Monday, 30 May 2016


Mystery largely surrounds the formation of Rubirizi District’s twin crater lakes Kyema and Kamweru. The pair located in Magambo Sub-county, are part of the 32 crater lakes and one pair of twin lakes, sit on the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley.
Although science attributes the formation of these lakes to volcanic eruption in the 17th Century, folklore tales of interesting stories, a lot of which form the mystery of these lakes.

According to locals of Magambo Sub-county, Lake Kamweru was a crater which later got filled up with water from a nearby lake Nzuguto, that is now a wetland.
Separated by a small portion of land, Lake Kyema spots clear water while Kamweru’s water is green. It is said the green colour of water is due to fish droppings known as omuboyo in the local Runyakitara language.

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Sunday, 29 May 2016


It's our core Principle to Discover, Spot and Identify Special destinations in any corner within the Pearl of Africa, Today was yet another great Discovery Travel we made. While traveling to Bwindi via the newly constructed tarmac road of Kitagata, we made a memorable stop over at Kitagata Hot Springs.
Like any Great Trekker would say... It was a once in a life time experience not only for us but also for our great Research Tourist Micheal Daniels and his team from Canada... The attractive Hot waters of the Springs left our guests with No option But to only join the rest of the travelers in the Spring.
Special Credit goes to the Tour Guides of the Day Kiiza Herbert and Makoma Nation.
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The Kitagata Hot Springs are located in Sheema District, Western Uganda. They are approximately 1.5 kilometres by road, east of Kitagata urban center in Sheema District.
The springs are also about 72 kilometres west of Mbarara Town. They are two hot springs adjacent to each Ekyomugabe and Mulago. The springs are 350 km from Kampala City.
The hot springs are commonly known as ‘Mulago Hot Spring’ as they are believed by local people to have healing powers.’ Mulago’ means hospital. On a daily basis, so many people with different ailments flock to the springs to bathe in the warm water. The water in the springs can warm up to 80 °C (176 °F). It is estimated that about 800 people visit the springs per week.

Vegetation and scenery
The scenery around the springs includes conical hills and beautiful green vegetation of trees and grass.
Source of water
River Ngaromwenda supplies water to the springs.
In order to ensure orderliness and hygiene at site of the spring the following rules have been put in place by the local leaders:
No fighting, no making noise, no smoking and no use soap;
Children have to be dipped in dressed in their nappies.
The water from springs has been found to contain varying amounts of minerals and chemicals which are known to have medicinal values in them. The minerals and chemicals include sodium chloride, potassium chloride, lithium sulphate, calcium sulphate, calcium phosphate and magnesium chloride among others.
Compiled By Rogers Nasasira

Saturday, 21 May 2016

What You Need To Know About Rwenjeru Community Camping Site

Rwenjeru hill is named after the white traditional cow of the Bachwezi, “enjeru” meaning white in Runyankole language. This white cow was treasured for special milk used on traditional duties in the families. Your visit to Rwenjeru hill will expose you to the traditional culture that rotates around the Banyankole long horned cattle inherited from the Bachwezi of in 1520 AD. Rwenjeru village is on great location in fertile farmland that is next to the park on the grazing land made up of gentle hills with the valleys for farming and drinking places for their treasured long horned cattle.
For the cow watering “Okweshera” in the local language means giving water to the animals, a routine done several times a day of the cattle keeper. Follow your guide, dressed in the true Bachwezi grazing attire carrying the walking stick, “Enkoni” and wooden bucket, “Eicuba” in the local language, with hoe and other tools for mining the anthill soil that has the salts for mixing in the animal drinking water. 

You will proceed to the water place and participate in the construction or maintenance of the existing clay trough that is used to serve the water to the animals. You will participate in the setting of the side fire by the drinking place, fill the trough with water until you will hear one of the herdsmen call the animals to come and drink.  It is a very rich experience. Everything on this trip has a purpose for the culture the cattle keepers and the welfare or safety of the well treasured animals as you will hear from your guide.

Besides, Rwenjeru camp site has a camping ground, organic gardens, a beekeeping project, bike hire, women tailoring projects and a youth carpentry project.
The village is strategically located on the road heading to Katengyeto gate of Lake Mburo national park. Also, it is located opposite Igongo museum for a perfect lunch and museum tour after the cow watering experience.


• Camping
• Cow watering experience “Okweshera”
• Organic juices making
• Bike tours.
• Cow watering: 1 hour Highlights:
• Herdsman calling the cows for water
• Building a clay trough
• Dressing in the herdsman attire
• Fetching the water from the pond with wooden trough
• Scenic walk to the watering area
• Listening to the traditional stories of the Bachwezi
• Insights of the cattle related living styles
• A relaxed lunch at Igongo cultural centre.

Thursday, 19 May 2016



Uganda was named the Pearl of Africa by the former UK Prime Minister Sir Winston Church when he was on a tour across Africa in 1907. He called Uganda so, because the country is endowed by Mother Nature more than any country on the African continent. Like many other visitors, Sir Winston fell in love with  the fresh water body lakes, rivers, mountains, climate and forests thereby making him to brand Uganda as the Pearl of Africa. No other country has ever been described as that and thus, there is one pearl of Africa which is Uganda.
Uganda is home to the best weather in the world, coupled with sunshine and rain, Uganda has a number of forests which don’t only modify the climate of the pearl but also provide herbs, fruits and wood. The best tropical climate attributed to the equator strategically located in Uganda more than any other country in the world, makes it a country worth living in due her hospitable climate which is normally stable throughout the year.

