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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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Zimbabwe: Revisiting the Chinhoyi Caves

[The Herald] In the past 10 years, I have visited and revisited Chinhoyi Caves but I cannot resist it. It is a place where each day you enter the caves, you come out fresh and rethinking about Zimbabwe's geomorphological splendour. It is difficult to explain the feeling. Strange isn't it?The Chinhoyi Caves always exude an aura of myth and mystery that would excite and provoke an adrenaline rush in any visitor. Only a few chirping birds give a sign of life to the caves whose dearth of sound is like the innards of a grav (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: ICAO, IATA, Others Revisit Global Airport Security Strategy

[Guardian] - FAAN graduates 211 AVSEC, firefighting officers (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 12 Milllion Euro Boost for Campfire Review

[The Herald] Government yesterday launched the Campfire review process in Harare that seeks to increase community participation in wildlife conservation activities. The review process is being supported by the European Union to the tune of 12 million Euros for the next 18 months and is likely to start in February next year.Campfire was established in the late 1980s to ensure sustainable utilisation of wildlife and other natural resources in communal areas. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Tarkwa Bay - Africa's Hidden Surfing Gem

[SA Info] Nigerian surfer and instructor Godpower Pekipuma was born in Tarkwa Bay, the small beach community close to Lagos harbour, where man-made shipping inlets have helped to create naturalistic swells, perfect for surfing. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: New APP to Comfort Nervous Fliers By Explaining Happenings in Real Time

[Guardian] Some travellers really don't like being tens of thousands of feet up in the air in a fast-moving metal cylinder. But there's now hope for nervous fliers thanks to a new app which aims at calming uneasy travelers by making them feel like they are sitting next to the pilot. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Airfrance-Klm Relocates Cargo Operations to Sahcol

[Guardian] The Airfrance-KLM Airline has relocated its Cargo operations; import and export services to the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited's (SAHCOL) warehouse. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Transport Operators Lament 80 Per Cent Operations Surge, Plan 40 Percent Fare Increase

[Guardian] The current economic downturn being witnessed in Nigeria and the rising inflation figure is taking another dimension in the road transport sector, as players said their operations cost increased to a record high of more than 80 per cent in recent time. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Meskele Keristose Rock Hewn Church

[Ethiopian Herald] Historical Background (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Harnessing the Tourism Potential

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia's tourism potential offers, on top of its diverse flora and fauna, a trove of historical, cultural, religious and archaeological attractions that allow a ground for claiming 'most African countries could be no match'. Though much has been said and sung about Ethiopia's tourism resource, the nation has barely made a dent into the huge prospects. For instance,in the middle of abundance, Ethiopia,is able to collect only 3.4 billion dollars from the sector and was visited by close to one million touri (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Lucy's Incredible Tourist Attraction

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia has immense tourism potential outstanding to its natural, historical and cultural endowments. The nation is benefiting a lot from the tourism sector and it covers 4 percent of the nation GDP. The income from the sector is increasing from time to time and this year the Ministry of Culture and Tourism earned some 3.4 billion Birr from 910, 128 tourists. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Workshop Accentuates Improving Services to Boost African Tourism Gains

[Ethiopian Herald] Ensuring regional approach and preparing tourism master plan is key to catalyze the sector. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Dodoma University's New Tech to Combat Wildlife Poaching

[Daily News] Dodoma -The long awaited dream of a section of graduates to apply their acquired varsity skills to innovate new and adequate means to protect the country's natural resources is about to bear fruit. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: FAAN Moves to Address Electricity Problem at MMIA

[This Day] The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it has acquired transformers and other equipment to rehabilitate and upgrade power equipment at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Osun Did Not Receive Ecological Fund for 5 Years

[Premium Times] Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has said that his administration did not receive ecological fund from the Federal Government in last five years. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SA World Leader in Wildlife Conservation

[] Pretoria -South Africa is a world leader in the field of wildlife conservation through its active participation in multilateral environmental agreements such as CITES, says Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Tanzania Is Set to Witness Another Eclipse Tomorrow

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Millions of Tanzanians witnessed the exciting solar eclipse two weeks ago on September 1. Now, two weeks after that, another eclipse will occur over Tanzania on the night of September 16, 2016 between 8pm and 1am past midnight. This is a lunar eclipse, while on September 1 we had witnessed a solar eclipse. Lunar eclipses can be seen by half the world; so many more people can see a lunar eclipse than solar. You do not need any glasses to see a lunar eclipse since we all see the moon using our naked eyes and (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tourism Industry Booms Despite New Tax

[Daily News] Tourism prospectus looks brighter even after recent introduction of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on tourism services, with an increased revenue and tourist arrivals, according to a new report. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Arik Air Resumes Flight Operations After 16-Hour Shutdown

[Daily Trust] After about 16 hours of shut down, the Arik Air, Nigeria's biggest airline, resumed operations yesterday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Ekurhuleni - Gauteng's Tourism Destination of Choice

[] Pretoria -With over 200 water bodies, golfing facilities and art deco buildings, the City of Ekurhuleni is well poised to become Gauteng's tourism destination of choice. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Govt Seeks to Host Global Tourism Congress

[Nation] Kenya intends to bid to host a global tourism conference in 2018 at a meeting in Monaco on October 29. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Former Arsenal to Become Nature Park

[AIM] Maputo Municipal Council and the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) hope to conclude the work to turn a former arsenal in the outlying Maputo neighbourhood of Malhazine into an ecological park by December. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: German Journalists At Selous to Raise Funds for Campaign

[Citizen] Namtumbo -Six journalists from Germany are in Ruvuma Region on a three-day tour to raise funds for energising the anti-poaching campaign in Selous National Park. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Tourism Sector Has Potential - Dithebe

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) chief executive officer, Mr Thabo Dithebe says the tourism sector is significant to the country's economy. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: KTB to Spend Sh20 Million to Market Kenya in India

[Capital FM] The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) is set to spend over Sh20 million in a six-month marketing and promotional campaigns in major cities of India. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: FAAN Explains Power Outages At Lagos Airport

[Daily Trust] The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says the construction work going on at the new international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, is responsible for the several power outages witnessed at the airport lately. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt Commences Process to Concession Major Airports

[Daily Trust] The federal government begins process to concession Nigeria's major airports to private investors. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Passengers Stranded As Arik Suspends Operations

[Daily Trust] Lagos and Abuja -Hundreds of domestic and international passengers were stranded as Arik Air suspended operations at short notice yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tourism Earnings On Upward Trend in June-August

[Daily News] Revenue from the tourism sector and tourist arrivals have steadily increased by 17 and 2.4 per cent respectively from June to August compared to the same period last year. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Should We Market Uganda Home or Abroad?

[Observer] This is not the right time for an MP to reveal that he/she has been away on another foreign trip, especially if that MP attended the recent much-criticized Ugandan North American Association (UNAA) convention in the USA. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Uganda 'Committed' to Green Economic Growth

[Observer] Ugandan officials have reaffirmed the government's commitment to pursuing economic growth while at the same time promoting social inclusion and environmental sustainability. (AllAfrica)

Africa: African Union Issues Pan African E-Passports

[This Day] Travel and tourism within Africa may become easier soon, at least for some. Currently, holders of an African passport require visas to visit at least 30 countries on the continent. (AllAfrica)

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