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17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari

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Overview of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari:

17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari is an excellent cultural safari organized by Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd for you to explore Uganda’s communities, cultural practices and norms, way of life, visit the village blacksmith, storytellers, farmers, traditional healers and local handcraft makers, buying their local handcrafts. The 17 Days Uganda Community &Cultural Safari will take you through stunning cultural sites in Kampala, cultural sites in southwestern Uganda such as Amabere ga Nyinamwiru, the Karambi tombs, and the Batooro King’s palace all in Fort portal, Visit the Banyankole Cultural sites in Mbarara district, encounter the Bugisu and the Karamojong, the IK group of people living Near Kidepo National park. The 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari will combine Uganda’s most exclusive national parks as well as cultural experiences and taste of world class services from some of the finest lodges in Uganda.

17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari

Highlights of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari:

Day 1 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Arrive at Entebbe International Airport & transfer to Kampala

Day 2 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Kampala Cultural Sites Tour

Day 3 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Transfer to Jinja with enroute visit to Sezibwa falls, Mabira forest.

Day 4 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Transfer to Sipi Falls & Afternoon Cultural encounter

Day 5 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Hike to Sipi falls & Transfer to Kitgum town.

Day 6 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Transfer from Kitgum to Kidepo National Park & Afternoon Community walk.

Day 7 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Do an Early Morning Game Drive & Evening Cultural Encounter.

Day 8 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Transfer from Kidepo valley National park to Murchison National park

Day 9 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Early Morning Game drive & Afternoon Boat Cruise, Hike to the fall.

Day 10 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Transfer to Hoima with enroute visit to Kibiro Salt Gardens & Hot Springs.

Day 11 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Transfer to Kibale National Park, lunch in Fort Portal town, afternoon Fort Portal Crater Lake hike & visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves

Day 12 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Early Morning Chimpanzee trekking& Afternoon Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary Tour

Day 13 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with enroute visit to the Rwenzori Art Foundation, Ruboni Community craft & wax center en route & do afternoon boat Cruise

Day 14 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Do morning game drive & Afternoon cultural tour

Day 15 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Early morning community tour to Nyanz’ibiri Cave Community, Katwe Salt Works& Katwe Village Walk,

Day 16 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Early morning Community tour to Nshenyi Village

Day 17 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Transfer to Kampala with enrounte stopover at Uganda Equator, Mpambire drum Makers & Departure.

Safari Day by Day of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari:

Day 1 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Arrive at Entebbe International Airport & transfer to Kampala

When you arrive at Entebbe international Airport, you will be met by our English speaking driver guide who will warmly welcome you and then transfer you to your pre-booked Hotel /lodge in Kampala for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Kampala Serena Hotel (Upmarket/Luxury), Hotel Africa (Mid-range/Standard), Buziga Country Resort (Budget/Basic).

Day 2 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Kampala Cultural Sites Tour.

 

uganda cultural safarisAfter your early morning breakfast, you will be picked up from your respective Kampala hotel/Lodge and embark on your highly rewarding Kampala Cultural tour. The cultural city tour will take you through different sites such as Kasubi tombs -where the kings and royals of the Buganda kingdom are buried, Nagalabi – the Buganda kingdom coronation site, Bahai temple, the Kabaka’s lake and the Palace of the Buganda king and Uganda Museum. Have stopover for lunch in any of Kampala hotels and thereafter embark on visit to different art and craft centers, cultural markets like Owino, Namugongo Martyr’s Shrine which is a memorial place from where 22 Catholic young martyrs were officially burnt to ashes after rebelling against Kabaka Mwanga when he ordered then to denounce their new religion. The tour will enable you to learn about the true history of Uganda, its kingdoms and its rich varied culture. Later In the evening, head to the Ndere Cultural center where you will enjoy lots of entertainment including traditional cultural dances. Enjoy the dancers shake their bodies to the beautiful beats of the traditional instruments. Thereafter; retire back to your lodge for Diner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Kampala Serena Hotel (Upmarket/Luxury), Hotel Africa (Mid-range/Standard), Buziga Country Resort (Budget/Basic).

