Uganda Wildlife Authority launches new state of the art website


Virtual access to Ugandas ten national parks was just made easier for anyone wishing to visit the Pearl of Africa during the countrys 50th anniversary year of Independence from Britain, after the Uganda Wildlife Authority and their partners launched the latest state of the art website version.
Supported by USAIDs STAR project this development is considered a cornerstone for future e-marketing and combined use of the social media through links to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and even TripAdvisor, allowing site visitors to instantly share their most liked feature with their social network friends. Find UWA on Facebook via or follow them on Twitter via @ugwildlife.
Uganda in 2012 is also the Lonely Planets top global destination, which gave a significant boost to interest in the country from around the world and more airline connections than ever before to Entebbe, Ugandas international airport, are making visits easier and more affordable than ever before.
Special sections on the site for a special visitors guide, for the media, the travel trade, researchers and even potential investors wishing to obtain a concession for a tented safari camp, a lodge or other tourism activities can now get to relevant content at the click of just one button, instead of having to navigate through a maze of information as was the case before the new site was launched. A regular contributor of story lines and information, who attended the launch yesterday, had this to say: The launch of the new website is also marking the turn of a page at UWA. They had some rough two years with all the enquiries and allegations and uncertainties. It is a positive development that partners like USAID stayed put with them and continued to assist to make UWA and our national parks more visible on the net. This is a big step forward and with the troubles left behind surely UWA can now look at a brighter future again and play their part in promoting Ugandas rich wildlife heritage.
True enough, this one event of the launch of the new website is also perceived by many in Ugandas tourism industry as the break of a new dawn for Uganda Wildlife Authority. Well done and in particular many thanks to USAIDs STAR project team for their support.