Murchison falls and the solar eclipse 3rd November 2013

  All stakeholders in the district of Pakwach are eagerly waiting for the life time experience of solar eclipse on November 3 at 4:15pm take place within the region. This has been a great opportunity to them since thousands of people from all over the world will be coming for the eclipse. The locals have utilized this chance to put up temporary accommodation structures around area. A hybrid eclipse is an usual

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NAMES UGANDA AS 2013 TRAVEL DESTINATION

Uganda was declared as a 2012 travel destination in the world and this time the, National Geographic has listed Uganda among the top 20 must see places for 2013. Uganda’s pride lies in the conserved and preserved nature environment and this can be seen once you arrive in Uganda. No matter what type of transport one has used let it be water , land ,air and any other means of transport. All visitors who come to U

Uganda’s Tourism Prospects Developing Higher

Tourism has turn out to be a major sector in Uganda and has greatly contributed to its economic development. A lot of investment has been done in the industry particularly setting up accommodation that is excellent to all tourists. Citizens have got employment and the local communities have benefited from the sector. The industry has contributed a lot of foreign exchange right after the remittances got from oversea

Uganda Tourism to Attract More Chinese Tourists

The recently set up Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities of Uganda is presently searching for strategies to market the country’s tourist attractions across China in a proposal to attain many Chinese citizens to visit Uganda the pearl of Africa. In regards to the director of the ministry called Grace Mbabazi Aulo stated that close to 8,000 Chinese people visited Uganda last year. This contributed a lot to

Uganda Recognized As the Number One Tourism Destination in Africa

In regards to the Kenya’s Secretary of Tourism Dr Nelson Githinji, Uganda is acknowledged to be in the top position of the tourism growth in Africa. Considering the 2011 tourism evaluation in Africa, Uganda’s tourism industry is approved to have risen by 25% in 2011 compared to that of South Africa as well as Tanzania that grew by 21% and 13.4% correspondingly. Githinji noticed that Uganda’s tourism escalatio

Democratic Republic Of Congo Discoveres A New Species Of Monkey

There is a new species of monkey that has been discovered in Africa, it’s acknowledged to be the second time this identification has been carried out on the continent of Africa for over 28 years. The discovery of the monkey specie in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is vital, as classification of animals new to science is exceptional The monkey is known as Lesula (Cercopithecus lomamiensis), it’s describe

Ziwa Rhino Safari Uganda

Along the Gulu high way, you are confronted with two ‘Rhinos’, a sign that you have reached the Ziwa ranch. Turn to the left, drive 3 km to the first gate and another 4km to the second gate and reception.  A lot to see along this stretch including duikers, bushbucks, waterbucks, and welcome noise from the Pipiacs, the Sudan-guinea species that have recently extended their range to Kampala. In the reception com

Murchison falls National Park Oil Search Set for September 2012

        The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has revealed that Total (Exploration and Production has been revealed by World Wildlife fund  (WWF) and  are set  to take 9 months for the  seismic study  of the Murchison Falls Wildlife and game viewing   park for oil  to commence  this September 2012. Currently only 40% of Uganda’s oil rich Albertine region has been prospected, leading to succes

Reports and Claims on reduction of Wildlife in Uganda national parks are false

      It was mentioned in the press by the Wildlife Auditor general that wildlife in Uganda national parks has declined by about 81percent. It is from this press that the Uganda Wildlife Authority informs the general public  that 81% decrease in wildlife is not true instead the lion population is the one which has declined by 50 percent due to climate change and over population in areas surrounding

Ruhango District is to get a RWF 500M Genocide memorial.

