Like a coin, Mabira forest has two sides. There is the side that a passerby may see through their car or bus window; this will usually be the sight of many trees along the Kampala-Jinja highway. Behind this stretch however, is a second side, a whole different world of its own. It is flora and fauna coexisting and bringing forth the largest surviving tropical rain forest that has come to be called Mabira Forest.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district en route to Murchison falls national park is home to wild Rhinos in Uganda. The original wild Rhinos in Uganda were black Rhinos that became extinct after much poaching. The Rhino sanctuary is an effort to re-introduce Rhinos in the wild but currently to note there are white Rhinos. You can choose to stop by to track Rhinos on foot with a game ranger after briefing.
Amabere ga NyinaMwiru is a cultural site with remarkable history located in western Uganda in Fort portal town. It is located near Nyakasura School a few kilometers out of Fort portal town. You can stop by while on your tour to Semuliki national park for birding safari or viewing the hot springs, to kibale national park for chimpanzee trekking or to Queen Elizabeth national park for a wildlife safari and boat excursion.
There are numerous hot springs spread across the country. The locals have used them as source of medication especially for born related illnesses for centuries. You can request a visit to a hot spring while on your Uganda safari in addition to gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking.
Uganda is the source of Rive Nile – the world’s longest river where the Nile starts its 4000 mile journey to the Mediterranean sea through Sudan and Egypt. The source of river Nile is located in Jinja about 1,5 hours from Kampala the capital city of Uganda. We offer one day Jinja trips for this excursion from the city.
These famous lions are mainly found in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park and sometimes in Kidepo valley National park. They tend to climb up the acacia trees after having a heavy meal as the sun starts warming up.
Uganda is a melting pot for different cultures. Uganda is home to four major ethnic groups, over 40 tribes. Current kingdoms are mainly Bantu Kingdoms of Buganda, Bunyoro, Busoga and Tooro.
The little lake is believed to be the second deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika. It is located in the Kigezi – southwetern part of Uganda, also known as the ‘Switzerland of Uganda’ – a name given to it by Sir Winston Churchill upon his visit to the area. Lake Bunyonyi is dotted with 29 Islands with some inhabited and others not inhabited. Activities here include; Canoeing, Swimming, Bird watching and cultural tours
The Baha’i faith has one temple per continent and for the African continent this temple is located in Uganda. In Kampala, the temple is located on Kikaaya hill which gives you views of the Suburbs of Kampala and beautiful scenery. For those interested in birds, it’s a good bird watching spot near the city.
The Uganda Martyrs Shrine is a must visit for anyone interested in Uganda’s faith based tourism while on your Uganda safari. There is so much history in this shrine and monument. Recently a museum was added on the Protestant shrine. You will learn so much about the growth of Christianity in Uganda and history and place of Buganda Kingdom.
Consider these items and tips as you plan your stay around Lake Victoria. The largest fresh water body in Africa and second largest in the World is home to the Ssese Islands – “the world’s best undiscovered Islands”. The lake and surrounding beaches offers a host of activities including boat trips, Kayaking, beach holidays, Canoeing and fishing.