Uganda Safari Weekend Get Away
Uganda has a number of get aways where you can spend a lovely weekend away from the hassle and basal of the City. Some of most interesting weekend get aways are with the capital city Kampala and others up country.
Kampala City Tour
Kampala being the capital City of Uganda has a number of points you can visit during the weekend. The Kabaka’s palace in Mengo is one of the unique cultural palaces in the country.
Its amazing historical back ground is incredibly unbelievable. The huge structures and old antiquities have a story to tell about the culture of Buganda.
Kabaka’s Man Made Lake
Kabaka’s Man-made lake closer to the Palace is mesmerizing. The birds that flock the lake and local community close by are extraordinary. It is the largest man-made lake in Africa too.
The Royal Mile
Just below the Mengo Kabaka’s place is the astonishing royal Mile with eye captivating portraits of animals. These represent the clans of Buganda.
The roundabout close by was crafted out of the structure of long drums to bring out the picture of traditions
Namugongo Uganda Martry’s Shrine
Visit the Uganda Martyrs’ Shrine in Namugongo where over 23 innocent young men were brutally massacred by Kabaka Mwanga’s order.
Some were slaughtered while others were burnt to death alive. A Cone shaped Basilica was built in there recognition.
Every 3rd of June Christians from all over the world gather to celebrate there bravery
This is the biggest of its kind in Africa. The Temple has one of the coolest sceneries where you can see the aerial view of Kampala City.
The beautiful well looked after gardens surrounding the temple are nice spots for out-door photography.
The Uganda Museum
Uganda’s historical antiquities are stored in this museum. A lot of historical tales placed on the walls speak about the background of the present day Uganda.
Cultural material, educational material, vintage cars, early industrial work are all placed in this museum.
This is one of the oldest local markets in Uganda. Here numerous trader deal in different merchandise ranging from food stuffs, clothing, metal works and so much more.
Go through the market to learn how they carry out these activities.
Rubaga Cathedral Catholic Church
This is the catholic cathedral church. It is a historical church with great information about the coming of the missionaries in Uganda.
Its shape resembles some of the great churches in Europe
Namirembe Cathedral Protestant church
One of the awesome cathedrals in Uganda is Namirembe Church. It is the main home of the protestant community in Uganda. Listen to its history and enjoy the surrounding environment.
Old Kampala Mosque
One of the well placed religious centers is the Old Kampala Mosque. Its view over looks Kampala Capital city. Take photo graphs while standing close to this awesome mosque.
Munyonyo Common Wealth Resort
In case you wish to enjoy some moments closer to water, take a day to Munyonyo Common Wealth Resort.
Take a walk through the mesmerizing well catered for flower gardens, enjoy the cool breeze from the lake too.
Some activities you can be part of include horseback riding, boat cruise and so much more.
Are you tired to the town noise and wish to chill from the fresh countryside, book a 3 day safari to Murchison Falls Park.
Summary of possible Itinerary
Day 1 Drive to Murchison Falls which is about 5 to 6 hours drive. Make an optional stop over at the Ziiwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Day 2 Wake up for an awesome game drive where you may have the chance to see different animals. Some of the animals include, lions, herds of Buffaloes, giraffes, leopards, water bucks, bush bucks, warthogs to mention but a few.
Baost cruise to the Murchison Falls is a plus to this trip. Get closer to the point where River Nile squeezes through a narrow gorge. A cloudy appearance is formed and at times a rain bow may be formed.
Day 3 Drive back home after spending your holiday in the wilderness.
Day 1 drive to the country side to meet the royal wildlife park with its incredible scenery
Day 2 An early morning game drive may give you the chance to see animals like lions, leopards, herds of elephants, buffaloes, water bucks, warthogs, hyenas to mention but a few.
A boat cruise on Kazinga Channel is an opportunity for you to enjoy a flock of birds that linger on the marshy banks.
Lots of animals can be seen quenching thirst from the banks.
Day 3 Drive back home after your weekend in the country side.
Day 1: Drive to Bwindi Forest National Park which is home to the mountain gorillas.
Day 2: Rise up early and head to the ranger station for briefing. You will be placed in groups of 8 trekkers who will be led by a ranger guide. This is the actual gorilla tracking moment.
Lots of other primates may pass by like the black and white colobus, vervet monkeys, red tailed monkeys grey checked mangabey and so much more.
Finally meet the mountain gorillas and enjoy your one hours moment with them. Take photos for memories.
Day 3 Return home having spent the weekend away from the town noise.
3 Day Uganda safari In Lake Mburo National Park
Day 1 Drive to Lake Mburo National park. This is the closet park to Entebbe Airport. You take about 3 hours to 4 hours on the road.
Day 2: rise up early for a game drive where you may get chance to see impalas, water bucks, bush bucks, giraffes, Uganda Cobs, elandas, buffaloes, elephants to mention but a few.
Boat trip on Lake Mburo gives you the opportunity to see numerous birds, variety of wild animals. The fishermen may be seen on the lake too.
Day 3: Game drive and drive back home to catch up with the rest of your work.
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