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The Batwa experience in Uganda

Who are the Batwa?

Batwa pygmies are previously a fully hunter-gatherer tribe who lived in caves and trees of the forests for hundreds of years. They are restricted to the mountain range areas of Bwindi impenetrable national park and the Virunga massif. Most of the pygmies have a height on average less than 150 cm (4 ft 11 in) tall.

The Batwa previously lived for hundreds of years in the jungle with the mountain gorillas before they were set to live outside the forest for conservation. As the original dwellers of this ancient jungle, the Batwa were known as the Keepers of the Forest. A relatively large number of the Batwa are still existent in the south western part of Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. These are the only destinations for Uganda gorilla safaris or otherwise known as gorilla trekking safari in Uganda.

Batwa people survived by hunting small animals using arrows or nets and collecting plants and fruit in the rain forest. They lived in huts made of leaves and tree branches and didn’t live in a specific place. For years the Batwa lived in harmony with the mountain gorillas and today they are part of the conservation process as they take Uganda gorilla safari visitors through their olden treasured home.

 Batwa experience

How the Batwa Experience started

In a bid to conserve the diverse Bwindi forest, the Batwa were relocated to the lower slopes of the mountain. In need to preserve their culture, the Batwa started the Batwa experience as a way of sharing their culture with the rest of the world.

Today, the Batwa communities are benefiting from tourism and making a living that keeps them away from poaching and turns them towards conservation of the forest and the wildlife. They entertain Uganda gorilla trekking safari tourists with their traditional dance that you are free to join.  Taking you through the life of this unique tribe is more than watching any historical documentation since history unfolds just in your presence.

Having this experience will leave you with memories of a great unique culture that remained to be hosted by the foothills of the tropical rainforest. To have a great experience plan a safari with a gorilla safari tour operator in Bwindi impenetrable national park and have a chance to relax with these amazing people.

How the Batwa cultural tour experience is done

This very enjoyable walk lasts about 3 hours with about 3 Batwa guides. During this walking tour, the Batwa demonstrate to you hunting techniques, how to make bamboo cups, gather honey, point out medicinal plants and demonstrate all survival skills. You will finally be taken to the sacred Ngarama Cave which was once home to the Batwa King, where the women of the community perform a sorrowful song which echoes in a strange and sorrowful way around the depths of the dark cave. This experience will leave you with a striking and moving sense of the richness of a unique culture that is slowly fading away.

By the time you end this Uganda tour, you will see the forest as a pharmacy, shelter, builders yard, tool kit and much more.

 

 

3 Days Lake Mburo National Park and Kampala city tour – short wildlife safari tour

This 3 Days Uganda safari tour takes you to Kampala Uganda’s capital city as well as the main commercial centre of Uganda and Uganda’s closest National Park of all the 10 parks in the country; Lake Mburo National Park Uganda. Uganda’s capital Kampala is boarded by Lake Victoria; Africa’s largest fresh water lake and the source of the world’s longest river; River Nile.

3 days Lake Mburo National Park The 3 Days Kampala city tour and Lake Mburo National Park short wildlife safari tour will guarantee you chance to see thousands of Burchell’s Zebras, hippos and crocodiles. For the birding enthusiasts, this park is close to paradise. Lake Mburo National Park Uganda is the only place in Uganda that supports massive herds of “impalas”. This where Uganda’s capital city derives its name “Kampala”. Other animals to encounter during the one short Uganda wildlife safari to Lake Mburo National Park include; antelopes easily seen are topi, bushbuck, common duiker, oribi, Defassa waterbuck and Bofor reedbuck. Buffalos, warthogs, bush-pigs and hippopotamus and many others.

Tour Highlights of your 3 Days short wildlife safari tour to Lake Mburo National Park and Kampala city tour

Day 1: Do your Kampala city tour -visit the Royal palace in Mengo, Kasubi tombs, Namirembe cathedral, Rubaga cathedral, Bahai temple, Uganda Museum and Uganda martyrs Namugongo.

Day 2: Transfer from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park for your afternoon boat cruise with a break in the journey at the Equator in Kayabwe. You can also opt to do a night game drive in the park.

Day 3: Do an early morning game drive in the park, and later do horse riding or quad biking and then return to Kampala.

