Uganda Tours, Uganda Tour Holiday, Uganda Tour – African Tour in Uganda

We offer a range of high quality Uganda tours and we specialize in customized tours such as Gorilla trekking tours and Wildlife tours in Uganda national parks, Birding tours, Cultural tours, agricultural tours and Eco-tourism, mountain Rwenzori climbing tour, rafting along the Nile River, as well as quality tour and luxury car hire for individuals, families and groups of any size. Whether you want a three hour tour of Kampala, a private “all inclusive” Africa holiday in Uganda or just a day out in the beautiful countryside – we can help. Enjoy Uganda tours / a Uganda tour customised to your desired African Tour dates, budget and Uganda tour safari needs. Tour Uganda with the best Uganda tour operator / Uganda safari company that will listen, understand and fulfill your perfect Africa tour dream!. Read More about Uganda

Short Uganda Safaris | Short Safaris in Uganda – Mini Wildlife, Gorilla trekking trips in Uganda

Short safaris in Uganda are designed to enable the time constrained world travellers to have opportunity of exploring the magical tourist sites of Uganda. The short Uganda safaris range from 2 days including the extensions to Lake Mburo, Murchison, Queen Elizabeth, Elgon and Kibale among other destinations. These destinations also feature 3 days and the Bwindi gorilla extension also present a 3 days encounter. Read More about Short Uganda Safaris

Kampala City Tour

Kampala City Tour organised by Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours 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. Read More

1 Day Tour Ngamba Island Chimps

1 Day Tour to Ngamba Island Chimpanzees or a Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary tour in Uganda takes you on a one day trip to Ngamba Island Chimps on Lake Victoria. Read More

Entebbe City Short Tour

This Entebbe day Tour exposes you to the once the colonial capital of Uganda, is the first town that welcomes any visitor to Uganda from the Air port. Being a quiet town Cooled by breezes from Lake Victoria. Read More

Jinja Source of the Nile Tour

Take a short ride to the source of the Nile-a quiet beautiful place, filled with palm trees, fantastic tropical plants. As you stand on the Nile, you will hear the gurgling water, watch native fishermen. Read More

White Water Rafting

Tour in Uganda,in Jinja – a world-class rafting destination possessing some of the most prevailing and constant rapids on earth. Read More

Uganda Short Safari to Lake Mburo NP

Lake Mburo National Park is the closest National Park to Kampala 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive and boasts of counts of biodiversity and amazing scenic landscapes. Read More

Sipi Falls short safari in Uganda

The Sipi Falls is comprised on 3 water falls that are positioned at the Mount Elgon foot hills in the district of Kapchorwa appearing as the largest water fall to the east of Uganda. Read More

1 Day Mabamba Swamp Birding Excursion

The 1 Day Mabamba Birding Excursion is a whole birding that is suitable for a day break from the towns of Kampala and Entebbe. The day excursion commences and ends in Kampala presenting a whole day magical experience with the swamp environment on the shores of Lake Victoria sheltering counts of birds including the Vulnerable and rare shoebill stork. The swamp dwelling sitatunga is also present. The famous Mabamba swamp presents an impressive birding experience on canoe. Read More

Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda to Kibale Forest NP – 2 Days

The 2 Days Chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda commences and ends in Kampala and takes to the Primate Capital of the world – the Kibale National Park where the 13 species of Primates. Read More

Short Uganda Safari to Lake Mburo National Park 2 Days

Short Uganda Safari to Lake Mburo National Park takes you to a typical African gem filled with magical wonders that one would wish to explore on the safari in Uganda. Read More

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The short Wildlife Safari in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the short safaris in Uganda allowing you to explore the most popular park in Uganda in a mini break holiday. Read More

Wildlife Safari in Uganda; 2 Days

2 Days Short Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park with Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to tour white Rhinos, the top of the falls, do Nile launch cruise exploring the Hippos, Nile Crocodiles. Read More

2 days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda to Budongo Forest

Budongo Forest is noted to be among the pre-historic forests left in East Africa and as a result, it feature great biodiversity including the 24 small animal species. Read More

