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Tourism revenue plays critical role at Uganda National Park communities

Tourism revenue plays critical role at Uganda National Park communities

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

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

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

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

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

Customized Tours Connecting Visitors and The Locals In East Africa

Customized Tours Connecting Visitors and The Locals In East Africa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Serena Hotel staff in Uganda claim abuse and went on strike

Serena Hotel staff in Uganda claim abuse and went on strike

The Serena Hotel in Kampala is part of an internationally recognized chain of 5-star hotels and perceived as the ... Read More

Zanzibar Tourism brings Spice Island theme to Kampala

Zanzibar Tourism brings Spice Island theme to Kampala

Javed Jafferji, a very well-known photographer, hospitality operator and active tourism marketer based in Zanzibar, has taken a roadshow ... Read More

Tourism in Uganda normal: Ebola scare gone

Tourism in Uganda normal: Ebola scare gone

Uganda Tourism has been bracing after three Ugandans fell ill after obtaining the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic ... Read More

Official update on Ebola by the Uganda Minister of Health

Official update on Ebola by the Uganda Minister of Health

Ebola is gaining attention in Uganda while tourism remains safe. This is a tough message to sell, but authorities ... Read More

European Union sends millions to Uganda and South Sudan to fight Ebola while tourism remains safe

European Union sends millions to Uganda and South Sudan to fight Ebola while tourism remains safe

Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic are on high alert and are dealing with a developing crisis. ... Read More

African Tradition responsible for Ebola killing Uganda Boy after Spreading Virus to Relatives?

African Tradition responsible for Ebola killing Uganda Boy after Spreading Virus to Relatives?

Local cultural requirements may be the reason for three isolated cases of Ebola in Uganda. Even though the border ... Read More