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CONTENTS 3 FOREWORD More than ever reasons to visit wonderful Uganda

7 Destination Uganda is the official publication of:

TOURISM COMMUNITIES A win-win for visitors and local people

13 EXPERIENCE UGANDA ‘Pearl of Africa’ wins global praise

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LOCATION UGANDA

23 FLYING UGANDA Take your vacation to new heights

24 CENTRAL UGANDA Buzzing capital THE UGANDA TOURISM BOARD 42 Windsor Crescent, Kololo PO Box 7211, Kampala, Uganda Tel: +256 (414) 342 196/7 Fax: +256 (414) 342 188 www.visituganda.com Published by:

28 WESTERN UGANDA Majestic peaks, crater lakes and cool days

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UGANDA FACT FILE

32 BWINDI AND SOUTH-WEST UGANDA An animal encounter like no other

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36 ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK Wildlife galore in a fabulous setting

40 MURCHISON FALLS Wildlife of River Nile is pure magic

44 EASTERN & NORTHERN UGANDA Land of fabulous peaks, forests and falls

48 JINJA AND THE NILE High-octane adventure starts here

51 UGANDA HOTEL OWNERS ASSOCIATION Setting new standards of comfort and choice

52 UGANDA TOUR OPERATORS

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D FOREWOR

r e v e n a h t e r Mo t i s i v o t s n o reas rful Uganda e d n o w T

he years 2013 and 2014 have been Uganda’s best in terms of tourism growth. After scooping many awards in previous years, Uganda was declared Fifth Best Exhibitor at ITB Berlin in 2014.

Uganda is home to the world’s largest popula-

tion of gorillas and other primates as well as a range of other wildlife including the Big Five, reptiles and 50 per cent of Africa’s bird and butterfly species. Almost 40 per cent of its land mass is covered by water, rivers and wetlands. Uganda is home to the source of the River Nile

Uganda has improved its infrastructure and

and the highest mountain range in Africa.

built more roads leading to tourist facilities, hotels, resorts and lodging destinations.

With over 16 international flights a day and connections from many parts of the world,

The new management of Uganda Tourism

Uganda is accessible by air, land and water. It is

Board has carried out various initiatives in

a very secure country with modern amenities,

marketing, promotion, branding, quality

including top-rated accommodation and

assurance and product development. As a

first-class service, all in a peaceful, clean and

result, our tourism industry has become the

protected environment. And for those who

nation’s number one foreign exchange earner,

like to socialise and hit the night spots, there’s

hauling in US$ 1.4 billion in 2013 and attracting

nowhere quite like Kampala, the Ugandan

over 1.2 million visitors.

capital and African hub of entertainment.

The Government of Uganda has taken tourism seriously, increasing budgets and spending more on this sector. As a tourism destination, Uganda is blessed with natural advantages. Located in the heart of Africa, our country is rich in wildlife, nature, culture, heritage and history. Its biological and cultural diversity is unmatched for a country the size of Great Britain or the US state of Oregon. Then there’s our fantastic climate with year-

Stephen Asiimwe

round average temperatures of 25-30C and the

Chief Executive Officer

friendliest people on the earth.

Uganda Tourism Board

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ver wondered where that dollar, pound or euro goes when you visit a destination? Used wisely, the money you spend during your trip can have a huge impact on local communities and on the future of the country’s natural heritage. For communities in and around Uganda’s

defend and protect the ecosystems on which they and tourism activities depend. Working towards this goal is not an easy task. There are many factors at play, including conflicts between communities and parks, leading to poaching and other illegal activities.

WELL-BEING

protected areas, well planned tourism can

Communities need to benefit from the parks

create employment and improve livelihoods,

that border them. By hiring local guides,

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ES I T I N U M M O TOURISM C buying locally made crafts or participat-

• When five visitors learn how to weave

ing in a community tourism experience, you

a basket with the Kikorongo Women’s

contribute directly to the well-being of that

Group neighbouring Queen Elizabeth

community and encourage its support of

National Park, they provide enough

conservation.

money to sustain a local household for two months.

HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

• A visit to a manyatta (kraal) near Kotido

• Forest walks conducted by Batwa Pygmy

provide medical services in this arid and

guides in the Gorilla Highlands provide insights

underdeveloped part of eastern Uganda.

town in Karamoja helps the Red Cross to

into their traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyle while providing their families with income to survive in the modern world. • When you enter one of Uganda’s national parks, 20 per cent of your entrance fee goes to communities bordering the park.

THOUGHTFUL ADVICE • Ask permission before photographing or filming local residents

• Buy crafts made by local artisans and your money will go directly to the communities

• Support businesses that follow environmentally and socially responsible tourism practices

• Avoid buying products made from threatened animal species or natural resources

• Use companies that hire local tour guides and use local services for a truly authentic experience

• Keep to designated walking and driving trails. Leave only footprints or tyre marks and take only memories and pictures. For more information visit: www.pearlsofuganda.org

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DA N A G U E C EXPERIEN

’ a c i r f A f o l r a e ‘P l a b o l g s win e s i a pr D

uring the two years since we celebrated 50 years of independence in 2012, Uganda has been honoured by a flurry of international awards and recommendations.

This may be a consequence of the publicity afforded by our favourite 50th birthday present, when the publication Lonely Planet placed us first in its ‘Best in Travel for 2012’ list.

RENAISSANCE When stability was restored to Uganda in 1986,

Of course, it may just be a long-overdue

tourism activity was limited to the occasional

recognition of the progress made by Uganda’s

wary backpacker. It’s a very different situation

tourism sector over the past 25 years (our first

today, however. Facilities and services exist for

quarter-century of independence having been

budget, middle-market and high-end visitors

characterised by sharp growing pains).

who collectively generate the country’s main internal source of foreign currency.

Another possibility is simply that word is getting around that Uganda is a fresh, unspoilt

Irrespective of category, discerning visitors are

and safe safari destination, unblighted by mass

informed by the Bradt Travel Guide to Uganda,

tourism and with an abundance of wildlife

a publication with a 20-year history that further

species, historical cultures and a variety of

illustrates our tourism renaissance.

marvellously scenic landscapes. Back in 1994, writer Philip Briggs struggled Whatever the reason, the list of recent

to complete 182 pages of large, generously

accolades shows that Uganda is now firmly on

spaced text for this book’s first edition. Fewer

the map as a premier safari destination.

than 4,000 copies were sold.

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NDA A G U E C N EXPERIE Fast-forwarding to 2013, the challenge for

number and variety of wildlife species. Although

co-author Andrew Roberts was to limit the

it is no larger than the United Kingdom, Uganda

seventh edition (by now with considerably

has one of Africa’s longest bird lists (with 1,040

smaller print) to 550 pages. Projected sales for

species recorded to date) and more species of

this edition are 25,000 copies, clearly demon-

primate than any other African country – 18,

strating how interest in Uganda has increased.

including chimpanzee and mountain gorilla.

Not everything of significance in Ugandan

Covering a total area of 240,000 sq km,

tourism indicates change or expansion. Our

Uganda is also home to members of traditional

most successful marketing slogan remains as

kingdoms and tribes, each with its own history

appropriate today as in 1907 when Winston

and culture. Add the fact that these people

Churchill famously described Uganda as the

have long been considered Africa’s most

‘Pearl of Africa’. It does not take long for visitors

friendly and hospitable hosts, and we can justly

to appreciate why the great man, who also

claim to be the continent’s most welcoming

traversed Kenya, Sudan and Egypt and served

and varied safari destination.

in South Africa, was captivated by Uganda in particular. For now – as it did then – this compact, landlocked East African country

MAGNIFICENT LANDSCAPES

contains an astonishing diversity of wildlife,

These impressive lists of species are due to

vegetation, landscapes and cultures. Here,

Uganda’s location between east and central

western and eastern Africa merge; rainforests

Africa at the headwaters of the River Nile.

bristling with Central African birds and primates

The result is a wide range of habitats – forest,

adjoin savannas roamed by big game favour-

woodland, wetland, moorland, savannas,

ites. The appeal is enhanced by a remarkable

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NDA A G U E C N EXPERIE rivers and lakes – spread across magnificent landscapes. To traverse Uganda is to discover the floor of the Western Rift Valley, the vast plains of Kidepo, the slopes of the world’s largest free-standing volcano and the continent’s highest mountain range. These flank the island-studded expanse of the world’s secondlargest freshwater lake and the turbulent headwaters of its longest river. Despite its landlocked location, a full fifth of Uganda is covered by water. In addition to Lake Victoria and the River Nile, Uganda is dotted with hundreds of other lakes. Some fill extinct volcanic craters, flood river valleys dammed by lava or simply inundate large tracts of the rift valley’s huge trough. This theme of variety extends to the climate. In Kidepo Valley, in the arid extreme north-east, daytime temperatures regularly exceed 30°C (85°F) while at night on the high Rwenzori, just miles from the equator, they fall below freezing. In general, however, the effect of altitude bestows a singularly pleasant tropical climate with temperatures averaging 21 to 25°C (70 to 77°F).

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS It has always been easy to describe Uganda’s natural attractions; but attracting visitors has not always been so simple. What had been Africa’s foremost safari destination in the 1960s all but disappeared off the tourist map in the difficult 1970s and 1980s. By the time stability was restored in 1986, Africa’s pearl was tarnished; big game had been heavily poached and the hotel stock was run down or ruined. Uganda’s response was to draw on a remarkable variety of alternative natural attractions. While big game populations recovered, new activities were developed. Visitors can track the endangered mountain gorilla in the forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga – the equally rare golden

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monkey can also be reliably found in the latter – and chimpanzee in the forests of Kibale, Kaniyo Pabidi and Kyambura Gorge. The potential for adventure has also been exploited. Trekkers can climb to the giant caldera of Mount Elgon and the glacial peaks of Mount Rwenzori – the legendary snowy source of the Nile – while at the conventional source of the Nile, rafters and kayakers negotiate Africa’s finest white water rapids below the river’s exit from Lake Victoria.

GAME VIEWING Coming full circle, large mammal populations in the grassland parks are once again worth watching – happily so, for there is more to game viewing in Uganda than game drives. In the 1960s, launch trips on the Nile below Murchison Falls and on the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park were highlights of a visit to these parks. Today, refurbished launches once again expose visitors to memorable concentrations of waterside wildlife. Uganda is a birdwatching paradise, too. Birders seek the talismanic shoebill in wetlands and


E C N E I R E P EX UGANDA

There is, of course, more to Uganda than worthy wildlife experiences and meaningful roam the forests ticking off Albertine Rift

cultural encounters. There is also ample oppor-

endemics and rare Congo-Guinea biome

tunity to simply rest and relax in a delightful

species. Prime birdwatching destinations

setting. Highlights in this regard can be found

include Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and

beside the lakes of the Gorilla Highlands, along

the ‘Royal Mile’ near Murchison Falls National

the banks of the Nile and on lofty rims over-

Park, ranked first and ninth respectively by

looking the volcanic crater lakes of Fort Portal.

Travel Africa Magazine in its list of the top 10 birdwatching sites in Africa.

REFURBISHED

Other major birding sites include Queen

The standard of accommodation has improved

Elizabeth National Park, home to 604 bird

nationwide. Older, historical hotels have been

species, and Semliki Forest, which contains 46

refurbished and new ones built. Kampala

Central African birds found nowhere else in

was proud to host the 2007 Commonwealth

East Africa.

Summit and the event was preceded by a dramatic increase in quality hotels in the

Uganda is not short of human variety, either.

capital. Upcountry, luxury lodges and tented

Cultural tourism sites and events celebrate the

camps serve all the major protected areas while

diversity of some 40 ethnic groups including

good mid-range hotels are to be found in the

members of traditional kingdoms dating back

main regional towns.

to the 14th century.

• Fodor’s Travel Guides included Bwindi in its Top 10 African safari destinations for 2014.

ACCOLADES • Kidepo Valley National Park was ranked third in ‘Africa’s 10 Best Parks’ by CNN Travel in 2013. • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has been voted Africa’s top birding site by the African Bird Club.

