10 Things to pack for your African – Ugandan Safari

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Just like shoes can determine a day’s worth peace of mind, mood and confidence, what you pack for your African/ Uganda safari will determine how much you will enjoy yourself. Imagine the plight of realizing you did not carry a camera charger or extra batteries for it miles deep in the wild. Tales and memories that grow distant with age and time will be all you are left with after that trip. We zero it down to this list of …

A Cultural Safari Experience at IGONGO CULTURAL CENTER and MUSEUM

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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 …

Lake Mutanda; The LESS Explored Beauty

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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 …

What to do on Safari in Kibale forest national park

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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 …

Tips on enjoying the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience – CHEX in Uganda

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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 …

Nyero Rock Paintings

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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 …

Rhinos return to Akagera national park

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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 …

Rwanda increases Gorilla permit fee to $1500

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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 …

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

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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 …

The PEARL OF AFRICA TOURISM Expo

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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 …