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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:Parents Sell Children As Kenya's Sex Tourism Normalizes Exploitation

[Global Sisters Report] Malindi -Along the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, leaving footprints on Kenya's white sandy beaches, aging white men and women stroll arm in arm with local girls and boys young enough to be their grandchildren. They are retired tourists, many of whom are drawn to the Kenyan coast by the area's reputation as a haven for sex tourism -- especially with children. (AllAfrica)

Africa:JKIA Feted As Most Improved Airport in Africa

[East African] Travellers passing through Kenya's main air transport hub have singled it out as the most improved airport in the continent. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Meet the People Making Liberia a Hotspot for Tourists

[Observer] Editor's Note: This article is part of a series intended to highlight individuals who are working hard to promote the country's tourism industry. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Minister Attends Tourism Fair in Germany

[ANGOP] Luanda -The minister of Hotels and Tourism, Ângela Bragança, is since last Wednesday in Berlin, Germany, where she is representing the country in the International Tourism Trade Fair of Berlin (ITB), happening from 07 to 12 March. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Minister Edna Molewa On Eastern Cape Double Drift Wildlife Economy Project

[Govt of SA] Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa launches the Double Drift Wildlife Economy Project in Eastern Cape (AllAfrica)

Gambia:Transport Fares in North Bank Remain the Same

[Foroyaa] Commuters plying the Barra Farafenni route have informed this medium that transport fares are still the same as they have been during the former regime in the North Bank Region, despite recent instructions and new tariff, given by the Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure to reduce the fares. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles:Is Your Airbnb in Seychelles Licensed? Government Officials Now Making Checks

[Seychelles News Agency] Unlicensed tourism establishments operating in Seychelles have until March 12 to contact the Ministry of Tourism to change their legal status, the tourism minister said Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Blantyre Establishes Sister City Relationship With Dar es Salaam

[Nyasa Times] Blantyre City Council BCC) says its relationship with Dar es Salaam is of great importance as the two cities are expected to be sharing ideas and expertise in various levels of development between. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Executive Committee On Sudan-Turkey Cooperation Seeks Ways for Making Sawakin International Tourist Destination

[SNA] Khartoum -The Executive Committee on Sudan -Turkey Cooperation held its regular meeting , Tuesday, chaired by its Chairman, Dr Awad Al-Jaz. (AllAfrica)

East Africa:Govts Dangle Tax Breaks, Economic Zones to Volkswagen, General Motors, Hyundai

[East African] Auto makers, who is the fairest of us all? This is the question whose answer informs the region's policies crafted to attract and retain vehicle manufacturers. (AllAfrica)

East Africa:Jambojet May Lower Regional Flight Costs

[Observer] Observers have welcomed the entry of Kenyan airline, Jambojet, into the Ugandan airspace, saying this is likely to reduce the cost of travelling between Entebbe and Nairobi. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Chinese Official Pledges to Rally Tourists to Rwanda

[New Times] The director of Guangzhou tourism municipality Liu Yumei has pledged to work together with Rwandan officials to promote tourism which could see more Chinese tourists visiting Rwanda. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:DA Calls for Urgent Action to Combat Corruption At the Castle of Good Hope

[DA] The DA informed and forwarded the report on serious allegations to the Minister of Defence & Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and the Secretary of Defence, Dr Sam Gulube, to urgently call for a full forensic investigation into the board of the Castle of the Good Hope in Cape Town following allegations of extensive corruption. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Why International Status for Akanu Ibiam Airport Is Being Delayed - Govt

[Guardian] Enugu -The Federal Government has said that for the Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu, to operate full international flights, certain security threats created by property owners must be removed and enhancement of infrastructure must be achieved. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles:Islands of Seychelles Increasingly a Favourite Destination for Weddings, Honeymoons

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles islands are gaining increased recognition as a favourite destination for weddings and honeymoons. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:France Offers to Promote Uganda's Tourism in Europe

[EA Business] Kampala -The French Ambassador to Uganda H.E Stéphanie RIVOAL has said as part of the program line-up to celebrate the second edition of the France-Uganda friendship week due for 17th to 24th March 2018 in Kampala, her government will flow in a team of ten Journalist from France and Belgium to market Ugandan tourism in the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Lagos State Reiterates Commitment to Tourism Promotion

