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Author: Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda

Uganda Airlines flights to Mombasa drawcard for gorilla tourism and regional trade

Uganda Airlines flights to Mombasa drawcard for gorilla tourism and regional trade

Uganda Airlines on Monday successfully received a water canon salute on its maiden flight to Moi International Airport at ... Read More

Oracle of the spirits of the Nile resting place: New tourism destination

Oracle of the spirits of the Nile resting place: New tourism destination

Dhaadha Budhagali Nabamba aka Donozio Namunkanga Mukembo Zirabamuzale, the famous traditional healer who looked after the spirits and ancestors ... Read More

Giraffe translocation enhances tourism at Uganda wildlife reserve

Giraffe translocation enhances tourism at Uganda wildlife reserve

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA ) released this week the first batch of 5 Rothschild giraffes into Pian Upe ... Read More

Rwanda gorilla family migrates to Uganda: National park leaders should take heed

Rwanda gorilla family migrates to Uganda: National park leaders should take heed

According to sources in the Virunga conservation area, 20 gorillas from the Hirwa family crossed over to  Mt. Mgahinga ... Read More

Wildlife plus athlete equals sports tourism

Wildlife plus athlete equals sports tourism

Sports tourism can be found in some seemingly unlikely places. From chasing poachers and tracking wildlife as well as ... Read More

Ramsar site on Katonga River under serious threat by Chinese investors

Ramsar site on Katonga River under serious threat by Chinese investors

A Ramsar site on the Katonga River in Uganda is under serious threat by investors who are reclaiming this ... Read More

Message from Queen Elizabeth II to Uganda Parliament

Message from Queen Elizabeth II to Uganda Parliament

Queen of England, Elizabeth II, has sent a message to delegates attending the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference taking place ... Read More

Uganda Gorilla Tourism : Essential for growth

Uganda Gorilla Tourism : Essential for growth

In Uganda, the 10th annual Tourism Sector Review Conference realizes 7.4%   growth  in tourist arrivals, attributed to  gorilla tourism ... Read More

Renegade lion killed in freak accident in Uganda

Renegade lion killed in freak accident in Uganda

A renegade Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) lion was put out of action in a freak accident. The male ... Read More

Primate tourism boosts Uganda’s economy by USD 16 million every year

Primate tourism boosts Uganda’s economy by USD 16 million every year

At the recently-concluded second congress of the African Primatological Society (APS) hosted in Entebbe, Uganda, from September 3-5, 2019, ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority receives surveillance equipment from Uganda Conservation Foundation

Uganda Wildlife Authority receives surveillance equipment from Uganda Conservation Foundation

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has received surveillance equipment from Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF) to boost efforts to secure and ... Read More

Water salute welcomes Uganda Airlines inaugural flight at Nairobi Airport

Water salute welcomes Uganda Airlines inaugural flight at Nairobi Airport

Uganda Airlines made its inaugural commercial flight for the first time in almost two decades to Jomo Kenyatta International ... Read More

Rolex Festival made in Kampala

Rolex Festival made in Kampala

For a brand associated with celebrity events like the Salzburg Festival, a visitor to Uganda would be forgiven for ... Read More

Winnie Byanyima named UNAIDS Executive Director and United Nations Under-Secretary-General

Winnie Byanyima named UNAIDS Executive Director and United Nations Under-Secretary-General

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, appointed Winnie Byanyima as the UNAIDS Executive Director and United Nations Under-Secretary-General following ... Read More

Uganda Tourism Police arrests rogue tour operator for fleecing German tourists of $21,000

Uganda Tourism Police arrests rogue tour operator for fleecing German tourists of $21,000

Uganda's Tourism Police has today arrested a rogue tour operator, accused of fleecing tourists of US$21,500. Richard Tusasibwe, director ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority ups gorilla and chimp tracking permit fees

Uganda Wildlife Authority ups gorilla and chimp tracking permit fees

At the last mid-term engagement for the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) on August 6, 2019, at the ... Read More

Uganda Conservation Foundation donates vehicles to enhance Uganda Wildlife enforcement in Murchison Falls

Uganda Conservation Foundation donates vehicles to enhance Uganda Wildlife enforcement in Murchison Falls

