Buganda Kingdom Launches a New Tourism Board to Develop Tourism Industry

Buganda Heritage and Tourism Board was launched by the Katikkiro (Prime Minister) of Buganda Kingdom, Owekitiwa Charles Peter Mayiga. The board will be in charge of preserving, protecting and developing the heritage of Buganda’s culture. Buganda Kingdom has been considered as the one of the world’s richest cultural sites with various wonders including heritage sites, eco-tourism, Galleries, craft shops, bookshops, bookshops, entertainment centers and unique lifestyle.

The Buganda government has been given three roles towards the Buganda Heritage and Tourism Board. These incorporate; putting a policy on the management of all tombs within the Buganda area. This will include affirming people who take care against these tombs. Led by Dr. Gladys Nalubowa is all the cultural destinations in Buganda Kingdom incomes collected from voyagers will go to Buganda government and towards developing the Kingdom.

The board however has been tasked to create management policies on running the royal tombs of Buganda. Most attention however has been put on the Kasubi and Wamala Royal tombs because of their significance as the home of the ancestral fathers.

Buganda Heritage and Tourism Board needs to administer and develop tourism in Buganda whereby they need to find all the historical sites of Buganda protected and preserved for future. The need to establish and actualize policies of staffing and change the Buganda museum and other cultural sites apart from the royal palaces has been seen in this Buganda heritage.

Remarkably, the Prime Minister highlighted much on protecting, preserving and conserving the heritage destinations. Nevertheless, he showed concern over the increased deforestation methods that this will cause desert climate conditions in Uganda. The Katikiro however advised general public that in order to protect and preserve our cultural sites we have to protect the wildlife in the country.

He again reminded the public about Kabaka’s discourse of taking at least two trees at the introduction functions and it will help to protect our environment in future.

Some of the Unique Intangible cultural in Buganda Kingdom includes, the King and Royal lineage, a different language, music, dance and amazing dress code. These can easily be experience by taking a cultural Uganda tour at any time of the year.

Despite of amazing and unique culture in Uganda, there are also other interesting tourist attractions in the country like; the rare and endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Chimpanzee in Kibale Forest National Park and other attractions in the 10 national parks and 13 wildlife reserves.

Uganda safari Overview – Kibale Forest

I and my wife have just returned from an 8 day Uganda gorilla safari, wildlife and primate adventure that started with Kibale national park where we had a memorable chimpanzee habituation experience, later we continued to Queen Elizabeth national park for wildlife viewing, more chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge and fantastic boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, then Bwindi national park for mountain gorilla tracking, Lake bunyonyi and a day at Ngamba island. I will talk about different tourism activities in different National parks to start with kibale forest;

Tourist Activities in Kibale National Park In Uganda

kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied of tropical forest in Uganda. This is home to forest wildlife, most famously 13 species of Primate including Chimpanzees.

kibale-forest-walkActivities in the Park include:

Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National park

Trekking chimpanzees is the major activity in Kibale National park as it is guaranteed. On daily basis, it is done in the morning and in the afternoon-Two sessions. The park is commonly known for being the home to 70 species of mammals plus 13 species of primates.

Chimpanzee habituation in kibale forest National park

Some chimp groups are reserved for habituation which takes a full day watching and studying about them. Tourists enter the forest very early before the chimps wake up and leave when left to sleep. The habituations give visitors enough time to cover films and take photos of the chimpanzees with no rash.

Birding in Kibale National Park

Over 375 species of birds are found in Kibale forest and among them include, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Hairy-breasted Barbet, White-spotted Flufftail, Yellow-billed Barbet, Western Nicator, Grey-winged Robin-chat, Brown-backed Scrub-robin, Shrike-flycatcher, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Bocage’s Bush-shrike, Brown-throated Wattle-eye, Superb Sunbird, White-breasted Negrofinch and Black-crowned Waxbill and so on. Bigodi swamp supports more than 200 species of birds and this is a birds’ sanctuary.