• The New York Times travel section ranked Uganda one of 33 places to prioritise for a visit in 2012. • Uganda was among National Geographic’s top 10 destinations in 2013. • Lonely Planet, the world’s largest travel guide and digital media publisher, voted Uganda its No 1 tourist destination in 2012.

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A D N A G U N LOCATIO

SOUTH SUDAN

Rivers

Kidepo Valley National Park

Roads International Border

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National Parks and Wildlife Reserves

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Gorillas

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Chimpanzees

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Kotido Matheniko Wildlife Reserve

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Monkeys

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Bokora Wildlife Reserve

Murchison Falls National Park

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Apac Lake Albert

DRC

Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve

Butiaba

Budongo Forest

Lake Kwania

Masindi

Hoima

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Pallisa

Kiboga

Semliki National Park

Bundibugyo

Fort Portal Kyenjojo

Katonga Wildlife Reserve

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Kasese Lake George

WESTERN

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kigezi Wildlife Reserve

Lyantonde

Rukungiri

Ntungamo

Lake Mburo National Park

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Masaka

Mabamba Swamp

Iganga

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KAMPALA

Tororo

Mabira Forest BUVMA ISLAND

ENTEBBE

SSESE ISLANDS Kalangala

Bushenyi Mbarara

Mukono

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CENTRAL Mpigi

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Kamulii

Bombo

Mityana

Kibale National Park

Rwenzori National Park

Lake Edward

Mubende

Mt Elgon National Park

Mbale

Luwero

Kagadi

Kapchorwa

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Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve

Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve

Kumi

Lake Kyoga Ka fu

Lake Bisina

Rakai

Lake Victoria

AFRICA

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Kabale

Uganda

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

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NDA A G U G N I FLY

r u o y e k a T w e n o t n o i t a c a v s t h g i he U

ganda is a relatively small country, no larger than the United Kingdom, and most visitors tour it by road. Good sealed highways radiate out from Kampala to regional towns, beyond which dirt roads lead onwards to the national parks. Road travel across Uganda is enlivened by regular changes in landscape and land use. safari in itself. As Ernest Hemingway (no stranger But if the scenery impresses at ground level,

to aerial expeditions over Africa) observed: “It is

it is just spectacular from the air. Aerial views

good to have an end to journey toward; but it is

of Uganda are more accessible and affordable

the journey that matters, in the end.”

than ever before thanks to scheduled flights by Fly Uganda to selected tourism destinations.

With such spectacles beneath and with the reassurance of international safety standards,

PRIMEVAL

there is every reason to choose 90-minute

Fly over the lakes, cliffs and waterfalls of the

Kidepo Valley instead of a road journey of 500

Western Rift Valley; burst through the spray

km or more. You will arrive fresher, too, ready

of Murchison Falls; count territorial pods of

to appreciate at close hand the sights, sounds

hippo along the Kazinga Channel; glimpse

and smells of settings previewed from above.

flights to destinations such as Bwindi and

the glacial valleys of the Rwenzori (without a seven-day trek); marvel at the primeval plains and mountain ranges of Karamoja; and watch

FOOTPRINT

your aeroplane’s shadow cross vast wetlands of

It is reassuring to know that your environmen-

emerald papyrus wetlands.

tal footprint may be lighter in the air than on the ground, since Fly Uganda is Africa’s first

Whether you choose a scheduled flight or a

and only 100 per cent carbon neutral aviation

private charter, an overflight of Uganda is a

company.

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NDA A G U L A R CENT

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ganda’s primary gateway for international tourists is Entebbe International Airport, close to Entebbe town, the old colonial capital, 35 km south of Kampala, the busy modern capital city.

rise above 30°C (85°F) or fall below 18°C (65ºF). January is the hottest month. Landscape: The scenery of Central Uganda is dominated by low, flat-topped hills between which broad wetland valleys drain into lakes Victoria and Kyoga.

KEY ATTRACTIONS Kampala: Uganda’s bustling capital is by far its largest urban centre, with a population of over 1 million. The fast-growing city has a distinctive setting, spread across a series of prominent hills close to Lake Victoria. Although Kampala has long outgrown its historical title of City of Seven Hills, the original seven summits are still key focal points, topped by distinctive landmarks of cultural, religious and colonial significance. Kampala is a very safe city to explore and visitors can appreciate the striking contrasts within the city centre on the slopes of Nakasero Hill. Above Kampala Road, the main thor-

For tourists with fixed itineraries, these towns

oughfare, leafy avenues are lined by restored

are primarily staging points before and after

colonial buildings – many occupied by quality

a safari to western Uganda. However, visitors

restaurants and hotels – and brand-new office

with more time will find a multitude of diver-

buildings.

sions to occupy them in Central Uganda. Downhill, the congested streets descend to

RETREATS

colourful markets, chaotic bus parks and a

Kampala offers all the amenities of a modern

(moped taxis) and pedestrians.

permanent gridlock of vehicles, boda bodas

capital, while Entebbe and Jinja provide

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relaxing retreats beside Lake Victoria and the

Kampala offers a wide choice of accommo-

Source of the Nile respectively. Although the

dation including several five-star hotels (this

national parks lie several hours’ drive from

sector was greatly expanded prior to the

Kampala, the capital is surrounded by tracts of

Kampala Commonwealth Summit in 2007) as

tropical forest, wetland and lake shores where

well as decent mid-range hotels and popular

birds and primates can be found.

backpacker hostels.

Climate: Tropical, tempered by altitude (1,200

Wavimenya Bay: While the sprawl of Kampala

metres above sea level). Temperatures rarely

congests the western side of Lake Victoria’s


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FRIENDLY PEOPLE The people of Kampala – and Ugandans in general – are friendly and approachable. Although, today, Kampala is a social and cultural melting pot, it remains the historical capital of the regional kingdom of Buganda, home of the Baganda, Uganda’s most numerous people. The Baganda are intensely proud of their Kabaka (king) and history and traditions that date back to the 16th century.

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NDA A G U L A R CENT Murchison Bay, the eastern shore remains

Attractions: Entebbe’s lake-shore Botanical

delightfully rural. A handful of lodges enable

Gardens introduce the visitor to a variety of

visitors to start (and perhaps finish) their safari

tropical trees, birds and monkeys. In the nearby

in a tranquil lakeside setting just a short boat

Wildlife Education Centre, a sanctuary for

ride (15 to 30 minutes depending on the craft

rescued and orphaned wildlife, a popular new

used) from the marina at Kampala’s Speke

‘behind the scenes’ tour takes you up close to

Commonwealth Resort.

the residents and their carers.

Entebbe: Offering tranquillity on the shores of

Entebbe is also the boarding point for sunset

Lake Victoria, Entebbe is a small, quiet town

cruises on Lake Victoria, boat trips to Ngamba

with a diminutive centre laid out between the

Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and resorts on

hilltop State House, the official residence of

the Ssese archipelago, and for sport fishing

the President of Uganda, and the lake-shore

excursions in search of the mammoth Nile

golf course. A century ago it was the gateway

perch.

to Uganda. Steamers conveyed visitors, among them Winston Churchill and Theodore Roosevelt, across Lake Victoria from the

Booklist: Charles Miller, ‘The Lunatic Express’. Thomas Packenham, ‘The Scramble for Africa’.

Uganda Railway terminus at Kisumu in Kenya.

Philip Briggs and Andrew Roberts, ‘Bradt Guide to

Although this role ended when the railway

Uganda’.

reached Kampala in 1931, proximity to Uganda’s main airport means that Entebbe is still the primary point of entry for international arrivals. There is a wide selection of large hotels and guesthouses catering for tourists and other travellers.

A HECTIC HERITAGE A number of historical sites in and around Kampala relate to a time of dramatic change in the late 19th century when the Baganda encountered Islamic traders and British colonialists and missionaries. Several stand on the city’s original seven hills. They include the Protestant Cathedral at Namirembe, the Catholic Cathedral at Rubaga, Fort Lugard in Old Kampala and the Kabaka’s Palace at Lubiri. Further afield are the Kasubi and Wamala Tombs, Katereke

hectic and rumbustious period of Ugandan history.

Prison Ditch, Naggalabi Coronation Site and the Namugongo Martyrs’ Shrine. These locations were pivotal locations during a

Contemporary culture comes to life at Kampala’s Ndere Centre, which has a colourful programme of music and dance displays.

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A D N A G U N WESTER

, s k a e p c i t s e j a M s e k a l r e t a r c s y a d l o o c and F

oreign visitors have been entranced by the Mount Rwenzori area of Western Uganda since Henry Stanley and Emin Pasha passed through here in 1889.

Semliki valley is inhabited by the Bwamba tribe and a community of Batwa Pygmies. The countryside east of the mountain lies in the Kingdom of Toro, home of the Batoro.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

For this is arguably Uganda’s most dramatic

Crater fields: The scenic Ndali crater field,

and scenic region. Between Lake Albert in the

20 km south of Fort Portal, is the largest of

north and Lake George in the south, the terrain

Western Uganda’s several clusters of extinct

rises above the plains of the Semliki Valley

volcanic craters. This distinctive region is

for over 4,000 metres to the snow-capped

dominated by the 5,100 metre Rwenzori

summits of the Rwenzori.

mountain, the western and southern slopes of which drop into the drier plains of the Western

Between these extremes, the landscape is

– or Albertine – Rift Valley (620 to 900 metres

pocked by crater lakes and covered with tea

above sea level). The green and hilly Fort Portal

plantations, tropical forests, savanna and

plateau to the east is dotted with volcanic

farmland. The varied and abundant flora and

craters.

fauna include big game on the rift valley floor in Queen Elizabeth National Park, rare forest

Kibale National Park: This mainly forested

birds in Semliki National Park, primates in the

park, 795 sq km in area, is best known for its

depths of Kibale Forest, and the bizarre, giant

primate populations. Thirteen species, nine

Afro-Alpine plants that grow in the shadow of

of them diurnal, are present including chim-

the Rwenzori snow peaks.

panzee, L’Hoest’s monkey and red colobus. Chimpanzee tracking is the main activity, while

Climate: Altitude affords the Rwenzori region

birdwatchers are drawn to the park and the

a pleasantly cool climate. Conditions are hotter

community-run Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary by a

– with a mean maximum of 28°C (80°F) – and

bird list of 335 species.

drier on the low-lying rift valley floor. Rwenzori Mountains National Park: Africa’s

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Culture and people: The Rwenzori is home

highest mountain range, the 5,100 metre

to the Bakonzo mountain people, while the

Rwenzori or Mountains of the Moon, is the


LANDSCAPE The landscape is dominated by the 5,100 metre Rwenzori mountain, the western and southern slopes of which drop into the drier plains of the Western Rift Valley (620 to 900 metres above sea level). The green and hilly Fort Portal plateau to the east is dotted with volcanic crater lakes awaiting discovery by vehicle, bicycle or on foot.

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A D N A G U N WESTER snowy source of the Nile referred to by early

by tea plantations and enjoys a scenic Rwenzori

geographers, 17 centuries before European

backdrop and a pleasant climate. A selection

explorers marked it on their maps. The high

of good hotels makes it an ideal base for

Rwenzori is a wonderland of glacier-carved

exploring the region.

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valleys filled with fantastically coloured mosses and gigantic forms of lobelias, heathers and groundsels. Expeditions use a chain of basic

ACCOMMODATION

huts and campsites to ascend the mountain.

