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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: U.S. Set to Impose Ban on Travellers from South Africa - Report

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- United States President Joe Biden is set to ban most non-U.S. citizens who have recently been in South Africa from entering the country, in a bid to contain the spread of a new variant of Covid-19, a senior U.S. public health official has told the Reuters news agency. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyans Urged to Promote Local Tourism to Boost Industry's Fortunes

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenyans have been urged to contribute to the recovery of the tourism sector which has been adversely affected by the harsh economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: North Island Makes Condé Nast Traveler's Top 5 Island Beaches for 2020

[Seychelles News Agency] A private island luxury resort in Seychelles - North Island - is listed amongst the Top 5 beaches in the world by Condé Nast Traveler readers for 2020. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Arusha Airport Facelift Gathers Pace

[Daily News] Arusha -- PLANS are underway to relocate the Arusha-Minjingu highway to facilitate Arusha Airport operations. Part of the stretch will now feature in the envisioned Kisongo-four way lane, Arusha Airport Manager Elipid Tesha said on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Burundi: Will Burundi's Tourism Turn the Tide?

[East African] Burundi, which describes itself as "The Heart of Africa", is generally bypassed by travellers to the region, with its more famous neighbours -- Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda -- taking the lion's share of East Africa's tourism pie. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Lupita Is 'Inaccessible', Balala Justifies Naomi Campbell's Appointment

[Nation] Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has defended the recent appointment of supermodel Naomi Campbell as Magical Kenya's international ambassador, saying the appointment is set to market Kenya through the model's international networks. (AllAfrica)

Africa: AU Member States Adopt Digital Covid Certificates

[East African] African Union member states will from this month start using digital Covid-19 certificates as one way of eliminating travel restrictions that were occassioned by outbreak of coronavirus. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Sustaining Air Safety in Nigeria

[This Day] Chinedu Eze writes about ways to sustain and improve on safety record attained in the industry. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Air Peace Resumes Dubai Flight Service Feb 5

[This Day] Air Peace has announced the resumption of flights into Dubai via Sharjah from February 5, 2021. This is as the airline has also increased its flight frequency to and out of Enugu. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Nwr Downplays Namutoni Decay

[Namibian] NWR downplays Namutoni decay (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Vaccinations in Seychelles Targeting Tourism Sector Then Rolling Out to General Public

[Seychelles News Agency] Most frontline medical and essential workers in Seychelles have received the COVID-19 vaccine and efforts will now move to tourism employees, said a top official. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Travel Agencies Reposition for 2021

[This Day] The Group Managing Director, Finchglow Group, Mr. Bankole Bernard has identified ways travel agencies can reposition for better business in 2021. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: How Tourism Will Maintain Operations During Lockdown

[New Times] Tourism activities will remain open during the 15 day lockdown which commenced on January 19 in response to rising Covid-19 cases and mortalities. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: RDB, Kenya Association of Travel Agents Ink Deal to Promote Regional Tourism

[New Times] Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Rwanda Chamber of Tourism (RCT) have inked an agreement with the Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) and the East African Tourism Platform (EATP) to develop business and leisure travel in the East African Community. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Laikipia's Nanyuki Fast Emerging as a Holiday Destination

[Nation] Apart from the usual military activities held in Nanyuki, the bustling town is currently emerging as one of Kenya's best holiday destinations. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Air Peace Resumes Flights Into Dubai

[This Day] Air Peace has announced that it would resume flights into Dubai via Sharjah on February 5, 2021. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Hotel, Tourism Sectors in the Woods as Covid-19 Bites

[Nation] Driving into the Sankara Nairobi, one easily notices that the main entrance is locked, even though the five-star hotel re-opened way back in September. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: The Tourism Ambassador Debate

[Citizen] Tanzania was recently dragged willy-nilly into a debate on social media on whether or not it was prudent to name a foreigner as the country's goodwill tourism ambassador. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Programme to Benefit Tourism Sector

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Basic Education, Ms Bridget John, says introduction of a multiple pathways programme at Maun Senior Secondary School will benefit the business community. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: The Tourist Accommodation Sector Is Still in Meltdown

[Daily Maverick] The tourist accommodation sector generated about a third of the income in November 2020 that had flowed its way 12 months before. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Seychelles Tourism Official - New Re-Opening Measures Won't Immediately Help Industry

[Seychelles News Agency] The newly announced measures to re-open Seychelles to tourists who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine will not help the tourism industry immediately, the chairperson of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) told SNA on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: IATA Welcomes Us Pre-Departure Covid-19 Testing Order

[This Day] The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the announcement by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that it will require all travellers to the US to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test undertaken within three days prior to their departure to the country, effective 26 January. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Fort Jesus Using 3D Projection to Tell Rich History and Lure More Tourists

[Nation] Fort Jesus, a Unesco World Heritage site, has been revamped using 3D projection to attract more tourists. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Enhancing Intra-African Tourism the Way Forward

[Citizen] Our lead story in yesterday's Life Style Magazine was on a subject-matter that is fast catching on in our part of the world: intra-African tourism. Titled 'A traveller's dream to make intra-Africa travel easy,' the article explored the tourism industry in general - doing so with considerable cooperation from a 20-year veteran of the travel and tourism business, one Ms Leina Lemomo. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Govt Uplifts Domestic Tourism

[Daily News] IF travelling long distances in search of tourist attractions deters you from doing domestic tourism, the challenge may soon be over as the government moves to decentralize tourism centres. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Scenic Beauty Presents Tourism Potential

[Botswana Daily News] Khumaga -- Botswana is adorned with untapped beautiful sites that can be developed to promote local tourism. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: All the 338 Tourists Confirmed Safe After Five-Star Hotels Catch Fire in Zanzibar

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- All the 338 tourists who were accommodated at the Ocean Paradise Resort and Spa and Tui Blue hotels in Zanzibar were rescued to safety after fire broke out at the two five-star hotels located at Kiwengwa beach in the northeastern coast. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: EA Tourism Pushes for Shared Virus Protocols

[East African] Tourism players are arm-twisting their governments to harmonise Covid-19 protocols to ease movement of tourists in the region, as they become the only bet, after lowering expectations they had from their traditional key source markets of Europe, USA and China. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: FAAN Records 5 Million Passengers in 6 Months

[This Day] The domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, known as the General Aviation Terminal One (GAT) recorded over five million passengers between July and December, 2020. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Seychelles Re-Opens to Any Tourist Who Has Received the Covid-19 Vaccine

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles on Thursday re-opened its doors to visitors from anywhere in the world as long as they have taken both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination, said a top tourism official. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: A Good Museum Experience Pays Off for the Tourism Sector in Ghana

[The Conversation Africa] The 2019 Year of Return, when Ghana welcomed Africans in the diaspora to participate in events associated with the country's rich cultural heritage, was an opportunity to learn more about what tourists want. One million foreign visitors entered the country to mark 400 years of the first enslaved Africans arriving in the United States. (AllAfrica)

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