The serene landscapes, vivid colours, enchanting spaces, great food is something that we have not seen on the Uganda screens for quite a while. When Kemiyondo and Mosha Danze burst onto the screen on 2nd December 2014, on NTV Uganda, what was to come after was a discovery of a country whose natural beauty we so often hear about but never quite get to see or experience.
Discover Uganda is a show that takes you on a journey into what we all know as the Pearl of Africa. When you live in Kampala, like we do, you are used to hot spaces, easy snacks, loud traffic and the like. You can hardly think of Uganda as a Pearl when you live in Kampala.
That is not say that there are no gems in Kampala where you can getaway and relax and just enjoy life. However, when you start to realise the “little holiday delights” of Uganda (as the show calls them) you want to create an itinerary to discover them for yourself as well. The debut showcased Wild Waters Lodge in Jinja.
Considering Jinja is not a remote destination, it was interesting to find that hidden in it’s corners was this beautiful island seaming with luxury and nature. Our reaction to the features and places was “Is this Uganda?”. And with every episode it seems that is the recurring question. And the resounding answer the show gives every episode is a YES!
The episodes not only showcase the sights and sounds but also the activities available in those particular holiday spots. There are rafting experiences, bungee jumping, forest walks, game drives and other activities. The show is lead-hosted by Kemiyondo Coutinho and features other TV personalities Mosha Danze and Charlie Denzel Mwiyeretsi.
So far, the three have been to Wild Waters, Chobe Safari Lodge, Rainforest Lodge, Mt Gahinga Lodge, Pineapple Bay, Mweya Safari Lodge, Kyambura Lodge and Semliki. Each new episode highlights a part of Uganda that is prior to this only known and appreciated by a few.
The icing on the cake for the show is the cinematography. The camera angles, aerial shots, the colour vibrance, all add to a very beautiful show that teases you for about 24 minutes per episode. It’s little doubt that perhaps that contributes to its being the first Uganda tv show listed on iMDB.
After TV broadcast, all episodes are broadcast on YouTube and Social Media and you can view them here:https://www.youtube.com/