freshly caught seafood.

There are also options to go snorkelling or scuba diving with the coral reef that fringes Zanzibar offering excellent opportunities to observe diverse marine life.

The resort can also organise trips to explore the of treasures of Unguja, Zanzibar’s biggest island, with options including tours of Stone Town, the spice and herb plantations, Jozani Forest and boat trips to some of the smaller islands in the archipelago. That’s if you can drag yourself away from the calm and comfort of the resort.

Getting there

Precision Air flights from Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar take around 20 minutes.

A taxi from Zanzibar Airport or Stone Town will take one hour and 15 minutes. The hotel can arrange your transfers to and from the airport. The transfer is complimentary one way for minimum stay four nights and return for minimum stay six nights (only for bookings through the website).

For more information, visit or @isarayazanzibar on Instagram

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The climate podcast host calling for real change

Kenyan climate campaigner Abigael Kima is used to being the one asking the questions to African experts and activists as the host of her podcast, Hali Hewa (the Swahili term for climate), but here she reveals to Mark Edwards her own journey into environmental activism and why grassroots initiatives that fasttrack real world solutions interest her more than Cop27 talk of targets.

In the last two decades, Africa’s contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions has constituted by far the smallest share among all the world’s regions – hovering between 3 and 4 per cent – yet the continent bears the brunt of the effects of climate change primarily driven by the developed world’s reliance on fossil fuels.

Abigael Kima is among many Kenyans who have seen those effects at the frontline with those experiences driving her dedication to climate activism. Through her university years, a series of international and domestic work

placements and, most recently, her own series of podcasts, Hali Hewa, the 24-year-old has sought to educate young Africans about the urgent threat of extreme weather on livelihoods here and to champion community-led grassroots solutions.

Hali Hewa is series of eight interviewformat podcasts with a new episode released each week in the lead-up to United Nations-organised world climate summit COP27 with the last one going live just days before the event begins on November 6.

Consequently, these are busy times for

Abigael who, hosts and produces each 30-minute episode, and will be at Cop 27 in person when the two-week event kicks off in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. I manage to catch some time with her on a morning phone call from her home in the leafy Nairobi suburb of Kitisuru with Abigael squeezing me in before she turns interviewer to record episode five of the podcast and quiz Sofanit Mesfin, the regional gender and social inclusion specialist at Ripple Effect, a charity which supports African farmers with climate-resilient practices. 21
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Abigael proves to be a passionate and eloquent an advocate for her cause over the phone, which will come as no surprise to anyone who has streamed the podcast. Despite her articulate assurance as host of Hali Hewa, Abigael admits to me that she is a newcomer to social media and was apprehensive about how she would come across to her audience with episodes available as audio-only podcasts as well as videos on the Hali Hewa website and YouTube channel.

“Being with strangers and being in front of the camera was nerve-wracking at first,” she says. “I thought people would see how nervous I was, but no one has said so. I’m getting more comfortable in the role with each new episode.

“I never imagined I would do something like this, but I have always known that I have a creative nature and the podcast has proved an outlet.”

Hali Hewa is an ambitious project with Abigael, as both presenter and producer, only outsourcing the editing of each episode. She has also attracted some A-list guests on the show – the result of “months and months of hustle”. So far, she has interviewed Kenyan environment activists Elizabeth Wathuti and Wanjira Mathai, climate scientist Dr Youba Sokona from Mali, Ugandan Unicef goodwill ambassador Vanessa Nakate and Kenyan indigenous people’s rights expert Cindy Kobei.

The calibre of the guests is testament to Abigael’s networking skills and her own track record as a climate activist. In her first year of studies for a degree in environmental science at Nairobi’s Kenyatta University she joined its environmental group, going on to become the group’s secretary general and driving a series of initiatives on campus to raise awareness among students of the risks presented by the climate crisis.

“We did a lot of community work such as planting trees,” she tells me. “I was focused on mobilising our youth and getting my peers at the university to join the movement.”

The group still organises an annual Green Week – an initiative Abigael introduced

during her tenure and which has attracted major sponsors over the years, including the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). As Secretary General, Abigael also paved the way for group members to gain work experience within eco-friendly enterprises across the globe.

Once her university studies were over, Abigael won a place working for the Parvati Foundation, a Canadian non-profit behind the establishment of the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary. This preservation area – the largest of its kind in the world – protects the vulnerable Arctic ecosystem and the foundation hopes it will also inspire more sustainable thinking across the globe. As the foundation’s Africa Youth Lead, Abigael has for the past three years been spreading the foundation’s message of engagement across the continent. During this time, she also been helping Nairobi-based climate and energy think tank Power Shift Africa in its efforts to combat environmental pollution in the region.

Growing voice

The roles have amplified Abigael’s voice in the global conservation on climate change and last year she gained accreditation to attend last November’s climate summit Cop26, held in Glasgow, UK. She was in the audience to witness Elizabeth Wathuti’s “Please open your hearts” speech that went viral as one of the event’s most powerful moments. It moved Abigael to begin the groundwork for Hali Hewa. When the podcast was launched in June this year the

first episode featured Elizabeth – always an inspiration to Abigael and now counted as a friend – as special guest along with Wanjira Mathai, the vice president and regional director for Africa at the World Resources Institute.

As well as quizzing the young African activists about their life journeys, Abigael asks each about what they hope will be achieved at Cop27. It’s a question the host puts to all her guests in the series and once the last episode is aired, Abigael will be in Egypt and plans to record daily podcasts live from the event.

Real change

However, Hali Hewa should not be seen as a hype machine for Cop27. Host and guests are not afraid to also point out its shortcomings. Like millions of Generation Z Africans, Abigael has an inheritance of the most catastrophic effects of human-cause global warming. She knows immediate workable solutions to counter climate change are required – something the summit is still yet to get global agreement on 30 years since the signing of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that brought it into existence. Last year’s event fell some way short of getting all the 197 signatory states to agree to ‘now or never’ measures to restrict global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and a bid to ‘phase out’ coal as fuel ended in compromise.

Hali Hewa, Abigael says, is by and for Africans on the frontline of climate change, and airs real stories and solutions that cut through the well-intentioned but insufficient talk of targets.

She says: “I’m very optimistic about the changes that can be made, but not by meetings and conferences. Cop is in its 27th year and yet I am not seeing real changes. It is a good platform, but this is not where immediate change happens and we can’t expect the Cops of this world to do it for us.”

“Climate change can be complex to talk about and there are not many relatable and accessible communication materials aimed at explaining what it means for people in

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their daily lives, sharing the real lived experiences of climate vulnerable and frontline communities – especially in countries across the African continent. This is the gap that the Hali Hewa podcast seeks to fill.”

Even where Cop can be seen to have made progress, such as its securing of renewed pledges of financial assistance for sustainable economic development in Africa, Abigael is concerned that marginalised indigenous people in the continent’s remote rural communities will not benefit, despite being most in need.

