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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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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 The Uganda Museum is located...
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kasubi tombs
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
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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travel to uganda
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
 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
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
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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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 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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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
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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gorilla trekking what to pack
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
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 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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THE BATEMBUZI AND THE BACHWEZI DYNASTY
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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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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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
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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Uganda capital city
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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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
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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