Hospitality Agency

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We receive all kinds customers and it in our duty to introduce into new and unfamiliar places with the greatest degree of comfort and surety by conducting the following for or on behalf of our customers;

  • Hotel Reservation.
  • Restaurant, Conference Halls and Meeting Place arrangements.
  • Leisure and Holiday campaign
  • Tailored made hangout places
  • Travel arrangement services for groups or individuals like chartered flight, car renting and processing of travel documents.
  • Entertainment and Re-creational activities (indoors and outdoors games) including gymnasium and aerobics.
  • Short term classical rentals for long staying international delegates.

Language Interpretation

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We aim at having our visitor feel at home acquainted with basic communication to your new destination. Coming to Africa you need to know whether its francophone part or Anglophone part. We provide documents to help you learn some of dominant international language and few local languages. We also provide you with professional interpreter to help you communicate with ease on your journey.

AFRICA’S DESITINATIONS

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The Africa’s most treasured Ecological sites, Mountaineering site, offshore sites, which have been designated as a home base of endangered fauna and for a species on Africa attracting millions of people across the world not only with aim of tourism but also with supportive research on nature conservation of sites and habitats of collective interest to humanity. Other destinations include iconic structures and monuments, and natural and artificial features creating scenic views. NobleSytes will continually bring to you both the popular and unpopular richly or uniquely habitat site with various endemic species. On the continent.

MOUNTAINEERING SITES

Mount Elgon

The Elgon site is a region mountaineering destination intercepted by the international boarder in eastern part of Uganda and western Kenya. The region is considered with threefold tourism package i.e it’s an extinct volcano mountain, with its high slopes being a protected Forest reserve and designated nation game park by both Uganda and Kenya governments of which has been declared by UNESCO is Man & Biosphere Reserve. The place is a home of various ethnic tribes which including the indigenous Bagisu, Sabinyi, marginalized Ndorobos on Ugandan side and Kerenjin and Maasai on the Kenya side.

Elgon is the largest surface area of any extinct Volcano Mountain in the world with Nan approximate size of 50km by 80km and oldest Volcano in Uganda believed to have erupted more than 24 million years ago.

Main Mountain Features

  1. Elgon Peaks

Elgon is the fourth highest mountain in East Africa (second to Mountain Rwenzori in Uganda) and consists of five major peaks named below;

  • Mubiyi (4,211m or 13,816 ft)
  • Masaba (4,161m or 13,650 ft)
  • Wagagai (4,321m), the highest peak being in Uganda.
  • Sudek (4,302m or 14,140ft) in Kenya
  • Koitobos (4,222m or 13,248 ft), a flat topped basalt column (Kenya Side)

It is a bit easy to reach Wagagai (the highest peak) without using mountaineering equipment.

  1. Mountain Elgon Caves
  2. Kapkwai is near the forest exploration center and easily accessed.
  3. Khauka is cave on Wanale ridge
  4. Siyo cave, is camping site near the hot springs.
  5. Mude, good for ideal overnight expeditions
  6. Tutum cave good for ideal overnight expeditions
  7. Ngwarisha ,
  8. Makinyen,
  9. Chepnyalil
  10. Kitum lava tube caves this Cave is over 60m wide and penetrates 200m. It is frequented by wild elephants who lick the salt exposed by gouging the walls with their tusks
  11. Endebess Bluff (2563m or 8408 ft) relatively flat top.
  12. Caldera this is a depression cone shaped feature formed when during the eruption of hot magma. It is 40km long and 8km wide being the world’s largest caldera.
  • Springs and Falls.  There is a hot spring at the start of Suam Gorge, Nabuyonga and Namatyo Waterfalls.
  • Jackson’s Pool,this a natural pool feature with swallow waters at(4050m) and below the jacksons Peak(4165m).

Mount Elgon National Park and Forest Reserve.

The entire region surrounding the mountain was designated as forest reserve and National Parks by the government of Uganda and Kenya on either sides to protect the ecological species finding their refugee around this region. 

Biodiversity in Elgon Site.

Ecologically the site has rich in fauna and flora species

Floristically the vegetation naturally arranges itself into a serious concentric zones around the mountain and approximately four distinct forest types can be identified within specific range of altitude as described below

Lower Montane forest zone.

This is the concentrated vegetation of dense forest at the foot of the mountain raising to lower slopes of an altitude of approximately 2500m. New tree growing zones are encountered with vine-like lianas, epiphytes and lichens below which ferns, orchids and flowering plants forms spreading carpet like growth. Examples of trees seen in this zone include Olive Oleahochstetteriprunus africanas, Elgon teak, podocarpus, cedar, CordiaNeoboutania, allophyllus tombea and Aningueriaadolfi-friedericii.

Bamboo zone.

This zone is a mixture of Bamboo and lower canopy forest after the lower montane forest who ring is between the altitude of 2500m-3000m. The Bamboo are the giant trees standing in open woodland often dominated by hagenia abyssinica and African rosewood interspersed with hypericum.

High Montane Forest Zone.

This is zone between an altitude of 3000m-3500m consisting of giant heather Phillipea excelsia of about 6m interspersed with very fascinating grassy swards of blonde tussock grass dotted with pink and white everlasting flowers (ericriceum brownie and jonstonii), flame-colored gladioli, blue delphiniums and red hot pokers.

Afro alpine zone

This is the last zone towards the mountain summit also known as moorland vegetated by rare Afro-montane species between the altitude of 3500m-4300mvegat.

The most attraction of flora species which will be encountered are the unique plants in Africa which include; Erica trees, giant lobelia with hairy leaves and plumes of tiny blue flower, ladies’ mantle tussocks (archimilla elgonesis), senecio elgonensis, and dotted clusters of peculiar groundsels Carduus afromontanus, hoehnelii, Echinops, Ardisiandra wettsteinii and attractive flowers (pink and white) and various dense shrubs.

Faunastically

  1. A number of Mammals including;
  2. Elephant,
  3. buffalo,
  4. Defassa’s waterbuck,
  5. oribi,
  6. bushbuck,
  7. spotted hyena.
  8. elusive leopards
  9. Bush duiker
  10. antelopes,
  11. civets,
  12. wildcats
  13. Jackal
  14. Rock hyrax
  15. Bats (flying mammals filling most caves heaping their wastes used as minerals).
  16. Over 296 birds including 40 restricted range species like rare Jackson’s francolin, endangered lammergeiers, moustachedgreen tinker bird, guinea fowls, sunbirds and turacos and black collared apalis etc.

TREKKING MOUNT ELGON

Touring Elgon is basically an activity explored through mountain trekking, and this can be done throughout the season of the year however more favorable to visit in dry season i.e. December-March and June-August. The full trekking circuit to the peaks takes about 5 days to complete of border crossing interchange of tourist between Uganda and Kenya is done at the Hot Spring Point hence when you reach the peak you can decide to decide to use any trail and each route has over nine strategic camping stages with a nearby water source, as well as tent pads and latrines and provide the required accommodation facilities by booking or carry your own.

  1. Sasa trail.

Sasa trail is the shortest, direct but toughest trail to the peaks and it takes about four days to make around trip. The trail is accessible from Mbale town, Budadiri community where Bamasaba culture can be explored and on the first day the trek begins at an elevation of 1250m through high rugged steep climb of over 1600m. then crosses through the park’s largest area of bamboo forest and passing Jackson’s Pool on the way to Wagagai Peak.

  • Piswa trail (49km round trip)

Piswa trail takes about seven days for around trip but has the gentlest slope. Starting at the village of Kapkwata on the north side of the mountain in the softwood plantation and is renowned for the towering Podpcarpus forest this being an excellent place for animals and birds viewing and including nature spectacular views of the Karamoja plains in Uganda and the Nandi and Kapeguria hills in Kenya as your altitude increases. You will also reach the hot spring as you move toward the caldera, hence this peak becomes gradual as you approach the peak.

  • Sipi trail 56Km round Trip

Sipi falls trail is six days for complete trek but short trek of about 4 days upto Kajeri Camp can offer memorable experience. The trail begins at the Kapkwai Forest Exploration Centre at the northwestern mountainside through Tutum Cave hidden within extensive forest to enter the caldera and reach Wagagai. It’s the longest starting elevation is 2050m with gentle slope for the first 2days but after Kajeri camp it becomes more challenging.

  • Forest exploration center trail loop site

This is the most popular short hike/ trail to one can use to richly explore the Elgon within less than two days. one enjoys the cool mist at Chebonet falls, Kapkwai cave, the talking tree and a spectacular viewpoint, which lies just beyond.

  • Wanale trails loop site.

It is short hike through the vertical cliffs of ridge and several cascading waterfalls that make a very scenic drive. Look for petrified wood in the Khauka caves as you enjoy splendid panoramic view over the plains of Eastern Uganda.

  • The Nabuyonga Trail

The Nabuyonga Trail is a 5km loop with birding, fauna and flora. Viewpoints overlook Mbale town, Lakes Kyoga, Bisina and Salisbara, and the rugged mountains in Karamoja region. On a clear day, you may enjoy vistas of Wagagai peak and even areas of western Kenya.

  • Transboundary hike

This is a hike for cross border tourism: since the higher slopes are shared by the international border between Kenya and Uganda and both places are designated national parks by the two countries, upon arrangement tourist can cross from one country to the other with ease when ascending and descending the caldera. 

Mount Rwenzori

The Rwenzori region is a mountaineering destinations in the east African equatorial base known as the land of mist, and a home to largest non-volcanic mountain range in Africa known as Mountains of the Moon or Mountain Rwenzori geographically located on the western border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The mountain ranges rise to a height of 5,109 meters supporting glacial formation and the peak is permanently snowcapped throughout the year and viewed disappearing into a great mist.

The range region is approximately 7800 square kilometers(120kmx65km) with six massifs standing out between deep gorges i.e.

Mount Stanley has several subsidiary summits, with Margherita Peak being the highest point  

The Rwenzori mountain ranges is partly designated as mountain Rwenzori forest reserve and Mountain Rwenzori National Park by government of Uganda adjacent to the Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC).

Being the tallest in the region with formation of flowing glaciers, supplying water into the lower land basins, all the hydrological gradient network of rivers in Uganda appear to have a connection with the glaciers as their source including the River Kagera and River Nile. However due to global warming the ice caps have gradually reduced from its original lower slopes and some glaciers are reported to have disappeared.

Tour Attractions on Mount Rwenzori

Snow Capped Peaks

This is one of the primary attracting feature on Mountain Rwenzori for hikers ready to battle with challenge of very steep slopes of rocks cliffs, muddy surfaces, natural vegetation, and abruptly changing weather. You can plan to trek to one of the mountains moving over its subsidiary summits but toughening up to Margherita (the highest peak) will give you an experiential feel of the world’s historical records.  Its tour of pushing your head into the clouds(skies) while your feet are touching the earth.

Glaciers.

The flowing melting ice down to the deep gorges forms rivers and when trapped and retained in the crescents and basins with the continuous supply to form Glacial lakes. This form a water catchment zone is of great use to the community in farming, home use, animal consumption and also maintenance of water flow into nearby by lakes. When you climb you shall be able to see the origins of the ice flow converting into stream mouth and panoramic view of certain lake at given altitude is also possible at clear weather days.

Flora

The fauna species on the mountain Rwenzori is also adapted according to the zonal altitude; at the average altitude of 1800m above sea level it most occupied by the Montane Forest a home to many mammals and this region is the forming part of the designated National Park. The next after the Montane Forest is the Bamboo zone with the average altitude of 3000m above sea level. The altitude of 4375m are occupied by the Moorland and other species capable of growing and withstanding the conditions of high altitudes. However, the steep sloping approaching the peak are typically covered by glacial layers.  The altitude together with this vegetation always bless the region with untimely rain and cool temperatures during the day, and the heat of the sun absorbed is emitted out at night making the region and neighborhood become very warm at night.

Fora

The Rwenzori ranges is a home for very impressive diversity of wildlife like flat terrain occupants (huge mammals like elephants, hippopotamus giraffes etc.) located at mountain base, the mountain dweller animals, tree jangling animals and birds which include golden cats, chimpanzee, giant forest hog, rock hyrax, Sitatunga, genet, Colobus monkey, antelopes, Duiker Vivet etc. Most of these animals are residents of the gazatted parks around i.e. Rwenzori National Park, Queen Elizabeth National in Uganda and Virunga National Park in DRC. 

TREKKING MOUNT RWENZORI

Mount Rwenzori is one of the best mountaineering site in Africa and the trekking services over here have been professionally tailored for all categories of people in all seasons of the year and the service provider are committed to health and safety of the hikers. Since the trek can take several days, adequate preparation is required and tips are always given to solicit the necessary help before and during the activity.

Kilembe Trail

Since 2009 The Kilembe Trail has been in operation linking to the various peaks in the Rwenzori Mountains encountering various challenging ascension and descending slopes hence trekking up the peaks you descend many times and descending down from the peaks you will climb many times. The trek takes 8 days and 7nights

In addition to the Mount Baker route, the Kilembe Trail offers shorter and longer treks. This route is superbly scenic, reaching the dramatic heather zone by the end of the first day, and most casual hikers will consider the 3-day ascent to Lake Kopello Overlook a more-than-adequate Rwenzori experience.  Keen mountaineers, on the other hand, can continue up the Butagu Valley from Mount Baker Base Camp to a Mount Stanley Base Camp on Scott Elliot Pass prior to ascending Mount Stanley.

Central Circuiut Trail

The best way to experience the Rwenzori is to take the so called “central circuit trail”. This starts from the village of Nyakalengija, where the park quarters are found and follows the Mobuku river valley, then sloping around Mount Baker, where is found the final trail to climb Mount Stanley with Margherita Peak. This trekking passes through five different vegetation zones, from the mountain forest, the bamboo zone, the alpine zone, with difference in level of altitude from 2.800 m to 3.500 m when you climb the peak. The trail can take 6 days 5 nights and you consider adding an extra night for any peak you intend to climb. It is important to respect the gradual acclimatization process to avoid altitude sickness.

You find along the trail several huts, which are basic in comfort, however provided with mattresses and drinking water directly from the mountain.

Destination Jungle will organize this experience by providing you with our professional guides and cooks. Please be aware that the porters only carry up to 25 kg per person, including food, which means any extra kg is also extra tariff.

Bukurungu Trail

Bwamba Trail.

Mount Muhabura

Mountain Muhavura forms international natural boundary mark between Rwanda and Uganda. The magnificent Muhabura or Muhavura peak stands out at 4127meters above mean seal level to been several kilometres away from many parts of western Uganda and northern Rwanda. This is the third peak in Uganda among the volcano formed mountains. The mountain is part of the Virunga mountain ranges and lies at edge of the Albertine lift valley.

The slopes on Uganda side are designated for Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Volcanoes National Park on Rwanda side fantastically known to be a home of known for Mountain Gorillas an endangered species among other primates and birds.

The hikers over mount Muhavura face a very challenging steep slope to accomplish with in a limited time say one day but trekking up to top has far exceeding greater rewards including panoramic views of places in the three countries Uganda, Rwanda and DRC Congo including the other five volcanoes in the mountain ranges.

Tour of the creator lake at its summit and twin lakes are also viewed. Other common vegetation includes giant Heather growing along the slopes of the volcano.

The trek starts at 07:00am from the park headquarters in Kinigi, from where visitors will have to drive / be driven to the base of the volcano and the hike takes an entire day making it a separate activity for those interest in National Park tour will have to spare more time for mountain trekking.

Mount Moroto

Mount Morungule

Mount Lonyili

Tororo Rock

Kaguru Hill

Lomej Hills

Pabidi Hill

FORESTRY SITES

Mabira Forest

“Mabira is the indigenous local name which means forest”. This is one of the largest rain forest in central part of Uganda at the shores of Lake Victoria basin. It approximately 54Km or 7km from Owen falls dam (near Jinja town) along river Nile on Jinja road. Since a Kampala Jinja main road is in the central part of the forest its motorable and can be accessed at any season of the year. it is a tourism resource center for indigenous and international tourists since 1995.

Location and Size of Mabira

The forest reserve is approximately 30,000 hectares with………… as the central geographical coordinates. The local administration political boundaries include Najjembe village, partly covered by Lugazi and Buyikwe town council in Buikwe District.

Natural Habitat in Mabira

This forest is home for a variety of flora and fauna wild endangered species whose category is listed below;

  • 312 species of trees,
  • 315 species of Birds,
  • 218 Butterfly Species,
  • 97 Moth Species,
  • 23 Small Mammal Species,

Other features include extensive trails to allow navigation through the forest and extensive sugarcane plantation at the forests outskirts giving a green view and natural breath.

Tourist Activities in Mabira

The activities include;

  • Forest and Nature Walks in well-developed trail length(25km-68km),
  • Mountain Biking and Cycle trails,
  • Bird Watching and Identifications,
  • Butterfly Watching and Identifications,
  • Primate Watching,
  • Camping, Picnics and relaxing at forest Centre,
  • Environmental Education and Research,
  • And general Forest Exploration.

 Security and Safety in Mabira

In this forest only personal safety consciousness is advised to be taken and professional guides through the vast forest can be arranged for any person or group of tourist. On additional there is local police post in the forest.

Budongo Forest

Budongo forest is the largest Mahogany forest in East Africa, its tropical and grassland forest formed approximately 30km before the lift valley escapement in the northern Albertine region bordering Murchison fall National Park. It takes approximately 4 hours’ drive from Kampala capital to access this forest reserve either through Hoima, Masindi or Kiryandongo districts and visits can be made any season of the year.

Any visitor; upon arriving in Budongo will experience a far enriched fresh air compared to artificial air circulation in cars and building. This will attract you to have a forest walk below older mahogany and iron forest trees or switch off your car AC and drive with your windows widely open.

Location and Size of Budongo

The forest reserve is approximately 825,000 hectares with………… as the central geographical coordinates. The local administration political boundaries include Hoima, Masindi, Buliisa and Kiryandogo districts in western Uganda before sloping down the rift valley escapement of lake albert.

Natural Habitat in Budongo

The biodiversity habitats in the forest reserve include;

  • 9 primates like Chimpanzees’, Monkeys and Baboons.
  • 465 species of trees like Mahogany, Iron Wood, Fig Trees, Stranglers and a host of medicinal Trees,
  • 360 species of birds,
  • 289 species of butterflies,
  • 130 species of moths.
  • 24 small mammals, Reptiles and other Micro Organisms.

The favorable climate has given successful rise of two eco tourist site namely Kaniyo – Pabidi and Busingiro.

Tourist Activities in Budongo

The most famous activities in Budongo forest reserve include;

  • Eco – Tourism and Research (with hundreds of incredible species in Kaniyo-Pabidi and Busingiro Eco Sites).
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Bird Watching (mainly along Masindi-Paara Juction just after the masindi main).
  • Chimp Habituation and Camping.
  • Forest Walks,
  • Primate Identification,
  • Butterfly Identification
  • Conservation Education

Security and Safety in Budongo

Since the forest reserve is management by the National Forest Authority and its near the Murchison Wild Life Reserve, on additional to other profession guides, the use of game rangers is recommendable through this jungle.

Bugoma Forest

Bugoma forest Reserve is near the Oil Exploration Sites in Kabwoya, Hoima District its vegetation can be classified as medium altitude semi-deciduous forest mainly consisting Iron wood. Its approximately 4.5hrs drive from Kampala through Hoima town towards the western lift valley escarpment.  However light lift aircrafts can be used upto Kisaru Tea Estate Airstrip very close to the reserve. This reserve has proved the safe place for endangered species like Uganda Kobs, Buffaloes and Elephants which keep migrating from Kabwoya grassland due to disturbances trigged by oil exploration activities.

Location and Size of Bugoma

The Bugoma Central Forest Reserve is approximately 401,000 hectares with…………  geographical coordinates. Hoima District is the local administration political boundaries in which its located in western Uganda before sloping down the Rift Valley escapement of lake albert.

Natural Habitat in Bugoma

The forest is endowed with a high biodiversity with

  • 24 species of mammals (Monkeys, Chimpanzees, Buffaloes, Uganda Kobs and at times Elephants),
  • 465 species of trees,
  • 359 species of birds,
  • 289 species of butterfly and
  • 130 species of moths. (Forest Department 1996a).
  • Rivers (R.Sonso, R.Waisoke, R.Wake and R.Bubwa)

Forest Trails totaling 30 km long divided into loops of 200 meters each have been developed

Tourist Activities in Bugoma

Tourist attraction activities include;

  • Rift Valley and Lake Albert Viewing.
  • Eco tourism at Bugoma Eco tourist Site.
  • Bird Watching.
  • Forest Walks,
  • Primate Watching,
  • Butterfly Watching and Identification

Security and Safety in Bugoma

Professional and trained guidance is enough through this jungle.

Mpanga Forest

Mpanga Central Forest reserve has been protected for education and research since 1953, the forest is endowed by a number of average medium and large trees which at times mixed with shrubs culminating into safe home for many other endangered species. It the nearest forest reserve from the Kampala city center approximately 37km and its less complex for tourist to go through due to available trails and half day can give sufficient time for exploration yet very impressive. It is the forest providing wood trees for drum making (a traditional music instrument for many Ugandan tribes).

Location and Size of Mpanga forest.

The forest reserve is approximately ….. hectares with………… as the central geographical coordinates located in Mpigi District Central part of Uganda

Natural Habitat in Mpanga Forest.

The main flora and fauna in Mpanga forest include;

  • 500 tree and shrub species (some estimated to be 100years old).
  • 200 bird species which include Grey Parrot, Owls, Hornbills and Cuckoos.
  • 97Butterflies
  • 112 Moths.
  • And many other mammals like Bushbuck, Red tailed monkey, Flying squirrels.

For effective tourism, various trails have been developed in specialized way e.g.  The Baseline Trail, the Hornbill Trail, the Butterfly Trail.

Tourist Activities in Mpanga Forest

Tourist activities include;

  • Research and Education
  • Forest Walks and Forest Exploration,
  • Bird Watching and Identification,
  • Primate Watching
  • Butterfly Identification,
  • Hill climbing

Security and Safety in Mpanga Forest

The forest is motorable throughout the year and with a Professional and trained guidance is enough through this jungle.

Kibale Forest

It is a tropical rain forest with interspersed vegetation harboring the highest number of most ENDANGERED CHIMPANZEE and red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest monkey in Africa. The forest is a home to many species of wildlife which include elephants, +leopards, chimpanzees, Olive Baboons, Black and white Colobus, blue monkeys, the grey cheeked mangabeys, red tailed monkeys, pottos and bush babies, bufferflies, reptiles along with amphibians.

Location and Size of Kibale forest.

Kibale forest is located in southwestern part of Uganda between Kamwenge, Kyenjojo and Kabalore districts and Fort portal Municipality is the major nearby town. The forest covers approximately 300 sq. miles with 00°30′N, 30°24′E as the central geographical coordinates.

Natural Habitat in Kibale Forest.

  • Over 1450 chimpanzees’.
  • 13 other primates like black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkey and grey-checked manangabey, red tailed monkey, bush babies and pottos.
  • 375 species of birds e.g. the yellow spotted nicator, yellow rumped tinkerbird, little greenbul, breasted pitta, the African pitta and the black bee eater
  • 70 Mammals Species like Elephants, buffaloes, bush pigs, duikers and bats.
  • 250 butterfly species
  • Reptiles along with amphibians
  • And over 250 tree species.

Tourist Activities in Kibale forest

The forest is Most famous for;

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Primate Walk
  • Forest hike,
  • Children’s activities,
  • Chimpanzee habituation experience
  • Bigodi wetland and Magombe swamp walk.

Security and Safety in Kibale forest

Moving through kibaale forest is beautiful experience, but due to the vast nature of the forest seems scarely to individuals, for movements in groups is always safe way through.

Lutoboka and Bujanzi Central Forest Reserve

The reserve is found on SSesse Island in Lake Victoria with ever moist vegetation belting from the lower ridges with a gentle slope from the center to the lake shores providing a rich ecosystem scenery for both aquatic and terrestrial habitats. The reserve also provides a historical event of Fort where the explorer Henry Morton Stanley pitched camp on his way to the mountains of the moon.

Location and Size of Lutoboka and Bujanzi Central Forest Reserve.

The reserve is located on Ssesse island in Lake Victoria on approximately 378 hectares which is primarily accessed by using ship from Nakiwogo landing site in Entebbe or using a ferry from Bukakata landing site in Masaka. The journey is over 8 hours on Lake Victoria waters.

Natural Habitat in Lutoboka and Bujanzi Central Forest Reserve.

The inhabitants of these forest have not been explored much however, the place is a home for rare species like

  • Endemic Birds and Butterflies.
  • Primate Species especially the Monkeys
  • And other reptiles both terrestrial and aquatic in nature.

Tourist Activities in Lutoboka and Bujanzi Central Forest Reserve.

This is place to explore the Africa’s biggest Lake Victoria, with attractions like

  • Experiential Fishing.
  • Sun bathing along lake shores and beach entertainment.
  • Forest walks in developed trails.
  • Bird watching.
  • Boat sailing.
  • Primate identification.
  • Butterfly identification.

Security and Safety in Lutoboka and Bujanzi Central Forest Reserve.

Since the forest reserve has largely in the hand of private developers’ business is normal with safety gears on water bodies and in forest jungles.

Echuya Forest Reserve

Echuya forest reserve is in between Lake Bunyonyi and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park with qualitative bamboo and montane rainforest forming a home base for many fauna species in this area.

Location and Size of Echuya Forest Reserve.

The forest reserve is approximately ….. hectares with………… as the central geographical coordinates located in Kisoro and Kabala Districts western part of Uganda.

Natural Habitat in Echuya Forest Reserve.

  • 150 species of birds eighteen of which are endemic to the reserve
  • globally threatened Gravers Swamp Warbler
  • 19 small mammal species
  • 124 species of flora including (bamboo woodland and montane rainforest)

Tourist Activities Echuya Forest Reserve.

Activities in Echuya include;

  • Bird watching
  • Eco tourism research and nature conservation.
  • Mountain climbing
  • Forest walks.
  • Off shore relaxation along lake Bunyonyi.

Security and Safety in Echuya Forest Reserve.

Professional and trained guidance is enough through this jungle.

Kalinzu Forest Reserve

Kalinzu forest Reserve is coverage of indigenous shrubs and various tree spicies formed on the top ridges Great Albertine Rift Valley escarpment in Rubirizi district along Kasese-Ishaka Road with thick vegetation to harbor even nocturnal primates. The forest has developed trails to give open views across Rwenzori Mountains, Lake Edward, the Kazinga Channel and the Congo. 

Location and Size of Kalinzu Forest Reserve.

The Kalinzu forest reserve is located in Rubirizi District western Uganda along Kasese-Ishaka road, The forest reserve is approximately ….. hectares with………… as the central geographical coordinates.

Natural Habitat in Kalinzu Forest Reserve.

  • 378 species of Birds (Great blue Turaco, Black and White Casqued hornbill, Cuckoos and Sun birds)
  • 6 species of primates (i.e. blue Monkeys and chimpanzees).
  • Various tree species (ficus, Prunus African, the Strobia and parinari).
  • Nocturnal primates like pottos, galagos, owls and other animals that only emerge under the cover of darkness and listen to the errie shrieking of the tree hyrax.

Tourist Activities Kalinzu Forest Reserve.

  • Scenic views of; Rwenzori Mountains, Lake Edward, the Kazinga Channel and the Congo. 
  • Primate watching (of monkeys, chimpanzees and other nocturnal animals).
  • Bird watching.
  • Forest walks.
  • And scenic guided walks along the ridges and valleys of the Rift Valley escarpment.

Security and Safety in Kalinzu Forest Reserve.

While visiting the old man of the hills of Kalinzu forest, the place is rich with mysteries and local legends.  To harness this folk lore and uses of the forest a tourist is advised to use a local guide from this area.

 Kasyoha Kitomi Forest Reserve

 Kasyoha-Kitomi forest reserve is medium altitude moist-evergreen forest with grassland and forming a water catchment for lake Edward in western Uganda.

Location and Size of Kasyoha Kitomi Forest Reserve.

The forest is adjacent to Kalinzu, Maramagambo Forest Reserves, Kyambura Wildlife Reserve and Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is approximately ….. hectares with………… as the central geographical coordinates

Natural Habitat and Creations in Kasyoha Kitomi Forest Reserve.

  • Crater lakes namely Lakes Kamunzuku, Kamweru and Kyema
  • Primates that include; Chimpanzees, Baboons, Red Tailed Monkeys, Black & White Colobus Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys and Blue Monkeys.
  • Lake George and Kazinga Channel
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Mammals like Antelopes, Bush Pigs and Duikers which is as aresult of its being adjacent to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • 308 species of Birds, Butterflies, Reptiles, Moths, Water Falls and Gorges.

Tourist Activities Kasyoha Kitomi Forest Reserve.

  • Bird Watching.
  • Forest Walks,
  • Primate Watching,
  • Butterfly Watching and Identification
  • Touring natural features like creator lakes and water channel and falls.
  • Side views of mountain of the Moon.
  • Mammal watching and identifications.

Security and Safety in Kasyoha Kitomi Forest Reserve.

Since the place neighbors high intense restricted areas like national parks with hostile mammals, always your advised to carry professional guide along.

Maramagambo Forest

Maramagambo is one the tropical rain largest forest in Uganda with medium altitude moist and semi-deciduous vegetation/trees. Its home for the largest population of Chimpanzees in East Africa.

Location and Size of Maramagambo Forest.

The forest located in Bushenyi District western Uganda and its adjacent to the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is approximately ….. hectares with………… as the central geographical coordinates

Natural Habitat in Maramagambo Forest.

The forest is home for;

  • Mammals including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkey, giant forest hog, potto, bush baby, baboons, pygmy antelope, yellow-backed duiker, giant elephant shrew and L’Hotse’s monkey.
  • Flying Mammals (bats)
  • Bird species including Dark capped yellow wabler, fawn breasted waxbill, black headed batis, sulphur breasted bush shrike, bat hawk, red tailed bristle bill African green pigeon and Ross’s turaco.
  • The forest has lakes and craters.
  • And many other species like butterflies and moths

Tourist Activities Maramagambo Forest Reserve.

  • Bird Watching.
  • Forest Walks,
  • Primate Watching,
  • Butterfly Watching and Identification
  • Touring natural features like creator lakes.
  • Mammal watching and identifications.

Security and Safety in Maramagambo Forest.

Professional and trained guidance is enough through this jungle.

Mount Elgon Forest Reserve

This is mountainous forest rich variety of vegetation of varying heights ranging from montane forest to high open moorland studded with the giant lobelia and groundsel plants like olive Olea hochstetteri and Aningueria adolfi-friedericii spreading out beautifully to cover the mountain slopes.

Location and Size of Mount Elgon Forest Reserve

Mount Elgon Forest Reserve is found on the slopes of Mount Elgon located in eastern Uganda on the border with Kenya. It is approximately 1,110 square kilometers with………… as the central geographical coordinates.

Natural Habitat in Mount Elgon Forest Reserve

  • Roughly four concentric vegetation zones (Momtane forest, Bamboo and lower canopy forest, high montane heath i.e. Phillipea excelsia of 6m tall,and finally mixed Aro alpine and tussock grasslands at the top of the mountain.
  • Mammals including elephant, buffalo, Defassa’s waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, leopard and spotted hyena.
  • 296 birds including 40 restricted range species like Jackson’s francolin, moustached green tinker bird, and black collared apalis.
  • And water stream creating amazing falls.

Tourist Activities Mount Elgon Forest Reserve

  • Bird Watching.
  • Butterfly Watching and Identification
  • Touring natural features like mountain streams and falls.
  • Mammal watching and identifications.
  • Scenic views.
  • Cultural sites with rich folk tales.
  • Mountain climbing.

Security and Safety in Mount Elgon Forest Reserve

 Just use a professional tour guide.

Rwenzori Mountain Forest Reserve

The glaciers at the top of mountain Rwenzori have created natural streams suppling constant water at the slopes giving a rise to the forest vegetation of grassland, tropical forests (montane forest), bamboo zone, heather zone and afro-alpine moorland zone which formed water catchment area to supply and maintain the flow of water to lakes Edward, George and Albert.

Location and Size of Rwenzori Mountain Forest Reserve

Rwenzori Mountain forest reserve is located in western Uganda in the Bundibugyo, Fort portal, and Kasese Districts. It is approximately 996 km2 ….. hectares with…… as the central geographical coordinates.

Natural Habitat in Rwenzori Mountain Forest Reserve

  • 70 Mammal species.
  • 182 species of birds.
  • Various Tree species.
  • And many other species of butterflies and moths.
  • Scenic streams of water.

Tourist Activities Rwenzori Mountain Forest Reserve

  • Bird Watching.
  • Butterfly Watching and Identification
  • Touring natural features like mountain streams and falls.
  • Mammal watching and identifications.
  • Scenic views.
  • Cultural sites with rich folk tales.
  • Mountain climbing.

Security and Safety in Rwenzori Mountain Forest Reserve

Just use a professional tour guide and local community involvement will yield surprising local tales since this community is hospitable and curious to tale people about their culture.

Sango Bay Forest Reserve

Sango Bay forest reserve is the only extensive swamp forest in Uganda. It is part of the Minziro Sango Bay swamp between border of Tanzania and Uganda at the western shores of Lake Victoria. Sango bay represents a unique natural wetland with vegetation like herbaceous swamps with palms and seasonally flooded grassland.

Location and Size of Sango Bay Forest Reserve

The Sango Bay Forest Reserve is 578 square km, located on the shores of L. Victoria in Rakai District in Uganda. 

Natural Habitat in Sango Bay Forest Reserve

The swampy forest containts the following;

  • Vast Wetlands i.e.  Kagera wetland.
  • 141 tree species and Shrubs.
  • 68 lianas.
  • 122 herbs, epiphytes or hemi-epiphytes.
  • 331 species of vascular plants.
  • Huge flock of water birds.
  • Mammals including the endangered species such as Elephant, Black and White Colobus Monkey and a sub-species of the Blue Monkey.
  • And unique site features such as a breeding ground for several fish species.
  • International Sangoan Industry with Stone Age artifacts, believed to be dating to about 200,000 years back.

Tourist Activities Sango Bay Forest Reserve

  • Medical and other related fauna and flora researches
  • Great vicinity for Bird watching and identifications
  • Mammal watching
  • Fish breading
  • Stone age industry tour.

Security and Safety in Sango Bay Forest Reserve

ECO SITES

Busingiro Eco-Tourism Site

The Busingiro Ecotourist Site was established by government of Uganda in 1992 in Budongo Forest as part of Ecotourism Project. The project is aimed at running Conservation Education Programme in the region. The habituation home is mainly the vast Mahogany Tree, fig trees, iron wood, stranglers forest habited by several species e.g.  chimpanzees, baboons, monkeys. small mammals, reptiles, birds, butterflies.
The visitors can engage in the following activities:

  • Bird Watching,
  • Forest Walks,
  • Primate Identification and Tracking.
  • Primate Research Station on the site of an old Sawmill at Sonso
  • Nature walks
  • Walk the Royal Mile with all tree species found in Budongo.
  •  Kasenene Hill hiking.

Bugoma Ecotourism Site

The Bugoma Eco site is located in Bugoma Forest Resrve Hoima district, western part of Uganda. The is expected to become a permanent home of many grass land species like Uganda Kobs Elephants Buffaloes and other microorganisms migrating from the disturbed places due to oil exploration sites nearby. Forest trails have been developed to provide wild species encounter and extensive of enjoyment of Chimpanzees, Monkeys, Reptiles, Birds and Butterflies and Tree Species some of which are endemic to Bugoma. One can navigate a total of 30km walk of nature in Bugoma Eco-Tour Site.

Kaniyo – Pabidi Eco – Tourism Site

Kaniyo-Pabidi Eco –Tourisn Site is located in Eastern part of Budongo Forest Reserve opened in 1994 for Chimpanze viewing and its development has greatly improved since 2006 by the management of The Jane Goodall Institute Uganda. The site is  home of over 120 chimpanzees Black and white colobus monkey, Red tailed monkey,Blue Monkey,Vervet monkey,Baboons, Bush bucks, Red and blue Duiker, Bush pigs, Warthogs, Lions, Water bucks, Buffaloes and other microorganism.

Activities done include;

  • Chimpanzee Habituation activity dedicated to getting chimpanzees familiarize with humans to a distance of 10 metres. 
  • Chimpanzee Tracking; Two views per day for 2-4 hour walk in the morning and evening with a maximum of two groups trekking the habituated Chimpanzees.
  • Bird watching and Identification for keen birdwatchers for viewing the birdlife can enjoy either half day or full day variety of bird types like Puvel’s illadopses which is an endemic species to Budongo forest.
  • Forest Experience Walks: to explore forest endowed with the oldest mahogany in East Africa.
  • Hiking: the Pabidi hill at its top will give you  rich view of Murchision National Park and forest views and walks through savannah and tropical rainforests.
  • Community walk; with help of the local community organizations involved in Eco Tourism ( Boomu Conservation and Craft Women’s Association and Asera Azora Women’s Group). Will provide rich folk tales about the culture, traditional performances, handicrafts etc.
  • Conservation education.

Bulindi Eco-Tourism Site
The Bulindi Eco-Tourism Site is located in between  Bugoma Forest Reserve and Budongo along  Hoima-Masindi Road set up by  the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Forest to protect the remaining forest and a population of over 30 chimpanzees.

To promote ecological conservation, forest-friendly enterprise development such as non-timber forest products,

  • apiary development,
  • handcrafts making,
  • Woodlots, process training in small enterprise.
  • And other developing micro-enterprise livelihood activities.

Tourism is one of the main activity done to generate income to raise funds for conservation programs and support local community development.

Entebbe Botanical Gardens
Entebbe Botanical Garden is approximately 40hectares plot of land located in Entebbe Town, Uganda on shores of   Lake Victoria near. The site a few minutes’ drive from Entebbe International Airport. It’s an ecological home for many species of birds including water bird, mammals including Vervet, Black-and-white colobus monkeys, Tree squirrels and with over 309 species of plants including 199 indigenous plants to Uganda, 122 known medicinal value plants and 110 exotic plants adopted to tropical, sub-tropical or temperate zones.

The site offers conservation education where someone can learn about;

  • Treat environmentally sensitive areas,
  • Conserve useful plants
  • The usefulness of different species of plant.

It is re-creative center for;

  • Nature walks.
  • Leisure and relaxation.
  • Bird watching.
  • Lakeshore views.

The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC)

Uganda Wildlife Education Centre was established in 1952 in Entebbe Town on the shores of Lake Victoria.  It’s a 72 acres’ piece of land habituating over 400 indigenous wild animals, over 500 plant species and over 250 bird species in natural setting which depict   three of Uganda’s ecosystems that is the wetland, the savannah and the forest. The mission of the center is to conserve the conserve the country’s biodiversity for today and future generations. Therefore, its mandated to rescue smuggled animals, rehabilitate the injured, confiscated and/or orphaned wildlife.

The Center offers a holistic experience through various animal interactions with visitors and are taught and encouraged to preserve the ecology in their respective home places. Over 250000 persons visit this center per year.

Uganda Reptile Village in Entebbe

Uganda Reptile Village is a private ecotourism site located 4km off Kampala-Entebbe Highway in Abaita Ababiri on one hectare of land enclosed in a fence and concrete structures acting as home for reptiles. It comprises of over 50 reptiles with 20 readily on display ranging from cobras, boom slangs, Puff adders, skinks, monitor lizards, tortoises the Baboon viper the most poisonous snake in Africa.

Reptile village has a special mesh-enclosing a tree for five chameleons, a large pool for a crocodile and two monitor lizards and an open trench for several tortoises.

NATIONAL PARK SITES

Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks.

Bwindi Impenetrable is a natural ecological site biodiversitically with rich flora and fauna species.  The region is southwestern Uganda spreading out over the series of steep sloping western Rift Valley the ridges up to the and Virunga mountains and adjacent to Virunga National park with an international boundaries western Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. This region receives tropical rains between 1400mm-1900mm annually which gave arise to the most biological montane and lowland jungle forest, always ever green in Africa and hardly accessed through unless someone struggles through by foot. The place is both forest reserve and animal sanctuary which is home for the half of World’s mountain Gorilla population. Approximately 331 square kilometers combining the former Impenetrable Central Crown Forest,  Mgahinga Gorilla Reserve and the Rwenzori Mountains Reserve are designated as Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve and part of which forming the designated Bwindi Impenetrable National Park government of Uganda. Due to collective interest of humanity accruing from this region, a sites was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO since 1994.

The main important of Bwind Reserve and game park is the conservation of the afromontane, especially to harbor species endemic to the western rift valley’s mountains like mountain gorillas, it is a vital catchments area, the source of dense network of streams and rivers like  IviMunyagaIhihizoIshasha, and Ntengyere  rivers, which and flow into Lake Albert, Lake Edward, Lake Mutanda, Bunyonyi also serves the water for agriculture and community use. And Bwind is mainly known to be the focusing center for gorilla tracking by tourists. 

Ecological species Bwindi

On addition to the unique of the the ethinic tribes of Batwa, Bakiga and Bakonja communities, the designated site of both the forest and park is home for various species described below.

Fuanstically, the Bwindi Impenetrable has a rich community with an estimated population of;

320 mountain Gorilla individuals living in 15 troops.

120 small mammal species (largest in Uganda) consisting Rodents, Bats and carnivores like side-striped jackal, African golden cat, and African civet.

11 types of primates including the healthy chimpanzee population, Red-tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus monkeysm, Olive baboon and vervets.

350 bird species.

23 species endemic to the Albertine Rift, and at least 14 species recorded nowhere else in Uganda, among them the African green broadbill, white-tailed blue flycatcher, brown necked parrot and frazers eagle owl.

200 butterfly species, including eight Albertine Rift Endemics like cream-banded swallowtail.

The flora of Bwindi consists a variety of Afromontane including undisturbed tree and rare vegetation type on African continent which includes;

The threatened brown mahogany species

220 tree species with over 50percent of Uganda’s tree species can be accessed in Bwind

100 fern species

Tourism at Bwind Impenetratable Site

The major tourist activity is Bwindi Gorilla tracking at two locations, Buhoma and Nkuringo done in four daily groups; Mubare Group (10 gorillas, 1 silverback), Habinyanja group (18 gorillas, 1 Silverback) Rushegura group (10 gorillas, 1 Silverback) and Nkuringo group (19 gorillas, 2 silverbacks).

Just one-day flight to and fro Bwind impenetrable forest and park is considered impossible for a tourist to harness the richness and marvelous potential found in the designated sites because it takes several days for one to go through the entire game park, forest and community. Both the morning hours and evenings are resourceful for tour exploration as one takes a nature walk through the jungle, the following trails are useful depending on the budgeted time and what you want to see or experience.

 Ivo River Trail; this the recommended route for bird lovers and it long enough to occupy you all the day through.

The Bamboo Trail; along these trail one will encounter the areas of highest diversity in the park with over 14 vegetation types. At the top of this trail, you witness panoramic views encompassing L. Bunyonyi and Mafuga forest.

The waterfall trail; along here one will see features like the forest with a profusion of tree ferns, epithytic ferns, orchids and Bwindi’s colorful array of butterflies snd will be lead to the 3 delight crystal waterfalls typifies your impression of a tropical rainforest.

The Rushura Trail; It offers good views across the western rift valley floor, to the west, Congo’s Parc Nationale des Virungas provides spectacular backdrop and Lake Edward and the Rwenzori Mountains can be seen.

Muzubijiro Loop Trail; offers you an impressive breath while encountering hundreds of pre historic tree ferns and taking views of Bwindi Forest, Western Rift Valley and the Virungas.

The Munyanga River trail; with out of time visitors, you are recommended to use this trail outside the national park just to encounter a few animal instances at the forest edge like primates and birds. You may need no guide is needed.

Community Walks; a tourist wishing to have village walk can take a tour to Buhoma and its neighborhood, through which the cultural practices of    Bakiga and Batwa people varying from farming, brewing local beer, dispensing traditional medicines and Cultural performances (some of the captivating traditional performing are done every evening specifically to entertain visitors) and crossing to Ruhija region the visitor will have presented to a rich experience of the park center(it has a very steep terrain) of watching the finest vistas of deep undisturbed forests, duikers, primates and both forest and grassland bird species and also visit Mubwindi swamp or Bamboo tree zones.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Mountain Elgon National Park Uganda

Murchison Falls National Park

Semliki Reserve And National Park

Lake Mburo National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mountain Rwenzori National Park

Kibale National Park

GAME RESERVES

OFFSHORE SITES

Ssese Islands

Ssese Islands occupy the northwestern corner of Lake Victoria, the second-largest freshwater lake in the world. Ssese is an Archipelago consists of 84 separate Islands, some large and densely inhabited, others small and deserted. The place is a virgin land for island exploration many of which are not yet accessed and only inhabited by vegetation and other unexplored wildly species.

The Islands form one of Uganda’s prime destinations for offshore tourism where the explored islands are grouped in two basing on the koome channel separating the two groups i.e. Koome group and Bugala group.

Bugala group include BubekeBubembeBufumiraBugabaBukasaBuyovaFunve and Serinya whereas the Koome group include  DambaKoome Nsazi, Bulago and Luwaji a very rich rambling venture for explorers.

Buggala

Buggala Island  is located in Kalangala District, Central Region, Uganda. Buggala is the largest Island in the Victorian waters and it’s noted to have a gradually increasing trend of receiving both foreign and local visitors for tourism.  The highland is home of several spicies of birds and animals like vervet monkey. Bushbuck and black and white colobus inhabiting in the still existing natural trees most of them have cultural affiliation. The new ongoing palm oil production has populated the area with palm trees making viewing scene of palm trees.

Activities at this island include Bird watching, Swimming, Sport Fishing, Camping and Beach Activities.

Bukasa Island

Bukasa is small tract of land class-T hypsographic island at 0°24’26” S, 32°28’41” E geographical coordinates   located in Kalangala District, Central Region, and Uganda, East Africa. This is the second largest on Lake Victoria at an elevation of 1134 meterrs above mean sea level endowed with very attractive habitants including forests with monkeys and birds are in plenty. Tourist enjoy walking to plunge pool surrounded by forest and a waterfall.

Musambwa

Musambwa is precious legendary wonder of 3 rocky form of Island superstitiously considered a land of spirits and one of the smallest islands located in Lake Victoria in Rakai District. It is classifieid as the one of 6 Important Birding Area(IBAs)in Uganda a destination home of very large populations of international congregatory breeding birds of the African race like the Grey Headed Gull, Greater Cormorant, Little Egret and the Long-tailed Cormorant acred ibis, White-winged black tern, Egyptian goose, Black crake, Spur-winged plover, Cattle egret, Grey heron, Yellow-billed duck, African fish eagle, Common moorhen, Open-billed stork, Pink-backed pelican, Water thick-knee, Lesser black-backed gull, Herring gull, African marsh harrier, Common sandpiper, Blacked-headed heron, Lesser flamingo, Green-backed heron, Squacco heron and Pied kingfisher, and many others. The other species include over 2000 snakes and many reptiles such as rock pythons, cobras, vipers and monitor lizards living in harmony with man.

Musambwa Island is an international place for Bird Watch Tourism, Boat Rides Fishing Safaris Nature and Cultural Walks with Bird conservation research and education.

Ngamba Island

Ngamba Island is part of the ssese island belong to Koome group  located in Mukono District, Central Region, Uganda. It is on an elevation of 1134m above seal level close to equator Lake VictoriaUganda with 0°6’0″S32°39’0.01″E as geographical coordinates. The place is 40 hectares of land designated Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary established in October 1998 to care for orphaned chimpanzees that have been rescued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority from poachers and are unlikely to survive reintroduction to the wild. Ngamba Island provides an excellent secondary forest habitat for the chimpanzees and other wildlife species including fruit bats, spiders, fish eagles, otters, and monitor lizards and among other benefits it serves to prrovide a high-quality educational experience for visitors.

Bubembe Island

Bubembe tract of small land part of the Ssese Islands on Lake Victoria. The islands is uninhabited except for a few fishermen, the place is mainly occupied by  forests and swamps making it a good habitat for birds, including whale-headed stork, herons, geese, grey parrot, kingfishers, and fish eagles. The wildlife on the islands includes hippopotamus and crocodile, found near the shores. Waterbuck roam freely, as does the shy sitatunga antelope. In the forested areas, chimpanzees and monkeys swing from the trees. Vervet monkey, colobus monkey, a prolific variety of water and forest birds including hornbill, touraco, flycatcher, weaver, fish eagle, paradise flycatcher, colourful butterflies are common. The virtually virgin land is rich in plant life, with botanist discovering new species in the place.

WATERFALLS

Murchison Falls

Murchison Falls, also known as Kabalega Falls, is a waterfall between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert on the White Nile River approach the ridge of the Albertine rift valley in western part of Uganda. The fall begins by the Nile forces its way through a narrow gap in the rocks, only 7 metres wide, and tumbles about 40metres down the steep edge of the rift valley flowing towards into Lake Albert. The outlet of Victoria sends around 300 cubic meters per second of water over the falls, squeezed into a gorge less than ten metres wide with much roar creating a beautiful scene of tourist views.

Sipi Falls

Sipi water fall lies on the slope of Mount Elgon along River Sipi in Kapchorwa, Sirinko and mbale districts of Uganda The Sipi Falls is formed out of three series of waterfall where someone can tour the main 100m water sipi as on foot while trekking mount Elgon along the famous Sipi trail at over 1600m above mean sea level. As activities to enjoy include coffee tours and mountain biking.  

Ssezibwa Falls

Ssezibwa waterfall is along River Ssezibwa located in Mukono district a neighboring district to Kampala city. Ssezibwa Falls are about seven meters high rolling over undulating rocks with the sweet hissing sound created by the falling water. The scene is worth paying visit for a part from the fall, it’s endowed by beautiful vegetation under periodical maintaince to keep a beautiful glace of the eye.

Several species are encountered including birds and various traditional beliefs of Baganda ethnic group who reserved it as a heritage site. Tourist activities at the falls include Camping, Nature-guided walks, Bird watching, Boat drive/canoeing, Community walks, Hiking, Mountain biking, Primate Walks and Rock climbing.

Kisiizi Falls

Kisiizi Waterfalls lies on River Kyabamba a few meters from Kisiizi Hospital in Rukungiri district in Western Uganda. The waterfall is located at the forested part of the river and it starts at point of over 27m above and roars a massive raging waters into a deep gorge. As the water gets into contact with the rock surface a great mist rises and before even a visitor hears the noise, the mist of the fall is seen from the distance by the tourist.

Other tourist attractions include bird watching; the area harbours a multitude of birds of various types including  the Ross Turaco, Double Toothed barbet and the cinnamon Bee eater, African Black Headed Oriole, African Firefinch, African Harrier Hawk, African Paradise Fly-catcher, African Pied Wagtail, African Pygmy Kingfisher, Augur Buzzard, Black Headed Weaver, Black Kite, Black-winged Red Bishop, Bronze Mannequin, Double Toothed Barbet, Emerald-spotted Wood-dove, Grey Crowned Crane, Grey Heron, Haddad Ibis, Hammerkop, Lesser Striped Swallow, Long Crested Eagle, Mackinnon’s Fiscal some of which are endemic to this region.

A tourist will be assured of encountering a number of them and among other attraction are the mysterious folk tale of the fall cultural historic practice, forest and nature walks and community and culture experiences.

Karuma Falls

Karuma Falls is on the Kampala–Gulu Highway on the boarder of Kiryandongo and Nwoya Districts of Uganda. The fall will be visually seen by any traveller as you approach Karuma Bridge along the beautiful Victoria Nile from either sides the roaring of the waters are heard several meters away from the spot.

On your way to Karuma as you reach the rain forest, you will be welcomed by various families of Baboons at the road side waiting for any eatable grab from travellers and sometimes Kobs and antelopes can be encountered. The fall has been found suitable for construction of 750MW hydro power plant by government of Uganda and currently work is in progress

Ripon Falls

Ripon Falls, falls located on the Victoria Nile at JinjaUganda , the falls were functioning as the river’s outlet from Lake Victoria and it was believed to be the source of River Nile giving a narrow opening with approximately 5m. However in 1954 a construction of Owen Falls Dam, the oldest Hydro Power Plant in Uganda led to the submerging of Ripon falls. 

