Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category
Zambia is fully engaged in the rehabilitation and subsequent release of lions back into the wild. This is not just an opportunity for the country to lend a hand to Mother Nature by helping to preserve these majestic animals, it is also a tourism opportunity for visitors to have an up-close and personal experience with [...]
BY DR. WOLFGANG H. THOME, ETN AFRICA CORRESPONDENT | MAY 06, 2013 (eTN) – One of Rwandaâ€™s most important traffic arteries, the highway from Kigali to Musanze, and from there on to Gisenyi, was yesterday completely blocked on the weekend when a landslide took out half of the road at Gashenyi, Gakenke District.
by Prof. Wolfgang Thome Following a flurry of app launches across the border in Kenya has Uganda now pulled level, when The Pearl Guide launched their own Uganda Guide App earlier this week.Â The comprehensive guide application can be downloaded on to iPhones from the â€˜App Storeâ€™ and avails a wide range of services for visitors [...]
Rwanda is Enjoying the Benefits of New Tourism Attractions, Such as the Canopy Walk in Nyungwe National Park
Rwanda is an emerging tourist destination. Nyungwe Nziza seeks to help the country reach its tourism potential. To do so, this project targets the spectacular and protected Nyungwe National Park (NNP), focusing on inclusive ecotourism development for the benefit of local communities surrounding the park, and leveraging private sector investment in the management, construction, and [...]
Zimbabwe and Zambia will co-host the 20th session of the general assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) from August 24-29 this year in their tourist resort towns of Victoria Falls and Livingstone. The two countries won the bid to host the general assembly at a WTO meeting held in South Korea. This [...]
BY DR. WOLFGANG H. THOME, ETN UGANDA | April, 2013 (eTN) – The Rwanda Development Boardâ€™s Tourism and Conservation Department will within the space of the next few weeks officially launch a new tourism site, a cave in the Musanze District which is being readied for visitors by installing walkways, stairs, and safety measures.
Here’s a little video clip about the natural wonders of Zambia, Africa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf5LKy-2Ulk&feature=youtube_gdata_player
BY ADAM IHUCHA, ETN TANZANIA | February, 2013 TANZANIA (eTN) – For two years, a French lady with a disability lived with a faint hope that one day she would be able to ascend the worldâ€™s highest freestanding mountain. Mount Kilimanjaro.Â A 33-year-old, both of Chrystel Alquierâ€™s legs were paralyzed eleven years ago. Since then she [...]
South African Airways (SAA) has been named the Best Airline in Africa by Business Traveler Magazine, following its annual consumer survey.Â The airline was also awarded the top prize for the Best Business Class to Africa, according to the results of the survey.Â The company received the awards at a ceremony in New York, where SAA was [...]
BY DR. WOLFGANG H. THOME, ETN UGANDA | January, 2013 Tanzania National Parks has announced a range of new increased tariffs which are due to come into effect in July this year for the period up to June 2015. The new tariffs cover not only park entrance fees for foreign nonresident visitors, resident visitors, East [...]