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Travel pangs for pangolins

New David Attenborough documentary sparks 200% increase in flight searches to Namibia to see the last remaining pangolins

London, May 16 2018 — Following last night’s heart-warming yet alarming documentary, the latest from national treasure David Attenborough, Brits are flocking to see how they can help Africa’s most threatened wildlife — the pangolin.

According to Kiwi.com, flight enquiries to Namibia rocketed by 200 per cent on Tuesday evening from all over the UK, at the same time that David Attenborough’s new documentary was debuted on BBC Two.

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Once again, Attenborough educated the whole of the UK on the natural world — this time focusing on The World’s Most Wanted Animal, the pangolins. Brits watching the documentary followed conservationist Maria Diekmann, and Honey Bun, her rescued pangolin, on their emotional journey to save the endangered species from extinction.

Namibia isn’t typically on many Brits’ bucket lists for summer getaways, however since the show aired, showing Maria’s home and project in Namibia, hundreds of flight enquiries have been made, as inspired travelers look to witness the beauty of the playful pangolins in their natural habitat.

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Alison Couper, of Kiwi.com, said: “The latest David Attenborough documentary not only raises awareness for such a great cause such as the plight of the endangered pangolin, it also showcases the hidden beauty of Namibia, which has inspired a huge surge in interest in Brits looking to see if for themselves. Luckily for our customers, Kiwi.com has some great deals to West Africa, starting from as little as £402.”

If, like many others, David Attenborough has opened your eyes to the beauty of the pangolins, Kiwi.com has return flights to Namibia from all over the UK:

London – Windhoek (Namibia) from £402

Manchester – Windhoek (Namibia) from £406

Glasgow – Windhoek (Namibia) from £436

Edinburgh – Windhoek (Namibia) from £436

Birmingham – Windhoek (Namibia) from £431

*Flight search increases based on Kiwi.com data collected between 15/05/2018 – 16/05/2018

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For more information, please contact Bill or Emilie on: 0161 669 4708 or Kiwi.com@welcometofrank.com

For how Kiwi.com works:

Kiwi.com was set up by CEO Oliver Dlouhý in 2012 in order to provide great value flight itineraries and combinations, with sites serving global customers with 24/7 support. The company sees over 50 million flight searches daily and employs over 1,900 people.

The site makes air travel affordable and easy, allowing consumers to book individual flights to complete flight itineraries across multiple airlines, both low cost and full-service carriers in a straightforward and cost-effective way.

Kiwi.com issues boarding passes directly to customers, and offers and unrivaled guarantee which protects customers from flight delays, cancellations and scheduling changes.