She says: “I have spent time with indigenous communities in northern Kenya where record droughts are affecting the livelihoods of millions. Most are living on just one meal a day.

“It is very difficult for these communities to benefit from the [UNFCCC-established] Green Climate Fund because of the paperwork and admin required.”

In such dire circumstances, waiting for funds to filter through will be at the expense of lives so Abigael is championing immediate and inexpensive grassroots solutions. She has visited women farmers in the counties of Busia and Bungoma on Kenya’s south-western border and seen how simple technology has enabled them to irrigate their land’s parched soil.

“I have seen lives transformed by

education and simple technology,” she says. “An NGO in the region has taught the women ways to trap water and plant in trenches and lifted beds.

“The skills work and are being passed on. It is a great example of communities coming together and learning together. It shows the kind of grassroots changes that can be made if people have the information. Now these women are gaining enough from their farms that they can save and invest in their families’ future. Rural areas are showing the way in Kenya.”

Sharing stories

Abigael knows well how dependent rural communities are on natural resources and so are uniquely vulnerable to climate change. She grew up in the town of Iten, 2,500 metres above sea level in the heart of the Rift Valley. The mountainous region is known as the breeding ground of some of the best long-distance runners in the world as well as being the heartlands of arable farming

in Kenya. While making it as a professional athlete is a financially lucrative career path for just a select few, farming provides a livelihood for many tens of thousands here.

Abigael’s parents both worked full time as well as selling produce grown on the family’s five-acre farm. The extra income helped fund Abigael and her older siblings’ early education and she can remember regularly bringing in freshly picked peas, potatoes, kale and spinach to sell at school. Vegetables are treated as currency around here with many parents part paying for their children’s school fees with produce.

With farming integral to supporting the next generation, Kenyans here are dependent on the health of their natural surroundings. Abigael’s early memories of her parents’ farm are of a lush paradise with a fastrunning stream cutting through it and thick forest at its boundaries. However, over the years she noticed the environment’s decline, with the changes more marked when she returned from time away at university.

“About half the forest was now gone and the stream had nearly dried up,” she says. The land’s farming yield had suffered as a result. “In 2015 we had two growing seasons here, now there is only one,” she adds.

Stories like these are becoming more common and Abigael wants the Hali Hewa podcast and its just launched website to be platform to share them. As well as waking up Africans to the very real dangers of climate change, there will be evidence of how Africa is fighting back and how you can join in the fight.

Ultimately, Abigael believes the message is positive. “Africa might be vulnerable to climate change, but never doubt our ability to bounce back.”

You can listen to all of the Hali Hewa episodes on Apple Podcasts. Search Hali Hewa at To keep up with the latest episodes and Abigael’s time at Cop27, go to @halihewapodcast on Instagram 23

Five more African climate campaigners

These young Africans are leading by example in their efforts to combat climate change in the continent.

Winnie Cheche

Growing up next to Lake Nakuru instilled Winnie Cheche with a lifelong love of wildlife and nature. Now based in Nairobi, she shares her passion as a climate activist and blogger. Her Sustainable Living & Wildlife Conservation in Kenya blog has become a valuable reference for people looking to educate themselves and engage in local eco-friendly activities. The media expert – Winnie’s day job is heading the handling communication strategies for climate justice movement the Kenya Environmental Action Network – shares the stories of climate change combatting innovations on her own site to inspire more people to be part of the solution.


Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti

Brought up in Nyeri County, a region with the highest forest cover in Kenya, Elizabeth grew up cherishing her surroundings and feeling outraged at the human activities such as tree felling and pollution that put it at risk. Putting that passion into action, at age 21 she founded the Green Generation Initiative, a non-profit, youth-led organisation running nature-based solutions to the climate crisis such as tree-planting programmes. So far more than 30,000 trees have been planted and grown to maturity through the initiative with more than 35 schools across Kenya involved. Elizabeth’s efforts have seen her win a host of awards, including being the recipient of the Wangari Maathai Scholarship – set up in honour of the late Nobel Peace Prize

winner who, like Elizabeth, had her environmental activism nurtured by her upbringing in Nyeri County. The Green Generation Initiative also shares the human stories of the challenges caused by the climate crisis and supports those communities worst affected. Visit

Vanessa Nakate

Vanessa began her climate activisim in 2019 when, concerned at rising temperatures in her home country of Uganda, she protested alone outside the country’s Parliament building. She continued to protest every week, becoming a well-known face in a movement of young people “striking” for the climate and providing a platform for Africans to engage against inaction on the climate crisis by founding the Rise Up Movement. The following year she was cropped out of a news photo she appeared in alongside Greta Thunberg and other white climate activists. Vanessa’s quoted response to the news outlet responsible – “didn’t just erase a photo, you erased a continent” – made international headlines. Her commitment to the cause led Unicef to appoint her as one of its Goodwill Ambassadors, visiting communities across the continent on the frontline of the crisis. She has also addressed world leaders at the Cop25 and Cop26 climate summits. Visit

Dixon Bahandagira

Dixon, a Ugandan university student who can speak seven languages, has a grand plan to counter the impact deforestation in his country is having on the climate crisis. He wants to plant one million trees in Uganda and he is already well on the way. Since the scheme was set up in 2019, it has been

responsible for the planting of more than 375,000 trees with Dixon ensuring the future forest’s biodiversity and health by using more than 10 different species and teaching local people to take care of the plants until they are fully grown. Dixon is also supporting ecoactivism across the continent as coordinator for both Greenpeace Africa and international climate strike movement Fridays For Future Uganda. Visit to donate to the one million trees campaign.

Ghaamid Abdulbasat Hatibu

The award-winning Tanzanian environmental influencer dedicated to involving young Tanzanians in efforts to combat climate change. As the Earth Day Network Sub Saharan Africa regional coordinator, he leads a citizen science programme that empowers people around the world to monitor threats to environmental and human health in their communities and share the data through smart phone technology. He also heads the Tanzanian chapter of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network Chapter in Tanzania, ensuring that youth voices are considered in the country’s climate action plans. Most recently, he has set up his production company, Conserve Afrika Media, that focuses on films raising awareness of environmental issues such as species diversity in Tanzania’s freshwater rivers and lakes. Visit the Conserve Afrika Media YouTube channel. 25 Abigael Kima

The best hotels for foodies

If you are looking for a gourmet getaway, Tanzania’s coast has plenty of delicious options whether it’s a rooftop restaurant serving up modern twists on classic Swahili cuisine or laidback beach dining with a menu packed with fish and seafood caught from the ocean just footsteps away.


Jambiani, Zanzibar Island (Unguja)

Zanzibar is not short of beach chic hotels, but new arrival Bamboo does much to distinguish itself. Local architect Lucas de Oteyza has given the minimalist beachfront structure of bamboo, concrete, teak and stone a chameleonic quality as it blends in with the surrounding white cliffs of Jambiani on the island’s south-east coast. The food at the on-site restaurant similarly reflects the environment with an abundance of locally caught seafood such as a kingfish cerviche laced with seaweed and avocado and a tuna tartare on a bed of rice and drizzled with coriander oil as well as some traditional Zanzibari dishes such as chicken curry with lemongrass and coconut milk. Guests who have booked half-board can select three courses from the á la carte menu each day of their stay. The chef also puts on regular five-course tasting menus.

