Named by the European Union in celebration of Europe day and to showcase their involvement and commitment to conservation. The European Union was one of the main funders in the start-up of the sanctuary 2003 / 2005. Mukasa Europe was officially named by H.E Ambassador Attilio PACIFICI of the European Union and Hon Minister Prof. Kamuntu, Minister of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities, during a press conference held in Kampala Uganda on 30th May 2018.