          A part from the already existing genocide memorials in Kigali the capital  city  of Rwanda another plan  has come up  with the idea of putting up a genocide memorial in Ruhango district  Kinazi region and this  is estimated to cost about  500m RWF. Jolie Germaine  the  district Vice Mayor Ruhango who is also  in charge of social welfare confirmed this  development at a

Sharp decline in Wildlife population May lead to Extinction of rare species

      A new report  from  animal auditing in various Uganda national parks indicates that  there is a big  decline in some for the rare animals species in various  game reserves and these may result into extinction in future. During  2011 there was a report of about 25 elephants which  were killed in Murchison Falls Wildlife safari park , which was  the worst scenario ever reported in a singl

Golfing safaris in Queen Elizabeth Wildlife safari park & Murchison falls National park

    New developments aimed at building  a golf course in  Murchison Falls national parks  and Queen Elizabeth Wildlife safari park may not take place at the moment until when the committee    in charge of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)  gives contracts of this project ta go head. The Madvanai group of companies who is also the  director of operations and tourism, Marasa Group of Companies is i

Uganda as a tourist destination gets new tourism frontiers from the IPU deligates.

  Uganda has  for the firs time  among the  three East African countries  hosted the 126th Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference, this conference was composed various parliamentarians  representing different countries from allover  the world in Kampala -Uganda,this happened during the same year for celebrating Uganda’s 50th anniversary. It  is also the Uganda time that  a female speaker was

Ngamba Island another home for Chimpanzees viewing safaris in Uganda

              Today the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary has gained popularity internationally after a report about the 22 year old Natasha  Chimpanze which has been said to be a genius. A tours  to one of the chimpanzee  homes explores their integration into the big  community, which indicates  their similar needs  like humans  getting using  to new society before you s

Uganda community tours and cultural tourism Marketing

        In order to have Uganda’s cultural and community tours exposed to the tourists who come for Uganda safaris, Uganda as a tourist destination in Africa has decided to hold a tourism festival, aiming at creating awareness to the outside world the importance of community tourism in Uganda and cultural conservation. The community and Uganda cultural safari promotion festival brought togethe

UGANDA’S SILVERBACK GORILLAS ARE THE BIGGEST ATTRACTIONS IN UGANDA’ SAFARI PARKS.

    Makara one of the family among the silverbacks while at the top of a tree  searches with his eyes gorilla tracking  visitors to his family. Makara is the one  in charge of his group members  and is keeping security to make sure that visitor tracking gorilla in his gropu do not make any harm  to his family and the mood of Makara can be detected from the   bad smell around which may be around. A

UGANDA IN THE 3RD POSITION AT ITB.

        Morocco emerged be the best among African the African countries while at International Travel Bureau for this in Berlin for year 2012. According to the Judges, this was obviously expected when we look at the number of votes that were caste for the different the countries which participated in this travel exhibition and counted; this was followed by last year’s best performer which was

KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK UGANDA’ S OLDEST PARKS

    All Elephants are categorized in the class of herbivores surviving on plant life only ,  surprising a elephant species at Kidepo Valley  Uganda safari  National Park drinks a local  brew known  as  kwete, potent gin residues and ajon, for food. The oldest elephant in Kidepo valley has 68-years of age with its nick name ‘Bull Bull’ weighing more than six tonnes. According  to UWA  safari gu

UGANDA’S TOP DESTINATION AND SAFARI OFFERS TO BE SHOWCASTED EVERY WEEK

        What to know when booking a Uganda safari to  Kidepo? Accessing Uganda by foreign visitors •Chartering   flights can be from Kajjansi Airstrip or Entebbe airport the only International Air port in Uganda. • In case on is interested in flying to Kidepo National park, Eagle Air has regular service on weekends.   Uganda’s Flora and Fauna • For birders the park has over 460

UGANDA’S TOP SAFARI DESTIANATION FOR 2012 AND THEIR SAFARI ACTVITIES.

