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Murchison Treehouse, Murchison Falls National Park

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The Murchison Treehouse is 6Km from Mubako gate on Wanseko road Kilyango – Buliisa district. It is an eco-friendly lodge nestled in the riverine forest and Savannahs on the southern edges of Murchison Falls National Park,the largest National park in Uganda.

Murchison Treehouse

Murchison Treehouse
The lodge has various accommodation options ranging from the forest camp Safari tents to the exquisite thatched canvas suites and treehouses, all of which offer the twin virtues of privacy and seclusion in the vast wilderness. Guests wake up to a call of nature, quite literally.

The Murchison Treehouse was built by hand, with no heavy equipment. It is furnished with a double bed, an open air shower rising from the tree branches, a chemical toilet and an oversized balcony offering scenic vistas of the meanders of the Nile. Meanwhile, the spacious grass thatched suites are positioned in the secluded parts where savannah grasses blend into the forest canopy

Guests to Murchison Treehouse often enjoy sights of hippos in the Nile and black and white Colobus monkeys in the ancient fig trees. Slot of activities are available to make the entire visit memorable.

Guests have an opportunity of a boat cruise to the top of Murchison Falls, Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest in the company of a wildlife ranger, birding with an impressive bird list of over 450 species and community walks to the neighbouring villages around the park.

The main area of the lodge comprises of a bar, restaurant and lounge. The bar offers a variety of drinks from beers, wines to spirits. The lounge has unrivalled views of the sunset over the river Nile.

The meals are inspired by African-based themes and locally sourced ingredients. Breakfasts are hearty. Lunches and dinner are served in buffet style putting guests diets into special consideration.

Nile Village Hotel & Spa Jinja, Jinja Hotels and Resorts

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Nile Village Hotel & Spa Jinja
On the banks of a large river wandering north for 4000 miles to the Mediterranean Sea is the Nile Village Hotel & Spa Jinja. Situated in Jinja, the accommodation has a compelling blend of business like convenience, African hospitality combined with luxurious comfort.

This hotel reflects the richness and diversity of the Nile’s heritage. The Nile Village & Spa captures the soul of Jinja; simple, rustic and welcoming. This facility is simply the perfect getaway for the whole family.

The luxury hotel has set a new standard of accommodation. It boasts of 30 cottages, suites and apartments that offer an unmatched blend of luxury, comfort and style. The rooms are impeccably designed to create a sense of adventure in the old Industrial town. The hotel has a modern, state of the art conferencing facilities that can accommodate delegates in true luxury.

Guests indulge in exploding flavours at the Nile Village restaurant. The unique wine list matches the extensive menu and offers the romance of an elegant hotel as one discovers nature’s bounty. Many guests opt to relax by the poolside during the moonlight and sunset.

Nile Village Hotel & Spa Jinja is 84 Km east of the Capital, Kampala across the longest river in the world in a town that has grown to become the adventure capital of East Africa.

While at the hotel, guests have a variety of adventure activities that may suite their needs such as bungee jumping, white water rafting, quad biking, Kayaking.

Airport Guesthouse Entebbe

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Airport Guesthouse Entebbe

Situated five minutes away from Entebbe International Airport and on the doorstep of breathtaking Lake Victoria vistas lies Airport Guesthouse. The 10 large and airy rooms are nestled in a beautiful garden setting. The rooms are furnished with private bathroom facilities. Guests are welcomed into a haven which, offers restaurant, social area and bar. There is a family house  that comprises of a living and dining room. This house is designed to accommodate 5 persons.

Airport Guest House offers decent accommodation, wireless internet and the opportunity to escape to the tranquility of nature. Guests at the guesthouse enjoy the sights and sounds of Entebbe; a visit to Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, the Botanical gardens, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Mabamba swamp, home of the rare Shoebill. Leisurely visits to the suburb of Kitoro and Entebbe  for the market day every tuesday and Saturday respectively.

