Alex Lumu, aged 24, on Thursday reaped from his vast knowledge for wildlife conservation and culture when Uganda Wildlife honoured his offer of a fully paid trip to Lake Mburo National Park in south western Uganda.
The 24 year old who is also an artiste and comedian at various exhibitions, earned his trip following his victorious participation in the Buganda Tourism Expo 2011 which was administered by UWA testing respondents’ interest and knowledge of Ugandan wildlife and Buganda culture.
The quiz questions focused on wildlife animals which are also Buganda clan totems, Uganda National Park and the tourism sector and conservation. Lumu was the first runner-up in the quiz after Ms Olivia Nabunya who won a trip with her partner to Queen Elizabeth National Park recently.
Prior to his trip, Alex Lumu had the honor of dining and interacting with the Ministry of Tourism officers, Buganda kingdom ministers and fellow respondents at the Capital Palace Gardens and Restaurant popularly known as the Carnival where they were hosted to a dinner by UWA management.
In Lake Mburo National Park, Lumu enjoyed the game drive sighting herds of diverse animals, bird species and the beautiful scenery. He also explored the expansive Lake Mburo on a boat ride during which he sighted unique birds like the African Fin foot and king fishers.
Earlier,Mr. Lumu with the accompanying media was flagged off by the acting Executive Director UWA Dr. Andrew Seguya flanked by the acting director Tourism and Business Services Mr. Stephen Masaba.
Mr. Masaba said UWA enjoys a harmonious working relationship with the Buganda kingdom in promotion of Conservation and Tourism. He said the offers to the youth to tour the national parks was to accord them an opportunity to appreciate their own country’s natural endowments while promoting domestic tourism.
uwa honours trip offer to quiz winner