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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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Nigeria: Disasters Loom At Airports Over Obsolete Traffic Tools

[Guardian] New equipment waste away in NAMA store (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: All Set for Miss Tourism

[The Herald] All is set for the hyped Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 2016 finale that is on tonight at the Harare International Conference Centre. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Benefiting From Diversified Tourism

[Citizen] Economists predict that tourism will remain a top foreign exchange earner for Tanzania in the foreseeable future, holding significant sustainable employment opportunities. However, to fully capitalise on tourism's potential to accelerate Tanzania's economic development and reduce donor dependence, the sector needs to evolve. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Aircraft Rally 'A Boon to Tanzania Tourism'

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Puma Energy Tanzania in collaboration with a globally integrated midstream and downstream energy company, Puma Group, is hosting the 2016 Vintage Air Rally as it seeks to play an increasingly important role in promoting Tanzania's tourism. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: The MMA2 Imbroglio

[This Day] November 25, 2016 (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Iringa Sees the Light At the End of Tunnel

[Daily News] It is relatively a quiet town on the hill top, beautiful and inviting, but Iringa is isolated from major sports channels of Tanzania. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Overland Airways Begins Asaba-Abuja Flights

[This Day] Overland Airways, Nigeria's frontline carrier has announced the commencement of its flight services from Abuja to Asaba, Delta State. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Halt Airports Concessions, House Directs Aviation Minister

[This Day] The House of Representatives has directed the Minister of State forAviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, to halt the planned concession of four international airports in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano. (AllAfrica)


Botswana: Tourism Powers Local Economy

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Vice President Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi has hailed the tourism sector for its contribution to the country's economy. The sector, he said, was the second largest contributor to GDP and service sector and had recorded the largest growth in jobs created. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Poor Roads Hinder Tourism in Ruaha National Park

[Daily News] Iringa -Ruaha National Park authorities have appealed to the government to build a modern road at the area to boost tourism. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Senate Committee Orders Review of Tolling System in Major Airports

[Guardian] Worried by the constraint to free access into the airports, the Senate House Committee on Aviation has ordered the review of toll collection system in airports around the country. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: 'Cargo Loses Over Poor Awareness, Infrastructure At Airports'

[Guardian] In the light of new data identification number policy on goods entering Europe, Chairman of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Dr. Segun Musa, in this interview with WOLE OYEBADE, explains why air cargo services in Nigeria are more at risk, among other sundry issues. Excerpts: (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Vintage Biplanes to Fly in Tanzania Next Week

[Daily News] Tanzania's tourist attractions are set for a big boost as the country will from next Monday play host to a leg of the first-ever and longest vintage air rally flying across Africa from Crete in Greece to Cape Town in South Africa. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Harare's Most Embarrassing Road

[Financial Gazette] TOURISM and Hospitality Minister, Walter Mzembi, knew he had the undivided attention of senior officials from the National Defence College as he spoke, and saw the opportunity provided by an attentive audience to make a point. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: New Look Victoria Falls Airport, Boon for Zim Tourism

[The Herald] Freedom Mupanedemo -By mid-morning on Saturday November 19 2016 the Victoria Falls International Airport was already busy with a coterie of aircrafts -- from wide bodied to small ones. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: IOT As Solution to Traffic Congestion, Other Challenges

[Guardian] There is need for Nigeria to leverage Internet of Things (IoT) to meet challenges of its growing population, particularly traffic congestion and parking. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Overland Airways Boost Delta State Economic Fortunes

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Kenya: North Rift Bloc Sets Sights on Tourism Revival

[Nation] Tourism in the North Rift region is set for a major revival after the devolved units established an economic bloc to harmonise trade policies and align the sector to international standards. (AllAfrica)


Sudan: Minister of Tourism Meets German Tourists Delegation

[SNA] Khartoum -Minister of Tourism, Mohammed Abu-Zeid Mustafa received , Thursday, the German tourists delegation, currently on a visit to the country. The minister welcomed the delegation, describing the visit as an opportunity for the German delegation to get acquainted with Sudan's enormous touristic capabilities. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Copa Lagos Promotes Tourism With Beach Clean Up

[This Day] Kinetic Sports, organisers of the prestigious annual beach tournament, COPA Lagos at the weekend mobilised Nigerians from all walks of life for a clean-up of Lagos coastal area of the Elegushi Beach in Lekki. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Walvis Elderly Treated to Etosha Trip

[Namibian] TWENTY-EIGHT senior citizens from Walvis Bay were treated to an all-expenses paid trip to the Etosha National Park last weekend. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Latitude 13 Hotel to Host RVK Africa Fashion Cocktail

[Nyasa Times] As the two nights full of glamour and fabulosity quickly approach Latitude 13 Hotel has announced that all is set for the RVK Fashion cocktail on Thursday ahead of the main showdown on 25 and 26 November at BICC in Lilongwe. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: All Set for Miss Tourism Finals

[New Zimbabwe] ALL is in place for the Miss Tourism Zimbabwe finals set for Friday at the HICC, with Germany Princess, Corinna Zu-Sayn Wittgenstein, gracing the rebranded red carpet event. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Tour Operators Dispute Sector Growth Claims

[Monitor] Kampala -Tour operators have dismissed the results from the 2015/16 tourism sector performance report citing irregularities and misrepresentation of facts. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Opening Nigerian Ports to Public Scrutiny

[This Day] The Nigerian Ports Authority has signed an MoU with BudgIT to promote budget transparency, making it the first revenue-generating agency of government to open its books to public scrutiny. Is this the beginning of reform of public service finances as promised by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, asks Peter Uzoho (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia: Tourism Gears up to Mitigate Effects of Unrest

[Addis Fortune] The Addis Abeba Hotel Trade Sectoral Association (AHA) and Ethiopian Tourism Organization have announced that they will partner to use new methods to minimize the effect of the state of emergency on tourism. At the first annual Tourism Industry Day event organized by Jumia Travel on November 17, the General Manager of AHA, Ruth Luda, announced that a request has been presented to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture and Tourism and other organizations. She explained that even though travel (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Mikumi National Park Introduces New Attractions

[Daily News] Mikumi National Park plans to introduce three new tourist attractions products to suit customers' needs. The Park's Tourism Promotion Officer, Mr Godfrey Mwakapeje, mentioned the new products as Canoeing, Balooning and sports Rashing. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Kenya Bets On Skills Development to Boost Tourism

[Focac] Nairobi -The Kenyan government said Tuesday that it will partner with private investors to roll out new training and mentorship program for youth aspiring to work in the hospitality sector. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Condolences for Family of North West Tourism Board Chairperson

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -North West Tourism MEC Desbo Mohono has conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the family of provincial Tourism Board Chairperson David Mogashoa who passed away on Sunday. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: MEC Desbo Mohono Saddened By Death of Tourism Board Chairperson

[SA Govt] The tourism cartel in the North West Province is saddened as they mourn the sudden death of the Tourism Board Chairperson Mr. David Mogashoa who passed away on Sunday morning (20 November 2016) after being admitted to hospital in Hartswater. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Opposition Parties Ejected From Govt Hotel Despite Paying

[New Zimbabwe] POLITICAL parties under the coalition of democrats (CODE) have threatened legal action against Rainbow Tourism Group, after they were kicked out of a Harare hotel owned by the government. (AllAfrica)


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