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Uganda travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Uganda. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Uganda. Kampala Travel information. Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos.

Rhino Fund Uganda celebrates new birth
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Rhino Fund Uganda celebrates new birth

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 3, 2020

Rhino Fund Uganda (RFU)is proud to announce the birth of a healthy female calf on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on 2nd ... Read More

Killer of Famous Mountain Gorilla Gets 11 Years in Jail
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Killer of Famous Mountain Gorilla Gets 11 Years in Jail

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 1, 2020

The Kabale Chief Magistrate’s Court on July 30, 2020 sentenced Byamukama Felix to 11 years in prison for killing Rafiki, ... Read More

Government Sets Strict Terms for Boda Bodas in Uganda
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Government Sets Strict Terms for Boda Bodas in Uganda

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 1, 2020

The Government of Uganda issued a set of strict new terms for boda bodas (motorcycles or bicycle taxis) before they ... Read More

EU gifts ranger accommodation facility to Uganda Wildlife Authority
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EU gifts ranger accommodation facility to Uganda Wildlife Authority

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- July 24, 2020

Uganda Wildlife Authority has today received a 12 unit ranger accommodation facility from the European Union delegation to Uganda. The ... Read More

Pilgrim Africa supports ranger patrols in Gorilla Parks
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Pilgrim Africa supports ranger patrols in Gorilla Parks

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- July 18, 2020

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)  has received US$100,000 from Pilgrim Africa, to support rangers in Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area for a ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority arrests four poachers in silverback gorilla death
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Uganda Wildlife Authority arrests four poachers in silverback gorilla death

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2020

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) this week arrested four poachers in the southern sector of Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park, following ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority: New Board Approved by Cabinet
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Uganda Wildlife Authority: New Board Approved by Cabinet

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 9, 2020

The Cabinet has approved a new Board of Trustees for the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to serve for the next ... Read More

Uganda launches COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures for hospitality Industry
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Uganda launches COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures for hospitality Industry

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 6, 2020

Uganda's Ministry of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities(MTWA),  through the Post-COVID-19 recovery task force committee on Quality Assurance, on 5th June ... Read More

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority issues COVID-19 passenger guidelines
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Uganda Civil Aviation Authority issues COVID-19 passenger guidelines

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 6, 2020

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority has tightened measures at Kampala's Entebbe International Airport to combat the spread of COVID-19. Departing passengers ... Read More

Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking Remain Closed to Tourists
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Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking Remain Closed to Tourists

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 20, 2020

During the 14th Uganda presidential address to the nation on COVID-19 since the lockdown on March 21, President Yoweri Museveni ... Read More

Elephant Penises gets 14 Chinese arrested in Uganda
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Elephant Penises gets 14 Chinese arrested in Uganda

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 19, 2020

Fourteen Chinese nationals were Monday arraigned before the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate's court in Uganda, on charges of illegal possession ... Read More

Lake Victoria water level smashes 1964 record
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Lake Victoria water level smashes 1964 record

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 16, 2020

Covering 68,000 square kilometers, Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest and only second to Lake Superior (USA) in the world, shared by ... Read More

Annual Martyrs Day Celebrations Cancelled Citing Corona Fears
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Annual Martyrs Day Celebrations Cancelled Citing Corona Fears

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 2, 2020

The Catholic Church has cancelled the annual Martyrs Day celebrations at Namugongo in Uganda which falls on June 3, citing ... Read More

Tourists spreading Coronavirus: Gorillas and Chimpanzees in danger?
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Tourists spreading Coronavirus: Gorillas and Chimpanzees in danger?

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 28, 2020

Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees are an important and lucrative part of the travel and tourism industry in Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, ... Read More

Mountain Gorilla Family Ends Their Vacation in Uganda
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Mountain Gorilla Family Ends Their Vacation in Uganda

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- April 25, 2020

A Hirwa Mountain Gorilla family that had crossed into Mt. Mgahinga National Park in Uganda last year in 2019 has ... Read More

Military battles to remove floating island along Nile
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Military battles to remove floating island along Nile

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- April 18, 2020

The Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF) Engineering brigade, acting on the orders of Chief of Defense Forces, General David Muhoozi, ... Read More

Chinese gang busted in Uganda crime spree
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Chinese gang busted in Uganda crime spree

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- March 28, 2020

Thirty-seven Chinese gang nationals have been arrested in Uganda for unlawful possession of illegal wildlife species. Three of them, according ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority issues notice on rescheduling of tourism activities
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Uganda Wildlife Authority issues notice on rescheduling of tourism activities

