Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities

Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities is a Government Ministry with a responsibility to sustain tourism, wildlife and cultural heritage. This is aimed at contributing to transforming Uganda into a prosperous country.

The Ministry has a mission to develop and promote the tourism, wildlife and heritage resources for enhancement of Uganda as a competitive and preferred tourist destination, with accelerated sector contribution to the national economy.

The Ministry commonly known as Ministry of Tourism is made up of a number of Departments which include:
  • Tourism Development;
  • Wildlife Conservation;
  • Museum and Monuments; and
  • Finance and Administration.

The Ministry has a number of affiliated institutions through which its mission is achieved. They include;

Tourism in Uganda is at a turning point with tremendous opportunities emerging and has been named among the World’s top tourists’ destinations.

Mandate
Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities is mandated to:

  • Formulate, Implement Policies of Tourism, Wildlife and Cultural heritage;
  • Sustain and manage wildlife and cultural heritage conservation areas;
  • Diversify Tourism Product;
  • Promote and market Uganda as a preferred tourism destination;
  • Develop human resource capacity in Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage sector;
  • Regulate and Quality Assure Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage programs and services;
  • Disseminate and manage Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage Research, information; and
  • Negotiate, conclude and implement bilateral and multilateral agreements on Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage in Uganda.

Leadership:
Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Hon. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu provides political leadership to the Ministry.

Basic Contacts: 

Rwenzori Towers 2nd Floor,
Plot 6 Nakasero Road.
Kampala, Uganda.
P. O. Box 4241 Kampala
Phone: +256 414 561 700
Email:  info@tourism.go.ug