Thursday, 11 April 2019
Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s oldest and largest National Park, it covers an area of 3,840 Km² and it's a home to more than 500 bird species which include the highly sought after, African darter, giant kingfisher and rare shoe-bill stork.It is also a home to over 76 different mammal species, some of the mammals include giraffe (which cannot be viewed in Queen Elizabeth National Park), lion, elephant, hippo, leopard, buffalo, hyena, warthog and various antelope. Best thing you should not miss in Murchison falls is the mighty River Nile, which bisects the park and is forced through an 7m² wide cleft in the rock at Murchison Falls. Day 1:Transfer to Murchison falls national park: Wake up very early in the morning, have morning cup of Africa coffee and get ready to set off to Murchison falls national park the largest national park in Uganda with plenty of wildlife.Our company guide/driver will pick you up, brief you and the drive will kick off. optional stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for white Rhino tracking and after proceed to Masindi town to any tourist restaurant where you will have lunch. After lunch, continue with the journey to Murchison falls where you will be welcomed by line of baboons waiting to usher you into the beautiful national park. Have an evening game drive in search of wildlife like lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, hyenas, warthogs, antelopes and monkeys to mention the few. Drive to lodge where you will check-in, refresh yourself, wait for dinner and overnight stay. Accommodation options; Paraa Safari Lodge [Luxury], Pakuba safari lodge [Mid-range] or Heritage safari lodge [Budget] Day 2: Game drives and boat cruise; Second day of your safari, you will wake up early and your safari guide/driver will take you for morning game drive in search of the early raiser like the lions, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs as they hunt. You will encounter different kinds of wildlife that includes, elephants, warthogs,hippos, buffaloes,
Friday, 21 December 2018
8 Major Reasons Why You Should Visit Uganda in 2019 Uganda is well known as the pearl of Africa and a home were you will never want to leave after your visit. Uganda is a must visit country because of its good people and it’s the destination where tourists flooded most in the past few years because of its natural beauty and tourism. Besides that Uganda remains as one of the few undiscovered safari destination in Africa with a plenty to offer to the world. some of the source of attraction in Uganda include Murchison falls national park [wildlife viewing], queen Elizabeth national park [wildlife tour], Kibale forest national park [chimps], Bwindi impenetrable national park [Gorilla trek], Rwenzori mountain national park [mountain hiking], Kidepo valley national park [wildlife safari], Lake Mburo national park [game drive], visiting the source of the Nile and cultural visit to list the few. N.B; Plan your safari to Uganda come 2019 and get best quote from Jewel safaris your travel company. 1. It’s the pearl of Africa Actually the wonders and beauty of Uganda which attract many travelers inspired the earlier travelers like Winston Churchill to name Uganda as the pearl of Africa. Winston Churchill happened to visit Uganda in the early 1907 and he was attracted by the beauty of the country and after his visit, he wrote a book with quote that ‘’For Magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life, bird, insects, reptile, beast-for rast scale-Uganda is truly ‘’the pearl of Africa’’. By just arriving to Uganda, you will feel at home because of the lovely people, good climate and natural beauty of the country is so welcoming. 2. Mountain gorilla tracking Mountain gorillas are found in three countries in the world and among them is Uganda. Actually Uganda boost half of the remaining endangered mountain gorillas in the world and gorilla permit in Uganda goes for $600 per person for gorilla tracking and $1500 per person for gorilla habituation experience. Uganda has got two national parks with mountain gorillas those are Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Mountain gorilla tracking is ranked as one of the most famous activity in Africa. Remember children below the age of 15 years are not allowed to trek gorillas. 3. Chimpanzee tracking Uganda is a home of primates and chimpanzee permits goes for $150 per permit and chimpanzee habituation goes for $200 per permit. Chimpanzee tracking is done in different places in Uganda like Kibale Forest National Park with the highest population of chimpanzees in Africa, Kalinzu forest reserve, Budongo forest, Kyambura gorge and semuliki wildlife reserve. Chimpanzee permits are obtained only from Uganda wildlife authority headquarters. 4. Source of the Nile River Nile is the longest River in the world and it’s about 6696km long, the river supplies water to over nine countries. The word ‘’Nile’’ is a Greek word that means valley. The source of the Nile is found in Jinja town which is the adventure capital of Uganda and the Nile Centre is in Uganda as well as Egypt. Plan a safari to visit the source of the Nile in Uganda and see where the Nile started flowing from to Sudan and you will do a boat cruise. 