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee short Uganda Safari 2 days

The Island supports a count of 48 Chimpanzees and it stretches to 100 acres. The tour is a perfect mini break to explore these orphananed Chimpanzees that are thriving with support. Read More

Short Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Uganda 3 Days

The forest enjoys great deal of biodiversity including the 70 mammal species, 351 tree species some of which are 200 years old and over 55m tall, 13 primate species. Read More

Short Uganda Safari and Primates Trekking 3 days

The Short Uganda Safari features the Queen Elizabeth National Park 1978km2 protected area with chimpanzee species thriving below sea level in 100m deep Kyambura gorge. Read More

Short Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda Kibale-3 days

Kibale National Park stands in the west of Uganda in the shadows of Rwenzori Mountains dubbed the legendary mountains of the moon. It features a varied tract and lovely tropical forest. Read More

Queen Elizabeth Short Uganda Tour 3 days

Our 3 Days Uganda Wildlife short Safari in Queen Elizabeth National park is an amazing short Uganda tour of Queen Elizabeth Park that offers you a site of the big 5 wild game during game drives, birding & people culture. Read More

Chimpanzee Trekking Uganda Safari-Kibale 3 days

It features a varied tract and lovely tropical forest that date back to the prehistoric era supporting a range of flora, fauna and birds that have made it an ideal destination for travellers. Read More

Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari in Uganda 3 days

Our 3 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National park is an amazing short Uganda tour of Queen Elizabeth Park that offers you a site of the big 5 wild game during game drives, birding & people culture. Read More

Murchison Falls National Park Uganda safari Tour 3 days

This 3 days Murchison Falls National Park wildlife safari in Uganda / Murchison Falls wildlife tour in Uganda offers you a visit to Ziwa Rhinos, a boat cruise to the bottom of the Nile. Read More

Murchison Falls & Kibale Short Uganda safari- 5 days

Murchison falls national park derives its name from Murchison falls where the mighty river Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become. Read More

5 Days short Uganda Safari with Primates Trekking

The 5 Days Uganda short Safari with Primates Trekking in Queen Elizabeth National Park & Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park. Read More

Uganda short Safari Tour-Chimpanzees & Wildlife 5 days

A flying safari to Kibale Forest renowned homes to wild chimpanzees in Africa and Semuliki Forest, a stunning. Read More

Kibale Forest National Park Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda 3 days

The Park harbours the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa. It is an extensive National Park, protecting a large block of rainforest. Read More

Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari in Uganda – 4 Days

The 4 Days Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari in Uganda allows you to track Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park dubbed the Primate Capital of the world with 13 primate Species. Read More

Game Viewing Safari in Uganda 5 days

Lake Mburo National park is a very special place; each part of it is alive with a variety of interests and color. It is situated in Kiruhura district and it is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah. Read More

Long Safaris in Uganda featuring long Uganda trips in search of Primates, Gorillas, Wildlife, Culture.

Book custom made long Uganda safari tours to Uganda safari parks for the true ultimate Africa safari memories. The long safaris in Uganda present an extended safari experience allowing you to explore the beauty of Uganda in detail. Uganda being a rich destination and very extensive, it features a myriad of destinations that range from National Parks such as Lake Mburo, Mgahinga, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Mount Rwenzori, Semliki and Kibale in the west, Murchison Falls and Kidepo Valley in the north and the Mount Elgon in the East to a range of over twelve (12) game reserves like Pian Upe, Matheniko, Bakora, Kigezi, Katonga, Ajai, Toro Semliki among others, historical and cultural sites which combine to present remarkable extensive long Uganda safari experience. Read More about about Long Safaris in Uganda

Flying Gorilla Safari in Uganda; 6 Days

The 6 Day Uganda Gorilla Flying Safari enables you to explore the critically endangered mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable without being subjected to a 10 hour drive to cover 527km from Kampala. Read More

