The Top 10 Things one Must Experience in Uganda

The Top 10 Things one Must Experience in Uganda – From Gorillas to our Tasty Rolex


Visitors to Uganda have many choices when it comes to Experiences.  Here are The Top 10 Things one Must Experience in Uganda – the Pearl of Africa.  Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking are for most the top things to experience in Uganda.


Track-Mountain-Gorillas-Rwanda1.  Mountain Gorilla Trekking:

Uganda is known for its Mountain Gorillas and people come here to track for Mountain Gorillas, what most do not know is that you can not only track Mountain Gorillas where you are with a Gorilla Family for one hour.  In Uganda you can be with them for four hours on a Gorilla Habituation Experience.

Uganda, not Rwanda, not the Democratic Republic of Congo has the Gorilla Habituation Experience.  A very limited group of visitors are allowed to participate in the Habituation Experience, Plan ahead if you like to be one of the few that will spend 4 hours with the Mountain Gorillas, definitely a Must Experience in Uganda.


Chimpanzees-Rwanda2. Chimpanzee Trekking:

When it comes to Chimpanzee Trekking in East Africa, there is no better country than Uganda. with almost 5000 chimpanzees Uganda has the largest  chimpanzee population in East Africa.  It has more parks and places for Chimpanzee Tracking and it has the best primate park in East Africa –Kibale Forest for the best Chimpanzee tracking around.

Uganda is the only country in East Africa that not only offers great Chimpanzee Treks, but a full-day with the Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest on a Chimpanzee Habituation Experience that lasts from early morning to late afternoon where you are with Researchers and guides.  Another one of those top-things for visitors to Uganda to Experience.


Kidepo-Valley-Park-uganda3.  Kidepo Valley Park:

There are many Wildlife Parks found in East Africa, however there is no other park such as Kidepo Valley Park, that is Africa as it used to be without the crowds, the Africa of over 50 years ago.

Kidepo Valley Park, named the #3 Wildlife Park by CNN has been also called “the Lost Eden.”

Less than 10 new visitors come here, you are experiencing the African Wild without the Crowds and while here visit the fierce Warrior- Nomads, the Karamajong People in one of their villages, called Manyatta. Hike up the Morungole Mountains and visit the most remote tribe in Uganda – the Ik people.


best-tropica-fruit4. Taste some of the Best Tropical Fruit Africa has to offer:

When it come Pineapple, Ugandan Pineapple is the best. Mangoes, papaya and the enormous, sticky, Jackfruit, a most amazing treat.

Fruit Lovers will love Uganda and tasting some of our delicious fruit, fresh off of a tree is a must do and taste thing in Uganda.

Our Oranges might be green, but are tasty and sweet if you know which one to buy…and when it come to Bananas, Uganda is the Banana Republic of Africa with over 50 varieties grown.

If you are a vegetarian or Vegan, Uganda’s great fruit is one reason you will be just fine here. You have to experience the tasty Tropical Fruit of Uganda.


Lake-Bunyonyi-Relax-Chill-Out5. Dip your Toes into Lake Bunyonyi:

Lake Bunyonyi  is one of those top things to experience in Uganda, a place where you can just be and dip your toes into the clear Lake Bunyonyi – one of the top places in Uganda to relax and chill out, take a dugout canoe ride to one of the 29 islands, swim, hike, bike, relax more.

Lake Bunyonyi is not only famous for its beauty, it has become well-known as the best places in Africa for lovers of crayfish.

Some years ago Louisiana Crayfish was brought here and it has thrived, locals hardly eat them, but visitors from around the world delight in the various dishes offered by lodges and hotels around the Lake.

Enjoy a Scene at Lake Bunyonyi from “lord of the Rings.”


Jinja-adventure-capital6. Adrenaline Pumping Adventures on the River Nile:

Jinja on the River Nile just east of Kampala is home to must do experiences for visitors to Uganda such as white water rafting, Kayaking, bungee jumping, but also biking, horseback riding, ATV Quad Biking, Sunset Cruises on the Nile, Nile Perch Fishing and more.

Jinja – is east of Kampala, a mere two hours drive, it looks like a sleepy African Town, however looks can be deceptive and they are in the case of Jinja.

