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UWA Captures Elephant tusks & Pangolin skins at Entebbe Airport

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Uganda Wildlife Authority officers were in time to stop the illegal smuggling of over 700kg of elephant tusks and 2 tonnes of pangolin skin at Entebbe international on Sunday 15th March. The elephant tusks were cut into small pieces, mixed with pangolin skins and placed in 3 big boxes that had labels of communication systems […]

Uganda Rhino Micro-chipping Underway

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Rhinos at the Zziwa sanctuary are being microchipped as a measure to fight poaching and the ongoing illegal trade of expensive rhino horns. The Uganda Wildlife Authority in cooperation with the Rhino Fund Uganda and Kenya Wildlife service have been carrying out the exercise for the past few days using well trained specialists who implant […]

Local Ugandan man kills Lake Kyoga Giant Crocodile

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A local musoga has become a hero after killing a 25ft crocodile believed to have eaten over six women and children including his 8 months pregnant wife as they went to fetch water on Lake Kyoga. Mubarak Batambuze, a resident of Kibuye village found within Kaliro district has been suffering since the monster crocodile attacked […]

Walk Of Faith to Namugongos Martyrs Shrine

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As the much anticipated Martyrs day (3rd June) is drawing closer , more pilgrims have been spotted flooding Kampala on foot as all roads lead the Namugongo martyrs shrine where 45 Buganda martyrs were killed and some burnt alive under the orders of the harsh Kabaka Mwanga who was against the increasing conversion of his […]

Cheetah Poachers Arrested In Uganda

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Poaching is a major problem hindering development and growth of tourism in Uganda. Regarded as one of the deadliest wildlife crimes, this illegal hunting of animals has endangered some species to the verge of extinction killing the magic of a Uganda tour as some species stay hidden in fear of poachers. Matheniko wildlife reserve is […]

Uganda ranked 5th at ITB, Berlin Exhibition

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Uganda was ranked 5th out of 10 African countries in the last concluded one week International  tourism exhibition in Berlin Germany. This also came days after Uganda, Rwanda & Kenya showcased the joint tourist visa marketing the three countries as a single travel destination. Uganda showcased the endangered mountain gorillas, Uganda waragi,  traditional artifacts , […]

Trek to the IK

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The Ik , aka  the ” Mountain people ” are a Ugandan ethnic group  living in the Morungule mountains of north Eastern Uganda, Kabong district considered as one of the smallest and marginalized tribes (10,000 people) feared to be on the verge of extinction . The Ik formerly occupied the current Kidepo valley until they […]

Book Gorilla Permits At 350 USD

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Uganda Wildlife Authority issues discounted gorilla permits (500 $ to 350 $ ) every year for the months of November, April & May to allow tourists travel to Uganda during the low season. This marketing strategy has always managed to attract in more tourists who take advantage of the discount so as to be charged […]

Hybrid Solar Eclipse – November 3rd 2013

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On November 3, 2013, a total solar eclipse will happen. This solar eclipse that we are all eagerly awaiting is described as a hybrid solar eclipse and is believed to be with a magnitude of 1.0159. This eclipse will have a totality view from the northern Atlantic Ocean to Africa with Gabon, Congo, DR Congo, […]

RothChilds Giraffe Research Lauched in Murchison Falls Park

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A research team spear headed by Giraffes Conservation Foundation led by conservation scientist Dr Jullian Fennessy with fellow researchers Andy Tutchings  & Stepahnie Fennessy are in Uganda’s  largest park , Murchison falls park to carry out genetic analysis of the Rothschild’s Giraffes.  The team is working closely with the Ugandan Wildlife Authority  ( UWA ) […]

Chimpanzee Naming Ceremony In Uganda

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Just like the Gorilla baby naming ceremony in Rwanda (Kwita Izina), Uganda Wildlife Authoirty in conjuction Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust have  also started naming both adult and baby chimpanzees as witnessed in Queen elizabeth park’s Kyambura gorge where 24 Chimpanzees were baptized traditional names on a ceremony believed to help raise awareness of chimpanzee conservation and […]

Musambwa Island Tourism Project Launched

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The current tourism minister Maria Mutagamba yesterday launched the Musambwa Island tourism project in Rakai district . The plan was formulated under the cultural values and conversavtion principles that were implemented by Dr Arthur Mugisha a represtatie from the Fauna & Flora International Country. Musambwa Island located in Lake Victoria is a popular breeding ground […]

