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Did you know Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest lake In Western Uganda?

Lake Bunyonyi (‘place of many little birds’) is undoubtedly the loveliest lake in Uganda. Its contorted shore encircles 29 islands, surrounded by steep terraced hillsides reminiscent of parts of Nepal. A magical place, especially with a morning mist rising off the placid waters, it has supplanted the Ssese Islands as the place for travellers to chill out...
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Discover How Flamingos are taking over the wildlife in Amboseli?

Amboseli National Park, formerly Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve, is in Kajiado County, Kenya. The park ecosystem spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border.
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lion king

Did you know the real Lion King?

David Yarrow re-created the iconic scene by combining two images. He took the first from above the real Pride Rock in Borana, Kenya, before travelling 2,500 miles to South Africa where he shot the second at conservationist Kevin Richardson's famous sanctuary.
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how much a gorilla weighs

Who else wants to know much does a gorilla weigh?

Due to their large size, gorillas have considerable weight. We have gathered complete information on gorilla weight so that you can have a clear idea of how much does a gorilla weigh.  You will get to know the average weight of gorillas, the weight of both the male & female gorillas, weight of adult &...
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The Uganda Museum

Learn how to explore the rich culture and history at the Uganda Museum

The Uganda Museum is the biggest and the oldest Museum in Uganda which started in 1908 at Lugard’s fort on Old Kampala Hill in Kampala city. It later moved to Makerere University at the school of industrial and fine arts and lastly to KItante Hill where it stands today. Location of Uganda Museum The Uganda...
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kasubi tombs

Did you know the Kasubi Tombs are the Burial Tombs for the Past Kabakas?

Overview Situated on a hill within Kampala, the Kasubi Tombs site is an active religious place in the Buganda kingdom. It’s a burial ground for the previous four Kabakas. It’s a very important religious center for the royal family, a place where the Kabaka and his representatives frequently carry out important rituals related to Ganda...
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visit uganda

Learn how to get the best experiences when you visit Uganda today

Visit Uganda, famously known as the pearl of Africa, for a thrilling experience. The main activities that are a must try include; Mountain gorilla tracking and chimpanzee trekkingHike Virunga Volcanoes and the tallest mountain (Rwenzori mountains of the moon).See the amazing big 5 Island hoppingBirding watching Interesting places to visit in Uganda Some impressive places...
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How to stay safe when you travel to Uganda in 5 easy steps?

Are you planning to Travel to Uganda on a self-discovery journey? Are you scared of embarking on this journey alone? If yes, then worry not. Uganda is one of the safest countries in Africa. However, just like in any major cities, you will have to be careful. When you visit this Pearl of Africa, here...
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Bwindi Impenetrable forest in Uganda

Top 15 Places to Visit in Uganda

 Uganda is a beautiful country with breathtaking forests, waterfalls, islands and national parks. It was crowned as the pearl of Africa for this reason. Here is our list of top 15 places to visit when you are in Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park This UNESCO World Heritage Site is so dense that visitors can only...
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Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Sectorrs

Little known secrets to Gorilla Trekking Sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest was declared a UNESCO World Heritage in 1994. The most common mistake by tourists to Bwindi National Park is staying at a lodge which is far away from the sector in which the gorilla tracking is. The various sectors are where the gorilla groups are found. These sectors vary in terrain and...
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Visit Uganda with Twende Expeditions

Learn how to Travel to Uganda for the first time in 5 easy steps

Travelling to a new country can be both exciting and frustrating at the same time. To kick out the frustration and ensure you only experience the exciting part, we have come up with 5 tips to ease your experience for first time travelling to Uganda. Get a Yellow Fever Vaccine In early 2016, the government...
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Who else wants to know the Frequently Asked Questions About the Nyege Nyege Music Festival?

Nyege Nyege Tickets A full festival pass includes four days of music and gives you access to the festival. For tickets click here. You must have a valid Festival Ticket as well as a campsite pass to enter the campsite. 4 day pre pitched comfortable tent packages (for 1 or 2 people with comfortable new mattresses)...
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Nyege Nyege Music Festival

The Nyege Nyege Music Festival

The Nyege Nyege Festival is by Talent Africa Group, a reknown events company based in kampala, Uganda. Nyege nyege stands for peace, love, and abundant joy, for underground music and musicians in Africa, from Africa or with a deep interest in getting to know the continent better, it stands for fun and curiosity and pushing...
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Top Things to Do in Jinja, Uganda

Jinja, a town about 81km from Kampala, has rightfully owned the title of the adrenaline capital of East Africa as there are many things to do in Jinja. The main language spoken in Jinja is Lusoga, and the district’s economy is one of the largest in the East African region. Jinja is situated on Lake...
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bwindi impenetrable forest

