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 missout 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.

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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

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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

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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

Spice Tours in Zanzibar

Odours have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words that’s why a spice tour in Zanzibar is a must for everyone. This island is off the coast of Tanzania and nicknamed as the spice island a name that dates back from when it was the largest producer of cloves in the world. Spice tour in Zanzibar is almost four hours guided walk through Tangawizi spice farm.

You will see various fruits like jackfruit, breadfruit, pineapples, passion fruit, durian, Aloe Vera, bananas, coconuts and henna bushes. You will see a wide range of aromatic plants like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, nutmeg, ginger, lemongrass, saffron and clove – the signature spice of Zanzibar. Below are the must see spice trees during your tour at the spice farm

Cinnamon

This the empress of all spices since the whole tree is used to serve different purposes from the leaves, seeds, roots and the bark. When cut, its bark curls itself into rolls as it dries, and possibly the most wondrous property it has is that it can cure a cold by simply sniffing on it. This spice can also cure digestive and breathing problems besides lending a lovely aroma to food.

Cinnamon bark, powder and fruits

Bixa orellana

This a small tree, whose seeds from the fruit were originally used to make red body paint and lipstick. For this reason, the achiote is sometimes called the lipstick tree. Our guide said that it is still used for that purpose today, however more commonly now, the ground seeds are used in traditional dishes in South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

Fruits of the lipstick tree


Lemon grass

This another familiar plant you will see on your spice tour of Zanzibar, along with the starfruit and its cousin, the carambola that is actually a vegetable rather than a fruit. In case you did not know, the cardamom tree grows pods both above and below the ground. What’s more, there are both male and female trees with only the females producing seed pods.

lemon grass plant

As you get distracted by the sight of the avian life, your Experience Africa Adventure guide will direct your attention to the ginger plant. Learn of its decongestant, blood circulatory and aphrodisiacal properties as you view another root that is similar in appearance, the turmeric. Not only does it lend that lovely yellow color to curries and gravies but it acts as a healing agent. And can cure acne and yellow fever.

Spice tour in Zanzibar

Discover a natural sun tanning lotion on your trip in Africa Experience Africa Adventure can also remedy wounds. It is the miraculous iodine plant whose sap is applied on cuts and scratches to heal them quickly.

Nutmeg

I tasted the fruit and all I wanted…, however, our guide told me that its distinctive property of hallucinogenic and aphrodisiac effects that favour romance. If you see vervet monkeys chattering excitedly, you will know they have found their favourite fruit.

fruit

It was really informative and interesting to learn about how each spice grows, is harvested and later used. In addition, everything you will see on spice tour on Zanzibar you will have a chance to taste or smell! Then we were served the Swahili meal.

Swahili food mixed with all the spices of Zanzibar

The spice tour in Zanzibar with Experience Africa Adventure ends with a performance, coconut drink and free goodies from the community which may either be a hat, necklace or ring made from palm leaves.

Gifts at the spices farms made out of palm leaves

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7 Best Things to do while at Lake Mburo National Park

This is one of the incredible active parks of Uganda and you don’t want to miss the MUST 7 things to do while in Lake Mburo National Park. It’s one of the strategically located parks close to the highway that connects Kampala to all the other parks of western Uganda. Lake Mburo contains an extensive area of wetland and harbors several species of mammals not found anywhere else in Uganda.

Spending just a couple of days in Lake Mburo National Park will allow you to see all of the major and most popular sights but if you are here for a week, you will be able to visit some more obscure, but equally fascinating attractions. Let’s have a look at the 7 best things to do in Lake Mburo National park:

Game drives

This remains the highlight activity for this park even at the highway you start seeing different wildlife like Zebras, impalas. Deeper in the park you will see elephant, buffalo, hippo, Elands. Don’t miss out the leopard and hyenas on a night time game drives at $20 and day game drives at $20.

Story time

Once upon a time there were two brothers Mburo and Kigarama. One night Kigarama had  a dream. In the dream the valley flooded and people  in it drowned.  He urged his brother Mburo to move to the surrounding hills. Mburo refused but Kigarama moved, eventually the rains came and the valley flooded. His brother mburo drowned and formed Lake Mburo and his brother was named after the escarpment.

Nature walks

These walks require s guided tours at $30 per person. This involves four trails that’s lakeside: go through a natural salt lick where different wildlife and birds gather. Providing tourists an opportunity to get to the shores of Lake mburo on foot. Birds like double toothed and red-faced barbets, African finfoot, yellow rumped tinker bird, Ross turaco. You can either take the Rubanga trail, Rwonyo trail or Kigarama hill trail

Boat rides

Relax on a boat cruise on Lake Mburo and view the magificient flora and funa it has to offer. Get a chance to see hippo, crocodile  and varsity numbers of bird spieces like the African finfoot, rare shoebill stork at a cost of $15, African fish eagle, Pelicans and Hammer Kobs.

Sport fishing

Lake Mburo is edowed with 6 fish species like cat fish, lung fish, tiger fish, Angara fish, barbell and the most commonly caught fish the Tailapia. Mazinga is the most common hub for fish and most tourist safaris are done here.

Mountain bike

Done inside or outside of the park giving you an array of wildlife to see and monitor .activity is half or full day with an armed guide taken along for safety.

Horse back

This is a unque activity where you view wildlife while horse riding and it’s only at Lake Mburo that you get this opportunity.

Culture Experience

The Ankole cultural community tourism group is responsible taking the tourist through the milking procedures, preservations   and making of ghee, making hand crafts. They are also conduct guided villages walks and they also conserving by planting trees.

 

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain