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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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Tunisia: Nationality of 33 Tourists, Victims of Sousse Terrorist Attack Identified (health Ministry)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -The National Health Ministry said Tuesday in a statement the nationality of 33 tourists, victims of last Friday's terrorist attack on a hotel in Sousse was identified. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: EFCC Dock 2 Tourism Travel Agents Over Alleged N70 Million Fraud

[Guardian] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two officials of a travel agency for allegedly swindling and defrauding several Nigerians to the tune of N70 million. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Fastjet Starts Flights to Malawi

[Nyasa Times] Lilongwe -Fastjet, Africa's low-cost airline, has been granted a foreign operators' permit from the Malawian authorities to start flights between Lilongwe, capital of Malawi and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: Zambezi Sun Rebrands

[Times of Zambia] ZAMBEZI Sun Hotel in Livingstone has rebranded to Avani Victoria Falls Resort with immediate effect. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: TCZ Strikes Strategic Partneship

[Times of Zambia] THE Tourism Council of Zambia (TCZ) has partnered with the Government and private sector to enhance the marketing aspect in the tourism industry. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Slow First Quarter for Tourism Sector

[New Era] FNB Namibia and Fenata have released the first tourism/travel index for 2015 which hints towards lower tourist activity within the country as the index dropped 12.8 percent quarter on quarter. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Top Hotel and Resort in Gambia - Two

[Daily Observer] Coco Ocean Resort & Spa is the newest and most opulent five star boutique resort and spa in The Gambia. Set next to the beautiful Bijilo Beach the 89 suites offer a variety of accommodation with terraces, balconies, garden or sea view. All have air conditioning, ceiling fans, writing desks, direct dial telephones, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, mini bar, safe, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer and bathroom amenities. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: 'We Need Govt to Go to Upcountry Hotels'

[Observer] Uganda's tourism sector has grown tremendously over the years, and has become the country's main foreign exchange earner. To grow it further, a well-developed hotel sector is crucial. Alon Mwesigwa sought the views of the new Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA) boss JEANNE BYAMUGISHA on how best the hotel industry can be developed. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Promote Positive Image of Uganda, Minister Tells Media

[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, has pleaded with the media and Ugandans to churn out positive stories that can promote the country's image and attract tourists. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015 Kicks Off Sept in South Africa

[This Day] Africa's premier international trade fair - Bauma Conexpo Africa - for construction sector machinery/assets, building material machines, mining machines and related sectors, has been scheduled for 15-18 September 2015, in Johannesburg Expo Centre, South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Grenadines Home Is a Game Changer, Says Adesope

[This Day] The nation's real estate sector is becoming more sophisticated with the entrance of international players. Regardless, the Director of Grenadines Homes, Mr. Adeyinka Adesope believes it will bring out the best in everybody and, even in the nation's physical environment. In this interview, he describes Grenadines as a game changer in the terrain... (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Bayelsa Tourism Agency Tasks Film Producers On Ijaw Culture

[Leadership] The director-general of Bayelsa State Tourism Development Agency, Mrs. Ebiere Irene Musah, has tasked Ijaw film makers to reflect moral uprightness and fairness which she described as the hallmark of Izon people in their works. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Visa Scam - EFCC Arrests Two VIP Express Tourism Staff

[This Day] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has rounded up two officials of the VIP Express Tourism Limited, a travel agency that is alleged to have swindled hundreds of Nigerians to the tune of N70million. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia: Set of Urgent Measures to Be Taken for Tourist Sector

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -An inner cabinet meeting will be held, Monday afternoon, to decide urgent measures for the tourist sector after the terrorist attack perpetrated, Friday June 26, 2015 in a hotel unit of El-Kantaoui (Sousse), Cabinet Chief of the Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Nabil Bziouche underlined. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: In Air Travel - VP Boakai Warns Against Compromising International Protocols

[Heritage] Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has underscored the need for collaborative efforts that borders on the prevention and management of public health events which are critical for the aviation industry and similarly vital to the safety and security of air transport travelers. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia: Nationality of 27 Tourists Victims of Sousse Terrorist Attack Identified - Health Ministry

