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EXPERIENCE GORRILA SAFARI IN UGANDA

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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East Africa: Kenya Rolls Out Special Licence for Tour Vans

[East African] Kenya has rolled out a special tourism service vehicle licence (TSV), effectively shutting public service vehicle operators, who usually convert their vehicles into tour vans during tourism peak seasons, out of the business. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mzembi Loses UN World Tourism Post

[New Zimbabwe] Tourism and Hospitality Minister Walter Mzembi has lost his bid to become the next Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). (AllAfrica)


Africa: Where to Unwind After Transform Africa Summit

[New Times] As the Transform Africa Summit (TAS) comes to an end, we recommend some of the country's most interesting places and activities-from cool bars to great eateries and historic monuments. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Air India Set to Resume Nairobi Flights After Seven-Year Absence

[Nation] India's national carrier, Air India, is set to resume its flights to Nairobi later this year, seven years after it withdrew from the route. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Tourism Sector Records Increase in Occupancy

[The Herald] The tourism sector recorded a 6 percent jump in occupancy in the first quarter of the year partly due to a boost in arrivals into the resort town Victoria Falls. Zimbabwe Tourism Authority chief executive Karikoga Kaseke said occupancy levels rose to 58 percent in the first quarter from 48 percent to the close of last year. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: UN Tourism - Continent Speaks With One Voice

[The Herald] We salute the African Union for stepping up to the plate to rein in the Seychelles after the island nation went against the AU decision to field a sole candidate for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation secretary-general elections that will be held in Madrid, Spain, today. The UNWTO executive committee convenes to choose a new secretary-general to succeed the outgoing Taleb Rifai who has served his constitutional two terms. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Seychelles Withdraws Candidate for UN World Tourism Post

[The Herald] Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Dr Walter Mzembi's campaign for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary-general's post got a last-minute boost yesterday when Seychelles withdrew its candidate, Mr Allain St Ange. This left Dr Mzembi as the sole candidate from Africa. Elections to replace Dr Talib Rifai are slated for tomorrow. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: UN Tourism Post - It's Now Or Never For Continent

[The Herald] THE United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) will today vote to elect a new Secretary-General with Africa holding its breath, as it backs its sole candidate, Zimbabwe's Dr Walter Mzembi, to triumph in a plebiscite, which the world tourism community has been awaiting with keen interest. Africa's hopes to land the world tourism's top post have been heightened following the withdrawal by another African candidate, Seychelles' Alain St Ange, with the island nation declaring it was now supporting Dr Mz (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Airline Woos Fliers With Free Transit Visa

[Nation] Middle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways is offering free transit visa and Doha hotel stay for its customers in its bid to lure more travellers. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: 2017 Tourism Indaba to Showcase SA's Products

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The 2017 Tourism Indaba, which will be held next week, is expected to showcase South Africa's products and services in the tourism and hospitality sector. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Tourism Group to Expand Capacity of Victoria Falls Hotels

[Financial Gazette] RAINBOW Tourism Group (RTG) says it intends to expand its hosting capacity in Victoria Falls to cash in on the expected increase in tourist arrivals in the resort town. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Escaped Kruger Park Lion Could Be 'Anywhere'

[News24Wire] A missing lion which escaped with four others from the Kruger National Park on Monday can be anywhere, SANParks said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)


East Africa: Rwanda Targets Wealthy Tourists With New Gorilla Permit Fees

[East African] The decision by Rwanda to increase the price of gorilla trekking permits is likely to benefit its neighbours Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the world-famous mountain primates are also found. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Dr Kirubi Urges Kenya to Do Away With KQ, Lobby for Regional Airline

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Business magnate Dr Chris Kirubi has advised African Governments to form regional airlines instead of having national carriers such as Kenya Airways. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Kenyan Safari Airline Launches New Route to Zanzibar

[Capital FM] Kenya's safari airline, Safarilink, has launched a new route to Zanzibar. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Western Cape Economic Development and Tourism On Western Cape Funding Fair

[Govt of SA] In excess of 3 000 entrepreneurs registered to attend this year's Western Cape Funding Fair (WCFF). (AllAfrica)


Malawi: MP Lunguzi Calls for Review of National Airline Deal

[Nyasa Times] Outspoken Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Dedza East member of parliament Juliana Lunguzi has argued that there should be a review of the joint venture of Malawi government and Ethiopian Airlines on Malawian Airlines, saying it is not benefiting the country. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Three Lions Spotted in Mpumalanga Farms

[SAnews.gov.za] Komatipoort -At least three of the five lions that are reported to have escaped from the Kruger National Park have been seen roaming streets of Nkomazi, in Mpumalanga. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Fourth Kruger Park National Park Lion Recaptured

[News24Wire] Authorities have successfully recaptured four of the five lions believed to have escaped from the Kruger National Park on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Tourism Numbers Dip Slightly in February Compared to January

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Tourism numbers in February went down marginally as the political climate heats up owing to the August General Election. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Four of the Five Escaped Kruger Lions Captured

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -South African National Parks (SANParks) officials on Tuesday afternoon managed to capture four of the five lions believed to have escaped from the Kruger National Park (KNP) on Monday. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Eight More Rhinos and Two Lions Relocated to Akagera Park

[New Times] The second batch of rhinos arrived into the country yesterday morning at 3:30 am aboard Etihad Airways Cargo plane alongside two male lions. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Naivasha 'Overflow' Gives Rise to Gilgil Hotel Boom

[Nation] Gilgil Town is slowly giving Naivasha a run for its money in the hospitality industry with classy high profile hotels springing up. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: MMA2 at 10 Years - Lessons for Private Investors

[Daily Trust] The 16th American President, Abraham Lincoln, once said, "It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong." Come May, this year, Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Lagos, which is a product of the courage to dare to do right, will be 10 years old and it will roll out the drums, blow the trumpets amidst pomp and colours to celebrate this landmark anniversary. This is significant in a way because what started in a modest way in May 2007 has now become a benchmark for me (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Exhibition Bureau Menu Gets Hoteliers Thumbs Up

[Nation] Hoteliers and tour operators have supported the formation of a Kenya National Convention and Exhibition Bureau saying it will give the emerging segment personalised attention. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Hunt Is On for Five Lions

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The South African National Parks (SANParks) authorities, assisted by the South African Police Service members, are searching for the five lions that escaped from Kruger National Park on Monday. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Tourism Briefs Parliament On App and Budget

[Govt of SA] Department briefed Parliament on Annual Plans to advance inclusive growth in the tourism sector (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Lions Change 5, Still No Faf

[News24Wire] Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named his team for Friday's Super Rugby match against the Brumbies in Canberra. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Authorities Closing in On Escaped Lions

[News24Wire] Authorities are closing in on three of the five lions that escaped the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga on Monday. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: One of Five Escaped Lions Captured

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -South African National Parks (SANParks) officials have managed to capture one of the five lions that escaped at the Kruger National Park on Monday. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Ghana Drops VAT On Domestic Flights As 10 Investors Seek License

[This Day] The Ghana Ministry of Aviation has received proposals from 10 foreign and local investors to operate in the country's domestic airline industry. (AllAfrica)


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