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Five-star hotels you can try out for your comfortable stay during a Uganda safari - Uganda safari News

Are you looking for Luxury hotels in Uganda Kampala? Don’t get stuck on your safari Uganda , here is a guide for you!! What are luxury hotels? Luxury hotels or up-market hotels are commonly known as 5-star hotels in Uganda. Accommodation in Uganda at these hotels offers world class facilities and services with a wide range of rooms and suites, all of which are uniquely crafted in a blend of both traditional and international architectural designs. The room types found in the hotels include, deluxe rooms, executive rooms, executive suites, business Suites club rooms, diplomatic rooms, Junior Suites, Presidential Suites, garden rooms that are located on the ground floor offering a small outside sitting area facing the gardens or courtyards, superior rooms and royal Suites. Some of the Five-star hotels you can try out for your comfortable stay during a Uganda safari ; Luxury hotels have various amenities for those who chose their services like 24-hour room service, direct-dial pho

Facts about Moutain Rwenzori National Park - Uganda safari News

Make an adventurous Uganda mountaineering safari to Mountain Rwenzori situated in south western Uganda in Kasese district, along the Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo boarder. Mountain Rwenzori is a stiff rugged Mountain range that resulted from uplifting caused by tectonic movements. These tectonic movements were also responsible for the formation of the rift valley. The unique thing about Mountain Rwenzori is that it is the only mountain in East Africa that was not formed as a result of volcanicity. Mountain Rwenzori, is also known as “Mountain of the Moon”. It got this designation “Mountain of the Moon” from an astronomer, mathematician and geographer; Ptolemy. This name is because the mountain is snow capped throught the year. Mountain Rwenzori is made up by 6 major peaks, with its uppermost peak known as Margherita. Margherita peak is approximately 5,109 meters above sea level and it is the 3 rd highest peak in Africa after Mountain Kilimanjaro (5,895meters) in

Uganda's short gorilla safari tour in Mgahinga National Park - Uganda safari News

This private memorable Uganda safari tour takes you to the mighty gorilla; Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari adventure. This 2 Days Uganda gorilla safari tour starts from Kigali Rwanda the easiest route to this park and crosses to Kisoro in Uganda to enable you have your memorable mountain gorilla trekking safari in Mgahinga National Park. With an area of about 33.7, the park is situated in the far southwestern Uganda 144km from Kigali Rwanda driving for about 3 hours and 495km from Kampala; Uganda's capital city driving for about 9 hours. Starting your safari tour from Kigali enables you track gorillas in the shortest time possible. You will be required to spend the night in Kisoro so you can make it at the park headquarters on time. Gorilla trekking starts as early as 8am. Upon arrival in Kigali, you will undertake a city tour in Kigali but this will depend on your time of arrival. Transfer to Kisoro to your hotel according to your c

The Lake Mburo National Park historical tales - Uganda safari News

Most of Uganda's safari destinations, towns or locations were named after something; a person, animals that once lived there, or something about its history! A good example is Uganda's capital; Kampala, it was named after the Impalas that used to live on its hills thus Lake Mburo National Park Uganda has a story behind its name. The present-day Lake Mburo National Park after the history of two loving brothers who once lived there. Years ago there lived two loving brothers; Mburo and Kigarama. Mburo and Kigarama lived together on this land for a long time. Their life depended much on cattle which they always grazed in the nearby rolling hills. One-night, Kigarama had a dream about heavy rainfall that caused severe floods in the area where they lived and destroyed all their property. The next day, he decided to tell his brother about the dream he had the previous night and advised him to leave the place before this dream came true. Ignorantly, Mburo ignored his brother’s

