From 6th -8th December 2023, International Conference for Women Birders (IC4WB) will be held in Uganda. The conference will be hosted in the Ugandan Capital City – Kampala. Bird watching is currently one of the biggest and fastest growing outdoor activities globally worth billions of dollars, a great deal for conservation of threatened birds and realistic tool for women and youth livelihood improvement and job creation.
This conference is organized to provide an international opportunity for women birders, conservation researchers, wildlife management practitioners and other interested actors in line bird watching, conservation and women empowerment.
All participants attending the conference personally have to register
Uganda is an East African country that shares borders with Kenya, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania. The capital city of Kampala has a population of over 1.5 million people. Uganda’s diverse landscape includes mountains, forests, and lakes, with Lake Victoria being the largest tropical lake in the world. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to almost half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Despite facing challenges such as poverty and political instability, Uganda has made significant progress in areas like education and healthcare. With over 50 indigenous languages spoken, Uganda has a rich cultural heritage. The country is also a leading destination for birdwatching enthusiasts, thanks to its extensive network of site guides. Uganda is a must-visit location for those interested in wildlife, culture, and natural beauty.
The conference will take place at the Sheraton Hotel Kampala. The hotel is offering special rates for accommodation, which can be reserved through Diana Kobusingye at firstname.lastname@example.org
For other hotels in and around Kampala, please visit www.visitkampala.net.
Pre and post-conference tours are available ranging from one day to 14 days or more. These tours include experiences such as Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking, birding the Albertine rift endemics, Shoebill excursion, and cultural tours. Some of the tour packages are featured on the first pages of the website. To reserve a tour or excursion, please contact one of the following: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
For international travelers, Uganda can be accessed through Entebbe International airport, which is serviced by several airlines including Emirates, Rwanda Air, KLM, Qatar Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, and Egypt air.
On Arrival in Uganda
Upon arrival, proceed to immigrations and be prepared to show your COVID certificate and Yellow Fever certificate. You are expected to have applied for the visa online at Visas in Uganda
After immigrations, collect your luggage and proceed to a bag screening machine. Drop your bag and the machine will clear it before proceeding to the arrival area. If you have not arranged transportation, there are airport taxis available. Proceed to their office and hire one. The Sheraton Hotel Kampala is located about 40km north of Entebbe, and can take up to 30 minutes via express road. The cost may range from $40 to $100 depending on the time of arrival.
Conference Tours and Excursions
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