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Kabira Country Club Returns With Mongolian Fridays

Eating food has been one man’s great adventures since time immemorial and continues to be a key activity in our daily lives. While we largely eat to live in good health, food has proved to be a source of happiness for many people.

While food is not intrinsically a luxury item in our lives, some unfortunate people have been able to experiment with different kinds of food species. This means that apart from eating to fill their tummies, they have been able to journey into different culinary discoveries.

Uganda is indeed gifted with vast natural and fresh foods oftentimes prepared in the most amazing ways domestically and in commercial places like restaurants and hotels. These foods have evolved over the years as civilization exposes Ugandans chefs to other cultures.

In the same manner, Ugandan restaurants and hotels have exposed Ugandans to food from other parts of the world like Asia. It is therefore not surprising to find a Chinese, Indian, Indonesian or a Korean restaurant in Kampala. Other restaurants or hotels have theme nights where they serve food from these cultures.

Kabira Country Club is one such hotel which has exposed Ugandans to food from other cultures most notably Mongolian dishes. Mongolia is a nation bordered by China and Russia in the Far East. Over the years, the hotel has been treating guests to a Mongolian dinner every Friday at what it calls Mongolian Fridays.

And this year, Kabira Country Club has returned with Mongolian Fridays where it serves guest the best of Mongolia’s goods and drinks. The Mongolian Dinner is good for both vegetarian and meat lovers, Ajit Singh, the hotel manager revealed.

“Bring to light a selection of possibilities to fulfil your taste buds this Friday, please your families and avoid the chore of preparing a meal after a long week of too much work,” Singh said. Mongolian Fridays cost a paltry Shs50, 000 for each adult and Shs30, 000 for each child.

Kabira Country Club is the leading boutique hotel in Kampala, with a world-class restaurant, gymnasium, accommodation and a heated swimming pool. It is also the perfect hotel for a relaxing getaway and venue to hold special events, weddings and business meetings in Kampala.

Kabira Country Club Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; the restaurant offers contemporary delicious dining and a mouth-watering array of food from around the world. If fine dining is something you are seeking with mood lighting and music, it’s on the menu at Kabira Country Club.

Make Reservations here: +256 752 711 009.

Celebrate Your Marriage Anniversary In Style At Speke Apartments

The festive season provides lovers and married couples an opportunity to reflect on their relationships. This can be best achieved when the two take the time of their daily duties to rejuvenate their relationship. A change in the environment and surroundings is also ideal.

This festive season, Speke Apartments Wampewo is offering their customers a chance to achieve their love goals with two packages and offers to stay at the Wampewo Avenue based posh apartments – the anniversary package and the couple getaway package. 

Because of these offers, you can celebrate your marriage anniversary in style & luxury at Speke Apartments this season. The posh apartments’ management has put a decently discounted package priced at Shs899, 000 per day.

The anniversary package includes a room decorated with rose petals, breakfast for two, candlelight dinner, half kg cake and Swedish massage for two. The offer has been running since December 1st 2020 until February 30th 2021.

For couples that are not celebrating an anniversary, a special couple getaway package has been rolled out. Enjoy one-bedroom apartment, complimentary wine bottle, breakfast for two, Brazilian churrasco for two, Swedish massage (60 minutes) for two and a glass of bubbly champagne on arrival for two at a cost Shs800,00 ($220) per night. The offer currently on expires on January 3oth 2021.

Speke Apartments Wampewo, which is part of Speke Group of Hotels, is the largest and most luxurious apartments in Uganda. It is made of a mix of modern contemporary surroundings and a relaxing, laid-back environment. It is taunted as the finest choice for both business and pleasure accommodation.

The Apartments, located at Wampewo Avenue just after Hotel Africana in Kololo, specialises in self-catering apartments for corporate, leisure and family travellers in Kampala for short or long term lets. They are made with a fully furnished & equipped kitchen, housekeeping services, laundry services for in house guests, secured parking & 24-hour security, swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi, sauna & steam bath, wi-fi and internet. 

Other amenities include air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone service, outdoor balcony, separate dining area, smoking & non-smoking room, 24-hours electricity and 24-hours hot & cold water.

Speke Apartments Wampewo combines a great location with a secure, quiet, clean, serviced apartment accommodation spread out over five floors. “Our two and three-bedroom apartments balance the style and hospitality of an intimate hotel with the space and comfort of fully appointed luxury rooms,” management said in a review.

Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, these fully furnished apartments have all you could possibly need in modern accommodation in Kampala.