Selous Game Reserve; World’s Largest Game Reserve -Tanzania Safari News

Selous Game Reserve; World’s Largest Game Reserve -Tanzania Safari News Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest fauna reserves of the world, covering a total area of 54,600 km 2 (21,081 square miles) sitting south of Tanzania. Selous stands as the largest game reserve in Africa situated in southern Tanzania safari circuit and the second largest conservation area in the world after Northeast Greenland National Park. The Serengeti National Park is known to be one of the best wonder destinations but still not bigger than Selous Game Reserve. The game reserve derives its name from the Englishman Sir Fredrick Selous, a famous big game hunter and early conservationist, who died in 1917 at Beho Beho area of this territory. In 1982, Selous Game Reserve was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the diversity of its wildlife and undisturbed nature so magnificent for a Tanzania wildlife safaris sighting. Safari Attractions in Selous Game Reserve Wildlife in Selous Game Reser

Rhino trekking experience in Uganda-Uganda Safari News

Rhino trekking experience in Uganda-Uganda Safari News Uganda is a popular big five destination. The big five animals are the Buffaloes, Rhinos, Elephants, Lions and Leopards and the most sought-after wild animals on African safaris. Named the big five because of the difficulty faced by hunters to get the animals. In Uganda the big five wild animals can be seen on a single trip but not on a single destination, you have to go Rhino trekking and take a game drive to see all of the animals. In even our popular 2 days Uganda Safari to Murchison Falls National Park , you get the chance to see the big five. Buffaloes, Lions Elephants and Leopards are seen in Murchison Falls National Park and Rhinos at their only home at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Ziwa Rhino sanctuary was established in 2005 by a collaborative effort of the Uganda Wildlife Authority, Rhino Fund Uganda (a private non-profit organization) and Ziwa Ranchers Ltd (a private land management company) to re-introduce the southern whi

Safari Attractions and Activities just within Entebbe and Lake Victoria -Uganda Safari News

Safari Attractions and Activities just within Entebbe and Lake Victoria -Uganda Safari News Planning to tour Uganda is one of the activities that reward travelers beyond their expectations. Many tourists get to know of the country because of the elusive Mountain Gorillas south west of the country, the big five wild animals and numerous bird species. But then many wonder whether it could be possible to have a short tour or excursion when they are in the country for either business or other duties but don’t want to leave without seeing some beautiful species an the answer is that its very possible. Entebbe is the first district you set foot in to in Uganda since its where the international airport is situated and therefore an area that can offer the best experience. It could not be just like the extended safari to Uganda ’s National parks but then it gives great rewarding memories. Here I highlight for you what safari attractions and activities just within Entebbe and Lake Victoria yo

Why are there no Mountain Gorillas in captivity? -Uganda Safari News

Why are there no Mountain Gorillas in captivity? -Uganda Safari News Mountain Gorillas have before gone through numerous attempts to be captivated but still there no Mountain Gorillas in captivity. During 1960’s and the 70’s numerous attempts were made to captivate Mountain Gorillas with many adults being killed to obtain babies but none of them survived. The last known Mountain Gorilla that survived in captivity was known as Kaboko who survived in Senkwekwe Center mountain gorilla sanctuary at the Virunga National park headquarters in the Eastern DRC the popular Congo gorilla trekking tour destination. He passed on at approximately 5:30 a.m. on July 25 after fighting raged between the Congolese army and the M23 rebels less than a mile from the center. Up to date, there no Mountain Gorillas in captivity and here is why; The reason why Mountain Gorillas failed to survive in captivity is unclear but most probably the main reason is because of the gorilla diet. The dietary needs o

5 Restaurants in Kampala where you can eat like a local -Uganda Safari News

5 Restaurants in Kampala where you can eat like a local -Uganda Safari News The best way of understanding a destination is by interacting with the people and their traditions and by this you cannot neglect the local food. With about 56 tribes with different staple foods, Uganda’s local cuisine is one that is rich and should be tasted. There many hotels in Kampala and for many Uganda safari tourists the top-notch hotels are the top picks. This is so because on travel the high-end facilities are better known and therefore a good reference however, if you really want to understand how the local cuisine is prepared served and presented in Uganda then a local restaurant would be a good try. Luxury and Mid-range accommodations always offer dishes made with a rich touch of the western culture and less of the real Ugandan taste. Having a meal in Kampala just to understand of the fresh foods in Uganda can be done in these top 5 restaurants in Kampala where you can eat as a local with local


