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Kigali City's Day Tour
"Your driver/guide will meet you at your hotel for a city tour. In a group of 10 people (min) this tour will continue to the old Quartier commercial where some old fashioned buildings are still found before heading to the rapidly changing neighbourhoods via the colorful Nyabugogo valley which is the main taxi park serving all four corners of the country.From Nyabugogo you will continue to Nyamirambo - famous for its various informal businesses and never sleeps and is known for its nightlife. You will then visit KN 2 Avenue to see the first German colonial residents house of Rwanda built in 1907 and now serves as a Nat
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Lake Nakuru Day Trip From Nairobi
"Lake Nakuru a small (it varies from 5 to 30 square kilometers) shallow alkaline lake on the edge of the town of Nakuru lies about 160 kilometers north of Nairobi. It can therefore be visited in a day tour from the capital or more likely as part of a circuit taking i often more than a million maybe two. The park now has more than 25 rhinos one of the largest concentrations in the country so the chances of spotting these survivors are good. There are also a number of Rothschild's giraffe again translocated for safety from western Kenya beginning in 1977. Waterbuck are very common and both the Kenya species are found here. Among the predators are lion and leopard the latter being seen much more frequently in recent times. LAKE NAKURU DAY TRIP ITINERARY0700hrs: Depart Nairobi for Nakuru National park 1000hrs: Arrive at the Nakuru National park and proceed for a 2hr game drive. 1230hrs:
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Day Trip to Lake Nakuru from Nairobi
"After picking you up early in the morning from your hotel in Nairobi we will depart on our 2-5 hour drive towards Lake Nakuru national parkincluding a stop at the Lake Nakuru viewing point.On arrival at the Lake Nakuru park you will embark on a game -viewing drivewith a a chance to see some of Kenya's remarkable bird life on the beautiful lakes of the Rift valley.Keep your eyes open for other animals grazing along the shorelineincluding some of Africans famous game animals.Lake Nakuru has earned its fame as the home of the greatest bird spectacle in the worlda myriad of often more than a million pink flamingos that flock to feed at its shallow warm waters.Depending on how many wildlife we come acrosswe will leave the park between 15.00 and 16.00 to arrive back in Nairobi between 18.00 and 19.00and we drop you at your hotel."
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Most Viewed Warnings and Dangers in Uganda

What changes when you cross the Rwandan border?

What changes when you cross over the Rwanda/Uganda border? Quite a lot, actually. For one thing, the side of the road that you drive on, and in addition, the time.Rwanda was a Belgian colony, and so...
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Sep 21, 2013

Whose side are you on?

Or, more precisely, which side of the road are you driving on? There are cynics who would claim that this is a moot point, as Africans drive in the middle of the road anyway (either because the road...
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Sep 21, 2013

Road conditions can be treacherous in the mist

When you get to Bwindi, you realise that 'Gorillas in the Mist' wasn't just a bit of Hollywood poetic licence: mist is pretty well a daily occurrence in this part of the world.Scenically, the mist...
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Sep 21, 2013

Some guidance for carnivores

Based on over quarter of a century spent travelling in Africa, I have come to the conclusion that the only commodity that you can rely on to be refrigerated is the beer!In the rural areas, it is rare...
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Sep 21, 2013

You have to be over 18 to go gorilla trekking

Chances are that if you're in the Great Lakes region, gorilla trekking will be high on your 'To do' list, and with good reason, as it's a unique and extraordinary experience.As we were travelling with...
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Sep 21, 2013

Many roads are slower going than you think

As is the case with all of the countries in the Great Lakes region, there is no direct correlation between distance and travel time, and you can come horribly unstuck by assuming at the planning stage...
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Sep 21, 2013
 
 
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Watch out for what's in the undergrowth!

This may sound like the lame working title for a Z grade horror movies, but if you decide to venture into the rain forest, then you're well advised to be wary of what might be lurking in the...
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Sep 21, 2013

Ant Prophylaxis For Reluctant Prey

Rain forests are amazing places with enormous biodiversity significance and very powerful advocates (think Sting, just for starters), but that doesn't mean that they're necessarily very hospitable to...
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Sep 21, 2013

Just because it's poor doesn't mean it's cheap

A question that often gets asked on the travel forum is whether it's cheap to travel in Africa - the assumption being that because the vast majority of Africans are poor, it must be affordable for the...
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Sep 21, 2013

Managing the yin and yang of mozzie coils

Make no mistake, malaria is a killer, and although there are fewer mosquitoes in the cooler highlands of Uganda, you need to consider the entire country as being malarial and take appropriate...
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Sep 21, 2013

Suggest you eat lunch on the hoof: service is slow

If your decide to do a tour of Uganda - or indeed, anywhere in the Great Lakes region - with a safari company, chances are that the package will be all inclusive and will feature lunch.This sounds...
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Sep 21, 2013

Not a good place to be gay

Whilst I have been almost overwhelmingly positive about Uganda as a tourist friendly destination, the one discordant note is its hostile attitude to gay people.Uganda is probably the most homophobic...
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Sep 21, 2013

18% VAT imposed on up-country accommodation

This morning (19 June 2013), I received the following notification from the our operator that we used in Uganda:"It was in mid-June that the Finance Minister of Uganda, without prior warning, strapped...
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Aug 19, 2013

Beware of Kennedy and Hakuna Matata Tours

This is a warning for potential travelers to the Great Lakes region (Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Burundi) NOT to use the services of Kennedy Nari Ndayisenga or his tour company,...
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Jul 01, 2013

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Top Things to Do in Uganda

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Around Old Kampala.

I stayed around Old Kampala area which is not far from the places I want. ,which is bus park area,..not so near yet not so far from it.It's about 500 m. to Muhabura bus park and new taxi park ,and...
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Boat trip along Albert lake.

This boat trip is the continual part of my Masindi one day tour . After having a lunch break at Red Chilli hotel which is in the park area not so far from the ferry crossing pier.We had some light...
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Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Mountains gorillas are one of the notable natural wonders of Uganda! When people think of Africa they are usually thinking of safaris and ask themselves that does Uganda deliver with the anticipated...
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Lubiri Palace.

(part 3) The entrance fee for the palace is 10,000 shillings including the guide . After the tour of the palace and the dungeon ,the guide invited us to visit the museum which is very small and...
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Masindi

We start our tour early at 6.30 am. but hotel breakfast time normally start from 7am. so we asked hotel manager whose name is Robert ,a very good manager ..he took care of the guests well so we can...
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St.Paul's Cathedral Namirembe.

From The National mosque I walked to Saint Paul's Cathedral ,that’s about 1 k.m. walking. The cathedral is located on Namirembe hill so it’s commonly referred to as Namirembe Cathedral.It is the...
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""The pearl of Africa""
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"Undoubtedly one of Africa's hidden gems!"
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"Pearl of Africa"
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"Uganda - The Pearl of Africa"
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"BACK TO THE ROOTS"
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