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Discovery Channel star on a mission to explore and promote Uganda

By Jacky Achan

Added 6th October 2016 02:17 PM

Discovery channel star and 10 year veteran of the Navy seal teams Joel Lambert teams up with travel blogger Jamie Lynne Grumet to explore and promote Uganda as a top tourist destination in the world."Both lambert and I are passionate about Uganda. We intend to discover the country and show it as it is to the rest of the world, and get more people visiting," Grumet disclosed excited. Though this expedition is not to be broadcast on Discovery Channel, the whole adventure for Lambert and Grumet is being shared in real time and broadcast on Facebook, YouTube channels, Twitter, and Instagram and sponsor accounts. The duo are also trying out their virtual reality camera of which they are only 10 in the world and using it to make sure their followers have a real feel of their adventure in Uganda. "I already love it here, the people are extremely warm so friendly. This is a different experience from what I encountered in other African countries like Zambia and South Africa were I filmed manhunt and predators up-close for discovery channel." The welcome to Uganda "There was no trouble at the airport" Lambert said pleased and to give them a test of Uganda's warm culture the two adventurers were welcomed and dined by state minister for tourism Godfrey Kiwanda. Also present was the Executive Director Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) Steven Asiimwe and President of the Uganda Tourism Association also Vice Chairman East African Tourism Platform Boniface Byamukama. Lambert and Grumet were gifted a Ugandan flag and asked to be ambassadors of the country wherever in the world they go."We have a diverse and rich culture, the colourful culture of the Karamojong, diverse foods, we have the source of the Nile, largest number of endangered mountain gorillas," Asiimwe boosted. "This in addition to chimpanzee's, mountain climbing lions, a wide range of vegetation that changes every 20-30 kilometre, most bird species in the entire globe," Byamukama enhanced For Kiwanda Uganda's biggest goal now is to attract more than 1.2 million visitors in the country annually. "A country like Malaysia gets 25-30 million tourists every year yet here we have a lot of potential. It's something we must unlock." Both Lambert and Grumet say the developed world media has always distorted facts about Africa."We are both fond of Africa and by coming here we can on first account understand the culture here and truthfully tell the American people what it is through our various platform and hopefully get more to visit," Lambert said as a matter of fact. Itinerary Lambert and Grumet started their epic journey on Saturday white water rafting at the source of the Nile in Jinja having jetted into the country on Friday. The 10 day trip will also take them to kibale forest for chimp tracking, Lake Bunyonyi and among other Bwindi impenetrable forest to come face to face with the endangered mountain gorilla's whose biggest number is found here in Uganda The two are documenting the whole trip to the end and sharing it as it happens, followers just have to stay tuned for updates, livestreams, photos and videos. Lambert who is also famous for this show Lone target will also be celebrating his birthday on the trip. The two follow in the footsteps of notable stars including Raul de Molina, the Emmy award winning TV show host with Univision network in the US, Model Morlina Morena and the Barcelona FC legends who earlier visited Uganda. But these two are paying for their own trip. We are determined to discover and promote the country away from what the US media tells and I will be looking to visiting again," Lambert emphasized.

