The Uganda Wildlife Authority together with Uganda Tourism Board and other strategic partners in the Gorilla Highlands is hosting Rwanda tour operators to a Destination Uganda familiarization trip in the spirit of promoting East Africa as a single destination. One of the benefits of promoting the region as a single destination is the use of the single East Africa tourist visa. At only US$100, a tourist can move between Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya on a single visa valid for 90 days. The regional tourism marketing efforts are carried out under the Joint Tourism Marketing Committee, which is under the Northern Corridor Infrastructure Project. With Kigali International Airport of Rwanda just a few hours away from most of Uganda’s sout western tourist attractions, adding the western circuit to the Rwandan itinerary gives variety to visitors.
The fam trip with the Rwanda operators runs from May 24-29, 2016. They will be visiting key tourism attractions in Southwestern Uganda including Queen Elizabeth National Park. Below is the list of companies on the fam trip.
COMPANY NAME & PARTICIPANT’S NAME:
1. Wildlife Tours – Rwanda, Davidson M Mugisha
2. Thousand Hills Expeditions – Manzi Kayihura
3. Primate Safaris – Chris Munyau
4. Amahoro Tours – Greg Bakunzi
5. Intore Expeditions and Business Tours – Paul Karemera
6. Rwanda Eco-tours – Osborne Kinene
7. Songa Africa – Merary
8. ITT – Charles Mazimpaka
9. Sunrise Eco-Tours
10. Jean Marie – Eagle Ride
Meeting eyes with a silverback mountain gorilla across a misty jungle, after an arduous hike through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, leaves everlasting impressions of arguably the best wildlife safari in the world.
But there’s much more to Uganda. Rich in nature, it’s an outdoor sanctuary of crater lakes, white-sand beaches on lake islands, thundering waterfalls, and national parks. Visitors can cross the equator by boat slicing through Africa’s largest lake or climb through glaciers in the Mountains of the Moon.
“You’ll find a lush country with fewer tourists in Uganda,” says Thornton of Intrepid Travel.