- Lake Mburo: A destination for domestic tourists
When the three-hour drive from Kampala to western Uganda ended, there was a pleasant reward. It was the endless dry land bathed by River Rwizi, which runs through many districts, including Mbarara, before it pours its water into Lake Mburo.
The lake is decorated with large herds of wild animals such as buffaloes that evoke awe and wonder in equal measure. Not far away, the crocodiles and hippos on the marshy edges of the lake seemed unbothered by intrusion.
- Uganda battles to stem wildlife trafficking
Exotic animal exports from Uganda are a lucrative business, but conservationists have managed to outlaw the private trade.
Hunters must now work for licensed zoos only, although illegal wildlife trafficking continues.
Inside the Murchison Falls National Park, the wildlife authority is able to provide some protection by searching for traps and snares set by poachers.
- US gives Uganda sh27bn for conservation
US gives Uganda sh27bn for conservationThe US Government has given support amounting to $10m (about sh27b) to promote conservation and tourism in five protected areas of Uganda.
According to Kaddu Sebunya, the chief of party at USAID-tourism and biodiversity, the funds are being channelled by USAID and implemented through the Africa Wildlife Foundation, an international NGO.
- Communities to earn money from Wildlife
Communities around Lake Mburo, Kidepo and Murchison Falls national parks are set to reap more from tourism through wildlife farming and ranching courtesy of the Africa Wildlife Foundation.
- Uganda's Tourism: Great past year and hopeful future Having had a great year of tourism in 2012, players in the tourism industry are optimistic about 2013. With marketing strategies being formed for both domestic and foreign tourism, all eyes are on Uganda's natural heritage.
- Reliving Sir Samuel Baker's voyage to Uganda: His great-grandfather came to Uganda and discovered the beauty that later attracted Europeans to Uganda. 150 years later, David Baker retraces the roots of the expedition that amazed his ancestor.
- UWA transfers 600kg crocodile from Rubirizi
A 15-year-old man-eating crocodile has been relocated from Kazinga Channel in Rubirizi district after it injured two people.
The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Queen Elizabeth National Park area conservation manager, Nelson Guma, said the 3.8 metre-long crocodile, weighing about 600kg, was captured on Saturday after a week of tracking it.
- UWA busts four poachers in Lake Mburo National Park
Uganda Wildlife Authority has arrested four men for reported illegal hunting and killing of animals in Lake Mburo national park in western Uganda.
UWA officials, on Friday raided an illegal hunting base in Bunonko village, Kikatsi sub-county in Kiruhura district and nabbed four men.
- Lonely Planet Travel Guides: Uganda voted #1 Best in Travel for 2012
- The Travel Word Local Voices: Best local travel pictures of the year 2011: The picture of the sleepy lions in Kidepo Valley National park is mentioned among other favourites of the judges.
- National Geographic lists the Rwenzoris amongst the World’s Best Hikes: 15 classic trails.
- Aljazeera Earthrise: Return of the apes feature the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda
- Aljazeera: Fresh hope for Bwindi's gorillas
- BBC2 documentary "Origins Of Us": Studying chimpanzees in Kibale National Park
- BBC Worldwide Travel: Uganda the Pearl of Africa by Kate Morgan Lonely Planet
- BBC News: Uganda’s first Batwa pygmy graduate
- The Travel World's photo of the week: Sleepy lions in Kidepo Valley National Park
- BBC Nature Wildlife: Eastern Gorillas, with links to various clips of gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- BBC2 Natural World: "Chimps of the Lost Gorge", featuring chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge
- NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation: “Empowering Journeys” - a Japanese artist travels to Uganda
- Lonely Planet Awards 2010: Greatest Wildlife Encounter: Mountain gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
- CBBC Deadly 60: Ugandan primates including gorillas, chimps and baboons
- BBC News: Fast Track - "A Trek to See Uganda's Endangered Mountain Gorillas"
- BBC News: Fast Track - "On the Trail of Uganda's Batwa Pygmies" - Documentary on the Batwa Trail
- BBC News: Fast Track - "Uganda’s Rare Tree Climbing Lions "
- BBC2: "Banded Brothers" - A series about the mongooses in Queen Elizabeth National Park
- The Travel Word Local Voices: Photo of the Week: Gorillas in Our Midst, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This image also earned a special mention by the judges of Photo of the year 2010