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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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Kenya:Kenya Airways Costs Cut Help Narrow Half-Year Loss to U.S.$37 Million

[East African] Kenya Airways has narrowed its half-year net loss to Ksh3.8 billion ($36.7 million) compared to Ksh4.8 billion ($46.2 million) for a similar period in 2016, on reduced costs. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rwanda Now Offers Visa On Arrival for All

[East African] Rwanda has announced a new visa regime that allows travellers from across the world to be issued a 30-day visa on arrival in Kigali, beginning January 1, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Govt to Issue Visa on Arrival for All Visitors

[New Times] As part of the recent Cabinet resolution, travellers from across the world will from January 1, 2018, receive a 30-day visa upon arrival following the establishment of a new visa regime. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Chartered Plane Crash May Have Been Caused by Poor Visibility

[Citizen] Arusha -Bodies of 11 people, who on Wednesday perished, when a chartered plane belonging to Coastal Aviation crashed at Empakaai near Serengeti National Park were yesterday identified, it has been reported. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Govt to Sign MoU With Boeing, Airbus On National Carrier, MRO - Sirika

[Daily Trust] The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika says that the Federal Government is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Boeing on the establishment of a national carrier for Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:UNWTO Vows to Boost Liberia's Tourism Sector

[Observer] The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has expressed a firm commitment to boost Liberia's roadmap to enable the country become a prime tourist destination. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:The Rise and Rise of Med-View Airline

[This Day] Led by a brilliant aviation aficionado, a local airline that started as a conveyor of pilgrims is set to take over Africa. Charles Ajunwa who witnessed the airline's inaugural flights to Abidjan, Conakry and Dakar, reports that it was a pleasurable experience. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Welcoming the World - Rwanda to Start Issuing Visas On Arrival for All Countries

[This is Africa] Global citizens, prepare to pack your bags to visit Rwanda. The country has announced that effective from 01 January 2018, nationals of all countries will get visa upon arrival without prior application, as part of the establishment of a new visa regime. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Ethiopian Attracts More Travellers With Modern Aircraft Acquisition

[This Day] Ethiopia Airlines has been adjudged as the foreign carrier with the newest fleet of aircraft that operate into Nigeria and other parts of Africa. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique:Deputy Minister Calls for Tourism Based On Biodiversity

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's Deputy Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development, Celmira da Silva, argued on Thursday that tourism based on biodiversity can play a significant role in the economic sustainability of the country's conservation areas. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Sabegna Urges Senators to Detach Tourism From Micat

[Observer] SABEGNA School of Travel and Tourism's CEO Henry B. Benson has called on the senate to fast-track a bill that is lingering in the plenary that seeks to detach the Bureau of Tourism from the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT). (AllAfrica)

Mauritius:Republic of Benin to Seek Mauritian Expertise in the Tourism Sector

[Government of Mauritius] The Ambassador designate of the Republic of Benin, Mr Eric Franck Saizonou, with residence in Pretoria conveyed a keen interest to seek Mauritian expertise in the tourism sector owing to the country's vast experience in this field. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Ethiopian Airlines Wins Airline of the Year Award

[Leadership] Abuja -Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline has won the African Airlines Association (AFRAA)'s Airline of the Year Award, for the sixth consecutive year in a row, during its the organisation's 49th Annual General Assembly held on November 13, 2017, in Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Hoteliers Told to Vet Guests as Lamu Festival Begins

[Nation] Owners of hotels and guest houses in Lamu Old Town have been directed to conduct thorough inspection of clients booking rooms during the Lamu Cultural Festival that starts today and ends on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Passengers to Kampala May Now Pass Through Kigali or Tanzania

[Iwacu] Passengers from Burundi to Kampala are no longer obliged to pass through Tanzania. Since two months, travel agencies can also go through Kigali. It is a huge relief for traders and passengers. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Update on Coastal Aviation Incident

