Why rent an apartment with Ntinda Apartments

Why rent an apartment with Ntinda Apartments

Booking an apartment is better value than a hotel, giving you more luxury for less cost.

You have more privacy, space and service than you would receive in a hotel or a guest house.

We can assist you to personalise your perfect apartment experience.

Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the industry, we are able to match guests to the perfect Uganda holiday apartment.

Our team of dedicated, efficient staff is available to assist you throughout your stay.

Provide advise on the best wining and dining hotspots in Kampala – from first hand experience.

To book your apartment please contact us via info@ntindaapartments.com or call our reservation team on +256701367970.

Rent A Fully Furnished Apartment in Ntinda, Kampala.

Rent A Fully Furnished Apartment in Ntinda, Kampala.

Ntinda Apartments Kampala offer you fully furnished & serviced apartments in Kampala, both one and two bed-roomed for self-catering holidays, vacation rentals, temporary lodging or corporate housing.

Whether for a short stay or a longer rental, these elegantly furnished, spacious and comfortable apartments in Kampala will have you feeling right at home!

Ntinda Apartments Kampala are conveniently situated between the near Kabira Country Club and Convention Centre and just steps away from Kampala’s most sensational shopping, restaurants and cafes.

Services available at Ntinda Apartments

Each apartment has been fitted with modern equipment & stylish furniture. Services provided are on-par with international accommodation standards and these include:

  • Free on site parking
  • Meetings and Events Management
  • Fully air-conditioned apartments
  • FREE Wi-Fi/Wireless Internet access
  • 24 hour security service
  • Guided Walks

Airport pick-ups are available on request welcoming you at Entebbe airport, assisting with baggage and a drive to Ntinda Apartments Kampala.

Leisure facilities like Bar & Restaurant, Fully furnished apartments, Gardens, Laundry Service, Business Center, Flat Screen TV with DSTV, Kitchenette en-suite, Lounge en-suite and Terrace.

To book accommodation at Ntindi Apartments, you can send us your inquiry to info@ntindaapartments.com or fill in the booking form. Alternatively you can call our help desk through +256-701367970 for any inquiries and quotes

 

Fly-In Gorilla Tracking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Uganda

Fly-In Gorilla Tracking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Uganda

Bwindi National Park, located in south western Uganda on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, is considered the most diverse forest in Uganda. The area, one of the few large expanses of forest in East Africa, where lowland and mountain habitats meet, contains a dense ground cover of herbs, vines, and shrubs. Home to over 120 mammals, 345 species of birds, 200 species of butterflies, and 160 species of trees, Bwindi is one of the richest ecosystems in East Africa. The park contains almost one half of the world’s population of the endangered Mountain Gorilla, making it an extremely valuable conservation site. Bwindi is also home to several endangered bird species with very limited ranges, and acts as an important catchment area for many rivers, supplying water for agriculture in the surrounding region.

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi

Fly on a scheduled (daily) flight to Kihihi Airstrip. Upon arrival at Kihihi, you’ll be met by a Hotel representative and driven to Crested Crane Bwindi Hotel. Check in at the Hotel and enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to relax and prepare yourself for the next day. Or go for an optional (guided) forest walk or village community walk for a first introduction with Uganda’s unique flora and fauna.

Forest Walk (Optional)

Embark on a walk through tropical rainforest with experienced guides. Enjoy scenic views, visit the falls, the sights and sounds of the rain forest, ample opportunities for bird watching and glimpses of the many monkey species as they move through the forest canopy.

Village Community Walk (Optional)

Embark on a community walk through the local villages surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Optional activities include visits to a traditional home, local orphanage or school, banana brewing demonstrations and even meeting traditional medicinal healers. This three to four hour walk is easily tailored to your individual schedule and interests.

Overnight and Dinner at Crested Crane Bwindi Hotel

Please let us know at the time of booking if you would like to participate in one of these activities.

gorilla-tracking-ugandaDay 2: Gorilla Tracking – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Following breakfast at the lodge, get your gorilla tracking attire on, pick packed lunch, water and transfer to the park offices. You’ll convene with the rest of the travellers for gorilla trekking briefing and allocation of the gorilla families.