Day 3 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Transfer to Jinja with enroute visit to Sezibwa falls, Mabira forest

After taking an early morning breakfast, depart Kampala driving on Kampala-Jinja highway to Jinja. The overland journey of 80 kms about 1-2hours will take you through small townships of Mukono where you will encounter Sezibwa falls a cultural site related to the Buganda Kingdom. Thereafter continue with the drive through Mabira forest-the only forest reserve with over 100 species of large moths, 218 butterfly fauna, 300 species of birds e.g. blue swallow, papyrus gonolek and the nahan francolins, the purple throated cuckoo .On arrival at Jinja, you will head to Sunset Hotel in Jinja where you will have short stopover for lunch. Thereafter lunch, continue to explore the White Nile which is 7 times the volume of the great Zambezi and yet the longest river in the whole of Africa. Visit the fascinating Bujagali Lake and have an opportunity to see the dazzling white water of the River Nile squeezing its way through the rocks. In addition, you will see the true Jinja rafting source of the River Nile, the exact point where this river starts its long journey across the African continent. After the adventurous experience, retreat back to the starting point and thereafter drive to Jinja town. Embark on Jinja town city tour and this will offer you an opportunity to explore the different Indian styled structures which were used by many Indians before they were evicted by President Idi Amin Dada. You may also enjoy the sights of many shops located along the Jinja main road and you can decide to buy Ugandan Crafts in any of the craft shops in Jinja. Retreat back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay after the city tour.

Accommodation: Jinja Nile Resort (Luxury/Upmarket), Sunset Hotel Jinja (Standard/Mid-Range), Timton Hotel (Budget/Basic)

Day 4 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Transfer to Sipi Falls & Afternoon Cultural encounter

Following an early morning breakfast, depart Jinja town driving to eastern part of Uganda. The drive journey to Sipi falls will take you through small townships of Iganga, Busembatia, to Mbale town, a pleasant town full of rich heritage and fascinating culture. On arrival to Sipi falls, you will drive to your lodge to check-in and have lunch .After lunch; embark on drive to the nearby Bagisu community for fascinating cultural encounter. The encounter comes with the pride of confronting  the Sipi Widows’ Group that can take you on guided walk passing through the plantations of coffee as they  illustrate how coffee is planted, picked, grinded and finally washed making it ready for sell. The encounter will also enable you to interact and enjoy the colorful traditional (Kadodi) dances, dresses and the handicrafts of the Gishu which are worthy seeing, visit the enormous caves, scenic peaks, gorges, and hot Springs, (optional). The village markets bustle with life, and local craftsmen work as they have done for generations. In this area you can discover the infinitive and variety of lifestyles and heritage which makes Uganda so special. Thereafter, retreat back to your lodge for dinner and Over Night.

Accommodation: Sipi Falls Lodge (Up-Market), Lacarm Lodge (Mid-range) Crow’s Nest (Budget)

Day 5 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Hike to Sipi falls & Transfer to Kitgum town

 

Immediately after an early morning cup of coffee, embark on a lovely hike to Sipi falls. The hike is too impressing as you move to the bottom of the charming three waterfalls. You will proceed with a quick steep climb to a series of stunning caves. As you advance to the perplexing trail to the other waterfalls, you will pass through banana plantations. After exploring the falls, retire to the starting point and thereafter embark on transfer to Kitgum town. The long distance drive will take you through different types of landscapes and traditional village. On arrival to the town, you will drive to your pre-booked hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Bomah Hotel (Luxury /Mid-Rnge), Jaflo Gardens Guest House (Budget)

Day 6 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Transfer from Kitgum to Kidepo National Park & Afternoon Community walk