It is Uganda’s first ever gazette game reserve- The Semliki Uganda wildlife safari park is Uganda’s first gazette game reserve offering a   truly tropical paradise in Africa. It is located situated in the shadows of the Rwenzori Mountains in the western rift valley. The park is on the shores of Lake Albert bordering the blue mountains of Congo.   Geographic experts in the world refer to Semliki as a cros

UGANDA TOURISM INITIATIVE LAUNCHED IN LONDON

    The High Commission for the Republic of Uganda together with the Commonwealth Business Council launched a business Investment in London on Wednesday and hosted President Yoweri Museveni. While at the business investment launch in London, the President of Uganda launched a new initiative on Uganda tourism, known as the ‘Presidential Enterprise on Sustainable Tourism in Uganda (PRESTO) and this aimed

LIONS FROM QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK ATTACK RESIDANTS

    Rukungiri districts of Bwambara village have accused their leaders of assisting them as wild animals from Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari park ravage the area running out of their homes and these animals have left their crops destroyed. Dinah Rwakacaka  the chairperson LC 3 says  that the  latest incident involved a group of lions some from Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth known for its rare tree

THE STORK FAMILY OF BIRDS FOR BIRD WATCHING SAFARIS

For those who did not know about the Saddle-billed Stork:  It is a large wading bird among the stork family. Its species are widespread species which know as  a resident breeder in sub-Saharan Africa from Kenya , Southern Africa , Sudan and Ethiopia  also in The Gambia, Chad in West Africa Senegal and  Côte d’Ivoire. The Saddle-billed Stork is closely related of the widespread Asian Black-necked Stork, the o

TOP SELLING UGANDA GORILLA AND WILDLIFE SAFARI FOR 2012

Gorilla safari Holiday & Wildlife Tour 15 Days (Uganda Mountain gorilla Tour, Gorilla trekking Uganda, Uganda Wildlife safari, Adventure rafting Safari, Rhino tracking, Chimpanzee tracking safari , Chimpanzee Tour) This safari takes you to the Insights of  Uganda’s midlife and primate watch with a first visit to  Mt. Elgon national park, source of the Nile, white water rafting, , Kibale National park, Q

VIRUNGA SAFARI PARK FACES INCREASED POACHING

A great sense of fear among the conservation fraternity has been raised due to the continuous increase in poaching is taking place in the Greater Virunga Landscape and thus worries on the change of Eco system among the benefiting countries that this may reduce on existing mountain gorilla species and lower the demand for mountain gorilla safaris in Virunga National park. This is after they found two dead gorillas w

TELEVISION SHOWNS IN UGANDA TO BOOST UGANDA’S TOURISM DEMAND

      Uganda Wild at Heart, a television show which comes to screens in February 2012, is aimed at promoting and marketing Uganda tourist destination as well as attractions in such destinations with different Uganda safari holidays and packages. According to the Executive producer of the show Abbey Rafsanjan, the Uganda Tourism shoe will be broadcasted on a weekly basis on Uganda Broadcasting Corpora

SWEET SOUNDS OF BIRDS AT LAKE MUNYANYANGE ATTRACT TOURISTS

  Queen Elizabeth National park attract thousands for tourists from all over the world with the aim of  wildlife and game viewing  and other take  safaris to Queen Elizabeth national park  take tours to the Lake Katwe slat mines  to see how salt is mined by  people in all ways and steps under gone  up to the consumption stage . A part from Uganda wildlife safaris to Queen Elizabeth, other tourists vis

UGANDA SAFARI GUIDE TRAINING FOR QUALITY SERVICES TO TOURISTS

The new Uganda tourism act is to be put in practice, this Uganda tourism act will help in emphasizing and enforcing Uganda safari guide standards in a manner that will create professionalism and discipline in the Uganda tour and travel sector.   Over 30   Uganda tourist guides were awarded with certificates and medals by Mr. Ephraim Kamuntu the minister for trade and tourism in Uganda who participated in tou

UNIQUE FEATURES WITH THE VERVET MONKEY

The Vervet monkey is known to have a white fringe of hair and the face is black in colour with the other parts of the body covered with grizzled-grey. The male species of the vervet monkey are identified with a pale blue scrotum and penis red in colour. Impotant to note about the vervet monkey is that they form groups about 72 individuals thus being social and diurnal and social. Among these groups, they have the g

