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Uganda to Celebrate the United Nations World Wildlife Day

United Nations World Wildlife Day

Uganda is set to Join the Rest of the World in Celebrating the United Nations World Wildlife Day Come March 3rd 2020.

As the tourism world gears up for the oncoming United Nations World Wildlife Day which is slated for 3rd March, Uganda is also prepared to join in the merrymaking and also show the world why people should seriously consider visiting Uganda this year.

Uganda has over the years established herself as one of the biggest travel destinations in Africa that’s highly revered for its spectacular wildlife biodiversity and cultural diversity as well.

In being so many tourists around the world have continued to flock this landlocked country to see several of the unique attractions that have made Uganda a top-notch Africa safari destination.


While addressing the press at the Uganda Media centre on January 28, The State Minister for Tourism Godfrey Suubi Kiwanda revealed that Uganda will take part in these celebrations come to the D-day.

The Minister further revealed that the celebrations will follow a theme “Sustaining Wildlife for the benefit of the present and future generations”.

“The theme of the day is timely and reminds us of the need to ensure peaceful coexistence between wildlife and people for the benefit of present and future generations,” Kiwanda said

This year’s celebrations will take place at Ssaza grounds in Kisoro Municipality, Kisoro District in Kigezi region which is one of the most visited regions in Uganda by tourists on a Uganda safari with President Yoweri Museveni expected to be the Chief Guest.

Kigezi region is one of the naturally gifted regions of Uganda given that its home to a wide variety of attractions that intrigue visitors on a Uganda tour.

Some of the attractions that have made Kigezi region the tourism hub of Uganda include the elusive mountain gorillas.

These gentle giants in Uganda can only be found in this region in the protected areas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

A Uganda gorilla safari to Bwindi impenetrable park gives you an amazing opportunity to see any of the 18 gorilla families that have been habituated within this park’s four gorilla trekking sectors of Rushaga, Nkurungo which are in the southern end of the park, Ruhija in the East and Buhoma in the North end of the park.

However, these 18 gorilla families are only a fraction of all the 459 gorillas that are found in Bwindi and Serembwe gorilla reserve sect of the Virunga ranges.

A Uganda gorilla tour to Mgahinga aligns you with an encounter with the 1 gorilla family called Nyakagezi which habituates the slopes of these Virunga ranges of Mgahinga.

However, as today, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is home to 2 habituated gorilla families because one gorilla family named Hirwa crossed into Mgahinga Gorilla Park since these parks share boundaries along with Congo’s Virunga National Park.



Besides gorillas, Kigezi also has other attractions that will thrill when you visit this region during your gorilla safari in Uganda, Lake Bunyonyi Uganda is yet another thrilling Uganda safari adventure that will captivate you when you make a Uganda tour to this region.

This lake is famously referred to as the Lake of a thousand islands given the numerous islands that are dotted all over this lake.

Enjoying a boa ride on this lake as you explore several of these islands is something many tourists who make a Uganda safari tour to this place engage in

lake bunyoniyi

Besides the celebrations on 3rd, there are a number of other activities that have been lined up to mark the day although these will all come before 3rd March.

These events include annual wildlife marathon on February 23, 2020, starting at Uganda Museum at 6:30 am.

“The marathon will have 5km, 10km, 21km and 42km categories all ending at the Museum. The Chief Guest at the marathon is expected to be Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda,” said the honorable minister.

After the Marathon all eyes will be on the conservation conference on wildlife conservation in Uganda that is slated for the 27th February 2020 in Kampala.

“The Conservation Conference will bring together conservation practitioners, private sector, policymakers and all stakeholders.

The Rt. Hon Prime Minister is expected as Chief Guest at the National Conservation Conference,” said Kiwanda.

He added that wildlife Conservation competitions involving quiz, debates, music dance and drama will be held to raise awareness about conservation issues among the youth.

“Tertiary institutions competitions will be held on February 21, 2020, at Uganda Christian University Mukono, Secondary Schools competitions will be held on February 29, 2020, at Seseme Girls Secondary School, Kisoro and Primary Schools competitions will be held on March 2, 2020, at Mutolere Primary School Kisoro, District,” he told the press.

The main celebrations will have exhibitions and recognition awards for people who have contributed significantly to wildlife conservation in Uganda.

What else does Uganda have to offer to tourists who intend to make a Uganda tour?

Uganda is a hotbed for other wide range of attractions which include wild mammals such as the Africa big five game – elephants, cape buffaloes, leopards, lions.

Other animals you can encounter while in Uganda include Rothschild zebras, Jackson hartebeests, topis, elands, cheetahs Uganda kobs, hippos and many others.

All these animals can be found when you make a Uganda wildlife safari to any of our Uganda wildlife tour destinations such as Queen Elizabeth National Park , Lake Mburo National Park and Murchison falls National Park and Kidepo Valley National.

For those who are interested in birds Uganda is ahot bed of birds and a Uganda birding safari  to any of the numerous birding safari destinations in Uganda such as Semuliki National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidpeo Valley National Park and Kibale National Park is a totally unique experience that gives you an opportunity to encounter several of the 1070 bird species that call Dear Uganda home.

This makes Uganda home to over 50% of all the bird species that are found on the African continent.

rwenzori dwarf honeyguide

You really can’t visit Uganda and don’t make a detour to the Jinja for a Jinja source of the Nile tour.

Home to the source of the Nile where this longest river embarks on its 6650km or 4132km journey to the Mediterranean sea, Jinja town is one of Uganda’s biggest tourism hubs given the various attractions and activities you can engage in while on a Jinja source of the Nile tour.

Some of the activities you can engage in on this 1 day Jinja city tour which include bungee jumping, white water rafting, horse riding, quad biking and kayaking

Would you like to have an encounter with any of these attractions in Uganda? Feel free to check out our website which ultimately gives you a preview of some of our safaris in Uganda  packages that have been designed to lead you on an adventure to various parts of the country giving you unlimited access to the best of Africa safari attractions in Uganda.

Our Uganda gorilla safaris packages that have been featured here are designed to give you an encounter with the magical gorillas as the major attraction while Uganda wildlife safari packages cater for those that are interested in epic Uganda savanna wildlife as well as our fascinating and quite interesting culture birds and gorillas if you need them to be included.

Regardless of your intended length of stay in Uganda for a Uganda wildlife tour or Uganda gorilla tour experience, we’ve got you covered with our wide range of packages which include short Uganda wildlife safaris, these run from as low 2 days Uganda safari to Lake Mburo or 2 days Uganda wildlife tour to Queen Elizabeth.

Our  Long Uganda wildlife safaris, start from  7 days to and run to as long as 18 days even more depending on your choice of number of days you intend to spend while traversing this pristine Pearl of Africa.

For those on a Uganda gorilla trekking safari adventure, we have short Uganda gorilla tours these run from a 3 days Uganda gorilla safari to Bwindi or a 4 days Bwindi gorilla safari and wildlife to Queen Elizabeth to long gorilla trekking Uganda tours that go to start from 6 days to 18 days for example 6 Days Uganda gorilla safari with chimpanzees.

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