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About the Tanzania animal census and ITB expo..

Tanzania recently carried out an animal census across the country and Mr. Lazaro Nyalandu the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, says that the results of the exercise are quite promising. The minister believes the promising numbers from the census are due in part to the anti poaching efforts that have been going on in…

Uganda tourism: over 10 years later, is there progress?

In 2003, Uganda tourism industry experts came up with the Uganda tourism policy which was meant to help the country grow its tourism industry. Over 10 years down the road, the question is; Has Uganda lived up to the policy? The 2003 Uganda tourism policy had objectives such as: Increasing tourist arrivals to Uganda up…

Kilimanjaro marathon 2015

The Kilimanjaro marathon is on again this year, on 1st March. The marathon which is IAAF approved will be run in and around Moshi and has exciting offers for sporting enthusiasts that are interested in taking part. IAAF- approved Kilimanjaro Marathon, is a fun event that brings together dedicated hikers, mountain climbers and racer in…

Uganda tourism: The attraction of a dark past

  Who says history isn’t attractive? Many people visit places because of their historical importance, or the stories they hear about those places. The story of Uganda’s past, its dark history and how it was slowly rebuilt is known by many; a few movies have been made about it. So its no wonder the Uganda…

Tanzania: Maasai communities do benefit from tourism

It is a beautiful thing when local communities benefit from the tourist activities surrounding them. Some like to call this responsible tourism. The Batwa in south western Uganda near Bwindi Impenetrable forest- popular for gorilla trekking benefit from tourism in the area, the people in Zanzibar also benefit from tourism on the island in different…

EA targeted to attend Zimbabwe tourism expo

The Zimbabwe tourism expo (Sanganai/Hlanganani) is around the corner and East Africa is expected to be in attendance. The 2015 edition of trade expo will take place in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare 18th-20th June and will be staged at the Harare International Conference Centre. Several countries have been targeted as participants in the expo. The Zimbabwe…

Uganda tourism: Home-stays in Kigezi

The popularity of the endangered mountain gorillas has and continues to make western Uganda a popular tourist destination. And in turn the tourist traffic in the Kigezi area continues to increase. One thing that stands out is that more and more tourists who visit the area are opting for home-stays rather than the more conventional…

Tourism in Uganda: Is it beneficial to the locals?

Like most countries in the East African region, Uganda is quite heavily dependent on tourism. It is one of Uganda’s main foreign exchange earners and so the government tries its best to grow the industry to increase that income. The question is whether the benefits of tourism as a major economic activity are making their…

The Busoga tourism expo 2015

The pearl of Africa might be small on the world map, but it has so much to offer as a tourist destination. With several attractions such as Kidepo valley national park in the far North East, Mount Elgon in the far East, Bwindi impenetrable forest and Gorilla trekking activities in the west, and several game…

Kenya to focus on MICE to boost tourism

After suffering several devastating blows in 2014, the Kenya tourism industry is trying to pick itself up as best as it can and move forward in this year. Attracting more visitors and increasing its market share is of course the main goal, how else will they earn more from the industry. Kenya’s tourism industry before…

Tanzania set for Indaba 2015

Last year the annual Indaba festival drew quite a crowd. Countries from all across the continent were represented including those from the East African region. Although it’s still January and definitely along way from the festival which is usually held in may, Tanzania is set to attend the festival and market their tourism products. This…

Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Tanzania was recently rated the 3rd best place to visit in 2015 by the New York Times. When most people hear or think about Tanzania, places like the Serengeti National Park, Selous game reserve, the northern tourist circuit with its numerous national parks come to mind. Let’s not forget the sandy beaches on the shores…

Uganda: Vatican confirms papal visit 2015

Religious tourism? The Vatican announced that the pope will be visiting Uganda later this year. Many were excited by the news, at the prospect of seeing the pope and also at the business opportunities the Pope’s visit presents. This year’s papal visit if indeed it does happen will be the third time a pope visits…

Zanzibar tourism: How beneficial is it?