[Coastal Aviation] Arusha -We are deeply saddened to report that eleven people have died after a single plane accident this morning in Northern Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Accident in the Empakaai Crater Area

[Coastal Aviation] Coastal Media Statement #1: (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Red Flags Raised Over Castle of Good Hope's Fire Safety

[News24Wire] South Africa's oldest surviving building, the iconic Castle of Good Hope, has been barred from holding events after it was declared non-compliant with City of Cape Town fire safety bylaws. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Med-View Posted N1.19 Billion Third Quarter Profit

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Med-View Airline PLC has posted a profit after tax of N1.197 billion for the third quarter which ended September 30, 2017. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Tourism Is Everybody's Business

[Guardian] In July 2015, a few months after President Buhari was sworn in, he took a trip to Washington D.C at the invitation of then US President Barack Obama to discuss bilateral cooperation on Nigeria's economy, corruption, and security. During a meet and greet held in his honor at the Nigerian Embassy, a few attendees were selected to address the President and offer what they wanted his administration to prioritize. Responses ranged from security to abolishing the "state of origin" designation to using sports as (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenyatta Wishes CS Balala Well as He Tackles Mt Kenya

[Nairobi News] Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala on Monday embarked on climbing Mount Kenya in a bid to raise awareness of Kenya's adventure tourism opportunities. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:New Airport Terminals Require U.S.$500 Million Extra to Correct Defects

[Daily Trust] About $500 million (N152.5 billion) extra is required to fix design anomalies in the on-going airport terminal buildings in four locations in the country Daily Trust has learnt. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Embassies Urged to Deny Politicians Visas

[New Dawn] A Liberian cleric Bishop James A.D. Allison of the Christ Revival International Ministries (CRIM) in Bentol City of Montserrado County, is calling on foreign embassies operating here to place blockade on politicians and their families to prevent them from leaving Liberia until elections cases pending before the National Election Commission (NEC) are resolved. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:NCAA Warns Pilots, Operators Over Bad Weather

[This Day] As the Harmattan season approaches, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned pilots and all airline operators that the period is precarious for flight operations; therefore extra caution should be exercised in embarking on flights whenever the weather is reportedly bad. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Unwto to Boost Liberia's Tourism Sector

[New Republic] The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has expressed commitment to boosting Liberia's Road -Map to become a prime tourism destination. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Major Boost for Miss Tourism

[Zimbabwe Standard] Miss Tourism Zimbabwe (MTZ) got a timely boost after government pledged to finance the pageant whose grand finale is slated for next month. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Justices Propose Visa Removal Among Africans

[Daily News] Arusha -ELIMINATION of visa requirement among African countries and extension of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (AfCHPR) jurisdiction to try criminals are critical issues that emerged at the African Judicial Dialogue whose sessions ended here on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:10 Great Reasons to Visit Zimbabwe

[263Chat] Zimbabwe is a powerhouse of natural wonders wonders ranging from tourist sites, national monuments to its wild and untamed animals roaming in the vast game parks across the country. The story of Zimbabwe is one which tells about a kingdom which has stood the test of times, resembling some natural beauty which not even human interference and economic crisis could tarnish. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Ethiopian Airlines New Boeing Aircraft Lands in Kilimanjaro

[Citizen] Ethiopian Airlines has made its inaugural commercial flight of its newly acquired Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner, to Kilimanjaro International Airport. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles:3 Dozen Cruise Ships Expected in Seychelles This Season, a 20 Percent Increase

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' Port of Victoria has started welcoming holidaymakers now that the cruise ship season is open. (AllAfrica)

Central Africa:Region Creates 6-Country Visa-Free Zone

[VOA] The Central African Economic and Monetary Community reached a key milestone this week. Heads of state meeting in Chad lifted visa requirements for their citizens traveling within the six-member regional bloc. But challenges remain to ensuring free movement and deepening economic integration. (AllAfrica)

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