The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities has mentioned it’s casting the sunshine on vacationer sights in Western Uganda and creation of recent itineraries within the space.
Talking through the launch of Discover West tourism marketing campaign on the Kampala Tourism Data Centre at Sheraton Lodge, Vivian Lyazi, a commissioner, Ministry of Tourism mentioned whereas various vacationer sights are well-liked, particularly to Ugandans, it’s excessive time new itineraries are developed.
“We’re discovering new itineraries with this initiative. Whereas we’re used to visiting some areas, there can be area of interest merchandise that we are going to be spotlighting throughout this marketing campaign. We want to promote these sights and highlight a few of people who you not often know so that you just embody them in your itineraries once you transfer,”Lyazi mentioned.
“Uganda is such an endowed nation with each pure and cultural sights and we predict it’s time for Ugandans to discover and luxuriate in this magnificence. For a really very long time we now have at all times considered tourism as a factor for foreigners. This has acquired to vary. That is time to make the most of this magnificence and luxuriate in it.”
He mentioned as a part of the marketing campaign, youths, colleges and company firms will particularly be focused in order to understand the sweetness that Uganda is.
“Everytime you take pleasure in this magnificence, sources switch from the centre to those areas and it is likely one of the finest values created by tourism. It spreads the advantages throughout your entire worth chain.”
In keeping with State Minister for Tourism, Martin Mugara, the marketing campaign is likely one of the methods authorities is selling home tourism.
“We need to tour and share so that everybody can know the sweetness that western Uganda can supply. Covid has taught us that in an effort to have resilient tourism sector, home tourism is the way in which to go. We consider if this pattern continues, we will maintain the sector,”Mugara mentioned.
The Discover West marketing campaign that can run from April 12 to 16, 2023 will see caravan set off from the Uganda Museum in Kampala with stopovers on the Equator in Kayabwe and Lukaya alongside the Kampala Masaka freeway earlier than stopping in Mbarara to view the lengthy horned Ankole cows.
The caravan will then cease at Igongo the place they are going to hike the Biharwe hill to the eclipse monument earlier than a cultural night at Igongo , a go to to the Omugabe palace.
Later, the caravan will then transfer to Bushenyi and go to tea gardens, view the 2 pairs of dual lakes Kyema and Kamweru, Katinda and Murambi, Lake Nkugute.
The journey will then lead the group to Kyambura lodge and Katungulu then to Kazinga channel for a ship rider earlier than tenting in Queen Elizabeth Nationwide Park to take pleasure in safari rides.
The group will even go to Lake Katwe, watch flamingos and later head to Kasese to expertise the Rwenzori mountains and the underground tunnels of the Kilembe copper mines.
The caravan will then transfer to Fort Portal Metropolis the place they are going to be welcomed by the Omukama of Tooro, go to Ssempaya sizzling springs in Semliki nationwide park earlier than embarking on the journey again to Kampala however alongside the way in which, they are going to go to the Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru, go to the Katoosa martyrs website to resume religion then the Nakayima tree in Mubende after which finish the journey with at Ttanda to hearken to the story of Walumbe.
Comic Patrick Salvado Idringi and kickboxer Golola Moses amongst different celebrities can be a part of the caravan.