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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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Zimbabwe: Tourism Ministry Buys Vehicles Worth U.S $50 Million From India

[SW Radio]The Ministry of Tourism has ordered 670 vehicles from an Indian company, just two days after the chief executive of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority complained that his organisation is underfunded. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Ku National Park Scouts Rue Adverse Working Conditions

[Malawi News Agency]Kasungu -Scouts and other staff at the Kasungu National Park have complained about working conditions that they have dubbed unfavorable. The staff presented their grievances to the Minister of Tourism and Culture Moses Kunkuyu when he visited the national park on Wednesday. The staff told the Minister about their achievements despite having more problems before they laid out their grievances. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya's Olare Mara Kempinski Ranks 9th in World's Top Luxury Hotels

[Capital FM]Olare Mara Kempinski has been featured as the only East African resort in the UK-based Daily Mail list of Top 10 Luxury Hotels in the World. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Chameleone Right Choice for Busoga?

[Observer]It has been such an interesting debate ever since singer Jose Chameleone was chosen as tourism ambassador for the 2014 Busoga Tourism Initiative (BTI). (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Close the Border

[Analyst]Monrovia -Following extensive deliberation by the National Executive Committee of Liberty Party at its regular Tuesday meeting, the party has reasoned that it will be in the best interest of Liberia to have its borders with the Republic of Guinea closed in the wake of an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in that country which has now entered Liberia. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Saudi Suspends Visas for Liberia, Guinea

[NEWS]Saudi Arabia has announced the suspension of visas for Muslim Pilgrims from Guinea and Liberia, two countries hit by an outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: EAC Single Tourist Visa Launched in Washington

[New Times]The East African single tourist visa was launched in Washington D.C by the ambassadors of Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda to US, in a bid to attract more tourists to the region. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Tourism, the Backbone of Ghana's Economy

[Ghana Govt.]Tourism is a strong pillar of the Ghanaian economy. In 2012, it recorded 993,600 international tourist arrivals with corresponding receipts of 1.7 billion USD. The industry provided employment for 359,000 people in the country. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Tourism Underfunded, Says ZTA

[The Herald]The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has blamed the poor marketing of the country as a prime tourist destination on acute shortage of funds saying only $50 000 has been received from Treasury so far this year. ZTA chief executive Mr Karikoga Kaseke said in an interview that the authority was this year allocated a mere $2,2 million by Treasury against $35 million request it had made for its activities. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Local Single Tourist Visa Launched in U.S.

[CAJ News]Kigali -RWANDA, Kenya and Uganda have launched the East African Single Tourist Visa in Washington, United States in an effort to increase tourism to the region. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia: Jomaa - U.S. Decision to Lift Travel Warning for Tunisia Is a "Strong Signal"

[Tunis Afrique Presse]New York, -The decision of the United States to lift the travel warning for Tunisia is a "strong signal," that prompts a positive assessment of the official visit (he is paying in this country), interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa said on the first day of his visit in New York. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: DA Will Push for Cuts to MP Travel Benefits

[DA]ANC Chief Whip, Stone Sizani's accusation regarding our position on MP travel benefits is misleading and without basis. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Airline Worker Gets Bail

[New Era]Windhoek -An Air Namibia employee was granted bail when he made his first appearance in the Katutura Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia: Marzouki Requests Belgium to Cancel Tunisian Debts or Convert Them Into Investment Projects

[Tunis Afrique Presse]Brussels -Caretaker President of the Republic Moncef Marzouki requested the Belgian government to cancel the Tunisian debts or convert them in investment projects. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: European, U.S. Billionaires Tour, Hail Serengeti

[Daily News]Arusha -NEARLY 100 top billionaires from Europe and the United States have completed their Tanzanian leg of African tour, describing the country's second largest national park, Serengeti, as exemplary. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Herds of Rampaging Elephants On Increase in Serengeti Villages

[Daily News]Mara -RAMPAGING elephants invading dozens of rural villages in Serengeti District are reportedly increasing at an alarming rate with Serengeti District Council calling for help from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Govt to Invest U.S $2 Million in Tourism - UTB Boss

