A MURCHISON EASTER

For the Easter weekend this year, Sabili Tours is doing a recap of the Murchison Falls trip from last year. The park is dissected by Victoria Nile which plunges 45m over the rift valley wall creating the famous Murchison Falls.

This is a lovely park to see some of the big game like giraffes, elephants, buffaloes and hippos. Lions too can be seen when they aren’t taking their long routine naps. A game drive will let you see as many as possible.

It has a wide variety of bird species so for the bird watchers, it is a worthwhile trip.

This is an opportunity to take a boat ride as well and see the hippos and crocodiles upclose.

 

The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. – See more at: http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/murchison-falls-national-park#sthash.SBu1lTCs.dpuf
The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. – See more at: http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/murchison-falls-national-park#sthash.SBu1lTCs.dpuf
The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. – See more at: http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/murchison-falls-national-park#sthash.SBu1lTCs.dpu
The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. – See more at: http://www.ugandawildlife.org/explore-our-parks/parks-by-name-a-z/murchison-falls-national-park#sthash.SBu1lTCs.dpuf
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NEW THINGS

We all live and somehow forget what we live for. Routine can pretty much take the fun out of life. One of the things I figured you can do to keep yourself interested is to try new things. There are so many things under the sun you can try and you will like at least half of them. So blow your mind with something new you didn’t expect to do.

Here’s a few suggestions;

Bungee jumping

In Uganda, we do it from Nile High. Leap over the source of the Nile from a height of 44m. Opt for tandem jumps which is simply diving with a friend. If you want to experience this with your partner and hold on tight, this is for you. For  water touches you dive and your feet get to touch  the water before the cord pulls you back up. Full-moon jumps add excitement as you jump during the dark and can see nature bathed in moonlight as you dive into the Nile.

   

White water rafting

Dare the Nile on a raft and see if you have what it takes. You can opt for extreme rafting where you go with just a guide, and a small inflatable raft against the mighty rapids of the White Nile. Nothing like swimming through the rapids and going in and out of your raft to get your adrenaline spiked. You can opt for half day or full day depending on how many rapids you want to cover.

Boat cruise

You can fluke one of these when you travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park or Murchison Falls. Here at Sabili Tours, we arrange the opportunity for our clients knowing it is an experience you don’t want to miss. Feel the breeze on your face and hair as you enjoy watching animals play in water and you can see them up close on the shores.

Biking

Don’t you just like the idea of riding away from it all on a bicycle? I know I do. so get yourself a bike, take time off and ride into the sunset. See where you end up, how long it takes you and how different the world looks with a new mindset… not everything has to fit in a box.

Snorkeling with sharks.

Imagine what it would be like to swim with the sharks and just watch them do their thing. Just find some satlwater, a cave and a cage because they are definitely dangerous.

 

Mountain climbing

The world over has been blessed with mountains. There is Mt. Rwenzori also called the mountains of the moon in Uganda. Climb to the peak and see the elusive top. Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is another nice climb. It could be Mt. Everest or any other you need. However it can be dangerous so do plan this trip with a tour company. Sabili can advise you on which routes to take, what to wear and other precautions.

Float in the dead sea

It’s one of the saltiest waters in the world so boasts of no animal life but its water has healing properties. Go give your body a boost by lying there doing nothing. I t beats hot water springs.

Horse riding

Doesn’t matter if you race or just do it for your own pleasure. The landscape looks different when viewed from the back of a horse. Take the horse by its reins and live.

 

How to take the stress out of travel

1. Let someone plan for you

Much as traveling is sometimes about taking time off from a hectic schedule, the actual trip needs to be planned which can be overwhelming as there are so many details such as where to go, how to go, where to sleep. The easiest way to forget this and enjoy yourself is hire someone to plan for you. At Sabili Tours we plan tailor made trips for whatever occasion you have.

2. Remember what the trip is about

Once you remind yourself that this is about relaxing or reconnecting with family, you will relax and look forward to the end game instead of letting the hustle stress you and take away your enjoyment.

3. Take a leap of faith, embrace your fears.

For so many, much as they enjoy traveling the actual trip is painful. It could be car sickness, fear of heights and other such things. Worrying about things you can’t change is another damper but letting go is a way to enjoy this.

Finally, just enjoy the time off and relax.

If you need a trip with us, contact us here.

 

LEOPARDS

Leopards are territorial predators that are as comfortable in trees as on the ground.

Photo: A leopard rests in a treetop perch

By dragging its prey into trees, it can protect them from scavengers like hyenas. They often spend their days hiding in trees or caves and hunt at night.

Leopards often pace and walk around to mark their territory. They are solitary animals and live alone, only meeting to mate before they separate once again.

Another reason they are such good predators is their ability to swim. Needless to say it almost always traps its prey wherever it hunts from.

In Uganda, you can see them in Kidepo National Park, Murchison Falls and Semliki Nationall Park.

Do contact us so we can arrange a trip for you to see leopards and other intriguing animals such as lions and elephants. Find us here.

Trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park

For those of you with busy schedules where getting time for even yourself is a hustle, don’t let that stop you from making time to travel.

In only 3 days, you can travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park and enjoy all it has to offer. It’s located in Western Uganda and so prepare to enjoy a long scenic drive of over 5 hours from the capital, Kampala.

A highlight of this trip is you get to cross the equator, twice if you’re lucky.

There are over 95 different species of mammals and 600 species of birds. With a fun game drive, you get to play spot the lion since the jungle kings are elusive and sleep for over 22 hours a day.

Watching elephants play is another highlight you would be lucky to see.

A part of the trip is the opportunity to go for a boat ride. It’s fun, exciting and rejuvenating. Plus you get to see all the mammals hiding out in water and lots of bird species.

Accommodation is serene and comfortable with a number of lodges and camps to choose from depending on your budget and fancy.

Jacana Safari Lodge

 

To arrange your trip with us, contact us here.

LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

Do you have a passion for traveling but aren’t so crazy about the road time?

Then Lake Mburo National Park is perfect for you.

The park is situated about 30 kilometres  by road, east of Mbarara. It takes about 3 hours by road to get there from Kampala.

It’s a perfect retreat from the busy traffic and hustle of the capital and you can see a variety of animals like zebras, impalas and buffaloes.

It’s perfect for a 1 day trip. Let us plan you the perfect mini holiday even with your hectic schedule.

Contact us here.

Life’s got you

Life has a funny way of tying you up in knots. Cause no matter what you do, there will always be repercussions. You pass something up for the other and start wondering what you did wrong, whether it was the right choice and if you wouldn’t be happier doing the opposite.

See, we always regret the things we didn’t do more than the things we did.’

You wouldn’t want to grow old then start thinking maybe you should have seen the world more. Looking out your window everyday won’t teach you anything because you see the same view from the same spot. Take some time and travel in order to broaden your thoughts and goals. Life is so much bigger than just sitting home following the same old routine.

Want to start this new year differently? Travel with Sabili Tours.