Tourism, partying and Cocktails met in the most unconventional ways at Lake Mburo National Game Park on Saturday. This was during the two day expedition courtesy of Uganda Waragi and Round Bob.
Code named “Cocktails in the Wild”, RoundBob partnered with Uganda’s premium gin Uganda Waragi to throw adventure lovers a once in a lifetime three course party; under this they would party, see nature and drink Uganda Waragi cocktails like they never tasted before.
The theme of celebrating cocktails started in 2015 with the inaugural Kampala Cocktail Week that saw many Kampalans change their views of what a cocktail is and who takes a cocktail. At Cocktails in the Wild, Uganda Waragi was taking the celebrations a notch higher by showing the different venues and places where the drinks can be enjoyed.
The trip that was attended by over two hundred people mostly from the different parts of Kampala, left many mesmerized especially by the skill of the mixologists. Some noted that they had only seen these kinds of things happen in movies and thus found them interesting to watch. Over 20 #SoUg cocktails were served the likes of UG Passion, Mosquito Mojito, Muyenga Sunrise, Sawa Sour and Kololo Sunset. Also present were DJ Slick Stuart and DJ Beekay to take us through the night.
According to Rhona Namanya the brand Manager, Uganda Waragi, the trip was mainly to encourage Ugandans to venture out and appreciate Uganda before venturing out to other countries to appreciate the beauty there.
“Uganda Waragi is a signature drink for Ugandans that has evolved with Uganda through the years, said Namanya, “Because of that, we have continued to embrace and sponsor Ugandan activities in celebration of the great heritage we all share. It is only natural that we are a part of activities that promote Uganda,” she explained the partnership with Round Bob.
Some of Kampala’s notable faces also made an appearance, for instance XFM’s Siima Sabiiti, Urban TV’s Gaetano Kaggwa and former Big Brother housemate Denzel.
The fun finally wound up on Sunday and just as you could have imagined, Kampala’s energetic youths kept talking about the expedition on the journey back.