This weekend, the sensational Domestic Tourism drive #KoikoiUg embarked on an expedition to the Kalangala and Bukasa Islands as part of the strategic partnership between Kafunda Kreative and Telecom giant, Airtel Uganda and Shell Uganda (Vivo Energy) to work together over the course of this year in the #KoiKoiUg adventure series.
#KoiKoiUg, an initiative by Kafunda Kreative that seeks to tell authentic Ugandan stories by highlighting affordable, off-the-path local adventures that can be experienced in different areas of the country.
…an initiative that uplifts local and international tourism and gives Ugandans an opportunity to See Uganda
Kalangala island, the starting point of the trip, is located on the North Eastern side of Lake Victoria, Africa‘s largest freshwater lake. It buzzes with activity from the solar farm, factories and trade centers and yet still maintains its calm serenity, flocking the falls to pray for blessings and luck.
Commenting about the partnership, the Airtel Uganda Finance Director, Phanindra Nichanametla congratulated Kafunda Kreative upon this initiative that uplifts local and international tourism and gives Ugandans an opportunity to move around the country appreciating its sights and sounds.
“As the Smartphone network, we aim to reach out to every Ugandan and provide them with quality service and an excellent overall experience. Partnering with Kafunda Kreative was the best way we could achieve this seeing as our partnership goes beyond Kampala to the countryside,“ she stated.
Earlier this year, Airtel Uganda signed a partnership with Kafunda Kreative in a bid to reaffirm the excellence of their network in all different regions of the country. As part of the partnership, Airtel would provide data, Airtel merchandise as well as simcards to travellers who would want to switch and enjoy the smartphone network as they travel.
Bukasa, the second stop of the #KoikoiUg trip, on the other hand maintains a naturally lush environment with a thick forest and the visually appealing Nanziri falls which promise a highly memorable end to the trek in its plunge pool. Bukasa is also a highly spiritual place for islanders and most importantly for buganda Kingdom. The island is said to be a home to all gods and spirits who bless your everyday endeavours.
Additionally, the partnership will see #KoikoiUg and Airtel Uganda take on 10 expeditions between 2016 and 2017. Each of the trips will be an exciting visual adventure of curating stories on culture, community, sights, sounds and food. These stories will be shared with the world via social media, blogs, news articles and on www.koikoiug.com .