Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest – An amazing experience

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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 …

The Uganda Martyrs Shrine – Namugongo, Kampala

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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 …

Of the Kampala Taxi Experience

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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 …

Ugandan Dance on UNESCO’S World Heritage list

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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 …

The First Africa Birding EXPO In Uganda

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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 …

KWITA IZINA 2016 – Rwanda Gorilla naming Ceremony

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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, …

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 …