5. Wildlife Uganda is one of the countries in the world that harbors the big five animals and the country is rich with wildlife which attract more tourists into the country. Uganda has got some favorite spot for game viewing that include Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Kidepo valley national park and Lake Mburo national park. Wildlife experience is worthy when at Uganda because you will get to see most of the wildlife like, tree climbing lions, giraffes, leopards, buffaloes, water-buck, warthogs, hippos, crocodiles, monkeys and zebras to mention. 6. National park Uganda is blessed with over 10 national parks and each national park is quite unique in it is different ways. When at Uganda you may decide to visit Murchison falls national park where you hike the top of the falls, do game drive and boat cruise at River Nile. Queen Elizabeth national park has plenty of activities that include chimp track, game drive, and boat cruise at the Kazinga Channel, visit the Lake katwe and seeing tree climbing lions. Bwindi impenetrable national park is where you will do gorilla trekking and then Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee tracking. Rwenzori national park is where you find the highest mountain range in Africa. 7. Rwenzori mountain Rwenzori Mountain is under Rwenzori national park and it is the third highest mountain in Africa with altitude of 5100 meters above sea level. Most tourists always hike Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya than Rwenzori Mountain which has the highest mountain range in Africa, in simple terms Rwenzori Mountain is yet undiscovered adventure. Hiking/climbing mountain Rwenzori is quite challenging experience and at the sometime adventurous experience. Uganda is blessed with other mountains like Mountain Elgon, Mountain Mgahinga and mountain Muhavura where tourists can do hiking/climbing. Are you in need of the mountain hiking/climbing experience, then your travel destination should be Uganda and hike mountain Rwenzori. 8. Lake Bunyonyi Lake Bunyonyi is located in the south western Uganda near the border of Rwanda. Lake Bunyonyi is the second deepest lake in Africa and the work Bunyonyi is a local word meaning many little birds. Lake Bunyonyi is one of the lakes in Uganda which is free from crocodiles and Bilharzia and it is good for swimming. Lake Bunyonyi is good for honey moon; because of it cool breeze and lovely view. Spend your holiday in Lake Bunyonyi and enjoy African Switzerland.
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Friday, 26 October 2018
Brief about Jinja
Jinja is an eastern Uganda town (second largest and an adventure town)situated within the shores of Lake Victoria, its 70km from Kampala the capital city of Uganda, a drive time of approximately 2 hours can see you in jinja considering the traffic jam factor into context.
Jinja has for long been referred to as the adventure capital of East Africa. Dating back to as far as the colonial days, the town has had a number of unique features that constantly defend its narrative. Some of the feature include the being the home to source of the famous Nile river, the surrounding of Lake Victoria one of the world’s largest fresh water lakes and the rich cultural diversity of the locals. Other economic factors may include the availability of multiple manufacturing industries that are strategically located as a result of the town being the source generation for point for Uganda’s electricity and also the recently commissioned cable bridge of its kind in east Africa.
With the above mentioned factors, the town has consistently grown to be a tourism hub. With a diversity of activities carried out in jinja, some of which include visit to the source of the river Nile, boat cruise o the Nile, bungee jumping , Boat cruise to the islands on lake victoria ,kayaking,white water rafting, horseback riding, nature walks, city tour visiting the several craft shops, quad biking in the outskirts of town at the all-terrain adventure in bujagali, viewing the water falls and so many more. The attractions have also let to the spring up several accommodation facilities to mention hotels, guest houses and lodges, all with different standards to suit different traveler’s budgets.
Plan a trip with us to jinja carrying out activities that make jinja such an amazing tourism destination. A trip from Kampala to jinja can see you integrate and explore other adventurous activities some of which include the visit to sezibwa falls in Lugazi in buikwe district,as you move further you will arrive at Mabira forest along the highway carrying out activities such as forest walk (nature walks) and zip-lining.
As you withdraw from Mabira forest you will be ushered to the jinja environment, a view of the gentle hills seen from near and at a distance completely green an indication of well-maintained eco-system.
Plan your to jinja or to any other part of the country with jewel safaris.