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Whereas mountain gorilla trekking adventures have become the most sought after experiences in world, there is still need to enhance on this primate adventure if a destination is to remain relevant for a longer period of time. And Bwindi like any destination where this lifetime adventure is conducted in Africa needs to improve on its gorilla trekking experience to make it exceptional from others that offer the same experience especially Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda and Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park lies in further southwestern Uganda and it is Uganda’s second destination where gorilla trekking is conducted. The other is Mgahinga National Park and it is also situated in southwestern Uganda. For long Rwanda has featured as the prime gorilla tracking destination in East Africa and Africa at large. And this is attributed to its remarkable primate adventures that are incorporated with cultural encounters, accessibility to Volcanoes National Park where you will spend about 2 to 3 hours drive from Kigali. Besides, Rwandan government has also positioned itself as luxury gorilla tracking destination and in order to meet its set goals, it is vigorously marketing its products through ‘Visit Rwanda’ campaign, establishment of up market accommodation facilities like Bisate Safari Lodge. Today, you can obtain permits in Rwanda at $1500.

Significance of enhancing gorilla trekking adventures in Uganda

Uganda a lot more to do so as to benefit from gorilla tracking safaris despite its position as a second best destination and features the largest number of mountain gorillas compared to Rwanda and DRC. Despite all these endowments, Uganda has not done a lot in marketing itself as a leading destination and yet it offers relatively affordable gorilla trekking permits compared to Rwanda. Uganda’s permits are sold at $600 per visitor. Interestingly, you can still reach Bwindi or Mgahinga National Park through Kigali and Uganda has enjoyed peace and stability for long.

However, while on safari safety starts with you and don’t rely on general peace a fact that anything can happen depending on the area that you will be and the time for instance traveling at night is not safe in Uganda just like any country. Enhancing gorilla tracking in Uganda won’t only increase the number of trekkers/boost the country’s tourism sector but it will offer more employment opportunities to locals.

To enhance your gorilla experiences, Uganda has introduced Gorilla Habituation Experience which is only conducted in Bwindi National Park and in only Bushaho and Bikingi gorilla group. Permits for this experience cost $1500 per visitor and allows you to spend 4 (four) hours on face to face encounter with gorillas unlike the usual treks where you will spend only an hour.

Improving gorilla tracking adventures in Uganda will however, attract more visitors and also position the country among the leading gorilla safari destinations in the world. Gorilla safaris should also be incorporated with cultural encounters or a cup of tea/coffee during the morning briefing in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park. The 2 National Parks are surrounded by numerous communities including the Batwa and Bakiga that are renowned for the most thrilling cultural experiences and they can entertain visitors during briefing at the park headquarters before setting off to the field to look out for their habituated gorilla families. For example, today we have the batwa experience in Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Batwa Trail in the magnificent Mgahinga National Park and all these attract many tourists from different parts of the world in addition to gorilla tracking. You have a chance to learn more about the history of the Batwa, their ways of life and cultures.

The routes to Bwindi or Mgahinga should be improved to enable visitors to navigate whether during dry season or wet season. Currently, one must have a 4x4 car to access these 2 gorilla parks in Uganda especially in the rain season. The roads are impassable without a 4x4, and with land slides. Besides, airstrips adjacent to the parks in Uganda not only in Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga should be improved or upgraded to allow visitors take flights straight from Entebbe International Airport/Kajjansi airfield.

Extending for about 1442 square kilometers, Kidepo Valley National Park is the third largest National Park  and one of the best Uganda safari destinations, standing at an elevation of 900 to 1200 meters above sea level. This secluded National Park boasts of unsurpassed sceneries not seen in any other Park in the East African region and provides outstanding and sweeping savannah and extensive rolling rugged mountain landscapes making the Park an endowed site for flora species. It consists of a shallow valley system with dry mountain terrain while on its south-west is the Narus Valley, north-west by Napore range, north is Mount Lotuke in South Sudan and finally Morungole range on the south of the Park.

This remote site is found in north-eastern Uganda bordering South Sudan and Kenya, and is characterized by different ecosystems such as the dense miombo-like woodland, semi-desert scrub, the riparian woodland such as Kigelia and Borassus woodland, open thorn scrub, long and short grass open-tree savannah, granite outcrops and montane forest offering shelter to more than 480 species of birds including 21 Afro-tropical highland species (especially within Lomej, Morungole, Lonyili and Zulia due to their Mosaic forest, thicket and savannah), 32 Somali-Masai Biome species, 4 Guinea-Congo forest biome species and 16 Sudan and Guinea savannah species of birds.

