If you have watched Kong: Skull Island, you may have had glimpses of how the magnificent gorillas display their strength. Nonetheless if you visit Uganda, be sure to visit the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park also known as the place of darkness to experience Kong in his natural setting.

Below are the reasons to why Bwindi is the dream destination to go gorilla trekking.

  • Bwindi alone is home to half of the world’s mountain gorillas with 610 mountain Gorillas with over 36 gorilla families. 19 of the 36 gorilla families have been habituated which gives the visitors a chance to participate in the day to day gorilla life activities.
  • In Uganda permit prices vary depending on season which means if you happen to buy your permit around April, May and November permits are cheaper compared to Rwanda which is 1500 dollars all year round.
  • Uganda is a gorilla lover’s dream destination boosting of two national parks habiting gorillas Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park. Visitors can make a choice between trekking in Bwindi or Mgahinga National Park.
  • The park is also home to other primate endangered species like the golden monkey, L’hoest monkeys, gray checked mangabeys and the blue monkeys.
  • You are assured of Gorilla permits all year round. With a high number of gorilla families, each family is visited by a group of eight people hence a total of 104 permits issued out everyday
  • Easy Access from Rwanda: Most visitors who find the 7-9 hours drive from Entebbe to Bwindi daunting can fly in via Kigali International airport and only endure a 3 hours’ drive from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  • Easy Communication among the visitors and the Ugandan park rangers, hotel managers and drivers as they speak fluent English unlike in Rwanda.
  • Affordable accommodation in the areas surrounding the National Park and within the national park unlike in Rwanda.

Packing list for Gorilla Trekking

Hiking boots: because of the light weight nature of the forest and the altitude, you need light weight hiking boots for this activity.

Rain Jacket: Bwindi is a tropical rain forest and as such, rain is received throughout the year. You will never tell when it will rain so it’s advisable to carry a rain jacket.

Long sleeved shirts/ blouse as the weather can get really cold but also to avoid being bitten by different types of insects.

Energy giving snacks: gorilla trekking can take between 30 minutes to 8 hours so it’s advisable to carry energy bars and boost your energy on the trek, lots of water and parked lunch so you don’t miss a thing during your trek.

Cameras and extra batteries to take your memories with you for a lifetime and the extra battery is to make sure you don’t miss a moment due to low battery.

Pair of binoculars to spot birds and other wildlife which is far off.

Africa is one of the best continents to go if one wants to enjoy real wildlife safari and affordable to all classes of guests. Seeing the Wildebeest Migration, going to Africa!! many ask what to see how to reach and when to go? Masai Mara cannot be mentioned and completed without one Seeing the Wildebeest Migration which is an annual event that takes place between Serengeti of Tanzania and Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya.

Don’t miss-out on these  wonderful excitements of Seeing the Wildebeest Migration will always be memorable. Don’t forget to book your trip  between July and October. During this time millions of animals cross to Masai Mara national Reserve from Serengeti.  They cross for breeding purposes and looking for green fresh pastures then after they migrate back. Sometimes early November depending on the rains since they follow the rainy season patterns

During this time you need to book your trip very early in order to secure nearby lodge which is good around the area so that you will have enough time to enjoy the world cup of nature which is played by millions of wildebeest and 1000’s of zebras versing few but large crocodiles and the lions along the Mara River. The score is always not high since all the players are experienced mostly its 1 or 2 to zero depending on the lack of the season.

You will view a wide range of predators not only around the river to Seeing the Wildebeest Migration but the whole Masai mara as they come to welcome their visitors as well as neighbors to the home land of Masai Mara your role is to come early and leave late in the evening as you come with everything to keep you lively for the day.

Safari Plans

  • 4 Days Masai Mara
  • 5 days Masai Mara

Best Half Day Kampala Highlight Tour

Do you have a short time to visit Kampala? Do you wish to cover as much as possible in a relatively short time? Kampala sightseeing tour is one of the top things to do in Uganda. A walking tour is not an option for you or someone in your party?