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Discovery channel star and 10 year veteran of the Navy seal teams Joel Lambert teams up with travel blogger Jamie Lynne Grumet to explore and promote Uganda as a top tourist destination in the world."Both lambert and I are passionate about Uganda. We intend to discover the country and show it as it is to the rest of the world, and get more people visiting," Grumet disclosed excited. Though this expedition is not to be broadcast on Discovery Channel, the whole adventure for Lambert and Grumet is being shared in real time and broadcast on Facebook, YouTube channels, Twitter, and Instagram and sponsor accounts. The duo are also trying out their virtual reality camera of which they are only 10 in the world and using it to make sure their followers have a real feel of their adventure in Uganda. "I already love it here, the people are extremely warm so friendly. This is a different experience from what I encountered in other African countries like Zambia and South Africa were I filmed manhunt and predators up-close for discovery channel." The welcome to Uganda "There was no trouble at the airport" Lambert said pleased and to give them a test of Uganda's warm culture the two adventurers were welcomed and dined by state minister for tourism Godfrey Kiwanda. Also present was the Executive Director Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) Steven Asiimwe and President of the Uganda Tourism Association also Vice Chairman East African Tourism Platform Boniface Byamukama. Lambert and Grumet were gifted a Ugandan flag and asked to be ambassadors of the country wherever in the world they go."We have a diverse and rich culture, the colourful culture of the Karamojong, diverse foods, we have the source of the Nile, largest number of endangered mountain gorillas," Asiimwe boosted. "This in addition to chimpanzee's, mountain climbing lions, a wide range of vegetation that changes every 20-30 kilometre, most bird species in the entire globe," Byamukama enhanced For Kiwanda Uganda's biggest goal now is to attract more than 1.2 million visitors in the country annually. "A country like Malaysia gets 25-30 million tourists every year yet here we have a lot of potential. It's something we must unlock." Both Lambert and Grumet say the developed world media has always distorted facts about Africa."We are both fond of Africa and by coming here we can on first account understand the culture here and truthfully tell the American people what it is through our various platform and hopefully get more to visit," Lambert said as a matter of fact. Itinerary Lambert and Grumet started their epic journey on Saturday white water rafting at the source of the Nile in Jinja having jetted into the country on Friday. The 10 day trip will also take them to kibale forest for chimp tracking, Lake Bunyonyi and among other Bwindi impenetrable forest to come face to face with the endangered mountain gorilla's whose biggest number is found here in Uganda The two are documenting the whole trip to the end and sharing it as it happens, followers just have to stay tuned for updates, livestreams, photos and videos. Lambert who is also famous for this show Lone target will also be celebrating his birthday on the trip. The two follow in the footsteps of notable stars including Raul de Molina, the Emmy award winning TV show host with Univision network in the US, Model Morlina Morena and the Barcelona FC legends who earlier visited Uganda. But these two are paying for their own trip. We are determined to discover and promote the country away from what the US media tells and I will be looking to visiting again," Lambert emphasized.

Discovery Channel star and 10 year veteran of the Navy seal teams Joel Lambert teams up with travel blogger Jamie Lynne Grumet to explore and promote Uganda as a top tourist destination in the world."Both lambert and I are passionate about Uganda. We intend to discover the country and show it as it is to the rest of the world, and get more people visiting," Grumet disclosed excited.

Though this expedition is not to be broadcast on Discovery Channel, the whole adventure for Lambert and Grumet is being shared in real time and broadcast on Facebook, YouTube channels, Twitter, and Instagram and sponsor accounts.

The duo are also trying out their virtual reality camera of which they are only 10 in the world and using it to make sure their followers have a real feel of their adventure in Uganda.

"I already love it here, the people are extremely warm so friendly. This is a different experience from what I encountered in other African countries like Zambia and South Africa were I filmed manhunt and predators up-close for discovery channel."

 

The welcome to Uganda

 "There was no trouble at the airport" Lambert said pleased and to give them a test of Uganda's warm culture the two adventurers were welcomed and dined by state minister for tourism Godfrey Kiwanda.

Also present was the Executive Director Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) Steven Asiimwe and President of the Uganda Tourism Association also Vice Chairman East African Tourism Platform Boniface Byamukama.

Lambert and Grumet were gifted a Ugandan flag and asked to be ambassadors of the country wherever in the world they go."We have a diverse and rich culture, the colourful culture of the Karamojong, diverse foods, we have the source of the Nile, largest number of endangered mountain gorillas," Asiimwe boosted.

"This in addition to chimpanzee's, mountain climbing lions, a wide range of vegetation that changes every 20-30 kilometre, most bird species in the entire globe," Byamukama enhanced

For Kiwanda Uganda's biggest goal now is to attract more than 1.2 million visitors in the country annually.

"A country like Malaysia gets 25-30 million tourists every year yet here we have a lot of potential. It's something we must unlock."

Both Lambert and Grumet say the developed world media has always distorted facts about Africa."We are both fond of Africa and by coming here we can on first account understand the culture here and truthfully tell the American people what it is through our various platform and hopefully get more to visit," Lambert said as a matter of fact.

Itinerary

Lambert and Grumet started their epic journey on Saturday white water rafting at the source of the Nile in Jinja having jetted into the country on Friday.

The 10 day trip will also take them to kibale forest for chimp tracking, Lake Bunyonyi and among other Bwindi impenetrable forest to come face to face with the endangered mountain gorilla's whose biggest number is found here in Uganda

The two are documenting the whole trip to the end and sharing it as it happens, followers just have to stay tuned for updates, livestreams, photos and videos

Lambert who is also famous for this show Lone target will also be celebrating his birthday on the trip.

The two follow in the footsteps of notable stars including Raul de Molina, the Emmy award winning TV show host with Univision network in the US, Model Morlina Morena and the Barcelona FC legends who earlier visited Uganda.

But these two are paying for their own trip. We are determined to discover and promote the country away from what the US media tells and I will be looking to visiting again," Lambert emphasized.

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