Hybrid Solar Eclipse to attract Tourists to Uganda


A solar eclipse of this nature always draws plenty of star gazers on to locations where they have a vantage point, and Uganda in this case is certain to benefit from added visitor numbers coming to the country for this event.

Named last year by the Lonely Planet Guide as their global number one choice for visits, this year saw Uganda listed in National Geographic’s top ten countries while CNN has named Kidepo Valley National Park as their top choice of African national parks.

Visitors to Uganda, coming to see the eclipse on November 03rd, are likely to pass through the Murchisons Falls National Park enroute to Pakwach and into the West Nile area of Uganda, taking advantage of being in the country to see our gorillas, chimpanzees and plains game in the national parks providing a windfall of business opportunities for our licensed tour and safari operators.

While the Uganda Tourism Board is struggling to make hay of such events, no surprise considering that government’s cash allocation in past years has been progressively starving the country’s marketing body of funds and hampering its ability to put Uganda back into the wide world of tourism destinations with a big bang, individual tour and safari operators have used their own outlets and networks to make the solar eclipse more widely known and reportedly secured significant additional bookings.

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