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Uganda As A Destination

Our Mission is to share our own passion for Uganda &its people with others and to inspire an equal awareness of the fragile raw beauty and irreplaceable heritage Africa has to offer all those who tread her earth.

Our programs are tailored made to suit individual requirements, aiming to delight even the discerning traveler with our insight into little known tour and safari destinations throughout the region; which we tender at the best possible price.

We orchestrate Leisure and Business Travel and expertly facilitate the full range of tourism services throughout East Africa:

  • Accommodation & Transport
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Tours & Safaris
  • Quotations & Preparations
  • Bookings & Confirmations
  • Ground Handling
  • Invoicing & Administration
  • Vouchers & Documentation
  • Meet & Assist Services
  • Conferences
  • Car Hire
  • 24/7 Emergency Support

Uganda’s Tourism Performance

  • No 1 Forex Earner.
  • 10% of GDP and 23% of exports
  • One of biggest employers.
  • Tourism infrastructure roads, airfields prioritized.
  • Quality Assurance, 65 hotels graded.
  • HTTI upgrade.

About Uganda

  • Size – about 236,040 sq km (Approx size of UK, Ghana, Romania, Laos, Guyana, US state of Oregon.
  • Location – Uganda is a land locked country located in East Africa.
  • Uganda is also known as the “Pearl of Africa” because of its diverse natural endowments and beauty.
  • Uganda has a rich cultural diversity and boasts of over many tribes and dialects.
  • Population – Approx 41 million people.
  • Climate – Tropical; wet in the center, cool in the mountains, two dry seasons (Dec-Feb, June to Aug); semi arid in North East. Average 27 degrees Celsius, 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Uganda tourism at a glance

  • Wildlife – Unique and Pristine.
  • Nature – Most Biodiversity.
  • Geography – Gifted by Nature.
  • Culture- Most Culturally diverse (psi).
  • Heritage – Faith, Oldest surviving practicing kingdoms,
  • Rich history – Good, bad, ugly.
  • Weather – Average 27 degrees countrywide.
  • MICE destination – Accessible and great facilities
  • Business & Investment – Favorable and great ROI.
  • People!!! Friendly, warm, courteous, welcoming, social…..!!

Uganda’s Tourism Products Range

  • Over 11% of the global bird diversity (50% of Africa’s bird species richness).
  • 7% of the global mammal diversity (39% of Africa’s mammal richness).
  • 53.9% of the global population of the remaining Mountain Gorillas.
  • 5 public museums (Uganda Museum, Kabale, Soroti, Karamoja and Fort Lugard Museums), about 16 private and numerous community museums in Uganda.
  • 750 cultural heritage sites.
  • 14% of Africa’s Reptile species richness.
  • 19% of Africa’s Amphibian species richness.

Pristine destination

  • Southwest Uganda. Kigezi referred to as ‘Switzerland of Africa’ because of its scenic landscapes & weather.
  • Mt. Rwenzori(5,109 m), western Uganda is permanently snow capped, a rare global condition on the Equator.
  • Rwenzori Ranges (3rd, 4th, 5th highest peaks in Africa) were voted among top hiking places in the world.
  • Virunga volcanoes in south-western Uganda were voted ‘A must see place for 2012 in one’s life time’, Lonely Planet.
  • Eastern Uganda Mt. Elgon (Africa’s 17th highest mountain), Mt. Mgahinga & Mt. Muhabura (SW), Mt. Moroto (NE), etc.
  • Home to the Source of the longest river in the world– The Nile!

World’s premier primate country

  • Uganda has the largest mountain gorilla population in the world 54% (over 400 of them). Less than 700 gorillas survive in the world today.
  • There are over 5,000 chimpanzees found in Kibale forest (western Uganda) alone holds a population of more than 1,000 chimpanzees).
  • Home to world’s largest number of monkeys, baboons, apes, rare colobus, nocturnal Bush babies and Pottos found in pristine eco-environment…

Top nature wildlife getaway

Murchison Falls N.P

  • Murchison Falls N.P (North–West)
  • 76 species of mammals
  • 451 species of birds
  • Murchison Falls on River Nile.
  • Elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, Nile crocodiles etc.

Queen Elizabeth N.P

  • Ideal habitat for classic big game
  • Ten primate species including chimpanzees
  • Over 600 species of birds

Kidepo Valley N.P

  • A profusion of big game
  • over 77 mammal species
  • 475 bird species
  • Listed as Number 3 in ‘Africa’s 10 Best National Parks 2013’ by CNN Travel

Flora and fauna unlimited

  • Mt. Elgon N.P (East)
  • Over 300 species of birds.
  • Small antelopes, forest monkeys, elephants and buffalos.
  • Mt. Elgon (Africa’s 17th highest mountain).
  • Rwenzori N.P (West)
  • Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 because of its natural beauty.
  • 70 mammals.
  • 217 bird species.
  • Snow-capped ranges.
  • Kibale N.P (West)
  • 70 mammal species
  • 13 species of primated including the chimpanzee.
  • 375 species of birds.

Wild, unspoilt, pristine

  • Bwindi Impenetrable N.P (South-West)
  • Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
  • 400 species of plants.
  • An estimated 356 mountain gorillas.
  • 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees.
  • 350 species of birds.
  • Lake Mburo N.P (South-West)
  • 350 bird species.
  • Zebra, Impala, Eland, buffalo, leopard, hippo, hyena etc.
  • Semliki N.P (West)
  • Incredible hot springs.
  • Home numerous Central African wildlife species.
  • Mgahinga Gorilla N.P (South-West)

Kidepo Valley N.P

  • A profusion of big game
  • over 77 mammal species
  • 475 bird species
  • Listed as Number 3 in ‘Africa’s 10 Best National Parks 2013’ by CNN Travel

Top birding paradise

  • Has 1,069 bird species. Home to over 50% of the entire bird population in Africa and 10% of the world. Uganda hosts Africa Birding Expo every November.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park has over 605 species, the largest of any protected area in Africa.
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was voted Africa’s number One Birding Site (2012) by the African Bird Club.

