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Busoga Kingdom in Drive to Promote Community Tourism

Unveiling the 2019 tourism plan, the Kingdom’s Tourism Minister, Hellen Namutamba says that, most European tourists are attracted to African culture arguing that people who own traditional homes will gain out of this venture.
Owek. Hellen Namutamba addressing the press at the kingdom headquarters on Saturday.

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Busoga Kingdom has embarked on plans to promote community tourism. Under the initiative, people with traditional homes will host tourists in their homes for monetary gains.

A group of 10 tourists can pay a minimum of 30 dollars per night in the selected homes.


Unveiling the 2019 tourism plan, the Kingdom’s Tourism Minister, Hellen Namutamba says that, most European tourists are attracted to African culture arguing that people who own traditional homes will gain out of this venture.

Namutamba argues that people with traditional homes should endeavor to maintain personal hygiene and learn to tell stories around the different physical features in their homesteads so as to attract tourists. 

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Namutamba further says that this venture is aimed at aiding the people of Busoga to earn from tourism arguing that tourism is all about creativity.

She asked communities with grass thatched houses to register with the kingdom and will be guided on how to organize their homes and attract tourists.

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Godfrey Lufafa, the Kingdom’s tourism officer says that tourists from mainly Europe have made bookings for community tourism with effect from next month. 

Lufafa adds that the kingdom has booked 15 homes in the different districts of Busoga region.

He says that they have embarked on sensitizing the owners of the homes to maintain the various demands of the tourists which will attract their stay for more days.