A LOOK INTO UGANDA “THE PEARL OF AFRICA”

June 22nd, 2017

UgandaVisiting Uganda have come to discover, is a whole new different experience with a lot of interesting things to discover and rediscover starting right at the airport, you will find it a little interesting than the usual but When you are open minded to the fact that it’s Africa and around here things run a little differently from where you come from. I promise you, you will have a lot of fun from all the different things that happen even the frustrating things will give you something to smile about.

Uganda’s untouched and untamed beauty seems to be on an endless trail of discovery every day and as the years go by, the wild springs up with such a fierce force of beauty and graces this beautiful country with plenty of curious visitors who thirst for the most authentic African feel. The variety availed keeps your ever growing thirst for adventure quenched! Down from Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria , source of the Nile and the white water rafting on the Nile river to the hills of west where you can say hello to man’s closest relatives the African Gorilla and chimpanzees within the thick canopies of Bwindi and Kibale forest respectively.

In this great pearl of Africa, we have learnt to do with very little and find delight in the simple gifts of nature that the earth gives and perhaps that’s the best way to live. Maybe you will share in the simple smile that cuts straight to your heart with warmth that will last forever, maybe it’s the delicious natural food grown on rich fertile soils that will leave you undeniably satisfied with good health! Or maybe it’s the excitement of seeing an African Lion seeking for a good prey. The package comes full, just the way you like it! There is always something for each and every individual’s area of interest. No matter what happens, you will be so glad you made a stop to this amazing land known as the great pearl of Africa!

Things to do in Bwindi forest National Park

April 4th, 2017

Bwindi forest

Bwindi forest is known for being home of the amazing mountain gorillas which usually casts a shadow on the other magnificent attractions in this impenetrable forest and the activities surrounding it . Bwindi being the biggest habitant of the endangered mountain gorilla is a protected and habituated area , with limited access to it so as to prevent the encroachment to it , with that in mind , this keeps Bwindi impenetrable forest natural and flourishingly vibrant .

Bwindi forest is endowed in the best way possible , making it a mystery and a fascination to those who decide to venture into it to experience the magnitude of its charm and diversity . Apart from the Gorilla experience , one can experience Bwindi in a whole new light with the diversified activities that work hand in hand with the community and conservation in order to protect the gorilla habitat and promote community sustainability . The different tourist activities around and within Bwindi are ;

Hike to the Rushaga water fall

The hike to this astonishing water fall is more of walk with a few climbing , during this hike , it is educative when you get to see the amazing very tall mahogany trees which are over a hundred years old , the different plants and forest monkeys , the tantalizing forest sounds which are both strange and sensational at the same time , the dark well hidden caves which lead to the telling of the stories about the indigenous Batwa people . Finally , you will hear the sound of the water falls , these surprisingly beautiful waterfalls are hidden away in a gorgeous very tall and big cave of rocks , this spectacular view and its coolness as the water falls from the high rocks is worth the hike and will most definitely take your breath away , it is a gem hidden in the depth of the impenetrable forest .

Community women dances and crafts

The community is one important part of the Bwindi forest and in order to prevent the community from exploiting the forest , activities are created to help the community in earning an income for their social and economic sustainability ; these activities include ;

Crafts and weaving ( for sale to Tourists )

The making of crafts and weaving helps produce products for sale to the tourists which help the local community earn a living especially the women , also , when tourists visit the local community , they get a chance to interact with the women who usually teach them who to weave , grind sorghum and tell them stories about their ways of living which is always eye opening , solely interactive and fun .

Local dances in Bwindi forest

The community women have a community group which organizes dances and entertainment for guests and the guests are free to join , the dance are usually delightful , energetic and is viewed as a way of bonding appreciation amongst people .

Finally , Bwindi forest is hub of many different activities , because of its natural diversity and uniqueness which makes it a prime destination in Uganda .