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May
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Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) Respond to Increase Of Rwanda Gorilla Permit Fees

The Uganda Tour Operators Association (AUTO) has responded to the sudden increase Of Rwanda Gorilla Permit fees and has the Government of Uganda, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) not blindly follow suit by imposing a sudden raise in the current price of the gorilla permit from the current US$600.   Here is the full statement;   In a ...

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8

May
"Meeting those searching, intelligent eyes in a face that seems to reflect your own, is a powerful experience"

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, ...

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20

Dec
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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. ...

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2

Dec
"Gorillas ? compared with excitable chimps ? are very relaxed animals" Photo: AP/FOTOLIA

A Tourist witnesses birth of a baby Gorilla in Mgahinga National Park

An American Citizen Dina Tamimi who currently lives in United Arab Emirates set off for a normal gorilla tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. She set off to track the Nyakagezi group but neither did she know was going to witness the birth of a baby gorilla. The last time a gorilla gave birth during ...

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28

Nov
Charles Wesley Mumbere royal photos, and with Queen Agnes. Buhikira Royal Palace, Kasese, Uganda.

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 ...

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26

Sep
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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 ...

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31

Aug
Uganda most attractive country in Africa for expats- Survey (Online photo)

Uganda most attractive country in Africa for expats- Survey

The ranking for the 2016 best and worst place to live for expatriates is out and Uganda is listed as the most favoured country in Africa.   The country was listed as the 25th best in the world followed by Kenya at position 46 worldwide. The results of the survey were published on Expat Insider. ...

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28

Jul
I can honestly bet seeing Churchill safaris clients riding the Modobag at Entebbe International Airport while they come for the safaris in the Pearl of Africa because this is way too cool.

You can now ride your luggage around the airport

Getting around an airport may never be the same.   A Chicago businessman is selling a rideable carry-on bag. Rather than pulling your luggage from terminal to terminal, travelers can sit on the Modobag and reach speeds up to 8 mph thanks to an electric motor.   "We're not trying to make anyone lazy," said ...

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22

Jul
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Uganda’s Visa fees reduce to 50 US Dollars

The Government of Uganda has reduced visa fees from USD 100 to USD 50 with effect from 22nd July 2016. The move is aimed at promoting the Tourism sector   Earlier last month, Uganda Immigration launched an online visa application system where travelers will be able to apply for the visa online and only present a copy ...

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8

Jul
Uganda introduces e-visa application system

Uganda Introduces E-Visa Application System

Beginning  1st July 2016, you can obtain the 100 usd Ugandan Tourist Visa online from the privacy of your home wherever in the world with an online Application.   If Uganda is your first East African Destination and you want an East African Tourist Visa you can apply for it online with Ugandan Immigration.   Whereas ...

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