First Winner of UTB’s “Take On the Pearl’’ Campaign Stunned by Sipi Falls 

The 1st lucky winner of Uganda Tourism Board, take on the Pearl challenge, Dominic Tugume has admitted awe during of his trip to the magnificent Sipi Falls in Kapchorwa.

Tugume who just returned from a full expenses paid trip to Mbale and Kapchorwa courtesy of the UTB was accompanied by comedian Alex Muhangi, actresses/dancer Natasha Sinayobye, actress/media personality Cleopatra Koheirwe and Miss Tourism Busoga Sandra Nguma.

According to UTB, the campaign aims to both create awareness and educate Ugandans on the various tourist spots around the country; with emphasis on What? When? How? Who? And Where to Travel.

Alex Muhangi at Sipi falls

“Travelling to Mbale and the Sipi Falls in Kapchorwa was a great experience. I was so excited to be the first winner of take on the pearl and also get to travel with one of my favorite celebrities and see my beautiful country. This has been a great experience and would like to encourage Ugandans to participate in this campaign and get the opportunity to travel Uganda, the Pearl f Africa,” an excited Tugume revealed.

‘Take on the Pearl of Africa’ campaign saw Tugume traverse tourism sites and attractions in Eastern Uganda which included visiting the Jinja Nile Bridge, staying at the luxurious Mbale Resort, religious tourism visits to the Semei Kakunlgulu heritage site, hiking and abseiling at Sipi Falls.

The day was capped with an immersive bonfire story telling experience to understand the cultural values of the Sebei people and their way of life.

Team of celebrates that visited Sipi falls

This was coupled with lots of evening entertainment including silent disco, comedic and musical performances.

All participants opting to take part in the campaign are urged to follow keenly on the Visit Uganda Facebook and Twitter pages to follow the dynamics of the challenge for a chance to win part of the 7 remaining trips across Uganda.


A winner will be selected every Tuesday of the week from now until November 2020.

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