6 days gorilla tracking and wildlife safari in Uganda

The 6 Days Gorilla tracking and Wildlife Safari in Uganda features two main activities namely; wildlife viewing and the gorilla trekking. The Queen Elizabeth National Park to the south west of Uganda features great deal of wildlife including elephants, the Buffaloes. Read More

Uganda Gorilla Safari, 6 Days

Our 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari takes you to Uganda`s population of mountain gorillas in Bwindi but also exposes you to Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda. It has been confirmed that Bwindi features a minimum of 400 Mountain gorillas of which twelve gorilla groups are habituated. Read More

6 days Uganda Gorilla Tracking safari

The 6 days Uganda Tracking safari with Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National park Wildlife Safari presents a magical Uganda safari experience that takes you to three main destinations of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Read More

7 Days Luxury Fishing Safari in Uganda

The 7 days Luxury Fishing Safari in Uganda takes you to the two prime fishing destinations of Lake Victoria and Murchison Falls National Park. The safari is relaxed offering a true luxury touch in the wilderness. With close to 25% of Uganda’s surface covered by water, the Largest Lake in the country. Read More

7 Days Culture Safari in Uganda with Gorilla trekking

The 7 Days Culture Safari in Uganda with Gorilla trekking commences in Kampala and can end in Kigali or Kampala depending on the traveller’s preference. The 7 days of Culture feature a blend of wildlife and gorillas. The safari involves a game walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park. Read More

Uganda Birding Safari, Kampala and Lake Mburo 7 days

The 7 Days Uganda Birding Safari in Kampala and Lake Mburo allows you to explore the section of Uganda’s birds that can be easily reached from Kampala. Uganda supports 11% of the world population of bird species and 50% of the African continent bird species. Read More

Wildlife Safari in Uganda 8 days

The safari also features adventure hike to Sipi falls, the wild game viewing in Kidepo Valley National Park and Murchison falls National Park where one has the opportunity to explore the big five with Rhinos thriving in the Ziwa Sanctuary. The chimpanzee trekking in Budongo, hike to the top of Murchison Falls and heritage tour in Kampala city are also featured to derive ultimate Africa safari memories. Read More

Gorilla trekking Safari Tour 8 days

8 days Gorilla safari experience is one of the most essential Uganda gorilla safaris/Uganda tours that enable you experience trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest located in Africa south western Uganda enabling you to have the first glimpse at the shy beautiful Gorillas amidst the dense foliage. Read More

Rwanda Uganda Gorilla trekking Safari 8 days

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a home to the rare endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, is strategically located at the edge of the western rift valley (Albertine rift valley), in South Western Uganda. It is shared amongst Rukungiri, Kisoro and Kabale Districts. Read More

Uganda Safari tour 9 days

The safari starts and ends at Entebbe International Airport and takes you to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for white Rhino tracking, Murchison Falls National Park for magical wild game viewing including the elephants, lions, Giraffes and Buffaloes, the mighty Nile River and its permanent Land mark the Murchison Falls. Read More

9 days Wilderness Camping Gorilla safari in Uganda

The 9 Days Camping Safari takes you to Kibale National Park for chimpanzee trekking, primate walk in Semliki, wild game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park along with chimpanzee trekking, gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Island Hopping at Lake Bunyonyi. Read More

9 Days Uganda Safari Encounter In The Albertine Rift

The safari features active adventures like cycling in Mpanga tea estates, hiking in the Fort Portal Crater Lake Field, Mount Rwenzori hiking, Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest not forgetting Island Hopping on Lake Bunyonyi. Read More

9 Days Uganda Safari

This Uganda Safari takes you to Uganda’s premier safari parks: Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Gorilla Impenetrable Forest, Kibale Forest National park and Queen Elizabeth National Park for a mountain gorilla tracking tour, chimpanzee trekking safari, wildlife / game viewing safari. Read More

9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda

The 9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda features the mighty Nile Perch as the icon of the trip while incorporating the exploration of other fish species along with scenery and wildlife like the Big four in Murchison. Read More