Just like there are numerous wildlife and birds species such as cheetahs that are not found elsewhere in Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park is also a haven to a number of extraordinary species of birds that cannot be sighted in other National Parks in Uganda such as Ostriches, Karamoja Apalis and Black-breasted Barbets. Interestingly, it is also the second only to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in terms of diversity of rare and most sought-after species of birds.

Besides the mentioned, other species of birds that can be sighted within Kidepo Valley National Park include Violet-tipped Courser, Jackson's Hornbills, Mouse-colored Penduline Tit, Black-winged Pranticole, Brown-rumped Bunting, purple heron, Black-faded Waxbills, Singing Bush lark, Ethiopian Swallow, Abyssinian roller, Emin’s Shrike, Fox’s Cisticola, African Grey Flycatcher, Straw-tailed Whydahs, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Black-rumped Waxbill, Golden Pipit, Red billed Oxpecker, African-pied Hornbills, Fox’s Weaver, Lesser Kestrel, White-billed Buffalo Weavers, Yellow-billed Shrike, White-bellied Go-Away bird, Rufous and Chestnut Sparrow, Yellow and red spotted Barbet, Jackson’s Hornbills, Grey-capped Social Weavers, Brown-backed Woodpecker, Ring-necked Spurfowl, Black-breasted Barbets, Steel-blue Whydahs, Eastern Yellow Hornbills, White-crested Turaco, Black-headed Plover, Rufous Chatterer, Yellow-spotted Petronia, Standard-winged Nightjars, Bruce's Green Pigeon, Little Green Bee-eater, White-headed Buffalo Weavers, Speckle-fronted Weavers, Red-fronted Barbets, Red-winged Lark, Taita Fiscal, Chestnut- crowned Sparrow Weavers, Abyssinian Scimitar bill, Clapperton’s francolin, Pallid Harrier, Dusky-turtle Dove and the Hartlaub’s Turaco among others.

There are some places in the Park that are birding hot spots and they include the Park Headquarters as well as Apoka Rest Camp overlooking the southern Narus Valley. Some of the notable species found here include the Silverbird, Little Weavers, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Vinaceous Dove, Yellow-billed Shrike Hoopoe, Superb Starlings, White-faced Scoops Owl, Ruppell's Starlings, Nubian Woodpecker, Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu and Mosque Swallow among others.  There is also a small permanent waterhole at the border of the Safari Camp that attracts several seedeaters like the Yellow-rumped Seedeater in addition to the Broad-tailed Warblers, Yellow-billed Shrikes, Clapperton's Francolin, Crimson-rumped Waxbill, Black Coucal, African Moustached warblers and Marsh Tchagra and interestingly, other animals such as Buffaloes, Lions and Elephants are also found within the area.

Best Time to visit Kidepo Valley National Park

Bird watching in Kidepo Valley National Park is an all year activity much as the perfect time to conduct the activity is March to May because during this time, you will encounter all the specials and numerous transit migrant species.

Other attractions within the Park include exceptional mammals such as Bohor reedbucks, Cheetahs, Stripped Hyenas, Bat-eared foxes, Caracals, Zebras and birds such as the Ostriches and many others.

Are you planning to visit Africa’s finest Gorilla trekking destination; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking safaris? Are you confused about where to spend your nights during the trip? If the answer to the questions is yes, then the Mantana Tented Camps are what you need to book with for a memorable gorilla safari. These Camps are owned and managed by the Mantana Safari Company, one of Uganda’s oldest Companies.

These Camps are lavishly furnished and decorated with large tents at the heart of the wilderness offering a combination of excitement and comfort to guests who visit the accommodation facility. There are 8 spacious tents with each of them featuring en-suite bathrooms with showers, private veranda, serene bedroom, living/seating area and dressing room. There is a dining area where full-board meals are offered and a bar is present at the site.

