The New LGBTQ Homosexuality Bill Passed – Uganda Tourism Status.

The New LGBTQ Homosexuality Bill Passed – Uganda Tourism Status.

Visitors tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Visitors tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

KAMPALA – Tourism in Uganda remains open regardless of the enacted new LGBTQ homosexuality bill – the anti-homosexuality bill, signed into law on Monday 29th May 2023 by President Yoweri Museveni. The new law clarifies that ‘identifying as gay would not be criminalized’ to guests visiting the country and we ask those with keen interest to go ahead and book their safaris to Uganda. Guests that had already booked their adventure holidays, are advised not to cancel as tourism services to all communities await.

Safety for all guests regardless of their affiliations is guaranteed while exploring our beautiful country without any restrictions. The government of Uganda remains committed to protecting all visitors and citizens and upholding their basic rights.

The statement by the speaker of Parliament Hon. Anita Among said that the law legislated is ‘to protect the sanctity of the African society and culture’, which is contrary to allegations that the bill is part of a broader degradation of human rights protections. Such allegations put the country’s reputation as a destination for investment, development, tourism, and refugees at risk.

At the time of this publication, gorilla trekking in Uganda‘s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was ongoing and the situation is normal and seamless. Guests through Entebbe International Airport were free to arrive and depart without any restrictions.

No international visitor should be frightened or worried about this new LGBTQ homosexuality (anti-homosexuality) bill, so, visitors are urged to visit the destination for safaris of a lifetime – home to mountain gorillas.

Over half of the world’s remaining 1,063 mountain gorillas all thrive in Uganda, and they reside in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. In addition to mountain gorillas, Uganda also inhabits a variety of other interesting primates including more than 5,050 chimpanzees, golden monkeys, L’hoest, red-colobus, red-tailed monkeys: grey-cheeked mangabeys, and olive baboons among others.

Destination Uganda isn’t only a destination for primate lovers, but also with the highest concentrations for wildlife. All the big five game and many small mammal species survive in the different parts of Uganda. The must-visit parks for wildlife safari holidays include Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls, and Kidepo Valley National Park.

A guest on an encounter with mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and such shall not be affected by the new LGBTQ homosexuality bill.
Visitors tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

A press statement issued by a joint tourism fraternity body guarantees all tourists into the country a safe place to enjoy nature and culture. “All guests planning to visit Uganda are guaranteed of safety and peace throughout their holiday period and should expect a seamless journey to Uganda”.

Some law makers and senior citizens are preparing an appeal in challenging the enacted law in the courts of law.

The New LGBTQ homosexuality bill passed will have no harm to any tourists visiting and exploring the country.

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