- Chidozie Uzoezie
Uganda to Showcase Tourist Attractions at Akwaaba 2019
Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) in collaboration with Ugandan Tour Operators will be presenting the country’s top tourist attractions to Nigerian travel Trade and travelers at the 15th Akwaaba, African Travel Market 2019.
Uganda with a rich pristine nature, cultural and historical African religious heritage has lined up tourism experts from the tourism board and tour operators to market and promote its tourists potential to the West Africa market at the “Uganda Day” on 22nd September at 2:00pm and at the expo schedule to commence September 22nd -24th at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape straddles the equator with Lake Victoria (world’s 2nd largest lake) forming part of its southern border. It is from the same lake that River Nile, the world’s longest river, starts its (4,258 miles)journey at Jinja 80km east Kampala.
According to statement from Uganda’s tourism board: “Very many wonderful things have been said about Uganda by various authors and travelers who have had the chance to visit, some talk about the charming weather natural resources, rich culture, and history while others talk about the lovely people whose hospitality is unmatched. Most quickly note the numerous beautiful birds, and other rare wildlife species that are only found in Uganda. All that is true but there is more!” Uganda is the land of martyrs in Africa; this religious story is summarized in the Uganda Martyrs Trail. The Trail, is an extra –ordinary journey of faith that literally gets in the footsteps of the first Christian missionaries and converts as they walked through Uganda preaching, teaching, healing and transforming lives –finally the places of their martyrdom.”
Its abundant wildlife includes the “BIG 5 “as well as a home to 1,072 bird species includes some of the world’s rarest birds. Visit the world’s Heritage site of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a renowned mountain gorilla tracking life changing experience.
The white sands of Ssese Island, one of Uganda’s greatest and uncrowned beaches known for its tranquility that creates a perfect never –ending honey moon experience located in Uganda’s portion of Lake Victoria.
Finally, Kampala the Capital city of Uganda - a city in East Africa that never sleeps and has earned the title of Entertainment capital In East Africa." ‘’Fantastic wildlife and some of the friendliest people in Africa make Uganda unbeatable.