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Uganda has beautiful sceneries and dense tropical rainforests-some of the few in Africa, which are a home to roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas.

Uganda Gifted by Nature : a perfest Safari destination

Uganda once called "the pearl of Africa" has recently been rebranded to "Uganda gifted by nature" The word " Gifted " in the brand tagline reflects Uganda's extraordinary natural richness and cultural diversity, as well as the talents and abilities of the people - all bestowed as a gift to the world. " Nature " is seen as the giver of Uganda 's uniqueness- dependent on human protection to preserve its uniqueness for future generations.

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Tanzania:Government Maps Out New Drive to Promote Tourism, Culture

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has established an initiative dubbed "Tanzania Unforgettable" with a view to promoting country's tourist attractions. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Chinedu Eze

[This Day] Ogba: Some of the countries failed to notify the LOC their arrival dates (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Mice-Untapped Genres of Tourism

[Ethiopian Herald] Although there is no well documented evidence on how conference tourism began in Ethiopia, it is believed that the sector made its way into the country following the construction of the African Union Hall and the United Nations Conference Centers in Addis Ababa. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:The National Carrier Question

[This Day] Industry experts at a forum in Lagos, recently reviewed the the national carrier, Nigeria Air, which was unveiled by the federal government about a fortnight ago. The experts spoke at the event organised by the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC). (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Jack Ma Visits Vic Falls

[The Herald] CHINESE billionaire Mr Jack Ma visited Victoria Falls incognito and spent a night in the resort town. Mr Ma (53) landed on Wednesday afternoon on a private plane with a group of about 20 people and left yesterday morning via Victoria Falls International Airport. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Govt Cuts Costs of Seeing Gorillas

[East African] Faced by dwindling business, tour and travel operators in Rwanda have welcomed a 30 per cent low-season discount permit fees to the gorilla conservation areas. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Isles Unveils Team for Tourism Festival

[Daily News] FOR four days, from this coming October 17, the first "Zanzibar Tourism Show and Awards", will take place on the Isles. It has also been confirmed that the event will be inaugurated by President Ali Mohamed Shein. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Tanzania Tourist Board in New Drive to Boost Sector

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) has called for technical and financial proposals for provision of non-consultancy services for providing public relations and marketing services in China and India. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rwanda Targets U.S.$74 Million From Conference Tourism

[New Times] Rwanda is looking to nearly double its revenues from conference tourism, Clare Akamanzi, the chief executive of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has said. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Duke Vows to Rejuvenate Tourism in Cross River

[Vanguard] Calabar -Chief Edem Duke, a former Minister of Culture and Tourism and governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Cross River State, has restated his commitment to rejuvenating the tourism sector of the state. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:I'll Not Resign Over Rhino Deaths, Najib Balala Tells His Critics

[Nation] "I will not resign and those calling for my resignation can go to hell!" (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Govt to Promote Tourism Through Golf Events

[Daily News] THE Government has promised to support golf tournaments and use them to promote tourist attractions found in Southern Highlands of Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:We'll Golf to Promote Tourism, Says the Government

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Plans are afoot for the government to promote tourism through golf, it has been revealed. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:'Airbus, Bombadier a Wise Pick for National Carrier'

[East African] Uganda made a wise choice in opting for the Airbus and Bombardier to kick-start the operation of its national carrier, says Works and Transport Minister Monica Azuba Ntege. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Emirates Airline Announces Special Offer for Nigerian Families

[Leadership] Emirates Airline has introduced a unique offer for Nigerian families travelling in an Economy Class from Lagos and Abuja to Dubai. The offer lasts for a limited period, which allows passengers' bookings between July 19, 2018 and August 3, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:A Case of Donkeys Earning Their Stripes? - Photos of 'Fake Zebras' Go Viral

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Cairo's International Garden municipal park has faced criticism after photographs of one of its zebra exhibits went viral, Snopes reports. Egyptian student Mahmoud Sarhan shared the images on social media, claiming that the zoo was trying to pass off donkeys painted with stripes as zebras. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Check Out These Six Unesco World Heritage Tourism Sites in Nigeria

[Guardian] When the first white men set their foot on the shores of what would later be known as Nigeria, what they discovered was enchanting, far from the stereotype of a land full of savages. They discovered a beautiful land with amazing landmarks and people with well-developed crafts. A major testimony to this are the Kano Walls built in the 14th Century, the same period the China Walls were built by the Ming Dynasty. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:There Were No Weapons On Plane to Cuba - SARS

[News24Wire] The South African Revenue Service (SARS), under which customs officials fall, has also moved to reject claims made last weekend by a Sunday newspaper that the military was trying to smuggle weapons to Cuba on a chartered flight. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Tourism Propelling Initiatives Ongoing to 'Lift' Mara Region

[Daily News] IN a bid to facilitate smooth tourists' movement in Mara Region and those seeking entry into the country from neighbouring Kenya for touring Serengeti National Park (SENAPA), the government here is working hard to improve key infrastructures. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:Tourism Potential - Cameroon Can Host Six Million Visitors Annually

[Cameroon Tribune] The information was revealed to participants at the ongoing 2018 edition of the Sustainable Tourism International Exhibition in Yaounde. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:AFCON 2019 - Stakeholders Target One Million Tourists

[Cameroon Tribune] The tourism and leisure personnel have concerted on ways to make gains from the continental tourney as well as render it unique. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Tourists Set for Annual Wildebeest Migration

[Nation] Maasai Mara National Reserve came to life as the annual wildebeest migration season kicked off on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Medical Tourism Key to Driving Economic Growth, Says Namfi

[This Day] The Nigerian-American Medical Foundation (NAMFI) has stated that with adequate financial support and willingness of medical professionals in the diaspora to return home and contribute their quota, the health sector can yield even four times the revenue generated by the hotel industry for the same amount of investment. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Collaborative Effort for Developing Tourist Destinations

[Ethiopian Herald] Destination area development is decisive to increase tourist inflow (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Tourism Earnings Up 15% in Year to May

[Daily News] PROMOTIONAL activities implemented by the government and private sector have contributed to the increase in the number of tourist arrivals in the year to May thus boosting up tourism earnings. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:MEC Alan Winde Congratulates Western Cape Finalists in the World Travel Awards

[Govt of SA] Cape Town and the Western Cape have dominated in the World Travel Awards nominations for Africa, with dozens of tourism sites and facilities making the 2018 shortlist. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Revenue From Tanzania Hotel Rooms Fall By 5.5%, Says Report

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Revenue from hotel room occupancy in Tanzania declined by 5.5 per cent in 2017 compared to 2016 due to a drop in guest nights, a new report has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Tourism Boss Kaseke Acquitted On Lawyer Assault Charge

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Karikoga Kaseke was Wednesday found not guilty of assaulting and insulting a Harare lawyer. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:Sustainable Tourism - International Exhibition Opens in Yaounde Today

[Cameroon Tribune] Organisers of the fair say it is expected to improve the sector's contribution to the growth of the national economy. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Govt to Inject N3.2 Billion As Startup Capital Into Nigeria Air

[Guardian] To get the new national carrier off its feet, the Federal Government will be injecting about N3.168billion ($8.8million) as the startup capital for Nigeria Air. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Rainbow Tourism Group Completes U.S.$1 Million Hotel Renovation

[Zimbabwe Independent] Hoteling concern Rainbow Tourism Group has completed its US$1 million refurbishment of the 88-room Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel as it seeks to increase its market share. (AllAfrica)

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