Staff, 2022-10-24 11:17:42,
If there was ever a silver lining to the cloud that was the pandemic, then that would be the unanticipated unlocking of the domestic and regional tourism markets.
More Africans are booking holidays within Africa, and discovering off-the-beaten paths. Now African tourism agencies are on a charm offensive to woo Kenyans to their beaches, nature trails, vineyards and cities.
Zambia’s top attractions
Chavunga Lungu, the Zambia Tourism Agency’s acting CEO says that besides cultural immersion, Kenyans can visit Zambia to experience “the largest wildlife migration on the continent.”
This is the descending of over 10 million straw-coloured fruit bats into a tiny patch of evergreen swamp forest in Northern Zambia.
This is in addition to the natural spectacle of about one million white-eared kobs that migrate in mega-herds between Boma and Badingilo national parks.
Top attractions worth adding on your bucket list include marvelling at the Victoria Falls, taking a night drive in search of leopards in a national Park, and riding the raging rapid Batoka Gorge.
Uganda’s top attractions
Bradford Ochieng’, the Uganda Tourism Board deputy CEO says mountain gorilla is a must-do activity for all African tourists. Uganda boasts about 500 of the remaining 900 world population of mountain gorillas.
Mr Ochieng’ says Uganda received over 1.5 million tourists in 2019…
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