Zanzibar is one country where tourism is a success. Its name alone is intriguing enough to foreigners, it almost calls one to explore just through its unusual name. The tourism sector in Zanzibar is perhaps the most the most successful section the island got its independence about 51 years ago. Unlike many other states where…

Marlina moreno American model and TV host to promote Uganda tourism

24 year old American model Marlina Moreno is finally in Uganda and very exited to climb mount Rwenzori. Ms Moreno is a former NFL cheerleader, model and TV host. As a way of boosting tourism, and tapping into the mountain climbing potential of the country, the Uganda government is sponsoring the model on a mountain-climbing…

EAC “single tourist area”

The East African Community is all about oneness especially in tourism. And it is determined to push this agenda to its limits. After the launch of the single tourist visa, now the community is looking to become a “single tourist area”. This is under its regional integration project aimed at further uniting the region and…

Kenya Tourism: Low rates for high occupancy…?

2014 was a hard year for tourism in Kenya. There were terrorist attacks, evacuation orders from foreign countries and a number of other disheartening factors that caused the industry to hit an all time low. Tourism and complementary business did pick up during the just ended holiday season, but now the country needs to keep…

Uganda Aviation Expo

For 2015, Uganda seems to be on a fast paced journey to a successful year in travel and tourism. Not only is the pearl of Africa hosting the birding expo this which is a major coup for tourism in Uganda, it is also set to hold an aviation expo this month. From the 15th January,…

Uganda: tourism ministry to promote mountain climbing

The pearl of Africa is one of the most beautiful safari destinations. It is blesses with vast tropical rain forests, beautiful rivers and magnificent waterfalls, high towering mountains, expansive savannah plains and a variety of wildlife and birds. In Uganda you can enjoy activities such as white water rafting, bungee jumping, game drives, and the…

UGANDA TO HOST AFRICA BIRDING EXPO

When it comes to birding, Uganda is slowly but surely building a reputation as a prime birding destination and hosting the annual Africa birding expo will definitely solidify that reputation. Uganda is set to host the first ever annual Africa birding expo this year 2015. The birding expo is a new idea that was advanced…

Rwanda safari: Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu – Rwanda Lake Kivu is known as the Best Place to relax and chill out in Rwanda. After all the adventurous and tiring activities such as gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking and hiking, you need a place to relax and wind down and lake Kivu is just the perfect place for that. Lake…

E.Africa’s Virunga Volcanoes: The Mufumbiro Mountains

The Mufumbiro Mountains are three of the Virunga volcanoes that are found in Uganda. The virunga volcanoes are volcanoes found across the border of Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo. In Uganda they are called the Mufumbiro Mountains and are found in south western Uganda along the border of Uganda with Rwanda and Democratic…

Cultural tourism: A Karamojong Manyatta visit

The Karamojong are a tribe of fierce warrior pastoralists found in the north eastern corner of Uganda bordering southern Sudan and Kenya. A region that is relatively unvisited. There are Karamojong villages (Manyattas) located near Kidepo valley national park and a Manyatta is one destination that you could add to your itinerary for that Uganda…

Leopard Safari Uganda

“So boldly marked by dark rosettes on tawny skin…” is a line from a poem that describes the leopard. Known as the most secretive and elusive of the large carnivores found in the wild, the leopard is a magnificent sight to behold for those who get the opportunity to see it. Leopards can be found…

Southwestern Uganda: Mountains, volcanoes and gorillas

South western Uganda is a full of amazing features and interesting tourist adventures. Here are a few reasons why the region is growing in popularity as a tourist destination. The Rwenzori Mountain ranges. The Rwenzori Mountain range is the tallest mountain range in Africa. Many visitors come from various parts of the world to see…

The big question: Private or Group safari?

