The report further indicated that in 2017 most tourist arrivals in the country were from Africa (79.2 percent ) followed by Europe 8.3 percent, Asia 5.5 percent and America 5.4 percent.
In Africa, Rwanda contributed the biggest share of tourists arrivals in Uganda with 362,865 followed by Kenya, Tanzania, DR Congo and Sudan.
The visitors from the neighbouring countries accounted for 64 percent of the total increase in the number of tourists.
The most visited places were Queen Elizabeth National Park (35 percent ) followed by Murchison Falls (31 percent ) and Lake Mburo National Park with 11 percent.
The three venues collectively accounted for over three quarters of the visit to all National parks.