Getting a good overview of Kampala in the morning is mission impossible if you are on your own. And that’s without speaking about all the planning, timing, admission purchases…

We designed this 4-hour chauffeured tour where you can visit 3-4 sites that combines the comfort and efficiency of a private driver with the knowledge and personal touch of a private guide, to show you the top Kampala tourist highlights: Kasubi Royal Tombs, Kampala Central Mosque, Uganda Museum, Independence Monument, Namirembe Cathedral, Kabaka’s Palace, Ndere Cultural Centre,St Mary’s Cathedral Rubaga, Bahai House Of Worship with your Kampala private guide.

If this is your only chance to explore the city, Kampala sightseeing tour is one of the best tours you can take: you’ll leave with a great overview of what the city has to offer. And if you are staying, you’ll have a wonderful base to decide how to spend the rest of your time in the city and what you want to explore next.



This private tour of Kampala is perfect for those wanting to get a good overview. You will see more sites and activities as much as possible in a short time.

HINT: Add one or two extra hours to see more sites or include a great tapas lunch.

If you are traveling with children, this tour is kid friendly because they get t variety of things to do as well as not energy demanding. Plus if you are 4 to 6 people, you won’t have to split in two taxis as you’ll all fit in the same minivan.

Things to do in Uganda.

Gorilla Safari

Ultimate packing list 

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Famous as the historic source of the Nile River, Jinja is now the adrenaline capital of East Africa. Get your fix of white-water rafting, kayaking, quad biking, mountain biking and horse riding in a gorgeous natural setting with crumbling colonial architecture during your African safari .

The river Nile is the longest River in the world which covers about 6696km long and pours its water to over nine countries. However, it’s more centred to Uganda as well as Egypt and other Countries include Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zaire and Ethiopia. This African safari is thoughtfully put together and includes all transportation, a river boat cruise, lunch, and entrance fees.

Day 1

Depart from Kampala, heading east to Jinja town passing the coffee, tea and sugar plantations. First, stop at the submerged source of the Nile next to the Owen Falls Dam and Masese fishing village on Lake Victoria. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the Nile shores. After lunch return to Kampala in the afternoon stopping at either Ssezibwa Falls or Mabira Forest to see primates, birds and butterflies and natural forest.

Package Activities – $150 per person

The Safari package for Jinja city tour includes

  • Transport -En-route lunch
  • Entrances fees to various sites
  • A boat rides to the source of the Nile
  • Guide/Driver Allowance

The Safari package for Jinja city tour Exclusions:

  • Airfare and Uganda Visa
  • Luxury drinks and Laundry
  • Tips to local guides and Telephone
  • Personal insurance and Porter fee
  • shopping bills and cigarettes.

Source of the Nile


Sezibwa Falls

Bungee Jumping

Water rafting

It challenges you and have you screaming for more, and if you get too close it will suck you in and spit you straight back out again. ( extra USD 150)

Ziplining at Griffin Falls

The Mabira Forest Canopy Super Skyway is a canopy “zip-line” system that sends you soaring between the tallest trees in the rain forest. ( extra USD 100)

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My Uganda Gorilla Safari was an exciting and memorable experience that i have so far had in 2019. From getting face to face with man’s closest cousin (Gorilla), I also learnt how to speak like one ”Uh uuh” to enjoying the gorilla music.This is one of the most incredible experiences I advise not to missout on your trip to Uganda.

The Uganda Gorilla Safari started at 6:30am by road and it took us 71/2 hours to get to our destination. Our guide Paul of Experience Africa Adventures  informed us that we shall have two stopovers. The purpose for that is to have lunch, stretch legs and freshen up.On arrival we were welcomed to a slice of luxury at our door step, we loved every aspect especially the complimentary message. The Buhoma lodge exceeded our expectations in all ways adding a slice to the Uganda gorilla safari.


Accommodation at Buhoma lodge

Early in the morning, we headed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where we were welcomed by our guide Herbert. In Bwindi there are three areas to view gorillas that’s Buhoma trail, Rushaga trail and Nkuringo trail. You will need closed shoes like sneakers or trainers or boots, raincoat and a packed lunch.

silver buck feeding

Bwindi is 131 square kilometers big with 480 mountain gorillas that cross over to its sister forests of Mgahinga in Democratic Republic of Cong and Virunga NP in Rwanda. During the Uganda gorilla safari you learn that they don’t respect borders and keep crossing from country to country. Uganda has the largest number of gorillas in the world than Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Cong.

