Saturday, 16 September 2017

Primate Tracking Safaris in Uganda



Primate tracking is such a popular Uganda Safari activity for visitors with most more interested in Gorilla trekking Safaris and Chimp tracking. However, with over 14 primate species found in the country, there is plenty for primate lovers to see from the black-and-white colobus, red-tailed monkey and L’hoest’s to the baboons. These primates are usually come across and easily spotted during nature walks in the forests and during game drives or boat launch trip safaris. With all the so many destinations where tourists can go for primate tracking in the country, there are some of these destinations that are praised more for offering the best encounters and experience in this regard and they include the following;

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Forest National Park is the destination for Wild Gorilla Safaris in Uganda considering that it’s home to half of the world’s only remaining Gorillas in the wild. Over 450 gorillas are found in this forest and a couple of these are habituated Gorilla families that are open to tourists for tracking.

Kibale Forest
Kibale Forest national park, also commonly known as “the primate capital of the world” since it has the highest concentration of primates in Africa. Chimpanzee tracking is the major attraction in this park and with a remarkable number of over 1450 chimps inhabited in this forest, this does not come as a surprise. 12 other primate species can be found in Kibale forest which include the black-and-white colobus, red-tailed monkey, l’Hoest’s monkeys, blue monkeys, olive baboons, the grey-cheeked mangabey and nocturnal among others.

Kyambura Gorge
Kyambura Gorge also famously known as “the valley of apes” is found in Queen Elizabeth national park and offers nature enthusiasts a great opportunity to easily see chimpanzees, red-tailed monkey, black and white colobus monkeys in the wild.

Budongo Forest-Kaniyo Pabidi
This forest is believed to have a resounding over 600 chimps in its forest cover and Kaniyo Pabidi is the best place to go chimpanzee tracking. Six chimp groups have been habituated in this place thus offering quite an exciting experience for tourists. Monkeys can also be seen roaming around here.

Tourists wishing to visit these amazing destinations do require to make prior booking to avoid any disappointments since a certain number of visitors are allowed to visit the places for each day.

SELF-DRIVE CAR HIRE RENTALS WITH PRIME UGANDA SAFARIS

In case you are a traveler on a Uganda safari and Rwanda safari and you are willing to conduct your own private holiday within these countries privately, Prime Safaris & Tours Uganda will be able to offer you a good value car rental package on your dream safari to Uganda.
In most of the car hire arrangements there is always an inclusion of a safari driver-guide mostly, but however in some special cases the company is also in position to offer a Uganda self-drive safari option depending on your choices.
Prime Uganda safaris and tours limited will ensure that all is covered according to your wishes and the company also has a high degree of responsiveness which is always available.
The company staff prides themselves on providing out tailored packages accordingly to the preference of each customer, mostly to the major cities on the countries they operate in.
The company offers the best car rental discounts for a large variety of brands and car models including Toyota Rav 4s, 4×4 Safari vans, 4×4 Safari land cruisers, Toyota super Customs and some as big as buses.
The safari company shows the best has the best discounts on offer for a large variety of brands and models with no hidden costs to get promotional offers on cars. We serve you as your comprehensive car rental company and we offer you some of the biggest and unbeatable discounts plus no extra hidden costs or extra charges on the rental cars. When at the company and you identify the car of your preference then we shall provide you with a quote and rental terms and conditions for the company.
You can Book now or place your request by making an overview of how we can tailor our safari arrangements to create that perfect safari and tour in Uganda with also adding any other plans you may wish.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Rwenzori Mountain Climbing Adventure Safari - Uganda Safari News




Rwenzori Mountain climbing is one of the activities a traveler can take on their Adventure Vacations in Uganda. Trekking these mystic Mountains of the moon is a truly fantastic and unique Uganda Safari experience, the wonder of the high glaciers, the beauty of the valley of nine lakes, the bearded lichen hanging from giant heathers with a backdrop of rocky cliffs, crags and snow capped peaks
The Uganda Mountain Hiking Safari to Rwenzori has different trails, and the number of days taken to hike these mountains greatly depends on the trail used. 
 The central circuit trail of the Rwenzori is considered to be the main hiking activity that people assume on their Uganda Safari tour to the mountain ranges. The Safari tour will last 7 days and 6 nights, starting from the headquarters of the Rwenzori mountains national park at Nyakalengija. This trail also follows a circular path around Mount Baker that spends a night in five different huts and also reaches a maximum altitude of 5109m at the Margherita hut. The 7-day tour will go as follows:

From Nyakalengija to Nyabitaba Hut, the trail will follow the Mubuku River, that crosses the recent land
slide areas and also needs climbing over the rocks and bluffs before arriving the Mahoma River. Immediately
after crossing the river, you will have a very steep hike through an open fern slopes and the podocarpus forest up to the Nyabitaba hut at 87000 ft. – 2 652m taking 4 to 5 hours.

From Nyabitaba Hut to John Matte Hut, the trail will lead westwards for 1.5km and then continue
north steeply to Kurt Shafer Bridge, crossing below the confluence of the Bujuku and the Mubuku Rivers.
Visitors will arrive at the poor condition hut at Nyamileju and it’s also accompanied by rock shelter, walking on to John Matte hut at 3414m which is new, comfortable, and large though it’s muddy around the site, also
taking an estimated 4 to 5 hours.

From John Matte at 3,44m to Bujuku Hut, visitors will leave John Matte and cross the Bujuku River, then enter the lower Bigo gogs. This trail is also muddy and follows the left edge of the lower Bigo hut and its shelter. Most visitors have lunch at the upper edge of Bigo near Bujuku Lake and here there is a rock shelter called Cooking pot and the shorter distance to Bujuku hut at 3,962m.