Detailed Itinerary for the 3 Days short wildlife safari tour to Lake Mburo National Park and Kampala city tour – short wildlife safari tour

Day 1of your 3 Days short wildlife safari tour to Lake Mburo National Park and Kampala city tour

After your early morning breakfast at around 8am, you will meet your safari guide at your hotel. He will give you a very short briefing about your 3 Days Kampala city tour and Lake Mburo National Park short wildlife safari tour and after depart Kampala city tour where you will visit the Buganda cultural sites like the royal palace in Mengo. This is the main palace and official residence for the Kingdom of Buganda, of the four generations of reigning Monarchies and the members of the Royal Family since 1885, full of exciting scenes and art galleries. The Mengo Palace is situated on Mengo hill opposite the headquarters of the Kingdom Administration at Bulange. You will then drive to Kasubi Tombs; an active religious place in the Buganda Kingdom as well as a burial ground for the Kings of Buganda. After Kasubi tombs, you will visit Rubaga cathedral; the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in Uganda and also the home church of Archbishop of Kampala. Drive to Namirembe cathedral on Namirembe hill, the oldest cathedral for the Anglican church in the country also taken to be the headquarters for the Anglican people in the country. After a visit to these places, you have lunch in one of the restaurants in town.

After Lunch, you will visit the Uganda Museum that displays and exhibits ethnological, natural, historical and traditional life collections of Uganda’s cultural heritage over the years. You will then proceed to the Uganda Martyrs shrine Namugongo is Roman Catholic minor basilica dedicated to the Ugandan Martyrs who were murdered in cold blood for their Christian faith and finally go at the Bahai temple, the only temple of its kind in Africa as well as for the Bahai faith in Africa. In the evening after your Kampala city tour, you will transfer back to your hotel for your dinner and overnight.

Day 2 of the 3 Days short wildlife safari tour to Lake Mburo National Park and Kampala city tour

You will be required to take early morning breakfast before you depart from you hotel/lodge at 7am to start your journey to Lake Mburo National Park for your one-day short wildlife safari Uganda. the journey will take you about 4 hours without the stop overs driving for about 235km from Kampala. You will drive through several small towns and villages enjoying the beautiful greenery seen on the lush rolling hills making Uganda an ever-green country hence the name the “Pearl of Africa”.

Upon arrival at the equator in Kayabwe, you will take lots of Photographs standing in two hemispheres at the same time, visit the souvenir shops around and have an exciting polar water experiment. Retreat from the equator and proceed for your lunch in Mbarara town. After your lunch, drive for about 1hour to Lake Mburo National Park for your afternoon boat cruise. The boat cruise take about 2hours sightseeing hippos, crocodiles and lots of birds. Return from your boat cruise and check in your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 of the 3 Days short wildlife safari tour Lake Mburo National Park and Kampala city tour

You will have an early morning game drive in the park giving you chance to have wonderful views of several wildlife that habit the park including; Impalas, Burchell’s zebras, antelopes, topi, Bushbuck, common duiker, Buffalos, to mention but a few. You will go back to the lodge after your game drive for your breakfast and prepare for your horse riding or quad biking and then return to Kampala.

End of your 3 Days short wildlife safari tour to Lake Mburo National Park and Kampala city tour- Travel guide Uganda

 

No Ebola case confirmed in Uganda

No Ebola case confirmed in Uganda despite the virus outbreak in the neighboring country of the Democratic Republic of Congo that borders Uganda in the West. The ministry of health has re assured the public that there is no confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda though deaths have been reported in Congo.

Western Uganda is a great destination for Uganda wildlife safaris, birding tours in Uganda and Uganda gorilla trekking tours. Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park, Semuliki national park, Mount Rwenzori national park are all situated in Western Uganda. The fact that there’s Ebola outbreak in a neighboring country shouldn’t be reason to scare those who have planned Uganda safaris to these safari parks. As long as your safari starts and ends in Uganda, you do not have to be worried of now because none of the destinations have been infested by the Ebola virus.