Jinja is the adrenaline pumping adventure capital with lots of choices when it comes to exciting adventures, especially on the River Nile.

Jinja, is one of the must experience towns for visitors to Uganda.


rolex-small7. Rolex – we eat them – we don’t wear them:

In Uganda we do not wear a Rolex – we eat it.  Rolex is Uganda’s favorite fast food and consumed for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Uganda is home to many unique dishes, Rolex being one of them and Nsenene – Grasshoppers fried to perfection being another.

Rolex are a favorite among Backpackers, but it has also come to restaurants in various forms, try one or two.

Like said, we don’t wear Rolex – the watch that is, we eat the affordable variety – The Rolex Chapati with scrambled eggs and whatever else might delight your tastebuds.


Batwa-People-original-People-of-the-forest8. A Day with the Original People of the Forest – the Batwa Pygmies:

The Batwa People have lived for over 500,000 years in the forests of Southwest Uganda leaving a small ecological footprint.

Their history, their ways of living are unique and you can experience their lifestyle while with them in the forest, seeing the forest through the eyes of its original people in Bwindi Impenetrable Fores, Buniga Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park.

A visit with the Batwa People will be most rewarding since most visitors have no clue who these people, who lived here for over 500,000 years area, but you can find out on a forest walk with them.


ishasha-lions9. The Tree-Climbing Lions of Ishasha:

The Ishasha Area is one of the best areas in all of East Africa for Tree-Climbing Lions.

It is located inside the southern area of Queen Elizabeth Park half-way from Mweya to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

You can stay overnight here in the fabulous Ishasha Wilderness Camp while you trek the Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha.

The Tree-Climbing Lions of Ishasha are attracting more and more visitors, not just from around the world, but from Uganda itself.


10. Uganda’s Hidden Tropical Islands:Ssese-Islands-Lake-Victoria

Uganda is landlocked nation, a thousand miles from the Indian Ocean, yet it has its hidden Tropical Islands, the Ssese Islands where you can walk on sandy beaches, fish, swim, hike, bike and eat some fresh fish from Lake Victoria.

The perfect setting at the end of your safari in Uganda, a place where you can relax for a few days before returning home to your country.

The Ssese Islands have been called by Lonely Planet, Uganda’s Secret Tropical Islands and to most visitors to Uganda they are just that.  We can arrange a visit for you.


The Top 10 Things one Must Experience in Uganda – here you have them – an eclectic collection of things and places that are uniquely Uganda – the Pearl of Africa. The things that Ugandans and visitors alike enjoy in traveling in and through the countryside.


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Those Uganda Travel Myths People Believe as Real

Those Uganda Travel Myths People Believe as Real ?- But are They?

There are many Things one can find about Uganda on the Internet that are simply Wrong

Those Uganda Travel Myths People Believe as Real – Uganda – the Pearl of Africa – Uganda often gets a bad wrap on Internet, many things written are simply wrong, outdated by years, have no present reality in Uganda and simply out of touch with the real Uganda, simply Internet Legends written by people who have never set foot inside of the Pearl of Africa – Uganda and yet to many these Myths and Falsities  that are real to many since they write to us about them…


Uganda-that-is-where-Idi-Amin-LivesUganda – Oh, that is where Idi Amin lives:

Idi Amin was in power as President of Uganda from 1972 to 1979 – He came to be president with power of the gun and he was overthrown with the power of the gun.

Most Ugandans were not alive during that time period. He wound up living out his days in Riyadh-Saudi Arabia where he died in 2003 of Kidney Failure and was buried there. He loved the attention of the world and mostly likely he would have enjoyed the movie (based on a novel) “The Last King of Scotland.”

Idi Amin is a name that is synonymous with Uganda – most do not know the name of the current president of Uganda – President Yoweri Museveni who has led Uganda since 1986.

No – Idi Amin does not live in Uganda – however many of his family members still do and sadly some still believe that Idi Amin lives here.


Those Uganda Travel Myths People Believe as RealThere is War going on in Uganda – it dangerous:

This myth about Uganda is kept alive on websites, blog posts, mainly small town American Newspapers, University and College News sites, Blogs.

