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Mountain Gorillas no longer Critically Endangered but Endangered

By Kiganda Ssonko.  The good conservation news is that Mountain Gorillas are no longer critically endangered but merely Endangered. According to the latest assessment published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Mountain gorillas, a subspecies of the eastern gorilla, have been re-categorized from the status of Critically Endangered to only Endangered in […]

Uganda Tour Operators Get New Leaders

On Thursday 26th July 2018, the members of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO), the largest tourism association of tour companies in Uganda, met for their Annual General Meeting at Mestil Hotel Nsambya. Among the many items on the agenda was the election of a new Executive Board for the period 2018 – 2020. […]

A Former US President to tour Kidepo National Park

By Speedway Safaris’ Writer One of the five living former US presidents is set to visit Uganda and tour Kidepo Valley National Park in particular. This was revealed by the Executive Director Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), Dr Andrew Seguya, who declined to name the former head of the world’s biggest economy for security reasons. “We […]

Uganda Wildlife Authority translocates kobs to Kidepo Valley

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has trans-located over 150 kobs from Murchison Falls National Park to Kidepo Valley National Park in the far north-eastern Uganda.  The development is a good move towards strengthening and balancing safaris in Uganda in the parks. The success of Uganda’s tourism is built well on safaris and tours done in the […]

Rwanda Doubles Gorilla Permit Fees to USD 1500

Rwanda has announced an increase of mountain gorilla permit fees from USD 750 to USD 1500, taking immediate effect. The announcement was made on 8th of May 2017 by Rwanda Development Board (RDB) emphasising that the increase was aimed at strengthening conservation efforts of the endangered species. Speaking about the new development last weekend, RDB Executive […]

East Africa Launches Tourism Portal

Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda launch East Africa Tourism portal In a struggle to advertise the region as single tourism destination, the three Northern Corridor assimilation project partner states of Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda launched the East African Tourism portal. The launch of the portal together with the combined tourism promotional video was alleged during the ongoing […]

Improve Hotel Services – Minister Kamuntu

Tourism minister calls upon Ugandan to improve Hotel Services to Boost Tourism. Ephraim kamuntu who is the Tourism Minister asked hotel owners and their managers to improve on their services that are being offered to clients so that it can boost tourism industry. Talking at festivities for the 50 years anniversary of Sheraton Kampala Hotel […]

2017 Is Uganda’s Tourism Year

2017 DECLARED TO BE A TOURISM YEAR FOR UGANDA. The Ministry of Tourism in Uganda has proclaimed that 2017 is an enormous year for tourism division improvement in the country. The nation has set out on the undertakings of tourism advancement and preservation organisations keeping in mind the end goal to start new thoughts that […]

Uganda among top 10 Tourism Destinations

Uganda has been named as the fourth tourism destination in the world by Rough guides, a leading travel publisher. The countries that were declared ahead of Uganda were India, Scotland and Canada. Coming after Uganda was Bolivia which was in the fifth position. Nicaragua was the sixth country, Portugal the seventh, Finland eighth, Namibia ninth […]

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