NEW UWA BOSS NAMED – TUSNUG

By The Uganda Safari News Thursday 15th February 2018 was the last day of the week as many civil servants and businessman and women from within the private sector geared up for the early weekend that had been lengthened by the Janani Luwum Day, a relatively new holiday in Uganda celebrated now for the last…

THE MOST UNIQUE THING ABOUT UGANDA, HER PEOPLE – TUSNUG

By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) This morning CNN International had an interesting article on their website about scientists discovering the oldest known modern human fossil outside Africa, estimated to be between 177,000 and 194,000 years old and suggests that modern humans may have been on the move, specifically migrating from Africa, at least 50,000…

BATHDAY ON THE NILE RIVER – TUSNUG

Watch my YouTube video here By Jonathan A. Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) We had just been paddling for about 5 minutes but I had already gobbled in my first gurgles of Nile River water, about 500 milliliters to be specific. After an almost successful attempt to drown us in shallow waters, he seemed to find…

UGANDA’S WALK OF THE RHINOS – TUSNUG

By Jonathan A. Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist) Down on my knees begging to be excused for this lengthy episode of silence. Thanks for sticking with me, it means the world to me and I am so glad to be back to share my recent visit to Uganda’s Rhinos. Been a while since I dropped a…

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…