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    Birding in Uganda

    Uganda has a variety of birds that one can see when birding. With the many different species of almost 1050 birds and more, Uganda is known as one of the best places to visit for bird sighting in Africa.

    Birds in Uganda have different habitats where they reside in the different National parks ranging from swamps, lakes, Forrester and savannahs.

    If you are an ardent fan of birds, then Uganda is the best to visit especially during

  • botswana safaris

    If you are looking for a good place to go and view the wonderful game parks in the southern part of Africa then Botswana is the best place to be. Botswana has a wide range of wild life in the different parks and reserves and this is due to the good conservation policies that have led to the conservation of the wild life in the country. The different game parks and reserves in Botswana are

  • murchison falls safari

    We have all been talking about waterfalls and how they are one of the major tourist attractions in Uganda but we know little of how important they are besides attracting tourists.
    Uganda has many waterfalls spread across the country and the serene beauty that they create in the areas where they are located is enough to creates a lasting impression and in this article we are going to look at the importance of waterfalls to the people who

  • east african safari

    East Africa is made up of several countries which include Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda and. Burundi although some other countries might join. All these countries joined have one of the best safari destinations and a lot of activities to do on these safaris.

    There an East African visa but it only applies to Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda at the moment with the hope of other countries to join later on. A travel

  • sipi falls

    Locate in the Eastern part of Uganda in Kapchorwa district Sipi Falls is one of the many known and visited falls in Uganda. The Falls are known by locals and foreigners and they have been termed as one of the most romantic places in Uganda. The Sipi Falls pick water as it flows from the slopes of the Elgon Mountain and they are the starting point for the many hikers who climb up the Elgon Mountain.

  • uganda safaris

    Updated 29th June 2020. Highlights of Uganda safari tours include the 400 mountain gorillas in Bwindi, 10 National Parks, over 1000 bird species, 330 mammals and different primate species. This is the most updated guide about safaris in Uganda, from credible safari companies to activities, destinations and industry news!

    Covid 19 Updates :  Some tourist parks are not open and safaris have resumed. Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo

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    about murchison falls

    Murchison Falls National park is situated in the northern part of Albertine Rift Valley,  place where the massive Bunyoro escarpment amalgamate into the enormous plains of Acholi land. It is well known to be one of Uganda’s ancient conservation areas. In 1926, it was known as a game reserve set up to protect the savannah grassland that was talked

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    Game drives in Murchison Falls National Park

    Murchison falls is a home to different wildlife species; over 76 mammal and 451 bird species including the Buffaloes, Jackson hartebeests, Antelopes, Lions, Kobs, Giraffes, Hyenas, Bushbucks, and Warthogs among others. They are widely spread all over the Savannah grasslands, grazing or hunting for prey. This makes the park’s landscape so amazing for game viewing/game driving.

    Murchison Falls National Park is positioned in the Northwestern part of Uganda and covers

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    Find below tour options for 3 days Uganda safari tours, focus on gorilla trekking, wildlife safaris and adventure tours.

    3 Day Gorilla Safari in Uganda

    Day 1 – Meet and greet at Entebbe Airport
    Private transfer to Bwindi the home of the mountain gorillas, spend a night at one of the hotels or lodges, based on your budget.
    Day 2 – Gorilla Watching Safari
    Wake up early

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    Gorilla tourism in Democratic Republic of Congo takes place in Virunga national park home to over 250 habituated mountain gorillas and is the Congo potion of the Virunga conservation region, which is also shared by Mgahinga national park in Uganda and Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. All 3 countries are directly inter joined by the Virunga massif.

    Less explored and feared by many Africa travelers because of her past insecurities, Congo today is a very safe destination currently taking visitors

  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary proudly harbors Uganda’s wild endangered rhinos. It is situated in Nakasongola District, near Nakitoma Village, in the north of Kampala along Kampala – Gulu highway approximately 180km by road; it covers around 7,000ha (70 sq km). It takes about 3 hours to drive there; this is about half way of the journey to Murchison Falls National Park.

    Uganda used to have a big number of Rhinos in the 90’s but during the massive wars in the

  • kibiro salt works

    Kibiro is known as a small fishing village found at the base of the Western Rift valley along the Southeastern shores of Lake Albert in Uganda and majorly what people in this area do is fishing, produce and trade salt. In the fishing villages of Kibiro there are Hot springs situated also at the shores in Kigorobyo sub-county, hence can be reached after an hour of travel by road from Hoima town approximately 35 km.

    The location of Kibiro has

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    Red Chilli rest camp is well known to be a financial plan camp, that is located within Murchison falls national park adjacent to the south bank of the River. The camp is mainly for budget travelers.