[Observer]Stephen Asiimwe was recently appointed chief executive officer of Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), raising optimism that the tourism sector is about to get the attention it deserves. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya to Grow Domestic Tourism - Kandie

[Capital FM]Nairobi -The government is focusing on growing domestic tourism to avoid huge losses when there is a drop in international tourist arrivals due to internal or global shocks. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: New Visa Regulations

[Government of Botswana]The Department of Immigration and Citizenship informs the public that VISA Regulations have been reviewed and gazetted. The announcement has been published in the Extraordinary Government Gazette of the 28th March 2014, Statutory Instrument No. 25 of 2014. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: 2,060 Tourists Arrive At Safaga Port

[Egypt Online]Safaga port received Saturday 2,060 tourists of various nationalities on board a tourist ship. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Tourism and Fishing Competition

[Daily Observer]Apart from the traditional activities, tourists to Destination Gambia continue to enjoy their holiday, with a different range of activities, such as cultural, adventure to other forms of leisure and sporting activities. The latest among the sporting activities was Tourism and Fishing Competition, entitled 'The Gambia Beach Championship,' sponsored by the Gambia Tourism Board, in collaboration with Green Mamba and Green Tech Industry. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: PM Inspects Housing Project, Stresses Support to Tourism in New Valley

[Egypt Online]Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, started his rounds for the second day in the New Valley governorate with visiting Al-Dakhla city where he inspected the social housing project, the equivalent to the project in Al Kharga city which he visited on Monday 31/3/2014. The project consists of 10 apartment buildings, including 240 housing units; 72 m each. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2015. The premier directed the minister of housing to review the constructions of these buildings to ensure their good (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: ZTA Criticises EU Ambassador

[The Herald]The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has dismissed as "unfortunate and regrettable" remarks by European Union Ambassador to Zimbabwe Aldo Dell'Ariccia on tourism awards given to the country by an EU tourism body. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Ellen Off to Europe On Visits to Brussels, Rome and Paris

[Heritage]President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf has departed the country on official visits to Belgium, Italy and France. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: President Sirleaf Off to Europe On Visits to Brussels, Rome, and Paris

[Liberia Govt]President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has departed the country on official visits to Belgium, Italy and France. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Pre-Election, South Africa Shows Off Its Brighter Side

[African Arguments]Richard Dowden spent last week touring South Africa looking at projects where the country leads the world or is working on things you would not expect to find in Africa. This is the first of his reports. Each day this week he will add a short description of another project. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: English Angler Wins Sport Fishing Competition

[Daily Observer]Richard Yates, an English angler has emerged as the overall winner of the just concluded Gambia Tourism Board (GTBoard) organised Tourism and Sport Fishing Competition with 10 points. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia: U.S. Department of State Lifts Travel Warning in Tunisia

[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The U.S. Department of State announced, in the week-end, the lifting of the travel warning for Tunisia, which had been in place since September 15, 2012. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: EAC Endorses Use of IDs

[EA Business]A two days ministerial meeting aimed at looking at ways of implementing the use of Identity Cards (IDs), Student cards and the Single Tourist Visa in the three Northern corridor countries (Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda) that involved the Joint Tourism Marketing Committee was concluded last week in Rwanda at the Lemigo hotel. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Liberalization of Airspace Discussed By Stakeholders in the Field of Civil Aviation and Tourism

[AIM]Maputo -On March 20, at the invitation of the CTA, stakeholders from civil aviation and tourism sectors gathered to comment the results of the assessment study on the economic impact of the liberalization of the civil aviation in Mozambique, funded by the SPEED project from USAID. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: What are Nigeria's Popular Tourist Sites?

[Leadership]Nigeria is blessed with so many beautiful sights and sites, both natural and man-made. From the east, west, north and south, these breath-taking attractions have become a source of pride, both for the communities where they are found and the nation at large. Game reserves, rivers, caves, landscapes, natural springs, well-rounded hills and rolling valleys... just name it; the nation has got them all. (AllAfrica)

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