Pick of the menu

The Black Ink Homemade Pasta in which the egg pasta is given a silky black hue with squid ink brings a delicious mild briny tang to this seafood dish.

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Le Mersenne Pingwi, Zanzibar Island

In December, this luxury beachside resort on the northern tip of the Michamvi Peninsula on Za Zanzibar Island’s east coast became the latest member of the prestigious Autograph Collection, a group of independent upper-upscale-to-luxury hotels within the Marriott International portfolio. That quality is evident Le Mersenne’s ocean-front restaurant. Diners can choose from an array of international dishes such as an Asian sir-fried catch of the day and a spiced lentil curry.

Pick of the menu

Look out for the regular barbecue events held at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, which offers boldly spiced Tanzanian favourites such as mishkaki – cubes of marinated steak on a skewer and plenty more grilled meat and seafood dishes.

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Wambaa Peninsula, Pemba

This secluded retreat is a haven of tranquillity among the already largely isolated ‘Green Island’ of Pemba. Guests here rarely feel the need to venture far from the 17 rooms and suites that look right out onto sand and

Hotel Slipway

Dar es Salaam

Guests at Hotel Slipway will never go hungry as it is located within a stylish shopping complex on the seafront of the Msasani Peninsula with options from sushi and pizza restaurants to cafés and cocktail bars. However, the hotel’s two dining options still distinguish themselves. With Msasani a one-time Swahili fishing village that is now one of the most affluent areas in Dar es Salaam, you know you’ll get topquality seafood here. The Terrace is located

ocean. Who would want to leave when there are Dhow cruises and scuba diving trips on your doorsteps and the food is this good? As you would expect, fish and seafood dominate the restaurant’s menu from fish cakes to grilled snapper. It’s unfussy, simple food where the emphasis is on freshness and flavour. The lunch menu, served poolside, includes local dishes such as Pemban fish and potato stew, with comfort food classics such as heaped servings of beef lasagne or seafood pizzas. The dinner menu is served in the main restaurant, which is shaded by its soaring ceiling of makati thatch and left open sided allowing all tables to benefit from the fantastic ocean views.

Pick of the menu

Grilled locally caught wahoo steaks. The flaky fish is marinated in a light citrus and butter sauce recipe and taste wonderful. More information:

Emerson Spice Stone Town, Zanzibar Island

Just as this atmospheric 19th-century mansion, which once belonged to the last Swahili ruler of Zanzibar, has been given a modern makeover so the carefully crafted dining options here put a modern twist on some age-old Swahili culinary favourites.

Food is served on its rooftop terrace, which affords stunning views over the Unesco World Heritage-listed old district and out to the ocean. Meals here are one of the hottest tickets in town and with only 12 available tables you’ll need to book in advance. A sundowner precedes an always changing five-course tasting menu, which uses the best local produce at market each day to create imaginative dishes such as Kamba Karuka, a tower of king prawns on a bed of green-pepper puree. For a more low-key dining experience, the hotel also offers the Secret Garden restaurant in a quiet stone courtyard with live taarab or jazz bands adding to its cool, laidback ambience.

Pick of the menu

A recent highlight has been lemongrass calamari served with grilled black pepper banana and mbirimbi achari (crushed chillies in vinegar).

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in the main complex and has an open arch out to the swimming pool area with views out across the sea and sunsets to rival your food in splendour. The food is fresh with

excellent salads and sophisticated seafood options such as lobster thermidor.

The Waterfront lies on the promenade right by the sea and is a more casual affair, serving tasty wood-fired pizzas, huge sharing platters, grilled meats and seafood.

Pick of the menu

A recent menu offered this gem of Afrofusion cuisine: a biltong, feta cheese, mushroom and ugali tart.

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‘My art is so relaxing I would like to bring beds into the gallery’

Young artist Nasma Mzee is getting her first solo exhibition at Dar es Salaam creative hub Drum. Here the talented Tanzanian tells Ingrid Kim about how a trip to Bagamoyo inspired her to “let loose” with her painting.

Q: Tell us about the inspirations for your exhibition, First Impressions?

I gave the exhibition that name because it contains my first impressionistic artworks. The show is inspired by my life-long fascination for landscapes and how they made me feel as a viewer. I’m a big fan of the amazingly realistic landscapes of [US artist and YouTube tutor] Andrew Tischler as well as more impressionistic interpretations from great artists. I journeyed to Bagamoyo, a remarkable city rich in history and beauty, and for this exhibition decided to explore both artistic movements starting off with realism, a style that I have practiced for a while and felt comfortable with, followed by mirrored impressionist artworks that gave me room to let loose and explore a new world of artistry.

Q: When did you start painting?

I started to do my art as hobby. My brother painted for fun so I joined in. My mother owns the Naba Primary School in Dar and she commissioned me to paint murals on the walls

and this was my beginnings in art. I feel blessed that I have had a lot of encouragement along the way and lot of people telling me I’m good enough to make a living from art.

When I did those first paintings for my mother she saw what I was capable of and supported me in studying art design in Dar. She recognised my potential and my artistic journey began.

I would also love to thank Hadithi Lab and its owner, Edward Shilla. The company helps artists commercialise their work in different ways. Edward was a great help as I began my career. He coached me on how to approach clients in a professional way and guided me through various creative processes when I felt stuck .

Bagamoyo was another inspiration?

Yes, when I went to Bagamoyo I fell in love with the colours there, the ancient buildings and the beautiful skies with stunning cloud formations. I wanted to capture those colours and what previous generations have left us in my paintings.

Q: Did you study art at college?

I am a University of Dar es Salaam graduate. I gained a degree in art design. I’m not ready to go back to school yet, but I am always learning, attending art fairs and devoting myself to my art. Painting is a very calming activity for me and I hope the resulting landscapes evoke a similar serene feel in the viewer. I don’t want to carry any political agenda in my art, I want it to be relaxing to look at. When I paint the ocean, I want the viewer to feel the breeze. I try to capture that energy. I love to meditate. It grounds me and painting is a form of meditation to me.

Q: Impressionism also seems to influence your work. When I see some of your work I am reminded of Vincent van Gogh. Is he a hero of yours?

I love him. Most of my early work is in the realism style, but I wanted to explore different styles. For me, art is about exploring and trying new things. I have loved impressionism for

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New Artist

a really long time I like artists such as Van Gogh and Gauguin. I don’t want to have limits on how I express my inner vision. Recently I have been using a palette knife and a little brush to paint buildings and I just use apply and move the oil paint with my hands to create the sky. Whether painting on canvas or on walls these works can look amazing.

Q: What is the life of an artist like in Tanzania ?