Cultural tours in Kibale community

The daily life of the local community, the Batooro can be discovered during the village walks. You will learn about the role of women in the village and traditional ceremonies.

Forest hike in Kibale forest

Forest hikes are seasonal – 12 kms hike is restricted to the dry seasons (Mid-November to February and June to September). It highlights the diverse habitats of the park including tropical rainforest, riverine forest, swamp and grassland. Visitors will have the chance to see a variety of birds and monkeys and sometimes duikers and bush pigs. The walk begins at 8:00 am and ends at the elephant wallow around 2:00 pm.

Children’s Educational walks

It takes 1-2 hours followed by creative activities. This especially caters for children under 12 years of age that are not allowed to view the chimps. This enables visitors to enjoy their chimpanzee experience or nature walk or forest hike whilst their children are supervised, educated ad entertained by experienced professional ranger guides.

Visit Sebitoli Forest Centre. There is a new tourist site within the park called Sebitoli Forest Centre. It offers bird and primate viewing and a forest walks to the water falls.

Guided Night Walks with spotlights, which run from 19.30 to 21.00. These walks offer a good chance of sighting nocturnal primates such as the bush baby and the potto.

DAY TRIPS & ACTIVITIES in the area of CHIMPS’ NEST

Visit the local people and spend an afternoon with them

Visit one of the crater lakes

Visit the Tea Estates and learn about growing them and the people who are harvesting them

Visit the Sempaya Hot Springs in Semuliki National Park

Visit Semliki Wildlife Reserve

Make a day trip to the Rwenzori Mountains

For more information about Kibale National park in particular and Uganda tourism in general, contact Gorilla Expeditions Ltd, specialists in cheap camping Uganda safaris and tours, visit www.cheapgorillasafaris.com

Akagera National Park in Rwanda

Akagera National Park is one the most popular destinations for Rwanda safaris in Africa. The park could scarcely be more different in mood to the breezy cultivated hills that characterize much of Rwanda. Dominated scenically by the labyrinth of swamps and lakes that follow the meandering course of the Akagera River, the most remote source of the Nile, this is an archetypal African savannah landscape of tangled acacia woodland interspersed with open grassland.

Akagera is, above all, big game country! Herds of elephant and buffalo emerge from the woodland to drink at the lakes, while lucky visitors might stumble across a spotted hyena or even a stray lion.

Giraffe and zebra amble through the savannah, and more than a dozen types of antelope inhabit the park, most commonly the handsome chestnut-coated impala, but also the diminutive oribi and secretive bushbuck, as well as the ungainly tsessebe and the world’s largest antelope, the statuesque cape eland.

The most common tourist activities in the park include:

Birding trips in Akagera National park

The park hosts over 525 bird species- this is one of the birding sanctuary. Akagera is indisputably the best place in Rwanda to find savannah birds and raptors. It is also well stocked with water loving birds living amongst the swamps.

Game drives in Akagera National Park

These include nights and day game viewing safaris. Night game drives gives opportunities to spot nocturnal like leopards and so on. Day time game drives enables visitors view animals like Elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, waterbucks, common or cape eland, roan antelope, hippopotamuses , sitatunga, burchell’s zebras, orive common baboons, giraffes, crocodiles, little bee eaters, open billed stock, marabou stock   black headed gonolek, robin charts among others.

Fishing on lake ihema and lake Shakani is yet another amazing experience when visit Akagera National park.

Boat tours on Lake Ihema

It is a must experience if you visit Akagera National park. Boat trips are operated by Akagera Safari Lodge and Rwanda Tourism office. While on the boat, expect to see water loving birds and animals like hippos, crocodiles among others.

Tipping Tour guide in Uganda and Rwanda

Visiting Rwanda with out putting a step in Uganda is mus-fortunate and the reverse is true. Many tourists prefer visiting the two countries to make their safaris more memorable. It is noted that, some of the frequently ask questions about the safari is how to tip? When to tip? Whom and why to tip?

