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Samuel, the founder of Prime Safaris & Tours and one of the Directors at Christ Our Vision International Children`s Ministry (COVICM), a family founded and managed vulnerable children community care orphanage based in Kalagi town Mukono-The second worse hit district with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Samuel was born in Kampala-the capital city of Uganda, where he grew up and studied. He went to New Mulago Primary School, Mengo Senior School for both ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels then Makerere University Kampala for his degree. After annexing credible experience in the tourism industry, he opened Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd in 2008 to not only offer ultimate Africa Safari memories to travelers the world over but as an avenue to annex funds to run the Christ Our Vision International Children`s Ministry (COVICM) Many people the world over are yet to discover the all in one tourism destination-Uganda, my mother land as on several occasions witnessed by the Lonely Planet and the National Geographic Channel. As a lover of Uganda`s tourism & Nature Conservation efforts in the region. I WARMLY WELCOME YOU AND SO PASSIONATE TO GUIDE YOU IN THE LAND OF THE FRIENDLIEST PEOPLE IN THE WHOLE WORLD-UGANDA THE PEARL OF AFRICA” Said Samuel. TUBANIRIZZA NYO MU UGANDA AFRICA! (WE WELCOME YOU ALL TO UGANDA AFRICA!)
13 05, 2019

Uganda gorilla trekking permits gradually rise in number – Uganda safari News

By |2019-05-13T15:54:17+00:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Safari News|

Gorilla trekking being the top Africa wildlife safari activity that doesn't miss on most of the tourists must do list, there is a lot of competition on the Uganda gorilla trekking permits especially in the high season which begins in June- September. Uganda is a blessed Africa safari destination for it is home to half of the world’s remaining gorillas; the most sought animal for travelers interested in Africa wildlife safaris especially Uganda safaris, Rwanda safaris, and Congo safaris. Uganda is blessed with two mountain gorilla destinations; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Any one interested in a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda must have a gorilla permit secured prior the tracking date. Visitors on Uganda gorilla safaris are allocated a particular family to track during their gorilla trekking safaris Uganda. Only 8 people are given chance to track a particular gorilla family per day. Gorillas live [...]

3 05, 2019

Uganda’s best gorilla safari experience! Meet Silver & Gold in Mgahinga – Uganda safari News

By |2019-05-03T12:19:50+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Safari News|

There are only two parks in the world where you can meet Silver and Gold. I am sure your already wondering what i mean by Gold and Silver! Just book with us your next Africa safari holiday with us so you can meet the giant silver and the sparkling gold. Choose to take a Uganda safari, Uganda wildlife safari or Uganda gorilla safari to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park so you can enjoy this beautiful safari experience. Besides Uganda, you can undertake a Rwanda safari, a Rwanda wildlife safari or Rwanda gorilla safari to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda. The Golden Monkey & Silver Back safari experience in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda Wow!!!! They look so pretty together. Silver-back Golden Monkeys Safari Uganda in the southwest, to encounter with giant silver gorillas and sparkling golden monkeys. While in Uganda, you can only experience and find all these [...]

29 04, 2019

British squash player Mr. Tom Ford overwhelmed with Uganda’s natural beauty- Uganda safari News

By |2019-04-29T14:49:00+00:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Safari News|

Dubbed the “Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda is proudly nestled with beauty that has attracted a number of tourists for Uganda safaris on their Africa safari tour to enjoy Uganda wildlife safaris, Uganda gorilla safaris, Uganda chimpanzee safaris, Uganda adrenaline adventure safaris, short Uganda wildlife safaris, Kampala city tours, Jinja city tours, Uganda cultural safaris, and many more depending on their interests. When the British professional squash player Mr. Tom Ford visited Uganda, a Uganda safari trip was tailored for him by the Uganda Tourism Board and he too has praised Uganda’s natural beauty saying it is exceptional. Mr. Ford who has been in the country for a week for a Squash Tournament in Tororo decided to embark on an adventure where he said that he saw his dreams come true when he visited various tourism sites. He was in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National [...]

24 04, 2019

Courtship and Mating in Mountain Gorillas – Uganda Safari News

By |2019-04-24T11:35:41+00:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Safari News|

Mountain gorillas were once listed among the critically endangered animals because they had decreasing numbers due to poaching and other factors as well.  The good news today is that mountain gorillas have increased in population and were recently cleared off the "critically endangered" animals list following the information that in 2018, these gorillas increased from 880 to 1,004. Gorillas saw an uplift of status from critically endangered to dangered on the red IUCN list. Living in their natural habitat in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, the best gift you can give yourself on your Africa Safari is by undertaking a gorilla trekking safari Uganda or Uganda gorilla trekking safari to You can also go for a Rwanda gorilla trekking safari to Volcanoes National park or take a Congo gorilla trekking safari to Virunga National Park. Mountain gorillas are social animals and live in groups of [...]