Art is really essential, especially in Tanzania. Sometimes it doesn’t get the value it deserves because it is not a science or engineering, but being creative is a vital outlet. You can be an accountant and have your life running well, but if something goes wrong what do you fall back to? Art is a support and embraces something deep within you.

My work is healing. I want to install beds in the gallery so people can come and lay down to watch my art.

To see more examples of Nasma’s paintings and murals go to her Instagram page @ns_art_work

First Impressions is at the Drum on Msasani Road in Oyster Bay. Exhibition opening hours are 10am to 6pm. Nasma also runs regular realism and impressionist painting workshops at the Drum. Call +255 693 340 083 or visit for more details 29
Images by David Magige Debut Nasma Mzee is showing her work for the first time at The Drum in Dar es Salaam

A super easy, super tasty shrimp recipe

The latest exclusive recipe for Paa from food and lifestyle influencer Monalisa Rwechungura is easy enough for a quick weeknight dinner yet special enough to impress guests.

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Ihave always considered rich and flavourful shrimp to be one of the best shellfish on the market. If you don’t feel like tackling the deveining before you begin, ask your local fishmonger at the market to do it for you. I’m sure they’ll be happy to oblige.

The secret to properly cooking shrimps is to keep a close eye on them, as they can go from raw to rubbery in minutes. The secret to fabulous-tasting grilled shrimp is first placing them in a delicious marinade, infusing the shellfish with the ingredients, and bringing a depth

of flavour that carries through to the finished dish.

These jumbo shrimps are grilled with a delicious marinade made of fresh lemon juice, garlic, shallots and herbs. Try it once and it will become your go-to meal when you need something tasty in super quick time.

The marinade takes just a few minutes to put together and it flavours the shrimp perfectly. For the finishing touch, I have included yummy, buttery dip which adds even more flavour with its combination of butter, garlic, lemon and herbs.


Prep: 15 minutes

Marinating time: 30 minutes

Cook: Three minutes

For the Shrimp:

• 1 kg jumbo shrimps

• 3 large clove garlic, crushed and finely chopped

• 1 shallot finely chopped

• Seafood seasoning

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

• 70 grammes of olive oil

• Lemon wedges for serving

For the Garlic Butter:

• 100 grammes unsalted butter

• 2 tablespoon lemon juice

• 1 large clove garlic, crushed and minced

• 1 dash salt

• A handful of chopped parsley


For the jumbo shrimp

1. De-vein and butterfly the jumbo shrimp leaving them in the shell.

2. In a clean bowl mix the garlic, shallot, seafood seasoning, olive oil, salt and lemon juice.

3. Generously apply the marinade on the jumbo shrimp and let sit for 30 minutes.

4. Heat grill to 200°C, once hot then brush with oil.

5. Lay the jumbo shrimp meat side down and grill for three minutes

For the butter sauce

1. On a low flame heat the butter

2. Once bubbling add garlic until fragrant

3. Add lemon juice and stir

4. Finish by adding parsley and salt  Serve, Enjoy!

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How to see the sights and save money in Nairobi

For many residents in Kenya’s capital, a social outing means spending a lot of cash or getting out of ‘Nairobbery’ altogether. Little do they know that there are plenty of beautiful budget adventures to be found on their doorstep. Harriet James reveals some urban activities that all cost less than a thousand shillings.

Karura forest

Karura forest has been a green public space in the capital for close to a century and is a wonderful place to escape the city bustle and enjoy some quiet time in nature. Located in northern Nairobi, residents of neighbouring suburbs such as Muthaiga, Gigiri, Runda, Ridgeways, Mathare North and Peponi can visit on foot with only the 10 shilling entrance fee to cover. Otherwise, a short taxi trip will get you here from anywhere in the city. Once you are in you can explore, enjoy a picnic, jog, or just enjoy nature. Presently, the forest has over 50 km of trails for travellers to either cycle, run or walk. For bird lovers, there are over 200 species and other wildlife to be spotted includes Sykes’ monkeys, bush squirrels, hares, bushbucks, porcupines, fruit bats, and butterflies.

Giraffe Centre

Feeding and loving giraffes is another way of kissing the Nairobi stress away. Situated in Lang’ata, The Giraffe Centre is another budget friendly place to visit should you be in Nairobi.

Residents pay 250 shillings with the money supporting the continued conservation of the giraffes. The place was established to safeguard the lives of the near-threatened Rothschild’s giraffes that can only be found in Kenya and Uganda.

Uhuru Park

Have you been to the newly refurbished Uhuru Park? This park adjacent to the city’s Central Business District (CBD) once had a bad reputation, but now it is a clean and a magnificent square and the perfect spot for a fun – and free – picnic. You’ll only have to

splash the cash if you take advantage of other park activities such as boat or horse rides with view of the city and a kids’ amusement park.

Visit museums

Nairobi has so many museums where you can learn about the nation’s history. The majority of these museums just charge 200 shillings as entry fee and you can stay there for hours learning and soaking in the artefacts on display. If you love your Instagram, you can share your souvenir snaps as The National Museum, the Railway Museum, Nairobi Gallery and the National Archives allow photos to be taken. An exception is the Karen Blixen Museum – which celebrates the life of the Danish author who wrote Out of Africa (first published in 1937), her account of living in Kenya – but you can take pictures outside the house.

Kazuri beads factory

If you love jewellery and fancy learning about the craft involved in making it, then Kazuri is the best affordable place

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Trails Karura Forest

to hang out. Kazuri in Swahili means ‘beautiful’ and aptly describes the magnificent jewellery as well as the lives of the women who dedicate their time to create each item. So, spend your 1,000 shillings and you’ll not only get a necklace or bracelet to reassure, but you’ll also be supporting the lives of the beautiful women who work here and sell their jewellery across the globe.

Kitengela Hot Glass experience

If you love creativity and are on a tight budget, then the Kitengela Hot Glass experience is the place to be. The training centre is a haven of creativity where you will learn how recycled glass can be turned into beautiful kitchen ware or decorative pieces in the home.

Visitors will soon appreciate the skill that goes into each piece as there is the opportunity at the workshop to have a go at glass blowing. There is also the opportunity to try your hand at pottery or just sit back and watch one of the 50 master artisans at work.

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi is renowned as the only city in the world with a protected wildlife area so close to its urban development and it’s a record-breaking feature you can appreciate on a budget. On Sundays and public holidays there is a park shuttle that leaves at 1 pm. It has two pick-up points – downtown in front of the Naivas at Development House on Moi Avenue and at the entrance of the park. It costs 800 shillings for adults and 400 for children.

The Nairobi National Park is sometimes referred to as Kifaru Ark, because of its black rhino sanctuary

(Kifaru means ‘rhino’ in Swahili). A lot of crucial conservation work has gone on to preserve a population of these rare animals. There is also other wildlife to see like buffalo, lion, giraffe and over 500 species of birds.

Rather than the expense of a private safari drive, you can visit the safari walk adjacent to the park where you can walk and catch a glimpse of the animals on raised wooden boardwalks that allow for uninterrupted views. It’s just 250 shillings to walk in. You can either have a picnic watching wildlife or head over to open-air restaurant Carnivore for an array of meaty delicacies.

