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5 Facts about Leopards

A golden spotted body and graceful yet ferocious hunting techniques paint a picture of a leopard. Its character on the other hand, can be summed up as solitary, stealthy, and elusive. Leopards are part of the vast wildlife found in Uganda. The best places to view them include Semiliki National Park and Wildlife Reserve down in the escarpment of the western Rift valley, Kidepo Valley national Park up north, Murchison Falls National Park along the famous River Nile, Queen Elizabeth …

Top Birding Destinations in Rwanda

Rwanda’s Albertine Rift, Afro-Montane forests, Savannah grassland plains, swamps, rivers, wetlands and lakes teem with a whopping 750 bird species. During the December to February period, Rwanda becomes a temporary home for the wintering and Palearctic migrant birds. This bird population in a country this small has rendered Rwanda the country with the highest concentration of birds per square kilometer in Africa. The even better news is that a birding safari in Rwanda can be done all year round anytime. …

Increase in Price of Ugandan Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking permits

Uganda wildlife Authority is mandated by the laws of Uganda to champion conservation of the national parks and some game reserves. Every 2 or so years, UWA revises their conservation rates either increasing, reducing or introducing new products and services. With the new financial year just a few months away the Uganda Wildlife Authority has revised their tariff to introduce new rates for the products that they offer in Uganda. Most of the people involved in this business have been …

Top 10 Things to Do in Rwanda

Rwanda is an East African country nestled between Uganda, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi. The country’s hilly terrain earned it the description of the “Land of a Thousand Hills”. There is more to Rwanda than its dark history of the 1994 genocide. A safari to Rwanda unpacks the warm culture, green city and all the gifts that nature has crammed up on the 10,169 square miles that Rwanda sits on. Here are the top 10 things to …

International Accolades to Uganda

Lonely Planet naming Uganda as best country to visit in 2012 National Geographic placing Uganda as one of the Best Trips 2013 National Geographic lists the Rwenzoris among the world’s best hikes – 15 classic trails The travel word in January 2012, this image was selected as a judges’ favorite in the travel word’s photo of the year 2011 CNN Travel; Africa’s 10 best national parks voted Kidepo Valley National park – 3rd best park in Africa. Virunga volcanoes in …

Behind the Scenes Experience at Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

Behind every ready to eat snack, every neatly made bed, every clean house is a team that made it happen, a team whose hard work threw every piece together to prepare the perfection that meets your eye. It is not different at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) formerly known as the Entebbe Zoo. There is a skilled team of personnel passionate about wildlife, working hard to keep the animals alive first as safe place from the pet trade or …

The Virunga Ranges of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo

The name Virunga is derived from the Kinyarwanda word “ibirunga”, which means “volcanoes”. They are also known as the Mufumbiro ranges, which means “mountains that cook” due to the active volcanoes in D.R. Congo. The 8 mountains that constitute the ranges span the three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some of the ranges are shared between 2 countries with only Sabyinyo being the only one shared between Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. Mt KARISIMBI (Rwanda …

Jinja – The Adventure Capital of East Africa

If you love adventure, then Jinja town is the place for you. If you love calmness and quietness, then Jinja is the place for you. You find both extreme worlds in this colonial style town – once the giant industrial town of Uganda. Jinja offers activities that define the meaning of adventure hence the title – Adventure capital of East Africa. Jinja hosts the source of river Nile –The Nile starts its 4000-mile journey to Egypt from Jinja.You can take …

Uganda Travel Guide, Tips and Useful Information

The idea of impulsively packing your bags and running off to a place you have never been to sounds appealing to the adventurous, thanks to Hollywood. However, travelling can be a disaster if not planned for accordingly. So, when the dust in your thoughts has settled, after battling over where to travel next, and Uganda has come through the haze as your destination choice; which is a great choice, there will be a few more things for you to consider …

Top 5 Things to Do in Akagera National Park

Akagera National Park is nature’s blend of swamps, lakes, savannah plains and a rugged terrain encircled by neatly terraced hills. This scenic site was gazetted as a national park in 1934 and named after the river that runs through it; River Kagera. It is located north east of Rwanda bordering Tanzania. The Park boasts of diverse vegetation zones and abounds in mammal and bird species some of which can only be viewed in Akagera national Park. There are several sights …