Why I decided to stay in Kampala

Just like Las Vegas is the world’s most Glitziest city, Kampala is the World’s best city and this is not  because of the people or features but all these matters make kampala the city to be …

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Why I decided to stay in Kampala

 

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Just like Las Vegas is the world’s most Glitziest city, Kampala is the World’s best city and this is not  because of the people or features but all these matters make kampala the city to be in, With travellers being here and loving every bit of it. If you have ever been to kampala you know it is one of the safest places to be. When I am asked about other cities and countries and where I would be right now, Kampala is my answer

Warm people and Welcoming smiles, Ugandans and kampala people will always smile, the children are happy as much as life seems not be easy but the welcoming smiles of Ugandans is amazing. Walk past children in Uganda and hear them call a tourist “mzungu”. They are easy, kind-hearted and outgoing people ready to mingle with people from every walks of life. In some cities you would not want to be seen walking in the streets if you are a traveler but in Kampala city every one rules. Tourists are seen walking on foot even to the slums.

Markets and fresh food, from open markets to street vendors to the city markets kampala is way ahead. After visiting Uganda a friend once told me, “I love the tropical fruits in Uganda”. Uganda being the pearl of Africa the food is abundant in Nakasero, Mengo, Makerere, Kalerwe among others! Traders bringing in produce from villages every morning. Uganda is known to be a self sustaining economy when it comes to food and Agriculture.

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Fresh fruits sold in one of the Markets – Nakasero

Night life! Kampala night life is the best in the Eastern and central Africa. Visitors from all over East Africa are known to spend their weekends in Uganda just for the taste of clubs, pubs, bars and night life. Kampala has no curfews like most cities in Africa do.  Go club hoping visiting Amnesia, Guvnor, Rouge, Ange Noir, Silk among other club. Dance to Ugandan music, Kampala is a city for the happy people.

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Imagine everyone you meet in the morning saying “Hi”, “Hello”, “Hullo” yet you do not know them. Its not showbiz, it is just the culture. Say hi to someone even if it does not pay. Imagine a city where you are stranded and everyone is willing to help you regardless of your nationality. The Unity and hospitality in Kampala is one of a kind. As long as you are alive you are always welcome to Kampala.

The lights in Kampala will amaze. People in Kampala like to have fun all the time. After work you will usually see people seated in pubs having beer. If you need to club we have a lot of secluded clubs with excellent service to ensure you enjoy the Kampala Nightlife.

Its easier to get to other parts. We have cabs and now we have the famous UBER!! It gets easier for you to visit friends or new places. Take a safe Boda-Boda or get a cab and explore Kampala. It takes close to only 20 minutes to get to the CBD except for the rush hours. From Kampala, you can get to all the other parts of Uganda either by means of road, water or Air.

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city of opportunities

Have you ever thought about travelling and working? Now you only need an idea  to start working in Kampala. Do you want to become a  volunteer, teacher, Do you want to offer other services? You are welcome to Kampala the city of opportunities.

The question still remains. What is your favorite city?

 

 

 

 

Lost And Found Paradise

Western Uganda is endowed right from cultures to the features, from the hills to the valleys, from wildlife to the birds. Striking features in Western Uganda shows the lost paradise is in Uganda.

What makes Western Uganda the lost and found paradise are the breathtaking features that are worth visiting.

Lake Bunyonyi

Uganda’s most conspicuous lake located in South Wetern Uganda in Kabale district is well known for its blue waters and one of Africa’s deepest lakes not to mention it has close to 22 Islands on it some of the famous ones being Bucuranuka , Akampene = Punishment Island, Bushara Island, Kyahugye Island, Bwama and Njuyeera (Sharp’s Island). The waters of Lake Bunyonyi remind us of the Coastal life. The mystery of this lake still leaves you wondering what its made of.

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Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Nyamunuka, Ranked among the second most beautiful crater lake in the World is a sight to behold. Lake Nyamunuka is found in Western Uganda in Queen Elizabeth National park.