For many people travelling overseas, tipping can be somewhat confusing. Here is the tipping guide that will alleviate the confusion every time you reach for your wallet. However, tipping is not a must but depends on the will and satisfaction of the client to the service provided to him or her. Tipping also depends on the budget of the client but the mount to tip is not fixed-clients with big wallet are free to pay more than those with small wallet. Clients with fixed budget can as well give sincere thanks to the service providers.

When to tip?

Tipping is always done after the service and excellent service providers are expected to earn more. In others wards, the client can tip when checking out of the Hotel/Lodge, at the airport after drop off, in the park after tourist activities like Chimpanzee, Gorilla trekking, boat cruises, community visits among others.

Whom to tip?

While on Rwanda and Uganda gorilla safari and wildlife tour, safari guides, drivers, rangers, Waiters and Waitresses, Barmen and bar women, Hotel and trekker porters, Airport porters, Petrol (Gas) Attendants, Card guards, Massage/ Beauty Therapist and so on are expected to be rewarded a tip.

Safari guides/ drivers play a role of driving the visitors from one place to another and are in position to answer all the questions asked. More so, the guides ensure that visitors stay in the greed upon accommodation and do each activity in time.

The ranger guide play a leading role in the park or game reserve by briefing visitors before starting any activity, answer any question asked by the visitors, escort visitors to dangerous places like forest where animals like lions, leopards, hyenas among others are expected to be.

The ranger guards, in most case are armed to ensure that visitors are safe even in dangerous places harboring man eaters. In case of danger, the ranger guard can shoot the dangerous animals or rebels to safe guard the tourists.

Porters are lugged carriers, the help visitor lifting heavy lugged from one place to another.

Car guides ensure that all vehicles are secure.

Massage or Beauty Therapist do massage to the tired visitors after a full day movements. They also beautify visitors.

How to tip?

Tour Guides and drivers

In Uganda and Rwanda it is a common practice of tipping the tour guide/ driver at the end of your tour. If you are doing a group tour, then we recommend tipping anything from $ 20 to 100 per person. It goes without saying that you may tip more if you are very happy with the service.

With a private tour i.e. only one couple or a family, then we recommend you tip the driver (who will usually also be your guide) anything from $100 and up. Guests are welcome to tip more if they feel that the driver/guide made their trip enjoyable.

Rangers and trackers more often than not play a big role in making your safari special and memorable: The trackers help find animals such as the Big 5, and it becomes apparent how useful their tracking skills are during a safari. Rangers don’t just keep you safe, but also share valuable and entertaining information with you. Tipping is not compulsory, but if you feel that the ranger did a good job, then it is recommended that you tip $ 50 to $ 100 per family (or couple) per day.

Petrol or gas Station Attendants

For travelers on self drive must visit petrol stations to refill their vehicles with petrol, diesel or pressure. These petrol attendants fill up your vehicle, take the payment, and some times clean your windscreen, check the oil, water and tire pressure. In case you get confusion with the directions, you can always stop at your nearest petrol station to get clear directions. The average tip can be anything from $ 2 and up.

Car Guards

Travelers can expect to find car guards just about anywhere you park. These guards will offer to watch your car and help you park in exchange for a tip of $ 2 and up. Note that you will find car guards putting on bright official garments clearly showing the company of operation.

Health and Beauty services

At least a tip of $ 4 or more is tipped for a massage and beauty therapist. The same applies to hair stylists.

Waiters and Waitresses

They a play a role of serving food to the visitors, ensure that meals are provided in time among others. They really need a tip of at least $ 10, 20 or more.

Why to tip?

Visitors tip service providers as a sign of appreciating their services and to motivate them improve even more. The tip also act as a measuring scale of whether the services are good or bad but   it shouldn’t be misunderstood that failure for the client to tip means bad services but it can happen when the client has fixed budget.

