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Offering 30% discount on our fully furnished apartments at EricWilkins apartments

Dear Our esteemed customers, EricWilkins apartments is reopen to provide you a safe and comfortable home away from home. With a 30% discount on all our rates, come and enjoy Kampala’s luxurious Fully Furnished apartments where beautiful living blends with the city’s local heritage. These modern 2-bedroom ensuite apartments are located 2.9miles from the city centre in Nyanama-Bunamywaya. They feature a modern fully equipped kitchen, spacious living and dining space, beautiful gardens with a family lounging shelter, car parking space, inbuilt security systems,24hr power and water supply, well equipped laundry area, house help, Wi-Fi and arranged airport shuttles. Guests can also enjoy a view of the city surrounding hills, quick access to big shopping centres in Lubowa and Freedom City, and a number of leisure parks and beaches along Entebbe road. Let’s make Uganda home for you and the best holiday destination as you reconnect with your families and friends. Our Discounted Rates for all bookings made before end of December 2020 1-bedroom apartment: 30$ per night 2-bedroom apartment: 45$ per night For all your bookings and inquiries please call or WhatsApp +256 785 61 52 65 | +256 702 61 52 65 More details www.ericwilkinsapartments.com   ALL COVID SAFETY […]

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Cultural tours – Western Uganda

The pearl of Africa has a very strong cultural heritage well-endowed with different cultural and historical sites. With more than 50 different indigenous languages belonging to two distinct linguistic groups, and an equally diverse cultural mosaic of music, art and handicrafts, Uganda is a one stop center for a rich African cultural experience, ranging from Bantu in the Central, West, South-west, and East, to Nilotic groups of people in the North, North-East and North-West. Ugandans are remarkably hospitable and hail from a diversity of rich cultures and lifestyles with each tribe having its own distinct cultural values that describe who they are. All these values are based on tribal traditional activities from all spheres of life; including, food and welfare, traditional dances, clothing and organization of societies. Many regions in Uganda have kingdoms, including Buganda, Busoga, Bunyoro and Toro. Other regions still value their heritage of chiefdoms which is traceable and equally treasured. Long-horned Ankole cows, a treasured domestic animal in many tribes from the western part of Uganda.   The western region is also rich in culture, consisting of; Bakonjo/Bamba, Batooro, Banyoro, Banyankore, Bakiga, Bafumbira, Batwa and Bachwezi among others, who are well recognized for their wealthy culture connected […]

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10 Reasons to Visit Uganda

Daniela Pontis is our Africa Product Manager. Here she relives the moment she met a family of gorillas and gives us ten reasons why you should visit Uganda Uganda is the country where East and West Africa meet, featuring lush forests inhabited by primates and arid savannahs which are home to a wide array of plains game. Lakes, mountains, tea plantations and waterfalls are some of the landmarks that made an impression on Winston Churchill when he travelled here, leading him to refer to it as “The Pearl of Africa”. I visited Uganda more than a century after Churchill and I was pleased to see that it has maintained the same beauty and ‘wow’ factor. As Africa Product Manager, I have travelled extensively through my favourite continent and I will never be tired to repeat that every single country provides a different experience; however there is no doubt Uganda occupies a very special place in my ranking!Unsurprisingly the feedback of those who have had the privilege to visit this country seems to be consistent. There is something magical about it, a fantastic vibe created by a mix of elements that combined have the power to metaphorically blow every traveller away. […]

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The Uganda Martyrs’ Trail

The Uganda Martyrs Trail is Uganda’s exclusive faith-based tourism product that takes you through different places where the first Christian missionaries passed and preached from, and where some of the Uganda Martyrs were killed before their bodies were taken to be burnt at Namugongo. The death of these martyrs has always been memorable in the hearts of many people especially Christians who celebrate the lives of the martyrs on 3rd June of every year – a day the republic of Uganda considers as the Uganda Martyrs’ Day and a public holiday. Their remembrance was amplified when the Catholic Church of Rome beatified the martyrs of its faith in 1920 and canonized them in 1964. Many pilgrims, especially Christians, from all over the world descend to the Pearl of Africa to join together with Ugandans to commemorate the martyrs’ day. This is celebrated in remembrance of 45 young men (recorded) both Anglicans and Catholics who were killed on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga II (then the King of the Buganda Kingdom in Central Uganda), for refusing to renounce their faith in Jesus Christ or Christianity. The execution took place between November 1885 to June 1886 with a climax at Namugongo on 3rd June 1886, after […]

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Introduction to Ugandan Cuisine

