Day 1: Unique Selling Preposition or Points (USP)

Uganda’s Unique Selling Points (USPs)

  1. Uganda, the most beautiful country in Africa. This is because of the numerous tourist attractions, magnificent sceneries, green environment and amazing climate.
  2. Uganda is a gorilla country: Uganda has almost more than half of the living mountain gorillas in Uganda – in Bwindi and Mgahinga impenetrable gorilla forest parks.
  3. BIG FIVE: Uganda has the “BIG FIVE” African wildlife animals (Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Leopards & Rhinos) in its wildlife parks.
  4. Uganda Birds: Uganda has over 50% of Africa’s bird species and 11% of world’s.
  5. River Nile: Uganda also hosts the source of the world’s longest river, River Nile; a hub for adventure sports including white water rafting, bungee jumping, angling and kayaking.
  6. Murchison Falls: Found in the Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda’s biggest wildlife park) is rightfully referred to as the most spectacular site on the Nile River.
  7. Mt. Rwenzori: Although it is along the equator, it has permanent snow covered tops, and the snow does not melt – suited for all year-round hiking and mountaineering.
  8. Namugongo Christian Martyr’s shrines: Over 3 million people, from all over the world, come to Namugongo as pilgrims every year.
  9. Cultural sites: Uganda is endowed with different cultural and historical sites e.g. Kasubi tombs.
  10. Uganda’s coffee: Uganda is the number one coffee exporter in Africa.
  11. Uganda bananas: Uganda is the world’s third biggest producer of bananas after India and China and number one producer of edible Matooke brand.
  12. Organic country: Uganda is the main exporter of organic products from Africa. Main products include: coffee, tea, cotton, dried banana.

By Chris MuhangoTeam Leader, Market Uganda Program, 2019

Day 2: Uganda, is the Pearl of Africa

Tourist activities: Visiting wildlife parks, enjoying white sand beaches on L. Victoria, mountaineering & hiking on the snowcapped magnificent Mt. Rwenzori, gorilla trekking in Bwindi forests, bird watching, forest and nature walks, visiting the source of R. Nile, white water rafting on R.Nile, touring the magnificent Murchison Falls, boat riding on lakes and rivers, touring the Namugongo Martyrs’ Shrine, cultural and community tourism.

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Day 3: Most memorable Tourism Events

Uganda is the only country in Africa that has been visited by three Popes, mostly because of Uganda martyrs. The visit to Uganda by Pope Francis in 2015 boosted Uganda’s tourism sector. Uganda was the only African country visited by Pope Paul VI (1969) during his 15-year reign at the Vatican. Next was Pope John Paul II in February 1993.


Day 4: Birding in Uganda

Uganda has over 1,200 bird species (50% of Africa’s bird species and 11% of worlds) so far recorded. With these bird species, Uganda is considered Africa’s best and most thrilling birding nation. Birding specialists who have been to Uganda indicate that there is no country that offers great birding experiences as Uganda.

Day 5: Bwindi Gorilla Park

Bwindi is a UNESCO natural world heritage site

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi is one of the most cherished tourism activities in Uganda and many people including great leaders, top rich people and celebrities from different countries come to Uganda to see gorillas. The spine-tingling feeling that you get being so near to one of man’s closest relatives is hard to describe.

Day 6: Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley has the largest herd of buffaloes in Africa. If you want to see the best wildness in Uganda, make the journey to the wild frontier region of Karamoja. Tourist activities include: game drives, safari walks, bird watching, touring Kanataruk springs and visiting Karamojong Manyatta homesteads.

Day 7: Murchison Falls

The mighty Murchison Falls found in the Murchison Falls National Park is rightfully referred to as the most spectacular site on the Nile River. Whether viewed from a boat cruising up the Nile or from the top of the cliff, one cannot help but wonder at the Fall’s mighty gush of snow-white droplets underneath the mist creating a thunderous sound that can be heard some kilometers away. The impact is so powerful that you can actually feel a gentle tremor in the earth. Tourist activities include: game drives, boat riding, bird watching, chimp tracking, forest walk and bush camping.

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park has most of the tree climbing lions in Africa and the highest number of birds in Uganda. Most lions do not climb but there are about two populations of tree climbing lions in the whole world and one of these is found in Queen Elizabeth. The park also neighbors the magnificent snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains that are suited for all year-round hiking and mountaineering.

Day 9: Cultural Tourism Sites

  1. Kasubi tombs, one of the greatest cultural tourism sites in Africa, are situated in Kampala city. The site is the burial grounds of the Kabakas of Buganda kingdom and a UNESCO world Heritage site. Tourism activities include: tour of Kasubi tombs and learning the culture of Buganda.