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  • Ministers Message We welcome all our web visitors to the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities website, an ongoing initiative to inform the public on activities

Ministers Message

I 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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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.

 Wildlife subsector achievements for FY 2014/2015

 

TOURISM HIGHLIGHTS

UWEC lion Kibonge passes on

Kibonge, the oldest lion at the Uganda Wildlife Education centre (UWEC), died on Friday last we

Kiprotich wins gold in Moscow

The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities wishes to congratulate the Pearl of Africa

Uganda beats Spain in international poll

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

Faith Based Tourism

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

Our Culture

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

The Mountain Gorilla

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

China delegation visits Ministry

The Ministry Permanent Secretary Amb. Patrick Mugoya received a delegation from the Service Off

World Migratory Bird Day 2015

WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY   In times of ever-increasing global demand for energy, develop

Eco-Tourism

  The growth of tourism in Uganda over the last few decades has inevitably had an effect o

Kampala City

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

Miss Tourism 2015 photo gallery

Click here to view the Miss Tourism 2015 photo gallery

Kiprotich wins gold in Moscow

The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities wishes to congratulate the Pearl of Africa

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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