New nature park opening in Uganda


UGANDA (eTN) – The 1.5 square miles that makes up the Akright housing project along the main road to Entebbe has set aside over 100 acres of land to create and maintain a nature park along some streams and ponds found on the sprawling property. The area, called Alexander Park, is home to a large number of birds, small mammals, and insects, which visitors can appreciate while walking among the tropical trees, which until some generations ago had covered the entire area between the capital Kampala and Entebbe.

The owners are in the process of erecting a walk above the treetops, allowing visitors to see the trees at eye level and from above where the vegetation is lower than the walkway.

Boating along the water canals and through the ponds is also in the planning.

The area will undoubtedly become an oasis of peace and tranquillity when the various estates have been fully created, for both residents as well as visitors from outside.

The Akright Projects management is said to consider the award of a concession to a developer of a nature park and related infrastructure like a visitor center, literature for visitors, a gift shop, restaurant, and bar, with some structures already available and ready for occupation.

Nearby is a golf course development, presently extending over 9 holes with a further 9 under work, but the owners are considering expanding into a 27-hole course to be able to run competitions while having members still able to play without their weekend fun being too much impacted on.