In a bid to reduce the risk of spread by movements across the border, the Ministry of Health and Partners are supporting the districts bordering DRC to heighten preparedness and readiness to handle any Ebola case that might come into Uganda. The ministry is implementing several measures of which these are inclusive;

No Ebola case confirmed in Uganda

  • Screening of people crossing from DRC for signs and symptoms of Ebola is being conducted at official and unofficial points of entry
  • Communities have been sensitized about Ebola and are vigilant and reporting any suspicious cases for investigation
  • Health workers have been oriented and put on high alert to detect and report any suspected Ebola case
  • Health workers have also been trained to manage safely any suspected or confirmed case of Ebola.
  • Vaccination of front-line health workers to protect them against infection with Ebola Zaire, the strain causing the outbreak in DRC, will be conducted soon.

Just like you love to enjoy your Uganda safari, we love to see you have a memorable trip therefore we always remember about your safety.

 

 

 

How to spend your 3 days holiday in Uganda- Jinja & Kampala city tour

Kampala city tour

             Namirembe Catherdral

Are you on a holiday in Uganda? and you’re wondering how to spend these 3 days! The answer is right here! Here is a 3 days Kampala and Jinja city tour for you to enjoy.

Uganda’s capital; Kampala is the national and commercial capital city, bordering Africa’s largest fresh water lake; Victoria. Kampala city is made up of several hills though they were originally seven. Each of these hills has an exciting history to tell about including Namirembe hill is home oldest cathedral in Uganda, Mengo hill is home to the royal place, Makerere hill is home to the oldest University Uganda as well as one of the oldest in Africa and one of the best in Africa among others.

Jinja, a town crumbling with colonial architecture, is now the adrenaline capital of East Africa and home to the historic source of the Nile River that pours its water in the Mediterranean Sea. Jinja town is famous for white-water rafting, kayaking, quad biking, mountain biking and horse riding in a gorgeous natural setting.

Tour Highlights of your 3 days Kampala and Jinja city tour

Day 1of the 3 days Kampala and Jinja city tour : Do a Kampala city tour – you will visit the Royal palace in Mengo, Kasubi tombs, Namirembe cathedral, Rubaga cathedral, Bahai temple, Uganda Museum and Uganda martyrs Namugongo.

Day 2 of the 3 days Kampala and Jinja city tour : Transfer from Kampala to Jinja and stop over at Sezibwa falls and Mabira forest with en route to Jinja for a boat cruise at the source of the Nile

Day 3 of the 3 days Kampala and Jinja city tour : Do white water rafting and do horse riding/quad biking in the afternoon and transfer back to Kampala

Day 1: Do a Kampala city tour – you will visit the Royal palace in Mengo, Kasubi tombs, Namirembe cathedral, Rubaga cathedral, Bahai temple, Uganda Museum and Uganda martyrs Namugongo.

Wake up early in the morning and kick off your day early morning breakfast at your hotel in Kampala. At around 8am, you will meet our representative; your driver guide who will take you through a short safari briefing about your 3 days Kampala and Jinja city tour. After the briefing, you will depart for your one-day Kampala city tour visiting the Buganda cultural sites like the royal palace in Mengo. This is the main palace and official residence for the Kingdom of Buganda, of the four generations of reigning Monarchies and the members of the Royal Family since 1885, full of exciting scenes and art galleries. It is situated on Mengo hill opposite the headquarters of the Kingdom Administration at Bulange. After that, drive to Kasubi Tombs; an active religious place in the Buganda Kingdom as well as a burial ground for the Kings of Buganda. After Kasubi tombs, you will visit Rubaga cathedral; the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in Uganda and also the home church of Archbishop of Kampala. Drive to Namirembe cathedral on Namirembe hill, the oldest cathedral for the Anglican church in the country also taken to be the headquarters for the Anglican people in the country. After a visit to these places, you have lunch in one of the restaurants in town.

