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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 …

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 …