There is also a restaurant and well equipped kitchen that is managed by qualified chef who prepared both local and foreign cuisines for guests as well as committed and hospitable waitresses who serve food and drinks on time. The bar is well stocked with all kinds of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The accommodation facility is popular for the serene environment and a perfect place to unwind after a tiring gorilla trekking day and you can enjoy open fires that bring the true taste of a traditional African night. Any guest who visits the Mantana Tented Camp agrees that it offers standard facilities that suit guests accompanied with hospitable staff especially the waiters/waitresses who deliver timely services without delay.

Besides in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mantana Safari Company also owns beautiful Lodges in other Parks such as Mantana Tented Camp in Kibale Forest National Park at about 2 kilometers before Kanyanchu Park Headquarters, Mantana Lake Mburo Tented Camp situated within Uganda’s smallest savannah National Park-Lake Mburo National Park.

In conclusion, Mantana Tented Camps within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a magnificent and lavish accommodation facility for tourists who visit the country for gorilla trekking safaris. Some of the facilities to enjoy include 8 spacious tents with en-suite bathrooms, dining area where full-board meals are served, a well stocked bar with all kinds of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, well equipped kitchen that is managed by qualified chef who prepared both local and foreign cuisines for guests as well as committed and hospitable waitresses who serve food and drinks on time.

There are many activities and attractions that can be enjoyed in Lake Mburo National park, some of them include; Game drives, these go through the park and will allow you to see many of the animal species as well as the birds. You also make sure that you have a ranger from the park headquarters to be able to point out the many bird species as well as the mammals. This park is also the only in Uganda with the Impalas, and the Eland. We also have leopards and lions. This is also the only national park were you find the Burchell zebras and the zebras can be found in Kidepo National park in north eastern Uganda.

The fantastic scenery of these rolling hills, swamps, the lakes also make Africa so real, this is also were the Tanzanian savannah meets Uganda’s most scenic style. There are also the nocturnal game drives in Lake Mburo National park that is one of the memorable activity one can do. You get chance to view all the animal creatures at night including; the lions, bush babies, and the porcupines. You will also be able to view all the things that move at night, the drive is also normally 2 and half hours in the length of having dinner at the lodge.

The boat cruises on Lake Mburo will also get you to view the flora and fauna of the lake. Along the banks, you will also get to see many animals that come to the water most especially in the dry season. You will get to see the crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, antelopes and the 3 types of otters that are found in the park. You will also view many birds along the shores of the lake.

Nature Walk Safari

Birding in Lake Mburo National park, this park is also one of the best region for birding in Uganda with over 350 bird species that are found in the park. The bird lovers will find the swampy valleys of Miriti and Warukiri as well as at the road side between Rwonyo camps and the jetty that are good areas for bird watching and you will be lucky to see the shoebill stork, the grey crowned crane, the black belled bustard, the red headed lovebird and many more.

There are also the nature walks that are taken anywhere in the park with an armed guide / ranger from the park management. You will meet many animals including the hippos, hyenas, eland, zebras, topis, giraffes, antelopes, birds, buffaloes, and the butterflies.

There is also the Rubanga forest which has got close canopy past arrangements that have to be made with Uganda Wildlife Authority. This forest is also good for bird watching and has got 40 bird species that have been recorded in the forest. There are also many tree species that include; the Palayycaluz and the Markhamia palm, acacia.

Salt Lick Area - Lake Mburo National Park Uganda

Visit Salt Lick Area: There is also the salt lick, you will have a guided walk with an armed ranger towards the salt lick and you will see the animals as they lick the salty soil that are found there. There are also hideouts that have been created by Park management were the tourists can stand and then see the animals around. This is also an early morning nature walk and takes 2 and half hours in length

There is also fishing since Lake Mburo National park has got 5 lakes inside and this makes it easy to carry out fishing. Lake Mburo is the largest of all and the fishermen come to the lake to fish as well as the visitors to the lake. There are also 6 species of fish that are found here and Tilapia being the main specie. Spot fishing can also be carried out, the fishing gears can be arranged and the main fishing spots are found at Mazinga.
The other activities that are found on Lake Mburo National park include; Horseback riding safaris, the bicycling tours, the Igongo cultural centre, as well as the equator visits.

Getting There:

Lake Mburo National Park is just 2hrs drive from Kampala / Entebbe International Airport via Masaka Mbarara highway. The road is very nice in that, one can just rent a car in Kampala and drive your own adventure to explore Lake Mburo National Park. However, those on self drive tours are advised to hire professional rangers form the Park headquarters to help you spot un-popular animals like leopard among others.