Visitors in the Rwenzori region can choose

Global warming looks set to melt the equato-

from a wide range of lodgings in Kibale Forest,

rial snows of East Africa within 25 years, so the

overlooking some of the numerous volcanic

time to climb the Rwenzori is now.

crater lakes, and in Fort Portal town. Highlights are the Primate Lodge at Kibale’s chimp

Semliki National Park: The easternmost tract

tracking trailhead, the engagingly eccentric

of the Congo’s great Ituri Forest, Semliki is an

Ndali Lodge, the monumental, crater-rim

exciting destination for primate viewers and

edifice of the log-built Kyaninga Lodge and the

birdwatchers. Fifteen primate species – more

beautifully restored colonial-era Mountains of

even than Kibale – live within 6 km of the

the Moon hotel in Fort Portal.

primeval hot springs at Sempaya, while the 441 recorded bird species include 216 forest birds and 80 Central African species found in few, if any, other East African forests. Black dwarf hornbill, shining blue kingfisher, Nkulengurail and yellow-throated nicator are just a few random highlights cited by the park’s experienced guides. Although keen birders stay overnight in basic UWA bandas, a brand-new tarmac road descending into the rift valley makes Semliki an easy day trip from Fort Portal. Fort Portal: Generally held to be Uganda’s most attractive town, Fort Portal is surrounded

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GETTING THERE Fort Portal and Kampala are connected by 300 km of surfaced road. Mweya, in the centre of Elizabeth National Park, lies 120 km south of Fort Portal.


FACT FILE

s t c a f a d n a Ug

History: Uganda gained independence from

Administrative divisions: 111 districts across

Britain in 1962, maintaining its Commonwealth

four administrative regions

membership.

Area: 93,065 sq km (land: 76,101 sq km, water

Industries: Cotton, coffee, tea, sugar, tobacco

16,965 sq km)

and textiles.

Borders: 2,698 km (Democratic Republic of

Geography: Uganda is landlocked. The south

Congo 765 km, Kenya 933 km, Rwanda 169 km,

of the country includes a substantial portion of

South Sudan 435 km, Tanzania 396 km).

Lake Victoria. The centre is dominated by Lake Kyoga.

Banking hours: Mon to Fri 8.30 am to 6.00 pm; Sat 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. Business hours: Mon to Fri 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. Capital: Kampala. Climate: Tropical. Rainy seasons, March to May, and September to November; dry seasons, December to February and mid June to mid August. Mean annual temperatures range from about 16°C (61°F) in the southwestern highlands to 25°C (77°F) in the northwest; but in the northeast, temperatures exceed 30°C (86°F) about 254 days per year. Currency: The Uganda shilling (UGX). Elevations: Highest point: Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley at 5,110 metres. Ethnic groups: Buganda, Iteso, Basoga, Banyankore, Banyarwanda, Bakiga, Lango, Acholi, Lugbara, Banyoro, Batoro, Karamojong, Teso, Bagisu, Madi, Japadhola, Samia, Kakwa, Nubian, Bagwere, Banyole, Bakonzo, Alur, Kumam and European among others. Electricity: 240 volts AC 50 Hz. Square-pin plugs mostly used.

Languages: The official language is English, although many other languages are spoken in Uganda. Public holidays: 1 January, 26 January (Liberation Day), 8 March (International Women’s Day), Good Friday, Easter Monday, 1 May (Labour Day), 3 June (Martyrs’ Day), 9 June (National Heroes’ Day), 30 August (Eid al-Fitr/End of Ramadan), 9 October (Independence Day), 6 November (Eid al-Adha/Feast of the Sacrifice) 25 December (Christmas Day), 26 December (Boxing Day). Population: 36.8 million (2013 estimate) International dialling code: +256 Time: GMT +3. Religions: Christian 84 per cent, Muslim 12 per cent, other 1 per cent, none 0.7 per cent (2002 census). Topography: The greater part of Uganda consists of a plateau. Along the western border are the Rwenzori Mountains. The eastern frontier is dominated by Mount Elgon, while the Western Rift Valley runs from north to south

Exchange rate: US$ 1 = UGX 2,700 (Oct 2014)

through the western half of the country.

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l a m i n a An r e t n u o c n e r e h t o o n like 60 minutes could be more rewardingly spent.

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own in the remote south-western corner on the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo lies Mountain Gorilla Country – Uganda’s foremost tourist destination.

Gorilla tracking offers the privilege of encountering one of the world’s rarest animals in its natural habitat and, by doing so, helping to fund its continued survival. Although gorillas are undeniably intelligent and impressive creatures to watch – a silverback can weigh

over 200 kg (450 lb) – the greatest rewards are Here, set in a regional landscape of extraor-

less tangible. The gorilla is one of our closest

dinary drama and variety, the national parks

relatives and few observers emerge from the

of Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

magic hour without feeling an unfathomable

sustain a remarkable diversity of life. But while

and often profoundly moving connection.

zoologists and botanists marvel at the lengthy species counts, most visitors are drawn by just

Climate: The driest months are January and

one animal: the mountain gorilla. This endan-

February and June to September, although

gered primate has a total population of less

heavy rain can fall at any time of year. Evening

than 800 and lives only in the forests of the

temperatures are cool.

Virunga volcanoes and Bwindi. Half of this

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total lives in Mgahinga (on the Ugandan slopes

Landscape: Bwindi constitutes an island of

of the Virunga) and Bwindi, making Uganda’s

remnant forest in a densely cultivated region of

Mountain Gorilla Country the prime location to

hills and deep valleys adjoining the Albertine

search for these magnificent animals.

Rift Valley and the Virunga volcanoes.

EXCLUSIVE

ATTRACTIONS

Mountain gorilla tracking is one of the world’s

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest: A unique wildlife

most exclusive and remarkable wildlife

experience. Biologically, the Bwindi Impenetra-

encounters. To minimise disturbance to these

ble is one of Africa’s richest forests, owing to its

endangered great apes, only eight people

great age (over 25,000 years) and an altitudi-

may track each of the habituated gorilla group

nal range spanning 1,400 metres. There is an

each day, while viewing time is strictly limited

impressive list of species, with 200 different

to one hour. As wildlife viewing goes, it is

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difficult to conceive how or where on earth

reptiles and 120 mammals including several


GETTING THERE The Bwindi trailheads are eight to 10 hours’ drive from Kampala. Tarmac extends to the towns of Kabale, Kisoro and Rukungiri, beyond which dirt roads wind into the hills. The journey is best covered over two days, stopping overnight in Lake Mburo. Daily flights from Kampala to Kihihi (40 km from Buhoma) take just 90 minutes.

primates, among them chimpanzee, black-andwhite colobus, blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, L’Hoest’s monkey and the star attraction, the mountain gorilla. Bwindi has 10 habituated gorilla groups, which are tracked from four trailheads. Eight permits are available for each group, giving a daily maximum of 80 permits. Tracking the mountain gorilla takes two to eight hours depending on the location of the group. The adventure requires a reasonable level of fitness, as the Impenetrable Forest is well named. The gorilla’s homeland comprises dense, tangled vegetation on a mountainous landscape of deep valleys and steep ridges.

INSIGHT Bwindi is also one of Uganda’s top birdwatching destinations, with 350 types of bird including many localised Albertine Rift endemic species. Outside the forest,

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D BWINDI AN ST UGANDA E SOUTH-W Community Walks provide an insight into the

a mosaic of habitats including open water,

lives of the Bakiga people living beside the

wetland, grassland, woodland and forest

forest. A walk through nearby Buniga Forest

patches. Wildlife species such as impala, zebra,

with a Batwa guide demonstrates the tradi-

eland and topi that are not often seen in other

tional hunter-gatherer existence of Uganda’s

Ugandan parks can be viewed on game drives,

oldest extant tribal group.

a boat cruise and on horseback.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park: This small

Lake Bunyonyi: Littered with islands and

park, covering just 38 sq km, has a magnificent

enclosed by steep, terraced hills, Africa’s

setting on the northern slopes of the Virunga

second-deepest lake is unforgettably scenic.

volcanoes. Two rare primates, mountain

Island lodges and camps provide the perfect

gorillas and golden monkeys, can be tracked,

setting to recuperate after the exertion of

although the gorillas sometimes roam ‘out

tracking gorillas.

of bounds’ into neighbouring Rwanda and Congo. The park’s three dormant volcanoes

Lake Mutanda: In a region known for scenic

can be climbed; and on the summit of Mount

highlights, the view across this little-known

Sabinyo you can stand simultaneously in

lake near Kisoro stands apart. You’ll struggle

Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic

for superlatives as you gaze across the island-

of Congo. The guided Batwa Trail illustrates

dotted lake towards the zigzag horizon of the six

aspects of forest life before descending into

Virunga volcanoes. Accommodation is located

Garama Cave, once home to the Batwa king,

to enjoy the panorama and access to new gorilla

where underground acoustics add resonance

tracking trailheads in southern Bwindi.

to a memorable musical finale. Accommodation: Lake Mburo and the Bwindi Lake Mburo National Park: Our smallest

and Mgahinga trailheads are all provided

savanna park (370 sq km) provides a welcome

with upmarket and mid-range option lodges.

break on the long drive between Kampala and

Comfortable mid-range accommodation is also

the gorilla parks of south-western Uganda.

available at lakes Bunyonyi and Mutanda and in

Mihingo Lodge, perched atop an ancient

the regional towns of Kabale and Kisoro.

granite kopje, is a perfect base for exploring

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The Bwindi hills are inhabited by the Bakiga, hard-working farmers who have shaped the region’s distinctive landscape of steep, terraced hills. Batwa Pygmies inhabit the margins of Bwindi and Mgahinga forests. Fascinating forest walks give an insight into their traditional lifestyle.

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ganda’s most scenic and diverse park has a wonderful location on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley, 914 metres above sea level, at the foot of the 5,100 metre Rwenzori Mountains. Varied habitats such as lakes, rivers, open savanna, acacia woodland, tropical forest and vast wetlands support an impressive 95 mammal species and over 600 species of bird. It’s a remarkable total for a park covering less than 2,000 sq km – one that is surpassed in Africa only by the neighbouring and larger Virunga National Park in Congo.

LION VIEWING With boat trips on the 40 km Kazinga Channel, a meandering drive among spectacular

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People: The plains beneath the Rwenzori volcanic craters, lion viewing on the Kasenyi

Mountains to the north are inhabited by

Plains, chimpanzee tracking in the depths of

Basongora pastoralists while Bakiga, Banyarag-

Kyambura Gorge, walks into the dark depths

uru and Ankole people live south of the Kazinga

of Maramagambo Forest and game drives

Channel.

beneath vast skies in the remote wilderness of Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park has plenty to interest any visitor.

ATTRACTIONS Channel cruise: The park’s most enduring

Climate: The park experiences two rainy

activity is the two-hour return launch trip from

seasons in March to May and August to

Mweya Peninsula along the Kazinga Channel

November. Its location on the low-lying rift

to Lake Edward. The shoreline is home to

valley floor is hotter and drier than most parts

crocodiles, hundreds of hippo and a variety of

of Uganda with a mean maximum temperature

waterbirds, while herds of elephant, buffalo,

of 28°C (80°F).

BIRDWATCHING Opportunities range from easy waterbird sightings on the comfortable Mweya launch to careful searches for rare species in the Maramagambo Forest. The following is just a small selection of rare or remarkable birds: black-rumped buttonquail, broad-billed roller, papyrus gonolek, western-banded snake eagle, African fish eagle, white-backed night heron, Pel’s fishing owl, black bee eater, shoebill, rufus-bellied heron, great blue turaco, black-and-white casqued hornbill and African finfoot.