After Lunch, you will visit the Uganda Museum that displays and exhibits ethnological, natural, historical and traditional life collections of Uganda’s cultural heritage over the years. You will then proceed to the Uganda Martyrs shrine Namugongo is Roman Catholic minor basilica dedicated to the Ugandan Martyrs who were murdered in cold blood for their Christian faith and finally go at the Bahai temple, the only temple of it Kind in Africa as well as for the Bahai faith in Africa. In the evening after your Kampala city tour, you will transfer back to your hotel for your dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Transfer from Kampala to Jinja and stop over at Sezibwa falls and Mabira forest with en route to Jinja for a boat cruise at the source of the Nile

Kampala city tour

                          Sezibwa falls

Wake up early in the morning, take breakfast at your hotel and get ready to be picked up by your Uganda safari driver guide. At round 7am, you will be picked up by your guide from the hotel and embark on your journey to Jinja. Along the way, you will have a stopover at one of Uganda’s cultural hidden treasures of Uganda; Sezibwa falls in Mukono. The Sezibwa falls are situated at about 32km along the Kampala – Jinja highway, in Mukono District. A drive to the falls takes about 1 hour from Kampala to Kayanja town and about 1.5km off the road. The waterfalls are set in an undisturbed natural and serene attractive environment with lots of birds and a few wildlife. Sezibwa River plunges over 17-meter-high rocks into a plunge pool with a depth of over 13 meters. The falls and river are sorrounded by big fig trees, bamboo and several shrubs, a small rain forest that is home to several monkeys and a good number of birds.

From Sezibwa falls, you will proceed to Mabira forest along the Kampala-Jinja high way. From Mukono to Mabira is about 35 km driving for about 1hour. Upon arrival in the forest, you will do a nature walk in the forest. You will meet trained guides who will give you a comprehensive forest experience. The forest has over 312 species of trees, that act as food as wells as home to several birds, monkeys and other animals that habit this forest. The nature walk experience in the forest takes about 2hours and then progress for lunch in Jinja.

After lunch, embark on a journey to the source of River Nile in Jinja. You will take a boat cruise to the mighty River Nile (Longest River in Africa) to a point where starts its journey all the way to Mediterranean Sea.

Day 3: Do white water rafting and do horse riding/quad biking in the afternoon and transfer back to Kampala

After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to the starting point for white water rafting for a half day white water rafting adventure on the Nile that takes about 5 hours. After rafting, you will have your lunch in one of the restaurants and go for horse riding or quad biking for about 2 hours and after embark on your journey back to Kampala at your hotel or for your drop off at Entebbe airport for your flight.

All these bring you to the end of your 3 days Kampala Jinja tour.

 

 

2-day Uganda adventure safari to Murchison Falls National Park Uganda

Murchison falls

Murchison Falls is a true master piece if Nature where you realize the anger of River Nile. In a small space, the River Nile water squeezes itself through the Albertine gorge as it makes its way towards Egypt. The river is 50 meters wide and goes through a 7-meter-wide gorge plunging down 45 meters, creating a roaring sound that makes wonders, something you will never forget as well as standing alongside the mighty River Nile watching the most powerful falls in the world.

Murchison Falls National Park lies along the shores of Lake Albert, in the northwest of Uganda. The park is famous for being home to Murchison Falls, where the Victoria Nile River flows through a narrow gap over a massive drop.

Murchison Falls National Park Uganda is one of the best all round parks to go for a Uganda safari experience in Uganda. Are you a tourist having only two days to spare, Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda is the best place for you to go and experience your African safari in the African Wilderness.

Murchison Falls National Park offers perfect views of elephants, giraffe, baboons, hippos, buffaloes, antelopes of various kinds, lions, warthogs, hyenas, leopards, hundreds of species of birds, including migratory ones, storks of various kinds such as the elusive shoebill stork, reptiles, and butterflies. The park also has beautiful savannah, forests that tempts tourists to do hikes, and the falls make the park absolutely fantastic.

Detailed itinerary of the two days Murchison Falls National Park

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park, do an afternoon Boat cruise and hike to the top of the Falls.

Murchison falls

Boat cruise on Murchison falls

Your 2-day Murchison Falls National Park Uganda adventure safari starts early in the morning. Wake up as early and be ready by 6am. Our Uganda safari driver will pick you from your hotel/ residence before 6am. You will embark on your journey driving northward to Murchison Falls National Park through Masindi, a journey that will take you about 5 hours.

