Top Weekend Trips In Uganda

In Uganda, we consider weekends as period for relaxation after the weekly routine work. The two weekend days include Saturday and Sunday – This is the time when Ugandans and foreigners enjoy them selves to overcome stress and for refreshment. Others start from Friday up to Sunday.

On Saturday, Seventh day Adventists go to their respective churches for worshiping – such Christians can enjoy their weekend praising the Lord through songs and reading bible verses. Then on Sunday, majority of the Christians including cathartics, Protestants, Born again, Orthodox among others go to their churches for praise and worship.
While others go to praise on the weekend, other people plan to spend their time at the beaches, cinema halls, theatres, Gambling clubs, and night clubs among others. On the other hand, some people decide to leave Kampala City (the capita city of Uganda) to other areas like Jinja, Entebbe, Mukono, Masaka and so on.

With African jungle Adventures, we can make your week


end even more enjoyable – our expert tour consultants can draft for you two or three days trips at pocket friendly costs to the following destinations:

Bulago Island – I stumbled across Bulago Island on the recommendation of a friend who had recently taken the entire cast of Mamma Mia (Kampala’s amateur theatre group) there as a post-show-wrap-party. Bulago Island is about 500-acre, found in Lake Victoria with a Villa providing 7 bedrooms, 4 in the villa & 3 in the adjacent guest house. The villa is run by the company One Minute South led by

Alison Portilus.

The Equator – Always dreamed of straddling the line between the northern and southern hemisphere? Well, now you’re in Uganda your dreams can come true! To reach the official equator line from Kampala you can take a mutatu down towards Masaka (about 1 – 1.30 hours outside of Kampala) and asked to be dropped off just before.


Jinja – to the source of River Nile, you can take a boat trip to the origin of the River. Meeting the origin point of the longest River in Africa is memorable. From Kampala to Jinja, it’s approximately 1.5 hours drive via Mabira Forest. We can make stopover for simple birding exercise, study about different tree species, and breath in fresh Air among others.

Lagoon Island Resort – The closest island to Kampala is home to this luxury resort. It’s is probably a better option that Bulago Island if you’re only going with one or two people. You can get there from the Munyonyo – Speke resort marina.

Bwindi National Park Gorillas – This requires at to start on Friday and set off to the misty jungles of Bwindi Impenetable Forest national park, a home to the endangered mountain  gorillas, track gorillas in Saturday and return to Kampala on Sunday. The 3 day gorilla safari Uganda package is among the top selling, with 2 nights in any lodge on edges of the forest because, it is over 8 hours drive from Kampala to the park.

Ngamba Chimp Sanctuary – 45hours boat cruise from Entebbe to the Island situated on Lake Victoria. There, you can see chimps in cages not like in Kibale where you need to struggle looking for them in the tropical forest.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Perhaps not the most romantic way to experience your first rhinos but this is in fact the only place in Uganda where you can catch a sight of the beasts these days. The sanctuary is located just off the Gulu Highway at Nakitoma and is about a 2.5 hour drive up the highway from Kampala.

Ssezibwa falls – it is located en route to Jinja town. Many myth stories and associated to this waterfall but you explore every thing is you pay a weekend tour there.

Mabamba Shoebill Sanctuary – Located near Entebbe in Wakiso district – this is one of the best sites you can view shoebill stocks. While their, you can do boat birding.
Bujjagali falls, beaches, Landing centres like Kasenyi among others.

Uganda: Birders’ Paradise

Uganda is one of the countries blessed with different kind of birds. The country accommodates about half of the total African bird species and it has attracted a lot of safaris in Uganda. Uganda has rich diverse habitats for birds. Most of Uganda birds are found in forested areas, national parks and wetland areas.


In 2012, Uganda was voted the best birding destination by African bird club with Bwindi national park being number one birding sight and Murchison falls national park being number nine. Uganda safaris offer tourists the best opportunity to sight half of the African bird species found in her rich habitats. Ranging from wetlands to savannah areas, different bird species can be spotted.

