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Uganda Tourism welcomes hosted buyers and international travel media to Pearl of Africa

Uganda Tourism welcomes hosted buyers and international travel media to Pearl of Africa

Mr. Steven Asiimwe, CEO of the Uganda Tourism Board, welcomed buyers, media, and invited guests for the welcome function of the Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo at the Best Western Premier Garden Hotel in Entebbe.

Over 70 hosted buyers and international travel trade media personnel, besides regional and local media representatives, made it to Entebbe where the Uganda Tourism Board had arranged a meet and greet session followed by cocktails and performances of traditional dancers.

Mr. Steven Asiimwe, the CEO of the Uganda Tourism Board, and key members of his staff were on hand to welcome their guests who had traveled from as far as Australia, the USA, and Canada as well as from India and from all over Europe to the sunny shores of Lake Victoria, most of them leaving freezing temperatures behind and being able to enjoy the balmy weather of Uganda.

All will depart this morning to sample some of the country’s best national parks, from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – one of East Africa’s foremost gorilla habitats, to Kidepo Valley National Park in the remote north of Uganda, once described by this correspondent as a “prime piece of African wilderness real estate” well before CNN then, which years later, named it as their favorite African park at the time.

The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, and Queen Elizabeth national parks will provide in particular the hosted buyers with an insight as to how varied Uganda’s attractions are. Travel media on those tours will be able to describe to their readers and viewers the often spectacular sights Uganda has in store for tourists, from mountain gorillas to the Nile falls, and from white-water rafting to zip-lining in Mabira Forest.

The tours will conclude in Kampala where between February 17 and 19, the Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo will then take place in the gardens of the Sheraton Kampala Hotel.

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