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Primate Safaris with Gorilla Expeditions in Rwanda

I took a trip with Gorilla Expeditions Ltd to trek to the mountain gorillas in 2013 and decided to organize my trip with Steve the travel consultant of Gorilla Expeditions Limited, specialists in Rwanda gorilla tours and wildlife safaris in Uganda. After spending two weeks in Tanzania on the northern safari circuit it was so refreshing to see the green Rwanda country side. Tom was our driver/guide and he was superb! We kept him fairly busy driving us around and really wanted to get to see as much of the country as we could in the few short days we were there.

silverback-gorillaTom seemed to relish the idea of showing us as much of his country as we could fit in to 8 days Rwanda Gorilla and Cultural expedition. We came by RwandAir a day before to our amazing Rwanda trip one day earlier; Gorilla expedition understood and took care of the change very quickly agent booking of double room at Kigali Serena Hotel at a very affordable price and it was all fun staying at this luxury hotel in the whole world!

Our house keeper was so hospitable and flexible to our needs, for so many times I have traveled to Africa Serena Hotels whole over Africa that is in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, this hotel has the international first class hospitality facilities straight away from external out look of the amenities and when you enter into the rooms there really worse the money you pay, when you come to the décor and the services bit the continental and African cuisines Serena hotels are the home to be on your travel to Africa.

As we were still in our nice room, Steve the travel consultant of Gorilla Expedition Limited arrived at the lodge to orient us and when he started describing Rwanda and what really the country offers for instance the mountain gorillas and the culture of Rwanda, I started getting the exact pictures of what our, I and my wife safari will be.

At this very night gave us each an itinerary that was describing all places that we were entitled to visit and as our first experience was to meet the mountain gorillas in the mist, Volcanoes National Park I and my wife we spent the whole night imagining what the experience will be and we slept prepared with all what Steve advised us to come with in order to enjoy this gorilla trekking expedition in Africa.

Early in the morning we were met at the hotel by the guide/driver and we started hitting the road transferring to Ruhengeri where we had our second overnight before the next day we enjoyed the gorilla trekking experience and on this evening we visited the amazing Rwanda twin Lakes (Burera and Ruhondo). The driver-guide was a great source of information on history, current events, animals, where to go and pretty much more questions we had as we were eager to learn more about Rwanda and the Africa in general.

Tips on Securing a Gorilla Permit in Rwanda & Uganda

Are you considering tracking the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda or Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Well if you are then it’s always important to know what you will need to pay for before you embank on this life changing journey. Apart from securing a gorilla permit, it is advisable to book a fully inclusive Uganda safari that includes all the features of an all inclusive tour package i.e accommodation, transportation, guide fee that you will need; and an official gorilla permit handled by each of the national parks to see the gorillas. Note that quotes for almost all Uganda safaris fully inclusive of all items mentioned above. Usually you have to book your safari early enough in order to obtain these several months in advance. If you are going with a tour company it will be arranged for you.

In Uganda it costs USD 500per day per person for a gorilla permit in high season. In low season a permit costs $350 to track gorillas during the months March – May and October – November. You can get the permits in Kampala (the capital of Uganda) at the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) headquarters. It is possible to make an international booking for permits using email direct with UWA but they do not accept credit cards so it gets a bit complicated. See their web site for more details. To make it simple, you can just purchase your whole gorilla trekking tour through a specialized company, like Gorilla Expeditions Ltd.

silverback-gorillaIn Rwanda you can get permits through the Rwanda Tourism Board offices (ORTPN) in Kigali or Ruhengeri (near the PNV). You can call (250) 576514 or 573396 or email at reservation@rwandatourism.com. The permits cost USD 750 per person per day (from June 2012). Most people will get their permits through a tour operator that specializes in trekking. It is difficult to obtain a permit without booking a tour at the same time. When I went Gorilla tracking in Rwanda, permits were sold out for 4 months in advance, so book early especially if you plan to go between June – October. In the DRC its best to just arrange your permit (USD 400) and tour through a tour company of your choice.
For more information about gorilla permits and planning a gorilla safari, visit www.ugandaholidaysafaris.com, a guide dedicated to offering all the information you need to know about gorilla trekking in Africa.

