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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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Nigeria:Accident Investigation Reveals Breach of Weather Reports By Pilots

[This Day] Accident investigation reports by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) have revealed that pilots' non adherence to weather reports was the prime cause of some air accidents in the past. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Aircraft Maintenance in Africa

[This Day] It is often said in the aviation industry that Africa has the lowest number of flights but records the highest number of air crashes in the world. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Air Peace Boss Backs Clamour for Airline Low Taxes On Africa's Airlines

[This Day] The Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema has expressed support for the campaign to reduce the taxes on airlines by government agencies, saying that the high taxes are responsible for the high air fares charged travellers in the continent. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Tourists Flock to Coast After Kenyata Sworn In

[Nation] Business is booming at the Coast, thanks to the school holidays, conferences and international tourists fleeing winter. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Statement About Emergency Landing of Turkish Plane in Khartoum After Reporting a Bomb On Board

[SNA] Khartoum -The Khartoum International Airport Company issued a statement on emergency landing of Turkish Airlines jet in Khartoum Airport after reporting a bomb on board. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Minister Xasa Wants Bigger, Better Deal for Women in Tourism

[] Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa has called for the acceleration of women empowerment, especially at the decision making and executive levels so that women can make a meaningful contribution to the tourism industry. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Cresta Hotels in Major Upgrade

[Financial Gazette] Cresta Hotels continues to undertake upgrading and renovation work at its various hotels in southern Africa, including Zimbabwe, recently completing project work at Cresta Churchill in Bulawayo and announcing project work for 2018 at Cresta Oasis and Apartments in Harare. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Ruaha National Park Named One of the World's Best Places to Visit

[Citizen] Tanzania's largest park, Ruaha has been named as one of 21 best places to visit in the world in 2018 by National Geographic. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Firms Praise President Move to Open Kenyan Borders to Africans

[Nation] Employers have welcomed President Uhuru Kenyatta's Tuesday announcement that Kenya is opening its borders to Africans, arguing it is a step in the right direction. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Hoteliers Say Kenyatta's Visa Order Will Boost Kenya's Tourism

[Nation] Players in the tourism industry have parised the government's move to allow travellers from the African continent to be issued with visas upon arrival in the country. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenyans Among Thousands Stranded in Indonesia's Bali Island

[Capital FM] Nairobi -An unknown number of Kenyan are among thousands of tourists stranded in Indonesia's Bali Island since the volcanic eruption of Mount Agung on Tuesday last week. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:All Africans to Be Granted Visas at Points of Entry - Kenyatta

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed that all Africans wishing to visit Kenya be issued with visas at various points of entry. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Diani Reef MD Welcomes President Kenyatta's Ease on Africans Visa

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The tourism industry is gearing up for more business this festive season in the wake of President Uhuru Kenyatta's announcement that Africans will be issued visas on arrival in the country. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Diplomats to Scale Mount Kilimanjaro

[Daily News] EIGHT ambassadors representing Tanzania abroad will climb Mt Kilimanjaro today to experience the challenge of scaling the highest roof of Africa and promote tourism in their places of work. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Strategies to Revive Tourism Bearing Fruit, Says Balala

[Nation] Despite a series of hurdles, tourism continues to pick up steadily, with the country banking on cruise ships to return the sector to its former glory. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Minister Tokozile Xasa - Women in Tourism Conference

[Govt of SA] Minister of Tourism, Ms Toko Xasa, delivers a key note address at the Women in Tourism (WiT) conference in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Cotu Hails Kenyatta's Directive on Free Movement for E.Africans

[Nation] Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) Secretary General Francis Atwoli has applauded President Uhuru Kenyatta's speech during his swearing-in ceremony in which he directed that all East Africans should freely access both employment and trade. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Consider Eco-Tourism for Tepeth On Mount Moroto

[Monitor] Reports that the Tepeth community in the forest of Mount Moroto had blocked the National Forestry Authority (NFA) from cutting trees there is contradictory. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenyans React to Kenyatta's New Visa-Upon-Entry Directive

[Nairobi News] The announcement by President Uhuru Kenyatta that citizens of African countries would get visas upon arrival in Kenya has been met with mixed reaction. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa:South Africa and Angola to Scrap Visas to Ease Travel Between Both Countries

[This is Africa] Angolan President Joao Lourenco was recently in South Africa for a two-day working visit holding bilateral talks with South African leader Jacob Zuma. Reports say there are plans to scrap visas for passport holders from the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:FAAN to Rehabilitate Enugu Airport Runway Before Christmas

[This Day] The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that the agency plans to rehabilitate the runway of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu before the high Christmas traffic. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Free Tours for Gauteng Learners

[] Gauteng high school learners, who have just completed their exams, are in for a treat this year as they get a chance to tour the Johannesburg Zoo, Gold Reef City and other exciting heritage sites for free. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenya Announces Visa On Arrival for All Africans

[This is Africa] Kenya has announced that nationals of all African countries will now receive visa upon arrival in Kenya. The pronouncement was made by President Uhuru Kenyatta in his inauguration speech for his second term. "To underscore Kenya's commitment, this shall not be done on the basis of reciprocity," Pres Kenyatta noted. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Human Activity Endanger Bird Species in Misuku

[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -The Regional Tourism Office in Northern Region has expressed concern over the wanton cutting down of trees at Misuku Hills in Chitipa, saying the malpractice is endangering the survival and preservation of endangered bird and tree species. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Robben Island Ferry Sinking - No One Checked the Weather, Maritime Authority Finds

[News24Wire] No one operating the chartered Robben Island ferry, which partially sank in choppy seas and high winds in September while carrying more than 60 passengers, considered the weather conditions that day, a preliminary investigation report into the incident has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:'Be at JKIA 4 Hours Before Take-Off on on Inauguration Day'

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Passengers planning to travel today via the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have been advised by the Kenya Airports Authority to arrive at the airport four hours before their departure time due to the expected disruptions from VIP guests arriving for President Uhuru Kenyatta's inauguration. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:British Singer Rita Ora in the Country for Holiday

[Nairobi News] British singer Rita Ora is in Kenya to celebrate her birthday. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Mountain Rwenzori to Get Cable Cars to Boost Tourism

[EA Business] Kampala -Uganda has said it's headed towards installing Cable Cars on Mountain Rwenzori as a means of boosting the tourism sector. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Mara to Market Tourist Attractions

[Daily News] MARA Region plans to market its tourist attractions in and outside the country, the Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Adam Malima has said. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Slow Progress On Tourism Road Construction Crippling the Sector

[Monitor] The Mbale-Sironko-Budadiri-Bumasifwa Road- a key link for tourism- is one of the most potholed in the country despite being a key economic link. (AllAfrica)

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)

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