Saturday, July 31, 2010

Buganda kingdom cerebrates 17th Anniversary, Buganda News-Uganda

The kingdom of Buganda, which is by far the most prestigious kingdom in Uganda, is today cerebrating it’s 17th anniversary since the Kabaka was restored and enthroned as the king of Buganda. The cerebrations will be held in the Buganda county of Butambara which is also an instrumental one among the counties of Buganda especially in regard to the kingdom Kabakaship! In another development, the 17th anniversary is cerebrated on a sad note in remembrance of the past few events among which include the fires that gutted down the Kasubi Royal tombs which were part of instrumental tourist sites in Kampala and the  Kampala riots which were as a result of the government’s refusal of the Kabaka to visit the people of Bugerere, and which riots led to the closure of CBS radio station- the official radio station of the kingdom or call it the Kabaka’s radio as many prefer to call it. The kabaka of Buganda his highness Ronald Mwenda Mutebi II is out there to the public visiting his subordinates and encouraging them to work hard and has so far attended a polio vaccination event among other developments… keep hooked for more tourism news about Uganda Safaris and cultural tours.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


The Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda are regarded as a dream safari destination for hiking adventure seekers taking an African safari for a mountain hike/ trekking challenge. Today, I will walk you through the Rwenzoris and clarify the current situation after an escalating need for information by tourists inquiring about the new route after the announcement UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) made about the glacier crack back in April which exposed the existing route, making it impossible for climbers to hike to the Margherita peak,-the highest point of the Rwenzori mountains (5,109 meters). Uganda Safaris

The truth: Yes, this is probably not the first blog or site that you have found such information, but the truth here is what you have been looking for and it has been missing! It is true, a new route to the Margherita peak was opened and it makes it easier than ever to climb to the peak in just 26 minutes! And this used to be 45 minutes before this route was discovered. I know now you are asking; what’s the name of the route? No, it has not yet been named but like the former, the latter also begins from a point called Omubutindo, where ladders had been placed on rocks to ease movement on the glacier.
Arrangements are being made for journalists to trek the route and collect all the details, from which a name for the new route to the Margherita peak will be announced and you will be one of the lucky ones to know it first if you keep checking back on this blog. By the way, I had decided not to blog on this, but since everyone has kept inquiring about it, I’ve dedicated my efforts to keep you posted where others have failed to fulfill!

What next? The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is also diversifying tourists’ experience on the Rwenzori trekking by opening up other routes on the northern and southern ranges to maximize trekking and viewing of scenic and breath taking landscapes of the Rwenzori mountain ranges.

Proof: To prove that the new route is already operational, we  had clients who had to do a 10 days trek and did it for only 9 days; they said the route was quicker and easier. What more?, read this interesting article about the Rwenzori Mountains

Note: remember to check back as I will be bringing you more clarification on this issue and more helpful tips for your Uganda safari. For example, next am going to take you through what it means when they tell you bed and breakfast in different East African Countries especially Rwanda! Don't fall victim, keep posted!!