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Uganda travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Uganda. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Uganda. Kampala Travel information. Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos.

Who are the dictators? Governments, social media or both?
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Who are the dictators? Governments, social media or both?

editor editor- January 14, 2021

Despite the fact that social media platforms are considered private companies, in Uganda, its President has stopped Facebook from operating. ... Read More

Uganda welcomes the New Year Nile River Style
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Uganda welcomes the New Year Nile River Style

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 4, 2021

Uganda New Years celebrationNile Bridge in Uganda close the city of JinjaThe Nile River The new year 2021 celebrations in ... Read More

First Uganda Airlines Airbus 330-800 touches down in Entebbe
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First Uganda Airlines Airbus 330-800 touches down in Entebbe

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 24, 2020

Uganda Airlines took delivery of the first of 2 brand-new Airbus A330-800 neo. The aircraft captained by Capt. Michael Etyang ... Read More

Airbus delivers first A330neo jet to Uganda Airlines
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Airbus delivers first A330neo jet to Uganda Airlines

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 21, 2020

Uganda Airlines, the country’s  flag-carrier, has taken delivery of its first A330neo, the latest version of the most popular widebody ... Read More

Uganda President Announces Birth of Baby Rhino
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Uganda President Announces Birth of Baby Rhino

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 19, 2020

Uganda President HE General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced that Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary welcomed its newest member to the Uganda rhino ... Read More

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority updates COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures
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Uganda Civil Aviation Authority updates COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 19, 2020

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has reviewed COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) following the increase in passenger traffic accessing the ... Read More

Association of Uganda Tour Operators Announces New Chair
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Association of Uganda Tour Operators Announces New Chair

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 12, 2020

The Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) at the 25th Annual General Meeting held at Hotel Africana in Kampala on December ... Read More

Tigers back in Uganda after 40 year hiatus
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Tigers back in Uganda after 40 year hiatus

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 8, 2020

On 3rd December, 2020 -Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center (UWEC)  officially welcomed the largest member of the cat family, back ... Read More

Conserving Wildlife and Tourism a Risky Undertaking
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Conserving Wildlife and Tourism a Risky Undertaking

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 7, 2020

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has confirmed the loss of a ranger to armed poachers which occurred on December 5, ... Read More

Human Rights Alarm in Uganda
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Human Rights Alarm in Uganda

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- November 29, 2020

Ugandan police responded violently to protestors, killing at least 37, injuring more than 65 others, and incarcerating approximately 350 Ugandan ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority Bringing Happy Holidays to Tourists
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Uganda Wildlife Authority Bringing Happy Holidays to Tourists

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 28, 2020

Ahead of the upcoming holiday season, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced a reduction in signature attractions of Apes and Primates ... Read More

Ranger Killed by Elephants in Murchison Falls Park
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Ranger Killed by Elephants in Murchison Falls Park

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 21, 2020

Popular tourist destination in Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park, was struck by tragedy when a ranger by the name of ... Read More

Crime Scene Kits Protecting Wildlife and Tourism
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Crime Scene Kits Protecting Wildlife and Tourism

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 14, 2020

Space for Giants, an International Conservation Organization that protects wildlife and landscapes in Africa with focus on the survival of ... Read More

Huge Marijuana Farm Busted in Uganda Tourist Park
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Huge Marijuana Farm Busted in Uganda Tourist Park

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 14, 2020

A combined team of two police divisions busted a 200-acre marijuana farm last week located in Uganda’s second largest national ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority Jacob Kiplimo Sets Record
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Uganda Wildlife Authority Jacob Kiplimo Sets Record

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 24, 2020

Uganda Wildlife Authority long distance teenage sensation, Jacob Kiplimo, bagged the Gold medal at the 2020 World Athletics Half Marathon ... Read More

Airline passengers arrested at Entebbe airport with fake COVID-19 certificates
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Airline passengers arrested at Entebbe airport with fake COVID-19 certificates

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 19, 2020

Ugandan aviation police and the Entebbe airport health team arrested 23 travelers for forging COVID- 19 test results.  Detained passengers ... Read More

Uganda Airlines Rolls Out Brand New A330neo
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Uganda Airlines Rolls Out Brand New A330neo

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 16, 2020

Ugandans got a glimpse of the first of the two Uganda Airlines A330neo aircraft – the A330-800 - being rolled ... Read More

Uganda Tourism Minister Unveils Wildlife Street Kampala
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Uganda Tourism Minister Unveils Wildlife Street Kampala

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 13, 2020

The Uganda Minister Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MTWA) Col. Tom Butime, unveiled eleven Uganda wildlife sculptures along the Uganda Wildlife ... Read More

