Gazetted in 1962, Kidepo valley national park is the most isolated of the seven national parks found in Uganda. It is located in the extreme north-eastern horn of Uganda more than 700 kilometers from the capital Kampala.
The Uganda wildlife authority has announced a reduction in birding fees effective January 2014. This comes in the wake of the country being named a top birder’s destination by the African Bird club. Birding rates effective 2014 will be $30 from $100. This is aimed at maximizing the birding potential that Uganda boasts of on the African continent. Half of all bird species in Africa are found native in Uganda.
It is that time to celebrate the achievements of the year and usher in a new one. It is also the time to celebrate life, friends and family. It is also a time to relax and refresh for the challenges of the next year. It is the Christmas season.
In the grounds of Owiny primary school, the number of people was growing exponentially per second. In the face of a full scotching sun everyone was dripping with sweat as each was converging to watch the sun perform a micro-epic with the moon. Here it was happily roasting every soul beneath it.
A spectacular travel and tourism is not complete without good food. Travel is an adventurous way of learning about different cultures and people. Dining out is common among tourists and “food is believed to rank alongside climate, accommodation, and scenery” in importance to tourists. Food is as diverse as every society in the world where we have special food amongst distinctive cultures. Food is also related to ceremonies and events as well giving an…
The festive season is well around the corner. This is a period of the year famous for family reunions, vacations, holidays and merry making. It is arguably the best time to have a safari. For nature lovers, the Ugandan experience is best to none. With any short trip one takes around the country, there is something new to be discovered from the diversity of flora, fauna, historical sites and cultures.
The World Tourism Day is a thematic event held every year on September 27, underscoring the socio-economic impact of tourism. Tourism is a hugely significant contributor to many economies worldwide. The 2013 official World Tourism Day celebrations will be hosted by the republic of Maldives: one of the world’s most biologically diverse countries and a major tourism destination, under the theme “Tourism and Water: Protecting our common future”.
The next solar eclipse on our annual calendar is due November 3rd, according to the Astronomical almanac. It will be a hybrid eclipse visible from eastern North America, southern Europe and Africa. Uganda will be one of the few countries in Africa where this rare type of eclipse will be observed. The rest of the countries are Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Gabon.
To minimize possible transmission of human diseases, visitors are asked to maintain a distance of 7m (about 22 feet) from the gorillas. If you are sick with a cold, flu or other contagious illness, please do not visit the gorillas. Viewing time is limited to one hour. Maximum 8 visitors per group. Spitting in the park is strictly prohibited. Should you need to cough, cover…
Uganda is a country with many diverse but rich, unique cultures. In pre-colonial times the country was divided into kingdoms and chiefdoms stemming from 4 Ethnic groups. Bantu which is the largest group originated from the Cameroon highlands, the Nilo-Hamites from the Ethiopia, the Luo from southern Sudan and the group from West Nile sometimes referred to as the sudanic group.