A new way to see Uganda’s gorillas in the mist

Sharing time with mountain gorillas in the wilds of Africa’s rainforests is utterly magical: nothing prepares you for their sheer beauty and brawn, those soulful brown eyes, their astonishingly human-like expressions or their extraordinarily gentle demeanour. This special encounter normally lasts just one precious hour, but Uganda is offering a new extended experience in an […]

A day in the sprawling tea plantations of Kyamuhunga

On a sunny invigorating Thursday morning characterised by songbirds, walkers, on my mind were imaginations of the tea plantations in Kyamuhunga in Bushenyi District.  The previous day, I made an appointment with a boda-boda cyclist to take me to Kyamuhunga. I could not travel by public means due to the fear of contracting Covid-19. This […]

UWA cuts park entry fees by 50% in festive season promotion

It is going to be a good season for visitors, both local and international to the country’s national parks after the Uganda Wildlife Authority announced they had slashed the entry fees by 50%. The three-month-long offer will start on December 1, 2020 up to March 31, 2021. “Our visitors are at the heart of our […]

Sector players say opening of Kigambira lodge in Lake Mburo National Park will boost tourism

Although the tourism numbers will not immediately go up following the reopening of Entebbe International Airport, there are vital signs and new optimism that the sector is resilient. According to the tourism sector players, after reopening the airport, government should partner with the tourism fraternity to come up with different interventions to bail out the […]

Forbes names Uganda as one of the safest places to visit this month

Uganda has been named by Forbes among the best places open to visitors in the month of October, despite the Coronavirus ravaging the world. According to the list, whereas Europe looks as if the dreaded second wave of the virus is striking many parts, other parts of the world, Uganda inclusive are continuing to open […]

UWA relaunches primate tourism in the country after Covid-19 induced suspension

The minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities,Tom Butiime, has said the suspension of primate tourism has greatly affected the industry in terms of revenue and it’s operation. Butiime made the remarks at a function where the Uganda Wildlife Authority(UWA) officially relaunched primate tourism in the country at Buhoma Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Uganda Wildlife Authority […]

UTB launches digital led domestic tourism campaign dubbed ‘Take on the Pearl Of Africa’

Uganda Tourism Board has today launched a domestic tourism campaign dubbed ‘Take On The Pearl’. The 8-week long campaign is aimed at jump starting the country’s tourism; with focus on the domestic market, in addition to putting a spotlight on some of the country’s prized tourist attractions. Addressing the audience at the Virtual launch of […]

UWA fully reopens national parks to tourists

Uganda Wildlife Authority has announced that it has fully reopened all national parks to both local and international tourists around the country. Uganda Wildlife Authority has announced that it has fully reopened all national parks to both local and international tourists around the country. Following the announcement of the lockdown by government, all national parks, […]