Gorilla trekking tips in Africa

gorilla trekking tipsOn my first gorilla trekking in Africa in 2013, I felt as if I had been invited to a reunion of distant, hairy relatives. When I first saw the gorillas I took photos for a while, but then put my camera away so I could just watch. I stood mere feet from these powerful animals and they calmly let me be a part of their world. No glass, no bars, no rumbling safari car engine, no squinting through binoculars. Just humans and gorillas together in the forest.

Anyone going on safari in East Africa should consider adding on a few days to see the mountain gorillas in nearby Rwanda, Uganda, or the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mountain gorilla tracking is the main feature in all Rwanda and Uganda safaris. Gorilla trekking requires more active participation than traditional safaris, so it’s important to plan ahead so you are prepared for the challenge. Once you book a tour (I recommend Volcanoes Safaris for trekking in Rwanda and Uganda) here are some important points to keep in mind:

Dress for success

I have seen gorilla trackers tourists dressed in all kinds of outfits, from young women in skinny jeans and tennis shoes to well-heeled adventurers decked out in North Face gear that would rival anything you’d see at Mt. Everest base camp. Personally, I think you need to be prepared for muddy trails and changeable weather, but it’s not necessary to spend a fortune to be prepared.

Here’s what I recommend. On top, wear layers. Start with a shirt made of a synthetic material that dries quickly. I usually spend most of the trek up the mountain in a t-shirt as it can get quite warm and muggy in the forest. I usually add a fleece layer when the group stops and I start cooling down. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to have a third rain layer. Rainstorms can happen at any time in the forest, and it’s no fun, not to mention dangerous, to be cold and wet for hours. You can bring a waterproof rain jacket, but a cheap poncho will also work.

On the bottom I wear long pants, also made of a synthetic material. Between the potential for cold weather and the stinging nettle plants of the forest, wearing shorts is an invitation for misery. Some trekkers also bring waterproof pants to wear on top of regular pants, but I usually don’t unless it’s the peak of the rainy season in April and May.

Wear proper footwear

Boots that fit above the ankle are a must. You’ll probably walk through ankle-deep mud at certain points, and sometimes even knee-deep mud that threatens to suck the boots right off your feet. Because of this, you should wear gators over your boots that go up to the knee. When I trek, I go like the locals and wear knee-high rubber willies with treads on the bottom. I’m guaranteed to stay dry up to knees and the boots can be quickly cleaned and dried out for the next day. I wear SmartWool socks underneath.

Pack enough food and water

There’s no place to buy food and water once you get to the national parks so make sure you have at least a liter of water and some snacks to pack with you. Some treks last well into the afternoon, so I try to bring some energy bars and fruit to keep me going. Volcanoes Safaris’ lodges provide packed lunches for trekkers but it’s always nice to have a few favorite snacks from home in case you’re a picky eater.

Speak up about your trekking preferences

When you arrive at park headquarters on the morning of your trek, the national park guides will assign you to a gorilla group. Technically, it’s not possible to book permits for a specific gorilla group. However, it is important to let your tour company representative know your fitness level, so they can work with the guides to assign you to group that will be within your ability to reach. Some groups are known for ranging far afield while others stay closer to the park boundaries or even go outside of the park. However, all groups move in search of food so there’s no guarantee that one group will be easier to reach than another. On certain days when fewer tourists are trekking than usual, you may be able to request specific groups. Closer groups with new babies tend to be the most popular. It’s hard to pick which groups are the “best” because they are all different and group size and composition changes from one year to the next. Every gorilla trek I’ve been on has been unique and revealed a new facet of mountain gorilla behavior.

