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Tanzania: Tourist arrivals from China rise three-fold

Tanzania’s share of Chinese tourists has grown steadily to reach 13,000 last year, thanks to vigorous campaign to sell tourism to the world’s second biggest economy. The number of tourist arrivals from Beijing in 2012 was put at around 5,000, but effort to market attractive tourists area paid off and the [...]

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    Sigh of relief for hoteliers as bed occupancy picks up

Sigh of relief for hoteliers as bed occupancy picks up

Coast, Kenya: Prospects for Easter Holidays in most star rated hotels at the Coast have gone up with bed occupancy expected to rise to between 70 per cent to 90 per cent. According to the Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers Coast branch Executive Officer Sam Ikwaye, some hotels have given discounted [...]

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    Meet Zimbabwe’s vegetarian crocodiles

Meet Zimbabwe’s vegetarian crocodiles

Crocodiles are some of the most feared predators in Africa, ruthless reptiles renowned for tearing their prey to pieces before swallowing hunks of meat raw. But in the baking sun at Nyanyana crocodile farm on the shores of Zimbabwe's Lake Kariba, feeding time has a surreal edge as the beasts nibble [...]

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Uganda embassy in Washington DC boosts tourism

  Uganda embassy in Washington DC boosts tourism

Uganda’s Embassy in Washington DC has partnered with National Tour Association (NTA) in North America to boost tourism in Uganda. “Uganda’s share of North American tourism market is set to expand [...]

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Future Tourism destined to Eastern Uganda

  Future Tourism destined to Eastern Uganda

Talk about tourism in Uganda triggers thoughts about gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kidepo Valley National Park in North Eastern Uganda and the snowcapped Rwenzori Mountains. But the ministry of [...]

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National park where rampant poaching thrives as rogue KWS officers go scot free

  National park where rampant poaching thrives as rogue KWS officers go scot free

Kenya:  As the country grapples with the poaching menace, The Standard has learnt that Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials are involved in the vice. Multiple sources interviewed by The Standard reveal [...]

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UWA digs trenches around Murchison Park

MURCHISON FALLS - Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has embarked on digging trenches around Murchison Falls National Park to prevent elephants from straying into the villages. The move follows the death of [...]

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Uganda to attract Nordic tourists

Uganda’s embassy in Denmark is to hold a tourism forum to promote Uganda as a competitive destination for investment and tourism opportunities. The forum will take place on May 23rd at [...]

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Uganda shines at Berlin tourism exhibition

  Uganda shines at Berlin tourism exhibition

Uganda was the fifth best exhibitor at the just concluded ITB Berlin tourism exhibition among 10 African countries. The Uganda’s stall in Berlin measuring 120 square meters was the biggest ever [...]

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