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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

For more information about The Batwa People and tours in Uganda and Rwanda, contact African Jungle Adventures, the official sponsors of this article, and specialists in Uganda Rwanda gorilla safari Adventures. They are located on Kampala and Kigali. Email: info@rwandasafarigorilla.com, Website: http://www.rwandasafarigorilla.com, Tel: +256-772561508

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.

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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.

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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.

Kampala Serena Hotel

Kampala Serena Hotel is the Hotel on World standards – it is a 5 star Hotel situated in the heart of Kampala amidst 7.2 acres of landscaped grounds and water gardens. An oasis of cool and green, encircled by the seven hills of Kampala, this 152-room world-class hotel is the focal point of national, regional, business, political and social life. It is one of the perfect places to stay while in Uganda (Kampala) for a holiday with your family, or on a business trip.

Kampala Serena Hotel provides an international conference center, a garden auditorium, a roof-top terrace, a rock-sculptured pool terrace, three restaurants, two bars and the Moorish palace of the ‘Maisha Mind Body and Spirit Spa.

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Location of Kampala Serena Hotel: The Hotel is found on Kintu Road, on Nakasero Hill, one of the most exclusive, upscale neighborhoods in Kampala. Kampala serena Hotel is found 40 km from Entebbe International Airport.

High end rooms with AC, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and voice-mail.

Services offered at Kampala Serena Hotel include:

Bambara Residents’ Lounge with Bedouin Terrace, The Lakes, all-day brasserie, The Mist, cocktail bar,   The Explorer, Italian bistro, The Pearl of Africa, fine-dining experience, The Sesse Pool Terrace bar and café, Panoramic roof terrace for private cocktails and social events, Garden auditorium, Extensive swimming pool area with rock-built waterfall, The Maisha Mind Body and Spirit Spa, Running track in the grounds and golf course (nearby), Hair and beauty salon, International Conference Centre to seat 1,500, VIP entrance, helipad, dedicated car park, full security, Wide range of incentives options, Business Centre, travel desk, taxi and limousine service, Wedding planning service, Gift Shop, news-stand and travel requisites kiosk.

In Uganda, we also have another 5 Star Lake Victoria Serena Hotel located in Kigo along Entebbe Road in a very quiet environment, also good for relaxation at very affordable prices.

Climbing Mount Elgon – Uganda Safari

wagagai summitMount Elgon is an extinct shield volcano located on the border of Uganda and Kenya, north of Kisumu and west of Kitale in Mbale district, mountain Elgon is among the most interesting and amazing tourist destinations in the country where visitors can enjoy a breathtaking moments. The mountain has various caves each with its own historical background and it also gives the best environment for finding about the real cultural background of the Bagisu people who stay around and on its slops.

With mountain climbing safaris to Uganda getting to be more popular nowadays compared to the past, you can’t talk about the best destinations in Uganda for the activity and you forget mountain Elgon. Actually, many travelers prefer this mountain to others as a result of the additional tourism activity one enjoy after an interesting hike like cultural walk in the Basoga community, nature walk, bird watching among others. Sipi Falls on the mountain are amazing which are definitely worth to view.

Mount Elgon has the biggest base in Africa and this dormant volcano has become one of the best tourist destinations in Uganda. A climb to Wagagi (the highest peak) is a memorable experience and one gets at the top, he/she can have an excellent wide view the Uganda and the neighboring Kenya. Because Mount Elgon is located on the border of Uganda and Kenya, a tourist can have a great opportunity of having a view of Kenya’s eye-catching green-covered highlands and vegetations. With little known about this adventurous mountain, the local Bagisu people who stay around it say that there is more than tourism about it and according to them the mountain is attached to their culture as their ancestors used it as a weapon in times of war. They constructed caves which were used as hiding places away from the enemies during the war times. Some even stayed in the caves as their permanent home. This is why the Bagisu ancestors decided to name it “Mt. Masaba”.

Depending on the tourists’ wish, mountain climbing on Mount Elgon can be adjusted and more interesting and adventurous tourist activity can be included. It can also be extended to Kenya and really some tourists find it better to first have a hike at the mountain before continuing to their Kenya wildlife watching safaris or Uganda gorilla tours in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

School trips to Historical, culture and art monuments in Kampala and Kigali

As the unique countries in Africa, and one of the cultural countries, Uganda and Rwanda hub with history that can fill the itinerary of school trips focusing on many subjects. And one of the hubs of East African economics and culture.

While exploring the famous cultural sites about the history of the Buganda kingdom, one cannot ignore the city’s wonderful array of museums and collections of art. The Uganda Museum of Arts and crafts, The Kasubi Tombs, Makerere art gallery and more are great places to visit to get a sense of the art and art history of the pearl of Africa.

