Category: Uganda travel news

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.

Airline passengers arrested at Entebbe airport with fake COVID-19 certificates
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Airline passengers arrested at Entebbe airport with fake COVID-19 certificates

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

Ugandan aviation police and the Entebbe airport health team arrested 23 travelers for forging COVID- 19 test results.  Detained passengers ... Read More

Uganda Airlines Rolls Out Brand New A330neo
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Uganda Airlines Rolls Out Brand New A330neo

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

Ugandans got a glimpse of the first of the two Uganda Airlines A330neo aircraft – the A330-800 - being rolled ... Read More

Uganda Tourism Minister Unveils Wildlife Street Kampala
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Uganda Tourism Minister Unveils Wildlife Street Kampala

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 13, 2020

The Uganda Minister Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MTWA) Col. Tom Butime, unveiled eleven Uganda wildlife sculptures along the Uganda Wildlife ... Read More

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority Directives for Resumption of international flights
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Uganda Civil Aviation Authority Directives for Resumption of international flights

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 4, 2020

Ahead of the resumption of all scheduled and non-scheduled passenger flights in and out of Entebbe on 1st October, 2020 ... Read More

Uganda Tourism awarded a Safer Tourism Endorsement
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Uganda Tourism awarded a Safer Tourism Endorsement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 30, 2020

Uganda Tourism is the third destination awarded an endorsement by the Safer Tourism Seal experts. This achievement has only been ... Read More

Tourism Minister inaugurates new Uganda Tourism Board Directors
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Tourism Minister inaugurates new Uganda Tourism Board Directors

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 30, 2020

Uganda's Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Hon. Col. (Rtd) Tom R. Butime  today inaugurated the 4th Board of Directors ... Read More

Boy King graced World Tourism Day Celebrations
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Boy King graced World Tourism Day Celebrations

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 29, 2020

Uganda joined the rest of the world to celebrate International World Tourism Day on September 27, 2020, with a call ... Read More

Uganda Bar Owners Ask Government to Allow Reopening
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Uganda Bar Owners Ask Government to Allow Reopening

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

Uganda bar owners and owners of entertainment places in the country have asked government to allow them to reopen with ... Read More

Uganda Tourism Board achievement today is a milestone in COVID-19 recovery
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Uganda Tourism Board achievement today is a milestone in COVID-19 recovery

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 23, 2020

Today, the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) can be proud. Uganda Tourism Board CEO Lilly Ajarova and Quality Assurance Officer Samora ... Read More

Uganda’s Tourism industry reopening
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Uganda’s Tourism industry reopening

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

Uganda wants to welcome tourists again. Ahead of the scheduled reopening of borders including the Entebbe International Airport on 1st ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority Jacob Kiplimo Bags Gold
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Uganda Wildlife Authority Jacob Kiplimo Bags Gold

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

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) cheered on as its own Jacob Kiplimo won the 5000-meter International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) 2020 ... Read More

Entebbe International Airport Receives COVID-19 Safety Equipment
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Entebbe International Airport Receives COVID-19 Safety Equipment

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 10, 2020

The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) received a donation of COVID-19 UG safety equipment on September 8, 2020 ahead of ... Read More

Uganda Set to Open Entebbe International Airport Flights
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Uganda Set to Open Entebbe International Airport Flights

editor editor- September 9, 2020

The Director of Airports and Aviation Security for the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA), Al-Hajj Eng. Sooma Ayub, reported that ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority opens all parks for tourism
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Uganda Wildlife Authority opens all parks for tourism

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 7, 2020

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) announced the opening of all National Parks and Protected areas including  Apes and Primate National Parks ... Read More

Fifth Gorilla Birth in Uganda in 6 Weeks
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Fifth Gorilla Birth in Uganda in 6 Weeks

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

Just when the country thought it had seen the last of the baby boomers for a while, a fifth gorilla ... Read More

Post-COVID tourism documentary film on Uganda released
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Post-COVID tourism documentary film on Uganda released

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 3, 2020

Praised as “an excellent documentary… about Uganda’s unique wild places”, the heartrending documentary dubbed The Best Job Ever, weaves together ... Read More

Ugandan Veterinarian Receives 2020 Aldo Leopold Award
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Ugandan Veterinarian Receives 2020 Aldo Leopold Award

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 29, 2020

In a letter received by the Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), a conservation organization founded by Uganda Veterinarian Dr. Gladys ... Read More

Uganda Airlines celebrates first year of operations after re-launch
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Uganda Airlines celebrates first year of operations after re-launch

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 29, 2020

On August 29, Uganda's revived national carrier, Uganda Airlines, celebrated its first year of operations since it took to the ... Read More

Bwindi Life Flourishing Despite COVID-19
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Bwindi Life Flourishing Despite COVID-19

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

The most prolific gorilla in Bwindi gave birth as the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) welcomed the fourth baby in less ... Read More

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