A Cultural Safari Experience at IGONGO CULTURAL CENTER and MUSEUM

15 kilometers north of Mbarara district in Biharwe town along the Masaka-Mbarara highway is where you will find Igongo Cultural Center and Museum. If you are driving from Kampala it is 15 kilometers before Mbarara town on the right where you cannot miss it. The few hours you will spend there will take you centuries back into Uganda’s rich heritage learning a lot about the culture and history of the Ankore people. This makes for a perfect stopover for lunch while on your Gorilla safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park / Mgahinga gorilla...

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LAKE MUTANDA; The LESS Explored Beauty

Kisoro town is a conglomerate of nature’s best features; scenic landscape, mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, undulating hills, fresh water bodies and volcano peaks peering through the hazy atmosphere. In this variety of beauty is a little lake called Mutanda. It stands 14 kilometers away from Kisoro town and is huddled at the base of the three volcano peaks; Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabinyo which together make up the Mgahinga gorilla national park. A panoramic view of the peaks is what your eyes are bound to behold upon your arrival at Lake...

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What to do on Safari in Kibale forest national park

For a 776 square kilometer piece of land, Kibale Forest National Park is a concentrate of nature located in Kabarole District, in western Uganda; overflowing with flora and fauna, with life, color, sound and activity offering the perfect Uganda safari destination. The park offers the best chimpanzee trekking and chimpanzee habituation experiences, great birding with unique birds like the Green breasted Pitta and numerous butterflies. The park is an assortment of a tropical rain forest, Savanna and Woodland, surrounded by crater areas, near...

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Tips on enjoying the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience – CHEX in Uganda

Chimpanzee habituation experience is for you if interested in learning more about the behavior of chimpanzees and subsequently spend more time in their presence. Please note that this is a scientific experience of getting chimps ‘used’ to humans. It does not mean you will be in the presence of chimps the whole time but you will learn about the chimps all round, collect their droppings, learn about their feeding habits, track them in case you find when they have left their nests. Here are some tips to help you prepare and enjoy your...

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Nyero Rock Paintings

We are stepping away from the more known grand attractions of Uganda; the giant Silver back gorillas that you encounter on a gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Park, the grandeur of the Gadhafi National Mosque you’ll see while on a one day tour of Kampala or the the massive falls in Murchison falls national park with great boat safaris and wildlife on game drives. For a moment, we are delving into the small yet intriguing feature that the Nyero Rock Paintings site is which would be of much interest to those interested in history...

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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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