Category: Uganda

Top 5 magical safaris in Uganda and where to stay

Top 5 magical safaris in Uganda and where to stay

Want to go on safari in Uganda, but have no idea which package to pick? We understand what you are going through, as there are countless experiences just waiting to be had in this small East African country. Below, we run down the best five options for a magical safari experience in Uganda. Gorilla trekking […]

Top 5 birding locations in Africa

Top 5 birding locations in Africa

Birds are not just for birders. They are a fascinating and diverse group of animals that often don’t get the attention they deserve compared with Africa’s mammals. However, once you take the time to look at some of the smaller animals while you’re on safari, you come to realise the importance of birds, as they […]

5 things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

5 things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

Located in North-west Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park is arguably one of the most diverse safari destinations in Uganda – in terms of both wildlife and the activities on offer for visitors. From cruises down the River Nile to game drives, nature walks, birding, and even chimpanzee trekking in the neighbouring Budongo Forest Reserve, Murchison […]

Mother and baby african elephant in Botswana

5 of our favourite Summer holiday escapes in Africa

Between the ages of five and 18, extended periods of time with our children are few and far between. The summer holidays are particularly precious, therefore, and though the typical family holiday destinations can be crowded, we know some extraordinary locations where you can spend quality time together creating unforgettable memories. Your kids’ adventures will […]

Cape Town Paragliding

5 incredible ways to do Africa in 2018

When it comes to ‘life-changing’ travel experiences; Africa always delivers. But in 2018 there are even more ways to enjoy the wildlife and get lost in the culture of this ever-evolving continent. From pioneering eco-projects to paragliding safaris; you can still escape the crowds and find yourself stranded on sweeping beaches or wild open plains […]

Where to enjoy an al fresco coffee in Africa

Where to enjoy an al fresco coffee in Africa

If you’re planning an African safari and are also a coffee lover, then you already know that several safari destinations are also coffee exporters, such as Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and even Zambia. We try to frequent new coffee shops on every visit to Africa and have compiled a list of our current favorite haunts […]

Top 5 experiences in Uganda

Top 5 experiences in Uganda

Although it is best known for its gorilla trekking, Uganda is a much more diverse destination than meets the eye! From extreme sports on the River Nile to outstanding national parks teeming with game and epic scenery, Uganda is fast becoming a serious player in the African safari scene. Below are the top 5 experiences […]

How to plan a gorilla trek in Africa

How to plan a gorilla trek in Africa

There is something special about trekking to see mountain gorillas in the remote rain forests in Uganda Rwanda & Democratic Republic of Congo. That unique feeling and realization that they are just like us, living in closely attached family groups, evidently headed by a “parent”, the dominant silverback serving as their protector and defender. Though […]

Top 7 destinations to see wildlife in its natural habitat

Top 7 destinations to see wildlife in its natural habitat

As wildlife is now becoming more endangered than ever there are many different nature preserves that are doing everything they can to protect the wildlife. All of the hotels below are not only luxury places to stay and see wildlife in their natural habitats, but they are also assisting in the conservation of National Parks […]

Africa's top 10 experiences

Africa’s top 10 experiences

Africa offers some amazing experiences! From watching the famous Great Migration to relaxing on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, there is something special to suit all travellers. Just take a look at the list below and perhaps find inspiration for your next trip to this thrilling continent. 1. The Serengeti & […]

The 5 best places to see primates in Africa

The 5 best places to see primates in Africa

Primates are our closest living relatives and with big brains and opposable digits it’s abundantly clear when you see them as to how similar to us they are. Apart from their superb tree climbing ability – I’m very jealous of that. Africa and the Indian Ocean are home to a number of primates with some, […]

Kafue and Kidepo: hidden gems of Zambia and Uganda

Kafue and Kidepo: hidden gems of Zambia and Uganda

When many people think of an African safari, the first words that come to their mind are often: Serengeti, Masai Mara and Kruger. There’s a reason for this, of course: these parks have a large number and variety of wildlife. All three are home to the big five (cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros) […]

5 tips for a memorable gorilla trekking experience

5 tips for a memorable gorilla trekking experience

For most people, a trip to Uganda, Rwanda or DR Congo to trek the endangered mountain gorilla is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Unlike most safaris, gorilla trekking is done completely outside of the safari vehicle and often requires you to scramble through wet and slippery stinging nettles. But, the rewards far outweigh the inconveniences and, especially […]

4 reasons to make Uganda your next safari destination

4 reasons to make Uganda your next safari destination

Uganda, aptly nicknamed ‘The Pearl of Africa’ by Winston Churchill after his visit in 1907, is rapidly gaining a reputation for being a top-safari destination. It can now hold its own against safari behemoths like Tanzania, South Africa and Botswana. This landlocked country is home to 10 national parks and is also where the Nile […]

Uganda textiles

Kampala: the Milan of Africa?

One thing everyone notices right away as they land in Africa is the vibrant colors. It is not the textbook sky-blue and pink sunsets just like little Simba saw them. It is the amazing palette of women’s clothing, both in urban and rural areas, that capture one’s glance. Long cascading dresses, artfully tangled headbands, elegant […]

Baby mountain gorilla

Bwindi: luxury for less

Mountain gorilla trekking is, for most people, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers an opportunity to spend one thrilling hour with extraordinary primates.  Just three countries house these amazing, and threatened, creatures: DR Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. Rwanda’s and Uganda’s tourism infrastructure is significantly more developed than that of DR Congo and, as a result, they […]