Uganda’s Tourism industry is intact and safe

Of recent, some people have been trying to portray Uganda as a country without a conducive environment for tourists to enjoy the beautiful natural tourist sites. This has been an attempt by some opposition elements in Parliament, in conjunction with their foreign funders, who have all along been shocked with the steady country’s growth and development especially in the tourism industry. Uganda is a habitat of the rare species of wildlife ranging from gorillas, lions, wild cats, several species of birds natural forests, friendly weather, rafting and the friendly people.…

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Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) to target China, India and Gulf states

After a hugely successful marketing campaign, the Uganda Tourism Board is looking to capitalise on a “proven strategy” to attract more travelers — this time focusing on the Chinese and Indian and Gulf state markets. The campaign almost doubled the number of UK and US tourists coming into the country last year. “Initially, we relied on two or three-day exhibitions, where we would camp in the countries (United Kingdom, United States of America and Germany) to showcase Uganda’s beauty, but then realised a better strategy,” John Ssempebwa, deputy CEO for…

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Uganda Gov’t promises to revamp Ankole palace

The government of Uganda, through the tourism ministry has set apart sh10b to refurbish the defunct Ankole kingdom palace in a bid to turn it into a tourism site. Located in Kamukuzi Division, Mbarara district, the palace was built in the 1930s. However, the palace lies in ruins while most of its land measuring about 12 acres has been encroached on, dilapidated structures are being occupied by Mbarara district lower staff. Following its current state, the tourism ministry has contracted Block Technical Service Ltd to rebuild the Mugaba palace. Work…

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