UGANDA IS SAFE AND ALL NATIONAL PARKS ARE OPEN FOR VISITATION -UGANDA SAFARI NEWS Background of Kidnap incident in Uganda Uganda was put on the spotlight when an isolated event occurred on the evening of Tuesday 2 nd April 2019 where 1 American citizen; Kimberly Sue Endicott and her Uganda tours driver guide Jean Paul Mirenge were kidnapped during an evening game drive along the Edward track in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park . Uganda is safe and we continue to emphasize that this was an isolated incident. Interventions that followed the incident We are glad to inform you that the American Citizen Kimberly Sue Endicott and her driver guide Jean Paul Mirenge were rescued and are safe. Following the alert of security forces, a task force led by the Uganda Police Force was put in place to kick off a search and rescue operation of the tourist and her driver. On Sunday, April 7, 2019, the two were successfully rescued and brought to safety by Uganda security ag

Nairobi National Park-Kenya safari news

Nairobi National Park-Kenya safari news The world’s only capital beautified by a wildlife back drop Just a short drive to the southern limit of Kenya’s capital city-Nairobi is the Nairobi National Park. Nairobi National Park is located approximately 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) south of the city center giving Kenya safari tourists the chance to indulge in a pure African safari at the footsteps of the nation’s capital. Its separated from the city by an electric fence in its eastern, northern and western boundaries that keeps the park's wildlife from the city. The southern boundary is covered by the Mbagathi River. The electric fence that separates the park from the city runs along a highway leaving Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, a fact that makes Kenyans proud as the only natural safari park that has a city scape background seen from almost any part of the park, hosted in their country. Established in 1946, Nairobi National Park was Kenya's first designated wildlife park. T

Uganda safaris are safe to undertake-Uganda Safari news

Uganda safaris are safe to undertake despite the kidnap incident that happened recently  It’s true that the unfortunate incident occurred on Tuesday 2 nd April 2019 where 1 American tourist (Kimberly Sue) and the local Uganda tour driver guide were Kidnapped while other two tourists were left in the vehicle at the Uganda-Congo border. The incident happened near Katoke Gate of Queen Elizabeth National Park between 5pm and 7pm during a late evening game drive. Since then many tourists are scared to undertake Uganda safaris and starting to think twice about their planned safari to Uganda . Why tourists should not be scared to Undertake Uganda safaris However, Kindly note that this happened in almost an abandoned zone in the far south of Queen Elizabeth National Park (Edward flats) very close to the Congo boarder which is still prone to occasional armed groups. The driver and the tourists in quest for wildlife experience had drove to a distant place where the incident occurred.

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary-Uganda safari news

The worlds only chimpanzee Island Sanctuary - Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Literally the Lucky Chimps Haven Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary was established in 1998 to cater for orphaned chimpanzees that were luckily rescued from all over Uganda. Surrounded by the serene waters of Lake Victoria-the world’s largest tropical fresh water lake, In Uganda, Ngamba island is the largest known chimpanzee sanctuary always better explained by tourists on Uganda Safaris or Uganda tours . The island is 23km southeast of Entebbe in Lake Victoria 50 minutes by a speed boat off the mainland. The island is part of the archipelago of Koome islands on Lake Victoria in Mukono district and sits on 100acres of rain forest, 98 acres forested and separated from the tourist areas for chimps to roam through during the day. The island is an Eco-friendly project with compost toilets, rainwater collection, proper waste management practices and solar energy for electricity. What to see and do at Ngam

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park-Uganda safari news

The rare Mountain Gorillas popular natural habitat Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Bwindi Forest National Park is a one popular Uganda gorilla trekking safari destination being a natural habitat to the rare Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a top pick for Uganda safaris or Uganda tours by tourists on either long or short tours in Uganda. Here is what to know about the park; Background of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park The word “Bwindi” originates from a local phrase “Mubwindi bwa Nyinamuraki” with a connotation of darkness therefore referred to as the dark place of Nyinamuraki. This literally referred to Mubwindi swamp in the south east of the now park that was impassable by a family from the Kisoro area who ended up sacrificing their daughter Nyinamuraki to the swamp in order to cross. Bwindi Forest National Park was gazetted in 1991 and declared a UNESCO national world heritage site in 1994. For its varied ecological importance. Later on, the pa

