Kasese and Western Uganda open and welcoming tourists this Christmas season

Over a week ago last month (24 and 27 November, 2016), there was a clash in Kasese Municipality, 450km west of Kampala, between the royal guards of the Rwenzururu Kingdom and Uganda security forces.

The short-lived disturbance, which was largely restricted to the palace of the traditional king, in Kasese Municipality, has since been contained. The Uganda Police is fully in charge and many of those involved in the disturbances have been arraigned.

The Tourism Police in Kasese has reassured travelers and businesses that it is safe to travel to and or through Kasese town to the different national parks and tourist attractions that include the Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Murchison Falls National Park.

The Uganda Tourism Police continues its normal operations to ensure safety of travelers and property in all attractions around country. Flights and road travel to Kasese and the rest of western Uganda is going on as scheduled.

Last week from 30 November to 01st December a European team of cyclists rode over 160km western Uganda covering the towns of Kasese, Fort Portal, the Kibale Forest National Park and the villages in the area. The team, on a 10-day safari to Uganda, has since moved on to Queen Elizabeth and other western Uganda tourism attractions.

This season, visit the western Uganda, enjoy the volcanic crater lakes; walk with chimps and enjoy the bird songs in Kibale Forest National Park; take a cruise on the Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park and enjoy magnificent wildlife. Tour #Uganda the Pearl of Africa, concentrate on this beautiful garden.

In the event that one needs help/support while on safari or touring Uganda, the Tourism Police are easily accessible at the tourism facilities to attend to your needs. The Tourism Police’s primary role is to ensure the safety of travelers and tourism facilities around Uganda.

For more information:
Contact: Vincent Mugaba | Public Relations Officer | Uganda Tourism Board| P.O. Box 7211 Kampala, Uganda |Tel: +256 (0) 414 342 196/7 | Mob: 0772 403 330| E:info@utb.go.ug| www.visituganda.com| Like Us: facebook.com/tourismuganda|