In further boosts of its tourism sector, Rwanda through its Development Board arranged a conference in Kampala where they met Ugandans operating tours and travel sector with the aim of sharing minds and advancing Rwanda’s tourism potential. Mugosh Davidson, the managing director of Wildlife tours Rwanda says the two countries can marry a fourth and great platforms and transform into a great tourism destination in Africa. He further said that the main aim of this gathering was to initiate the information giving;- providing information about the products, services, facilities, adventurous activities provide in Rwanda to partner members in Uganda.
Mugisha urged that as countries in the East African Community, there is a great need of complimenting each other’s tourism potential for each country has got relatively different aspects. This should see operators from both countries selling the region as a single destination. This could boosts both sector for the countries since there are things that are found in Rwanda and not in Uganda and there are also things found in Uganda and not found in Rwanda.
In these meetings, Uganda’s tour operators expressed concerns that have hindered the smooth running of business between the two countries. One of the Ugandan Operators testified that those from Rwanda rarely give assistance. She said that onetime she was on a safari to Rwanda in Nyungwe and her car had a problem with the radiator. She ran to Kyangugu, she couldn’t fix up her car and so they had to stay in Nyungwe for quite a long time till late in the night. On this note they asked the government to provide subsidies for the guides who are guiding clients in the parks because the cost for a guide who is actually on duty and not on holiday is quite abnormal. However, the Rwandan authorities pledged to address them in order to promote the increasing growing sector. Mugisha said that they should be given time to sit down and analyze everything to come up with the best solutions to the raised issues.
Both Uganda and Rwanda are well known for harboring the rare mountain gorillas with an estimate of about 95% of the world’s total population of mountain gorillas. The presence of these elegant primates continuously attracts tourists from different countries who come to look at them in their natural habitats.