Eco Tourism News

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

30 May 2019

After five years, hunting will now be allowed in Botswana, home to about a third of Africa’s savanna elephants. Read more »


Bumpy ride: EAC single tourist visa plan delayed by national and regional red tape

25 Jan 2014

East Africa’s quest for a single tourist visa has received a setback after Tanzania indicated last week that it is not ready to join the arrangement. The decision by Dar es Salaam has not only made the journey longer but also exposed the bureaucratic and nationalistic hurdles that continue to haunt the plan. Read more »


Tanzania rejects EAC single tourist visa plan

18 Jan 2014

Tanzania has ruled out joining the proposed East African single tourist visa, arguing that it is a threat to its security and economy, sparking fears about its commitment to joint projects under the trade bloc. Read more »


East Africa delivers New Year visa gift to tourists

31 Dec 2013

Tourists visiting Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda will no longer have to pay for separate visas for all three countries, as the East African single tourist visa comes into effect on January 1, 2014. Read more »


Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda to roll out visa

09 Nov 2013

Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda have agreed to roll out an East African single tourist visa in January next year. The introduction of a single tourist visa is as a result of a joint initiative by Presidents Paul Kagame, Yoweri Museveni and Uhuru Kenyatta of Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya respectively. Read more »