Wildlife & Primates trekking Uganda Safari 9 days

The 9 Days Uganda Safari incorporates wild game viewing, chimpanzee trekking and mountain gorilla trekking. The safari starts and ends at Entebbe International Airport and takes you to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for white Rhino tracking, Murchison Falls National Park for magical wild game viewing including the elephants, lions, Giraffes. Read More

Uganda Safari to Gorillas & Chimpanzee trekking- 10 days

This 10 days Uganda gorillas-Chimps safari offers Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzees tracking and wild life game drives coupled with amazing game scenery- the highlight of an African safari in Uganda. Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda Africa are carried out in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. Read More

Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari 11 Days

You will track gorilla in Bwindi national park of Uganda and volcanoes national park of Rwanda. Gorilla tracking is the most fascinating wildlife adventure in the jungles of Africa; you will search for Mountain gorillas in the impenetrable slippery forested mountain slopes of Bwindi and Volcanoes until you get so close about 7 meters. Read More

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour 12 Days

Transfer to Bwindi NP. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe and Igongo Cultural Center for traditional Lunch. Read More

Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Wild game, Safari 12 Days

This safari focuses on Uganda’s premier safari destinations namely; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for gorilla tracking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for game viewing, Kibale Forest for chimpanzee tracking and Murchison Falls National Park for game viewing. Read More

Uganda & Rwanda Safari 13 days

This 13 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari / 13 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour is one of Rwanda Safaris & Tours for you to Safari in Rwanda OR tour in Rwanda and have a chance to go gorilla tracking. Read More

13 Days Uganda Safari Albertine rift Thrilling Adventure

The 13 Days Uganda Albertine rift Thrilling Adventure allows you to explore the remarkable destinations that lie within the western arm of the East African rift valley and its environs. The safari features wild game viewing in Murchison Falls National Park where there are chances of exploring the Africa’s Big five. Read More

Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla safari- 13 days

This 13 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari tour having gorilla tracking in Uganda then Rwanda will start by visiting the magnificent Murchison falls and then proceed to Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee tracking, then transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park for a game drive and a boat cruise. Read More

Birding Watching Safari in Uganda- 14 days

The Uganda Birding Safari 14 Days takes you to the prominent birding sites of Uganda featuring the forest, savannah and water habitats. The birding safari takes you to the Semliki National Park, Kibale National Park, Bigodi wetland Sanctuary, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Mabamba swamp. Read More

14 Days Fort Night Adventure in Western Uganda

The 14 Days Fort Night Safari Adventure in Western Uganda features a perfect period that suites in the commonly given two weeks leave. The safari incorporates the wild game viewing, adventure, culture, primate tracking including gorillas and chimpanzees, culture and recreation. Read More

Adventure to Rwenzori Mountains & Gorilla Trekking

The 14 Days Uganda Safari Adventure to Rwenzori Mountains & Gorilla trekking is a fort night safari in Uganda that enables you to summit the legendary Rwenzori Mountains that tower to 5,109m above sea level with snowcapped peaks following the Central Circuit. Read More

Birding & Gorilla trekking Uganda Safari 14 days

The Uganda Birding Safari 14 Days takes you to the prominent birding sites of Uganda featuring the forest, savannah and water habitats. The birding safari takes you to the Semliki National Park, Kibale National Park, Bigodi wetland Sanctuary, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Mabamba swamp. Read More

15 Days Uganda Safari Adventure in the Nile Basin

The 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari in the Nile Basin offers you an opportunity to explore the wonders of the Nile basin in detail. The safari starts and ends at Entebbe International Airport and it takes you to explore the source of River Nile in Jinja, remarkable wild game viewing in Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls. Read More

16 Days Uganda Safari in the Equator Snow

The 16 Days Uganda Safari in the Equator Snow is one of the extensive Uganda safari packages that allow you to explore the areas along the Equator in detail. Uganda is one of the gifted countries in the world that are crossed by the world’s main latitude – the Equator which partly influences her climate and vegetation. Read More

