The Batwa Communities

Historically, the Batwa were forest-dwelling hunter-gatherers, maintaining livelihoods within the high altitude forests around Lake Kivu and Lake Edward in the Great Lakes region of Central and East Africa.  The Batwa are widely regarded by their neighbors, and historians, as the first inhabitants of the region, who were later joined by incoming farmers and pastoralists approximately 1000 years ago.  Today, the Batwa are still living in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  In each of these countries the Batwa exist as a Continue reading →

Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi also called “Place of many little birds” is located in south western Uganda between two districts of Kisoro and Kabale, close to the border with Rwanda. It’s Located at 1,962 m (6,437 ft) above sea level. Geographically lake bunyonyi is a body of water seven kilometers or 4.3 miles west from Kabale Town, southwestern Uganda. It is 25 km long and 7 km (4.3 mi) wide, covering an area of 61 square kilometers (23½ sq. miles). The lake’s altitude is 1,950m above sea Continue reading →

Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species. Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Continue reading →

Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanzee Tracking and Habituation in Kibale Kibale’s most popular activity is the Kanyanchu Primate Walk. Thirteen species can be sought, and a good variety of diurnal monkeys invariably encountered, but the stars of this trail are the chimpanzees. Kanyanchu’s chimps have been tracked since 1993 and the chances of locating them are excellent. Guided walking safaris start at 8am and 2pm and last an average of three hours, depending on various factors. The full-day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience (CHEX) works with a chimp community which is Continue reading →

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. It is home to Zebra, Impala, Eland, buffalo, oribi, defassa, waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck. Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp. Continue reading →

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park is located in the northern side of Albertine Rift Valley. The park is found where the enormous Bunyoro escarpment merge into the massive grasslands of Acholi land. It’s well acknowledged to be one of Uganda’s antique conservation areas. In 1926, it was recognized as a game reserve established to protect the savannah grassland that was communicated by Winston Churchill in 1907. Murchison falls national park shelters an area of around 3,893 km2 and it’s acknowledged to be one of Uganda’s fine Continue reading →

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most prevalent game reserve for Uganda safaris and surely one that is most charming. The national park stretches from the crater-dotted slopes of the Rwenzori Mountains in the north, nests to the shores of Lake Edward to the distant River Ishasha in the south, integrating an extensive diversity of habitations that varies from savanna and wetlands to corridor and lowland forest. This incredible diversity is revealed in its bird list of about 550 species, the largest of any protected Continue reading →

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi National National Park is situated in south western Uganda. The national park is positioned along the borders of Rwanda and democratic republic of Congo that is close to the Virunga mountain ranges and on the edge of the Albertine rift valley. The national park covers an area of about 331 square kilometers of both the lowland and the montane forest which can be only accessed on foot. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. On a Uganda and Continue reading →