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Work at Jacana lodge undeterred by closure

By Vision Reporter

Added 11th April 2006 03:00 AM

JACANA Safari Lodge’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.

By Sylvia Juuko and Gerald Tenywa
JACANA Safari Lodge’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 Authority’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.

“Jacana 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,” Alam said on Sunday.

“We had advised clients against going to the lodge when the road was blocked by landslides, but the cancellations were not many,” he said.
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Work at Jacana lodge undeterred by closure

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