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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 …

Have you thought of snacking on grasshoppers (Nsenene) in Uganda

You might want to add snacking on grasshoppers as a ‘must do’ on your Uganda Safari. Eating insects as a snack is not a common practice in many countries and so some may find it weird. In Uganda, many people enjoy eating grasshoppers, commonly known as Nsenene in the Luganda language, which was adapted by most of Uganda. The grasshoppers come out from the ground when the rain is too much in the months of May and November. But some …

Best Time to Visit Uganda

The best time to visit Uganda depends on the kind of Uganda safari you want and the activities involved. For example for someone chasing water falls, the rainy season is the best because the rivers will be full and the waterfalls more beautiful. The same for someone interested in Agritourism. However for people interested in safaris and hiking, the dry seasons are better. Uganda does not have the 4 seasons of Europe or North America i.e. Winter, Spring, Summer and …

Five facts about Elephants

Among nature’s many gifts to Uganda is the giant African Elephant seen while on safari in Uganda. The Asian and African elephant are the only two remaining elephant species in the world and Uganda is home to the latter. There are two genetically different African subspecies i.e. the savanna elephant and forest elephant all found in Uganda. While on a wildlife safari in Uganda, the Savanna Elephant can be encountered and viewed in Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National …

Is it Safe to Visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park?

It is very understandable to be concerned about the safety of going into the Bwindi impenetrable forest.  Some of the concern stems from the thickness of the forest, and for others it is because part of forest borders the DR Congo. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to half of the world’s endangered Mountain gorillas. Many people come to Uganda to see these magnificent animals but are later drawn in by the warmth and kindness of Ugandans. The forest is …

2021 Discounted Uganda Gorilla trekking permit fees

Uganda wildlife Authority is the government agency mandated with conserving the wildlife in the country. UWA as is commonly known is charged with conservation of wildlife both inside and outside the protected areas. It is currently running the 10 national parks, 13 game parks and some community conservation areas. With the Covid19 outbreak, Uganda was not spared the wave of lockdowns that went on until early June 2020. The airport and borders were closed for non-essential travel and tourism came …

The Best Place to Trek Gorillas in Uganda

Uganda is by the far the best place for a gorilla trekking safari. The country is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas which are found in two national parks. The two parks where you can  see these massive creatures is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, each having unique habitat and scenery for you to enjoy beyond the gorilla trek. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is approximately 331 square kilometers and is divided into four …

Rwanda is Open for Tourism amidst Covid19

In July the government of Rwanda and announced that it would be reopening national parks for residents. This went on well and locals started visiting the national parks for gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking and game drives. Later it was announced that the airport would open on 1st August 2020 information was provided on the expectations of travelers. A lot of people who had booked safaris to Uganda and Rwanda had thankfully postponed them to next year. We are thankful that …

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 …