    Since it targets budget travelers, accommodation is in form of bandas and camp tents. The tents are free to all visitors who enjoy camping. The rooms

  • balloon safari uganda

    Balloon safaris in Uganda are a not so-common activity that has recently been introduced by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). Hot air ballooning can only be found at the Murchison Falls National Park and the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda and are handled by the Dream Balloons who were registered and certified fully in 2011 by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, the National Environment Management Authority, the Uganda Wildlife Authority and the Uganda Communications Commission before

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    Mountain Hiking in the Virunga Massif – Mount Karisimbi, Mount Nyiragongo, Mikeno, Bisoke and Gahinga


    The Virunga massif also popularly known as the Virunga Volcanoes range or the Virunga conservation area is comprised of a number of some of Africa’s unique and finest wildlife attractions. The region ranges from Northwestern Rwanda covering Volcanoes national park, southwestern Uganda covering Mgahinga gorilla national park and eastern Congo covering part of Virunga national park. This region though popularly known

  • nature walks murchison

    Positioned in Northwestern Uganda covering an area of 3,840sq km, Murchison falls has varied sceneries and vast landscapes starting from the savannah plains, to the swamps, to the forests, the amazing wildlife, awesome culture and lastly the eye-catching magnificent falls on the Victoria Nile. The park harbors a lot of wildlife such as warthogs, buffaloes, antelopes, Jackson’s hartebeests, lions, elephants among others. Plant species like the whistling acacia, sausage trees, bird species, butterflies, and many more.

    Most attractions in the

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    Simbiya Safari Lodge is positioned in the glorious Murchison Falls National Park. It has accommodation that will favor all tourist. The lodge is located within and it takes only 15 minutes to get to Murchison falls.


    The lodge has about 26 thatched Cottages, of which each is designed with en-suite bathroom, self contained along with a balcony. The lodge will give a perfect view of the game and the beautiful view of Sambiya River. In your room, you will

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    This lodge is suited on the southern banks of river Nile surrounded by the well-to-do papyrus forest Nile Safari Uganda Lodge is designed to with beautiful wooden chalets along with lavishness tents that are located in a perfect area to give an amazing view of the park along with the African wilderness. The most exciting aspect about this lodge is that natural feel that you receive when you get close to the environment. Experience the beauty of Africa.


  • karuma falls uganda

    These roaring waterfalls foundon the beautiful Victoria Nile are among the most impressive and leading tourist attractions in Uganda. Locally called the Karuma Falls, the name was derived from a notion that Karuma, a great spirit, positioned the stones which break the waters of the river. The stunning Karuma Falls are located on the eastern border of the Murchison Fall National Park (which is the largest reserve in Uganda), and just an hour drive from the district of Gulu in

  • budongo forest chimpanzee

    Budongo Forest is situated approximately 3 hours drive northwest of the capital city Kampala on the way to the prominent Murchison Falls National Park. This is the biggest Mahogany forest found in the whole of East Africa as well as habitat to the largest number of chimpanzees throughout Uganda. The major tourist sites within this forest are: the Kaniyo Pabidi Ecotourism site, Busingiro Ecotourism site and Kaniyo Pabidi Ecotourism site which are located at boundaries to Murchison Falls National Park and dominated

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    All popular 4 days safaris in Uganda covering gorilla safari tours, wildlife adventure

    4 Days Gorilla Tour in Uganda

    Early morning transfer by road to Bwindi National Park in south western Uganda, passing through the rolling hills of western Uganda, a total of 10 – 11 hrs drive will bring you the home of endangered Mountain Gorillas. You’ll have an en route stop at the equator for photo shots and curio sopping

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    Simbiya Safari Lodge is positioned in the glorious Murchison Falls National Park. It has accommodation that will favor all tourist. The lodge is located within and it takes only 15 minutes to get to Murchison falls.


    The lodge has about 26 thatched Cottages, of which each is designed with en-suite

  • pabidi forest

    The Kaniyo Pabidi forest extends over an expanse of approximately 8 km within the middle of Kichumbanyobo gate. Its presents all guests an opportunity to track the impressive chimpanzee in addition to other species of primates which can be found within the mahogany trees there. It is a habitant for quite a number of species of birds such as the yellow-footed flycatcher, the Ituri

  • nile cruise uganda


    River Nile is famous to as the longest river in the entire world  with its source beginning in Jinja found in Uganda. Its name was derived from a Greek word ‘Nile’ for ‘valley’. The river begins from the North-eastern section of Africa and flows to the nearby areas adjacent to the equator continuing to the Safari desert until it finally pours into the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile is approximately 6696 km long flowing through 9 countries (Uganda, Sudan,

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    Paara Safari Lodge is suited in Murchison Falls National Park in the North Western Part of Uganda. This Uganda safari lodge is well known for its luxurious and comfortable accommodation. It has about 54 beautiful rooms with en-suite bathrooms as well as balconies and some number of suits that offer