After an early morning cup of coffee, you will depart Kitgum town heading  to Kidepo Valley national park which is Uganda’s magnificent and Africa’s finest wildernesses Park .The drive will take you through the remote villages of Acholi, to the local Karamonjos homesteads and finally into the valleys of Kidepo national park the most beautiful protected area in the Uganda. On arrival to the park, you will drive direct to your lodge to check-in, have lunch and after lunch, you will embark on community walk and this will take you to the Karamajong homesteads locally called manyattas and probably kraals to see traditional costumes, stools, spears headdress, knives, bows and arrows and jewelry. Retire back to the lodge after the activity, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Apoka safari lodge (Luxury/Upmarket) NgaMoru camp (Mid-range), UWA Bandas Campsites (Budget)

Day 7 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Do an Early Morning Game Drive & Evening Cultural Encounter

 

uganda wildlife safaris tourOn this day, take your cup of coffee and thereafter embark on an early morning game drive along the well-designated Kidepo trails to Kanangorok hot spring. The park harbors a great diversity of wildlife species than other parks in Uganda. Of the 80 species of mammals recorded in the park, 28 are not known to occur in any other Ugandan parks. The game drive will offer you opportunities of encountering the Carnivore species such as bat-eared fox, striped hyena, aardwolf, caracal, and cheetah, hunting dog. The game drive will enable you to have closer account to other wildlife species like Elephant, Burch ell’s zebra, bush pig, warthog, Rothschild giraffe, cape buffalo, eland, bush buck, bush duskier, defassa water buck, bohor reed buck, jackson’s hartbeest and oribi. After an early morning game drive, you will retire to your lodge for lunch and relaxation as you wait for an evening cultural encounter. Embark on an evening cultural encounter with the Karamajongoes local people living in the nearby areas of Kidepo Valley National Park. Cultural encounter will expose you to unique traditional dances such as the Emuya of the Naporre and Nyangia, ethnic groups and Larakaraka and Apiti dances of the Acholi. Meet the local elders and have an opportunity to interact with them. They will show you the kraals, the grinding stones and many more interesting items .After the activity, retreat back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodations: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury) Nga’ Mou Wilderness Camp (Midrange) and UWA bandas (Budget) Full Board

Day 8 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Transfer from Kidepo valley National park to Murchison National park

Depart Kidepo Valley National Park heading to Murchison falls national park. The long drive journey will take you through the interesting savannah grasslands of Kitgum district to Gulu town .You will have stopover for lunch in Gulu town and thereafter continue with the overland journey through Karuma checking into Murchison late in the evening like at 6-7pm.On arrival to the park, you will drive to your already reserved lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-Range), Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget/Basic).

Day 9 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Early Morning Game drive & Afternoon Boat Cruise, Hike to the fall

Following an early morning cup of coffee, depart for an early morning game drive in the well-organized driving tracks of the delta area, Buligi tracks, Albert and Queen Tracks to search for unique wildlife species like  giraffes, lions, hart beasts, elephants, cape buffalo, waterbucks and many other mammals. You may also encounter different bird species like the Black Chested Snake Eagle, , the Secretary bird, Blue Napped Mouse birds, the Silver Headed Agama and Swallow Tailed Bee-eaters. Immediately after 3-4 hour game drive, retire back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, connect to Paraa peninsular to catch up with an afternoon boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile to the foot of the magnificent Murchison Falls where the Nile plunges through a narrow crevice. The boat cruise may offer you possibilities of encountering water based wildlife species like Hippos, Nile Crocodiles, as well as African Elephants when they are drinking on the river side. Disembark from the boat cruise and embark on 45minutes hike through narrow path to the top of the world’s most powerful falls. Upon reaching the top, you will enjoy the roaring sounds of the Nile as it crumbles its head on the impermeable rocks that have narrowed its way to less than 8m for centuries past. Thereafter, retire back to lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), Pakuba Lodge (Mid-Range/Standard), Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget/Basic).

