On October 7, 2021 the United Kingdom took Uganda off its “red zone” list. The same day the country’s national carrier, Uganda Airlines, launched a Dubai route, the airline’s first commercial flight outside of Africa. Uganda, once called “the pearl of Africa” is known for its Gorilla tourism which shut down during the height of Covid-19, but reopened in October 2020.
“Yes, one of travel’s most coveted ‘bucket list’ attractions, Gorilla trekking in Uganda, is back,” says Makonzi Michael Kiwanuka, the owner and director of Safaris Uganda holds a Bachelors of Tourism, with honors, from Makerere University, and has over 15 years working experience in East Africa’s tourism Industry.
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