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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: Employers Keen On Holiday Tax Incentive - Kandie

[Capital FM]Nairobi -East Africa Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie has announced a positive uptake of the tax rebate offered to employers who pay for their employees' vacations domestically. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Remedies to Transform the Industry Within 36 Months

[The Star]Beneath all these beauty and more then, what could be ailing tourism at this paradise that is Kenya's Coast? (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: How Education Tourism Drains Nigeria's Resources

[Independent]Lagos -The need to properly fund education at all levels cannot be overemphasised, as it has been described as key to nation building. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Lamu Tourism Players Oppose Night Curfew

[The Star]TOURISM players and businessmen in Lamu county have opposed the night-to-dawn curfew imposed by the Inspector General of Police over increased attacks. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: New Desert Retreat Opens for Tourism

[New Era]WINDHOEK -Kanaan N/a' an ku sê Desert Retreat, where dune-dwelling reptiles submerge and swim through aerated sand anytime of the day, became the latest addition to the tourism industry. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mzembi Targets U.S.$5 Billion Tourism Earnings

[New Zimbabwe]ZIMBABWE is targeting to jump its annual tourism earnings to $5 billion from the current $1 billion in the next six years riding on improved tourism policies, an official said on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Group Wants FG to Fast-Track Tourism Sector

[Leadership]National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Tourism Group has urged Federal Government to develop the tourism sector to fast-track economic growth and youth empowerment in the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Group Wants FG to Fast Track Tourism Sector

[Independent]National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Tourism Group has urged Federal Government to develop the tourism sector to fast track economic growth and youth empowerment in the country. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Tourism Ministry Mourns Border Guard Martyrs

[Egypt Online]The Tourism Ministry mourned on Sunday 20/72014 border guards who were killed in a terrorist attack that targeted a border checkpoint near el-Farafra oasis of the New Valley governorate. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Namibia and Zimbabwe Ink Mous

[New Era]WINDHOEK -Minister of Foreign Affairs Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and Zimbabwean Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi last week signed four memoranda of understanding to further cement the existing bilateral ties between the two states. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Virgin Tourism Potential Hidden in Rwandan Rich Heritage

[New Times]Although Rwanda is fast emerging as a major tourist destination, a lot of attention has been on developing few tourism products such as wild life tourism. The rich and diverse indigenous culture has hardly been seen as a potential tourism resource. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Japan Prince Akishino Becomes Tourist Attraction in Ngorongoro

[Arusha Times]When the Japanese Royals, Prince Fumihito Akishino and Princess Kiko went into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area last week they had planned to enjoy Tanzania's leading tourist attraction, but little did they know that they will end up being attractions themselves. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Lake Manyara, Park Faces Bleak Future

[Arusha Times]Findings of an extensive study on Lake Manyara, its adjacent wetlands, National Park and surrounding communities paint a bleak future. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: New Packages Boost Domestic Tourism

[Observer]A series of new innovations by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has led to a surge in the growth of domestic tourism, with the latest official calculations pointing to an increase in the number of Ugandans embracing tourism spots. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: The Travails of a Taxi Commuter, From Howard to Warwick

[The Daily Vox]A commute by taxi may be cramped but is also filled with colour and character. Daily Vox Durban correspondent SHIMEI GANESH took a trip from Howard College to Warwick Junction. This is what he found. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Security Key to Achieving Kenya's Tourism Potential

[The Star]Terrorist attacks in the recent past and the insecurity in some parts of the coast and Nairobi have resulted in adverse travel advisories from Kenya's main tourism source markets including the UK and the United States. These combined factors have almost brought the sector to its knees, with bed occupancy at the coast heading to zero and loss of jobs imminent. Njonjo Kihuria spoke to Jakes Grieves-Cook, the managing director of Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps and the chairman of the Kenya Tourism Boar (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Why Fate of Kenya's Tourism Lies With the Security Docket

[The Star]Tourism in the country is hurting, more so at the Coast. It may feel like this has become an all-too-common song - and indeed it is, considering this is a Sh100 billion industry. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Kigali Touts Elegance

