On 27th September, 2014, Uganda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Tourism Day – an annual event that is jubilated worldwide. The celebrations were to mark the contribution of those who undertake safaris in Uganda since they form the wheels that keep tourism in Uganda moving.
The celebrations were conducted in Mbale with Tourism and Community Development as the theme. This features the contribution of tourism to development of sustainable livelihoods among the locals at the destination. The local communities have to take advantage of tourism that brings for them jobs, market for their produce and cross cultural interaction with Uganda safari undertakers.
The celebrations for World Tourism Day in Uganda are arranged on regional basis to enhance community awareness of the significance of tourism and encourage them to exploit their potential so as to benefit from those that plan safaris to Uganda.
It is against this background that animals were seen parading in Mbale including the King of the jungle – Lion, ostriches, leopard, monkeys, peacocks, crocodiles, bushbucks and pythons some of which are prime products that are always sought after by those on Uganda safaris.
Alongside these animals, culture and heritage attractions of the eastern region were exhibited during the event. And more interestingly, the hot air balloon also operated flights across Mbale town during the event – something unique to the revelers.
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By Siima simon peter