Welcome to Uganda
Emerging from the shadows of its dark history, a new dawn of tourism has risen in Uganda, polishing a glint back into the ‘pearl of Africa’. Travellers are streaming in to explore what is basically the best of everything the continent has to offer.For a relatively small country, there’s a lot that’s big about the place. It’s home to the tallest mountain range in Africa (Rwenzori Mountains), the source that feeds the... Read More
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Kampala and Kisenyi Slum Walking Tour
Meet your guide at the prearranged meeting point in Kampala, and then travel by air-conditioned minivan to the city center.Follow your guide on foot through the Ugandan capital’s bustling streets, making your first stop of the tour outside the Ugandan Parliament building. Here, listen to your guide share stories of how the country gained its independence.Next, walk with your guide to Nakasero Market. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere as you stroll from stall to stall, admiring the kaleidoscopic array of fresh produce. Then, be amazed by the chaotic sea of vehicles at the Old Taxi Park and see the elaborate Kampala Hindu Temple before browsing the colorful bundles of secondhand clothing at Owino Market.From here, continue to the Kisenyi slum. As you are escorted through the slum by a volunteer from the Slum Aid Project, hear stories of struggle from the refugees and street children, and find out how the project’s sustainable contributions are improving the lives of local families in Kampala’s slums.After learning about the challenges of the capital’s poorest and often most vulnerable inhabitants, return to the minivan that transported you into the city and travel to Lubiri Palace. On arrival, take in the royal residence’s impressive architecture and listen to your guide share stories of the Buganda kingdom.Then, hop back inside your minivan and journey to Uganda National Mosque. This magnificent monument was formerly known as the Gaddafi National Mosque and can seat more than 15,000 people. Follow your guide inside and then climb to the mosque’s highest accessible point for spectacular views of the city.Your tour then concludes with a drop-off at the original start point.
3 Days Trip To Murchison Falls
Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park (5-6hrs) You will have an early breakfast and drive to Murchison Falls National Park passing through beautiful woodlands and Savannah grasslands. This journey takes 6-7 hours with stopovers at interesting tourist attractions en route. Go straight to tour the top and bottom of majestic falls, where the Nile crashes through a 22 foot (7 m.) gorge to the 147 foot (45 m.) falls. Numerous scenic viewpoints are a photographers’ delight. The most impressive view is the foaming waters rushing into the gorge with a deafening roar. You will have dinner and stay overnight at your choice of the Red Chilli Rest Camp, Windsor Hotel, or Parkside Safari Lodge. Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Cruise You will wake up very early and set off at 6.30am for a sunrise game drive in the Nyamsika plateau. You can possibly see Cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbucks. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, shy sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog and bush pig. Large carnivores including lions, leopards and spotted hyenas like to make an appearance, too. Chimpanzees and olive baboons head the list of six species of primates found in the park. Crocodiles and hippos will be seen along the banks of the Nile. Some of the more common birds that can be seen include goliath heron, Egyptian geese, pelican, bee-eaters, kingfishers, hornbill, cormorant, saddle-bill stork and the rare shoebill stork. You will return to your lodge for a late breakfast and some relaxation before setting off in the afternoon for a boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the falls. The boat stops just feet from the “Devil’s Cauldron” for pictures to be taken. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Day 3: Visit to the top of the Falls and travel back to Kampala After your breakfast, nature and community walk, you will have a chance of spotting other primates like the red tail and blue monkeys who hang out with many more species of birds. Proceed to Kampala after your memorable experience with stories to share.
Lake Mburo National Park Safari Day Tour from Kampala
Your safari will begin at approximately 6:30am as you head to the western part of Uganda to Lake Mburo National Park. During the 3-4 hour drive, you will have a stopover at the equator for an opportunity to stand in the northern and southern hemispheres at the same time. You’ll continue through the grasslands, which are dotted with settlements, plantations and several herds of local long-horned Ankole cattle which are endemic to this part of the country.When you reach the national park, go for a game drive to search for zebras, hippos, crocodiles, elands, antelopes, impalas and a variety of birds. After a lunch break, go for a 2-hour boat ride on Lake Mburo to see a variety of animals such as hippos, crocodiles and several bird species. When the boat ride ends, go for a nature walk to a salt lick to see animals gathering to lick the soil.Return back to your hotel around 7pm in the evening.
Exploring the Crater Lakes Region in Uganda
The camp is within walking distance to Kibale National Park, with all its wonderful African wildlife and spectacular scenery. It is recommended to reach some of the craters by foot. if you would like to incorporate this into your stay please ask your driver / guide.
