The first official voyage to the island district will take place on May 31, Augustine Kibaya, the vessel’s operations manager said, adding the vessel has been making trips to the island district to map out the shortest route.
Visitors to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to many of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, have been missing this experience, forcing Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to launch the Bwindi Batwa Forest Experience.
Pangolins, sometimes called ‘scaly anteaters’, are the only mammals in the world that are covered in hard overlapping and protective scales made of keratin - the same substance as human fingernails and rhino horn.
The Ministry of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities has organised a series of activities to run throughout the week leading to the celebration of World Tourism Day.
"The buildings, the posters, the signs, the clothes were white, grey and black with maybe a little bit of red. Communist party colours. It was as if I'd got into a time machine and arrived inside a 1970s Soviet TV show time warp."