Safaris are clearly the perfect holiday activity. Visiting new places, seeing new and exciting things, and generally experiencing something totally outside of you normal everyday life is the perfect definition of a holiday. When planning a safari there are number of things to consider, destinations, affordability, wardrobe, and who to have this experience with. This…

Uganda: Of rains and thunderstorms…

Musicians Karl Wolf and Culture, sang a song about the rains in Africa that gets you thinking about how blessed Africa is, every time you listen to the lyrics. They truly are showers of blessing. The African rains can be heavy, light, sometimes expected, sometimes totally abrupt, they wash the dust off the roads, soak…

Uganda: The best safari destination for fruit lovers

Uganda as a safari destination is not only good for game viewing and mountain climbing and gorilla trekking, the pearl of Africa is also a fruit basket! The variety of fruits is heaven for any fruit lover. Uganda has fertile soils, very pleasant climate and lots of rain perfect conditions for tropical fruit. Fruit here…

Tanzania: Hunting quota cut short by 50%

The GOVERNMENT of Tanzania announced a 50% reduction of the jumbo hunting quota for elephants in a bid to facilitate population growth of the jumbos. The 50% reduction o the hunting quota is effective July this year. It has become necessary to take some control measures on professional hunting due to the widespread poaching of…

EAC: Six months tourism visas for foreign residents

Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have devised a new way to woo tourists, promote the single east African visa and boost tourism. The three states reached a decision to give foreigners with work or resident permits in any of the three countries a 6 months east African tourism visa. This decision was announced on Sunday and…

Gorilla populations still in danger

Gorillas in Uganda are very popular tourist attraction, and gorilla trekking one of the most popular tourist activity. They are an endangered species that is being kept alive by the dollars that the tourists pay to see them. Communities in gorilla areas are protective of them because they contribute to their livelihood in one way…

Uganda; Tourism stakeholders object to 18% VAT

The day after the Uganda budget for the financial year 2014/2015 was read in Parliament, there were numerous objections and protests from various stakeholders in the tourism industry. On Tuesday 24 June Tourism trade union associations made their official response to the government’s plans to add 18% VAT on safari accommodation outside of Kampala. PRESS…

EA Court of Justice rules against Serengeti Highway

The East African Court of justice found the proposed road through Tanzania’s Serengeti national park unlawful due to expected environmental impacts. The court ruled against the controversial plan which is a relief for the Serengeti eco system. The case which has taken four years to receive a definitive ruling was brought to the regional court…

Tour operators optimistic and ready for peak season

Peak season is finally here and tourism stakeholders in Uganda and the rest of east Africa are looking forward to a fruitful season even with the various security setbacks the region has been facing recently. The tourism sector in Uganda is keenly looking out for spill-over effects of security advisories against non-essential travel to Kenya….

Tourism in western Kenya suffering due to poor hotels

Tourism sector in Kenya is becoming more and more competitive everyday with destinations competing to offer the best quality products and services. There are various factors affecting tourism in Kenya, and hampering Africa safaris in Kenya from increasing in popularity. In the east of the country, it is security issues, while in the west it…

Chinese VP tours Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Continuing with the trend of Chinese visiting Tanzania, Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao arrived in Tanzania for a six day official visit. the was welcomed by Tanzania’s Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda and other high-raking government officials including Minister of State in President’s Office (Good Governance), George Mkuchika and Arusha Regional Commissioner, Magesa Mulongo. On Monday…

Tourism and business in Zanzibar: of fattened crabs..

Although Zanzibar is one of the most popular tourist spots in East Africa, the local communities on the island are quite poor. This is why VSO has taken the initiative to empower local communities on the island with skills to improve their well being and economic development. And to enable the locals to also benefit…

First Environment Museum In Rwanda

A new Rwf1.5-billion museum opens to the public today in Karongi district Rwanda. The environment museum is a project of the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda (INMR) in Karongi District in Western Province and is part the country’s plans to boost tourism. The museum is a quite a sight to behold given its close proximity…

The great migration now in Kenya

July is almost upon us and hundreds of tourists are making their way to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game reserves to witness the annual wildebeest migration. The migration of wildebeests from Tanzania to Kenya is a cycle that happens every year and is often referred to as the Great Migration. It is usually a good time…

UTB embarks on destination marketing with German marketeers

On Monday UTB continued its intensive tourism marketing campaigns by working together with Marasa to host a team of German journalists for dinner in Entebbe. The goal was to ensure that the right people with the right knowledge about Uganda be the ones to explain or describe the destination to potential tourists. Professional journalists definitely…

