Idi Amin Tourism Trail

There is no doubt that Uganda is one of the choicest destinations in Africa bestowed with unique natural attractions, culture and history. For about forty years now, Uganda is globally known by few for its beauty and bounty of tourist attractions but to most for its former brutal tyrant Idi Amin who in 1970’s led the nation into the reign of terror. Idi Amin was the third president of Uganda after independence in 1962; He ruled the nation for about 8 years with a record of countless massacres, torture and expulsion of the Asian and European community. It was during these years that Uganda’s Tourism got on rocks, as a Continue Reading →

Kagulu Hill Climbing – Busoga Tourism Initiative

Busoga Tourism Initiative is an initiative that focuses on strengthening cultural tourism in the Busoga region (Kindgom) found in the eastern part of Uganda. Busoga region covers the districts of Jinja, Kamuli, Bugiri, Buyende, Mayuge, Iganga, Kaliro, Luuka, Namayingo, and Namutumba with quite a number of cultural sites that include; Kagulu Hill Kyando site in Mayuge where Bishop James Hannington Missionary was killed Nhenda Hill in Iganga, the culture site for the Igaga clan and a place where the first agreement between Busoga and the colonial masters was signed Nanakoko or Busoga site in Bukoli, the origin of the name Busoga and also where the British Protectorate headquarters were located Continue Reading →

RIP Mishaya Group Silverback

News from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Mishaya Family losses the Head – Silverback On Monday, Mishaya 28 aged dominant Silverback who had lived only half of his life in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, died after a short illness. His death was announced by the top wildlife officials after a thorough examination. According to the director of conservation through the public health, Dr Gladys Kalema, the lifespan of a protected mountain gorilla is about 50 years. She went on and said that Mishaya has been an active, sensitive and friendly gorilla who broke away from Nshongi about 2 years ago. “Mishaya will be missed’, Kalema said. Others who eulogized Mishaya Continue Reading →

Magical Hot Air Balloon Safari- Masai Mara

Hot air balloon safari is an adventure worth a try when planning to visit Masai Mara. Masai Mara is one of the famous tourist destinations in Kenya and Africa at large. Masai mara is located in the Great rift valley with vast plains inhabited by a massive number of animals and hosts one of the spectacular annual events – the wildebeests migration where over two million ungulates move for long distances from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and back in search of green pastures. During this event, visitors get a chance to witness predators like lions hunting the weak ungulates. Masai mara offers exceptional ways of game viewing, from on Continue Reading →

Chimpanzee Tracking – Nyungwe Forest National Park Rwanda

In Rwanda, the place to go for chimp tracking is Nyungwe Forest National Park,  renowned for primates, a visit to this park is another probable way to explore Rwanda. Found in the south west of the country at the Burundi border, Nyungwe Forest covers upto 1015 square kilometers, and inhabited by a reasonable number of species of mammals, birds, butterflies, and plants. Mammals mainly include chimpanzees, monkeys, leopards, golden cats, wild cats, serval cats, stripe jackal, mongoose, Congo, clawless otters, sometimes seen by the local people though chances of visitors seeing these nocturnal mammals are very minimal. Chimp Tracking Rwanda In Nyungwe forest you will hear and smell the chimpanzees before Continue Reading →

Tourism in Kenya

Kenya is one of the top safari destinations in Africa, famous for its Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya has a good number of National Parks and a rich possession of different mammals and birds. Being at the coast, it offers great beach holidays with well developed resorts, white sand and blue water. The Country has tried hard to ensure that these tourist destinations are easily accessible not only by road but by air too, this is evident with presence of the different Airports and Airstrips in different locations, it has become easy for tourists to enjoy Kenya’s beauty and natural tourist resources. Thanks to the different Airlines both international and Continue Reading →

Nyiragongo Volcano Wonder of the Africa – Eastern DR Congo

Nyiragongo Volcano is a renowned active volcano in Africa and the entire world. The magnificent two miles high volcano is found in the Eastern part in the City of Goma DR Congo 20 km (12 miles) north of Goma near Kibati in Virunga National Park which also hosts world’s remaining mountain Gorillas together with Uganda, & Rwanda.  Nyiragongo Volcano. Nyiragongo Volcanoe is the most active of the eight volcanoes forming the Virunga range between Congo, Uganda & Rwanda and is a large stratovolcano and the world’s most beautiful and active volcanoes with great sceneries of the gentle lower slopes that rise steeply near the summit, and then break to reveal Continue Reading →