Reality – Joseph Kony and the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) are not in Uganda and there is no ongoing war in Uganda. The conflict with Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army ended in 2006 with the signing of (cessation of hostilities agreement by the Government of Uganda and the LRA).

Murchison Falls National Park (Number 1 visited park in Uganda) has seen a dramatic increase of tourists since that time – several new lodges have been built.

Joseph Kony and his now diminished LRA (a few hundred) have been causing havoc in other countries such as Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, South Sudan and even Darfur but not in Uganda – there is no war going on in Uganda – only the myth about one belied by many.


gayUganda – that is place where they Kill Gays:

Uganda is a country where the left and right of American Politics have fought a war of ideals – on one hand you have US Government promoting LGBT issues and punishing countries that do not concur with their policies, on the other hand you have the Religious Right of the USA trying to show its values in other countries such as Uganda after having failed to do so in the US.

Uganda reflects the attitude of the majority of Africans – the laws on the books in Uganda today was put into place by the British Colonial Administration.  The anti-gay bill that was first promoted by American Evangelicals and then by David Bahati a US educated Parliamentarian was passed, signed by President Museveni and annulled by the Constitutional Court of Uganda.

Uganda’s bark is bigger than its bite – 97% of Ugandans like most Africans are not pro-gay, yet in Uganda there is no organized persecution against gays.  International Gay Travelers are questioned at the airport regarding their sexual orientation and their safety and well-being is being promoted by the Uganda Tourism Board and others.

A Gay Traveler is safe in Uganda – public affection is considered a cultural mistake in Uganda by both heterosexual or gay couples.

Putting aside the myths and anecdotal legends – Uganda is safe for LBGT Travelers – though most Ugandans are not pro-gay, however most Ugandans are more concerned their daily well-being rather than US issues fought out on the soil of Uganda.


uganda-ebola-freeEbola is in Uganda:

The recent outbreak in West Africa that is now subsiding never reached East Africa, there were more cases of Ebola in the US, Europe than in East or Southern Africa where there were none.

West Africa – is 5000 kilometers from Uganda – if there was an Ebola outbreak in Portland Maine Americans would not cancel travel plans to Portland Oregon.  However in the case of Africa, many did.  In 2016 Uganda as most of Africa is Ebola Free.  At the port of entry all travelers are checked and Uganda is taking every precaution to keep Uganda Ebola Free, however on the Internet you will find wrongful information about Ebola in Uganda.


You-will-get-AidsYou will get Aids if you travel to Uganda:

Simply setting foot into Uganda will not give you Aids – it does not float around in the air, you do not get it by visiting with Ugandans, having a drink with them, conversations, swimming in one of the pristine lakes, going rafting, or going gorilla or chimpanzee tracking.

You can expose yourself  to HIV – AIDS if you engage in high risk behavior with the Ugandan women of the night – the mosquito girls whose sting just might infect you – best not engage in high risk behavior – enjoy the people, the wildlife, the scenery – but follow the ABC rule of Uganda to avoid HIV infection – Abstain-Be Faithful-Condoms.

No, you will not get HIV-AIDS visiting Uganda as long as you act responsibly and do not engage in unsafe sex.


You-will-get-MalariaYou will get Malaria and it will kill you:

Most travelers and visitors to Uganda do not contract malaria – it is a rarity.

Most visitors to Uganda should be on a malaria regiment which protects you. Use the mosquito nets provided by hotels and lodges. Better hotels even spray the room while you are at dinner and you can always buy a spray can of Doom to eliminate those pesky critters. Apply Off, Cutter or RID (RID found in Australia) insect repellent to your skin and clothing, wear long sleeved shirts in the evening and long trousers when going out.
Should you contract malaria while in Uganda – there are good hospitals such as International Hospital in Kampala where they can effectively treat you.

Over the years I have had malaria on several occasion, the latest treatment available here is quite effective and rather quick.
Malaria does kill and unfortunately many Ugandans die daily from it because of wrong treatment or no treatment (that is also changing-the fight against malaria is being won), however visitors coming here are quite safe if the above steps are followed and we have had no clients contract Malaria.