Hike Ngong Hills

The Ngong Hills offer an amazing day hike and it’s just short drive out of Nairobi. At just 300 shillings, one can either hike or opt to just sit down and enjoy the panoramic views of the Rift Valley or the city. Visitors are admitted from 6 am and the hills should be cleared by 5 pm. The hill was a major settler farming region, and many traditional colonial houses can still be seen in the area. It’s also the place where the Oscar-winning 1985 film version of 'Out of Africa' was shot.

Bomas of Kenya

If you want to learn about the various tribes in Kenya, the Bomas of Kenya is the best place to be and it’s just 300 shillings to enter. It is home to one of the largest auditoriums in Africa and is located just 10km from the CBD. Make sure you enjoy the beautiful dances from the Kenyan communities in the evening. 33
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the residents of the Giraffe Centre




Achieving a healthy work-life balance has been a wellness goal for some time now. However, while we may meditate, walk in nature and socialise to maximise our downtime, are we being as self-supportive during work hours? Here are ten practical tips that will see your cortisol plunge and your career soar. 35 Stress at work

1Set the limits of your workday

More of us than ever are working from home and while this has its perks – no commute, freedom to work in your pyjamas, and your kitchen footsteps away for snack breaks – it also can blur the parameters of the working day. Studies have been carried out that reveal home workers put in more hours during the workweek yet were no more productive than their office counterparts. A solution is to set time blocks for your work to give your day structure and ensure you stay focused. You should also agree on a time when work stops each day to prevent it from taking over your home life. It helps to introduce an activity that signals to you that the workday is over, such as going out for a jog.

2 Set goals and keep checking in on them

Goals help you stay focused on the most important tasks. Set achievable daily and weekly goals and put them somewhere you will see frequently, such as on the fridge or bathroom mirror, so you can always be reminded of what you are working towards.


Know the difference between urgent and important

Not knowing which tasks to prioritise at work is a recipe for stress and indecision. Unimportant and non-urgent tasks such as scrolling social media or shopping online should be avoided as barriers to productivity, but it is key also not to be constantly reacting to urgent tasks such as answering every email as it comes in. Major urgent tasks such as covering for a sick colleague or completing a last-minute deadline need to be dealt with swiftly or delegated. This should leave you more time to deal with important tasks that contribute to your long-term values, mission, and goals. Sometimes an important task can also be urgent, but this is unusual. When you're focusing on an important task, you can work in a responsive mode, which can help you stay rational, calm, and open to new opportunities.

4 Share your goals at work

When you make it clear to colleagues what you are working on and how you are going to do it, you are less likely to be burdened with tasks that derail those intentions. It also gives you full control over how you are going to tackle a problem and takes away potential stress and anxiety.

5 Analyse your productivity

Everyone’s energy and focus tend to ebb and flow throughout the day. Analysing when those periods of flow state or distraction occur is key to maximising your time at work. If you are a morning person, best to use those early hours to get your most pressing and challenging tasks done while reserving simpler tasks such as checking emails for the afternoon.

6 Focus on one thing at a time

Multitasking may seem like a great way to get many things done at once, but the latest science suggests that it is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. There are even studies that suggest that multi-tasking shrinks the brain. So, if you find yourself trying to juggle work, family, health, and socialising it may be time to start compartmentalising. Being busy does not always equate to being productive.

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7 Plan your holidays

Not scheduling annual leave to your work timetable will not end well. Feeling work is too hectic to contemplate time off usually results in burn-out and your holiday becomes more like sick leave. Not fun. Book dates for your break at the start of each year, make sure your colleagues know about them, and factor them into your work schedule early so there is no stressed-out rush to get tasks completed before you jet off.

8 Minimise digital distractions

When you have a deadline to hit, it is tough to get into a flow state if your phone/laptop is perpetually pinging with notifications. Most smartphones come with work mode settings to silence these interruptions and you can similarly keep your desktop distraction-free by closing all communication tabs. Then pop on the noise-cancelling headphones and channel your peak creativity.

9 Clean up your computer

I don’t mean wiping the doughnut crumbs from your computer keys after your morning snack (although you should do this too – a recent US study found that keyboards are 20,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat) but rather organising your computer’s desktop. Important items should be archived in folders or sub-folders so they do not get lost and are easily retrieved. Easy access to these files along with your favourite apps will ensure minimal delays when you get to work.


Write a to-do list

Make the most of the quiet and the promise of each morning by using the time to draw up a to-do list for the day. It must be achievable (ticking each task complete will be very rewarding) so limit it to around five tasks and select the order you’d like to complete those tasks. It will focus your day and will bring you back to the day’s purpose should surprise events momentarily derail you. 37

The must-have looks for a stylish 2023

Want the latest looks for your home? Paa tracks what’s on trend for interior design in 2023 with help from international brand Brabbu.


Marble is a timeless building material, but it is having a moment in 2023. Whether you use this exquisite stone as flooring, wall cladding or feature furniture it will immediately draw the eye and give your living space an elegant makeover. Marble looks great in the kitchen, living room and hallways.

Mood lighting

Creating the right atmosphere for each room in your house is crucial to your enjoyment of the space and lighting can have a profound effect in this regard. Expertly placed lighting can bring an interior design project to life. Great lighting creates depth and height, cosy spots, and draws attention

to your most impressive areas. It also can give a room its energy, whether that’s an energising workspace, a cosy living room or a clean, bright bathroom. The Brabbu Horus Irregular Suspension Light and the Vellum Wall Light are ideal for setting the mood of a room.

Arched and Curved Furniture

If you want to be ahead of the curve in your interior designs, go for furniture with rounded or arched shapes. It has been a feature of high-end hotels for a while, but now many homeowners are following suit. The curves soften a room and makes sofas appear even more soft and inviting. Sit back in Brabbu’s Round Three Sofa and it seems to give you a big hug.


The wellness market continues to boom, and it has grown to incorporate interior design. Homeowners are keen to create quiet, peaceful and private zones in their homes that provide a place of safety and spiritual comfort. Warm, neutral colours are popular here and the Brabbu modular sofa cocoons the sitter for cosy times alone or with friends.

To see more furniture, upholstery, lighting and rugs from the exclusive Brabbu brand, visit Alternatively, email 39

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Climbing and cycling challenge to help end HIV in Tanzania

Geita Gold Mining Limited sets the tone for corporate fundraising in Tanzania

Tanzania has a long history of artisanal gold mining. In times of a gold rush, prospectors come to seek their fortune, returning to their homes only when the excitement dies down and the gold is too hard to find. But it is during this rush that the interaction between the miners and the surrounding community often leads to an increase in sexual activity and a corresponding increase in HIV infections. Over the past two decades, the country has opened up its largely untapped gold reserves to international mining companies. However, in the early days the

industry attracted large numbers of young, single men seeking work and this may have inadvertently led to an increase in the transmission of HIV and AIDS.

