I was recently asked during the just concluded e-conference hosted by PSFU, when the airport opens will Uganda be guaranteed foreign visitors? In other words, the moderator understood that re-opening of Entebbe International Airport wouldn’t be an immediate trigger for the high value foreign tourists to return to visit The Pearl of Africa.

As the Head of the Private Sector in Tourism, I wish to encourage Ugandans to do what every other country is doing now; Kenya, The United Kingdom, USA, Russia…. encouraging and promoting their own domestic tourism.

While we wait to once again receive our foreign visitors, let us take this time to visit our own beautiful country, Uganda.

The hotels are now offering discounted accommodation, the tour operators are keen to advise you on where to visit, and even collect you and your family from home in one of their “Tourist Vehicles” to start you on your journey to “Take on The Pearl”. Our fully trained USAGA safari guides are available to show you the hidden gems of our beautiful Uganda.

Should you and your family wish for a more private and intimate setting, book a stay in one of our UCOTA members “Home Stay”, (a concept similar to “Air BNB”).

UWA has discounted entry fees into our national parks. Best of all, most prices are now costed in Uganda Shillings!

We the tourism professionals are waiting to receive you as you “Take on the Pearl” to help you understand why Uganda is “The Pearl of Africa.”