Uganda, known as the Pearl of Africa has a very strong cultural heritage well-endowed with beautiful sceneries, lakes, rivers, flora and fauna as well as different cultural and historical sites. Ugandans are remarkably hospitable and hail from a diversity of rich cultures and lifestyles with each tribe having its own distinct cultural values that describe who they are. Many regions in Uganda have kingdoms, including Buganda, Busoga, Bunyoro and Toro. Other regions still value their heritage of chiefdoms which is traceable and equally treasured.
Entebbe is a tourist haven with many places of interest. Some of the attractions include:
Tourist sites and excursions that have been approved by security
You can take the M.V. Vanessa across the world’s largest Tropical Lake, Lake Victoria passing by Islands in the Sun and the villages and Hamlets on the shore. 2 1/2 hours later you are in Jinja.
Delegates are also encouraged to visit the Capital City, Kampala, which is a lively city that never goes to sleep, with entertainment that suits international standards. Delegates interested in shaking off the day’s work stress are advised to contact the secretariat to organize group transport.
A group tour of selected tourist sites will be organized by the Conference and will be communicated to participants through daily announcements.
Cultural and historical sites
From spiritual to cultural and historical sites, the central region presents a rich experience for visitors traversing the Pearl of Africa. The heritage of this region can be felt at the different cultural and historical sites, some of which were recognized as world heritage sites by UNESCO. Among these sites include: Kasubi Royal Tombs, Kabaka’s palace in Lubiri Mengo Bulange Mengo (Buganda Parliament) Wamala Tombs,Naggalabi Coronation site Kabaka’s Lake in Ndeeba, Katereke prison ditch, Walumbe Tanda Archeology center, Ndere Cultural Centre, the National Museum, the Uganda National Cultural Center (former National Theatre).