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Inaugurating New Tourism Investment

Chobe Safari Lodge to be officially opened by Uganda President Museveni

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN  Oct 20, 2010

UGANDA (eTN) - It was learned last week that the Chobe Safari Lodge’s official opening is now only a short time away and will be conducted, according to impeccable sources, by none other than Uganda President Museveni himself.

The lodge, destroyed by marauding units of the former dictatorships – sent packing by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s National Resistance Army when he captured power some 24 ½ years ago – was for a long time a reminder of the troubled past Uganda had under various dictatorships. The restoration to its former glory, and in fact bettering the standards and facilities, will wipe the slate clean.

Tourists are already staying at the lodge, as has this correspondent recently when inspecting the facilities and sampling food and services. Rave reviews are now being received, much focused on the location at the river where guests can overlook some white water sections of the River Nile. However, accommodation standards, as does the food, have also attracted a number of very positive comments, and after the official opening has been performed, Chobe is set to become a key element in a circuit taking tourist visitors across the scenic parts of the country.

The President, subject to confirmation at short notice, will likely fly into the lodge’s airstrip, which leads right on to the vehicle parking area for this sort of pleasant duty he so often performs when inaugurating major new investments across the country.

One hope though – that the owners in their official address make it clear that the Uganda government has to invest in tourism marketing and promotion in line with its neighbors Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania, all of whom are spending vast sums of money on global marketing and have the results to show for it.

Chobe Safari Lodge to be officially opened by Uganda President Museveni
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni / Image via

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