World Tourism and Trade Council warns against tax exemptions in Tanzania

David Scowsill, CEO and President of The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the global forum for business leaders and authority on the economic and social benefits of Travel & Tourism, says:- “If tourism services in Tanzania are going to be subject to a substantial increase in VAT in the next VAT Bill, this will…

Kenya Markets Tourism in Nigeria

Like its east African neighbours, Kenya is carrying out an intensive campaign to promote tourism and trade in various countries. The latest being Nigeria. Kenya’s cabinet secretary for tourism Phyllis Kandie is in support of marketing Kenya’s tourism in Nigeria and told a stakeholders’ workshop in Abuja, Nigeria that Kenya was looking to explore and…

Uganda: Expanding tourism market in Scandinavia and Nordic countries

Uganda recently took on the task of promoting its tourism in Scandinavian countries by sending a delegation of 20 people from the tourism industry to participate in a week long expo and road show. The group had influential personalities in the tourism industry such as UTB CEO Stephen Asiimwe, Tourism and business director for Uganda…

Tanzania-Netherlands Aviation agreement to boost tourism

Tourism in Tanzania is set to get a major boost from the bilateral; air service treaty which was recently signed by Netherlands and Tanzania. The treaty increases the frequency of air travel and will hopefully make it easy for tourists from Netherlands, and surrounding countries to visit Tanzania. According to Dr Harrison Mwakyembe, Minister for…

Africa Safari tourism growing in popularity

According to recent reports Africa safaris are continually growing in popularity not just in traditional tourist markets like US and Europe but also emerging markets like China. The reports reveal that tourism travel in Africa is increasing, with a higher number of tourists coming from Brazil, Russia, India and China, as well as from the…

E. Africa Tourism: Spa & Wellness tourism

Wellness tourism is becoming a popular section of tourism with the increasing number of spas opening up across East Africa . It is therefore becoming increasingly important to have some form of quality control and certification process in place to ensure that local and international guests, who come with high expectations, actually get value for…

E. Africa Tourism: Coalition of the willing

The East African Communities’ “Coalition of the willing” is going a long way in promoting tourism in its member countries. Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have, since the emergence of the coalition last year, come up with initiatives to promote tourism in the region and support each other with major tourism events. The tourism boards in…

Kenya comes up with drastic measures to save tourism

President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a statement last week in response to the crisis in the tourism industry. According to the statement, starting 12 June 2014, companies will be allowed to pay for their employees leave expenditures, and deduct such expenditures from their taxes. This is all in an effort to revive Kenya’s tourism industry which…

Uganda tourism to help children with heart disease

Uganda tourism board (UTB) the body which is responsible for tourism in the country is organizing a charity walk ahead of this year’s Martyrs’ day. The walk is scheduled to take place on 1 June and all proceeds will go the Uganda heart institute. Every participant is expected to contribute Ushs. 30,000 to this cause….

Singita Grumeti joins anti-poaching campaign

TANZANIA –help and support for the conservation campaign seems to be flowing from every direction. The latest party to join the fight is the Singita Grumeti reserve. Singita Grumeti reserve, a private wildlife reserve is joining hands with the rest of Tanzania to conserve wild life and tourism in Tanzania. The reserve will be providing…

Taking the fight against poaching off the ground

Tanzania is officially ready to take the anti poaching fight of the ground. The minister of tourism and natural resources Lazaro Nyalandu emphasized the Tanzania government’s determination to end wildlife poaching in Tanzania during the national congress during a session where he tabled the estimated ministry budget. According to the minister, the government of Tanzania…

Tourists flee Kenya

UK , France and The US issued travel advisories followed by evacuation orders for their people visiting Kenya over the weekend. Over 500 foreigners left Mombasa between Thursday and Sunday following the issue of the advisories. Britain went as far as sending to Thompson airline flights to carry out the evacuation orders. This is a…

Cheaper packages for locals to trek Mount Kilimanjaro

In an effort to boost local tourism in Tanzania, and show the locals how richly blessed their country is in terms of tourist attractions, the management of Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA)  is offering Tanzanians a day to tour Mount Kilimanjaro at half price. The offer will be in effect from 15-18 May of this year…

Uganda-Israel planning religious tourism?

