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Sukuma Museum: A trip back in time

By Our Writer Located about 20 kilometres east of Mwanza is a special piece of the Sukuma tribe history and a must-visit destination for anyone travelling to this northern Tanzania port city. The Bujora Museum is uniquely Sukuma, drawing inspiration from the ancient traditional practices of Tanzania’s biggest tribe. The Sukuma are said to have arrived in northwestern Tanzania as ...

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Machu Picchu: What’s the big deal?

By Mitch Vandell When anyone sees Machu Picchu for the first time, the question that begs to be asked is: ‘what’s the big deal?’ At first glance, Machu Picchu is no more impressive than many European churches or universities built around the same time. However, most people refrain from verbalizing this observation and instead join the choir of tourists who ...

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Entebbe ranked East Africa’s most visited city in 2016

Uganda’s Entebbe has been ranked the most visited city in eastern Africa this year, attracting more tourists than the region’s more famous cities such as Nairobi, Kampala, Dar es Salaam, Addis Ababa and Kigali. Entebbe is expected to attract more than 616,700 visitors in 2016 alone, according to the newly-released 2016 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index, which ranked 132 most ...

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Ethiopia’s tourism revenue falls by over $7m due to protests

Ethiopia’s tourism revenue has taken a massive dip in the wake of anti-government protests that started a year ago. The Horn of Africa country is projected to lose about 400 million dollars from tourism in the current budget year. According to the BBC’s correspondent in the country, millions of dollars was lost in tourism revenue. He refers to the tourism ...

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Nairobi vs Kigali: a tale of two cities

By Joseph Oindo I don’t know who said that you cannot eat patriotism. What I know is that the late Tanzania President Mwalimu Julius Nyerere once said that if you want to see capitalism at its starkest, go to Nairobi, or something along that line. I have lived in the so-called City in the Sun for a long time and ...

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Lake Bunyonyi: a wonder to behold

By Evelyn Masaba There are places you travel to in this world that were made to take our breath away, places that leave you marvelling at the wonders of nature. When you go to such places, you feel like you never want to leave. Such places were created to bring out the zen lost within you; the moment you behold ...

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#TemberuRwanda: On the trails of Nyungwe Forest

By Joseph Oindo The government of Rwanda, through the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), has stepped up efforts to promote domestic tourism in the country. It’s in this light that this writer, together with a team of journalists from a cross-section of media houses, were on November 4 invited to accompany a group of over 70 local tourists for a two-day ...

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Kigali among top 10 most livable cities in Africa

Despite the stereotype impression people have about Africa, as a place of wars, famine and underdevelopment, it will surprise some that Africa has some of the most livable cities in the world. In Africa like in any other place in the world there are metropolitan cities with mixed cultures, good road network, electricity and other social amenities as well opportunities ...

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110th Anniversary of the Rwenzori Expedition by the Duke of Abruzzi

On the occasion of the celebrations for the 110th anniversary of the historic expedition to Uganda of the Duke of Abruzzi – organized by the Ugandan Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities with the support of the Ugandan Ministry of Defense – and of the first climb to the Margherita peak (5.109mt), the Embassy of Italy has given its patronage ...

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Success story: RDB’s domestic tourism campaign registers remarkable results

By Staff Reporter One month on from the launch of Rwanda’s latest domestic tourism campaign ‘Tembera U Rwanda-Jump on the Bus’, the country’s tourist attractions seem to be becoming more popular than ever with Rwandan tourists. Latest data from the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) indicates that over 120 Rwandans have registered for the state-run development board’s next trip to the ...

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