Tourism

The distinctive attraction of Uganda as a tourist destination arises from the variety of its game stock (Including the rare tree climbing lions of Ishasha White Rhinoceros, Gorillas, elephants and its unspoiled scenic beauty including forests hills and Mountain Rivers and lakes. 51% of the world’s population of mountain gorillas lives in Uganda.

Uganda is home to 11% of the world’s bird’s species (a total of 1060 birdspecies) which offers a wide range of bird species.

The opportunities in tourism range from constructing high quality accommodation facilities, operating tours and travel circuits (bicycle tours, air balloon travel, marine – Lake Victoria and river rafting on the River Nile) to the development of specialized eco and community tourism systems, as well as faith based tourism (pilgrimage to Namugongo – Uganda Martyrs, Mahatma Gandhi Statute and Bishop Hannington landing site on the Nile River ).

INCENTIVES

INVESTMENT PROJECTS

Development & Operation of Canopy Walk in Kibaale National Park

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is mandated to manage wildlife protected areas that include all the national parks and wildlife reserves in Uganda, and as such UWA also takes management responsibility for developing tourism within the protected areas. UWA has identified the need for development of a canopy walk tourism product in the protected areas.

The canopy walk is part of the strategy to diversify product offering and enrich visitor experiences in Uganda. Ultimately, the canopy tourism experience is expected to create new sources of income generation for the organization, provide visitors with a new experience, and also allow for the exploration and better understanding of the forest canopy.

Investment Details
Site/ LocationSebitole
Investment Amount Required (US$)1,500,000
Investment CategoryGreenfield
Investment TypePrivate
Investment StatusFeasibility Started

Investment Contact

Name:

DR. ANDREW SEGUYA

Email:

andrew.seguya@ugandawildlife.org

Telephone:

+256 414 355 302

Mobile:

+256 772 722 210

Country:

Uganda

Investment Promoter

Name:

DIRECTOR, INVESTMENT PROMOTION

Email:

directoripd@ugandainvest.go.ug

Telephone:

+256 313 301 000

Company:

Uganda Investment Authority

Source of the Nile Tourism Project

The Ministry is committed to the re-design and development of the Jinja source of the Nile into a modern attraction site with potential to spur employment, foreign exchange earnings and local area investment. One opportunity this offers if the investment in accommodation and recreational facilities.

 

Investment Details

Site/ Location

Kampala

Investment Amount Required (US$)

5,800,000

Investment Category

Greenfield

Investment Type

Private

Investment Status

Pre-feasibility

 

 

Investment Contact

Name:

ALEX ASIIMWE

Email:

asiimwealexster@gmail.com

Telephone:

+256 775 297252

Mobile:

+256 775 297252

 

 

 

Investment Promoter

Name:

DIRECTOR, INVESTMENT PROMOTION

Email:

directoripd@ugandainvest.go.ug

Telephone:

+256 313 301 000

Company:

Uganda Investment Authority

Entebbe International Convention Center, Hotel & Spa, WaterFront & Marina Mice

The project is three fold in nature i.e. Convention Centre, Convention Hotel & Spa and Marina; the three are interdependent but can also exist as individual projects, so the investor can choose either of the above.

  1. The project will provide the country's first international standard ICC that will facilitate business meetings, add to the existing hotel beds infrastructure close to the Airport and also introduce marine tourism on Lake Victoria the largest Fresh water body in Africa.
  2. This project will create over 500 permanent employees – of whom about one-third are expected to be women.
  3. Hotels provide training (hotel management, customer service, language, culinary) that helps develop the sector and transfer lifelong skills and knowledge for workers and future self-employment opportunities for others.
  4. They improve quality standards for the hotel industry, create supply linkages, and demand for local goods and services, and indirect employment opportunities: local arts and crafts, restaurants, tourist services, construction supplies, and so on.
  5. Hotels engage with local communities hired and trained in hospitality to operate the properties to support training, education and support small businesses.
  6. They stimulate local economic activity through visitor spending (that contributes revenues to local governments), encourage spending, and maintain high standards for workers. Hotels at the higher end provide better service quality, employ more people, and contribute to additional VAT and tax revenues.
  7. Hotels generate substantial foreign exchange and tax revenues i.e. bed tax, VAT, luxury tax, profit tax, property tax, import tax, exit tax, etc