Upon arrival in the park, you will go for Lunch at one of the lodges and then get prepared for a boat cruise which starts at 2pm. The boat cruise takes a duration of about 2 hours viewing crocodiles, the many hippos along the bank and in the river, the birds, monkeys, buffaloes, elephants. This makes it one of the best wildlife view experiences in Uganda. After the boat cruise, you will hike to the top of the falls. Being at the top of the falls is spectacular because it gives you chance of hearing the falls roar making it a wonderful experience. This is a place where tourists take the most memorable pictures as well as taking in of the sounds and sights, including the Murchison Falls rainbow that appears 24/7. It is created by the mist formed by the falls.

After all activities for the day, transfer to your lodge for your dinner and rest for the next day.

Day 2: Morning game drive in Murchison falls – back to Kampala 

Murchison falls

Game drive in Murchison falls National Park

After your breakfast early in the morning, your Uganda safari driver guide will pick you at your lodge and take you for the early morning game drive across the savannah, along Lake Albert Delta slowly as the sun rises. During your game drive, you will see the abundant wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park especially the big 4 wild game, birds, hippos, warthogs, giraffes, among others.

After the game drive, you will cross the Nile river by ferry then drive heading back to Kampala. You will make a stopover somewhere for your Lunch.

End of your 2 days Murchison Uganda safari.

 

 

Did you know you can enjoy your Uganda safari even during the low season?

What is the best time to visit Uganda for a Uganda safari tour?

March to May and October to November – Low Season

In the months of March, April and May, Uganda experiences the its heaviest rainfall. These months are known as months of the low season in Uganda due the heavy rains. Shorter rains are seen in the months of October and November. Don’t be worried about the rains, it does not in any way affect affect your chances of spotting gorillas. However, be prepared for a soggy, slippery Uganda gorilla tour. Waterproof clothes, and waterproof boots, are essential for your Uganda gorilla trekking safari. People that have studied the gorilla behavior believe that the gorillas linger on the warmer, lower slopes during this wet weather, so your gorilla trekking safari Uganda may be shorter compared to the normal season.

The Uganda Wildlife Authority, which issues Uganda gorilla tracking permits, offers discounts of up to 25%b in April, May and November. Who wouldn’t want to have a discount? This gets you save lots of money!

The wildlife is not migratory in Uganda, so tourists on Uganda wildlife safaris can still see plenty of wild game in parks such as Queen Elizabeth National Park, although thicker vegetation makes spotting the animals a little harder. There are several birds to spot especially for tourists interested in birds. This is the best time to go for a Uganda birding safari.

However, the roads to the parks during this season become muddy but when you use 4×4 safari vehicles, there won’t be a transport problem because they can travel through all terrain.

During this low season, tourists have plenty of time to enjoy Uganda safaris and forest tours/ Nature walks. All tourists need to do is to prepare for intense rains.

Save your money by taking a safari in the low discounted season

 

 

Uganda Safari activities done in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary-Uganda wildlife safari

Rhino trekking

Being the only spot where you can view southern White Rhinos, you should try this for at least once in your life time. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is equipped with well-trained rangers who guide you during your Uganda Rhino Trekking safari to a place where the rhinos will be. It’s really magnificent watching these rhinos wander in their natural habitat. While with them, you can take many pictures as many as possible for memories.

Canoe ride and Shoebill trek

It feels nice taking a morning canoe through the Lugogo swamp. This will qualify you view the shoebill; one of the most sought birds in Uganda for birders on a Uganda birding Safaris. The shoebill canoe ride does not only give opportunity to sight the shoebill but also watch the beautiful Uganda sun rise over the Lugogo swamp.

Birding

Have you dreamt of watching beautiful birds on any birding safari? Then Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary has got an excellent Uganda birding safari experience for you. The sanctuary hosts over 300 species of birds. Therefore, nature and bird lovers wouldn’t see themselves miss the activity. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary has over four birding trails. Take on a guide with you to show you the different birds like; the famous shoebill, Nubian wood pecker, abdim’s stork, blue spotted dove, cattle egret, tree pipit, booted eagle, broad billed roller, African darter, bronze manikins, African broad bill, variable sunbird, to mention but a few. Birding normally takes 2hours is done early in the morning therefore it is advised that you spend a night at the sanctuary because visitors don’t enter before its 7:30am in the evening at 4pm. While birding, you will probably see other wild game found in the sanctuary.