17 04, 2019

Mountain gorilla families in the different sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park- Uganda Safari News

By |2019-04-17T14:04:14+00:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Safari News|

Uganda is blessed with half of the remaining endangered mountain gorilla species in the world. These can be trekked during your gorilla trekking safaris Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has over 18 habituated gorilla families that are available for trekking on your Africa safari while Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda has one gorilla trekking family called Nyakagezi however, it is the only park with golden monkeys in Uganda and they are available for trekking. There four gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park open to tourists on Uganda gorilla trekking safari tours. Each sector has different gorilla families (two have been added of recent) that are trekked under the guidance of a ranger and these are; Buhoma Gorilla trekking sector This was the first sector for gorilla trekking in Bwindi and most popular. Started in 1993, Buhoma is [...]

15 04, 2019

Reasons why interacting with a gorilla family is just one hour – Uganda safari News

By |2019-04-16T05:45:47+00:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Safari News|

Are you planning an Africa safari tour on your next holiday? We are here to give you all information you need before you book your Uganda gorilla tour. Many tourists have been asking themselves interacting with these majestic apes during a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda is restricted to just one hour. This regulation doesn’t only apply to gorilla tours in Uganda but to gorilla safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo as well. The Uganda Rwanda Congo gorilla safaris are done between 2-8hours and this activity always starts with a briefing about the do's and don’ts of the gorilla safari tour. After the briefing, tourists together with the rangers or guides proceed to the forest to trek a particular gorilla family allocated to them. Once they find these gorillas or gorilla family, they will be allowed to stay with this given group for one hour. While this may not be [...]

10 04, 2019

Uganda is safe! safaris in Uganda continue to take place- Uganda safari News

By |2019-04-10T09:05:55+00:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Safari News|

Despite the recent incident in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda, we are glad to inform you that Ugandan driver guide, Jean Paul Mirenge and American tourist, Kimberly Sue Endicott are safe, Uganda remains a top destination for Uganda wildlife safaris, short Uganda wildlife safaris, Uganda cultural safaris and Uganda adventure safaris as well. Kim Sue Endicott, an American national of Southern California and her Uganda safari guide Jean Paul Mirenge who were kidnapped in the Mendeley of wonders; Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda and held five days by armed abductors were returned unharmed on Sunday 7th April 2019 following the payment for the ransom asked for. The kidnappers who abducted them at gunpoint in Queen Elizabeth National Park had demanded a $500,000 ransom, but we are not sure of the amount that was paid to the kidnappers after negotiation for exchange of the kidnapped. The kidnappers then used Endicott's cell [...]

8 04, 2019

Trending Eco Friendly Safari Lunch Boxes in Tanzania – Tanzania safari News

By |2019-04-08T09:31:42+00:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Safari News|

Many travelers that have undertaken Africa safaris have found Tanzania a very interesting and rewarding travel destination. During several Tanzania wildlife safaris, tourists in some cases move with packed lunch on their Tanzania safaris. On departure for your Tanzania wildlife tour game drive, you find our lunch well arranged, neatly wrapped at your hotel of stay. More often, the food is very tasty, however, it’s not very healthy because it is full of plastic wrappings and plastic containers. Use Eco Friendly Lunch Boxes on your safari in Tanzania – Do They Exist? Yes, they do exist! I know may sound a lie but actually it is very true! To be honest we too were positively surprised about how well it was thought about and researched to make sure everything in there actually is Eco-friendly. The most important fact to note here is that, it absolutely has no plastics at all. [...]

5 04, 2019

Rules that govern Uganda National Games Parks – Uganda Safari News

By |2019-04-16T05:57:30+00:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Safari News|

Christened “The Pearl of Africa” by Sir Churchill on his safari Uganda on 1907, Uganda has for long remained one of the must visit Africa safari destinations. Regardless of its size, Uganda has several safari destinations, unique attractions and different activities that tourists can enjoy in their Uganda safari. Uganda is blessed with over 10 National Parks including Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Queen Elizabeth National park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Semuliki National Park, Kibale National Park, Mountain Elgon National Park, Mountain Rwenzori National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National park. Each of these parks has different attractions that are unique to the park. A traveler can do a Uganda wildlife safari/ short Uganda wildlife safari, a Uganda birding safari, an adventure safari, an adrenaline adventure, nature walks, boat cruise safaris, horse back riding safaris, Uganda gorilla safaris, Uganda chimpanzee trekking safaris, Uganda golden [...]

3 04, 2019

Why gorilla trekking safaris are mostly done in Uganda – Uganda safari News

By |2019-05-13T13:49:49+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uganda Safari News|

Sitting or standing in silence in the cold Ugandan forest for 60 minutes is one of life’s greatest privileges that tourists enjoy on a Uganda safari or their Uganda safaris. There are about 1000 mountain gorillas in existence, and Uganda gorilla trekking safaris provide a rare opportunity to observe and interact with these gentle, mysterious primates on short Uganda gorilla safaris. Mountain gorillas only live in the dense vegetation of Uganda’s Bwindi Forest Impenetrable National Park and along the dormant volcanic Virunga mountain range that stretches across Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, Uganda’s Mgahinga National Park, and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since these critically endangered creatures can’t survive in captivity, the only way to see them is by taking a gorilla trekking safari Uganda up to their natural habitat in the misty cloud forests that have an altitude of over 14,763 feet. Uganda is home to [...]

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