Uganda Tourist Visa Reduced to US$50

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In the 2014/2015, financial year the Uganda tourist visa was increased from $50 to $100, which saw many industry players complain. Meanwhile the East African tourist visa was the same price at $100, the question for many people was, ‘what is the essence of increasing the single entry Ugandan visa to the same price as the East African Visa. This visa allows you to travel to Uganda and take one of the many African safaris like gorilla safaris, wildlife safaris, …

Uganda starts online visa applications

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Are you planning  travel to Uganda for a safari, business trip, study, family reunion, medical camp or to enjoy watching the beautiful wildlife and landscape of the pearl of Africa? You can enjoy the warm hospitality of the Ugandan people by coming days before your business trip. Please be advised that visas to Uganda are now online. Online visa will help in reducing the risk of using courier services to send your passport to embassies or even  the hassle of …

Affordable Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

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Most travelers who choose a safari to Uganda and Rwanda have gorilla trekking as top on their priority list of things to do. Many others interested in gorilla tours keep away from pursuing this dream because the gorilla safari comes off as expensive due to the gorilla permit fee. There are ways of planning and taking this ‘once in lifetime’ experience on many peoples bucket list whilst keeping within ones budget. Some of the ways to have an affordable gorilla …

Ugandan greeting phrases

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Uganda is home to over 40 tribes and 40 languages  with current existing kingdoms being Buganda, Bunyoro-Kitaara, Tooro, and Busoga. Each of these kingdoms and chiefdoms has their languages and ways of greeting and in some cases, it is just a dialect of the original kingdom. They have unique cultural beliefs and practices, unique foods or ways of preparing staple localized food. Ugandan People are hospitable and will welcome you with a smile on their faces as they greet you …

Activities on River Nile in Jinja

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White Water Rafting on River Nile Uganda is the source of the mighty River Nile – the longest river in the world and home to some of the best white water rafting in the world. White water rafting on River Nile in Uganda is all year round thanks to Uganda’s equatorial weather. The experience is like no other with warm water, stunning scenery, and all year sunshine with short spells of rainfall making white water rafting here unique and pleasurable. …

Makananga Birding and Shoebill Site

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This site is the latest addition on the locations of the famous sought after Shoebill in Uganda. The Shoebill can only be found in Uganda, South Sudan, and Zambia. In all the mentioned countries the best chances of seeing this bird are in Uganda – standing at 90%. Uganda has several sites where it is possible to watch the Shoebill and we are glad that another site has been added to the list. Makananga is a wetland bay on Lake …

The Beautiful Lake Bunyonyi ‘Place of many little birds’

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If you are looking for a beautiful relaxed place then Lake Bunyonyi offers just that. Lake Bunyonyi (literally translated as “Place of many little birds”) is a fresh water body located in South-western corner of Uganda on the border with Rwanda. The lake is thought to be Africa’s 2nd deepest lake after Tanganyika and one of the few lakes said to be Bilharzia free. Lake Bunyonyi is surrounded by beautiful terraced hills. These hills are terraced by the local Bakiga …

Bahai Temple – Religion and Birding Experiences

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The Baha’i Temple is located on Kikaya hill in the suburbs of Kampala. From the moment you enter through the gates of this lovely and magnificent temple you are wowed by its beauty and the commitment of the people who keep the place neat. It is the only building of its kind and serves as the temple of Baha’i faith on the African continent because the Baha’i faith in the past had one temple per continent. It is a outstanding …

The Historical Kisiizi falls

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The beautiful Kisiizi falls lie on Kyabamba River a few meters from Kisiizi Hospital in Rukungiri district which borders with Kabale – in the Switzerland of Uganda found in the south western corner of Uganda. These falls are about 27 metres high dropping water into a gorge continuing the flow of the River. Visitors to the Kisiizi falls are met by mist from the falls at least 100 meters away, indicating that you are approaching the beautiful sight with a …

Sezibwa falls – Uganda’s hidden Cultural treasure

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The Sezibwa Falls are located 32 Km along the Kampala- Jinja highway. It is one of Uganda’s hidden cultural treasures with one part owned by Buganda Kingdom and another by the Anglican Church of Uganda. It takes approximately 30 minutes drive from the capital Kampala depending on the traffic flowing out of the city. The sezibwa falls tour is usually part of the famous Jinja one day tour that takes you to Mabira forest and source of river nile. You …