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Did you know Henry Morton was the first European guest in 1889?

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Added 12th September 2020 05:54 PM

In the 1960s and 1970s, the tourism sector was the third-largest foreign exchange earner after coffee and cotton, with over 100,000 visitors each year.

Did you know Henry Morton was the first European guest in 1889?

Mweya Safari Lodge located in Queen Elizabeth National Park as it looked in 1962

In the 1960s and 1970s, the tourism sector was the third-largest foreign exchange earner after coffee and cotton, with over 100,000 visitors each year.

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The first European visitor to Mweya was Henry Morton Stanley in 1889. Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of Uganda's oldest parks. It was gazetted, along with Murchison Falls National Park, in 1952.

The park was initially known as ‘Kazinga National Park', before it was renamed in 1954, to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.

In the 1960s and 1970s, the tourism sector was the third-largest foreign exchange earner after coffee and cotton, with over 100,000 visitors each year. 

Today, Uganda earns $1.6b from tourism, making the sector the country's leading foreign currency earner.

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