Destination Uganda is Safe for Your Vacation
Media reports have sensationalized the ongoing political campaigns but the Government and the Police have assured the general public of safety and security. Currently presidential, parliamentary and local councils campaigns are going on peacefully and Ugandans will elect their leaders on Thursday.
Uganda Tourism Board emphasizes that tourist visitation and activity in Uganda over the past weeks has been at normal levels due to the prevailing peace nationwide. To ensure and maintain the safety for all tourists, the Tourism Police, which is a unit of the Uganda Police Force, maintains a presence all around the country. The 1200 strong tourism police, with the primary responsibility of serving the tourism sector, is the largest such force in the region.
UTB reassures visitors and tourists that all hotels and other tourism facilities in Kampala and around the country are safe and fully operational. You are welcome to enjoy your holiday in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.
Links to important sources of information:
• Uganda Tourism Board: visituganda.com and facebook.com/tourismuganda
• Uganda Police Force upf.go.ug
• Ministry of Foreign Affairs: mofa.go.ug
For more information:
Contact: Vincent Mugaba
Public Relations Officer | Uganda Tourism Board | Plot 42 Windsor Crescent, Kololo | P.O. Box 7211 Kampala, Uganda | Tel: +256 (0) 414 342 196/7 | Mob: 0772 403 330 | E: href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com | W: www.visituganda.com | Like Us: facebook.com/tourismuganda
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About the Uganda Tourism Board
The Uganda Tourism Board body is a statutory organization established by the Uganda Tourist Board Statute 1994 and reconstituted in the Tourism Act 2008.
Under the Tourism Act, 2008, the objective of Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) is:
1. To promote and contribute to the development of the tourism sector both within and outside of Uganda.
2. To coordinate with the Ministry responsible for tourism and the private sector in the implementation of the national tourism policy.
3. Carry out any other activities as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the two objectives specified above.
While in Uganda, you could also visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda home of the endangered mountain gorilla, spend a night on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, the second deepest lake in Africa, visit Queen Elizabeth National Park where over 640 bird species have been recorded. Further north, you can go to the Murchison Falls National Park where the mighty Nile squeezes through a narrow gorge, only 7 metres (23ft) wide, before plunging 43 metres (141ft) below. If you are into fishing, the River Nile is a great area for sport fishing. Still north you can enjoy the hidden gem of Kidepo Valley National Park.
Away from the wild, you can enjoy the vibrant life of Kampala – the entertainment city of East Africa that never goes to sleep. Going East, you can travel to Jinja, the adventure capital of East Africa where the Nile begins its journey to Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea. The ashes of Gandhi, the great leader of India, were sprinkled at the source of the Nile in Jinja where they too began their journey to the rest of the world.
Not far from the airport, join the party at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre and get the opportunity to feed the animals. Or take a speed boat to Ngamba Island to meet one the chimps of the 100 acre island. Get close up with the chimps at their meal time. If you have time on you before your flight, go fishing (catch and let go) with the Ngamba team before taking your speed boat back and checking in.
Wherever you go in Uganda, you are sure to enjoy the best of the people—with 56 languages and dialects, you will sample as many cultures, foods, lifestyles – all linked by the smile and warmth that defines the people of Uganda. It is a nation that bring together all peoples and probably that is why Mahatma Ghandi’s ashes were sent to the world from here at the source of the Nile.
Vincent Mugaba | HEAD, PUBLIC RELATIONS UGANDA TOURISM BOARD Plot 42 Windsor Crescent, Kololo P.O. Box 7211 Kampala, Uganda Tel: +256 (0) 414 342 196/7 | Fax: +256 (0) 414 342 188 Mob: +256 (0) 772 403 330 E: firstname.lastname@example.org | W: www.visituganda.com Skype: vmugaba