RWANDA’S PRIVATE SECTOR IS NOT IN SUPPORT OF GORILLA PERMIT INCREASE

  Rwanda’s private sector working hand in hand with the with the ministry of tourism and hospitality in Rwanda  have raised concern against an increase in the prices of Rwanda  gorilla safari permits  from $500 t0 $750 saying that this may lower on income from the tourism sector in Rwanda. The increase in the cost for the gorilla tracking permits in Rwanda was officially announced by the Rwanda Developmen

UGANDANS START REJOICING ON THE TOURISM RETURNS

Poverty in Uganda is seen reducing as a result of returns from the Tourism industry in Uganda especially in the remote areas. A number of tourists increase has been recorded from the past five years thus increase in the country’s foreign exchange and most of these tourists are attracted by Uganda’s National parks and  Uganda  Wildlife with the mountain gorilla safaris as the leading tourists attraction and a

RWANDA GORILLA PERMITS INCREASED TO $750 FROM $500

on Friday 27th January 2012  the government of Rwanda announced  the increment made regarding   Rwanda gorilla tracking safari permits  and their increase in price from $500 TO $750 per permit to each and every tourists intending to take a gorilla  tracking safari in Rwanda  as the country’s  prime and top attraction carried out in Parc Volcano and this will be effective June 2012. Therefore for gorill

MOUNTAIN ELGON VILLA A HOTEL TO BOOK WHILE IN MASABA REGION.

Any visitor planning to take a Uganda safari in the Eastern Part of the country should consider staying an overnight at Mt Elgon Villa. The villa has been developed as an Eco tourism site in Mbale district 3 kilometres from the city centre . Elgon Villas is near the ridge of Nkonkonjeru, the stunning sharp stony hills that look like a white sheet and it is the highest ridge when compared to all the ridges in around

UGANDA NATIONAL PARKS TO ATTRACT 2012 IPU DELIGATES

The Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) was started in 1889 as an international organization of Parliaments. The parliamentary Union mainly focuses on work for peace, stability and co-operation among people for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and democratic representation of the public. On 18th October while in Switzerland, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga the  Speaker of Uganda Parliament confirmed that Uganda is ready to h

THIRTY HOTELS IN RWANDA GRADED

The grading of hotels in Rwanda recognised Nyungwe Forest Lodge located in Nyungwe National perk famous for chimpanzee tracking safaris in Rwanda and Kigali Serena Hotel, a new lodging facility in western Rwanda under the ownership of the Dubai World were awarded as the only existing five star hotels operating in Rwanda. In other categories, four hotels received ‘four star’ title while seven hotels were

UGANDA NATIONAL PARKS TO BE FENCED TO STOP CONFLICTS WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES.

With the increase of reports from the local communities being fed up with animals destroying crops and some attacking human beings, the Uganda’s minister of tourism wildlife and heritage has decided to start a long term plan of fencing Uganda National parks. The communities take advantage of this movement of animals from the park and go into massive poaching or trap them using the snail trap. In order to avoi

YEAR 2012 SEEN TO BOOST UGANDA’S TOURISM SECTORS WITH INCREASE IN TOURIST ARRIVALS.

Uganda’s tourism and travel industry in 2012 got a number of international recognitions boosting the industry’s prospects and expectations in 2012 with increase in demand for tourist services to be offered to tourists especially Uganda safaris combining wildlife tours and gorilla safaris Uganda. The protests between April and May 2011 were seen to have had a negative effect on the Uganda as a tourist destinatio

MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK A MUST VISIT FOR WILDLIFE & GAME VIEWING SAFARIS

Murchison Falls  Wildlife safari  Park, which lies  along  the Nile  River and   shares Gulu,  Masindi and  Buliisa Districts in north-western Uganda, a home to a  variety   of game  and one may think that all the wildlife o this earth was placed in the sub-Saharan greenery of Murchison falls in Uganda. It was noted that the number of tourism influx into the park from November 25-27, 2011 was high comp

