The East African Tourism Platform is counting on the gains of the Single tourism visa to enhance the tourist arrivals in the region including those that undertake Uganda tours. The Platform notes that from the introduction of Single Tourism Visa in the month of February 2014, the usage of it has multiplied threefold.
The East Africa’s Single Tourism Visa was initiated by the concerted
efforts of the partner states to ensure that the region is marketed to
the world travelers that undertake safaris to the area including tours in Uganda as a single destination.
The move to identifying the flagship events that defines the member
countries and working together to support one another in making them
famous and suit in the regional calendar is considered a right step to
making usage of the Single Visa. The engagement of one another to
ascertain the solutions to the challenges did not exist previously thus
its initiation is considered as a new dawn in the right direction.
The East African Single Tourism Visa that apparently applies to the
states of Uganda along with Kenya and Rwanda is obtained in the market
at $100 for each person and the immigration Authorities in any of the
three countries have the capacity to issue it. The Visa whether obtained
in either Uganda or Rwanda and Kenya gives the travelers including Uganda tour undertakers to visit all the named states in a period not more than 90 days.
The East African Platform headed by its regional coordinator Nibigira
takes the pride in the initiative and acknowledges the gains that so far
have been realized as it is estimated that a count of 4,000 single
tourist Visas have been given out from the date of its launch.
can be noted that the Single entry visa for the whole region is not only
cost effective but also saves a plenty of time. The time that would be
spent at the arrival point while entering each country would be limited
to only once from thrice in case the traveler requires visiting all the
It can be noted that East Africa is a traveler
paradise offering all sorts of leisure products that world travelers
might be interested in. Talk of the classic game in Masaai Mara
including the great migration, the mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda
and Rwanda, the chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, the great
heritage tours arising from the cultures of East Africa including the
famous Karamajong and Masaai, the adventure exploration to the Africa’s
highest Kilimanjaro, the Africa’s second highest Mount Kenya and the
Africa’s third highest Mount Rwenzori, the expanse water bodies
including Lake Victoria shared between the three states, the Nile River
which is the longest on the globe, the historical genocide sites for Rwanda, the coastal beaches of Kenya, the tree climbing lions of Ishasha encountered on tour in Uganda
and many other interesting aspects that would entice a world traveler
to undertake a trans boundary safari in the region and utilize the
Single tourism Visa.