Nyege Nyege festival closes with a bang

The recently concluded Nyege Nyege festival was worthever penny, many revelers who attended the festival have said.

Started in 2015, the four-day festival held in the Jinja district of Eastern Uganda attracted thousands of both local and international revelers to celebrate not only music but also dance and Ugandan culture.

This year’s event was held at the picturesque Itanda Falls on the shores of the Nile.

 From handmade jewelry to food hawking, revelers had a memorable festival.

Many enjoyed the waters of the Nile, the longest river in the world and others dabbled in white water rafting on the river, a few kilometers from its source in Jinja.

The festival, the first one in more than two years since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic drew revelers and tourists from East Africa, wider Africa, US, Europe, China, and the Middle East among other areas around the globe.

According to organizers, the festival was a success.

The festival didn’t only boost the economy especially the hospitality industry but also promoted tourism and created opportunities for Ugandans, especially in Jinja and the environs.

The festival was also described as one of a kind where one can swim in the longest river in the morning but also enjoy music and dance the night away until late.

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