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Located in the extreme North East of Uganda covering an area of 1442Km˛, the Kidepo park internationally boarders Sudan in the North West and Kenya in the North East with a strip of land of 5 Kilometers only.


Pronouncing the word ‘Kidep’ was hard for the colonialists and so they added the ‘o’ to sound ‘Kidepo’. In 1958 it was gazetted as a game reserve. Later in 1962, when Uganda got its independence from the colonial rulers, the Queen of England gave it to Uganda government as a gift and it was gazetted as National Park due to its diverse wildlife and avifauna ... Read more >>

The road show is part of the promotions for ATA’s 39th Annual World Congress in Kampala scheduled for November 11-16, 2014. Read more >>

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The search for a pearl to promote The Pearl of Africa is on! We are looking for a single beautiful Ugandan woman aged between 18 and 29,  Sign up today. Read more >>


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(CNN) -- Fifty years ago Uganda was the "Pearl of Africa," a newly independent republic with a thriving economy, a functioning democracy and splendid national parks.

It was the place to take a safari holiday -- floating down the crocodile-flanked Nile, fishing on Lake Victoria, wandering among the elephant herds of Queen Elizabeth National Park or listening to the roar of mighty Murchison Falls.

With films like "African Queen" shot on location there, Uganda was also a Hollywood darling. Read more >>

KAMPALA - The Government of Uganda wishes to assure Ugandans, Regional and international tourists and visitors coming to visiting Uganda that it is safe, secure and well protected.

 We wish to assure our visitors that their stay in the Pearl of Africa is secured and out of any harm's way. Our armed forces, police and intelligence are on full alert in all public places and tourist attractions to ensure that tourists continue enjoying our pristine destination … Read more >>

“The slogan must be a strong culture based on modernization, wealth creation and poverty eradication,” noted President Yoweri Museveni speaking at one of the largest cultural festivals in recent times. - Read more >>

Every 27 September, the World Tourism Day is celebrated internationally. The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife & Antiquities, Uganda Tourism Board, Uganda Wildlife Authority, AUTO, UTA, UHOA, UCOTA and District officials from Mbale  Read more >>

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