AngloGold Ashanti, is an independent, global gold mining company with a diverse, high-quality portfolio of operations, projects and exploration activities across nine countries

on four continents. Its operation near Lake Victoria is the largest single gold mining operation in Tanzania. Since its establishment in 2000, the company has been one of the largest taxpayers and the Tanzanian government receives billions of shillings in royalties. In its early days, GGML was well aware of the ongoing HIV/ AIDS problem and the devastating impact on the Tanzanian population that extends beyond a single generation: grandparents and even great-grandparents often take on the responsibility of caring for young children after their parents have died as a result of the disease, and with limited financial resources.

Community programme

With additional funding from GGML, an HIV information centre run in

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Hike Climbers ascend Mt Kilimanjaro Bond Cyclists and climbers are united in challenge

collaboration with the district health authorities has been established in Geita town, offering voluntary counselling and testing to all residents. Running in parallel with this centre is a programme to train community and peer health educators who seek to spread the message about HIV/AIDS.

In 2002, GGML, in collaboration with TACAIDS (Tanzania Commission for AIDS), launched the Geita Gold Mine Kilimanjaro Challenge Against HIV/AIDS in support of the Tanzanian government's nationwide initiative towards zero new HIV infections, zero stigma and discrimination and zero deaths related to AIDS.

In the ensuing 20 years, the Challenge has become an annual seven-day event involving a group of cyclists circling the base of Mount Kilimanjaro and climbers scaling

the mountain to Uhuru Peak. More than 700 people from different parts of the world have taken part and helped raise over TZS 13 billion, which has benefited over 40 NGOs across the country. The funds were used by the various beneficiaries to improve infrastructure by building orphanages, schools, clinics and counselling centres, as well as renovating existing local and regional medical facilities. The funds were also used to improve access to services for the detection, treatment and counselling of people living with HIV and their communities.

Life-changing support

The Moyo wa Huruma orphanage in Geita was founded in 2004 by the Geita Gold Mine Kilimanjaro Challenge Against HIV/AIDS and the Geita District Council. In 2006, the centre, which is run under a Tetra partnership between GGML, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Geita, Geita District Council and Geita Town Council, started operating as a residential centre and now houses a total of 113 children. George Anthony Kadondo, who lost both his parents in 2005 to the illness when he was just seven years old, was lucky enough to be one of the first 12 children to be cared for at the centre and says: "Without the Moyo wa Huruma Orphanage Centre, I would not be able to do my bachelor's degree in Medicine here at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science. The centre helped me a lot and supported me with my school fees from primary school to university. I decided to study medicine so that I can contribute to society, but more importantly, one day I will start my own charity organisation to support needy children.”

Speaking ahead of this year’s Challenge event, Simon Shayo, Vice President of Sustainability at AngloGold Ashanti in Ghana and Tanzania, said: “GGML is proud to be part of this noble cause. Our role is in establishing relationships and mobilising key like-minded partners to raise funds, sponsor individual climbers or donate to this cause. The life-changing difference that can be made in communities is immeasurable, and we look forward to an HIV/AIDS-free Tanzania in the near future.”

without HIV and AIDS

Join the list of people who are taking on this unique challenge from July 14 to July 20. Become a corporate sponsor and you and your organisation can have a significant impact on the lives of many in Tanzania.

Together we can climb it. Together we can cycle it. Together we can reach the three zeros.

Zero new infections. Zero discrimination.

Zero HIV/AIDS related deaths.

More information

For interested participants, please send an email to Njile Mabula at and Stephen Mhando at SMhando@AngloGoldAshanti. com. More details can be accessed on 41 Sponsored by Precision Air
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Charity trek Climbing towards an HIV/AIDS-free future

Best breakfast tech

From making perfect pancakes to super smoothies, here’s some kitchen gadgets that will ensure breakfast is something you’ll want to wake up to

For a brilliant brew…


What breakfast would be complete without a cup of coffee? Of course, it’s the quality of the bean more than the machine that counts but if we had to filter out the best coffee makers on the market, we’d go for the Gaggia Classic 30, the signature product of the classic Italian brand. It has a professional boiler and a solenoid valve to ensure an even flow a water for optimum espresso coffee extraction. It also has the iconic Gaggia rotating milk frother for cappuccinos, lattes and macchiatos.

Where to buy:

Price: US$ 574

For excellent eggs… DASH RAPID EGG COOKER

An expertly poached egg is the perfect toast-topper for breakfast but getting its balance of delicate yolk and tender egg white just right can be near impossible. Either you try and try again, putting up with exploded eggs and rubbery yolks along the way, or you can leave all the hard work to a gadget like the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker. It will poach two eggs at once and its auto shut-off feature means perfect eggs every time with barely any human involvement at all. It also comes with removable trays to cater for other egg preferences – scrambled, boiled, omelette, the Dash can do them all.

Where to buy:

Price: US$ 19.99

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Avocado is the fruit (yes, fruit – it’s a single-seeded berry) that launched a thousand Instagram accounts. The internet is littered with artfully arranged pictures of “mashed avo” on toast, avocado burger buns, avocado fries, even avocado ice. It is a whole mood of its own. The multi-functional OXO Good Grips Avocado Slicer can cope with whatever ‘Gram-worthy dish you are set on creating. It will split, slice and pit your fruit with ease and – as its name suggests – it is comfortable to use with its non-slip handle.

Where to buy:

Price: US$ 9

For a special smoothie… NUTRIBULLET 900W

Smoothies are a great way to get a quick fix of early morning nutrients to fuel your day ahead. This latest model of the hugely popular NutriBullet personal blender series has a 900-watt motor with ‘cyclonic’ action to blast through the seeds, stems and skins of fruit and vegetables to ensure you have a smooth drink while retaining all their healthy fibre. If mornings are a real rush, you can prepare your smoothie the night before as this blender comes with a travel cup with a stay-fresh lid to enjoy breakfast on the go.

Where to buy:

Price: US$ 94

For the perfect pancakes… DOMO PANCAKE MAKER

A stack of fluffy pancakes is great for feeding a crowd at breakfast or brunch. However, frying each one by hand can be a flipping pain so investing in a pancake maker could be a game changer. With the Domo Pancake Maker you can produce six identical pancakes at a time for that perfect American-style stack. Simply make your batter and pour into the six moulds – a ladle is included – for great results in minutes. The griddle’s surface means less mess and perfectly intact pancakes for a sweet start to the day.

Where to buy:

Price: US$ 60 43
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Lmaking plans. My plans, though not intentional, ended up looking like acceptance.

It started off as acceptance AKA resignation. I couldn’t change anything. I was powerless.

But in that powerlessness came a certain power, knowing what lay outside my sphere of influence and truly coming to accept what I did not sit well with me.

It was not OK and yet I accepted it. I got on with my life. It started as plodding and slowly worked its way up to a jog. I liked where I was, even though it wasn’t a path I had chosen.

