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BRITISH CITIZENS GIVEN GREEN LIGHT TO TRAVEL FREELY THROUGHOUT UGANDA

Thursday, 30th November 2017
Kidepo National Park lies in the north east of Uganda, in the Karamoja region. Courtesy photo

British citizens have gotten the green light to travel to all parts of Uganda after the UK government Tuesday, put the advisory to the lowest level.

This clearance is contained in a statement on the UK Government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website.

The Karamoja region where the world famous Kidepo Valley National Park is one of the areas that is to benefit from the new advisory. Kidepo has been rated by CNN, among other international organizations, as one of the must visit parks for 2017. 

The UKForeign Office "no longer advise against all but essential travel to theKaramoja region of north-eastern Uganda; if you're travelling in this part ofUganda, you should be aware that inter-communal violence and occasional attackson security forces do happen; foreigners are not usually the target ofviolence."

"This is very important development for the tourism industry which has often suffered from unfair advisories," says Stephen Asiimwe, the CEO of Uganda Tourism Board.

On 6th October 2017, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni hosted about 100 international financiers and conservationists for the Giants Club Conservation and Tourism Investment Forum. The forum was meeting to promote tourism investments in different parts of Uganda including Kidepo Valley National Park. Among the guests were UK's former Chancellor of Exchequer Rt. Hon George Osborne, who is also a member of Conservative Party.

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