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Gulu

Country
Uganda
State
Gulu
City
Gulu
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Gulu Airport (IATA: ULU, ICAO: HUGU) is a civilian and military airport in northern Uganda.The airport is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi), by road, northwest of the central business district of the city of Gulu, the largest metropolitan area in northern Uganda.This location is approximately 303 kilometres,by air,north of Entebbe International Airport, Uganda's largest civilian and military airport.The airport's single paved runway measures 10,314 feet in length.Charter flights between Gulu and Moyo Airport, Arua Airport and Pakuba Airport are also occasionally flown.Eagle Air has regular flights from Entebbe Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

By Bus

Getting to Gulu was easy enough by bus just get to the bus station and wait an hour for it to fill up travelling up to Gulu took 4 hours exactly.For some reason a lot of the passengers are compelled to buy loaves of bread from the hawkers while we are waiting in the bus park.Its not as if there is a bread shortage in Gulu I saw plenty.I got to the bus park around 9 in the morning but the bus didn't leave till after 12 mid-day 5 hours later we arrived at the bus park in Kampala.

Key places to visit
Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda Safaris, Safari Lodge Shop, Katonga Wildlife Reserve


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Places to Visit

Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park is in a forest that has one of the richest ecosystems in the whole of Africa.It contains over 340 birds species,14 species of snakes, 27 species of frogs and toads,at least 20 species of other reptiles and at least 200 species of butterflies.Other animals to be seen here include: chimpanzee, elephant, bush pig, giant forest hog, bats and rodents,etc.Kibale National Park is a primatologist’s dream.It hosts a population of more than 1,000 chimpanzees, of which one 80-strong community has been habituated to tourist visits, as well as half-a-dozen readily observed monkey species, including the acrobatic red colobus and black-and-white colobus, and the handsome L’Hoest’s monkey.

Uganda Safaris

The arrival lounge is before you and the Visa Process is under way, your passport is stamped by a friendly Ugandan official, you get your suitcases and out of the green door you to be greeted by Experience Uganda Safari Staff welcoming as your Safari begins.If you arrive on a Morning flight-it is straight to your first Destination such as Lake Mburo Park.If it is nighttime we take you to a local Hotel in either Entebbe or Kampala depending on your choice.You can even choose to take a short boat ride and stay at the fabulous Bulago Island, or in one of the hotels along Lake Victoria.To really maximize your Safari experience in Uganda There are some must see places that will forever remain with you such as the endangered Mountain Gorillas at the mysterious Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest.Where you will be in an ancient rainforest in close range of the incredible Gorillas and yes there is a mist in the mornings and you will get a sense of "Gorillas in the Mist."

Safari Lodge Shop

These souvenirs decorate your home and will always remind you of your stay in the Uganda.In Dewinton road and near the Uganda national theatre in central Kampala, you will definitely find vendors who sell these products.You also find arts shops in every safari lodge shop and along the main roads in the whole of Uganda.Apart from Safari lodges, products found on the main road are always cheap.If you love modern, flashy shops Kampala Shopping Malls are for you.You can buy all sorts of things from clothes to food products.The good thing is that if you get tired or hungry, there are a couple of cafés and fast food restaurants to sit in.

Katonga Wildlife Reserve

Only recently developed for tourism, Katonga Wildlife Reserve protects a network of forest-fringed wetlands along the Katonga River.Most visible are elephant, waterbuck, reedbuck, colobus monkeys and river otter.This is one of the best places in Africa to look for the elusive sitatunga, a semi-aquatic antelope with webbed hooves that forages almost exclusively in swamps.Glimpses of the shy Sitatunga can be best experienced with an early morning start 1 hour before the sunrise.Follow the 'Sitatunga Trail' with your guide down to and along the fringes of the swamp.Move in groups not exceeding 3 persons very quietly using any vegetation as cover.Wear clothing that blends with the bush.

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