Car Recommended to Explore Lake Mburo National Park

Only strong 4x4 Jeeps are highly recommended to take a self drive tour in Uganda's Lake Mburo National park because, some parts of the  road are very bad and impassable especially when it rains. Such cars include Toyota Prado, Land cruiser, Nissan Patrol, Land Rover, Super Custom/Min-Van or Totota Rav4 among others.

The Big 5 animals are not only the most loved and famous animals in Africa, they are also among the most dangerous animals in the world. However thousands of tourists fly into Africa mainly to spot the Big Five animals. Not everybody who flies to Africa get a chance to tick all of the Big Five animals off the list (the leopard specifically is hard to find).

We give you the lowdown on precisely where there are high chances to spot the Big Five animals in Uganda.

The African elephant is recorded as the most vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. Elephants are found in 37 nations crosswise over sub-Saharan Africa they are wiped out in Gambia, Mauritania and Burundi. Elephant population is noticeably more divided over the African continent all the more as of late because of loss of habitat and human-elephant conflict, additionally because of poaching for ivory – the main cause, truly, for their decrease in numbers. In Uganda tourists can spot African Elephants in most of national parks in the country like Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park and others, a trip to Uganda is a sure deal that you will see the Elephants

Buffalo is recognized as the most dangerous wild animal on the planet (there is no animal more dangerous to man), the Cape buffalo, or the African Buffalo is found in savannas woodland, or bushveld. They live near water bodies and lean prefer tall coarse grasses and shrubbery. In Uganda buffalos can be spotted in almost all the national parks in the country like; Kidepo Valley, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth National Park and other wildlife parks in the country.

Uganda is viewed as one of the few countries in Africa where you can stop the white rhino in the wild principally in reserves like the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. One of 3 subspecies of the critically endangered black rhino can only be spotted Namibia and South Africa. Big Five lover who travel to Uganda must not miss the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary found in approximately 180kilometers north of Kampala in Nakasongola district.

The leopards are also regarded endangered animals and they are found across sub-Saharan Africa and they are found in numerous nations of the world. In Africa they have extinct from about 37% of their verifiable range, especially in a region known as the Sahel belt, Nigeria and South Africa.

Their most prominent threat is a lot of hunting, and poisoning of carcasses for saw danger to domesticated animals, and change in living space because of development. Be that as it may, they are especially versatile and can keep living near people provided they access to prey and can find shelter.

In Africa tourists can spot lions in numerous nations in sub-Saharan Africa yet the majority of them are found in eastern and southern Africa (77%). They live, be that as it may, in just 22% of their historical territories and are wiped out in Gabon and numerous different nations where they initially lived, similar to Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Lesotho, Israel, and Iran.

The primary dangers to lion are a reduction in the number of their prey, and unpredictable killing by man (to ensure domesticated animals or themselves). However there are numerous lions in those zones that are protected and all around oversaw. What's more, since they are so looked for after by tourists, their presence in a national park or game reserves generates revenue – a motivating force for conservation.

In Uganda lions can be spotted in several national parks like Kidepo valley National Park in the far north eastern part of the country, Murchison Falls National Park and Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national Park.

What do you always consider before you plan for any safari to that particular area of your interest? Most people choose places because they have never been there or the children demand to go to specific places. You may be lucky to have once or twice visited Africa but I assure you that you are missing a lot if have never planned a safari in Uganda.A holiday in Uganda by their nature has an element of surprise, excitement and danger associated with it, its beautiful topography and amazing landscape and its geological setups. What makes a country to pearl of Africa? It is the fact that Uganda is name to be pearl of Africa due its beautiful flora and fauna that actually lays grounds to be a frequently visited destination for tourists across the globe and this actually makes it to be the best for you and family.
I really assure you there are a multiple of most excising activities that will make your memorable daysever.
Uganda has beautiful flora due to its remoteness especially in western region. This has provided grounds for unique and tropical climate that has favored mixed types of vegetation as well rains received. This type of vegetation provides habitats for a number of animal kingdom members.