Bujagali Falls

Bujagali fall located in Jinja Town in Easter Uganda is place where the first major set of white-water rapids was at Bujagali Falls was found. The water fall was at rate of one million liters per second and supported various white water adventurous activities like kayaking, ATV / quadbike safaris, horse riding, a bungee jump, boating, sight-seeing, fishing & bird-watching trips, jet-boating, mountain biking, canoeing and tubing before the construction of Bujagali Dam in 2011 changed the previous nature scene architecture .

After the construction of the Hydro Power Dam formed new water level of 2011meters above sea level creating several cascades such as grade 5 rapids at Kyabirwa (Total Gunga) and Namizi (Big Brother / Silverback. Now white water rafting and kayaking trips start below the new dam extending into the reserved section, Trips such as Big Rapids and beautiful scenery rides with various sections of white water action calm stretches for resting are available for about 2 days.

Kalagala Falls

The adventurous tourism fall is Kalagala Falls. It is found along River Nile at section located in Kalagala village, Kangulumira Sub County, Kayunga District of Central Uganda. This is the only remaining waterfall close to the source of R. Nile still preserving the fascinating natural environment for tourist attraction after others have been submerged by construction of Hydro Power Plants. The falls provide forest walks and a number of avian species have been identified at the site including blue headed weavers, herons and Sand birds. Bird watching, it is considered the world’s best place for professional and tourist Kayaking and white water rafting on the rapid fall.

HOT SPRINGS

Kitagata Hot Springs

Kitagata is natural hot springs located in Sheema County, in Sheema District, Western Uganda and the spring waters rise up to a temperature 80 degrees centigrade in the dry season while in the rain season it is cooled by the supply of cold water from River Ngaromwenda. They are two adjacent springs at the site, one known as Ekyomugabe historical designated as the King’s natural Sauna to Omugabe king of Ankole and the other spur is known as Mulago, the public healing Hot spring in the region.

When you visit this place you will encounter a multitude of men and women taking bath in the warm waters of Mulago spring believe to be cured of their infirimities. The scenery to the site is breath taking with conical hills and inselbergs characterized with beautiful green vegetation of trees and grass.

Amoropii Hot Spring

Amoropii hot springs is located near the western shores of Lake Albert in Panyimur fishing village of Nebbi District, Northern Uganda region. The springs forms steam whose waters heat up when it flows through a small pool in the dense bushes just a few meters from the swamp and creates pool of about 2 meter diameter containing hot water. These waters  have got chemicals and minerals like Potassium chloride, Lithium sulphate, sodium chloride, potassium sulphate, and magnesium chloride and calcium phosphate etc. that contain medical values of which the local enjoy these natural sauna and get relieve of some infirmities hence drastically believing divine healing power in the spring. However failure to get healed will be attributed to other causes other than the deities of the spring.

The geothermal heated water can boil raw food like banana, potatoes, Cassava and eggs in less 30minutes so tourist are encouraged to carry some of these in order to witness the said boiling evidence.

Buranga Springs

Buranga Springs-out high water temperatures due to the geothermal heat from the deep faults of East African Rift System. This spring is located at base of Bwamba escarpment on the slopes of Ruwenzori Mountains in Bundibugyo district, western part of Uganda. The water is not only hot but also salty and this has resulted into unique ecosystem of only remaining East African lowland tropical rainforest the spring forms network of three other hot springs below;

  • Nyansimbe Spring.
    The Nyansimbe spring also referred to as a male pool flows at rate of 15l/s. the spring has formed a carbonate pool of approximately 15m radius and 5m deep and its water heats up to 86°C. However due to the swamp around it the pool is only accessible 3during the dry seasons.
  • Mumbuga Springs
    Mumbuga Spiring also referred to as the female pools of an area of 60x40m oozing with numerous springs also surrounded by the swamp. One spring has formed 1.5m tall travertine cone with terraces and has fountains gasping out water at 50cm high with gasses and bubbling noise. Its temperature reaches 98.4°C and easily accessed during dry seasons.
  • Kagoro Springs
    Kagoro Springs take an area of 50mx15 at the southern part of Buranga and the springs building up 1.5m high of travertine cones with Sulphur deposits at the base of stable travertine. The water heat up in range between 60 °C– 91° C.

The springs are affected with tectonic movements and keep disappearing every after an earth quake as new fountains open up. Buranga ecosystems attracts numerous birds roaming in the swamps around the springs) and animals looking for the salt coming out from the depths of Earth and its reported to habituate endemic microorganisms like strains of thermophilic, Geobacillus bacteria etc.

Kibiro Hot Springs

Kibiro Hot Spring is located at the bottom of the Western Rift Valley on shores of Lake Albert in Kibiro Fishing Village, Kigorobya sub county Hoima District. The spring oozes out subterranean hot salty waters continuously boiling at 100 degrees as evidenced by the water bubbles forming stream which flows in western direction into Lake Albert. Aquatic animal mistaking this water to be cold die instantly upon jumping into it.

This springs water contains different minerals and chemicals in varying amounts like sodium chloride, potassium chloride, lithium sulphate, calcium sulphate, calcium phosphate and magnesium chloride  etc. which are of medical values and the local get healed of skin diseases when people spend time sitting in it.  

The places main economic activity is Salt Mining and salt processing by traditionally practiced for a long period as archaeological evidence suggests that salt-making at Kibiro has been practiced for about 700–800 years.

A tourist will see salt gardening activities, food boiling like fresh eggs, potatoes, banana etc., and hear culture folk tales about the site.

Ihimba Hot Springs

The Ihimbo hot springs are located in the kabiulil villages, Kabaale District western Uganda along kabaale-Katuna, 8 Kilometres from Kabaale Town.

The SPRING WATERS have got chemicals and minerals like potassium chloride, sodium chloride, calcium phosphate, calcium chloride and lithium sulphate which have medical value and the spring forms a nutritious natural sauna used by the locals to get relief of their infirmities like rheumatism, backache and other ailments in which without the idea of these mineral component they ascribe their healing to divine powers.

The spring water are generally clean and pleasant to look a apart from the pool, and the place is covered by planted eucalyptus.

Rwagimba Hot Springs

Rwagimba springs are Sulphur hot springs located in Kibiito Sub County in Kabarole District along River Rwimi separating Kabarole and Kasese districts in western Uganda. The springs are treasure to Tooro Kingdom and can be regard as cultural site with folk tales around them.

Semlik Hot Springs

The Semlik Hot Springs are located in Semlik National Park in Western Uganda located at the base of the Rift valley escapment near the shores of Lake Albert. The springs in the area include;

  • Sempaya Hot Springs also known as the male hot spring consist of very hot waters raising to a temperature of over 130 degrees centigrade.
  • Nyasimbi Hot Springs also known as the female hot spring is located amidst a thicket and thick under growth in Semlik region. The spring forms a dens cloud of hot steam above the rippling water and coming closure to it is comparable to being in sauna.

Kanangorok Hot Springs

The kanangorok hot springs is found beyond River Kidepo in North Eastern part Uganda bordering South Sudan in Kidepo National Park. The water is over 50 degrees centigrade hot and with patience can boil ready some of the local food stuff including fresh eggs. As to other hot springs Kanangorok also is rich in minerals that can bring cure to skin diseases. Local people regulary visit and take bath in it seeking for their mystical healing.

CULTURE AND SOCIETY

This includes the community lifestyle and treasured iconic features like traditional sites, countrys momerial monuments, natural sites, archaeological sites and other sites of interest like the fossil sites.

Traditional Sites

  • Nagalabi Coronation Site
  • Mparo Tombs
  • Nkokonjeru Tombs
  • Karambi tombs

South of Fort Portal lies the Karambi-Tombs, the tombs of the royal family of Toro. Here one finds, among others, the tomb of Daudi Kyebambe (Kasagama) and George Kamurasi Rukidi II. 
The kingdom of Toro was established in the early 19th Century, when Prince Kaboyo, son of Bunyoro’s king Kyebambe, rebelled against his father. 
One can visit the tombs and artifacts and get a lot of information originating from the past centuries.

  • Mugaba Palace
  • Bulange
  • Kabarole Palace
  • The Hoima Palace.

 Located in Kuruzika, Hoima Municipality western Uganda, it is the current main palace of Bunyoro Kingdom lead by a traditional King known as Omukama. This one of the historical kingdoms in Africa tracing its route in the early centuries.

Memorial Monument Sites

  • Kabamba Monument

This 13 ft high freedom fighter monument is in Kabamba barracks and shows the sculpture of HE president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who was the leader of the 41 members of the National Resistance Army (NRA) (later changed Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces – UPDF) when with only 27 rifles they attacked Kabamba Army Garrison on the 6th of February 1981.

