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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: Our Govt On a Mission to Regenerate Lagos Island - Ambode

[Vanguard] Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday revealed plans of his administration to regenerate the Lagos Island axis of the State by transforming it into the tourism hub of not just Nigeria, but Africa. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 16 Rhino Carcasses Found At the Kruger

[] Skukuza -Since the beginning of the month, 16 rhino carcasses have been found in the Kruger National Park (KNP). (AllAfrica)

South Africa: No More Drop-Offs for Poachers

[] Skukuza -The Kruger National Park (KNP) is tightening security at its southern gates in an attempt to protect rhinos and prevent poachers from accessing the park. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Hotel and Hospitality Sector in Ethiopia

[Ethiopian Herald] Hotel and tourism are inseparable sectors. To boast of a developed tourism and hospitality sector, a country needs to own modern hotels, lodges and other recreational centres. When we trace back to the history of hospitality sector in Ethiopia, we get Itegue Taitu Hotel, built in the early 1900s, believed to be the first modern hotel in Ethiopia. It was named after its founder Empress Taitu Betul, the wife of Emperor Menelik II. It was built mainly for the purpose of providing service to foreigners as a co (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'Air Meridien Flight Departed Lagos With 91 Empty Seats'

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Italian carrier Meridiana Air yesterday said its flight from Lagos to Milan on Tuesday was not overbooked, insisting that the 40 passengers that could not make the flight arrived late to the airport. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Tourism Minister Condemns Violence Against Foreign Nationals

[] Pretoria -Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has condemned the recent spate of violence that erupted in Tshwane and in Johannesburg directed at foreign nationals. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Experts to Deliberate On What Nigerian/African Travelers Are Searching for

[Vanguard] Experts from various sectors of the tourism industry will converge to brainstorm, Wednesday March 29, on Lagos to deliberate on what the Nigerian/African travelers are searching for - the new trends and how these expectations can met by each stakeholder responsible for enriching their travel experience. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Flights Between Nairobi, Mogadishu to Relaunch in Two Weeks

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, following talks with Somali's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, announced that direct flights between Nairobi and Mogadishu would be relaunched within a fortnight. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: KQ Cuts Free Baggage Allowance for East Africa Routes

[Nation] Kenya Airways has reduced free baggage allowance for flights from Nairobi to East African routes from the beginning of April. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya, Somalia Open a New Charter of Cooperation

[Capital FM] Kenya -Kenya and Somalia Thursday opened a new charter of cooperation by announcing plans to open two border posts and a re-launch of direct flights between Nairobi and Mogadishu. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Chinese Family Seeks Compensation for Daughter's Death

[Nation] A Chinese family is seeking compensation for the death of their daughter, whom a hippopotamus killed at Lake Naivasha as she holidayed in 2013. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 10 Foods You Must Sample At the Kenyan Coast

[Capital FM] According to Wikipedia, food is said to rank alongside climate, accommodation and scenery. It's a make or break aspect for most tourists, which has given a boost to growth in culinary tourism. The Kenyan coast can be said to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa. What with Diani bagging the coveted World's Travel Awards two years in a row? Among the attractions of the ever-fresh coastal tours is the Swahili-inspired culinary that sends many a traveler going back for more. Food to the Sw (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Abuja Second Runway May Commence This Year - Govt

[Daily Trust] The Federal Government has hinted that the procurement process of the second runway for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIAA) will commence this year. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Talks End Protest At Kruger Park's Pafuri Gate

[News24Wire] An 11th-hour meeting between protesting residents of Ha-Mutele and the Kruger National Park's management on Tuesday put the brakes on a protest at the park's Pafuri gate. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Tourism Brand Gets Amharic Equivalent

[Ethiopian Herald] Habeteselassie Tafesse who coined previous tourism brand '13 months of sunshine' and dubbed as the father of Ethiopian tourism, gets recognition for his excelled contribution to Ethiopia's tourism development and growth. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Chinese Tourists Skirt Nation

