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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: 2018 Budget May Be Jerked to N10 Trillion - Senate

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Senate, Thursday said that by all indications and economic indicators available that the executive may not be able to implement more than 50 per cent of the 2017 budget, it would jerk the 2018 budget to N10 trillion. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: 10 Airlines Connecting the World With Seychelles

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles, an island nation in the western Indian Ocean, relies heavily on the tourism industry to sustain its economy. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Why Is Chad Part of Trump's Travel Ban?

[ISS] Since taking office in January, United States (US) President Donald Trump has made more than his fair share of inexplicable decisions. But the inclusion of Chad in the latest revision of his infamous travel ban may just be the most inexplicable of the lot. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Robben Island Museum Operators Determined to Keep Tourist Attraction Afloat

[Daily Maverick] Considering that over eight million people have visited UNESCO World Heritage site the Robben Island Museum in the past 20 years, the near sinking of a chartered passenger vessel, the Thandi, and the emergency evacuation of around 70 passengers on 15 September is an anomaly. But it has highlighted a problem that has plagued the museum since it first opened to the public in 1997 - to get the some 350,000 visitors per annum safely on and off the island. On Wednesday members of the museum executive and the So (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Tourism Minister Meets With Italian Tourism Officials

[Egypt Online] Minister of Tourism Yahia Rashid held Thursday a number of important meetings with Italian tourism officials and tour operators on the sidelines of his visit to the Vatican city. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 44 SA Beaches Awarded Blue Flag Status

[] Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa has applauded the 44 beaches that have obtained full Blue Flag status at a beach certification programme held at Dolphin Beach, Jeffreys Bay, in the Eastern Cape. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Reduced Tourist Inflows Affect Nyanga Trout Hatchery Business

[The Herald] Reduced tourist inflows to Nyanga National Park and the pricing levels have affected the trout fish business at its hatchery. Trout is a fresh water species that thrives in cool climates, and at a minimum price of $9 a kilogramme, the fish have potential to yield handsome returns. Trout fishing is also one of the major attractions in the vast Nyanga National Park, but this has not been so due to limited foreign tourist inflows in the region. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Visa-Free Africa By 2018 - Where Does Rwanda Lie?

[New Times] In 2013, the African Union adopted Agenda 63, as a blueprint to propel the continent to prosperity within the next 50 years. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: R18.1 Million to Develop Dawid Kruiper Rest Camp

[] The South African National Parks (SANParks) has made available R18.1 million for the development of the Dawid Kruiper Rest Camp within the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, says Environmental Affairs Minister Dr Edna Molewa. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Robben Island Ferry Incident - Western Cape Govt Demands Answers

[News24Wire] The Western Cape government has demanded a report from the SA Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) on the Robben Island Museum ferry that nearly sank last month, saying on Wednesday that it would not go through the "loopholes of government powers" for answers. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Minister Wants to Boost Angolan Tourism

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Hotel and Tourism sector needs combined efforts by other Ministerial Departments to better respond to its role of generating income and job creation for its development. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Meets Saudi Ambassador

[SNA] Khartoum -- Minister of Tourism, Antiquities and Wildlife Dr. Mohammed Abu Zeid Mustafa met, Wednesday, at his office in the Ministry of Tourism with the Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Sudan Ali bin Hassan Jafar in the presence of Counselor at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Khartoum, Ahmeed Aqeel. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: North West Tourism On National Tourism Career Expo

[Govt of SA] About 45 learners from the 22 schools across the North West province attended these years National Tourism Career Expo held in Bloemfontein over the past weekend. The Learners meet with Hundreds of their counterparts from other different provinces where they were exposed to array opportunities available within the Tourism sector and further advised on process to be followed as they pursue their dreams. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Robben Island to Report to Western Cape Legislature On Ferry Sinking

[News24Wire] The Western Cape legislature's standing committee on economic opportunities will on Wednesday scrutinise the partial sinking of a Robben Island Museum ferry when the museum and the South African Maritime Safety Authority appear before it. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Poll Jitters Eat Into Tourism Gains as Slower Growth Expected

