Connect with us

Leader board

Specials/Features

Things to do while on a budget when you visit Munyonyo

Published

on

Horse Riding at Speke Resort Munyonyo

Kids enjoy a pony ride at Speke Resort Munyonyo

It is a widely held notion that Speke Resort Munyonyo is for the affluent, and rightly so. Situated at the shores of Lake Victoria, the resort is one of the few 5-star hotels in Uganda and has on several occasions been preferred accommodation for visiting high profile individuals from heads of state to renowned international celebrities.

Despite its high status, the common man can also still enjoy the range of services offered by the resort. And you don’t have to break the bank to have a worthwhile experience.

From horse riding, to boat safaris, here are some of the activities to enjoy on a budget when you visit Munyonyo.

1. Horse Riding – Whether you are a first timer who wants to tick horse riding off their bucket list or an experienced equestrian who wants to rekindle for their love for horses, you will definitely get the experience at Munyonyo. For Ugx 40K, you will get a 20-minute pony ride, while a one-hour hack costs Ugx 70K (often for the experienced riders).

2. Boat cruise – Better enjoyed as a group, a boat safari is one of the other activities you can enjoy when you visit Munyonyo. For Ugx 100K (maximum 7 people), you will sail off at the resort’s marina to enjoy a one-hour excursion on L. Victoria. The sights are breathtaking. The ride refreshing. And the experience will be worthwhile.

Speke Resort Munyonyo boasts of an Olympic size swimming pool.

Speke Resort Munyonyo boasts of an Olympic-size swimming pool.

3. Indulge your palate – With four main restaurants and a broad menu to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice. Whether you fancy a continental dish or just want to try out an Asian cuisine, you will definitely get the treat to satisfy your appetite. A main course meal ranges from Ugx 30K to Ugx 70K.

4. Cool off in the swimming pool – There is no better time to take a dip than on a hot sunny afternoon. Boasting of an Olympic-size swimming pool, there is no better place to enjoy the experience than at Munyonyo. It will set you back Ugx 40K, but this also gives you complimentary access to the gym, steam bath and sauna.

If you decide to bring along the kids, there is also a children’s swimming pool where they can also indulge in the fun.

Staff Writer

(Visited 1 time, 1 visit today)

Photo News

Uganda Rugby Cranes flagged off ahead of Zambia, Zimbabwe clashes

Published

on

The rugby cranes today had their last training session at Kyadondo rugby grounds ahead of their return legs with Zambi and Zimbabwe. The rugby cranes were seen off by some of the staff from their main sponsors Nile Special and enjoyed previlage of the company of the American and South African ambassadors.The Uganda rugby team besides going for the wins have also fronted the Nile Special current campaign #NoExcuse which is aimed at reducing sexual harassment in society.

Here is the selected team to fave Zambi and Zimbabwe

1. Ssenteza Santos

2. Kivumbi Saul

3. Kimbowa Collin

4. Asuman Mugerwa

5. Odugo Faragi

6. Kanyanya Ronald

7. Otto Micheal

8. Olet Simon Peter

9. Odong Charles Uhuru

10. Asaba Brian

11. Pius Ogena

12. Ayera Desire

13. Emong Eliphaz

14. Aaron Ofoyrwoth

15. Epilo Paul Emmanuel

16. Ivan Magomu Arthur

17. Masendi Paul

18. Okorach Micheal

19. Munyani Ian Arnold

20. Wokorach Philip

21. Semwami Daudi Ashraf

22. Simwende Kimono Justin

23. Kasito Adrian

24. Oketayot Byron

(Visited 1 time, 1 visit today)
Continue Reading

Companies

Tusker Lite confirm participation in first ever Food Street Festival in September

Published

on

On Monday, the first ever “KCCA Foodie Street” was introduced to the Ugandan social events scene promising an assortment of delicious local delicacies all aligned to take place at the heart of the city’s most esteemed street, Parliamentary Avenue come Saturday, September 7, 2019.

The Foodie Street will host food lovers within the city to a day of merrymaking on the food filled street is organised by KCCA and My Food Network in partnership with Tusker Lite to bring food lovers an unforgettable food fest.

“Kampala is the entertainment capital of East Africa and KCCa has a strategy to make it the premier entertainment and tourist destination in Africa. One of the ways to do this is to showcast our rich culture and hospitality and we know that showcasing our abundant street food, we can achieve this goal, said KCCA Director of Education and Social Services, Mrs Namuddu Juliet Nambi.It has been touted as a fun outdoors lifestyle food event that will showcase Ugandan street food while offering a variety of treats from the different street food exhibitions set to leave food lovers spoilt for choice. Revelers will be given the option of pairing their dishes with either a Tusker Lite or Coca Cola.