UWA to introduce Smart Cards for Park Entrance

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Uganda Widlife Authority is finalizing its efforts to put in place smart cashless cards that will be used to visit national parks in Uganda. These wildlife safari cards have been introduced as way of maximizing revenues and easing cash flow hence helping UWA raise funds easily and more transparently. This card system will be implemented […]

Getting Around Kampala City- Uganda

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Car Hire – Car hire in Kampala city  is relatively costly mainly because of the poor roads hence many car hire  companies offering car hire services in Uganda normally charge up to 100 dollars per day for 4 by 4 safari cars including a driver or guide but excluding fuel but the good news is […]

Uganda Among Top 20 Destinations to Visit

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Uganda is among the top 20 world tourism destinations in the year 2013, according to the National Geographic. The lonely planet named Uganda as the best travel destination for 2012 but  the National Geographic has listed Uganda among the “top 20 new must-see places.  tagging Uganda as Africa’s new frontier. The National Geographic stated that […]

Nyakagezi Gorilla Family returns to Mgahinga

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Nyakagezi gorilla group (9 family members) early last year migrated to the neighbouring Volcanoes park in Rwanda leaving Mgahinga gorilla park with only a few star attractions that is the Golden monkey and the batwa pygmy trail. This really affected tourism in Mgahinga (the smallest national park ) since there was a decrease in the […]

Ugandan wins Olympic Gold after 40 years

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Uganda’s long wait for Olympic gold was ended yesterday when unknown marathon runner Stephen Kiprotich won the London Olympics men’ marathon in 2 hours and 8 minutes beating favorites Abel Kirui and Wilson Kiprotich Kipsang both from Kenya. This marks the second gold we have won in olympics since 1972 when 400m hurdler John Akii Bua […]

Kabaka’s 19th Coronation Anniversary

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Buganda kingdom are celebrating Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s 19 th coronation anniversary today at one of Buganda’ scounty headquaters, Ssentema located in Busiro, Wakiso district. Due to the latest threats, police have deployed over 3,000 policemen to guard and make sure that the Kabaka and his subjects are not harmed or threatened in any way. […]

Bwindi , Mgahinga & Queen Elizabeth Parks Safe

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There has been growing speculation that Bwindi,  Mgahinga and Queen elizabeth national parks are not safe for touring because of the ongoing conflicts in the neigbhouring Congo. Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)has dismissed such allegations and is working with top security agencies and the UPDF(national army) to make sure that these parks are well protected and […]

Intelligent Ugandan Chimpanzee discovered

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A group of German scientists from  the Max Planck Institute of German have hailed an intelligent and very funny Ugandan chimpanzee called Natasha who they recently encountered in the Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary. Natasha has the ability to communicate with people and understands whatever they do or want to communicate. The 22 year old orphaned […]

White Rhino Born In Uganda- Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

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Late last month- another baby white rhino was born in Uganda at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary,  Ziwa Rhino sanctuary which is a very famous stop over  for tourists and travelers driving from Kampala to Murchison is the main habour for the endangered White Rhinos in Uganda and it was established in 1997  the Rhino Fund […]

MARTYRS’ DAY- NAMUGONGO SHRINE

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3rd JUNE 2011- MARTYRS’ DAY Tomorrow(3rd June) will mark the annual commemoration of the Uganda Martyrs’ day and as am writing right now, Christians (majority catholics) from all corners of Uganda and outside Uganda are making pilgrimages to this famous shrine in Uganda. This annual occasion is used for remembrance and honor of the 22 martyrs […]

Uganda tourism earnings hike

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The Uganda tourism industry is really growing at stable pace given the fact that the tourism earnings have risen from $100m to $400m over the past five ye. The Uganda tourism guide has come up to be a strong source of foreign exchange due the increased yearly revenue earnings got from tourism and this has […]

Baby Gorilla born in Uganda-Nshongi gorilla group

New baby gorilla born in Nshongi gorilla group….gorilla safari artcle about the new born baby gorilla in Uganda.

A new snake Park opens in Kampala-Uganda

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Uganda’s effort to promote tourism industry in the Country is growing each and every day.  Many people now have embarked on conserving the environment and wildlife as a whole. Ugandan conservationists have embarked also on Public awareness of the importance of animals and wildlife in the country. This has made them to set up a […]

Fund-raising dinner for Mountain Gorillas

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Uganda Wildlife Authority will be holding a fund-raising dinner on the eve of independence day (8 October) at Kampala Serena Hotel.The major theme of the dinner meeting is to achieve a Chest thumping Growth. The campaign of Friend a Gorilla which was lauched last year will be continued this year with a major theme “Chest […]

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