Uganda well branded as the pearl of Africa is truly gifted by nature with diverse tourism activities like Budget Chimpanzee trekking, Budget Gorilla trekking and various echo systems ranging from the semi desert of the Karamoja region in the far North East covering Kidepo valley national park down to the far western Uganda in the Switzerland of Africa in Bwindi Impenetrable forest one of the few remaining African tropical forests .
Even if the country is endorsed with a lot of nature to sell but the country puts little efforts on tourism till of the recent years when tourism immersed as the largest foreign exchange earner in the country that it has now turned the attention of the Government to support the private sector to to habituate Chimpanzees .
Government has now opened plans to market the country as the best tourism destination in Africa targeting Budget Chimpanzee trekking, Gorilla trekking, game viewing with the big five which different Asian countries like Korea, Japan, China and other Gulf states prefer most . The Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Professor Ephraim Kamuntu, has declared the open plans of the Uganda government plans to deploy three public relations firms in the targeted markets.
In 2016, the Uganda Tourism Board contracted three firms to market the country in its leading markets – the US, the UK and Germany as the pilot case study of the movement and they have realized some improvement as the sales from those countries have risen up hence motivating the government efforts to add more to that.
Uganda is targeting four million tourists by 2020 if all the plans go according to the planned ways.
We thank the continued support of the private tour operators who are moving and working day and night to see that the image of the country is uplifted and marketed to the whole world. Most of these tourism bodies like Uganda Association of Tour Operators have played a great role in the tourism development of Uganda
The Uganda Tour guides association try to professionalize the whole system of service delivery through training of guides, a warding certificates of merit every year to the best guides, give certificates to guests after Chimpanzee trekking and Gorilla trekking . Above all i thank Uganda Tourism Board for their continued support to Uganda tourism through lowering the safari cost through providing affordable Chimpanzee trekking