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Amazing spots to look out for along the Entebbe Kampala highway

Lake Victoria

This enthralling Uganda gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda will start at the Entebbe International Airport; Uganda biggest airport. Entebbe is one of the major towns in Central Uganda situated at about 45 kilometres South West of Kampala; the capital city of Uganda. Entebbe was once the capital of Uganda in 1905 as it was used as the major administrative centre by the British until 1962 when Uganda attained its independence.

You will depart the Airport marking the beginning of your gorilla trekking safari Uganda journey, and in about a kilometre just after the exit of the Airport, you will be overwhelmed with the interesting views of the world’s largest tropical Lake as well as Africa’s second-largest freshwater lake; Victoria after Lake Superior in North America.

With a surface area of about 59,947 square kilometres, Lake Victoria shores are aligned with numerous beaches that inaugurate you to the wonderful great cold breeze from Lake Victoria which is so natural and riveting to experience if you stopped by before proceeding with tour Uganda.

When you continue with your safari in Uganda, you will be allured with the views of the President’s State House, the official home for the President of the Republic of Uganda; HE. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The statehouse is situated at about 4kilometers from the Entebbe International Airport Uganda’s major entry point and best known for the rescue of the 100 Israel hostages who were being kidnapped by Palestine terrorists. While within this proximity, taking photos is prohibited.

Continuing on, you will pass through this small developed Entebbe town characterised with different shops, supermarkets, banks and many more. At your will, you can stop by for a mini shopping, or a transaction in case you need some local shillings.

Proceeding on with this Uganda Safari Tour at about half a kilometre from Entebbe town, you will be enticed with the overwhelming clear views of Lake Victoria after bypassing the small forest in Katabi awarding chance to take clear photos of Lake Victoria.

Market vendors

You will pass through another large town; Abayita Ababiri characterised with a roadside market with vendors and in about 7 minutes from this town you will join the Entebbe-Kampala Express High way. The Entebbe expressway is a new road that was constructed by the Government of Uganda to reduce the traffic Jam. While here you have two alternatives; to reach Kampala, Uganda’s capital city using the Entebbe Expressway or connect to the Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara highway; a route that takes you to your Uganda gorilla trekking safari destination.

Alternatively, you may take a turn that connects to Kampala located at about 45 kilometres from Entebbe via the old Entebbe-Kampala highway passing through Kisubi a small town along the Kampala- Entebbe road. Kisubi town is a famous habitat for Catholics for it bares Catholic sites including Sisters Convents, Catholic church founded schools, churches and also Memorial buildings such as Cabana memorial Shopping mall situated along the Kampala High Way.

This route is notably rewarding as it will take you passing through Lubowa, a town that habits the Uganda Roofings factory. In about 3 minutes, you will approach a two-lane road leading you to the town centre where you will be enticed with the views of the Organized state of confusion of different congested cars stuck in Traffic Jam. You will be gripped to take photos of hundreds of public means locally known as Taxis and the different boda-bodas (motorcycles) squeezing themselves to pass through the congested cars which gives you a new amazing town experience.

As you pass through Kampala town, you will connect to Namirembe road leading you to a special town; Mengo. Mengo is home to the Buganda Palace and Bulange; the official Court of Buganda kingdom. Buganda is the dominant Kingdom in central Uganda with its King (Kabaka) Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.

Amazing spots to look out for along the Kampala-Masaka-Entebbe highway

Connect to Natete town and finally to Busega that connects you to the Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara high way that takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi Forest National Park the world’s best gorilla safari destination situated 520 kilometres Southwest of Uganda’s capital Kampala. The park is part of the 320 square kilometres Bwindi Impenetrable forest. This forest, therefore, is home to about 440 almost half of the world’s remaining population of the endangered mountain gorillas. Bwindi  National Park Uganda has over 18 habituated mountain gorillas that are open to travellers interested in short Uganda gorilla tours as well as long Uganda gorilla tours.

bwindiThis gorilla safari Uganda journey will take you through the impressive landscapes of the Western parts of Uganda while passing through the different roadside fruit and vegetable market stalls. Still, along this Kampala-Masaka highway, you will be rewarded sightings of the beautiful Natural Mpanga Forest covering about 7.7 kilometres in length. The forest is located just before Mpambire town which is a known town for making the traditional local drums. As part of your adventure, you will be impressed with the views of unique tree species, bird species and different primates.

In about 37 kilometres from this Drum making town you will be enticed with the Uganda equator; a line that divides the earth into the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. You will make a stop for the photos as well as the polar water experiment before you commence with your Uganda tour journey.

bwindiEnjoy views of Masaka town as you proceed with the Mbarara route. In about 125 kilometres from Makasa town, you will do pass via Igongo cultural centre, pass by the cultural centre for traditional lunch while enjoying cultural performances from the local people. After your lunch, resume with your gorilla tour Uganda wherein about 22 minutes which is about 15 kilometres from the cultural centre you will enjoy passing on the extreme ends of Mbarara city which is the largest developed city in the Western region of Uganda and do continue taking the main highway from Kampala and here you pass by the first junction proceed and branch off the second and also continue taking Kabale-Mbarara road which rewards you with the beautiful views of the Ankole Long Horned cattle grazing on the different farms along the road and some crossing the road.

In about 63 kilometres from Mbarara town, you will do pass through another small town of Ntungamo before you arrive in Kabale town. You will see lots of onion roadside markets while also enjoying the raising and the steep slopes of the Kigezi Area and here you can take photos of the beautiful landscapes of the region. Continue taking Kabale-Kisoro road as your passing through Kabale town which is the largest town with the Kigezi sub-region with a population of about 41,350 people.

While here, continue taking Kabale-Kisoro road and do branch off the Rubanda area and proceed in and enter the park from the Eastern using the Ruhija regional gate and this route takes about 95 kilometres which are about 3-4 hours drive. The same route also takes you to Buhoma which is a northern sector of the National park and alternatively, you will access the Rushaga and Nkuringo sector in the southern part of the park taking the Kisoro route from Kabale and all these regions are active and open for Uganda Safari gorilla tracking activity.

The Uganda gorilla trekking safari activity itself

bwindiThis Uganda gorilla trekking tour in Bwindi Impenetrable will give you a fascinating and unforgettable experience as you will get an incredible encounter with the amazing and wonderful mountain gorillas. It is right to note that a Gorilla trekking tour in Uganda can also be challenging. One of the requirements of a gorilla trekking safari, one needs to physically fit for it involves climbing and slopping landscape.

This National park has four regions where travellers go for their gorilla trekking safaris Uganda including the Buhoma sector situated on the Northern side of the park. This sector has four captivating habituated gorilla families; the Mubale, Habinyanja, Rushegura and Katwe gorilla families. The Ruhija sector is situated in the Eastern region of the park and has four gorilla families including the Oruzogo, Bitukula, Kyaguliro and Mukiza. The Rushaga sector is situated in the Southern region. It has the largest number of gorilla families; over seven including Bweza, Nsongi, Mishaya, Kahunge, Busingye, Rwigi and Bikigi. Lastly, the Nkuringo sector is in the South region of Bwindi with only three gorilla families which include Nkuringo, Xmas and Bushaho.

The Gorilla tour Uganda activity commences at 07:45 am which is the briefing time and after which you will be grouped in eights before you begin trekking at 08:30 am. Normally the activity lasts between 2-3 hours or even day-long depending on the location of the gorilla families.

After gorilla trekking, you can undertake a Uganda hiking safari activity which is done around the Kapata trails in South Bwindi Forest around the Rushaga areas taking 3 hours involving the traditions of the original forest people locally known as the Batwa and the hike will reward you with the panoramic views of Bwindi Impenetrable forest.

Get involved in a Uganda cultural safari walk which involves the Buniga forest walk with the Pygmies who are the original people of the forest and here you will be able to learn about their cultural way of living.

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