And then one day, totally out of the blue, I looked in the mirror and the hair was exactly how I wanted it to be. I knew it would pass and so savoured it: the colour, the shine, the choppiness. I was in love.

I realised, at that moment, that wasn’t me, that I hadn’t created this masterpiece –rather it had perhaps come about in spite of me. It could only be Grace.

In spiritual practice, all we seem to do is purify, slowly but surely and pray that Grace will come when we are ready. We take ownership of what comes, not realising the safety of an ever-present guiding hand in our endeavours.

I may talk a lot about hair, but how one

My tumultuous relationship with my hair is the perfect metaphor for my life: a magnificent work-in-progress, that always seems to delight me in the way in turns out – not least of all now.

This was not the journey I expected, and yet I cannot imagine having the long brown hair I one did. It was so normal, until it wasn’t anymore.

So how do I find the courage to do what is required?

What has ultimately made this journey were the intentionally bold moves. I didn’t know how they would turn out, but I knew I had to try them. It was a feeling deep in my gut of something I knew I had to do, even though there was no “need” to do them.

I wasn’t trying to get anything (attention, say), rather it was a form of expression. I couldn’t not do it if I was going to remain me, whoever that was/is. It was like a river of life that took me with it.

As I see the next stage ahead, it scares me. Like the other bold moves, I don’t know how it will turn out or where it will take me, but as nervous/excited as I am, I know this is the only path. Anything less would be an injustice to who I am.

So how do I find the courage to do what is required? By falling in love with each

Paa has a new columnist. Sona is a Nairobi-based clinical nutritionist certified by the Nutrition Therapy Council. In each issue the mum-of-three will take a wry look at the human condition inspired by events in her own life.

To find out more about her work, visit and instagram. com/inspirationbysona

stage, good or bad. The ups, the downs, the rollercosters, the puddles.

Safety suddenly feels overrated. I feel I am on a runway, ready to take off, my life having prepared me exactly for this moment. This is how all of my fearless (hair) moves have felt.

But should I feel the need for a little Dutch courage, I turn to the words of Anaïs Nin: And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

I can’t be a caterpillar forever, even if I wanted to. It simply isn’t what I was made to be. I have to walk off that ledge and finally use these wings.

So away I go, over the hill and far away. Let’s see what adventures lie ahead.

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Paa Royal Benefits

Benefits that will make you feel like royalty

Precision Air is always looking to give its customers an exclusive and memorable service experience; and the Paa Royal benefits programme is part of that mission. The membership categories* are as follows:

Jade Member benefits

Upon enrolment, members will be given their unique Paa Royal number, which they must always show whenever they buy tickets as well as during check-in at the airport. After flying three times or more, members will be given a Jade membership card. With the card, they will be recognised as members of the Paa Royal Programme.

Other benefits of Jade membership:

• Priority membership baggage tags to ensure tagged bags will be handled with special care and delivered first on the conveyor belt at the passenger’s arrival destination

• An opportunity to get a free ticket within the Precision Air’s network after accumulating enough points in their account.

*Please note that, in each membership category, if a member is unable to maintain the required number of flights in a year, he or she will be downgraded to their tier level achieved in that current year.

Silver Member benefits

After attaining Silver membership level, the member will be issued with a Silver membership card which he (or she) must show at all Precision Air point of sales in order to receive the recognition that he deserves. Should a member book online by logging into Paa Royal Pages, he will automatically receive points earned to his account.

Members will be entitled to special treatment and priority treatment whenever they travel.

Other benefits of Silver membership:

• Free 5 kg baggage every time member travels on a PW operated flight

• Priority membership baggage tags to ensure tagged bags will be handled with special care and delivered first on the conveyor belt at member’s arrival destination

• Opportunity to obtain a free ticket within the Precision Air network after accumulating enough points in your account

• Priority telephone reservation in those times when you want to make your reservation and cannot visit our office or travel agent. Booking is a call away through our Paa Royal helpdesk line.

Gold Member benefits

After attaining the Gold membership, members will begin to experience royal and exclusive treatment whenever they fly. Members will be opened up to a new world of opportunities and experiences and, of course, receive more rewards. Should a member book online by logging into Paa Royal Pages, he (or she) would automatically receive points earned to his account.

Other benefits of Gold:

• Free 10 kg baggage every time member travels on a PW operated flight

• Priority membership baggage tags to ensure tagged bags will be handled with special care and delivered first on the conveyor belt at member’s arrival destination

• Opportunity to obtain a free ticket within the Precision Air network after accumulating enough points in your account

• Priority telephone reservation at times when you want to make your reservation and cannot visit our office or travel agent. Booking is a call away through our Paa Royal helpdesk line

• Priority waitlist/airport standby each time you want to travel and your selected flight is full.

Tanzanite Member benefits

When members reach Tanzanite member they attain ultimate royalty. We will always strive to give these royal members an exclusive and memorable flight experience. At this level, members will already be used to royal treatment; royalty will be their way of life.

Other benefits of Tanzanite:

• Free 15 kg excess baggage every time the member travels on a PW-operated flight

• Opportunity to obtain a free ticket within the Precision Air network after accumulating enough points in your account

• Confirmation on any flight if a member is prepared to pay Y class fare, regardless of the flight booking status

• Priority waitlist/airport standby whenever you want to travel and your selected flight is full

• Priority telephone reservation at times when you want to make your reservation and cannot visit our office or travel agent. Booking is a call away through our Paa Royal helpdesk line.

• Priority membership baggage tags to ensure tagged bags will be handled with special care and delivered first on the conveyor belt at member’s destination.

• Silver,Gold and Tanzanite members also get discounts of up to 20 per cent when visiting GSM shopping malls Msasani and Pugu, Southern Sun Hotel, Akemi restaurant, East Point Restaurant and the Colosseum hotel and sports club - all in Dar es Salaam.

For more details, email or call +255684202022 45
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Paa Contacts

Your nearest Precision Air office anywhere in the world



Diamond Plaza, 1st Floor, Plot no 162 / 38, Mirambo Street/ Samora Ave, Dar es Salaam

Tel: +255 (0)22 219 1000

Contact Centre:

+255 (0)787 888 409/408/417



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PO Box 70770, Dar es Salaam

Tel: +255 (0)22 213 0800 / 212 1718

Fax: +255 (0)22 211 3036



(For users of VISA and MasterCard)

Diamond Plaza, 1st Floor

Plot no 162/38

Mirambo Street/Samora Ave

Dar es Salaam

Tel: +255 (0)686 177 458/

(0)689 669 446

Fax: +255 (0)22 211 3036



Ngorongoro Tourism Center

First Floor

Goliondoi & Makongoro Road  PO Box 1636, Arusha

Tel: +255 27 254 5489 / 254 5503



Bukoba Office-GSA, Bukoba Machinery and General Supplier, Bukoba Centre

Kawawa Road, Bukoba

Tel: +255 (0) 28 222 0545/222 0204

Mob: +255 (0) 713 316 806/

(0) 787 616 806



Mtendeni street, Dodoma

Tel: +255 787 845 200 / 754 972 173


KNCU Building, Ground Floor

Old Moshi Road, Moshi

Tel: +255 784 686 418

+255 (0)272 753 495/753 498

Mob: +255 (0)787 800 820



Tanu Road, Posta Building

PO Box 1066, Mtwara

Tel: +255 (0)23 233 4116

Mob: +255 (0)787 818 442/ 767 818 442



Along Kenyatta Road, Plot no 002, Mwanza

Tel: +255 (0)28 250 0819/250 0204

Fax/Tel: +255 (0)28 250 1054

Mob: +255 (0)784 402042

Sales Office Mobile:

