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20 July 2008
> The number of Russian tourists visiting < African destinations is steadily increasing due to rising incomes and the desire to have uncommon wildlife experiences, according to travel agencies. Preferred destinations for Russians are mainly Egypt Morocco and Tunisia in North Africa; Senegal and >Gambia in West Africa; and various countries in Southern and East Africa . Russians enjoy travelling to natural environments without compromising luxury, Felly Mbabazi, executive director of Moscow-based...