Oil extraction in Uganda is mainly carried out in order to help in eradicating poverty but however, this will help in promoting economic growth but will also lead in destruction of many wild life species which has for long attracted many Uganda safaris. However oil will lead to wildlife extinction hence affecting the tourism sector.
There are many wildlife species with in the country and these are found in the many national parks which include; Murchison falls national park which harbours animals like; the lions, leopards, elephants and many more, Bwindi impenetrable national park which has many mountain gorillas and these have attracted many gorilla trekking safaris to Uganda, queen Elizabeth national park, lake Mburo national park, lake Bunyonyi and Rwenzori national park, all these will be affected by continuation of oil extraction hence reducing safari tours to Uganda.
However, oil money is expected to bring in high developments which will also help in bringing in electricity especially to the local people who live around the oil extraction areas. There will also be development of roads and other services which will help in facilitating the poor. This will at the same time help in increasing safaris to Uganda.