There is currently over 150 tour and travel operators in the country. These operators offer information that visitors (tourists) to Uganda need to know about the destination Uganda to aid their travel. Visitors to Uganda must depend on these tour operators to deal with them honestly and competently. The operators must provide their clients with the product or service as advertised/promoted in a brochure or website or as contracted for.
There are many opportunities for new and innovative tour operators who have international contacts and are able to market Uganda internationally as a new destination based on the special attractions currently being promoted by Uganda Tourist Board. These attractions include:
Uganda is emerging as a long-haul destination, especially for specialty tours. Uganda is increasingly seen as an up-scale tourist destination with a mix of ecological flavour and limited adventure.
Ugandan tour operators have established high standards in the industry. Foremost is the principle of ethical conduct, which requires operators to conduct business according to a set of professional standards. Additionally, operators must represent all facts, conditions and requirements relating to tours and vacation packages truthfully and accurately.
The Association of Uganda Tour Operators
The Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) is Uganda's leading tourism trade association, representing the interests of the country’s leading and experienced professional tour operators. Members offer a range of services, which can be broadly divided into the following categories:
Membership of the association is open to those organizations whose primary activities are the planning, marketing and execution of package tours in Uganda. Members must be limited companies registered in Uganda, and must have the minimum infrastructure and staffing to allow them to carry out their activities in accordance with the Association’s Code of Conduct.
Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO)
Plot 14, York Terrace, Kololo, (Near Kololo Airstrip)
P.O. Box 73371, Kampala, Uganda
Telephone +256 414 542599
Mobile +256 775 331077 / +256 752 975961
Uganda Tourism Association
The Uganda Tourism Association is the apex body of tourist trade associations within the private sector. It exists to bring together, establish and maintain a forum for these associations. Its main objective is to coordinate private sector activities, act as the industry spokesperson and therefore link the private sector and the Ministry of Tourism, Trade & Industry.
Uganda Tourism Association
Abeam Safaris & Travel Ltd
Nakawa – Ntinda Road near Eureka Accommodation P. O. Box 27707, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 663207 or +256 486 660228
Mobile: +256 712 413350, +256 782 331688 (24/7 hrs.) or +256 772 502713
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Website: www.abeamsafaris.com or www.ugandasafarisafrica
African Adventure Holidays
70 Shephall Way
Amazing Safaris LtdTel: +256 414 200859
Trek East AfricaP. O. Box 16322, Kampala, Uganda