Gorilla tracking safari in Uganda

There are various national parks in Uganda which offer lifetime experience of wildlife safari. Queen Elizabeth National Park offers wide range of wildlife like climbing lions in Ishasha sector, hippos and huge crocodiles along the Kazinga channel that connects lake George and Edward, herd of elephants and many more. Bwindi National park and Mgahinga national park are famous for mountain gorilla tracking tours. Kyambura gorge is the best destination for chimpanzee tracking in Africa.

Kyambura is actually the only area within Queen Elizabeth National Park where one can see the habituated chimpanzees on any of the chimpanzee trekking tours, (However, reservations for Chimpanzee tacking are actually made at Mweya Visitor Information Centre within the spectacular Queen Elizabeth National Park). This office also offers information on game drives, and in addition sells postcards plus maps in addition to other species of primates such as the red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, Olive baboons as well as vervet monkeys.

Black and White Colobus Monkey

The Chimpanzee habituation process took close to 2 years and habituation simply meaning that these chimpanzees are familiar with humans and can carry on with their day to day activities in the presence of humans.

A number of different bird species that you have never heard of before are at your displace in those scattered trees in queen Elizabeth national park that include Martial Eagle, Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-rumped Buttonquail, Shoebill, African Skimmer, Lesser plus Greater Flamingo, Chapin’s Flycatcher, White-tailed Lark, Corncrake, Pinkbacked Pelican, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, Papyrus Canary, White-winged Warbler, African Broadbill, Papyrus Gonolek and the Black Bee-eater.

A Boat Cruise to the Bottom of the Falls

Uganda is also blessed with highland areas that include Mount Elgon and mount Rwenzori among others.

Africa's longest river (Nile) has its source in Jinja (Uganda), the source is visisted by a boat cruise. On its journey from Uganda to the Mediterranean sea in Egypt, River Nile goes through Murchison Falls National Park, the biggest in Uganda. A fantastic boat cruise to the bottom of the falls offers memorable experience as you sail with Hippos and crocodiles. A hike to the top of the falls is unforgettable.

Phenomenal is one of the many words that can be used to describe the beautiful, breath taking Murchison Falls National Park. Found in Uganda at the northern end of the Albertine rift valley and the largest national park in Uganda. Murchison Falls is one of the places one should go to have a wonderful time and experience the biggest connection with Mother Nature.

With its exotic beauty, Murchison Falls National Park has become one of Uganda’s biggest tourist attractions. There are so many different activities one can do here like; Nature walks, hiking, sport fishing on the Albert Nile where by you stand a chance of catching 20 kg big fish for yourself. A boat cruise at the Albert Nile is worthy a talk as here one get to enjoy the sea bliss as one breathes in the fresh Uganda air and also has a glance on the aquatic life that is hippos from the distance, the elephants at the bank of the river and also so many interesting birds at the shores.

While at Murchison national park, you can get to explore a lot of wildlife and see many different wild animals like; Giraffes, Buffaloes, white hippos and crocodiles on the banks of the longest river in the world, the Nile River when you take a half day game drive. You get to know why these animals are called wild as they hang out in an environment where the fittest and the most resilient survive.

Visiting Murchison Falls National Park would not be complete without getting to see its centre piece, the one thing that makes this place what it is, the Murchison falls. It’s white, rapid waters flowing from the River Nile, gushing down and drifting off into Lake Albert. The sight of this is simply amazing. At the top of the fall, you witness how the mighty Nile forces its way through a narrow stream of about 6 metres down the Lake Albert as it makes a devil like sound and sprouting water fountain as it is subdued in Lake Albert.

Murchison Falls National Park is a place that one should definitely go to, so grab your family or friends and take a trip here to have a fun and delightful time. Many people who have visited this park have had a good experience and the experience has given them a second reason to pay a visit one more time.However note that, some parts of the park are inaccessible during rain season, and you are advise to rent a 4x4 Toyota prado, Land rover, Land Cruiser Hardtop among others. Those are the most common safari vehicles used in Uganda especially in Murchison Falls National Park.

queen-elizabeth-parkA safari to Uganda to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park one of the most loved and travelled to park in the country will be so amazing for you, this is on the grounds that in just three days, you will be able to explore the magnificence of this extensive protected area which has continued attracting more tourists from different parts of the world to come forUganda tours. The park has a variety of tourist activities and attractions which are so amazing to the eyes of anybody wishing and planning to visit it. Some of the attractions in the park include; a variety of wildlife species, primates like chimpanzees in kyambura gorge, Kazinga channel, salt lake and many others.

