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  Lake Bunyonyi "the place of many little birds", was formed 10,000 years ago when a river was safaris in Uganda come here to relax and chill out after a day or two of Gorilla tracking, Volcano climbing, or being for days on the Safari trail in Uganda. dammed by lava and slowly made a water body 25km long and 7km wide, the biggest in southwestern Uganda. It is one of the most beautiful and safest lakes in Africa as it has no hippos or crocodiles. Lake Bunyonyi is 44m deep and has 29 islands. Most tourists on A Dugout Canoe Safari on Scenic Lake Bunyonyi.  A dug out canoe safari Uganda is an unforgettable idyllic journey on Lake Bunyonyi, offering you Island Hopping, Exploration, Birding, Village Visits according to your choice. It will offer you chance to discover the lake especially some of its 29 islands, the Rutinda Market, the people that live here all in an ancient like dugout canoe.  While paddling or being paddled on Lake Bunyonyi you do not have to worry a

9 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla safari tour Congo

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Overview of the 9 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla safari tour Congo This 9 Days Kahuzi Biega Gorilla safari tour Congo will begin in Rwanda and end in Uganda. Our 8 Days Congo gorilla safari is just like the Uganda Rwanda mountain gorilla safari tours ; however, Congo is blessed with both Mountain an lowland gorillas that attract a big number of travelers in the country for Congo safaris. This 8 days tour will take you to trek Lowland gorillas; a unique sub species of gorillas found Kahuzi Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These apes are much bigger than the endangered mountain gorillas found in Uganda, Rwanda and some parts of Congo. Lowland gorilla trekking safaris Congo is the most fabulous fun activity in to do while in the forest alongside Congo birding safaris especially when it comes to watching the primates carry on their daily activities in their natural habitat. While in Uganda, you will visit the famous Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’s magical lake full of b

Katonga Wildlife Reserve- Home of the Sitatunga Antelopes! -Uganda wildlife safaris

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Have you seen Sitatunga antelopes? Are you so interested in Uganda wildlife safaris ? Safari Uganda to Katonga Wildlife Reserve situated in southwestern Uganda, along the banks of the Katonga River in Kyenjojo and Kamwenge districts and have a look at these shy Sitatunga antelopes. The reserve was named after the Katonga River which drains its water in Lake Victoria and Lake George. The Katonga Wildlife Reserve was established in 1998 and covers an area of about 211km 2 . Katonga Wildlife Reserve was historically used as a hunting ground for the King of Toro. The vegetation in Katonga Wildlife Reserve is mixed savannah, with scrubland or woodland, riverine woodland, and riverine grassland. A large portion of the reserve is either permanent or seasonal a wetland with papyrus. Katonga Wildlife Reserve has variety of plants and animals that are unique to its wetland environment. The reserve is protected by the Uganda Wildlife Authority under the Kibale conservation area. Katonga

Kabwoya wildlife reserve, Uganda wildlife safaris, wildlife tour Uganda

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Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve Overview of Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve Uganda Uganda safaris are more exciting when the great Albertine rift valley region is explored with the unique beauty from the terraced like slopes teeming with a stunning ever green decorated floor. The reserve was previously known as the Kaiso-Tonya controlled hunting area with plenty of wildlife within the Albertine rift valley. Kabwoya wildlife reserve was gazetted in 1980 though it became a reserve in 2002 placing it as one of Uganda’s newest reserve. Location of Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve Uganda The very beautiful reserve covering 87km 2 occupies an isolated though scenic position in the plains between Bunyoro escarpment and Lake Albert in Hoima district within the great Albertine rift valley in Western Uganda overlooking the famous Blue mountains. The Albertine rift is a western branch of the East African rift crossing five counties that include the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and

Why Semuliki National Park is unique from other Uganda birding safari destinations!

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Semuliki National Park , also known as the "True Birder's Haven", is among Uganda’s wonderful safari protected destinations that suits tours for tourists interested in Uganda wildlife safaris , Uganda's birding safaris , as well as adventure safaris in Uganda . It is strategically situated in Western Uganda, along the Congo border following River Semuliki and the Western arm of the Albertine Rift Valley. This park covers an area of about 220 square kilometers standing on an elevation of about 800 to 900 meters above sea level. It is credited for its amazing and rewarding Uganda birding adventure safaris in Uganda . Semuliki National Park is mainly occupied by the Eastern parts of the Ituri forests from the Congo Basin. A Uganda birding safari one of the most sought after and exciting rewarding adventure that tourists shouldn’t miss out while on a safari in Uganda . Semuliki National Park is one of the national parks where the largest population of bird life is inhab