After briefing, you’ll transfer to the starting point and head into the forest to track your habituated gorilla group. En route to the gorillas, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Your gorilla tracking will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla family.

The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 8 hours. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s Mountain Gorillas.

Dinner and Overnight at Crested Crane Bwindi Hotel

Note: It is possible to include an additional day in Buhoma on this itinerary with an option to experience a second gorilla trek. This makes the itinerary a 4-day fly-in safari. Please request this option on our web inquiry form.

Day 3: ReturnTo Entebbe

After breakfast, you’ll transfer to Kihihi for your return flight to Entebbe.

End of our services.

If you plan to spend additional time in Uganda, this safari can be tailored to your wishes to include some of the many activities available in Entebbe and throughout Uganda.

You could visit Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary or the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre; Take a short trip to Jinja – the Adventure of East Africa offering grade 5 white water rafting, quad biking and bungee jumping!

Contact us today to book this Fly-in Gorilla Safari via info@travel256.com or call our travel reservation team on +256701367970.

Why visit Uganda for your Safari

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Why visit Uganda for your Safari

Uganda is famously referred to as the Pearl of Africa which is not far from the truth considering for her natural resources combined with a very hospitable population providing a thrilling experience. The main activities that are a must try are;

  • Mountain gorilla tracking and chimpanzee trekking

  • Hike Virunga Volcanoes and the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains

  • Wildlife tour and spotting the amazing Big-5

  • Adventure water sport

  • Ssese Island hopping Bird watching

Impressive places to visit in Uganda

Some interesting places that are a must visit in Uganda include these national parks, cultural sites, museums and islands.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Explore a spectacular national park that hosts more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas and other wild animals like elephants, antelopes, chimpanzees, monkeys, among others. Track the endangered mountain gorillas through the thick Bwindi forest which is home of over eleven mountain gorilla families each lead by a Silverback.

Queen Elizabeth National Park: This is one of the most famous national parks in Uganda. It is the best spot in Uganda to see wildlife such as crocodiles, leopards, chimpanzees and Tree climbing lions, African elephants, hippos, antelopes, birds among others. Some activities to enjoy there include game drive, chimpanzee trekking, bird watching, cultural encounter and boat trip at Kazinga channel.

The Kasubi Royal Tombs: Kasubi Royal Tombs are the burial grounds of four Kabakas (Kings). As a result, the site remains an important spiritual and political site for the Ganda people, as well as an important example of traditional architecture. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 2001, when it was described as “one of the most remarkable buildings using purely vegetal materials in the entire region of sub-Saharan Africa

Ssese Islands: Discover the eighty four archipelagos that makeup the Ssese Islands of Uganda on Lake Victoria. The islands. The Ssese Islands are Uganda’s version of the Indian Ocean Islands like Zanzibar. Lonely Planet has name the Ssese Islands as one of the best places to relax and chill out with its tropical Sun, sandy beaches, palm trees, quaint fishing villages, cool forests, simply provide one of Uganda’s best places to relax as visitors come to Uganda or are ready to return to their country.

Uganda Museum: Trace Uganda’s history from the stone age period to the present day at the Uganda Museum in Kampala. The museum showcases Uganda’s cultural, historical and political background with ancient materials, cultural and traditional tools used by the ‘grand parents’ of Uganda. Visit Uganda Museum, which is situated in Kampala and learn Uganda’s rich cultural heritage.

For more information and booking a Uganda Safari tour, please contact us via info@travel256.com or call our reservation team on +256-701367970.