Most tourists interested in birds travel to Bwindi impenetrable national park that is also famously known for gorilla trekking in Uganda, Murchison falls national park, Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth national park and other habitats to identify the different species of birds. Uganda safari also offers tourists to sight beautiful and colourful birds at Bigodi wetland sanctuary.

The bird species recorded in Uganda includes a total of 1,061 species, of which two are endemic and four are rare species. These birds include the ostriches the largest bird in the world, the rare shoebill stork, flamingos, geese, ducks and swans, secretary bird, doves, parrots, cuckoos, turacos, red bishop marabou stocks, bee-eaters, among others.

Ostriches are the largest flying less bird native to Africa. In spite of them not able to fly, they can run at a very fast speed and in long distance because they have a distinctive appearance. Their long neck and legs help them to run in high speed. Ostriches are found in Kidepo valley national park one of the savannah parks in Uganda. Enjoy bird watching which is one of the major activities offered to tourists on Uganda safaris to the different national parks and have a word to gossip back home.

The rare shoe bill storks are the most humble birds found in Murchison falls national park. Most of the tourists during their safaris to Uganda enjoy the sight of this beautiful bird. Visit Uganda the paradise of birds and have a chance to sight the different bird species of your interest.

How to organize a perfect safari to Serengeti National Park

safari-serengetiThis amazing destination is encompassed with game rich sanctuaries that make for an unparallel safari experience. In other words don’t rush your safari, take it step by step or you will miss out on out.

Serengeti National park is the kingdom of predators, while the colossal groups of the Migration thunder over the plain in various numbers. The park has a lot to offer that the worlds last continuing to be great migration. Be that as it may, this migration is so magnificent it is scarcely unexpected most guests to the Serengeti National Park try to time there itinerary to go with the migration.

It is a great idea to try to get all over the place when on Safari. While it ought to be said that it is not continually practical nor is a good idea to leave your vehicle on some events it motivated. Kayaking on Lake Manyara or nature walk around the Tarangire Wilderness Area are great ways to stretch the legs and see, odor and feel the African wilderness far from the boundaries of the 4×4.

This is the one time it is allowed to drive in the Serengeti National Park in the pre-down. At times, ascend to 1000 meters or more to see the enormity and breathtaking panorama of the Serengeti. From time to time the pilot ought to put more heat into the balloon with the intense whisper burners.

A critical thought for the majority of people is the expense. The Serengeti is not generally reasonable – with park charges alone multiplying in 2014 to US $60 per individual daily. There are some lodges that take care for budget safaris and in case you also travel in low season then lodge costs are lowered considerably.

How long should a safari to Serengeti be? The Serengeti alone is so big months could be spent exploring the park. A main guideline would be to spend 5 days in the main and southern Serengeti or the main and northern Serengeti depending on the season of year is the minimum time to acquire any genuine feel or pleasure for the area.

When the best time to visit Serengeti? The dry season is July to December and is the ideal time for a photographic tour. The short rains are in November and the long rains from March to mid June. Be that as it may, the weather does not always act naturally. A few years we have had more rain in January and February than the whole of the rainy season. It may be perfect to start the downpours are from November to June with a drier period from December to mid March. Keep in mind that low season is both much cheaper and receives fewer visitors.

What season to book a tour to this park depends on precisely what you need and to work carefully with your excursion operator will help you choose. I would aim to avoid late July to the end of September for the sole reason the parks and set number of lodges are just excessively hectic.

If you are an experienced voyager, there is no reason why you should not touch arrive in Arusha and organize your safari with a local travel company. I have worked as a tour operator in Arusha in northern Tanzania and planned itineraries for tourists who have really had up to three travel agents in a chain all including commission onto the rate of the safari.