7 Day Gorilla Trekking Adventure
Day 1: ArrivalOn the day of your arrival, we will meet you at the Entebbe International Airport and transfer you to the Papyrus Guesthouse; your accommodation for tonight.Overnight: Papyrus Guest House (B&B)Day 2: Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable National ParkAfter an early breakfast and briefing, we will fly you to Kisoro in southern Uganda. During the short flight, you will be able to see Uganda´s beautiful landscape from high up. We will pick you up from the airstrip once the plane lands, and begin our 2 hour journey to Nkuringo. Overnight: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp Day 3: Gorilla TrekkingAt 8:00 AM, the gorilla trekking will start with a detailed briefing about gorilla etiquette. Once we find them, we will be allowed to spend 1 hour with them.Overnight: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp Day 4: Forest Nature walk - Bwindi Forest You will have the opportunity to undertake a full day of trekking, accompanied by our local guides through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Overnight: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp Day 5: Community Walk and Canoe excursion on Lake Mutanda Depart Nkuringo after breakfast with your safari guide to commence a walk to Lake Mutanda after having been dropped by your safari vehicle at Rubuguri Junction. Here, a 9km walk to the north shore of the lake is conducted where the dugout canoe team will rendezvous at the Rwajenje landing site with you to complete a traverse of the lake over 2 and 1/2 hours to the southern shore. From the southern shore, it is a 90 minute walk into Kisoro town. Overnight: Volcanoes Mgahinga Lodge Day 6: Golden Monkey Tracking Mount Gahinga National Park is at 33 km, the smallest national park, but its flora and fauna and the 3 volcanoes offer a wide range of activities. Golden Monkeys are a unique species which can only be found on the volcanoes of the Virunga and in Nungwe forest in Rwanda. The tracking and viewing activity is generally conducted over a 4 to 5 hour window. Optional activity – Mt Sabinyo Volcano ClimbTracking Approx 8 hoursAfter breakfast, proceed to Mgahinga National Park head quarters for a briefing before starting a Volcano climb of Mount Sabinyo. Mt. Sabinyo, at 3,669m, takes about eight hours to cover the 14km round trip, following a steep ridge up to the peak this trek will be conducted in the company of your Nkuringo Walking Safari guide.Overnight: Gahinga LodgeDay 7: Transfer to Kisoro Airstrip – Entebbe We will drive back to Kisoro for your flight back to Entebbe.
12 Day Rwenzori Trek with Safari
Day 1: Arrival Entebbe International Airport and transfer to Papyrus Guesthouse for overnight stay.Day 2: Entebbe: After breakfast and briefing, take off to Mt Rwenzori National Park (also known as the Mountains of the Moon). Enjoy lunch in Fort Portal and continue to Mihunga where we overnight.Day 3: Trek to Nyabitaba (2650m). Start the trek to Nyakalengija trail head (1600m). We will follow the trail along the Mubuku River to then cross the Mahoma River before climbing through Podocarpus Forest.Day 4: Trek to John Matte Hut (3350m) . Follow a small trail dropping down through the forest to the Kurt Shafer Bridge, below the convergence of the Bujuku and Mubuku Rivers. The forest gradually turns into a bamboo zone where the trail is slippery and moss covered. Day 5: Trek to Bujuku Hut (2900m). The trail crashes down to cross the Bujuku River and enters Lower Bigo Bog, home of giant lobelias. We will cross the bog to the Upper Bog before continuing to Lake Bujuku where for views of the highest mountain.Day 6: Trek to Elena Hut. After Bujuku, we will climb the boggy trail up the slopes west of the lake, passing through the paranormal groundsel gully and then ascend to the Scott Elliott Pass (4372m).Day 7: Ascent to Mt. Stanley (5109 metres) to Kitandara Hut (4027m). If you don't wish to climb the peak, have a more restful day walking from Elena Hut (4541 metres) to Lake Kitandara (4023m). Continue to climb a further three hours to Margherita peak (5109 metres) and later down to Kitandara Hut. Day 8: Trek to Guy Yeopman Hut (3260m). Climb from the base of Mt. Baker to the south side of the mountain to the Fresh Field Pass (4280m). From there we can view the Congo to the west, Mt. Stanley to the north. From the pass, the boggy trail will continue downwards, passing the rock shelter at Bujangalo, the base camp for the historic expedition by the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906.Day 9: Trek to Nyakalengija Trail Head (1600m ASL). Safari extension to Queen Elizabeth National Park hence spend the overnightDay 10: Queen Elizabeth National Park. Proceed to Park for the AM Game drive in the Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park the tracks through Kasenyi, the North Kazinga Plains offer virtually guaranteed of Wildlife.In the afternoon conduct boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. O/N at Mweya Safari LodgeDay 11: Lake Mburo NP. After breakfast proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. Enroute stopover at the Igongo Cultural Centre for lunch and learn about the culture of the Western Uganda tribe. Proceed to the Lodge; you can view game from your room. O/N at Mihingo Lodge Day 12 – Lake Mburo National Park to Entebbe .The wildlife-rich eastern banks of Lake Mburo can be explored during a tranquil two-hour boat trip. Depart after early lunch with coffee break at the Equator to then transfer to Entebbe International Airport for Flight.