Top Places To Visit On A Kampala City Tour

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Top Places To Visit On A Kampala City Tour

The people of Kampala, and Ugandans in general, are very kind and friendly and are very approachable.Whether this is one of your first trips to Uganda or not, there is no shortage of things to do and see in Kampala City. From history to art to culture to the outdoors,things to do and see in Kampala City Uganda attractions are plentiful. Comprehensive information on Uganda’s tourist attractions, historic monuments, sight seeing tours, outdoor activities, cultural activities, clubbing and great food, wine and so on

Kasubi Royal Tombs

Visit the huge thatched-roof Kasubi royal tombs listed on the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Kasubi Tombs was destroyed in an arson attack in March 2010. Fortunately, construction is in its final stages. Built in 1882 as the palace of the King Mutesa I, it was converted into his tomb following his death two years later. Subsequently, the next three kabaka (kings) Mwanga DaudiChwa II and Edward Mutesa II, father of the current Kabaka, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.

Ndere Cultural Centre

Ndere Centre is the Home of Uganda Cultures, the center is built on 9 acres of well-maintained green, beautifully flowered walk ways and shaded by very mature fruit and other African trees. The rare architecture is a seamless combination of artistic creativity with simplicity that takes African forms, materials, colours and construction to unprecedented heights. The Centre is tranquility at its best enabling you to enjoy blissful artistic creativity of Uganda and African music and performances. T

The Royal Mile (Lubiri Palace And Bulange Parliament)

The Lubiri Palace was built in 1922 and was duly converted to army barracks, while an adjacent site became a notorious underground prison and torture-execution chamber built by Idi Amin in the 1970s. Guides will lead you to this terrifying site, a dark concrete tunnel with numerous dark, damp cells separated by an electrified passage of water to prevent escape. At the gate of this palace is a traditional fire source that has never burnt out since the inception of the Buganda Kingdom and shall never stop burning least a King is dead. A mail away but directly positioned gate to gate is the ‘Bulange’- a Buganda parliament in which the Kabaka and his ministers have since old days sat to deliberate upon issues concerning Buganda Kingdom.

Namugongo Martyrs Shrine

Namugongo martyrs shrine is dedicated to 22 young Christian congregants who were brutally murdered between 1885-1887 by Kabaka Mwanga for their allegiance to Christianity. They were beatified in 1920 by Pope Benedict XV and later canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1964. The 22 Martyrs are the only African saints to whom a basilica is dedicated and they are the largest group of saints ever canonized by the Catholic Church. Every 3rd June the Catholic Church and their counterpart of Anglican persuasion flock this place from all over the world especially Africa most of them by foot to commemorate this day in honor of their Religious heroes.

The Independence Monument

The Independence Monument, standing majestically at a height of 6 metres, is a must see if you are traveling to Kampala City. The monument situated in the heart of the capital between the Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Grand Imperial Hotel and Stan-Chart bank, is one of the most distinctive landmark of Uganda. Uganda’s Independence Monument was constructed by former British Colonial Government just before Uganda celebrated its first independence on Tuesday 9th October 1962.The monument depicts a man unwrapping a child and raising the child to touch the sky. The sculpture signifies a new born country let free from colonialism and bondage. Today with the beautification around the monument, you need to carry your camera for the memorable capture of the sight.

For more information about Kampala City tours and Uganda safaris, please contact us via info@travel256.com or info@kampalacitytours.com. Alternatively, you can call us on +256-701367970

Day Tours In Uganda

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Are in Uganda for a short visit and would like to explore a special destination ; Our tailormade day tours in Ugandashould do the trick. Whether you want to explore Kampala city, Jinja town, an island, falls or particular park in one day, we can help you arraneg that at very affordable rates. Just send in your email to info@travel256.com

