Tag Archives: Uganda

Rebecca and Mountain Gorillas
January 25, 2013

Rebecca and the Mountain Gorillas

Early one dreary morning in March 2004, my BBC Wildlife plopped onto the doormat. While waiting for my lift to work to arrive, I quickly scanned through the articles, but came to an abrupt halt in the advertisement section; Journey to the Gorillas, Volcanoes Safaris it read. A trip was booked in less than 24…

Sculpture Gallery Exhibition
January 8, 2013

Sculpture Gallery New Exhibition

The new Rwenzori Sculpture Gallery is open by appointment and the current exhibition is showcasing the local talent from the nearby bronze foundry which is going down a storm! The Sculpture Gallery is located an hour’s drive away from Volcanoes Kyambura Gorge Lodge, at the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains in a stunning architect-designed building…

Birding Hub
December 14, 2012

Uganda is Declared a Birding…

Uganda has been declared one of the prime destinations for birdwatching in 2013, continuing the boost from the Lonely Planet 2012 award of Best Tourism Destination into a new year. Nature Uganda had teamed up with Birdlife International, a global conservation organisation focusing on the protection of birds and their habitats, to study the bird…

Africa's New Frontier
December 5, 2012

Uganda: Africa’s New Frontier (NatGeo)

National Geographic defines Uganda as ‘Africa’s new frontier’ and names it in its Best of the World 2013! Every year the editors of the National Geographic Traveler choose twenty destinations that they think are home to the best trips in the world for the coming year. Following on from last year’s accolades from the Lonely…

Gorilla Group Return Home
November 26, 2012

Nyakagezi Gorilla Group Return Home

We are delighted to announce that the Nyakagezi Gorilla Group, long-time residents of Mgahinga National Park, has just returned home from Rwanda! There are a total of 80 mountain gorillas in Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, but the travelling Nyakagezi group are the only habituated group for tourism. Their recent arrival in the park before…

50th Independence
October 9, 2012

Uganda’s 50th Independence Day

Today marks an important celebration in the history of Uganda as it’s not only Independence Day but a golden jubilee year of 50 years since their independence. Uganda has come a long way in the last 50 years and there has been a lot to celebrate. Lonely Planet this year named Uganda the top destination…

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