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Why you should visit Uganda in 2021

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Uganda is famously referred to as the "Peal of Africa" a name which was given by former British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill after his visit to the east African country more than 60 years ago. To call Uganda so, Churchill based on his observation of Uganda's natural beauty which is made up of the ever-warm weather,...

Exploring Uganda’s big five game

Uganda is one of the countries that are blessed with the big five game that include lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and the cape buffalo that are all readily seen on a wildlife safari. The term big five was initially used by the big-game hunters who referring to the five most difficult animals to hunt on...

Tourism remains open in Uganda despite lockdown

tourism remains open in uganda during lockdown
Uganda continues to welcome international tourists despite the imposition of a nationwide lockdown last week by president Museveni. The country's tourist sector remains open as both tourists and tour operators are called upon to follow strictly the measures put in place to control the spread of the pandemic. Second lockdown imposed

How to survive conmen, thieves and fraudsters in Kampala

staying safe in kampala
Kampala is one of the busiest cities in Africa with a huge population of over 3 million people. The city is surrounded by a number of slums which mostly accommodate low income earners majority of whom operate in the city centre to earn a living. The city is mostly filled with young people below the age of...

An insight into the life of Batwa pygmies of Uganda

Batwa pygmies of Uganda
The Batwa people of southwest Uganda are usually visited briefly by tourists as they conclude their gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for their unique culture and entertainment. But there is so much more to learn about this unique forest tribe which lives alongside the endangered mountain gorillas.

Uganda extends tourism discounted rates to June 2021

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced an extension of discounts on tourist rates including fees for park entrance, gorilla trekking, birding and chimpanzee tracking to end of June 2021. The initial promotion started in December 2020 and was scheduled to end by the end of March 2021 but the authority has decided to extend it for further 3 months...

Corruption: How Uganda performed in the 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index

Transparency International, a global organization with the main objective of ensuring a corruption-free world has released its annual report of Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) of 2020. The CPI report is published each year ranking about 180 countries worldwide in terms of corruption levels in each individual country. Countries are ranked using score counts between 0 and 100 with zero...

Explore Uganda’s best tourist attractions at reduced prices

There is an ongoing opportunity for tourists to enjoy the best of Uganda’s tourist attractions at reduced prices including both park entrance fees for game viewing and gorilla permits for gorilla trekking, an offer which applies for both local and international tourists until March 31 2021. The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) announced these tourism discounts as an offer for the...

Uganda polls 2021: Continued violence and brutality cause more panic as elections near

Uganda’s 2021 general elections are just two weeks away as the country prepares to elect new leaders including president, MPs and local leaders. Both presidential and parliamentary elections are scheduled on January 14 while votes for other posts will be cast in the following few weeks. However, the election process hasn’t been the best Ugandans would hope for with...

Hope as the UK approves the first Covid-19 vaccine

On Wednesday the United Kingdom became the first country in the world to approve the coronavirus vaccine, the Pfizer/BioNTech which is made in the United States and Belgium. The approval of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness paves way for mass vaccination which is expected to beginning from the UK in a few days’...

Uganda elections 2021: How presidential campaigns are going so far

It is now over a week since presidential and parliamentary campaigns were officially opened and candidates are busy canvassing different districts in search for votes. 11 presidential candidates were nominated and have all started their campaigns. These include the incumbent and flag bearer for National Resistance Movement (NRM) Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine of...
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tourism remains open in uganda during lockdown

Tourism remains open in Uganda despite lockdown

Uganda continues to welcome international tourists despite the imposition of a nationwide lockdown last week by president Museveni. The country's tourist sector...
staying safe in kampala

How to survive conmen, thieves and fraudsters in Kampala

Kampala is one of the busiest cities in Africa with a huge population of over 3 million people. The city is surrounded...
Batwa pygmies of Uganda

An insight into the life of Batwa pygmies of Uganda

The Batwa people of southwest Uganda are usually visited briefly by tourists as they conclude their gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable...