Author Archives: Gilbert Mwijuke

A captivating road trip to Kanungu

By Gilbert Mwijuke The 420-kilometre journey from Kampala to Kanungu takes you through some of Uganda’s most remote, yet spectacularly scenic areas. The trip is both pleasant and dreadful, the beautiful scenery scuppered by the final Rukungiri-Kanungu stretch which is unpaved, bumpy and extremely dusty during the dry season. That is why, even though the distance between Rukungiri and Kanungu ...

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Hoima International Airport: construction 21% complete

Construction of Uganda’s Hoima International Airport in Kabaale, Hoima district, is now 21% complete. This is according to SBC Uganda, contractor in charge who pointed out that work done so far includes earthworks for a runway which involved digging up and compaction of soil up to 27 meters from the ground to ensure an absolutely firm foundation. SBC Uganda Limited ...

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Top things to do and see in Gulu

The mere mention of the word Gulu conjures up images of horror, terror and bloodshed. But, as Evelyn Masaba writes, that is just perception — perception borne out of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) war that ravaged this part of Uganda for over two decades during President Museveni’s first years in power. On the contrary, Gulu, which is located in ...

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Book your festive season trip to Uganda’s magical destination

With the festive season countdown starting, now is the perfect time to book a holiday to Ssese Islands, one of Uganda’s most enchanting destinations. The New Year’s Ssese Islands Escape – organised by Ugandan Explorer and Mutanda Gorilla Tours – is a trip that is designed to let you feel the festive spirit as music, barbeques, fireworks and several other ...

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3-day mountain gorilla tracking in Uganda – (From $1,200 PP)

Gorilla tracking in Uganda is one of the most popular activities for travellers to Africa. The critically endangered mountain gorillas can only be found in three countries in the world: Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Numbering just about 1,000 individuals, Uganda offers an ideal place to view these iconic species whose plight was illuminated by the 1988 ...

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12-day mid-range Uganda safari (From $2,640 PP)

The Pearl of Africa. That’s the name that was given to Uganda by Winston Churchill when he visited the country in 1907. Churchill had discovered that Uganda’s natural beauty was incomparable to any other country on the continent. It’s little wonder that in December 2016, Rough Guides said of Uganda, which came fourth on its list of “must-see” destinations in 2017 ...

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How to see the best of Uganda in 17 days – (From $3,240 PP)

The Pearl of Africa. That’s the name that was given to Uganda by Winston Churchill when he visited the country in 1907. Churchill had discovered that Uganda’s natural beauty was incomparable to any other country on the continent. It’s little wonder that in December 2016, Rough Guides said of Uganda, which came fourth on its list of “must-see” destinations in 2017 ...

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Kingdom of Morocco Wins High-Level Vote To Host Next World Tourism Organization General Assembly in 2021

The Kingdom of Morocco has been officially chosen as the host of the 24th Session of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), to be held in 2021. At the conclusion of the 23rd General Assembly in St Petersburg, Member States of the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, were asked to choose between Morocco, Kenya and the Philippines. All three Member ...

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