The Mysterious Bujagali Caves

Bujagali Caves are located along the Bujagali Water Stream a few meters away from the Bujagali Dam. Currently, little is known about these caves but the history that surrounds them and the fact that they are near the former Bujagali falls make the area an … ...

The Batwa People/ Keepers of the Forest

Before they were officially made Games parks and reserves, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and the dense forests at the foot of Virunga Volcanoes, now Mgahinga Gorilla National Park were home to the Batwa people; indigenous dwellers of the ancient forest known as the keepers … ...

Speke Monument

The Speke Monument is situated on the western Bank of River Nile in Bukaya Village, Njeru and was set up in remembrance of John Hanning Speke an Explorer and Adventurer who was the first white man to discover the source of the Nile. It is … ...

Mahoma Falls

Fort Portal is a town of many hidden Natural gems, from hosting the world’s youngest King and his Kingdom headquarters to being a place of many craters and lastly having the Rwenzori mountains as a backdrop. The town has a lot in store for you … ...

Rwenzori Mountains National Park, the Mystical Challenge

Mountain Rwenzori National Park is located in south- western Uganda on the east of the Albertine rift valley; situated in Bundibugyo, Kabarole and Kasese, lies along Uganda’s border with Democratic Republic of Congo. It was established in 1991 and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site … ...

Kidepo Valley National Park, the True African Wilderness

Kidepo Valley National Park (KVNP) is Uganda’s most isolated park at 1442 square kilometers; located in the distant north eastern corner, close to Kenya and South Sudan in the extremely remote sparsely populated Karamoja region. The park is one of East Africa’s magnificent wilderness and … ...

Nyero Rock Paintings

Nyero Rock Paintings are a three- tiered rock shelters/ inselberg with primitive paintings on their inner surfaces, located in Kumi district, Eastern Uganda. The rock paintings are among the most important rock art in the country. Just as the name suggests, the rocks are painted … ...

Busowoko Falls

On the outskirts of Jinja is a hidden gem, recently brought to light. Located about 22kms off Kimaka- Budondo- Kibibi road in Bususwa/Bukongo village just after Namavundu Forest is Busowoko Falls. Formed when the infamous river Nile was blocked by a series of rocks, forcing … ...

Kasubi Tombs

Kasubi Tombs are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Buganda Kingdom situated on Kasubi Hill about 5 kilo meters away from the city centre. The site is basically a burial ground of 4 of the last Kings of Buganda. Even princes and princesses who are … ...
Interesting Things to Do in Kampala

The Independence Monument of Uganda

The Independence Monument of Uganda is an historical symbol comprised of an imposing art work showing a woman standing firmly on the ground with her legs slightly parted while hoisting a baby in the air. This huge towering concrete watches over Kampala and its people … ...

Bahai Temple of Africa

The Bahai Temple is an octagonal dome with a beautiful garden that embraces the slopes of Kikaya Hill in Kampala. It is the only temple of its kind in Africa hence the, “Mother Temple of the Bahai Faith in Africa.” The temple is also called, … ...
Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi, the Island Dotted Lake

Lake Bunyonyi (place of many little birds) is Uganda’s deepest lake and lies in the south western part between Kisoro and Kabale and a country’s top natural treasure. Its contorted shoreline encircles 29 islands, framed by lush green steep terraced hillsides that make it a … ...

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Closes Until Further Notice

On April 20th 2021, the Uganda Wildlife Authority announced through a statement that Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola is to be closed until further notice following continued disagreements between the entities that operate the sanctuary at the moment. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a collaborative effort … ...
Hiking in Mabira Forest

Mabira Forest

Mabira forest is among the largest surviving natural forests in the country covering about 300 square kilometers located along the Kampala- Jinja highway in Buikwe district and very accessible throughout the year. It has been protected as Mabira Forest Reserve since 1932 and a home … ...

Namengo Hill Cultural Site

Namengo Hill Cultural Site/ Tonda palace (Embuga ya Tonda) is located in Kyampisi, Mukono District. Locals in the area call it,”Essabo lya Ssalongo Kabuye” which is loosely translated as “Ssalongo Kabuye’s Shrine. The person being mention is the caretaker of the hill and shrine. This … ...

