FULL LIST: Ekkula Tourism Awards 2019 Winners

The 2019 Ekkula Tourism Awards took place last Friday (March 29, 2019) at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel.

The awards, now in their fourth year, are aimed at recognizing and awarding key stakeholders in Uganda’s Tourism Industry.

This year’s edition of the awards ran under theme, “Sharing our cultural diversity through the digital transformation for bigger tourism numbers”.

The awards ceremony was graced by among others Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah, Tourism Minister Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi and Uganda Tourism Board CEO Lilly Ajarova.

Here is the full list of winners:

Exceptional Social Media Promoter.

Sarah Kagingo.

 Best Tourism Photographer   

Matias Mugisha

Most Active Tourism Cluster.

Kigezi Tourism Cluster

Finest Traditional Dance Troupe.      

Kika Dance Toupe

Best Private Wildlife Conservation Center.

Rhino Fund Ug-Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Most User Friendly Tourism Association

Association Of Uganda Tour Operators. (Auto)

Best Food Event Of The Year.

Rolex Festival

Fashion Event Of The Year.

Abrayanz Style And Fashion Show.

Overall Best Tourism Event

Nyege Nyege Festival

Remarkable Digital Transporter.

Safe Boda

Best Airline Of The Year. (Domestic)


Best Airline Of The Year-International (Economy Class.)

Ethiopian Airlines

Best Airline Of The Year-International (Business Class.)

Fly Emirates

Exceptional Fast Foods Restaurant.

Café Javas

Best Ugandan Cuisines Restaurant.

Shaka Zulu Restaurant

Best Standard Service Hotel.

Wash And Wills Hotel Mbale .

Best Eco Safari Lodge.

Serenada Eco Resort

Outstanding New Hotel Of The Year.

Skyz Hotel Naguru

Best Service And Luxury Business Hotel.

Speke Resort Munyonyo

Speacial Service Recognition

 Mr Stephen Assimwe.

Young Tourism Achiever.

Nataliey Bitature (Protea Hotel/Skyz Hotel)

Tourism Ambassodor Of The Year.

Zari Hassan (Socialite, Goodwill Ambassador)

Tourism Personality Of The Year.

Hon Kiwanda Godfrey Suubi

Lifetime Tourism Achiever.

Mr Sudir Ruparelia.

Our Reporter