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The Himba (singular: OmuHimba, plural: OvaHimba) are indigenous peoples with an estimated population of about 50,000 people. There are also few groups left of the Ovatwa, which also belong to the Himba people, but are hunters and gatherers. The Himba people are one of the most rustic societies that have preserved their authentic culture through ages. They occupy Namibia’s northern region of Kunene and across the border in Angola and are a semi-nomadic community, rearing goats and cows. They are […]

Uganda on the road to reclaim its Tourism prowess

On Saturday, 27th September, Tourism stakeholders in the country converged in Mbale Town to mark the World Tourism Day which is annually cerebrated worldwide. This year’s theme: “Tourism and Community Development”, was aimed at raising awareness of how tourism can be a driving force for community development, one of the building blocks of a more sustainable future for all. The event has become a yard stick for Uganda’s tourism players to appreciate their achievements and deliberate on the future of […]

Igongo Country Hotel and 1520 AD Eclipse Monument to boost Tourism in the region

On Saturday 30th August 2014, President Yoweri Museveni graced the opening of Igongo country hotel and the inauguration of 1520 AD eclipse monument land mark. The hotel is located on Biharwe hill overlooking Biharwe town council along Masaka – Mbarara high way. The Hotel belongs to the director of the popular Igongo cultural center and the chairman Uganda Tourism Board Mr. James Tumusiime and is one of the most luxurious hotels located in the Southwestern region. With an increased number […]

The ‘Exploding Lake’, a double blessing to Rwanda

Exploding lakes are lakes that are formed by volcanic eruption and experience eruption themselves. There are only 3 exploding lakes in the world and amazingly, they are all in Africa. They include; L. Kivu on the border of Rwanda and Democratic of Republic of Congo, L. Nyos and L. Monoun in Cameroon. One would ask himself why always Africa, with such unique geographical features?. From the biblical times of Joseph in the book of Genesis, when Egypt became the food […]

The Return Home of the Jungle King

Joy and jubilation together with immense excitement, the days do not seem to pass for the Rwanda nationals and the tourism stakeholders in the Land of a thousand hills. This high excitement and pride has been triggered by the news that the Lion king is returning home after a relatively long period of time following its extermination from Akagera National park which was the sole habitat for the big cat in Rwanda. Following an Understanding between the two governments of […]

Where is the Uganda Brand – Marketing Uganda as a destination

The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) representatives have requested MPs to increase the budget which was set for promoting tourism in the country. In this financial year, looking a the budgets stated for tourism marketing: Kenya has allocated $35m and Rwanda $17m on promoting tourism in their countries as compared to Uganda allocating only $700,000.” The head of marketing at UTB, Edwin Muzahura, stated that two years ago, he wrote in The Observer about this issue so as to get a […]