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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: The Victoria Falls Lunar Spectacle

[The Herald] Isdore Guvamombe -- It is a marvel. It is a rare spectacle. They call it the "Lunar Rainbow." (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Seychelles' President - Pfizer Vaccines to Arrive - Tourism Numbers Back to Normal

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles will receive a storage facility needed for Pfizer's version of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday in time for a consignment soon to arrive in the country, President Wavel Ramkalawan said in his third live news conference. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation Set to Attract More Investments

[Daily News] THE government has begun issuing certificates to investors wishing to invest in wildlife conservation, a move which is expected to motivate investments and enhance local content in the country's wildlife conservation. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Need for Manpower Development in Aviation Sector

[This Day] Aviation industry stakeholders have over the years insisted that the best period of aviation manpower development in Nigeria was during the period the erstwhile national carrier; Nigerian Airways Limited (NAL). The former Chairman of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), Dr Steve Mahonwu, would recall with nostalgia how the defunct airline trained him and others and had noted that it was the crop of NAL trained pilots and engineers that held sway in the industry and provided the key personnel that pivoted th (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: NCAA Laments Inadequate Technical Personnel

[This Day] The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lamented that it has not been able to attract and retain adequate technical personnel in sufficient number due to standard remuneration in the public sector, which is below what is offered such experts outside Nigeria's shores. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Of Govt Policies and Private Sector Investment in Aviation

[This Day] Last week aviation industry stakeholders met in Lagos and brainstormed on how to move the sector forward following Covid-19 economic devastation, which adversely affected air transport. Chinedu Eze who covered the event reports that operators and administrators admit a change is needed in the industry. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Edelwiss Air to Grace U.S.$2.6 Billion Tourism High Season in Tanzania

[Citizen] Arusha -- The Switzerland's leading leisure airline, Edelweiss has announced to add Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, as its three new destinations in Tanzania from October, offering a ray of hope to the country's multi-million dollar tourism industry (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Mwinyi Wants Strong Isles-Mainland Tourism Partnership

[Daily News] ZANZIBAR President Dr Hussein Mwinyi has underscored the need for strong collaboration between the ministries responsible for tourism in both Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar for further promoting tourism industry. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Minister Encourages Malawians to Value Domestic Tourism for Economic Development

[Nyasa Times] Tourism, Culture and Wildlife Minister, Michael Usi, has said that domestic tourism has the potential to contribute significantly to the overall growth of the country's economy. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Mt Elgon Park Tourism Revenue Drops By 70 Percent

[Monitor] The revenue collections generated from tourists who visit Mt Elgon National Park in eastern region have drastically dropped due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Emirates Suspends Nigeria Flights 24 Hours Ahead of Planned Resumption

[Daily Trust] Emirates' flights to and from Nigeria will remain suspended until 15 August 2021, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier has said foreclosing resumption of flights between the two countries by today (Thursday, August 5) as earlier announced. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Ahead of Afcon Hotel - Managers Fine-Tune Better Services for Tourists

[Cameroon Tribune] A target of one million tourists for African Nations Cup in January 2022 was set and they hope it will generate enough revenue for the sector. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Wild Coast - Is There a Future in Eco-Tourism?

[GroundUp] Xolobeni's stunning waterfalls, rolling hills of light-gold grass, crystal-clear rivers, and palm forests are home to fish, monkeys, and snakes. The beautiful landscapes of the Wild Coast attract tourists from far and wide. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Cabinet Denies Increase in Prices of Train Tickets

[Egypt Online] The cabinet media center denied rumors on increasing the prices of train tickets. The Transport Ministry said that the news is void of truth, the media center said in a statement on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Reprieve for Tourism Sector as Balala Okays Meetings

[Nation] Tourism industry players can now breathe a sigh of relief after the national government eased some of the new Covid-19 restrictions imposed to combat the pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Tourism Sector Continues to Reel From the Pandemic

[Nation] When Covid-19 hit Kenya in March last year, meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (Mice) became the country's lifeline as the travel and tourism industry took a beating. (AllAfrica)

Africa: UAE Lifts Covid-19 Transit Travel Ban On Nigeria, Uganda, Others

[Vanguard] The United Arab Emirates, UAE, today, announced that with effect from Thursday passengers on transit flights from Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Uganda can now enter UAE. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Stephen Curry - NBA Hero Adores Serengeti Beauty

[Daily News] TANZANIA'S rich tourist attractions continue to rule world's top sportsmen and artistes to visit the country and this time it is US basketball hero Stephen Curry who recently visited Serengeti National Park in Arusha. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Tourism Minister Urges Linking Different Tourist Destinations in Egypt

[Egypt Online] Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El Anany said on Tuesday 3/8/2021 that linking tourist destinations across the nation will create an integrated tourism product for the first time in Egypt, including beach, recreational and cultural tourism. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwanda Reels From UK Red List Travel Ban

[East African] Rwanda's tourism sector is feeling the pinch of the prolonged travel ban by the United Kingdom, which added the country to its red list at the end of January to prevent the spread of new variants of Covid-19. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Peg Growth of Economy on Tourism, World Bank Tells Tanzania

[East African] The World Bank projects that Tanzania's recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic remains fragile and recommended revamping of the tourism sector to support growth in the second half of 2021. (AllAfrica)

Africa: The Crucial but Missing Link in Africa Air Travel Industry

[Nation] It seems like air travel is slowly getting back to its pre-Covid-19 days. People are flying for varied reasons. It has been a while since I travelled on a plane. In addition, I have been slow in noticing the back to normalcy state within the sector. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Health Min. Inspects Quarantine in Luxor Int'l Airport

[Egypt Online] Health Minister Hala Zayed inspected the quarantine in Luxor International Airport upon arrival here on Monday as part of a field visit to follow up the comprehensive health insurance system. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius: Air Seychelles to Resume Flights to Mauritius in October After 18-Month Pause

[Seychelles News Agency] Air Seychelles will resume scheduled passenger flights to Mauritius starting October 3, the airline said on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Boat Operators Excited About End of Lockdown

[Namibian] BOAT owners at Walvis Bay are looking forward to the start of the new week, following the lifting of travel restrictions between regions by president Hage Geingob. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Maasai Mara Suspends Tourists for Playing With Leopard Cub

[Nation] The management of Maasai Mara National Reserve has suspended a tented camp and its client for flouting park regulations by allowing a close interaction with a leopard. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Foreign Investors Exit Takes Toll As Stock Market Decline By N973.2 Billion in Seven Months

[This Day] Profit-taking on price appreciation of stocks recorded last year and foreign investors exit Impacted the Nigerian equities market negatively in the first seven months of 2021 as investors lost N973.2billion. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Over 650 Israeli Tourists to Arrive in Tanzania

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Over 650 Israeli tourists are expected to visit Tanzania in August, pointing signs of the industry recovery from the effect of Covid-19. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Airline Operators Seek Passengers' Understanding On Flight Delays

[This Day] Airline operators have sought the understanding of air travellers over the incessant flight cancellations and delays, saying that there are many factors that contribute to hiccups in fight operations beyond their control. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Luxor Airport Receives 114 Tourists From Spain

[Egypt Online] Luxor International Airport received on Saturday 31/7/2021 the first charter flight from Spain after the resumption of tourist flights to Egypt. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Fraudsters Rip Off Travellers Through Fake Airline Booking Accounts

[This Day] Many Nigerians have inadvertently booked and paid for flights on fraudulent airline sites, which are either cloned or copied to look like that of the airlines by fraudsters. (AllAfrica)

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