Tuesday, 29 August 2017


Kampala city has increasingly turned out to be among the most visited destinations in East Africa boasting of a number of sites and attractions among these is its rich culture, religious and political history of Uganda. Most typical Uganda safaris often start day 1 in Kampala as it gives a visitor the feel of the weather and native people before embarking on their adventurous journey into the wildernesses. First its's drive through the streets of Kampala and as you get to visit Buganda kingdom's most famous traditional sites, temples, cathedrals, craft shops, ghettos, local markets among other amazing attractions in and around the city under guidance of a very well experienced guide in a comfortable 4x4 safari land-cruiser.
There are plenty of remarkable attraction destinations to visit on a guided Kampala city tour excursion but we have narrowed them down to the top 5 must visit destinations for a full and exciting cultural and historic experience in Uganda’s capital.
Buganda Kingdom sites
Buganda stands strongest and most popular centralized kingdom in Uganda, their one of a kind culture and traditions have pulled in a huge number of visitors across the globe.
Visits to Kabaka's (king) royal Palace, Kabaka's lake, Kasubi tomb and the Buganda parliament offers you an opportunity to explore more about the history and traditions of Buganda kingdom. Kasubi tombs which are burial grounds to four of the past Kabaka's (kings of Buganda) are almost completely revamped and ready for tourism following since being burnt down 6 years ago.

Religious Attractions
Missionaries from both the protestant and catholic churches arrived in Uganda in the mid 1800s and introduced their religions setting up in schools and churches of worship which still stand ground to this very day. A visit to the hills Namirembe and Rugaba cathedrals should give you a glimpse of the religious history of Uganda. The unique amazing exterior and interior architecture of these ancient cathedrals portrays the history even before you ask the guide. And the good thing they are located just a few minutes’ drive from the city plus they are close to each by road.

Uganda Museum
There’s no better way to learn more about Uganda’s history and culture than in the Museum a majority of tourists add this place to their Kampala city tour itinerary and rightly so because of the huge collection of things you can lean in a short time on this tour around the Uganda museum. The historic items and fascinating videos here give a clear image of the ancient Kingdom traditions, war items, royal regalia handmade local clothes, local way of life in the past.

Visit markets and local craft shops
Make sure your guide takes you to the nearest craft shop in Kampala city if you looking for some souvenirs to carry back home. The craft shops along Buganda road and Uganda crafts on Bombo road are two major places you should check out for the best local hand-made crafts including animal and human clay models, traditional clothes, baskets, beads, necklaces, bracelets among other amazing African handmade items. You can also make your way over to Owino market, here you will easily interact with the local Ugandans as many converge here for shopping.

Visit Night Hangout spots
A tour in Kampala city is never complete without a night trip to one of the happening places and restaurants. If you’re looking to unwind and spend more time with friends and family before or after a Uganda safari tour up country or long road trip.  There quite a number of popular hangout spots in Kampala city and if you wish to relax in the city, you just have to ask your guide to take you to the most affordable and tourist friendly spots around town.
And if you planning to embark on a Kampala city tour and still not sure of which places to visit, the above 5 should give you the best sample of Ugandan culture and history to start with. 

Monday, 28 August 2017


Primate tracking is such a popular Uganda Safari activity for visitors with most more interested in Gorilla trekking Safaris and Chimp tracking. However, with over 14 primate species found in the country, there is plenty for primate lovers to see from the black-and-white colobus, red-tailed monkey and L’hoest’s to the baboons. These primates are usually come across and easily spotted during nature walks in the forests and during game drives or boat launch trip safaris. With all the so many destinations where tourists can go for primate tracking in the country, there are some of these destinations that are praised more for offering the best encounters and experience in this regard and they include the following;

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Forest National Park is the destination for Wild Gorilla Safaris in Uganda considering that it’s home to half of the world’s only remaining Gorillas in the wild. Over 450 gorillas are found in this forest and a couple of these are habituated Gorilla families that are open to tourists for tracking.

Kibale Forest
Kibale Forest national park, also commonly known as “the primate capital of the world” since it has the highest concentration of primates in Africa. Chimpanzee tracking is the major attraction in this park and with a remarkable number of over 1450 chimps inhabited in this forest, this does not come as a surprise. 12 other primate species can be found in Kibale forest which include the black-and-white colobus, red-tailed monkey, l’Hoest’s monkeys, blue monkeys, olive baboons, the grey-cheeked mangabey and nocturnal among others.

