Uganda in baby gorilla boom

Two babies were been born in one week among Mubare group of Mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, south western Uganda. Dr. Andrew Seguya, the Executive Director of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) said they were celebrating double joy for the addition to the gorilla families. “Gorillas are among the rarest species of animals on the face of the earth and it is not common to have two gorillas born in the same week,” said Seguya, adding that the gorillas are also regarded as critically endangered species. In a separate interview, Aggrey Rwetsiba, Senior Manager, Ecological Monitoring and Research at UWA said Bwindi has 400 Mountain Gorillas. He also said the Virunga Massif sh

Rolex festival season two launched

caption: Hon. Kiwanda with eats a rolex with a bottle of coca cola at the launch The Kampala Rolex Festival is back. This year’s edition was launched at the Jubilee grounds near Parliament recently, by the Minister of State for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Hon. Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi. The launch was that was themed ‘Rolex and Coke’ was supported by Coca Cola. The Kampala Rolex Festival will take place on 20th August 2017 at the Uganda Museum.

Ministry to renovate Uganda Museum

caption: Hon. Mutuuzo, Hon. Kyagulanyi and Hon. Kiwanda at the Uganda International Cultural Tourism Festival at the Uganda Museum In a bid to boost tourism in the country, Government will soon renovate Uganda Museum which displays and exhibits ethnological, natural-historical and traditional life collections of Uganda's cultural heritage. According to Godfrey Kiwanda the State Minister for Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities, it will enhance the reflection of diverse cultures in Uganda so that cultural tourism is also embraced. He said unlike the nature and wildlife tourism, people’s cultures are different depending on part of the country they live in. “The same animals may live in different p

Miss Tourism regional beauties crowned

Karamoja The regional event was held at Mt. Moroto Hotel, Moroto District. It was unique because two of the contestants Lapa Elma Challa and Vanessa Nangiro are daughters to political parents in the region, Hon. Esther Anyakun, Woman MP Nakapiripit, and Christine Nakwang, former woman MP Kaboong. Lapa Elma Challa eventually won the contest, followed by her rival, Vanessa Nangiro, 21, and Joan Ursula Napeyok, 20 in first and second runner up positions respectively. Northern Gloria Alelle from Alebtong District in Lango sub-region is Miss Tourism Northern. The 24-year-old Psychology graduate beat nine other contestants from different districts of Northern Uganda for the crown at the glamorous

Tulambule campaign goes Northern

caption: Deputy Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanya poses with Hon. Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi and others at Aruu Falls in Pader district The successful domestic tourism campaign dubbed Tulambule was in the northern region of Uganda. The campaign, led by the Minister of State for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Hon. Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi, is almost one year old, having started in September 2016. The northern region leg was also graced by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanya. Together with the Minister, Hon. Oulanya toured the various tourism sites in northern Uganda including Fort Patiko in Gulu and Aruu Falls in Pader districts. Hon. Oulanya appealed to the Gov

Minister inaugurates Agency Boards

caption: Prof. Kamuntu with incoming UTB Chairman Hon. Daudi Migereko The Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu has inaugurated the Boards of Trustees of three (3) Ministry Agencies, with the latest being that of the Uganda Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (UHTTI) in Jinja. Prof. Kamuntu welcomed the distinguished members of the Boards, and urged them to promote the growth of their organisations for the good of Uganda’s tourism sector. Board of Trustees for the Uganda Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (UHTTI) 2017-2020, inaugurated in August 2017 Ms. Patricia Sempa (Chairperson) Dr. Asuman Kinobe (Vice Chairperson, Insurance sector) Ms. Elizabeth Kateme (

Kalangala to host 2017 World Tourism Day

Kalangala District will host the national celebrations of the United Nations World Tourism Day (WTD) 2017. The WTD is celebrated annually on 27th September all over the world under various themes. The international theme this year is “Sustainable Tourism – a tool for development”. The national celebrations of the day will be graced by the President of Uganda, HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. As has been the case for previous WTD celebrations, the week before WTD will have a number of activities targeting the youth, politicians, students, sportsmen and the general public both in Kampala and Kalangala districts. caption: Ssese Islands in Kalangala District 2017 Tourism Week programme On Thursday 21s

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