This afternoon, Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF), with funding from Olsen Animal Trust (OAT), handed over a fully-equipped animal response ... Read More

Uganda’s tourism agencies relieved as government makes u-turn on merger

Uganda’s tourism agencies relieved as government makes u-turn on merger

Uganda's government has made a U-turn on merger of tourism agencies, since Cabinet made the decision almost a year ... Read More

Uganda President commends Tourism Ministry for first elephant electric fence

Uganda President commends Tourism Ministry for first elephant electric fence

His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda commissioned the first ever elephant deterrent electric fence in Uganda’s conservation ... Read More

Uganda Hotel Owners Association Chair re-elected for another term

Uganda Hotel Owners Association Chair re-elected for another term

At the Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA) Annual General meeting held at the Kampala Sheraton hotel on Monday, July ... Read More

Uganda President and Tourism leaders host Miss World delegation

Uganda President and Tourism leaders host Miss World delegation

Early this morning, Miss World 2018/19 Vanessa Ponce was hosted by H.E. Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at his ... Read More

Ugandairlines: Transport Minister tasked to explain delay as launch  pushed to August

Ugandairlines: Transport Minister tasked to explain delay as launch pushed to August

Ugandairlines commercial flights launch date has been postponed to August and not July as earlier planned. This was announced ... Read More

Uganda’s President assents to Uganda Wildlife Bill 2017

Uganda’s President assents to Uganda Wildlife Bill 2017

His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, has assented to Uganda Wildlife Bill, 2017, sponsored ... Read More

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice ... Read More

Bugoma Forest must remain, says Uganda’s President, but conservationists not celebrating just yet

Bugoma Forest must remain, says Uganda’s President, but conservationists not celebrating just yet

Following a sustained campaign over a court ruling to lease Bugoma Forest to Hoima Sugar Works last month, Uganda ... Read More

Uganda: Works begin on Kampala  $60 M Flyover project

Uganda: Works begin on Kampala $60 M Flyover project

Preliminary works on the Kampala Flyover Construction and Road Upgrading project (KFCRUP), has commenced. According to the Uganda National ... Read More

Source of The Nile Bridge part of Global Greening for St. Patrick’s Day

Source of The Nile Bridge part of Global Greening for St. Patrick’s Day

The Embassy of Ireland in Uganda, in partnership with the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and the Uganda National Roads ... Read More

Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust hand over to Dr.Joshua Rukundo

Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust hand over to Dr.Joshua Rukundo

On 4th March 2019, the long-serving Executive Director of Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Ms Lilly Ajarova handed ... Read More

Family rescues abandoned leopard cub from wildfire

Family rescues abandoned leopard cub from wildfire

A humble family living among the local communities that neighbor Murchison Falls National Park in the Masindi district have ... Read More

Uganda State Tourism Minister launches controversial Miss Curvy beauty pageant

Uganda State Tourism Minister launches controversial Miss Curvy beauty pageant

Ever since Miss Uganda won the coveted Miss World Africa in China on December 8, 2018, several organizers have ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority donates relief to victims of floods and landslides at Mt. Elgon

Uganda Wildlife Authority donates relief to victims of floods and landslides at Mt. Elgon

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) delivered relief items worth UGX 10 Million (USD 3700) to the people who were affected ... Read More

Uganda Tourism Board appoints first female CEO

Uganda Tourism Board appoints first female CEO

The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), the government body in charge of promoting and marketing tourism, has appointed its first ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority protecting lions, communities and tourism

Uganda Wildlife Authority protecting lions, communities and tourism

Experiential tourism was introduced in Uganda to allow visitors to actively participate in monitoring animals that live in the ... Read More

Uber Uganda to offer extra protection

Uber Uganda to offer extra protection

Bike taxi passengers plagued by accidents, Uber to the rescue.  Read More

Uganda Tourism Board searching for a new CEO

Uganda Tourism Board searching for a new CEO

Uganda Tourism Board CEO job is up for grabs as Stephen Asiimwe bows out after four years at the ... Read More

Uganda Tourism agencies absorbed by parent Ministry in major restructuring

Uganda Tourism agencies absorbed by parent Ministry in major restructuring

The Government of Uganda announced the restructuring of major government agencies during a news conference at the Media Mentre ... Read More