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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: Country Wins Two Tourism Awards

[The Herald] Zimbabwe, which currently has a high-powered 28-member delegation of exhibitors at the ongoing International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin, Germany, has won two prestigious awards from the Pacific Travel Writers' Association Awards (PATWA). (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwanda Tension Hurting Tourism, Say Investors

[Monitor] Kabale -Tourism investors in Kigezi Sub-region have appealed to the East African Community leadership to prevail over the border row between Rwanda and Uganda and warned that it may scare away tourists. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Airways Counts Losses After Workers' Strike

[Nation] Kenya Airways (KQ) suffered loss from the unexpected strike called by the Kenya Aviation Workers Union. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Qatar Airways to Start Direct Flights to Somalia

[Shabelle] Qatar Airways is set to start direct flights from Doha to Mogadishu in July to rejuvenate the already growing international carrier market in Somalia. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: The Reverse Defections of Edward Lowassa

[Daily News] AS the sudden news of Hon Edward Lowassa's defection from CHADEMA on Friday evening, 1st March, 2019 reverberated around the country, and beyond, a journalist from one of the daily newspapers called to ask for my views regarding that matter, and in particular, the extent of that event's impact on CCM. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Responsible Tourism Award Finalists Announced

[Namibian] ECO award Namibia programme coordinator Hazel Milne announced the 'responsible tourism' award finalists last week, saying the aim was to give them exposure prior to the tourism expo. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Open Skies Would Lead to Growth of Continent's Airlines

[East African] Experts at the aviation summit in Kigali said that African governments will need to depoliticise aviation, shelve sovereignty and support airlines financially to build stronger inter-bloc co-operation. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: IFC, Tourism Ethiopia Agreed to Improve Sector Competitiveness

[ENA] Addis Ababa -World Bank Group, International Finance Cooperation (IFC), have signed a cooperation agreement with Tourism Ethiopia to provide advisory support in a bid to improve the economic performance of tourism sector in Ethiopia. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Zipline Adds Diversity to Game Lodge

[Botswana Daily News] Lobatse -Big Valley Game Lodge on Saturday morning made history by inaugurating the first zipline in Botswana. (AllAfrica)

Africa: World Wildlife Day - Emotive and Poorly Informed Campaigns Could Harm Conservation Efforts

[Daily Maverick] For many, wildlife has great social value and conservation is rightly seen as a priority for our sustainable existence on this planet. However, the manner in which wildlife conservation is best achieved has become an area of heated debate. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Gesture By Rwanda, Tz Tour Operators Laudable

[Daily News] ELSEWHERE in this edition, there is a story focused on Tanzania and Rwanda teaming up to maximise tourism potential between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Mkapa Hospital to Become Medical Tourism Attraction

[Daily News] FURNISHED with state-ofthe- art medical equipments, Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) is set to become the country's medical tourism hub in the near future after its management embarked on initiatives to promote it abroad. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kisumu Braces for Major Facelift in a Bid to Boost Its Tourism Potential

[Nation] People who have encroached on road reserves and sewer lines have been put on notice as Kisumu gears up for a major facelift. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Ethiopian to Receive First Boeing 737-800 Freighter Tomorrow

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Ethiopian Airlines Group's Cargo and Logistics Services will receive its first Boeing 737-800 freighter aircraft tomorrow, according to a press release of the airline. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SAA, AWA Partner to Deepen West African Operation

[Guardian] South African Airways (SAA), and its Ghanaian partner, Africa World Airlines (AWA), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhanced connectivity on the West African region. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: New Online UK Visa Application Service Launches in Kenya

[CIO] Access UK, the Home Office's new online application service has now been rolled out worldwide and is available in over 200 countries including Kenya. It is a simple to use online visa application service, which allows you to complete the application form quicker, with easy-to-follow checklists and online payment ability. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Whither Dam Tourism

[The Patriot] The construction of Dikgathong, Shashe, Nitmbale and Lotsane dams brought hope and excitement among the communities living around them not only for source of water but for their potential to turn their economic fortunes around. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Eastern Province, RDB in Drive to Promote Tourism

[New Times] Eastern Province and Rwanda Development Board (RDB), last week launched an initiative to promote potential areas to uplift domestic and international tourism. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Moves to Liberalise Aviation Industry

[Addis Fortune] A regulation that will liberalise the aviation industry is in the making and has reached the Office of the Attorney General for legal review. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Africa's Women in Full Flight

[Africa In Fact] African women are world leaders when it comes to taking top jobs in the aviation industry (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwanda Named Most Distinctive Tourist Destination at Chinese Travel Fair

[New Times] During this expo, Rwanda was recognised as the 'Most Distinctive Tourist Destination,' due the tourist packages it exhibited which, among others, included cultural dances. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Over 3,000 Guests Visit Uganda Exhibition Stall

[Monitor] Uganda is the only East African country that participated in the recently concluded Danish annual tourism and trade fair in Herning, Denmark. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Women Urged to Participate in Tourism

[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday encouraged women to actively participate in the tourism sector and help contribute to economic development. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Women's Desk Can Transform Tourism

[The Herald] Yesterday Government launched the Women's Desk in the Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to bolster women's participation in the sector. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria's Tourism Sites You Didn't Know Existed

[Guardian] Nigeria, a country rich in diversity continues to offer cultural and rich surprises that have left her citizens and UNESCO in awe. Although two sites have been listed by UNESCO as World Heritage sites (Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove and Sukur Cultural Landscape), here are sites that have been in its tentative list: (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services Wins Awards

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Africa's largest cargo operator, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, has reportedly won the "African Cargo Airline of the Year" and "Air Cargo Brand of the Year in Africa" awards. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: No U.S. Visas for Leaders of Electoral Commission

[State Department] The United States stands with the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.) following that country's historic transfer of power. The elections reflect the desire of the people of the D.R.C. for change and accountable government institutions. However, there are legitimate concerns over the conduct and transparency of the electoral process. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: COMESA Lobbied On Getting Open Skies Project On Track

[East African] The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) is lobbying members to implement the continental open skies project that aims to create a single market for air transport in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Activities Pick Up At Lagos Airport, Abuja After Saturday's Polls

[Daily Trust] Twenty four hours after the conclusion of Presidential and National Assembly elections in Lagos State, flights operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) are yet to fully normalize. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Mukuba Express to Kapiri Mposhi

[East African] Long distance travel by train is still something of a marvel in East Africa, after the collapse of the longest running service, the Lunatic Express, that operated on the Kisumu-Mombasa and Nairobi-Mombasa routes for over 100 years, leaving only the Mukuba Express that runs from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia on the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara), also called the Uhuru Railway. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Samburu - a Beautiful Terrain Stained By Sick Children, Hungry Mothers and Thirsty Animals

[Nation] Samburu is a classic example of "untampered nature", God's creation that many a tourist pay colossal amounts of money to go view: villages demarcated only by hills; gazelles staring curiously at vehicles passing by. (AllAfrica)

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