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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: Former Sultan's Palace in Watamu a Tourists' Paradise

[The Star]Situated in the middle of the Watamu Marine National Park is Temple Point Resort, a majestic 107 room hotel. Offering 'spacious, luxurious and furnished in typical Swahili style, marvellous view over our tropical gardens, the Mida Creek or the Indian Ocean, equipped with a modern bathroom, air-condition, a ceiling fan, mosquito nets, safe, sat-TV as well as tea and coffee makers', the hotel brochure is no different to the many other hotels in the North Coast. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Incentives to Restore Tourism

[The Star]The Kwale government has suspended any levies imposed on tourism players until the industry recovers, Tourism executive Adam Sheikh has said. (AllAfrica)

Eritrea: Prevailing Peace and Security in Eritrea Makes It Attractive for Tourists - Visitors

[Shabait]Asmara -Tourists from different countries visiting Eritrea in groups said that the prevailing peace and security in the country makes it attractive for tourism. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Acting President Ruto Wants Travel Bans Lifted

[Capital FM]Nairobi -Acting President William Ruto has appealed to countries that still maintain travel advisories against Kenya to lift them as the government has put in place elaborate measures to address insecurity in all sectors, including tourism. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Lift Travel Advisory, Ruto Urges the West

[The Star]Acting President William Ruto has appealed to countries that still maintain travel advisories against Kenya to lift them as the Government has put in place elaborate measures to address insecurity in all sectors including tourism. (AllAfrica)

Angola: International Tourism Fair's Third Edition Opens Thursday

[ANGOP]Luanda -The Third edition of the International Tourism Fair of Angola (Bitur) is starting this Thursday at the facilities of FILDA in Luanda with the participation of Cabo Verde, Portugal, South Africa, Mozambique and Spain, as well as representations of the country's 18 provinces. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: International Tourism Investment Forum 2014

[Daily Observer]On the upcoming maiden edition of the International Tourism Investment Forum 2014 scheduled for October 16th to 18th 2014 jointly organized by the Gambia Tourism Board (GTBoard) and the Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA), Fatou M Jallow, Chief Executive Officer of GIEPA, on this week's edition of Tourisphere, discussed the incentive package for investors; expectations from the forum and the intended targets among other things. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Emirates Targets Kenyan Holidaymakers With Low-Cost Fares

[Capital FM]Nairobi -Emirates is offering Kenyan travellers discounted fares on economy tickets to a range of exciting destinations in Europe, Asian and the United States. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Locals Take Lead in Sudi Island Conservation

[The Star]The tourism sector has taken a big hit in recent years but there is one group in the Watamu area that is still holding on. The Sudi Island Nature Group operates from Sudi Island, situated within the expansive Mida Creek. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Plan Your Communication

[The Herald]When it comes to personal vacations most people tend to take time to plan, right to the last detail. I have seen terrible office workers who have "no planning sense" when it comes to work, but are very good at planning their holiday trips to the majestic beaches of Mauritius. They will do so like an auditor goes through accounts. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: A Good Sign Indeed!

[The Point]The arrival of the first batch of tourists to The Gambia on Saturday 4 October is a good sign for our tourism industry. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Int'l Forum to Attract Investments to Gambia - GIEPA CEO

[Daily Observer]The chief executive officer of the Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA) has stated that the upcoming maiden edition of the International Tourism Investment Forum (ITIF) 2014, scheduled for 16th - 18th October, is expected to attract both foreign and local investments to the country. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Mariott to Invest U.S.$200 Million TTO Build Hotels in Africa

[The Star]INTERNATIONAL hotel chain Marriott and Protea has announced plans to invest $200 million in hotel expansion in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Senator Appeals for Lifting of Travel Restrictions On Liberia

[New Republic]Lofa County Senator George Tengbeh has appealed to African countries that have placed travel restrictions on Liberia to reconsider their decision owing to the adverse consequences on an already strained Liberian economy. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: TTB to Enhance Tourism Industry's Contribution to 30 Percent

[Daily News]THE Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) has charted favourable strategies calculated at enhancing the tourism industry's contribution in promoting the national income, from the current 17 per cent to 30 per cent in the next five years. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: U.S. Firm to Set Up New Park in Tanzania's Capital

[EA Business]Mwanza -An American power utility company, Symbion Power has leased land at Kidongo Chekundu at the heart of Dar es Salaam to develop a state -of-the-art, sports and recreational facility. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tourism Earns Tanzania U.S. $1.8 Billion

[EA Business]Dar es Salaam -Tanzania earned $1.8 billion from tourism in 2013, which is a first in the history of tourism in Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Tourism Meeting Urges More Aggression

[EA Business]Africa still has the lowest international arrival receipts when compared with other regions despite the UN World Tourism Organisation projections that arrivals into Africa would reach 134 billion by 2020, writes JOHN SAMBO. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwanda Pushes Tourism Agenda

[EA Business]Kigali -The government has continued to support the tourism sector which contributes a considerable chunk of the GDP and foreign exchange earnings. (AllAfrica)

Angola: FILDA Announces Third Edition of Tourism Stock Exchange

[ANGOP]Luanda -The 3rd edition of the International Tourism Stock Exchange of Angola (Bitur) kicks off Thursday at the premises of FILDA in Luanda, with the participation of Cape Verde, Portugal, South Africa, Mozambique and Spain and representations of 18 provinces. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: British Tourists Arrive in Gambia

[The Point]About 182 British tourists arrived in the Gambia over the weekend, being the first batch of tourists for the season, brought in by Thomas Cook. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 'Illegal' Livestock Floods Tsavo, Deters Tourism

[The Star]TAITA Taveta Ranchers Association has accused the Kenya Wildlife Services of allowing influential politicians from North Eastern to keep livestock in Tsavo West National Park. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Dillish the Face for 'Sharemynamibia' Campaign

[New Era]Windhoek -The Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) is tapping into the charisma of Big Brother 2013 winner, Dillish Mathews, to promote domestic tourism. NTB has a new online marketing campaign called ShareMyNamibia that aims at enticing Namibians to explore their own country instead of jetting off to foreign lands for holidays. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Gaps in Tourism Corporations Hurting Industry

[The Star]State corporations under the Tourism Ministry are in limbo as some cannot offer essential services owing to absence of boards, it has emerged. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: First Tourist Flight Lands With 200 On Board

[Daily Observer]The maiden flight for the 2014/2015 tourism season Saturday evening touched down at the Banjul International Airport (BIA), officially marking the beginning of the season. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: In Quest of a Greener Addis

[Reporter]Since starting a private car rental service a decade ago, Solomon Wolde, 47, has been traveling across the country. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Berbera Touted As Recreational Coastline

[Reporter]Berbera, a convenient coastal town located in eastern Somaliland, a self-declared independent nation in the Horn of Africa, is the economic capital of the small nation largely due to the port outlet to the Indian ocean. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Curfew-Hit Hoteliers Sell Assets

[The Star]Lamu hoteliers and owners of tourist premises are selling off their property. The industry players say the industry has been "badly damaged". (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Report From the Successful Swahili International Tourism Expo (site)

[Daily News]The first Swahili International Tourism Expo (SITE) finally took off at the Milimani City Convention Center in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Bertilaccio Named Fairmont Kenya Hotels Boss

[Capital FM]Nairobi -Davide Bertilaccio has been appointed area general manager for the Fairmont Kenya collection of hotels - Fairmont The Norfolk, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club and Fairmont Mara Safari Club. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Britain Lifts Travel Advisory

[The Star]THE British government has relaxed the travel advisory against Kenya. (AllAfrica)

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