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US Model to Track Uganda Gorillas & Scale the Rwenzoris

US Model to Track Uganda Gorillas & Scale the Rwenzoris


Uganda’s minister of Tourism,Wildlife and Antiquities Hon.Dr. Maria Mutagamba and Ms Marlina Moreno, a U.S Super Model wil leade a trek to Margherita, Peak of Mountain Rwenzori in January 2015.

Following the successful hosting of the Africa Tourism Association conference in Kampala in November2014, Uganda is receiving increasing interest from the American market. A leading Los-Angeles-based super model, TV host, former National Football League [NFL] cheerleader, Model for NIKE, Samsung, Canon, Virgin Atlantic and Siemens, Marlina Moreno has decided to visit Uganda to experience The Pearl of Africa.

At the end of her visit, she will profile Uganda’s major tourism attractions and produce a documentary to be aired to millions of Americans through her travel platforms Examiner.Com, Huffingtonpost.com and WhenInManila.com as well as her travel blog BrunetteAbroad.com. The components of the media campaign will include a combination of travel articles and videos to be featured on at least two top lifestyle and travel websites as well as the filming of an eco-travel show pilot as part of a travel series pitch about Africa. The series will follow her work as a travel writer and filmmaker and highlight her transition from NFL Cheerleader, model and television host to wildlife conservationist and eco-adventurer exploring all that Uganda in particular and Africa in general has to offer.

The key activity during the supermodel’s visit will be a trek up the mountains of the moon, the world’s highest range of mountains named by Ptolemy in 150 A.D as Mountains of the Moon. Uganda Tourism Board has partnered with Rwenzori Mountaineering Services an organization that provides trekking services and Events 256 a Ugandan events outfit to enable Ugandans and all persons resident in Uganda to climb the mountain with the supermodel. The chief climber will be Honourable Maria Mutagamba, Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities.

Brave and adventurous Ugandans and expatriates that wish to partake in this challenge of a lifetime will climb the mountain starting 8 am Saturday 17th January 2015 in Kasese. Bookings and inquiries can be made through Events 256, Twed Towers 8th Floor, Kafu Road near Fairway Hotel. More information is available through +256 756 049 667. UWA wishes to encourage all adventurous Ugandans to join Marlina Moreno and the Minister of Tourism in this fun-packed event.