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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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Egypt: Egypt Screens Sudanese Arrivals for Cholera

[Radio Dabanga] Cairo / El Gedaref / Nyala / El Tadamon -Egypt's Cairo airport has started screening passengers arriving from Sudan for signs of cholera because of the reported outbreak. Activists arrested during a seminar on cholera have been released in Sudan. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Minister Baptista Attends Tourism Meeting

[ANGOP] Foz Do Iguaçu -Angola is attending since Wednesday in the Brazilian tourist city of Foz de Iguaçu, Parana, the IX meeting of the Ministers of Tourism of CPLP, with a delegation headed by Minister of Hotels and Tourism, Paulino Baptista, reads a press note that reached Angop on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Youth in Tourism Conference Preparations Underway

[The Herald] Tourism has of late become one of the strongest drivers of world trade and prosperity. However, poverty alleviation has remained one of the greatest global challenges. Despite turbulent times for the world's economies, these basic facts are unlikely to change. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: New Floating Restaurant Boosts Entebbe Tourism Potential

[Monitor] Entebbe -The construction of a high-end restaurant on water along the shores of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, is taking shape, with the first phase of the luxurious facility complete. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Return of Dinosaurs' Remains From Germany Not Profitable - Govt

[Citizen] Dodoma -The government has ruled out the possibility of returning to the country remains of two dinosaurs taken to Germany from Lindi region between 1909 and 1913. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: FAAN Blames Reconstruction Work for Leaky Roof At Lagos Airport

[Guardian] Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has attributed the leaky roofs currently being experienced by travellers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, to ongoing construction exercise at the popular entry port. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Airlines Lose N20 Billion Annually to Bird Strikes

[This Day] There are indications that Nigerian airlines might be losing as much as N20 billion to bird strike annually, as the frequency of such incidents has increased over the years without efforts to curtail them by concerned authorities. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tourism Revenue to Slip Down This Year - PWC

[Daily News] Imposition of VAT on tourism is projected to be felt this year as hotel room revenue expected to decline further, PwC cautioned in a report. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Aero Raises the Bar With Maintenance Facility

[This Day] The desire of airline operators to have Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Nigeria, is gradually becoming a reality. In the next six weeks, Nigeria's oldest airline, Aero Contractors would start C-check maintenance of Boeing classics, Boeing B737-300, B737-400 and B737-500 in addition to Bombardier Dash 400 and helicopters. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: State Orders Confiscation of Poaching Weapons

[Daily News] Natural Resources and Tourism Minister, Professor Jumanne Maghembe, yesterday ordered special operation to confiscate all poaching weapons to keep the country's wildlife safe. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Gulu to Build Recreation Centre in World's Biggest Hut

[Observer] If all goes as planned, the biggest hut in the world will be found in Gulu district. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: 100 People Charged Over Poaching Since 2014

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has taken 100 people to court and fined them a total of Sh1.1 billion for poaching between 2014 and 2017. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Serengeti - Singita Boosts Monitoring Project With Vehicle

[Daily News] Serengeti -Singita Grumeti has donated a vehicle and dedicated it to Serengeti Ecological Monitoring Project, which aims to ensure that there is sustainable conservation of Serengeti National Park (SENAPA). (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Qatar to Allow Residents of Seychelles Visa-Free Travel

[Seychelles News Agency] Qatar is giving residents of Seychelles visas on arrival as a result of negotiations with the Seychelles Foreign Affairs Department. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Want a Comfy Ride to Seychelles? Qatar Airways Named Best Airline

[Seychelles News Agency] An airline that makes regular flights to Seychelles - Qatar Airways - has been awarded the ranking of top airline in the world for 2017, while Seychelles' national carrier, Air Seychelles, dropped 13 places. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Tourist Arrivals Up 10% This Year, KTB Says

[Nation] Tourist arrivals grew by 10.6 per cent this financial year, according to Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) chief executive officer Betty Radier. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Tourism Board Tenders Under Probe

[Namibian] Namibia's anti-graft agency is still investigating cases of alleged corruption in the Namibia Tourism Board's procurement system, three years after the case has been reported. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Football Legend Beckham and Bollywood Icon Bachchan Promote Tourism

[Daily News] Moshi -The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) is working towards incorporating efforts of global super stars such as legendary English player, David Beckham and Bollywood icon, Amitabh Bachchan in promoting the country as prime destination. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: NCAA Directs Telcos to Obtain Permit Before Erecting Masts Around Airports

[This Day] The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has in strong terms warned all network operators to ensure they always obtained Aviation Height Clearance (AHC) permits and licences before the construction of high rise structures in order not to endanger flights. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Calls for Rail Passengers Rights to Be Secured

[Govt of SA] The SAHRC Calls for Urgent Action to Be Taken to Secure the Rights of Rail Passengers (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 2017 Budget - Fashola Condemns National Assembly's Name-Calling Tactic

[Guardian] The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has expressed concern over the reaction of the National Assembly to his observations on the 2017 Budget as passed the legislature. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: You Need Passport, Visa and More

[East African] Recently on arrival at one of the airports in the region, a traveller caused a stir when he insisted on being "exempted" from producing a yellow fever card since he had a US passport. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Israel Invites Tanzanian Pilgrims to Visit Holy Cities

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Israel has invited Tanzanian pilgrims to visit holy cities at reduced cost. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Govt Gets Chinese Buy-in for Victoria Falls 'Disneyland' Project - Report

[News24Wire] In a development likely to get conservationists worried, Zimbabwe has signed an agreement with Chinese investors to develop its 'Disneyland in Africa' concept near the prime resort of Victoria Falls. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: EAC's Open Borders

[East African] Five years ago, the East African Tourism Platform was set up to promote regional tourism. In that time, national tourism roundtables have been established and operationalised in all five partner states. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania/Kenya: Hospitality Impresses Kenyan and Tottenham Midfielder Wanyama

[Daily News] Tottenham Hotspurs Kenyan midfielder has thanked Ubungo municipality for naming a street in his honour. The honour came just 24 hours after he named Kenya's most influential sporting personality. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Ngorongoro - a Sparkling Tourism Jewel

[Daily News] Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa ordered early this year that a fresh human population census and a cattle count be carried out in Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA). (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Cape Town Office Block Converted Into Hotel, Apartments

[News24Wire] Boutique developer Signatura is evolving Nedbank's black glass and steel modernist head office at 57 Heerengracht Street into a stylish residential and hospitality development, called The Onyx. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SA Hotel Industry Poised for Growth

[] Pretoria -The hotel industry in South Africa is poised for growth, says Tourism Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe - Hotel Show Africa

[Govt of SA] Keynote address by Deputy Minister of Tourism Elizabeth Thabethe at the Hotel Show in Johannesburg (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Why Ethiopia Is the 'Land of Origins'?

[Ethiopian Herald] A year elapsed since Ethiopia changed its national tourism motto: 'Thirteen Months of Sunshine' to the 'Land of Origins'. The former tourism motto served over a century in motivating the nation's diversified natural and man-made tourism endowments. (AllAfrica)

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