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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:Security Operatives Impound Davido's Luggage At Mmia

[This Day] About 17 check-in luggage of the popular Nigerian music artist, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, have been impounded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, by security operatives. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Dar Sets Out to Sell Unique Tourism Nuggets Globally

[Daily News] MEMBERS of the country's branding committee have been urged to come up with a compelling and positive brand image for the nation. The Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Hamisi Kigwangalla, made the call in Dar es Salaam yesterday at the official launch of the committee. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Tanzania Publishes New Fees for Tourism Players

[Citizen] The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism has announced new fee rates and charges to be paid by tour operators and safari outfitters following the amendment of tourism fees and charges regulation. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Recession Has Reduced Medical Tourism - Experts

[Leadership] The recession in Nigeria has affected medical tourism in many ways, as doctors in private practice have expressed that many more people are staying home for health care. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Western Cape Tourism On International and Domestic Tourists

[Govt of SA] December 2017 'peak season': 11.5% increase in international arrivals; regional trips on the rise" (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Fresh Initiative to Help Tourism

[Daily News] THE future is bright for further growth of the country's tourism sector as the government plans to have a special month for cultural heritage tourism activities annually. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Tour Operator Licenses Tenure Extended By One Month

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Ministry of Natural Resources has assured tour operators and safari outfitters that their business licenses which were supposed to expire by the end of 2017, can still be recognised up to January 31, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Coast Hails Increase in Tourists From Botswana

[New Era] Walvis Bay -The coastal tourism and hospitality fraternity says there was a notably decline in the number of visitors from South Africa during the festive season, but observed an increase in visitors from Botswana. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Enhancing Conference Tourism

[Ethiopian Herald] According to a recent study conducted by Dawit Tesfaye under a title 'Analysis of the Development of Convention Tourism in Addis Ababa,' conference tourism sector has been growing dramatically to become a dominant player in an economy. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Hotel Ranking Enhances Competitiveness - Ministry

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT) says that the second phase of hotel star rating would play an essential role in enhancing the hospitality sector and boosting international competitiveness. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rwanda Tourist Attractions Showcased At Dutch Exhibition

[New Times] For the ninth time, Rwanda is showcasing its tourist attractions at the Vakantiebeurs tourism exhibition, the largest tourism exhibition in the Benelux - Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg - this week. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Budget Adoption Uncertain As Parliament Blasts Health Allocation

[New Zimbabwe] Adoption of the 2018 national budget could hit a brick wall amid indications that parliament wants more money for its operations and to the health ministry allocation increased. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Tourism Should Be Regulated, Before It Is Too Late...

[IPS] Rome -This year, we will have 3 million tourists each day wandering the world. This massive phenomenon is without precedent in human history and is happening (as usual), with only one consideration in mind: money. We should pause and take a look at its social, cultural and environmental impact and take remedial measures, because they are becoming seriously negative if things are left as they are. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles:Seychelles Islands Foundation Begins Monitoring of Black Parrot Breeding Season

[Seychelles News Agency] The breeding season of the endemic black parrot of Seychelles has started, and as is customary every year, the Seychelles Islands Foundation research team has begun its monitoring exercise. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigerian Businesses in Focus At Sierra Leone's Presidential Poll

[Guardian] As preparations for the Sierra Leone presidential election scheduled for March 7 heat up, Nigeria business interest has become a major focus of campaign between the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the major opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and its splinter faction, the National Grand Coalition (NGC). (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Tourist Stabbed Several Times On Cape Town Beach

[News24Wire] A man believed to be an Egyptian tourist has been stabbed at least 10 times in an apparent robbery on Noordhoek Beach in Cape Town on Saturday night. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Hot Air Balloon Crash - One South African Dead, Two Injured in Egypt

[News24Wire] Three South Africans were aboard the sightseeing hot air balloon, which crashed in Luxor, Egypt on Friday, killing one tourist and injuring seven, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has confirmed. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles:Visitor Arrivals to Seychelles Sets New Record in 2017

[Seychelles News Agency] Visitor arrivals into the country for 2017 surpassed predictions made by the Seychelles Tourism Board, setting a new record of nearly 350,000 visitors. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Namibia Among '22 Hot Destinations' During 2018

[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia is among the Bloomberg's "22 destinations that will be especially hot this year" and recommended during 2018. The others are St. Kitts, Jordan, Dundee Scotland, Georgia, Cambodia, Chilean Patagonia, Abu Dhabi, Borneo, Singapore, Slovenia, Los Angeles, Florence, Fiji, South Korea, Salvador in Brazil, Washington in USA, Los Cabos of Mexico, New Orleans in USA, Southern Tanzania, Copenhagen, and Tunisia. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Tourist Killed, 12 Injured When Balloon Fell Down in Luxor

[Egypt Online] A female tourist was killed and 12 others were injured when a balloon fell down in Luxor on Friday morning due to bad weather. (AllAfrica)

Zambia:Luapula Tourism Sector to Create More Jobs

[Times of Zambia] THE tourism industry in Luapula province will create thousands jobs for the local people this year because of the planned extensive promotion, Luapula Minister Nickson Chilangwa has said. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Youth Entrepreneurship Development, Agriculture, Tourism and Entertainment - the Case of Liberia (1)

[Observer] According to Goivana E. Rayes, development is a social condition within a nation, in which the authentic needs of its population are satisfied by the rational and sustainable use of natural resources and systems. Liberia is naturally endowed with beautiful beaches, rainforest, iron ore, timber, diamond, gold, rubber, etc. It is the oldest republic on the continent of Africa, 170 years old. The population is very youthful, 65% is below 35. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Skydiving Marvel Boosts Kwale Tourism, Puts It On World Map

[Nation] Diani seaside town in Kwale County was Tuesday put on the world map by a group of 34 local and international divers who leaped out of the sky at 12,000 feet, to the joy of spectators. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Crocodile Mauls Tourist

[The Herald] A tourist was attacked and killed by crocodiles in Matopos National Park, Matabeleland South, on Sunday while another was seriously injured. Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Mr Tinashe Farawo confirmed the incident to The Herald today. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:President-Elect Weah's Colossal Challenges

[Observer] The word colossal simply means enormous, huge, massive. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Several Tourists Stranded On Table Mountain

[News24Wire] Several tourists have been left stranded on Table Mountain following a climbing incident involving three people, Wilderness Search and Rescue (WSAR) said on Monday evening. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:MEC Alan Winde On New Year Message

[Govt of SA] Minister Alan Winde's New Year Message to residents and tourists (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Enterprise Set to Benefit Communities From Forest, Wildlife Sources Dev't

[Ethiopian Herald] Oromia Forest and Wildlife Enterprise (OFWE) said it is working aggressively to benefit communities from forest and wildlife resources through undertaking sustainable conservation and development. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Actor Richard E. Grant Mugged On Holiday

[News24Wire] Internationally acclaimed actor Richard E Grant was apparently mugged in Cape Town while in South Africa on holiday. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Inside Story of Free Yellow Fever Drugs

[Monitor] Kampala -The yellow fever vaccination card has become the second most important document after the passport for travellers in Uganda. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Govt Takes Control of Its Own Skies

[VOA] The Somali government has retaken control of its air space after more than two decades. Air traffic over the Horn of Africa nation had been controlled by the United Nations from neighboring Kenya since 1992, a year after the Somali civil war broke out. (AllAfrica)

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