UWA Bolsters Domestic Tourism With Mweya Peninsular Renovation

website like this geneva;”>About three months ago, UWA embarked on renovating houses of their staff at Mweya Peninsular in Queen Elizabeth National Park into modern and affordable accommodation and has finally unveiled them.

These would promote domestic tourism by availing one with where to stay and enjoy a tour around the parks, within their means.

It has fully renovated and refurnished the first set of four houses neighboring the visitor Centre and the Albertine Rift Hostel to offer affordable and comfortable stay for visitors to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

This activity is part of UWA’s strategy to increase domestic tourism, which is consistent with country’s vision to transform the economy through optimal exploitation of its own resources.

Each bungalow contains three and four big bed rooms, a fully furnished kitchen, a sitting lounge and a dining area, which are carefully furnished with African style furniture. They are spacious and the environment is fit for relaxation, meeting and work with a scenic view of the pack.

These bungalows are near the Visitor information Centre, the Parka Lodge, boat launch, Albertine Rift Hostel and big enough to accommodate families, corporate meetings and weddings. The three bedroom house costs shs 250,000 per day while the four bedroomed one goes for shs 300,000.

UWA management has commenced renovations of other staff houses popularly known as “Lower camp staff houses”. The initial phase of 20 rooms is under renovation with over 10 rooms already available for use. These rooms are conveniently located near the Tembo canteen which will be reopened very soon. In total, there are about 40 rooms that will be renovated and improved with inside toilets and showers.

In 2012, UWA Chairman of Board of Trustees, Mr. Benjamin Otto, inaugurated this project, which is already bearing fruit.

The blocks which formerly housed the staff of the organization in the Mweya Peninsular which is the hub of the tourism activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park, were renovated and improved with internally generated revenue.

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