From Bujuku Hut to Elena Hut, the trail then leaves west from Bujuku hut to Scott Elliot at 4372 m after a right-hand branch that would lead to Elena hut at 4,372m. 

From Elana Hut to Guy Yeomen Hut, the visitors then can take a further climb from the Kitandara Lake at 4,292m and fresh field pass. The fresh field is a long flat navigate through the fantastic high alpine mossy glades until half an hour and the trails begin the circuit’s two-day climb. The rock shelter at Bujongola and Babamba are also optional at night but is best to extend through the seeming endless mud to the newly constructed Guy Yeomen Hut, now at 3,261m.

From Guy yeomen hut to Nyabitaba hut, the trail begins very early in the morning in case the visitor has decided to go to the park headquarters as they complete the trek. The trail matches twice and crosses the Mubuku River in deep mud until the last few kilometers of good dry trail that follow the ridge down to the Nyabitabe that completes the whole circuit.

From Nyabitaba hut (25000m) to Kasese town, there is a slope to Nyakalengija, near the park headquarters, where the visitor will also meet their driver, if they came with one, to drive back to Kasese town to their hotel.

The circuit prices are US$780 for an adult Non-Resident, US$705 for a resident and East African citizen and US$400 for a Ugandan citizen. An extra day on the mountain will be charged US$120, an additional hike to another peak will also be charged an additional US$150 and if food is provided, extra US$120 will also be charged per person. Filming will be charged US$200 per day and a refundable US$1000 will be availed if a copy is provided to the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Its advisable to make the necessary payments in time for better planning, and possibly, use a Uganda Tour operator forexample Prime Uganda Safaris.

Other travelers prefer the recently reopened Kilembe Trail, that ascends the southern slopes of the Rwenzori from a trailhead at Kilembe near the town of Kasese. The route along the lovely Nyamwamba Valley passes glacial lakes and some stunning viewpoints before joining the Central Circuit at Lake Kitandara. The standard route scales Mount Baker though the scenery makes shorter treks rewarding enough, thus making Uganda Safaris Uniquely rewarding too.

Friday, 4 August 2017

CNN TRAVEL 2017 RANKS KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK UGANDA THE 3rd AMONG THE AFRICA’S 10 BEST SAFARI PARKS – UGANDA SAFARI NEWS


The Great Buffalo Herds of Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda

Credited for its fascinating landscapes and the inspiring great Buffalo herds, the Uganda Safari tour destination of Kidepo Valley National Park has once again made it to the prestigious CNN travel list of Africa’s Best safari parks.
Ranked after the famous East Africa Safari tour destination of Masai Mara National Reserve known for the Great Migration and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana known for its intense wilderness and dangerous lions, Kidepo Valley National Park’s incredible features could not allow it to extend beyond the third position
Noted to be the furthest destination from Kampala – the main starting point for Uganda Safaris and tours, Kidepo Valley National Park has maintained less explored wilderness filled with great counts of wild game including the Big five except the Rhinos, Rothschild Giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra, Kobs, 475 species of birds and remarkable landscapes that have been shaped by forces of nature with less human influence. 
The Indigenous Karimojong dwelling in the Morungole Mountains
The home to the Indigenous Karimojong dwelling in the Morungole Mountains, Kidepo presents a roots journey for travellers on a Uganda Safari to explore the amazing wonders of the ancient African wilderness where people and nature lived harmoniously in a symbiotic relationship. Guests are able to engage in an extensive game drive along Narus and Kidepo Valleys before sparing a day to hike to the Morungoles for an encounter with one of the native tribal groups of Africa.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

THE BEAUTIFUL MIHINGO; UGANDA SAFARI LODGES

mihingo lodgeSeated on a firm ancient Precambrian rock believed to be 500 million years old, the lush Mihingo Lodge is an incredible paradise enjoying the vantage point over the Uganda Safari tour destination of Lake Mburo National Park and Lake Kacheera.
The magnificently built main area that houses the reception, restaurant, bar and lounge offer an exciting welcome marking the beginning of the lasting memories at this top notch facility. The rock swimming pool lies below the main area with beautiful view of the park’s extensive savannah and the water hole where animals tend to congregate presenting an up close wild game viewing experience.
Travellers on Safari in Uganda visiting Lake Mburo National Park would find each of the lovely cottages at Mihingo Lodge very inspiring and comfortable. Whether one is allocated from those overlooking Lake Kacheera with its soothing fresh air or those overlooking the park with the views of extensive savannah and the wild game, the experience is worth it.
The expanse bed covered with very beautiful linen present one of the most comfortable sleep one can ever have on a Uganda tour. The quality Canvas open way to a rocky or wooden terrace depending on the cottage allocated ideal for relaxation after a morning walking safari in the park. The honeymooners would find the cottages very serene with a great deal of privacy. The bathroom and toilet are within the cottage accessed with a single entrance but enjoying mini-separations within. The wash room area is spacious fitted with a dressing mirror.
From Mihingo, Lake Mburo National Park is accessed through Kanyinanshaara gate and the activities including; walking safari, game drive, horseback ride or cycling can be conducted accordingly.  The park is home to the largest population of Burchell’s Zebra, Impala, Eland, unique bird species like the red faced barbet and African finfoot among other magical wonders worth exploring. It’s among the key sites explored on Uganda birding safaris and tours.