The MINISTRY OF TOURISM, WILDLIFE AND ANTIQUITIES IN ITS ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT SHOW GROWTH IN TOURIST ARRIVALS

National Game Park arrivals – Uganda’s major tourist attractions have increased from 190,000 in 2010 to 280,000 in 2011, representing a near 10% increase, reports have shown.

This was revealed by the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities in Uganda in its annual performance report, reviewed ahead of World Tourism Day 2012 set for Thursday 27 Sept.

According to the report, foreign exchange from tourism increased from USD 672m in 2010 to USD 805 in 2012 representing 21 percent growth.

For the past decade, Uganda Tourism relies on nature! The country is becoming well known to tourists for its population of the rare mountain gorilla. The country protects almost half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. Uganda is also home to the highest mountain range in Africa (the Mountains of the Moon in the Rwenzori National Park).

It is also the source of the Nile River and offers some of the best white water rafting in the world.

Lonely Planet ranked Uganda as the number one country to visit this year while BBC Travel voted the Ssese Islands in Lake Victoria the 9th most beautiful secret Islands in the world.

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