A tour for one or two people is expensive. One method to reduce this expense is to join with a group. Joining a group tour will be less expensive; this being the only advantage if cost is an issue. To impart a safari vehicle to regularly requiring new people might case problem once the safari starts.

The more concerns you ask the more viable will be your safari. The quality of the answers you get to your worries will also show how interested your tour operator in Tanzania is on the success of your safari verses simply making a profit.

One final comment will be to unwind whilst on safari- remove you view as it simply won’t be required. There is not the very same reality on an Africa safari.

Egypt discusses plans to breathe life in fragile tourism industry

In the conference intended to talk about the different ways to restore the countries collapsing tourism sector, an Egyptian official remarked that an immediate plan should be implemented to enhance the fragile tourism sector in the North African countries.

The authority made the comments at the main Academic Tourist Conference which was held in Hurghada.

“After this plan arrangement, we ought to also actualize both short and long term plans to develop tourism,” said Ahmed Abdullah, governor of Egypt’s Red Sea Governorate.

The governor said that, the government, workers in the tourism industry, academics and specialists, ought to cooperate to find solutions to once again make Egypt a world well known vacationer destination.

The Russian air plane crash over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in October a year ago dealt a blow to Egypt’s now battered tourism industry.

It finally led some nations, including Britain and Russia, to suspend their flights to Egypt’s renowned Red Sea resort, Sharm el-Sheik and to evacuate their nationals there, over security concerns.

Egypt has been taking several measures recently to revive tourism.

Tourism sector, one of the main sources of the nation’s national income and foreign currency reserves, endured a setback since the 2011 uprising that toppled previous long-time leader, Hosni Mubarak.

Uganda Rwanda Safari Tipping Guide

What is a tip?
It is a token given after service delivery. It is a sign of appreciating the service given – Tips are mainly given to waiters, waitresses, and driver – guides, fuel attendant, Lodges or Hotel attendants, consultants, park rangers, Park guides/destination guides, Teachers and  many more. Tipping is done willingly – not a must but in developed states like United States of America, Japan, Chaina and so on, tipping is a culture every after service.


In East Africa, the culture of tipping is just developing by the tourist on holidays for leisure, Wildlife viewing, Gorilla treks, chimp tracks, Mountain climbing among others. To many tourists from developed countries, find it a must to tip but the question are; how to tip? When to tip? Who should tip? And to whom?

How to tip?
As discussed above, tipping is done willingly by the client (s), he or she can decide to tip or not. However if you decide to tip, feel free to give any amount basing on your budget and satisfaction. Tipping creates confidence and friendship between the staff and the client. In East Africa, a client can tip in Uganda shillings, Kenya Shillings, Tanzania Shillings, Rwanda Francs or in major International currencies like US dollars, Euro and Australian Dollars.

When to tip?
According to Mathias Mukasa from Rwanda safari company known as Gorilla Expeditions Limited, tipping is always done after service delivery – it is a sign of appreciating the services rendered to the client (s). The amount of the tip depends on the clients’ satisfaction delivered from the utilization of commodity. Mathias gave an example of tourists on their safaris in Rwanda who tip guides at the end of the trip (At the airport or hotel), and park rangers tipped at the end of gorilla trekking, same as hoteliers given tips on check-out, or after order delivery.

Who should tip?
The clients/ visitors are the ones supposed to tip but it is done willingly – not forced.

Why tip?
Visitors/ clients tip to show their appreciation for the service delivered to them.
They also tip to create or strengthen friendship between the service deliverer and the service.

Whom should be tipped?
The service deliverer is the one supposed to be tipped, they include waiters, waitresses, drivers, guides, consultant among others. On other words, each person should be tipped in his / her place of work depending on the kind of service delivered. For instance, if you went out for a game drive in Akagera National Park with a ranger guide, he deserves a tip depending on the service delivered, that is, if you are satisfied. If you went on gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park in accompany of a armed rangers, park guides and porters, those people deserve a tip, however small it may be. Above all, your driver / Guide also deserves a tip as he contributes a lot to your holiday.

