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Rwanda: Red Rocks Initiatives in COVID-19 wildlife protection appeal

Red Rocks Initiatives for Sustainable Development works to enhance improved standards of living for local communities living around the Virunga Massif. Over the years, these communities have come to appreciate our tourism and environmental conservation initiatives as the best sustainable community empowerment tools and foreign exchange earners. The gains made to this end have however come under threat from the ...

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Saffron Beach Bistro screams romance in romantic Entebbe

By Moses Opobo Saffron Beach Bistro is nestled among the back-to-back row of exquisite, beach-front hospitality establishments along Nambi Road in Entebbe. Walking through the main entrance and peering in, one is immediately struck by the imposing, purple and brown-themed exterior décor of the storeyed main building right ahead, a colour theme that apparently has a lot to do with ...

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Hotel Kontiki in Hoima: the 4-star hotel that stands apart

By Gilbert Mwijuke Hotel Kontiki is not just one of those new additions to Hoima town’s thriving hospitality sector. After spending a few nights here during my recent visit to the town, this is what I can say, unequivocally, about this place: it’s the town’s most inviting establishment – an icon that will be venerated for many years to come. ...

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Why Tanzania is an African leader in MICE tourism

Tanzania is emerging as an African leader in the rapidly growing meetings, conferences and events industry. Tanzania’s growth within the business tourism sector has been driven by growing international recognition of a tourism industry second to none in terms of diversity and quality of experiences. As younger business travellers and entrepreneurs increasingly look to combine business and leisure travel, Tanzania ...

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Four Points by Sheraton debuts in Doha

Four Points by Sheraton Doha, part of Marriott International, has officially opened today, marking the brand’s debut in the country. The re-branded property will add 120 rooms to the city and will reflect the brand’s promise of ‘travel reinvented’, providing everything that matters most to today’s independent travelers including timeless style and comfort with genuine service. Four Points by Sheraton ...

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Ssanga Courts: serenity and serendipity in the heart of Kampala

By Gilbert Mwijuke If you are planning to visit Kampala and looking for an upscale apartment, the new Ssanga Courts in the tranquil suburb of Nakasero makes a spectacular base. Perched atop a hilly impasse, Ssanga Courts will place you smack in the heart of Kampala, Uganda’s rambunctious chief city. But unlike elsewhere in the city, here you’ll avoid midtown ...

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Regulation catches up with innovation – the case of short-term rentals

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has published the first systematic overview of how both national governments and local authorities are addressing and managing new business models in the accommodation industry. The so-called “sharing economy” has experienced significant growth over recent years and is poised to outpace the growth of traditional accommodation. Drawing on case studies from around the world, “New ...

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Saffron Beach Bistro: new boutique hotel in Entebbe worth checking out

By Gilbert Mwijuke As I pull into Saffron Beach Bistro’s parking yard, I am welcomed by a young man whose friendliness is evidently impeccable. Rahul Patidar is the proprietor of this new boutique hotel that is located just a few steps from Lake Victoria in Entebbe – one of the most dreamed-about destinations in Uganda particularly renowned for its wonderful ...

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New super luxury hotel opens in northern Rwanda

By Gilbert Mwijuke The mist-shrouded volcanoes of northern Rwanda just got cooler with the opening of the picturesque Classic Lodge resort in Musanze district. The hotel, which sits on an expansive 15-acre piece of land, has been welcoming guests since November 2018 and is set to be officially launched in the next few months, according to its proprietors. The new ...

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Inside Magashi, Rwanda’s first luxury safari camp

Wilderness Safaris has officially opened its new camp, Magashi, overlooking scenic Lake Rwanyakazinga in the north-east of Rwanda’s wildlife-rich Akagera National Park. Launched in partnership with conservation non-profit African Parks and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), both of which manage the national park, Magashi offers life-changing journeys to this remarkable location – journeys that are strongly rooted in a shared core purpose: to help conserve Rwanda’s ...

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