[Financial Gazette] ZIMBABWE's high-profile campaign to market the country's attractions to China appears to have failed to yield results, as the number of tourists from that country remains low compared to other source markets, according to the Zimbabwe Visitor Exit Survey (VES) report for 2015 and 2016. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Sanparks Ranger Dies in 'Accidental' Shooting

[News24Wire] South African National Parks said on Tuesday that one of its rangers died in an accidental shooting at Lower Sabie in the Kruger National Park. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Additional Airline Security Measures On Some Routes Travelling to the UK

[PR Newswire] London -Phones, laptops and tablets larger than 16.0cm x 9.3cm x 1.5cm not allowed in the cabin on flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Tunisia. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Budget Framework Wrong, Says Tourism Minister Mzembi

[New Zimbabwe] TOURISM minister Walter Mzembi has said Zimbabwe's fiscal framework is misconceived warning that unless this is addressed, the country would not address is economic challenges. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya Tourism Board Launches Magical Kenya Prepaid Travel Card

[Capital FM] The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) in partnership with the United Bank for Africa (UBA), Go Places and E-Gift Africa launched the first Magical Kenya Prepaid Travel Card, on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: Plane Carrying 21 Crashes in Wau, Causing Some Injuries

[VOA] A plane that was carrying more than 20 people has crashed in the South Sudanese city of Wau, causing some injuries, but reportedly no deaths. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Minister Derek Hanekom Promotes Service Excellence At North West Imbizo

[SA Govt] In pursuit of an established culture of excellence in the sector, Minister Derek Hanekom launched the Manyane Service Excellence Legacy Team at a breakfast event held in Madikwe over the weekend. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mzembi Inches Closer to UNWTO Post

[Zimbabwe Standard] Tourism and Hospitality Industry minister Walter Mzembi has taken another key step in the battle for the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary general's post after his candidature alongside six other candidates was approved by the world tourism's body secretariat for the May polls. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Harar - the City of Love and Harmony

[Ethiopian Herald] Harar is one of the ancient cities in Ethiopia and the fourth holiest city of Islam, owning 82 mosques. It served as the capital of Harari Kingdom from 1520 to 1568 until its integration with Ethiopia in 1887. It has been officially registered as an Ethiopian National Heritage site since 1974. History tells us that the Egyptians conquered Harar in 1875 a situation which gave tremendous support to the growing power of Harari Muslims to dominate the region's community and to force them change their religion (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: I'm Not Running Away, Tourism Minister Mzembi Insists

[New Zimbabwe] TOURISM minister Walter Mzembi has insisted that he is not running away from the political chaos in Zimbabwe even as he dismissed as misconceived the Zanu PF row over President Robert Mugabe's succession. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: 5 Ways to Save for Travel

[Monitor] I'm your average 20 something year old. Big dreams. No stable income. And all these dreams are centered around, you guessed (AllAfrica)

Africa: Female Aviators Face Turbulence

[East African] On March 8, the world marked International Women's Day with media focus on women achievements, accompanied by calls for gender equality that are usually voiced on such occasions. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Aero Airline Sacks 1000 Workers 'Temporarily'

[Daily Trust] Lagos -60 per cent of workforce of the distressed Aero Contractors may have been shown the way out following dwindling operations by the airline which is the oldest in the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Senator Tasks Nigerians On Tourism

[Vanguard] Ibadan -The Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Sen. Isiaka Adeleke has advised Nigerians and governments at different levels to embrace local tourism to boost the economy of the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Virgin Atlantic Appoints Country Manager for Nigeria

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Virgin Atlantic has appointed Samuel Lindfield as the new Country Manager for Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Frowns, Smiles Follow Kaduna Airport's Boom Time

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -The boom time the Kaduna International Airport has been expecting since January, when the federal government announced its decision to close down the Abuja International Airport for six weeks finally came on Wednesday. As the government announced the closure of the Abuja Airport by midnight of Tuesday in line with the plan, Kaduna Airport responded almost immediately with a flurry of activities. (AllAfrica)

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