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Lake Nyamunuka

Lake Mutanda,

Located just on the foot of the Virungas, Lake Mutanda  has one of the best views in Uganda. It has the string of the Virunga Volcanoes (Sabinyo, Muhabura, Mgahinga, Visoke, Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo) looming from one side. It takes 3 hours to have a boat ride on this lake.  On your boat ride you pass by the Punishment Island and on a normal sunny day you will see couples of the Uganda National bird – crested crane herding on the hills, you will listen to birds sing and monkeys chatter on the Islands.

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Mgahinga National Park

Mgahinga is well known for the endangered Golden monkey species that are endemic to the park. Mgahinga’s most striking features are its three conical, extinct volcanoes, part of the spectacular Virunga Range that lies along the border region of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. Mgahinga forms part of the much larger Virunga Conservation Area which includes adjacent parks in these countries. The volcanoes’ slopes contain various ecosystems and are biologically diverse, and their peaks provide a striking backdrop to this gorgeous scenery. Mgahinga has one gorilla group Nyakagezi that has 5 silver backs. Get a day to track the mountain gorilla or an hour to visist the mischievous chattering golden monkeys or trek to the Peak of Mt.Sabinyo.

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi national park has 90 mammal species, including 11 primates, of which the black-and-white colobus, Several people all over the world travel for different reasons and interest but among them include seeing the gorillas. And also  wildlife, sight seeing and adventure. Have you ever imagined that there is really more other great things to see and enjoy with in Bwindi forest? which can make your vacation holiday more exciting than you have ever imagine, go  bird watching and encounter 346 bird species, sight seeing and see around 202 butterflies, forest walk and see 163 tree species,27 frog species and so much more. This explains why Bwindi is a UNESCO world heritage site.

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The best part of it is you fall in love with Uganda all the time!! Anytime!!

Pictures That Will Make You Love Wildlife

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For every journey into the jungle we just bring back the memories. These pictures will make you fall in Love with nature and Wildlife #photography #adventureuganda

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11880562_10205933913479331_8962174850853827900_n Two kings guarding their mating ground

11390278_899163066786848_1709408093785438864_n A zebra at Lake Mburo National Park posing fro our tourists

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Pictures That Will Make You Love Wildlife

For every journey into the jungle we just bring back the memories. These pictures will make you fall in Love with nature and Wildlife #photography #adventureuganda

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Mother Zebra feeding her bundle of Joy
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Enjoying sunset in Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Mother elephant and her cub
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Two kings guarding their mating ground
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A zebra at Lake Mburo National Park posing fro our tourists

Cycling in the Tooro Region

We start from Kampala at early this  this morning embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The beauty of the early morning rising sun of the Tuesday morning gave us a feeling of a start of an adventure!. We gently drive to the Great Tooro region in Uganda stopping at the famous Nyakayima tree (believed to be an oracle) and later we proceed to Fort Portal. In about 2 hours we are welcomed by the lush tea vegetation.

Lunch is served at Fort Mortal and the succulent traditional buffet meal awaits us. As we get into the town the view of the Mountains of the moons is spectacular, the weather has changed and it is now cool.

After lunch we are heading for the Mpanga Tea growers’ factory a few kilometers from Fort Portal Town where we are going to be taken through tea processing. It is raining but we are determined to make this trip work.

We are taken through the security, health regulations and we enter the factory. The smell of the raw tea plant is just refreshing. I cannot wait to go tea tasting. How it feels to taste it from the factory, is a dream come true.

 

Heading for the best part of the day Cycling, we rush for our bicycles and take a ride through the tea plantations. Enjoying the view of the great Rwenzoris that is overlooking us, the calls of the Black and white casqued hornbill, the vervet monkeys, the the rose’s turaco welcoming us into the jungle.

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cycling in the tea plantations of Mpanga Fort portal

Amidst the drizzling rain we keep riding for about 4 Kilometers with a local guide. Stopping for small talks. Returning with muddy bicycles gave us a feeling of accomplishment and achievement.

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Our tour guide  briefing us on the activity

 

Why you need to travel today

Wondering whether you still want to travel or where to visit? There are reasons why  you should travel in May and why you should visit Uganda this month.

Many companies offer discounted rates during this period. Travel with almost a half of the cost that you would spend during the other months.

There are gorilla permits discounts in the months of April, May and November. This gives you ample time to plan well for your Safari. Touring  Continue reading “Why you need to travel today”