By Allen Kisakye

First of all, we shall not do the maths for you. Zari Hassan will. After all she is the one who did the calculations after seeing hippos at Queen Elizabeth National Park on Wednesday.

Zari, who was fulfilling her tourism ambassadorial role through the #TulambuleNeZari campaign, took to Instagram to say ‘Boat cruise at Kazinga Chanel which connects Lake Edward with Lake George. Still at Queen Elizabeth National Park. We got to see enormous hippos weighing more than 3tons different birds which flew around showing off and of course the huge buffaloes.”

We believe she accompanied this with Oh My God for dramatic effect.

Queen Elizabeth National Park, a Uganda tourism site popularly known for hosting over 162 species of birds, 95 mammal species including hippos, leopards among others.

Some of the hippos that mesmerized Zari

Kazinga Channel hosts the world’s largest concentration of hippos and numerous Nile crocodiles.

For her followers, who are used to weighing in ‘kilos’, the three-ton hippos will forever remain a mystery. Maybe until they see them.

Prior to the sightseeing, the State Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi officially named Zari as the Digital Tourism Transformation Ambassador.

Thursday marked the third day of #TulambuleNeZari campaign, which was started by the Ministry of Tourism to digitalize tourism and make the general public aware of the various tourism sites in Uganda. The ministry believes that this campaign will enable them to reach their set target of four million visitors by 2020.

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