Speke Apartments Wampewo is home to La Cabana Restaurant, a sedate restaurant that offers a distinguished and refined continental, Indian, Chinese and Brazilian dishes; Calabash Spa & Salon that offers an ambience for guests who wish to restore the body, mind and spirit; and The Gym fitted with world-renowned Techno Gym Equipment, with over 100 Cardio machines, 70 Weight machines, open space with a range of weights for functional and strength building.

Fresh Dairy Calls On Customers To Use Home Delivery Service

Fresh Dairy, the leading dairy products producer in Uganda has urged its customers to utilize its boosted free home delivery services this festive season for the safe and quick delivery of both Fresh Dairy and Brookside products.

The recently expanded home delivery fleet includes more tricycle Tuk Tuks and mobile vans and a dedicated sales team that deliver door to door with an aim of heightening consumer convenience.  

Marketing Manager Fresh Dairy, Vincent Omoth said, ‘This festive season, we want to ensure that our consumers enjoy both Fresh Dairy and Brookside healthy and nutritious products conveniently at a click of just a phone call (Customer care Toll free 0800 100 020/21) or WhatsApp (0715 744 664).  

Our home delivery solution is aimed at ensuring that consumers remain safe and healthy especially during this time of rising COVID-19 cases, while enjoying the greater convenience of safe product transportation using our door to door tricycle Tuk Tuks and mobile van delivery solution. 

Omoth further noted that all Fresh Dairy and Brookside products are available for the free home delivery services to include: Fresh milk, flavoured milk, Long life or UHT milk, powdered milk, Yoghurt (both flavoured and Brookside fruit yoghurt), Butter, Ghee and Cream. ‘All our dairy products are nutrient-rich with Energy, Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat and Calcium among others.’ 

Fresh Dairy’s home delivery solution is free and available to all customers in Kampala and Greater Kampala areas of Entebbe, Wakiso and Mukono districts primarily throughout the week. 

Omoth elaborated that a dedicated team of distributors and agents have equipped the entire motorbike and van home delivery team with health and safety equipment such as masks, gloves, sanitizers and social distancing skills to re-assure consumer safety.

‘We believe that health safety is key in re-assuring consumers during this COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, we have also publicized our location specific agent contact numbers via all Fresh Dairy’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that consumers can call for home delivery as well.’ 

Omoth concluded by noting that all payments for the home delivery service can either be made via mobile money or cash on delivery. ‘Fresh Dairy and Brookside products are still available countrywide in Shops, Duukas, Kiosks, Supermarkets and Tricycle Agents located near consumers.’

Ruparelia, Indian Association Praise Museveni For Stable Leadership

Uganda’s distinguished businessman and Trustee of the Indian Association Uganda Sudhir Ruparelia and the chairman Indian Association Uganda Mohan Rao have applauded President Yoweri Museveni for the stable leadership he has demonstrated during the time he has been president.

The pat on the back came during a meeting between President Museveni and leaders of the Indian Association Uganda. Passing a vote of thanks, Ruparelia thanked President Museveni for ensuring peace and stability in the country.

“On behalf of the entire business community, we thank you the President and the NRM government for the favourable business environment. We commit to supporting you,” said Ruparelia.

Rao thanked President Museveni for supporting the return of Asians (and their properties) to Uganda following their expulsion in 1972 by Idi Amin. “As I often say, our stay in Uganda is characterized by 3Ps. Peace, Profit, and Prosperity,” said Rao.

“Allow me to summarily correlate them as follows: The Peace that was ushered in and is being maintained by the NRM government under your leadership has created a conducive environment for us to run and grow Profitable businesses.”

“These businesses through tax revenues, employment opportunities to Ugandans, and production of quality products in goods and services translate into prosperity for all of us as a nation,” he added.

Rao also commended President Museveni for overseeing the transformation of Uganda and “her people from darkness to light, from turmoil to peace, from lawlessness to democracy, from oppression to freedom, from sectarianism to inclusion and from recession to prosperity.”  

President Museveni commended the Indian community for supporting the industrialization drive in Uganda and its resultant gains.
“Manufacturing has created 700,000 new jobs and yet the whole public service is 480,000 jobs. Manufacturing alone has more jobs than those in public service,” he said.
The President added, “Then when you add the jobs in the services sector, they are 1.3 million plus another 300,000 in ICT sector, we are talking more than two million jobs from non-government, non-agriculture. I have to thank you for this big contribution to our transformation.”

Orphanages Receive Ruparelia Foundation Christmas Gifts

The festive season is a time of giving and sharing love and material things that God has blessed you with and this season, three orphanages in Kampala were on the receiving end courtesy of The Ruparelia Foundation‘s Christmas Gift Drive.

