Bert van Laan, The Netherlands

Our holiday in Zimbabwe was a great experience. The stories that go round about Zimbabwe being an unsafe destination, we have never felt that during our round-trip of the country. We stayed at a nice and quiet lodge in the capital for the first three days. At our request Nyati organised some visits to development projects and an orphanage in Harare and Mutare. The personal touch of the organisers of our trip and their attention to detail stayed with us throughout the trip in this magnificent country.

Nyati Travel and Tours, the well known ‘One Stop Travel Shop’ once more came forward this year, to assist HIFA with its transport.  Such assistance is vital for HIFA, the costs being otherwise prohibitive.  Without the generous assistance of such dedicated investors, HIFA couldn’t even happen!  Transport requirements are very significant and their management a massive job.  Nyati made a wonderful contribution to help meet this challenge, by providing buses from its fleet to ferry artists from airport to hotel, from hotel to venue, for use as shuttle buses between the Main HIFA Site and satellite sites, and for use in so many other ways, helping remove the transport blues from Festival management.