The Association of African Exhibition Organisers | AAXO | East Africa Tourism and Hospitality Expo 2019 now open for registration
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East Africa Tourism and Hospitality Expo 2019 now open for registration

East Africa Tourism and Hospitality Expo 2019 now open for registration

East Africa Tourism and Hospitality Expo 2019  again invites international, regional and local buyers, media and tourism enterprises, operators & stakeholders, to the 3rd edition of  East Africa Tourism and Hospitality Expo  2019 to be held from 22nd  to 24th November, 2019 at the Ushirika Grounds Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

East Africa Tourism and Hospitality destinations offer many activities at each individual country. For instance, Tanzania is the world’s second largest tourist attractions destination after Brazil, with beautiful beaches, Gorillas, Kilimanjaro Mountain, Ngorongoro crater, Olduvai gorge and many others. Tanzania is known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari magnet populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain at 5,895m. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.

Uganda has diverse landscape famous for snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and enormous lake Victoria. Wildlife attractions include rare birds and chimpanzees, mountain gorillas at remote Bwindi impenetrable national park sanctuary. Marchison falls National Park in the northwest is famous for 43m-tall waterfall and hippos. Queen Elizabeth Park is located in western Uganda and the most visited. The park has diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, which make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.

Kenya has a coastline on the Indian Ocean at the east and Lake Victoria at the southwest. The landscape encompasses savannah, Lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It’s also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park.

Rwanda is one of only three countries in the world where critical endangered mountain guerillas live. It is landlocked East African country with a green, mountainous landscape. The Volcanoes National Park is home to golden monkeys and mountain guerillas. Mt. Kirisimbi with 4,507m tall and other forested volcanoes are part of the park. The Nyungwe National Park at southwest has ancient mountain rainforest that’s a habitat for chimpanzees and other primates. Its capital Kigali is a thriving city immediately notable for its cleanliness, orderliness and hospitality, peacefully nestled along picturesque hilltops.

Burundi is a landlocked country amid the African Great Lakes region where East and Central Africa converge. The capital is Gitega, having moved from Bujumbura in February 2019. The southwestern border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika. Though it may be one of the smallest countries in mainland Africa, it packs a lot of stunning nature into such a small space. Hippos and birds are the main natural attractions in Burundi with their home varying from shrublands and forests, to huge lakes.

Malawi is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa. It is defined by its topography of highlands split by the Great Rift Valley and enormous Lake Nyasa. The lake’s southern end falls within Lake Nyasa National Park, sheltering diverse wildlife from colourful fish to baboons, and its clear waters are popular for diving and boating. Peninsular Maclear is known for its beach resorts.

Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th – 13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.

This year did the international tourism trade fair attract about 700 buyers, 400 exhibitors and over 3500 visitors from some 24 countries in Africa and beyond.