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Welcome to MTWA

We welcome all our web visitors to the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities website, an ongoing initiative to inform the public on activities of the Ministry and the entire tourism sector.

We have created avenues to hear from you, thereby making our website more interactive, a concept that is in tune with modern times. We therefore wish to read more of your opinions about our services, publications, and even your expectations of service delivery.

Join us and share with us your experince as we strive to improve the tourism sector.

Facts about Uganda

Location: East Africa

Capital: Kampala

Population: 34.5 million (2011)

Time: GMT/UTC plus three hours

Currency: Uganda shilling (USh)

Government: Presidential Republic

President: H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

Official Language(s): English, Swahili 

Calling code: +256

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Tourism Sector Achievements

Kidepo National Park in North Eastern Uganda was listed as the 3rd best park in Africa by CNN Travel, a publication of CNN (Cable News Network), a US television of global repute.

Uganda was recently voted as the number one tourist destination for 2012 by Lonely planet (the largest travel guide book and digital media publisher in the world).

Mt Rwenzori was voted among the top hiking places in Africa and among the top hiking spots in the world.

 

TOURISM HIGHLIGHTS

Rafting on the Nile

  The world’s longest river-Nile River has a strong claim to being the most interesting

Our Culture

Uganda’s culture Uganda’s is well blessed with people originating from the five main disti

Kampala City

Kampala is the largest city and capital of Uganda. The city is divided into five d

Glamour as Kidepo celebrates 50 years

Glamour as Kidepo celebrates 50 years The President of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was

UGANDA TO HOST POPULAR ATA CONFERENCE

Uganda will host the 39th congress of the Africa Travel Association (ATA) in November 2014. The

Uganda beats Spain in international poll

  An international online survey conducted by The Guardian, one of UK’s leading newspap

Kampala City

Kampala is the largest city and capital of Uganda. The city is divided into five d

Glamour as Kidepo celebrates 50 years

Glamour as Kidepo celebrates 50 years The President of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was

WORLD TOURISM DAY 2014

World Tourism Day (WTD), celebrated every year on 27 September, is a global observance to highl

The Mountain Gorilla

About half the world's population of gorillas lives in Bwindi Impenatrable forest and Mgahinga

Pearl of Africa Logo Competition

THE PEARL OF AFRICA (UGANDA) TOURISM NATIONAL BRAND LOGO COMPETITION  

Faith Based Tourism

Saint Charles (Carl) Lwanga and his companions, Martyrs of Uganda, were a group of Christi

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Our Mandate

To formulate and implement policies, strategies, plans and programs that promote tourism, wildlife and cultural heritage conservation for socio-economic development and transformation of the country.

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Our Vision

Sustainable tourism, wildlife and cultural heritage contributing to the transformation of the Ugandan society from a peasant to a modern and prosperous one.

Our Mission

To develop and promote tourism, wildlife and cultural heritage resources for enhancement of Uganda as a Preferred tourist destination, with accelerated sector contribution to the national economy.

How to find us

Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities

P. O. Box 4241 Kampala

Rwenzori Towers 2nd Floor

Plot 6 Nakasero Road.

Kampala, Uganda.

Phone: +256 414 561 700