Make sure your camera is forest ready

I’ll offer more specific photography tips in a later blog, but here are the basics: Flash photography is not allowed as it disturbs the gorillas so make sure you have your camera manual with you so you know how to disable the automatic flash and automatic focus light functions. Photographs of gorillas in the low forest light often turn out dark due to underexposure. To avoid this, I tend to shoot at ISO 1250 or higher when in the forest. These days, newer models of both point-and-shoot and DSLR camera can handle relatively high ISOs without adding too much noise. No matter what kind of camera you bring, make sure you keep it in a waterproof bag (a large Ziploc will do) to avoid getting the camera wet. I’ve seen way too many nice cameras destroyed by African rainstorms.

The price for a Rwandan mountain gorilla trekking permit is $750, $ 500 dollars for Uganda and $ 400 dollars for the Democratic republic of Congo, so book your gorilla safari with travel specialists for an agent to handle the paperwork for you.) For more information about Uganda Rwanda gorilla safaris, primates and wildlife trips as well as travel tips, contact African Jungle adventures on Email: info@rwandagorillasafaris.com / Tel: +256772561508

Travelling and Positive Attitude Boosts Your Health and Happiness

gorillas-bwindi-forest-national-parkWhile arranging to begin a memorable Uganda gorilla safari package, it is important that you study key life goals. All we require in our lives is to be Healthy, Wealthy and Happy. Each of us obviously realizes that an ideal balance of these three elements will ensure us a great durable life. We additionally know beyond any doubt what we should do or not do to achieve these fundamental goals. It is now realized that voyaging and having an uplifting attitude in life makes us healthier and more blissful.

A few months back I read an article by Andrew Hough (telegraph.co.uk; March, 2011) reading that as per later scientific proof individuals who are blissful and positive about life live longer. The contention is that a health life is about good eating habits as well as uplifting state of mind towards most of our life experiences. Personally I do not think this makes any news because on the grounds that we know all that and this knowledge has been around for a long time but let me know if you do not agree with me.

My greatest concern however is: if we know what we should do or not do in order to be healthy, wealthy and happy and thereby live a long life, why is the larger part of people on this universe not HEALTHY, not WEALTHY and not HAPPY?!!

Somebody may say they would prefer not to live a long life and thusly Health, Wealth and Happiness is not extremely critical to them. I don’t subscribe to such a contention yet my possible guess is that they have a certain human weakness that limits them from doing what they know or they don’t put in action the knowledge that might empower them to be Healthy, Wealthy and Happy.

Rwandagorillasafaris.com shows this issue of the human weakness that denies us of the energy to initiate action on our rich knowledge with a specific end goal to be Healthy, Wealthy and Happy. I significantly want you sees on what you think about to be the greatest obstacle to the fundamental human desire to be Healthy, Wealthy and Happy (visit www.wandagorillasafaris.com).

Paraa Safari Lodge in Uganda – Murchison Falls National Park

Paraa safari Lodge is situated in Murchison Falls National Park and it is among the 5 stars lodge found in the area. The lodge is located in the north west of Uganda over looking one of nature’s best kept secrets, the River Nile, on its journey from its source at Lake Victoria to join Lake Albert – here it is suddenly channeled into a gorge only six meters wide, and cascades 43 meters below. The earth literally trembles at Murchison Falls – one of the world’s most powerful flows of natural water. Paraa Safari Lodge provides a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Each of the rooms is a haven of style and serenity, complete with balcony and private bathroom.

paraa-lodge-ugandaThe luxurious pool overlooks the winding River Nile below, which was the setting for the classic Hollywood movie “The African Queen” (starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart). Enjoy a variety of excursions and activities; from exhilarating Safari drives to boat trips along the River Nile, ending at the foot of Murchison Falls. For the more adventurous, one can trek up to the top of the falls and marvel at the views through the mist. A variety of ecosystems and an impressive 451 species of birds awaits you here.

