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Uganda is an interesting country despite its persistent poverty and food supply problems. There are a great number of tourist attractions that you can visit in Uganda to broaden your cultural outlook.

Ziwa Rhino tracking

Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is now home to 21 White Rhinos located about 175km on the Kampala Gulu Highway at Nakitoma Town centre and are the only Wild Rhinos in Uganda. The Rhino tracking activity at the sanctuary is usually an add on before or after the Murchison falls National Park Safari. The civil un-rest in Uganda in the 1970’s brought the Rhinos to extinction due to hunting, poaching and increase in human population, the Rhino numbers decreased severely. It is said that the last Rhino in Uganda was seen in 1983. Read more…


Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest

Chimpanzees are one of two exclusively African species of great ape that are still in existance. Kaniyo pabidi in the Budongo forest of Murchison falls National Park offers chimpanzee trekking activities both in the morning and afternoon. However these being wild animals, chances of spotting these chimps are not always guaranteed although they are over 95% within the Kibale Forest, hence making it the most perfect destination in the whole of East Africa for chimpanzee tracking. Read more…


Boat riding

Enjoy a magnificent four to five hour return voyage starting upstream from Paraa as you relish the exhibition of different bird species, animals and climax it with the fascinating frontal view of the falls. Cruise downstream to the Nile – Albert Delta and witness some of the animals of the wild like hippos, buffaloes, bushbucks, elephants. For the bird lovers, the morning cruise is the best as you look out for the shoebill, malachite king fisher, red throated bee eater and a lot more.
The cruises depart at 9am and 2pm daily. A serene sundowner boat cruise at 5:30pm offers a classic view of an equatorial sunset reflected on the river. Read more…


Mountain Hikking

Mountaineering or the sport of climbing mountains is simply one of the finest outdoor opportunities available to the love of high places. Mountain climbing is all about challenge and perseverance, about putting hands and feet onto rocks and ice and snow and finally reaching a summit. Read more…


Murchison falls Adventure

Murchison Falls National Park the largest National Park in Uganda is located in the North western part of Uganda at 3840sq km, a 5-6hrs drive will take you through the main Gate at Kichumbanyobo gate, and will be welcomed by the shying away baboons through kaniyo Pabidi forest which is also common with chimpanzee trekking. Read more…


Bird watching

Uganda’s bird checklist boasts a whopping 1057 species, and more continue to be added through new sightings. With more than 2250 species of birds recorded on the African continent, Uganda’s bird list accounts for close to half of all the continent’s recorded birds. Read more…


Hot Air Balloon Adventure

Ever wondered how the wild looks from the birds’ eye view? We have got your curiosity covered, with the new service of hot air ballooning in Uganda. You probably have tried it in Egypt, South Africa or Kenya. Read more…


Kabalega falls or Top of the falls

Today commonly called the top of the falls, this is one of Uganda’s biggest water-falls located in the largest wildlife park in UgandaThe Murchison falls. The water here squeezes itself through a gorge from the source of the Nile in Jinja forcing over 300 cubic meters per second over to Lake Albert on its maiden journey to the Mediterranean Sea.

On their African Encounter, Sir Samuel baker and wife from the Royal Geographical society are believed to have been the first Europeans to find the giant waterfalls. Baker named the falls “the Murchison falls” after the President of the Royal Geographical Society. The falls were once called the Kabalega falls due to the former king of Bunyoro by then president Idi Amin, but later changed back to the Murchison falls after the Idi Amin over throw in 1979.

This part of the Murchison Falls national park is also famous with the plane crash of Ernest Hemingway just down the stream in 1954 during the film shooting of the African Queen. Read more…