Poaching clips Serengeti buffalo population

March 27, 2013 admin Uncategorized

The population of buffaloes in the northern and western areas of the Serengeti National Park has dropped by 80 per cent due to poaching, the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA) Outreach Programme Manager, Mr Ahmed Mbugi, reveals. According to him, buffaloes have declined from 70,000 to 40,000 while the elephant population has decreased from 2,500 to [...]

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Yellow Baboon appear in Tarangire National Park

March 26, 2013 admin Uncategorized

The baboon has attracted a lot of attention from wildlife funds, it is a male yellow baboon which has recently been moving around in Tarangire National park between the Tarangire safari and sopa lodges. Although many people would not notice anything unusual because to most of us the differences between yellow and Olive baboons are [...]

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Air Uganda introduces Business class

March 26, 2013 admin Uncategorized

High profile people who discarded Air Uganda for other airlines because of lack of business class lounges will now find reasons to fly with the Kampala-based airline after introduction of a crane facility aboard its MD model planes. The country manager said that the crane class is modeled to accommodate high profile personalities who wish [...]

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32 parrots returned to Uwec

March 11, 2013 admin Uncategorized

At least 32 African grey parrots said to have been seized in Eastern Europe in a botched pet trade deal, were returned to a natural habitat in Uganda at the weekend. The endangered bird species is regarded by experts as one of the most intelligent birds in the world. Authorities at the Uganda Wildlife Education [...]

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Fly to the Chimp Island

March 7, 2013 admin Uncategorized

Tourism at Ngamba Island, a chimpanzee habitat, has received a boost following the signing of an agreement between the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust and Fly Uganda, a safari company to fly tourists to the island. “We are aware that some of our clients get seasick and others have little time to travel on [...]

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More tourists visit Ngorongoro

March 5, 2013 admin Uncategorized

Interests in the Ngorongoro Crater seems to be growing steadily with latest figures indicating that the wildlife packed caldera is currently being visited by more than 588,000 tourists per year as of last year. In 2012 a total of 588,814 visitors were recorded to have entered the main Loduare Gate leading to the Ngorongoro Conservation [...]

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Tanzania, S. Africa in joint tourism promotion

February 26, 2013 admin Uncategorized

Dar es Salaam Tanzania has signed an agreement with the government of South Africa in which the two will build a partnership that would boost tourist numbers through an initiative known as Swahili Tourism Fair that is set to kick off in the first week of October this year. With support from the biggest South [...]

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Kenya sanctuary deploys drones to fight back white rhino poachers

February 6, 2013 admin Uncategorized

They are among the last seven of their kind in the world and they each have an around-the-clock armed guard as they roam in the shadow of Mount Kenya, Africa’s second-highest mountain. The four northern white rhinos are the most highly endangered subspecies of white rhino and the most precious of the 110 rhinos that [...]

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High fuel prices hurt airlines

February 6, 2013 admin Uncategorized

Despite performance improvements posted by airlines including those that fly within Africa last year, the rising prices of jet fuel tops the main obstacles to their profitability, the International Airlines Transporters Association (IATA) has revealed. In its January report, IATA noted that even though increasing oil supplies from non-OPEC nations had helped to stabilize prices [...]

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Competition in Dar es Salaam skies drives out weak airlines

February 5, 2013 admin Uncategorized

Increased competition in the skies is seen as good news to Tanzania air travelers following the reduction of fare by local airlines, although there are fears that some might end up losing wings completely. Tanzania’s domestic aviation industry has in recent days seen some airlines making their way in to the local Market. The trend [...]

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