Kenya: Bridge Linked to Man-Eater Lions Turns 120

Motorists driving through Tsavo West National Park on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway marvel at the giant bridge on the modern railway line at Man Eaters near Manyani Township. The 1900-metre-long concrete and metal behemoth standing on thick concrete pillars across Tsavo River was installed by Chinese engineers as they built the standard gauge railway (SGR). The

Kenya: Excitement As Rare ‘Blacker’ Zebra Spotted in Kenya’s Maasai Mara

A photographer at a camp in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve was in for a surprise when he came across an incredibly rare, “blacker” newly born Zebra. Mr Antony Tira – a renowned tour guide-cum photographer – at Matira bush camp, spotted and photographed the black dotted foul and posted it on the camp’s Facebook

Uganda Loses Shs1.3t Annually in Tax Holidays

Economic policy experts have advised government to abandon its policy of providing tax holidays and incentives to investors. Presenting a paper titled ‘Tax Policy and Investment in Uganda’ during the third Economic Growth Forum in Kampala last Thursday, Prof Nada O Eissa from George Town University in Washington DC, USA, said the policy is costly

Tanzania: Swahilii International Expo to Take Place in Mid-October, Says Tanzania Tourists Board

Dar es Salaam — The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) has today said that at least 200 companies from 60 countries and 400 tourist agents are expected to participate in this year’s Swahili International Tourism Expo (SITE). TTB managing director Devota Mdachi said the huge number of participants expected to participate in the SITE is as

East Africa: Uganda Grapples With Tourism vs Electricity

Plans to build another hydropower dam on the shores of Lake Albert in Murchison Falls National Park have angered many Ugandans who rely on the country’s burgeoning tourism industry. Murchison Falls National Park is one of the biggest conservation areas in Uganda. Its picturesque views has made it one of the biggest drawcards for tourists