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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

11 Days Gorilla and Tanzania Safari
Our journey to the Mountain Gorilla land starts at 6:30 am soon after your breakfast. It takes us southwestwards passing through the equator in Masaka, to Mbarara town known as the ‘land of milk’.

3 Days Gorilla Safari
The drive to the enchanting and thickly dense forest of Bwindi will take us a pleasant 10 hours. This is where the largest population of the endangered mountain Gorillas in the world is resident. Don't worry, the journey to Bwindi is all part of the fun

5 Days Incredible Rwanda Safari
Gorilla Trekking, City Tour, Lake Kivu; a lake with very beautiful scenery

 

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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