On the first day you will arrive in Uganda at Entebbe International Airport and will be transferred to this beautiful national park, on arrival, check in at the lodge of your choice since this park has a wide range of accommodation facilities from luxury, mid range and budget lodges, so your safari budget will choose what kind of accommodation you will have. This first day at the lodge gives a chance to enjoy an evening game drive within the national park and get an opportunity to see numerous wildlife species including; the kobs, elephants, monkeys, lions, buffalos and many others. You can also have an optional night game drive where you will have the chance to see Nocturnal animals in the park.

The second day is an exceptional one since you get an opportunity to view and track the chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge, these primates are so amazing to watch in their habitants. You are normally given a maximum of one hour to watch these chimps and take some photographs. Toward the evening, you will participate in a boat cruise of the Kazinga channel were you get an opportunity to see many water animals drinking water to cool off the hot sun, some of the animals you will see here include; hippos, crocodiles, many bird species, buffalos and among others.

The third and the last day in Queen Elizabeth National Park will be special in the way that you will enjoy an early morning game drive to see the early risers. Continue to the salt lake in Katwe and after that sign out at the lodge and transfer back to your Kampala or to your next destination. Get the chance to enjoy different vegetation cover as you go back to Kampala and this makes the end of our trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the western Uganda.

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has proposed to construction an Airport in the Albertine Graben. The Uganda’s oil region, for oil development valued at over US$200 million. According to CAA’s director Airports and Aviation Security Eng. John Kagoro, the exercise is expected to be concluded in a couple of weeks.

Former Works Minister Byandala Abraham shows us the National Civil Aviation Master plan launched earlier this year 2015

According to Eng. John Kagoro, four firms have picked pre-bid forms and by end of this month, we expect them to bring back to submit for the tender. The Airport construction will begin with runways that can handle big cargo planes and small passenger planes to facilitate the oil business.

Speaking at the launch of Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates national carrier at Entebbe International Airport, Mr. Kagoro said the firm enters Uganda at the time when more flight business is expected to grow rapidly due to oil production expected to start soon.

The new airport is a pre-requisite for the government oil development project to bring in personnel, sensitive equipment and materials during construction and operations, Mr. Kagoro said.

Addressing journalists at the launch, Etihad Airways vice president global sales, Daniel Barranger, said: “Etihad Airways will build upon the success of its Entebbe cargo flights with the launch of a new passenger service to the East African city.”

“Daily flights will be operated to Entebbe International Airport, using a two-class airbus A320 aircraft with 16 business class seats and 120 economy class seats.”

Mr Barranger said the route will provide business and leisure travelers with a direct connection between Entebbe and Etihad Airways’ Abu Dhabi hub, together with convenient onward flights to, Europe, Indian subcontinent, north Asia, south-east Asia and Australia.

Etihad president James Hogan said: “The appetite for travel to and from Africa has never been stronger, and Entebbe, one of the continent’s fastest-growing business and tourism destinations, is a great addition to Etihad Airways’ global network.

The construction of Hoima Airport on the other hand will promote tourism in Uganda. Tourists from Entebbe International Airport to Hoima Airport will quickly reach Kibale National park, Semliki National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mountain Rwenzori National Park among others.

We expect an increase on the number of tourists coming to Uganda for Gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, Mountaineering, wildlife safari, birding, nocturnal walks, boat cruising among others. This is according to Mathias, a senior tour consultant from African Jungle Adventures, the No.1 Uganda and Rwanda safari company, specialized on primates tracking and wild game viewing. The Uganda wildlife Authority (UWA) in conjunction with Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) greatly welcomes the idea of constructing the Airport in western Uganda.

Uganda is now among the best destinations to travel to on a self drive tour particularly if teamed up with camping. All these camping equipments are hired at relatively affordable prices as low as 10USD from African Jungle Adventures Limited. A self drive holiday in Uganda offers a memorable experience to particularly primates, wildlife and adventure lovers.

