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6 Days African Big Five Safari
Destinations: Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, Murchison falls’ National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park.

1 Day White Water Rafting Tour
You do not require any prior experience in rafting or even know how to swim. INCREDIBLE would be an understatement for this unbelievable adventurous water sport on the longest river in the world – the River Nile. White water rafting will take a stimulat

1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour
Board your boat, depart for Ngamba Island the Chimpanzee Sanctuary for a briefing before you take tour around the Island. On a viewing platform, see how the Chimps are fed and interact with the care takers at feeding time. This is the climax of your tour.

1 Day Kampala City Tour
Kampala is the capital city of Uganda and Uganda is known to many as the ‘Pearl of Africa’. Formerly known as the city of seven hills, Kampala now encompasses over 20 glorious beautiful hills. Kampala is a city of lovely people with genuine smiles as

 

Ministry to train locals on earning from tourism

    Ministry to train locals on earning from tourism
    the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) - have constructed a Shs280m Rwere Community Training Centre at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Kisoro District.

    Ministry to train locals on earning from tourism

     

    Kampala.

    Tourism bodies have unveiled plans to start training communities neighboring national parks as a strategic move to eliminate poaching of wild animals.

    The ministry of Tourism and its agencies - the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) - have constructed a Shs280m Rwere Community Training Centre at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Kisoro District.

    UWA executive director Andrew Seguya said the centre is intended to equip area residents with artisan skills in making crafts items such as pots and portraits that can attract tourists to buy.

    “We intend to make these communities to benefit from the tourists and improve their livelihoods. In this way, they will be able to realise the importance of wildlife and stay away from poaching,” Mr Seguya said.

    “We expect to construct more training centres in other national parks so as to serve the same purpose,” he added. 
    The UWA executive director was speaking last Thursday during the fundraising dinner organised at Kampala Serena Hotel where Shs10m was raised out of the Shs100m needed to equip the centre which opens in February next year. 
    Wildlife faces the challenge of increased poaching despite contributing more than 90 per cent of tourism arrivals in Uganda.

    Mr Steven Asiimwe, the UTB executive director, noted that the initiative would help to promote community-based tourism.

    Daily Monitor, Uganda

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