Uganda’s Cultural sites hold it’s Tourism pontetial


In the West Nile region of Uganda, lays monuments and Cultural sites that need to be rehabilitated so as to attract Tourists and generate job opportunities for local residents as custodians, caretakers, and guides.

This region is often overlooked by travelers and certainly not on the map for mainstream tourism yet, there fore it needs to be worked upon and marketed as a tourism destination.

A source in the Ministry of Tourism’s department for museums, monuments, and antiquities was in the same connection also quoted as having said that the West Nile alone had over 40 such identified sites already, including Fort Dufile of the legendary Emin Pasha, erected by him when he was on his expedition to this part of Uganda as he traveled up the river Nile.

Cultural and heritage tourism is as yet not much exploited in Uganda but could become a mainstream activity for visitors keen to learn more about the kingdoms, chiefdoms, and their ancient customs and ways of life, still often practiced like it was decades and centuries ago in the remote rural areas of the country.

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