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Mihingo Lodge in Lake Mburo National Park

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Mihingo Lodge in Lake Mburo National Park

Mihingo Lodge in Lake Mburo National Park is the only place in Uganda where visitors are granted an opportunity to enjoy horseback riding safaris in Lake Mburo National Park. Besides the horses, visitors also hire a top of the range bike for an adventurous view of the wild.

Adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park is a luxurious, family owned lodge on a rocky edge. A unique park-view and extensive facilities await visitors to the unique facility. The lodge has a swimming pool overlooking the valley where residents get a chance to admire the zebra, warthogs and Impala. At the waterhole, the Oribi, topi are commonly sighted while at Mihingo Lodge.

The lodge was designed to blend into the environment with a touch of class, comfort and sensation. Mihingo has 12 luxury, tented camps with each room filled with its special charm. The rooms has special views with some placed in the forest, others overlooking the lake and others providing views of the waterhole. Each tent has an en suite bathroom with hot and cold water, showers and flush toilets. The doorways are framed by stunning pieces of dead olive wood found in the area. The lodge uses solar energy.

Warm and friendly staff waits to welcome you to the magnificent jewel of the tropical setting. The staff makes sure you enjoy your breakfast, or early morning tea before you set out for a game drive.

Mihingo Lodge’s dining area enjoys a cool breeze from Lake Kacheera. It overlooks a waterhole hence offering stunning views of the wildlife. The bar boasts a wine list from South Africa, Australia. It is a must visit while at the lodge.

Mihingo complements Lake Mburo National Park, a very special place with sculptured landscape, rolling hills and idyllic lake shores, forest galleries ,seasonal and permanent swamps.

Cheetah Experience at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Cheetah Experience at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
A cheetah experience at the Uganda Wildlife Education Center often times attracts multitudes of people who wish to get up close with these cats. There is ex-situ conservation and conservation education passed on to the masses about the plight of the elusive cats. The Cheetah experience is fulfilling and unforgettable.

The guides at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre will always caution the visitors about the Cheetahs reaction to colours and request the visitors not to touch their tails, stomachs and feet. There are two big cats; Pian and Upe which are brought in the open field with collars for photo moments and on request their collars are removed for a sprint.

Cheetahs are popular cats in Kidepo Valley National Park. The Award winning park is a wilderness haven; dry, hot and isolated, yet spectacular, magnificent and virgin, waiting to be discovered.

The 1,442 square Km located in the Karamoja region is the only area habouring Cheetahs in the wild. The population is presently estimated at 20. Cheetahs are categorized among the endgagered species listed under the Appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES).

A race with the fastest animal on land is not a simple task. The Cheetahs are elegant and gracefully fast at a speed of 120Km/hr and can accelerate from 0 to 110km/hr in three seconds, faster than most super cars. The pair of the big cats at UWEC will bring a fresh experience of Kidepo out of the wilderness.

Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) was opened in 1952 by the colonial government as a reception centre for wild animals that were found as casualities. UWEC is under the umbrella of the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities and is recognised as a true success story. It is an attractive venue for education and tourism for leisure.

Igongo Cultural Centre & Country Hotel

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Igongo Cultural Centre & Country Hotel
Igongo Cultural Centre & Country Hotel is located in Mbarara, which is the most popular district in the Ankole Sub-region. From Ugandas Capital Kampala, the countryside becomes flatter towards Mbarara with more and more banana plantations. There are lots of Ankole cattle grazing. Mbarara is a busy and rapidly developing town. It is a lively town that received many visitors and is a crossroads for travelers heading towards the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo, Rwenzori Mountains and Kabale in the southwest.

Just before you enter the town, there is a choice to stay and appreciate the culture of the area. In Biharwe, is a 4-star hotel which had set a new standard of accommodation in Mbarara for leisure and business travelers. Boasting of a stunning scenery and Biharwe- eclipse facing guest rooms, the hotels unique variety of room configurations will satisfy every guest. When it comes to entertainment, the Igongo troupe is ready to take you down the cultural lane with traditional performances, skits and folklore. All rooms have high definition flat screens to have your entertainment enhanced in the modern era.

Igongo Cultural Centre & Country Hotel has everything to offer visitors, conference organisers and delegates. All these elements include a bar, restaurant, craftshop, lawns. Nearby Lake Mburo National Park offers unlimited adventures including; game drives to spot the newly introduced giraffes and zebras, sport fishing and scenic viewing. On a distant hill across the road facing the Igongo Cultural Centre & Country Hotel, is a monument called the Biharwe eclipse. It spells the ancient history of Ankore sighting the relationship between the Kingdom and other neighbouring monarchies. The hike uphill is a test of fitness and offers captivating panoramic views of the area.

Igongo Cultural Centre & Country Hotel’s food, reliable staff, ambience and cultural values are truly attractive to a traveller with an appreciation of the countryside and culture in Uganda.

Spot Fishing in Uganda, Fishing Safaris in Uganda

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Spot Fishing in Uganda
Spot fishing in Uganda is fishing for pleasure or competition. The most common form of recreation fishing is done with a rod, reel, line, hooks and any range of baits. Big-game fishing is conducted from boats to catch large open-eyed species such as tuna, sharks and marlin.

Sport fishing in Uganda is carried out in most Lakes and Rivers. 228 kms from Kampala about 4 hours drive is Lake Mburo National Park. It is estimated to have over five species of fish, with tilapia being the most common. In Lake Mburo, spot fishing is at Mazinga. Fishermen are encouraged to carry their own equipment. African Pearl Safaris will endeavour to secure you a permit from Uganda Wildlife Authority.

In Eastern Uganda, spot fishing is carried out above the highest of the three waterfalls at Sipi in Kapchorwa district. Fishermen are encouraged to carry their equipment and are reminded that the largest fish can weigh upto 2.5 or 3 kgs.

At the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley is the largest National Park in Uganda. The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45 m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls. The stretch of river does not only provide one of Uganda’s most remarkable wildlife spectacles, but also exciting spot fishing challenges. Living in the these waters is Nile Perch and chances of a massive catch are high with the heaviest Nile Perch ever caught being 108kg.

In Entebbe, there is a lot of spot fishing along the shores of Lake Victoria and along the River Nile. The Lake is the largest fresh water body in the World with lots of Nile Perch. The policy is ‘catch and release. Spot fishing trips are organised at Ngamba Island in specialised speed boats at all times of the year most especially during day.

Nile Safari Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Nile Safari Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park
Ten independent wooden chalets and tents are well equipped with ensuited washrooms and air conditioned rooms that give utmost comfort at the Nile Safari Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park. Each challet has a luxury balcony that offers stunning Vistas of Murchison Falls National Park, the largest in Uganda.

Nile Safari Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park is well placed on the southern banks of river Nile in Murchison. A place where one views the herds of elephants, hippos and elusive shoebill stork.
The camp has a fully stocked bar, restaurant, viewing plate form,lounge, camp fire accompanied with traditional entertainment and swimming pool. The facilities complement Nile Safari Camp activities such as nature walks, Nile River boat cruises, bush breakfast, fishing bird watching and game viewing.

The Nile Safari Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park is rated among the top accommodations in Murchison Falls National Park. It was featured in New York Times in “1000 places to see Before you Die. While Murchison Falls National Park offers exciting animal and nature encounters, this camp extends ultimate experience with a blend of hospitality.

The accommodation offers double, single, triple occupancy. Nile Safari Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park offers scenic views of the park’s wilderness. Travel with African Pearl Safaris to the Nile Safari Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park.

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