The Israel–Uganda diplomatic relations which were damaged in the 1970s during the Idi Amin regime seem to be healed and restored. The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has hailed the renewed relations at dinner help last Sunday to celebrate Israel’s 66th independence anniversary, and 20 years of good Israel Uganda relations. The speaker was of…

More news from Indaba 2014

On the final day of the tour and travel festival the east African community member states finally launched its single tourist visa which was proposed earlier this year. Ministers, tourism officials and High Commissioners from Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda unveiled the visa on Monday in Durban South Africa. The travel permit is expected to function…

Selous game Reserve to become uranium extraction site

The United Nations World Heritage Committee approved the Tanzania government application to alter the boundaries of Selous Game Reserve. The application was made to enable uranium mining inside the game reserve. Mantra Tanzania Limited a subsidiary of a uranium mining company in Toronto, Canada will be undertaking the mining project in Selous. The company signed…

Uganda:Kagulu Hill Climbing Challenge 2014

The Busoga Tourism Initiative in an effort to promote tourism in Busoga has organised another Hill climbing challenging starting This Friday, 8 May 2014, and ending on Saturday 9 May 2014. The challenge attracts many tourist and avid climbers in and around Busoga and is an interesting way of marketing the region. Kagulu hill found…

Tanzania hosts Elephant Summit tomorrow

The fight against poaching in Tanzania and Africa as a whole seems to be a never ending one. The latest development in this worthwhile campaign is the Elephant conference which will take place tomorrow, to address the poaching issue and elephant conservation. The conference has been organised by the Tanzanian government together with the United States of…

Street vending unlawful in Uganda

Uganda seems to be the place with the most interesting and controversial laws nowadays. First there is the anti-homosexuality law that displeased a large portion of the world and got some people vowing never to visit the country again, then there is the Anti pornography law often referred to as the “mini skirt’ law which…

Too many lodges inside Ngorongoro Conservation Area

On a recent visit to Karatu town near Ngorongoro conservation area, Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete issued a directive that there should be no more new lodges inside the conservation area. According to the directive any new accommodation such as lodges should be put up outside of the conservation area. According to the president, the almost…

Ngorongoro to shine the spotlight on other sites in the area

The Ngorongoro conservation area authority believes it is high time that other features and attraction within the Ngorongoro area get some attention. The NCCA is determined and set to launch some very intensive promotion and publicity of sites such as the Laetoli archeological sites and the beautiful Empakai crater and the Olduvai gorge. Although most…

Kenya Tourism Industry still in trouble?

The tourism and hospitality industry in Kenya has finally acknowledged that Kenyan tourism is in trouble. Looking at the coastal hotels and resorts bookings which should have been high last week because of the Easter holiday but instead sunk to an all time low, Kenya association of hotel keepers and caterers is officially ringing the…

Initiative to improve local toursim products in Uganda

It has been noted by many in the Uganda tourism sector and by the Uganda tourism board that tourists on Uganda safari are not quite getting the entire Ugandan experience and not spending as much on all things Ugandan as they expect to. This is because tourists cannot find quality Ugandan artifacts or exhibitions and…

Tanzania to reduce number of vehicles in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Following complaints from a number of tourists about the number of vehicles making their way into the crater, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority is thinking of ways to limit the number of vehicles entering the crater seeing as they seem to be a distraction to those enjoying the views of scenery and wildlife that the…

Zanzibar to improve Security for tourists

Security has become the issue in almost every East African country today. Uganda created a tourism police force; Tanzania and Kenya are equally doing everything possible to ensure that they are safe tourist destination. Zanzibar is also on board with tourist security. After recent bomb blasts on the beautiful island, measures are being taken to…