Day Tours In Uganda

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Kampala city Tour
. Our driver and guide will pick you from your hotel or residence and take you through the sights and sounds of this hilly city.  You will meet the kampala people renown for their friendliness and hospitality. The highlights of this short tour can include the Uganda museum, Kasubi Tombs, Makerere University, Nakasero market, craft markets, Namirembe Cathedral, Kibuli Mosque, Kabakas lake, Bagalayaze cultural center and Ndere Center for entertainment.
Jinja, Source of the Nile Tour
Jinja Acknowledged by John Speke in 1862 as the source of the mighty River Nile, the area has not lost its scenic view and it has attracted many tourists into Uganda since then. Join us to see the source of the Nile and the surrounding environment. Depart from Kampala, heading east to Jinja town passing coffee, tea and sugar plantations. First stop at the submerged source of the Nile by Owen Falls Dam and Masese fishing village on Lake Victoria. Spend the afternoon relaxing at Bujagali Falls. After lunch return to Kampala in the afternoon stopping at either Ssezibwa Falls or Mabira Forest to see primates, birds and butterflies and natural forest.
Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary
located on Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island is home to a number of orphaned chimpanzees rescued from the wild. The island itself is part of the Koome group of islands located on Lake Victoria 23km south of Entebbe, Uganda. It consists of approximately 100 acres, 98 of which are forested and separated from the visitor’s area by an electric fence. Chimpanzee viewing goes at specific time in the day. You will experience the habituation of these close cousins. It requires a day’s excursion from Entebbe.
Short lake mburo safari
situated along the Kampala –Mbarara highway, Lake Mburo national park provides ideal habitats for many species of wildlife, including hippo and crocodile around the lake. On land there are herds of buffalo, zebra, eland and other antelope as well as impala. The highlight of this park is the boat ride combined with a game drive which will enable you to view the wildlife, enjoy the sunset cruise on the lake and also watch a variety of bird species.

Best places to visit in Kampala City

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Kampala City Tour organised by Travel 256 Ltd is one of the short Uganda Safaris/ Short Uganda tours that offer you an opportunity to see the highlights of Uganda`s Capital city on your tour in Uganda. This Kampala city tour gives you a glimpse of Uganda cultural sites, Religious structures, business like both up and down town, market set ups, administrative buildings, transportation modes, general infrastructural set up ups colonial modern, meals, hotels and academic centers as well as religious, political and economic history of the pearl of Africa-Uganda.

Detailed 1 Day Kampala City Tour detailed Itinerary

Kampala city the capital of Uganda is an amazing tour destination located in the central region. it is not as advanced as European/American cities but has lots of infrastructural development going on to make the city better. Compared to 1986 post Yoweri Kaguta Museveni gorilla war that ousted Obote II out of power that led to great destruction, Kampala has greatly evolved and it can be asserted that time leaves to see Uganda a great East African city ans hence one of uganda`s prime tour destinations.
Her main tourist attractions to see once on your Uganda safari are majorly precolonial and colonial cites that have a lot historical attachment to all Ugandans. These include; the Kabaka`s (king`s) of Buganda palace, Kasubi tombs (Buganda king`s burial cite), Kabaka`s lake (a man made lake by the king of Buganda) Gothic protestant and catholic Cathedrals, Namugongo martyrs shrine, the Bahai temple,Gadafi Mosque (Uganda Spreme moslem coucil),Kibuli Mosque,Parliament of Uganda plus the central business area.

Kampala City Tour attractions
After your early breakfast our tour guide will pick you up from your lodge/ hotel you will embark on your Kampala tour a great Uganda safari unique among all Uganda safaris. Drive through the heavy traffic to the heart of Kampala city-the never standing still, 24/7 busy town – “The African City that never sleep.”
The Central Business area: Kampala city central business area has the upper side comprised of the upper class shopping malls, less congested, cleaner, organized. Here are corporate Banks, insurance companies, Major Forex bureaus, Casinos, star Hotels and all important Government organs like the parliament and ministries. To the centrally is the lower Kampala business area where the average income earners majorly shop.its too busy and congested with cheaper guest houses, Forex bureaus, restaurants and open eating places, dusty roads, and here you will find the famous Owino Market – the largest 2nd hand clothing market in Africa, the Taxi Park-an amazing site in itself and the hub of Kampala Transport with hundreds of mini-vans jostling in and out plus the Nakasero Food and Vegetable Market