Save Big on Car Hire and Mihingo Lodge in Uganda

There are so many car rental companies in Uganda willing to offer you car hire services at the best prices on the market. Car hire Uganda today is the leading car hire company with the biggest of fleet of car rental vehicles such as 4×4 Prados, Rav 4, Land cruiser hardtop with pop-up roof for excellent game viewing and photographing, Toyota Hilux double cabin, Land Rover Defender, Super customs for families, all comprehensively insured, well maintained and regularly serviced.

Save big on a self drive wildlife safari in Uganda by booking a 4×4 vehicle from Car Hire Uganda Limited,and then book your accommodation through this company. You will enjoy up to 20% discount if you book through car hire company other than booking as an individual. For instance, we have a group / family of 6 pax, booked a super custom for 3 days from Car Hire Uganda Limited and got a huge discount on 2 night accommodation in Mihingo lodge.

Mihingo Lodge – Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda

Mihingo Lodge is strategically situated adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park – Lake Mburo is one of the smallest National parks in Uganda and famous for hosting stocks of Zebras. Mihingo Lodge is the first priority for high end visitors – The six guests’ rooms take the form of luxury tents under thatch and with private bathrooms.


Mihingo Lodge is a peaceful and exclusive retreat adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park – the major lake in the park and from it is the name Lake Mburo National Park. It features ten rooms which are built on wooden platforms with stilts, covered by a thatched roof. Suspended under the thatched roof is a spacious and comfortable tent equipped with en-suite bathrooms with stunning views, including hot and cold running water, showers, and flush loose.

Each luxury tented room at Mihingo Lodge provides a wonderful view of the amazing attractions found in Lake Mburo National Park. Placed in varied settings, some rooms are situated in a forest, some with a lake view, and some on rocky outcrops.

From the dining and pool area, guests can enjoy the view of a westward oriented valley and its stunning evening sunsets over Lake Mburo National Park. Animals gathering in the valley provide guests with fantastic game viewing opportunities or a chance to relax and watch wildlife at water hole below the pool.


Lake Mburo is home to many different animal species, including zebra, eland, and impala, who are not found in most other National Parks in Uganda. Additionally Lake Mburo has big numbers of waterbuck, topi, buffalo, hippo, duiker, bushbuck, and klipspringer and if you are lucky you will see oribi, reedbuck, leopard and crocodiles.

In appreciation of its fragile surroundings, Mihingo Lodge is an environmentally friendly accommodation. The buildings are constructed in such a way as to melt into the rocky outcrops and savannah landscape around them. Electricity, hot water, and water pumps are powered by solar energy and there is a natural water catchment system to take advantage of the rains.

Tourist activities at Mihingo Lodge include: Game drives, Horse back safaris, cultural walk, boat cruise on Lake Mburo, community walk, Biking trips, among others.

The Batwa Trail Experience in Uganda

For quite a long time till of late when the Batwa the pygmy community were displaced from the thick rain forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga in south western Uganda that are famously known for mountain gorilla trekking safaris. The forests where a self contained home to these pygmies, they got fundamentals of life right in the Forest, for example shelter, sustenance by hunting, medicine by use of traditional herbs.

The Batwa People (Pygmies)

The Batwa People (Pygmies)

Who are the Batwa Pygmies?

The Batwa are the group of the hunting people who lived all their lives hunting animals and gathering fruits and honey for nourishment. The Batwa come form the word ‘twa’ which implies dwarf and additionally refers to short forest people who lived in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks bordering Rwanda & Democratic Republic of Congo. By stature, the Batwas are noticeably short something like 4feet in tallness and carried on with a Stone Age life. They hunted small animals using poison bows and arrows. They also lived in small shelter made with leaves between big tree limbs for protection from predators. They use to move place to place within the forest in search for food, water and new homes, that is to say they where nomads in nature. They used hard wood and stones to light fire, cutting and digging.