“Tusker Lite remains at the heart of the best food experiences in the country. We are looking forward to bringing foodies the party flavour in the first edition of this fun outdoors food experience come September,” said Balaba Brian, Key Accounts Manager, UBL.The event shall have over 30 street food vendors catering to the public from 10:00am to midnight. The event is a mirror of other street food festivals held in numerous cities around the world like Paris, Berlin, London, Manila and Brussels, just to mention but a few.

From sunrise to sunset the streets will be buzzing with activity with every other stall premise creatively set up as either a café or restaurant with Kampala City Council Authority giving the greenlight on the fun food event. There will also be music, dance and drinks all perfectly placed under one historic venue, Parliamentary Avenue located between the IPS building and Jumbo Plaza. Entry to the event is free.

(Visited 1 time, 1 visit today)
Continue Reading

Companies

Nile Special ‘No Excuse’ Campaign to highlight Sexual Harassment  

Published

on

Nile Breweries under its flagship brand Nile Special has launched a behavioral change campaign dubbed “No Excuse” with the aim of addressing the predicament of sexual harassment in the country. The brand will address the subject by calling for smart drinking measures among its consumers,since alcohol abuse has been identified as one of the primary catalysts for sexual harassment.The aim of the ‘No Excuse’ campaign is to:

• shine a spotlight on the  sexual harassment problem.

• to bring about a change in long established societal behaviours and attitudes

• to activate bystanders with the aim of decreasing and preventing this act

• challenge the public to take appropriate action against perpetrators of sexual harassment

• encourage stakeholders to support the victims to access appropriate support services.

Attention is increasingly being paid to the prevalence of this vice in Uganda. Whether this is down to more cases being reported or the abuse is on the rise, is a matter worth investigating. What is certain, is that the public space in which women can freely express themselves must be guarded. This calls for collective reflection by all stakeholders on the measures to be undertaken to ensure that every individuals rights and freedom are protected as enshrined in the constitution under Article 20.Utilizing the brand’s online platforms, the campaign will implore the public have its say on what constitutes sexual harassment. The information will be curated and the data presented into a communication campaign to both raise awareness and also educate the public about sexual harassment while changing people’s attitudes and beliefs.

 Francis Nyende, the Nile Special Brand Manager said, “It is a good thing that the plight of women regarding sexual harassment is edging to the fore of the national discourse. But it’s also rather disturbing that almost daily there’s a story about a woman that has been sexually harassed. As one of the leading Ugandan brands we have decided to champion the cause. ”Our ultimate goal is to reduce and prevent the incidences of sexual harassment, which affects the lives of too many women, both directly and indirectly, and thereby make a much safer society.

“Some of the places where women are more susceptible to sexual harassment is during the nightlife (bars, discos etc). At certain hours of the night, after consuming a couple of bottles, some men throw caution to the wind at the expense of the women. So we are here to educate revelers that they should drink smart, there’s no excuse for sexual harassment,” says Nyende.

Ms. Gloria Nakafeero, the Commissioner Gender and Women Affairs, Ministry of Gender,

Labour and Social Development said, “We are using the ‘No Excuse’ campaign as a catalyst to

get people to question themselves and their behaviors. We are aware that by identifying the problem we shall need to do more to try and create meaningful change.  So by raising awareness about the issue, the existing laws and policies as well as the existing support services, we will contribute towards positive change in attitudes to make sexual harassment “inexcusable” and unacceptable and demand positive actions towards the elimination of sexual harassment.

I am happy to be associated with the Nile Special ‘No Excuse’ campaign.  It always starts with a simple insight. What rings true for me was the idea that in Uganda, whenever we observe or encounter of sexual harassment, we’re inclined to absent ourselves of any responsibility – or worse still, excuse behaviour that’s totally inexcusable.”  Article 24 of the constitution protects the dignity of every one in Uganda. No person shall be subjected to any form of inhuman or degrading treatment. This includes respect of a person to their psychological or mental wellbeing.

Enough is enough. Let’s stop excusing sexual harassment. Learn more at the Nile Special ‘No Excuse’ campaign websitewww.noexcuse.ug

(Visited 1 time, 1 visit today)
Continue Reading

Facebook

HOT RIGHT NOW