Uganda Safari – 16 Days

The 16 Days Uganda Safari allows one to climb Mount Rwenzori for three days exploring the magical Mahoma trail, climb any of the three Virunga Volcanoes namely Gahinga, Muhabura and Sabyinyo which are part of the greater Virunga chain of eight Mountains, track gorillas in Bwindi. Read More

18 Days Comprehensive Safari in Uganda

The 18 Days comprehensive Safari in Uganda as the name suggests features an extended encounter allowing you to explore a range of Uganda safari sites in detail. The 18 Days Safari commences and ends in Entebbe incorporating adventure, culture, wildlife, primates like gorillas and chimpanzees and recreation. Read More

20 Days Grand Safari tour in Uganda

The 20 Days Grand Safari tour in Uganda is an extensive safari package that features an all-round tour of Uganda. Commencing and ending at Entebbe International Airport, the 20 days safari takes you to Kidepo Valley National Park, Jinja – the source of River Nile, Sipi falls, Mount Elgon, Murchison Falls National Park. Read More

Uganda Birding Watching Safari -21 days

The 21 Days Uganda Bird Watching tour allows you to explore the birds of Uganda in detail. Standing with 1057 bird species, Uganda features 11% of the world’s bird species and 50% of Africa’s bird count. The 21 Days takes you to Mabira forest with 312 species, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary with 250 bird species, Budongo forest with over 360 species of birds. Read More

Primate, Wildlife & Mountaineering Safari

The 18 Days Primate, Wildlife & Mountaineering Safari in Uganda features Mount Rwenzori Climbing with Margarita peak as the prime activity supported by gorilla trekking in Bwindi, Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park and Wildlife viewing in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks. Read More

Overview – Uganda

Uganda Tourism History – What you will Experience During Uganda Tours

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We offer a range of high quality Uganda tours and we specialize in customized tours such as Gorilla trekking tours and Wildlife tours in Uganda national parks, Birding tours, Cultural tours, agricultural tours and Eco-tourism, mountain Rwenzori climbing tour, rafting along the Nile River, as well as quality tour and luxury car hire for individuals, families and groups of any size. Whether you want a three hour tour of Kampala, a private “all inclusive” Africa holiday in Uganda or just a day out in the beautiful countryside – we can help.

Our Uganda tour safaris are available on both a scheduled and a private basis. Join us on one of our private tours or let us customize for you a private Africa safari tour of your choice. Because we understand the variations in our clients` needs, we endeavour to discuss with our clients and suggest to them what may be perfect for their Uganda tour. By so doing, we design unique excursions for every traveler that explores Uganda and Rwanda.

Our Uganda tours / trips usually range between 3 days short Uganda tour to 21 days Long Uganda tour (3 weeks) adventuring the tourism diversity in Uganda. Right from the dry vastness of Kidepo National Park in the north, Queen Elizabeth savannah plains, the mighty river Nile and her magnificent Murchison Falls, the rainy forests plus savannah valley of Semliki National Park , to the Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park known for gorilla trekking that lies in the south east of Uganda, a tour in Uganda will definitely surprise you beyond your African tour expectations. Read More about Uganda Tourism History

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Uganda is positioned along the Equator engulfed by the Great Lakes of Africa and with no access to the sea. The earliest foreigners to arrive in Uganda were Arabs in 1840s and were then followed by the European explorers of British origin on the year 1962 for Speke and Stanley in 1875.

The foreigners would approach the Buganda Kingdom first due to its proximity to Lake Victoria which was their main point of entry and the reigning King by then was King Muteesa I.
Buganda Kingdom was one of the four Kingdoms in the region which were firmly established in the mid-19th Century including the Ankole Kingdom, Bunyoro Kingdom and Tooro Kingdom along with with other chiefdoms in the east and the north of Uganda. The form of governance was monarchical. Uganda at first was of little interest to the colonialists as seen by the British and Germans after agreeing the spheres of influence in the year 1886 and the nation Kenya belonging to Britain, the area that was beyond the north shore of Lake Victoria was underestimated and a company was contracted to take care of it. The Imperial British East African Company (IBEACo.) thrived between the year 1888 to the year 1895 taking care of the region from the Buganda’s Kingdom’s east coast to the Lake Victoria’s north west shores. Since the region was actually beyond Lake Victoria as British thought and the Germans thought of taking an advantage of the treaty by noting that Buganda which was the most powerful Kingdom in the region by then was not detailed in the territorial treaty with Britain.

