Uganda has won the second best stand award in the just concluded 2017 bird fair in Rutland, UK. The bird fair also known as ‘The Glastonbury of bird watching’ which ended yesterday, started on August 18 at Rutland Water Nature Reserve Egleton. Malta was the winner of best stand.
Uganda commonly referred to as ‘The Pearl of Africa’, exhibited great knowledge in birding with comprehensive packages assuring visitors of unique bird species, including the indomitable shoebill stork on a single trip.
Records show that Uganda had more than 1,070 bird species as of June 2017.
“We are glad to have Uganda shine as we continue to grow our market share for the birding segment,” Uganda Tourism Board Head of Marketing Edwin Muzahura said after receiving the accolade.