Written by Freda Muyambo Uganda is an East African country with a rich history ranging from the ancient migration of the Bantu and Nilotic African people to the arrival of the Indians to work on Uganda’s railway network. Ugandan cuisine has not yet been as popularised as cuisines from other regions such as the Horn, West and Southern Africa. However, this does not mean that it is not celebrated as a truly traditional type of cuisine. Delving into learning about Ugandan cuisine is a fascinating journey. Matoke Matoke is a variety of bananas indigenous to the southwest part of Uganda, extending into Rwanda and Burundi. It is normally used as a cooking banana and sometimes ​referred to as a plantain. It is cooked when still unripe and green. The matoke can either be boiled with or without the peel, roasted in the peel, or peeled and then steamed. When boiled and mashed by itself or as a stew, it forms part of the national dish of Uganda.   Ugali Ugali, as it is called in many parts of Uganda, is a thick cornmeal porridge, quite similar to polenta; however, it is made from white maize, or mealies, and is normally […]

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Chimp tracking in Uganda

Chimpanzee tracking is a very fascinating experience. Prepare today and set out to Uganda’s natural jungles as you spend a number of hours tracking these impressive creatures. You will be allowed to spend some time as you observe them swing from one tree to another, feed, play about or progress speedily on the ground right in front of you. Where to do it from From the Kibale Forest National Park to Budongo Forest, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee sanctuary and Kyambura Gorge; your trip shall be an enormous encounter of these primates. When to do it The best time to track chimpanzees is usually during the dry seasons, though some visitors may prefer an adventurous experience during the rainy seasons. The rainy season is usually between March to May and October to mid-December. Dry seasons are usually from mid-December to February and June to August. Who to contact: A list of potential tour operators is available for you to choose from. They’ll take you to get the best experience ever in your adventurous life. You’re Welcome! Where to do this   Queen Elizabeth National Park   Mgahinga Gorilla National Park   Bwindi Impenetrable forest   Kibale Forest National Park   Budongo […]

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Uganda: Why you need to visit the garden of Africa in 2020

It might not be as famous as Rwanda, Kenya or Botswana, but Uganda is one of Africa’s most inspiring destinations By Ella Alexander What no one tells you about Uganda is how green it is. The garden of Africa, it’s a shock of emerald flora. Roads are lined by mango, jackfruit and banana trees, humpy hills form shamrock-coloured tea and coffee plantations and lakes and rivers are flanked by clumps of tall elephant grass. Its tangles of dense jungle and forests lay home to some of the world’s favourite primates and its plains are decorated with acacia trees and thickets of grassland. This swathe of greenery is juxtaposed with red soil, considered among the planet’s most fertile. Compared to its neighbours, Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda is a garden of fecundity. Plant something in Uganda and it can’t help itself but grow.   The list of Ugandan exports is lengthy – coffee is the biggest, followed by legumes – mangos, bananas, cassava, avocados, papaya, oranges, maize and pineapples. Tea is also a growing market, as well as cacao. There are two rainy seasons in Uganda, so water is always in abundance. Try as the country’s former political leaders might (and […]

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Our neighbourhood: Lubowa

The area is a location in Wakiso District, Central Uganda. It is a suburb of Kampala bordered by Kabowa to the north, Najjanankumbi and Makindye to the northeast, Munyonyo to the east, Kaazi to the southeast, Kajjansi to the south, Nakigalala to the west and Buddo to the west. It is a fast growing new residential district about 11 km south of central Kampala just off the Entebbe Road. There are marvelous views of the lake from several parts of the hill. Traffic & Transportation If you live in Lubowa and work in the centre of town, you are advised to avoid the morning and evening rush hours in order to stay sane. The Entebbe Road is notorious and you might well find yourself spending several hours a day in your car. For the same reason people living in Lubowa are probably not inclined to go to town very often in the evening. (Outside the rush hours a trip to town may take only 20 – 30 minutes.) Should you not have your own personal vehicle or driver, you could take mattatos (local mini-buses). It costs roughly 1,500 UGX for a ride into Kampala. However, be ware that they make […]

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Uganda: Why you need to visit the garden of Africa in 2020

It might not be as famous as Rwanda, Kenya or Botswana, but Uganda is one of Africa’s most inspiring destinations By Ella Alexander What no one tells you about Uganda is how green it is. The garden of Africa, it’s a shock of emerald flora. Roads are lined by mango, jackfruit and banana trees, humpy hills form shamrock-coloured tea and coffee plantations and lakes and rivers are flanked by clumps of tall elephant grass. Its tangles of dense jungle and forests lay home to some of the world’s favourite primates and its plains are decorated with acacia trees and thickets of grassland. This swathe of greenery is juxtaposed with red soil, considered among the planet’s most fertile. Compared to its neighbours, Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda is a garden of fecundity. Plant something in Uganda and it can’t help itself but grow. Read more

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The shoebill remains a prized sight

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