The Ostrich in Kidepo Valley National Park-Uganda wildlife safaris

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The Ostrich in Kidepo Valley National Park-Uganda wildlife safaris   An Ostrich ( Struthio camelus ) is a huge flightless bird inherent to Africa and one of the two extant species of ostriches, the only living members of the genus Struthio in the ratite order of birds. It is distinctive in its appearance, with a small head and wings, a long neck and legs with massive two large forward pointing toes with a body size of 1.8-2.75 m and weighs up to 155 kg. The male ostriches are black with white wings as well as tail feathers the female ones have brownish grey color with the legs always brighter with pink necks during breeding. They possess very large eyes measuring almost 5 cm across allowing them to spot predators like lions within a long distance. Ostriches walk at an average of 4km/hour! However, in case of a warning sign of predators threatening it or its eggs the bird can sprint at a terrific speed of 55 km/h (34 mph) or even up to about 70 km/h (43 mph) -the fastest land sp

Kibale National Park Uganda as a one stop safari destination

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Known in the safari circles as the primate capital of the world , Kibale National Park destination for wildlife tourism in Uganda with the highest density of primates on the continent. The 796 Square Kilometer park is an area characterized with a moist tropical Forest that inhabits to 13 primate species and more than 300 species of birds, hills and swampy valleys. Kibale National Park is situated in western Uganda, south of Queen Elizabeth National Park and north of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park . The main primate capital of the world chief attraction is the Chimpanzee, a cheeky and intelligent tailless ape with 99% human DNA and human-like limbs and behavior. There are more than 1000 Chimps in the park. Some Chimp families are habituated for tourism and research while others are left to wander and multiply in the thick jungle. Because it’s the Primate capital of the world, there are several other primate species found in the park including; Olive baboon, Red colobu

Boat Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park

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Boat Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park Many tourists’ planning a Uganda wildlife safari always have Murchison Falls National Park -Uganda’s largest and oldest national park as part of their must visit destination. When choosing what to do at Murchison Falls National Park, a boat cruise is in most cases one of the suggestions by tour planners, but do you know about the activity in Murchison Falls National Park. Here are answers to all of your questions What is a boat cruise?   A boat cruise also known as a launch trip is a short cruise/sail on a water body. For safari purposes, the cruise is a sail on a water body for a close view of the water animals in here including hippopotamuses, crocodiles, water birds and other animals that come to the shorelines to quench their thirst. A boat cruise as by the name is basically a cruise while sitting on the boat with no chances of getting out of the boat to the water. This is the only way of getting close to these aquatic animals

What makes Tanzania an out standing Africa safari destination!

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Tanzania, a country situated in Eastern Africa, is one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations that must not miss on anyone's bucket list. Tanzania offers variety of exciting Africa safaris that have made memories for a number of tourists on safaris Tanzania, . This is because of the various Tanzania safari attraction sites the country has to offer. Tanzania has lots of beautiful parks suitable for Tanzania wildlife safari lovers, lakes that attract birds for bird fanatics interested in Tanzania birding safaris , it has mountains for mountain hiking safaris Tanzania and historical sites for culturalists. Tanzania is home to Mount Kilimanjaro Africa’s tallest mountain, and home to a large variety of animal life. These animals have attracted a number of Tanzania wildlife safaris . Animals to encounter include; the Big five, cheetahs, wildebeest, giraffes, hippopotamuses and various antelopes. Tanzania has 16 national parks, 29 game reserves, 40 controlled conservation

Things you must have in your vehicle while on a self-drive safari in Uganda

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Things you must have in your vehicle while on a self-drive safari in Uganda Many young tourists have opted for self-drive car hire safaris in Uganda because of the love for self discovered adventure and the lower cost. However, do you know what basics are required in a self-drive safari car in Uganda just for the terrain and for your comfort? Some of us keep absolutely nothing in our car trunks, while others have all what is required in their car. Many people or car drivers keep their tools at home but it is wise to keep your tools in the car and this is what it should be when you go for a self-drive safari in Uganda. Here is a check list for you before you set off with the hired safari vehicle; Must have essentials in a self-drive safari in Uganda vehicle You wouldn’t wish to have a breakdown on safari because it makes the trip disgusting, With the rough terrain and long distances on a Uganda safari , you need the following in your car, it becomes easy to help yourself or be h

