RIP ROBERT BRIERLEY
(Posted 01st April 2014)
Robert Brierley, one of the visionaries behind the rise of Uganda’s South West’s growing popularity for adventure tours, walking safaris and the establishment of hiking trails, is no more. Rob unexpectedly and suddenly passed away over the weekend, leaving behind a grieving family in Langenthal / Switzerland and many shocked friends in Uganda, who are still struggling to come to terms with his passing.
Initially known for his webpage promotions for Uganda’s tourism sector at a time when web based promotions were still in its infancy, he launched the Uganda Travel Planner via www.traveluganda.co.ug and provided a commercial platform for many of Uganda’s upcoming tourism businesses.
He later gained additional reputation for turning his dreams into reality when he founded the Nkuringo Gorilla Camp and Nkuringo Walking Safaris, located on the Western side of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park within the Nkuringo village. A passionate photographer par excellence and a keen naturalist he paved the way and opened new frontiers for Uganda’s adventure tourism fraternity with his various initiatives and was, when we last communicated a few days ago, full of ideas and set his sights on higher goals, like the completion of the new self-contained cottages at the Nkuringo Gorilla Camp. Rest in peace my friend and until we meet again.