ELEPHANT POACHING INCREASES IN UGANDA SAFARI PARKS

The red flag has been raised by Conservationists over the increase in elephant poaching in Uganda safari parks like Murchison falls Wildlife and game viewing safari park and Queen Elizabeth National park. The action has been implemented due to the increased reports from the Uganda Wildlife Authority indicating that since 2year 2011 began the number of poached elephants has tripled compared to the past years. It was

MOUNTAIN GORILLA TRACKING PERMITS OFFERED TO TWO YOUTH BY UWA

The youth were among the lucky winner of Uganda Wildlife offer and they wee awarded a one gorilla tracking permit to join tourists who had a gorilla tracking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable gorilla safari Park Gorilla permits offered were for the Habinyanja gorilla tracking family (H group) in Nyamishamba ridges next to the centre of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. These two youth emerged as the winners of Uganda Wil

RWANDA ISSUES A NEW TRAVEL DOCCUMENT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2012

Rwanda’s emigration and immigration department has passed a special announced to the general public that it would soon start issuing new travel document commonly known as Laisser passer. Special security features will be put on this new travel document will as well as other relevant requirements basing on the quality and standards of International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO). This travel document is not diffe

KATWE SALT MINES IN QUEEN ELIZABETH WILDLIFE SAFARI PARK

Lake Katwe is located in Kasese District 550 kilometres west of Kampala in Kabatoro town council Katwe. The lake is one of about 52 explosion crater lakes found in Queen Elizabeth national wildlife and game viewing safari park. Uganda depends on the salt mined from Lake Katwe. This salt lake was formed as a result of volcanic eruption about 10,000 years ago. The width of this lake is approximately 9km and sit feet

TOP UGANDA SAFARI ATTRACTIONS

Life in Uganda today and in future will prove to the world as to why this Uganda is endowed with nature resources thus referred to as “gifted by nature” and it is resources that Uganda that Uganda has been listed as leading Africa safari spots that should not only be considered as a safari attraction to tourists, but also, safari destination options for East Africans especially local tourists / residents. Murch

UGANDA GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI EXPERIENCE

  Mountain Gorilla tracking safari  remains one of the most accelerating  and rewarding wildlife safari experiences  in Uganda to any tourist planning to take a holiday in Uganda. A permit to access the mountain gorillas in  Uganda costs $500 for non Residents and this price covers  the entrances fees to the park is seeing the endangered mountain gorilla is a 99% garantee. Of the world’s estimated 740  exi

UGANDA BIRDING TRAILS

Around  6am and 7am, as dawn and sunlight is getting bright  through tree canopies in Mabira forest , many birds are planning to get out of their  nest  . They flap their wings and tails showing  an array of feathers ranging from brown  and red  to purple, white   and black . While some chirp, others  cluck to celebrate  the beginning of a  fresh day. then get out of their nest to start looking for a wa

EARNING FROM UGANDA’S TOURISM EXPECTED TO GO UP TO $2.5b

Uganda is prepared to be among the leading safari  destination  in East Africa with a proposal  basing on the  7 Wonders of Uganda National Program to boost Uganda’s tourism. The programme  is also meant to increase  Uganda’s revenue earnings with over $2.5b estimated  figures annually . The tourism development  programme is  designed  by Uganda tour operators with  the  support of Private Secto

IGCP CONFLICTS WITH LOCAL TOURISM STAKE HOLDERS AROUND THE PARK

The International Gorilla Conservation Programme officials say the planned centre will generate more revenue to support gorilla programmes contrary to competition claims. Disagreements and misunderstandings have come up among the local tourism operators around the Impenetrable gorilla safari Park of Bwindi and IGCP in charge of gorilla conservation project as a result of a planned introduction of Uganda cultural ce

WHITE ELEPHANT STORY DISMISSED BY UWA EXPERTS.