Why your car needs service!- cheap affordable cars for hire Uganda

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Why your car needs service!- cheap affordable cars for hire Uganda Some people keep wondering why their cars need service! How often should I service my car? Look here, there are several factors affecting the frequency with which you should service self-drive car in Uganda . The number of miles you have driven. How well your vehicle has been maintained during the time of use. The surfaces and quality of roads you travel on. We as Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd, we recommend this good rule of thumb, we suggest you have your car serviced every time you have driver over12000 miles. Heavy car users, who drive many miles a year, should aim to have at least an interim service time they have driven over 6000 miles. What is done during a car service? For the time we have serviced our self-drive car hire Uganda vehicles, they have always checked all the fluid levels, changed the oil and oil filter and lubricated the moving parts of the car. You could choose the best grade for your c

10 Must see birds on a Uganda birding safari

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10 Must see birds on a Uganda birding safari Uganda prides in over 1,078 species of birds, about 50% of Africa’s bird species and 11% of the world’s a characteristic that has made Uganda birding safaris on the top bucket list of many avid birders. The varied number of bird species means many birds in every kilometer compared to other countries in Africa. Uganda has one endemic bird known as the Fox’s Weaver and 24 Albertine rift endemics. When birders come for a bird watching tour in Uganda, they actually search for several bird species but here is a list of 10 Must see birds on a Uganda birding safari Shoebill stork ( Balaeniceps rex )    The shoebill ( Balaeniceps rex ) is a very large stork-like bird that has previously been classified with the storks in the order Ciconiiformes based on its morphology though with genetic evidence it is placed with the Pelecaniformes. It has a somewhat stork-like overall form deriving its name from its enormous shoe-shaped bill measuring

How birds choose a mate-Uganda birding safaris

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How birds choose a mate Birds are amazing species with thousands of them and Uganda in particular having about 1,070 recorded bird species that many avid birders search for during their Uganda birding safaris . However, do birds base on anything to choose their mate partners or its just as long as they are of the same specie, there could be away how birds choose a mate. Male birds are often the ones with the most vibrant feathers, or the most elaborate songs, but researcher shows that what female birds could really appreciate is a male who shows his intelligence unlike the outer beauty. This aligns with Charles Darwin’s old theory that mate choice could contribute to the evolution of intelligence.   “…. If female birds had been incapable of appreciating the beautiful colours, the ornaments, and voices of their male partners, all the labour and anxiety by the latter in displaying their charms before the females would have been thrown away; and this is impossible to admit” Dar

Adventure Rwanda’s Mount Bisoke in just a day- Rwanda hiking safaris

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Adventure Rwanda’s Mount Bisoke in just a day Situated in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda with a height of about 3711meters (12,175ft), Mount Bisoke is a perfect description of a Volcano characterized with a deep crater lake and the largest in the range. Mount Bisoke last erupted in 1957, and straddles the border of Rwanda and Congo however, its peak and the two craters are in Rwanda. It being the easiest volcanic mountain in the Virunga ranges that can be hiked or trekked while on a safari in Rwanda, the Mount Bisoke adventure is one of the best memorable activities to do in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda . Hiking to the top of this mountain lasts about 6 hours including the 2 hours used to descend down to the starting point. On the day of hiking this mountain, the clients are required to be at Kinigi by 7am for the mountain hiking safari Rwanda/Rwanda hiking safaris by the park rangers; these are normally natives of this area that are very knowledgeable about the mountaineering

Cassia Lodge-Hotels in Uganda Kampala

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Cassia Lodge-Hotels in Uganda Kampala Cassia Lodge Pool view With astonishing views of Kampala city and Lake Victoria from one of the highest hills in the city Cassia Lodge is the traveler’s choice in Kampala. The Lodge is located off Gaba Road on Plot 5, Buziga Hill, Munyonyo on one of the highest hills of Kampala close to Lake Victoria-Africa’s largest fresh water lake making it an ideal hotel in Kampala to spend a night or more. About 45km from Entebbe International Airport, to reach Cassia lodge you take the Kampala-Entebbe Express highway taking about a 1 hours’ drive. The Lodge is a 4-star hotel with the environment around the hotel being cool with few mosquitoes and an astonishing view of the lake as well as the city great to stay on a 1-day Kampala city tour . Amenities/services at Cassia Lodge Each room at Cassia Lodge is air-conditioned and is equipped with a mosquito net, sitting area and work desk. They each feature a flat screen TV and a balcony, while the bathro