The monument was unveiled by the President of Uganda H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. This signifies a 5 year long struggle that saw NRA finally take over power on the 25th January 1986.

  • Independence Monument

The Independence Monument, standing majestically at a height of 6 metres, is a must see if you are travelling to Kampala. 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. Ugandas 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 bondages. Today with the beautification around the monument, you need to carry your camera for the memorable capture of the sight.This is among kampala’s top Attractions and best sight when doing city walks

  • Kamurasi-Baker Monument
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  • Makerere University
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  • The Clock Tower
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  • Patiko Fort
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  • Fort Gerry (Portal)
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  • The Equator Crossings
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  • Masaka Fort (Kigo)
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  • The Clock Tower
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  • Patiko Fort
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  • Fort Gerry (Portal)
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  • The Equator Crossings
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  • Masaka Fort (Kigo)
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  • Namugongo Martyrs’ shrines
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  • Balonyo massacre grave

Natural Sites

  • The source of the Nile
  • Amabare ga Mugore
  • Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru
  • Semwema Rockshelter
  • Sempaya Hot Springs
  • Rukarango Tilting Rock, Rock Gong and Rock Shelter.
  • Bugona Tree
  • Mutolere Cave.

Archeological Sites

  • Nsongezi rock Shelter.
  • Nyero Rock Paintings Site
  • The Ntugi mounds and the Basin
  • Bigo Bya Mug(y) enyi
  • Munsa za Kateboha
  • Nakaima tree
  • Kibiro salt producing village.
  • Tanda Pits
  • Bweyorere Capital Site

Fossil (Paleontological) Sites

Morotopithecus bishop dating 20-plus million (ma) years was collected in one of the sites along Mt. Mororto.

Other ancient fossil sites are along Mt.Napak (19-20ma) and Bukwa (17.5ma) in eastern Uganda and in Nkondo (4.5ma), Kaiso-Tonya, Karugutu, Kikorongo and the Kazinga channel in Western Uganda all dating 2.5ma

TOURISM ACTIVITIES

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NobleSytes Africa organizes a number of adventurous activities for tourist of both local and international delegates over strategic locations across the continent. Each location will always have different interactions with you due to their unique impartation experience depending on climate adaptation, places and country’s restrictions. Every jungle in Africa though seems having similar species it will definitely surprise with its uniqueness bringing a motivation of continuing to traverse across the face of Africa.

  • Mountaineering.

IncludesMountain climbing, Mountain Biking and Cycle trails for long challenging loops requiring stamina for mountain lovers to unique mountainous features on continent like caves, historical peaks, glaciers calderas etc. and short hikes easily affordable by any one.

  • Primate Watching.

Brings you an experiential of the most developed mammal whose character are more close to humans. They include Chimpanzee population, Red-tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus monkeys, Olive baboon and vervets., mountain gorillas and tourist will enjoy Viewing of their family characters like feeding baby caring with permission to conduct tracking.

  • Mammal Watching and Identifications.

Huge mammals like elephants, giraffe, Zebra, buffalo, Hippopotamus etc.  and small mammals, nocturnal animals, carnivorous animals of all types terrestrial, aquatic and flying mammals(bats) born on the continent. You will enjoy their unique characters of say those moving in isolation or as large group of flocks learn about their defending tactics and survival mechanisms in the jungle. There is plenty of reptiles to enjoy like snakes.

  • Birding.

The variety of unique birds on the continent will attract bird lovers to a great vicinity for Bird watching and identifications. The unique ones include shoebill, lammergeiers, moustachedgreen tinker bird, guinea fowls, sunbirds and turacos and black collared apalis ostrich etc.

  • Butterfly Watching and Identification.

With variety of species, the lovers of butterflies will enjoy looking at bands of butterflies in their curious movements flapping out their fascinating, beautiful and multicolored wings.

  • Nature Walks and Exploration.

Touring natural features like Water Falls, River and their sources, Creator lakes, Scenic and panoramic Views of sites regions and places, Rift Valley Escarpments, Ridges and Gorges, Wetland and Swamp Walks.

  • Forest Exploration.

This involves taking either a drive or a walk under the developed trail under the naturally existing forests of the continent and discover unique tree species, long lived trees some estimated to be 100 years and above, mysterious design of nature growth by some tree trunks, as you enjoy nature breaths while interacting with the living inhabitants. 

  • Offshore tourism

This involves moving to isolated places by the water bodies like lakes forming islands or archipelago islands consisting of unique life style and also home bases for bleeding and harboring endemic species.

  • Cultural tour

Touring, Heritage sites, listening to rich folk tales, identifying different cultural norms, valves, beliefs and practices, enjoying traditional performances like dancing with variety of local musical instruments used differently to produce unique sounds by different ethnic groups.

  • Re-creative and Relaxation Activities

Activities such asBoat Rides/cruising, Experiential Fishing, Sunbathing, Swimming, Game Drives, Lunch Trips.

  • Community Exploration

This involves moving over to villages and discover the uniqueness of the community lifestyle of the communities in performing different activities like farming, fishing, medication and health care with unique foods. This adaptation may be geographical, transcultural, or cultural concept in nature.

  • Transboundary Tourism
  • It considered for tourist whose destination will require moving from one country to another and prior arrangements of travel documentation and other requirements depending on the country has to be done.
  • Camping,

Bush Camping and lodging out on personal arrangement or provision of camping materials.

  • Eco tourism research for conservation of nature.
  • Other activities like Stone Age industry tour.

MAPPING CONSULTANCY

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Remotesensing, Drone (Ariel Surveys) and GIS technology for wildlife and forestry Conservation and Management, Cultural and Heritage site mapping and Archeological Exploration

And among other thing we map to promote tourisms and support community substance activities like Agriculture.

Biodiversity Mapping.

This is ecological mapping or data acquisition to determining habitat species and their relationship in the ecosystem at varying ecosystem levels effectively observed using satellite technology for large region or drones for specific site of study(relatively small) when only refined scale images are required. You may require our services to;

Carry out Species identification mapping of endangered/ threatened species in given region of interest and on addition to identify the whether a particular is existing, its spatial distribution in the ecosystem will be presented with digital GIS Map where further functionality analysis can be performed like the study of suitability areas, view of habitat distribution corridors etc.

Conduct Geo species census in order to monitor habitat Population and population density distribution pattern in the ecosystem with an up to date information. This helps to also give a geographical trend analysis and predict species and determine habitat sustainability, critical ecological processes of migration, colonization and interbreeding of flora and fauna movement rotation patterns for trail development in tourism

This service also includes mapping of animals and crops farms in specific region/country to predict potential output import/export trade dealings.

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Land use and land cover mapping to detect and determine the pattern of fragmented patches causing species endemism due to industrialization and developments such roads displacing the natural habitats and community activities like settlement and farming which are invading and threatening the existence of nature. The extinct ecosystem can be determined through a study of series of cover maps to study the ecosystem behavior interaction, predict potential threats and determine appropriate conservation strategies.

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Wildlife Hunger Prediction, through Vegetation Analysis mapping, such as chlorophyll maps, determination of vegetation healthy and stress, foliage existence to control bush burning and wildfires and also estimate the volume disappearances in the green vegetation to predict the consumption rate of herbivores animals and sustainability capacity of given number of animals for certain region. This also helps to effectively manage hunting licenses and animal relocations. Also crop and food output at a regional agriculture level in communities can be determined to enhance hunger eradication programs.

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Flora disease outbreak mapping, in vegetation analysis mapping, unhealthy leaf structures due to virus or fungal infection can be determined and the extent of geographical invasion mapped out and marked appropriate treatment measures.

Even the vegetation immediate response to the treatment and fertilizers effect which the eye can’t detect can be monitored and identified through immediate mapping.

Soil moisture and fertility distribution mapping, this is required for analyses to provide systematic need of irrigation schedules for agriculture crops, determine environmental conditions requirement for spices adaptability before spices relocation or agriculture campaigns are conducted.

Heritage and Archeological Mapping.

High definition surveys to provide rich Site documentation (images, videos and 3D models) for heritage, historical and archaeological sites, including museums and cultural artifact centers etc. Full 3D indoor mapping services for purposes of preservations and reconstruction benefits are done. Features like sculptures, caves, memorial buildings, shrines of worship are documented and archived.

Non invasion archeological site surveys can be done by provision of NDVI and NDRE maps which quick and cheap means to archeological site identification of large areas with which some information provided can easily be omitted by other methods. Hence contact us for supplementary information to yield full analysis of your site. 

Language Interpretation

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We aim at having our visitor feel at home acquainted with basic communication to your new destination. Coming to Africa you need to know whether its francophone part or Anglophone part. We provide documents to help you learn some of dominant international language and few local languages. We also provide you with professional interpreter to help you communicate with ease on your journey.