Lake Bunyonyi and the Punishment Island story

Girls who got pregnant before marriage were taken to the  Punishment Island “Akampene” on Lake Bunyonyi and left there to starve to death. This was a common practice back before Uganda got her Independence done by the communities that lived around Lake Bunyonyi. A lady called Mauda Kyitaragabirwe 12 years old then survived this punishment after […]

Top executives asked to help promote domestic tourism through incentive travels

The Uganda Tourism Association has asked top executives of organisations and companies to interest themselves in offering incentive travels to employees for not only their benefit but also promote domestic tourism. Speaking to Chief Executive Officers of top organisations and companies during a breakfast meeting on Friday, UTA president, Pearl Hoareau Kakooza said that whereas […]

All foreigners now required to apply for visas online before traveling to Uganda

All foreigners intending to travel to Uganda will now have to apply for a visa online prior to traveling, Immigration has confirmed. Previously travellers from Europe and elsewhere were able to access visas on arrival. In a phone interview with Wildlife Uganda Safaris, Immigration Spokesperson Jacob Siminyu said that the new regulations were approved by […]

New travel writing competition launched to revive tourism

A group of young Ugandans has launched a travel writing competition that seeks to breathe some air into Uganda’s tourism sector that has been badly battered by Coronavirus pandemic and its effects like the lockdown for two years running. Organised by Uganda Uncovered, a tourism clothing brand that aims at promotion of tourism in Uganda […]

Ugandans celebrate team’s performance as curtains fall on Tokyo Olympics

Ugandans have taken to social media to celebrate their team’s performance at the just concluded 2020 Olympics games in Tokyo, Japan. Uganda finished the games on a high after finishing 35th overall, and second in Africa, only below Kenya during the games that officially ended on Sunday. The Ugandan team won two gold medals at […]

New findings confirm four distinct giraffe species

Until recently, Giraffe were widely recognised as a single specie with several sub-species, but new findings now indicate there are four distinct giraffe species. The findings, reported on May 5, 2021, in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Current Biology, make a strong case for recognising the four giraffe species. The report says this would be a […]

Cyclist on mission to visit 10 national parks in 90 days

The German long-distance cyclist, Heinz Stücke, who made the world record for bicycle touring in 1995, is Innocent Taima’s role model. In a global journey spanning more than 50 years, Stücke travelled more than 600,000km by bicycle. No wonder, Taima, 27,  an information technology professional and the chief executive officer of Taima Creatives,  sees himself […]