The accommodation facility arranges laundry services, for its guests.Nothing on earth is quite like staying on the shores of lake Victoria. Staying at the guesthouse allows guests the pleasure of experiencing the beauty of the largest lake in Africa. There is an astonishing range of activities from boat cruises on the lake, nature walks and birding.

Airport Guesthouse Entebbe is managed in Western style. It has a very hospitable staff trained to give visitors the comfort they need from a long flight into the Pearl of Africa.

Birding in Murchison Falls National Park

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Birding in Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is the largest National Park in Uganda, covering an area of nearly 4000 sq Km, and offering some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. The park has a variety of unique habitats and lots of wonderful birds. Birding in Murchison Falls National Park is enhanced by the abundant wildlife and scenic landscape, not least the spectacular waterfall for which the park is named.

Murchison Falls National Park prides itself in its attractions. It’s vegetation has benefited greatly from reduced grazing pressure and populations of small mammals and birds are healthier than ever. From the park headquarters at Paraa on the southern bank of the Victoria Nile, a stroll through the dry thorn scrub between Red Chilli and the ferry crossing will avail the opportunity of sighting the silver bird, chestnut crowned sparrow weaver, blue naped mousebird among others. This spot is one of the most reliable ones for the localised white-eyed seedeater.

Along the main road of Paraa are nocturnal birds such as; spotted verreau’s eagle owls and a plethora of spectacular nightjas such as plain, long-tailed and pennant winged. Birders who embark on a nocturnal boat trip on the Nile in search of the white-bellied night heron and pel’s fishing owl have a fascinating experience on the longest river in the world. Although the birds roost in dense water side vegetation and are rarely seen during the day, the elusive birds are common in the ample habitat upstream of Paraa.

A trip on the Nile Safari lodge’s boat guarantees visitors an opportunity to sight the Shoebill stork, an extraordinary bird.The Shoebill share the island with Goliath heron, Grey-Cheeked crane, long toed plover among others. The thick riverine forest in the immediate vicinity of the Nile Safari Lodge is home for the Yellow-throated leaf love and the uncommon red winged grey warbler. These birds may be seen from the balconies of the luxury tents overlooking the river.

Travellers Rest Hotel in Kisoro, Uganda Safaris

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Travellers Rest Hotel in Kisoro
Guests at Travelers Rest Hotel Kisoro will discover the abundance of hilly and mountainous landscape as far as the eye can see. The rebirth of colonial elegance in a contemporary atmosphere begins when you step at the reception area and stare at the old paintings, maps and pictures of the famous Walter Baumgartel, and American Gorilla-Woman Dian Fossey who preferred to call the hotel her second home. Fossey always stayed at Travelers Rest Hotel to relax, meet people and so her paperwork.

Each of the mid range rooms offer wonderful views and are furnished with contemporary art. The rooms are equipped with warm showers, sockets and designs to create a sense of comfort for a traveler in Kisoro town. Fine dining is offered in the restaurant and you may choose to relax around an open fire after an active day with a glass of wine, bottle of beer or soda.

Travellers Rest Hotel is an ideal location for tourists tracking Mountain Gorilla groups; Nkuringo, Nshongi,Kahungye and Mishaya in south of Bwindi. However it is the best location for those tracking Gorillas in Mgahinga. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is part of the larger ecosysytem, the Virunga Conservation Area( 434Sq Km) which includes two adjacent parks in Rwanda and Congo.

It was formed to protect the rare mountain Gorillas that inhabit it’s dense forests , and it is also an important habitat for the endangered golden monkey.

The hotel is also home to travelers who wish to undertake an 8 hours climb of Muhavura Volcano, 6 hour climb of Mgahinga Volcano, 4 hour hike of Sabinyo Gorge, a walk to Lake Mutanda and to explore the Batwa trail. Some guests spend a night in Rwanda before the tacking date, thereafter take a 2 hour drive to Kisoro.

Travellers Rest Hotel is an opulent creation of carvings, history, views, texture at the extreme south-western tip of the country on the Ugandan side of the Virunga, across from Ruhengeri in Rwanda.

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