[EA Business]Kigali, Rwanda -Rwanda is positioning itself as a place to hold meetings by touting the elegance of the soon to be opened Kigali Convention Center (KCC). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Union Bank Partners On N1 Billion Affiliate Lending

[Guardian]UNION Bank of Nigeria Plc has entered into partnership with, aimed at providing N1 billion to enhance the growth of Wakanow affiliate agents. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Merger, Only Hope for Survival of Domestic Airlines

[This Day]Besides high taxes and charges, one of the major reasons why Nigerian airlines are not doing well is because they operate small. With an average of two aircraft per airline, these operators cannot access funds, lease reasonable number of aircraft and secure international support from air transport institutions. Chinedu Eze writes that the solution to this is merger or cooperation among the domestic carriers. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: So, What Ails This Beautiful Country's Tourism Sector?

[The Star]Well, it is obvious that despite all the talk about "beefing up security" in the region, security agencies have lost grip of the situation. It is getting worse by day; what with the repeated attacks and kidnappings within the same area. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Walking Down World's Largest Beach Front Garden

[This Day]Santos, Brazil -One of life's thrilling moment is relieving an event in the Guinness Book of Records and walking down the 5,335 KM length of Santos Beach Garden presented the perfect opportunity for that. OMOLOLA ITAYEMI writes about her day at the beach, the journey there and unique finds in the ancient city of Santos despite the chilly and drizzly weather (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Kwita Izina Has Sold Rwanda By Word of Mouth - Tour Consultant

[New Times]Mercy Wanjau studied her dream course, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Utali College in her native Kenya. After graduating in 2011, her first job was with BaseCamp Explorer Kenya, before moving to Amahoro Tours in Musanze town in June 2012. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: U.S. Issues Passenger Flight Prohibition and Advisory On Somalia

[Dalsan Radio]The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibited US passenger and cargo planes to fly over 12 degrees in Ethiopia and over Somalia. This followed after it has perceived that route unsafe while in fear that armed groups may down them like the Malaysian plane which was shot down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. A report by FAA published by Washington Post pointed out that even the Ethiopian troops can shoot down the planes passing over the Kenyan district of Mandera. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: Zawa to Face Law Over K3.9 Million Contract

[Times of Zambia]MUCHINGA Wild Game Capture Services says it has resolved to take legal action against Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) over the K3.9 million animal translocation contract. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Sokoto - Exploring Shalla Lake's Deep, Untapped Potentials

[Daily Trust]Sokoto -Shalla Lake in Kware local government area of Sokoto has remained largely untapped despite its tourism potentials. Owing to its conduciveness, the lake and its surroundings at a time offered tourism destinations for Europeans, who built a cottage and a bridge across the lake. The cottage, now called Bariki by locals and the bridge, are still very much around after many years. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Plans to Revamp Public Beach

[The Star]TRADERS at the Jomo Kenyatta public beach in Mombasa have 14 days to appear before the county Lands executive or have their structures demolished. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Huíla - Over U.S. $80 Million Invested in Hotel Sector

[ANGOP]Lubango -Six new hotels, one of which the State-owned, are under construction and should start operating later this year, with a total investment of over Usd 80 million invested since 2012. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: KWASU Flays Poor Utilisation of Tourism Centres

[Guardian]Ilorin -THE Vice Chancellor (VC) of Kwara State University (KWASU), Prof. AbdulRasheed Na'Allah, has described the ineptitude in handling cultural tourism in some parts of Nigeria as a wasteful approach to the gift of nature. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Back to Cape Town From Namibia

[The Star]Safely back home in Cape Town after my weekend in Windhoek, Namibia, I've had time to reflect on the airport experiences from that mini-break. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Richard Branson Blasts UK Over Travel Bans

[Capital FM]Nairobi -British billionaire Richard Branson has criticised foreign governments especially from developing countries for being quick to issue travel advisories over terrorism threats. (AllAfrica)

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