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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: Ugwuanyi Lauded On Zik Tourist Centre and Transport Infrastructure

[This Day] Enugu State Governor, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has been commended for the on-going rehabilitation and upgrading into a tourist centre, the official residence of the late premier of former Eastern Region for the celebration and immortalization of the legacies of the late foremost Pan-Africanist, exemplary nationalist, doyen of journalism, great leader and first indigenous President of Nigeria, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Ranger Killed By Poachers in Firefight

[Monitor] Kampala -A wildlife ranger attached to the Uganda Wildlife Authority has been killed in attack by poachers. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Litany of Taxes 'Hurting' Tourism

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -One of the challenges facing tourism sector in Tanzania is having too many and unpredictable taxes. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: The Burger That Got Away

[New Times] As I walked into the Camellia outlet based in Peace Plaza located on Avenue De La Paix, Nyarugenge-Kigali,I thought to myself, "Here is a good looking tea/coffee house". That was the full extent of my happiness. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Senate Laments Exit of Foreign Airlines, Asks Govt to Live Up to Its Responsibility

[This Day] Abuja -The Senate on Thursday expressed grave concern over the continuous exit of some foreign airlines in Nigeria as well as the suspension of operations by others, saying the trend will further compound the plights of troubled Nigerians. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: The Development Bank to Participate At the Erongo Expo

[Namibia Economist] The Development Bank of Namibia announced this week it will participate in next week's Erongo Business and Tourism Expo.The bank's Senior Communication Manager, Jerome Mutumba said they are targeting visitors from other towns in the Erongo region who do not visit Walvis Bay regularly, where the bank operates from in the region. According to Mutumba, the region can be further strengthened in four enterprise areas :manufacturing, transport and logistics, light and heavy industry and tourism. In terms of manu (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Singita Grumeti Donates Plotter to Solve Land Conflicts in Serengeti

[Daily News] Land officials at Serengeti District Council would not have to travel to Mwanza or any other distant area to produce land maps, thanks to Singita Grumeti Fund for donating a plotter machine to the council. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Park Intrusion Committee to Submit Report

[Daily News] Busega -The National multi-sectoral committee that was formed to dig deeper on factors leading to regular intrusions into national game reserves and national parks is finally scheduled to submit its report in December this year. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Airbus to Open Shop in Nigeria

[Daily Trust] The Ambassador of France in Nigeria, Denys Gauer has disclosed that the Airbus Group plans to open an operational office in Nigeria as a mark of confidence in the governments agenda for the aviation industry in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Rwanda to Host World Tourism Conference

[New Times] The Africa Travel Association (ATA) has confirmed that its 41st Annual World Tourism Conference will take place in Kigali next month. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwean Wins Prestigious Wildlife Award

[Financial Gazette] Zimbabwe's deputy chief magistrate Gibson Mandaza, is one of the recipients of the 2016 Clark R Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement award, which was held at the International Wildlife Trade Conference in Johannesburg recently. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Local Chef Chosen for Global Contest

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) yesterday called on Tanzanians to support the first Tanzanian and African Chef Fred Uisso who has been selected to participate in the World Food Championship. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: MEC Desbo Mohono On North West Tourism Strategic Planning Session

[SA Govt] The North West MEC for Tourism Desbo Mohono has urged her departmental management to find cohesive methods to ensure that the department diligently delivers on its constitutional mandate without fail. Mohono was addressing a convergence of managers within her department during a two day strategic review session held recently at the Rio Casino Hotel and Convention Centre in Klerksdorp. (AllAfrica)

Africa: First African to Fly Solo Around the World

[Air Djibouti] The pilot has embarked on the second leg of his journey and will fly to Malta from North Weald airfield, before heading on to Djibouti (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Wildlife Authority Denies Extrajudicial Killings in Park

[Independent (Kampala)] The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has refuted reports that it has been involved in extrajudicial killings of members of communities living near national game parks. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Travellers Warned On Eating 'Baboon' Meat

[Observer] The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has warned there is a high chance travelers that enjoy roadside mchomo (roast meat) could be munching on baboon meat. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: No Consensus Yet On Single Tourist Visa

[Daily News] East African Community (EAC) regional block have never reached a consensus on the issuance of the single tourist visa by Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Bi-Courtney Asks Govt to Respect Agreements

[Daily Trust] Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) operators of the Murtala Muhammad International Airport terminal 2 (MMA2) has asked the federal government to respect contractual agreements in respect of the concession of the facility. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Baboons Being Sold As Muchomo in Kafu - Uwa Boss

[Monitor] Uganda Wildlife Authority has warned travellers who like buying roasted meat along highways to be cautious of what they are eating. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tax Burden Hurts Zanzibar Tourism - Study

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors (Zati) wants the government to improve the sector's business environment as a new study reveals how taxation threatens its growth. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Ex-Army Officer, 2 Others in Court Over 163 Million/ - Ivory Pieces

[Daily News] A retired army officer, Abson Chaula (57), and two other people, appeared before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday charged with unlawful possession of five pieces of elephant tusks, which are government trophies, worth over 163m/-. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Local Tourism Healthy - Association

[Namibian] THE chairperson of the Hospitality Association of Namibia, Rudie Putter, said although the Namibian tourism industry is healthy, it still has a lot of potential to grow to greater heights. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Aircraft Operators - 47 Nigerian Airlines Have Closed Shop in 30 Years

[This Day] Abuja/Lagos -Diverse challenges mitigating against the smooth and profitable operations of airline business in Nigeria, have led to the closure of 47 airlines in the last 30 years. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: MMA2 Concession Was Transparent, Says Bi-Courtney

[This Day] Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) has said the process of the concession, which led to the company taking over the ruins of the former domestic terminal of the Lagos airport to build the money terminal that has remained the best in the country, followed transparent process. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Turkish Airlines May Suspend Flight to Kano

[Daily Trust] Lagos -There is disquiet in the aviation industry over the decision of some foreign airlines to reduce their operations in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Diplomats Tasked On Changing Uganda's Image Abroad

[Observer] Lack of adequate knowledge and facts about Uganda, by representatives in missions abroad is denting Uganda's tourism and investment sector, Information minister Frank Tumwebaze has said. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Zanzibar to Host Key Tourism Conference

[Citizen] Zanzibar -A major private sector-lead tourism conference is set to take place in Zanzibar and it will be dominated by discussions about doing business in a bid to widen the sector benefits to reach more people in the Isles. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Zanzibar to Host Major Tourism Conference

[Daily News] Zanzibar -In a bid to boost tourism industry, Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors (ZATI) is organising a major private-lead tourism conference that aims at boosting tourism activities in the Isles. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Western Cape Tourism On National Lilizela Awards

[SA Govt] Western Cape tourism sector honoured at national awards (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Med-View Scales IATA Safety Audit

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Med-View Airline PlC, yesterday, joined the league of Nigerian Airlines certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) having successfully undergone the IATA Operational and Safety Audit (IOSA). (AllAfrica)

Africa: Are We That Weak to Fear Common Visa?

[Citizen] I have always maintained keen interest in my country's foreign policy issues--be it in East Africa, Southern Africa, continent or globally. I developed this interest a long time ago as I had the opportunity of opening my eyes very early on. (AllAfrica)

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