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First experience in East Africa

I remember the first time I picked my clients up from Entebbe airport as I was beginning my journey in the tourism industry they had very many questions for me to answer the most funny question was one concerning flashing toilets they didn’t believe we had flashing toilets in Uganda this made me crack up with laughter couldn’t control my laughter it was at that moment when I realized that there was a lot of information needed to be put out about Uganda .is.gd/op6S8F

Uganda is found in the Eastern central part of Africa ,it is a land locked country ,a very interesting country with 53 different cultures it is a nature gifted country with a lot to offer in terms of tourism .we have 4 ethnic groups namely Bantu, Nilo Hamites, Nilotics , Hamites, each of these groups have their own lifestyle, beliefs, dressing code ,cuisine, accents, religions etc… this is what makes Uganda a very unique and interesting country.

Uganda is a growing economy with the largest number of its population being youth ,it is a land of vast opportunities from investments to jobs. with the oil and Gas opportunities imaging there is a lot of untapped potential .we have shopping malls, Flashing toilets and no we don’t live under trees we have very fancy cribs, houses ,apartments, hotels, homes that will blow your mind .

Uganda is a very hospitable country there are people who come to visit and never want to go back to their homes /original countries because of the warmth they experience.

we have different cuisine restaurants from international to local cuisines feel free to ask as many questions as you can on this topic .

Elephant encounter

My first encounter with a charging elephant. The first time I saw an elephant was on my way to Mweya Safari Lodge, where I had gone for a job interview .

I woke up early that morning, boarded the LINK bus from Fort Portal town, travelled to a place called Katunguru (found in the western region), got a boda boda (motorcycle taxi) from this point, and continued to Mweya Safari Lodge.

As we rode inside the park, we met a big herd of elephants. I ask the boda guy, “do you think we can get through this herd?” He proudly says, “Definitely! I have been doing this for a long time!”. I didn’t believe him so I told him to stop immediately and wait for the herd to finish and make way for us.

He then suggests making noise for them so that they can give way, which I agreed to do. While we where at it (making noise as we rode), we didn’t realize that in the process the mother elephant had left her calf on the opposite side of the road! As we were riding through I saw a calf playing. It was so cute that I asked the boda guy to stop so I can watch the calf. Next thing, I hear a trumpet-like sound behind us. I turned behind and saw a giant elephant running towards us, flapping its ears! I tell the boda guy to start the boda quick, but the elephant was already close, like 6 feet! I was very scared so I started shouting at the boda guy, “We are dead!!! We are dead !!!” He did his best and we finally got away and continued to Mweya.

This was the first time I had seen elephants live in their natural habitat. I was so excited, even after what had happened. I will live to remember this for the rest of my life from that day on.

Respect wild animals and love them!

Luxury Travel in Uganda


The owner and head guide of Engo Tours and Adventures is a 38-year-old Ugandan, Nattabi Ruth, who loves her work as much as she loves animals and the wilds of East Africa; she is the mother of our 4-year-old son, Mukisa. We call him a Halfrican.  Nattabi founded Engo Tours and Adventures to highlight and make more accessible the multi-faceted types of travel on offer in Uganda and elsewhere in East Africa — including Zanzibar, Rwanda, and Madagascar. Few Americans and Europeans have been exposed to the great range of adventure travel here — from economy to luxury.

Amazing Ugandan Wildlife

Seeing the amazing animals close-up is just one attraction — the gorillas, crocodiles, monitor lizards, elephants, lions and abundance of birds are all eager to have their photos taken. In the case of the birds, there are more species in Uganda alone than in all of North America; and they are extravagantly beautiful to a one. Travel in East Africa is visually arresting and dramatic; fortunately, it also provides for plenty of relaxation.

The International City of Kampala

Start your journey in Kampala, a thriving international city of 1.6 million. Spend a few days enjoying the richness of its parks, hotels, clubs, museums, churches, mosques, cafes, and restaurants. It is easy to get around using everything from motorcycle taxis (boda-bodas) to matatus (14-passenger vans), full size buses, car hires, and self-drive vehicles. 

High-Energy Jinja

After Kampala, continue to Jinja for horseback riding, water sports and balloon rides. Not to mention excellent restaurants.

