Uganda Safaris on Wednesday launched its first Sight-Seeing Tour Bus in Kampala to promote urban tourism.
David Nsubuga, the Executive Director, Uganda Safaris, unveiled the Shs600m bus at a function held at BMK house in Kampala.
He said this will create an innovative and dynamic tourism product and services within the city.
He said Kampala City has number of tourist attractions that need to be promoted both on the local and international market.
Speaking at the same event, the Katikiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga called for the promotion of domestic tourism.
Katikkiro atongozza Bbaasi ya Promote Uganda abalambula ekibuga mwebanatambuliranga nga bwekiri mu mawanga agakula edda. pic.twitter.com/svBXOZt01K
— Charles Peter Mayiga (@cpmayiga) December 20, 2017
Some of the known tourist attractions in Kampala include the Independence Monument, the Seven Hills, Kasubi Tombs, the National Mosque and the Parliament of Uganda among others.
According to Nsubuga, the Sight Seeing Tour Bus will station at BMK House in Kampala and operate on two schedules each day.
Nsubuga explains that tourists from East Africa who wish to use the bus will part with Shs100,000 each while foreign tourists will pay US $30.
Nsubuga notes that since many tourists are also interested in knowing about the events in the city at night, they will linkup with security agencies to see whether the tourists can be allowed to tour at night.