 

Investment Details

Site/ Location

Entebbe

Investment Amount Required (US$)

85,000,000

Investment Category

Greenfield

Investment Type

PPP

Investment Status

Pre-feasibility

 

 

 

 

Investment Contact

Name:

Mrs. Babra Adoso Vanhelleputte (ACIS) Managing Director, MICE Uganda Limited

Email:

babra@asyanuttours-safaris.com

Telephone:

+256 312 503 065 / 712 187 411

Mobile:

+ 756 000 598

 

 

 

Investment Promoter

Name:

DIRECTOR, INVESTMENT PROMOTION

Email:

directoripd@ugandainvest.go.ug

Telephone:

+256 313 301 000

Company:

Uganda Investment Authority

 

High End Accommodation Cottages

The project will construct 100 high end cottages for tourists’ accommodation. The project seeks to address the shortage of beds in Bwindi, Mgahinga, Queen Elizabeth, Rwenzori, Semuliki, Kibale, Elgon, Murchison falls, Kidepo and Lake Mubro. During the high end season of tourism there is a 50% shortage of beds in the national parks.

Investment Details

Site/ Location

10 NATIONAL PARKS

Investment Amount Required (US$)

3,000,000

Investment Category

Greenfield

Investment Type

PPP

Investment Status

Feasibility Completed

 

Investment Contact

Name:

BESIGYE SAMUEL

Email:

samuel.besigye@ugandawildlife.org

Telephone:

+256 414 355 319

Mobile:

+256 703 921 254

 

Investment Promoter

Name:

DIRECTOR, INVESTMENT PROMOTION

Email:

directoripd@ugandainvest.go.ug

Telephone:

+256 313 301 000

Company:

Uganda Investment Authority

 

 

 

Empuku Spa & Eco Resort

Empuku Spa & Lodge is a proposed luxury eco-resort located on the shores of Lake Victoria, a place to get away from it all, unplug from the pressures of modern life and rejuvenate body and spirit in ultimate style and tranquility.

Empuku means cave in the luganda and the resort takes its name from a small cave in the igneous rock cliff that runs along the waterfront edge of the property

Inspired by her career in travel Joan Kantu Kamya Else, the woman behind Empuku Spa & Lodge, felt the time was right to bring together world class accommodation, exceptional spa facilities and treatments, and outstanding nutritionally tailored cuisine into the regionincorporating additional design features that reflect Joan’s personal philosophy. 

Investment Details

Site/ Location

Mukono district on the south-eastern shores of Lake Victoria in Butere 

Investment Amount Required (US$)

5,500,000

Investment Category

Greenfield

Investment Type

Private

Investment Status

Pre-feasibility

 

Investment Contact

Name:

Joan Kantu Kamya Else

Email:

joan@letsgosafari-ug.com

Telephone:

+256 752  731 525

Mobile:

+256 752  731 525

Country:

Uganda

 

Investment Promoter

Name:

DIRECTOR, INVESTMENT PROMOTION

Email:

directoripd@ugandainvest.go.ug

Telephone:

+256 313 301 000

Company:

Uganda Investment Authority

BUSINESS IDEAS

  • Time Share Apartments/ Holiday Homes
  • Forest resort
  • Five Star Hotel
USEFUL CONTACTS
Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities +256414561700 info@tourism.go.ug www.tourism.go.ug
Uganda Tourism Board +25641434219 utb@tourismuganda.info www.visituganda.com
Uganda Wild Life Association +256414355000/312355000 +256414 320520 info@ugandawildlife.org www.ugandawildlife.org