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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.

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

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”

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Giraffe translocation enhances tourism at Uganda wildlife reserve

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 3, 2019

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

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

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 19, 2019

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

Uganda plans to kill gays again: Tourism alarmed and Joe Biden has a message

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 11, 2019

Uganda has deadly threats for the LGBT Community again. As consequence tourism may face a new call for a boycott. ... Read More

Why is Bwindi National Park the best destination for Gorilla Trekking in Africa?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 6, 2019

Have your heart set on visiting Uganda soon? If so, including Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in your plans is a virtual ... Read More

Wildlife plus athlete equals sports tourism

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 5, 2019

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

Ramsar site on Katonga River under serious threat by Chinese investors

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 2, 2019

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

Message from Queen Elizabeth II to Uganda Parliament

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

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

Uganda Gorilla Tourism : Essential for growth

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 22, 2019

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

Safaris in Uganda? The only 20/20 tour operator is: Let’s Go Travel

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 17, 2019

Traveling to Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya or Rwanda? Let’s Go Travel is evidence, that not all Uganda Tour Operators are designed equal. ... Read More

Renegade lion killed in freak accident in Uganda

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

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

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

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

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

Uganda Wildlife Authority receives surveillance equipment from Uganda Conservation Foundation

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 4, 2019

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

Water salute welcomes Uganda Airlines inaugural flight at Nairobi Airport

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 29, 2019

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

Rolex Festival made in Kampala

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 24, 2019

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

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

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

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

UNAIDS welcomes the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

Uganda Wildlife Authority ups gorilla and chimp tracking permit fees

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

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

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

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 5, 2019

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