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ETH B A Z I L E N QUEE ARK P L A N O I T NA leopard, waterbuck and Uganda kob are regular visitors from the plains beyond. Game viewing: East of Mweya, the Kasenyi grasslands are known for the lion prides that prey on large herds of Uganda kob. Lion encounters are guaranteed by joining in the park’s Predator Research Project as its members monitor radio-tagged prides. In the far south of Queen Elizabeth National Park, en route to Bwindi forest, lie the grasslands

LANDSCAPE The national park is located on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley, where it is enclosed by the valley’s bounding escarpments, the Rwenzori Mountains and lakes Edward and George.

of Ishasha. These are home to elephant, topi, buffalo and the park’s most famous residents, the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha. Volcanic craters: A 24 km Crater Drive winds

panzees and other primates are found in the

through a scenic cluster of extinct volcanic

nearby Kyambura Gorge.

craters filled variously with lakes, forest and savanna. Flamingos are regular visitors to the craters at Kyambura and Katwe. At Katwe Salt

WHERE TO STAY

Lake, just outside the national park, visitors can

Accommodation: There are hotels and lodges

see salt being produced from evaporation pans

for all budgets. Options include upmarket

in a centuries-old process.

lodges and tented camps as well as basic hostels, cottages and campsites. Mid-range and

Forest walks: In the shady Maramagambo

budget properties can be found outside the

Forest, birdwatchers can add forest species

park boundary.

to their water and grassland sightings. Chim-

GETTING THERE Two roughly equidistant routes, both on good tarmac, lead from Kampala to Mweya in the heart of the park. A northern approach runs via Fort Portal and the Rwenzori (410 km) and a southern route passes Lake Mburo (420 km). Ishasha, in the southern part of the park, is just 63 km from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Daily flights from Kampala to airstrips near Mweya and Ishasha take 90 minutes.

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RIVER

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as well as other regularly visiting animals. After dropping into the national park at Karuma Falls, the river races down 80 km of rapids before crashing 40 metres (130 ft) onto the rift valley floor over the thunderous Murchison Falls. River launches ply the broad, tranquil stream below the falls to provide a novel, reliable and comfortable means of game viewing. Traditional game drives are available as well as forest walks in search of birds and primates. Outside the park, the rich history of the ancient

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t was Winston Churchill who once described the game-rich plains around Murchison Falls as ‘Kew Gardens and the Zoo on an unlimited scale’.

Bunyoro Kingdom can be explored at various cultural sites. Climate: The Nile corridor below Murchison Falls is the lowest part of Uganda and tempera-

In the 1970s and 1980s the local wildlife

tures are hot, with a mean high of 29°C (80°F).

suffered at the hands of poachers; but today

Wet seasons occur during mid March to June

the 5,000 sq km wilderness of Uganda’s

and August to September.

largest conservation area is home to a healthy population of 76 mammal species, including

Culture and people: The Murchison Nile

buffalo, elephant, giraffe, hartebeest, hippo,

separates two distinct ethnic groups, the

leopard, lion and Uganda kob. There are also

Bantu-speaking Bunyoro and the Nilotic

450 bird species in varied habitats such

peoples of northern Uganda. South of the

as savanna, open water, papyrus swamp,

river, the Bunyoro Kingdom was once one

woodland and tropical forest.

of Africa’s greatest empires. More recently, thousands of Acholi and Langi people living

The Nile is the lifeblood of Murchison Falls

north of the Nile were displaced during a

National Park, sustaining large numbers of

prolonged rebellion. Although the region has

resident hippo, crocodile and waterbirds

LAND OF CONTRAST The Murchison terrain is bisected by a steep escarpment that drops down from the Bunyoro plateau to Lake Albert and the Albertine Rift Valley. Within the park, the plateau is characterised by woodland and tropical forest while the hot rift valley plains are covered by savanna and bush. Beyond the Nile, the landscape is flat and increasingly dry.

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been at peace since 2006, these societies are

‘restricted range’ species, including Albertine

struggling to return to normal.

rift endemics and rare Central African species, await in the Budongo and Kaniyo Pabidi

‘MUST DO’ ACTIVITIES

forests. Primates, including chimpanzee, can also be tracked in Kaniyo Pabidi forest.

The park contains three essential visitor activities. First is the morning game drive across

Cultural sites: Hoima town, south of the park,

the beautiful Buligi grasslands to the shores of

contains cultural attractions related to the

the Albert Nile. Game drives are, of course, a

Bunyoro Kingdom: Mparo Tombs, Hoima Palace

standard component of any East African safari.

and Katasiha Fort. At Kibero Salt Gardens

Game cruises, on the other hand, are consider-

beside Lake Albert, salt has been produced

ably rarer, so don’t miss the chance of a launch

since the 13th century.

trip up the river between wildlife-rich banks to the base of the Nile’s highest waterfall. Thirdly,

Rhino viewing: Guided walks in the 70 sq

the view from the boat must certainly be

km Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary provide the only

supplemented by a visit to the Top of the Falls

opportunity to encounter rhinos in the wild in

to see, hear and feel the waters of the mighty

Uganda. Heavy poaching during the 1980s had

Nile explode through a 6 metre gorge.

left Uganda without rhinos until animals from Kenya and the United States were brought

BIRDERS’ HEAVEN

to Ziwa in 2004-5. The sanctuary’s first baby

Murchison is a popular birdwatching destina-

American mother. His name? Obama, of course.

was born in 2009 from a Kenyan father and

tion, with 450 species recorded. You can take a cruise downriver towards Lake Albert to seek waterbirds, most notably the shoebill, while 59

GETTING THERE Paraa, the park’s main tourism hub, is 310 km from Kampala. A surfaced road extends as far as Masindi town, 85 km before Paraa. Daily flights from Kampala to Murchison take one hour.

WHERE TO STAY Murchison Falls National Park contains two upmarket hotels and a tented camp and a choice of mid-market and budget options.

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hile the beaten tourist track runs south-west from Kampala, those heading in the opposite direction can discover some equally beautiful but far from crowded destinations.

Eastern Uganda’s most distinctive geographical feature is the 4,321 metre Mount Elgon, the world’s largest free-standing volcanic mountain. On its slopes, walkers will find waterfalls, montane panoramas and vast forests. Far to the north, on the border with South Sudan, an exciting diversity of wildlife is found in © Stuart Cohe

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Kidepo Valley National Park, one of Africa’s last great wildernesses. Climate: Mount Elgon experiences dry seasons from June to August and December to March. Night-time temperatures are cold at high altitude. Kidepo Valley is hotter and drier,

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with a single prolonged dry season between October and March. Culture and people: The Bagisu people on the southern slopes of Mount Elgon are known for their colourful biannual imbalu ceremony in which boys are initiated into manhood through circumcision. The Karamojong, who live between Mount Elgon and Kidepo Valley, are pastoralists who maintain their traditional seminomadic lifestyle.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS Mount Elgon: Mount Elgon National Park is an ideal setting for both short and extended hikes. The park’s Forest Exploration Centre at Kapkwai offers guided walks through montane forest and bamboo to reach caves and waterfalls. Longer treks, several days in duration, ascend to the 4,321 metre summit of the mountain. The main peaks form the fractured rim of the world’s largest caldera, 8 km in diameter, containing glacial lakes and hot springs. Outside the park, too, there are marvellous walking opportunities, notably at Sipi village, where the Sipi River plunges over three lofty waterfalls in quick succession. If rambling

VOLCANIC VIEWS Uganda’s eastern frontier is covered by extensive plains dotted with extinct volcanoes and isolated mountain ranges. The highest and most extensive of these is the 4,000 sq km Mount Elgon. Moving north through the remote region of Karamoja towards Kidepo Valley, the landscape becomes progressively drier.

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Accommodation: Mount Elgon National Park offers basic cottages at Kapkwai, while mid-range lodges, backpacker cottages and campsites surround Sipi village. At the foot of the mountain, below the towering Wanale Cliffs, Mbale town contains several good hotels and is an ideal base for exploring the region. Travel: Mbale is 230 km (four hours’ drive) from Kampala on good tarmac roads and Sipi a further 50 km (one hour’s drive). Kidepo Valley National Park: Located on the Sudan border in the farthest corner of the Karamoja district, Kidepo is one of Africa’s most magnificent wildernesses. Big game favourites such as cheetah, eland, elephant, giraffe, hartebeest, hyena, lion and zebra – as well as one of Africa’s largest single herds of buffalo – roam extensive grasslands surrounded

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by distant mountain ranges. The wildlife includes species such as aardwolf, bat-eared

Accommodation: Kidepo has two lodges (one

fox, cheetah, striped hyena and ostrich not

upmarket and one mid-range), basic cottages

often seen in other protected areas of Uganda.

and wilderness campsites.

Its isolation means that Kidepo is little visited and visitors can expect a high degree of

Karamoja: The most exciting tourism devel-

solitude.

opment in Uganda in recent years concerns improved security in Karamoja, a wild area notorious for armed cattle raids between pastoralist clans which tourists were advised

GETTING THERE Many visitors travel between Kampala and Kidepo by plane, preferring the 1 hour 45 minute flight to a 590 km drive. However, growing numbers are travelling overland, stopping overnight in Murchison Falls National Park or in the towns of Gulu or Kitgum.

to avoid. Following an effective disarmament programme and thanks to initiatives by NGOs and a handful of safari companies, visitors can explore this forbidding but starkly beautiful region and witness the tough realities of traditional Karamojong life. Other attractions: Nyero Rock paintings near Kumi.

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LE I N E H T D JINJA AN

e n a t c o h Hig e r u t n e v d a e r e h s t r a t s J

inja town stands beside the sole outflow from Lake Victoria – the place reached in 1862 by British explorer John Speke, who proclaimed the source of the River Nile and settled a geographical conundrum dating back to the Ancient Egyptians.

Culture and people: Two tribes are divided by the Nile at Jinja; the Baganda live on the west bank and the Basoga on the eastern or Jinja side. The Nile is of great cultural importance to both groups and rituals are performed at shrines at Bujagali Falls and Kalagala Falls.

Today, the source attracts thousands of visitors each year. Some are drawn by a sense of history and a fondness for geography;

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

others by the knowledge that exploring the

Jinja: With a combination of

headwaters of the Nile is considerably more

high-octane activities and relaxing

comfortable and entertaining than it was in

excursions, decent hotels and

1862.

restaurants, pleasant scenery and an enduring historical significance,

ADVENTURE

the Jinja Nile is one of Uganda’s

Many of Jinja’s fine colonial-era buildings have

relaxation, history and adventure.

main tourism destinations, offering

been restored as hotels and restaurants, while the river bank can be enjoyed with equipment

The main attraction in the quiet,

as basic as a set of golf clubs. The prospect

riverside town of Jinja is a visit to

of adventure still persists and the turbulent

Speke’s Source of the Nile. Seven

headwaters of this iconic river can also be

kilometres to the north, the pace of life

experienced with kayaks, rafts, jet boats, quad

is very different at Bujagali, now firmly estab-

bikes and – this may not be for everyone – with

lished as East Africa’s adventure tourism hub.

a bungee rope strapped around one’s ankles.

Each year, thousands of tourists, backpackers and overland truckers flock to the river to raft

Climate: The Nile corridor enjoys good weather

a sequence of high-grade rapids on what is

all year round.

considered one of the world’s finest tracts of white water.

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NILE RAPIDS Below its outlet from Lake Victoria, the River Nile passes between high, cultivated banks over a series of rapids marked by forested mid-channel islands.

ACTIVITIES Rafting is no longer the only high point, however. Other activities to keep the adrenalin flowing include kayaking, quad biking, jet boating, and a 44-metre bungee jump over the river. The full menu caters for mild as well as wild tastes. The creation of Lake Bujagali behind a new hydro-power dam in 2012 has opened the way for gentler excursions such as family boat trips, fishing excursions, sundowner cruises and paddle boarding. On shore, horse riding and mountain biking provide alternative means of exploration. Mabira Forest: This tropical forest is located between Kampala and Jinja, just an hour from

WHERE TO STAY Jinja town offers upmarket guesthouses and mid-range and budget hotels. Bujagali Falls has backpacker accommodation and a mid-range tented camp. Upriver, superior lodges overlook the rapids at Kalagala. Mabira Forest has an upmarket lodge and backpacker accommodation.

the capital. Central Uganda’s largest forest reserve offers guided and unguided forest walks, specialist birdwatching, mountain biking and Uganda’s first canopy-level zip line. Travel: Jinja is 80 km east of Kampala on a tarmac road. Travel time is about two hours.

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ERS N W O L E T O UGANDA HON I ASSOCIAT

w e n g n i t t Se f o s d r a d stan t and r o f m co e c i o ch T

he Uganda Hotel Owners’ Association (UHOA) has been in operation for 12 years and has more than 200 members.