Karl Peters approached the King of Buganda in the year 1890 to enter into an agreement that would put Buganda under German protectorate. Lord Salisbury the then British Prime Minister persuades Berlin to opt for Heligoland Island which is in the south west of North Sea which belonged to the British since the year 1814. Germany accepted the offer and let go of the East African territories of Uganda, Zanzibar and the Equatoria (Sudan’s Southern Province), Unfortunately, Heligo land would later become useless to German as it had been sought as a perfect naval base but ended disappointing in the two world wars. The IBEACo was confronted with a myriad of challenges ranging from absence of a railway network connecting Uganda with the coast and the religious conflict in Buganda. There was war break out between the French Catholics and the British Protestant Missionaries and in Jan 1892 the fight broke out among the four hills of Kampala where on top of one hill there was Kabaka’s palace, on the second one was the French Catholic Cathedral build with wooden poles and reeds, on the third one was the Protestants who were still building their church while on the fourth one was the Fredrick Lugard – the head of IBEACo who had advantage of his Maxim Machine gun.

Though Lugard won the situation, the loss of life and property indicated that IBEACo had proved failure to manage the territory. As a result, Britain declared a Buganda a British Protectorate in the year 1894 after which it extended its control to the other Kingdoms of Ankole, Tooro and Bunyoro forming together the Ugandan Protectorate by 1896. Though Kenya had remained Calm nothing of value had been realized and also the British Government revoked the contract of IBEACo with 250,000 pounds in compensation and the government takes the control of all her East African territories. In 1899, the British government sent Sir Harry Johnston a seasoned administrator to study and recommend the best form of administration that would keep the Ugandan protectorate in a calm and productive situation. Johnston is credited for his 1900 Buganda agreement as he was convinced that the power held by the local African Kings can be a perfect tool through which foreign administration can flow. In the 1900 Buganda Agreement, the status of the Kabaka of Buganda is put in recognition of Britain along with his council of chiefs. The freehold land rights were recognized. Johnston went ahead and signed similar agreements with the Kings of Ankole in 1901 and Tooro in 1900 after which he returns to Britain. Unlike in Kenya where the whites were encouraged to occupy the Kenyan Highlands, Uganda had been declared uninhabitable by Europeans.

Though disagreements followed and pressure to establish European farms and plantations, the British Commissioner emphasized that Uganda would be an entirely African state and the locals were encouraged to grow cash crops and the cotton growing flourished. However, this monarchical arrangement was to prove ineffective in the years that followed when Uganda was preparing for her independence. The strength of Buganda proved an imbalance in the protectorate. In 1960s, the leading politician of Uganda Dr. Milton Obote who was the founder of the Uganda People’s Congress whose support was greatly from the north was now in a big competition with southern region of Buganda. In March 1962, Uganda is granted self-governance internally and Milton Obote became the Prime Minister participated in the making of the constitution that would take effect when the full independence was granted in October 1962.

As a result of pressure from Buganda, Obote bows to the federal constitution that guaranteed semi autonomy to the four established Kingdoms of Uganda and under the same pressure the Obote approved Kabaka Mutesa II as the President and the Head of State though this did not last long. In the year 1966, Obote failed to come to terms with Mutesa and he sent a force led Idi Amin the newly appointed Army Commander attacking the palace forcing King Mutesa II into exile. Immediately, the new constitution was established and the hereditary monarchs and chiefdoms were all abolished and introduced the executive president position assuming it himself and adding it on his Prime Ministerial position.

