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Unlocking Pian Upe wildlife reserve

UWA and Space for Giants give hope to Uganda’s most picturesque tourist spot Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and conservation non-profit, Space for Giants, have entered into a co-management partnership agreement to revive and promote Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve as one of East Africa’s …

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Ultimate Guide to Self-Drive East Africa: Adventure through Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya

SPECIAL FEATURE | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organization of six partner states, the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo. A traveler requires one tourist’s visa to explore all the wildlife and primates within the region except …

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Aleph Hospitality signs third hotel in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Aleph Hospitality, the leading Dubai-based independent hotel management company, has solidified its presence in Uganda by taking over management of the Best Western Plus The Athena Hotel in Kampala. Best Western Plus The Athena is a contemporary four-star hotel situated in the upscale neighbourhood …

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EU, private sector slam low funding for tourism sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has joined the Ugandan tourism sector and the civil society to demand increased government funding for the sector. The tourism sector is Uganda’s top foreign exchange earner, valued at US$ 1.6 billion in 2019/2020, while the number of foreign visitors was about …

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TotalEnergies agrees four development initiatives to spur the Albertine region

TotalEnergies EP Uganda Reinforces its Commitment to Sustainability Initiatives in Road Safety, Biodiversity & Cultural Heritage conservation in the Albertine Region   Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |   TotalEnergies EP Uganda has today reaffirmed its commitment to sustainable development initiatives through the signing of four agreements aimed at enhancing road safety, …

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How to beat car rental theft in Uganda

Loose restrictions on hiring a car and the high resale value of the vehicle have made car rental in Uganda the number one target for scammers SPECIAL FEATURE | THE INDEPENDENT | Car rental in Uganda is such a lucrative business but most proprietors are hesitant to invest in it. This …

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