The association was founded in order to provide a common thread for

The expansion of tourism activities, such as

Uganda’s hotel owners by promoting and

gorilla and chimpanzee trekking, birdwatch-

protecting accommodation services nation-

ing, bungee jumping, fishing and rafting, has

wide. Its constant aim has been to provide

helped support the standards and demand

up-to-date information about the standards

for new hotels. The association constantly

of accommodation and hospitality being

monitors all improvements in the hotel

offered to both domestic and international

industry, from infrastructure to staff training

tourists.

and the quality of hospitality.

VISION

MEMBERSHIP

Year by year, the tourism and hotel sector

Membership is open to all hotels, inns, motels,

in Uganda has continued to grow, with a

camps and lodges that are formally registered

notable increase in both the number of new

and actively work in the hotelkeeping industry.

properties and the room capacity of existing

Approved membership runs for a year and

hotels.

there is an annual subscription fee.

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Contact Person: Twinomujuni Bernard Plot 4 Pilkington Rd PO Box27751, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)312 250 014 Cell: +256 772400701 Email: info@africarunners.co.ug www.africarunners.co.ug

AFRICAN ADVENTURE TRAVELLERS

Contact Person: Mugabe Robert Annex 4 Nsambya Sharing Centre, Gaba Rd, PO Box 26784, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 597 257 Cell: +256 782 118 037 Fax: +256 (0)414 597 257 Email: tours@adventure-travellers.com www.adventuretravellers.com

AFRICAN BIG FIVE SAFARIS

Contact Person: Geoffrey Ochan Plot 4,Pilkington Road,Fami House (Formerly Colline House) 3rd Floor Suite 58 PO Box 27250, Kampala Tel: +256 414 259 172 Cell: +256 751 901 801, +256 714 901 801 Email: info@africanbigfivesafaris.com www.africanbigfivesafaris.com

AFRICAN PEARL SAFARIS

Contact Person: Azarius Baryaruha Rm 8, 2nd Floor, Station House Plot 3, Kampala Rd PO Box 4562, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 233 566/7 Cell: +256 (0)772 718 121 Fax: +256 (0)414 235 770 Email: apsafari@africaonline.co.ug www.africanpearlsafaris.com

AFRICAN WHITE RHINO SAFARIS

Contact Person: Dan Lule Block 4, Butikiro Rd PO Box 843, Kampala Tel: +256 414 370 912 Cell: +256 772 403 766 Email: info@afriwhiterhinos.com; dan_lule@yahoo.com www.afriwhiterhinos.com

AFRICA’S GREAT EXPLORATION (AGE)

Contact Person: Busuulwa Farouk Plot 1285, Ndeeba Kabowa Rd PO Box 4123 Kampala Tel: +256 392 813 391 Cell: +256 414 663 051 Email: adventurevacationsafaris@gmail.com www.adventurevacationsafaris.com

Contact Person: Priscilla Butagira Unit F.1.12, First Floor, Acacia Mall, Plot 8a - 12a Cooper Road PO Box 9021, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 662 300; +256 392085535 Cell: +256 (0)772 509 600; +256 776723274 Email: info@agesafaris.com; priscilla.butagira@agesafaris.com; irene@agesafaris.com www.agesafaris.com

AFRI TOURS & TRAVEL

AFRIKA TUR

WWW.AFRICASAFARISUG.COM ADVENTURE VACATION SAFARIS

Contact Person: Tilly Johnstone Plot 1 Kafu Rd, Fairway Hotel PO Box 5187, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 233 596 Cell: +256 (0)776 233 596 Email: info@afritourstravel.com www.afritourstravel.com

AFRICA ADVENTURE SAFARIS

Contact Person: Wilberforce Begumisa Seven Sisters House Plot 64, Hoima RD, 1st Floor, appt 3. PO Box 22754, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)392 834 606 Cell: +256 (0)784 445 444; 701 106 004 Email: info@safarisgorilla.com www.safarisgorilla.com www.tour-uganda.com

Contact Person: Hasifa Nakitende Gaustad Plot 349, Katale,Seguku, Entebbe Rd PO Box 33285, Kampala Tel: +256 312 237 452 Cell: +256 772 464 619 Email: info@afrikatur.org www.afrikatur.org

ALBRIEUX AFRICA TOURS

Contact Person: Brenda Kirungi Plot 23A Kimera Rd-Ntinda PO Box 7166, Kampala Tel: +256 787 915 650 Cell: +256 414 693 107 Email: info@albrieuxafricatours.com www.albrieuxafricatours.com

ALPHA AND OMEGA TOURS AND TRAVEL

Contact Person: Robinah Lubwama Lower Muyenga, Kampala PO Box 886, Kampala Tel: +256 414266858 Cell: +256 772509798 +256 777201697 Fax: +256 (0)414 503 064 Email: alom@infocom.co.ug; info@alphaandomegatours.com www.adonaiguesthouse.com

AMA’DI TOURS AND TRAVEL Contact Person: Angella Mesiku Raja Chambers, 2nd floor, Room 50 Parliamentary Avenue PO Box 35641, Kampala Cell: +256 752 600 874 Email: amaditourstravel@gmail.com www.amadi.co.nf

ANSIMA SAFARIS LTD

Contact Person: Namusoke Maria Kedrine Uganda House Cell: + 256 414 695 341 Email: info@ansimasafaris.com; tours@ansimasafaris.com www.ansimasafaris.com

AR SAFARIS (AFRICAN ROOTS SAFARIS) Contact Person: Agnes Larubi and Ann Daisy Nagawa Plot 8, left lane Manyago PO Box 835, Entebbe Tel: +256 414 695 479 Email: info@africanrootsltd.com; info@africanrootsgh.com www.africanrootsltd.com

ARIRANG TOUR SERVICES Contact Person: Zhang Hao Plot 15 Kyadondo Road, Nakasero PO Box 33487, Kampala Cell: +256 772 778 888 Email: zhanghaolms@hotmail.com

AROUND AFRICA SAFARIS

Contact Person: Bernard Okech Obur Plot 273 Deo Lane, Kyeyagalire road Zzana Makindye Division PO Box 35412, Kampala Tel: +256 414 693 576 Cell: +256 782 074 238; +256 773 599 507 Email: reservations@aroundafricasafari.com; bernard@aroundafricasafari.com; okech@aroundafricasafari.com; okech2004@aroundafricasafari.com www.aroundafricasafari.com

ASYANUT SAFARIS AND INCENTIVES

Contact Person: Babra A. Vanhelleputte Lubowa Estate, (Next to International School of Uganda); Entebbe Road PO Box 3456, Kampala Tel: +256 414 503 065; +256 312 503 065 Cell: +256 712 187 411; +256 756 000 598 Fax: +256 414 503 064 Email: info@asyanuttours-safaris.com; babra@asyanuttours-safaris.com; angela@asyanuttours-safaris.com www.asyanuttours-safaris.com

ATLAS AFRICAN SAFARIS

Contact Person: Chris Winyi Plot 13B, Kampala Road Amadinda House (1st Floor) PO Box 12719, Kampala Tel: +256 312 516 761, +256 312 374 008 Cell: +256 772 749 858; +256 703 030 549 Fax: +256 414503064 Email: safari@atlassafarisuganda.com www.atlassafaris.com


B&L SAFARI CENTRE

Contact Person: Kemirembe Phiona Plot 665 B, Buganda Road NHCC, Kampala PO Box 70257, Clock Tower, Kampala Tel: +256 414 235 968, +256 312 112 969 Cell: +256 714 398 321, +256 712 126 020 Fax: +256 414 503 064 Email: info@blsafaricentre.com; kemiphiona@yahoo.co.uk; phiona@ blsafaricentre.com www.blsafaricentre.com

BEYOND THE SKY TOURS & TRAVEL BUREAU

Contact Person: Birungi Doreen Office no. G9, Metropole House, Plot 8-10 Entebbe Road PO Box 36671, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 250 359; 312 108 052 Cell: +256 (0)752 645 005 Fax: +256 (0)414 250 358 Email: bsttravel@utlonline.co.ug; info@beyondtheskytours.com www.beyondtheskytours.com

BIC TOURS

Contact Person: Mugisha Samuel Mazima/Uchumi Mall opp Quality Hill 1st Floor offices Suite No 110-111 Nsambya PO Box 29878, Kampala Cell: +256 483 660 347 Email: info@bic-tours.com; kmugisha2001@yahoo.com www.bic-tours.com

BROVAD TOURS & TRAVEL

Contact Person: Rashid Kayimba Ground Floor, Communications House PO Box 9174, Kampala Tel: +256 414 237 477 Cell: +256 (0)774 334 655 Email: brovadsafaris@yahoo.com; info@brovadsafaris.com www.brovadsafaris.com

BUFFALO SAFARI CAMPS (BUFFALO ROCKS LTD)

Contact Person: Timothy Grover John Plot 1 Kijujunbwa Rd, Next to Travellers Corner, Masindi Town PO Box 90, Masindi Tel: +256 465 420 244 Cell: +256 782 805 639; 758 098 428 Email: info@buffalosafaricamps.com; roniekitaka@yahoo.com; ovacac@gmail.com www.buffalosafaricamps.com

BUNYONYI OVERLAND RESORT

Contact Person: Ivan Mbabazi Batuma Plot 1,Kazooba road PO Box 710, Kabale Cell: +256 772 409 510 Fax: +256 486 423 075 Email: highland@imul.com; resort@bunyonyioverland.com www.bunyonyioverland.com

BUNYONYI SAFARIS

Contact Person: Charlotte Kamugisha Ground Floor, Crusader House 7 Portal Avenue PO Box 26905, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)312 261 001/2; 414 347 460 Cell: +256 (0)777 073 11 Fax: +256 (0)414 345 605 Email: info@bunyonyisafaris.com; charlotte@bunyonyisafaris.com; bunyonyi@utlonline.co.ug www.bunyonyisafaris.com

CHURCHILL SAFARIS & TRAVEL Contact Person: Ether Birungi Kyambadde Block 928b, Sir Albert Cook Natete PO Box 28170, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 341 815 Cell: +256 (0)772 671 285; 704 671 285; +256 704671283 Fax: +256 (0)414 253 976 Email: caasafaris@africaonline.co.ug; ether@churchillsafaris.com; info@ churchillsafaris.com www.churchillsafaris.com

CITADEL TOURING SAFARIS

Contact Person: Arsene M. Balihuta Room 55, Tirupati Mazima Mall,Plot 2530 Ggaba Road,Nsambya, Kampala PO Box 8326, Kampala Tel: +256 782 795 541 Cell: +256 781 236 484 Email: info@citadelvoyages.com ; abimisi@gmail.com; jobibanamu@yahoo.com www.citadelvoyages.com

CLASSIC AFRICA SAFARIS

Contact Person: Mel Gormley 77 Eric Magala Road PO Box 524, Entebbe Tel: +256 (0)414 320 121 Cell: +256 (0)772 642 185 Fax: +256 (0)414 320 121 Email: mandy@classicafricasafaris.travel; classic@classicafricasafaris.travel; enquiries@classicafricasafaris.travel; mel@classicafricasafaris.travel www.classicafricasafaris.travel

CONCORD INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL BUREAU (MAGIC SAFARIS) Contact Person: Deicole Mugema Parliament Avenue Tel: +256 414 342 926 Cell: +256 752 742 908 Fax: +256 414 342 926 Email: info@magic-safaris.com; uganda@magic-safaris.com www.magic-safaris.com

CRYSTAL TRAVEL SERVICES

Contact Person: Christine Mwinike Off Barnabus road, Plot 433, Block 244, Kisugu Muyenga PO Box 9698, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 345 742 Cell: +256 (0)772 470 260 Fax: +256 (0)414 235 798 Email: christine@crystalsafaris.com; thomas@crystalsafaris.com; lydia@crystalsafaris.com; info@crystalsafaris.com www.crystalsafaris.com