Kabaka’s Palace,Parliament:
The Kabaka`s of Buganda have a ceremonial palace in which a new modern  house- `Tweekobe’ was built. Here kabaka Muteesa II was attacked by Idi Amin`s soldiers forcing him into exile in Great Britain from where he later died of poison. Situated on a hill overlooking Kampala, this palace is enclosed in a ring fence covering close to a thousand acres. Still present are the torture chambers inside which Idi Amin used to torture (using electric shock as well) any one perceived a political threat. The presence of human bones makes these chambers a living memory to those who lost loved ones during this era in suspicion that probably these are their remain. Still at the gate of this palace is a traditional fire source that has never burnt out since the inception of the Buganda monarchy/Kingdom and shall never stop burning least a king is dead. Here is a representation of all Baganda Clans and their respective role in this Kingdom since time immemorial as narrated by a royalist at this fire source. A mail away but directly positioned gate to gate is the Bulange- a parliament in which the Kabaka and his ministers have since old days sat to deliberate upon issues concerning Buganda Kingdom. The architectural design of this building has proven a spectacular Uganda tour site to many local and international visitors.

The Kabaka`s Lake:
The is the largest man made lake in Africa made by Kabaka Mwanga and was suppose to connect to Lake Victoria as an escape route for the Kabaka in case of any attack to the throne but was not finished and only remained as a royal lake near the palace which is home to some birds and least a fishing sport as well as a leisure to many.

Kasubi Tombs:
This UN heritage site was unfortunately burnt down in 2010 and is still in the process of restoration. It was the largest grass thatched structure in the world and the burial place to several befallen Kabakas/ Kings of the Buganda Kingdom. Once finished to its former glory, we will put it back on our schedule of places to visit in Kampala.

Makerere University:
It is one of the most prestigious multinational Universities in Africa with a rich history and professors who have taught here such as Prof. Mazurui, Author Paul Theroux and Nugugu Wa Thiongo. Her old colonial structures fused with new contemporary ones make it a great Uganda tour destination worthy visiting .

Namirembe Cathedral:
If you tour Uganda then you should visit this doom that was originally built in 1903 by Baganda Kingdom Craftsmen as a large Grass thatched cathedral that was soon burnt down/ struck down by lightning but was replaces by the present doom structure. This Church is part of the Church of Uganda but Anglican and as well known in Uganda most Anglican Churches are very evangelical unlike in the West. This beautiful structure sited on a hill where you can over see Kampala central offers a fascinating view for both local and foreign visitors

Rubaga Catholic Cathedral:
The oldest Catholic Cathedral in Uganda, like Namirembe Cathedral overlooks the city and is a large complex that takes in various functions of the church and surrounded by beautiful trees plus flowers. It is also situated on a hill with a great scenery view on top of the amazing cathedral structure from here one has a great view over Kampala town-Uganda`s capital.

The Baha’i Temple:
This being the only Baha’i Temple in Africa makes Uganda a number one tour destination to many tourists.It is located on Kikaaya-a hill also overseeing Kampala. It is a beautiful park like ground with lots of beautiful trees most of them fruit tree species plus flowers as well as a green-carpet like grass with clean clear gazetted paths leading to the dome. This park like environment attracts many people who sit on the grass and have a peaceful moment or hold picnics not forgetting couples in love who flock this place for quality time.

Namugongo Martyr’s Shrine:
This is a memorial place from where 22 Catholic young men/martyrs were officially burnt to ashes after rebelling against Kabaka Mwanga when he ordered then to stop worshiping the missionary`s preached God of heaven but in vain. Every 3rd June the Catholic Church and their counterpart of Anglican persuasion flock this place from all over Africa most of them by foot to commemorate this day in honor of their Religious heroes. present is a wheel believed to have formed by divine/ miraculous power from which believers take lots of holy water for divine healing.There unique architecture of the temple of worship in this place is yet a great tour destination. This is a must see place!!!.
You will have lunch en route as the tour goes on upon your request – included in price along with 2 sodas or one Beer.

Please book this tour now via info@kampalatours.com or call +256-701367970 for more information.