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -According to an updated toll, Tuesday, the forensic medicine department in Charles Nicolle hospital identified 27 tourists killed in the terrorist attack Friday, June 26 on a hotel in Sousse. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Consultative Council Analyses Cabo Ledo, Calandula and Okavango Tourist Zones

[ANGOP] Icolo E Bengo -The participants in the VII Broad Consultative Council of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, taking place in Catete, municipality of Icolo and Bengo, Luanda, is analysing this Tuesday the actions around the Cabo Ledo, Calandula and Okavango tourist zone. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Consultative Council Examines Cabo Ledo, Calandula and Okavango Tourist Zones

[ANGOP] Icolo E Bengo -The participants in the VII Broad Consultative Council of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, taking place in Catete, municipality of Icolo and Bengo, Luanda, is analysing this Tuesday the actions around the Cabo Ledo, Calandula and Okavango tourist zone. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 400 Tourists for Tour De Tuli 2015

[The Herald] At least 400 tourists will participate in this year's edition of the Tour de Tuli tourism expedition that will be held between 13 and 18 August. The event is held in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA), which is made up of Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Zim to Carry Out Tourism Survey

[The Herald] Zimbabwe will next month begin a tourism satellite account (TSA) visitor survey whose findings will be used to measure the contribution of the sector to the national economy. TSAs are defined as statistical instruments designed to measure tourism performance and its contribution to the economy. A TSA also allows for the generation of tourism economic data that is comparable with other national statistics. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: More Travellers in Transit in SA

[News24Wire] A total of 3 217 754 travellers (arrivals and departures) passed through South African ports of entry in March 2015, according to a report released by Statistics SA on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: Tourist Capital Hosts Environmental Sustainability Festival

[Times of Zambia] AFTER the 20th session of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly in August 2013, Livingstone has played host to other major local and international gatherings. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Hotels and Tourism Minister Acknowledges Need for Heavy Investments

[ANGOP] Icolo E Bengo -The minister of Hotels and Tourism, Pedro Mutinde Monday, in the village of Catete, municipality of Icolo e Bengo, in Luanda, acknowledged that tourism is a complicated industry that requires heavy investments and it is not refundable in five years. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tour Group Rates Serengeti Highly

[EA Business] Dar es Salaam -Serengeti National Park in Tanzania was rated Africa's best safari park for the sheer variety of wildlife, abundance of predators and the annual spectacular wildebeest migration. (AllAfrica)

Algeria: Training, Quality Services Requirements for Tourism Development

[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Minister of Planning, Tourism and Craft Industry Amar Ghoul, insisted Sunday in Algiers, on the importance of training and providing quality services for the development of tourism and the economy outside hydrocarbons. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Serengeti Ranked Top African Safari Spot

[Daily News] Arusha -Tanzania's second largest national park, Serengeti has scored the highest in the latest grading of Africa's best safari destinations, beating 140 other entries from an in-depth study of over 3,000 reviews by global tourists, safari companies and industry experts. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Chobe Grapples With Cross Border Poaching

[Botswana Daily News] Kasane -Chobe District council chairman, Mr Mwanota Kachana, says cross border poaching remains a major concern in the district. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Conservationists to Move South Africa Lions to Rwanda

[Al Jazeera] A group that runs wildlife parks in Africa plans to move seven lions from South Africa to Rwanda, where conservationists say the lion population was wiped out 15 years ago. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Govt Imports Lions to Boost Tourism

[New Times] Rwandans could, effective next week, start seeing lions in person at their backyard after seven are flown in from South African. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Ethiopia to Attract More Hotel Projects

[Reporter] Hilton leads chain developments in the continent (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Beautiful and Twisted - the Story of Virunga National Park

[Daily Maverick] Virunga National Park is one of Africa's treasure troves, and one of its most toxic, and intoxicating, killing fields. Under threat from various armed militias as well as poaching, illegal fishing and charcoal harvesting, and now, oil exploration, it is one of the most biodiverse, ecologically rich places on earth. TONY WEAVER talks to the park's chief warden, a man with one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. (AllAfrica)

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