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Some of the Ugandan presidents

Obote used the army and the police to curb down opposition which created national discontent which Amin took advantage of in 1971 taking over his government through a military coup leaving Obote to stay in exile in the neighboring Tanzania. Obote maintained a small-faction of the army in exile with Tito Okello as the commanding officer. Amin undertook one of the remarkable decisions when he expelled the Asians in the year 1972 giving them a period of 90 days to vacate Uganda. The economy was severely hurt and the country’s economic, social and political atmosphere deteriorated. He resorted to brutal killings and 100,000 – 500,000 Ugandans are believed to have lost their lives during his regime. Amin undertook another uncalculated move when he invaded Tanzania in the year 1978 prompting Tanzania to deploy troops backing the Obote’s army and the FRONASA fighters leading to his ousting in 1979 flying to Saudi Arabia The transition was first led by Prof Yusuf Lule and then Godfrey Binaisa before Lutwa undertook a military coup in May 1980 bringing back Milton Obote to power. A general election was then conducted in 6 months’ time which he won and affirmed the president. Cases of vote rigging were reported prompting the some of the participants Like UPM’s Museveni to go to the bush. The subsequent years that followed Obote applies violence to exert his rule on people and tribal massacres were common everyday and conducted by the army. In the year 1985, the Tito Okello carried out a military coup that sent Obote back to exile in Zambia. But the guerilla faction of Yoweri Museveni had gained strength and was well organized and in 1986, they took over power from the Lutwa government. Yoweri Museveni with his National Resistance Army took control of Kampala in January 1986 declaring a government of national Unity that was to become a pivot of peace and stability in the country up to present. There was a noticeable improvement in national development including the economy and the first constitution was amalgamated in 1995. Museveni ruled under single part system until 2005 when multiparty politics were allowed through a national referendum. Uganda holds a national election after every five (5) years and features an independent electoral commission, the Army – Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF), the police – Uganda Police Force (UPF), a functioning parliament and Constitution. There are monuments including the Independence Monument, Museums including the Uganda National Museum and memorials like the mass graves in Luwero that have been put overtime to act living testimonies of this remarkable national history. Read More about Uganda’s History as a Uganda Tour Product

Uganda Safari Companies: which Safari Company to Travel with

Considering the above attractions, undertaking a Uganda safari offers you an opportunity to explore all these attractions ranging from adventure to classic game viewing, gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, bird watching, sightseeing and cultural tours and you would definitely require an esteemed safari company to travel with.

Prime Safaris and Tours Ltd has positioned itself to make your Safari in Uganda a memorable adventure of a lifetime by organizing a wide range of packages ranging from short to medium and long safari company with some featuring specialty attractions while others are intermixed and surprisingly at an affordable price in any category that you wish to travel in ranging from Luxury to Mid range and Budget that you can hardly find elsewhere and yet without compromising quality of the experience as seen from the reviews of the traveler that have opted to use its services in the past. You can check out our reviews on our Trip Advisor Page.
Explore the unknown, spend less, enjoy the best service right from the booking to the vehicle, lodges and the expert guides with Prime Safaris and Tours. Please feel free to contact us at any time. Find More about Uganda Safari Companies – Uganda tour Operators

Uganda People and Culture as a Uganda Safari Attraction

The Karamajong traditional dance and Imbalu Ceremony

cultures-in-ugandaBesides the physical spread, Uganda features a population of 41 million people as of 2018 world population estimates and is one of the most heterogeneous nations in Africa with a count of over 65 tribal groups that feature varied cultures with different customs, practices, livelihood patterns, settlement patterns, physical spread, events and festivals making cultural safaris in Uganda rewarding. Ranging from the Karimojong both the indigenous Karimojong that thrive in the Morungole Mountains and the Pastoralist Karimojong that thrive in the dry plains of Karamoja with their herds of cattle in the north east to the Batwa of the southwest known as one of the last groups of the short surviving people in the world with their ancient settlement in the dense forests that mark the area, Uganda can affirm that it still features intact tribal traditions in East Africa.

