By Vision Reporters
Some of the over 10, 000 tourists and astronomers expected in Pakwach, Nebbi district, to watch the eclipse on Sunday have arrived.
The firs team arrived on Thursday. They will also visit other tourist sites in Uganda.
Among the sites to be visited include national parks - Murchison Falls, Mgahinga, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi, and Lake Mburo. Other places are; Ngamba Island, fort Emin Pasha among others.
Tourists at Entebbe International Airport upon arrival. PHOTO/Mathias Mugisha
Statistics show that in 1999 when the eclipse was in the UK there were over 400, 000 tourists and the country earned about 4 billion pounds. Last year in Queensland Australia, there were about 45, 000 tourists and the country made over $45m.
Zambia last year made over $20m.
The eclipse celebrations will be held at Owiny Primary School in Pakwach.
The ceremony will start with prayers at about 8: 00 am. And after there will be an exhibition, where people will appreciate the different beauties of Uganda before readying themselves for the eclipse in the afternoon from about 3: 00 pm.