Kyambura Gorge
Kyambura Gorge also famously known as “the valley of apes” is found in Queen Elizabeth national park and offers nature enthusiasts a great opportunity to easily see chimpanzees, red-tailed monkey, black and white colobus monkeys in the wild.
Budongo Forest-Kaniyo Pabidi
This forest is believed to have a resounding over 600 chimps in its forest cover and Kaniyo Pabidi is the best place to go chimpanzee tracking. Six chimp groups have been habituated in this place thus offering quite an exciting experience for tourists. Monkeys can also be seen roaming around here.

Tourists wishing to visit these amazing destinations do require to make prior booking to avoid any disappointments since a certain number of visitors are allowed to visit some of these places for each single day.

Saturday, 26 August 2017


Selectively named the 'pearl of Africa' by Sir Winston Churchill, Uganda is indeed a naturally beautiful tourist destination, you must visit.
Uganda is a land-locked country located in East Africa and the source of the great River Nile, the longest river on the planet. The country is blessed with a number of wildlife attractions that can be explored and enjoyed by tourists looking for a true African wildlife adventure.
A drive from Kampala City, Uganda’s capital towards the countryside, you will be introduced to the true natural beauty of Uganda, as you adventure into the major wildlife wonders the pearl has to offer.
Uganda's Raw Natural Beauty
Mabira Forest
From Kampala to the source of the River Nile in Jinja, one goes through the splendid Mabira Forest, one of the huge natural forests in Uganda. Split through by the Kampala Jinja highway, Mabira Forest is of an unmissable eco-tourism destination. The forest is home to a number of wildlife species, including over 300 bird species, primates like baboons, monkeys, mangabey, and a number of butterflies and insects among others. Tourists visiting the Mabira Forest Reserve can engage in a number of adventure activities like primate tracking, forest walks, birding among others.

White Water Rafting
Just after Mabira, you will come across the great River Nile, the longest in the whole world in Jinja in its source where it forms a number of rapids. Adventurous tourists can go white water rafting across the five different stages of the rapids, including the most thrilling stage where the rafting boat is over turned by the great force of the waters of the Nile. White water rafting is not for the fainthearted but it is quite a thrilling adventure for many tourists. While on a Jinja source of the nile tour, one has got lots of options of activities to per take in, take for example boat cruise to the source of the River Nile, go bungee jumping or even horseback riding.

Murchison Falls National Park
Exploring Murchison Falls National Park comes with yet another thrilling adventure with amazing scenic views of the Murchison Falls that forms a permanent rainbow. The falls can be explored while on a launch that takes tourists to the bottom of the falls. You can also hike to the top of the falls for clearer views.
Home to over 75 mammal species and 450 birds, Murchison Falls National Park is surely one place in Uganda that offers a great opportunity for a Uganda wildlife Safari. While in on a Uganda Safari to Murchison    Falls national park, one cannot miss seeing elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, Nile hippos, crocodiles, antelopes, baboons and many other species. There are many other savannah national parks in the country where one can view other wild animals while on game drives and boat cruises take for example Queen Elizabeth National Park in the South-Western side of the Country.

Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks
The critically endangered mountain Gorillas in the forests of Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks are other natural wonders one should not miss while on a Safari to Uganda. These gentle apes are highly endangered and the total population remaining on the planet is estimated at a mere 900 of them.  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has half of the mountain Gorillas over 450 with 12 habituated mountain Gorilla families that are open to tourist for Gorilla trekking safaris.
Each mountain Gorilla family can only be visited by a group of 8 tourists a day. This group treks through the forest to search for a specific mountain gorilla family, with whom they spend an hour learning more about them and taking photographs, call it Gorilla tracking experience.
Spending time with these critically endangered species in the wild on your Gorilla Safari tour in Bwindi is fascinating and exciting and is truly an experience one should not miss while on a Uganda safari Tour.
All these remarkable wildlife experiences in Uganda can be enjoyed all year round. And what makes the wildlife experiences special in Uganda are the very hospitable and welcoming people, especially the guides who are committed to take the tourists around and have considerable knowledge and information about the major wildlife species.