+255 (0)784 968427


Zanzibar Airport

Tel: +255 (0)24 223 4521

Fax: +255 (0)24 223 4520




Barclays Plaza, 7th Floor, Loita Street

PO Box 50990-00100, Nairobi

Tel: +254 (0)20 327 4282 / 4290 / 4297

Mob: +254 (0)724 76 0736 /

+254 (0)736 046 595

Airport: +254 (0) 733 934 795 /

731 530 000



OR Tambo International, International Departures Terminal A, AVIAREPS Counter

Johannesburg, South Africa

Tel: +27 11 783 6415


Pan Africa House

Plot no.3 Kimathi Avenue

PO Box 5619, Kampala

Tel: +256-790 381 431 (24hr


Mob: +256 784(704) 329 793



Argentinierstrasse 2/4

A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Tel: +43 1 585 3630

Fax: +43 1 558 536 3088


Suite 1302, 109 Pitt Street

Sydney, Australia



Park Hill, J.E Mommaertslaan 16B

1831 Diegem, Belgium

Tel: +32 (0)2 712 0584

Fax: +32 (0)2 725 8392

Mobile: +32 (0)47 770 9971


Precision Air C/o Aviareps

PL 10 00750 Helsinki, Finland

Tel: +46 8 5556 9162



Precision Air, 11 rue Auber

75009 Paris, France

Mob: +33 (0)6 21 824 908

Reservation: +33 (0)1 534 35397

Fax: +33 (0)1 5343 7919



Josephspitalstrasse 15

80331 Munich


Tel: +49 (0)895 525 3373

Fax: +49 (0)895 450 6842


Kaiserstrasse 77

60329 Frankfurt / Main


Tel: +49 (0)69 770 673 010

Fax: +49 (0)69 770 673 018


7 Stadiou Street, Athens 10562 Greece

Tel: +30 (0)210 9341 500/501

Fax: +30 (0)210 934 1620



Precision Air GSA

APG Ireland

27 Lower Ormond Quay

Dublin, Ireland

Reservations: +353 (0)1 804 5100



Beechavenue 104

1119 PP Schiphol, Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)20 520 0280

Fax: +31 (0)2 6 23 0151


Bravo Murillo 101, Planta 6 Oficina 3, 28020 Madrid, Spain

Tel: +34 (0)91 458 5560

Fax: +34 (0)91 344 1726



Aviareps, Riddargatan 17 11457 Stockholm


Tel: +46 (0)8 5556 9162



Badenerstrasse 15, 8004 Zurich


Tel: +41 (0)44 286 99 60

Fax: +41 (0)44 286 99 00

Email: Precisionair-Switzerland@


Discover The World -Turkey

Nef22 E Blok 13. Kat No:194

Atakoy/ İstanbul 34156 TURKEY

Tel: +90 212 806 11 87




420 Lexington Ave Suite 358-360

New York, NY 10170

Tel: +1 877 496 9887



APG Global

Highbridge House, 581 Bath Road

Longford, West Drayton

Middlesex, UB7 0EW

Reservations: +44 (0)844 482 2313



Diamond Plaza, 1st Floor

Plot no 162/38, Mirambo Street

Samora Ave, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tel: +255 784 772 823 / +255 786 447 411

Email: 47

Safety and well-being on board


Precision Air takes passenger safety very seriously. Aviation safety isn’t just the pilot’s or the cabin crew’s job – it takes all of us. It is easy for our natural sense of caution to be dulled in our modern environment, where things don’t go wrong very often. Whether in the air or on the ground, your life and the lives of your family members could some day be saved if you make it a point, in every situation, to create a mental plan of action in case of emergency. Here are some important tips to help you enjoy your travel experience with Precision Air – in flight and around the airport.


A passenger who is allocated an emergency exit seat:

A. Must be both willing and physically able to open the exit doors in an emergency

B. Must completely understand the printed emergency evacuation techniques

C. Must be 16 years old and above.


Although the information seems repetitious, the locations of the closest emergency exits may be different depending on the aircraft that you fly on and the seat you are in.


There are strict rules about what you can bring on board an aircraft. Because:

A. Not all aircraft have space to store your carry-on baggage.

B. In an accident, baggage in the aisles makes it harder to get out of the aircraft quickly.

Fly with a face mask

For the your own safety and the safety of your fellow passengers and crew, we ask you to wear a face mask during the entirety of your flight today. Thank you!

You Are Why We Fly

Carry-on bags must be small enough to fit under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bins. Please confirm with Precision Air rules before your travel to avoid delays.

*Remember: All carry-on baggage must be left behind in an evacuation.


Boarding and leaving an aircraft requires your full attention. As you move to and from the aircraft, you may be in a busy area with many other passengers and cargo, moving vehicles, other aircraft, slippery walkways and/or stairs.


Everyone has the right to safe and secure travel. That is why Precision Air employees and the aviation authority will not tolerate any behaviour that interferes with the flight or puts the safety of passengers and crew at risk.


Seatbelts must be fastened during take-off, landing, during turbulence and any time the crew deem it necessary. Keeping the belt on when you are seated provides that extra protection you might need in case of emergency. If you are responsible for an infant or a child, you must first ensure that your own seatbelt is properly fastened, then secure the child and, if it is an infant, secure the child’s or the infant’s restraints. Important note: There are a number of events involving air turbulence that highlight the importance of keeping seatbelts fastened throughout the flight. Though rare, in-flight turbulence is the leading cause of injuries to both passengers and crew.

It’s a good idea to keep your seatbelt fastened even when the seatbelt signs are not on.


If you have a medical condition and may need assistance during your travel, kindly ask the Precision Air offices or agents about procedures before your flight. If you are pregnant, you will need to fill a Precision Air medical form, to be signed by your doctor, to confirm that you are OK for travel. For further details, kindly ask while booking your ticket from our sales offices and/or customer services.


Use of portable electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets, MP4 players, iPads, etc are not allowed during take-off, landing, taxiing, descent and climb.

Precision Air prohibits the use of some electronic devices during flight because they emit signals that can interfere with the aircraft's instrumentation. Some of the items prohibited include cellphones, radios, remote-controlled games/toys, laser pointers, iPads or tablets that transmits frequencies, portable printers, walkie-talkies, scanners and laptops. These items need to be stowed away for these phases of the flight to avoid injuries in case of an emergency.

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