We set off for our Uganda gorilla safari on the Nkuringo trail after a 10 minutes briefing about the dos and don’ts. The group has 19 members lead by a silver buck as the alpha male, however, Uganda has 30 families. Only 13 families are habituated and they are the only ones trekked.

Health is paramount during the trekking activity and if you have flu then they won’t admit you for gorilla trekking.This is because we share the same gens and gorillas are 99% close to humans and suffer from the same diseases as us. During the trip the guide is equipped with a gun for safety since we will encounter other wildlife like forest elephants. The purpose is to scare them away when they head our way.

Much as it’s tedious tour the rewards are immense and you need to be physically fit to take part in the gorillas safaris. The Uganda Wildlife Authority found a solution for those that can manage to go through the hi-caps. There porters and stenches they carry you on and throughout the trip. At some point you will need the porter to assist you with your cargo at $15. Each of the members in the group was given a walking stick to use in case they fail to climb the hills.

As we kept on moving we saw very many bird species and if you are a birder this is a great haven. Herbert kept on listening to the radio call for any hits about where the gorillas have been spotted. On asking him, he informed us that a group of rangers are sent to the forest before trekking starts to trail the gorillas.

After walking for one hour and 30 minutes, the briefing started to sink in, I needed a porter but I thought it was a waste of money. I cling on my walking stick as if there is no tomorrow. The good news came in that the gorillas had been spotted. We took a shortcut it was steep and covered with dense vegetation but the stick was handy on this trail. As we get closer, Herbert advised to drink enough water since as we get closer there will be no eating. You will only spend one hour with the gorillas then head back.

Oh Jesus, it’s so close to me ohohooooh. This made the tour so amazing and memorable experience I had in Uganda. The name of the gorilla is Namuhago known for the big lady in the family. I took so many pictures of gorillas from those climbing trees, taking care of their babies to those feeding. Herbert started explaining to us the gorilla vocalization meanings which is associated with different behaviors. Gorillas scream, hoot, roars and growls each has meaning in their gorilla world.

The guides have also over time learnt what the different vocalization means. When a gorilla screams wants to be had in the dense vegetation. During feeding when you hear “Uh, uh,uh uh uh” it means my friend back off. Did you know that gorillas sing, this happened and it was so amazing listening to the ‘’mwaah mwahwah hwah hwah hwah hwah’’ . My heart remained on this Uganda gorilla safari till next time

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda for 2019 is an amazing and memorable experience during your vacation in Uganda. Ngamba Island will offer you an exclusive chimpanzee experience in Uganda. Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda for 2019 is one of the destinations you can’t miss going to on a Ugandan safari. In the video, you will learn how Ngamba Island can be accessed by using water transportation and Air transport.

I participated in the feeding of the chimpanzee , the menu had jackfruit, papaya, watermelon, potatoes, egg plants. Food is thrown at a further distance so that most of the 49 individuals are feed.

Apart from the Chimpanzee Ngamba island is a natures island with different wildlife. Bird watching is hustle free-as almost every corner of the island is dotted with birds of different varieties, interest and colour. below are some of the birds I loved out of the 15o bird species at Ngamba Island.

Egyptian goose have bright stunning plumage and dark chocolate-brown eye patches, only a fool could doubt that they looked beautiful too even when crying. At one point they would swim towards a particular direction only make a sudden U-turn before taking a thirty seconds flight over to the shores.

Wire tailed swallow is a small passerine bird with shiny blue above and white below with a neat chestnut cap. It is adored for the long thin wires of its white spotted tailed plumage.

Other birds were the Spur-winged Lapwing, African Grey Parrot, Woodpecker, comrades, cattle egletes, weave birds, ring swore and the ducks

Other wild life encounters at Ngamba are with the nile monitor lizard, Spotted otter and Spiders

Activities at Ngamba Island

  1. Chimpanzee Viewing, feeding and trekking,
    2. Birdwatching, Ngamba Ecolodge,
    3. Lake Victoria cruises,
    4. Volunteering,
    5. Borne fires,
    6. Studer summer camp,
    7. community cultural experience

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