Author Archives: Gilbert Mwijuke

Hotel review: Naguru Skyz Hotel

By Cynthia Tumwine After hearing several remarkable reviews from people that have been to Naguru Skyz Hotel, one has no option but to drive towards Ntinda; seeking to see Kampala’s newest treasure. Located right at the top of Naguru Hill, you know as soon as you get to the top that you have arrived. As you drive into the hotel, ...

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Popular Rwandan foods you need to try when you visit

By Joseph Ondiek Jean Rekemanganizi is the chief chef at the Red Rocks Cultural Centre in Nyakinama village, some seven kilometres west of Musanze town, northern Rwanda. He has been working at this widely renowned social enterprise, which promotes community tourism and conservation around the Virunga chain of volcanic mountains, for a couple of months now. Rekemanganizi knows that when ...

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Why ecotourism is becoming more popular

Ecotourism first came onto the scene in the early 1990s and quickly became a very popular way of travelling. Since then, it has evolved and many different types of ecotourism have been developed. Tourism has many negative impacts such as damaging landscape, putting wildlife in danger, pollution and depletion of natural resources. However, there are ways to make tourism sustainable ...

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Ssese Islands: top things to do and see when you visit

By Gilbert Mwijuke Ah, Ssese Islands! Unlike many of my peers who have no other aspiration than to draw their salary, raise a family and ensure that they keep out of any kind of trouble, I have always had a curious desire to explore my country – and eastern Africa in general. For this part of the world rewards travellers ...

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Entebbe Airport Lounge: is the exclusivity worth the price?

By Johannes Sæbøe Ah, Entebbe! Lakeside paradise of tropical animals, Sunday outings and high-end retail therapy, but also home to Uganda’s international airport, a traffic hub that just keeps growing. Never shy for attention, the airport has been known for international incidents, major UN-led regional operations, and a great starting point for flying safaris. Over the years, Entebbe has grown ...

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Best places to visit in eastern Africa

Choosing the best places to visit in eastern Africa can be daunting as this region has many unique destinations worth visiting. But there are some destinations that are particularly more worth visiting than others – destinations that have recently been invigorated with more offerings. As Gilbert Mwijuke writes, read on to make sure you visit the best places in eastern ...

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Batwa of Uganda mired in extreme poverty

By Gilbert Mwijuke Emmanuel Tezimana sits quietly on a tree root, looking sad and depressed. The father of two is not wearing a shirt, and his trousers are in tatters. Three young women and about a dozen children sit on a mat a few metres away, and the expression on their faces says it all: these are people living in extreme poverty. ...

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Malawi hosts Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) sensitization workshops

The Malawian Ministry of Trade and Tourism in partnership with the Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission (AUC) are organizing an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Awareness Workshop in Lilongwe and Blantyre on 17 September and 19 September, respectively. These workshops aim to engage relevant stakeholders on AfCFTA issues to secure a consensus for Malawi to ...

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Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) delegates to run for charity with Haile Gebrselassie

Delegates at the 2019 Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) will have the chance to go running with the Ethiopian Olympic gold medallist and four-time World Championship title holder, Haile Gebrselassie, to raise money for charity. On the morning of September 25th, Haile will lead the way around a loop inside the grounds of the Sheraton Addis. AHIF’s charity sponsor, Derba ...

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Rampaging lion killed in Uganda

A renegade Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) lion was killed in Uganda on Friday, September 13, 2019. The UWEC team had  traveled to Fort Portal with wild animals a few days prior to carry out a Conservation Education Program during the 24th coronation anniversary celebrations known as “Empango” of Rukirabasaija Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, King of Toro Kingdom. ...

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