Day 10 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Transfer to Hoima with enroute visit to Kibiro Salt Gardens & Hot Springs

After your breakfast, depart Murchison heading to Hoima. The scenic drive will take you through the Albertine escarpment with prominent sceneries of the rift valley .You will proceed through Bulisa which is in the oil region of Uganda. You will have a stop en route at Kibiro Salt Gardens and hot springs and here you will be exposed to marvelous local methods of fine salt extraction. The views of the scenic Lake Albert and the views of the Blue Mountains on the Democratic Republic of Congo are very rewarding. Thereafter, you will embark on the drive to Hoima .On arrival, you will have lunch and thereafter proceed to visit the Kings Palace of Bunyonyoro  Kitara Kingdom. You may also take community walks around the local communities within Hoima town .Thereafter; retire back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Kontik Hotel

Day 11 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Transfer to Kibale National Park, lunch in Fort Portal town, afternoon Fort Portal Crater Lake hike & visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves

After your energy giving breakfast, setoff for transfer drives of about 5 hours from Hoima to Fort Portal town-one of the most wonderful towns in Uganda. The drive will take you through the rolling winding landscape of south western Uganda to Fort Portal. Arrive in Fort Portal town for lunch after which you will advance to do the Fort Portal Crater Lake Hike to gain magnificent views of the Fort Portal explosion crater. You will also visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves with a magical Nyakasura River falling over them forming wonderful water fall. The unique caves have breast like features which the locals attach a great cultural connotation and are thought to date back to the Chwezi era. Visit the Toro Kings Palace, a palace to the one of the Uganda’s youngest king ever. Then Visit to the Karambi Kings burial grounds. In the evening, enjoy the Batoro cultural entertainment and there after Retreat from the activity and get to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), Chimp’s nest (Mid-range/Standard), Rwenzori view guest house (Budget/Basic).

Day 12 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Early Morning Chimpanzee trekking& Afternoon Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary Tour

 

Early morning after breakfast, report to the park headquarters at Kanyanchu tourism Centre for an early morning briefing about the etiquettes of chimpanzee trekking in Kibale national park .After briefing, an experienced UWA Ranger guide will lead you into the forest trail to trek the Chimpanzees and along the way, the trek will expose you to stunning flora as well as other primate species such as black & white colobus monkey ,Red-tailed and blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, olive baboon, bush baby and potto. After 2-5 hours of trek, you may come up-close to the chimpanzees and you will be allocated one hour to stay with these human brothers. The Chimpanzees will seduce you in a state of stupefaction as they swing through the branches, make pant hooting calls, play with each other, and imitate your body language along with other features that will make your one full hour with them a life time experience of its own. Disembark from the activity to your lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, transfer to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for an afternoon tour. The Bigodi wetland walk will expose you to typical eco –tourism encounter in Uganda. The impressive flora and fauna existing along with the local community is indeed rewarding to encounter. The sights of great blue turaco and the Sitatunga may not be missed. Retreat from the activity back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Chimp’s Nest (Mid-Range/Standard), Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget/Basic).

Day 13 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with enroute visit to the Rwenzori Art Foundation, Ruboni Community craft & wax center en route & do afternoon boat Cruise

rwanda safari tour excursionsAfter taking an early morning cup of coffee, transfer from Kibale forest national park to Queen Elizabeth National Park .The drive distance of 157kms about 3 hours’ on rough road is very interesting. You will have your first stop at Rwenzori Art foundation which is the only bronze casting center in the whole of African Continent that is situated in the shadows of Rwenzori Mountains. You may participate in the wonderful process of sculpture making of which is the common activity done in the Centre. Proceed to tour the Ruboni community wax & craft center mainly to understand local traditions and the usage of local knowledge to modern development. Thereafter the activity, continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park driving through the crater which offers you the views of different wildlife such as olive baboons, elephants and not forgetting the magical sceneries before connecting to Mweya for an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise which will reward you will the possibilities of meeting the Hippos, Nile crocodiles, other wild game drinking on the channel side and counts of water birds. Retire back to your lodge in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury), Katara Lodge (Mid-range/Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget/Basic).

