Uganda registers increase in tourists in year ending 2017

APA-Kampala (Uganda)

An annual performance report from the Uganda Bureau of Statistics has revealed that the country received 1.32 million tourists arrivals in 2017 through the gazetted border posts which is an increase of 4.1 f percent from the previous year.

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.


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