Uganda has the best scenery in Africa composed of swamps, lakes , rivers mountains and semi-arid lands. The biggest lake ( Lake Victoria is found in Uganda), The longest river (River Nile) starts from Uganda. Did I mention that Lake Bunyonyi, the second deepest lake in Africa is also found in Uganda? Can you imagine snow capped mountains on the equator? Uganda is indeed the pearl of Africa.
The source of the greatest river in the world (River Nile) is right here, and the source of the greatest river happens to be one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world(Lake Victoria) which is shared by three countries. Today, Uganda is proud to be the home to the longest River in the world starting right from the Eastern district of Uganda to the Mediterranean sea connecting to the Atlantic Ocean.

Uganda has many mountains which include a snow caped mountain also known as Mountains of the Moon(mountain Rwenzori), a source of many minerals which include; vermiculite, copper, limestone. a haven with the best hospitality, diverse cultures, tribes and languages. Uganda is also known as the banana republic because it is majorly an agricultural economy with fertile soils and favorable climate. a home to mountain gorillas found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forests which harbors the largest number of the world Gorilla population , wild buffalos, hippos, nile crocodiles, ostriches lizards, snakes, chimpanzees, monkeys, wathogs, birds among many other species of birds and animals found in the numerous game parks and reserves located around Uganda not forgetting the Uganda Wildlife Education centre commonly known as the Zoo.

Mountain Gorillas are found in Uganda than the rest of the whole world and Africa in particular.  Uganda has 10 national parks 8 of these located in the South Western Region of the Country, 7 game reserves and around 30 national forest reserves where birding vacation are the order of the day
And on top of that, the cultures of people in Uganda take it all. Uganda has more than 50 ethnic tribes with different cultures. This heterogenous setting, has made us to be one of the most culturally diverse community in Africa which is living in peace
This is Uganda, a country with numerous cultures, dances, practices and dressing, a country with a lovable people, warm hearted and loving. a friendly climate and many physical features. this is the pearl of Africa.

Our diverse culture is the strongest strength of Uganda’s heritage. Uganda’s culture comprises of various ethnic groups that is the Bantu speaking group who are base in the western, central, and southern side of the country and the Nilotic group who lives in the northern, eastern and northwestern part of Uganda.

The Bantu speaking group has the largest population in the country and comprises of the Basoga, Bagisu, Baganda, Bunyoro, Banyankole,Batoro and the other smallest Ethnic Groups of Bamba and Batwa
Did i mention about the Batwa community which lives in Bwindi impenetrable National park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park?. The Batwa are the threatened species of human being in Uganda. A visit to the batwa pygmies’ community offers you exciting cultural trails known as the Batwa trials where you will be told about the Batwa ways of living, and Exciting Cultural dance experience.

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Monday, 16 May 2016


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Friday, 13 May 2016


The Western Region is Uganda's jewel in the tourism sector.Here the iconic parks -including
Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga with habituated populations of Mountain Gorillas and the range of other attractions such as Rwenzori Mountains ,L.Bunyonyi ,Queen Elizebeth National park and many others
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Thursday, 12 May 2016



As you enjoy your great stay in the land of Milk and Honey, Never hesitate to contact us. We have the most affordable but exciting Offers you will appreciate as we take you to the unknown but Eye Catching destinations around the City of Mbarara. Our Great Trekkers Team know where  to take you for We Spot, Discover and Identify for you Special and Extra-Ordinary Sites and Features that you can't imagine they Do Exist in your Locality.

Our Company Driver will pick you from your Hotel around the Mbarara  as you embark on an exciting Journey away from the City and head to Nyore Retreat Hillside along the Kabale High way. Nyore Retreat Hill Side is strategically located away from the Noisy town environment and it gives you a real feel of Adventure,Nature Walks, and Bird Viewing  as you enjoy the cool  breeze of great Hills and the magnificent Sceneries. After we continue on yet another great evening road Drive to Rwekyishokye for Horse Riding and later we proceed to Igongo Cultural Center to have a feel of Cultural performances, while enjoying a delicious Traditional Meals and Refreshing Drinks.
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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Kabale & Kisoro areas
The extreme south-western corner of Uganda is unsurpassed in terms of biodiversity and scenic beauty. Highland Tropical Rain forests and wetlands meet cloud and mountainous landscapes; and flanking to this astounding array of natural habitats lies the artistic farmlands and villages of the local inhabitants providing very good photographic opportunities.

Nature hikes and excursions in Bwindi Impenetrable forest and Mgahinga mountains, offer great opportunities to learn about the complex symbiotic relationships in a prime rain forests and observe a wide variety of plants and wildlife.

Interacting with the marginalized tribal group, Batwa – pygmies who are traditionally hunter gatherers, as they tell stories of their past, is a memorable experience! The area is a peaceful, relaxed setting nestled among fertile rolling hills, where we freely chat with artists, wood sculptors, weavers and farmers especially at Buhoma.
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Monday, 9 May 2016


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Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the 'Mountains of the Moon'.
To the east, lie the guardians of the birthplace of mankind, the Great Rift Valley hills, separated from the Mountains of the Moon by the meandering Kazinga Channel. Here the water flows endlessly into two giant lakes – Lake George and Lake Edward.
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in the south western region Uganda on the edge of the western Rift valley. Its Mist covered hill sides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rain forests, which dates way back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “Impenetrable” forest also protects an estimated 320 Mountain Gorillas- Roughly half of the world’s total population of the existing Mountain Gorillas which can be tracked. The Park provides shelter to 120 mammals including several climate species such as Baboons and Chimpanzees as well as Elephants, Antelopes and 350 eye catching bird species.