Tanzania and S.A tourism receive a boost from Fastjet

Tourists to Tanzania from South Africa can now enjoy special fares for travel from Tanzania’s LCC Fastjet. The airline made the announcement a few days ago, and this will help tour and travel agencies come up with more attractive packages for holidays and safaris in Tanzania. The new fares are interestingly not dependent on availability…

EAC National Currencies to cross borders

Travelling across east Africa will soon be one of the easiest things to  do with the latest PSSIP development. PSSIP is the Payment and Settlement Systems Integration Project. Residents of the 5 East African countries will be able to not only travel freely within the region but also use their local currency in any of…

Tourism Indaba 2014

INDABA 2014 is almost here and tourism operators and service providers from various countries on the African continent are set to exhibit and showcase their products. Close to 1441 tourism and travel buyers have been confirmed and every player in the tourism industry looking to capitalise on the fast growing inbound tourism to east Africa…

Is Tourism in the rest of East Africa gaining from Kenya’s security woes?

There has been a lot of speculation that tourism in Tanzania is gaining from all the strife and bad press Kenya has been facing.  Many think that Tanzania has grabbed the opportunity as a more secure and much safer tourist destination than its neighbour. Tanzania safaris are slowly but surely being seen as the safer…

Catch the 2016 Wildebeest Migration

The great Serengeti wildebeest migration is the movement of vast numbers of the Serengeti’s wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra, and smaller numbers of Grant’s gazelle, Thompson’s gazelle, eland and impala. These move in an annual pattern which is fairly predictable. They migrating throughout the year, constantly seeking fresh grazing and, it’s now thought,…

Rwanda, DR Congo and Uganda sign 5-Year Strategic Plan for Virunga

Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda on Thursday signed a five-year joint strategic plan aimed at protecting gorillas and pursuing promotional activities for Virunga massif. The Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) was signed by officials from Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN), Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)….

Uganda Tourism Night

Uganda tourism has been given an opportunity to advertise and showcase what Uganda has to offer in a fun event dubbed “Tourism Night”. Ugandans are the leading social people on the African Continent with their ever welcoming smiles. The intention of this Tourism Night is to bring Ugandans and friends of Uganda together after their…

Uganda-Idi Amin Tourism trail

Uganda is set to establish an Idi Amin Tourism trail following last week’s proposal to use the former dictator’s legacy to market tourism in Uganda. The proposal announced by Stephen Asiimwe, the chief executive of Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) last week, will also see the often ill-mentioned legacy of former Ugandan president Idi Amin turned into an…

Tanzania Tourism activist takes war to the US

A Tanzanian tourism and conservation campaigner is to take the war against poaching to the US as part of efforts to sensitise the international community on the dangers of ivory trade to fragile economies. Several companies have teamed up to support 53-year -old Robert Zangi to attend an international conference on poaching to be hosted…

Idi Amin’s “Good Side” to be used to market Tourism

Uganda Tourism Board plans to market Idi Amin Dada’s good side for purposes of tourism with an aim of increasing  tourists numbers. Idi Amin was Uganda’s president between February 1971 and January 1979. He came to power after toppling Milton Obote in a military coup. He died in August 2003 after his family decided to…

Curieuse Island-perfect gateway for Seychelles tourism

In his continued move to be better informed and to be acquainted with Seychelles Eco-tourism sites which should be working to increase the yield from the tourism industry for the country’s economy, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, responded favorably to an invitation by Dr. Nirmal Shah of Nature Seychelles for an…

New Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa

New York-Based on the personal pursuit of sustainable luxury in paradise, the privately-owned Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa will open its doors officially on 01 June, exceeding every expectation of the owners and designers who have held close to their goal of preserving the island’s rich culture and unforgettable landscape with architecture designed…

Poaching threatens tourism in East Africa

Crime gangs in East Africa are generating staggering profits smuggling ivory and rhino horn with impunity, experts say, threatening both an irreplaceable wildlife heritage and important tourism industries. Ports in Kenya and Tanzania are the “primary gateway” for ivory smuggled to Asia, where demand is fueled by affluent markets, especially in China, the United Nations…

