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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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Nigeria: Christian Pilgrimage - Commission Reduces Fare to N715,000

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) has reviewed and reduced the cost of 2019 pilgrimage fare to the State of Israel from N750,000 to N715,000. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SANparks Employees Plan to Embark On Nationwide Strike

[News24Wire] SANParks employees are planning a nationwide strike, including at the world-famous Kruger National Park, over unresolved wage disputes and unanswered complaints to management. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Is Harare Really Like Tripoli Without War?

[Zimbabwe Independent] According to the recently released The Global Liveability Index 2019 by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Harare ranks 134 out of 140 cities around the world in terms of liveability, faring only better than war-torn, terrorism-ravaged and disaster-stricken cities such as Damascus, ranked 140, Lagos (139), Tripoli (136) and Dhaka (138). (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Civil Society Groups to Shut Down Johannesburg Business District

[News24Wire] Civil society groups are expected to assemble in the early hours of Friday morning to peacefully march against sexual, gender-based violence and femicide. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: New Modern Airport for Western Region Soon

[Ghanaian Times] Pretea -The Ministry of Aviation is seeking about 3,000 acres of land in the Western Region to construct a new modern large airport to receive larger planes and serve the oil and gas community. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Making African Airlines Competitive

[This Day] Despite the introduction and ratification of the Single African Air Transport Market in January 2018, African airlines are yet to take advantage of the treaty, writes Chinedu Eze. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Meikles to Finalise Its Hotel Disposal

[Zimbabwe Independent] MEIKLES group has once again expedited an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) that is expected to put closure to a deal that will see the group disposing its five-star hotel through a shareholders' nod. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Malawi Tourism Sector Affected By Demonstrations - Minister

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Salim Bagus has admitted that the anti-Jane Ansah demonstration have imparted negative to the development of the country's tourism industry. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Rivers Now Home of Tourism - Wike

[This Day] Port Harcourt -Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on Rivers people to patronise the entertainment industry in the state for the growth of state economy. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Ghanaian Passengers to Enjoy Wifi On Ethiopian Flights

[Ghanaian Times] Ethiopian Airlines has introduced WiFi on its A350 fleet-the same type of aircraft used on the Accra route- using the latest broadband satellite technology (Kaband). (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Tourism Authority, National Carrier Partner

[The Herald] Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has partnered with Air Zimbabwe for the impending 2019 edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo as the official domestic carrier, an official has said. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Nine SA Black Rhinoceros Arrive to Bolster Serengeti's Rhino Population

[Daily News] Arusha -ARRIVAL of nine black rhinoceros from South Africa yesterday is expected to herald the translocation of another group of five extant species into the Ikorongo-Grumeti Game Reserve (IGGR). (AllAfrica)

Angola: Angola Attends Zimbabwe Tourism Fair

[ANGOP] Harare -An Angolan delegation will take part from 12 to 14 this month, in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), at the 12th edition of the Tourism Fair, called "Sanganai Hanganani Tourism Expo". (AllAfrica)

Angola: Angola Attends 23rd WTO General Assembly

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola participates in the 23rd General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (WTO), taking place from 9 to 13 September in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Top International Biologists and Planners Call for an End to Elephants in Captivity

[Daily Maverick] An international conference of elephant experts has condemned the capture and confinement of elephants and has called on zoos to release and reintegrate them into the wild or relocate them to sanctuaries where they can live a more normal life. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Zanzibar Eyes Hotel Investors to Boost Local Tourism

[East African] Zanzibar is courting international investors to the Island's fast growing tourism industry as it seeks to raise the number of leisure and business visitors. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Visitors to Amboseli National Park to Enjoy Free Entry for Two Days

[Nairobi News] Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has waivered entry fee at the Amboseli National Park from September 10-12, as the second Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) conference kicks off. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya Bids to Host 2021 UNWTO General Assembly

[Capital FM] Kenya is bidding to host the 24th edition of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly in 2021; when the congregation of the UNWTO members meets for its bi-annual, 23rd session this week in St Petersburg, Russia. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Campaign to Use Arts in Promoting Tourism Launched

[Daily News] THE Deputy Minister for Natural resources and Tourism, Constantine Kanyasu has urged local artistes and prominent people to use their platforms to promote domestic tourism. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Malawi to Host AfCFTA Sensitization Workshop

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Malawi will this month (September) host a sensitization workshop that will bring together all trade stakeholders as it pushes to have the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement ratified. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Poor Organisation Takes Gloss Off Pageant

[The Herald] Poor coordination marred the Miss Tourism Harare pageant held on Saturday at a local hotel. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Xenophobia - Evacuation Suffers Setback

[Leadership] Abuja -The federal government's plan to evacuate Nigerians from South Africa yesterday ran into hitches as most of the citizens willing to return home had no valid travel documents. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls an Expensive Destination

[Zimbabwe Independent] South African travel and tourism executives have lamented the high cost of holidaying in the Victoria Falls, saying it is one of the most expensive tourism destinations in the world. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Tourism Has Potential - Prospective Candidates

[Botswana Daily News] Prospective parliamentary candidates for Nata/Gweta have emphasised the need to transform the tourism sector for the benefit of Batswana. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Airlines Eye Stake in Air Namibia

[Namibian] Three major airlines - South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and German-based Lufthansa - have all shown interest in acquiring part of cash-strapped Air Namibia. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Airline to Evacuate Nigerians From South Africa

[CAJ News] Abuja -A PRIVATE local airline has volunteered to evacuate Nigerians free of charge from South Africa following the recent violence against foreign nationals. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: New E-Passport Valid for All Nations - Official

[Premium Times] The Comptroller General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has said the enhanced e-passport is acceptable and valid for entering all countries. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Nigeria Encourages Citizens in South Africa to Return Home

[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has advised its citizens to "inform their relatives in South Africa to take advantage" of a free return trip to Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Avoid Travelling to Volatile Areas in South Africa, FG Tells Nigerians

[Daily Trust] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has urged Nigerians to avoid travelling to high risk and volatile areas in South Africa until the situation is brought under control. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Tanzanian Seized Airbus 220-300 in Joburg to Fly Home

[Daily News] A South African court has ordered the release of a seized Tanzanian Airbus 220-300, after a temporary week of detention at the Johannesburg airport. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Make Spring Sizzle With a Sho't Left

[] Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has called on South Africans to take a Sho't Left as the country marks Tourism Month in September. (AllAfrica)

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