Welcome yet again to our latest edition of the Wildlife online newsletter.We are grateful to all of you who gave us constructive feedback on our previous issue.A lot of developments have since occured in the tourism industry that are worth sharing with you.We thank you for your usual cooperation ad support for the conservation and tourism causes.
Uganda emerged the fifth best exhibitor in the African category at the March 6-10 International Travel Berlin Fair 2013 where UWA was effectively represented, Bwindi, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth ,Murchison Falls and Kidepo Valley national parks National parks attracted a lot of interests from international tour operators and potential visitors.
The 14th edition of the Murchison Falls Invitational Fishing Tournament was successfully held between March to 9th with the largest individual catch being an 80kg Nile perch by an angler working with British American Tobacco in Uganda.UWA was represented by a four-man team including a staff from Lake Mburo NP and for the first time the members of the neighbouring community was represented by three fishermen who were excited by the catch and release exercise.
The US ambassador to Uganda Mr. Scott Delisi visited Murchison Falls National Park, had a game drive and launched the 10 million dollar Tourism for Biodiversity Program which will support tourism development in Kidepo, Lake Mburo and Murchison Falls national parks.
Also in this issue, meet the famous George Atube, 60, one of the longest serving guides in UWA. Enjoy the reading!