A ‘must-see’ website if you’re coming to Uganda

Our client’s Ian and Anne Hillery visited Uganda in March 2015 and had a fabulous trip seeing mountain gorillas, chimps, tree-climbing lions, lion cubs and a wide variety of birds, which are Ian’s passion. Visit Ian’s website to read his trip report, see his stunning photos/videos and maybe buy one of his beautiful paintings. Thanks to Ian and Anne for being such wonderful clients and for sharing their reflections on their visit to Uganda.

“Uganda – The Perfect African Destination”

The Canadian World Traveller magazine has just published a great article on Uganda based on a visit by journalist Michael Morcos. His visit included the ‘must-do’ mountain gorilla tracking, game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park and a visit to the island chimpanzee sanctuary. He stayed in some beautiful lodges and a great marina resort in Kampala, Uganda’s bustling, modern capital city. Read Michael’s article and see his photos on the magazine’s website.

University of Portsmouth field class – watch the video

For many years Venture Uganda has run university field classes in Uganda. These are specialist academic tours that provide a practical field experience to support students’ learning and help develop their personal and professional skills. These are highly successful tours but don’t just take our word for it, see this video where two Portsmouth geography students share their thoughts on how they gained from field work.

Visit us at Destinations Travel Show, Manchester, 15-18th January 2015

Venture Uganda will be exhibiting – stand AF21 – at the Destinations travel show at Event City in Manchester, UK in 15-18 January 2015. Staff will be available to provide information about holidays to Uganda and to answer any questions. You can read more about the show and obtain complimentary tickets from theDestinations website. We look forward to seeing you there and hopefully in Uganda later – where it is a bit warmer!

Amazing Student Work Placements in Uganda

To help you excel in your studies and enhance your employability, Venture Uganda is offering a range of exciting work experience placements in Ugandan organisations and projects. Apply your skills in the field, learn how to work in another culture and make a contribution in your host community. Uganda is famous for her warm and friendly people, so you’ll soon feel at home, settle in at work and have lots of fun with optional weekend activities and a final safari.

Gorillas – a movie classic

If this video clip. doesn’t tempt you to come gorilla tracking in Uganda, nothing will. A few lucky tourists were able to get ‘up close and personal ‘when the gorillas visited their lodge.

This may be a rare occurrence but can also experience these enchanting creatures during your safari. Trek through the forest to find them in their natural habitat and then watch as they eat, play, groom and even take a nap, right before your eyes. Visit Uganda: enjoy the trip of a lifetime and let us help you make unforgettable memories.

Flying safaris around Uganda and East Africa

Imagine a safari that takes in some of Uganda’s  most popular tourist activities from gorilla
tracking in the south west to cruising up the River Nile to Murchison Falls in
the north and then down to the Sesse Islands in Lake Victoria. Recent improvements
in the availability of domestic flights within Uganda make it possible to
travel in comfort and safety to so many wonderful destinations to enjoy a wide range
of wildlife, culture and adventure experiences. And if you have more time, or a
particular place in mind, why not take a connecting flight to Kenya’s Masai
Mara or the Serengeti in Tanzania. Surely, the holiday of a lifetime. Tempted? Why
not get in touch to find out more?

Do something amazing – help us to reintroduce rhino into Uganda

Looking for an exciting and worthwhile volunteering experience, then you are definitely in the right place. Rhino Fund Uganda (RFU) is looking for volunteers to help out at the Ziwa Rhino & Wildlife Sanctuary.

The last rhino seen in Uganda was in 1982. Civil war and poaching sadly brought about their demise but now a programme has been established to bring rhinos back to Uganda and start a breeding programme. When the numbers are sufficient, they will be reintroduced initially into Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Parks where tourists will be able to see them, along with all the other amazing animals and birds we have here.

RFU has now started a volunteer programme to enable people to support this exciting initiative. Volunteer placements starting with a minimum of 1 week involve a variety of tasks such as animal monitoring and rehabilitation, community education, local support and maintenance on the Ziwa ranch. All the necessary training will be provided. The program cost varies depending on how long you intend to volunteer and includes meals & accommodation.

Please come and help us reintroduce rhino into Uganda and get them back into their natural habitat. Your effort could be what it takes to help them succeed and it’s an experience you will surely never forget.

Venture Uganda Ltd can help you with all the necessary arrangements, so feel free to contact us anytime.

Lonely Planet votes Uganda No.1 destination for 2012

In a recent poll, Lonely Planet travel experts voted Uganda their top destination for 2012: a fitting tribute as we celebrate 50 years of independence. The team cited Uganda’s amazing wildlife, including rare mountain gorillas and large primate populations, its safe and friendly environment and the mythical Source of the Nile as key attractions. But much as Uganda has all the excitement of mountain ranges, wild animals and sporting adventures, it is also a place to relax and unwind; on sandy beaches,
in calm waters and in our luxury spa resorts. Please drop us a line to find out how Venture Uganda can help you to explore this wonderful country.

 

Big Birding Day 2011

BBD is an annual festival promoting birding in Uganda. It consists of 3 events: the launch at the Uganda Museum with speakers from Ministry of Tourism, Nature Uganda, Uganda Tourism Board and USAID – STAR followed the next day by the main event, the bird counts throughout the country and finally, a day of fun and celebration where the results of the counts are announced.

Venture Uganda staff again participated in BBD and, this year, had a fantastic day birding from small boats in the Mabamba swamp, meandering through the channels of the swamp and out into the more open water towards Lake Victoria.

Our group counted over 100 species including the much sought after Shoebill. Other species included: Winding Cisticola, Cattle Egret, Woodland Kingfisher, Great Blue Turaco, Jacana, Lizard Buzzard, Whinchat, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Black-headed Heron, African Marsh Harrier, Red-eyed Dove, Hamerkop, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Stout Cisticola, Common Drongo, Red-headed Lovebird, Black Kite, Ibis Hadada, Papyrus Gonolek, Helmeted Guineafowl, Flappet Lark, Grassland Pipit, Yellow-throated Tinkerbird, Common  Waxbill, Ruppell’s Weaverbird

More details about the festival and the results of the counts will be published on the Nature Uganda website.