Marine bliss, nirvana

  • Five of East Africa’s great lakes: Lake Victoria,
  1. Kyoga, L. Albert, L. George and L. Edward.
  • Lake Victoria (Central Uganda) is the world’s second largest fresh-water lake at 68,000 sq. km
  • Ssese Islands, over 200 paradise islands with variety of white sandy beaches, birds and tropical vegetation.
  • Lake Bunyonyi (SW), second deepest lake in Africa 900m after Lake Tanganyika.
  • Home to the source of the world’s longest river, the Nile measuring 6695 kilometers (4184 miles).
  • Some of the best waterfalls in the world found across the country like Murchison, Karuma, Sipi, Kalagala, Sezibwa, Itanda….Recorded 1000.
  • 12 wetlands of International Importance designated as RAMSAR sites.
  • Hundreds of rivers located across the country.
  • Over 100 crater lakes dotted in extinct volcanic
  • Sites.

Kidepo Valley N.P

  • A profusion of big game
  • over 77 mammal species
  • 475 bird species
  • Listed as Number 3 in ‘Africa’s 10 Best National Parks 2013’ by CNN Travel

Adventure escapade

  • Has 1,069 bird species. Home to over 50% of the entire bird population in Africa and 10% of the world. Uganda hosts Africa Birding Expo every November.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park has over 605 species, the largest of any protected area in Africa.
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was voted Africa’s number One Birding Site (2012) by the African Bird Club.

Faith, pilgrim, spiritual lure

  • All faiths represented in Uganda.
  • The Uganda Martyrs Basillica Namugongo in Kampala. About 125 faithful were killed by the King of Buganda, King Mwanga between 1885-7.
  • Bahai Temple, and the only one of its kind in Africa).

Kidepo Valley N.P

  • A profusion of big game
  • over 77 mammal species
  • 475 bird species
  • Listed as Number 3 in ‘Africa’s 10 Best National Parks 2013’ by CNN Travel

Cultural diversity and heritage

Uganda is endowed with 64 tribes and language/dialects each with a distinct

  • Cultural heritage
  • History
  • Language
  • Food
  • Dance
  • Dressing
  • Beliefs
  • Customs
  • Music
  • Folklore

Hospitality, Cordiality, Security..

  • Uganda boasts of great accommodation facilities in Africa, luxury, eco-friendly, lavish, lodges in the national parks ranging between budget and to up-market facilities.
  • People are hospitable and well trained staff provide an unforgettable experience in Uganda.
  • Peace and security prevail. Trained 1,200 Tourism Police officers.
  • Stable economy, Forex favors tourists.

Kidepo Valley N.P

  • A profusion of big game
  • over 77 mammal species
  • 475 bird species
  • Listed as Number 3 in ‘Africa’s 10 Best National Parks 2013’ by CNN Travel

Best Practices

  • Community tourism. Ik.
  • Shopping, memorabilia.
  • Night life/ entertainment.
  • People , Faith.
  • Safari Rallies.
  • Ceremonies.
  • What is the story?

Trans-Boundary Initiatives

  • Northern Corridor Infrastructure Project (NCIP). Summit-led.
  • Comprises Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, new entrant (South Sudan).
  • Borderless Borders Brand. Immigration, OSBP.
  • Joint Tourism Marketing Committee (JTMC).
  • 90-day multiple-entry East Africa Single Tourist Visa (EATV).
  • East African Tourism Portal (EATP).
  • Greater Virunga Trans-boundary. Uganda, Rwanda, DR. Congo.

Kidepo Valley N.P

  • A profusion of big game
  • over 77 mammal species
  • 475 bird species
  • Listed as Number 3 in ‘Africa’s 10 Best National Parks 2013’ by CNN Travel

Capitalizing on Uniqueness & Creativity

  • Community tourism. Ik.
  • Shopping, memorabilia.
  • Night life/ entertainment.
  • People , Faith.
  • Safari Rallies.
  • Ceremonies.
  • What is the story?

Trans-Boundary Initiatives

  • Northern Corridor Infrastructure Project (NCIP). Summit-led.
  • Comprises Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, new entrant (South Sudan).
  • Borderless Borders Brand. Immigration, OSBP.
  • Joint Tourism Marketing Committee (JTMC).
  • 90-day multiple-entry East Africa Single Tourist Visa (EATV).
  • East African Tourism Portal (EATP).
  • Greater Virunga Trans-boundary. Uganda, Rwanda, DR. Congo.

Kidepo Valley N.P

  • A profusion of big game
  • over 77 mammal species
  • 475 bird species
  • Listed as Number 3 in ‘Africa’s 10 Best National Parks 2013’ by CNN Travel

Best Practices

  • Revenue Sharing
  • Gorilla Tea Buffer zones,
  • Bee-Keeping
  • Space for Giants.
  • Liberation Trail.
  • Uganda Martyrs Trail. Faith.
  • Dark Tourism (IDPs).
  • Curriculum Development.
  • Diaspora Push (Nordics etc).
  • Ngamba (chimps) Island.
  • Tourism Police.

Product Development

Ssese Islands

Birding Expos.

Film Tourism.

PR and Marketing Firms.

Cultural and culinary Festivals. 

Media and Travel Trade Fam trips.

Investment drive.

Kidepo Valley N.P

  • A profusion of big game
  • over 77 mammal species
  • 475 bird species
  • Listed as Number 3 in ‘Africa’s 10 Best National Parks 2013’ by CNN Travel
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