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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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South Africa: Sun International to Ditch Nigeria

[News24Wire] Hotel and leisure conglomerate Sun International [JSE:SUI] announced on Monday that it will exit Nigeria. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Aviation Fuel - Foreign Airlines Turn to Accra

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Ghana, Nigeria's neighbouring country, is fast becoming operational for foreign airlines in West Africa following high foreign exchange and scarcity as well as high cost of aviation fuel. (AllAfrica)


East Africa: Can EAC Win the War On Illegal Ivory Trade?

[New Times] When the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) resumes its ordinary sitting in Arusha, Tanzania, next week, MPs will pour over a report on the House's oversight activities on poaching in the region. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Dar Rapid Transit and the New Art of Bus Travel

[Citizen] Baraka Erasto was just about to enter one of the blue DART buses for the first time. It was afternoon at the Ubungo Terminal in Dar es Salaam and Baraka had been on the road for long, travelling from Kilimanjaro Region by bus. (AllAfrica)


East Africa: Curbing Illicit Ivory Trade Requires Global Efforts

[New Times] The East African region has become a popular transit route for illegal ivory traders. A number of people have been apprehended over involvement in illicit ivory trade within the region. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: DC Asks Tanapa to Tame Rampaging Elephants

[Daily News] Mara -Bunda District Commissioner (DC) Lydia Bupilipili has asked Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) to prevent the rampaging elephants from destroying crop farms in villages bordering Serengeti National Park (SENAPA). (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Revenue Sharing Benefits Park-Surrounding Communities

[New Times] Over Rwf2.6 billion has been invested in 480 projects in the entire country under the tourism revenue sharing scheme and contributing to the welfare of communities surrounding national parks. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Kwita Izina Gala Dinner, Auction to Raise Funds for Conservation

[New Times] This year's gorilla naming ceremony, commonly known as Kwita Izina, will comprise a fundraising gala dinner to raise funds for three very special conservation projects. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: It Is So Much More Exciting to Be a Traveller Than a Tourist

[Daily News] Good morning people, hope you are all having a relaxing weekend. For as long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for travel. Even when I was in school, I hoped that when I grew up I would land myself a job that would allow me to see the world. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Uhuru Torch Enters Arusha After 12 Billion/ - Race in Lake Zone

[Daily News] Mara -Uhuru Torch is expected to enter Arusha Region today morning after its successful race in Lake Zone regions where 12bn/- projects were inaugurated. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: A Weekend Getaway to Mikadi Beach Camp

[Citizen] In a city with a tropical climate like Dar es Salaam, there's always a craving for a lazy, sun-baked day. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Hospitality Sector to Adopt International Grading Standards

[New Times] The Hospitality sector is bracing for a grading exercise that will categorise facilities as per international standards. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Prestige Assurance Recounts Effects of Huge Claims From Dana Air Crash On Profitability

[This Day] Prestige Assurance Plc has said the huge single claim of over N725 million it paid to Dana Airline, to a large extent adversely affected its profitability for the year ended December 31, 2015. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: FAAN Urges Users of Airport Facilities to Abide By Security Regulation

[This Day] The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Saleh Dunoma has called on concerned organisations and individuals who use the airport facilities to obey traffic rules in order to sustain the safety and security at the airports, especially the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: AON Cautions Service Providers On Debt Collection Drive

[This Day] The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has warned aviation agencies not to jeorpardise the airlines in their bid to collect old debts owed by the operators. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Coast Pins Its Hopes on Gulf Airlines to Boost Tourism

[Nation] Tourism players at the Coast are banking on airlines from the Gulf to boost international tourist arrivals in the holiday resort. (AllAfrica)


Eritrea: Call Made to Provide Extra Caution to Tourism Resources

[Shabait] Mendefera -The D. G. of Tourism Department in the Southern region, Ms. Asmaret Abraha called for providing extra caution for tourism resources so that they become domestic and international tourism attractions. She made the call at a meeting she held in Mendefera on 17 August with members of the tourism services that are assigned in the sub-zones. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Foreign Airlines Servicing Nigeria Now Operate From Ghana

[This Day] Some international airlines, which hitherto had their operational bases in Nigeria, have started relocating their offices to Accra, Ghana from where they come to pick passengers in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Cartel Hiked Aviation Fuel to Defraud Nigerians - Airlines

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Capt. Nogie Meggison is the chairman of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON). In this chat with Daily Trust, he said airlines are ready to pay their bills to aviation agencies if they come up with accurate figures as those being bandied about are virtually non-existent. He also speaks on the challenges airlines face on the perennial scarcity of aviation fuel. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Zaire - Kongo Kingdom Kings Museum Deemed Pillar in Cultural Promotion

[ANGOP] Mbanza Kongo -The Kongo Kingdom Kings Museum, located in Mbanza Kongo City, northern Zaire Province, last Thursday was deemed a pillar in the cultural promotion of the country and the region that a few centuries ago was part of the Kongo Kingdom. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Global Hospitality Firm Explains Why It Picked Rwanda in Sub-Sahara

[New Times] Kigali Marriott Hotel joins a growing number of International chains setting shop in Rwanda. The New Times' Minnie Karanja, in an exclusive interview with Peter Mukulu, Kigali Marriott's Director of Sales and Marketing, had the opportunity to find out what exactly the Hotel has to offer the Rwandan hospitality industry. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia: Chinese Eyeing Tourism Sector

[Ethiopian Herald] The diverse culture and various tourism sites can attract Chinese investors to engage in the sector. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mzembi On Unwto Charm Offensive

[The Herald] Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Engineer Walter Mzembi yesterday left for Egypt as he kick-starts the globalisation of his candidature, following his endorsement by the African Union as its sole candidate for the position of Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.He will also visit Tunisia and Kenya. (AllAfrica)


Botswana: Mababe Pleads for Ng40 Allocation

[Botswana Daily News] Mababe -Residents of Mababe in Ngamiland have asked government to allocate them NG40 concession, which is part of the Chobe National Park. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Nanta Wants More Training for Travel Agents

[This Day] The President, National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) Mr. Bankole Bernard has said the priority of his regime would be to ensure a sustainable training and retraining programme for travel agents throughout his tenure. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: National Parks Urged to Repair Serengeti Park Roads

[Citizen] Arusha -Tour operators are concerned about the appalling state of a road leading to the Serengeti National Park. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Harare International Carnival Moved to October

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority yesterday announced that this year's Harare International Carnival has been moved from September to October. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Nyungwe Park Communities Reap Big From Revenue Sharing Scheme

[New Times] For many years Faustin Munyakazi practiced beekeeping in Nyungwe National Park using traditional methods which he believes were dangerous to the park and to himself. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Tourist Hotels for Inspection to Establish Quality

[Daily News] The government is set to conduct inspections at all tourist hotels in the country to establish if services offered meet standards, threatening to take action against those operating contrary to their licences. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: U.S. Actor 'Rambo' Sylvester Stallone in Malawi for Tourism

[Nyasa Times] One of the most well-known of war Movie Actors from America, Sylvester Stallon (Rambo) has landed in Malawi via Kamuzu International Airport. (AllAfrica)


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)


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