Akon marvels at Uganda’s beauty as he visits Queen Elizabeth national park

Senegalese-American singer, Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam alias Akon together with his wife, Rozina Negusei on Saturday marveled at the beauty that Uganda is when they visited Queen Elizabeth National Park in Southwestern Uganda. Akon, who is on a four-day visit to Uganda on Friday visited the president and the First Lady, Janet Museveni at their country […]

Why mixing tourism with alcohol may not be a good idea

As the local tourism bug bites, the culture of “Tulambule” has brought to my attention not just to Uganda’s beauty, but Uganda’s silent but growing problem that must be addressed. ALCOHOLISM. You have probably seen pictures on social media with the hashtags, #Tulambule, #VisitUganda, but as more and more Ugandans fall in with the balambuzi, […]

Why a visit to Lake Mburo national park must be included on your bucket list in 2021

With exciting variety of African wildlife, Lake Mburo national park should become one of the stops on your safari circuit this year. The park is the only place in Western Uganda where you can see zebras and the only park in the country with impalas, Slender Mongoose and giant bush. You can also look for […]

Arrival of Airbus A33neo aeroplane presents new possibilities for Uganda’s tourism industry

On my behalf and behalf of Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), I would like to congratulate the Government of Uganda under the leadership of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, as well as the management of Uganda Airlines and indeed the people of Uganda, upon the arrival of our first of two Airbus A330neo aeroplanes. Delivery of the […]

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 […]