The capital of Uganda is its largest urban centre by far, with a population of over 1 million people. The city, which is still expanding, has a distinctive location on a series of prominent hills close to Lake Victoria. The Original seven summits, topped by the landmarks of cultural, religious and colonial importance are still key focal points in the capital, although Kampala has long outgrown its historical title of "City of Seven Hills"
Today Kampala is a social and cultural melting pot. But the city is still the historical capital of regional kingdom called Buganda - home of the country`s most numerous and hospitable group of people. The history and traditions of the Baganda date back to the 16th Century and they are fiercely proud of their Kabaka (king).
Uganda Martyrs Shrine
Uganda National Museum
Uganda National Mosque
Arts & Craft shops
Best Scenic views of the city
Kampala Cultural Night
Entebbe City Tour
Entebbe is a quiet town on the shore of lake Victoria that is characterized by a charming town centre located between the hilltop state house (official residence of the president of Uganda) and the lakeside golf course. In former times, visitors crossed Lake Victoria by steamer from the railway terminus at Kisumu in Kenya, making Entebbe the county`s number one gateway. Among the VIP visitors in those days were Winston Churchill and Theodore Roosevelt. This unique status ended when the railway reached Kampala in 1931.
Never the less Entebbe is still the main entrance for international arrivals as it hosts the country`s main airport.
Arts and Crafts Shopping
Jinja City - Adventure Weekend Escape
Jinja Tourism city also known as the adventure capital of East Africa is home to the source of the mighty R. Nile. The Jinja Nile is one of Uganda`s main tourism destinations, a place for both leisure and adventure, offering a combination of high-octane activities and relaxing excursions, good hotels and restaurants, pleasant scenery and an enduring historical significance.
Nature Walks and Ziplinning at Mabira forest
Source of the Nile
Nile Adventure Activities
Ssese Islands Weekend Tour
The Ssese Islands - "Uganda`s Tropical Island Paradise" is an increasingly popular destination for Serenity. Those seeking relaxation, warm and nice beaches and without having to travel too far. It`s just a short boat cruise from Entebbe to Buggala (the largest of the 84 islands in the group). There are plenty of beach side resorts on the Ssese islands as well as beach games and activities that make Ssese islands the ideal weekend destination.
Fun Boat cruise
Beautiful scenic views and photography
Hiking and Forest walks
Itanda Cultural Experience
Entanda is a beautiful word in Uganda. It means a package which you offer to people that you love and care about. The package could be useful advice or physical valuables which you offer to help someone in the future. It could be a daughter, son, cousin, friend or anyone you truly love that you give Entanda.
The Entanda Initiative offers an authentic visitor experience in a non-staged environment. Through active participation, visitors are able to learn a lot of things and they return home with bountiful knowledge and lessons for use in the future. Visitors explore, learn and enjoy. Moreover, the village where Entanda is located is called Kijjudde which means a community blessed with abundance.
Fresh buffet of fruits (most varieties available), enough for everyone
Music,dance and drama (all major instruments, drummers and dancers performing for entire duration of visit)
Cooking classes (food harvesting, and luwombo preparation)
Lunch (fresh hot luwombo and a bottle of mineral water). Can choose from chicken (local), beef (pasted), mushroom, egg or pumpkin luwombo
Hunting expedition (to save wildlife)
Bark cloth making
Kojja and Senga talks (traditional child grooming, discipline and behaviours [for children])
Traditional games (rope skipping, swinging, board game [mweso], bow and arrow shooting)
Football game (Entanda vs visitors)
Local medicinal wine processing and tasting
Classes on traditional dressing (tying of Gomesi)
Local honey tasting (depends on season but is often tasted in combs)
Weekend in Lake Mburo NP
About 200 kilometers from Kampala, Lake Mburo National Park, is convenient for visitors who would like to experience wildlife at the shortest distance possible. It allows for closer viewing and exceptional photographs. At 260 square kilometers, it is Uganda`s smallest national park, but one of the most interesting parks. The park is known for its abundance of zebras, impala, and buffalo and over 300 bird species. Zebras are in abundance hence the expression, "home of zebras". They relish it by prancing and preening themselves in front of bored buffaloes who couldn`t care less.
Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park
Boat ride on Lake Mburo
Photo session & shopping at the Equator
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Cruise
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 50 orphaned chimpanzees rescued from across East Africa. Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust), an NGO, is responsible for all aspects of the sanctuary. Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is one of the leading primate sanctuaries in Africa, you will receive personal attention from an internationally trained staff and observe the 49 chimpanzee residents up close & personal from a raised viewing platform that provides a full view of their behavior and interactions.