Nature walks

I doubt if you have ever been at nature with its scents and sounds. Would you want to know how it feels like? Experience it by taking a guided walk through the lush bushes of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The guide that takes you around for the walk has knowledge about the animals, birds and reptiles as well as the vegetation and botany of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Therefore, feel free to ask questions about what you would love to know.

Night walks  

Night walks is one of the involvements you cannot exclude on your Uganda Safari itinerary to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Night walks will introduce you to various night sounds and sensations that you didn’t know existed. Ziwa has so many nocturnal animals for you to see. These night walks are done between 8pm and 11pm.

The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary was founded in 2005 by the Uganda Wildlife Authority and Rhino Fund Uganda.

 

ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY- The big five Uganda wildlife safari animals

“The proud home of Rhinos in Uganda”

Have you ever visualized being to any Rhino sanctuary? Arise in here and learn something about the proud home of the only wild Rhinos in Uganda; Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Rhinos are one of the big five wild game.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is situated in Nakasongola district along the Kampala Gulu highway. This Rhino Sanctuary settles on over 7000 hectares of land. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is popular for Rhino trekking, Shoe bill trekking, Canoe riding, Birding, Night walks, and relaxation as well. Therefore, you have no other alternative but to just invest in a Uganda Safari to the only Uganda Rhino Trekking Sanctuary.

You may not believe it but Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary doesn’t only habit Rhinos but also other Wild game. This reminds me to change your safari from Uganda Rhino trekking Safari to a Uganda Wildlife safari. Other wildlife found in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary includes; the Uganda Kobs, water bucks, bush bucks, oribis, monkeys, hippos as well as reptiles such as crocodiles. Put the wildlife a side, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary crowds several Uganda bird species that count to over 300 species including the famous shoe bill that wouldn’t miss on any birders’ list on a Uganda birding Safari.

Your Uganda wildlife tour will turn out to be fantastic if you spared time and passed by Murchison Falls National Park where you will be able to view the wild big four; Lions, Leopards, Elephants and Buffaloes. Murchison National Park is about 70km north of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Eventually you will have viewed the big five wild game on just one unforgettable Uganda Wildlife Safari tour.

 Getting there

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is located along the Kampala – Gulu highway towards the famous Murchison Falls National Park.

By road, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is around 176km north of Uganda’s capital city; Kampala. It takes approximately 3hours while driving along the Kampala- Wobulenzi- Nakasongola road. From Kampala via Masindi, it is about 169km and it takes about 2hours. Branch off at Nakitoma Trading Centre where you will drive for a about 7 km to the Headquarters of the sanctuary. If one used public transport, he can get off at Nakitoma Trading Centre and get a boda to the sanctuary.

 

1-day Trip to Lake Mburo National Park Uganda

Lake Mburo National Park is positioned in Western Uganda. Lake Mburo National Park is the closet national park from Kampala for a quick Uganda wildlife safari compared to all the national parks in Uganda. From Kampala, Uganda capital, the park is just a short drive of about 4 hours (227.5 km) via Masaka Rd and Mbarara-Masaka Rd. Lake Mburo National Park Uganda is about 30 kilometers (19 mi), by road, east of Mbarara, which is the largest city in the sub-region.

Lake Mburo National Park Uganda is recommended for short mini Uganda safaris for visitors/ Tourists who have fixed schedules. A safari to Ugandas Lake Mburo National Park is a life safari adventure full of interesting wildlife and green nature.

Along the road as you head to Lake Mburo National Park

Drive through Ugandan towns and villages enjoying the colorful scenery highlighted with different types of green which makes this the evergreen country Pearl of Africa.

If time allows, there is a chance for you to stop at the Equator and take photographs and have the polar-water experiment.

You may have chance to stop at the Mpambire drum Village local drums and other craft shops and fruit markets.

What to see on your 1 Day Lake Mburo National Park Uganda Wildlife Safari Tour

Lake Mburo National Park is the only place in Uganda that supports immense herds of the impalas. It is from this name that the capital city of Uganda was derived “Kampala”. The park is also home to thousands of Burchell’s Zebras, the Topis, bushbucks, common duikers, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, Buffalos, warthogs, bush-pigs, hippopotamus and many others.

