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Wildlife viewing precautions while on safari

Most of the safaris we offer at Kagera safaris include wildlife viewing – either while on a game drive in a vehicle or nature walks and trekking of wildlife especially rhinos and primates, which is a highlight for most people. Nature experiences include; gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, colobus monkey trekking, golden monkey trekking, rhino trekking, nature walks and forest walks/hikes etc. This article helps provide some form of guidance on how to avoid danger while viewing wildlife. Wildlife viewing is …

Top 10 Safari destinations in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the top African safari destinations offering a vast range of national parks and game reserves. The East African country is home to all Africa’s big five, a variety of rare and endangered species, countless birdlife, superb beaches and islands, and of course the Great Migration – the greatest wildlife spectacle in the globe. Out of its 947,303 square kilometres, about 38% is reserved as protected areas which include game reserves and national parks offering different travel …

Tipping Guidelines when on safari

Most people on safari ask these questions; is tipping compulsory? Who should I tip? How much should I tip? At Kagera Safaris, we remind you that tipping is not compulsory even though most of the people on our safaris do tip especially when they are happy with the service offered. We are aware that most of our staff offer excellent service and are often very helpful beyond what the job requires. The number of potential people to tip varies depending …

Top 10 Safari Destinations in Kenya

Kenya is by far the most famous safari destination in the world endowed with diverse and natural beauty. The country ranks the 48th world’s largest country at 580,367 square kilometres. In this article we share what we think are Kenya’s top ten safari destinations. If you do not have so much time and budget to visit all, at least choose some of them. They should be included on your Kenya itinerary. Kenya is known for fantastic wildlife safaris, birding safaris, …

Uganda Removes Covid-19 PCR Test Requirement for travellers

The Ministry of Health in Uganda has released information in regard to Covid-19 travel tests for inbound and outbound travellers. The travel trade in Uganda is happy to learn that the mandatory PCR testing for inbound and outbound travellers in for the fully vaccinated travellers. There has been a massive drop in the number of Covid-19 patients admitted in health facilities since February 2022. The government notes that many Ugandans have received the vaccine and continue to follow the Standard …

Rwanda Beyond the Gorillas

Without a doubt, Rwanda’s most known tourist attraction is the mountain gorillas. These benevolent but endangered creatures in Rwanda are found in Volcanoes National Park. Hundreds of people flock the country all year round to spend an hour in the presence of these large primates in their habitat of volcanoes national park in the north of the country. Most travelers to Rwanda do not know what else to explore beyond the gorillas. Rwanda is home to other primates which can …

Flying Safaris in Uganda

Going on a Uganda safari is exciting but sometimes the road trip to the safari destination is dreadful, it takes courage to endure it. Thankfully, you don’t have to always endure the road trip, you can actually opt for a faster and easy way to get to your safari destination. And this easy way is the flying Safari. A flying Safari greatly reduces your transit time and allows you to spend more time at your safari destination resting or enjoying …

Birds of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is not just a mountain gorilla habitat but a bird sanctuary and a birding paradise for ornithologists and bird watchers. The park is perfect for birding safaris being a host to about 357bird species of which 24 are Albertine rift endemics. It’s no surprise Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is ranked among the top birding destinations in the region. On a Uganda birding safari in Bwindi Impenetrable forest, bird watching is done all year- round. May and …

Is Uganda safe for tourists?

Uganda is absolutely safe for anyone; locals, neighbors, visitors, those passing through, part time residents, and certainly of the tourists. The country is safe; it has a good security system, the people are warm, friendly and welcoming; you’re definitely in good company. However, the question travelers are constantly asking in this COVID-19 era is, is Uganda safe enough for me to explore and not catch the coronavirus? Truthfully we don’t know whether you will catch the virus in Uganda or …

National Symbols of Uganda

Flag of Uganda Uganda’s flag was adopted in 1962 the same year Uganda gained independence from Britain. The flag was designed by Grace Ibingira. The different colours represent different ideas. The black colour identifies Uganda as a black nation of Africa, yellow represents the abundant sunshine Uganda enjoys throughout the year being situated along the Equator and the red represents the blood of brotherhood with fellow Africans and the world at large. The grey crowned crane ( commonly known as Crested …