Fort Portal

From Jinja, head down to the Rwenzori Mountains town of Fort Portal, perhaps Uganda’s most appealing and picturesque settlement. Fort, as everyone calls it, serves as a base for chimp tracking, high mountain hiking, and hot springs visits.

Queen elizabeth national park

Next, after a short drive, you’ll find yourself in Queen Elizabeth National Park for safari drives, boat cruises, and extraordinary animal and bird viewing. The sunset cruise on Kazinga Channel is not to be missed, delivering sights that are nothing short of glorious. Hippopotamuses pop up out of the water, twirling their ears and snapping their giant jaws at the crocs when they get too close to the hippo babies. Mweya Lodge, sitting on the hill above the Channel, is the perfect place to dine in the company of warthogs and their piglets lounging on the nearby lawn. Your other amusing lunch companions will be the many inquisitive mongooses that call the lodge grounds home.

the majestic mountain gorillas

South of QENP headquarters is Ishasa, where you’ll find the famed tree climbing lions, then you’ll continue on to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, to visit the Mountain Gorillas. A gorilla permit for a one-hour audience with their majesties is easily acquired and the gorilla families, which are habituated to people, are surprisingly hospitable and relaxed with humans. You’ll typically hike from 1 to 4 hours before you reach the big furry lugs. Then, there in the green mass, will be huge primates staring at you with their sweet, mournful eyes.

Adding to the pleasure of the hike are the guides you’ll hire before you start. They are young locals who will not only provide pleasant and informative conversation, but also push and pull you over the slopes and rough patches. One of my guides told me, “My name is Regina — it means queen.” And she was one. Tip generously (as in $15-$20). These young Ugandans work hard and share their knowledge of gorillas generously.

There are several plush lodges at Buhoma, the Bwindi town that serves as a gateway to the gorillas, so a several-day stay is entirely possible and, indeed, recommended. Other activities in the area include visiting the Batwa pygmies and their crafts, and hiking through Bwindi’s lush forest to see the many butterflies, non-gorilla primates and miniature antelope — called dik-diks. Yes, really.

it’s not over yet

Before returning to Kampala drive east to Kapchorwa and spectacular Sipi Falls for great hiking (fueled by equally great coffee). There are several terrific hotels in the area, so stick around a few days. As you return to Kampala, you can be planning how to return to Uganda, which, after your first visit, you’ll surely want to do.

START A TOUR COMPANY

What factors to consider when starting a tour company? You don’t need a lot of money to start.

It is very important to love what you do because it takes time to finally make it. You should always avoid asking people for their input on what you want, as it might lead to discouragement or making you think you will not make it.

Do a lot of research before spending money.

Make sure you have your business plan written down. It doesn’t have to be professional. I know this sounds bizarre but I did this and it has worked for me. I started scratching my business plan out of my head, and followed my heart on what I wanted, and put it down on paper. It was very messy but it made me feel so good and proud of myself.

I did some research on how to start a website and I was shocked to find various tools and apps that teach you to create your own professional website. In a nutshell, nothing in this world is impossible.

ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY REOPENED

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary will be re-opening for visitors on the 10th June 2021. This has been one of the much anticipated news in the tourism industry of Uganda. The re-opening of the sanctuary now is a breath of fresh air for the northern Uganda tourism potential. The Rhinos at Ziwa have for some months been the missing piece to complete the big five destination especially for visitors to Murchison Falls National Park.

The sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where captive breeding of the white Rhinos has been a success and Rhino population has gradually increased over time. Ziwa also offers an important stop over for visitors to Murchison Falls. On top of Rhino tracking, there are other activities available at the sanctuary which include; boat rides, nature walks and birding. There is also the Amuka Safari Lodge close by which offers the best available accommodation in the area.

Details on the rates and visiting hours will follow shortly in a detailed briefing from UWA.

THE TRANSFERING OF RHINOS

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UWA’s intervention comes just days after unknown people descended on the Rhino sanctuary offices and vandalised office equipment including computers and documents last Thursday.

