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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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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)

South Africa: What the Tourism Sector Can Learn From Cape Town's Drought

[The Conversation Africa] Extreme weather events have been topical in the southern African region and beyond in the past decade or so. Prior to tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth, no major extreme weather event had attracted such international media attention as the Cape Town drought popularly dubbed Day Zero did. Day Zero was the day the taps of Cape Town were anticipated to run dry. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: 'We Need Tourist Hotels in Mara'

[Daily News] MARA Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Adam Malima, has invited investors to build tourist hotels in Musoma municipality, following the decision by the fifth phase government to upgrade Musoma airport. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Zim Tourism Sector Lost Us$1b During Covid-19 Lockdown

[New Zimbabwe] Spread This News (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Liberia Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Association Collaborate to Showcase Liberia's Rich History On World Tourism Day

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Liberia National Tourism Association in partnership with the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) is expected to showcase the rich history of the country's culture, destinations, and arts and crafts at the celebration of this year's World Tourism Day. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Minister Implores Stakeholders to Promote Domestic Tourism

[Ghanaian Times] The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, has called on all stakeholders in the tourism sector to collaborate with the ministry to promote domestic tourism. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigerian Embassy in Canada Reopens After One Month

[Premium Times] The mission said it would resume immigration and consular services on September 24. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Govt Shifts Focus to Local Tourism

[Monitor] Government and tourism stakeholders are discussing strategies through which they can revive the tourism sector with focus and resources shifted to the domestic market. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Chances of Covid-19 Infection in Aircraft Cabin Very High- - Molecular Biologist

[Vanguard] A renowned molecular biology expert, Dr. Casmier Ifeanyi, has said airline operators must find a balance between cost recovery and passenger safety, as the nature of an aircraft cabin is not a foolproof defence against COVID-19 infection even though the cabin air is filtered. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Ministry Underlines Sustainable Tourism Returns Amid Covid-19

[Ethiopian Herald] BISHOFTU - Ministry of Culture and Tourism stated that it has set the new research intervention strategy that would help hotels and tourism related activities recover from COVID-19 impact, reopen and continue running activities in future. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Jambojet Launches Campaign to Encourage Domestic Travel

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Regional low-cost carrier Jambojet has partnered with various players in the travel industry to launch a campaign that will encourage domestic travel. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: 'Deny Corrupt Justices Visa' - Outgoing Imo Rep. Calls On U.S. Government

[FrontPageAfrica] London -- Liberia's outgoing Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) based in London, the United Kingdom, Atty. Isaac W. Jackson, Jr. is calling on the United States Government through its Embassy near Monrovia to deny visas to Liberian Justices and Judges deemed to be corrupt as was done in the case of Mr. Andrew Wonploe, former Director of Passport. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: High-End Hotels Affected the Most By Covid-19 as Local Visitors Boost Sector

[Nation] Domestic tourism is now emerging as a lifeline for the hospitality industry as the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to bite the sector. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: 24 Hotels Identified As Transit Facilities to Help Welcome Visitors to Seychelles Safely

[Seychelles News Agency] The Ministry of Tourism has identified 24 hotels to use as transit facilities that will welcome visitors from leading tourist markets even if their COVID-19 infection rate changes, said a top official on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Entebbe Airport, Borders to Reopen for Travellers, Tourists On October 1

[Monitor] Government has clarified that Entebbe airport and borders will reopen on October 1 for both tourists and other travellers. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Developing Tourism Destinations, Advance Sustainable Development

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia is endowed with the richest biodiversity, unique landscape, classy forests, snow-capped peaks and arid deserts. The varied flora embraces the world's most extensive tracts, along with a varied mix of forest, savannah, desert and cultivation. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Scuffle At NPHIL Over Covid-19 Travel Certificate

[FrontPageAfrica] Congo Town -- Scuffle erupted Monday at the offices of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia between some disenchanted persons and private security officers assigned at the entrance of NPHIL over delay of issuance of COVID-19 Certificates. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Beyond the Year of Return - Africa and the Diaspora Must Forge Closer Ties

[Africa Renewal] - Ghana Mission in Washington DC (AllAfrica)

Africa: How Tourism Can Lead Covid-19 Recovery and Why Africa Is Well-Placed to Benefit

[Ghanaian Times] Around the world, countries are steadily shiftingfrom responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to the recovery phase. And for many, tourism will play a key role here, not least due to its importance in job creation, supporting livelihoods and driving inclusive development. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Huila - Packed Dash Kwanza Flight Arrives in Lubango

[ANGOP] Lubango -- Lubango-based Mukanda International Airport, southern Huila province, received a commercial TAAG Dash Kwanza flight which after 147 days returned with 74 passengers at 02:12 pm under strictly measures of biosecurity surveillance. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: KZN Tourism Picks Up As Regulations Eased

[] Travel-starved local tourists are descending on KwaZulu-Natal shores in record numbers since the COVID-19 outbreak, with the gradual easing of restrictions. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Tourism Department Accelerates Renovation Works At Historic Providence Island

[LINA] Tourism Department Accelerates Renovation Works At Historic Providence Island (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Aden Adde Airport Resumes Normal Operations After Crash-Landing

[Dalsan Radio] Aden Adde international airport has resumed normal operations after a cargo plane carrying consignment crash-landed hitting a perimeter wall at the airport on Saturday causing flight cancellations. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Three Wounded in Somalia Plane Crash - Minister

[Shabelle] A cargo plane crashed Saturday morning at the international airport in Somalia's capital, and the country's transport minister said three of the four crew members on board were injured. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Cargo Plane Crashes At Airport in Mogadishu

[Shabelle] Witnesses say a cargo plane has crashed at the international airport in Somalia's capital. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Kenyan Cargo Plane Crashlands At Mogadishu Airport

[Dalsan Radio] A Kenyan aircraft has crashlanded at Mogadishu's main airport, injuring the crew. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Tanzania Reviews Visa Policy for Nigerians

[Daily Trust] The United Republic of Tanzania says it is reviewing its visa policy for Nigerians. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Zim Airports Ready for Tourists - VP Chiwenga

[New Zimbabwe] Spread This News (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Survival of Wildlife Reserves Under Threat in Namibia

[UN News] After six months of lockdown, the Namibian government ended travel restrictions and curfews on Friday, in light of a drop in new COVID-19 cases. But Namibia's economy, which depends heavily on wildlife tourism, has taken a major hit during the period, and the future of the country's wildlife reserves, otherwise known as conservancies, is far from certain. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: A Canadian Family Sailing Around the World Finds Safe Harbour in Seychelles Amidst Covid

[Seychelles News Agency] A Canadian family that is sailing around the world is currently enjoying the seas of Seychelles as they take a break in their quest. The Lim family - parents Amber and Jeff, with children Carden, 13, and Morley 9 - were amongst a group of boaters who arrived in the island nation when it opened its borders to private jets and sailing yachts on June 1. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Government Reduces Country Entry Ban

[ANGOP] Luanda -Citizens from Egypt, Algeria and Nigeria are allowed to enter Angolan soil, after the Ministry of Health announced the ban because of Covid19 cases in the respective countries. (AllAfrica)

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