A Complete Guide to Arriving and Departing from Entebbe International Airport

Guideline for Arrival at Entebbe Airport: When arriving at Entebbe International Airport, it is essential to be prepared for the unique arrival procedures, as the airport is currently undergoing significant redevelopment. These changes may occur at short notice, so staying informed is crucial for a smooth arrival experience. First and foremost, make sure you travel with the name and phone number...

What Makes a Good Car Rental in Uganda

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When considering a trip to the picturesque landscapes of Uganda, be it for business, wildlife safaris, or cultural exploration, renting a car becomes an essential part of the journey. With the sprawling savannahs of Murchison Falls National Park, the shimmering waters of Lake Victoria, or the bustling streets of Kampala waiting to be explored, a reliable vehicle can make all...

African Wildlife Foundation Renews Partnership With UWA

Uganda Wildlife Authority is delighted to announce the renewal of our partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) for an additional five years. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our commitment to preserving and protecting the rich biodiversity of Uganda. With renewed enthusiasm and determination, we aim to strengthen wildlife conservation activities and contribute towards sustainable development in...

Stakeholders Highlight Positive Trends for Uganda’s Tourism Sector

Last week, a significant stakeholders' engagement took place, bringing together various public and private sector players in the tourism industry. The gathering aimed to address pressing issues affecting tourism partners and discuss strategies for enhancing service delivery to visitors in Uganda's Protected Areas. The meeting witnessed the participation of numerous influential figures, including esteemed representatives from the tourism private sector...

Overview of Birding in Uganda

Explore the incredible birding paradise of Uganda, a country known as the "Pearl of Africa."and renowned for its incredible biodiversity and rich bird life. The country boasts over 1,000 bird species, including numerous endemic and rare species. These birds are spread across the country, from open savannah to forests, swamps and wetlands allover the country. Note that birding can...

Tour Operators in Limbo After Uganda Terror Alert

In recent news, the tourism industry in Uganda has been thrown into uncertainty following a terror alert issued by the United Kingdom. The alert has left tour operators in a state of limbo, unsure of the impact it will have on their businesses and the future of tourism in the country. On June 30th, 2023, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth...

World Bank Advises Uganda to Change Tourism Strategy

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The World Bank has recently advised Uganda to reconsider its tourism strategy, emphasizing the need for a more sustainable and diversified approach. The international financial institution has urged the East African nation to capitalize on its abundant natural resources and cultural heritage while addressing key challenges that hinder the sector's growth. This article delves into the World Bank's recommendations...

UWA Plans to Install Electric Fences Around National Parks

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In a groundbreaking move aimed at preserving wildlife and ensuring public safety, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has recently announced its ambitious plan to install electric fences around renowned savannah national parks. For long, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Lake Mburo National Park have been troubled by animal-human conflicts. The local communities that live around and...

The Evolution of Money in Uganda

The evolution of money in Uganda reflects a transition from traditional forms of exchange to modern currency systems. Here is an overview of the major stages in the evolution of money in Uganda: The Barter System in Uganda: The barter system in Uganda was a traditional method of exchange where goods and services were directly traded without the use of money....

Rediscovery of Wild Dogs in Uganda: A Glorious Return

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In a remarkable turn of events, the African Painted Dogs, also known as Wild Dogs, which were once considered extinct in Uganda since the 1980s, have made a triumphant return. Recent sightings of these magnificent creatures in the Kidepo Valley National Park Narus River area have sparked excitement among wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists alike. The rediscovery of these endangered...