Time to experience Uganda

Sunday July 26 2020

Uganda Wildlife Authority staff with an el

Uganda Wildlife Authority staff with an elephant in Murchison Falls National Park. Below (R) tourists enjoy a photo moment PHOTO/ EDGAR R. BATTE 

By Carolyne B Atangaza

Regular life with its hardships often get in the way and we cease to see the beauty that surrounds us. It often takes a carefully curated magazine or documentary to understand why people from different parts of the world spend their time and money to come and experience Uganda.

Since our travel is still limited due to the coronavirus pandemic, this issue of Experience Uganda Magazine will take you on a beautiful tour of the pearl of Africa from the comforts of your home.
With great articles and stories on travel incredible photographs, you get the inspiration to start planning for your next destination when things return to normal.

The cover of the latest issue features an eye catching photo of a giraffe which signals to the readers the beautiful wild world they about to encounter inside. Kalabash Studios Africa Limited, published the magazine to celebrate Uganda’s captivating beauty and inspire individuals and organisations to visit and even invest in the country.
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According to the CEO Emmanuel Etiang, the magazine is the new look of the defunct Uganda Tourism Directory. As you flip the cover you will stumble on a captivating piece of Ugandan history or rather the history of our currency.

While I would not have given this page a second glance, it was fascinating to my guest a Tanzanian citizen who took time to compare the bank notes in his wallet to those featured. This, I realised is useful information for tourists who might be at a risk of receiving fake currency by unscrupulous people.

Another fascinating page for tourists both local and foreign features basic phrases in five major languages in Uganda. It is always convenient to have a few phrases that can break the ice and ease communication. Unfortunately basic pronunciations are not provided which might have been useful.
The issue includes lengthy features on various animal species, including interesting facts, research news, and conservation status, as well as updates on government environmental regulations and efforts. The images take readers into the wild.

The scenes evoke a sense of nostalgia for a time when we were free to travel. It is an action packed magazine with lifestyle, entertainment activities, places and economic activities that make Uganda the pearl of Africa.

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You will also find travel guides for the best hotels, restaurants, holiday ideas and recommendations of the things to do for your next destination. You will find breathtaking photography accompanied by succinct descriptions of Uganda’s national parks including;
Murchison Falls National Park
At 5000 square kilometers the park is Uganda’s largest protected area. Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savanna. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda’s oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Located in western Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park was named after the royal Queen Elizabeth II of England and was established in 1954.

Famous for its exotic wildlife, the park is home to many elephants, hippos, Congo lions, African Leopards, chimpanzees and 95 species of mammals. Bird-watchers will be delighted to learn that the park also house 500 species of birds.
Kidepo National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park is the most isolated national park in Uganda. Kidepo Valley lies in the rugged savannah between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya. The park houses over 77 species of mammals and more than 475 species of birds. If you are up for some game viewing, then this park is ideal.

This quality glossy magazine with local life vividly depicted through stunning photography and a variety of topics covered is meant to grab attention and hold fast as readers unfold the pages filled with the treasures of Uganda.

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