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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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Egypt: Netherlands Lifts Travel Ban On Egypt

[Egypt Online]Tourism Ministry said that Netherlands has amended travel warnings for Egypt positively. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Over Fifty Countries Throw Weight Behind Saadani Villagers

[Daily News]AN international consortium comprising of over 50 countries are siding with the indigenous people of Uvinje village living adjacent to Saadani National Park in Bagamoyo, Coast Region, who are on the verge of being relocated. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Superior Accommodation Earns Tanzania Global Tribute

[Daily News]HIGH standard of accommodation and laudable hospitality accorded to tourists has won Tanzania international accolade as Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge near Ngorongoro crater wins the most prestigious global quality award 2014. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Swartbooi Calls for People-Centred Tourism

[Namibian]THE //Karas governor Bernadus Swartbooi has called on the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) to develop a people-centred brand of tourism. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Airports Remodeling - Aviation Minister Orders Contractors Back to Site

[This Day]Seven months after airports remodeling projects were abandoned, Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka has ordered contractors handling the projects to return to site with immediate effect and complete all pending jobs without further delay. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: FAAN Sensitises Workers On Aviation Safety

[This Day]The Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) recently conducted a fire simulation and prevention exercise for FAAN workers and other stakeholders operating at the Domestic Terminal 1 of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Hajj - Saudi Consulate Issues 5,267 Visa - Official

[Leadership]The Saudi Consulate in Kano said on Saturday that it has issued visa to 5, 267 intending pilgrims in Kano State for 2014 pilgrimage. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Idanre Resort to Host Three Million Tourists Yearly - Mimiko

[Daily Independent]The Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has described the ongoing Mountain Resort project in Idanre as a world class tourism initiative designed to attract around three million tourists to the state annually. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Abuja Airport Grappling With Health Personnel Shortage

[Daily Trust]There are not enough port health personnel to sustain the screening of passengers at the Abuja airport as part of measures to halt the spread of the Ebola virus into the capital city, findings during the week have revealed. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Intending Pilgrim Slumps, Dies in Ogun

[Vanguard]Abeokuta -Tragedy struck in Abeokuta on Thursday when an intending aged Muslim woman identified as Oladokun Silifat Ajinni slumped and died during the seminar organised by the Ogun State (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Lagos State Plans to Sue Illegal Hotel Operators

[Guardian]THE Lagos state government may in matter of weeks institute legal action against hotels operating in the state in breach of the Hotel Licensing law, says the Commissioner for Tourism and Inter-governmental Relations, Mr. Disun Holloway. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Protea Hotel Select Opens in Ikeja

[This Day]The Mariott hotel group continues on its expansion in Nigeria with the new 117-room Protea Hotel Select which opened last month in Ikeja. Accommodation at the new Protea Hotel caters for corporate travellers with a variety of room types as well a restaurant, bar and conference facilities for close to 60 people. President and Managing Director (Middle East and Africa) of Marriott International, Alex Kyriakidis said, "Marriott International's fast growing footprint across the Middle East and Africa is a resp (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: 'Tourist Hub' Arbaminich Celebrates Its Golden Jubilee

[ERTA]Arbaminch Town, located in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's Regional State of Ethiopia, has celebrated the 50th year of its establishment. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 2014 Igbo-Ukwu New Yam Festival - Boost to Domestic Tourism

[Daily Independent]Lagos -The elasticity of the Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Dr (Mrs) Sally Mbanefo, for orchestrating practical promotion of tourism industry in Nigeria, with domestic tourism as a catalyst, to achieve a predetermined goal of creating wealth and jobs at the grassroots level in the country, is limitless. (AllAfrica)

West Africa: UN on Ebola - Don't Cancel Flights; Contributions Urgently Needed

[UN]Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you for your time. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: No Need for Isolation - Says U.S. Government

[Heritage]The Government of the United States of America (USA) through its Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Deborah Malac, has said the US government is closely working with countries that have isolated Liberia and other countries affected with the Ebola virus to stop their isolation and restriction. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Fund Crunch Hits Airlines, As Experts Fear More Air Disasters

[This Day]Aviation industry experts have expressed fears that Nigeria may witness more air accidents, as some airlines now compromise scheduled maintenance of their aircraft due to paucity of funds. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Launches Hotel and Book

