Uganda hotels to charge less for locals

Uganda’s hotels are facing tough times. Despite their country having top attractions such as Nile rafting trips, the Great Rift Valley, and safaris in the many national parks filled with wildlife, the average hotel is running at only 50 percent capacity. Adding to this problem is that wealthy Ugandans don’t go for internal tourism, preferring to jet off to more exotic destinations like Europe. Well, exotic to the Ugandans anyway.

Hoteliers in Uganda have decided to change that by offering a 40 percent discount to Ugandan citizens at certain times of the year. So if you decide to head on over to East Africa to see Lake Victoria, elephants, mountain gorillas, and all the other sights Uganda has to offer, you’ll have a chance to meet more locals than ever. Travelers to Africa tell me the capital Kampala is a lush town full of energy and interest, and it even made it into the list of 15 green cities. Uganda has a lot to offer, and they deserve a healthy tourism industry after they thumbed their collective noses at the terrorists.

[Photo courtesy K. Stefanova via Wikimedia Commons]

Woman’s body found inside a motel bed frame

The body of a Memphis mother of five was discovered stuffed inside a hotel bed frame, according to local Memphis news services.

Sony Millbrook, 28, was first reported missing in late January. News reports say Millbrook was staying at the Budget Lodge hotel and was last seen on Jan. 27. A missing persons case was opened a few days after her disappearance, and family members had later come to clean her belongings from the motel.

The case ended abruptly today (March 17) when Millbrook’s body was inside the bed frame in the room she was occupying.

According to, “Millbrook’s room had been cleaned many times since Jan. 28, workers told police. The room also had been rented out several times since her disappearance.

On Monday, motel staff called detectives after a foul odor coming from the room led to the discovery.

Police said Millbrook’s body had been stuffed in the metal box frame, which sits on the floor. The box springs and mattress also set inside the metal frame.”

[via The Commercial Appeal, Memphis]