It was such a remarkable moment as the region of Tooro – one of the famous Uganda Safari tour hot spots takes on the challenge of selecting the Miss Tourism.
In the lush environs of Mountains of the Moon Hotel, the night of Friday July 22nd
was a romantic and yet a tense one as the auditions for Miss Tourism
went on. Positioned at a vantage point overlooking the Royal Karuzika
palace, the Mountains of the Moon Hotel is one of the popular hotels
used by travelers on safaris and tours in Uganda and thus had a credible ground to host a significant audition.
contest which had a count of five (5) people in competition saw Grace
Nyakaana emerging as the winner by Midnight. Grace is noted to have
become the third ambassador for tourism ever since the preliminary
arrangements commenced at regional level three years past.
most of the revelers, it was clear that Grace had locked from the start.
The confidence, poise, expert knowledge about the culture of Tooro and
the tourism industry in general put her cut above the rest. Grace also
took the Miss Social Media and Photogenic category awards.
second runner up was Christine Kajumba while the third runner up was
Gorret Peace Kobusingye. These three (3) beauty angels will go to the
boot camp to join the national competition with those from other regions
including Rwenzori, West Nile and Karamoja.
During the event,
Shamim Kabahenda was the crowd’s favourite and was crowned Miss Talent
while Kobusingye took the Miss Culture category. The guests who included
those on Uganda tours were entertained by the local Musician Kigambo Araali.
event was attended by a range of people including the Minister for
Tourism in the Kingdom of Tooro Anna Bagaya who disclosed the Kingdom’s
commitment to unleashing the region’s tourism potential especially under
the New Campaign named Tooro Kokasemera. Tooro region features a range
of attractions including Kibale National Park, Semliki National Park,
the Fort Portal crater lake field, Ndali Kasenda crater field, the
Royal Kingdom of Tooro and its heritage, tea estates and Amabere
g’Nyinanmwiru caves which combine to make it a rich destination worth
inclusion on the itinerary as one plans a safari to Uganda.