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Uganda Archaeology - Western Region

Sempaya Hot Spring Bundibugyo boasts of her Sempaya Hot Spring. There is nothing historical or cultural known about them as yet but they are potentially rich for thermo hydro electricity. There is no evidence like at Kitagata Hot Springs, people go there for physiotherapy. This is possibly because they are in the middle of a forest. As one drives...

Uganda Archaeology - South Western Region

Nsongezi Rock Shelters Nsongezi Rock Shelters is the only site known in the whole of Uganda to have extensive Late Stone Age microlith and dimple-based pottery. It is estimated to date around the 9th Century A.D. There is also Kansyoke Island on the Kagera river nearby, which is also a Late Stone Age site. It was used twice by the rulers of the...

Uganda Archaeology - Northern and North-Western Regions

Kungu Kungu and Kangai monuments are found in Apac District, North of Lake Kioga. It was at Kungu where Omukama Kabalega and Kabaka Mwanga II with the support of Chief Adora organised a strong rear-guard stockade to resist the British punitive expedition against them. A few hundred metres away from Kungu is KANGAI, where both Kabalega and Mwanga...

Uganda Archaeology - Central Region

Old Kampala Fort Old Kampala Fort was established by Captain Lugard in December 1890 and it was The Imperial British East African Company's administrative headquarters until 1894 when the company collapsed and the colonial office transferred the headquarters of the Protectorate to Entebbe. A small building exists on the hill. The building formed...

Uganda Archaeology - Eastern Region

Sipi Falls Sipi falls are situated about 55kmnorth of Mbale in the lower slopes of Mt. Elgon close to the Sipi village in Kapchorwe District (not far from Kapchorwe town) and it's about one and half an hour drive from Mbale. The cheapest way to get there is to take a Matatu taxi from Mbale to Kapchorwe and get off close to the falls. All in all...

Uganda Ecotourism

Kaniyo-Pabidi Ecotourism Site 29km north of Masindi on the Para road. It is an undisturbed tropical forest with many big-buttressed Mahogany and ironwood trees on the boundaries of the national park. It is a good place to combine chimp tracking with a visit to the park. Lake Nkuruba Community Project Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve is a community...

Uganda Ornithology

Image - Uganda Ornithology Bird Watching in Uganda Pound for pound, or species per square kilometre, Uganda has a greater avian diversity than any other country in Africa. The species list to date of 1,018 birds is the fourth highest in Africa, behind Congo, Kenya and Tanzania. However, Uganda is a fraction of the size of any of these countries and fantastic birding is...

Travel in Uganda

Image - Travel in Uganda Chimpanzees Viewing Chimpanzees in Uganda The best opportunities to see chimpanzees in the wild are probably found in the Budongo Kibale and Kanyiyo Pabidi forests in western Uganda or in the Chambura Gorge in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here the chimps have been habituated to human intrusion. Whether you'll actually get to see a loosely...

Uganda Travel Facts

Natural Features: Tropical, rainy with two seasons. Semi-arid in the north-east. Mostly plateau with a rim of mountain. Rainy Seasons: Mar - May and Sep -Nov Accommodation: Budget accommodation can be found in all towns but Kampala has the widest range including Namirembe Guest Hostel and Pope Paul Memorial Centre. For more up-range facilities,...

Historical Sites In Uganda

Kasubi Tombs Kasubi tombs is located on Kasubi Hill just off Masiro Road. Four former Kings (Kabakas) were buried here. Done in traditional architecture, the round grass-thatched dome contains the tombs and power symbols of Kings. The dome, whose inside is skillfully adomed is also characterized by power insignia such as ancient drums, bark cloth...

Uganda Transport Policy

In mid-1999 the ministry of finance, planning and economic development recommended cutting the workforce further, to 800 employees. The government established Uganda Airlines Corpn (UAC) in 1976, and the airline inaugurated its first international scheduled service in 1978, between Entebbe and Nairobi. A scheduled passenger and cargo service...

Gorillas in Uganda

Gorillas in  Uganda Uganda is home to half of the world's population of Mountain Gorillas. Extensive efforts at conservation have led to a number of the families being habituated to human contact. International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) The International Gorilla Conservation Programme, or IGCP, has been working in the entire range of the mountain gorillas...