CYCADS AFRICAN SAFARIS LTD

Contact Person: Charles Biryomumaisho Plot 683 Willis Road, Namirembe, Near Cathedral PO Box 22460, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 573 775 Cell: +256 (0)772 507 241 info@cycadssafaris.com www.cycadssafaris.com

DAVIDE & FRANCESCO EAST AFRICA

Contact Person: Francesco Dal Lago Kansanga PO Box 7214, Kampala Tel: +256 791 217 028 Cell: +256 772 957 850 Fax: +256 (0)414 231 858 Email: davide_francescotours@yahoo.com www.davidefrancescotours.com

DESTINATION JUNGLE LTD

Contact Person: Constatino Tessarin 5th floor, Pan African House PO Box 2874, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 232 754 Cell: +256 (0)712 385 446 Fax: +256 (0)312 113 863 Email: welcome@destinationjungle.com; d.jungle@safaritoeastafrica.com www.safaritoeastafrica.com

EAST AFRICA EXPLORERS

Contact Person: Robert Byalwtaga Plot 86, Nsamizi Rd PO Box 687, Entebbe Tel: +256 (0)414 322 789 Cell: +256 (0)772 873 106 Fax: +256 (0)414 322 789 Email: reservations@explorerssafaris.com

ENCOUNTER AFRICA SAFARIS

Contact Person: Amos Ochieng Lugard Avenue Ebb PO Box 10121, Kampala Tel: +256 414 693 085 Cell: +256 712 741 015 Email: info@gorilla-tracking-uganda.com www.gorilla-tracking-uganda.com; www.gorilla-trecking-uganda.com

EQUATORIAL WILD SAFARIS

Contact Person: Allan Emejeit Voyager Suite, Mutungo Bina Rd, Kampala PO Box 582, Kampala Tel: +256 312111312 Cell: +256 772 827 310 Fax: +256 312 273 698 Email: anne@equatorialwildsafaris.com; office@equatorialwildsafaris.com; allan@equatorialwildsafaris.com www.equatorialwildsafaris.com

ESCAPE TOURS AND SAFARIS Contact Person: Medi Lwere Cynthia House 22kms to Entebbe PO Box 25543, Kampala Tel: +256 312 280 584 Cell:+256 772 407 816 Fax: +256 312 280 584 Email: safari@escapeuganda.com www.escapeuganda.com

EXCLUSIVE AFRICA SAFARIS LTD

Contact Person: Mango Alex Plot 21 Namugongo Road PO Box 11887, Kampala Tel: +256 772 887 484 Cell: +256 (0)772 887 484 Fax: +256 414286415 Email: info@exclusiveafricansafaris.com; eas@utlonline.co.ug; exclusiveafricansafaris@gmail.com www.exclusiveafricasafaris.com

FABULOUS AFRICA HOLIDAYS AND ADVENTURES - TRADING AS GORILLAS AND WILDLIFE SAFARIS

Contact Person: Ivan Wassaaka Kabenge Suite 15 Hotel Areba Building, Plot 488 Entebbe-Kampala Rd 12 Kms from Ebb Airport PO Box 10089, Kampala Tel: +256 772 979 425 Cell: +256 392 080 994 Email: info@gorillasandwildlifesafaris.com www.gorillasandwildlifesafaris.com

FLY UGANDA KAMPALA AEROCLUB

Contact Person: Russell Barnes or Zara Rourke KAFTC, Kajjansi Airfield, Gate 1 PO Box 24305, Kampala Tel: +256 772 706107 Cell: +256 772 712557, +256 776 236 699 Email: info@flyuganda.com; zara@flyuganda.com www.flyuganda.com

FOOTPRINTS TRAVEL CONSULTANTS

Contact Person: Bernard Alineitwe 3rd Floor, Northern Wing Social Security House, Jinja Rd PO Box 3489, Kampala Tel: +256 414 237 751 Cell: +256 782 774005 Fax: +256 414 237 754 Email: ibernard@footprintstravel.co.ug www.footprintstravel.co.ug

G&C TOURS (WILD FRONTIERS) Contact Person: Jane Goldring Plot 3 Nsamizi Close, Ebb PO Box619, Entebbe Tel: +256 414321479 Cell: +256 772 502 155 Fax: +256 414 321 479 Email: info@wildfrontiers.co.ug; jane@wildfrontiers.co.ug; janewildfrontiers@gmail.com; safari@wildfrontiers.co.ug www.wildfrontiers.co.ug

GATE 1 TOURS & TRAVEL LTD

Contact Person: Kansiime Muhangi Selgio Room 034, Floor 2, Raja Chambers, Plot 3 Parliament Ave PO Box 28148, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 258 817 Cell: +256 (0)772 870 750 Email: info@gate1tours.net www.gate1tours.net

GEO SAFARIS LTD

Contact Person: Zahid Alam Unit 8, Plot 1-3 Coral Crescent, Lower Kololo Terrace PO Box 2288, Kampala Cell: +256 752 712 712 Email: safari@geolodgesafrica.com; zahid@geolodgesafrica.com www.geolodgesafrica.com Kabahweza Florence Hashaka Room 222, 2nd Floor, Span House Pilkington Rd, PO Box 36419 Tel: +256 (0)312 106 484: +256 (0)782 996 126 Email: info@globalafricsafaris.com www.globalafricsafaris.com

GLOBAL INTERLINK TRAVEL SERVICES

Contact Person: Mohit K. Advani 52 Grand Imperial Hotel Mall, 6 Nile Ave PO Box 21600, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 235 233 Cell: +256 (0)772 227 722 Fax: +256 (0)414 231 858 Email: global@global-interlink.org www.global-interlink.org

GO UGANDA SAFARIS (CREDIT UGANDA SAFARIS) Contact Person: Miriam Magada Nsambya Babies Home PO Box 307888, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)312 815 47 Cell: +256 (0)772 663 066 Email: info@credit-uganda.com; info@gougandasafaris.com www.gougandasafaris.com 

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S R O T A R E P TOUR O

GREEN LEAF TOURIST CLUB

GORETTI’S TOURS & TRAVEL

Contact Person: George Habomugisha Plot188 Entebbe-Kampala Road (KatabiKituburu) PO Box 44, Entebbe Tel:+256 414 323 711 Cell: +256 782738462, +256 793834062 Fax: +256 414 323 711 Email: info@gorettistoursandtravel.com; gorettitours@gmail.com www.gorettistoursandtravel.com

GORILLA TOURS LTD

Contact Person: Ssempebwa Virgo Immaculate Room Q20, Plot 22/23 Quality Shopping Village, Lubowa PO Box 29333, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 200 221 Cell: +256 (0)772 370 263 Fax: +256 (0)414 200 221 Email: postmaster@gorillatours.com www.gorillatours.com

GORILLA TREK AFRICA

Contact Person: Mugisha Mary Bukomero Seven Sisters Building, Nansna Wakiso District PO Box 22754, Kampala Cell: +256 776 107 004 Email: info@gorillatrekafrica.com www.gorillatrekafrica.com

GRACIOUS TOURS & TRAVEL LTD

Contact Person: Jacob Lubega Plot 410 Freedom city, Office no FC 50 Namasuba, Ebb Rd PO Box 5057, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 580 712 Email: info@gracioustours.co.ug; gracebaite25@yahoo.com www.gracioustours.co.ug

GREAT LAKES SAFARIS

Contact Person: Amos Wekesa Mutungo Hill, Plot 1001, Block 243, Biina Rd PO Box 33024, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 267 153 Cell: +256 (0)772 426 368; 782 282 791; 702 426 368 Fax: +256 (0)782 260 948 Email: gls@utlonline.co.ug; info@safari-uganda.com; dancan@safari-uganda.com; amos@safari-uganda.com; angel@safari-uganda.com www.safari-uganda.com

GREAT VALUE SAFARIS LTD

Contact Person: Maria Kalinga Span House No 108, Plot 1, Portal Ave, behind Tropical Africa Bank Tel: +256 (0)413 475 01; 312 272 236 Cell: +256 (0)772 919 818; 752 692 286 Fax: +256 (0)414 347 520 Email: gvsafaris@africaonline.co.ug www.gvsafaris.com

GREEN BREAKS UGANDA LTD

Contact Person: Ignatius Nakishero Topher Rd, Mbuya PO Box 548, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)312 277 128 Cell: +256 772 200 337; +256 712 330257 Fax: +256 (0)414 122 363 ignaki@greenbreakssafaris.com; david@ greenbreakssafaris.com www.greenbreaks.co.ug

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Contact Person: Jack A. Wada Shop no FF55, 1st floor, Forest Mall (next to Shoprite Lugogo), Kampala Plot 3A2/3A3, Sports Lane PO Box 27139, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 230 460/1 Cell: +256 (0)772 230 461 Fax: +256 (0)414 230 464 Email: info@green.co.ug www.green.co.ug

HOG SAFARIS

Contact Person: Ben Katumba Plot 268 Willis Rd, Namirembe Hill PO Box 8084, Kampala Tel: +256 312 514 404 Cell: +256 (0)752 656 142; 782 711 903 Fax: +256 (0)414 534 134 Email: hog@hogsafaris.co.ug www.hogsafaris.co.ug

INSIGHT SAFARI HOLIDAYS

Contact Person: Kiiza Kalamantu Calah Plot 19 Bukoto St PO Box 34639, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)392 613 687; 414 580 794 Email: tours@ugandasafari.co.uk www.ugandasafari.co.uk

INSTINCT SAFARIS

Contact Person: Turyasingura Raban Kisoro Rubuguri Town Board Cell: +256 756 712 844, +256 776 101 964 Email: niels@instinctsafaris.com; rabani@instinctsafaris.com; bookings@instinctsafaris.com. www.instinctsafaris.com

JET TOURS & TRAVEL LTD

Contact Person: Rio Henrietta Ddungu Plot 3 Lumum Street PO Box 5710, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 345 158 Fax: +256 (0)414 343 872 Email: reservation@jettours.co.ug; riohenrietta@yahoo.co.uk www.jettoursuganda.com

JEWEL SAFARIS LTD

Contact Person: Tindyebwa Dona Plot 4 Kimathi Avenue PO Box 26029, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 344 577 Cell: +256 (0)772 867 943 Email: info@jewelsafaris.com www.jewelsafaris.com; www.ugandagorillatours.com

JIREH TOURS AND TRAVEL Contact Person: Stella Musana Plot 33D, Main Street, Jinja PO Box 820, Jinja Tel: +256 434 124 614 Cell: +256 758 725 094 Email: jirehtoursltd@gmail.com; info@jirehtoursandtravel.com www.jirehtoursandtravel.com

KABIZA WILDERNESS SAFARIS LTD Contact Person:Jon Blanc and Geoffrey Mugambwa Plot 472 Nsambya Babies home Millennium house Rm 14 upper Floor PO Box 36902, Kampala Tel: +256 772 978 292 Cell: +256 774 785 852 Email: kabizawildernesssafaris@kabiza.com www.kabiza.com

KASENYI GAME SAFARIS

Contact Person: Diane Ninsiima Akright Road, Namugongo, Janda Muwunda House B PO Box 73673, Clocktower Kampala Cell: +256 776 301 902 Email:info@kasenyigamesafaris.com; kasenyi.safaris@gmail.com www.kasenyigamesafaris.com

KAZINGA TOURS LTD

Contact Person: Musinguzi Felix Kezironi House, Nawova Close, 406 Makamba Road, Lungujja PO Box 72370 Kampala Tel: +256 414 274 457 Cell: +256 (0)772 552 819; +256 702469730 Email: mail@kazingatours.com; felex@kazingatours.com; kazingatoursug@gmail.com; halima.kazinga@gmail.com www.kazingatours.com

KIBIRA SAFARIS TOURS & TRAVEL

Contact Person: Dorothy Okoboi Plot 87, Kira Rd, Kamwokya PO Box 20058, Kampala Tel: +256 414 695 501, +256 312 517 544 Cell: +256 706 911 512, +256 777 025 826 Email: info@kibirasafaris.co.ug; shielam@kibirasafaris.co.ug; annab@kibirasafaris.co.ug www.kibirasafaris.co.ug