 

Sezibwa Falls – The Cultural Water Fall Born Of a Woman

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On your self–drive trip to Jinja, we recommend that you make a stopover at the Sezibwa Falls enroute to Jinja or Kampala. The Sezibwa falls is located 32 Km along the Kampala- Jinja highway. It is cultural site with one part owned by Buganda Kingdom and another by the Anglican Church of Uganda. The source of this river is in Mukono District, with total length of about 150km from the source to the end.

The Sezibwa falls site is marked with sharp-edged rocks and splendid sound of waters flowing down the indented rocks. The river is believed to have been born by a woman named Nakkungu Tebatuusa whose husband was Nsubuga Sebwaato who while on her way to Kavuma Bukunja. The woman is believed to have given birth to twins in form of water i.e. Sezibwa and Bwanda according to the traditional legend.  The name Sezibwa is derived from a Luganda phrase “sizibwa Kkubo” which translates into “my path can never be blocked” and this the locals say is because its flow could not be stopped even with different obstacles it encountered along its path.

Sezibwa Falls has traditional healers camped around it with many people coming to this site for blessings and removal of curses. The worshipers believe the falls have supernatural powers that connect them to their ancestors to receive long life, defeat of their enemies, and wealth among their many needs. For example one of the prominent shrines is “Mbuga ya Musoke” where they claim to have a resident python known as Nalongo with a traditional healer performs ceremonies for those seeking love, children, business success or good harvest.

The Sezibwa Falls are 7 meters high with beautiful scenery for relaxation and enjoyment as birds sing in the trees.

Activities at Sezibwa Falls

While touring Sezibwa on safaris in Uganda, visitors are also served to beautiful views of the surrounding hills carpeted by beautiful planted and naturally existing vegetation species with very many shades of green. Lucky visitors may also see a couple of freely traversing reptiles and amphibians including snake species of unlike sizes and lengths like the black mamba and frogs.
A scan through the forested entrance to the site is a delight to bird-lovers, because the area attracts up to 150 resident and migrant bird species making it one of the epitomes for Uganda Birding Safaris closest to the capital city. The Safari can also be extended to include rock climbing, cultural encounters, nature walks; and for those who would like to spend a night or two to experience the blessings of the ancestral spirits that roam the area, there are secure camping sites just adjacent to the Sezibwa Water Falls.

Interested in visiting the Sezibwa Falls, contact us on for booking through info@travel256.com or call us on +256-701367970.

Source Of The Nile River – Day Trips And Excursion | Jinja Tours

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Jinja is known as the adventure capital of East Africa and is the home of the famous source of the river Nile. River Nile is well known to be the longest river in the world. Its source starts right from Jinja Uganda, some people may be wondering how the name Nile come about. ‘Nile’ is a famous Greek word which means valley. The River Nile starts from the Uganda and flows from the surrounding areas close to the equator to the outrageous Safari desert and up to the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The Nile River is about 6696km long and pours its water to over nine countries although it’s more centered to Uganda as well as Egypt. Countries include Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia.

The River Nile and longest river and it comprises of two major twigs, the white and blue Nile that connects in Khartoum to form the core Nile that is made up of Cataract Nile along with Egyptian Nile. The White Nile is the longest and splits into three parts; the lake plateau region, the sudd and the central Sudan region.

The Nile provides power to Ugandans and it’s the source of energy, the dam gives electricity to country to enable them carry out their daily activities. The banks of the Nile are too fertile to favor agriculture and still provide water to people. Egypt is acknowledged to be a dry land but it has been able to do its farming on irrigation and the fertile soils that are close to the Nile.

There are many activities done on the river Nile for instance white water rafting, bungee jumping, Kayaking, boat rides as well as fishing. These have attracted large numbers of tourists that visit Uganda. Once you are here, you get to know that surely Uganda is the peal of Africa. The best way to catch a closer glimpse of the Nile is by taking up a Nile cruise, you will see all the hidden beauty of the Uganda and the experience will be exciting. As you plan for tour to Africa, the Nile must be one of the places to visit before you go back home. It’s a must see beauty of Uganda.

