20 Days Discover Uganda

Day 1  You are warmly received to enjoy the drive to Murchison falls national park, through the famous Luwero triangle, and Budongo forest on the western arm of the Great Rift Valley. The journey offers great picturesque sceneries with lunch in Masindi town en route, reaching  the park in the afte See more details

3 Days Kibale

3 Days Tour to Kibale National Park.Day 1: Drive to Kibale National Park. Head to Kibale National park and drive through Hoima to reach Fort Portal. The journey will take you through farms, traditional homestead to reach the town that is located amidst the “mountains of the moon” Fort portal. Y See more details

5 Days Jungle Tour

5 Days to Queen Elizabeth & Semuliki ForestDay 1: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National ParkHave an early morning breakfast then depart from Kampala, drive through the beautiful green belt of the country side. Have a stop at the Equator, an imaginary line that divides the Globe into two equal parts See more details

3 Days Murchison Falls

DAY 1: Murchison Falls NPEarly morning departure from Kampala for the drive to Murchison Falls Murchison Falls UgandaNational Park. The journey takes about 6 hours and passes you through the famous Luweero Triangle, a former bush war zone in Uganda. Have a stop over at Masindi for lunch and later dr See more details

9 Days Birding

Day 1: Birding in Entebbe and the surroundings. Our easy birding begins from UWEC which originally started as an animal orphanage in the 1920s but gradually grew to be a show place of various flora and fauna. Birds to look out for here include Crowned cranes, Parrots, Pelicans, ostrich, Crowned cra See more details

10 Days Exploration of the African Pearl

Day one: Meet the company representative who will transfer you to the proposed accommodation. If you arrive early you may go for a city tour to check out some of the nice places in Kampala. Places include, the Bahai temple, Uganda Museum, Kasubi tombs and many more. Dinner and overnight in Serena / See more details

6 Days Primates & Wildlife

Day 1: You will be met by our company representative at your Hotel to transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The park is known to harbour half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. It is situated in a hilly country side, together with some remnant lowland forest outside the boundary See more details

3 Days Queen Elizabeth

Day One: Queen ElizabethIn the morning wakeup for breakfast before driving southwest to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive will take you along Masaka Mbarara road to stop at the Equator for photographs and then proceed to stop in Mbarara for lunch and then drive to reach the park in the aftern See more details

3 days Gorilla Tour

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi ImpenetrableHave breakfast to drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest. This journey will take you south west of Uganda. To stop at the equator for photographs and continue to Mbarara where you will have another stop for lunch and then proceed to reach Bwindi in the late afternoon See more details
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Source of the Nile

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The source of the Nile, alluded to hazily in the ancient writings of Ptolemy, stood as one of the great geographical mysteries of the Victorian Age. This inspired many early explorers who took different expeditions searching for the source of the Biblical Nile. Though a lot of controversy is emerging on the different sources of the Nile, the well known and documented source of the Nile lies in Uganda at Jinja.

This source of Nile was well known by the natives of Buganda and Busoga kingdoms, and the first European to have seen and confirm the presence of the Source of the Nile at Jinja was John Speke.

 

The Nile River is the world’s second longest river originating from Lake Victoria, the third largest lake in the world. The Nile is about 6400Km long and it was its banks from where world civilization began. The average discharge of the river is 3.1 million litres (680,000 gallons) per second and its high grade rapids make it a world class attraction where white water rafting and kayaking can be taken in Africa.

Up to today, the Source of the Nile remains as one of the most debatable with many countries claiming the presence of the Source of the Nile to be found within their countries. However the fact still exist that the Nile’s Source lies in Lake Victoria and a visit to this point where the Nile starts its 6400km journey remains moving and a wondrous experience. In addition, the Nile downriver from Jinja also offers some superb white water rafting and game fishing. Its crowning glory, however, is Murchison Falls, where the world’s longest river funnels through a narrow fissure in the Rift Escarpment

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