East Africa single Visa tourist form in the offing

Following the launch of the East Africa’s Tourist Visa about a month ago, experts from Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya are meeting in Kigali to discuss modalities of coming up with a common single tourist visa application form. Currently, tourists are still using individual states application forms to apply for the EAC single tourist visa. Once…

Less Crowded Safari Destination in Africa

You are planning to visit Africa but not considering to visit the crowded safari destinations? Well the less crowded country in Uganda, its perfect for romance! Uganda – Explore True Africa devoid of the Crowds – Africa just as you had dreamed of. Increasingly more Tourists are opting for Africa as their tourist destination and…

African Safari For Vegetarians

Vegetarian Guide to survive on a safari in Africa Being a vegetarian you may be thinking if you are going to be hungry or simply eat lettuce plus toasted sandwiches throughout your safari in Africa. However the answer is just no, you will not be fixed to junk or get starving. Most of the vegetarian…

Home-stays growing Uganda’s tourism

In accordance to the World Trade Organization, nearly one billion tourists traveled across the planet this year. Also since there is a common visa for the tourists entering East Africa, the ministry of tourism is coming up with ways to draw in more tourists and even spend some extra time in this country. Home-stays is…

New Museum Opened in Uganda, Ntugamo

A local museum which aims at documenting, preserving and developing the history as well as technology of the Banywaranda, Bakiga, Baziba plus the Banyankole people, has been opened in the district of Ntungamo, graciousness of a prominent hotelier based in Kampala Nathan Matsiko. This museum which is found at the border of Ankole and the…

Poachers Invading Uganda Wildlife Safari Packs Have Advanced Tools

Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA has shown worry that poachers have invented advanced tools to poach wildlife. Stephen Masaba the business development manager of UWA said that poachers have presently progressed from basic wildlife killing tools to more refined ones. He wondered what would be left for tourists to see if all the animals are…

Armed Poachers in Kidepo Valley To Be Shot

The president of Uganda Yoweri Museveni has ordered border security at Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda’s northeastern area to shoot all armed poachers. He said that those having weapons and cross to poach ought to be shot since people are blaming the national army for not carrying out their work. President Museveni said that…

Another Silverback Gorilla Dies, Affects Gorilla Trekking In Uganda

A dominant gorilla living in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park found in the Southwestern part of Uganda was confirmed dead by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in a recent press announcement. The senior warden in command of the Southern area of Bwindi Conservation area John Justice Tibesigwa said that It is depressing to announce the of…

Single Tourist Visa Launched by Uganda Rwanda and Kenya

The good news today is that the East Africa single Tourist Visa was formally commenced by the Heads of States of Rwanda, Kenya as well as Uganda. The occasion took place yesterday in Kampala. The major aim was to put together tasks mutually led by the three countries for the past months. This was a…

Kongo Mosque Regatta prepared to journey with eco-tourism association

Saturday11th January 2014 is the day for the Kongo Mosque Regatta that is held together with the South Coast Community Eco-Tourism Association. This event pledges an enjoyable day out on the beach and for sailors out on the ocean, as the “coming” of the Kaskazi trade winds is commemorated, together with tradition that in olden…

Seychelles on the 2014 ‘must-visit’ top tourism destinations list

The Director of Seychelles Tourism Board for Africa and Americas, uttered his happiness when he was told by tour operators that Seychelles was among the top 52 listed tourist destination that are a must-visit in 2014 as written in The New York Times. This island found in the middle of the ocean was the sole…

Zanzibar commemorates 50th anniversary of the revolution

today, Sunday 12th January, Zanzibar celebrates its Golden Jubilee of independence which they achieved 50 years ago after the Sultan’s government was overthrown, and Britain had eventually accepted independence a couple of weeks before in 1963on 10th December. for more than 150 years, The Omani Sultans had kept their stronghold on Zanzibar, their main trading…

Zanzibar celebrates 50 years of independence with a tourism agenda

Zanzibar celebrated 50 years of independence with tourism on its economic list of items. Looking at tourism as the its main economic business enterprise in upcoming years, the government of Zanzibar has taken on a organized plan focused at bringing in more tourists to this amazing paradise on the Indian Ocean. This archipelago marked its…

