I am an Irish volunteer with Voluntary Missionary Movement (VMM) and my back ground is in community development. I am working for the Diocese of Fort Portal and my job is to promote and market Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve by upgrading the campsite (see p.324). We have set in place a strategic plan whereby over the next few years the place will be revamped. The knock on effect will be felt by the local community as the profits will be reinvested back into the parish (this is where I came in). Even in my short stay here the US embassy has agreed to assist in replacing the mud hut nursery school which is next door to Lake Nkuruba Nfunzi campsite.
I am sure you are well aware of the unsavoury competition between the neighbour’s campsite and ours. He has now developed a technique whereby he pays the taxi drivers to bring our guests to his campsite. He is very shrewd and informs the taxi drivers to place the guests on the right hand side so that they do not see our entrance and when they arrive at his place they think they are at Lake Nkuruba. He has many more sneaky ways of manipulating and misinforming he guests (the nursery school which he claims to run is owned and maintained by our campsite). We have lost a lot of guests to him but now hope to reverse the situation by aggressively marketing our campsite.
I know that you update your book every few years but I am hoping you can use your blog to help inform our potential guests on a number of points;
- There is ONLY ONE ENTRANCE and that is through the blue and yellow gate with the MTN sign.
- Confirm with Adeline or Patrick (staff) that they have arrived at the correct campsite
- Please contact staff to arrange transport. mobile no 0773266067
Website www.traveluganda.co.ug/ www.lakenkuruba.com
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