Uganda-friendly-nationUganda is not safe for Travelers – it is violent place:

Ugandans are some of the friendliest people in Africa. I as a Westerner living here feel safer here, on the streets of Kampala than I would in some neighborhoods in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London.

There are several pages on Travel Safety in Uganda – plain advice that will help you to have a safe time in the Pearl of Africa.

No -You will not get robbed in Uganda – in spite of misconceptions you might have – especially on a safari tour of Uganda and as long as you follow some basic advice.

You might get cheated when you buy goods or services and are given a high price – simply bargain down.

Uganda remains one of the safest and secure countries in Africa – and Kampala its capital is relatively safe for visitors if you follow some sound safety and security advice that is found on our site.


wrong-travel-advisoriesEven Foreign Governments such as Australis and New Zealand portray Uganda as an unsafe Place:

Australia and the government of New Zealand have published wrong information in their government travel advisories to their citizens who for the most part have ignored them.

Their information is based on some of Those Uganda Travel Myths People Believe as Real – however there are simply wrong.  Myths such as Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest being unsafe, telling its citizens to stay away from Uganda’s Number 1 – Visited Park by relying on information that is 10 years or older – Safaris in Uganda are safe – even Kidepo Valley Park has become a safe area to visit.


Those Uganda Travel Myths People Believe as Real– the reality is different than the Internet Legends, Myths and Fables that you can find in 2016 as you research of what you think is present day Uganda, but often you will find those myths written by armchair travelers, bloggers, even welcome-to-Uganda-Arrivalso-called reporters and then the disparaging, off the cuff remarks such as a recent one by the Africa Expert Ann Coulter…totally uncalled for.

Why do those legends and myths stay in the minds of many potential visitors to Uganda?  One reason is the Ugandan government itself, they take the Ugandan cultural approach of just keeping quiet while the wrongful information about Uganda is seen as truth and reality by many, there have been some refreshing changes, however not enough – those legends and myths will not go away by themselves, the reality of Uganda needs to be put out there by the Ugandan government and others in the Tourism sector.  Bring in Travel Reporters on a monthly basis and show them the Authentic Uganda as we know it and experience it daily.
With us at Kabiza Wilderness Safaris it is not just about selling Safaris, but giving potential Tourists the right information about Uganda beyond anecdotal hearsay, internet myths and legends, but the Face of Uganda rarely seen, that of a Welcoming Uganda.

Those Uganda Travel Myths People Believe as Real – if you have any questions – please ask us.

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UGANDA NATIONAL BIRD.

A national bird is a symbol of a nation’s rich biodiversity, history, culture and beliefs. It can attain the national symbol status because of the respect, admiration or value attached. Many countries have birds as national symbols. For example: South Africa-Blue Crane, Nigeria-Black crowned crane, China-Red crowned crane, Kenya-Lilac breasted roller, Zimbabwe-African fish eagle, Zambia-African fish eagle, Sudan-Secretary bird, South Sudan-African fish eagle, Namibia-African fish eagle, Malawi-Bar tailed trogon, India-Indian peacock, DRC-Congo peacock, Botswana-Lilac breasted roller, Jamaica-Red billed streamtail (Doctor bird), USA-Bald eagle, Germany-Golden eagle, Egypt-Golden eagle, UAE-Peregrine Falcon, Thailand-Siamese fireback pheasant, Australia-Barn swallow, France-Gallic rooster (Gallus Gallus), Cape Verde-Grey headed king fisher, Gambia-Hamerkop, Papua New Guinea-Raggiana bird of paradise, New Zealand-Kiwi, and UGANDA:

Grey Crowned Crane.

There is a lot about this bird but in today’s hash tag (#TourGuidingUGANDA), am taking you through some interesting dynamics of this specie and its significance as a national bird of Uganda.

Grey Crowned Crane.
Grey Crowned Crane.

In Uganda, Grey crowned crane (commonly known as crested crane), inhabited the country’s wetlands long before the coming of tribes in the area. This bird has an amazing courtship dance which involves twirl and curtsy to one another, with their wings open and held high above their backs. In this strange position with bills pointed skywards, it gives out a deep booming love-call delivered from a fully inflated throat.

