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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: Saudi Arabia Lifts Quota On Muslim Pilgrims

[Guardian] Succour is around the corner for intending pilgrims in Nigeria, as the Saudi Arabian government lifts the quota on number of pilgrims allowed to perform the yearly hajj rites. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: Zimbabwe Most Expensive Tourist Destination in Region

[The Herald] Isdore Guvamombe -Zimbabwe is by far the most expensive tourist destination compared to other destinations in the Sadc region and beyond. But for the benefit of all and sundry, let me restrict this instalment to the Sadc region. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'Politicising Safety Issues Will Destroy Aviation Industry'

[This Day] A former Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Sule Ozenua has warned that subjecting critical safety issues to political debate would finally kill the beleaguered aviation industry and make Nigeria lose international ratings it has gained over the years. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nama Boss Seek Support to Enhance Airspace Safety

[Guardian] Newly appointed Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, has solicited the support of staff as he aims at making the nation's airspace safer than he met it. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Airlines Lament Harsh Operating Environment, Seek Govt's Intervention

[This Day] Nigerian airlines have said that most of the operators may end schedule flight services this year, unless government takes urgent steps to resolve lingering issues that have hampered their operations. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Lodge Wins Global Prize

[Citizen] Arusha -A global online accommodation booking website,, has given a prestigious award to an Arusha-based lodge, thanks to the latter's attractive location and friendly services. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Tourism Minister Mzembi to Launch UNWTO Bid

[Financial Gazette] THE Minister of Tourism and Hospitality industry, Walter Mzembi, will formally launch his candidature for the United Nations World tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary general post on Thursday at the organisation's headquarters in Madrid, Spain. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Eco-Huts Attract Tourists, and Cash, to Kenyan Herding Communities

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Laikipia -A modern version of the Maasai traditional dwelling, equipped with clean energy, is helping tribal women earn an income In the late evening, Eunice Kaparo and Rosemary Nenini finish up their daily cleaning routine in the modern Maasai dwellings, or manyattas, owned by the Twala women's group. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Group Calls for Radical Tourism Policy Changes

[Financial Gazette] THE Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) says radical policy changes are required to spur growth in the tourism industry, which has been undermined by hostile polices and sloppy marketing by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA). (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Fire Guts Kyambura Game Lodge

[Monitor] Fire has gutted Kyambura Game lodge in Kicwamba Sub County in Rubirizi District. The fire is said to have started from the nearby Queen Elizabeth National park before spreading to the cottages in Kyambura Game lodge on Wednesday evening. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Leading Conservationists Hail China's Ivory Ban

[Focac] Nairobi -The Chinese government's decision to terminate ivory processing and trade by the end of 2017 marked a critical milestone in the journey toward eliminating poaching and other threats to Africa's elephant species, a conservationist group said on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Minister Malusi Gigaba - 2016 Festive Season Traveller Statistics

[SA Govt] Statement by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on the 2016 festive season traveller statistics: GCIS Head Office (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: 3 Chinese Nationals in Court Over Ivory Haul

[Daily News] Three Chinese nationals, Xiao Shaodan (30), Chen Jianlin (35) and Liang Hu (31), appeared before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday charged with leading organised crime relating to several pieces of elephant tusks valued at over 7bn/-. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Senate Fails to Stop Abuja Airport's Closure

[Guardian] Abuja -The Senate yesterday ended a marathon debate on the planned closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja but failed to persuade the executive arm of government to reverse it. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: For the House of Culture, Tourism to Breathe Again

[Guardian] Last week, the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture invited technical and financial bids for the execution of some capital projects in line with the approved budget for the 2016 financial year. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt, AON Move to Improve Domestic Air Travel

[This Day] Airline Operators of Nigerian (AON) has pledged its readiness to partner the federal government to remove impediments to domestic air transportation in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Why Abuja Airport Closure May Exceed Scheduled Six Weeks

[This Day] Abuja -Construction giant, Julius Berger, Tuesday expressed its preparedness to ensure the completion of the repair of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport runway, Abuja, scheduled to take off on March 8, 2017, within the stipulated six weeks. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Closure of Abuja Airport

[Daily Trust] The Senate last week kicked against the planned six-week closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja beginning from March 8 in order to carry out repairs on its runway and taxi ways. Senate also summoned Minister of State for Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika and other senior aviation officials to explain the rationale behind the closure of the Federal Capital Territory's only airport, a beehive of local and international air traffic. The Senate resolution was upon a motion brought by Senator Hop (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Forest Lodge Investment Earns Income, Promotes Tourism

[Monitor] Uganda's Primate Lodge was selected among the best 19 tourism accommodations for travellers to look out for in the years to come by Essence, a Black Women Magazine in the United States of America. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Aviation Professionals Back Abuja Airport Closure

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The planned closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja has got the backing of Aviation professionals under the aegis of Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP). (AllAfrica)

Africa: Africa Hails China's Move to Close Ivory Markets

[Daily News] A coalition of 15 African countries has welcomed China's commitment to closing its domestic ivory markets by the end of 2017, saying the move signalled Beijing's goodwill in protecting Africa's elephants. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: MEC Alan Winde On Western Cape Tourism

[SA Govt] The forecast for Western Cape tourism in 2017 is very encouraging. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Lonely Planet Names Ethiopia Among Top Ten Destinations

[EA Business] The largest travel guide-book publisher, Lonely Planet, cataloged Ethiopia among the top ten 2017 world tourist destinations. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Tourism Year for Uganda

[EA Business] Kampala -Uganda's Ministry of Tourism has stated that the year 2017 is a year for tourism sector development hence tasking its tourism promotion and conservation agencies to initiate new ideas which will drive the sector for the next four years. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Why China's Ivory Trade Ban Shouldn't Wait Till Year-End

[Citizen] A few days before the world celebrated the end of 2016, the Chinese government announced its decision to ban ivory trade by the end of 2017. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Rethinking Uganda Airlines

[Independent (Kampala)] Analysts say the government needs Shs800bn subsidy annually to keep national carrier in the air (AllAfrica)

Africa: China's Move to Close Ivory Market Hailed

[Focac] Nairobi -A coalition of 15 African countries on Friday welcomed China's commitment to closing its domestic ivory markets by the end of 2017, saying the move signals Beijing's goodwill in protecting Africa's elephants. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: UWA to Sell Seized 7 Tons Poaching Gear to Metal Recycling Companies

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Wild Life Authority has seized tons of poaching gear in Murchison Falls National Park due partly to be destroyed and some sold as scrap. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Ethiopian to Stretch Wings to Antananarivo

[Ethiopian Herald] Africa's largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines announced that it would add Antananarivo,Madagascar, to its network as of March 28, 2017. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Narrow Escape From Rip Current for Ballito Bathers

[News24Wire] Quick thinking saved the lives of five bathers who were swept away from the shoreline in Ballito on Sunday, IPSS Medical Rescue said. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Two Poachers Shot Dead Near Key Tourist Spot

[News24Wire] Poachers in Zimbabwe are getting more daring: two were shot dead right near Hwange Main Camp, a top spot for bush-loving tourists, according to the state Parks and Wildlife Management Authority. (AllAfrica)

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