Day 14 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Do morning game drive & Afternoon cultural tour

After an early morning breakfast, embark on an early morning game drive at 6:30am in the rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park’s diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Look out for buffaloes, lions, elephants and other wild life in their natural habitat. After 3 -4 hour game drive covering about 200 kilometers, you will retire back to your lodge for relaxation, memory sharing and lunch. Thereafter, embark on a charming community tour to Leopard Village. You will tour replicas of the traditional huts of the Banyabindi, Bakonzo, and Basongora ethnic groups, watch traditional song and dance performances, and purchase handicrafts made by local communities, also visit the local schools, and local homesteads. Thereafter, retire back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 15 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Early morning community tour to Nyanz’ibiri Cave Community, Katwe Salt Works & Katwe Village Walk,

After an early morning breakfast, proceed to explore the Nyanz’ibiri Cave Community. At this community site also known as The Cave, you will admire panoramic views of volcanic crater lakes, Paddle a canoe, hike to the Transparent Lake, spot eight species of forest primates, or just stop and smell the local flowers, visit the Cultural Museum which is a perfectly preserved Banyaruguru hut, filled with valued local artifacts that were once the tools of everyday life of the local people. Thereafter, connect explore the Katwe Village walk. The walk will lead you to a traditional homestead where you will be introduced to traditional activities like cooking the region’s cuisine, fetching fire wood, peeling bananas, and constructing sheds among others. You will enjoy traditional lunch here and in the afternoon head to Katwe salt works to see the local technology of extracting salt while learning how these men and women extract the salt locally. Thereafter, embark on transfer to Mbarara town. The drive will take you through the rolling winding hills and terraced landscapes of western region and head to Mbarara town. Upon your arrival at the town, you will drive direct to your pre-booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodations: Lake View Hotel (Luxury/Upmarket), Igongo Country Hotel (Mid-range/Standard), Pelikan Inn (Budget/Basic)

Day 16 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Early morning Community tour to Nshenyi Village

 

Following your early morning breakfast, you will embark on an early morning dive to Nshenyi Village. The route will take you to this rural farm, where you can learn about the Ankole people’s way of life. On arrival to Nshenyi Cultural Village, you will go on nature walks, visit various homesteads, be entertained by traditional dancers at the cultural village or at one of the homes in the community and experience the pastoralist lifestyle. You will also visit some of the local schools as well as walk through the local markets and visit with the Batwa pottery makers. Thereafter, return to Mbarara town for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodations: Lake View Hotel (Luxury/Upmarket), Igongo Country Hotel (Mid-range/Standard), Pelikan Inn (Budget/Basic)

Day 17 of the 17 Days Uganda Community & Cultural Safari: Transfer to Kampala with enrounte stopover at Uganda Equator, Mpambire drum Makers & Departure.

Right after your early morning breakfast, embark on drive transfer back to the Kampala capital City. Along the way, you will have stopover at the Uganda Equator at Kayabwe where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photographs, Buy some crafts as souvenirs and also stop at the Mpambire drum village for drumming session. Thereafter, proceed to Kampala and on arrival, you will have your lunch and afterwards be transferred to Entebbe international airport for your scheduled flight back home.

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WHERE TO STAY ON YOUR SAFARI IN UGANDA

Cheap Affordable Kampala City Hotels Uganda

Kampala as Capital City of Uganda has a stylish collection of individually designed hotels offering first-class accommodation services across the city. Modern function spaces are flexible for conferences, exhibitions and private event use, and are equipped with WI-Fi integration and most importantly, natural daylight or high specification intelligent lighting in all suites. The city is served with all types of accommodations right from luxury/upmarket, Mid-range to Budget hotels as seen below;Kampala Serena Hotel is an inspirational blend of 5-star polish, pan-African panache, social style and business reliability. Strategically located at the Centre of Kampala Business district, Kampala Serena hotel sprawls on 7.2 acres of landscaped grounds and water gardens. An oasis of cool and green, encircled by the seven hills of Kampala, the hotel is focal point for regional, national, business ,political and social life

Entebbe Hotels Uganda

Entebbe International Airport is the main international airport in Uganda and is located near the town of Entebbe, which is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Other attractions in the area include the Entebbe Wildlife Education Center, the Entebbe Golf Course and the Sesse Islands. There are several hotels located near these attractions and within 5 minutes of the airport.Entebbe International Airport is the main international airport in Uganda and is located near the town of Entebbe, which is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Other attractions in the area include the Entebbe Wildlife Education Center, the Entebbe Golf Course and the Sesse Islands. There are several hotels located near these attractions and within 5 minutes of the airport.

