Rhinos return to Akagera national park

Over the course of the last two weeks, 18 Black Rhino’s were introduced in Akagera national park making Rwanda officially a big 5 country again after so many years. The eastern black Rhinoceros were received from south Africa at Kigali international airport and transferred to Akagera national park. It is hoped that the introduction of Rhinos back into Akagera national park will help in boasting wildlife tourism in Rwanda for anyone interested in Rwanda safaris because of the increase in animal diversity. Akagera national park is a...

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Rwanda increases Gorilla permit fee to $1500

Gorilla trekking is by far the most rewarding and sought after experience for anyone traveling to Rwanda. This is to inform you at going forward the price of the gorilla permit which was currently at $750 has now been increased to $1500 according to Rwanda Development Board where the country’s tourism arm lies. For a time now most Rwanda safaris will include gorilla trekking/gorilla safari in Rwanda’s Volcano National park located in the northern province of Rwanda. We have been involved in arranging gorilla safaris for people who...

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A “First time birder’s” experience at Entebbe Botanical Gardens

It is only human of us to create a mental picture of our expectations be it of the kids we hope to bear or a final destination on a journey to a new place. I will let you take a peek into my mental picture of birding as a tourist activity preceding my Entebbe Botanical Gardens Experience. I had restrained myself from watching YouTube videos on birding to get a pure unaffected response to the activity and here I was waiting with fellow adventurers to set out on a nature walk cum birding venture. I envisaged myself standing through an open roof...

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The PEARL OF AFRICA TOURISM Expo

It is Happy Tourism Year from Uganda to you! As new as that sounds, that is what 2017 is bound to be in Uganda. Honorable Ephraim Kamuntu, the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities declared that this will be a year for tourism development for Uganda. It may have been preceded by the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development as declared by the United Nations General Assembly and is coming to life in Uganda the home of activities such as gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, wildlife safaris, birding safaris, cultural...

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Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest – An amazing experience

Backpacks and walking sticks, hiking shoes and long sleeves; that was us in the heart of Bwindi impenetrable forest as we waited for briefing from our guide. This was part of the longer Uganda safari where we had already taken a wildlife safari in Murchison falls national park, gone Rhino trekking in Ziwa rhino sanctuary, chimp trekking in Kibale national park, game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park and sighting of the tree climbing lions in Ishasha before the highlight of our Uganda tour – gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable...

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The Uganda Martyrs Shrine – Namugongo, Kampala

Somewhere in Uganda, in the small town of Namugongo is a magnificent site; the Uganda Martyrs Shrine a must visit for anyone interested in Uganda’s faith based tourism while on your Uganda safari for wildlife safaris, gorilla safaris, birding tours or cultural safaris in Uganda. It stands tall with the grandeur of an ancient Cathedral whose structural design derives its inspiration from the African Hut. This Basilica has 22 copper pillars over 100 feet long supporting the shrine, with the capacity to accommodate 1000 people whose seats...

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Of the Kampala Taxi Experience

There is an Uber and Friendship taxi experience, and then there is what I will call the real Ugandan Taxi experience. The conductor, the driver, passengers, and the taxi will give you a 30 to 40 minute  adventure that water rafting, gorilla trekking will take hours or days to give depending on how far or near your destination is. Uber and Friendship taxi are sophisticated, charging according to time and distance and mostly urban based.  The latter is an adventure of its own in the form of a white Hiace van with blue squares printed along its...

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Ugandan Dance on UNESCO’S World Heritage list

Think of travelling and tourism in Uganda and what comes up?  Wildlife safaris, nature walks, water rafting, birding or gorilla trekking may top your bucket list with absence of cultural tours. Well, that thought is not far-fetched because most of Uganda’s tourism attractions are physical. The few that were inscribed on the UNESCO heritage list included the tombs of Buganda kings at Kasubi, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Rwenzori Mountain National Park. These are physical sites you can savor on a one-day-tour of Kampala, on a...

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The First Africa Birding EXPO In Uganda

The First AFRICA BIRDING EXPO In Uganda It’s here and happening! Uganda birding fraternity together with Uganda tourism board has organized the first Africa Birding Expo, an event that is first for not only Uganda, but Africa as well. Uganda has many tourist attractions which include, birding tours, gorilla tours, wildlife safaris, cultural experiences and adventure travel that make it the best travel destination in Africa. The Africa birding expo draws inspiration from the Birders Glastonbury, an annual British Birding Expo according to...

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KWITA IZINA 2016 – Rwanda Gorilla naming Ceremony

Good News from Gorilla conservation in Rwanda, the country of a thousand hills. The 2016 Kwita Izina, baby gorilla naming ceremony will take place on the 2nd of September 2016 at Kinigi on the foothills of Volcanoes national park – great place for gorilla trekking in Rwanda and volcano hiking. History of Rwanda gorilla naming; The Kwita Izina, baby gorilla naming ceremony was officially launched in 2005 to expand the awareness of conservation efforts for the endangered mountain gorillas. Although, this ceremony had been there but in a...

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