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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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Ethiopia: ETO to Award Diaspora Businesses for Tourism Contribution

[Reporter]The newly established Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO) is set to award Ethiopians doing businesses abroad for their contributions to the tourism sector, which many believe is an untapped sector in Ethiopia. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Tamed By the Wild At Akagera National Park

[New Times]It is always good to have more than one perspective of something before you can authoritatively talk about. I can therefore confidently say that when it comes to Akagera National Park, I feel I am in that position. You see I've had the rare opportunity of visiting Akagera twice in less than a year. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Stakeholders Meet to Eliminate Tour Setbacks

[Daily News]IN recognition of the huge potential for Tanzania to become the best tour destination in the continent, stakeholders in the tour industry both local and international have seen the need to convene a meeting in Arusha to deliberate on strategies to unravel factors impeding rapid growth of the sector. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: The 2014, Tourism Month to Empower Local Communities

[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -Government on Thursday said 'this year's national tourism month' will focus on the ability of tourism and empower people and provide them with skills to achieve change in their local communities. (AllAfrica)

West Africa: South Africa Issues Travel Bans Over Ebola Fears

[SAPA]Pretoria -Cabinet has issued an immediate travel ban for non-South Africans from countries affected by the Ebola virus outbreak, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Jumbo Population Triples in Serengeti Eco-System

[Daily News]Arusha -MANY elephants are reportedly moving southward from Kenya to Tanzania, according to results of the new aerial wildlife census conducted in the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania and the Maasai-Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: Safari Hunting Ban Lifted - Big Cats Spared

[Zambia Reports]Tourism and Arts Minister Jean Kapata has with immediate effect lifted the ban on Safari hunting that was imposed by then Tourism Minister Sylvia Masebo. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Tourism Policy Inconsistent

[Financial Gazette]TOURISM Minister Walter Mzembi is determined to bring back the shine and goodwill of Zimbabwe and make the country an attractive place for all visitors. For this to happen, there must be unity of purpose and harmony in all government departments. Indeed it is not a secret that Zimbabwe is endowed with a diversity of world class tourism attractions that have, unfortunately, not been fully utilised owing to policy inconsistencies and the politicisation of policy-making and decision-making processes. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: South Africa's West Coast Explodes in Colour

[SA Info]It's "flower safari" time as South Africa's West Coast National Park prepares for its annual influx of visitors, come to see the spectacular spring flower displays that take place every August and September. (AllAfrica)

West Africa: South Africa Bans Travellers From Ebola-Affected Countries

[SA Info]South Africa has imposed a travel ban on foreign nationals travelling from West African countries identified as high-risk in order to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country, unless such travel is considered absolutely essential. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Marsa Alam City Becomes Part of Luxor - Governor

[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The Red Sea touristic city of Marsa Alam has become a part of Luxor, the Upper Egypt's governor announced on Thursday as reported by the state news agency MENA. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: How Culture, Tourism Stimulate Growth in Aviation

[Guardian]Abuja -DEVELOPMENT of culture and tourism products in a country is essential ingredients for the success of any national carrier. This was the submission of the Managing Director, International Services, Ethiopian Airline, Esayas Woldemariam Hailu. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Chaine Des Rotisseurs Dinner in Mombasa

[The Star]The Chaine Des Rotisseurs is an international association of gastronomy founded in Paris in 1950 and dedicated to fine cuisine. The Mombasa chapter of the organisation is currently under the leadership of Mrs Shabnam Nayer. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Seeking a Way Out of FAAN's Growing Debt

[This Day]The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, with debts of over N45 billion, is mired in a financial crisis. Chinedu Eze writes that new revenue streams and cost cutting measures should be introduced urgently to put the authority on a sound financial footing (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria, Our Heritage Project to Sell Nigeria's Tourism - - Jonathan

