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.
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Location: East Africa
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
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.
Virunga volcanoes in south-western Uganda, were voted “A must see place for 2012” among the 12 places one has to visit in their life time as the only remaining home and sanctuary of the endangered mountain gorillas in the world.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was voted Africa’s number one birding site by the African Bird club.