Cheap Affordable Jinja Hotels Uganda

Jinja is the second largest towns in Uganda and the former industrial town of Uganda. Jinja described as adventure capital of Uganda is endowed with a number of tourist attractions and place where the world’s longest river “The Nile River” sets of its course of 90 days to the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt.
Jinja is located about 80kms East of Kampala Uganda’s capital city and is accessible by road, and air in small air craft and a number of tourists visit to see the sources of the Nile, to do Birding in Uganda’s Mabira forest, Bunjee jumping on the Nile, Sunset Cruise on the Nile, White water rafting and spot fishing.
This famous tourism destination in Uganda is served with number of hotels, lodges, apartments that range from budget, mid-range to luxury. All these are established to cater for all categorizes of visitor on business or leisure stay in Jinja.

Mbarara Hotels

Located on the junction to Kasese 2 kilometers from the Mbara town Centre, Lake View Mbarara Hotel is a large modern multi storied hotel set in its own serene environment. The perfect location of the park makes it a convenient stop over offering overnight accommodation to tourists travelling to and from south -Western Uganda as well as visitors to Lake Mburo National Park. Lake View Resort Hotel offers accommodation in 70 tastefully designed rooms with Adjoining Rooms for Families, Air-conditioning, and ensuite Bathroom. At Lake View Resort Hotel, you are free to choose from the hotel wide- range of Standard or Superior rooms. With over 15 years’ experience in event placement and organization, Lake View Resort has the very best venues for your conferences, board meetings, training sessions and parties in Mbarara.

Cheap Affordable Mbale Hotels Uganda

Mbale District is one of the largest districts located in eastern Uganda and is home to Uganda’s second highest mountain, the Mt. Elgon. Mbale is mainly covered by hills and a very famous agricultural town of Uganda. Mbale is mainly occupied by the Bagisu tribe and the local language used is Lugisu , though English and Swahili are also used. Mbale town is one of the towns in Uganda that receive a large population of travellers mainly hikers and those interested in cultural tourism. Below is a list of affordable hotels in Mbale, that one can choose from while on his or her next tour to Mbale.Mbale Resort Hotel is a five-star hotel situated in the Centre of Mbale town. The hotel is located within a walking distance from different places of including the Elgon Ranges, the historic Rocks precinct, Mbale Opera House and the beautiful Botanic Gardens, local market, super Markets among other places.
The hotel has 94 rooms where visitors can experience luxury Mbale accommodation. Some of the rooms have balconies with spectacular panoramic views of the Wanale, the Pool and the Amphitheater. All rooms have carpeted floors, Satellite TV, High Speed Wifi, Room service, Mini bar, Coffee and tea making facilities, Dresser and easy chair, Room telephone, Air conditioning, Hair driers and Bathrobe and slippers Mbale Resort Hotel has 3 restaurants and 2 bars

Fort Portal Town Accommodation

Fort Portal Town in western Uganda is a major tourist herb and the cleanest town in Uganda. Located in the foot hills of Mountain Rwenzori also nicked named Mountains of the Moon, Fort portal is a gateway to different national parks including Kibale, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable, Rwenzori and Toro-Semuliki Wildlife reserves. It is famous for the stalagmites and Nyakasura waterfalls linked to the rich Chwezi culture. The area is surrounded by scenic crater lakes, beautiful tea plantations and the Rwenzori mountain ranges besides a cool climate and hospitable people boasting of the youngest and most handsome king in the world. It is also known for the Bigodi wetland sanctuary. With search attractions, comes with them a variety of hotels and below is a list of the affordable world class hotels in Fort portal. Fort Motel is one of the most popular hotels in Fort Portal, thanks to its unique location in the heart of the town. With our modern rooms and suites that feature beautiful views of the Rwenzori Mountains and endless greenery that is characteristic of Fort Portal. Our guests soon discover the unique ambiance of gracious living which is without equal in our locality.