KJONG SAFARIS LTD

Contact Person: Muhumuza Stephen Plot 110 Bukoto St, Kamwokya PO Box 40289, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)312 111 304 Cell: +256 (0)772 370 233; 751 646 578 Email: kjongugandasafaris@gmail.com; info@kjongsafarisuganda.com www.kjongsafarisuganda.com

LAKE BASIN TOURS & TRAVEL LTD

LIFETIME EXPERIENCE SAFARIS

Contact Person: Jesse Tom Kitanywa Nsambya Rd, Plot 472 PO Box 22989, Kampala Cell: +256 777 201 697, +256 701 601 697 Email: info@lifetimesafaris.com www.lifetimesafaris.com

LIVINGSTONE AFRICAN SAFARIS

Contact Person: Kalema Livingstone Plot No.3692 Kabanda Road, Kirinya PO Box 29023, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)312 292 947 Cell: +256 (0)772 459 379 Email: info@livingstonesafaris.org www.tours-uganda.com

M&M LINERS LTD

Contact Person: Mwine Norman Room R01 6th floor, Impala House PO Box 11370 Kampala Tel: +256 714 19 548 Cell: +256 392 960 018 Email: mandmlinersltd@yahoo.com www.m&mliners.com

MALISU TOURS & TRAVEL

Contact Person: Elizabeth Agwang Plot No 26 Buganda Rd, Park Royal Building PO Box 26064, Kampala Tel: +256 414 662 573 Cell: +256 775 791 414 Email: info@malisutour.com; malisutours@gmail.com www.malisutour.com

MAMALAND SAFARIS

Contact Person: Tony Byarugaba Gaba Road, Kansanga Kiwafu PO Box 28645, Kampala Tel: +256 703 514 218 Cell: +256 772 482 462 Email: info@mamalandsafaris.com www.mamalandsafaris.com

Contact Person: Marriane Mutagambwa Plot 2 Rotary Ave, Lugogo Bypass PO Box 5991 Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 253 633 Cell: +256 752 628 757 Fax: +256 (0)414 253 633 Email: info@lakebasintours.co.ug; lakebasintours@yahoo.com www.lakebasintours.co.ug

MANTANA AFRICAN SAFARIS

LAKE KITANDARA TOURS & TRAVEL

MATOKE TOURS

Contact Person: Bonifence Byamukama Plot 102, Nakawa Division, St Bruno Rd Luzira Port Bell PO Box 40360, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)312 287 250 Cell: +256 (0)772 515 672; 782 399 235; 772 504 621 Fax: +256 (0)312 287 250 Email: kitanda@infocom.co.ug www.kitandarasafariholidays.com; www. kitandaratrekkingsafaris.com

Contact Person: Coen van der Heijden Senfuka Road 1, Muyenga Kampala PO Box 1881, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)751 057 863 Cell: +256 (0)782 374 667 Fax: +256 312 202 907 Email: matoketours1@gmail.com; matoketours3connie@gmail.com; matoketours3@gmail.com; matokeketours3solomon@gmail. com;info@matoketours.com www.travel-uganda.net

LETS GO TRAVEL LTD

MERIT VACATIONS

Contact Person: Kantu Joan Garden City PO Box 22851, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 252 711 Cell: +256 (0)772 614 193 Fax: +256 (0)414 346 666 Email: safaris@letsgosafari-ug. com; marinka@letsgosafari-ug. com; kennedy@letsgosafari-ug.com; thomas@letsgosafari-ug.com www.letsgosafari.com

Contact Person: Anthony Farrell Plot 39A, Berkeley Road, Entebbe PO Box 11060, Kampala Tel: +256 414 321 552 Cell: +256 772 401 391 +256 772 525 736 Fax: +256 414320152 Email: mantana@africaonline.co.ug www.kimbla-mantana.co.ug

Contact Person: Mugume Rebecca Namirembe, Mengo Hill PO Box 26555, Kampala Tel: +256 414 256 690 Cell: +256 718 506 645, +256 702 925601 Fax: +256 (0)414 256 689 Email: sales@meritsafaris.com www.meritsafaris.com


MILES SAFARIS AND ADVENTURE

Contact Person: Kithuku Lazarus 4th floor, Rofra Hse, Gaba Rd Kansnga PO Box 27228, Kampala Tel: +256 312 518 035 Email: jambo@milessafaris.com www.milessafaris.com

MOGAMBO, PASIÓN POR ÁFRICA, LTD

Contact Person: Francisco Javier Plot 93, Nawiro Swamp Rd Lugonjo, Entebbe PO Box 232, Entebbe Tel: +256 414 692 789 Cell: +256 (0)775 491 492 Email: patxi@mogambo.ug; mogambo.iria@gmail.com www.mogambo.ug

MSAFIRI TOURS

Contact Person: Denis Kigongo Victor KRSNA Building, Third Floor Room 55, Kisementi-Kamwokya PO Box 25395, Kampala Tel: +44 800 612 5106 Cell: +256 790 915 453; +256 777 851 283 Email: info@tour-uganda.org, reservations@tour-uganda.org www.msafiritours.com

MURO TOURS AND TRAVEL

Contact Person: Kisaka Samuel Robinson Kisasi-Bukoto Rd Opposite Sunrise Sunrise Supermarket PO Box 36625, Kampala Cell: +256 774 513 436 Email: info@murotoursandtravel.com; murotoursandtravel@gmail.com www.murotoursandtravel.com.

NATURE FRIENDLY SAFARIS

Contact Person: Kasadha Micheal Span House 1st Floor Rm 218, Plot 1 Portal Avenue, Behing Workers Hse, Kampala PO Box 2951, Kampala Tel: +256 414 692 461 Cell: +256 712 123 715 Email: info@naturefriendlysafarisug.com www.naturefriendlysafarisug.com

NATURETRACK EXPEDITIONS (U) LTD

Contact Person: Jane Ojaale Plot 9, Berkeley Road PO Box 727, Entebbe Tel: +256 392 896 754, +256 774 132 967 Email: safari@naturetrack-expeditions.com www.naturetrack-expeditions.com

NERIMA TOURS LTD

Contact Person: Mugeni Joseph Francis Luzira Stage Six PO Box 8810, Kampala Cell: +256 712 700 950 Email: jmugeni@roofings.co.ug; benzilaug@yahoo.com

NETSPAN LTD

Contact Person: Elizabeth Ahaise Equatorial Hotel Shop No 42 PO Box 10532, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 348 766 Cell: +256 (0)772 704 326 Fax: +256 (0)414 348 766 Email: netspan101@yahoo.com

NILE RIVER EXPLORERS Contact Person: Jon Dahl Plot 41 Wilson Ave PO Box 2155, Jinja Tel: +256 (0)434 120 236 Cell: +256 (0)772 422 373 Email: rafting@raftafrica.com; leslie@raftafrica.com www.raftafrica.com

NKURINGO WALKING SAFARIS (U) LTD

PINNACLE AFRICA SAFARIS

NSHONGI SAFARI TOURS & TRAVEL

PLATINUM TOURS & TRAVEL

Contact Person: Lydia Nandudu Plot 34 Kitinda, SOS Zone, PO Box 10152, Kampala Cell: +256 (0)774 805 580 Email: info@nkuringowalkingsafaris.com; lydia@nkuringowalkingsafaris.com www.nkuringowalkingsafaris.com

Contact Person: Francis Kimbowa Plot 4,Stensera Rd off Nabunya Rd, Rubaga Kampala PO Box 27903, Kampala Tel: +256 414 272 711 Fax: +256 414272 761 Email: sales@pinnaclesafaris.com www.pinnaclesafaris.com

Contact Person: Susan Hakiza Plot 7 Market Street PO Box 23119, Kampala Tel: +256 414 237 775 Cell: +256 772349 040, +256 701 349 040 Email: nshongisafaris@gmail.com; suekaba@yahoo.com www.nshongitours.com

Contact Person: Jaqueline Kemirembe Parliament Avenue Amadinda House 1st floor Rm 19 PO Box 8102, Kampala Cell: +256 712 841 143 Fax: +256 414 349 158 Email: info@platinumsafarisug.com; mdplatinum@yahoo.com; mdplatinum76@gmail.com www.platinumsafarisug.com

OSTRICH INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SERVICES & SUPPLY

PREMIER SAFARIS LTD

Contact Person: Lucie Oloya Raja Chambers, Floor 2 Rm 33, Plot 3 Parliamentary Avenue PO Box 4693, Kampala Tel: +256 782 519 111 Cell: +256 414 259 370 Email: ostrichtravel@outlook.com www.ostrichtravel.net

Contact Person: Roni Madhvani 96-98 5th street industrial area PO Box 22827, Kampala Tel: +256 312 260 260/1; +256 414 255 992 Cell: +256 772 657 767 Fax: +256 (0)414 255 277 Email: operations@premiersafaris.com www.premiersafaris.com

PANARI SAFARIS

PRIMATE WATCH SAFARIS

Contact Person: Ms Jacqueline Kioko Plot 24/26, Shri Ganesh Plaza PO Box 1369, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 668 869 Cell: +256 (0)714 668 307; 754 668 307 Fax: +256 (0)414 252 099 Email: jkiokous10@yahoo.com; info@panarisafaris.com www.panarisafaris.com

PEARL AFRIC TRAVEL BUREAU Contact Person: Innocent Manda Plot 3 Pilkington Rd, Nic Building, Phase 3 Annex PO Box 1102, Kampala Tel: +256 752 504 301 Cell: +256 (0)752 250 4301 Email: innomanda@gmail.com; innomanda@pearlafric.com; info@pearlafric.com info@pearlafric.com www.pearlafric.com

PEARL OF AFRICA TOURS

Contact Person: Kelley Mac-Tavish Mungar Nakumat Oasis Mall, B2, Lower Grd Floor PO Box 24254, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 340 533 Cell: +256 (0)772 403 614 Fax: +256 (0)414 236 255 Email: kelley@pearlofafricatours. com; samuel@pearlofafricatours.com; charlotte@pearlofafricatours.com; cissy@pearlofafricatours.com; ntaleb@pearlofafricatours.com info@pearlofafricatours.com www.pearlofafricatours.com

PICNIC SAFARIS LTD

Contact Person: Samson Bagonza Plot 2-4, Kiwana Rd, Nakumatt Store Bukoto, PO Box 40379, Kampala Cell: +256 (0)312 515 402 Fax: +256 (0)414 256 963 Email: info@picnicsafaris.com; sbagonza@picnicsafaris.com www.picnicsafaris.com

Contact Person: Nekesa Florence Plot 4277 Namasuba-Ndejje Rd, off Ebb PO Box 671, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 226 824 Cell: +256 (0)772 616 107 Email: info@primatewatchsafaris.com www.primatewatchsafaris.com

PRIME SAFARIS & TOURS

Contact Person: Makanga Samuel A.K. Building, Gayaza Road off Kubili Round About Plot 191, Mobutu Rd PO Box 16373, Wandegeya Cell: +256 773 912 891 Email: info@primeugandasafaris.com www.primeugandasafaris.com

RAFT SUPREME (NALUBALE RAFTING)

Contact Person: Thompson Plot 17 Kissinja Rd, Jinja Cell: +256 (0)782 638 938; 772 812 065 Email: bookings@nalubalerafting.com; thomas@nalubalerafting.com; will@nalubalerafting.com www.nalubalerafting.com

RED CHILLI HIDE AWAY LTD

Contact Person: Katarina Bendikova Plot 17 Gangram Rd, Mbuya PO Box 40288, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)312 202 903 Email: redchillihideaway@hotmail.com; reservations@redchillihideaway.com www.redchillihideaway.com

RUNGU TOURS LTD

Contact Person: Gordon Mawanda 326 Mbarara, Kampala Tel: +256 782 310 706 Email: abeamsafaris@gmail.com; info@ugandasafarisafrica.com; gordon@ rungutours.com www.rungutours.com

