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This is the online business and interaction page of Shiyaya Tours and Travel Uganda - a private tour operator based in Kampala, Uganda.

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The Shiyaya Travel Journal

Uganda is completely abuzz with excitement over the Pope's visit from November 27 - 29 2015 and understandably so since this is the first visit that Pope Francis will be making to Africa as a continent.

With the thousands of expected visitors coming for this event plus the already 3 million city residents, at Shiyaya Tours, we have all the resources to make your (group or individual) visit memorable and will cover accommodation and transport requirements to ensure you are there for all the Pope's public events.

During this monumental visit, it is expected that Pope Francis will visit the Namugongo Minor Basilica (also known as the Namugongo Martyrs Shrines), a cultural site built in honour of the Uganda Martyrs who died for their faith, in 1886. Pope Francis will be the third Pope to visit the Shrines, after Pope John Paul II in 1993 and Pope Paul VI in 1969. As Namugongo is located 15 Kms from the capital city of Kampala, we shall  greater attractions for our tourists. Next to the minor Basilica is a small lake that many pilgrims have drawn water from and testified to its miraculous powers just like the hot springs in Kitagata in Bushenyi District close to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you find the unique tree climbing lions.

Your stay in Uganda, will be made even more enjoyable if you visit one of the many national parks and commune with creation as God intended. Come see the beautiful waterfalls in Murchison Falls National Park or the might River Nile as it sets out of Lake Victoria. Be calmed by the communities of the gentle gorillas in the Bwindi National Park or thrilled by the elephants in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Explore the magnificent, untamed wilderness of the Kidepo National Park and then go whitewater rafting at the Nalagala Rapids. Visit man's close relatives - the chimpanzees and see the most beautiful birds and butterflies in Kibale National Park.

Uganda is a country with a vast array of attractions and travelling around the country is now relatively easy. From the moment you arrive, we shall cater to your needs for complete satisfaction and an excellent experience. We at Shiyaya Tours and Travel are committed to ensuring your visit to Uganda as grand as the Pope's visit is to the country..

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FOR those of us who have been to Uganda or live here, this comes as no surprise:

Quite simply, the article says that Uganda is the NUMBER TWO HONEYMOON DESTINATION IN THE WORLD.

For most of us, the task at hand is to add this to our national chest and wear it proudly everywhere we go, while for the tour and travel operator the call is for us to create more Honeymoon Packages fitting different themes and interests.

At Shiyaya Tours & Travel we will be unveiling honeymoon packages for all sorts of couples - ranging from those who wish to hide away in a quiet, beautiful, secluded spot to those who want to spend the days chasing adrenaline with the help of lions, elephants, hippos, gorillas and other wildlife, and even those who want to live our vibrant, non-stop party night life.

Stay tuned, and #VisitUganda! 

Uganda on NatGeoWild for the Month of June - Welcome to the Big League!

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Photo courtesy of Kamageo UK

We are excited by the news that Uganda will feature on the popular Nat Geo Wild channel for the month of June, thanks to the efforts of the Uganda Tourism Board, the Government of Uganda, the Competitiveness Enterprise Development Project (and Private Sector Foundation of Uganda), and Kamageo, the PR Firm hired to represent us in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

One of the stories announcing the development is posted here and reproduced below:

"Uganda Tourism will launch their first ever marketing campaign in the UK through the sponsorship of the world-renowned Nat Geo Wild channel next month.

Uganda Tourism will sponsor all programming on Nat Geo Wild throughout June 2016.  This promotional campaign will represent Uganda Tourism’s first Marketing & PR Campaign in the UK & Ireland and has been coordinated by destination marketing specialists, Kamageo.

Uganda tourism’s sponsorship campaign aims to encourage Nat Geo Wild viewers to discover the wonders of the country and to experience their very own Uganda. The campaign will focus on Uganda’s famous mountain gorillas and chimpanzees showing how you can see them up close for yourself, and will feature at least 3 times every hour, achieving approximately 210 hours of sponsored content per month and 1680 credits per month at the channel. 

Nat Geo Wild channel expands National Geographic Channel International’s commitment to quality wildlife programming, exciting people’s passion for wild animals and wild places. Nat Geo Wild is available in more than 10.4 million homes in the UK and is dedicated to providing a unique insight into the natural world, our environment and the amazing creatures that inhabit it.

Nat Geo Wild is also very popular on Social Media, having more than 7.8 million Facebook likes, 500,000 twitter followers and 800,000 You Tube viewers. 

The channel is available in the UK on Sky 528, Virgin Media 264 or 265 (XL pack) as well as on TalkTalk channel 318, BT channel number 374 and UPC channel number 216. 


Uganda, well known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ has 10 national parks providing the best of East Africa. These include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (home to the mountain gorilla); Queen Elizabeth National Park, rich in game and home to the tree climbing lion; Murchison Falls National Park where the mighty Nile squeezes through a narrow gorge before it falls over 140ft; the hidden gem of Kidepo Valley National Park - a true untouched wilderness; and Jinja, the adventure capital of Uganda and the source of the River Nile

Wherever you go in the country, travellers will encounter many different cultures, foods and lifestyles, all linked by the smile and warmth that defines the people of Uganda.

Adele Cutler, Uganda Tourism PR 
T: 01664 823750     M: 07976 578988"