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The tourism sector has grown by 10 per cent from January to August 2017, a reduction compared to the projected 20 percent growth by Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rusumo Border Starts 24-Hour Operation

[New Times] People, especially cross-border traders, from Rwanda and Tanzania will go about their businesses uninterruptedly day and night, after the Rusumo One-Stop Border Post began 24-hour operations. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Portraying Our Hospitality

[Ethiopian Herald] On the global arena, the tourism industry is portraying an upward trajectory from time to time. Reports indicate that it is playing a crucial role for nation's socioeconomic and political uplift. In cognizance of this fact,apart from bolstering the sector's vibrancy in respective countries, different nations are forging ties and back scratching with others. As such, countries conducting researches on the benefits that could accrue from the sector,well organizing information and setting plans have turned be (AllAfrica)

Eritrea: World Tourism Day Observed

[Shabait] Asmara -World Tourism Day was observed here in Asmara at a national level under a theme "Asmara: for Sustainable Tourism Development". (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls Hotels Register 13% Growth

[The Herald] Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG)'s hotels based in Victoria Falls -- a colossal tourist destination -- posted a 13 percent revenue growth to $339 000 for the year to June 30, 2017 as the recently unveiled Victoria Falls International Airport continues to hold sway. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: PM Meets Tourism Investors

[Egypt Online] Prime Minister Sherif Ismail on Monday 2/10/2017 received a group of tourist investors to review problems facing the sector and proposals to solve them. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Blue Swallow Lodges Set for a Major Facelift

[The Herald] Dawn Properties has embarked on a major refurbishment of its Blue Swallow lodges at Troutbeck Inn in Nyanga. The lodges were officially launched in 1990 by the then Governor for Manicaland Kenneth Manyonda. However over the past 27 years the lodges have had no major renovations. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Tourism On South Africa's 2015-16 State of Tourism Report

[Govt of SA] Tourism has released the 2015/16 State of Tourism report to inform government and industry decision makers and businesses about the sector's performance. The report provides a holistic view of the environment that the sector operates in whilst taking into account the challenges and opportunities associated with external factors in the country. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyan Club Where Queen Elizabeth Stayed Turns 120 Years

[Nation] Mombasa Club, which turns 120 years in October, embodies the history of not only the coastal tourist town, but also that of the region. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Avani Officially Opens After Refurbishments

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The business and social hub of Gaborone, Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino, last week officially opened its establishment following major refurbishments of the place at a cost of P79 million. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Low Capital Spending Threatens Economic Recovery

[Vanguard] The announcement early last month by the Federal Minister of Finance that only N350 billion had so far been released to Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, for capital expenditure is a matter of great concern to us and should, indeed, be to all Nigerians. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt Gives States, Local Govts N1.64 Trillion in 3 Years - Buhari

[Premium Times] The Federal Government on Sunday said it released N1.64 trillion to states and local governments between 2015 and 2017 as part of measures to stabilize the polity. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Comesa Lures Diplomats to Advocate for Competition Policy

[EA Business] Livingstone -Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have convened in Livingstone, Zambia for the 2nd Diplomatic Conference on Competition and Trade to leverage on the diplomats' skills and networks to advocate for implementation of regional integration in their respective countries. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Authorities Launch Crackdown On Sex Workers

[CAJ News] Maputo -Industry regulators have closed down seven hotels in southern Mozambique as the country cracks down on prostitution. The Inspection of Economic Activities (INAE) shut the facilities in Inhambane Province following indications they were abusing their licences by making bookings for hookers. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Mission to Find Tourist's Body Ends in Landmark Airlift

[Nation] After four days of fatigue, toil and cold, the mission to find the body of a Chinese tourist on Mt Kenya ended in a landmark airlift on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Cabinet Condemns Robbery of Dutch Tourists

[News24Wire] Cabinet has condemned the recent robbery of tourists from the Netherlands and has called on the police to do "whatever it can" to apprehend the criminals. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Controversy Trails Uber Drivers' Operations At Abuja Airport

[Premium Times] The operations of Uber drivers have come under attack at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja, following resistance from the resident car hire service providers. (AllAfrica)

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