The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) responsible for the conversation of wildlife in Uganda is in a process of relocating a total of 12 giraffes from Murchison Falls National Park to Lake Mburo National Park in order to boost tourism in this park. This exercise has been done for the very first time in the history of Uganda, but UWA is optimistic that the process will be a success. Mr Muhangi said a team of experts from Kenyan Tourism Board is already on the ground to give technical knowledge on how the wildlife can be mobilised for transportation to the new location. Why Lake Mburo National Park, the park has rolling Continue Reading →
Uganda Tourism is yet again graced by the visit of America’s Super Model Marlina Moreno, shortly after ATA Congress which was held in November 2014. The Model along with a team of high profile Americans are to undertake a 21 Days Uganda Tour starting on the 17th of January to explore Uganda’s tourist attractions. During the 21 days they are to hike to Margherita Peak, the highest point of the Rwenzoris. Rwenzori Mountain is the highest mountain ranges in the world and in 150 A.D, Ptolemy named them the ‘Mountains of the Moon’. The team will visit Murchison falls National Park for wildlife viewing, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla Continue Reading →
Uganda is not flattered when it’s considered to be one of the best holiday destinations in the world. President Yoweri Museveni last week noted that Uganda is a better tourist destination than Spain. Following the President’s comment, The Guardian Newspaper UK’s leading conducted an online survey and concluded that Uganda is a better holiday destination compared to the famed Spain. This is not strange because for sure Uganda has it all. Different surveys have been conducted by Lonely Planet, National Geographic, CNN, Trip advisor and many other platforms and results have been the same that Uganda is the place to go for a safari. The poll was conducted for about Continue Reading →
3rd Africa’s Fascinating Park
Planning a Uganda Safari, Kidepo Valley National Park (KVNP) is one of the hot spots and a miss not. The park lies in the semi-arid valleys of Karamoja in the northern Uganda on the boarder of Uganda with Sudan, and it is Uganda’s most remote park. Few visitors visit this place but the spectacular beauty of the park’s wilderness keep attracting them. Savannah vegetable and over 90 mammal species including bush pigs, buffaloes, zebras, lion, leopard,cheeta, fox, antelopes,and so much more dominates the Kidepo Valley National park. Bird watching is one of the must-do activities at the park since there are rare bird species that are not found in any other place in East Africa like the Black-breasted Barbet and Karamoja Apallis.
Wildlife At Kidepo Valley National Park
There are over 90 species of mammals at the park including 20 that are not found in any other National park in Uganda. Among these include; carcal, lesser kudu, striped hyena, leopard, lion, beisa oryx,buffalo,zebra, oribis, kongoni, Bat-eared fox,cheetah,grant’s gazalle, Bohor redbuck, Sengal Galago,and many more. The park also has a very rich and diverse reptile fauna. You are guaranteed exceptional game viewing.
The park is a habitat of a wide variety of rare birds and some of them are as follows: Karamoja apallis, white belied tit, singing bush lark, superb sterling, ostrich, pygmy falcon, African swallow-tailed kite, fox kestrel, and many others. The birds at the park are unique and they are not easily seen in other parts of East Africa.
The most commonly driven route is from Kampala via Kitgum. This is a 650km and it takes reasonable hours on the road though worth it. To Save time, daily scheduled flights are available.
Accommodation: Most profound is the Luxury Apoka Safari Lodge, designed with an Africa Style, you can be assured of a good rest especially in that part of the Country.
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 →
Itinerary Day 01: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Upon arrival early morning, be welcomed by our representative. By 8am check in for your flight to Kihihi Airstrip where your will meet with your guide and drive for about 1 hour to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Check in at the lodge, spend the rest of the day at the Lodge, Optional; take a community walk visiting the local bakiga communities, schools, hospitals, and traditional healers. Dinner & overnight at the Gorilla Forest Camp. FB Day 02: Gorilla Tracking – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Today we will have heavy breakfast then go for briefing at the park headquarters and launch into the forest Continue Reading →
Day 01: Welcome to Uganda by Gorilla & East Safari Upon arrival, our friendly representative will be waiting to welcome you and help your drive to Protea Hotel Entebbe for relaxation, dinner & overnight stay. HB Day 02: Murchison Falls National Park Awake to an early breakfast, be transferred to the Airport in time for scheduled flight to Murchison Falls National Park. You will meet and greet with your guide who will to transfer you to the Lodge during the drive your will enjoy an enroute game drive. Afternoon drive to the top of the falls to see how the mighty falls are formed with a small gorge. Dinner & Continue Reading →
Day 01: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park The tour starts in Kampala, in the morning you will meet with your guide and drive to Murchison Falls National Park and enroute sightseeing of the karuma falls and a stopover at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track the white rhinos (Optional). Dinner & Overnight at Chobe Safari Lodge. FB Day 02: Nature Walk at Chobe Paraa Sector Murchison Falls National Park We will have an early morning cup of tea/coffee and embark on a 2 hours sunrise nature walk which starts a the lodge into the savanna plains, going across Chobe River. Our walk be now be concentrated along the Continue Reading →
Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species. Kidepo 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, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. During the dry season, the only permanent water in the park is found in wetlands and remnant pools in the broad Narus Continue Reading →
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 →
What to do List on Entebbe trips and excursions Relaxation at Entebbe Resort beach on the shores of Lake Victoria You can swim, relax or enjoy the breaktaking view of Lake Victoria, listen to the sounds of the waves, and also explore the caves. Do a nature walk and birding at The Botanical gardens host a large number of the bird species and tress. Visit the fishing villages at Kigungu landing site and Kasenyi landing site to mix with the local fishermen. The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre for a nature walk and to view a list of the animals that almost represent each of the national parks in Uganda. These animals Continue Reading →
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 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 →
President Museveni has directed the Ministry of Tourism to patent ‘Pearl of Africa’ both locally and internationally as the country’s catch phrase in efforts to boost tourism. President Museveni, according to a State House statement, said the move would prevent other countries from using it. “I have learnt that another country is trying to patent itself as the Pearl of Africa. There have been complementary messages on the brand name for Uganda. Sometimes Uganda has been referred to as ‘Gifted by Nature’ and more recently people have referred to it as Irresistible Uganda. It is therefore necessary to have a clear defining brand that will eternally be marketed,” Xinhua News Continue Reading →