[Vanguard] The Lagos State Govern-ment has released a calendar of over 70 state-sponsored and endorsed arts and culture programmes slated for the rest of this year in its bid to garner visibility for tourism-oriented art programmes. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa:Let's Take This Opportunity to Market Brand Zimbabwe

[The Herald] The stage has been set for what will be the biggest cricket festival -- in terms of the sheer number of countries who have come to town -- to be staged in this country. While we hosted some of our World Cup games back in 2003, only a few countries in our group came to this country, with some based in South Africa and only flying here for their commitments against us. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Customs' Boss Accuses Agents, Others of Pilfering At Lagos Airport

[Guardian] Area Comptroller of the Nigerian Customs Service, Lagos Airport Command, Jayne Shoboiki, yesterday accused cargo agents, ground handlers and officers of pilfering. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Ethiopian Airlines Wins Award

[Guardian] Ethiopian Airlines has been honoured with an award of excellence in aviation at a recent ceremony organised by African Institute for Leadership Excellence in Lagos. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:250 Mln. Birr Tourism Project Underway in Adwa

[Ethiopian Herald] ADWA- A three-year Adwa mountains and victory tourism project was launched here in Adwa town in a bid to promote the historic victory and develop touristic site of the town. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Tourism Parastatal to Launch Nyaminyami Festival

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) will this year launch the Nyaminyami Festival in Kariba as part of its strategy to market the country's tourism destinations. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Victoria Falls to Anchor Proposed Tourism Hub

[The Herald] Johannesburg, South Africa -President Mnangagwa has directed Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira to lead the process in setting up a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for tourism, a project that will see Hwange, Victoria Falls and Kariba transform into a hub of tourism on the entire continent. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Book Review - Road Tripping Through the Secrets of the Eastern Cape Karoo

[Daily Maverick] The wire art formed by young, poor hands in places like Michausdal and Lingelihle is the link between the visitor and the local economy in small Karoo towns like Cradock. And when you move to such a town - and to a new province - you're extraordinarily lucky if you find there the two people who know small-town South Africa best, the journalists and road trippers, Chris Marais and Julienne du Toit. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Keep Walking - Is Coffee Tourism Possible in Ethiopia?

[Ethiopian Herald] These days, when I walk in the streets of Addis Ababa, all I see is traditional coffee shops on every porch of every business building. This is also the case in other major towns and even in the country side. Back in the days, all the foreigners that I have known used to order the strong coffee that are poured out of the noisy machines imported from abroad. Now, the foreigners do not drink their old strong coffee in Addis' five-star hotels anymore. They only go for our traditional coffee which we call 'Yej (AllAfrica)

Seychelles:Sun, Sand and Wi-Fi - 4 Ways to Stay Connected While in Seychelles

[Seychelles News Agency] Although visitors come to Seychelles for a quiet holiday away from their busy everyday lives, they still like to stay connected. Here are four ways to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots in the island nation to help you stay in touch while you're admiring the sand and the sun. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Tourism Minister Begins Re-Engagement Series Tour

[263Chat] The Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Hon. Prisca Mupfumira (MP) is leading a delegation comprising of The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA), the tourism industry and media on her second international re-engagement series tour across major tourism source markets; South Africa, United Kingdom and Germany. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Ministry of Tourism Affirms Its Readiness to Open Horizons of Tourism Cooperation With All Countries in the Region

[SNA] Khartoum, 27 (SANA) - The State Minister for Tourism, Antiquities and Wildlife Adel Daglu has stressed the importance of cooperation in the field of tourism, especially with the pioneering countries in the field of tourism in the region. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Govt Challenges Women Innovation in Tourism

[Daily News] WOMEN working in tourism sector have been challenged to be confident and innovative in a bid to better their lives. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:'Revive Chimanimani Festivals of Arts'

[New Zimbabwe] Minister of State for Provincial Affairs in Manicaland, Monica Mutsvangwa has pleaded with Tourism ministry to help in the revival of Chimanimani Festival of the Arts, saying "the province is starved of entertainment". (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Fearing Tourist Drought, Cape Town Charts a New Relationship With Water

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -"Even if it rains tomorrow, we can never go back to the old way of consuming water" (AllAfrica)

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