Kayla Namulondo

Kayla Namulondo

Forest Cottages Earns Jumia Travel Awards 2018 Nomination

Forest Cottages have yet again earned nomination in this year’s Africa Travel Awards locally referred to as Jumia Travel Awards. Forest Cottages are nominated in the category of Customer’s Favorite Hotel.

The prestigious travels awards are organized by Jumia Travel, ‘a Pan African Online Travel Agency, which simplifies the travel booking experience by allowing users to compare prices and amenities in a fast and secure manner.’

The winners of the African Travel Awards 2018 will be honored during a dinner held on January 25, 2018 simultaneously in Lagos, Algiers, Dakar, Abidjan, Accra, Douala, Dar Es Salaam, and Kampala. Forest Cottages are previous winners in the 2017 edition.

The awards aim at promoting Uganda's tourism sector, and responds to the need of encouraging hoteliers to improve the quality of their services for further advancement of their respective destinations.

Also nominated in the Customer’s Favorite Hotel is Speke Resort, Urban By CityBlue Kampala, , Protea Hotel By Marriott Kampala, The Haven, Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort, Malakai Eco Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge and Arcadia Lodge Lake Bunyonyi

Forest Cottages, on Naguru Hill in the Bukoto area of Kampala, are luminously designed luxury cottages set in a serene, African forest environment. Forest Cottages lets you feel the touch of nature in its comfortable and unique environment. It’s accommodations have been carefully landscaped to compliment the huge, shady indigenous trees that surround the area.    

While at Forest Cottages, you will also enjoy all the comforts and conveniences like; internet, telephone, television and locally made furniture. Selectively planted smaller trees, bushes, shrubs and flowers make Forest Cottages an inspiring destination for nature lovers and eco tourists alike. It’s grounds provide a small sanctuary for forest wildlife such as coloured turacoes, hornbills, and an additional 20 bird species.

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Rosebud Prioritizes Environment With New Water Recycling Technology

A 2012 report titled The Impacts of the Flower Industry on Environment and People's Livelihood in Uganda conducted by National Association of professional Environmentalists (NAPE) indicated that some of the current practices in the growing flower business are harmful to the workers and to the environment.

The reported pointed out that poor implementation of laws and the inadequate guidance and nurturing of the young flower industry has led to increased risk of pollution and to the numerous negative social and health risks to the workers and communities in surrounding areas to flower firms.

Rosebud has heavily invested in new technology to safeguard the environment

And as law abiding stakeholders, Rosebud Limited, the leading grower of cut roses, alongside its sister company Premier Roses, have put in place the right modern technology to ensure that the environment is health and that their workers are not in danger of any pollution.

“Our farm is equipped with the most modern water recycling equipment's that has helped to reduce land filling, need for conventional waste disposal and emission of greenhouse gases in our farm,” Rosebud revealed to this website in an interview highlighting the investment the company has done to safeuguard the environment.

“We are continually doing research and development to conserve the environment, reduce the use of agrochemicals and improve efficiency in the use of natural resources. Our goal is to continue to co-exist with the natural environment and ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees,” it added.

A Rosebud Limited recycling facility

The cut-flower industry is requires the extensive use of agrochemicals which have a negative effect on the air, soil and water supply. But Rosebud uses an advanced fertigation system. This has greatly reduced on the amount of fertilizers and chemicals used and reduced leaching in the farm.

Rosebud also uses the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to control the pests that may injure rose plants. The firm has been breeding the natural enemies of spider mites and using them to help control the mite population. 

The farm has a fully computerised climatic controlled propagation unit. The farm uses every drop of water by using a watering system and piping system that delivers water to each planter individually.

 

Speke Resort, Guido’s Kids Club To Host Kids Christmas Camp

This school holiday, Speke Resort Munyonyo in partnership with Guido’s Kids Club will host a Christmas Camp for children at the hotel premises.  The camp starts December 15, 2017 to January 30th 2018, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

The managing director of Guido’s Kids Club explained in an interview that they use these camps to support children development in four thematic areas. The four thematic areas are physical, cognitive, social - emotional and language development through explanatory games.

At the camps children partakes in developmental games like hoola hoops, balls of many kinds, car tires, karate punching pad and swimming. The camp organizers are targeting children between the age of two and twelve.

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Forest Cottages Unveils End Of Year Wedding Packages

The month of December comes with a lot of blessings and happiness for many people world over. It is a month many people choose to walk their spouses down the aisle to purify their marriages.

And as a way of giving back to their customers, Forest Cottages, a brilliantly designed luxury cottages set in a peaceful, African forest feature, in the hills of Naguru – Bukoto, Kampala, is wrapping up the year with special wedding packages.

“Our Wedding Package includes the following; Venue, Tables, Chairs, Crockery, Glassware, Flowers, Fruit Basket, Buffet Dinner with a soft drink, Free access to Kabira Health Club and One Night Complimentary for the Couple at an affordable price,”

Since a wedding day is a special and memorable day, Forest Cottages will ensure that the couple and their guests feel the touch of nature in a comfortable and unique serene environment.

This Christmas season, customers will also enjoy internet, telephone, television and locally made furniture. Selectively planted smaller trees, bushes, shrubs and flowers make Forest Cottages an inspiring destination for nature lovers and eco tourists alike. The hotel provides a small sanctuary for forest wildlife such as colored turacoes, hornbills, and an additional 20 bird species.

For bookings, contact +256 414 663 710 or +256 414 287 308 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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