The rare white elephants reportedly seen in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park by tourists on 1st October 2011 are believed to be the normal species of elephants according to the research carried out by wildlife experts.   “What has been seen in Queen is not a new species of elephants at all. I have looked   A clear observation has been taken of the photographs of these elephants and specialis

UGANDA BIRDING SAFARI TRAILS HAS BEGAN IN MURCHISON FALLS.

  Uganda is considered as Africa’s top birding safari destination in the world with 1050 species of birds and 11% global bird life diversity. When compared to other countries, Uganda is endowed with more bird species per square kilometer in Africa totaling to 50%of the continent total. The Uganda wildlife Authority has introduced eight birding sites / trails in Murchison falls National park and this will inc

TRAINING SAFARI GUIDES

There is an on going safari guide training to Uganda to ensure that all Uganda safari guides acquire the guiding knowledge to enable them fit the East African Community when it comes to tour guiding. The Uganda safari guiding training is conducted by USAGA a body that governs Uganda safari guides. This will also create friendship with guides from east EAC and widening the tourism knowledge. As Uganda tourism stake

NWOYA CROPS INVADED BY ELEPHANTS

Games rangers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in Murchison Falls Uganda wildlife safari Park are now struggling to stop elephants which have turned into a problem thus destroying crops and gardens in the sub-county of Koch-Goma in Nwoya district. The game warden from the Uganda wildlife Authority in charge of Uganda community conservation said the community settling around the forest boundary of about 40km

UGANDA , RWANDA & DR CONGO TO SIGN A TOURISM TRANS-BOARDER ACT

The Uganda and Rwanda tourism pact is meant rule out the safari attraction that are shared by the two countries of Uganda and Rwanda especial on the boarders that separate Uganda and Rwanda as tourist destinations considering the DR Congo as well since it has it also offers gorilla tracking safaris and other tourist attractions. Uganda, Rwanda and Dr Congo are having discussions on how the Greater Virunga Trans bou

Trips to Mt Elgon Cancelled due to Mudslides

Tourists have shunned Mt. Elgon National park safari  after the August and September mudslides ravaged parts of Mt. Elgon, the park’s statistics for the months have indicated. The Mt. Elgon visitor survey figures indicated that although August and September are peak seasons for the tourists at the mountain, groups of tourists cancelled their visits to the mountain fearing they could be victims. The report n

REVAMPING UGANDA’S TOURISM SECTOR

The tourism, Uganda wildlife safaris and antiquities ministry is re-positioning itself and promoting the country as a top tourist destination in Africa. There is need to improve roads going to game parks in Uganda and other tourist attractions to make them easily accessible to visitors. Power and safaris lodges in the Uganda National parks need have to be improved. These will help position the country as an attract

Western Uganda gets new tourist stop-over

Uganda lacks decent stop-over points to support the tourism industry. The absence leads to many tourists ending up as short stay visitors. Most tourists have to drive directly to Uganda’s national parks for Wildlife life safaris, Mountain gorilla safaris, primate safaris and then, back to their respective countries for lack of descent stop overs. For example from Kampala to Kabale Chimpanzee tracking safari park

A new Safari Hotel launched in Bushenyi district western Uganda

While opening the Hotel in Ugandan, the president of Uganda urged Ugandan to   use the investments profitably and responsibly. This was in a message read for him by tourism and wildlife minister Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, at the opening of Western Meridian Hotel in Bushenyi town over the weekend. The well-furnished hotel, the first of its kind in the district of Bushenyi , has 60 bedrooms, a conference hall and a sit

Bitukra gorillla tracking family in Bwindi National park

  This mountain gorilla safari  family in Bwindi Imenetrable gorilla tracking forest  go its name  “Bitukura” after a river that bears the same name. As it happens the family was first sighted in near the river which also turned out to be part of its homing range  for some of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world . Habituation of this group begun in July 2007 and the group was opened for