Seychelles resort now among the best Hotels on the globe

Praslin’s – perhaps the finest resort – the Constance Lemuria, has recently succeed at the review for admission to among the best and most exclusive hotels in the entire world. following scoring more than 88% positive “ticks” in this audit, this hotel can today formally display the commemorative inscription at its  main entrance into the…

Tanzania could learn from Thailand’s tourism

Picking a leaf from successful tales on Thai tourism, the Republic Tanzania is looking at the finest options that could assist in developing  her tourism by joining hands with the Republic of Thailand. Mr. Khamsi Kagasheki Tanzanian minister for Natural Resources and Tourism said that Thailand had actually take major steps on tourism, a thing…

Mauritius to organize a festival this year states Minister for Tourism

Mauritius Minister for Tourism Hon. Michael Sik-Yuen was quoted in L’Express an island local newspaper as having drawn back on a decision made earlier where he was quoted while speaking in Parliament a couple of  weeks back. He said that he was going to organize a festival in the country this very year. Robert Desvaux,…

Reunion Island Tourism

: over 100,000 fans and increasing Reunion Island Tourism Ever since the finish of 2010, has been welcoming travel netizens to the leading social network in the world – Facebook. As per May 2013, there are over 100,000 fans ready to explore this “island travel”. In accordance with the tourist destinations performance barometer by ‘We…

Burundi endorses new air-services deal with Qatar Airways

The government of Burundi  has officially signed a brand new air-service agreement(deal) with Qatar Airways, permitting the 2 country airlines (Air Burundi plus Qatar Airways  ) to operate as many as 7 times each week between Bujumbura and Doha  . The binding agreement covers cargo services, passengers and also makes for intermediate stops on the…

Tourists within Mombasa cut off by rioting truck drivers

A huge traffic jam on the main highway leading to Mombasa was yesterday blocked for more than Eight hours by rioting truck drivers. Several cars were seen on the two sides of the Mariakani-weight Bridge stranded for more than 20 km. Consequently, safari vehicles were stuck for that time, due to the absence of a…

Nigerians continue to wait for the promised state airline

For a couple of months now, the Nigerians have been awaiting a state carrier which was promised by the Hon. Stella Oduah-Ogiewonyi  the Minister of Aviation. This interest which welcomed the promise took it’s origin from the people’s optimistic attitude towards getting a national airline that they would pride in. They wished for a virile…

Kenya Tourism Updates

When talking in the general meeting of Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers, that was held earlier during the week at Whitesands Resort and Spa found in Bamburi – Mombasa, Mrs. Phyllis Kandie the Cabinet Secretary for East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, gave the industry associations a good start, when she mentioned that…

Sri Lanka President makes a visit to Vallee de Mai on Praslin

Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa the President of Sri Lanka, traveled to the Vallee de Mai on Praslin to enjoy the natural splendor of this internationally renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. The President was in the company of Vice President Danny Faure as well as Minister Mitzy Larue and Mr. Loustau-Lalanne the Chairman of SIF, together with…

Rwanda remembers the end of yearly genocide commemoration period

19 years back, the at  that time RPF take total power over Rwanda after finishing the liberation of this country. The murderer militias had been chased out of Rwanda, across the border to Congo – where up to date they have a status nearly as loved and respected guests, a real cause of most of…

Unfavorable tourism budget endorsed by through Tanzanian parliament

Regardless of the pressure mounted by the members of parliament over Tanzania government’s aim to increase and include new taxes within services plus consumer products, the Tanzanian government has supported an unfavorable tourism budget aiimed at hurting the tourist industry of Tanzania. Opposing the yearly budget which will occur next Monday, 1st July, several parliamentarians…

New Minister of Tourism for Malaysia

She was regarded as an outstandingly efficient as well as compelling Tourism Minister, and she can be acknowledged with several projects for example improving home stays as well as promoting brand-new tourism activities for instance art tourism. However, she was as well highly not well known in the tourism trade and voters. A lot of…