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- March 12, 2020

Following the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) issued notice to stakeholders on minor changes in the rescheduling ... Read More

African Tourism Board President: African tourism is one
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African Tourism Board President: African tourism is one

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- February 22, 2020

Looking to bring Africa together in the tourism industry, the African Tourism Board (ATB) is now working closely to encourage ... Read More

Why Opening an Embassy in Jerusalem can help Uganda Tourism
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Why Opening an Embassy in Jerusalem can help Uganda Tourism

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- February 11, 2020

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, visited Uganda a week ago where talks were held with Uganda President Yoweri Museveni ... Read More

African Tourism Board President addresses opening ceremony of Uganda’s Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo
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African Tourism Board President addresses opening ceremony of Uganda’s Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2020

Uganda’s annual Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo tagged POATE 2020  kicked off on Tuesday February 4, 2020 in Kampala at ... Read More

Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo Opens “Promoting Intra-Africa Travel”
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Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo Opens “Promoting Intra-Africa Travel”

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- February 5, 2020

The 5th Annual Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) 2020 opened today, February 4,2020, kicking off three days of business-to-business ... Read More

New Uganda Tourism Minister Takes Over After Cabinet Reshuffle
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New Uganda Tourism Minister Takes Over After Cabinet Reshuffle

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 27, 2020

The Hon. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu officially handed over the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MTWA) Cabinet Ministerial leadership to ... Read More

100-year-old Charles Njonjo tracks mountain gorillas at Mt. Mgahinga National Park
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100-year-old Charles Njonjo tracks mountain gorillas at Mt. Mgahinga National Park

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 20, 2020

Charles Mugane Njonjo, Kenya's first post-independence Attoney General under President Jomo Kenyatta, turns a hundred on January 23, 2020. To ... Read More

Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Africa
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Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2020

Gorilla trekking in Africa is by far an unusual wildlife experience, something we consider a bucket-list adventure. Africa is home ... Read More

Free Internet:  Beneficial for the Masses or Spying Tool Disguise?
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Free Internet:  Beneficial for the Masses or Spying Tool Disguise?

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 18, 2019

The Uganda Internal Security Organization (ISO) has disapproved the decision by government to allow Google to fly Internet balloons over ... Read More

Gorilla Tourism: A Transformative Force Fueling Uganda Development
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Gorilla Tourism: A Transformative Force Fueling Uganda Development

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 17, 2019

Global Mountain Gorilla Census at 51% Putting to Rest Speculative Claims Outgoing Uganda Minister of Tourism Wildlife & Antiquities, Prof. ... Read More

New Uganda Tourism Minister Part of Government Reshuffle
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New Uganda Tourism Minister Part of Government Reshuffle

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 16, 2019

On Tuesday, tour operators, safari guides, hoteliers, and civil society activists led by the Association of Uganda Tour Operators Association ... Read More

Internet for everyone in Africa? Not in Uganda after government stopped Google Balloons
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Internet for everyone in Africa? Not in Uganda after government stopped Google Balloons

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 15, 2019

The Internal Security Organisation (ISO) has disapproved of the decision by the Uganda government to allow Google to fly internet ... Read More

Who is the new Minister of Tourism  Wildlife & Antiquities for Uganda Hon.Tom Butime?
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Who is the new Minister of Tourism Wildlife & Antiquities for Uganda Hon.Tom Butime?

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 15, 2019

Tom Butime is the new Tourism Minister in Uganda after a Government reshuffle. Energy Minister Muloni, could have been a ... Read More

Protests at Association of Uganda Tour Operators about Dam at Murchison Falls
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Protests at Association of Uganda Tour Operators about Dam at Murchison Falls

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 12, 2019

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) led a host of  stakeholders and partners from ... Read More

Tourism revenue plays critical role at Uganda National Park communities
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Tourism revenue plays critical role at Uganda National Park communities

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 7, 2019

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) handed over US$1.2 million (UGX 4,189,834,069) in revenue sharing funds to the communities neighboring the ... Read More

Uganda Tourism Board launches Pearl of Africa Tourism  Expo (POATE) 2020
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Uganda Tourism Board launches Pearl of Africa Tourism  Expo (POATE) 2020

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 28, 2019

The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) is set to host the 5th annual Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) 2020, a ... Read More

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

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 12, 2019

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

Customized Tours Connecting Visitors and The Locals In East Africa
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Customized Tours Connecting Visitors and The Locals In East Africa

editor editor- November 10, 2019

Augustine Tours offer tours to East Africa which are tailor-made for their tourists based on their travel wishes. The tour ... Read More

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

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 9, 2019

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

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