Saturday, 20 December 2014

18 DAYS BEST OF UGANDA ADVENTURE TESTIMONY (Part one)




Envision, exploring, encountering and experiencing.  A trip with Auto Rental Uganda car hire agency that was full of fun and excitement “being in the African shoes” a mixture of culture, wildlife safaris, encountering the great apes, the gorillas, hiking the Uganda mountains, spectacular sceneries, traditional encounters, meeting the most friendliest people in Africa, visited African homes, markets not forgetting tasting the most delicious traditional food cooked by an African woman, Talk of all what Uganda has to offer, simone and Gadi got it all.


This trip was already exciting months before the trip started, Yes these clients from isreal, the birth land of Jesus were excited to coming to Uganda just because of the many things they read about Uganda and couldn’t wait, their supposed guide myself Alex Guma Tibanyendera, they read about as well including my past reviews by past clients on internet before they came to Uganda. They already had all the information regarding their 18 days wildlife and birds guide, it was suprising that they knew how I looked like, they identified me even before they read the post card I was carrying bearing their names.. “yess you are Guma”  they said. 

Myself the guide and the tour consultant, on the 26thnov.2014 met and picked the clients from the airport Simone and Gadi singer. Smiles and excitement were all over their faces as we welcomed them to the pearl of Africa. After a short briefing, we head out to kamapla, just after 6 kms from the airport on the highway to kampala, as i drive and making an introduction to kampala and Uganda just passed the shores of lake victoria, i overheard simone keep saying a word in her language which I never understood well since it was a new language to me, but got hold of the word thou.

We proceeded to kampala where we did several stops around kampala city tour as we headed to bukoto a city suburb to meet school children and to deliver some necessities and school equipments they had brought over just as we find the school on holiday end of year party. This we all joined and enjoyed became part of the school kids, we danced to the Ugandan music, laughed and shared on the kids soft drinks and party cake., it drizzled on us but couldn’t feel the rain and that dint ditter us from partying with the kids in the open drizzling sky. We got cold but couldn’t miss the fun, anyone out there knows how kids can be fun and how you can never get enough of them. This was until 8pm when we decided to leave and check the clients into the hotel at Humura hotel close to the city centre, a hotel that is in the midrange category a double room, dinner, bed and breakfast refered to as half board. But its one hotel worth spending a night while in kampala if you don’t mind spending alittle more.  It was an amazing welcome to the pearl of Africa, for day one. After check in, i brief them about the next day and our most awaited trip that was intended to start moving down to the south of Uganda a place they say is the mother of pearl if Uganda is the pearl of Africa.

For just a simple beginning of a trip, the 12 hours we spent that day was worth a good welcoming, what would you expect for the rest of the trip? It was amazing, spectacular or I will leave you follow me on the next article as I write about every detail of this trip that gives you not only at a low cost with your car hire service.
………………………………………………………..To be continued

KINGS OF THE JUNGLE SAFARI WITH AUTO RENTAL UGANDA






This 7 day safari takes you through Uganda's most accredited national parks like Kibale foerest national park, Queen Elizabeth national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park that boast of the prominent wild games especially the big four. It will also encompass tracking gorillas as well as bird watching not forgetting cruising on the ecstatic Kazinga channel. The proposed itinerary for this kind of safari brings to you encountering with the king of the jungle, these cats being the highlight of the trees, you will encounter them hunting, in the cactus trees and also hitching the reknown Fig trees in the ishasha sector. Not only the cats but a variety of wildlife to see as well have a genuine once in a lifetime wildlife encounter with the great apes, The Gorillas and the chimpazees our closest relatives.

Day 1: Pick up and drive to Kibale
Wake up very early in the morning with your car rental from Auto Rental Uganda and have breakfast then steadily drive to Kibale national park, a rain forest with the biggest number of primates species in Africa, through Fort portal via the rolling hills of Mubende, you will break up en-route for lunch and then proceed to the park reaching in the evening and check in at your suggested lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking
Early in the morning, you can have an early breakfast then afterwards proceed to the forest headquarters for briefing about the chimps before heading to the forest for actual tracking of these primates. This search for chimps will also provide you with an opportunity to see other primates, for instance, the Bush babies, colobus monkeys, Mangabeys, pottos and many more. Return to your hotel for lunch and some relaxation. In the evening head to Bigodi swamp to look out for stunning flora and fauna. Then retire to your hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight.


Day 3: Nature walks and drives to Queen Elizabeth NP
Very early in the morning have your breakfast then afterwards leave for a nature walk in the foot hills of mountain Rwenzori. This is one of the most mountain ranges in the world. Look at its highest peak Margherita and then head to your hotel for lunch. In the evening drive to Queen Elizabeth national park reaching in the evening and check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.


Day 4: Game drive and boat cruise
Rising very early in the morning before 7 am and have breakfast and then move into the park for game drive. Encounter rwith the kings of the jungle hunting, roamin, playing and also hitching in the cactus trees, This early morning drive will enable you to catch a glimpse of some animals returning to their dens from their night preys. Such animals will include the big four [elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes] and more variety of wildlife including hyenas, warthogs, alibi, silver buck etc.Move to the hotel for lunch and refreshments. In the afternoon go for boat cruise along the Kazinga channel the most endowed with wildlife at the banks of this channel. Schools of hippos, crocodiles, and a wide variety of beautifull birds to watch, a channel which connects lakes George and Edward and then afterwards return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Relocate to Bwindi forest.
Wake up very early in the morning and embark on the long drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth NP, the ishasha sector search for the tree climbing lions also encounter a variety of wildlife, having lunch at enroute. Proceed to your suggested lodge for your dinner and overnight.


Day 6: Gorilla tracking
After a morning heavy breakfast and with packed lunch you will transfer to the park offices for briefing and then later on at 9:00 am commence the once in a life genuine great ape encounter, the gorilla trek along the tracks in the thick forest searching for these great apes. Depending on the movement of these humble giants the trek might take between 2-9 hours before you encounter the Gorillas. Though the walk is tiresome meeting these great apes and spending some time with them while looking deep into their expressive brown eyes, is an exhilarating and heartbreaking wildlife encounter that Africa has to offer. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Return to Kampala
Have breakfast early morning, after get briefed by your guide before driving back to Kampala. You will have lunch en route at Igongo Cultural Center in Mbarara plus a visit to a cultural museum., You may stop at Mpabire and have a talk with the local drum makers who will demonstrate how these drums are crafted but also have a drumming session using the very drums.
Arrive in Kampala late evening which marks the end of this kings of the jungle safari with Auto rental Uganda.
Whether you prefer self drive in Uganda, car rental in Uganda or guided safari, everything is absolutely possible with Auto Rental Uganda