TOP MUST VISIT TOURIST SITES ON A KAMPALA CITY TOUR

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Kampala city has increasingly turned out to be among the most visited destinations in East Africa boasting of a number of sites and attractions among these is its rich culture, religious and political history of Uganda. Most typical Uganda safaris often start day 1 in Kampala as it gives a visitor the feel of the weather and native people before embarking on their adventurous journey into the wildernesses. First its's drive through the streets of Kampala and as you get to visit Buganda kingdom's most famous traditional sites, temples, cathedrals, craft shops, ghettos, local markets among other amazing attractions in and around the city under guidance of a very well experienced guide in a comfortable 4x4 safari land-cruiser . There are plenty of remarkable attraction destinations to visit on a guided Kampala city tour excursion but we have narrowed them down to the top 5 must visit destinations for a full and exciting cultural and historic experience in Uganda’s capital.  

Metropole Hotel Kampala- Cheap Kampala hotels with affordable rates

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Metropole Hotel Kampala- Cheap Kampala hotels with affordable rates Metropole Hotel Kampala overlooks the Uganda Golf Course and is located within the premium localities of Kampala, also known as the city of 21 Hills. Metropole Hotel Kampala is the pioneer in using IP Telephony infrastructure in the Hospitality industry in Africa. It is also equipped with high speed Wireless Internet connection in all rooms and public areas. This should be one of your looked at hotels in Kampala especially when you want Cheap Kampala hotels with affordable rates. The hotel also offers a choice of eating places. At lobby level, the 24-hour Olives coffee shop serves breakfast and provides all-day dining options. The Oriental Simply Thai serves both lunch and dinner and offers an authentic fine dining experience with Thai cuisine. The Acacia Grill, with its open live grill and great view of the golf course, is the place for barbecued meats. The bar, too, enjoys a spectacular view of the golf course.

Hot Air Balloon safari in Magical Kenya- Kenya wildlife safaris

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Kenya, a country situated in East Africa, is one of the best Africa safari destinations you shouldn’t miss. Kenya has several innumerable scenic sites, National Parks, mountains for hiking, beautiful beaches, biking trails, food experiences, culture, high quality coffee that you should taste and countless activities like Kenya wildlife safaris, hot air balloon safaris, Kenya birding safaris , hiking safaris , biking safaris and many more. If you are a tourist looking for unique life time experiences, then don’t look any further but take a safari in “Magical Kenya”. Hot Air Balloon safari in the Magical Kenya What is a Hot Air Balloon? A hot air balloon is a lighter air aircraft that consists of a bag called an envelope and this is meant to contain heated air. It has a suspended wicker basket which is used to carry passengers and a source of heat, in most cases an open flame caused by burning liquid propane. Hot air ballooning safaris in Kenya This is the most exciting Kenya

Mount Nyiragongo volcano hike

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Mount Nyiragongo volcano hike Virunga National Park Congo is the popularly visited destination in the country with two popular activities done in the park which are Mountain gorilla trekking and a hike to Mount Nyiragongo summit. Mount Nyiragongo is within the Virunga massif close to the Albertine rift a region that is very rich in diversity within Africa. Mount Nyiragongo is about 3,470m high with two distinct lava benches one about 3,175m (10,417ft) and the other at 2,975m (9,760ft). Mount Nyiragongo is one of Africa’s recently active stratovolcanoes with a lava lake once known as the most voluminous. The most common activity on mount Nyiragongo is hiking especially done alongside Congo gorilla trekking safaris in Virunga National Park. From 1882, Mount Nyiragongo has erupted at least 34 times. In 1977, there was an active volcanic activity when the walls fractured and the lava lake drained in one hour creating the fastest lava flow recorded (40mi/h). This kind of fast flowing

The 32km Kazinga Channel of Queen Elizabeth National Park

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The 32km Kazinga Channel of Queen Elizabeth National Park The 32km Kazinga Channel of Queen Elizabeth National Park is a haven to the numerous wildlife species that survive in Queen Elizabeth National Park . For the aquatic wild animals this 32km long Kazinga Channel is home and to the wild animals that live in the park this is the perfect point to quench thirst. Many tourists on a Uganda wildlife safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park undertake the launch trip/boat cruise on the Kazinga channel because of how up close this activity can get you close to wild species. Queen Elizabeth National Park where the Kazinga Channel is found is situated in the western region of the country spanning districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi and Rukungiri. On a land coverage of about 1,978 square kilometers (764 sq. mi) this is the second popularly visited Uganda safari park hosting about 95 mammal species and popular for the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector. Kazinga Channel is a 32