JACANA Safari Lodgeâ€™s temporary closure did not have a huge impact on revenues because few bookings were cancelled, Zahid Alam, the managing director, has said. Jacana Safari Lodge, which is in Queen Elizabeth National Park, re-opened on April 7 after a three and half day closure.
The lodge was closed due to a landslide that blocked the access road, making it impassable.
In a press release, Uganda Wildlife Authorityâ€™s (UWA) acting executive director, Moses Mapesa, said the massive landslides from the Kyambura escarpment had caused blockage of the road.
The statement said the landslide had been cleared and tourists were not interrupted. Jacana Safari Lodge is run by Inns of Uganda, an investment arm of the Alam Group of Companies.
â€œJacana Safari Lodge was re-opened on Friday and the tourists are accessing it. The problem has been sorted out and UWA worked hard to reopen the road,â€ Alam said on Sunday.
â€œWe had advised clients against going to the lodge when the road was blocked by landslides, but the cancellations were not many,â€ he said.
Work at Jacana lodge undeterred by closure