How the Batwa life changed?

In the end Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Forest were gazetted into National Parks in 1992 deliberately to secure the rare and endangered mountain gorillas yet this was not in the favour of the Batwa people who knew no other home however the Forest, they had to begin a whole new life from what they were using to for eras. Great news is much as they can no more leave in the forest, they have an opportunity to go back this time an income generating visit to the forest throughout the Batwa trail when they get to demonstrate to tourists how they once lived.

What happens during the Batwa Trail?

This activity was a thought of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the seniors dressed backcloth heads you to the forest to the trails they once knew and reveal to you how they lived in the woods, you get to see their small shelters, show how they hunted and lit fire, how they used herbs for medicine, and this adventure ends at the holy Ngarama Cave which was a palace for their King.

This is the thing that you will encounter.

Spooky singing echoes in the Ngarama Cave enjoy traditional exhibitions, a forest stroll with amazing perspectives of the national park, watch how fire is lit without a matchbox or lighter and so much more.

Why your Visit is Important

By tourists taking this activity, you significantly help the welfare of the Batwa people. In the first they feel at euphoria when they come back to the forest their former home this gives them affectionate memories and satisfaction. Also the fee you pay goes back to the community helping to enhance the standard of living by building and maintaining schools, hospital and clinics, water and sanitation projects.

Thirdly all pygmies who partake in the Batwa trail activity whether by guiding or making exhibitions are paid, this method they earn a living and to cater to families. It’s extremely significant that when you arrange a cheap Uganda safari try to include the Batwa trail, your visits means a lot to this community or forest exiles.

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Prolific Bird Life in Uganda – Africa

Bird Life in Uganda

To most people allover the world, Uganda is mostly known for inhabiting half of the world’s last remaining population of the mountain gorillas found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Records have it that, mountain gorillas are in danger of extinction with only 880 individuals left in the whole world. Half of this population is found in the Virunga chain of volcanic mountains shared amongst Uganda (Mgahinga National Park), Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park) and Democratic Republic of Congo (Virunga National park). The other population is found in Bwindi Impenetrable National park in south western Uganda. Gorilla tourism is developing on a very high rate as many people fly from different parts of the world to see this endangered specie of gorillas in Africa. Uganda and Rwanda gorilla trekking permits are on very high demand throughout the year, and those interested in taking a gorilla trip are advised to book early your gorilla permits in advance. Gorilla permits can be booked through Travel Agents or Responsible bodies like Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and Rwanda Development Board (RDB). There is also a possibility of tracking gorillas twice in both countrie since the gorilla parks are not far from each other, that is to say, it takes less than 2 hours to connect from Volcanoes National park in Rwanda to Southern Bwindi National Park in Uganda.


Today, the world should know that Uganda is not only known for mountain gorillas but also for birding adventure in Africa. The country ranks as one of the top birding destinations in the world, offering an unbeatable combination of variety of birds, well developed transport systems, a user-friendly and supportive birding tourism industry.  Birders from around the world come to experience both the great variety of typically African birds, migrants, and endemics – those birds found only in Uganda. These birders enjoy excellent birding, whether they are with an organized commercial birding tour or are touring independently.

Of Over 1000 species that have been recorded in Uganda, about 80% are residents or annual visitors and 50 are near- endemic to Uganda, and can only be seen in the country.  Apart from the resident birds, Uganda hosts a number of African migrants such as cormorants, Goose and lapwings, as well as birds from the Arctic, Europe, Central Asia, China and Antarctica during the year.

The Birding Seasons in Uganda

The northern part tends to be dry over much of the country, but wet in the west along the Albertine rift.  At this time, excellent birding can be had in the Albertine rift areas of the southwest, complemented by outstanding game viewing.  Trips especially those that run out of Kampala, offer the chance to see large numbers of kingfishers, eagles, weavers and vultures.  The wet season brings the first of the breeding migrants from further north in Africa, and also heralds the start of the breeding season for the resident species. As the weavers and bishops emerge, so the cuckoos arrive from warmer parts and the breeding season bursts into action.

