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.

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.

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