Activities while at Paraa safari Lodge:

Game drives safaris:

In the park, early morning game drives rewards visitors with the view of the early raisers like predetors and so on while returning into their hiding places. Along side moring game drives, there is also afternoon and night game drives through the park which rewards visitors view the African wildlife like elephant, buffalo, giraffe, Jackson’s hartebeest and oribi. With luck, lion and perhaps even a leopard may be sighted.

paraa-restaurantChimpanzee trekking:

Kaniyo Pabidi forest (8 kms from Kicumbanyobo Gate on Masindi Paraa road or 56kms from Paraa Safari Lodge) is a beautiful natural forest dominated by giant mahogany and ironwood trees. Chimpanzees can be tracked from Kaniyo Pabidi tourism site, which is run by the Jane Goodall Institute. Bird-life here is abundant including; the Chocolate-Backed Kingfisher, the White-thighed Hornbill; and Puvel’s Illaposis, which is found nowhere else in East Africa.

Birding:

Murchison Falls National Park supports more than 451 species of birds. This gives serious birders a happiest moment! Birds like rare yet famous Shoebill stalk, Martial Eagle, the African Fish Eagle, Papyrus Gonolek, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, White-tailed Lark and Verraux’s Eagle Owl among others are viewed in and out side the murchison park.

Boat cruise on River Nile

A highlight of any visit to Murchison Falls Conservation Area is the launch cruise to view the magnificent Murchison Falls along side water loving birds and animals floating at the banks of the Nile. Launch tours normaly begin at 9.00am and 2.00pm. Both morning and afternoon cruises takes amaximum of three hours of enjoyment.

Drive to the Falls

The most rewarding times for game drives are the early morning and late afternoon/early evening.

A drive through the scenic Buligi area west of Paraa to the Delta Point (where the Victoria Nile passes through the northern tip of Lake Albert to become the Albert Nile) takes around three hours. Expect to see elephant, buffalo, giraffe, Jackson’s hartebeest and oribi. With luck, lion and perhaps even a leopard may be sighted. Morning game drives start at 7am. Breakfast can be taken beforehand at 6.30am or afterwards at around 10am. Evening game drives start at 4pm. With prior notice, the lodge will book a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guide to accompany visitors to help them spot games and for safety.

The highlight for any Uganda safari package is mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable national park. In this case, you can extend your Uganda wildlife tour package with a 3 day gorilla safari in Uganda‘s Bwindi impenetrable forest. For details about such trips, send an email to info@gorillatoursafari.com

Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Vacation consideration

Consider Uganda Rwanda gorilla trekking for your next holiday vacation.

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

We are really considering setting off to the Uganda safari this year for our vacation. It’s a nice little trip that we have never done before, and it can truly be something that is both fascinating and instructive for our children. I love our children, and they love animals, so whatever makes them me happy.

I just wish that I could truly take them right now because the time is ideal for all of us, but my husband is still on a business trip. Naturally, they’re going to want their father to go with them, however, I don’t know whether his work will let him off that easily, which was why we had to wait to see how his schedule will go with ours. It’s nice that my husband gets paid a lot to work, however it’s likewise nice to be able to be with him once in awhile!

I’m Thinking About a Trip to Africa

My oldest son Walter has decided that he shall become an archaeologist or a zoologist, and that he shall bother me until I consent to take him on a luxury gorilla safari in Rwanda – Africa. I have barely started to consider what I have to do before we begin, and I have given up on telling 8 year old boy that he doesn’t make decisions on transcontinental vacations.

I have figured out exactly what kind of paperwork we shall need to enter Uganda and I have learned that flying out of Piedmont Triad International it would be a flight of nearly 24 hours with a pair of layovers. I think that would be too much of an ordeal for us, so we are considering where we could spend several days on the trip there and back. I am thinking that we could stay a night or two in Paris on the way to Uganda, then London on the way back.