Ziwa Rhino and WildLife Ranches, the owners of the land where the Rhinos are being bred at Nakitoma Sub-county in Nakasongola District, and Rhino Fund Uganda, the organisation that manages the Rhinos, have for the last five years been embroiled in a row over the management of the sanctuary.
Mr Bashir Hangi, the communications manager at UWA, said the authority has beefed up security of the Rhinos at the sanctuary.
“The deployment is in line with UWA’s mandate of protecting wildlife resources in Uganda as per the Uganda Wildlife Act 2019.
UWA is not party to the conflicts between Ziwa Ranchers and Rhino Fund Uganda and we reiterate our impartiality while stressing our mandate as an institution established to protect Uganda’s Wildlife heritage,” Mr Hangi said in an April 16 statement.

UWA further reveals that in the medium and long term, the Rhinos will be translocated to a protected area managed by UWA. In conservation management, translocation refers to intentional movement of plants or animals to a new area.
“Plans are already underway towards achieving this strategy after the completion of a feasibility study to identify the most suitable locations for the introduction of Rhinos and the conditions that need to be met to do so,” Mr Hangi added.

Mr Augustine Mudukoyi, a manager at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, said the group of people who attacked the sanctuary disguised as tourists.
“They were travelling in a coaster bus. They later descended on the property at the offices using sledge hammers and crow bars. They destroyed office computers and documents. We alerted police which later arrested the group,” Mr Mudukoyi said.

The savannah regional police spokesperson, Mr Issah Ssemogerere, said they have so far arrested 27 people alleged to have destroyed the property.
Ms Angie Genade, the executive director of Rhino Fund, said the attackers targeted the office equipment and documents. “This is very unfortunate, but the matter is being handled by the police,” she said.
Ms Genade said the incident happened as she attended an emergency meeting in Kampala between officials from the Uganda Wildlife, Rhino Fund Uganda and Capt Roy. 

Termination of relations
In an interview with the Daily Monitor, the family of Capt Joseph Charles Roy,  distanced themselves from the alleged April 15 acts of vandalism, but insisted that they have since terminated relations with the Rhino Fund Uganda and are in the process of repossessing their land.

Capt Roy who is the founder of Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch (ZRWR) is a retired businessman and flight captain.   
“We are not party to the acts of vandalism at the Rhino Sanctuary. It is also true that we are in the process of repossessing our land at Nakitoma Sub-county,” a family member, who preferred anonymity, said.

About the dispute
    Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary that is located about 176kms North of Kampala City, was established in 2006 as a protected area for re-introduction of the rear White Rhino family that had become extinct in Uganda. The Rhino Sanctuary that sits on a 16,000 acre land is now at the centre of dispute between the family of Capt Joseph Charles Roy who owns the lease and the management of Rhino Fund Uganda.

 In November 2017, Capt Roy terminated the concession with both the Rhino Fund Uganda and D and D Lodges after a disagreement, but Rhino Fund Uganda sought arbitration through court as provided in an earlier agreement between the two parties over the management of the sanctuary.
 Daily Monitor has established that at the height of the dispute in February 2019, the parties sought the attention of President Museveni to resolving the matter. The fall out is reported to have resulted from failure to honor the agreement in a concession entered between the two parties on how to share the proceeds from the Rhino Sanctuary and the D and D International Lodges and Restaurant at the sanctuary.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a home to 33 Rhinos re-introduced in Uganda through a breed and release program supervised by the Uganda Wildlife but managed by the Rhino Fund Uganda in Nakasongola District. Uganda lost its first indigenous rhino species in 1982 when all the rhino species were completely wiped out through acts of poaching and the wars that ravaged the country. Records from UWA data bank reveal that by 1985, there was no trace of a single rhino at the country’s known protected wildlife areas including the national game parks and game reserves until the re-introduction of the breed and release Program in 2005. https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/lifestyle/travel/uwa-to-shift-white-rhinos-trapped-in-sanctuary-fight-3369982https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/lifestyle/travel/uwa-to-shift-white-rhinos-trapped-in-sanctuary-fight-3369982
 

SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT

The race of the new speaker has been a tight race we are ready to see what our new members are going to do for the citizens of uganda the link I have shared has all the details

https://www.parliament.go.ug › spea…
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Speaker of Parliament | Parliament of Uganda

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https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/jacob-oulanyah-voted-speaker-of-11th-parliament-3412358