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Guarding Against Malaria in Africa

Many would-be tourists have failed to conquer their fear of traveling to Africa with many misconceptions. Malaria and mosquito bites are very much feared by these tourists, however malaria can be avoided on your trip to Africa. Malaria, spread by the anopheles mosquito, kills millions of people in tropical and sub-tropical Africa every year. As a visitor to Africa you are also at risk of getting this disease. But with the right precautions you can…


Added by Krystal Christine on May 23, 2014 at 9:43am — 1 Comment

The Total Solar Eclipse November 3rd in Uganda 2013

On November 3rd 2013, the total solar Hybrid eclipse will pass over Western Africa in Equatorial Gabon, Congo, Uganda, Kenya and finally Ethiopia. This is a hybrid eclipse of the Sun with a magnitude of 1.0159. Totality will be visible with the maximum of 1 minute 39 seconds visible from the Atlantic Ocean south of Ivory Coast and Ghana. This eclipse will be experienced in Northern Uganda (Apoka in…


Added by Krystal Christine on February 7, 2013 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Discounted Gorilla Permits as we celebrate Uganda’s 50th Independence anniversary

The management of Uganda Wildlife Authority(UWA) has launched a Gorilla tracking promotion to coincide with Uganda’s 50th Independence anniversary celebrations to enable potential visitors enjoy the same gorilla experience at subsidized rates.

A statement from the acting Executive Director, promotional prices will apply for visitors wishing to…

Added by Krystal Christine on November 25, 2012 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Africa Safari Annoyances

A number of things can be annoying or even upsetting to tourists visiting Africa, these can range from; insects, bumpy roads and dust, sunburn etc. 

Insects: Insect and bugs can be annoying. Tourists will find Insects in significant numbers depending upon your location and current weather patterns. Mosquitoes are present though generally not active during the day. Flies can be more of a nuisance, especially when you’re…


Added by Krystal Christine on October 22, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments

New Species of Monkey Identified In Africa

A new species of monkey called the lesula (scientific name Cercopithecus lomamiensis), has been identified in Africa. The discovery came about when John and Terese Hart from Yale University first saw a young female lesula being kept at the home of an elementary school director in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2007.…


Added by Krystal Christine on September 14, 2012 at 2:18am — No Comments

Kapchorwa: The Land & Culture that Produced Uganda’s Second Olympic Gold Medalist, Stephen Kiprotich

Kapchorwa, found in Eastern Uganda at the base of Mt. Elgon, is not endowed with that many nationally recognized natural or historical attractions. But the whole place called…


Added by Krystal Christine on August 25, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments

Sight Seeing Flights in Africa

Take weekend escapes and enjoy flying safaris and tours to all national parks of Uganda, enjoy the stunning views the landscape, crater lakes, lots of banana plantations and tea estates, the rift valley and the park, view the tectonic collapse of the earth that formed the Rift Valley and on clear days the peaks of…

Added by Krystal Christine on July 28, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments

Uganda’s Oldest Gorilla Dies At 50

Ruhondeza, one of the oldest silverbacks in Bwindi national parkhas died. It was also the leader of the first group that kick-started habituated gorilla tourism in Uganda.
Believed to have been over 50 years old, Ruhonza was until recently the leader of the reknown Mubare gorilla family whose successful…

Added by Krystal Christine on July 6, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments

East Africa's Elephants under Threat

Four suspected poachers were arrested in Ngorongoro Conservation Area for allegedly plotting to kill elephants using poisoned pumpkins and watermelons, a tactic increasingly employed by poachers in East Africa with deadly effect.

To people who rejoice with consuming healthy…

Added by Krystal Christine on July 6, 2012 at 9:45am — No Comments

Can Men Travel to Africa in Groups

Many times, there are no itineraries organized for men yet men just like anyone else find themselves searching for a travel solution when friends or family, for whatever reason, are unable to travel with them. Faced with this problem, there only two alternatives: 1) stay home OR 2) join a group of men who are just as excited about travel as you are.

Eco Culture Tours and Adventures will fulfill Men’s travel dreams by bringing together men…

Added by Krystal Christine on June 5, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Balls, Pens and Pencils: Travel Philanthropy in Africa

Traveling to Africa is very interesting, however if one does not get in touch with the local communities and they stick to the luxurious hotels and four wheel drive Safari Vehicles, they miss the reality of life in rural Africa because they miss out on natural interaction with the communities and children.

Added by Krystal Christine on May 30, 2012 at 2:05am — No Comments

Namugongo Shrine Becomes National Tourist Site

The Government is in the process of gazetting the Uganda Martyrs Shrine in Namugongo a national tourist site. This is expected to elevate the holy place to the level of pilgrimage sites such as Rome in Italy or Mecca in Saudi Arabia. At Namugongo, tourists will learn about the history of Christianity in Uganda.

Every year,…

Added by Krystal Christine on May 30, 2012 at 2:03am — No Comments

Double-Edged Sword: With Tourism Comes Sex Tourists

As the number of visitors to Uganda continues to grow, so does the sex tourism – and the potential for exploitation – that comes with it. Sex tourism is one of the negative trends that come with the influx of foreigners.…


Added by Krystal Christine on May 10, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments

How to Spot Tourist Scams While Travelling to Africa

Scams: The bane of the traveller. Nothing can make a travel experience go south faster than getting conned. If you want to make sure your next trip abroad goes smoothly, then read these seven top tips on how to avoid holiday scams and you’ll soon be one step ahead of those would-be con artists.…


Added by Krystal Christine on April 15, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Child Sex Tourism in Uganda

Women activists gathered at the Federation for Women Lawyers (FIDA) offices in Kampala on March 29 to condemn Emin Baro, a 53-year old Macedonian man who entered the country as a tourist but has been detained over alleged serial paedophilia.

Added by Krystal Christine on April 11, 2012 at 2:04pm — No Comments

South African wins Murchison fishing challenge

Every year, fishermen and conservationists from all over the world come together and engage in a number of fun filled activities and a fishing competition. This year’s event saw hundreds of people gather for the three day long 13th Murchison Falls Invitational Fishing Tournament. The theme of the event was…

Added by Krystal Christine on March 26, 2012 at 4:50am — No Comments


There are four new types of reptiles that have just been discovered by some Scientists and they are called the Brookesia micra and they were discovered from a small island a short distance away from the central island of Madagascar




Added by Krystal Christine on February 16, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments

Tourism Cities to Be Built At the Coast and North Kenya
Kenya has set out an ambitious project to build three tourism resort cities at the Coast and in the North in the next two years to boost the industry. Toward this end, the government is dispatching a team of experts from…

Added by Krystal Christine on February 15, 2012 at 1:35am — No Comments

How to Say “I Love You” Throughout Africa

Next time you’re travelling to Africa with a loved one and want to tell them how you feel, use one of these terms – depending on the country you’re in. This is how to say “I love you” in the different parts of Africa.
 Setswana: Ke a go rata

Added by Krystal Christine on February 4, 2012 at 12:57pm — No Comments



Valentines Day is around the corner, Mainland Africa and the Indian Ocean tropical islands nestling offshore offer some of the World's most intimate and romantic destinations.
1.       Romantic Private Islands in the Seychelles: The Seychelles Islands (in the Indian Ocean) have long been one of the world's most romantic destinations. Prince William and Kate spent their honeymoon there…

Added by Krystal Christine on February 4, 2012 at 12:45pm — No Comments

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