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

With the progression of wet season in Uganda into dry, the non-breeding migrants start to arrive from distant climes, mainly from Europe. At this time of the year birding reaches its peak, with widespread breeding activity and most of the migrant species around. The summer highs continue into the New Year, until migrants start to leave during April.

Key Birding Areas

The endemics, those birds found only in Uganda, are obviously one of the major attractions for birders visiting the country. Many of these endemic species are found in the grasslands, mountains, wetlands and southwestern regions.  The following areas offer exceptional birding experiences, but really great birding can be had in many other parts of the country at any time of the year.

Mabamba Swamp: The central wetlands are a key area for birders, holding a number of special wetland species, and one of the most visited destinations in Uganda. It is located on the edge of Lake Victoria, northwest of Entebbe peninsula. Mabamba swamp is visited by most of the birding tours that come to Uganda and as a result it has well-developed facilities, including resident guides. The special birds of this area are the shoebill, the blue swallow, papyrus Gonolek, Carruthers’s Cisticola, White-winged Scrub-warbler, Northern Brown-throated Weaver and Papyrus Canary.

Mabamba Swamp Birding

Mabamba Swamp Birding

Lake Bisina: it is a freshwater lake in eastern Uganda well known for its notable birds including Shoebill, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Papyrus Canary, Fox’s Weaver and Red-chested Sunbird among others.
Lutembe Bay—located on the edge of Lake Victoria, the bay is notable for its population of white-winged tern as well as other distinguished birds including Carruthers’s Cisticola, Grey-headed Gull, Sterna nilotica, Papyrus Gonolek, White-winged Scrub-warbler, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Sharpe’s Pied-babbler, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Red-chested Sunbird and Papyrus Canary.
Musambwa Island—sited about 10 kilometers offshore from Kasensero Landing site in Sango Bay region, the island is the breeding ground for the grey headed gulls as well as other  species of birds Including the Long Tailed Cormorant, Greater Cormorant and the Little Egret.


Birding at Bisinia lake

Birding Facilities

Many of game reserves and national parks throughout Uganda provide excellent opportunities for birders of all descriptions. These facilities include trails, hides, information sheets and checklists and trained bird guides.  Local guides and birding experts can be hired in many places. Some companies offer specialist birding tours, lasting from a few hours to a couple of weeks.

Birding Specialists in Uganda

Once you choose to take a birding safari in Uganda, you are advised to book your trip with one of the credible birding companies such as Birding journeys Uganda, African Jungle Adventures, Abacus Africa Vacations, Birding in Uganda, Africa Adventures Safaris, Active African Vacations, Prime Uganda Safaris and Bird Uganda among others. The fact that Uganda is endowed with a big variety of wildlife, your birding safari will be spiced with other game viewing including the Big 5 animals such as Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Leopards and Rhinos in Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, not forgetting gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest or Mgahinga National Park in south western Uganda.

Short Tours in Uganda – Weekend Gataways

1 Day Royal Heritage Trail Tour


Your drive driver/ guide will pick you from your hotel from where you will start the drive to Bulange, then to Twekobe before driving on to the Kabaka’s Lake.

Drive on to Kasubi Tombs which is a huge dome like structure that houses the remains of four former Buganda Kings: Mutesa I, Muwanga II, Daudi Chwa II and Edward Mutesa II.

Lunch break at Ekitobero Restaurant where you will be treated to an African Buffet

Visit Namasoles place in Kanyanya before transferring to the National Museum where you will be able to see a unique collection of ethnological exhibits as well as a great collection of traditional musical instruments.