A cost guide to Gorilla trekking

If you are planning for a gorilla trekking there are very important things to put into considerations. Below are some of the questions that will help in a cost guide to Gorilla trekking. What is a gorilla safari in Africa? Gorilla trekking in Africa is done on in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo....
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Top Things to Do in Virunga National park 2019

Virunga national park was gazetted in 1925 by King Albert of Belgium solely with a purpose to protect the endangered mountain gorillas. The Virunga national park map covers an area of about 7800km2 and is part of the Virunga conservation area which includes Mgahinga in Uganda and Volcanoes national Park in Rwanda. Additionally, Tourism in...
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What to wear for a gorilla trekking safari

Gorilla trekking experience is one of the top ten activities to do when you visit Uganda. The activity is adventurous and will require you to pack the right gorilla trekking gear. This is regardless of if you are doing it in Bwindi Impenetrable National park, Mgahinga national park or you are visiting the great Virunga...
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Gorilla trekking Uganda vs rwanda

Gorilla Trekking Rwanda vs Uganda

First of all, Gorilla Trekking is on every traveler’s bucket list for things to do in East Africa. According to current estimates, there are approximately 880 mountain gorillas remaining in the wild. Additionally, the Mountain gorillas live in family groups in the Virunga Mountains which straddle Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, and Bwindi...
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Gorilla trekking and tracking in Uganda, Rwanda

The Official Gorilla tracking guidelines

The Gorilla trekking guidelines are essential for anyone planning on tracking mountain Gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda or the D.R -Congo. These rules cut across the 3 countries where you can do the activity. Most of these are adopted from a post by the Uganda Wildlife Authority “Gorilla Rules” plus some more information. This is the...
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Gorilla

Gorilla Behavior Facts you probably didn’t know

Social Structure Gorillas are non-territorial and live in groups called troops that generally consist of 1 to 4 adult males (called silverbacks), some juvenile males (called black-backs), several adult females and young.The oldest and strongest adult male silverback is usually dominant in the troop and has exclusive breeding rights to females.Adolescent females transfer to another...
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THE BATEMBUZI AND THE BACHWEZI DYNASTY

Origins Of The Batembuzi And The Bachwezi Dynasty (AD 1100 TO 1500)

First our Culture series folk stories take us to the region of Bunyoro. Where we learn a little bit about the origin of the Batembuzi and the Bachewi dynasty. A Banyoro myth, Bunyoro Kingdom, Stories from Uganda, Ugandan Culture, Ugandan Oral Traditions According to oral traditions, it is generally believed that the Batembuzi were the...
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PAPAYA LAKE LODGE

Papaya Lake Lodge – Fort Portal

First of all, Papaya Lake Lodge – Fort Portal has an evergreen landscape surrounding. It is a luxury lodge in Uganda’s crater lake region of Fort Portal in Western Uganda.  Papaya Lake Lodge-Fort Portal built between two extinct volcanoes near the crater lakes of Lyantonde and Kifuruka has beautiful views of the snow-capped Ruwenzori mountains. Papaya Lake Lodge-Fort...
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Ugandan kob

The Ugandan kob – Our National antelope

National antelope-Ugandan kob is, however, a subspecies of an antelope that lives in sub-Saharan Africa. This type of antelope also stays in flat areas, close to a permanent water source with a stable climate. Kobus kob thomasi is its scientific name, and this type of kob appears on the Uganda coat of Arms. The Ugandan kob...
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legend of Gipir and labongo

Legend of the Spear and the bead; Labongo and Gipir

The legend of the spear and the bead; Labongo and Gipir is an interesting Cultural Story that Originates from Luo Migrations into Kenya, North Eastern Congo, South Sudan and not forgetting North and North Western Uganda. Once upon a time there was an old man who lived with his clan in a beautiful, fertile and...
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Mgahinga Gorilla national park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (Where Gold meets silver)

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is part of a larger ecosystem. The Virunga conservation area (434 sq. km) which includes two adjacent parks in Rwanda and Congo. Mgahinga sits high in the clouds, at an altitude 0f 2227m – 4127m. Additionally, It was formed to protect the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit its dense forests, and...
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Gorilla habituation