Breathtaking Sceneries at Mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania

Most travelers to Tanzania end up in Serengeti National park to catch the action during the wildebeest migration, and wind on the white sand and blue waters of Zanzibar. Off course these are really eye catching. If you try a safari in Africa and this time purely on foot nothing to do with moving in the vehicle all the time or chilling at the beautiful beaches, you will be amazed, and the best way to experience this is to find your  way to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. You can be assured of the magnificent sights on the roof top and on the foot hills. At 5,895 meters high, Mount Continue Reading →

Wildebeest Migration – Serengeti National Park

Wildebeest migration originates from Tanzania when thousands of mammals mostly the wildebeest and others like gazelles and zebras,  embark on a journey of over 1000km from Ngorongoro Conservation area within Serengeti National Park where the real action and drama takes place, the mammals then head up to Masai Mara Game reserve in Kenya and then back to Tanzania. If you missed this action this year, worry not, Wildebeest is an annual event when mammals so you can catch up with it any year of your convenience.  Love travelling or Coerced Do these mammals simply love to adventure and travel from one place to another or they are compelled to move?. Continue Reading →

6 Things to Consider when Planning a Safari in East Africa

When planning a safari in East Africa, there are 6 Untold things that you should consider for 2014. These are additional things to add on what you know when planning a trip to East Africa; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda. 1. What shoes to carry? Carry safari boots with hard sole, you will know the use when you get involved in a jungle/forest walk and when tracking chimps and Gorillas. Especially during Gorilla tracking which involves making paths in a thick tropical forest, and the sloppy terrains, your shoes determine you stability. 2. Wardrobe do’s and don’ts Ensure to pack a jersey and jeans to keep you warm when needed, and Continue Reading →

Masai Mara – 7th World Wonder

 7th Wonder of the World – Masai Mara – Kenya Thinking of Masai Mara National Reserve, is thinking about stunning scenery of Siria escarpment, Mara River where the action takes place, and amazing wildlife. Masai Mara has been graded 7th world wonder, has it hosts the most spectacular event, the wildebeest migration where vast herds of herbivores (wildebeest, gazelles and zebras) engage in about 1000km circular trek to Serengeti National Park, and during the event, you can witness live as big cats target the weak and young ungulates for a lunch and dinner. Masai Mara has rolling plains and hosts astonishing wildlife on this planet earth making it a must visit safari destination Continue Reading →

Kidepo Valley National Park

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Most Spectacular and 3rd Best Africa’s National Park

3rd Africa’s Best National Park as rated by CNN Travel, Kidepo Valley National Park (KVNP) is the most beautiful par with remarkable landscapes, expansive savannah, mountains and valleys. For a true wild safari, Kidepo Valley National Park is the best choice as it hosts a good list of mammals, cheetah, lion, leopard, fox, carcal, hyena, oryx, big herds of buffalo making game viewing so rewarding.

Kidepo Valley National Park is located in Karamoja regions in the northern Uganda on the boarder of Uganda with Sudan.
The park is also inhabited by a variety of rare birds making a birding watching at its best. A list of the birds found here include  ostrich,

Uganda wildlife trip - Gorilla & East Africa Safari

singing bush lark, Karamoja apallis, superb sterling, pygmy falcon, African swallow-tailed kite, fox kestrel, and many others.

Minimum Days for Safari to Kidepo Valley National Park

The Park can be visited at least in four days given its location, usually if traveling by road, it’s advisable to camp in Kitgum to cut on the travelling hours, take a look at a sample safari/trip itinerary by Gorilla & East Africa.

The park can also be visited in 3 days, only if flying. There are scheduled flights to and from the park, this is to avoid long distance driving.

Where to stay

Kidepo Valley National Park has accommodation facilities, the major and most popular being, Apoka Safari Lodge one of the best Lodges in Uganda, Located inside the park offers a perfect wilderness experience with its spectacular views of the park and plains.

Planing to spend a holiday to Africa’s 3rd best National Park, contact us for more information or booking.

What to do on a Rwanda tour

Popularly known as the land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda is located in the south western part of East Africa with Kigali being its capital city. Rwanda is one of the best places to visit in East Africa much famous for gorilla tracking in Volcano National Park. There are a lot more other things to do on a typical safari in Rwanda; Forest/ canopy walks and primate tracking in Nyungwe National Park, game viewing in Akagera National Park, sightseeing of the Genocide memorial Centers Nyamata & Ntarama Genocide Memorials being the two most powerful Genocide memorial churches located on the out skirts of Kigali. With Rwanda’s rich culture, you can’t Continue Reading →

Rwanda

Popularly known as the land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda is located in the south western part of East Africa with Kigali being its capital city. Rwanda is one of the best places to visit in East Africa much famous for gorilla tracking in Volcano National Park. There are a lot more other things to do on a typical safari in Rwanda; Forest/ canopy walks and primate tracking in Nyungwe National Park, game viewing in Akagera National Park, sightseeing of the Genocide memorial Centers Nyamata & Ntarama Genocide Memorials being the two most powerful Genocide memorial churches located on the out skirts of Kigali. With Rwanda’s rich culture, you can’t Continue Reading →

Solar Eclipse live in Uganda on 3rd November 2013

Solar eclipse Uganda Trip 7 Days Solar Eclipse Uganda Trips Day 1 30th October 2013: Arrival Our 7 Days solar Eclipse Uganda  Trip starts at Entebbe International Airport. Upon arrival, meet and greet with your guide and depart Kampala on a journey to Kidepo Valley National Park, one of Uganda’s most spectacular, it is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, The park ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses parks. We will have an overnight stay in Kitgum. Dinner & Overnight at the Hotel/Lodge. FB Day 2 31st October 2013: Kitgum Continue Reading →

Nairobi National Park – Kenya – East Africa

The Nairobi National Park is located a few kilometers from the City Centre. The park has varied wildlife species, there are chances of spotting the famous big cats, the big five and other mammals that include zebras, giraffes, gazelles, ostriches, Impalas along with a variety of bird species.  Visitors can either take personal or guided game drives where wildlife can be viewed in a natural setting. Individuals who prefer a more intimate interaction with wildlife can visit the Safari Walk and view animals at close range from a safe vantage point. The park has designated picnic sites including Kingfisher, Impala and Mokoiyet where you can have a bite to eat while Continue Reading →

Safari options in East Africa

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Safari Options in East Africa
The region is well endowed with the best primeval natural and untamed rawness in Africa for visitors both local and international conservation offering one of the best safari in East Africa.

A Safari in East Africa is a real adventure with its abundant wildlife ranging from Animals such as lions, buffaloes, elephants, leopards and Rhinos, zebras, hippos, giraffes, wildebeests, and antelopes to mention but a few, and the most rare species like the Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys found in Uganda and Rwanda. Read more

Summary of what to see/do  on a Safari in East Africa
• Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat found in Uganda & Rwanda
• Golden Monkeys found in Uganda & Rwanda
• Awesome Chimpanzees mostly found in almost all the East African countries but the highest concentration in Uganda & Rwanda
• The Wildebeest Migration, considered the most dramatic event found only in Masai Mara Kenya and Serengeti in Tanzania
• Game viewing especially the big five and the big cats in Masai Mara, Serengeti, also in Uganda’s National parks like Kidepo Queen Elizabeth & Murchison Falls National parks
• Boat cruises and game viewing aboard on the Nile in Murchison Falls National Park Uganda and Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
• White water rafting at the source of River Nile, offering one of the best wild waters in the world
• Beautiful sceneries of the great valleys, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains
• Mountain Hiking, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, Mount Rwenzori, Mount Elgon
• Relax at the whte sand beaches in Mombasa & Zanzibar in Kenya & Tanzania

Safari in East Africa

Safari in East Africa The region is well endowed with the best primeval natural and untamed rawness in Africa for visitors both local and international conservation offering one of the best safari in East Africa. Safari in East Africa is a real adventure with its abundant wildlife ranging from Animals such as lions, buffaloes, elephants, leopards and Rhinos, zebras, hippos, giraffes, wildebeests, and  antelopes to mention but a few, and the most rare species like the Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys found in Uganda and Rwanda. The more time you spend on a safari in East Africa the more you will get to see the beauty and the uniqueness, and Continue Reading →