Are you a birding fanatic? This is another birding paradise for you to enjoy. Lake Mburo National park has over 300 bird species. This makes it perfect for a Uganda birding safari.

How to enjoy on your 1-day trip in Lake Mburo National Park Uganda 

Lake Mburo National park is perfect for 1-day Uganda wildlife safaris. The tourists check into Park and start their game drive, viewing the animals and birds. The game drive takes around 3-4 hours with Uganda Wildlife Authority Guide.

Besides the game drive, tourists can also do a boat ride along Lake Mburo. There are 5 lakes within the Park and a boat ride along the shore enables visitors view crocodiles, lots of hippos and a variety of birds. This is the highlight of your trip there today.

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The Mega season 3 Rolex Festival is loading! Just don’t miss

When people hear the word ‘Rolex’ what runs in their mind is a Swiss Luxury Watch! But in Uganda “Rolex” is some tasty street food. The word ‘Rolex’ comes from the idea that chapati and the omelette are rolled together. Rolex is a popular delicacy in Uganda which is a combination of an egg, onions and vegetables omelette rolled up in a chapati. This dish is quick to prepare, and can be taken at any time of the day from breakfast to any other meal time. In 2016, CNN named Rolex among world’s famous fast foods.

The origin of a “Rolex” in Uganda

The “Rolex invention”, is believed to have originated from Wandegeya around 2003 by a chapati seller called Sula who first sought the idea of selling chapatti with scrambled eggs together.  His creativeness was because Makerere University students always needed a quick meal because of time and financial limitations. He sold it at only UGX 500 by then. Students could get a heavy Rolex and begin belching away in satisfaction.

However, the delicacy soon spread like wild fire all over Uganda. It is now very useful food for people who really enjoy tasty foods. From Kampala to Wandegeya, Mukono, Jinja, Fort Portal or Gulu, you can never miss setting your eyes on a Rolex stand in the nearest market place. Most being in strategic positions usually staged at the front places so as to make purchase easy for the customers. However, care must be exercised in choosing where to buy due to health concerns for some vendors might be dirty.

Today, you can find Rolex stands almost anywhere in Uganda but most especially the central, eastern, southern and western parts of the country. It is even sold in expensive restaurants around the city which comes with paying a little extra buck due to the economic environment. It is loved due to it being a relatively inexpensive meal and delicious thus being a delicacy for most low-income earners today.

The origin of the Rolex festival

It was timely in that it was at the time when Former Miss Tourism winner Enid Mirembe from Busoga showed how proud she was being and Eastern and she had to do something with the Rolex. In Uganda the Basoga are famous for being the best chapati makers. That was how the Rolex Festival was born and, in that year, it happened for the first time in a very successful edition. It went on with the second edition in 2016, and the Rolex Festival will return on August 19 under the theme “Street Smart”. This will focus on sensitizing street food vendors to operate their businesses smartly by meeting quality assurance, hygiene, health and environment standards.

Well, if your planning to visit Kampala on your Uganda safari, try the Rolex street snack either on the streets of Kampala or in your hotel/lodge. Ask a guide to show you where to buy a Rolex in Uganda or travel with Kampala city tours for all city adventures in Uganda.  Uganda is truly the Pearl of Africa.

Why you must attend the Rolex festival.

The Rolex Festival seeks to grow food tourism in Uganda as a key driver in the tourism sector, support the SME sector through business education and creation of awareness of their products and also popularize the Rolex on the world map as Uganda’s very own fast and street food.

The festival will contain 20 street activations in Kampala, Entebbe and Jinja which will help crown the best vendor with modern and best services. This means revelers will have a chance to taste various types of Rolex as a way to enjoy the day.

For the fashion lovers, the event will provide an atmosphere where anything classy and sassy can fit. Being a family event, the festival provides kids’ play stations as a way to keep them busy as elders share light moments.

There will be exciting performances from Cinderella Sanyu, Vinka, Fik Fameica, Slick Stuart, Roger and dancer Eddy Wizzy among others.

Sponsors

Sponsored by Galaxy FM and Coca-Cola among others, the festival will be held on Sunday, August 19 at the Ugandan Museum grounds.

 

 

 

 

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