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority Directives for Resumption of international flights
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Uganda Civil Aviation Authority Directives for Resumption of international flights

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 4, 2020

Ahead of the resumption of all scheduled and non-scheduled passenger flights in and out of Entebbe on 1st October, 2020 ... Read More

Uganda Tourism awarded a Safer Tourism Endorsement
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Uganda Tourism awarded a Safer Tourism Endorsement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 30, 2020

Uganda Tourism is the third destination awarded an endorsement by the Safer Tourism Seal experts. This achievement has only been ... Read More

Tourism Minister inaugurates new Uganda Tourism Board Directors
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Tourism Minister inaugurates new Uganda Tourism Board Directors

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 30, 2020

Uganda's Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Hon. Col. (Rtd) Tom R. Butime  today inaugurated the 4th Board of Directors ... Read More

Boy King graced World Tourism Day Celebrations
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Boy King graced World Tourism Day Celebrations

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 29, 2020

Uganda joined the rest of the world to celebrate International World Tourism Day on September 27, 2020, with a call ... Read More

Uganda Bar Owners Ask Government to Allow Reopening
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Uganda Bar Owners Ask Government to Allow Reopening

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 24, 2020

Uganda bar owners and owners of entertainment places in the country have asked government to allow them to reopen with ... Read More

Uganda Tourism Board achievement today is a milestone in COVID-19 recovery
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Uganda Tourism Board achievement today is a milestone in COVID-19 recovery

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 23, 2020

Today, the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) can be proud. Uganda Tourism Board CEO Lilly Ajarova and Quality Assurance Officer Samora ... Read More

Uganda’s Tourism industry reopening
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Uganda’s Tourism industry reopening

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 20, 2020

Uganda wants to welcome tourists again. Ahead of the scheduled reopening of borders including the Entebbe International Airport on 1st ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority Jacob Kiplimo Bags Gold
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Uganda Wildlife Authority Jacob Kiplimo Bags Gold

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 12, 2020

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) cheered on as its own Jacob Kiplimo won the 5000-meter International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) 2020 ... Read More

Entebbe International Airport Receives COVID-19 Safety Equipment
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Entebbe International Airport Receives COVID-19 Safety Equipment

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 10, 2020

The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) received a donation of COVID-19 UG safety equipment on September 8, 2020 ahead of ... Read More

Uganda Set to Open Entebbe International Airport Flights
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Uganda Set to Open Entebbe International Airport Flights

editor editor- September 9, 2020

The Director of Airports and Aviation Security for the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA), Al-Hajj Eng. Sooma Ayub, reported that ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority opens all parks for tourism
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Uganda Wildlife Authority opens all parks for tourism

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 7, 2020

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) announced the opening of all National Parks and Protected areas including  Apes and Primate National Parks ... Read More

Fifth Gorilla Birth in Uganda in 6 Weeks
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Fifth Gorilla Birth in Uganda in 6 Weeks

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 5, 2020

Just when the country thought it had seen the last of the baby boomers for a while, a fifth gorilla ... Read More

Post-COVID tourism documentary film on Uganda released
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Post-COVID tourism documentary film on Uganda released

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 3, 2020

Praised as “an excellent documentary… about Uganda’s unique wild places”, the heartrending documentary dubbed The Best Job Ever, weaves together ... Read More

Ugandan Veterinarian Receives 2020 Aldo Leopold Award
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Ugandan Veterinarian Receives 2020 Aldo Leopold Award

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 29, 2020

In a letter received by the Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), a conservation organization founded by Uganda Veterinarian Dr. Gladys ... Read More

Uganda Airlines celebrates first year of operations after re-launch
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Uganda Airlines celebrates first year of operations after re-launch

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 29, 2020

On August 29, Uganda's revived national carrier, Uganda Airlines, celebrated its first year of operations since it took to the ... Read More

Bwindi Life Flourishing Despite COVID-19
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Bwindi Life Flourishing Despite COVID-19

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 28, 2020

The most prolific gorilla in Bwindi gave birth as the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) welcomed the fourth baby in less ... Read More

Rhino Fund Uganda celebrates new birth
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Rhino Fund Uganda celebrates new birth

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 3, 2020

Rhino Fund Uganda (RFU)is proud to announce the birth of a healthy female calf on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on 2nd ... Read More

Killer of Famous Mountain Gorilla Gets 11 Years in Jail
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Killer of Famous Mountain Gorilla Gets 11 Years in Jail

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 1, 2020

The Kabale Chief Magistrate’s Court on July 30, 2020 sentenced Byamukama Felix to 11 years in prison for killing Rafiki, ... Read More

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