Like it is every end of the year, The Ruparelia Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Ruparelia Group, a conglomerate owned by Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, together with partners, collected gifts that were donated to selected orphanages.

This year, Eseza Foundation, Angel's Center for Children with Special Needs and Rwenzori Mumtazi Orphanage Center and School were the selected beneficiaries.

The Foundation, from well-wishers and donations from partners, collected usable toys, clothes, books and anything in a usable condition that would make a good gift for a child this Christmas.

Translink, Lato Milk, Loka Poka and Shreeji are the other partners who worked with The Ruparelia Foundation to ensure that the Christmas Gift Drive benefits children in need to feel love, remembrance and care.

You Can Now Host Your End Of Year Party At Forest Cottages

Forest Cottages has announced that their customers can now host end of year parties at the hotel for free during this festive season. Paying for the venue is a cost that many events organizers find cumbersome.

“Are you looking for a place to relax this Christmas, look no further than Forest Cottages; with a variety of services ranging from exclusive & comfortable accommodation starting from Shs150, 000 per night, we are offering free venues for your end of year parties,” Forest Cottages said in a message. 

To host a party at Forest Cottages, guests get a welcome drink, access to a designated complimentary room for changing. This comes at the cost of Shs40, 000 per person. The hotel has also offered discounts on drinks, food and other services.

The hotel also has other plans for Christmas Day and the entire festive season. You can have a treat with your family and friends during this Christmas at a barbeque for only Shs50, 000 per person with a glass of champagne, live band at the pool and garden terrace of Forest Cottages.

You don’t have to cut the fun short in order the beat the COVID19 curfew, book for exclusive & comfortable accommodation. Stay at Forest Cottages for less than Shs150, 000 a night. Also, Forest Cottages has announced festive season special rates.

To stay in the standard single room (one person) one has to pay Shs190, 000 for half board and Shs150, 000 for bed and breakfast; standard double room (two people) Shs280, 000 for half board and Shs200, 000 for bed and breakfast; a one-bedroom cottage (two people) Shs330, 000 for half board and Shs250, 000 for bed and breakfast; a two-bedroom cottage (four people) Shs460, 000 for half board and Shs300, 000 for bed and breakfast and family cottage (five people) Shs550, 000 for bed and breakfast and Shs350, 000 for bed and breakfast.

End The Year With A Cocktail Party At Speke Hotel

Speke Hotel recently launched a Christmas promo dubbed 12 Days of Christmas in which it packaged different offers as a way of celebrating the festive season, Christmas and end of the year.

The promo commences on 14th December leading to Christmas day. In this period, potential customers can come through to explore contemporary facilities, excellent services and sheer luxury.

As part of the offers, Speke Hotel is offering a free venue to people who will choose to host their parties at the oldest hotel in Uganda’s capital Kampala. This can benefit people hosting staff retreats, end of year parties and cocktail parties.

On top of the free venue, the hotel is also offering discounts on drinks, food and other service offered at the hotel. And with these discounts, you can now host a cocktail party at Speke Hotel affordably.

The hotel management in their offer said each person attending the cocktail party will have to pay Shs35, 000 only. This means that you can cheaply host an end of year cocktail party at the cosy hotel located in the heart of Kampala.

Alternatively, it can be a night our family and friends.

For the end of the year of party, it will cost each person Shs40, 000 for a buffet with one bottle of water or soda or Shs50, 000 per person for a buffet with one beer and one bottle of water or soda or Shs55, 000 per person for a buffet with one cocktail or two beers.

For staff retreat parties it will cost Shs35, 000 for the buffet with one bottle of water or soda, Shs40, 000 for a buffet with one beer and one bottle of water or soda and Shs45, 000 for a buffet with one cocktail or two beers.

Speke Hotel, which has restaurants like Kyber Pass Restaurant, Rock Gardens, Pizzeria, Gentleman’s Lounge and Rock Bar, has put in place all necessities to combat coronavirus. This means that all SOPs are observed.

Other offers leading to Christmas day include the partyridge on 14th December which will be a night of jazz music, turtle doves on 16th December when you can order a main course and get a free dessert and fresh hens (mixed menu with chicken) on 16th December when you can pay for two and get three at Shs75, 000.

Gold rings will happen on 19th December when you can order one burger and get free onion rings, calling birds on 17th December when you can order muchomo platter and get one cocktail and on 21st December when you can order a pizza and get a free beer while it will be drummies drumming on Christmas day when chicken drummies will highlight the Christmas menu.