An undeniably popular choice, self drive tours in Uganda allows you the flexibility of free versatility while affording you the genuine feelings of serenity to know that your route is an established one, tried and tested so you won't go over any unwelcome surprises. All the accommodation if you wish can be booked in advance for you by the knowledgeable and experienced staff of Uganda Car Hire and our tour package itineraries guarantee you to include the highlights of this safari paradise seen from your 4×4 self drive vehicles.

As another option for scheduled safaris, self drive holidays in Uganda allow you to determine your schedule, freeing you from the limitations of an inflexible tour program, and giving you a chance to enjoy the wild landscape of Uganda, Rwanda and the surrounding countries in the East African region at your own pace.

In spite of the fact that Uganda has tarred roads in the major cities, exploring the rest of the country is a little bit hectic because of the fact that most of the roads connecting to the different national parks and tourist destinations are not in good conditions, so this your advised to use 4×4 vehicles that are readily available at a relatively affordable prices from Uganda Car Hire. Self derive safaris in a 4x4 vehicle let you experience all the self sufficient adventure connected with rough road safaris while inconspicuously guiding you through untamed pearl of Africa.

Under Uganda car rental's accommodation accord, organization is the main fact for a successful safari: careful planning, a complete stock, adequate supplies, ample drinking water, equipment for off road safaris and camping equipment all should be considered before you set off. Uganda Car Hire take care of all these points of interest for you, giving you a completely equipped 4×4 self drive safari vehicle, prepared for any eventuality that you may experience on your safari. A flexible itinerary is in place to guarantee you find decent campgrounds and accommodation on your route.

Uganda Car Hire has been arranging and tailoring delectable self drive safaris, holidays and vacation since 2001. We have an in depth and knowledge of Uganda, its climate, facilities, and an established system of approved accommodation and 4×4 rental affiliates. Each part of you're self drive safari is authorize by Uganda car Hire to guarantee you have the best and memorable trip with less hassle or concern. Our well trained and experience travel consultants can answer any question you may have relating to your Uganda self drive holiday.

We can deal take care of all aspects of your self-driving safaris, we organize the accommodation, vehicle for hire and your route considering your own preferences, individual needs and hobbies. We additionally offer budge self drive packages intended to suit budge travelers searching for affordable self drive safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and the neighboring East African nations.

While the allure of a Uganda safari and independent travel introduces an amazing prospect to numerous adventurers, it does include a sure measure of hard work, effort and tour know-how despite the fact that your route is planned and your equipment provided. Some travelers like to experience Uganda's tough camping by overland safari, others would prefer not to go on luxury accommodation.

What makes our self drive tours in a 4x4 vehicle so unique is that you are in the driver's seat which implies when you are in a game watching drive through one of Africa's premium national game parks, you are driving, you choose how long to spend watching wildlife, you choose when it is time to move on. This gives you some flexibility in your day, perhaps you need to stop on the side of the road and purchase some bananas and chat to local people, or spend a couple of hours looking at Murchison Falls or choose to spend all day the day sitting at a watering hole watching a pride of lions in the Murchison Falls National Park.

Then again, there are some tourists who want to hire their own car together with their camping equipment with a driver and go for a guided tour. On most of our guided self drive safari we offer a good and well maintained 4x4 Land Cruiser for between 2-4 people. Your hired vehicle comes complete with camping gears and all the essentials vital for comfort and practicality. We also offers a number of tours through the East African countries like Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo regardless of how long you want to spend with the vehicle. We have been running and organizing these self drive expeditions for many years and we are among the few operators in Uganda offering multi country tours. Most tour companies in Uganda offer a self drive safari to Uganda however with Uganda Car Hire you have the chance to go through numerous countries particularly in the East African region.

Below are some of the important camping gears that are ready to be hired out to our clients;

  • Gas cylinders
  • Cooking utensils
  • Camping chairs and tables
  • Battery powered lamp
  • Camping stove
  • Torch

So visit Uganda Car Hire Ltd on or its mother company African Jungle Adventures Ltd on and experience an amazing African tour and vacations in one of our 4X4 Camper vehicles. Rent a completely equipped 4X4 vehicles live Toyota Rav4, Toyota Premio, Noah among others or you can hire a luxury 4x4 self drive vehicle like Toyota Land Cruiser, Benz Ml, Nissan Patrol and enjoy a self drive tour into the region’s most amazing national park, game reserves and wilderness areas and enjoy the freedom of flexibility of the self drive tour.