The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), has Wednesday 30 flagged off the 2nd lucky winner of the digital- led campaign, ‘Take On The Pearl.’
The winner Marvin Johnz will get to enjoy the beauty sorrounding Lake Mburo National Park.
The Hoima born Marvin is in company of Uganda’s top singer real name Cindy Sanyu alias the ‘King herself,’ media personality Crystal Newman and comedian PublicityE. Natete.
Marvin will an interview with Kampala Sqoop revealed that his fortune came after he liked and commented on a rare photo of Lake Mburo National Park that was posted on the Visit Uganda Social media pages bearing seven Antelopes in one picture feeding while others are watching over at the banks of the lake in the wilderness.
“As a person who loves nature,I was stunned by UTB’s photo that was posted on their social media pages showing over seven antelopes feeding at the river banks of lake Mburo.
I then decided to like and comment the photo and little did I know that my friends and followers were too moved by the photo as they liked,commented and shared widely which enabled me win.”
Marvin also added that, “I am so excited to be on this trip and to have the opportunity to travel my country. I can’t wait to enjoy this trip and share my experience with my fellow Ugandans.”
To this, the dynamic of the virtual led challenge was taken to the Visit Uganda twitter handle with the Post ‘Know the destination? Headover to our TWITTER page, tell us where it is and why you would love to be there, given a chance to #TakeOnThePearl.’
As one correct answer with most likes by 3pm on Tuesday won an all paid expense – premium trip to that particular tourism attraction courtesy of the board in partnership with the Private sector involved in Tourism.
Marvin joins the cohort of Tugume Dominic who last week won his maiden trip experience to Sipi Falls in Kapchorwa and Mbale – Eastern Uganda, transiting all throughout the weekend with ballistic excursions outside Kampala.
On the Lake Mburo trip, Marvin will take a glimpse of Uganda’s diverse Wildlife and beautiful natural sceneries.
He will enjoy game drive in the lush Savannah Park, sundowner boat ride on Lake Mburo, biking, horseback riding and a tour of the Igongo Cultural museum that tells a story of the west and southwestern Bantu people of Uganda among other exciting activities.
According to the UTB CEO, Lilly Ajarova, the campaign aims to both create awareness and also educate Ugandans on the various tourist spots around the country; with emphasis on What? When?
How? Who? And Where to Travel.
Ajarova also rallied all Ugandans to love and explore Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.
Mechanics under the Digital Activation
Post the contest photo on Visit Uganda social media pages every Friday.
Get people to respond with name of the place and the reasons why they want to go to that place, for a chance to win the trip.
People get their friends and family to come and like their comments.
Correct comment with highest likes by Tuesday of the following week is selected the week’s winner.
Lake Mburo National Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Uganda full of amazing natural wonders created as a result of dry and rocky surrounding on the West and wetlands on the East thereby enabling it to have an auspicious environment that can facilitate ingoing tourism activities to take place and also to occur and keep the animals in good state, the park has mighty creeks which are 50 kilometers high and canals that connect the 13 lakes that are found in this area 5 of which lie between the boundaries of the park with lake Mburo the largest of all.
Lake Mburo National Park stands as one of Uganda’s semi-park covering an area of 260 square kilometers with a magnificent elevation which goes between 1220 m-1828 m above sea level and also can be accessed via the Mbarara – Masaka highway which takes a duration of about 3.5 hours from the vast Kampala city and a total distance of 240 kilometers is taken to access the park.