To many different tribes of Uganda, the call of the Grey crowned crane suggests many word variations and sounds are varied and full thus; to a Muganda, the call is Ngaali (wano w’aani), to an Achooli, Oweeli, to a Munyarwanda, Muraaho and the same sound/call is Mwaari to Swahiri. Different tribes and people have learnt through time how to interact with this crane and in some areas people believe cranes help to tell them time of the day. They are also regarded as birds of joy and relaxation in some parts of the country. For instance when people clap and sing a particular song, the cranes dace by nodding their heads, making it a wonderful bird.

The unusual gracefulness of this bird, aptly typifying the country and its people, attracted the once British governor of Uganda-Sir Frederick Jackson who in 1893 chose it to embellish the Union Jack with its exquisite form and heraldic dignity. Sir Frederick Jackson was a famous Ornithologist who surrounded himself with beautiful Grey crowned cranes at the government house in entebe which he could feed from his own hands.

In a dispatch from the secretary of state of the British empire to the government of Uganda protectorate, there appears the sentences; “His Majesty (George v) has approved the golden crested crane being likewise adopted as the badge to be inserted on the flags flown by the governor of Uganda protectorate and all the vessels  belonging to the government of the protectorate”

Another naturalist, Sir Harry Johnston, deputy commissioner in the Uganda protectorate government at the turn of the country, more than likely influenced sir Frederick in his choice of the crowned crane emblem.  As a token of his admiration for the birds of Uganda, Sir Harry left a painting in his collection of a group of “crested crane”. This painting majestically hanged in the governor’s offices. This bird’s multi colored head shows the three coors of the current  Uganda’s national flag (Black, yellow,Red). Standing on one leg-on the flag, signifies that Uganda is a country which keeps moving forward.

The Grey Crowned Crane is an endangered specie, it is divided into two sub species; East African grey crowned crane (Balearica Regulorum Gibbericeps) and South African Grey crowned crane (Balearica Regulorum Regulorum) The difference is that East African has a larger area of bare red facial skin above the white patch, and bigger than the South African. Grey crowned cranes and the black crowned cranes are the only crane species that can roost in trees because of the long hind toes (Passerines) that can grasp branches.

Grey crowned cranes are about 1m (3.3ft) tall and weigh 3.5kgs and a wing span of 2m (6.5ft). They fall under crane (Gruidea) family of which Uganda has 3 species, 4 species In Africa and 15 species globally.

According to International Crane Foundation (ICF), the grey crowned crane is the most primitive specie in the family (Gruidae). Primitive species of grey crowned crane date back in the fossil record to the Eocene period. Archaeologists discovered that at least 11 species of grey crowned cranes once existed in Europe and North America. Because they are not cold hardy, it is believed they died out in those areas as the earth cooled and only survived in warmer Africa.

Grey crowned crane is a precocial bird-meaning; chicks are hatched with down feathers, eyes open, the ability to leave the nest within hours of hatching and rapid learning process. Young ones leave the adults in less than a year. They mature and start breeding at 3 years of age in captivity, or 4-5 years in the wild.

 

Females lay and incubate 2-3 eggs. A male will also incubate, but his primary task is to maintain the integrity of the territory. Incubating pairs trade places about every two hours during day light hours. This gives each bird a chance to stretch, exercise and feed. At night, the female incubates while the male stands guard.  CCSK3The male is often the first to feed the chicks which are hatched after 21-31 days.

They are omnivorous-meaning, they feed on a variety including; plants seeds, grains, insects etc

They are also monogamous and pair for life, though they may appear in  flocks  at breeding areas. If the mate is lost, the remaining bird will usually find another partner. Their lifespan is 20-30 years in the wild, and more than that in captivity.

In Uganda, their greatest threat is loss of habitat (wetlands) due to human pressure from population, drainage, cultivation, pollution, and other factors. This has resulted into a loss of about 80% of Grey Crowned Crane since 1970s

Reference; International Crane Foundation, Nature Uganda, Buzzle

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By Sekiziyivu Ronald.

