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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: Kenya Airways Gets Permit for Direct U.S. Flights

[East African] The United States government has granted Kenya Airways (KQ) a permit to operate direct flights to and from America. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Med-View Boosts Operation With Boeing 777 Aircraft

[Guardian] Med-View airline recently took delivery of Boeing 777-200ER aircraft to boost its international routes network. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: FAAN Urges Patience As Work Begins On Lagos Airport Road

[Guardian] The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has urged passengers to brace up for inconveniences as work begins on the Murtala Muhammed Airport Road in Lagos. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho: Queen Joins Anti-Litter Campaign

[Lesotho Times] QUEEN 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso has called for a clean environment to maintain the country as an attractive tourist destination. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Raging Controversy in Aviation

[This Day] Criticisms have continued to trail the appointment and deployment of staff of the aviation industry since President Muhammadu Buhari came into power. But the latest reorganisation is stormier than ever as it continues to reverberate due to perceived injustice in the exercise. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Free Entry At National Parks

[] Tourism Month is in full swing, with the South African National Park (SANParks) once again opening its doors for free from Monday, 18 September until Friday, 22 September. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SA Tourism Alive With Opportunities

[] Young people from across the country will get to see what's available in tourism careers when the National Tourism Careers Expo starts later this month. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Lion Loose in Gauteng for the Past Six Weeks - Wildlife Organisation

[News24Wire] Wildlife experts said on Thursday evening they aim to capture within the next 24 hours an adult male lion that has been on the loose in the Fochville area, Gauteng, for the past six weeks. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: South West Region - General Elokobi On Road to Safety Campaign

[Cameroon Tribune] He led a road safety team, Sunday, to visit the Muyuka Mile 29 accident spot that claimed the lives of 19 on 19 August, 2017. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Joburg Zoo Reinstated as African Association of Zoos and Aquaria Member

[News24Wire] The Johannesburg Zoo has been reinstated as a member of the African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (Paazab), the City of Johannesburg said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Dana Recruits, Trains More Nigerian Pilots

[This Day] One of Nigeria's airlines, Dana Air has announced the recruitment and training of more Nigerian Pilots in Johannesburg, South Africa and Madrid, Spain, as part of its contribution to the growth and development of the Nigerian aviation industry. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 13th Akwaaba African Travel Market, Fair Opens in Lagos

[Guardian] Akwaaba Travel Market, the biggest travel and tourism fair in West Africa, is set to open in Lagos, on Sunday, September, 10, 2017. The fair, being the 13th edition, is a three-day event holding at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ekiti Governor Claims Nigeria Exiting Recession Not True

[Premium Times] The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has claimed that the announcement that Nigeria was out of economic recession was inaccurate. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Red Sea State Starts Early Preparations for 11th Festival of Tourism and Shopping

[SNA] Port-Sudan -The preparations for the 11 th festival of the Red Sea state for Tourism and Shopping has started, Wednesday, due to be organized during the period 23 November to 11 of next January. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Five Cool Turtle Species You Can See in Seychelles

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, provides fertile feeding grounds for five species of turtles. The islands are nesting grounds for only two species who according to local expert Jeanne Mortimer find the Seychelles safe enough to lay their eggs. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: EAC Tells South Sudan to Comply With Treaty

[East African] South Sudan has been directed to waive visa requirements for all the East African Community partners and offer a duty-free market for all the goods originating from the EAC states. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'Nigeria, Only Country That Refines Crude Oil Outside the Country' - Ex-CBN Director

[Vanguard] Dr Titus Okunronmu, a former Director, Budgetary Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said on Wednesday that is the only country that refines its crude oil outside the country. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Minister Touts Zanzibar's Tourist Hot Spots

[Daily News] The Finance and Planning minister, Dr Khalid Mohamed, has seized the opportunity of the ongoing Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) meeting to promote Zanzibar tourist attractions. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria's Economy Exits Depression, Says Ex-CBN Director

[Guardian] Dr Titus Okunronmu, a former Director, Budgetary Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said on Wednesday that Nigeria's economy had been experiencing depression rather than recession since 2015. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Deal Paves Way For Improved Services at Zanzibar Airports

[Daily News] Zanzibar -THE Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport has signed a consultancy work deal worth 1.9m US dollars with Dar al Handash Consultant (Egypt) Limited, a move that gives a bright future for improved services in the islands airports. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Presidency - Exit From Recession Shows Buhari Is Working

[Daily Trust] The Presidency says the nation's exit from recession is a clear testimony that President Muhammadu Buhari's administration is working for the progress and prosperity of all Nigerians. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Precision Air Launches Flights to Kahama

[Daily News] PRECISION Air launched flights to Kahama Airstrip in Kahama, Shinyanga Region, yesterday, making it the first airline to make scheduled flights to the airstrip, after it was handed to the government authorities for public use. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Le Meridien Combines Tastes of France and Seychelles in New Dining Approach

[Seychelles News Agency] Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove hotel has unveiled a new dining concept -- 'Paris Seychelles' -- that draws upon the island nation's historic French connections. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Corp'n Unveils Policy to Rebuild Tourist Confidence

[Addis Fortune] The policy is introduced in response to the decline in tourists due to the unrest in some parts of the country (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Sabre, Et Ally to Techup

[Addis Fortune] Saber agreed mainly to upgrade the airline's booking system with a cost of 62.5 million dollars (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya Goes It Alone On e-Passport as Neighbours Dither

[East African] Kenya has rolled out the East African Community (EAC) electronic passport, 17 years after discussions to develop the document began. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: NetOne Partners Tourism Authority On Carnival

[The Herald] Mobile phone operator NetOne has partnered the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) for this year's Harare International Carnival, which is already underway. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Five Fun Places in Ghana Tourists Don't Know About

[Business Day] If anyone asks you to name five places in Ghana for tourists to have fun and experience the warmth of this country to the fullest, you may definitely be looking at the very popular tourist destinations, sites and monuments. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Locals Urged to Visit Tourist Attractions

[Daily News] Tanzanians have been advised to cultivate a culture of visiting local tourism attractions instead of leaving the opportunities to foreigners only. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: An Ocean-Side Meal With Your Feet in Seychelles' Sand - Beach Restaurant Reopens

[Seychelles News Agency] Looking for a laid-back restaurant where you can enjoy Seychellois Creole or Italian food while digging your feet in the sand? Kafe Kreol is the place to go. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Direct Flights To China 'Would Attract Tourists'

[Daily News] Arusha -THE Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) has underscored the need for direct flights from Tanzania to China, to attract more Chinese tourists and reduce the costs emanating from connecting flights. (AllAfrica)

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