The Local government of Lango along with the private sector have appreciated tourism including Uganda Safari tours as a significant drive to economic development following the campaign drive undertaken by Uganda Tourism Board – the national tourism marketing body.
The local leaders met with the team of tourism
officials that were led by Hon. Godfrey Kiwanda the State Minister for
Tourism after which they visited a range of Uganda tour
sites in the region along with undertaking tourism sensitization in
communities and schools. The campaign named Tulambule /Olim Lango
attracted a range of participants including Civic and cultural leaders
along with Members of Parliament.
This adventure vacation safari in Uganda commenced
on Thursday crossing into the Lango region on National Roads Authority
(UNRA) ferry from Nakasongola to the district of Amolatar before
proceeding to Kangai Area where the two famous Kings of Buganda and
Bunyoro namely Mwanga and Kabalega respectively sought a refuge in their
struggle of resisting against colonial rule.
The sub region of
Lango covers a range of eight (8) districts including; Amolatar,
Alebtong, Apac, Kole, Dokolo, Lira, Otuke and Oyam and apart from the
historic sites like the one cited above, the region also features
remarkable local cuisine and local music instruments that stimulate
exciting cultural dances which combine to make the region worth visiting
while on safaris in Uganda.
Institutions that participated in the drive include the Ministry
Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Lango Tourism Cluster and Uganda
Wildlife Education Center. The Tulambule is a
nationwide campaign that is aimed at enhancing domestic tourism through
site visits, identification, mapping, branding and promotion of tourism