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What you didn’t know about the African lion

By Evelyn Masaba Uganda has over 500 lions, also known as Panthera Leo, living in the country’s national parks and reserves, including Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth national park, among several others. Queen Elizabeth National Park is known to have the biggest number of lions which are also famous for their tree climbing antics. Do you think you know a ...

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Rwanda, Benin sign bilateral Air Service Agreement

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and President Patrice Talon of Benin signed a bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) in March and RwandAir is due to start flights to Cotonou on September 2 and are now scheduled to exchange a draft general cooperation agreement which will be signed soon. Mr. Talon was received by President Kagame and senior government officials as he arrived for a ...

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Caves become 5 star hotels for luxurious vacations

Often, the hotels where tourists worldwide check in do not always stand out with anything special. This is not the case if talking about spectacular caves transformed into luxurious 5 star hotels with furnished apartments: all the comfort, in addition to an unforgettable experience. There are several such hotels luring tourists from around the world.   The cave-hotels in Cappadocia, ...

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Singapore launches first driverless taxis

The first driverless taxis in the world were launched Thursday in Singapore, Associated Press reports. They were created by the company nuTonomy and can be used for now only by certain clients in a restricted area of the city. In recent years, several companies, including Google and Volvo tested autonomous cars on public roads, but nuTonomy claims it will be ...

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South African pilot killed at air show in western China

A South African pilot flying for an American aerobatic team was killed on Saturday when his plane crashed during a ­performance at an air show in the Gobi Desert in northwestern China. Pilot Paul Smith died when his twin-seat XA42 plummeted to the ground during the inaugural Silk Road International General Aviation Convention at Zhangye, Gansu province. The airport where ...

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Rwanda hosts first conservation and tourism exhibition

The first Kwita Izina Conservation and Tourism Exhibition kicked off in Kigali on August 27, with Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Zimbabwe represented by both private and public sectors and development partners. Organised in line with the 12th Kwita Izina baby gorilla naming ceremony, the exhibition is taking place at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village where local, regional and ...

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#UgTravelMonth: Embracing domestic tourism in Uganda

By Evelyn Masaba Ugandans have recently started to appreciate their own country. Lately, there are a number of adventure trips being organised for locals, including Khoikhoi, Cocktails in the Wild, and now the newest addition dubbed #UgTravelMonth. The growth of domestic tourism is now evident among the young adults who are easily targeted on social media. Most local travel campaigns ...

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Getting up close and personal with Uganda’s chimpanzees

By Doreen Khasalamwa From the spectacular mountains to the rivers, lakes, wildlife, lash wilderness, thick misty forests, and to the friendly faces, Uganda truly deserves to be referred to as the pearl of Africa. Sure, the country is endowed with every bit of Africa’s tourist resources. Uganda is home to many things: the rare mountain gorillas, Africa’s longest river, and ...

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Coming to Kigali? The dos and don’ts while in Rwanda

By Joseph Oindo  Rwanda is a small country in central Africa teeming with numerous rolling hills. Having shrugged off its atrocious past to become a model of modern development, the country now boasts imposing and attractive new buildings that dot Kigali. With the capital city’s new skyline, the picturesque countryside and great weather, a trip to Rwanda will leave you ...

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Two tourists out of ten lose money during trips

Losing money during a trip abroad was experienced by 22% of tourists and 8% of them had to deal with compromised card data, according to a report released by the computer security company Kaspersky Lab. Tourists make numerous financial transactions when abroad, even when connected to an unsecured Wi-Fi network. The study cited shows that 45% of people traveling do ...

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