Head back to town. End of Excursion

The above Includes:

All Entry fees

Ground transportation

Services of a professional English Speaking driver / guide and his allowances

Fuel (Gas)

The above excludes:

Local & International Flights

Airport transfers



Accommodation in Kampala (day prior & on completion of the excursion)


Plus any other items of personal nature

Please note: This excursion starts and ends in Kampala. Also note that pick up from any other place can always be arranged on request.


Kabaka's Lake in Kampala

Kabaka’s Lake in Kampala




Your driver/ guide will pick you from your hotel from where you will start the drive to

Kigungu which also happens to be the first landing spot for the church missionary fathers to Uganda

Proceed to Entebbe International Airport, then to the lake side Botanical Gardens.

Lunch break at Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel where you will have a continental or traditional Uganda style buffet

Transfer to Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC). UWEC originally started as an animal orphanage in the 1920s has gradually grown to be a show place of various flora and fauna. Flora and fauna to look out for include the lion, buffalo, rhinos, primates like colobus monkeys, baboons, chimps and many bird species.

Later head back to Kampala. End of Excursion

The above Includes:

All Entry Fees

Private Transportation as per the itinerary.

Services of a professional English Speaking driver / guide and his allowances

Fuel (Gas)

The above excludes:

Local & International Flights

Airport transfers



Accommodation in Kampala (day prior & on completion of the excursion)


Plus any other items of personal nature

Please note: This excursion starts and ends in Kampala. Also note that pick up from any other place can always be arranged on request.



1 Day White Water Rafting,Bungee Jumping, Kayaking, horse riding and Quad biking

This one day water rafting trip is ideal for those with a day to spare when visiting Kampala – Uganda

Early in the morning meet & greet with your driver /guide – Sheraton Hotel parking yard at 7:30 am from where you will be transferred to Jinja. You will then be given a briefing on your safety which will be followed by a practical training prior to the start of the raft. You will raft for close to 31kms.

Other activities in Jinja include Bungee Jumping, Kayaking, horse riding and Quad biking among others.

You will be dropped off at Sheraton parking yard in Kampala.

The above Includes:

1 meal (Lunch)

Rafting Fees

Transport in a Coaster bus (To & fro Kampala)

An English Speaking driver / Guide

Fuel (Gas)

The above excludes:

Local & International Flights

Airport transfers



Accommodation in Kampala (day prior & on completion of the excursion)


Plus any other items of personal nature

Please note: This excursion starts and ends in Kampala. Also note that pick up from any other place can always be arranged on request.

Must to Activities on Uganda & Rwanda Tour

What to do in Uganda?

While on safaris to Africa continent, there are activities that you want to do to enrich your experiences. Well the excellent news is that Uganda has a lot to offer to tourists and this gives reasons why one should not skip Uganda while on a safari in Africa.

White water rafting is one of the exciting adventures activities done on the River Nile. Enjoy this adventure activity and become wild while exploring beautiful longest river in the world. This is an experience you will love to take with you back home.

African Elephant

African Elephant

Uganda offers diverse choices to her visitors simply because the country is blessed with diversity in attractions. Trekking down to Bwindi National Park offers surprising experience as you encounter with the Batwa community and also engaging in gorilla tracking, one of the best adventurous activities to do while on a Uganda safari. The safari offers you a Challenging but overcoming journey as you move through the Hills and Valleys to Track down this Endangered Mountain gorillas. Enjoy encountering with your one of the surviving relatives which carries a good percentage of human DNA.

Not only will you trek down the Mountain gorillas but also the Chimpanzees in different parks in Uganda. Chimpanzees also known as chimps are the closest living evolutionary families to Human beings. They shared a common ancestor with human beings about four millions years ago. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park gives you the opportunity to meet the living relatives of human being who have not yet changed and where historical nature of man is stored.

