The Uganda national forestry authority opening major forests for eco-tourism – Uganda safari news
The Eco-tourism as it is always referred to in form of tourism that considers traveling responsibly to natural areas with keen interest in conservation, supporting local communities and education. It has grown overtime and a good number of world travelers including those that undertake safaris in Uganda have picked interest in it.
The Uganda National Forestry Authority, the governmental body which is responsible for taking care of Uganda’s forests is undertaking the forest reserve mapping with the interest of opening them up for eco-tourism along with other forms of adventure that can always be visited by Uganda safari undertakers.
The range of thirteen (13) forest Reserves are under mapping including Mabira and Budongo and after the mapping licenses will be sought so as to undertake their development and management for tourism. At the moment, 20 licenses have already been approved by National Forestry Authority and the developments would commence immediately after the exercise. This will increase the counts of products that are visited by travelers on Uganda safaris and tours.
The range of other forests under mapping include; the Zoka, Otze East and Laura in the West Nile, Morungole, Nyangea-Napone, Lwala, Zulia and Moroto in Karamoja. The Busia’s west Bugwe, Hoima’s Bugoma, Kisoro’s Echuya, Bushenyi’s Maramagambo and Kasyoha-Kitomi.
The current eco-tourism sites which are apparently encountered by Uganda safari tour undertakers include; Kaniyo Pabidi in Masindi, Mabira in Buikwe, Kalinzu Forest in Bushenyi and Mpanga in Mpigi. There are other eco-tourism sites that are owned privately including the Kalagala in Jinja, Busingiro in Budongo, Kitubulu in Kalangala and Entebbe.
These sites have got unique features and attractions including a range of bird and tree species, butterflies and animals some of which are endangered and heavy sought by travellers on safari in Uganda.
The National Forestry Authority is also encouraging the players in the private sector to acquire licenses and undertake tree planting for charcoal. This is aimed at saving the natural forest degradation.
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