ekkula tourism awards 2018

The Ekkula Tourism Awards recognised key players in the tourism industry at Pearl of Africa Hotel. They used accolades made out images of Kanyonyi which was a lead silverback gorilla of the Mubare group (bwindi’s first habituated family) who died towards the end of 2017. Kanyonyi first fell off a tree, but while he was recovering after treatment, a lone silverback fought with him because he wanted to take over his group. He later succumbed to the injuries.

The glamorous was attended by the entire tourism fraternity right from the ministry of tourism wildlife and antiquities, its agencies and entire private sector.

UGANDA TOURISM BOARD, UGANDA WILDLIFE AUTHORITY, ASSOCIATION OF UGANDA TOUR OPERATORS,UGANDA HOTEL OWNERS ASSOCIATION and officiated by Hon Kiwanda Godfrey, state minister of tourism wildlife and antiquities.

In some of the notable categories, the Ghetto kids won Best Tourism Ambassadors, as Engineer Ivan Batuma was announced the Lifetime Tourism Achiever of the Year. Below is the full list of winners.

BEST CUISINE RESTAURANT.

VICTORIA CAFE

BEST PRIVATE CULTURAL CENTER.

IGONGO CULTURAL CENTER

BEST TRAVEL MAGAZINE.

THE EYE MAGAZINE

BEST WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CENTER- (PRIVATE)

KAVUMBA WILDLIFE EDUCATION & RESEARCH EDUCATION

BEST TOURISM BLOGGER/BLOG.

SARAH KAGINGO/SOFT POWER

EXCEPTIONAL TOURISM PHOTOGRAPHER

HERBERT BYARUHANGA

FINEST TRADITIONAL DANCE TROUPE

ROCKIES TROUPE

BEST TOURISM PROMOTIONAL/CULTURAL FUSION SONG

HOME TO AFRICA-GOOD LYFE AND PJ POWERS

TOURISM DESTINATION OF THE YEAR.

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE-WESTERN UGANDA (UWA)

BEST ECO/COMMUNITY FRIENDLY SAFARI LODGE.

PARK VIEW SAFARI LODGE (QUEEN ELIZABETH)

MOST ACTIVE TOURISM CLUSTER.

KIGEZI TOURISM CLUSTER

OUTSTANDING MUSEUM.

KIKONYONGO MONEY MUSEUM

EXCEPTIONAL TOURISM JOURNALIST.

DENIS SEGOA

BEST SUPPORTING CORPORATE COMPANY.

MOVIT PRODUCTS.

MOST USER FRIENDLY TOURISM ASSOCIATION.

U.H.O.A

MOST ADVENTUROUS RECREATIONAL CENTER.

EXTREME ADVENTURE PARK-  (BUSIKA)

BEST SUPPORTING AIRLINES. (ECONOMY CLASS)

ETHIOPIAN AIRWAYS.

BEST SUPPORTING AIRLINES. (BUSINESS CLASS)

FLY EMIRATES

OUTSTANDING TOURISM PERSONALITY.

BARBRAH ADOSO

TOURISM EVENT OF THE YEAR.

KCCA FESTIVAL

BEST TOURISM AMBASSORDOR

THE GHETTO KIDS-(DANCERS)

BEST SUPPORTING HOTEL.

SERENA HOTEL KAMPALA

BEST SERVICE/LUXURY STANDARD HOTEL.

SPEKE RESORT HOTEL MUNYONYO

YOUNG TOURISM ACHIEVER’S AWARD.

NAMINYA SALEH (CASA LODGES)

TOP TOURISM INVESTOR.

RUPARELIA GROUP

LIFETIME TOURISM ACHIEVER’S AWARD.

IVAN BATUMA

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