La Cabana Restaurant Set For Xmas Fest

La Cabana Restaurant, located at Speke Apartments Wampewo, has organized a Christmas Fest where it will treat its guests to a lavish lunch with an extravagant menu on Christmas Day, 25th December 2020.

The menu suitable for both children and adults will consist of soups, breads, vegetables, meats, seafood and specially made desserts. A special buffet consisting of matooke, rice, meat, chicken, g-nut sauce, vegetables and others has been lined up for the day.

The posh restaurant has revealed that children below three years will not be charged while children between three and ten years will get a 50% discount. Early-bird guests will get a 15% discount on any booking.

This Christmas Day at La Cabana Restaurant, customers will be served cream of zucchini & carrot soup; the bakers’ baskets will have cheese & garlic bread rolls, granny crusted rolls and the chef's green counter will have grilled corn & onion, salsa char, grilled carrots, Russian salad, elbow pasta salad, apile slaw salad, grilled zucchini salad and honey & mustard glazed onion.

The chefs have planned for sizzling dishes that will have dill & parsley grilled fish fillet, chicken pizzaiola, vegetable fried noodles, sauteed Brussels with spinach, potato wedges, vegetable rice, Espagnole gravy, vegetable stew, African chapatti, matooke, g-nut sauce & assorted roots.

The craving counter will have roasted Turkey with cranberry sauce, roasted goat leg, BBQ chicken drumstick & roasted beef sirloin steak while the dips will include the creamy garlic, homemade barbecue, olive oil, dijon mustard & honey mustard dip. The dessert counter will have cinnamon grilled pineapple, seasonal fruit cuts and varieties of pastries by bake.O.logy.

La Cabana Restaurant, a multi-cuisine bar and restaurant serving Brazilian, Continental, Chinese and Indian cuisines opened its doors to Ugandans in November 2017 at Speke Apartments, the largest and most luxurious apartments in Uganda.

Pupil's Interviews For 2021 At Kampala Parents School Revised

While schools haven’t been full reopened by the government following their closure due to spread of coronavirus, schools and parents are preparing for the next academic year which normally starts late January.

Parents and school administrators are optimistic that the government will reopen the learning centre. Schools, with strict adherence to health guidelines and SOPs, partially reopened to teach and complete the syllabus for candidate classes.

In November, Kampala Parents School (KPS), one of the leading private primary schools in the country, started conducting interviews for pupils who want to join the school in the first term of the 2021 academic year.

And now the school has extended the offer to enable parents who missed last month to be able to register and enrol their children. The new dates which commenced on 5th December for P2 to P4 pupils run up to 28th December 2020.

On Saturday 12th December, KPS will conduct interviews for P1 class while on Tuesday 15, it will conduct interviews for P5 – P7 classes. Parents with pupils joining P1 who will have missed earlier dates will now be able to have children interviewed on Saturday 19th December. Saturday 28th December will be the date to interview Pre Primary learners.

Kampala Parents School has also announced that there will be no admission fees for term one of the 2021 academic year, however, pupils will undergo a mandatory interview process to test them.

Parents intending to enrol their children at the school have been advised to call the school and book to enable the school plan and adhere to the SOPs and health guidelines.

Kampala Parents mission, according to management, is to instil qualities of good leadership, sound moral judgment, self-discipline, a pluralistic outlook, and civic responsibility to distinguish each child as a responsible individual.

KISU Shares Christmas Gifts With Hope For Katanga Kids Project

In the spirit of giving back to underprivileged members of the community, Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) on Thursday, 10th December, hosted a team from Hope For Katanga Kids Project to receive Christmas gifts donated by the school, students and parents under the KISU Shoebox Project.

Earlier in the week, KISU started receiving and packaging gifts in boxes ahead of the delivery to Hope For Katanga Kids Project, a local non-government organization that strives to provide basic necessities, education, and family empowerment to underprivileged kids in and around Katanga slum.

Among the gifts that were donated to the organization is food, soap, sanitary pads, Vaseline, clothes, toiletries and scholastic materials. “We successfully handed over the shoebox project gifts to the Hope for Katanga Kids Projects team who were so overwhelmed by the love & hard work our students poured into the activity,” KISU said in a statement.

Last year, KISU again extended their giving had to Hope For Katanga Kids Project with similar Christmas donations. Unlike this year where the event was restricted due to COVID19 pandemic, last year, kids from both institutions played and had meals together.

Hope for Katanga Kids Project aims to assist, empower and educate the underprivileged youth in Katanga Slum. Located in one of Kampala’s most prominent slums, Hope for Katanga Kids Project sets out to give kids an alternative to the risks of growing up in a slum.  

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