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How many tourists visit Uganda?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | “How many tourists actually visit Uganda?” is a question that many keep asking. According to Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), 1.3 million visitors came to Uganda, generating 1.4 billion dollars. Uganda Radio Network put this question to the chief executive of UTB, Stephen Asiimwe, on whether …

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Niger to move protected giraffes as habitat shrinks

Niamey, Niger | AFP | Part of a group of a rare giraffes that has become a Niger tourist attraction is to be moved to a reserve 600 kilometres (400 miles) away owing to encroaching desert, farmland and increasing instances of them being struck by vehicles, officials said Wednesday. “It’s …

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Mountain gorilla populations rise amid conservation action

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The fin whale and mountain gorilla populations grew significantly due to efforts by conservationists to halt their descent towards extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Wednesday. In an update of its “Red List” of threatened species, the IUCN said that a …

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Lions suspected in drowning of 400 buffaloes in Botswana

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | More than 400 buffaloes believed to have been chased by lions drowned in a river in northern Bostwana this week, the government said. The mass drowning occurred in Chobe River near the border with Namibia. Early investigations by authorities in both countries “suggest that an …

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Ugandan second in Singapore Intercontinental Birding competition

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ashely Brian, secretary of the Uganda Bird guiding club, has emerged second in the inter-continental birding competitions held recently in Singapore. The competition, which attracted participants from 78 countries, was aimed at testing birders on different bird species across the globe. Birdwatching, or …

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Uganda launches Christmas tourism campaign

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Godfrey Kiwanda, the minister of state for tourism wildlife and antiquities has today launched Uganda’s latest tourism campaign dubbed ‘Christmas Tulambule Campaign’ which is geared towards attracting Ugandan travelers to local tourist attractions during the festive season. The campaign that started today will end …

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Mountain gorillas one of Uganda’s biggest draw

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mountain gorillas may be Uganda’s biggest draw, but they aren’t the only primates hanging around the country’s forests. Chimpanzees can be found in a number of different areas, reports visituganda.news, and chimp trekking offers wildlife lovers a fast-paced adventure following these playful primates as …

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