Discover the true Gorilla habituation Experience

What is habituation? It’s the act of making someone or something accept (something) as normal or usual. Or be used to something or someone. What then is Gorilla Habituation experience? This is a process of training the Mountain Gorillas to get used to man. By nature, gorillas are wild and therefore have to go through...
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Bwindi Forest National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi impenetrable national park in uganda is home to half of the world’s mountain gorillas, whose encounter and consequent eye contact is the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter in the whole of Africa.  With mist covered hillsides, this impenetrable forest is the oldest and most biologically diverse rainforest, with over 400 species of plants....
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clouds mountain gorilla lodge

Clouds mountain gorilla lodge

Clouds Mountains Gorilla Lodge is located in Nkuringo sector in Bwindi impenetrable forest. Clouds gorilla lodge is an exquisite family –owned luxury Lodge with a touch of quality. Why choose Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge. If you are planning for a luxurious stay in Bwindi during your gorilla trekking activity, choose Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge because...
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Top Luxury Gorilla Trekking Lodges in Bwindi

Gorilla trekking activity is one of the must-do activity and a highlight of any safari in Uganda. Below are some of the top luxury lodges in Bwindi that you can stay in during your gorilla trekking safari. Mahogany springs Mahogany Springs is a luxury accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National park found in Buhoma sector. It...
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Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Truly, Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands. This makes it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. Set against the backdrop of the...
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Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park (The Primate Capital of the World)

First of all, Kibale National Park is the most magnificent of Uganda’s tropical rain forests and one of the most rewarding areas to explore. Established at the end of the 18th century, Kibale boasts of 13 species of primates including the localized Red Colobus L’Hoest monkeys and the endemic Uganda Mangabay. Kibale’s major attraction is...
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Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking: A wildlife Experience Worth Every Penny

This article was written in 2015 and a bunch of things have changed since the day it was published. New changes to the Rwanda Gorilla Trekking will be in brackets. Enjoy this story from a traveler’s perspective My friend Jill and I were staying at the modest Muhabura Hotel in the town of Musanze, peering...
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A weekend visit to Chameleon hill lodge Bwindi

Chameleon Hill Lodge What a better way to relax by the Lake with our good friends than a weekend visit to Chameleon hill lodge Bwindi. On November 11th we headed westwards to Lake Mutanda to do some community work. We set off from Kampala on Friday morning and drove the whole day to Chameleon Hill Lodge...
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Uganda capital city

Facts about Uganda before you visit

Administrative Divisions 111 districts across four administrative regions Area 93,065 sq. km (land: 76,101 sq. km, water 16,965 sq. km) Borders 2,698km (Democratic Republic of Congo 765km, Kenya 933km, Rwanda 169km, Sudan 435km, Tanzania 396km) or 1676 Miles Banking Hours Mon to Fri 08:30hrs to 18:00 hrs. Sat 09:00hrs to 16:00hrs. Business Hours Mon to...
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Kidepo Valley National park

First and foremost, Kidepo Valley National Park is a wilderness park; dry, hot and isolated yet spectacular, magnificent and virgin, waiting to be discovered. Transversed by large sand rivers, the park is renowned for its distinctive composition of wild game co-existing with the dry mountain forests, open savanna and hilltops caped by rock kopjes Enjoy...
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Chimpanzee tracking experience of a lifetime

Where to do Chimpanzee tracking? First of all, the Chimpanzee tracking can be done in Budongo-Kaniyo Papidi forest in Murchison falls, the Kyambura gorge and Kalinzu in Queen Elizabeth, Kibale National park and Ngamba chimpanzee sanctuary. Secondly, Trekking is mainly done in the morning and afternoon for only one hour. However one can have the...
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Mountain Elgon National Park

Mount Elgon National Park has the largest volcanic base in the world at 4000km2 and is a massive volcanic mountain on the border of western Kenya and eastern Uganda. Its mountainous landscape and cool heights offer respite for humans from the hot plains below and its higher altitudes provide refuge for flora and fauna. Its...
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Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National park lies in the north end of the Albertine Rift Valley, . In 1926, the park was gazetted as a game reserve with it being the oldest and largest conservation area with 451 bird species and 76 mammal species. The river Nile runs through the park causing the dramatic Murchison falls are...
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National Park Regulations in Uganda

Uganda Wildlife Authority is a body that is in charge of conserving the country’s natural heritage like animals, plants, physical features and ecosystems in general. It has set National Park Regulations that each visitor must follow. All persons that visit the Park must follow regulations set that apply to all the National parks in Uganda in order...
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Gorilla in Bwindi

Ultimate Guide to Silverback Gorilla Trekking in Uganda & Rwanda

This is the ultimate guide to gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda. The experience has grown extremely popular in the past years. In this article, you will find all you need to know about these beautiful primates and the gorilla trekking experience as a whole. What is the gorilla trekking best time of year? First...
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