Now Days Ugandan Have also started taking Uganda Safari to also explore the good Uganda Wild Creatures that are found in the Ugandan National Parks and this is due to the advertisement and marketing started by the Ministry of Tourism to market using Local Medias like Bukedde Television which show us Creatures found in Uganda Parks on every Saturday. Many of us dream of exploring Uganda’s beauty, but never have enough time and money. However, Ssali Ben, a father of six, dared to go out for an eight-day trip to eastern and western Uganda on their Uganda Safari which was offered by Cheap Uganda Safaris and they really fitted in our Budget and with the right needs and Interests and we really recommend Cheap Uganda Safaris.com since the company offered be best Services .
We had six children and 3 were Boys and 3 were Girls and they were students in old Kampala senior secondary’s school. Dickson Kasolso and Sarah nassali were in senior 4 and this did this as their Field trip to ensure that they can pass well the Geography paper which required them to be well versed with Uganda’s Geography and people and Culture. Lectica was in senior five and had done science subjects and she told me that she was going to do Oil mining at university so I took her just to understand the landscapes of Uganda.
My idea was to help the children discover the things they study in class, but also get a feel of the life outside Kampala and I took them on 8 Days Uganda Safari Adventure to create a life time experience. I would have taken the whole family but my travel adviser told me that it’s not safe to travel with the whole family at once because in case of an accident you may all die at once.
May 2013, we were picked up by the Guide from Cheap Uganda Safaris and was by names of Ssali Billy and on that day we drove up to Sezibwa Falls which is 40 kms from Kampala and the senior 4 Students enjoy the Geography of River Formation in Uganda as Billy had done Bachelor of Tourism and was able to explain to them the formation of the river systems in Africa and I credit Ssali Billy and cheap Uganda Safaris for having Knowledgeable Guides who are experienced. We enjoyed every bit of it since the company we had booked with knew our role of taking a Uganda Safari, before moving to Jinja. We stopped at the Source of the Nile .we reached Tororo at 5:00pm and we had dinner and overnight in Tororo
After Morning Break Fast we again started to visit the local communities and villages in Tororo District, the major reason of visiting communities was to show my children that life is not always ease as they thought. My children were delighted to see different food crops grown in abundance in the gardens. Which they had just learnt in classes, having grown up in the city, they had never seen things harvested straight from the garden. After breakfast, we headed to Butaleja district. Most farmers had expansive rice fields and we paid some workers from the plantations so that to get the right information since this Uganda safari was like a Uganda study Trip.
The big surprise for the children was how River Manafwa fed the rice fields since it supplied water for irrigation to the farmers. We eventually got to Mbale town at around 12:00pm. The Guide told us that the company had planned lunch enroute and that’s the area we had our Lunch and headed for the Rocky Mount Wanale near Mbale town.
We got to Kapchorwa at about 4:00pm and went to Sipi Falls. But it was exciting. Initially, our guide said my daughter would not manage, since the path was bad. But she even got there before us. We were sweating although it was chilly.
It was 6:00pm when we eventually got back to the car. We were so tired by this time. But I insisted we needed to sleep in Kumi to be able to see as much as possible but the guide told us that the company doesn’t allow to drive at Night and so we slept in Kapchorwa and he was given the money for accommodation by the Reservation manager at Cheap Uganda safaris(www.cheapugandasafaris.com)
Early in the Morning we drove to kumi and by 10:00am, we were on our way to see the ancient Nyero Rock paintings. The surprising bit here was that the locals do not see this as a tourist attraction.
In fact, some of them use it as a place to dry their sorghum harvested from the gardens. The Nyero paintings depict the story of the struggles of Iteso people and their challenges.
From Nyero, we drove via Ngora to get to Soroti. We were in Soroti town at 4:00pm and continued to Lira.
We got to Lira at 8:00pm and went to former President Milton Obote’s home, and the famous Aboke Girls School where over 100 girls were abducted by rebel leader Joseph Kony.
What I wanted was for my children to know their history from a practical point of view. We headed to Nebbi, and that’s where we slept that night
The Next Day after early morning breakfast, we were up by 6:00am. We drove to Murchison National Park where we saw so giraffes, kobs, antelopes, buffaloes and baboons, among others during the evening game drive in the National Park.
We stayed in a small camp site in Murchison and they were not bad according to our Budget, we did a morning game drive and drove to Batwa Community which was paid 15 USD and it was great for adventuring other People’s culture
Our Guide Billy had prepared me and my children in advance so that we are non-judgmental of the Batwa. They interacted with them like ordinary people.
At Kibale National Park, we wake up at 7:00pm and headed to the Park headquarters for briefing about chimpanzees tracking, we saw all kinds of plants, butterflies. We walked for two and half hour before we heard the sound of chimpanzees.
Some of the trees in the forest must be 100 years old. The park rangers told us there are over 1,000 chimpanzees in this park. Later and Billy drove us to Fort Portal , we saw the palace of Omukama Oyo Nyimba, the Hima Cement factory, the Equator and Queen Elizabeth National Park and we slept in kable district and our guide told us that days will be extended if we are to visit Kisoro District and I called the reservation manager who told me that it’s impossible to drive to Kisoro coz its far.
The next morning, we drove back to Kampala and had stop over at the Equator and lunch enroute was taken in Mbarara district at Agrip Motel.
I really appreciate the Staff of Cheap Uganda Safaris for being comparative and I realised what tailor made safaris are as our accommodation was based on the place we were to stay and the Guide looked for the accommodation. I personally recommend them and my children Got the right Information