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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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Africa: Tourism Sector Blooms At World Travel Market Africa in Cape Town

[Namibia Economist] World Travel Market (WTM) Africa is the only travel trade event in southern Africa that caters for both the inbound and outbound sectors of the travel and tourism industry. The fourth World Travel Market takes place in Cape Town next week from 19 to 21 April 2017. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: China to Partner Local Authorities

[The Herald] A delegation from various Chinese local authorities has expressed interest in joint venture partnerships with four Zimbabwean cities in tourism, food processing and tobacco farming and processing. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Sirika - Construction of Abuja Airport Second Runway Dependent On Availability of Funds

[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Tuesday hinted that the construction of a second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, would be subject to the availability of fund for the project. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyan Travel Agent Enlists US-Listed Commerce Platform GOL

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, and Kenya's Travel Creations have jointly announced a new partnership that will see Travel Creations become the first travel agent in Africa to roll out 'GOL' an online booking tool powered by Travelport's technology. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Park Inn By Radisson Holds Bookers' Cocktail Ahead of Official Opening

[Capital FM] Whether you're driving, walking or cycling down Waiyaki way you will not miss it! I'm talking about the soon to be opened vibrant and colorful Park Inn by Radisson Hotel which is located in Westlands, Nairobi. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Travel Is Attainable Even If You Are Busy With Low Budget

[Ethiopian Herald] The time has come when there is no setback for travel to new destinations despite busy schedules. You might think travel costs are seeing a historic high making travel off limits but think again if you are planning a trip to Ethiopia's destinations. Teeming with so much adventure and affordable options, Jumia Travel says Ethiopia proved itself as a fabulous affordable destination offering the best at all size of budgets. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Country Catches the Eye of the World's Super-Rich

[Nation] Kenya emerged as the third most preferred travel destination by the High Net-Worth Individuals (NHWI) in Africa last year, beating world famous Mauritius and Seychelles. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Mbeya Boosts Mount Rungwe Tourism

[Daily News] Mbeya -When you speak of tourism in Mbeya Region, definitely you can't avoid mentioning Rungwe Mountain, the fourth tallest mountain in Tanzania, which stands at 2,982 feet above sea level. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Fire Guts Nigerian Airport Authority Headquarters

[Premium Times] An inferno ripped through the headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria in Lagos on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Mwanza Set to Become Lake Zone Tourism Hub

[Daily News] Mwanza -Mwanza region will soon become the North-Western tourism hub if the Mwanza City Master Plan 2035 is fully implemented by regional authorities. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Campaign to Get Travelers, Drivers Ready for Easter Weekend

[] Pretoria -As millions of South Africans get ready for the Easter holiday, transport officials will conduct road safety education, awareness and law enforcement activities at Wanderers taxi rank in the Johannesburg CBD today. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Tourism and the Environment - Tribute to the 'Unsung Heroes' Context

[The Point] Once upon a time the Gambia tourism industry was bedeviled with a range of menaces including the ever present bumster syndrome. This bumster menace caught the imagination of many a tourism stakeholder including visitors to the Smiling Coast. However, there existed a silent and conspicuous menace - indiscriminate dumping and littering of our beaches , which, though, did not make headline news as the notorious bumster menace, was equally damaging and a scar on the image of Gambia Tourism . (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Minister Explains Vibration At MMIA, Insists On Concession of Airports

[This Day] The Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, yesterday explained the vibration at the international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMIA), Lagos, which passengers and airport workers described as earthquake and said that it was due to unlatched doors at the central cooling system, where all the equipment for the chillers are stored. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: A Plea to Our Tourism and Civil Aviation Authorities

[The Point] Flying into Banjul International Airport means having begun your journey from another airport in a different country. This forces one to compare and contrast experiences in embarking and disembarking across airports. Following many trips in and out of the country, some of the differences that stand out for me, and I believe many like me are the numbers, actions and comportment of personnel one meets in and around the arrival halls. I'd like to share my experiences and thoughts with those concerned in the h (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Making Money From Tourism

[Business Day] Tourism has, over the past six decades, experienced continued expansion and diversification, becoming one of the largest and fastest-growing economic sectors in the world, turning it into a key driver of socio-economic progress through export revenues, the creation of jobs and enterprises, and infrastructure development. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: FM - Egyptian Citizens Who Want to Enter Sudan Should Have Obtained Entry Visas

[SNA] Khartoum -Foreign Ministry's Official Spokesman, Ambassador Qareeb Alla Al-Khidir said Egyptian nationals from 18-50 year old , who want to enter Sudan should have obtained entry visas for entry the country while exemption for other set of ages would continue. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Colourful Visit to Seaside Home of Coast Butterflies

[Nation] A butterfly house is changing the lives of coastal peoples living near tropical forests in Kilifi, Kwale and Taita Taveta. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwandair Boss Dropped

[East African] A Cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Wednesday removed John Mirenge as the chief executive officer of national carrier RwandAir, replacing him with Col Chance Ndagano in an acting capacity. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SA Continues to Attract Tourists

[] Pretoria -Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says despite the trying economic times, South Africa continues to attract record numbers of tourists into the country. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Diani Resort Town Voted 6th Best Destination in Africa

[Nation] Diani resort town in Kwale County has been voted the sixth best destination in Africa in 2017 by a US travel website, TripAdvisor. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Airtel Stops Pan-African Scratch Card Top-Ups

[Nation] Telecoms firm Airtel has discontinued the service that allowed customers to top-up airtime using local scratch-cards whenever they travelled in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Isiolo to Engage Conservation Firm to Revive Parks

[Nation] Kenya might be the eighth country in Africa to have two of its game reserves managed by a conservation firm if the Isiolo County government and local stakeholders strike a deal. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Ngorongoro, Too, Shall Not Die - Ramo Makani

[Daily News] Dodoma -The government yesterday unveiled measures, including controlling the increase of population and livestock inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, to ensure it remains the best heritage site in the world. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Minister Orders Defiant Pastoralists Out of Parks

[Daily News] Dodoma -The government has maintained its position requiring pastoralists, who illegally entered and grazing their animals in forest reserves and national parks in the country, to leave such areas with immediate effect. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Batswana Must Venture Into Tourism - Minister

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -The introduction of land bank is meant to ensure Batswana venture into tourism industry, says Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Mr Tshekedi Khama. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Rwandair Flies to Harare

[The Herald] Rwanda's national carrier RwandAir yesterday became the latest airline to fly into the country after its 158-seater new generation Boeing 737-800 landed at Harare International Airport yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls - a Tourism Phoenix Set to Rise

[The Herald] The state-of-the-art Victoria Falls International Airport, built by a Chinese firm, is already proving its potential as a premier destination for airlines from various countries. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Going to Dubai? Mind Your Baggage Size, Shape, Weight

[East African] The month of March as if by co-ordinated conspiracy has seen changes in air travel in the region and abroad. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mugabe, Queen Elizabeth II 'Must Sit Down for Tea Together to Boost Tourism'

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's tourism minister Walter Mzembi has reportedly made a proposal that Queen Elizabeth II and President Robert Mugabe should sit down for tea together to help boost tourism in the southern African country. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: US Warns Its Citizens of Election Violence

[Nation] The US State Department issued a travel alert on Thursday warning Americans residing in or traveling to Kenya of possible violence in the run-up to the August elections. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Our Govt On a Mission to Regenerate Lagos Island - Ambode

[Vanguard] Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday revealed plans of his administration to regenerate the Lagos Island axis of the State by transforming it into the tourism hub of not just Nigeria, but Africa. (AllAfrica)

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