A tour to the source of the Nile will take you through another life of adventure. There is a golf course unwinding along the banks and the source of River Nile provides a pretty focal point to the flow of water from Lake Victoria’s only outlet. A boat ride out to Samuka Island is another trip of itself, not counting the beautiful fauna you will see along.

A safari downstream on the Nile River brings various activities including Bungee jump. A few kilometers further, is Bujagali Falls, the adventurer’s capital with grade-five white water rafting, kayaking, river boarding and mountain-biking. These activities offer a unique way to explore the river banks, passing though farms, forests and villages beside the Nile.

Up along the Nile’s course is Lake Kyoga which also feeds the river with fresh water. The course then leads you to the great Murchison Falls, where roars of millions of litres of water forces their way through a 7 metres separate rocks making it the strongest falls in the world. Activities such as spot fishing, game drives and scenic viewing can make your safari to Murchison Falls an exhilarating experience. Murchison Falls National Park named after the Murchison falls provides boat trips to the foot of the falls that enable you to look at hippos, crocodiles and magnificent bird life. Similar to gorilla safaris, the park at the falls organizes nature walks to the top of the falls for trekking chimpanzees.

From this point, River Nile flows though Lake Albert to the northern part of Uganda, to Sudan and finally Egypt were it pours its mass into the Mediterranean Sea.

Jinja day tour and excursion gives you a trilling experience that last a lifetime, book your Jinja trip with us through info@jinjatours.com or info@travel256.com.  Alternatively, you can speak to our travel expert on +256-701367970. We will be glad to serve you…

THE IBALU CULTURAL CARNIVAL-MBALE TOURS

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The Bagisu (people of Bugisu sub-region), alternately Gishu, Masaba, or Sokwia, are a tribe of the Masaba region of eastern Uganda, closely related to the Bukusu people of Kenya.

Bagisu live mainly in the Mbale District of Uganda on the slopes of Mount Elgon one of Uganda safari destinations.

Their ancestral origins date back to 500 years ago when Masaba their forefather emerged from caves of the Elgon Mountain locally known as Mount Masaba as a result of this. It is believed that Masaba dwells in the upper slopes of the Mountain where he conducts his assemblies with lower divines – a frightening thing that can be compared to an encounter with Mudange Cliff while hiking safaris on the same Mountain.

The Bagisu community is one of those communities in Uganda without central authority in form of Kingdoms thus leadership is on clan basis with a non-hereditary chief elected by a council of elders.

They speak a dialect of the Lumasaba language called Lugisu, which is fully understandable by other dialects, and is also understood by the Bukusu. The Bagisu people are well known for their Imbalu circumcision ceremony a tourist product worth visiting while on Uganda safari.

Legend has it that the removal of the foreskin was initially a punishment meted out to a man who preyed on other men’s wives. However, when the man recovered, he resumed his vice with such skill that drew females to him. Other counterparts retaliated by circumcising themselves so as to compete favorably.

Another legend, according to elders, points at a Gishu ancestor who wanted to marry a Kalenjin girl from the Barwa clan of Kenya and was asked to make a covenant of circumcision with this clan. He loved the girl so much that he agreed. The descendants followed in his footsteps.

Whatever the origin, the Imbalu circumcision ceremony held during even years is personal  rite of passage to man hood among the Bagisu.

The function is conducted in August thus can be incorporated in your Uganda tour.

Regardless of other African areas where circumcision is carried out indoors with few associates in presence, the Bagisu declared it a public function even allowing tourists to attend. The operation lasts one hour in which the circumciser makes three bold cuts to remove the foreskin before the whistle is brown to mark the exercise completion.

The Bugishu cluster has the richest diversity beyond wildlife and nature. There is Mount Elgon, Sipi Falls, Wanale Hill, bull fighting and the Kakungulu heritage.

This is one of those last amazing experiences that can still authentically be traced on the African continent thus considering it when planning for your safari to Uganda is the ideal way possible.

Contact us for more information about the Imbalu cultures and book your safari to witness boys turning into men ceremony through info@mbaletours.com or call us on +256-701367970