The Uganda museum has existed for quite long with art collections and exhibits ranging from region to region, the museum currently habit all regions art works. School trips taking in the museum are especially exciting since all information about Uganda’s culture is provided at all these historical sites. So on your cultural tour in Uganda a stopover at these and other cultural site is vital to experience artistic disciplines.

It is also interesting to incorporate the cultural tour with the religious sites in Uganda like the Namugongo shrine the remembrance home for the heroes that were massacred during the regime of the late King Mwanga of Buganda, Baha’i temple, Namirembe and Lubaga cathedrals and much more vital to students from primary to institutions of higher learning. Uganda Cultural and art monuments are not only visited by students but also foreign non residents while on their Uganda safari. These are normally visited at the beginning or at  the end of the Uganda safari package.

Kigali Rwanda on the other hand has a number of genocide memorial sites / museums reserved to show the further generations about the demerits of the genocide.  Many people were massacred and this is a scenario no one would love to see again in the country. Among the genocide sites around Kigali Include Gisozi genocide museum, Camp Kigali, Nyamta church, Ntarama Church, etc. Other historical include the first house, Kigali Museum and Nyanza Kings palace among others. Those are some of the historical, cultural and art monuments to visit before or after your gorilla trek in Rwanda or Uganda.

Experience Africa and stay at the African safari lodges

A cup of steaming hot African tea (spice with ginger) on arrival is a most welcome start of the stay at the lodge. Check in requires, like everywhere in Rwanda, to fill out forms and have one’s passport copied, but was generally swift and accomplished without any complications.

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The rooms, or rather cottages, are spread generously across the sprawling gardens of the lodge and when walking out of the main building the Sabyinyo volcano is the main feature to look at.

Do not be fooled by the numbers showing the way to your cottage … in my case the number was only found at the cottage itself, but not on the signs along the way, so if in doubt ask one of the staff how to find your bearings.

The rooms were very large, leaving space for some more furniture perhaps but there were easy chairs available as well as a coffee table. The coffee maker needs one to read the instructions carefully and instead of a fancy appliance a simple kettle would perhaps do better.

A small fire place, where a wood fire is lit in the late afternoon, looks good but is woefully inadequate to actually heat up the place, and the nights tend to get cold, so be sure you ask for spare blankets and hot water bottles from the reception.

The equally large sized bathroom was simple in its layout, an open shower area, no curtain, a loo and a basin, hot water yes but entirely over sized or else rather under furnished. Bring indoor slippers on the trip here because the floors are cold and using the available flip flops is not every one’s cup of tea.

The only meal I had at the lodge was breakfast as I skipped dinner in the evening, and that was adequate with cereals, juices, fruits, pastries and a cooking station where eggs were prepared to order.

The staffs were friendly throughout, answered my endless questions, that is after all what scribes do when on location somewhere and were swift to arrange for more teabags in my room, a pot of cold milk included. A nice touch is the cleaning of the hiking boots when returning from the gorilla tracking, at no cost that is, and slippers are at the ready near the entrance to the lobby where one can take the boots off, get into the slippers and then walk to the cottage.

The owners, 3B Hotels, have other properties across Rwanda too, like the flame tree village though their assertion to be the ‘finest chain of hotels in Rwanda’ really puts ambition before reality. Overall not bad, and if had the facility I would give the place 8/10 for a rating because it is better than average but below the ‘very good’ mark. All rooms are in fact cottages, generously spaced apart in the extensive gardens. Visit www.junglesafarisuganda.com for more information about Uganda safari Packages and gorilla trekking tours in Rwanda as well as different African lodges.

Discover why International Tourists go on Uganda Safaris

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You should go on Uganda safari and see the great things this country has for you. Uganda offers astonishing sights which are available for you to see and experience. What’s more you don’t just see and experience, you can additionally bring them with you in form of film and photographs or picture.

You have the chance to take many photos as you like for purposes of souvenirs in future. You see, you will have such a gorgeous experience, to the point that you will like this chance of keeping such vital proof of your safari.

You will have the opportunity to go out into the wild and see places untouched by human activities and emerging technology. This will unquestionably ensure you learn things you never could have known. You will get an opportunity to see many different wild animals, creatures you’ve just seen in travel magazines and TV. Once you’re down in Uganda, you won’t have enough of the country that you will keep coming and coming!
Take an extraordinary Adventure vacation to Uganda

Is it accurate to say that you are searching for an extraordinary experience that will give you the opportunity to see stunning animals up close and personal? At that point quit searching and book a Uganda safari! With a Uganda safari, you get to go into the jungle and savanna plains to observe and study wild animals.

There are some safari packages you can choose from all of which are exciting and will give you a decent experience, one that is truly extraordinary! You can go for gorillas and chimpanzees tracking, mountain climbing, caving, bird watching, white water rafting, in addition to boat cruise.

