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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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Kenya: Do's and Don'ts of the Kenya Airways Flight to U.S.

[East African] Kenya Airways launched its non-stop flights to New York, US, on October 28. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Plateau Adopts New Strategy for Tourism Development

[Guardian] Apart from Cross Rivers State, which has successfully launched itself into the league of top tourism destinations in Africa with the yearly Carnival Calabar, if there's any other state in Nigeria that has what it takes to play big in the sector, then it is Plateau State. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Govt to Outline Road Safety Measures Ahead of Monday Crackdown

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The government will on Friday announce measures it has taken to improve road safety ahead of the Monday deadline for Public Service Vehicles (PSV) to comply. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Minister Calls On Africa Leaders to Strengthen Tourism

[Concord] Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs has urged African leaders to collaborate effectively and showcase their tourism potentials in order to foster socio-cultural cohesion among Africa countries. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Angama Mara Lodge Ranked Best in Africa and the Middle East

[Nation] Kenya's Safari Lodge Angama Mara has been ranked the best lodge in Africa and Middle East by the Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Air Peace Resumes Flight to Kaduna

[This Day] Air Peace on Monday resumed its Kaduna flight services. The airline also pledged to maintain its standard on safety and comfort of its passengers. (AllAfrica)

Africa: African Airlines Record Passenger Growth

[This Day] African airlines posted about six per cent rise in demand for airline passenger transport as demand slows globally in September 2018, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Airport Upgrade Set to Ease Congestion

[Namibia Economist] The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) and the government have embarked upon an upgrading project currently estimated to be worth N$245 million to ease congestion at the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA). (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Visit the Nairobi National Park, Kenya

[Guardian] Nairobi national park, also known as Kifaru Ark meaning "Rhinoceros Sanctuary", is one of Kenya's rhinoceros sanctuaries. The national park is the first park in Kenya which was established in 1946. The park is located seven kilometres south of the centre of Nairobi, Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Barrow Dreams High As Gambian Owned Hotels Increase

[Foroyaa] Gambian President Adama Barrow, visited four hotels owned by Gambian entrepreneurs and currently under construction, as he aspires to see the tourism industry contribute beyond a stagnant 20% to GDP. The President said having many Gambians in the sector, will create more benefits to ordinary Gambians, which is in line with Government's plans to limit capital flight; that a massive investment from Gambians in the sector, will foster a strong linkage between tourism and other domestic sectors of the economy, (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Kigali Hotels Buoyed By Surge in Visitor Numbers

[New Times] Campaigns like Visit Rwanda have boosted the visibility of the country (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Kigali Faces Shortage of Hotel Rooms as Number of Visitors Rises

[New Times] If you are planning a trip to Kigali, make sure you book your hotel room well in advance. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Malawi's New Sports Tourism Intriguing - World Travel Market

[Nyasa Times] The World Travel Market (WTM), one of global largest travel shows has recognised Malawi's efforts in developing sports tourism, highlighting the Orbis Challenge as the "the most intriguing triathlon". (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Govt Hires Aljazeera in Bid to Market Country's Tourist Attractions

[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has engaged global news network, Aljazeera in efforts to market the country as a suitable tourism destination for world tourists. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls Poisoning Fears Raised As Water Pump Station Abandoned

[New Zimbabwe] Victoria Falls -A councillor has raised the red flag over the possible poisoning of the entire town's residents and tourists by malicious elements if a water pump station which services the resort town continues to be left without security to guard it. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: TBC Tourism Channel Launch Pencilled for Next Month

[Daily News] TANZANIA Broadcasting Corporation (TBC)'s new tourism channel, to be known as Tanzania Safari Channel, is set to be launched mid next month. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Tourism Industry Offers Rich Returns If We Invest

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia has significant potential to create a competitive tourism industry, given the nation's long history and lingo-cultural diversity. But poor management of the industry is exacting a heavy toll, writes Asrat Begashaw. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya, South Africa to Launch Long-Term Multiple Travel Visas

[News24Wire] Long-term visas will become available for South Africans wanting to travel to Kenya and Kenyans wanting to visit South Africa as of December 1. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria Now Safe for Tourism, Business - Lai Mohammed

[Leadership] The Federal Government has declared that Nigeria is safe for foreigners carry out business and tourist activities unlike the situation before President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office in 2015. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Parliament Approves Provisional Order On Civil Aviation Act

[SNA] Khartoum -The National Assembly Monday unanimously approved a report of its transport, roads and bridges committee on provisional order of the Civil Aviation Act for the year 2018, which has tackled the challenges relating to the arrangements, the provision of services at airports and preparation of intervals at Khartoum Airport. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: SA, Kenya to Introduce Multiple Entry Visa

[] Plans are underway for South Africa and Kenya to introduce a 10-year multiple entry visa for businesspeople to ease movement between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Restrictions for Kenyans Travelling to South Africa Eased

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenyan business people and academia travelling to South Africa will now be issued with multiple entry visas valid for up to 10 years. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Tourism Ministry Refuses to Compensate Loss By Mystery Predators

[New Era] Omalindi -Hopes to possibly get redress by a farmer in Oshikoto Region who lost some goats to unknown predators were shattered yesterday when officials from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism informed her, she will not get compensation for her eight goats. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: KQ Options On Challenging Route to New York

[East African] When Kenya Airways flight KQ02 touched down at the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York on October 28 -- making it the fifth African carrier serving the US market -- its managers and Kenya government officials were hoping that their experiment with a daily flight would yield positive returns on a route that has been rated as a low-revenue earner with a high load factor. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Ethiopian Airlines Emerges As Entebbe's Largest Operator

[East African] Ethiopian Airlines has emerged as the largest operator at the Entebbe International Airport, offering 140,000 outbound seats in the first quarter of 2018. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Airbus Delays a Setback for Ugandan Carrier

[East African] Uganda Airlines will have to wait even longer to take to the skies after engine maker Rolls-Royce announced potential delays in delivery of their new Airbus A330eo aircraft. Another regional carrier, RwandAir, will have to wait too. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Terminal 3 Boosts Ghana's Infrastructure - Expert

[Ghanaian Times] The new terminal 3 at the Kotota International Airport has set an example for all its African peers in infrastructure development and urbanisation. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Wowzulu to Boost Community-Based Tourism

[] Community -based tourism has received a massive boost with the recent launch of WOWZULU, an initiative that seeks to create inclusive tourist destinations that serve as a best-case South African model for the sector. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Paddling Down the River Nile

[East African] Having worked in a formal environment since she was 21, at 46 Sarah Davis decided to shelve her lucrative career as a risk manager in Australia to paddle a kayak down the Nile River - from its source in the Nyungwe Forest of Rwanda all the way to where it meets the Mediterranean Sea, 6,853km later, going through Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Tourism Parastatal Decries High Hotel Price Increases

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) on Wednesday met tourism industry players over pricing, the state of tourism and to find ways of manoeuvring the prevailing economic challenges in the sector. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kibaki Plans to Build Multi-Billion Hotel and a Mini-City

[Nairobi News] Former President Mwai Kibaki will build a luxurious five-star hotel next to the Menengai Crater in Nakuru. (AllAfrica)

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