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    Birding in Murchison Falls National Park

    Murchison falls is among Uganda’s best birding spots with over 451 bird species which include; Albertine rift endemic birds, water birds, and savannah birds. Viewing birds in the scenic landscape and amazing wildlife of Murchison is among the most interesting experiences while on a Ugandan safari. The park is located in the Northwestern part of

  • 3 days safari uganda

    Tour Overview

    The 3 day Murchison Falls National Park Safari gives you a great time in the wild with great sights of the magnificent Murchison falls that falls from a 45m wall through an 8m wide gorge hence giving it a very scenic look and a thunderous roar of the waters before it continues with its course on the Victoria Nile, amazing vegetation types especially Savannah and amazing wildlife species such as lions,

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    Fishing Safaris at Murchison Falls National Park

    Fishing in Murchison falls is done mainly as a sport and is among the main activities along the Nile. It involves catching fish by casting lures; this method is used for catching larger fish species like the Nile perch and some cat fish. There other method used for catching fish is the use of live bait like worms, termites to catch smaller fish species like the Tiger fish, also you can catch

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    Boomu- An African Village Experience near Murchison Falls National Park in the Pearl of Africa

    At Boomu you experience and get to know how it feels to be in an African village setting near Murchison falls in Kigaragara Village. To have this to the fullest one can either have an overnight stay in traditional Bandas or spend a day on a village visit with the Boomu women’s group; in this you learn

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    Paraa, meaning home of the hippo in the local Luo language, is the park’s tourism hub. All the park’s access roads converge here as the northern and southern banks are linked by a passenger ferry, and several Uganda safari accommodations are located nearby. Additionally, a museum and gift shop can be found on the north bank, and most game drives, launch trips and nature walks commence here.

    Paraa is situated in Nwoya District, within Acholi sub-region, in the Northern part of Uganda. It

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    A guide to Tanzania , the best destinations, where to stay, when to go and the possible attractions in Tanzania

    Introduction to Safaris in Tanzania

    Tanzania is one of the East African countries popularly known for the African Safari “Big 5” mammals that most travelers tend to associate with. Like Africa’s big game animals, frequently visited country listed for the past year 2015 on most travelers bucket list (African Development Bank). Most of wildlife

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    Welcome to the guide for Rwanda safaris, the parks to visit, gorilla trekking tours, wildlife safaris, accommodation options, getting there, attractions and so much more.

    Where to Go?

    You can visit Rwanda anytime of the year and experience various attractions below.
    Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

    Volcanoes National Park is located in the Northern part of Rwanda covering an area of 160 sq makes it no less a small area but the world’s habitat for the famous mountain gorillas

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    African Safari Tours, Best Vacation Holidays 2020

    Here is a list of the most popular African safari tour destinations 2020. The list has been compiled based on traveler reviews, ratings from lonely planet, TripAdvisor and so much more.


    Serengeti National park
    One of the most popular tourist attractions in Tanzania and a big game safari destination in Africa, Serengeti National Park is most renowned for its

  • accommodation paraa

    Accommodation ranges from campsites, lodges, hotels and guesthouse. Some of these are built on top of the falls. They have better facilities that are eco-friendly. Budget accommodation is also available for the budget travelers and the most suitable places include Kaniyo Pabidi Camp and Red Chilli Rest Camp. Tourists that love up market accommodation include Nile safari camp, Paraa safari lodges as well as Sambiya river. In case you want to stop

  • tour operators

    You can visit Murchison Falls National Park with one of the following safari companies. These tour operators can also take you for other safari holidays around Uganda.
    Roots Tours and Travel
    Tales Of Africa Safaris
    Uzuri Uganda Safaris
    Adventures To Gorilla Africa
    Maranatha Tours & Travel
    Gecko Safaris
    Gorilla Tours Uganda
    Rwanda Safari Africa
    Adventure in The Wild Safaris
    Mission Africa Safaris
    Gorilla Tracking Africa
    Intare Safaris
    Africa Tours Adventure
    Adyeri Creations
    Gorilla Safari Rwanda
    Africa Nature Trekkers

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    The Nile and Murchison Falls

    When the park was established in 1952, the Game Department enthused, ‘The main tourist attractions of this park was definitely the unique Murchison Falls as well as the River Nile with its streaming hippo and serried ranges of crocodile along the sandbanks, as well as large numbers of different species getting down to drink & bathe.

    Presently the spotlight of a visit to Murchison is the launch trip up the stream to observe the Falls

  • game drives murchison

    Some of you may be wondering how to get to the park. But by means of road, it will take you around 5hours from Kampala with about 305 km.Paara covers a distance of about 85km from Masindi town by the shortest route.

    A direct or longer route will cover an area of about 135km.Alternatively one may decide to take on the Budongo forest route that will provide magnificent

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