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Amos Wekesa test sails MV Kazinga on Lake Edward



Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The MV Kazinga is in Uganda, and ready to sail. This after weeks on the road from Mombasa, to Kampala then eventually to the Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda.

Great Lakes Safaris chief Amos Wekesa and his team on Wednesday test sailed his newly acquired 65-seater luxury MV Kazinga Cruise on the Kazinga channel, heralding a new chapter in Ugandan tourism. Amos Wekesa, is the founder of Great Lakes Safaris and Uganda Lodges Limited.

The Kazinga Channel is a wide, 32-kilometre long natural channel that links Lake George and Lake Edward, and is a dominant feature of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Former leader of the opposition, Kasese MP Winnie Kiiza welcomed the arrival of the boat, that will boost tourism in the region.

“It’s with great pleasure to learn of Mr. Amos Wekesa’s interest in investing and boosting our local tourism in Kasese District. The people of Katwe Kabatooro Town Council in Kasese District have today witnessed the the arrival of the MV Kazinga, and this will undoubtedly develop our local tourism,” she said.

“On behalf of the people of Kasese, I register our sincere appreciation to Mr. Amos Wekesa, and also congratulate him upon making a fundamental step towards investing in the Rwenzori tourism industry. ”

ICT minister Frank Tumwebaze also hailed Wekesa. “Congratulations my brother @wekesa_amos on this great milestone in your humble journey as an ardent promoter of #BeatifulUganda. You have inspired many in that field,” he tweeted..


  1. Once again Amos Wekesa is always doing so much more for tourism in Uganda than anyone else. He opens new lodges and now bringing us these big cruise ships and soon his airplanes. And he brings thousands of tourists to our Country. So many more than anyone else. Sincere congratulations to my super wealthy friend and I do who should be our President someday.

  2. Congratulations Amos…… We give glory to God for you and pray the ministry picks a leaf from such patriotism.

  3. Once again Amos Wekesa has stepped up and brought Uganda this super cruise ship and he keeps building hotels and all of his marketing and promotions for Uganda Tourism. He does more than. All of UTB. Make Amos our next Tourism Minister aMF leader of UTB. And I agree with the group that wants Amos to be Uganda’s next President.

  4. Amos Wekesa should be leading Uganda’s Navy.

  5. Amos Wekesa is our Tourism Savior. Uganda’s Messiah of Tourism. Where would we be. Without Amos.

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