Make Uganda best tourist attraction

Recent initiatives to give the Source of the Nile a facelift sets Uganda on course as one of the best travel destinations worldwide. Already, Uganda has had nods of approval to its great tourist potentials and listed ‘best country to visit in 2012’ by the Lonely Planet, and named ‘one of the best travel destinations […]

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Ugandan zoos to meet international standards

Uganda Wildlife Education Centre has started the process of getting internationally recognised standards for zoos. The accreditation, according to Mr James Musinguzi, the UWEC executive director, will not only increase the centre’s visitor numbers but will help in acquisition of development grants from donor agencies. He said at the launch of the 25th African Association of Zoos […]

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RDB to focus on tourism in 2014/15 Budget

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) will focus on promoting tourism, as another avenue to increase the country’s tourism exports revenues in the 2014/15 financial year. This was announced by Clare Akamanzi, the RDB chief operations officer, who was on Wednesday appearing before the parliamentary Standing Committee on National Budget and Patrimony to expound on the Board’s […]

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India to support Uganda develop tourist sites

The government of India has unveiled plans to help Uganda develop a select number of tourism sites and provide training for workers in the tourism sector. This was revealed last week by the Indian High Commissioner to Uganda, Dr Ramesh Chandiru, during a meeting he held with the Minister of Lands and Urban Development, Mr […]

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 More than Shs107 billion is needed to re-plant trees in degraded areas of the Mt Elgon National Park. Officials from the conservation agency yesterday told MPs that more than 2,000 hectares of tree cover have been wiped out by increased illegal human activities in the park which sits on the oldest and largest volcanic mountain […]

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Belgian head of Virunga National Park shoot by Gunmen

Unidentified armed men on Tuesday critically wounded the Belgian head of Africa’s oldest wildlife reserve, the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo. The victim, Emmanuel de Merode, “was shot in the chest,” North Kivu provincial governor Julien Paluku told AFP, following the attack 30 kilometres (20 miles) north of the capital Goma. Belgian Foreign Minister […]

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Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary increase in numbers

Nakasongola based Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary head ranger Godfrey Lutalo is happy the number of Uganda’s rhino population has more than doubled in recent years. This has renewed hope that the endangered animal will once again be able to roam free in the country’s parks. Lutalo said that they had only six rhinos, three females and […]

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Uganda embassy in Washington DC boosts tourism

Uganda’s Embassy in Washington DC has partnered with National Tour Association (NTA) in North America to boost tourism in Uganda. According to Oliver Wonekha, Uganda’s Ambassador to the United States, and  Stephen B. Reacher, NTA’s Public Affairs Advocate at Uganda Embassy, Washington, D.C, Uganda’s share of North American tourism market is set to expand following the […]

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Rwanda, DR Congo and Uganda ink new 5-year Strategic Plan for Virunga trans-boundary

Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda on Thursday signed a five-year joint strategic plan aimed at protecting gorillas and pursuing promotional activities for Virunga massif. The Greater Virunga Trans-boundary Collaboration (GVTC) was signed by officials from Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN), Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). The […]

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Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya have designed a joint marketing strategy to promote the newly-launched East African single tourist visa to attract more tourists. This was announced yesterday at a joint media conference addressed by Rwanda Development Board chief executive Valentine Rugwabiza, Ugandan High Commissioner to Rwanda Richard Kabonero and his Kenyan counterpart in Kigali John Mwangemi. The […]

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