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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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South Africa: Cape Town Mayor Slams 'Agendas' After Beach Security Incident

[News24Wire] Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato has slammed political parties using the Clifton beach saga to drive a "politicised" and "racial" agenda. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tanzania's Breakthrough in Tourism

[Daily News] THIS has certainly been a momentous week. Our leader, President Magufuli, was on hand to receive yet another long-distance plane his government has bought, which will soon make a dozen plus planes for the national airline, Air Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Largest Aircraft Deal Ever for African Continent Announced

[Vanguard] Boeing and Lagos-based Green Africa Airways recently announced a commitment for up to 100737 MAX 8 aircraft, evenly split into 50 firm aircraft and 50 options, as the airline gears up to begin commercial operations. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Shark Spotters - Proactive Initiative Going Swimmingly

[News24Wire] Naveron Lesch stares out over Surfer's Corner in Muizenberg, dark sunglasses shielding his eyes from the sun as he keeps watch while bathers screech and splash in the waves. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: U.S. Issues Tanzania Travel Warning

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The US state department has issued a travel warning to American wishing or visiting Tanzania over crimes, terrorism and human rights violation. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Somalia Travel Advisory

[State Department] Do not travel to Somalia due to crime, terrorism,and piracy. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: U.S. Warns On Tanzania Travel Due to 'Crime and Terror'

[Nation] The State Department has urged US citizens to "exercise increased caution" whilst in Tanzania due to concerns over crime, terrorism and official actions targeting people on the basis of their gender or sexual identity. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tourists Flock Serengeti National Park

[Daily News] THE influx of tourists into Serengeti National Park (SENAPA) this festive season is highly impressing, according to SENAPA Chief Park Warden, William Mwakilema. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: U.S. Announces Cochran Fellowship to Boost Tourism & Hospital Management Sector

[The Point] The U.S. Government is pleased to announce that qualified Gambians can apply for the Cochran Fellowship Program, sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program is open to citizens from Burkina Faso, Mali, The Gambia, and Senegal. The Fellowship offers short-term training opportunities to those working in the tourism and hospitality industry and government officials who oversee food safety. Gambians in the private sector who work in the hotel, restaurant, and Institutional sect (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Cruise Ship With 1,000 Tourists Arrives in Mombasa Amidst Fully Booked Hotels

[Capital FM] Mombasa -The tourism industry at the Coast received a major boot on the eve of Christmas after a cruise ship docked at the port of Mombasa with 1,048 tourists on board. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyatta Takes Madaraka Express to Mombasa for Holiday

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken his second trip on Madaraka Express since launching the service in May 2017. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: FAAN Pensioners Against Concession of New Airport Terminals

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) branch, has urged the Federal Government to jettison the planned concessioning of the newly built terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt to Install Cat-3 Landing System At Abuja, Lagos Airports

[This Day] Abuja -The federal government has hinted that Category 3 (CAT-3) Landing System, a landing system at zero visibility level by airplanes, will be installed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (NAIA), and Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) in Lagos by January 2019. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Downgrade of Asaba Airport Political - Uduaghan

[Guardian] Immediate-past governor of Delta State and All Progressives Congress 2019 Delta South senatorial candidate, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has opened up on the downgrade of the Asaba International Airport by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), few days to his exit as the governor of the oil-rich state in 2015. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Travellers Lament Hike in Fares Despite Fuel Surplus

[Guardian] Tomorrow is Christmas, but two things are unusual about the season this time - the absence of fuel scarcity and chaotic gridlock hours to Christmas Day. The yuletide is associated with lots of travel as it is the longest holiday season, with many having extended holidays till the few week of the new year. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: A Holiday Far From the Madding Urban Crowd

[East African] While in East Africa, it is very easy to get away and find solitude in any of the five EAC members countries. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Buhari Opens New Airport Terminal Amidst U.S.$69.3 Million Debt Overhang

[Guardian] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday commissioned the new terminal at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja amidst the yet to be paid counterpart funding of $69.3million to the China Exim Bank. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Skeleton Coast Ranked 9th Out of 50 Best African Beaches - Travel Experts Praise Its Allure and Remoteness

[Namibia Economist] Flight Network, with the help of over 1200 travel journalists, editors, bloggers, and agencies, has ranked Namibia's Skeleton Coast at number 9 on their list of '50 best beaches in Africa.' (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Year of Mixed Fortunes for Rwandan Hotels As Some Face the Axe

[East African] Despite the end of year's bullish run that at one time saw all five-, four- and three-star hotels in Kigali get fully booked for a good stretch, it is not all rosy for the hotel industry, with suggestions coming in for a tailored credit line to help salvage the industry. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Here Are the Luxury Travel Trends for 2019

[Capital FM] Leading Luxury vacation rental and travel company, Exceptional Villas have conducted an extensive survey amongst their clients to find the top vacation rental trends for 2019. The survey included seven different criteria and values including the importance of service, experience, safety, value, trust, freedom, access and ease of booking. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Luxury Eco-Retreat in Seychelles Partners With 2 Swiss Organisations to Restore Coral

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles Fregate Island Private, a luxury eco-retreat, is partnering with two international organisations based in Switzerland for its first coral restoration project. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Hai//Om Chief Wants Power Over Concession

[Namibian] HAI//OM chief David Khamuxab has amended the !Gobabub Association constitution so that he can have power to choose any investor he wants for the development of the concession awarded back in 2012. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Over 200 000 Travellers Cross Beit Bridge Border

[] With the festive season in full swing, over 200 000 travellers have been processed at Beit Bridge Border Post from 1 to 17 December 2018. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: IATA Deploys Turbulence Awareness Platform

[Guardian] The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched its Turbulence Aware data resource to help airlines avoid turbulence when planning routes tactically in flight. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Efficient Border Management System Pays Dividends

[The Herald] Cross border travellers using the Beitbridge Border Post have commended authorities on the Zimbabwean side for embracing the border efficiency management system that has seen a marked improvement in the movement of cargo and human traffic this festive season. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Coffee - Tourism Synergy to Drive Uganda's Economy Status

[The Exchange] Uganda's Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda remained positive about the state of two major sectors, coffee and tourism, to play a fundamental role in achieving the country's economic objective. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 'Everything Is Largely Back to Normal' - Sun City Resort Says, Following Storm

[News24Wire] Sun City Resort says everything is largely back to normal following the devastating storm that wreaked havoc there, causing flooding and damage to the popular holiday destination over the weekend. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 19 December #Shutdown Mthuli Ncube Office

[] The Amalgamated Rural Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ caravan march continues unabated despite numerous problems and barriers thrown our way by forces of evil. From illegal arrests, threats of violence and even death by confirmed and suspected state agents. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Why Is Ethiopia's Tourism Industry Struggling?

[Addis Standard] Barely at two and a half hours drive west of Addis Abeba is the magnificent Wonchi creator lake with untapped potential for tourism (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Field Ranger Killed in Musth Elephant Attack At Madikwe Game Reserve

[News24Wire] A field ranger at Leopard Rock Lodge in the North West was killed when an elephant attacked him on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Tourism and Hospitality Graduates Hone Their Skills in Business Planning and Secure Loans for Innovative Tourism Products Along the Kivu Belt Region

[New Times] Tourism Products along the Kivu Belt Region" and awarded loans as startup capital to develop their innovative tourism products and services along the Kivu Belt Region in the Western Province. (AllAfrica)

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