You can additionally go into the wilderness and see different games only just of metres away. See animals like; buffalos, gorillas, chimps, white and black colobus monkey, golden monkey, lions, elephants, rhinos, entraps, Zebras, Leopards in the wild and experience something you’ve never imagined. To have an experience that will give you memories to last a lifetime, book yourself a Uganda safari promptly! By Jean

Flying into the Butterfly World – Uganda Safaris

Flying into the Butterfly World

Really shuddering butterflies with their stunning move are part of the menu for nature lovers. With swaggering grace and jerky flights, they decorate the forested Serenade Eco Resort Beach on Lake Victoria. Butterflies are part of the long record that makes Uganda the Pearl of Africa. With 518 recorded species, Uganda is home to about 75% of the African butterfly species.

With testing kisses, they suck nectar from the wild blossoms. Their vibrating wings create merry tunes as their predators slinking in the thick jungle salivate.

In spite of the fact that ravishing and harmless, butterflies have numerous nature foes. They are preyed by birds, reptiles, insects and ants while their eggs are consumed by bugs, hover flies and birds like songbirds. Their hatchlings are gobbled by fowls. Butterflies which make it to adulthood are killed by predators, disease and bad climate. Small butterflies live for three weeks while the life span of bigger ones is double that of small ones.
Feeding habits

Interestingly, butterflies never consume all their lives. Those which don’t need sustenance incubate from pupa, which has a good amount of energy reserves in form of fat. They use the fat all their grown-up lives.

On the other hand, most butterflies do take some salts, sugars and liquids. Some, such as the swallowtails, usually visit blooms to get nectar and others look for urea from animal waste. Some males are sometimes seen on dump grounds near streams extracting salts, particularly, sodium from the drying mud. This sort of conduct is called mud.

With rainbow colours, they reduce a figure of small angle from paradise, however don’t be tooled: some butterflies are natural drunkards. The drunkard family of butterflies hails from the charaxes genus. They like the juice from rotting fruits that is alcoholic. Most times, they take excessively, get smashed and fail to fly and get vulnerable to predators. Luckily, some of them are harmful, while others generate horrible chemicals that keep predators at inlet.

Most toxic butterflies fly gradually with confidence, while those which are not mimic the poisonous ones in their movement. The impostors are usually black and white and orange.

Butterflies, together with moths, are insects that belong to the Lepidoptera order. Butterflies have substantial wings covered by small scales. They are a paramount link in the natural way of life. Some butterfly species are specific in their eating regimen, consuming particular plants. This makes them vital for research and protection studies. Subsequently they are progressively drawing in special voyagers to Uganda, with a big number of them doing research on these beautiful insects.

Butterflies help researchers to study what happens in their territory. The presence of a specific butterfly indicates that their nourishment plant is available.

In Uganda, Mabira Forest has the most astounding number of butterflies with 250 species, 45 charaxes and 55% of the nation’s swallowtails. Most African butterfly species are forest dwellers and Mabira is an old tropical forest, therefore the enormous amounts of these insects. Other protected zones rich in butterflies are Kibale Forest and Bwindi National Parks, which are additionally extraordinarily forested. Outside of national parks, Serenade Eco Resort, with its old forest and exotic flowers, abounds with numerous types of butterflies 12 hours a day.

Ambassador Ibrahim Mukiibi, the proprietor of Serenade, says he has been rationing his 18 acre forest for about 30 years. It is only 35 minutes by boat from Ggaba landing site and is home to primates, giant lizards, medicinal plants and over 130 species of both water and forest birds. The sheer number of butterflies is an indicator of the rich biodiversity in the private forest.

Butterflies are colourful insects and are not bugs to farmers. Their colours and designs contrast relying upon the season. They are darker throughout cool times and lighter throughout hot seasons.

They are cold blooded insects. They have to warm themselves in the sun with wings open before they can fly. Around night time, they sleep underneath leaves frequently in big communities to avoid predators. Some butterflies are transitory and move in substantial numbers over long distances to colonize new territories while abandoning ineffective habitats.

Confronted with such a variety of dangers to their lives, butterflies have acclimates some survival tricks. They fly in jerky patterns, making it hard for predators to hit the target. Some disguise with the encompassing vegetation.

Some butterflies have false eyes on their wings to befuddle birds, giving them a chance to ambush from the wrong end to enable escape, yet with broken wings. Butterflies with punctured or broken wings are survivors of these attacks.

How to have a Successful and an Interesting Uganda Safari

Gorilla Expedition Ltd and African Jungle Adventures Ltd are the leading tour companies in Uganda ready to offers travel services to you. They offers different tour activities like Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris, Wildlife tours, cultural safaris and many other activities to all national parks, game reserves and other safari destinations in the country.