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Why you should visit Uganda in 2021

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Uganda is famously referred to as the "Peal of Africa" a name which was given by former British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill after his visit to the east African country more than 60 years ago. To call Uganda so, Churchill based on his observation of Uganda's natural beauty which is made up of the ever-warm weather,...

Exploring Uganda’s big five game

Uganda is one of the countries that are blessed with the big five game that include lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and the cape buffalo that are all readily seen on a wildlife safari. The term big five was initially used by the big-game hunters who referring to the five most difficult animals to hunt on...

WHO declares Uganda Ebola free

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Uganda ebola free after the country spending over 6 weeks without registering any new infections. Ebola emerged in Uganda in September last year and claimed 55 lives in the period of 3 months before it was effectively contained. The statement from WHO which declared Uganda Ebola free was confirmed by the Organisation's chief...

How Uganda’s tourism is benefiting from the country’s colonial legacy

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Since the end of the colonial era in Africa, many countries in the continent have tried abandoning colonial names. However, one might be surprised to see that several roads in Ugandan cities are still named after some colonial figures. In Fort Portal Tourism city near Kibale Forest National Park, Lugard road is an example that has kept alive the history...

Nyege Nyege: Uganda’s annual festival attracting international audience

Nyege Nyege
Nyege Nyege is annual festival which takes place in Uganda's eastern city of Jinja as a collective that promotes outsider music performed by a variety of African artists. The event was started in 2013 by two expats, Derek Debru and Arlen Dilsizian. It's name was derived from the Luganda language spoken in central Uganda which means "shaking the body...

The Karamojong community of Northeastern Uganda

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Karamoja is in the north-eastern part of Uganda along the border with South Sudan to the north, the Rift valley around Lake Turkana in Kenya to the west and mount Elgon to the south. Covering about 27,200 sq.km, the region has semi-arid climate with seasonal rainfall and semi-arid savanna plains punctuated by volcanic mountains and rocks kopjes. The Karamojong disiticts It’s...

Foods to eat on a Uganda safari

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Uganda provides tourists and locals alike with an abundance of locally grown varieties of food including fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices and grains. On anyone intending to visit or live in the Pearl of Africa, find the information to guide you for shopping and local food markets in Kampala capital city. Selling food in Uganda is a thriving...

Protecting Uganda national parks against plastic objects

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Uganda has 10 national parks of which 8 are found in the western region. Most travelers go to the west for safari through Queen Elizabeth, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. These areas are rich in biodiversity with diverse species of wildlife including mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, rhinos, lions,...

CHOGM 2022 Kicks-off in Kigali

Rwanda's capital Kigali is hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which kicked-off on Monday 20 June. The meeting will go on until Saturday 25 June. Rwanda is hosting the first CHOGM since 2018 when it last took place in London. Kigali was selected to host the following meeting which was...

Baby boom: Two baby gorillas born in Bwindi in one week

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwest Uganda has welcomed two more baby gorillas in the previous week. The first of the two births was reported by the Uganda Wildllife Authority (UWA) on May 13 while the second was announced four days later by the same Authority. According to UWA, the first baby gorilla...

Top adventurous activities to do in Uganda

Conquer your fears and engage in an adventurous activity that will put your adrenaline to test.  Uganda, better known for wildlife safaris like gorilla tours in Bwindi, has also got adventurous spots that host lots of nerve cracking and breathtaking experiences. The source of the Nile, Jinja dubbed as "the capital of adventure" is...

Rwanda finally reopens Gatuna border for passengers

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There is huge excitement at the Uganda-Rwanda border of Gatuna after it was reopened for travellers to cross into either country. The border had been partially reopened at the end of January but only cargo vehicles could be allowed to cross. Travellers especially from Rwanda had got excited following the announcement of...
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uganda ebola free

WHO declares Uganda Ebola free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Uganda ebola free after the country spending over 6 weeks without registering any new infections. Ebola emerged...
uganda's tourism

How Uganda’s tourism is benefiting from the country’s colonial legacy

Since the end of the colonial era in Africa, many countries in the continent have tried abandoning colonial names. However, one might be surprised...
Nyege Nyege

Nyege Nyege: Uganda’s annual festival attracting international audience

Nyege Nyege is annual festival which takes place in Uganda's eastern city of Jinja as a collective that promotes outsider music performed by a...