Uganda, a must visit destination sounds right. The wonders of Uganda are beyond measures. The only mountain with snow cape in the hot and dark continent is Rwenzori Mountains, also Known as Mountain of the Moon has one of the challenging and exciting adventures that enrich tourists experience while on their tours in Uganda. Climbing this mountain to the top is the most beautiful memory you will want to take home and gossip about. During mountain climbing different species of birds can also be spotted thus enriching your experience.

Safari to the savannah side of the country presents you the Africa wild games. A game drive is the only way to explore in these beautiful national Parks while on your holiay in Uganda. Among the African wild games include the Big Five. Game drive done in Kidepo national park, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo Murchison Falls National Park a gives you the chances of seeing different animal species like the African Lion, Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Ostriches in Kidepo, Leopard and several antelope species such as Zebras, Oribis, Statungas and Water backs among others. In Uganda, we also have tree climbing lions found in  the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park.

Uganda is also endowed with unique cultures, friendly and welcoming people. Your holiday in Uganda can be spiced by community tours where you can visit local people in their homes, gardens or markets, interact with them and know more about their lifestyle. There is a chance to participate in local community work such as harvesting, milking cows, digging and fetching water from wells among others. It is such an exciting experience in Uganda.

What to do in Rwanda?

Rwanda is a small land locked country, located in East Africa, bordered by Tanzania in the East, Burundi in the South, Uganda in the north and Democratic Republic of Congo in the West. The country mainly has 3 national park and offering different tourism activities.

Volcanoes National Park: Is a home to one of the last remaining population of wild mountain gorillas in the world, with about 10 gorilla groups habituated for tourism purposes. Apart from gorilla trekking, other tour activities here include golden monkey tracking, visiting the tombs of the late Dian Fossey, Musanze caves exploration, nature walk the beautiful Twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, community tours, Mountain hiking and visiting gorilla doctors. Currently there are 2 volcanic mountains open for hiking, that is, Mt. Kasirisimbi requires 2 days and 1 night camping up there, then Mt. Bishoke takes less than 7 hours to go and come back. Tourism in the area is growing at a faster rate, majority of the visitors to Rwanda visit Volcanoes National Park mainly for gorilla tracking, and this provides employment to the local community, for example, many Rwanda gorilla trekking lodges around the park and Musanze town employ local people as waiters, waitresses, Chefs, Guards, Receptionists and House keepers among others. The lodges / hotels around the park buy local produce (Greens, Food staff, etc) that are served to tourists. Therefore, this is direct provision of market to local produce.


Silver-back Gorilla in Volcanoes National Park

Nyungwe National Park: Is the largest Mountainous forest in East and Central Africa, and a home to about 13 primate species that include Chimpanzees, Golden monkeys, Black and white colobus monkeys, Vervets, Red-tailed monkeys, Mangabeys, L’Hoes’ts, Blue monkeys, etc. There are 2 groups of Chimpanzees habituated for tourism purposes. Here we also have huge troupes of black and white colobus monkeys also habituated for tourism. Other tour activities here apart from chimpanzee tracking include Canopy walk adventure, Colobus monkey trekking, forest walks, tea harvesting, bird watching, etc. Nyungwe National Park is located in the southwestern part of the country, about 5-6hours drive from Kigali.

Akagera National Park: Located in Eastern Rwanda near Tanzania boarder. Its famous for game viewing and boat ride on lake Ihema. While on the game driver, you may see animals like Giraffes, Zebras, Buffalo, Hippos and Elephants among others. Bird life is prolific with over 300 species.

Historical and genocide Memorials: Rwanda has many historical sites as well as genocide memorial museums such as Gisozi  museum in Kigali, Nyamata and Ntarama Churches, Bisesero genocide museum, Murambi technical school that was also reserved into a genocide museum where many people including students were massacred.

When you happen to visit Rwanda, never miss out a visit to any of the genocide museums above because, you have an opportunity to know experience what happened before, during and after the genocide in 1994 in Rwanda. Information is provided at each memorial to visitors.