Serengeti National Park-Tanzania safari news

The marvels of Serengeti National Park Tanzania One of the world’s seven wonders of the world are hosted by Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park-the wildebeest migration. Serengeti National Park is one the most popular Tanzania safari destinations, it’s the country’s oldest safari park. Serengeti National Park is largely known for its unbelievable scenery and magnificent wildlife with annual migration of millions of wildebeest, about 200,000 zebras and 300,000 Thomson’s Gazelle crossing from Serengeti to Masaai Mara past crocodile infested waters. Serengeti National Park sits northwest of Tanzania bordered by Kenya’s Masaai Mara National Reserve to the North, Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the southeast and Maswa Game Reserve Tanzania in the southwest. To the west is Ikorongo and Grumeti Game Reserves and to the northeast and east lies the Loliondo Game Control Area these all form the larger Serengeti ecosystem, a place like no other for an African safari. Serengeti is part of the

Uganda's first historical gorilla tracking region in Uganda; Buhoma - Uganda safari News

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is situated in South western Uganda in Kanungu district. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is characterized by a biodiverse forested mountainous area. Bwindi is home to many of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas making it the world’s biggest destination that offers Uganda gorilla safaris . Due to the fact that it is a huge forest, has been divided into four gorilla regions of Ruhija, Buhoma, Rushaga and Nkuringo. The Buhoma trekking Region The Buhoma region is the most popular Uganda gorilla trekking safari region as it was the first place in Uganda where gorilla trekking started. The first group of tourists to trek gorillas in Uganda was in the Buhoma region of Bwindi National Park in 1993. This makes gorillas in Buhoma region the oldest habituated gorilla family in the whole of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and this family is called Mubare group. The Mubare family of Buhoma currently has 9 members, a factor highly attributed to

The Pearl of Africa's beauty unquestioned but rather appreciated - Uganda safari News

Home to over 127 districts, Uganda is a one stop Africa safari destination that has something for everyone. From the legendary snow capped Rwenzori Mountains through its virgin rolling hills of the eland to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park , from Lake Victoria down the mighty Nile River the country Uganda has enormous natural and cultural wealth. Because it has something for everyone, Uganda has several Uganda safari activities for tourists to enjoy on their safaris in Uganda including; Uganda gorilla safaris , Uganda chimpanzee trekking safaris , Uganda adventure safaris , Uganda adrenaline adventure safaris , Kampala city tours , Jinja city tours and many more. It is in Uganda where over 50% of the world’s endangered Mountain Gorillas are still preserved; it is the same place where the world’s longest mighty Nile river starts its long journey to the Mediterranean Sea; and it is also the same place where you will find the world’s second largest fresh water la

British squash player Mr. Tom Ford overwhelmed with Uganda’s natural beauty- Uganda safari News

Dubbed the “Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda is proudly nestled with beauty that has attracted a number of tourists for Uganda safaris on their Africa safari tour to enjoy Uganda wildlife safaris , Uganda gorilla safaris , Uganda chimpanzee safaris , Uganda adrenaline adventure safaris, short Uganda wildlife safaris, Kampala city tours , Jinja city tours , Uganda cultural safaris , and many more depending on their interests. When the British professional squash player Mr. Tom Ford visited Uganda, a Uganda safari trip was tailored for him by the Uganda Tourism Board and he too has praised Uganda’s natural beauty saying it is exceptional. Mr. Ford who has been in the country for a week for a Squash Tournament in Tororo decided to embark on an adventure where he said that he saw his dreams come true when he visited various tourism sites. He was in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park , Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Sipi Falls in Kapchorwa. The 25-year