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When is the Best Time to Visit Uganda?

The best time to visit Uganda for a safari depends on what has attracted the visit to this part of the world known as the Pearl of Africa. Uganda does not have the 4 seasons of Europe or North America i.e. Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. Uganda weather is generally divided into wet season and dry season. The wet season is when there is a higher likelihood of rains and this is when most farmers plant. Different regions in the …

Kagera Safaris Update on the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

An outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) was declared by the people’s republic of China on 31st December 2019. This outbreak has now spread to all continents and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization(WHO). It is on this basis that as Kagera Safaris we are releasing an update to our clients who had already booked with us and those looking to book with us in the future. Based on the current trend of the COVID-19 pandemic, the …

Mountain Gorilla population census shows increase in numbers

Today 16th December 2019 is a day of great news for the Uganda Tourism fraternity as Uganda’s ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities with the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration has officially announced the population census of the mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park. As of December 2018 Uganda has 459 mountain gorillas in 50 groups and 13 solitary individuals in Bwindi impenetrable national park. The global population of mountain gorillas is now at 1,063 individuals in Uganda, Rwanda and …

Blind couple goes gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

I know what you are thinking…yaaahhh, I thought the same when I first received the email. Then I thought, well anything is possible and I have nothing to lose trying this out – I am glad that I have lived to see it. Today Kagera Safaris had the privilege of fulfilling Joana and Horald dream of trekking gorillas. We had never had a request  from a blind person to track gorillas. Their first priority was to visit the gorilla orphanage …

The 13 Primates of Kibale National Park

Call it the primate capital of Africa, the richest eco system in Africa or the primatologist’s dream; but one thing that rings on about Kibale National Park is its diversity and abundance of primate species. The park has acreage of 795 square kilometers most of which is forested. It is a 6 hour drive from Kampala, Uganda’s capital. If you find yourself on a safari in Uganda it would crown your experience if you visited Kibale National Park for chimpanzee …

12 Game Reserves of Uganda

“Africa condensed in one country,” or “The Pearl of Africa” are some of the expressions used to describe Uganda because of nature’s gifts to her. Abundant wildlife is one of these gifts. Uganda’s wildlife population has continued to thrive because of her wildlife reserves. Each reserve is home to all forms of wildlife; from mammals like the African elephant and vast primate species to the smallest of rodents. Their views are picturesque with undulating terrains, diverse vegetation coupled with abundant …

Ndere Cultural Centre – Uganda’s Cultural Melting Pot

Uganda is home to over 56 different tribes belonging to different ethnic groups such as the Bantu, the Nilotics, and the Hamites. Each Ugandan tribe boasts a rich culture unique to its people, and these have been passed over from generation to generation in form of food, song, folklore, dress and dance among others. For centuries, Ugandan culture has thrived and been avidly celebrated. Religion for the most part classified the culture of most Ugandan tribes as evil resulting to …

Gorilla Families in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Of the entire world’s gorilla population, Uganda is home to about 600 mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable national park holds most of this population and has over the years seen the gorillas through the habituation process to ease trekkers’ encounters with the gorillas. There are 19 habituated families to look out for when on a gorilla safari in Bwindi. Here is a sneak peek at some of the families’ history, composition and location. Mubare The habituation of the Mubare family started …

Top 5 things to do at Nyungwe Forest National Park

A biodiversity spectacle; this is the best way to describe 1,015sq kilometers of land filled with over 85 mammal, 310 bird, 1,050 plant, 120 butterfly and 38 reptile species. Nyungwe Forest National Park is the place where this entire fauna and flora thrives and blooms. It takes a drive on roads winding through tea estates and a roadside parade of Rwenzori Colobus monkeys to get to the Southwestern end of Rwanda where the park is located. With all these sights …

5 Facts about Lions

At Queen Elizabeth National Park, they have been branded the Ishasha tree climbing lions, at Murchison Falls National Park, the three-limbed lion will be a must see and in the less-explored plains of Kidepo Valley National; they thrive in abundance undisturbed. In Uganda, these three are the best parks at which to see lions. After Mountain Gorillas, lions are the next most sought after animal by tourists on a Uganda safari. In the recent past, lions were re-introduced in Akagera …