National Railway Museum to be Built in Jinja City

Plans are in high gear to open a National Railway Museum in Uganda in order to preserve the rich historical heritage of the vast railway network and its impact in terms of colonialism and development, social-economic and racial relations in the country, and neighbouring Kenya … ...

Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru Caves

Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru Caves, loosely translated as “breasts of Nyinamwiru caves” are a cultural site with remarkable history These with teat like protrusions dripping milky water, located on Nyakasura Hill not far from Fort portal town. These are damp caves that tell a sad historical … ...

Wonders of Uganda

Uganda is a small beautiful landlocked country located across the Equator line in the heart of Africa. The country boasts of a myriad of sights that take your breath away, no wonder Winston Churchill named it the, “Pearl of Africa.”The country is blessed with different … ...

Uganda Wildlife Authority cuts Gorilla and Chimpanzee permit prices

The Uganda Wildlife Authority recently launched a festive season discount offer to incentivize Domestic, Regional and International tourists to travel to the National Parks in Uganda by reducing prices on Gorilla Permits, Chimpanzee Permits as well as National Park Entrance Fees from 01 December 2021 … ...

Dindo Hill, Home to Buganda’s First Man

Dindo Hill is believed to be the home of the first Muganda man, Ssekabaka Kintu. It is located in Kasawo, Mukono District along Kayunga road. Kintu according to the famous Kiganda legend is believed to have been the first man to live in the current … ...

Time to Travel to Uganda Once Again!

On 1st October, Entebbe International Airport which had been closed to the country for passenger flights since 23rd March 2020 as way of combating the spread of coronavirus disease, COVID-19 was tentatively opened up for commercial flights. During the time, only emergency flights comprising of … ...

Toro Royal Palace

Toro Royal Palace a unique building siting on a hill overlooking Fort Portal town in Western Uganda. It is the official residence of the Toro King, King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, the supreme cultural leader of the kingdom. He is the youngest ruling … ...

The Jinja Railway Bridge

The Jinja Railway Bridge was built in the late 1920 and completed in 1931. It is the first steel bridge that was built across the Nile in Uganda and one of the most iconic structures on the railway system that was built from Mombasa to … ...

Kagulu Rock Hill

Kagulu Rock Hill is located in Buyende north-east of Kamuli town in eastern Uganda; the rock is a mystical wonder that rises approximately 3,500 feet above sea level with spectacular 360- degrees view around it with an expanse green vegetation, Victoria Nile and Lake Kyoga … ...

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison falls/ Kabalega Falls, “The World’s Greatest Waterfall” is a waterfall along the mighty river Nile where the Victoria Nile breaks and forces its way through a seven (7) meter gorge toppling 43 meters below with a thunderous roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron” which forms … ...
Lake Mburo Weekend Safari

Lake Mburo Weekend Safari

Lake Mburo Weekend getaway safari will take you to one of the smallest National Parks in Uganda– Lake Mburo National Park which is located approximately 240km (by road) west of Kampala. With an exciting and thrilling wildlife watching in arm’s reach of Kampala, Lake Mburo … ...
Biharwe Eclipse Monument

Biharwe Eclipse Monument

Monuments are one of the most important tourist attractions in a destination, mainly because they represent a significant historical event hence worth exploring during your visit. One of the most historical monuments in Uganda is the 1520 AD Biharwe Eclipse Monument nestled on Biharwe hill … ...
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

“A Medley of Wonders” Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) is the country’s most popular Savannah reserve and has a variety of wildlife and diverse eco systems which are composed of sprawling Savannah, sparkling lakes, lush wetlands, and shady humid forests. These varied habitats support a … ...
Makulungo Forest Reserve

Makulungo Forest Reserve

Makulungo Forest Reserve, (locally known as Nakuzesinze forest) found in Butambala District was among the over 500 central forest reserves in Uganda managed by the National Forest Authority, currently managed under the Butambala District Local Government. The total area of land covered is 12,657.47 km² … ...
Source of River Nile Uganda

The Source of River Nile Uganda

The big question among many geographers and explorers/ discoverers for thousands of years has been where the exact source of the Nile is. With many lakes and rivers pouring waters into this mighty river, this subject could be a matter of constant speculation. In August … ...