The highly organized Kingdom of Buganda is a popular Uganda safari kampala site with its Kasubi tombs – the burial grounds for the Kings marked by UNESCO as a world heritage, the pastoralist cultures of the Banyankole with their beautiful Ankole longhorned cattle, the Bamasaba with their Imbalu ceremony where the boys are circumcised live to initiate them into manhood, the Bakiga of Kigezi that have inhabited the Kigezi highlands for centuries past presenting one of the magical human protected landscapes in the world with remarkable sceneries not forgetting the northern Nilotic tribes with their customary settlement and unique architectural huts combine to give a clear representation of Uganda and her capacity to offer remarkable safari memories.

Gorillas, Chimpanzees & Birds – Uganda Safaris must Encounter

Additionally to note is that these varied landscapes support great counts of flora, fauna and bird life. Our Uganda safaris feature birding since Uganda contains about 1,061 Species of birds forming a half of the bird species on the continent of Africa featuring one endemic bird species named the Fox Weaver. Besides birds, Uganda has the great count of primate species. Talk of the critically endangered mountain gorillas viewed on gorilla safaris in Uganda in their habitats of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest natinal Park and Mgahinga Gorila Park, the chimpanzees in the forests of Kibale Forest National Park, Semuliki National Park, Budongo Eco Reserve and the Valley of Apes – the famous Kyambura gorge, the endangered golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Black and white colobus monkeys, Red and Blue tailed monkey in Kibale Forest National Park not forgetting the localised patas monkey in Murchison Falls National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park.

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Physical Geography as a Uganda Safari Holiday Attraction

Uganda Tourist Attractions | Uganda Safari Attractions

Uganda Tourist Attractions | Uganda Safari Attractions

Uganda’s physical geography is never disappointing. Talk of the gigantic Victoria Lake that form the source of the Nile River along with the chain of other lakes including Kyoga, Edward, Albert, George, Mburo and Bunyonyi (the second deepest in Africa) to the magical mountains of Rwenzori 5,109m (the third highest in Africa), the Elgon Mountain 4,321m (fourth highest in East Africa), three Volcanoes of Gahinga (3,474m), Sabyinyo (3,669m) and Muhabura (4,127m), Mount Moroto, Karamoja Highlands and Kigezi highlands. The stretching East African plateau, the flat landscapes of the western arm of the East African rift valley and their bordering steep escarpments including Butiaba and Kichwamba, the deep gorges of Kyambura and Sabyinyo, the splendid waterfalls of Murchison (world’s most powerful), Sipi falls, Ssezibwa, Itanda, Kalagala and Kisizi, amazing meandering Rivers including Kafu, Katonga, Nile (world’s longest), Mpologoma, the Semuliki, Rwizi and seasonal Kidepo River and the dense forests of Budongo, Mabira, Kalinzu, Maramagambo, Kibale and Semuliki combine to make your safari in Uganda an experience of a life time.

Location of Uganda on the Map of Africa

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location of uganda on the African map Standing in the East of Africa sharing borders with South Sudan to the North, Tanzania to the south, Kenya to the East, Democratic Republic of Congo to the West and Rwanda to the South west, like you will discover during your safari in Uganda, Uganda is a land locked country whose connection to the coast is through Kenya and Tanzania. In fact, most of her cargo that is not handled by Air direct at Entebbe International Airport is handled through Mombasa and Dar es Salaam ports. Uganda has a total geographical coverage of 241,551 km2 of which 200,523km2 is land while 41,028 Km2 is water. The country features an average altitude of 1,200m above sea level with two extreme average points namely; the highest 5,109m Margarita peak on the Rwenzori Mountains, a popular Uganda safari destination and the lowest 620m on Lake Albert.Virtually untouched and pure, Uganda is still traditionally African, home to the world`s friendliest people, lush green and her incredible weather is enjoyable and friendly all year round. At Prime Safaris and Tours, we are passionate about our country and we rejoice in guiding you round it to help you know why it is called `the Pearl of Africa’, during your Uganda safaris.

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