EFFECT OF ECO-TOURISM ON INCOME GENERATION IN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN UGANDA A CASE OF MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL H

DEDICATION iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iv

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS v

LIST OFTABLES ix

LIST OF FIGURES X

ABSTRACT xi

CHAPTER ONE 1

1.0 Introduction 1

1.1 Background of the study; 1

1.2 Statement problem 4

1.3 Purposive sampling 4

1.4 Objectives of the study 5

1. .5 Research questions 5

1.6 Scope of the study 5

1.6,1 Subject scope 5

1.6.2 Geographical scope 5

1.6.3 Time scope 6

1.7 Significance of the study 6

1.8 Conceptual Frame work 6

CHAPTER TWO 7

LITERATURE REVIEW 7

2.0 Introduction 7

2.1 Eco~tourism 7

2.1.1 Eco tourism Activities 9

2.2 Ecotourism and environmental, social and economic impacts ii

2,3 Ecotourism and sustainable development relationship 13

CHAPTER THREE .17

RESEARCH METHODOLGY .17

3.0 Introduction 17

3.1 Research design

3.2 Target population 17

3.3 Sample size 17

Table 1 Categories of respondents 18

3.4 Sampling Techniques 18

3.5 Data collection instruments 18

3.5.1 Questionnaire 18

3.5 Data analysis 18

3.6 Validity and Reliability 19

3.7 Ethical considerations 19

3.8 Limitation of the study 20

CHAPTER FOUR 21

PRESENTATION INTERPRETATION AND DATA ANLAYSIS 21

4.0 Introduction 21

4. 1 Demographic characteristics of respondents 21

4.2 Tourism activities that the community engage in 23

4.3 Challenges local that local people face in participating in Eco-tourism activities. 25

4.4 The relationship between eco-tourism development and community income generation and development 27

4.5 Positive impacts of eco-tourism on development 28

CHAPTER FiVE 30

DISCUSSION FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 30

5.0 Introduction 30

5.1 Discussion of findings 30

5.1.1 Demographic 30

5.1.2 Tourism activities that the local people engage in 31

5.1.3 The challenges that local people face in participating in tourism activities 33

5. 1.4 The relationship between eco-tourism development and community income generation and development 36

5.2 Conclusion 37

5,3 Recommendations 39

5.4 Areas for Future Research 40

Appendices 46

Appendix 1. QUESTIONNAIRE 46

APPENDIX II: KRAJCIE and MORGAN (1970) 50

APPENDIX III: TIME FRAME 51


ABSTRACT 

The study examined the effect of eco- tourism on income generation and tourism development in Murchison falls National Park. It was guided by three objectives that is examining the eco-tourism activities in Murchison Falls National Park, examining the challenges in participating in Eco Tourism in Murchison falls National Park and examine the socio economic impacts of role of ceo- tourism in Uganda. The study employed a descriptive case study design employing both quantitative and qualitative data. This allowed gathering of full information regarding the Matter under study using questionnaire as a major data collection tool given to a sample of 80 respondents who had full knowledge about Murchison National Park and the people living in it. It was found out that most of the people in this community are employed in hotels to work as waiters, cleaners, security personnel among others, people supply food materials to the tourists and tourism enterprises to earn a living. They supply fast foods and local food stuffs to people that come to the park as tourists. It was found out that people are facing a number of challenges while trying to survive in Murchison including land conflicts caused by displacements during park expansion. Population structures, congestion, modification of the consumption patterns, health problem, land use conflicts, segregation, crime rate increase like robbery and others at large are to be the challenges associated socially between tourism and community livelihood It is concluded that most of the people in this community are employed in hotels to work as waiters, cleaners, security personnel, others work as tour guides. Tourism development plays a great role towards community livelihoods. The study therefore recommends that the government should lay tourism development strategies as a way of improving the livelihoods of people living at park. Sustainable tourism development should also be taken as a vital requirement at the park. The attractions should not he exploited if the industry is to still exits and be beneficial.

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Consults, E. (2022). EFFECT OF ECO-TOURISM ON INCOME GENERATION IN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN UGANDA A CASE OF MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-eco-tourism-on-income-generation-in-tourism-development-in-uganda-a-case-of-murchison-falls-national-park

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Consults, Education "EFFECT OF ECO-TOURISM ON INCOME GENERATION IN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN UGANDA A CASE OF MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK" Afribary. Afribary, 21 Jul. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-eco-tourism-on-income-generation-in-tourism-development-in-uganda-a-case-of-murchison-falls-national-park. Accessed 07 Aug. 2022.

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Consults, Education . "EFFECT OF ECO-TOURISM ON INCOME GENERATION IN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN UGANDA A CASE OF MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK". Afribary, Afribary, 21 Jul. 2022. Web. 07 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-eco-tourism-on-income-generation-in-tourism-development-in-uganda-a-case-of-murchison-falls-national-park >.

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Consults, Education . "EFFECT OF ECO-TOURISM ON INCOME GENERATION IN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN UGANDA A CASE OF MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK" Afribary (2022). Accessed August 07, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-eco-tourism-on-income-generation-in-tourism-development-in-uganda-a-case-of-murchison-falls-national-park