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Tourism

Travel | Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Experience Uganda’s Scenic Beauty at Chobe Safari Lodge

Kanye West has made good on a promise to take a trip to Africa — and he took his wife Kim Kardashian along with him. The famous couple arrived at Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport on Friday and later checked into a loc...


Tourism & Travel | MPs accuse Uganda Tourism Board of failing to market Uganda

Members of Parliament lashed out at the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) for what they called the failure to promote Uganda as a tourist destination. UTB officials led by the chief executive officer Stephen Asiimwe and head of market...



Tour & Travel | The Lake Victoria Serena Resort and Marina – Probably East Africa’s Best Golf Course!

By Ronnie Mayanja — Styled to replicate a pastel-shaded Italian hillside village, The Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa stands amid terraced rose gardens above its own boating Marina, which has been sculpted from...



Nile Adventures | Experiencing Murchison Falls National Park Like Never Before….And why its a Must See!

By Ronnie Mayanja — Last week I was privileged to embark on yet another tourism adventure this time in the western Albertine region and on the world’s longest river. The destination was none other than Murchison fal...


Tourism | Kenya Announces Massive Tourism Incentives For World Travelers.

Mombasa, 12 January 2016, Speaking at the opening of Kenya’s first luxury yachting marina (English Point Marina) in Mombasa, H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiled an unprecedented tourism incentive package to attract world t...



The World’s First Gorilla Encounter in Virtual Reality, 360 Degree Video ~ Uganda Tour by Matoke Tours

On 6 January 2016, Matoke Tours is launching the first virtual reality travel brochure allowing travelers to experience a complete virtual Ugandan safari. Come eye-to-eye with mountain gorillas, including a close-up encounter w...



World Travel Awards | Kampala Serena Hotel – Overall Winner Uganda’s Leading Hotels Category of 2015

World Travel Awards 2015 — At the just concluded Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, Kampala Serena Hotel was once again recognized out of five nominees as the overall winner of Uganda’s Leading Hotels’ category ...


By Isaac Sebakijje | UGANDA TO TARGET AMERICA FOR TOURISM AND SECTOR INVESTORS

By Isaac Sebakijje — In the wake of development, Uganda is proactively looking for new source markets and investments for the emerging hospitality and tourism sector.  In November last year, John Ssempebwa, the deputy CE...



The Guardian | Uganda is a better holiday destination than Spain, says President Museveni

Uganda’s president has accused his country’s tourism representatives of failing to market the country properly, arguing the east African nation should be sold as a “better destination” than Spain. In an opinion piece pu...


A Picture Diary | The Lake Victoria Serena Resort — A world away from the city

Styled to replicate the lines of a classically rustic Roman villa, which might just as easily stand amid the sunflowers of the Tuscan Hills, as on the shores of Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria Serena Resort is the la...



CNN Inside Africa | How Uganda emerged from chaos to become a tourist destination once more

(CNN) — Fifty years ago Uganda was the “Pearl of Africa,” a newly independent republic with a thriving economy, a functioning democracy and splendid national parks. It was the place to take a safari holiday &#...



Welcome to Uganda’s Self Drive Car Rental Company | Apha Rent-a-car

Welcome to Uganda’s Self Drive Car Rental Co. — Alpha Rent-a-Car is Uganda’s Premier self-drive car rental company. Experience the Ultimate safari and vacation in one of our standard 4X4s, Campers & Roo...


Travel Index | Africa’s air travel demand to soar 5.7% yearly

As Africa’s tourism sector gears up, demand for air travel is also rising. The continent will see air traffic growth soar 5.7% annually over the next two decades, beating the global average of 5%, according to estimates b...



UTB Travel | Uganda Tourism Board gets news boss – Mr. Stephen Asiimwe

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Following a vigorous search that has been on for months, Uganda Tourism Board got a boost last week when the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage, Maria Mutagamba, confirmed Mr. Stephen Asiimwe as ...



A Rare ‘Hybrid’ Solar Eclipse Will Be Visible In Uganda – On November 3rd 2013 Grab Your Solar Goggles!

Uganda has been identified as the best place to spot the total phase of this solar eclipse come November 3, 2013. — At 4:10 PM on Sunday, November 3, 2013 Uganda is expected to be one of the few places in the world that ...


By Isaac Sebakijje | Resisting Technology In Uganda’s Tourism Defeats Sector Development!

I refer to the story published in New Vision on Thursday 17, 2013 entitled, “Why the controversy over gorilla permits” In that story, it was reported that a war erupted between the Uganda Wild Authority (UWA) and the Uganda...



Solar Eclipse | Witness an Eclipse in Scotland or Uganda – November 3rd 2013

On 18 October, a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will take place in the skies above Scotland, primarily in the Glasgow area, and many people are expected to gather and witness the natural phenomenon which occurs when the Moon passes di...


By Isaac Sebakijje | Government Assistance To Re-Awaken The Giant In Uganda’s Tourism Sector

Given Uganda’s diversity of nature, cultures, tradition, people’s hospitality and global accolades, what the country earns today from tourism is a drop in the bucket. We are indeed fortunate to live in a country that is by ...



Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group and the US Forest Service Present AWF-USAID/Uganda Tourism for Biodiversity Program on July 18th at 12p In Washington DC

Please join the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group and the US Forest Service-International Programs — In a presentation Improving community opportunities through wildlife habitat conservation. Uganda enjoys a tremend...



Obama to launch Major Initiative to Curb Wildlife trafficking in Africa

President Obama will launch a new initiative in Tanzania on Monday aimed at combating illegal wildlife trafficking, according to White House officials. Using his executive authority, Obama will convene a Cabinet-level task for...


Vocabulary Tips Await Kampala Election Tourists Visiting From Kenya – By Joachim Buwembo

Some more vocabulary tips for wealthy, apolitical Kenyans and Nairobi expatriates intending to hang out in Uganda until Kenya’s election season ends.An “academy” is a dodgy establishment in a rented building from which in...







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