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Travel: March safari in Africa

Interested in going on an African safari in March? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.

Travel: February safari in Africa

Interested in going on an African safari in February? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.

Travel: January safari in Africa

Interested in going on an African safari in January? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.

Travel: October safari in Africa

Interested in going on an African safari in October? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.

Travel: September safari in Africa

Interested in going on an African safari in September? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.

Travel: August safari in Africa

Interested in going on an African safari in August? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.

Travel: July safari in Africa

Interested in going on an African safari in July? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.

Travel: June safari in Africa

Interested in going on an African safari in June? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.

Safari tips: Preparing for gorilla and chimp trekking

Many people think that going on a mountain gorilla expedition is like running a marathon, or taking on Mount Everest. Well, the good news is that it isn’t – but being prepared for the trek is always a good idea!

Boat safari magic on the Kazinga channel

The famous Kazinga channel links Lake Edward and Lake George over a distance of about 32 kilometres, and is one of the primary features in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.

The top activities to do in Uganda

While planning a safari to Uganda, one can’t help but wonder what safari activities uniquely define Uganda as compared to other tourist destinations in Africa.

Exploring the ancient Semuliki National Park in Uganda

Semuliki National Park is one of Africa’s most ancient and biodiverse forests, having survived the last ice age that ended approximately 11,700 years ago. Geological processes show the age of the forest with hot springs bubbling up from the depths, demonstrating the powerful subterranean forces that shaped the rift valley millions of years ago.

Gorilla trekking for people with disabilities

Achieve Global Safaris is probably one of the few tour operators that will not discourage old people, and those living with disabilities, from experiencing gorilla trekking in either Uganda or Rwanda as we can arrange special needs gorilla trekking safari.

Why Uganda is such a great safari destination

The pearl of Africa, universally regarded as the brightest prospect in East Africa, has recovered from its luster, to stand not only at the forefront of African renaissance, but also one of the continent’s safest, friendliest, and most rewarding tourist destinations.

10 Top things to experience at Uganda’s Lake Bunyonyi

With its scenic environs, cool weather and numerous fascinating little islands, Lake Bunyonyi in south-west Uganda has been well marked as a great spot to relax and chill out, and offers visitors a number of choices when it comes to things to see and do.

Ecotourism: The future of tourism in Uganda

Ecotourism in Uganda looks at conserving and protecting the country’s natural resources found in its national parks, lakes, rivers, swamps, mountains, reserves, preserving those resources in their natural form for future generations, as well and improving the life of the surrounding local communities around.

Discovering the ecological diversity of Uganda

Uganda, the ‘Pearl of Africa’, offer visitors incredible diversity with its multitude of varying ecosystems. Bordered by the Rwenzori Mountains, the Virunga Mountains and Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria, it’s a beautiful country bursting with bird and wildlife.

Conserving gorillas for the health of the community

Conservation Through Public Health was established with its main objective of contributing to wildlife research, sustainable conservation and development initiatives, with local communities acting as stewards of their environment.

Why are mountain gorillas endangered?

Mountain gorillas are endangered animals because of the threats they face that are harmful to their well-being and habitat. Here are some of the threats they face.

Tips for enjoying your safari in Uganda

If you are looking into going on a safari for your next vacation with family or friends, then you should consider Uganda as your next destination for a safari adventure.

Golden monkey tracking in Uganda and Rwanda

Uganda and Rwanda are two of the lucky countries in the world that are home the endangered golden monkeys. These rare primates are native to Africa and are found within the Virunga Massif.

Gorilla trekking 101

Ranked at the top of most bucket list adventures to East Africa, gorilla trekking is an amazing experience as well as an important tool to save the critically endangered mountain gorillas and their habitat.

Exploring Uganda, the pearl of Africa

With its dense and misty forests, snow-peaked mountains, glassy lakes and sprawling savannas, it is no wonder Winston Churchill dubbed Uganda “the Pearl of Africa”.

Gorilla trekking: Uganda, Rwanda, or DR Congo?

Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo host the only populations of mountain gorillas in the world. For most travellers, however, the decision of which country to choose for a gorilla trek can be perplexing.

The prime shoebill spots in Uganda

Also referred to as a “King whale-head” because of its enormous head size, the shoebill stork is named after its shoe-like bill which can grow up to 24cm in length and 20cm in width. Even though they can weigh up to 6kg, they can stand quite easily on floating vegetation while hunting for fish.

Lutembe Bay: Counting birds (and the resident shoebill)

Over 1030 bird species have been recorded in Uganda, a veritable birder’s paradise. Indeed it’s quite common for European tourists (who have dismissed all birds as LBBs (or Little Brown Birds) to come to this country and take a new interest in birds.

The tree climbing lions of Ishasha, Uganda

While it constitutes an unspoiled savannah landscape dotted with forests regularly patrolled by resident chimps, it is the famed tree-climbing lions that pull the intrepid explorer. It is one of the few places in Africa where when your guide shouts “lion!”, you look up!

Uganda: Bird paradise

Uganda lies alongside the equator and it’s one of the most attractive countries in Africa. It boasts more bird species than any other country in Africa with a national list of more than 1000 species recorded, contributing to more than 10% of the world’s bird species.

An adventure-packed 3-day trip to Masindi, Uganda

Masindi is located in northern Uganda, about 210 km and a 3 to 5 hour drive from Kampala and Entebbe International Airport. There are many tourist attractions around Masindi and these include Murchison Falls National Park, the ‘Royal Mile’ birding site in the Budongo Forest, the Polish cemetery and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Because Masindi is gifted with tourist attractions like these, one can easily plan a perfect weekend trip away with your family.