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Uganda Tourism Board to Modernize the Uganda Equator

MPIGI. Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) together with Mpigi District authorities have combined together in order to modernize the Uganda Equator at Kayabwe Town along the Kampala – Masaka highway as a way of attracting more foreign tourists and the locals in the country.

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This district strategy is aimed at promoting the sites near the Uganda Equator according to Mr Ronald Kazibwe, the district commercial officer and he continues to add on that “The Equator is the best tourism site in our district but its beauty has faded in the past years due to lack of enough care. It’s time to modernize it and if this goes on well, other sites near the Equator will also be receiving tourists hence transforming the economy and increasing our annual revenue and household incomes”.

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Tourism body protests new bird watching tax | Mabamba Wetland Sanctuary

Kasanje Town Council in Wakiso District levied a ‘special tax’ against every tourist visiting Mabamba Wetland Bay for bird watching which the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has protested.

The town council leaders recently introduced a fee of $15 (Shs 57, 405) for each tourist visiting the Mabamba wetland, which tour guides say is unreasonably high. A boat operator also charges $26 (Shs 100, 000) to transport tourists to the wetland.

Shoebill stork - Birding Uganda

According the authorities, the tax is aimed at enabling to raise revenue for the newly created Town Council. UTB deputy Chief Executive Officer John Ssempebwa explained that they will push for the scrapping of the tax, insisting it is uncalled for.

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More should be done to promote tourism – President Yoweri Museveni

President Museveni and the Tourism sector

President Museveni said that Uganda has the potential to earn more from the tourism sector if more effort is put into marketing and promotion of the country’s tourism potential. In Nwoya district, the president spoke about the passing out ceremony for game rangers who included 393 men and 97 women at Murchison Falls Training ground and also restated the need to have clear rules of engagement when dealing with poachers if the country’s precious wildlife was to be protected.

These rangers are mainly aged between 22 – 30 and will be deployed in different conservation areas to beef up the already existing force in the field. President Museveni also congratulated the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) for building manpower to protect the parks and also congratulated the graduates. 

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Uganda Tourism Board Notice

Uganda Tourism Board

The Uganda Tourism Board, Wildlife and Antiquities and Ministry of Tourism have organised the World Tourism Day (WTD) 2018 celebrations activities in Jinja (the adventure capital of Uganda) at Jinja Rugby Grounds above the Golf Course scheduled on the 27th of September 2018 under the theme “Tourism and Digital Transformation“.

The World Tourism Day 2018 celebration activities have been scheduled as follows;

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King of Toro Thanks Government for Earmarking Fort Portal as Tourism City

King of Toro in Uganda

The King of Toro Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV expressed his gratitude to the Government of Uganda for earmarking Fort Portal as a Tourism City. The national vision 2040 projects Fort Portal municipality as the tourism city. This western Uganda town has over the years earned the name of the cleanest town in the country. It is also a route to many national parks that include Queen Elizabeth, Rwenzori Mountains, Kibale Forest, Semliki Wildlife reserve and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Previously King Oyo was credited for setting a good pace in the promotion of natural attractions and culture within the region. During his speech at the celebration to mark his 23rd coronation anniversary, King Oyo praised the government for earmarking Fort Portal as a tourism town in its vision 2040. This will add on other government innovations to economically empower the people of Toro he said.

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INCREASE IN GORILLA PERMITS

The QUANTITY of mountain gorilla permits has increased in Uganda making them available each day in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, whilst the gorilla permit PRICE stays the same. Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has been overwhelmed with permit requests as a result…

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Be the Next Ugandan Ninja Warrior, Extreme Adventure Park Busika

extreme-adventure-park-busikaAA Safaris and tours offer you an opportunity to perfect you skills and be next Ninja warrior with trip to Busika Extreme Adventure one of the only two adventure parks found in Uganda. This is a very nice place to visit for day trips or as an en-route activity especially when heading East through mukono to explore, Mabira Forest, Jinja – the Source of River Nile, Mbale town – home of the Imbalu, or visit the cascading Sipi Waterfalls during your Uganda Adventure Safari.

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