Gulu Hotels

The hotel is conveniently situated in a quiet location just a little outside Gulu Town Center off the main road to Juba in an enticingly serene natural green environment. Wherever your final destination, whether you are travelling for business or pleasure we guarantee your satisfaction.
The hotel has 28 spacious rooms designed with your comfort in mind. The hotel rooms are distributed as 4 Executive Suites, 2 Deluxe Twin rooms, 2 Executive Deluxe rooms, 8 Suite Single rooms and 12 Deluxe Single .The rooms are fully self-contained and have features like en-suite with solar water heaters, Bath and/or showers, 21-inch color TV’s showing local and satellite channels, Intercom system, Spacious study area with reading desk and light as well as Complimentary wireless internet connection.
The hotel also has tastefully designed multipurpose hall for conferences, seminars and workshops with 200 seat capacity and air-conditioning.

PLACES TO VISIT IN UGANDA, UGANDA SAFARI ATTRACTIONS

Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

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, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. The bird species include the black bee-eater, 11 types of king fisher, Shoebill storks and several species of falcons, eagles and other raptors.Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob.
The park is known for its volcanic features, comprising volcanic cones and deep craters, many with crater lakes such as Lake Katwe where salt is mined. The national park has Maramagambo Forest and neighbors with Kigezi and Kyambura Game Reserves, Kibale National Park plus the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Kasese lying on its north-western wing.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP Tours

Uganda Gorilla Trekking TourBwindi Impenetrable national park is located in South Western Uganda, on the edge of the western rift valley, shared by Rukungiri, Kabale and Kisoro Districts. The Park with its dense ground cover of vines and shrubs is home to the world’s endangered species of the mountain gorillas, of which they are only 880 still left in the entire world and out of this, 400 hundred, are in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park remains the only park in the whole world where mountain gorillas co-exist with wild chimpanzees although there are no trekking chimps since no community has been habituated. Bwindi is one of the richest areas for flora in Eastern Africa. The forest is also sanctuary for Columbus monkeys, chimpanzees and many bird types including some endangered species. Because of its importance in protecting given bio diversities, Bwindi Impenetrable forest was recognized and up graded to a status of being a world heritage by UNESCO in 1994.

Mgahinga National Park Tours

Uganda Gorilla Trekking TourMgahinga National Park is Uganda’s smallest national park situated in the extreme southwestern part of Uganda in Kisoro district. The park is located on the northern slopes of the three northernmost Virunga Volcanoes namely; Mt. Muhavura (4,127 m), Mt. Gahinga (3,474 m), and Mt. Sabinyo (3,645 m). Mgahinga National Park covering an area of 33.7sq.kms was gazetted in 1991 to protect and conserve the species of the rare mountain gorillas that inhabit the park’s hilly dense forests.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the parks in Uganda with an exceptional diversity of habitats, ranging from Afro-montane vegetation; plentiful bamboo vegetation to Lobelia Haegenia which supports the survival of at least 39 species of mammal and 79 birds found in the park. The Larger mammals supported in the natural habitat includes elephant, leopard, buffalo and bush pig but these are rarely seen. The famous ape species supported by the habitat involve the mountain gorilla and the less famous but equally rare and deserving of protection is the golden monkey which is found only in the Virungas and in one other forest in Rwanda. Notable bird species include the Rwenzori turaco, crowned hornbill, black kite and crowned crane.

