Uganda is part of the East African Federation and one of the remarkable tourist destinations in the region with rich attractions and exciting activities worth of influencing world travelers to undertake safaris in Uganda
As a way to showcase her beauty, Uganda organized the Pearl of Africa
Tourism Expo that has been running from Nov 17th up to today 20th Nov
pulling a wide range of participants from within the country and across
borders most of which included the sellers of Uganda Safari products.
Having run successfully for four days at the famous Kampala Serena
Hotel, the Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo which was opened by H.E Edward
Ssekandi the Vice President of the Republic of Uganda brought together
over 300 tourism exhibitors including the Kenyan Tourism Board, the
Rwanda Development Board, the Zimbabwean Tourism Board and the South
African Tourism Board.
The Expo marks a land mark contribution to the exposure of the travel products that can attract travelers to plan safaris to Uganda.
The range of exhibitors that interacted one on one with the hosted
buyers and the visiting public forms a strategic awareness enhancement
not only for the travel products of Uganda but the region at large.
Uganda features both natural and man-made attractions. It is a
geographically and ethnically diverse destination that is by all means
worth exploring. Ranging from the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas
in her habitats of Bwindi and Mgahinga to the classic wild game
including the Big five in her savannah habitats of Murchison, Queen
Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, Ziwa Sanctuary and Kidepo Valley National Park
not forgetting the intact prehistoric forests like Kibale, Budongo,
Semliki and Kalinzu that support a great population of Chimpanzees
coupled with abundant lakes and rivers like Victoria and Nile
respectively, the towering highlands like the snowcapped Rwenzoris, the
Volcanoes of Elgon, Muhabura, Sabyinyo and Gahinga along with the
fascinating Kigezi Highlands, one can conclusively note that Uganda is
The diversity of 65 tribal groups spread in
different parts of the country most of which feature different ethnic
backgrounds but harmoniously thriving together keeping their culture and
traditions intact is a firm ground for the exploration of the typical
ancient Africa that has been a wish to many of the travelers that
originate from the modern world.