[Vanguard]President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the 'Nigeria, Our Heritage Project' will overhauls the country's image globally and promote the country's tourism and cultural heritage. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Madrid Legends Tour Is Blessing for Tanzania

[Daily News]TANZANIA's football and tourism sectors are set to gain immensely as a galaxy of former Real Madrid stars is set to descend in the country for a tour and interact with fans. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Business Traveller Africa Awards Debuts September 18

[Daily Independent]Future Group, the publishers of Business Traveller Africa magazine in association with its Lagos-based affiliate, Tradeblazers, TNS South Africa and partner South African Tourism will be hosting the inaugural Business Traveller Africa Nigeria Awards this year. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Domestic Tourism - Abuccima Joins Forces With NTDC

[Daily Independent]The Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ABUCCIMA) has pledged to form a strategic alliance with the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) to promote Nigeria's tourism industry, using domestic tourism as a catalyst. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kandie Picks Team to Boost Tourism

[The Star]A task force on tourism has been formed in the wake of reports that hotels at the Coast were closing down due to lack of visitors. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Ambassadors Are Crucial in Promoting the Tourism Sector

[Ethiopia Government]The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has said that Ethiopia's Ambassadors play crucial role in promoting the country as a tourist destination and in building up the positive image of the country. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Who's in - Who's Out - Sirleaf's Cabinet Travel Ban Deadline Ends

[FrontPageAfrica]Sirleaf's one week deadline mandating officials of government ministries, Agencies, Public Corporations, Commissions, and Parastatals to return home in wake of the deadly Ebola outbreak expired Monday with several officials still out of the country while some are said to still be making efforts to find their way back. The clock has begun to tick to see what the president will do. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Tourism, Manpower Ministers Sign Cooperation Protocol

[Egypt Online]Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab attended the signing ceremony of cooperation protocol between Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou and Manpower and Immigration Minister Nahed Ashri to hone the skills of employees working in the tourism sector in line with international standards. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: South Africans Encouraged to Travel

[]Pretoria -South Africans are encouraged to travel within the country during Tourism Month, in September, says Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 'When I Die, Please Scatter My Ashes in Amboseli'

[The Star]Swiss tourist Isler Hildegaard, 76, has been visiting Kenya twice a year since 1971. She now wants to be buried in her adopted home. (AllAfrica)

North Africa: Maghreb Visitors Boost Tunisia Tourism

[Magharebia]Tunis -Tunisia's tourism sector rebounded this summer, thanks in large part to the continuous trickle of Maghreb vacationers, especially Algerians and Libyans. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Elephants May Be Wiped Out By 2024, New Study Shows

[The Star]Elephants could become extinct if illegal wildlife trade, which has reached alarming levels is not checked, a new report has warned. The study, published in yesterday's issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, led by George Wittemyer of Colorado State University, says new elephants births are not keeping pace with the killings. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Governor Khan Says Protecting the Biodiversity Is Part of Govt's Priority

[Daily Observer]Crr -The Governor of the Central River Region (CRR), Alhaji Omar Khan has revealed that protecting the biodiversity is part of government's priority as most of the biodiversity are disappearing, and there is a need to protect the remaining ones. (AllAfrica)

West Africa: Cofek Sues to Stop KQ From Flying to West African Cities

[The Star]A lobby group has moved to court seeking to stop Kenya Airways from flying to West African countries hit by the deadly Ebola outbreak. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 20 Hotels Remain Shut As Tourism Takes Hit

[Capital FM]Nairobi -At least 20 hotels have closed down in the coastal region since May this year following issuance of several travel advisories that have seen a reduction in the number of tourist arrivals. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: Zambia On Course to 1.2 Million Tourist Target

[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA is on course to attain the projected 1.2 million international tourist arrivals by the end of the year despite the Ebola epidemic. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Miss Tourism Nairobi Set to Market City

[The Star]The Nairobi government yesterday launched Miss Tourism beauty pageant to help market the city as a tourist destination hub. (AllAfrica)

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