S&N TRANSPORTERS, TOUR & TRAVEL

Contact Person: Simbwa Siraje Plot 194 Mobutu Rd, Next to Makindye Country Club PO Box 26629, Kampala Tel: +256 414 660 781 Cell: +256 750 809 259; +256 781 968345 Email: sntransp.tourtravels@yahoo.com; info@sntourtravels.com www.sntourtravels.com

SAFARI 2 GORILLA TOURS

Contact Person: Aron Mugisha Plot 2,Cohen A Rd, Tumushabe Amos House, BTN Jopfam Hotel and Kabale Golf Course PO Box 568, Kabale Cell: +256 774 608 916 Email: info@safari2gorilla.com; safari2gorillatours@gmail.com; mugishaaron@gmail.com www.safari2gorilla.com www.primatestours.com

SAFARI SKIES

Contact Person: Michael Rourke Lake View Drive, Lubowa and Office Kajjansi Air Field PO Box 63, Kisubi Cell: +256 782 209 186 Email: mike@safariskies.com www.safariskies.com

SAFARI WILDZ

Contact Person: Celia Dippenaar Plot 6, Nsajja Rd PO Box 1317, Jinja Tel: +256 (0)775 201 119 Cell: +256 (0)794 201 119 Email: operations@safariwildz.com www.safariwildz.com

SENSE OF AFRICA - UGANDA Contact Person: Steven Mukibi Plot 14 York Terrace Kololo PO Box 7681, Kampala Cell: +256 312 237 348 Email: steven@senseofafrica.com www.tourvestafrica.com

SILVERBACK TRAVEL COMPANY

Contact Person: Philip Mugasa Plot 28-A Golf Course View Wampewo Avenue PO Box 12632, Kampala Cell: +256 791 938 823; +256 771 605385 Email: awel001@gmail.com www.silverbacktravelcompany.com

SIMBA AFRICA EXPEDITIONS

Contact Person: Nadduli Moses Lubowa, off Twins Motel off Entebbe Rd PO Box 26784, Kampala Tel: +256 414 581 109 Cell: +256 772 354 691 Email: info@africa-expeditions.com www.africa-expeditions.com

SITATUNGA SAFARIS & TRAVEL LTD

Contact Person: Pamela Nabakoza Mutesa 1 Close Buziga PO Box 12838, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 267 790 Cell: +256 (0)772 667 246 Fax: +256 (0)414 268 620 Email: info@safaris-in-uganda.com www.safaris-in-uganda.com

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S R O T A R E P TOUR O

THE TOURIST CENTRE

SPEEDWAY SAFARIS LTD

Contact Person: Noah Ssonko Plot 24 Suna/Nyanama Road off Kampala-Entebbe Airport Highway PO Box 37400, Kampala Tel: +256 701 807 807 Cell: +256 715 700 700 Email: info@speedwaysafaris.com www.speedwaysafaris.com

SPEKE UGANDA HOLIDAYS

Contact Person: Tony Mulinde Grace Plot 97, Bukoto St PO Box 809, Kampala Cell: +256 (0)782 207 009 Email: info@spekeugandaholidays.com www.spekeugandaholidays.com

STEADY SAFARIS LTD

Contact Person: Steve Olaaka Esebius Plot 1760 Kiira Rd PO Box 22816, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)312 286 495 Cell: +256 782 471 149 Fax: +256 (0)414 288 374 Email: info@steadysafaris.com www.steadysafaris.com

STEBAR SAFARIS LTD

Contact Person: Stella Bamu Rugunda Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Entebbe PO Box 72579, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 323 123 Cell: +256 (0)701 396 546 Email: stebarsafari@yahoo.com; advice@stebar-safaris.com www.stebar-safaris.com

SUNGREEN LTD

Contact Person: Mugale Alex George Street,Simbamanyo Hse, Nakasero PO Box 7393, Kampala Tel: +256 392898074 Cell: +256 772682431 Email: info@suggreenuganda.com www.sungreenuganda.com

SWAN AIR TOURS & TRAVEL

Contact Person: Eugene Nsubuga Windt Plot 4 Kimathi Ave PO Box 11206, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 250 966; 414 235 608 Cell: +256 (0)772 750 965 Fax: +256 (0)414 250 965 Email: tours@swanairtravel.biz; eugenie@swanairtravel.biz; safaris@swanairtravel.biz www.swanairtravel.biz

TERP TRAVEL LTD

Contact Person: Abala Christine Plot 37/41 Port Bell PO Box 12339, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 220 702 Fax: +256 (0)414 220 929 Email: baseka@gmail.com; baseka@budgetsafari.biz; abala.christine@gmail.com

THE FAR HORIZONS U LTD (DATA POINT)

Contact Person: Patrick Shah Block 244, Plot 2409, Kiwafu Kansanga PO Box 37789, Kampala Tel: +256 312 264 894/5 Cell: +256 772 786 999; +256 783 583 923 Email: info@thefarhorizons.com; stella@thefarhorizons.com; annemarie@thefarhorizons.com www.thefarhorizons.com

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Contact Person: Davids Mutalya Plot 2 Main Street-Post Office Building PO Box 1666, Jinja Tel: +256 434 122 758 Email: info@jinjatouristcentre.co.ug; safaris@touristcentresafaris.com www.jinjatouristcentre.co.ug

THE UGANDA SAFARI COMPANY

Contact Person: Jonathan Wright Plot 15 Binayomba Road, Luthuli Avenue, Bugoloobi PO Box 23825, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 251 182 Cell: +256 787 433 710 Fax: +256 (0)414 344 653 Email: sales@safariuganda.com; info@wildplacesafrica.com; gary@wildplacesafrica.com www.safariuganda.com

TORO’S PRIDE TOURS AND SAFARIS

Contact Person: Opande Patrick Rm 025, Ground Floor, Lugogo Forest Mall, Kampala PO Box 23689, Kampala Cell: +256 392 080 999 Email: info@toropridetours.co.ug; trudy@toropridetours.co.ug www.toropridetours.co.ug

TOUR AND TRAVEL CENTRE

Contact Person: Mworozi Steven Plot 35-Lumumba Ave-Nakasero PO Box 2890, Kampala Tel: +256 414 343 525 Fax: +256 414 346 555 Email: info@tourandtravelcentre.com, tours@tourandtravelcentre.com www.tourandtravelcentre.com

TRAVEL HEMISPHERES LTD Contact Person: Bukenya R.Fred Nyanama Rd PO Box 12112, Kampala Tel: +256 414382357 Cell: +256 772571698 Email:info@travelhemispheres.com www.travelhemispheres.com

TRAVEL2UGANDA

Contact Person: Gabriella Beltramini Kansanga,Gaba Road PO Box 72702, Kampala Cell: +256 786 292880 Email: gabriella@travel2uganda.com www.travel2uganda.com

TRAVELUST AFRICAN SAFARIS Contact Person: James Kateeba Buziga Hill, PO Box 27943, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 578 209; +256 312 288 667 Cell: +256 752 626 908,, +256 772 419 238 Email: travel@africaonline.co.ug; reservations@gorillaresort.com; james@travelust.com www.travelust.com

TREK EAST AFRICA SAFARIS

Contact Person: Geoffrey Baluku Bukoto, Off Kisasi Rd PO Box 16322, Kampala Tel: ‘+256 (0)702 975 961 Cell: +256 (0)702 975 961 Email: info@trekeastafricasafaris.com; info@ugandasafariportal.org www.trekeastafricasafaris.com

UGANDA EXPERIENCE SAFARIS

Contact Person: Malcom Rankin Unit 5, Trust House 20 Airport Road PO Box 534, Entebbe Tel: +256 (0)414 320 569; 414 321 583 Cell: +256 (0)774 040 170 Email: ugexp@aol.com www.ugandaexperience.co.uk

UGANDA HOLIDAY & BUSINESS SOLUTIONS Contact Person: Omalla Andrew Amber House, Ground Floor PO Box 8329, Kampala Tel: +256 312292448 Cell: +256 772480931 Fax: +256 (0)412 371 81 Email: info@holidayinuganda.com www.holidayinuganda.com

UGANDA TRAVEL BUREAU 2004 LTD

Contact Person: Deo Lubega 1098 Buziga Rise PO Box 5619, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 335 335; 312 232 555 Cell: +256 712 890 369; +256 772 232 555 Fax: +256 (0)414 236 998 Email: deo@utb.co.ug; info@utb.co.ug www.travelUTB.com

UGANDA WILDLIFE SAFARIS

Contact Person: Christian Weth Plot 643 Semwogere Close, Bukoto PO Box 70513, Clock Tower Kampala Tel: +256 414 501 018 Fax: +256 414 501 019 Email: christian.weth@uganda-wildlifesafaris.com www.uganda-wildlife-safaris.com

VENTURE UGANDA LTD

Contact Person: Lesley Harris Plot 19 off Martyrsway Ntinda Rd PO Box 40244, Nakawa Tel: +256 312 202 033 Cell: +256 772 440 899 Email: info@ventureuganda.org; l.harris@ventureuganda.org; rachel@ventureuganda.org www.ventureuganda.org

VIEW AFRICA TOUR SPECIALISTS

Contact Person: Wilson H Kabeera Ntinda, Nob View Hotel PO Box 33273, Kampala Cell: +256 712 387 996 Email: wilson@viewafricasafari.com; info@viewafricasafari.com www.viewafricasafari.com

VINCE TOURS & TRAVEL LTD Contact Person: Patrick Tourol Rm 208, Teachers House, Bombo Rd PO Box 37053, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 341 470 Cell: +256 (0)712 810 666 Fax: +256 (0)414 341 470 Email: info@vincetours.co.ug www.vincetours.co.ug

VIRUNGA ADVENTURE TOURS

Contact Person: Hanyurwa Sheba Kisoro PO Box 280, Kisoro Cell: +256772435148 Email: info@virungaadventuretours.com www.virungaadventuretours.com

VIVA SAFARIS

Contact Person: Vivian Burke Plot 6 Colville Street PO Box 2549, Kampala Cell: +256 755 465 020 Email: info@vivasafaris.net www.vivasafaris.net

VOLCANOES SAFARIS

Contact Person: Yusuf Mubiru 27 Lumumba Avenue, Nakasero PO Box 22818, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 346 464; 312 263 823 Cell: +256 (0)772 741 718 Fax: +256 (0)414 341 718; 312 265 248 Email: salesug@volcanoessafaris.com; kevin@volcanoessafaris.com www.volcanoessafaris.com

VOYAGER AFRICAN SAFARIS LTD

Contact Person: Joselyn Akullu Hotel Africana (Office Annex); Voyager Suite, Plot 2–4 Wampewo Avenue Kololo PO Box 36453, Kampala Tel: +256 (0)414 268 675; 312 283 987 Cell: +256 (0)712 441 832 Fax: +256 (0)414 286 269 Email: voyager@discoverafrica.co.ug www.discoverafrica.co.ug

WHISTLING DUCK TOURS & TRAVEL LTD

Contact Person: Helmut Buttner Plot 16, Kisinja Road PO Box 53, Jinja Tel: +256 (0)431 221 68 Cell: +256 (0)751 767 605 Fax: +256 (0)434 122 168 Email: helmut@whistlingduckuganda.com www.whistlingduckuganda.com

WIJEMA TOURS & TRAVEL

Contact Person: William Utingcwinyu Chonga Plot 13/15 Kamwokya Branch, First Floor opp Acacia Mall. Hqtrs in Mbalwa PO Box 7684, Kampala Cell: +256 312270860 Email: info@wijemagroup.co.ug; marketing@wijematours.co.ug; w_utingcwinyu@wijemagroup.co.ug www.wijemagroup.co.ug

WILD WHISPERS AFRICA

Contact Person: Asiimwe Racheal Plot 19 Bukoto Street, Kampala Uganda PO Box 36566, Kampala Tel: +256 312 107 945 Cell: +256 793503426 Email: info@wildwhispersafrica.com www.wildwhispersafrica.com


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