[The Star]The Whispering Hills in Embu is the newest addition to the town's tourism space. The official launch of the hotel targeted at domestic tourists hosted a huge soiree last Saturday evening. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: African Airlines, Others Record Growth in Cargo, Passenger Traffic

[Guardian]THE global air transport report has revealed that African airlines have recorded a growth of 4.9 per cent, which reversed the year-on-year contraction experienced in June, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Etihad Assures On A380, B787-9 Flight Operations

[Guardian]ETIHAD Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has reaffirmed its commitment to start Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner operations in December 2014, with additional flights on sale this week for both aircraft and an extensive pilot training program now underway. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: British Airways Gives Passengers Flexibility On Fares

[Guardian]BRITISH Airways has disclosed plans that would allow customers to hold fares on for up to 72 hours for between £5 and £10 per person. According to the carrier, if within 72 hours customers want to pay for their flights, the hold deposit is refunded and the ticket can be bought. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Change of Baton in the Culture House...

[Guardian]AS if to say that he had heard that some top executives of the workers union of three parastatals in the Tourism, Culture and National Orientation Ministry--the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC) and the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Studies (NIHOTOURS) were gearing up for a possible show down with him over an alleged decision to extend the tenure of some Chief Executive Officers who have served out their tenure, the (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: The Arithmetic of Hajj Airlift

[Daily Trust]The airlift of Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for 2014 Hajj exercise has been fixed for 6th September by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: New Vic Falls Airport "A Game Changer"

[Financial Gazette]THE new $150 million international airport at Victoria Falls will change the face of the region, a tourism industry leader says. Africa Albida Tourism chief executive Ross Kennedy said: "The Victoria Falls Airport is going to be a massive game changer, not only Zimbabwe, but for the region. "We will have a new airport capable of landing and handling, in all conditions, long haul wide body jets," Kennedy said. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Physical Planning Department Not Responsible for Demolition of National Tourist Guides' Office Developing Story

[Foroyaa]The head of demolition at the Department of Physical Planning, Mr. Amadou Bachally, yesterday refuted reports that their office was responsible for the demolition of the office of the National Tourist Guides, situated at the entrance of SeneGambia Beach and Kairaba Beach Hotels. The head of the demolition team at the Physical Planning said he is not aware of any demolition at the tourism development area (TDA). He further clarified that anything that has to do with TDA, is the concern of the Gambia Tourism (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ground Handling Firms Need Zero Tariff On Imported Equipment - SACHOL Boss

[Daily Independent]The Managing Director of the Skyway Aviation Handling Company of Nigeria Limited (SACHOL), Mr Olu Owolabi, said the ground handling business in Nigeria needs zero tariff on equipment from the Federal Government just as the zero tariff presently enjoyed by airline operators on aircraft and spares if the business must continue to grow. In an interview with newsmen at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, Owolabi spoke on the challenges before ground handling companies in the country, plans by the co (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: British Airways, Iberia Unveil Reward for Nigerian Travel Consultants

[Daily Independent]British Airways and its sister airline, Iberia said they have made plans to give its travel consultants in Nigeria a special yuletide with bumper rewards of elite shopping experience. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Government Follows Up Dynamic of KAZA Partners

[ANGOP]Menongue -The Government is monitoring the dynamics of Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe, in the implementation of the objectives of the KAZA project, said Thursday in Cuito Cuanavale, State Secretary for Tourism, Alfredo Caputo. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Travel Delight - Countries Around the Mediterranean

[This Day]From Spain to the waterways of Tunisia to the ruins of the Mediterranean, explore the richness and beauty of countries around the Mediterranean Sea in a totally new experience all together. Stand in awe before the works of ancient Greece or Stone House architecture in Portugal. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Visit SA National Parks for Free

[]South Africans are in for a treat this month. As part of Heritage Month, South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering free visits to all national parks from 8-12 September. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Black Nossob Conservancy Held Community Day

[New Era]Windhoek -The Black Nossob Conservancy, under the competent leadership of the chairperson, Mr Calle Heimstädt and the Secretary, Mrs Monika Rumpf, held its bi-annual community day this week at Steinhausen. Approximately 120 employees from the area attended the day, which consisted of mainly sport and entertainment. The highlight was the rope-pulling (toutrek) between the teams who were enthusiastically encouraged by the onlookers. (AllAfrica)

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