Twenty students and their patrons from four secondary schools which participated in the Wildlife conservation awareness essay competition recently have won a fully paid trip to the famous Murchison Falls National Park slated for 9th-11th August 2011.
The offer was made by the acting Executive Director, Uganda Wildlife Authority, Dr. Andrew Ggunga Seguya while presiding over the trophy and certificate awarding ceremony at the Uganda Museum last week .The theme of the essay competition was Wildlife and Climate change.
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has completed and commissioned three blocks with self catering facilities in Queen Elizabeth National Park to provide additional accommodation for the increasing numbers of tourists visiting the country’s second largest and oldest protected area.
The blocks which formerly housed the senior staff of the organization in the Mweya Peninsular which is the hub of the tourism activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park, were renovated and improved with internally generated revenue.
Uganda Prime Minister has assured tourists that the on-going fighting in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has not affected Uganda's National Parks on the common borders.
Thousands of visitors from all walks of life last week thronged the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) stand in the Buganda King's palace, Lubiri Mengo in Kampala to learn about the unique eco- tourism products offered by the conservation agency in the country's different national parks.