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KOIKOIUG Takes on South Western Uganda

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If you haven’t heard about #KoikoiUg by now, you are living under a rock of massive proportions. For the last almost 2 years they have blessed our timelines with breathtaking pictures about Uganda. They got us questioning our stereotypes about Uganda and gave us a great sense of appreciation for our country, Uganda, the pearl of Africa.

The #KoiKoiUg initiative is a road trip experience that seeks to tell more authentic Ugandan stories through documentation of affordable, more off-the-path possible local adventures. By documenting and highlighting Ugandan sights and sounds, people and culture, the campaign shows Uganda in a different, more positive light which ultimately works to challenge stereotypes and uplift local and international tourism.

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The Kafunda Kreative #KoikoiSW trip in partnership with Airtel Uganda, the smartphone network and Shell Fuels & Lubricants had young Ugandans visit the areas of Kisoro and Bunyonyi experiencing everything from Uganda’s vast wild animal and birding population, to breathtaking vistas, folklore and legend, and adrenaline sports.

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Mr Emmannual Ssebunya, Brand Manager Shell Fuel brands at Vivo Energy Uganda flagging off the #KoiKoiEast trip participants.

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Faith, a social media manager and presenter with famed Christian radio station said, “Lake Bunyonyi is truly a destination venue, with rich history, each island telling a story from the punishment island where pregnant girls would be abandoned to die to the guitar shaped island whose Japanese owners are yet to return, the mystic upside-down island .You’d want to experience each of these for yourself.”

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“South Western Uganda presented a really interesting combination of experiences. Vast untouched islands and intact forest and wildlife to explore, coupled by rich folklore and legend, breathtaking sights and of course a little adrenaline rush. Thanks for Shell Fuel Save who are getting us there, and a reliable country wide Airtel connection, that enabled us share our stories over the last month. ” – David Ogutu. Team leader, Kafunda Kreative.

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The trip attracted over 10 professional photographers and filmmakers, and a total of 40 travelers altogether. And if the pictures are anything to go by, one of the biggest #KoikoiUg trips yet. But don’t take our word for it, here are some pictures that will make you wonder why you haven’t visited Lake Bunyonyi and South Western Uganda yourself.

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