WHY I VOTE OIL OVER TOURISM IN UGANDA – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) It’s not very often that I pen down a piece against Tourism in my series “Below 1000 Words”. This was a tough one for me to write. Today I stand on the other side aligning my nozzle for a clear target. I join the enemy to pull the trigger…

DIRECT REGIONAL FLIGHTS TO UGANDA’S NATIONAL PARKS TO BEGIN – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) Was October 2017 a blissful month in the history of Uganda’s tourism, the start of a new era headed towards the right direction? Giant’s Club Investment Forum On Friday last week, the 6th of October 201, the Giants Club staged Africa’s first conservation and Tourism Investment Forum in Uganda…

CELEBRATE PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE EVERYDAY – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) On 1 March 1961 the first elections were held with Benedicto Kiwanuka of the Democratic Party becoming the first chief minister. The following year on 9th October, Britain granted independence to this country, an event at which people witnessed the lowering of the Union Jack and the raising (for…

PLANNING YOUR FIRST BUNGEE JUMPING EXPERIENCE –TUSNUG

“The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Bungee Jumping” By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) That fearless decision of diving off a precipice against all possible odds and thoughts of discouragement into an almost endless emptiness with no possibility of defying gravity; that feeling of nosediving into perceived fatality, to many people sounds like a Very Bad…

WORLD TOURISM DAY AND THE COMPLEX THEORY OF SUSTAINABILITY – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) Today is World Tourism Day, a globally recognized calendar date set aside by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and now celebrated for at least 37 years. World Tourism Day is that day on which the entire world comes together to speak a single uniform language – TOURISM. Each year…

UGANDA, A SWEET AFRICAN BED TIME STORY – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) Once upon a time… There was this little-known kingdom; miles and miles away from the south and North Pole; a heartwarming paradise veiled on all sides, a special small region blocked from the rest of the world but radiating light to several corners of an unexplored continent that sprouted…

MY BUNGEE EXPERIENCE, A DELICATE BALANCE BETWEEN RISK AND REWARD – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) “Forget your problems, don’t look down. This activity is very safe; don’t worry Jonathan you won’t die. I got you, you can trust me. Simply spread your wings and fly…” These were words repeated several times by the bungee guide, words in English that sounded like Japanese (I don’t…

THE 10 PLACES IN UGANDA I WANT YOU TO VISIT – TUSNUG

HANDPICKING THE WOW STUFF FOR YOUR UGANDA SAFARI By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) I’ve been a little bit silent for the past couple of weeks, catching up with work while still scouting out for more and more adventures. Please excuse me for the short episode of silence! I intend to blog a lot more…

NO TASTE LIKE ENTANDA, THE AUTHENTIC AFRICAN CULTURAL ADVENTURE – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) Cultural Tourism Concisely: What inspires anyone to travel? There are quite a number of factors that inspire anyone to travel, and these are what scholars have repeatedly referred to as “destination pull factors”; motivating factors that lure a traveler towards a particular tourist destination. For some it is the…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE FOUNDER OF ENTANDA – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) About the founder of the Entanda Cultural Experience: Dr. Katongole is passionate about tourism and fervent about serving others. With over ten years of teaching tourism and business at Makerere University Business School (MUBS), he has closely supervised and worked with a number of American students as they pursue…

MY VISIT TO THE PITS OF WALUMBE, DEATH AT FIRST SIGHT – TUSNUG

A detailed account by Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) My travels within Uganda recently led me about 50 kilometers west of the capital city Kampala to a place which the people of Buganda (Uganda’s largest kingdom) greatly relate with historically, the Ttanda Archaeological site. At Ttanda, a site that is relatively green on first sight,…

A GORILLA-LESS JOURNEY TO UGANDA’S HOLY GRAIL – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) I have created and now enjoy my own notion that, “travel awakens your senses, livens your imagination, makes you wiser, and it’s always fine to get overdosed with.” “Bucketlist travel” is “what’s hype” today with “wannabe tourists” scouting places to visit, compiling a list of “the most desired” and…