The writer is a field guide and travel consultant with Kuamka Tours and Travel

 

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Uganda Jungle Safari, 12 days 11 nights Tour Code KSU03

 This safari gives you the opportunity to visit Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi and Lake Mburo National Parks in Uganda. Furthermore you can visit the Kasenda Crater Lake region and enjoy the scenery around Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. Some of the activities include Gorilla tracking, the chimpanzee trekking , birding and game drives along the parks trails. Lunch cruises are organized in the parks.

For accommodation, you can choose between Classic, Midrange and Budget depending on your preference.

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Day 1– On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala.

Day 2 – The marvelous Murchison FallsTrek-East-Africa-national parks

After an early breakfast, leave Kampala heading northwest. Optional :Visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a nature walk to see the rare rhinos in the wild. Lunch enroute. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, with  a brief stop  on the top of the falls, where you can see the Nile’s perfected beauty and marvel as it csqueezes through a seven meter canyon. The 43 meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in the spray. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3 – The boat cruise on the river Nile

 Embark on an early morning game drive on the Northern bank where your guide will help you spot  a great number of animals and birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax at the swimming pool side. After lunch, you will safari upstream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls ” There you can marvel at toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch you murchison-falls-boat with touristsmay also see elephants, waterbucks and Uganda kobs. This is also the habitat for many bird species. The boat leaves you near the falls and you can hike to the top of the falls (optional). It is an exciting experience that brings you very close to the rushing whitewater as it squeezes itself through the narrow crevice below. The resulting mist from the turbulence often produces rainbows. Your driver will be waiting for you here and return for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 – Fort Portal in the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon

Transfer from Murchison Falls NP driving Southwest through the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley. Lunch enroute. Drive through Hoima and reach the colorful and beautiful town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, situated in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon,” the Rwenzori.  Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5 – Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park  

Chimpazee

You will spend most of the morning in the forest in search  of  chimpanzees. These primates are very mobile and viewing them is un predictable but forest walk is enriching, activity starts at 8.00 am in the morning and takes about 4 to 5 hours. This forest is home to large numbers of chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed, grey cheeked mangabeys, birds, butterflies. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora. After lunch, visit either the Kasenda Crater Lake region or bigodi community initiative swamp and enjoy the amazing panoramic views. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6 – The boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

After a relaxed breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. Have a game drive en-route ,  lunch at the Lodge, with its wonderful location on top of the Mweya peninsula. Enjoy the unique two hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel  This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise gives you a great opportunity for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7 – Queen Elizabeth National Park

The day starts with an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mangoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if lucky, the leopard, plus a lot of small animals and birds. You will go as far as Lake George. Drive back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon drive to the splendid Crater Lakes region for sightseeing. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 – The tree climbing lions of Ishasha

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 With your packed lunch, drive to Bwindi via the Ishasha sector of the Park in search of the  tree climbing lions found only in this area of Uganda. The landscape is open savannah with acacia trees. Have packed lunch. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for dinner and overnight.

Day 9 – The encounter with mountain gorillasparc-national-des-volcans

After an early breakfast, you will be briefed by the park rangers before entering the gorilla sanctuary. The rainforest is dense and crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas  is a memorable experience.  Gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with one other. Dinner and overnight.

Day 10 – The wonderful Lake Bunyonyi

Take breakfast before driving to Kabale through the rolling hills and terraced landscape. This area is referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Lunch at Arcadia Cottages, with its unique and amazing panoramic view of Lake Bunyonyi. In the afternoon, a boat ride on the lake to the various islands is a great opportunity for bird viewing and sightseeing. Dinner and overnight. FB

Day 11 – Lake Mburo National Park   

Akagera National Park

 You will drive to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest national park in Uganda . Take a game drive in search of the beautiful impalas, zebras, cape buffalos, elands, oribi and topi.  Enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo. The park is a very good opportunity for bird watchers, who will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found here, including Papyrus gonoleks, Brown-faced lapwings, Carruther’s cisticolas. Take lunch and drive back to kampala. Stop over at the Equator for photography, Dinner and overnight.

Day 12

Reserved for departure. Depending on your flight time,you can do a city tour including, handcraft and souvenior shopping, cultural sites, and mabira forest  (time permitting). We then transfer to the airport, having covered a cross section of probably one of the greenest countries on earth.we look forward to welcoming you back for more adventure in the wild.

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