Rwanda Approves VISAs Upon Arrival
All travelers can now obtain VISAs upon arrival on all Rwanda border points without prior application. Previously, only travelers from African member states were able to obtain Visas on arrival while the rest had to first apply online. See full communication below; Rwanda will now issue Visas Upon arrival without prior application.
Kate’s Love Letter to Uganda
From the moment we stepped off the plane late at night, I knew I was going to love this country. We were greeted at the airport by our guide Isaac, who would be showing us around the country for the next week and a half (I really wish we had a lot longer). He was ...
A Visit To The Chimp Island- Ngamba
Visiting “Chimp Island” or formally Ngamba Island was a fascinating introduction to our visit in Uganda. A 45 minute boat ride takes you to a small island where there are over 40 chimpanzees. These chimps are orphaned or confiscated from illegal poaching or from the pet trade. You have your choice between a day trip ...
Churchill Safaris Wins Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellency Award 2017
Churchill Safaris & Travel has once again won the Trip Advisor Excellency Award for 2017 after winning the same award last year. "We are excited and grateful to our clients that have continued to share the their experiences and recommendations on our Trip Advisor page." said Ether Birungi the Director and Owner Churchill Safaris. Have ...
Rwanda Increases Gorilla permit tariffs to $1500
On 6th May 2017, The Rwanda Development Board announced an increase in the price of Gorilla Permits from US$ 750 to US $1,500 for all visitors effective immediately. See the full statement below; A new exclusive package for tourists who wish to book an entire family of gorillas was also introduced at US$ 15,000, ...
Grasshoppers a tasty, nutritious holiday treat in Uganda
Grasshoppers, known in the local Luganda language as “nsenene,” are a delicacy among many in this East African country who look forward to this time of year, when millions of the bugs hatch with the seasonal rains. People say jokingly there will be damnation if the grasshopper season comes and goes without tasting the bugs. ...
Uganda is still safe: Fights between royal guards and Uganda police in Kasese
Over the weekend, there were reports of fighting between the Uganda Police Force and the Royal Guards for the King of Rwenzuru Kidgom also called Omusinga wa Rwenzururu Charles Mumbere. Below is the full statement from Uganda Tourism Board assuring all our current and up coming travelers that Uganda is safe to visit and the ...
Phiona Mutesi, ‘Queen of Katwe,’ Rises From Uganda Slums to Become Inspirational Chess Prodigy
The first time Phiona Mutesi, 20, saw people playing chess, she thought it was people gambling. “I'd never seen it in my life and usually in Uganda, it was always, like, families that are rich that had, like, such games. It was very hard to find it in the poor families,” she told ABC ...