Kibale Forest National Park Tour

Kibale National park is positioned in the two districts of Kabarole and Kamwenge in western part of Uganda. The park covers an estimated area of about 795km and it’s acknowledged to have one of Uganda’s most gorgeous tropical forests. The park was established in 1993 to help protect the large areas of natural forest that were at first managed and protected as a logged Forest Reserve. The park is the only Park in the whole of east Africa that has both montane and lowland forests. It’s also considered to the only park in Uganda the pearl of Africa that has the highest number of primates with 13 different species inhabited in the park including many families of chimpanzees and several types of Columbus monkeys. Bushbuck, waterbuck, duiker and giant forest hog may also be seen. The forests and the grasslands support abundant bird life – almost 375 species have been identified and 144 types of butterfly.

Lake Mburo National Park region tour

Self-drive Car Hire Rentals UgandaMbarara district locally known as the land of milk and honey is situated in southwestern Uganda and is bordered by isingiro, Kiruhura, Sheema among other district. Because of its strategic location, Mbarara town has become a significant stop over town for travellers on Uganda safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Bunyonyi and Queen Elizabeth National Park. The district is also key tourism destination in Uganda and the key tourist attractions of the district are given below;Lake Mburo National Park is situated about 240 kilometers south-west of Kampala, 30 kilometers east of Mbarara town. At first, this park was located in Mbarara town but due to the creation of new districts, the park is part of Kiruhura district. In Lake Mburo National Park one can enjoy game drives to view unique wildlife such as buffaloes, Zebras, leopards, impalas, hippos among other animals. One can as well enjoy a highly adventurous boat cruise on the lake Mburo. For travellers who are bird lovers, Lake Mburo National Park is a home to exclusive bird list including rare shoebill stock. Within Lake Mburo national Park, there many lodges where one can spend a night. These include Mihingo Lodge; Mantana tented Camp, Rwakobo Rock, Mburo Safari Lodge, Arcadia Cottages and Rwonyo Camp.

Mount Elgon National Park Tour

This is an extinct volcano located on Uganda’s eastern border with Kenya. The mountain boasts numerous interesting features including gorges, ancient caves, waterfalls and hot springs. Birdlife is abundant on the mountain although various wildlife may also be encountered. Mt. Elgon is the fourth highest mountain in Eastern Africa, with the second-highest peak in Uganda (Wagagi Peak – 4321 meters). Mt. Elgon contains crater covering over 40 kms at the top of the mountain, surrounded by a series of rugged peaks.The ascent of Mount Elgon passes through a series of roughly concentric vegetation zones. The lower slopes of the mountain are intensively farmed up to the park boundary. The first zone of natural vegetation is montane forest which runs from the park boundary up to 2500m. this is followed by bamboo and low canopy forest (2400-3000m), then high montane health (3000-3500m) which includes the giant heather (Philipea excelsia) growing up to 6m tall. Above 3500m, cold temperatures and fierce winds force the heather to give way to open moorland. Finally, above 3800m, dramatic afroalpine vegetation is found among tussock grasslands and Carex bogs. This rare and spectacular vegetation type is restricted to the upper reaches of East Africa’s highest mountains and includes the giant groundsel (Senecia elgonensis) and the endemic Lobella elgonensisi.

Kidepo National Park Tours

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This great Park is located in the rugged, semi-arid valleys of the remote Karamoja region in north eastern Uganda between the border of Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan. The park which covers 1,442square kilometers of land is arguably the most diverse fauna of any park in Uganda. With over 77 species of mammal, several of which are restricted to the Kidepo and Karamoja region, the park also has circumscribed carnivores such as the bat-eared fox, cheetah, striped hyena as well as caracal and aardwolf. Other carnivores accommodated in the park area are lion, leopard side-striped jackal, spotted hyena, and black-backed. The rarely ungulates species include the lesser and greater kudu, chandlers Mountain reedbuck, klipspringer and Guenther’s dikdik among others. Other large ungulates include elephant, Rothschild’s giraffe, Burchell’s zebra, bush pig, warthog, Capped buffalo, eland, bushbuck, hartebeest and oribi, Defassa waterbuck, Bohor reedbuck, Jsckson’s hartebeest and oribi. Five pronounced primate species are recorded in the park including the endemic Kavirondo bush baby.