Bird and Reptile Sights
Weekend at Sipi Falls
Sipi falls is located in the East of Uganda approximately 277km from Kampala Uganda`s capital in Kapchorwa district. These falls are found on the foothills of Mountain Elgon just at the edge of Mount Elgon National park nearing the Kenyan border to Uganda. The name Sipi was derived from the word `sep` which is a name of a wild banana-like indigenous plant that grows along the banks of the Sipi River, this plant can be used as medicine for treating fevers and measles by local people in that area.
The Sipi falls is comprised of 3 waterfalls each flowing from a different altitude. The highest fall drops from an altitude of 100m referred to as the main fall since it is the last fall in the series, this fall is a little bigger than the other two falls, but all give Uganda a beautiful scenery. In fact most people say that Sipi falls are the `most romantic falls` in Uganda which is evidenced by the wonderful falls. This area is majorly where most hikes to Mt. Elgon are started from. Hiking up to these falls gives a beautiful scenic view, like Lake Kyoga, the karamoja low lands, coffee plantations and other surrounding areas.
The climate in this area is cool since it`s a hilly area and sometimes as individuals are hiking there are rains, which makes hiking a bit hard but it is also an experience of its own, generally it is a place available for chilling, loosening up and relaxing from the congestion around cities. On this tour, don`t miss out on the culture, history and adventure activities offered by the Sipi such as Hiking, Abseiling, and Coffee Tours with the most eye-catching sunset.
Abseiling and Rock Climbing
Weekend in Murchison Falls NP & Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
3 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari & Rhino Tracking
On this safari you will explore Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola and trek the Rhinos. The Rhinos have been re-introduced to Uganda after years of being extinct due to poaching. However the Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary are not the Black Rhinos which were previously in northern Uganda.
Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Game drives in Murchison falls national park
Boat cruise on River Nile
Nature walk to top of Murchison Falls
Day 1: Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
On this day we embark on the journey through several villages in Uganda`s countryside with green beautiful vegetation and several roadside fruit and vegetable markets. Our first stopover will be at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino trekking. The trek can take anything from a few minutes to an hour depending on where the Rhinos are located within the sanctuary. You will receive a briefing from the ranger guide and start on your Rhino trek thereafter. After this experience, you will have lunch and then proceed to the national park where you arrive later that evening.
Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Cruise on River Nile
After your breakfast, the driver guide will pick you from the hotel and start your game drive exploring Murchison falls national park. The park has different tracks where you are able to drive and enjoy both the vegetation and the variety of animals. The highlight of this trip is game viewing where you are able to capture your favorite moments in pictures of Giraffes as they move through the grasslands, buffaloes, Jacksons Hartebeest, Uganda Kobs, Lions, herds of Buffaloes, fishermen on Lake Albert, Waterbucks, etc. You will be looking for the remaining Big 4 having seen the Rhinos the previous day at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. In the afternoon take a boat cruise on River Nile from where you shall watch different animals along the shore and continue to about ten meters from the bottom of Murchison falls - also known as `Devils cauldron". This 2 hour boat journey is a great way to spend the afternoon enjoying the Victoria Nile and the several Hippos and Crocodiles.
Day 3: Top of Murchison Falls - Transfer to Kampala
We drive to the top of Murchison falls where 1 km wide Nile forced into a 7-meter gap to a thunderous roar - known as the most powerful falls. There is a resident beautiful rainbow formed making a contrast with the crashing water. After the experience, we proceed to Kampala.
Bottled water in the safari vehicle
Full board accommodation
Service of an English-speaking driver guide
All mentioned activities except for the optional ones Tour excludes
Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
Tips to porters and driver/ guide
Fort Portal Weekend Escape
On this trip we embark on a tour of Fort Portal tourism city and famously known for Chimpanzee tracking, Kibale National Park that contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau. The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate.
Located on the foot of Mountain Rwenzori, Fort Portal Tourism City is famous for the stalagmites and Nyakasura waterfalls linked to the rich Chwezi culture. The area is surrounded by scenic crater lakes, beautiful tea plantations and the Rwenzori mountain ranges besides a cool climate and hospitable people boasting of the youngest and most handsome king in the world. It is also known for the Bigodi wetland sanctuary.