Who Won What At Ekkula Tourism Awards?

Ekkula Pearl of Africa Tourism Awards recognizes the best players in the Tourism Industry

The Ekkula Pearl of Africa Tourism Awards presented 2017 winners with their accolades at a sumptuous dinner at Hotel Africana in Kampala. 

The event was graced the tourism minister Ephraim Kamuntu and Prime Minister Rugunda who said government is willing to invest in the tourism sector because it is a killer pillar in the pursuit of the middle income status.

The mandate of Ekkula Pearl of Africa Tourism Awards is to research and recognize the best players in the Tourism Industry as we all continue to motivate many more to join the rewarding industry.

The organizers of Ekkula Tourism Awards 2017 thanked all nominees, sponsors, the media and all people who supported the Awards. Below are the winners of the night.

Best Traditional Cuisine Restaurant

2K RESTAURANT

Best Private Cultural Center

IGONGO CULTURAL CENTRE

Best Tourism Training Center

UGANDA HOTEL & TOURISM TRAINING INSTITUTE. (JINJA)

Private Wildlife Conservation Center

NGAMBA ISLAND CHIMPANZEE SANCTUARY- LAKE VICTORIA

Best Tourism Blog/Magazine

VIEW UGANDA

Best Supporting Tourism Photographer

L-JOE EXPERIENCE

Best Traditional Dance Troupe

ROCKIES TROUPE

Best Tourism Promotional/Cultural Fusion Song

NJOGEREZA-NAVIO

Best Tourism Initiative

TULAMBULE WEEKEND ESCAPE

Best Night Spot

CLUB AMNESIA (KAMPALA)

Best Eco Lodge/Resort 

CRATER SAFARI LODGE KIBALE                                  

Most Active Tourism Cluster

BUSOGA TOURISM INITIATIVE

Best Institutional Museum and Antique Center

NAMUGONGO MUSEUM (Faith Based)

Best Community Museums/Antique Center

GREAT LAKES MUSEUM

Best Tourism Supporting Journalist

SHABAN SENYANGE (URBAN TV)

Best Supporting Corporate Company

MOVIT PRODUCTS

Best Recreational Center

KAVUMBA RECREATION CENTER

Best Supporting Airlines (Economy Class)

ETHIOPIAN AIRWAYS

Best Supporting Airlines (Business Class)

EMIRATES AIRLINES

Outstanding Tourism Role Model

AMOS WEKESA

BEST TOURISM AMBASSADOR

DENIS ONYANGO- (African Player of Year)

Most User Friendly Tourism Association

ASSOCIATION OF UGANDA TOUR OPERATORS (AUTO)

Tourism Event Of The Year

KAMPALA CITY FESTIVAL

Best Supporting Hotel

HOTEL AFRICANA

Young Tourism Achiever Award

IRENE NAKITENDE

Best Service/Luxury Standard Hotel

SPEKE RESORT MUNYONYO

Top Tourism Investor

MARASA AFRICA LODGES

Lifetime tourism achiever’s Award.

Mr. RAYMOND ENGENA

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